Ukraine's military has reported advances and strong defense along the front lines of its war with Russia, with Moscow acknowledging tension in the southern sector but dismissing Kyiv's campaign as unsuccessful.
A Russian missile struck an outdoor market in eastern Ukraine, killing 17 people and injuring dozens, as U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Kyiv to announce over $1 billion in new American funding for Ukraine in the ongoing war.
Russia may be able to increase artillery production but still falls short of its needs for the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, according to a Western official.
The Biden administration is considering approving the shipment of longer-range missiles with cluster bombs to Ukraine, which would give them the ability to cause significant damage within Russian-occupied territory, according to U.S. officials.
Britain has accused Russia of targeting and launching a missile attack on a civilian cargo ship in the Black Sea, but it was successfully intercepted by Ukrainian defenses.
Russian President Vladimir Putin indicated that he is preparing for a prolonged war in Ukraine, stating that Kyiv could potentially use any ceasefire to rearm and that the US will continue to view Russia as an enemy regardless of the outcome of the 2024 US election.
Russia has raised its inflation forecast for 2023 and 2024, expecting a weaker rouble as the costs of the war in Ukraine increase.
Ukraine's missile attack on the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol has caused significant damage and could have long-term consequences for Moscow's military capabilities, potentially impacting repair facilities and reducing combat potential, according to the Institute for the Study of War.
Russia claims to have foiled a coordinated Ukrainian attack on Crimea, with drones also targeting Moscow and causing disruptions to air traffic, while a fire at an oil depot in southwest Russia was reportedly caused by a Ukrainian drone.
Ukraine's defense intelligence agency head, Lieutenant-General Kyrylo Budanov, asserts that despite the slow progress, Ukraine's counter-offensive against Russia is ongoing, and Russia's defensive line in southern Ukraine has been breached in some places, potentially cutting off land connections to Crimea before winter; however, he acknowledges the risk of Ukraine running down its own resources and the uncertainties regarding the continuation of Western support.
The Chief of Defence Intelligence of Ukraine believes that if the war of aggression against Ukraine continues, the Russian economy will only hold out until 2025 and their arms supply will dry up in 2026 or earlier.
Russia conducted a major missile attack on Ukraine, targeting energy facilities and causing power cuts in several regions, marking the beginning of a new air campaign against the Ukrainian power grid.
The Ukrainian army claims to have struck a Russian military airfield near the Crimean town of Saky, while several cities and towns in Ukraine were hit by Russian rockets, killing two and injuring others; Poland has announced it will no longer supply weapons to Ukraine amid a growing rift between the two countries over grain.
Ukraine launched a missile attack on the headquarters of Russia's Black Sea Fleet in Crimea, causing a serviceman to go missing and the main building to catch fire.