October 25, 2022Newsletter

Russia Update: October 25, 2022


German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy invited new UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to visit the country.

A Russian court rejected the appeal by WNBA superstar Brittney Griner.

House progressive Democrats withdrew a letter that called for President Joe Biden to consider a diplomatic path to end the war.


Estonia will ban Russian oil imports starting December 5, two months ahead of the EU’s deadline.


China imported a record amount of LNG and coking coal from Russia in September.

Ukraine Sitrep

Ukraine claims that it is shooting down 85% of Russian kamikaze drones.

Australia is earmarking $200 million in additional aid for Ukraine. Germany will also give additional multiple launch rocket systems and howitzers to Ukraine.

Russia is reportedly recruiting members of Afghanistan’s elite National Army Commando Corps.

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