Ukraine-Russia war – latest news: UN Security Council to vote on Putin’s dirty


Vladimir Putin accuses west of seeking ‘global domination’ through ‘dirty game’ in Ukraine

The UN Security Council will vote today on calls for a commission to probe Russia’s claims that Ukraine and the US are carrying out “military biological” activities that violate the convention prohibiting the use of biological weapons.

Russia has made unsubstantiated allegations that Ukraine is planning to use a “dirty bomb” and blame Moscow for the blast.

The claim has been dismissed by Kyiv and many western states as “transparently false” and a possible pretext for Russia’s own plans to escalate the conflict.

According to diplomats it is highly unlikely that the Russian draft resolution will be adopted by the Security Council.

Meanwhile, Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky has sought stronger defence of the UN-backed grain corridor.

“Russia must clearly be made aware that it will receive a tough response from the world to any steps to disrupt our food exports,” he said.

“At issue here clearly are the lives of tens of millions of people.”

The deal brokered by the UN and Turkey on 22 July provided safe passage for vessels carrying grain and other fertiliser exports.

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Russian Wagner forces ‘making advances of 100-200m per day’

The owner of the Russian Wagner Group private military company has claimed that its forces were making advances of 100-200m per day, according to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD).

In its daily intelligence update, posted to Twitter, the MoD said that Yevgeny Prigozhin alleged the sizeable advance was “normal in modern warfare.”

The post continues: “According to their military doctrine, Russian forces plan to advance 30km or more per day in most conditions. In February, Russian forces planned to make a 1000km advance through Ukraine within a month. In September, Ukrainian forces achieved advances of over 20km per day.”

“In the last two months, Prigozhin has abandoned any pretence that he is not associated with Wagner and has been more explicit in his public statements. He is likely trying to burnish his credibility within the stressed Russian national security system.”

Emily Atkinson2 November 2022 08:09

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Russia ‘launches Soyuz rocket carrying military satellite’

Moscow has launched a Soyuz rocket carrying a military satellite into space, Russian news agencies reported, citing the defence ministry.

The rocket – a Soyuz-2.1b medium-class launch vehicle – was launched at 9:48 a.m. Moscow time (0648 GMT) from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, the ministry was quoted as saying.

It did not provide details about the purpose of the satellite.

Emily Atkinson2 November 2022 07:50

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