On day 606 of Russia’s all-out invasion of Ukraine, here are the top stories as of 9:30 p.m. this Sunday, October 22.
Ukraine has reported at least six dead and 16 injured in an attack in the city of Kharkiv. The regional governor of Kharkiv, Oleg Sinegubov, reported that a Russian attack hit a postal distribution center in the city of Kharkiv (north-eastern Ukraine) and killed at least six people and injured 16. The Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, has previously published a message on his official X account, where he put the initial number of injured at 13 and assured that the emergency services are working at the point of attack.
Ukraine shot down three drones and a missile launched by Russia overnight. The Ukrainian army reported on Sunday that its air defense systems shot down three drones and a cruise missile launched by Russia against various points in Ukraine. In total, Russian troops launched nine cruise missiles and five drones, but there have been no reports of any damage caused by the unfired projectiles.
The United Kingdom estimates that between 150,000 and 190,000 Russians have been killed or maimed in the war in Ukraine. Britain’s daily intelligence report on Sunday reckons that between 150,000 and 190,000 Russians have been killed or “permanently injured” (maimed) since the large-scale invasion of Ukraine began in February 2022. This figure does not include members of the mercenary Wagner group or the prisoner battalions used for large-scale attacks in Bakhmut, Donetsk province.
Russia claims to have shot down three Ukrainian drones headed for Crimea. Russian forces shot down three Ukrainian missiles aimed at Crimea, a peninsula annexed in 2014 by Moscow and regularly targeted by Kyiv forces, according to Russian official Vladimir Saldo. “Three enemy missiles headed for Crimea were shot down” in the Kherson region in the afternoon, detailed Saldo, who was installed in Moscow as the head of the occupied areas of southern Ukraine. “A terrorist provocation by the Kyiv regime failed,” he added.