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(Reuters) – Russian shelling killed at least 13 people in Ukraine’s central Dnipropetrovsk region overnight, governor Valentyn Reznychenko said on Wednesday, as Britain said Russia was “almost certain” ” has formed a new large ground force to support its war.
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* Reznychenko said more than 20 buildings were damaged in Marganets, a city across the Dnipro River from the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant, where there have been other reports of shelling.
* The new Russian ground force, known as the 3rd Army Corps, is based in the city of Mulino, east of the Russian capital Moscow, Britain said in an intelligence update on Twitter (NYSE:). There was no immediate comment from Moscow.
* A senior Ukrainian official suggested that explosions at a Russian airbase in the annexed Crimea peninsula that a Russian official said killed a person on Tuesday may have been the work of the Russians. partisan vandals. Kyiv denies any responsibility for the incident deep inside Russian-occupied territory.
* In the northern town of Bucha, 15 bodies were buried Tuesday after they were found four months after Russian forces withdrew from the area. Mayor Bucha said all those shot and exhumed from a mass grave had traces of torture on them.
Reuters was unable to verify the battlefield reports.
* The head of Ukraine’s state nuclear power company on Tuesday warned of a “very high” risk of shelling at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in the Russian-occupied south and said it was important that Kyiv must regain control of this plant before winter.
* On Tuesday, US President Joe Biden signed documents confirming Finland and Sweden’s accession to NATO, the most significant expansion of the military alliance since the 1990s when the country responded to the invasion. Russia’s strategy in Ukraine.
* The US State Department has approved $89 million in assistance to help Ukraine equip and train 100 demining teams a year, an official said on Tuesday.
The Russian government has received a request for an additional state spending of about 5 trillion rubles ($82.99 billion) annually for the period 2023-2025, the Finance Ministry said on Wednesday. a supply emergency, has received numerous requests for waivers from across the industry, reflecting concerns about possible output cuts and subsequent losses.