Electricity and heating still lacking By Reuters
© Reuters. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks during a joint news conference with Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala (not seen), as the Russian attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine October 31, 2022. REUTERS/Viacheslav Ratynskyi
(Reuters) – Snow fell in Kyiv and temperatures hovered around zero on Sunday as millions of people in and around the Ukrainian capital grappled with disruptions to electricity supplies and central heating caused by waves of Russian airstrikes.
* The Dnipropetrovsk region was hit by five Russian attacks from multiple rocket launchers and heavy artillery, Governor Valentyn Reznichenko said. Several houses and other buildings were destroyed, but no casualties were reported.
* At least 32 people in the Kherson region of southern Ukraine have been killed by Russian shelling since the withdrawal of pro-Moscow forces two weeks ago, Ukraine’s police chief said on Saturday.
* The Russian Defense Ministry said Russian forces had repelled Ukrainian advances in the eastern regions of Donetsk and Lugansk. Air defense forces shot down two High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) in the Kherson region, the ministry added.
* The ministry said it destroyed an ammunition depot housing HIMARS and other foreign-made weapons near Dnipropetrovsk.
Reuters could not verify reports from the battlefield.
MEMORIES OF FAMINE
* Ukraine on Saturday accused the Kremlin of reviving Josef Stalin’s “genocidal” tactics as Kyiv commemorated a Soviet-era famine that killed millions of Ukrainians in the winter of 1932-33.
* Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Saturday hosted a summit in Kyiv with allied nations to launch a $150 million grain export plan to countries most vulnerable to famine and drought.
* Zelenskiy said on Saturday that the price of Russian maritime oil should be capped at between $30 and $40 a barrel, lower than the level proposed by the Group of Seven countries.