South Africa says Putin won’t attend summit

South Africa, the host of this year’s BRICS summit, says Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend. As a member of the International Criminal Court, the African nation is obligated to arrest the Russian leader if he shows up.
For a second straight night, Russia attacks Odesa, one of Ukraine’s main ports for exporting grain. Assaults are also reported in Kyiv‘Goal of the strike has been achieved’: Russian defence ministry on overnight missile attack
Russia’s defence ministry has said that the country has achieved its goal of striking Ukraine’s Odesa overnight and all targets have been hit, according to a report by Russia’s TASS news agency.

“Overnight, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation launched a group strike with high-precision sea and air-based weapons on military industry facilities, fuel infrastructure and ammunition depots of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near the city of Odessa, as well as on the Kanatovo air base of the Ukrainian Air Force in the Kirovograd region,” official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry, Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov said.Russia says it seizes railway station in Ukraine’s Kharkiv region
The Russian Ministry of Defence says its forces have captured Movchanove railway station in northeastern Ukraine’s Kharkiv region, according to a report by the Russian state news agency TASS.

Ukraine, which recaptured much of the region in September, said this week that Russia was again on the offensive there and “heavy fighting” was taking place.Ukraine says its forces downed dozens of Russian missiles and drones
Ukraine’s air force says it shot down 13 Kalibr cruise missiles, one guided Kh-59 cruise missile, and 23 Shahed kamikaze drones launched by Russia overnight.

The air force said Russia used 16 Kalibr cruise missiles launched from the Black Sea Fleet vessels, eight Kh-22 cruise missiles, six Oniks cruise missiles, and one guided aerial Kh-59 missile, as well as 32 Shahed kamikaze drones.

The missiles were mainly targeted at the Ukrainian port city of Odesa, according to reports.Kremlin accuses West of turning blind eye to Ukrainian ‘terror attacks’
The Kremlin has accused the West of turning a blind eye to what it said were “terrorist attacks” committed by Ukraine inside Russia.

Two people were killed on Monday after Moscow said Ukraine used naval drones to attack the bridge linking Russia to the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014.

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