Smoke fills the street after a Russian rocket attack on a residential area of ​​Kyiv

Russia has spent $82 billion on the war in Ukraine since starting the invasion on February 24, Forbes estimates.

The report added that Russia had spent a quarter of last year’s revenue of $340 billion on military operations.

Meanwhile, seven people were killed and 21 injured following the Russian offensive in Kherson until Thursday.

Governor of Kherson Oblast Yaroslav Yanushevych said: “Today is another terrible page in the history of our hero city.”

In his evening speech, president Volodymyr Zelensky said repeated Russian attacks on Kherson Oblast were continuing “almost by the hour”.

He added that the offensive started after Russian troops were forced back from Kherson Oblast.

The attack comes amid a barrage of missile attacks on power infrastructure across Ukraine over the past few weeks that has forced millions of people to go without lights, water or heat for hours or days as outdoor temperatures dip below freezing. .

Ukraine’s state grid operator Ukrenergo said electricity supply had been restored to 50 percent of consumers late Thursday – a day after Moscow’s latest mass missile attack on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure.

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7 killed, 21 injured in Kherson, said the governor

Seven people were killed and 21 others injured in Kherson Oblast in the Russian offensive that lasted until Thursday.

Governor of Kherson Oblast Yaroslav Yanushevych said in a post on Telegram: “Today is another terrible page in the history of our hero city.”

Sravasti DasguptaNovember 25, 2022 05:00

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Russia has spent $82 billion on the war in Ukraine since February

Russia has spent $82 billion on the war in Ukraine since starting the invasion on February 24, Forbes estimates.

The estimate includes direct costs needed to support military operations but does not include steady defense spending, or economic-related losses.

The report added that Russia had spent a quarter of last year’s revenue of $340 billion on military operations.

Moscow spent over $5.5 billion on artillery alone, with the average Soviet-caliber projectile costing around $1,000.

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Sravasti DasguptaNovember 25, 2022 04:38

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Welcome to The Independents Live coverage of the war in Ukraine

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