Russia and Turkey announced Wednesday that Moscow is joining the Black Sea Grain Initiative, the UN-brokered deal to ensure safe passage of cargo ships to and from Black Sea ports.
Meanwhile, President Volodymyr Zelensky promised do everything in his power to provide Ukrainians with electricity and heat this winter, following a flurry of attacks on his country’s energy infrastructure that Western officials and analysts say is a deliberate Russian tactic to undermine Ukrainians’ will to fight back – and survive – as temperatures plummet. Winter in Ukraine usually brings rain and snow, with temperatures dropping below zero.
Here is the latest news on the war and its ripple effects around the world.
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Although US officials analyzing the conflict in Ukraine say Moscow is unlikely to launch nuclear action, Washington does not have many good options to prevent Putin’s worst intentions, writes Karoun Demirjian.
Francesca Ebel contributed to this report.