Mystery as Putin’s state media removes updates on forces ‘regrouping’ in south

Two Russian state information companies revealed alerts on Monday saying Moscow was transferring troops to “extra beneficial positions” east of the Dnipro River, solely to withdraw the data minutes later.

The extremely uncommon incident steered disarray in Russia’s army institution and state media over the best way to report the battlefield scenario in southern Ukraine.

The RBC information outlet quoted the defence ministry as saying: “The sending of a false report concerning the ‘regrouping’ of troops within the Dnepr (Dnipro) area, allegedly on behalf of the press centre of the Russian Ministry of Defence, is a provocation.”

The Kremlin declined to remark, saying it was a matter for the army.

Russia’s army stated on Friday that its forces had thwarted a Ukrainian try to forge a bridgehead on the jap financial institution of the Dnipro and on close by islands.

It comes as President Volodymyr Zelensky warned Ukrainians on Sunday to organize for brand new waves of Russian assaults on infrastructure as winter approached..

Zelensky issued his warning throughout his nightly video handle a day after Russian forces carried out their first missile assault on the capital, Kyiv in some seven weeks.

Key Factors

  • Zelensky warns Ukrainians to organize for ‘winter onslaught’ from Russia

  • Russia intensifies assaults in Avdiivka

  • Robust explosions’ in Kyiv as Ukrainian capital comes below assault

  • Two Russian touchdown boats full of armoured automobiles destroyed

Two Russian touchdown boats full of armoured automobiles destroyed by Ukraine in ‘vital loss’ for Putin

04:00 , Tom Watling

Ukraine on Friday stated its naval drones had destroyed two small Russian touchdown boats in Crimea, in a humiliation for President Vladimir Putin.

Ukrainian army intelligence stated two amphibious Russian ships loaded with armoured automobiles had been hit by naval drones in a single day.

One of many boats was recognized as an Akula class vessel, whereas the opposite touchdown vessel was a Serna class.

“The outcomes of intelligence carried out on 10 November 2023 close to Vuzka Bay in briefly occupied Crimea present that after an assault by naval drones, two small Russian touchdown ships have been destroyed,” a Ukraine army report stated.

“As a consequence of the assault, each vessels went to the underside, the Akula right away and the Serna after makes an attempt to reserve it.”

Ukraine destroys Russian touchdown boats in ‘vital loss’ for Putin

Army coaching efforts for Ukraine hit main milestones whilst consideration shifts to Gaza

03:00 , Tom Watling

Battle cries pierce the smoke and rat-a-tat-tat of gunfire as Ukrainian troopers combat by and take enemy trenches and dugouts that cover grotesque, bloody stays.

“Grenade!” one screams in Ukrainian. One other yells: “Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go, let’s go!”

This time, no lives or limbs had been misplaced. As a result of this time, the rounds fired had been blanks and the “enemy” troops had been, in actual fact, French troopers whose intention was to not kill the Ukrainians however as a substitute to assist form them into higher, extra deadly warriors.

However quickly, the battle video games these troops performed within the mud in France will change into all too actual, when the Ukrainians return dwelling and are despatched to the entrance traces towards Russia’s forces.

Army coaching efforts for Ukraine hit main milestones whilst consideration shifts to Gaza

Russian officers killed in ‘act of revenge’ in occupied Ukrainian metropolis

02:00 , Tom Watling

Three Russian officers have been killed in an “act of revenge” in an occupied Ukrainian metropolis, stated Kyiv’s intelligence officers.

A blast struck a Saturday assembly attended by Russian Nationwide Guard and FSB intelligence service officers in occupied Melitopol, stated the Ukrainian intelligence’s fundamental unit.

“This act of revenge, carried out by representatives of the native resistance motion, came about within the (submit) places of work seized by the Russians,” the Ukrainian defence ministry’s intelligence division stated on Sunday.

Russian forces have established their headquarters in Melitopol, a metropolis in southwestern Ukraine that was captured within the early days of the battle.

“On account of the explosion no less than three Nationwide Guard officers had been killed on the headquarters,” officers stated.

Russian officers killed in ‘act of revenge’ in occupied Ukrainian metropolis

Germany’s help for Ukraine is to be ‘massively expanded’ subsequent 12 months

01:00 , Tom Watling

Germany‘s help for Ukraine shall be “massively expanded” subsequent 12 months, the overseas minister stated Monday as Kyiv heads into its second winter since Russia launched its full-scale invasion.

Germany has change into considered one of Ukraine’s high army suppliers for the reason that battle began in February 2022, sending materials that features tanks, armored personnel carriers, air protection methods and Patriot missile methods.

Overseas Minister Annalena Baerbock stated as she arrived Monday at a gathering with European Union counterparts that, whilst Europe grapples with the battle between Israel and Hamas, it’s nonetheless necessary to “face the geopolitical problem right here.”

Germany’s help for Ukraine is to be ‘massively expanded’ subsequent 12 months

From Gaza to Ukraine, China to the EU: The foremost points piling excessive in David Cameron’s in tray

00:00 , Tom Watling

The previous prime minister is re-entering frontline politics throughout a tumultuous time. Chris Stevenson appears at what he might want to deal with first and the place his instincts might take him.

From Gaza to Ukraine, China to the EU: The foremost points going through Cameron in new position

Zelensky tells Ukrainians to brace for ‘enemy’ Putin’s winter assaults

Monday 13 November 2023 23:00 , Tom Watling

Volodymyr Zelensky has warned Ukrainians to organize for a rise in Russian assaults on the nation’s infrastructure.

The war-time president stated his nation may endure assaults just like those carried out by Vladimir Putin’s troops final 12 months.

About 10 months into Russia’s invasion, a string of assaults had been carried out on energy stations and different crops linked to the vitality community, prompting rolling blackouts in broadly separated areas.

“We’re nearly midway by November and we have to be ready for the likelihood that the enemy might improve the variety of drone or missile strikes towards our infrastructure. Russia is making ready for winter,” the Ukrainian president stated in his nightly handle on Sunday.

“And in Ukraine, all our consideration needs to be centered on defence, on response to terrorists, on all the things Ukraine can do to make it simpler for our individuals to get by this winter and to extend the capabilities of our troops.”

Zelensky tells Ukrainians to brace for ‘enemy’ Putin’s winter assaults

Russian UN envoys shoot again at Western criticism of its Ukraine battle and crackdown on dissidents

Monday 13 November 2023 22:00 , Tom Watling

Western international locations on Monday repeatedly referred to as on Russia to finish home repression of dissident voices and finish its battle in Ukraine — and human rights violations associated to it — as Russia got here below an everyday evaluation on the U.N.’s high rights physique.

A delegation from Moscow, led by State Secretary and Deputy Justice Minister Andrei Loginov, defended Russia’s proper to make sure legislation and order by proscribing some types of protest or voices which may threaten home safety. He additionally stated Russia’s “particular army operation” in Ukraine had “no relation to the subject material” at situation within the evaluation.

Russian UN envoys shoot again at Western criticism of its Ukraine battle and crackdown on dissidents

Ukrainian politician on US sanctions checklist suspected of state treason

Monday 13 November 2023 21:00 , Tom Watling

Ukrainian lawmaker Oleksandr Dubinsky has been formally notified that he’s suspected of treason for allegedly spreading misinformation concerning the political management and cooperation with Russia’s army intelligence, officers stated on Monday.

Ukraine‘s safety service, the SBU, on Monday stated on the Telegram messaging app {that a} politician was below suspicion, however didn’t identify the suspect.

Lawmaker Yaroslav Yurchyshyn, first deputy head of the parliamentary committee on anti-corruption coverage and lawmaker Oleksiy Honcharenko each named Dubinsky, additionally on Telegram.

“Dubinsky acquired a (discover of) suspicion of state treason. He was searched right this moment,” Honcharenko stated.

In his personal submit on Telegram, Dubinsky referred to as the discover of suspicion fabricated and “based mostly on absolutely the lies of high state officers”.

The lawmaker was expelled from the ruling Servant of the Individuals social gathering in 2021 after he was placed on a U.S. sanctions checklist over alleged election meddling. He denied these accusations and continued to work in parliament.

The SBU stated the suspect was a member of a legal organisation, financed by Russia’s army intelligence.

The legal organisation was created in 2016 and included as nicely an ex-lawmaker, their aide, and an ex-prosecutor.

Take heed to Zelensky’s nightly handle

Monday 13 November 2023 20:15 , Tom Watling

You may take heed to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s nightly handle under.

The Ukrainian chief delivers a speech each night time. The video has been given English subtitles.

EU plan for brand new Russia sanctions to go to members this week

Monday 13 November 2023 19:30 , Tom Watling

European Union officers are finalising the “final particulars” of a proposed twelfth package deal of sanctions on Russia that may embrace a diamond ban, EU overseas coverage chief Josep Borrell stated on Monday.

Borrell stated the European Fee, the EU government, may approve the proposed package deal on Wednesday. It could then go to the Council of the EU, comprising the bloc’s 27 member international locations, for dialogue and approval.

For the reason that Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the EU has already utilized 11 packages of sanctions towards Moscow to decrease the Kremlin’s capacity to finance the battle. The measures span throughout sectors and embrace some 1,800 people and entities.

“This twelfth package deal will embrace … new export bans, amongst them … diamonds, actions to tighten the oil value cap, with a purpose to lower the income that Russia is getting from promoting its oil – to not us however to others – (and) combating towards circumvention,” Borrell informed reporters after a gathering of EU overseas ministers.

EU diplomats informed Reuters final week stated the 27-nation bloc had been ready for a G7 inexperienced mild to maneuver forward with the diamond ban. An EU official stated the present timing for a European Fee proposal for the package deal, that may then be debated by the EU’s 27 governments, was “early subsequent week”.

“We’re finalising the final particulars of this package deal,” Borrell stated.

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell rings a bell to signify the start of a meeting of EU foreign ministers (Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

European Union overseas coverage chief Josep Borrell rings a bell to indicate the beginning of a gathering of EU overseas ministers (Copyright 2023 The Related Press. All rights reserved)

one centesimal ship departed by Black Sea humanitarian hall

Monday 13 November 2023 18:45 , Tom Watling

The US ambassador to Ukraine, Bridget Brink, has stated the one centesimal ship has departed by the black Sea humanitarian hall since its opening in August 2023.

She wrote on X, previously generally known as Twitter: “At present the one centesimal ship departed the Black Sea humanitarian hall – an export lifeline for Ukraine that has delivered 3.7 million tons of meals & items to the world.”

Over 100,000 Ukrainians evacuated since invasion

Monday 13 November 2023 18:00 , Athena Stavrou

Save Ukraine – an organisation centered on rescuing susceptible Ukrainians – stated they’ve efficiently evacuated 108,880 individuals from the frontlines.

In a submit on X they added that for the reason that onset of the full-scale invasion final February, they’d supplied humanitarian help to greater than 186,450 individuals.

Ukraine’s overseas minister congratulates David Cameron

Monday 13 November 2023 17:20 , Tom Watling

Ukraine’s overseas minister, Dmytro Kuleba, posted on X to congratulate David Cameron on his appointment as Overseas Secretary right this moment.

Mr Cameron talked about Ukraine in his first assertion as overseas secretary right this moment and Mr Kuleba stated he’s “trying ahead to working aspect by aspect” with the previous British Prime Minister.

Ukrainian politician on US sanctions checklist suspected of state treason

Monday 13 November 2023 16:50 , Tom Watling

Ukrainian lawmaker Oleksandr Dubinsky has been formally notified that he’s suspected of treason for allegedly spreading misinformation concerning the political management and cooperation with Russia’s army intelligence, officers stated on Monday.

Ukraine‘s safety service, the SBU, on Monday stated on the Telegram messaging app {that a} politician was below suspicion, however didn’t identify the suspect.

Lawmaker Yaroslav Yurchyshyn, first deputy head of the parliamentary committee on anti-corruption coverage and lawmaker Oleksiy Honcharenko each named Dubinsky, additionally on Telegram.

“Dubinsky acquired a (discover of) suspicion of state treason. He was searched right this moment,” Honcharenko stated.

In his personal submit on Telegram, Dubinsky referred to as the discover of suspicion fabricated and “based mostly on absolutely the lies of high state officers”.

The lawmaker was expelled from the ruling Servant of the Individuals social gathering in 2021 after he was placed on a U.S. sanctions checklist over alleged election meddling. He denied these accusations and continued to work in parliament.

Two killed and 10 injured in Russia strike on Kherson

Monday 13 November 2023 16:24 , Tom Watling

Not less than two individuals have been killed and an additional 10 injured in southern Ukraine following a Russian placing earlier this afternoon, a neighborhood governor has claimed.

Oleksandr Prokudin, governor of Kherson Oblast, stated in an replace on Telegram: “After lunch, the enemy coated the central a part of the town with fireplace from barrel and rocket artillery.

“Eight automobiles, together with an ambulance, an administrative constructing, a hospital and no less than fifteen homes had been destroyed or broken.

“With these blows, the Russians ended the lives of two individuals. In line with detailed info, ten extra had been injured.

“A 44-year-old lady and a 47-year-old man acquired minor accidents. A 57-year-old lady has an acute response to emphasize and a again burn.

“On account of the assault on the hospital, two feminine medical employees, aged 24 and 41, in addition to an 81-year-old affected person of the medical facility had been injured. All of them have mine-explosive accidents.”

Earlier, it was reported {that a} 64-year-old grandfather was killed by a Russian shell that hit his automotive as he drove his household, together with his toddler granddaughter, again from a medical check-up on the close by hospital.

Eight vehicles and multiple buildings were destroyed in Kherson earlier today, according to local officials (Oleksandr Prokudin / Telegram)

Eight automobiles and a number of buildings had been destroyed in Kherson earlier right this moment, in line with native officers (Oleksandr Prokudin / Telegram)

Reviews revealing drug use on Russian frontlines are ‘credible’, UK MoD says

Monday 13 November 2023 15:45 , Athena Stavrou

Reviews that 15 per cent on Russian troopers are utilizing medicine are “credible”, the British Ministiry of Defence stated.

In September 2023, unbiased Russian media outlet Vertska reported that as much as 15% of Russian troopers in Ukraine had been utilizing medicine, together with amphetamines and hashish, and that they had been simple to acquire even on the frontline.

In an intelligence replace on Monday, the Defence Ministry stated the reviews observe quite a few others of a “excessive fee of disciplinary incidents, crimes and deaths associated to alcohol abuse amongst the Russian drive.”

Hungary retains block on disbursing army help tranche to Ukraine

Monday 13 November 2023 15:20 , Tom Waitling

Hungary will block the disbursement of the following tranche of army help to Ukraine below the European Peace Facility (EPF) till Kyiv offers “ensures” that OTP financial institution or different Hungarian corporations won’t be blacklisted as “worldwide sponsors of battle”, the nation’s overseas minister stated on Monday.

The EPF, created in 2021, is supposed to finance actions that stop conflicts, construct peace and strengthen worldwide safety.

Overseas Minister Peter Szijjarto stated in a video clip from Brussels that Hungary had confronted “strain” at a gathering to help the payout of 500 million euros, however he stated Budapest couldn’t give its backing with out such ensures.

Russian shelling kills three, wounds toddler in Ukraine, Kyiv says

Monday 13 November 2023 14:50 , Athena Stavrou

Three individuals had been killed and 6, together with a 2-month-old toddler, had been wounded throughout Russian shelling of the southern Ukrainian metropolis of Kherson, native governor Oleksandr Prokudin stated on Monday.

Russian troops deserted Kherson and the western financial institution of the Dnipro River within the area late final 12 months, however now usually shell these areas from positions on the jap financial institution.

Prokudin stated on the Telegram messaging app that two individuals had been killed and 4 wounded when the central a part of the town had been shelled.

In a separate message, the governor stated {that a} hospital within the metropolis was shelled by Russians, and earlier on Monday a automotive was shot at in a suburb of Kherson, killing one individual and wounding a 2-month-old toddler and his mom.

Reuters couldn’t independently verify reviews.

 (AFP via Getty Images)

(AFP through Getty Pictures)

Norway proclaims £73m in humanitarian help to Ukraine

Monday 13 November 2023 14:20 , Tom Watling

Norway has introduced it is going to present £73 million in extra humanitarian help to Ukraine.

The announcement was made on Monday by the overseas ministry.

The funds shall be directed in the direction of the Norwegian Crimson Cross, the Norwegian Refugee Council, the Norwegian Church Help, Norwegian Individuals’s Help, Caritas Norway, Save the Youngsters, and the civil emergency drive NORCAP, the ministry stated.

Regardless of its measurement, Norway has dedicated the fourth largest quantity of help to Ukraine out of all of the Western allies. Solely the US, Canada and the UK have provided extra.

It has additionally dedicated essentially the most quantity of help relative to its gross home product – 1.708% – in line with the Kiel Institute.

EU’s 20 billion euro plan for Ukraine army help hits resistance

Monday 13 November 2023 13:55 , Athena Stavrou

A European Union plan to spend as much as 20 billion euros on army help for Ukraine is assembly resistance from EU international locations and will not survive in its present type, diplomats say.

Josep Borrell, the EU’s overseas coverage chief, proposed in July that the bloc create a fund with as much as 5 billion euros a 12 months over 4 years as a part of broader Western safety commitments to bolster Ukraine because it fights Russia’s invasion.

However as EU defence ministers put together to debate the plan in Brussels on Tuesday, diplomats say a number of international locations – together with EU heavyweight Germany – have voiced reservations about committing such giant sums years upfront.

“I’m not going to declare it lifeless at this level but. However in fact, enhancements can all the time be made,” a senior EU diplomat stated on Friday, talking on situation of anonymity.

“Germany has had a whole lot of questions … and rightfully so. We’re speaking about some huge cash.”

European F16 coaching centre set for Ukrainian pilots opens tomorrow

Monday 13 November 2023 13:43 , Tom Watling

F-16 jets flown in from the Netherlands have carried out a honorary flyover this morning in southeast Romania forward of the opening of a European F-16 coaching centre supposed to facilitate the instruction of Ukrainian pilots, footage has proven.

Romanian defence minister Angel Tilvar and his Dutch counterpart Kajsa Ollongren will open the centre, whereas Romanian pilots will begin coaching tomorrow.

The Ukrainian pilots are set to bear coaching “within the close to future”, in line with Mr Ollongren.

“There shall be 16 coaching applications. This may even apply to Ukraine. That is the primary collaboration between the Romanian and Dutch governments. All of us need to preserve collective safety,” stated US Ambassador to Romania Kathleen Kavalek.

The Netherlands are offering between a dozen and 18 fighter jets.

The coaching is happening on the Borcea Air Base simply over 90 miles immediately west from the Romanian capital of Bucharest.

UK prime minister Rishi Sunak and the then-PM of the Netherlands Mark Rutte introduced on Might 19 the readiness of the US to approve the coaching of Ukrainian pilots on F-16 fighter jets .

5 F-16 jets arrived on the Borcea Air Base final week from the Netherlands.

A Dutch F-16 fighter jet is seen at the Volkel Air Base in Volkel, Netherlands (REUTERS)

A Dutch F-16 fighter jet is seen on the Volkel Air Base in Volkel, Netherlands (REUTERS)

Grandfather killed and toddler injured throughout Russia strike on Ukrainian household

Monday 13 November 2023 13:26 , Tom Watling

A younger toddler has been hospitalised after a Russian shell struck her household’s automotive whereas they returned from a medical examination, native Ukrainian officers have claimed.

The 64-year-old grandfather, who was driving the automotive, is believed to have been killed however the “physique was nearly fully burned”, in line with inside minister Ihor Klymenko, making identification troublesome.

The assault occurred within the suburbs of Kherson metropolis in southern Ukraine.

The Kherson Regional Prosecutors Workplace wrote on Telegram: “A automotive containing a person, a girl and a two-month-old child was within the space of ​​the shell.

“A 36-year-old lady acquired a traumatic leg amputation, docs are combating for her life. A toddler was hospitalised with a mine-explosive damage.”

The Unbiased has seen footage allegedly displaying the injured toddler, blood pouring from her head, being pushed again to hospital.

The Ukrainian family’s car was seen burned out by the side of the road in Kherson Oblast (Telegram / Ihor Klymenko)

The Ukrainian household’s automotive was seen burned out by the aspect of the street in Kherson Oblast (Telegram / Ihor Klymenko)

Germany’s help to Ukrain to be ‘massively expanded’

Monday 13 November 2023 12:36 , Athena Stavrou

Germany’s help for Ukraine shall be “massively expanded” subsequent 12 months, the overseas minister has stated.

It comes as Kyiv heads into its second winter since Russia launched its full-scale invasion.

Germany has change into considered one of Ukraine‘s high army suppliers for the reason that battle began in February 2022, sending {hardware} together with tanks, armoured personnel carriers, air defence methods and Patriot missile methods.

Overseas minister Annalena Baerbock stated as she arrived at a gathering with European Union counterparts that as Europe grapples with the battle between Israel and Hamas, it’s nonetheless necessary to “face the geopolitical problem right here”.

She stated that may embrace serving to Ukraine by the approaching winter months and “our help shall be massively expanded for subsequent 12 months”.

Over the weekend, the Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported that Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s governing coalition needs to extend Germany’s army help for 2024 from the 4 billion euros (£3.5 billion) initially deliberate to eight billion euros (£7 billion).

It stated parliament’s finances committee might want to log out on the plan later this week.

Kremlin says report on Nord Stream assault is ‘alarming’

Monday 13 November 2023 12:04 , Athena Stavrou

The Kremlin stated on Monday {that a} Washington Submit article reporting {that a} Ukrainian army officer coordinated the assault on Russia’s Nord Stream pipelines was “alarming”.

The report additionally stated that Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskiy was not conscious of it.

Nobody has taken duty for the September 2022 blasts, which occurred off the Danish island of Bornholm and ruptured three out of 4 traces of the system that delivers Russian gasoline to Europe.

The Washington Submit reported that Roman Chervinsky, a senior Ukrainian army officer with deep ties to Ukraine‘s intelligence companies, was the coordinator of the assault and cited unidentified individuals acquainted with the operation as saying President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was saved out of the loop.

“Traces of Ukraine on this sabotage, this terrorist act, are more and more showing in reviews, investigations and media reviews,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov informed reporters.

“It says that President Zelenskiy might not have been conscious of such actions by his subordinates from the safety companies. This can be a very alarming sign not just for us, but additionally for the international locations of the collective West,” Peskov stated.

“If the Kyiv regime is not answerable for the scenario in its personal nation, then that is alarming and must also be taken under consideration.”

Russia might announce March 2024 presidential election date

Monday 13 November 2023 11:35 , Athena Stavrou

Russia’s parliament might announce on Dec. 13 that subsequent 12 months’s presidential election has been preliminarily scheduled for March 17, the state information company RIA reported on Monday, citing a supply in parliament.

President Vladimir Putin has already determined to run within the election, Reuters reported final week, citing six sources, a transfer that may hold him in energy till no less than 2030 as he seeks to steer Russia by its most unsure interval in many years.

 (AP)

(AP)

Cameron mentions Ukraine in first assertion as UK overseas minister

Monday 13 November 2023 10:53 , Athena Stavrou

Former British chief David Cameron was named because the nation’s new overseas secretary on Monday in a shock appointment made by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak as he reshuffled his high group.

In an announcement posted to X, previously generally known as Twitter, Mr Cameron stated the continuing battle in Ukraine was a part of a “daunting set of worldwide challenges”.

He wrote: “The Prime Minister has requested me to function his Overseas Secretary and I’ve gladly accepted.

“We face a frightening set of worldwide challenges, together with the battle in Ukraine and the disaster within the Center East.

“At the moment of profound international change, it has not often been extra necessary for this nation to face by our allies, strengthen our partnerships and ensure our voice is heard.”

 (PA)

(PA)

Russian state in ‘direct management’ of Wagner troops

Monday 13 November 2023 10:23 , Athena Stavrou

The Russian state is now exercising “extra direct management” of Wagner Group troops, the British Ministiry of Defence stated.

In an intelligence replace the Defence Ministry stated “giant components” of the Wagner Group had possible been assimilated into the command construction of Russia’s Nationwide Guard (Rosgvardiya) and resumed lively recruitment.

It comes a number of months after the airplane crash that killed Prigozhin – the mercenary chief who had challenged his regime and launched a army coup by marching onto Moscow in a dramatic risk to the Kremlin not seen in many years.

The intelligence replace went on to say the Wagner arm in query is probably going led by Pavel Prigozhin, son of the late Wagner proprietor Yevgeny Prigozhin.

They added different teams of Wagner fighters have extremely possible joined one other Russian PMC, Redut, which in line with a Radio Free Europe investigation now has 7,000 personnel in complete.

Members of the Wagner Group military company sit atop of a tank on a street in Rostov-on-Don, Russia (AP)

Members of the Wagner Group army firm sit atop of a tank on a road in Rostov-on-Don, Russia (AP)

Kremlin declines to touch upon state information companies’ withdrawl of reviews

Monday 13 November 2023 09:28 , Athena Stavrou

The Kremlin on Monday declined to touch upon state information companies’ withdrawal of reviews on the regrouping of Russian troops in southern Ukraine.

Two Russian state information companies revealed alerts on Monday saying Moscow was transferring troops to “extra beneficial positions” east of the Dnipro River, solely to withdraw the data minutes later.

Russian state media withdraw alerts on troop ‘regrouping’ in southern Ukraine

Monday 13 November 2023 09:05 , Athena Stavrou

Two Russian state information companies revealed alerts on Monday saying Moscow was transferring troops to “extra beneficial positions” east of the Dnipro River in Ukraine, solely to withdraw the data minutes later.

The extremely uncommon incident steered disarray in Russia’s army institution and state media over the best way to report the battlefield scenario in southern Ukraine.

The RBC information outlet quoted the defence ministry as saying: “The sending of a false report concerning the ‘regrouping’ of troops within the Dnieper (Dnipro) area, allegedly on behalf of the press centre of the Russian Ministry of Defence, is a provocation.”

Russia strikes some troops to ‘extra beneficial positions’ east of Dnipro River

Monday 13 November 2023 08:16 , Athena Stavrou

Russia is transferring its Dnepr group of forces to “extra beneficial positions” east of the Dnipro River in Ukraine, state information company RIA cited the Russian defence ministry as saying on Monday.

Russia’s army stated on Friday that its forces had thwarted a Ukrainian try to forge a bridgehead on the jap financial institution of the Dnipro and on close by islands.

Reuters couldn’t independently confirm the army reviews

Blast kills 3 Russian officers in occupied city, Ukraine says

Monday 13 November 2023 07:38 , Athena Stavrou

Not less than three Russian officers had been killed within the Moscow-controlled Ukrainian metropolis of Melitopol in a blast Ukraine‘s intelligence stated on Sunday was an “act of revenge” by native resistance teams.

Melitopol is a city in southwestern Ukraine that has change into a hub for Russian forces since they captured it in March final 12 months.

The blast allegedly occurred throughout a gathering of Russian officers on Saturday.

“This act of revenge, carried out by representatives of the native resistance motion, came about within the (submit) places of work seized by the Russians,” the Ukrainian Defence Ministry’s intelligence division stated on the Telegram messaging app.

Reuters couldn’t independently confirm the Ukrainian intelligence declare. Russia’s defence ministry didn’t instantly responded to Reuters’ request to remark.

The Ukraine intelligence assertion stated the Saturday assembly was attended by Russian Nationwide Guard and FSB intelligence service officers.

“On account of the explosion no less than three Nationwide Guard officers had been killed on the headquarters,” the assertion stated. “Info of different enemy losses is being clarified.”

Ukrainian forces reportedly advance in western Zaporizhia Oblast

Monday 13 November 2023 07:00 , Tara Cobham

Ukrainian forces reportedly superior in western Zaporizhia Oblast on Saturday, in line with a US battle suppose tank.

The Institute for the Research of Battle stated this comes as Ukrainian forces proceed their counteroffensive operations within the space of southern Ukraine.

In photos: Ukrainian forces battle in Avdiivka as Russia will increase assaults on key metropolis

Monday 13 November 2023 06:00 , Tara Cobham

Members of Ukraine's National Guard Omega Special Purpose unit fire a mortar toward Russian troops in the front line town of Avdiivka on  Wednesday (REUTERS)

Members of Ukraine’s Nationwide Guard Omega Particular Objective unit fireplace a mortar towards Russian troops within the entrance line city of Avdiivka on Wednesday (REUTERS)

Members of Ukraine's National Guard Omega Special Purpose fire a SPG-9 anti-tank grenade launcher toward Russian troops in the front line town of Avdiivka last week (REUTERS)

Members of Ukraine’s Nationwide Guard Omega Particular Objective fireplace a SPG-9 anti-tank grenade launcher towards Russian troops within the entrance line city of Avdiivka final week (REUTERS)

Ukrainian servicemen move past a burning car hit by a kamikaze drone outside the front line town of Avdiivka on Wednesday (REUTERS)

Ukrainian servicemen transfer previous a burning automotive hit by a kamikaze drone exterior the entrance line city of Avdiivka on Wednesday (REUTERS)

Recap: Husband of US journalist detained in Russia appeals for launch

Monday 13 November 2023 05:00 , Tara Cobham

This wasn’t how Pavel Butorin anticipated to rejoice his anniversary this week, together with his spouse of 21 years in a Russian jail and barely any communication accessible.

Russian-American journalist, Alsu Kurmasheva — who works as an editor for U.S. government-funded Radio Free Europe — has been detained in Russia for nearly a month and charged with failing to self-register as a “overseas agent.”

“Alsu needs to be celebrating this anniversary with me and our youngsters at dwelling, not in a Russian jail,” Butorin informed The Related Press in an interview in Prague on Friday. “We would like her again. Alsu have to be launched as quickly as attainable,” he stated, visibly shaken.

Karel Janicek reviews:

‘We would like her again,’ husband of US journalist detained in Russia appeals for her fast launch

Finnish Border Guard reviews spike in asylum seekers from Russia

Monday 13 November 2023 04:00 , Tara Cobham

The Finnish Border Guard has reported a spike in asylum seekers arriving on the nation’s southeastern border from Russia.

In an announcement on Sunday, it stated 91 individuals have arrived on the border crossing factors with out required journey paperwork for the reason that starting of August, which is a better quantity than ordinary, having travelled from a 3rd nation through Russia.

It stated this represents a change, as Russian authorities have beforehand not allowed journey from Russia to Finnish border crossing factors if the passenger didn’t have the required journey paperwork.

In its evaluation, the Finnish Border Guard stated: “This can be a phenomenon of unlawful migration. Worldwide crime might be additionally linked to the phenomenon. The variety of unlawful border crossings on the land border (areas exterior of border crossing factors) has not modified.”

Two Ukrainian girls ‘save nearly £1,000 from pensions to purchase drones’

Monday 13 November 2023 03:00 , Tara Cobham

Two Ukrainian girls saved cash from their pensions to purchase drones for his or her nation’s forces, in line with the Advisor to the Minister of Inside Affairs of Ukraine.

Liudmyla Skubriieva, from Rozhniativ, and her relative Halyna Hil, from Kyiv, collectively saved the equal of just about £1,000 to ship two kamikaze drones to the tenth Mountain Assault Brigade “Edelweiss”, Anton Gerashchenko stated on the social media platform X, alongside a photograph of the pair.

Germany set to double Ukraine army help, in line with supply

Monday 13 November 2023 02:00 , Tara Cobham

German chancellor Olaf Scholz’s governing coalition has agreed in precept to double the nation’s army help for Ukraine subsequent 12 months to eight billion euros ($8.5 billion), a political supply in Berlin stated on Sunday.

If authorized by parliament, the place Scholz’s events maintain a majority, the enhance would carry Germany’s defence spending to 2.1% of its gross home product goal, past the two% pledged by all North Atlantic Treaty Group members, the supply added.

Lawmakers from Scholz’s Social Democrats, the Free Democrats and the Inexperienced social gathering agreed on the rise in negotiations over the proposed 2024 federal finances forward of a proper assembly of the finances committee of the Bundestag – or decrease home of parliament – on Thursday, Nov. 16, the supply stated.

Bloomberg Information first reported on the information on Saturday, citing individuals acquainted with the matter.

A spokesperson for Germany’s Ministry of Defence stated the Bundestag committee has not completed negotiations and declined to remark additional.

Defence minister Boris Pistorius, interviewed by broadcaster ARD, referred to the deliberate doubling of army help to Ukraine.

“It’s a sturdy sign to Ukraine that we’ll not go away them within the lurch,” he stated, including the transfer, if agreed, would imply the annual finances allocation can be sufficient to final the entire 12 months.

Recap: Ukraine destroys Russian touchdown boats in ‘vital loss’ for Putin

Monday 13 November 2023 01:00 , Tara Cobham

Ukraine on Friday stated its naval drones had destroyed two small Russian touchdown boats in Crimea, in a humiliation for President Vladimir Putin.

Ukrainian army intelligence stated two amphibious Russian ships loaded with armoured automobiles had been hit by naval drones in a single day.

One of many boats was recognized as an Akula class vessel, whereas the opposite touchdown vessel was a Serna class.

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Russia will increase assaults on key metropolis Avdiivka in try to achieve floor

Sunday 12 November 2023 23:00 , Tara Cobham

Russian forces have additionally elevated assaults on the important thing frontline metropolis of Avdiivka in jap Ukraine in an try to achieve floor, Ukrainian army officers stated Sunday.

Ukraine’s Normal Employees stated that Russian troops had been additionally persevering with their weekslong push to encircle Avdiivka, a Ukrainian stronghold south of Bakhmut and a key goal for the reason that starting of the battle. It is thought-about the gateway to components of the jap Donetsk area below Kyiv’s management. The Normal Employees stated Russia’s air drive was taking part in a key half within the newest assault.

Gen. Oleksandr Tarnavskyi, who leads Ukrainian troops combating in and close to Avdiivka, stated Sunday that the attacking Russian forces had been ramping up airstrikes, notably these utilizing guided bombs. He wrote on Telegram that Russian troops had launched 30 airstrikes and 712 artillery barrages on the metropolis and surrounding areas over the day prior to this, and clashed nearly 50 occasions with Ukrainian items.

A police officer stands in front of a damaged building, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in the town of Avdiivka, Donetsk region, Ukraine, in October (REUTERS)

A police officer stands in entrance of a broken constructing, amid Russia’s assault on Ukraine, within the city of Avdiivka, Donetsk area, Ukraine, in October (REUTERS)

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