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(C) Reuters. A view shows a hydraulic structure damaged by a Russian missile strike, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine September 14, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS

By Tom Balmforth

IZIUM, Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy heard firsthand what people in recaptured northeastern towns experienced under Russian forces while a major city struggled to contain damage to its water system from Russian missle attacks.

Kryvyi Rih, the largest city in central Ukraine with an estimated pre-war population of 650,000, was targeted by eight cruise missiles on Wednesday, officials said.

“The water pumping station was destroyed. The river broke through the dam and overflowed its banks. Residential buildings are just a few meters away from the river,” Ukrainian legislator Inna Sovsun said on Twitter (NYSE:TWTR).

Russian forces suffered a stunning reversal this month after Ukrainian troops made a rapid armoured thrust in Kharkiv region, forcing a rushed Russian withdrawal.

Zelenskiy on Wednesday made a surprise visit to Izium – until four days ago Russia’s main bastion and logistics hub in the region – where he watched as the Ukrainian flag was raised in front of the charred city council building.

In a social media post, Zelenskiy said: “Our blue-yellow flag is already flying in de-occupied Izium. And it will be so in every Ukrainian city and village.”

On the main thoroughfare, no buildings were left unscathed: A derelict bath house had a hole blasted in its side; meat shops, pharmacies, a shoe shop and a beauty salon had been sprayed with shrapnel.

Zelenskiy handed out medals to soldiers who freed the Balakliia area, another town retaken in recent days. Citizens and police told reporters civilians were killed during months of Russian occupation.

Russia denies deliberately targeting civilians, and Reuters could not immediately verify the claims.

After his return to Kyiv, the Ukrainian president’s car was involved in an accident but he was not seriously hurt, a spokesman said early on Thursday.

“Beaten by Ukrainian army on the battlefield, Russian cowards are now at war with our critical infrastructure and civilians. Russia is a terrorist state and must be recognised as such,” Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Twitter, referring to Kryvyi Rih.

In that vein, U.S. senators from both Democratic and Republican parties introduced legislation that would designate Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism. The measure is opposed by President Joe Biden’s administration.

U.N. ADDRESS

Zelenskiy was scheduled to speak to the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 21, and the assembly was due to consider on Friday a proposal for him to address the annual gathering of world leaders in a recorded video. Russia is opposed to Zelenskiy speaking.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said after talking to Russian President Vladimir Putin that he was hopeful a U.N.-brokered deal on Ukrainian Black Sea grain exports would be expanded to include Russian ammonia, a main ingredient in nitrate fertilizer. Shortages of fertilizer are contributing to a global food crisis.

Also on the diplomatic front, Putin and China’s President Xi Jinping will discuss Ukraine and Taiwan at a meeting in Uzbekistan on Thursday which the Kremlin said would hold “special significance” given the geopolitical situation.

Western politicians and military officials have said it was too early to tell whether Ukraine’s September success marked a turning point in the war because Russia had yet to fully respond.

“We should avoid euphoria. There is still a lot of work to be done to liberate our lands, and Russia has a large number of weapons,” Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of the national security and defence council, said in an online post.

CHARRED REMAINS

On the road into Izium, bus stops were daubed with “Z” markings, the symbol Russian forces use to identify themselves, and the charred remains of tanks and armoured personnel carriers lay by the roadside.

With a pink hood wrapped around her face for warmth, Liubov Sinna, 74, said residents were still fearful.

“Because we lived through this whole six months. We sat it out in cellars. We went through everything it is possible to go through. We absolutely cannot say that we feel safe,” she said.

A day after speaking by phone for 90 minutes to Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said the Russian president “unfortunately” still did not think his invasion was a mistake. Putin says he wants to ensure Russian security and protect Russian-speakers in Ukraine. Ukraine and the West accuse Russia of an unprovoked war of aggression.

In a move that suggests Putin had wider war aims when he ordered troops into Ukraine on Feb. 24, three people close to the Russian leadership told Reuters that Putin had rejected a provisional deal with Kyiv around the time the war began.

They said the deal would have satisfied Russia’s demand that Ukraine stay out of the U.S.-led Western military alliance NATO. The Kremlin said the Reuters report had “absolutely no relation to reality”. It also said Ukraine’s ambitions to join NATO still presented a threat to Russia.

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China Finance Ministry to Issue an Extra 5.5 Billion Yuan of Treasury Bonds in Hong Kong

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s finance ministry said on Thursday that it will issue an additional 5.5 billion yuan ($773.18 million) worth of yuan-denominated sovereign bonds in Hong Kong on Oct. 12.

The ministry said it would issue an extra 3.5 billion yuan worth of bonds due 2024 with an interest rate of 2.44% per annum, and an additional 2.0 billion yuan worth of 2027 bonds carrying an interest rate of 2.75%.

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India Investigating Deaths in Gambia Linked to India-made Cough Syrup – Sources

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The World Health Organization said late on Wednesday deaths of dozens of young children in Gambia from acute kidney injuries may be linked to contaminated cough syrup that had been manufactured in India.

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The industrial and construction sector in the July-September period grew 12.91% from a year earlier, the General Statistics Office said in a report. The services sector expanded 18.86%, while the agricultural sector grew by 3.24%.

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