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  • The Ukrainian military announced Monday that it has begun offensive operations in a number of locations close to the front line in the Kherson region in southern Ukraine, possibly indicating the start of a massive and eagerly awaited counteroffensive intended to retake land taken by Russia, the New York Times reported.
  • Ukraine may experience its coldest winter in decades in the coming months, according to the head of the country’s state gas company Naftogaz, because the centralized heating infrastructure will turn on later in the season and be shut off sooner than usual, CNBC noted.
  • Military drills involving Chinese forces will be held in eastern Russia, according to the Kremlin’s defense ministry, Sky News wrote. Russian officials said the Vostok 2022 exercise will take place from Sept. 1 to Sept. 7 in several sites in Russia’s Far East and the Sea of Japan, involving more than 50,000 troops and 5,000 weapons units.

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