Ukrainian forces successfully encircle Russians in the Kherson region. The Russians are considering the withdrawal of their troops from the territories west of the Dnieper including from Kherson itself. The retreat will be difficult as all the permanent bridges around the city are damaged.
The leaders of the 27 European Union countries arrived in Brussels today for a European Union summit aimed at discussing bringing down energy prices. Persistent divisions among them mean the European Union is unlikely now to put a ceiling on what it pays for gas.
British Prime Minister Liz Truss has resigned. She resigned after 45 days, becoming the shortest-serving British prime minister in history. Liz Truss will remain in office until a successor is chosen, which is expected by the end of next week.
U.S. President Joe Biden announced a plan to sell off 15 million barrels of crude oil from the nation’s emergency supply and begin refilling the reserve as he tries to dampen high gasoline prices ahead of midterm elections on the 8th of November.