Victorious news of 615th day of war: explosion at military plant in Russia, massive fire in occupied Donetsk
There are reports of a blast at the Ural military plant in Russia, where explosives are produced, and fuel tanks are burning in occupied Donetsk
An explosion occurs at the Russian military plant in Solikamsk
An explosion has occurred at one of the largest military-industrial plants, Ural 01, in Solikamsk, Perm Territory. Windows in nearby buildings were shattered. This enterprise produces, among other things, gunpowder and other explosives.
"There was a bang in the building of building No. 2. No one was in the building at the time of the explosion. The explosion did not affect the work of the enterprise," the Russian Emergencies Ministry said.
Instead, the local SolTV channel reported that the explosion "caused damage to the nearest houses" and there is a threat of another explosion. No one is allowed to enter the plant. The company's management and representatives of the Ministry of Emergency Situations have called an emergency meeting.
"The Solikamsk Ural Plant is one of the largest military-industrial plants in Russia, producing gunpowder, explosives, and specialty chemicals. It also produces paint, rubber and plastic products.
Fuel tanks are burning in the temporarily occupied Donetsk
On the evening of October 31, a massive fire broke out in the temporarily occupied Donetsk. Local social media reports that fuel tanks are burning in the Budyonovsky district of the city. A strike reportedly caused the fire.
Ukrainian language has almost replaced Russian on Instagram
The Ukrainian language is gaining more and more priority on social media in 2023. This is reported by Liga.net, citing a study by the Center for Content Analysis.
Russian is still popular due to posts published in the occupied territories and on platforms banned in Ukraine, such as VKontakte and Odnoklassniki. The ratio is currently 50/50%. However, Ukrainian prevails on Instagram, X, Facebook, and TikTok. In particular, Instagram is the leader in terms of the number of posts in Ukrainian, with 93.2% of posts there. Facebook and (X) Twitter also recorded a significant increase in Ukrainian-language content – 77.2% and 80.9%, respectively.
The greatest progress was made on YouTube, where the amount of Ukrainian-language content increased from 4.9% to 44.2% over the year.
Ukraine to receive €335 million from the European Commission for recovery
On October 31, Ukraine is approving an agreement on financing the EU Support for Recovery and Reform program. Once signed, the European Commission will allocate €335 million in aid. This was announced by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.
According to the Prime Minister, the funds will be used to rebuild infrastructure, including the energy sector, to help businesses, to take anti-corruption measures, as well as to protect the environment and digitalize.