On the 275th day of full scale Russian military invasion of Ukraine Russian troops continue to try to control the neighboring country’s captured settlements. The armed forces and units of the territorial defense of Ukraine resist aggression. It is impossible to verify the statements of representatives of both parties from independent sources. According to the UN, about 14 million Ukrainians have already left their homes. DW watches behind the events of Friday, November 25 (Moscow time).
Night and morning rocket attacks attacked the outskirts of Zaporozhye, said local authorities. “This time the rockets hit the hospital. Fortunately, no one was injured, which cannot be said about the building. Dozens of windows were smashed,” Oleksandr Starukh, chairman of the Zaporozhye Regional Military Administration, wrote on his Telegram- channel.
Russian troops struck at night of heavy artillery pieces and MLRS “Grad” for the communities of Marganets and Nikopol in the Dnipropetrovsk regionreported in Telegram head of the local administration Valentin Reznichenko. It is noted that more than 70 Russian shells were fired at settlements, there were no casualties or injuries.
Armyansk authoritieslocated in the north of the annexed Crimea, reported that early in the morning on November 25 in the city the air defense system went off. “I ask you to remain calm, the air defense system is working,” he wrote in his Telegram channel the head of the local administration Vasily Telizhenko. earlier in Armyansk heard only the distant sounds of explosionshe told the TASS bureau, specifying that the evacuation of the city’s residents “has not been carried out, is not being carried out and is not planned”.
British Foreign Secretary James Cleverley arrives in Kiev
British Foreign Secretary James Cleverley has arrived in Ukraine for the first time. He will meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba in Kiev, according to a statement from the British Ministry. Britain is ready to allocate to Ukraine £3 million (€3.5 million) for critical infrastructure and a further £5 million (€5.8 million) for Grain Initiative for the Black Sea, for the purchase of grain for the poorest countries. Cleverly harshly condemns Russia for its “brutal attacks” on civilians, hospitals and energy infrastructure.
Russian army in Ukraine daily loses up to 1000 soldiers killed and wounded, even when the intensity of hostilities at the front decreases, the losses are about 400-600 soldiers. This data is published in in the broadcast of the program “Feygin LIVE” Advisor to the Cabinet of the President of Ukraine Oleksiy Arestovich. “We are now steadily deploying a battalion mainly towards Soledar – Bakhmut,” said Arestovich. In this direction, according to him, the share of mobilized Russians, poorly trained for combat, is at least 50%.
More than 300 children remain under Russian shelling in Bakhmut, law enforcement officials are urging their parents to agree to the evacuation. “I urge parents: save your children. Adults have a legal obligation to ensure that children are safe and have adequate living conditions. If you choose to remain under fire, the child must be evacuated accompanied by a parent or person of trust. The police officers will organize a departure and the authorities will provide free housing and social assistance,” said Ruslan Osipenko, head of the main directorate of the national police in the Donetsk region.
According to authorities, about 15,000 people live in Bakhmut and its suburbs, 306 of whom are children. Meanwhile, Russian troops continue to try to take the city. In the past week alone, there have been at least 14 mass strikes in the residential sector of Bakhmut. Two people died instantly, 11 were injured of varying severity.
More than 15,000 people have gone missing in Ukraine since the start of the war
In Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian invasion more than 15 thousand people were missing. This was stated in it interview with Reuters Director of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) Matthew Holliday. However, he stressed that this number is incorrect, as 25,000 people were killed or missing in Mariupol alone, according to Ukrainian authorities. “Now it is mainly a matter of taking all necessary measures to ensure the identification of as many people as possible.
The vast majority of the missing and dead are victims of war crimes, so the perpetrators must be held accountable,” Holliday said. He added that investigations into missing persons cases in Ukraine will take years even after hostilities have ceased .
BEE The authorities of the Ostrogozhsky district of the Voronezh region are preparing for the evacuation of residents 15 villages and farms located “within 100 km from the border of the Russian Federation with Ukraine”, reported the online edition of “Layout”. Officials, referring to the “instruction of the governor of the Voronezh region”, ask to “organize work with the population” on possible housing with relatives living in safer areas. The administration also asks to find out which local residents can be evacuated with their own transport.
The Voronezh region borders the Melovsky, Novopskovsky and Markovsky districts of the Lugansk region, which were occupied by Russian forces at the beginning of the war and are now deep in the rear of the RF forces. Virtually the entire southern part of the region, including the major regional centers of Rossosh and Pavlovsk, falls within the 100 kilometer zone. The total population of this area is more than 270 thousand people.
Information disclosed in candid interviews of journalists with Ukrainian soldiers, released from captivity, can harm those who are only prepared for exchange. This was stated during a briefing by Deputy Defense Minister Anna Malyar. She urged media workers “not to turn their attention to those who have already been returned”.
Ukrainian artillerymen destroyed the S-300 anti-aircraft missile system, from which on November 23, the maternity ward of a hospital in the city of Volnyansk, Zaporozhye region, was fired on, killing a baby. This was announced by the mayor of Melitopol Ivan Fedorov. “On November 23, at about 1:40 pm, in the village of Zeleny Yar, our fighters knocked out the enemy S-300 missile system. Eyewitnesses first heard two powerful explosions, then a third, even more powerful: an explosion went off.” Fedorov wrote in the Telegram channel. “Rashists got the first signs of revenge for the murder of a baby in Volnyansk,” he stressed.
Russian troops inflicted rocket attack on the outskirts of Zaporozhye. Rockets fell near the hospital and damaged the building. “This time people were not injured, which cannot be said about the building. Dozens of broken windows,” said Oleksandr Starukh, chairman of the Zaporizhzhya OVA, on his Telegram channel.
Zelensky: Shooting Kherson is the revenge of the losers
Vladimir Zelensky noticed Russian attacks on Kherson in his evening video message. “Almost every hour I receive reports of attacks by the invaders on Kherson and other communities in the region. Such terror started immediately after the Russian army was forced to flee the Kherson region. This is the revenge of those who lost,” said the president of Ukraine said.
“They don’t know how to fight. All they can do so far is terrorize. Either energy terror, or artillery or missile terror – that’s what Russia has been relegated to under its current leadership,” Zelensky added.
Belarusian army will not participate in Russia’s war against Ukraine, assures ruler of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. “If we get directly involved in this conflict with armed forces, with manpower, we will not add anything to this, but on the contrary, we will make it worse. This is not Belarus’ role in this conflict,” Lukashenko said. According to him, Belarus is involved in this war “in many areas”, but without direct participation of the army. “We don’t interfere, we don’t kill anyone, we don’t send manpower there, because it’s not necessary,” claims the Belarusian ruler.
Four people died as a result of the shelling of Kherson
Russian troops shelled a residential area of Kherson, reported head of the regional military administration Yaroslav Yanushevich. According to him, as a result of the shelling, a multi-storey building caught fire, the shells also hit the playground. Four people were killed and six others injured, according to local authorities.