Russia again unleashed missiles against Ukrainian energy facilities, while its forces stepped up attacks in eastern Ukraine, reinforced by troops pulled from Kherson city in the south which Kyiv recaptured last week.
EXPLOSION IN POLAND
* Ukraine is likely to get access to the site in southeastern Poland where a missile killed two people, the Polish president’s top foreign policy advisor said. Ukrainian defence official Oleg Danilov said Ukraine had evidence of a “Russian trace” in the incident, without giving any details.
* NATO’s secretary-general said Tuesday’s blast was probably caused by a Ukrainian air defence missile but that Russia was ultimately responsible because it started the war.
* Ukrainian forces control around 1% of territory in the eastern region of Luhansk, the RIA Novosti news agency cited the Russian-installed head of the area as saying.
* A deal aimed at easing global food shortages by facilitating Ukraine’s agricultural exports from its southern Black Sea ports and due to expire on Nov. 19 was extended for 120 days. The agreement, initially reached in July, created a protected sea transit corridor and was designed to alleviate global food shortages by allowing exports to resume from three ports in Ukraine, a major producer of grains and oilseeds.
Compiled by Philippa Fletcher and Grant McCool; Editing by Clarence Fernandez