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Last minute of the war today, live | US promises more measures to prevent Iran from selling drones to Russia


What has happened in the last hours

On the 237th day of the war initiated by Russia against Ukraine, these are the key data at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18:

Stoltenberg promises Ukraine defense against drone bombs in coming days. NATO will deliver to Ukraine in the coming days anti-aircraft defense systems that help the country defend itself from the waves of Iranian-made drones that, in recent days, have reached critical infrastructure for the country, as promised on Tuesday in Berlin. Alliance Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

kyiv finalizes the rupture of diplomatic relations with Iran for the supply of bomb drones to Russia. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitro Kuleba said Tuesday that he had sent the country’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky, a proposal for kyiv to cut off diplomatic relations with Iran over the supply of bomb drones to Russia, Kuleba himself announced. at a press conference. Kuleba, who has also informed that kyiv will send Israel a request for this country to send it air defense material, has indicated that Tehran must bear the maximum responsibility for the destruction in Ukraine, given that it is supplying Moscow with Shahed-I bomb drones. 136.

Sánchez insists that there will be no “drastic” measures such as blackouts due to the energy crisis. The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has recognized that the coming months “are not going to be easy”, but has insisted that “drastic measures are not going to be adopted”, since “there are not going to be blackouts, rationing or any of the those apocalyptic scenes predicted by the creators of hoaxes”.

Brussels takes the first step to impose a soft cap on gas prices. The European Commission took the first step on Tuesday to impose a flexible cap on the price of natural gas purchases in response to the exorbitant energy prices due to the Russian war in Ukraine, although it is still subject to the approval of the capitals. The measure will be evaluated by the leaders this week and later by the energy ministers in subsequent meetings, and, if the Twenty-seven give the green light, the community services would refine the technical details of the initiative.

Russia confirms that it continues with the bombing campaign against energy and military infrastructure in Ukraine. The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed on Tuesday that its forces continue the campaign of attacks against energy and military infrastructure in Ukraine. The agency said in a statement that the bombardments have been carried out with long-range, high-precision aerial weapons and naval-based weapons. According to the Moscow version, the targets “were Ukrainian military commands and energy infrastructure, as well as arsenals with foreign ammunition and weapons.” “All assigned targets were hit,” the ministry said.

Death toll from Russian military plane crashed in southern Russia rises to 15. The death toll from a plane crash in the southern Russian city of Yeysk has risen to 15, the Interfax agency reports, citing Anna Minkova, deputy governor of the Krasnodar Territory, who has indicated that one of those hospitalized , who suffered severe burns, has died.

Germany describes requests to negotiate with Putin as “naive attitude”. German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said Tuesday that Russia has no intention of taking a step back and has guaranteed Germany’s commitment to its European partners and the Atlantic Alliance, as well as its support for Ukraine. “We are permanently opposed to Russia’s aggression”, said the minister at the opening of the forum on foreign policy organized by the Körber Foundation.

In the photo by Yuri Dyachyshyn, for AFP, the burial of a Ukrainian soldier in Lviv.

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