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Geoeconomics of the Black Sea: Ukraine relies on Black Sea ports to export agricultural goods around the globe. CC-BY-NC-SA

Russia became the largest exporter of grain in the world only AFTER formerly annexing Crimea, as well as taking control of part of Ukraine’s fertile black soil district in the eastern parts of Ukraine.

Russia has been aiming for world domination through control of food, energy, ports and waterway (maritime) chokepoints. Their population is less than half that of the United States, but they could control much of the world in this manner. Indeed, they are already controlling much of the world in this way. They are making defense/defence pacts with countries that are already dependent upon them for food and energy, and selling them weapons. See more here: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2022/10/31/geoeconomics-of-the-black-sea-russian-and-ukrainian-wheat-exports-russia-became-largest-wheat-exporter-only-after-theft-of-ukrainian-land-infographics/

Kuleba: Russia has long planned to resume “hunger games” Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, believes Russia has long planned to undermine the grain deal and is now trying to justify its move”. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-polytics/3604042-kuleba-russia-has-long-planned-to-resume-hunger-games.html

Ukraine News Titles, Summaries and Links for Sunday 30 October 2022
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Zelensky: Russian leadership “sick people” once again putting world on brink of severe food crisis President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine reacted to the statements the Russian defense ministry voiced about a USV attack on their warships in the temporarily occupied Sevastopol, allegedly launched from a bulker off the coast of Odesa. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-economy/3604341-zelensky-russian-leadership-sick-people-once-again-putting-world-on-brink-of-severe-food-crisis.html

Dutch high-tech sector unconsciously supplies technology to Russia Dutch high-tech companies unwittingly sell their technology to firms founded by the Russian military intelligence agency. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3604333-dutch-hightech-sector-unconsciously-supplies-technology-to-russia.html

Russian forces shell two communities in Sumy region, woman wounded As Russian troops shelled on Sunday two communities in Sumy region bordering Russia, 28 hits were recorded, with a local woman reported as injured. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3604328-russians-shell-two-communities-in-sumy-region-woman-wounded.html

Ukraine’s Air Force picks pilots for training on Western-type fighter jets A dozen of pilots have already been selected by Ukraine’s Air Force for training on Western fighter jets. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3604327-ukraines-air-force-picks-pilots-for-training-on-westerntype-fighter-jets.html

Paranoid delusion: Danilov responds to Russia’s pretext for dropping “grain deal” Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Oleksiy Danilov, has dismissed as “paranoid delusion” Russia’s statement claiming sea drones targeting Russian warships in Sevastopol had been launched from a civilian vessel off the coast of Odesa. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-polytics/3604322-paranoid-delusion-danilov-responds-to-russias-pretext-for-dropping-grain-deal.html

Russians shelling Nikopol district from nuclear power plant premises: The invaders are shelling the Nikopol district of Dnipropetrovsk region from the territory of the Zaporizhia NPP, realizing that there will be no return fire. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3604321-russians-shelling-nikopol-district-from-nuclear-power-plant-premises.html

Baerbock calls on Russia to fulfill “grain deal” German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has called on Russia to fulfill its obligations under the agreement on the safe export of Ukrainian grain through the Black Sea. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-economy/3604316-baerbock-calls-on-russia-to-fulfill-grain-deal.html

Blocking Iranian arms supplies to Russia: Danilov says issue under Zelensky’s personal control President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine keeps under personal control the issue of preventing Iran from further supplying weapons to the Russian Federation. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-polytics/3604315-blocking-iranian-arms-supplies-to-russia-danilov-says-issue-under-zelenskys-personal-control.html

Invaders mine all outskirts of Siverodonetsk, preparing for defense
In the temporarily captured Siverodonetsk, Luhansk region, the number of Russian troops preparing for the Ukrainian offensive has increased significantly, with the biggest threat to the Ukrainian military being the total mining of the surrounding areas. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3604312-invaders-mine-all-outskirts-of-siverodonetsk-preparing-for-defense.html

No place for Russia at negotiating table with United States – Podolyak Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to the Head of the Ukrainian President’s Office, has stated that there is no place for the Russian Federation at the civilized negotiating table. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-polytics/3604293-no-place-for-russia-at-negotiating-table-with-united-states-podolyak.html

Poland to continue help Ukraine export grain Poland and other EU countries will continue help Ukraine to export grain to third countries amid Russia’s refusal to fulfil its commitments under the grain initiative. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-economy/3604286-poland-to-continue-help-ukraine-export-grain.html

Zelensky receives Oxi Courage Award President Volodymyr Zelensky has received the 2022 Oxi Courage Award for his courageous leadership defending Ukraine. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-polytics/3604274-zelensky-receives-oxi-courage-award.html

Russia continues redeploying separate units to Belarus Separate units of Russian forces are being redeployed to the territory of Belarus. The threat of missile strikes and the use of attack drones from the territory and airspace of this country remains. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3604270-russia-continues-redeploying-separate-units-to-belarus.html

Kuleba about Russian behavior: To commit crime in the evening, then propose ‘talks’ in the morning Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba has said that the model of behavior of the Russian authorities is very predictable. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-polytics/3604257-kuleba-about-russian-behavior-to-commit-crime-in-the-evening-then-propose-talks-in-the-morning.html

President holds another meeting of Staff of Supreme Commander-in-Chief President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky held another meeting of the Staff of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief on Sunday. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3604251-president-holds-another-meeting-of-staff-of-supreme-commanderinchief.html

Ukrainian anti-aircraft gunners down Russian attack helicopter in Kharkiv region The Ukrainian anti-aircraft gunners shot down a Russian attack helicopter in Kharkiv region. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3604236-ukrainian-antiaircraft-gunners-down-russian-attack-helicopter-in-kharkiv-region.html

Sumy region comes under enemy mortar fire Russian troops shelled Sumy region with mortars on Sunday evening. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3604232-sumy-region-comes-under-enemy-mortar-fire.html

Russia blocks 218 ships participating in ‘grain initiative’ The movement of 218 ships participating in the “grain initiative” is currently practically blocked. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-economy/3604220-russia-blocks-218-ships-participating-in-grain-initiative.html

Ukrainian aviation hits enemy air defense positions twice in south In the south, the aviation of the Defense Forces of Ukraine launched two strikes on the air defense positions of the invaders. Missile and artillery units performed 70 missions. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3604206-ukrainian-aviation-hit-enemy-air-defense-positions-twice-in-south.html

French FM: Europe continues to import Ukrainian grain via solidarity lanes
Europe continues to import Ukrainian grain through the land corridor, and Russia should reconsider its decision to withdraw from the “grain agreement”. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-economy/3604201-french-fm-europe-continues-to-import-ukrainian-grain-via-solidarity-lanes.html

Bayraktar maker could help Ukraine counter Iranian drones
Baykar CEO Haluk Bayraktar has stated that his company’s drones will soon be able to counter Iranian-made kamikaze drones, which Russia uses to attack infrastructure facilities in Ukraine, using air-to-air missiles. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3604191-bayraktar-maker-could-help-ukraine-counter-iranian-drones.html

President’s Office calls for transfer of confiscated Russian assets to Ukraine Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to the Head of the President’s Office, calls on the international community to hand over confiscated Russian assets to Ukraine. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-economy/3604190-presidents-office-calls-for-transfer-of-confiscated-russian-assets-to-ukraine.html

School in Kherson region destroyed with Russian missile direct hit The invaders destroyed 70% of a school in Osokorivka village, Novovorontsovka community of Kherson region. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3604161-school-in-kherson-region-destroyed-with-russian-missile-direct-hit.html

Ukrainians, Iranians, Burmese in New York hold joint rally against tyranny Thousands of Ukrainians, Iranians, and Burmese gathered in the center of New York on Broadway to protest against tyranny.

Enemy again strikes Chernihiv region from its territory On Sunday, October 30, the Russian troops once again struck Chernihiv region from their territory.

Italy provides Ukraine with two M270 systems, six PzH 2000, about 30 self-propelled howitzers – media The previous Italian government led by Mario Draghi allocated a significant batch of heavy weapons to Ukraine, which was kept secret until recently.

Ship with 40,000 t of grain for Ethiopia unable to leave port due to Russian blockade The vessel IKARIA ANGEL, carrying 40,000 tonnes of grain for Ethiopia, has been unable to leave the Ukrainian port today, as Russia resumed blockade after withdrawing from the ‘grain deal’.

MFA considers Lavrov’s statement about talks regarding Ukraine as another smokescreen
Russia’s only realistic proposal should be the immediate cessation of the war against Ukraine and the withdrawal of Russian troops from the territory of Ukraine.

Ukrainian marines eliminate over 50 enemy troops, destroy 10 IFVs
Over the past day, Ukrainian marines have eliminated more than 50 Russian invaders, and destroyed 10 enemy infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) and one armored personnel carrier (APC).

Ten civilians killed in Russian attacks on Ukraine’s territory over past day
On October 29, 2022, a total of 10 civilians were killed and 13 injured in Russian attacks on the territory of Ukraine.

Enemy opens fire on Sumy region’s border areas with artillery, mortars, UAV Five communities have come under enemy fire in the Sumy region over the past day. Russian troops used artillery, mortars and an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

Three Russian missile carriers remain combat ready in Black Sea Three Russian missile carriers with a total volley of 24 Kalibr-type cruise missiles are remaining combat ready in the Black Sea.

Ukrainian paratroopers eliminate enemy infantry, destroy BMP-1 in Donetsk region
Mykolaiv paratroopers have eliminated the Russian infantry and destroyed an enemy BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicle in the Donetsk region.

Russian war in Ukraine: 248 children considered missing In Ukraine, 248 children are currently considered missing since the Russian full-scale invasion. Meanwhile, 7,049 children have been found.

Kuleba: Russia has long planned to resume “hunger games” Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, believes Russia has long planned to undermine the grain deal and is now trying to justify its move. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-polytics/3604042-kuleba-russia-has-long-planned-to-resume-hunger-games.html

Some 38,000 Ukrainians return to country in past day – border guards Nearly 43,000 persons crossed into Ukraine on Saturday, 38,000 of them Ukrainians. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-society/3604036-some-38000-ukrainians-return-to-country-in-past-day-border-guards.html

Some 38,000 Ukrainians return to country in past day – border guards
Nearly 43,000 persons crossed into Ukraine on Saturday, 38,000 of them Ukrainians. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-society/3604036-some-38000-ukrainians-return-to-country-in-past-day-border-guards.html

Yermak: Russia searching for commercial microchips on foreign markets to be used by military The Russians are searching for commercial microchips for military use wherever they can, so it is necessary to make it impossible for them. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-economy/3604026-yermak-russia-searching-for-commercial-microchips-on-foreign-markets-to-be-used-by-military.html

Russian soldiers stealing, sending home thermal imagers – intercept
In Kherson region, the battalion commander complains about mass theft of military property by Russian soldiers, including thermal imagers, according to an intercepted call. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3604025-russian-soldiers-stealing-sending-home-thermal-imagers-intercept.html

EU calls on Russia to walk back on move to withdraw from “grain deal”
The European Union has called on Russia to revert its decision to suspend the Black Sea Grain Initiative. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-economy/3604017-eu-calls-on-russia-to-walk-back-on-move-to-withdraw-from-grain-deal.html

Part of drafted convicts to be involved in building defensive “Wagner Line” in Ukraine’s east – British intel British intelligence believes that some of the convicts who were recruited into the Wagner Private Military Company will initially be involved in the construction of the defensive “Wagner Line” in the east of Ukraine. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3603999-part-of-drafted-convicts-to-be-involved-in-building-defensive-wagner-line-in-ukraines-east-british-intel.html

In war-torn Siverodonetsk, 80% of housing stock destroyed
In Siverodonetsk, the town in Luhansk region almost completely destroyed by Russian shelling and bombardment, the invaders accepted applications for compensation for destroyed housing from only 38 residents. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3603997-in-wartorn-siverodonetsk-80-of-housing-stock-destroyed.html

Ukraine says Russian death toll up 950 over Saturday
From February 24 to October 30, the Armed Forces of Ukraine eliminated about 71,200 Russian invaders, including 950 in the past day alone. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3603986-ukraine-says-russian-death-toll-up-950-over-sat.html

Russian forces kill five civilians in Donetsk region in past day
On October 29, Russian forces killed five civilians and injured eight more in Donetsk region. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3603970-russian-forces-kill-five-civilians-in-donetsk-region-in-past-day.html

Ukraine switches to winter time
In the early hours of October 30, Ukraine switched to winter daylight saving time by turning the clocks one hour backwards. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-society/3603969-ukraine-switches-to-winter-time.html

Enemy shelling damages residential buildings, gas pipeline in Nikopol
Russian troops shelled Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk region, with heavy artillery overnight. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3603962-enemy-shelling-damages-residential-buildings-gas-pipeline-in-nikopol.html

Invaders remove prisoners from Kherson colony, set up military base there
As part of the so-called “evacuation” activities, the Russian occupiers removed prisoners from penal colony No. 90 in Kherson city so that to set up its military base there. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3603959-invaders-remove-prisoners-from-kherson-colony-set-up-military-base-there.html

Ukraine’s Armed Forces destroy enemy ammo depot in Kherson region
An enemy ammunition depot was destroyed in the Skadovsk district of Kherson region. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3603955-ukraines-armed-forces-destroy-enemy-ammo-depot-in-kherson-region.html

South: Ukrainian forces launch 10 airstrikes on occupiers, eliminate almost 60 invaders
On October 29, the Armed Forces of Ukraine eliminated 57 Russian invaders and launched ten airstrikes on enemy manpower and military equipment clusters in the southern direction. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3603948-south-ukrainian-forces-launch-10-airstrikes-on-occupiers-eliminate-almost-60-invaders.html

Kuleba calls Russia’s statements to supply grain to poor countries ‘hunger PR’
Minister for Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba has commented on Russia’s statements about its readiness to supply grain to poor countries after reports of termination of its participation in the grain agreement. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-economy/3603942-kuleba-calls-russias-statements-to-supply-grain-to-poor-countries-hunger-pr.html

Ukraine receives 28 M-55S tanks from Slovenia
Ukraine has received 28 M-55S tanks from Slovenia.

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