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Australia: Ukrainian government bans export of firewood due to power outages

As a blast hits Poland, Russia loses more ground in Ukraine

  As a blast hits Poland, Russia loses more ground in Ukraine In the war’s 38th week, a blast in Poland threatened escalation and Russia pounded Ukraine after losing Kherson city.Two people were killed on Tuesday when the missile hit NATO-member Poland.

The Ukrainian government on Friday ordered a ban on the export of firewood, assuming that it could be a key material to ensure heating for a winter that, in principle, will be marked by problems in electricity supply.

Building damaged by attacks in Snihurivka, Ukraine - THOMAS KRYCH / ZUMA PRESS / CONTACTOPHOTO © Provided by News 360 Building damaged by attacks in Snihurivka, Ukraine - THOMAS KRYCH / ZUMA PRESS / CONTACTOPHOTO

Kiev already vetoed in September the export of coal and now it has done the same with firewood. The Prime Minister, Denis Shmigal, has explained that in some areas, especially those close to the front lines, wood is already the main source of heating, according to the UNIAN agency.

Russia's attacks on Ukraine's energy infrastructure have led to cuts in essential supplies, including in the capital, Kiev, where as of Friday morning only a third of households had regained heating.

The mayor, Vitali Klitschko, has assured on Telegram that 400 continuously open heating points have been installed to ensure the well-being of the population. These enclaves also make it possible to recharge electronic devices such as cell phones.

The airbase that became a symbol of Russian defeat .
Chornobaivka has earned its status as one of the most important battlefields of the war. Russian hardware was airlifted in with the aim of reinforcing troops in the south. The initial ambition was to advance along the southern coast of Ukraine, first to Mykolaiv and then Odesa.Most importantly, the airbase at Chornobaivka enabled Russian troops to steer clear of dangerous river crossings as they pushed to the west. But occupying the base was to prove difficult.

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