Russia-Ukraine war – live: Putin says conflict is a tragedy and claims he’s ready for peace talks

Vladimir Putin has spoken at a G20 digital summit right this moment, repeating the propagandistic line that Russia stays open to peace talks in Ukraine and calling the “particular army operation” a “tragedy” regardless of ordering the invasion.

“Sure, in fact, army actions are at all times a tragedy,” Putin stated. “And naturally, we should always take into consideration the best way to cease this tragedy. By the best way, Russia has by no means refused peace talks with Ukraine.”

The Russian chief stated the invasion was crucial to beat what he referred to as a “coup”. He additionally stated the Israeli bombing of Gaza was “not a shock”, which was meant to recommend that the West traditionally helps nations that kill civilians.

Throughout his transient speech, which was roughly 17 minutes lengthy, it appeared that solely a handful of nations tuned in to listen to him converse, together with Spain, Singapore, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Korea and the hosts India. China and the US had declined to attend, in line with a report in Bloomberg.

Key Factors

  • Unhealthy climate hampers preventing, ISW say

  • Ukrainian military pushing Russian forces again at Dnipro river

  • Putin Scales again assaults on Avdiivka

Putin to offer Russian view on world state of affairs at G20 digital summit right this moment

11:41 , Athena Stavrou

The Kremlin stated on Monday that President Vladimir Putin will set out Russia’s view of what it sees because the “deeply unstable world state of affairs” when he addresses an upcoming digital G20 summit.

Russian state TV presenter Pavel Zarubin stated on his Telegram channel on Sunday that it could be the “first occasion in a very long time” together with each Putin and Western leaders.

In line with the state RIA information company, the G20 digital summit shall be held on Wednesday.

Individually, RIA reported that Putin can even participate through video hyperlink in a dialogue on Tuesday concerning the Israeli-Palestinian battle at a summit of the BRICS bloc of countries.

(POOL/AFP through Getty Pictures)

Putin says Russia stands for ‘mutually-beneficial cooperation on this planet’

13:36 , Tom Watling

Vladimir Putin stated Russia “stands for restoring the spirit of open and mutually helpful cooperation on this planet”.

Putin finishes addressing the G20

13:34 , Tom Watling

Vladimir Putin has completed addressing the G20 digital summit.

We’ll proceed to submit probably the most newsworthy bits of his speech as they’re translated.

Russia says relations with US danger breaking at any second

13:30 , Tom Watling

The material of relations between Russia and the US is extraordinarily skinny and dangers being torn at any second, Russian international ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stated on Wednesday.

Zakharova advised reporters at her weekly briefing that Washington’s actions may result in “unpredictable penalties”.

Russia has by no means deserted peace negotiations with Ukraine, says Putin

13:28 , Tom Watling

Vladimir Putin has stated Russia has by no means deserted peace negotiations on Ukraine.

“The state of affairs in Ukraine can’t however shock, however the coup in Ukraine and the extermination of the civilian inhabitants there and in Palestine shouldn’t be surprising,” he stated, in line with state media.

Putin pictured addresses a digital G20 summit

13:25 , Tom Watling

Vladimir Putin has been pictured addressing the digital G20 summit.

It seems solely a handful of nations have tuned in to listen to him converse, inlcuding India, Spain Indonesia, and Korea.

Vladimir Putin addresses a G20 virtual summit (Tass)

Vladimir Putin addresses a G20 digital summit (Tass)

Ukraine troops face ‘tough defence’ in east as bitter chilly units in, admits Zelensky

13:16 , Tom Watling

Ukrainian troops face “tough” defensive operations on elements of the japanese entrance with bitter winter chilly setting in, however forces within the south are nonetheless conducting offensive actions, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy stated on Wednesday.

Russian troops launched offensives on totally different sections of the entrance line in Ukraine’s east this autumn, making an attempt to advance on the devastated city of Avdiivka and within the northeast between the cities of Lyman and Kupiansk.

“Tough climate, tough defence on the Lyman, Bakhmut, Donetsk and Avdiivka fronts. Offensive actions within the south,” Zelenskiy stated on Telegram messenger.

Snow and freezing temperatures that stood at about minus 5 levels Celsius throughout the day on Wednesday and had been anticipated to drop decrease could additional complicate operations on the battleground, the place preventing is shifting to an attritional section.

Russia, which launched a full-scale invasion in February 2022, controls practically a fifth of Ukraine. Kyiv launched a counteroffensive to retake occupied territory this summer season, however has not compelled a significant breakthrough.

Since mid-October, Avdiivka, the place the entrance line has modified little for the reason that first struggle erupted in 2014 between Kyiv and Russian-backed militants, confronted waves of assaults adopted by momentary lulls, in line with the Ukrainian army.

After one such lull the day earlier than, the top of the “Tavria” army command stated on Wednesday that Russian troops had “dramatically elevated” the variety of assaults and airstrikes.

“Our defenders are steadfastly holding the defence within the Avdiivka path,” Commander Oleksandr Tarnavskyi stated on Telegram. Ukrainian forces continued the offensive on the southeastern Melitopol entrance, he added.

Of their morning readout on the battlefield, the Normal Employees stated troops had been additionally holding onto the bridgeheads secured on the japanese facet of the River Dnipro that was occupied by Russian forces within the early days of their invasion.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks during a joint press conference in Kyiv on Tuesday (Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks throughout a joint press convention in Kyiv on Tuesday (Copyright 2023 The Related Press. All rights reserved.)

Vladimir Putin begins G20 speech

12:54 , Tom Watling

Vladimir Putin has simply begun talking on the G20 digital summit, in line with Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov.

Kremlin declines to touch upon US suggestion that Russia could get ballistic missiles from Iran

12:40 , Tom Watling

The Kremlin declined on Wednesday to touch upon a suggestion by White Home spokesman John Kirby that Iran could also be contemplating offering Russia with ballistic missiles to be used in Ukraine.

“We’re growing relations with Iran, together with within the subject of military-technical cooperation, however we don’t touch upon this data,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov advised reporters in an everyday information briefing.

Kirby stated the US would monitor the state of affairs between Iran and Russia, and take applicable motion as wanted.

Iran has been a key army help for Russia, supplying the Kremlin with hundreds of Shahed kamikaze drones which have been used to focus on crucial Ukrainian infrastructure.

Ukrainian air defense intercepts a Shahed drone mid-air over Kyiv (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Ukrainian air protection intercepts a Shahed drone mid-air over Kyiv (Copyright 2020 The Related Press. All rights reserved)

Putin scales again assault on Ukraine city after heavy Russian losses

12:20 , Athena Stavrou

Vladimir Putin has scaled again his assault on Avdiivka, stated Kyiv’s army officers who additionally warned that the assaults haven’t totally stopped but.

“Russian occupying forces have lowered the variety of floor and air assaults, although they nonetheless violate the foundations of struggle by taking pictures at medical groups and evacuation autos,” stated Ukrainian army spokesperson Oleksandr Shtupun.

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Putin scales again assault on Ukraine’s strategic city after heavy Russian losses

Ukraine’s coal mines flip to ladies for first time ever

11:53 , Athena Stavrou

Ukrainian coal mines have allowed ladies to work underground for the primary time in historical past to unravel wartime employees shortages.

Krystyna, 22, is among the 100 ladies who took up the supply.

She has labored as a technician 470 metres beneath floor for 5 months. She took the job after overcoming her worry of leaving her four-year-old son, Denys, at house together with her mom.

Her hometown of Pavlohrad is 100 km (62 miles) from the entrance, however is commonly hit by Russian missiles.

“I took this job as a result of the struggle began and there have been no different jobs,” she stated candidly.

Her beloved older brother labored in the identical mine. He joined the military two weeks after the beginning of the full-scale invasion, Krystyna stated, including that she worries vastly about him.

She added: “Our boys had been taken to the entrance, and now we have to help them: there’s no-one else to work within the mine now.”

Russia says three Ukrainian drones destroyed over Crimea

11:40 , Athena Stavrou

Russian anti-aircraft models destroyed three Ukrainian drones over the Crimean peninsula, the Russian defence ministry stated.

“An try by the Kyiv regime to hold out a terrorist assault with aircraft-type UAVs on objects on the territory of the Russian Federation was prevented,” the defence ministry stated.

Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014. Ukraine says it won’t relaxation till each final Russian soldier is ejected from its territory. Russia says Crimea is now a part of Russia.

“Three Ukrainian unmanned aerial autos had been destroyed over the territory of the Republic of Crimea by air defences,” the ministry added.

Kremlin declines to touch upon US suggestion that Russia could get ballistic missiles from Iran

11:00 , Athena Stavrou

The Kremlin has declined to touch upon a suggestion by White Home spokesman John Kirby that Iran could also be contemplating offering Russia with ballistic missiles to be used in Ukraine.

“We’re growing relations with Iran, together with within the subject of military-technical cooperation, however we don’t touch upon this data,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov advised reporters in an everyday information briefing.

Kirby stated the US would monitor the state of affairs between Iran and Russia, and take applicable motion as wanted.

Ukraine downs all 14 Russian drones launched in a single day

10:20 , Athena Stavrou

Ukrainian air defences shot down all 14 Shahed drones launched by Russian forces in an in a single day assault, the air drive stated on Wednesday.

The air drive stated in an announcement the assault on Ukraine’s central, southeastern, and western areas lasted from 8pm on Tuesday till 3am on Wednesday. There have been no quick stories of casualties or main harm.

The air drive additionally stated that the Russian army launched an X-22 missile in Zaporizhzhia area within the southeast however the missile failed to succeed in its goal, falling right into a subject.

Unhealthy climate hampers preventing, ISW say

09:39 , Athena Stavrou

Ukrainian and Russian forces have continued to conduct offensive operations in japanese and southern Ukraine regardless of wet and snowy climate situations, a struggle monitoring suppose tank stated.

The Institute for the Research of Struggle (ISW) reported that Ukrainian Kherson Oblast Army Administration Advisor Serhiy Khlan acknowledged on Monday that the Russian shelling of the west (proper) financial institution of Kherson Oblast had decreased as a result of poor climate situations.

Ukrainian 14th Mechanized Brigade Spokesperson Nadiya Zamryha additionally stated on Tuesday that Russian forces proceed to conduct assaults within the Kupyansk path regardless of the snow and frost.

Zamryha added that the variety of Russian assaults will seemingly lower as a result of climate situations however that Russian forces won’t cease offensive operations fully.

Putin Scales again assaults on Avdiivka

09:32 , Athena Stavrou

Vladimir Putin has scaled again his assault on Avdiivka, stated Kyiv’s army officers who additionally warned that the assaults haven’t totally stopped but.

Mr Putin is pouring in fewer troops and tools in an try to seize the battered however strategic Ukrainian stronghold within the Donetsk oblast that has largely been occupied by Russia.

“Russian occupying forces have lowered the variety of floor and air assaults, although they nonetheless violate the foundations of struggle by taking pictures at medical groups and evacuation autos,” stated Ukrainian army spokesperson Oleksandr Shtupun.

Avdiivka, that has an unlimited coking plant, has seen fierce preventing and is now down to simply 1,500 residents in comparison with its pre-war inhabitants of about 32,000.

“The invaders aren’t abandoning their plans to encompass Avdiivka. Eight assaults had been repelled right this moment,” the spokesperson stated.

 (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty/Serhii Nuzhnenko via REUTERS)

(Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty/Serhii Nuzhnenko through REUTERS)

Putin scales again assault on Ukraine’s strategic Avdiivka city after heavy Russian losses

07:54 , Andy Gregory

Vladimir Putin has scaled again his assault on Avdiivka, stated Kyiv’s army officers who additionally warned that the assaults haven’t totally stopped but, stories my colleague Arpan Rai.

Mr Putin is pouring in fewer troops and tools in an try to seize the battered however strategic Ukrainian stronghold within the Donetsk oblast that has largely been occupied by Russia.

“Russian occupying forces have lowered the variety of floor and air assaults, although they nonetheless violate the foundations of struggle by taking pictures at medical groups and evacuation autos,” stated Ukrainian army spokesperson Oleksandr Shtupun.

Avdiivka, that has an unlimited coking plant, has seen fierce preventing and is now down to simply 1,500 residents in comparison with its pre-war inhabitants of about 32,000.

“The invaders aren’t abandoning their plans to encompass Avdiivka. Eight assaults had been repelled right this moment,” the spokesperson stated.

Putin scales again assault on Ukraine’s strategic city after heavy Russian losses

Ukrainian sniper ‘breaks world file after killing Russian soldier practically 2.5 miles away’

07:00 , Holly Evans

A Ukrainian sniper claims to have damaged the world file by killing a Russian soldier nearly 2.5 miles away, with a customized rifle referred to as ‘Lord of the Horizon’.

The earlier file was held by a Canadian particular operations sniper at a distance of two.2 miles in Iraq in 2017.

In a press assertion, the Safety Service of Ukraine (SBU) stated: “The SBU sniper set a world file for a profitable shot.

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Ukrainian sniper ‘breaks world file after killing soldier practically 2.5 miles away’

Poland set to get greater than 5 billion euros in EU cash

06:00 , Holly Evans

Poland is ready to obtain greater than 5 billion euros ($5.5 billion) in EU funds after the European Fee gave a constructive evaluation Tuesday of the nation’s revised restoration plan that features inexperienced reforms and investments.

The 5.1 billion euros pre-financing is a part of the bloc’s REPowerEU program geared toward serving to the 27 EU nations recuperate from the vitality disaster that adopted Russia’s invasion of Ukraine final 12 months, and cut back their dependance to Russian fossil fuels.

The announcement got here a month after an election in Poland secured a parliamentary majority to pro-EU events aligned with Donald Tusk.

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Poland set to get greater than 5 billion euros in EU cash after fee approves restoration plan

Queen commends journalists ‘risking their lives’ within the Center East and Ukraine

05:00 , Holly Evans

The Queen has recommended journalists “risking their lives” reporting from the Center East and Ukraine, as she celebrated the one hundred and thirty fifth anniversary of the International Press Affiliation (FPA) at its annual awards ceremony.

Camilla was made an honorary member of the FPA on the Sheraton Grand Park Lane lodge in Piccadilly, west London, “following within the footsteps” of the King, who has additionally obtained honorary life membership.

The FPA in London is the oldest and largest affiliation of international correspondents on this planet, based in 1888 by international journalists who got here to London to cowl the case of Jack the Ripper.

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Queen commends journalists ‘risking their lives’ within the Center East and Ukraine

Ukrainians who fled their nation for Israel discover themselves but once more residing with struggle

04:00 , Holly Evans

Tatyana Prima thought she’d left the bombs behind when she fled Ukraine greater than a 12 months and a half in the past, after Russia decimated her metropolis, Mariupol. The 38-year-old escaped together with her injured husband and younger daughter, bringing the household to security in southern Israel.

The calm she was slowly regaining shattered once more on Oct. 7, when Hamas militants invaded.

“All these sounds of struggle that we hear now, they generally work as a set off that brings again reminiscences of what we’ve gone via in Mariupol,” she stated. “It’s onerous feeling like that you just’re the one accountable for your baby, the one who desires what’s greatest for them, and not directly such as you’ve failed them.”

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Ukrainians who fled their nation for Israel discover themselves but once more residing with struggle

Zelensky thanks world’s media for fostering help for Ukraine

03:00 , Holly Evans

President Volodymyr Zelensky has hailed the necessary position of the world’s media in fostering worldwide help for Ukraine, as he met representatives of Fox Information and The Solar, together with Fox Company chief government Lachlan Murdoch.

He met Fox Information correspondent Benjamin Corridor and The Solar journalist Jerome Starkey in his Kyiv workplace and thanked them for “complete protection” of the struggle, together with shining gentle on “Russian atrocities” regardless of private dangers, the president’s official web site stated in an announcement.

He additionally advised The Solar how he has survived no less than 5 assassination makes an attempt by Russian President Vladimir Putin, likening his response to the makes an attempt as “identical to Covid”.

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Zelensky thanks world’s media for fostering help for Ukraine

10 years later, a war-weary Ukraine displays on occasions that started its collision course with Russia

02:00 , Holly Evans

It occurs each November, when the chilly descends on Kyiv. The change in climate at all times makes Dmytro Riznychenko suppose again, and he’s overwhelmed by his feelings.

“That is the place it actually started,” Riznychenko stated, strolling via central Kyiv’s Independence Sq. lately, reflecting on the rebellion that unleashed a decade of momentous change for Ukraine, finally resulting in the present struggle with Russia.

“Ten years of struggle and wrestle,” the 41-year-old psychologist continued, wearily and reluctantly. “And it looks as if the blood has solely simply begun to move, actually. I remorse nothing. However, God, it’s simply so tiresome.”

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10 years later, a war-weary Ukraine displays on occasions that started its collision course with Russia

Germany’s protection minister unveils extra assist for Ukraine’s struggle in opposition to Russia’s invasion

01:00 , Holly Evans

German Protection Minister Boris Pistorius vowed Tuesday to maintain supporting Ukraine’s efforts to win its struggle in opposition to Russia, pledging additional army help price 1.3 billion euros ($1.4 billion).

The brand new help is to incorporate additional Iris-T SLM anti-aircraft missile programs in addition to anti-tank mines and 155-millimeter artillery shells, German information company dpa reported.

“We’re speaking about 20,000 extra shells,” Pistorius stated at a joint information convention together with his Ukrainian counterpart, Rustem Umerov, in Kyiv, in line with dpa.

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Germany’s protection minister unveils extra assist for Ukraine’s struggle in opposition to Russia’s invasion

Ukrainian troops beat again Russian assaults close to Bakhmut as Putin’s forces make determined push

Tuesday 21 November 2023 23:59 , Joe Middleton

Russian forces in Ukraine’s japanese theatre of struggle are stepping up their assault round Bakhmut and have switched from defensive to offensive strains of assault, Kyiv’s army officers stated.

The assaults are centered on Klishchiivka, a village on greater elevation about 9km away from Bakhmut, stated Volodymyr Fityo, a spokesperson for Ukrainian floor forces.

Klishchiivka was recaptured from Russian forces by Ukraine in September in counteroffensive operations. Bakhmut had been taken by Russian troops in Might and has confronted among the most violent preventing between the 2 nations.

Ukrainian troops beat again assaults close to Bakhmut as Putin’s forces make determined push

Russia’s plan B in Ukraine is working – now shouldn’t be the second for the West to show away

Tuesday 21 November 2023 23:00 , Joe Middleton

Regardless of sluggish progress, the struggle in Ukraine has not reached a stalemate, writes James Nixey. However Volodymyr Zelensky’s forces can solely win if the West exhibits a renewed dedication to forcing Russia out

Russia’s plan B in Ukraine is working – the West should not flip away now

Russian Nobel winner Muratov loses problem in opposition to ‘international agent’ standing

Tuesday 21 November 2023 22:00 , Tom Watling

Russian editor and Nobel Peace Prize winner Dmitry Muratov failed on Tuesday in a authorized bid to overturn his designation by the authorities as a “international agent”.

Russia has utilized the label extensively to journalists, human rights activists, opposition figures and organisations it accuses of accepting international help so as to have interaction in what it deems unacceptable political exercise.

The Novaya Gazeta newspaper stated on its Telegram channel {that a} choose took solely 5 minutes to throw out Muratov’s case.

Muratov advised reporters the explanation for his designation was that he had spoken to YouTube channels thought of to be international brokers, though he stated he had carried out nothing unlawful.

“In my opinion they’ve banned the occupation of journalist within the Russian Federation,” he stated.

Together with different main impartial information retailers, Muratov’s paper was compelled to halt publication in Russia after President Vladimir Putin despatched troops into Ukraine in February 2022 and parliament handed powerful new legal guidelines in opposition to “discrediting” the armed forces or spreading false details about them.

The time period “international agent” carries Chilly Struggle connotations of spying. Anybody listed as such should declare their standing each time they publish something, together with on social media, and undergo onerous paperwork and scrutiny of their funds. Many have fled the nation.

Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Novaya Gazeta newspaper's editor-in-chief Dmitry Muratov (L) attends the appeals hearing to take him off 'foreign agents' list (EPA)

Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Novaya Gazeta newspaper’s editor-in-chief Dmitry Muratov (L) attends the appeals listening to to take him off ‘international brokers’ record (EPA)

Andriy Shevchenko urges the world to not overlook Ukraine: ‘The chilly is coming. Russia will attempt to hit our vitality’

Tuesday 21 November 2023 21:00 , Tom Watling

Nearly two years into Russia’s devastating invasion, certainly one of Ukraine’s most well-known exports is determined to maintain shining a light-weight on his nation’s plight, writes Lawrence Ostlere, as international consideration shifts to the Center East.

Andriy Shevchenko on Ukraine: ‘The chilly is coming. Russia will attempt to hit our vitality’

Slovakia’s new authorities led by populist Robert Fico wins a compulsory confidence vote

Tuesday 21 November 2023 20:00 , Tom Watling

Slovakia’s new authorities, led by populist Prime Minister Robert Fico who ended the nation’s army help for Ukraine, gained a compulsory confidence vote in Parliament on Tuesday.

Of the 143 lawmakers current within the 150-seat Parliament, 78 voted in favor of the three-party coalition authorities that was sworn in on Oct 25.

Fico returned to energy and took over as prime minister for the fourth time after his scandal-tainted leftist Smer, or Route, social gathering gained Slovakia’s Sept 30 parliamentary election on a pro-Russian and anti-American platform.

Slovakia’s new authorities led by populist Robert Fico wins a compulsory confidence vote

Ukrainian troops beat again Russian assaults close to Bakhmut as Putin’s forces make determined push

Tuesday 21 November 2023 19:00 , Tom Watling

Russian forces in Ukraine’s japanese theatre of struggle are stepping up their assault round Bakhmut and have switched from defensive to offensive strains of assault, Kyiv’s army officers stated.

The assaults are centered on Klishchiivka, a village on greater elevation about 9km away from Bakhmut, stated Volodymyr Fityo, a spokesperson for Ukrainian floor forces.

Klishchiivka was recaptured from Russian forces by Ukraine in September in counteroffensive operations. Bakhmut had been taken by Russian troops in Might and has confronted among the most violent preventing between the 2 nations.

Ukrainian troops beat again assaults close to Bakhmut as Putin’s forces make determined push

Poland set to get greater than 5 billion euros in EU cash after fee approves restoration plan

Tuesday 21 November 2023 18:00 , Tom Watling

Poland is ready to obtain greater than 5 billion euros ($5.5 billion) in EU funds after the European Fee gave a constructive evaluation Tuesday of the nation’s revised restoration plan that features inexperienced reforms and investments.

The 5.1 billion euros pre-financing is a part of the bloc’s REPowerEU program geared toward serving to the 27 EU nations recuperate from the vitality disaster that adopted Russia’s invasion of Ukraine final 12 months, and cut back their dependance to Russian fossil fuels.

The announcement got here a month after an election in Poland secured a parliamentary majority to pro-EU events aligned with Donald Tusk.

Poland set to get greater than 5 billion euros in EU cash after fee approves restoration plan

What’s included in Germany’s newest £1.1bn army bundle for Ukraine?

Tuesday 21 November 2023 17:30 , Tom Watling

Germany has introduced a brand new £1.1 billion army bundle for Ukraine weeks after chancellor Olaf Scholz insisted that Berlin would proceed supporting Kyiv “for so long as crucial”.

The announcement was made whereas German defence minister Boris Pistorius was visiting Ukrainian officers in Kyiv.

It additionally got here a day after the US introduced a $100m army bundle for Ukraine that was criticised for being mere “breadcrumbs” given the month-to-month expenditure price on the frontline, which is within the billions of {dollars}.

Included within the newest Berlin bundle are 4 medium-range IRIS-T air defence programs important to defending crucial Ukrainian infrastructure via the winter, in addition to roughly 20,000 155mm shells out there to these on the frontline.

Germany’s protection minister unveils extra assist for Ukraine’s struggle in opposition to Russia’s invasion

EU official says Ukraine’s accession to the bloc will make everybody safer

Tuesday 21 November 2023 16:34 , Tom Watling

European Council chief Charles Michel has stated he’s “completely satisfied” that the security of the European Union shall be bolstered by Ukraine’s accession to the bloc.

Finland’s prime minister hints at additional border motion as Russia protests closings of crossings

Tuesday 21 November 2023 16:19 , Tom Watling

Finland’s prime minister on Monday stated the nation could must take additional actions on its border with Russia after closing 4 border crossings in an try to stem a latest improve in asylum-seekers.

Finland, which joined NATO this 12 months in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, has accused Moscow of letting migrants from the Center East and Africa with out legitimate journey paperwork via to the Finnish border. The federal government closed the border crossings in southeastern Finland final week, however new migrant arrivals had been reported at border checkpoints farther north.

“The state of affairs has progressed in a foul path,” Prime Minister Petteri Orpo was quoted as saying by Finnish public broadcaster YLE throughout a go to to the Vartius border crossing in east-central Finland. “If there is no such thing as a change, we’ll take extra measures, and if crucial, rapidly. The message is evident that we don’t settle for this conduct.”

Finland’s prime minister hints at additional border motion as Russia protests closings of crossings

Civilian dying toll in Ukraine tops 10,000, says UN Human Rights Workplace

Tuesday 21 November 2023 15:55 , Tom Watling

Greater than 10,000 civilians have been killed in Ukraine since Russia invaded in February 2022, with about half of latest deaths occurring far behind the entrance strains, the United Nations Human Rights Workplace have introduced.

The UN human rights mission in Ukraine, which has dozens of screens within the nation, stated it expects the actual toll to be “considerably greater” than the official tally since corroboration work is ongoing.

This contains occasions within the first months after the invasion, such because the battle for management of Mariupol, the place residents reported excessive civilian casualties.

“Ten thousand civilian deaths is a grim milestone for Ukraine,” stated Danielle Bell, who heads the monitoring mission.

“The Russian Federation’s struggle in opposition to Ukraine, now getting into into its twenty first month, dangers evolving right into a protracted battle, with the extreme human value being painful to fathom,” she stated.

The overwhelming majority of the deaths have been attributable to explosive weapons with a wide-area affect equivalent to shells, missiles and cluster munitions, the United Nations stated.

Near half of the deaths within the final three months have occurred far past the entrance strains, the UN stated, attributing this to Russian forces’ use of long-range missiles and the late explosion of deserted ordinances.

Older individuals who could also be unable or unwilling to relocate to safer locations make up a disproportionate fraction of these killed in Ukraine, the UN information confirmed.

Greater than a 3rd of the victims whose ages had been confirmed had been over 60, it confirmed, whereas this age group constitutes only a quarter of the full inhabitants.

Moscow denies intentionally focusing on civilians.

Rescuers work on the side of a hospital which was heavily damaged by a Russian missile strike in eastern Ukraine this morning (REUTERS)

Rescuers work on the facet of a hospital which was closely broken by a Russian missile strike in japanese Ukraine this morning (REUTERS)

EU’s Michel, in Kyiv, says Ukraine continues to get nearer to EU

Tuesday 21 November 2023 15:00 , Tom Watling

European Council President Charles Michel stated throughout a visit to wartime Kyiv on Tuesday that Ukraine continued to get nearer to the European Union and described Kyiv’s progress as outstanding.

He made the remark at a joint information convention within the Ukrainian capital alongside Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Moldovan President Maia Sandu.

Charles Michel said Ukraine continued to get closer to becoming a European Union member (AFP via Getty Images)

Charles Michel stated Ukraine continued to get nearer to turning into a European Union member (AFP through Getty Pictures)

An in depth have a look at Germany’s new €1.3bn army help bundle

Tuesday 21 November 2023 14:33 , Tom Watling

Earlier we reported that Germany had introduced a brand new €1.3 billion (£1.1bn) army bundle for Ukraine throughout defence minister Boris Pistorius’ go to to Kyiv right this moment.

Beneath are some extra in-depth particulars about what that bundle will embody.

The Ukrainian defence ministry stated they’re “grateful” to Berlin for its “steadfast help”.

Listed here are some extra of the newest footage

Tuesday 21 November 2023 14:15 , Tom Watling

Beneath are among the newest footage which have been revealed all through right this moment.

The twenty first of November is an annual day of celebration in Ukraine, referred to as the Day of Dignity and Freedom. It marks the start of the revolution that finally overthrew the pro-Russian authorities a decade in the past.

One other photograph exhibits a recruitment poster put up in Kyiv calling for Ukrainian troopers to hitch the frontline. Russians pictured within the posters are portrayed as orcs, the evil characters in Lord of the Rings. The comparability has change into a well-liked one inside Ukraine and its army ranks.

Photographs from a Russian defence ministry assembly had been additionally posted on their official channels. Earlier right this moment, Sergei Shoigu, the top of the ministry and a key, longstanding ally of Vladimir Putin, claimed Ukrianians had didn’t cross the Dnipro River into occupied southern Ukrainian territory in Kherson Oblast regardless of stories suggesting in any other case.

A soldier pays his respects at the monument to the so-called ‘Heavenly Hundred’, the people killed during the Ukrainian pro-European Union (EU) mass demonstrations in 2014 (REUTERS)

A soldier pays his respects on the monument to the so-called ‘Heavenly Hundred’, the individuals killed throughout the Ukrainian pro-European Union (EU) mass demonstrations in 2014 (REUTERS)

A poster depicting Ukrainian servicemen fighting with Russian ‘orcs’ with a sign reading ‘Fight together in 3rd assault brigade (a brigade of the Ukrainian Ground Forces)’ in Kyiv (AFP via Getty Images)

A poster depicting Ukrainian servicemen preventing with Russian ‘orcs’ with an indication studying ‘Struggle collectively in third assault brigade (a brigade of the Ukrainian Floor Forces)’ in Kyiv (AFP through Getty Pictures)

Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu chairs a roundtable meeting with military officials in Moscow (Russian Defence Ministry/AFP via)

Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu chairs a roundtable assembly with army officers in Moscow (Russian Defence Ministry/AFP through)

Berlin pronounces new army help bundle for Ukraine price 1.3 bln euros

Tuesday 21 November 2023 13:50 , Tom Watling

Germany will help Ukraine with one other army help bundle price 1.3 billion euros (£1.1bn) that can embody a further IRIS-T air defence unit, defence minister Boris Pistorius stated in Kyiv on Tuesday.

Berlin is the second-biggest provider of army help to Kyiv after the US. The chancellor, Olaf Scholz, pledged final month that Germany would preserve its help to Kyiv, insisting that “we’ll help Ukraine so long as crucial”.

German defence minister Boris Pistorius (R) sits down his Ukrainian counterpart Rustem Umerov in Kyiv (AFP via Getty Images)

German defence minister Boris Pistorius (R) sits down his Ukrainian counterpart Rustem Umerov in Kyiv (AFP through Getty Pictures)

Tuesday 21 November 2023 13:30 , Tom Watling

Slovak parliament confirms authorities promising to halt Ukraine army help

Physique: Slovakia’s parliament has confirmed prime minister Robert Fico’s authorities on Tuesday, backing a coverage agenda that guarantees to halt state army help to Ukraine.

Mr Fico gained an election in September on a marketing campaign that took intention at crucial media, Western companions and liberal insurance policies.

Fico’s governing coalition combines his leftist, socially conservative SMER-SSD social gathering with a smaller leftist social gathering and a small nationalist social gathering.

The coalition adopted its coverage programme final week, and parliament supported it in a vote of confidence on Tuesday.

The programme incorporates Mr Fico’s marketing campaign pledge to halt Slovakia’s official army help to Ukraine as its neighbour battles Russia’s invasion and to hunt a cessation of hostilities, whereas recognising Ukraine’s worldwide borders.

Newly appointed Slovakia's prime minister Robert Fico arrives for a swear in ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Bratislava (Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Newly appointed Slovakia’s prime minister Robert Fico arrives for a swear in ceremony on the Presidential Palace in Bratislava (Copyright 2023 The Related Press. All rights reserved)

Ukraine suspects lawmaker of first-ever cryptocurrency bribe

Tuesday 21 November 2023 13:00 , Tom Watling

Ukrainian investigators suspect a lawmaker of making an attempt to bribe the top of a authorities reconstruction company within the nation’s first-ever documented cryptocurrency kickback, authorities stated on Tuesday.

The Nationwide Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) stated the lawmaker, a member of parliament’s anti-corruption committee, is believed to have provided the equal of $50,000 in bitcoin in trade for state funds to rebuild infrastructure beneath his management.

The bureau didn’t identify the official, who was served by prosecutors with an official discover of suspicion.

The pinnacle of Ukraine‘s State Company for Restoration and Infrastructure Improvement reported the bribe to authorities after receiving the primary $10,000 tranche, NABU stated.

“That is the primary unlawful profit in cryptocurrency within the historical past of (Ukraine‘s) anti-corruption establishments that has been documented,” the company stated in an announcement.

Ukraine has stepped up efforts to stamp out corruption because it pursues membership of the European Union, which has made the struggle in opposition to graft a key situation for negotiations to start.

10 years later, a war-weary Ukraine displays on occasions that started its collision course with Russia

Tuesday 21 November 2023 12:30 , Tom Watling

It occurs each November, when the chilly descends on Kyiv. The change in climate at all times makes Dmytro Riznychenko suppose again, and he’s overwhelmed by his feelings.

“That is the place it actually started,” Riznychenko stated, strolling via central Kyiv’s Independence Sq. lately, reflecting on the rebellion that unleashed a decade of momentous change for Ukraine, finally resulting in the present struggle with Russia.

“Ten years of struggle and wrestle,” the 41-year-old psychologist continued, wearily and reluctantly. “And it looks as if the blood has solely simply begun to move, actually. I remorse nothing. However, God, it’s simply so tiresome.”

10 years later, a war-weary Ukraine displays on occasions that started its collision course with Russia

Ukrainian troops beat again Russian assaults close to Bakhmut as Putin’s forces make determined push

Tuesday 21 November 2023 12:00 , Tom Watling

Russian forces in Ukraine’s japanese theatre of struggle are stepping up their assault round Bakhmut and have switched from defensive to offensive strains of assault, Kyiv’s army officers stated.

The assaults are centered on Klishchiivka, a village on greater elevation about 9km away from Bakhmut, stated Volodymyr Fityo, a spokesperson for Ukrainian floor forces.

Klishchiivka was recaptured from Russian forces by Ukraine in September in counteroffensive operations. Bakhmut had been taken by Russian troops in Might and has confronted among the most violent preventing between the 2 nations.

“Russian occupying forces have introduced within the crucial reserves and gone on the assault,” the spokesperson stated, referring to renewed assaults by Moscow.

Ukrainian troops repelled 11 assaults up to now 24 hours, Mr Fity stated. “The enemy is making an attempt to dislodge our males from defensive positions round Klishchiivka,” he stated.

Ukrainian troops beat again assaults close to Bakhmut as Putin’s forces make determined push

Ukrainians who fled their nation for Israel discover themselves but once more residing with struggle

Tuesday 21 November 2023 11:38 , Tom Watling

Tatyana Prima thought she’d left the bombs behind when she fled Ukraine greater than a 12 months and a half in the past, after Russia decimated her metropolis, Mariupol. The 38-year-old escaped together with her injured husband and younger daughter, bringing the household to security in southern Israel.

The calm she was slowly regaining shattered once more on Oct. 7, when Hamas militants invaded.

“All these sounds of struggle that we hear now, they generally work as a set off that brings again reminiscences of what we’ve gone via in Mariupol,” she stated. “It’s onerous feeling like that you just’re the one accountable for your baby, the one who desires what’s greatest for them, and not directly such as you’ve failed them.”

Russian defence minister claims Ukraine failing to cross the Dnipro River

Tuesday 21 November 2023 11:08 , Tom Watling

Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu has claimed that Ukraine have failed to hold out a touchdown operation within the Kherson area, the Interfax information company reported.

The Russian politician, a senior determine concerned within the “particular army operation” and an integral member of Vladimir Putin’s siloviki (internal circle), was echoing dismissive claims made by the official channel of his personal ministry earlier right this moment.

Vladimir Putin, left and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu arrive at the headquarters of Russia's Southern Military District in Rostov-on-Don (Sputnik)

Vladimir Putin, left and Russian Protection Minister Sergei Shoigu arrive on the headquarters of Russia’s Southern Army District in Rostov-on-Don (Sputnik)

Andriy Shevchenko urges the world to not overlook Ukraine: ‘The chilly is coming. Russia will attempt to hit our vitality’

Tuesday 21 November 2023 10:45 , Tom Watling

Nearly two years into Russia’s devastating invasion, certainly one of Ukraine’s most well-known exports is determined to maintain shining a light-weight on his nation’s plight, writes Lawrence Ostlere, as international consideration shifts to the Center East.n

Andriy Shevchenko on Ukraine: ‘The chilly is coming. Russia will attempt to hit our vitality’

Russia says co-existence not attainable with Ukraine’s present ‘regime’

Tuesday 21 November 2023 10:20 , Tom Watling

Russia can’t co-exist with the present Ukrainian “regime” and can resist the may of the NATO army alliance for so long as Moscow wants to attain its goals, a senior Russian international ministry diplomat stated on Tuesday.

“The present regime is totally poisonous, we don’t see any choices for co-existence with it in the meanwhile,” Russian Ambassador-at-Giant Rodion Miroshnik advised reporters in Moscow.

Miroshnik stated Ukraine had carried out crimes in opposition to civilians and that NATO had provided forbidden weapons to Ukraine however that the West would finally lose curiosity in Ukraine.

“We will resist NATO simply as a lot as we have to fulfill the duties that the president has formulated,” Miroshnik stated.

European Council president arrives in Kyiv to debate ‘subsequent steps’ of EU accession

Tuesday 21 November 2023 09:54 , Tom Watling

Charles Michel, the European Council president, has additionally arrived in Kyiv forward of talks about Ukrainian accession to the European Union.

Moldovan chief Maia Sandu arrived within the Ukrainian capital earlier this morning, as did German defence minister Boris Pistorius.

In an announcement on X, Ms Sandu stated that “discussing the subsequent steps in EU accession of Moldova and Ukraine” was on the agenda for discussions.

She added that “enhancing regional safety” in addition to dialogue on the “EU’s continued help of reforms and improvement in our nations” would even be part of conferences right this moment.

Mr Michel was greeted by the EU’s ambassador to Ukraine, Katarina Mathernova, at Kyiv’s railway station. She will be seen shaking Mr Michel’s hand beneath in an image posted by the European Council chief to X. He captioned the photograph: “Good to be again in Kyiv – amongst buddies.”

‘It’s like Covid’: Zelensky says Putin has made ‘5 or 6’ makes an attempt on his life

Tuesday 21 November 2023 09:48 , Tom Watling

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has claimed that no less than “5 or 6” Russian makes an attempt to assassinate him have been foiled by his safety providers.

The wartime chief, talking from the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, stated the amount of makes an attempt had turned him nearly numb to the hazard. He in contrast the later makes an attempt to catching the Covid-19 an infection.

“The primary one could be very fascinating, when it’s the first time, and after that it is rather like Covid,” he stated in a brand new interview.

You may learn the total story right here.

‘It’s like Covid’: Zelensky says Putin has made ‘5 or 6’ makes an attempt on his life

Ukraine air defence downs 9 out of 10 Russian drones

Tuesday 21 November 2023 09:35 , Tom Watling

Ukraine air defence shot down one missile and 9 out of 10 drones in a Russian in a single day strike, the nation’s air drive has stated.

The air drive stated in an announcement the Russian forces launched Iranian-made drones from Russian territory on a number of instructions.

Ukrainian air defense intercepts an Iranian-made Shahed drone during a Russian airstrike against Kyiv in May (AP)

Ukrainian air protection intercepts an Iranian-made Shahed drone throughout a Russian airstrike in opposition to Kyiv in Might (AP)

US announce $100m help bundle for Ukraine

Tuesday 21 November 2023 09:17 , Tom Watling

The US have introduced that they are going to ship a further $100 million in safety help to Ukraine.

The pledge follows US defence secretary Lloyd Austin’s go to to Kyiv yesterday, throughout which he promised American help “for the lengthy haul”.

Included within the newest bundle is one Excessive-Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) and an unspecified variety of shells.

Ukraine’s ministry of defence welcomed the bundle in an announcement on X. The quantity, nonetheless, is minimal to the purpose of nominal; Ukraine has been utilizing billions of {dollars} price of munitions and heavy weaponry each month.

Whereas the US Congress stays frozen with out a fiscal plan for subsequent 12 months, they’re unable to ship extra vital packages to Ukraine.

Moldova’s president Maia Sandu arrives in Ukraine

Tuesday 21 November 2023 09:09 , Tom Watling

Moldova’s President Maia Sandu have arrived in Kyiv, the Ukrainian presidential workplace stated on Tuesday.

Sandu and Ukraine‘s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy honoured the reminiscence of people that died throughout the Revolution of Dignity 10 12 months in the past, the workplace stated on social media platform X.

German defence minister Boris Pistorius additionally arrived on Tuesday morning in Kyiv.

Listed here are among the newest footage from Ukraine

Tuesday 21 November 2023 08:30 , Tom Watling

Good morning. Beneath are among the newest footage from Ukraine as German defence minister Boris Pistorius arrived in Kyiv this morning for a secret go to.

His go to comes as snow has begun to fall in japanese Ukraine amid fears of a stalemate on the frontline.

Normal Valery Zaluzhny, the chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, wrote an article earlier this month wherein he stated the battle had descended into “positional” warfare and that there can be no main breakthrough such because the one many had hoped the summer season counteroffensive would obtain. He met with US defece secretary Lloyd Austin yesterday.

German defence minister Boris Pistorius arrived in Kyiv this morning for a surprise visit (AFP via Getty Images)

German defence minister Boris Pistorius arrived in Kyiv this morning for a shock go to (AFP through Getty Pictures)

Ukrainian serviceman rides on a quad in Donetsk region after snowfall (AFP via Getty Images)

Ukrainian serviceman rides on a quad in Donetsk area after snowfall (AFP through Getty Pictures)

Ukrainian defence minister Rustem Umerov (L)  alongside Valery Zaluzhny during a meeting with Lloyd Austin (via REUTERS)

Ukrainian defence minister Rustem Umerov (L) alongside Valery Zaluzhny throughout a gathering with Lloyd Austin (through REUTERS)

Russia says it scuppers extra Ukrainian makes an attempt to cross the Dnipro

Tuesday 21 November 2023 07:53 , Tara Cobham

Russia stated on Tuesday that marines, aviation and artillery had scuppered extra Ukrainian makes an attempt to achieve a foothold on the japanese financial institution of the River Dnipro and on islands on the mouth of the river in southern Ukraine.

Ukraine stated this month that its forces had crossed the Dnipro and established a number of bridgeheads on the japanese banks of the river, although Russia stated it was pummelling the Ukrainian positions.

“Black Sea Fleet marines are stopping all makes an attempt by the Armed Forces of Ukraine to hold out amphibious landings on the Dnipro islands and the left financial institution of the Dnipro River,” Russia’s defence ministry stated.

The Russian defence ministry revealed a video which it stated confirmed marines from the 810th Guards Naval Infantry Brigade defeating Ukrainian forces. Troopers had been proven firing quite a lot of weapons, although the results of the preventing was unclear.

It stated Ukrainian forces had been struggling heavy casualties and shedding tools in unsuccessful makes an attempt to land on islands within the Dnipro. Reuters was unable to instantly confirm battlefield accounts from both facet.

It’s nonetheless unclear how vital the Ukrainian try to achieve a foothold on the japanese financial institution of the Dnipro is. Crossing the Dnipro leaves Ukrainian models uncovered between river and marshland on one facet and closely fortified Russian strains on the opposite.

A Ukrainian serviceman jumps out of the boat on the shore of Dnipro river at the frontline near Kherson, Ukraine, in October (Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

A Ukrainian serviceman jumps out of the boat on the shore of Dnipro river on the frontline close to Kherson, Ukraine, in October (Copyright 2023 The Related Press. All rights reserved.)

Russian strikes kill two and wound six in japanese Ukraine, say officers

Tuesday 21 November 2023 07:42 , Tara Cobham

Two individuals had been killed and 6 had been wounded in in a single day Russian missile assaults and shelling in Ukraine’s japanese Donetsk and Kharkiv areas, Ukrainian officers stated on Tuesday.

Missiles hit a hospital within the Donetsk city of Selydove and a coal mine, Inside Minister Ihor Klymenko stated on the Telegram messaging service.

“Two buildings of the hospital had been broken, six civilians had been injured. There could also be victims beneath the rubble, search operations proceed,” Klymenko stated.

One employee was killed within the assault on the coal mine, he stated.

“4 buildings, 19 autos and an influence line had been broken. 39 miners had been trapped underground. As of now, all miners have been dropped at the floor,” he stated.

Invading Russian forces have occupied a lot of Donetsk and Russia has stated it intends to take over the entire area.

In Kharkiv, one particular person was killed in Russian shelling, the area’s governor, Oleh Synehubov, stated.

Rescuers clearing debris of a residential building damaged after a Russian strike in Selydove, Donetsk region, last week (AFP via Getty Images)

Rescuers clearing particles of a residential constructing broken after a Russian strike in Selydove, Donetsk area, final week (AFP through Getty Pictures)

Our bodies of Ukrainian and Russian troops exchanged

Tuesday 21 November 2023 07:00 , Alexander Butler

The our bodies of Ukrainian and Russian troops have been exchanged.

The Coordination Headquarters on the Remedy of Prisoners of Struggle stated round 94 Ukrainian troops had been returned to Ukrainian-controlled territory.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine stated forensic examinations will now happen to establish the our bodies.

The our bodies of Russian troops had been additionally handed over, in accordance with worldwide humanitarian legislation.

Russia could start full mobilisation after 2024 presidential election, says senior safety official

Tuesday 21 November 2023 06:00 , Alexander Butler

Russia could start full mobilisation after the 2024 Russian presidential election on 17 March, the secretary of the nationwide safety and defence council of Ukraine, Oleksii Danilov, has instructed.

Danilov stated in a speech to the Worldwide Safety Discussion board in Halifax, Canada: “Russia has managed to adapt, and continuously injects funds into its defence sector. Russia proved to be extra resilient to the west’s sanctions, as anticipated.

“Russia is more and more placing its economic system on a struggle footing. Complete mobilisation could comply with the 2024 presidential elections.”

Russia lodges protest in opposition to Finnish ambassador as nation threatens extra borders will shut

Tuesday 21 November 2023 04:00 , Alexander Butler

Russia’s international ministry has stated it has lodged a proper protest with the Finnish ambassador in Moscow over the closure of 4 busy border crossings between Russia and Finland.

On Saturday, Finland closed crossings on the shared border in a bid to halt the move of asylum seekers that it says was instigated by Moscow.

Solely 4 crossing factors stay open, which the Russian international ministry stated has impacted tens of hundreds of individuals in each nations.

Russian drones goal Kyiv as UK Protection Ministry says little likelihood of front-line change

Tuesday 21 November 2023 03:00 , Alexander Butler

Russian drones focused Kyiv on Sunday because the British Protection Ministry stated there have been “few quick prospects” for main change alongside the Ukrainian entrance line because the struggle enters its second winter.

Russia launched 20 Iranian-made Shahed drones in a single day, focusing on the Ukrainian capital and the Cherkasy and Poltava areas, in line with a army assertion. Ukrainian anti-aircraft programs shot down 15 of the drones.

The in a single day strike on Kyiv is the second assault on the Ukrainian capital in 48 hours, stated the town’s Army Administration spokesperson, Serhii Popko.

Russian drones goal Kyiv as UK Protection Ministry says little likelihood of front-line change

NATO dedicated to Bosnia’s territorial integrity condemns ‘malign’ Russian affect

Tuesday 21 November 2023 01:00 , Alexander Butler

NATO helps Bosnia‘s territorial integrity and is worried by “malign international interference,” together with by Russia, within the risky Balkans area that went via a devastating struggle within the Nineties, NATO Secretary Normal Jens Stoltenberg stated Monday.

Sarajevo is the primary cease on Stoltenberg’s tour of Western Balkan nations that can even embody Kosovo, Serbia and North Macedonia.

“The Allies strongly help the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Bosnia-Herzegovina,” Stoltenberg advised reporters. “We’re involved by the secessionist and divisive rhetoric in addition to malign international interference, together with Russia.”

NATO dedicated to Bosnia’s territorial integrity condemns ‘malign’ Russian affect

At the very least 11,000 kids in ‘re-education’ camps in Russia, UK ministry of defence says

Tuesday 21 November 2023 00:01 , Alexander Butler

Russia is holding no less than 11,000 Ukrainian kids throughout 43 “re-education” camps, the UK ministry of defence stated.

“At the very least 11,000 Ukrainian kids are reportedly being detained at 43 re-education camps throughout Russia, hundreds of miles from house. Their easy proper to life and liberty is being impacted,” the ministry stated on X.

Russia bars Moldovan nationals, summoning ambassador

Monday 20 November 2023 22:00 , Alexander Butler

Russia barred entry to a variety of officers from Moldova on Monday and complained about strikes by its pro-European authorities to dam Russian media retailers forward of native elections earlier this month.

The strikes had been the newest in a sequence of acerbic exchanges between the 2 sides and allegations by Moldova that Russia has been exerting stress on the ex-Soviet state’s affairs and President Maia Sandu’s drive to hitch the European Union.

A Russian international ministry assertion stated Moldovan Ambassador Lilian Darie was summoned to be advised of the choice.

“The Moldovan facet was introduced with a decisive protest in reference to the persevering with politically motivated persecution of Russian media in Moldova, together with the blocking of entry to their Web websites,” a ministry assertion stated.

US supply one other $100m in help

Monday 20 November 2023 21:00 , Alexander Butler

The US has pledged an extra $100m in defence help to Ukraine, which is ready to incorporate air defence interceptors and anti-tank weapons.

There haven’t been any additional particulars, however it comes on the identical day as US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin visited Kyiv.

The US is with Ukraine ‘for the lengthy haul’, defence secretary tells Zelensky

Monday 20 November 2023 20:13 , Alexander Butler

US defence secretary Lloyd Austin stated the nation stays behind Ukraine because it continues its struggle with Russia. It comes after saying an extra bundle of defensive help price $100m.

“The message that I deliver you right this moment is that the US of America is with you. We’ll stay with you for the lengthy haul,” Mr Austin stated.

He added: “I believe they’re ready for fight within the winter. They did an amazing job final 12 months. This 12 months we anticipate them to be, simply primarily based on what President Zelensky has stated, them to be much more aggressive.”

President Volodymyr Zelensky shaking hands with US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin (EPA)

President Volodymyr Zelensky shaking fingers with US Secretary of Protection Lloyd Austin (EPA)

Ukrainian sniper ‘breaks world file after killing Russian solider practically 2.5 miles away’

Monday 20 November 2023 18:12 , Alexander Butler

A Ukrainian sniper claims to have damaged the world file by killing a Russian soldier nearly 2.5 miles away, with a customized rifle referred to as ‘Lord of the Horizon’, Holly Evans stories.

The earlier file was held by a Canadian particular operations sniper at a distance of two.2 miles in Iraq in 2017.

In a press assertion, the Safety Service of Ukraine (SBU) stated: “The SBU sniper set a world file for a profitable shot.

“He hit a Russian soldier from an unbelievable distance.

“SBU snipers are altering the foundations of world sniping, demonstrating the power to work successfully at improbable distances.”

Ukrainian sniper ‘breaks world file after killing solider practically 2.5 miles away’

Full report: Russia places Ukrainian winner of Eurovision Tune Contest on needed record

Monday 20 November 2023 17:14 , Andy Gregory

Russia has positioned a Ukrainian singer who gained the 2016 Eurovision Tune Contest on its needed record, state information businesses reported Monday.

The impartial information website Mediazona stated singer Susana Jamaladinova was charged beneath a Russian legislation adopted final 12 months which outlaws spreading so-called pretend details about the struggle in Ukraine.

Russia places Ukrainian winner of Eurovision Tune Contest on needed record

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