On the 273rd 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 Wednesday, November 23 (Moscow time).
After meeting with US senators at the International Security Forum in Halifax, Canada, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin thanked them for their continued support of Ukraine and called for the passage of a bill on national defense powers necessary to ensure the security of the American people at a time when the United States faces “challenges from China and an acute threat from Russia see,” the Pentagon said. Said Deputy Press Secretary Sabrina Singh.
According to her, the Pentagon “is watching the Ukrainians fight back, with weapons and systems provided not only by us, but also by other partners and allies.” The department is aware of Russian bombings using Iranian drones, which damaged Ukrainian infrastructure. “We see Russia becoming even more isolated and turning to countries like Iran and North Korea to replenish its supplies. This clearly shows its own weakness, and it clearly shows how isolated it has become in the world,” is quoted on the Pentagon website the words of the press secretary.
receive Ukraine next tranche of macro-financial assistance of the EU to the tune of EUR 2.5 billion, said Volodymyr Zelenskyy in a traditional evening video message. According to him, Kiev is waiting for the approval of the European “macrofin program” for the following year in the amount of 18 billion euros, moreover, the United States will soon send additional funding in the amount of 4.5 billion dollars to directly support the Ukrainian budget. “Thanks to such decisions by our friends, we maintain social stability and, despite all the Russian strikes, we fulfill our social obligations,” Zelensky stressed.
The President of Ukraine also said that about four thousand “Points of Invincibility” have already been deployed around the country – this is a new project to support people against the background of power outages due to Russian shelling. These points will operate free of charge and 24 hours a day and provide “all basic services”: electricity, mobile communications and internet, heating, water, first aid kit. “I am sure that by helping each other we can overcome this winter together,” said Zelensky.