On the 274th 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 24 (Moscow time).
France has not issued a visa representatives of Russia to participate in the event through the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), said the representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova. “The French side has not issued visas to our representatives for this forum,” Zakharova said. The French side has not yet responded.
The EU is preparing the ninth package of sanctions against Russia
The EU actively promotes ninth package of sanctions against Russia in response to Moscow’s war in Ukraine. This was mentioned President of the European CommissionUrsula von der Leyen during her visit to Finland.
Ukrainian troops repulsed the Russian offensive in the areas of eight settlements, according to the morning’s operational summary of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. According to a post published on Facebook page of the General Staff.
On purpose hiding the goals of the war against the background of the failure of the Russian army and the growing number of casualties fuels discontent among Kremlin-critical constituencies, the report said American Institute for the Study of War (ISW). According to experts, the Russian president has not abandoned the main goal – control over Ukraine – but disguised this goal in order to deceive the West and force Kiev into peace negotiations. Putin consistently promotes his belief that “Ukraine is a Nazi state” and should be “denazified”. “However, obscurations of war aims and attempts at rhetorical balance are becoming increasingly sharp, potentially fueling discontent in critical constituencies,” the ISW said.
US warns of Russian use of chemical weapons
Washington is taking the opportunity seriously use of chemical weapons by Russia in the war against Ukraine. About this with reference to several White House representatives reported Politico. The Biden administration believes that Putin is more likely to use chemical weapons than nuclear weapons, so the United States is discussing with allies the need to prepare for such a scenario. The publication emphasizes that the Pentagon has no data on the direct preparation of chemical attacks by Russian forces.
On the morning of Nov Buses run on tram lines in Kiev. This was reported in the Telergam channel of the Kiev State Administration. The reasons for the cancellation of the tram service have not been specified.
Deployed in Kyiv the first 500 so-called “Points of Invincibility”designed to protect the civilian population during emergencies, especially a prolonged power outage. The authorities promise that all these facilities will have “basic services”: electricity, heat, drinking water, mobile communications, internet, first aid, mother and child rooms. The Kyiv military city administration plans, that one “Point of Indestructibility” will be able to receive 40 to 500 people at the same time without limiting the length of stay.
Ukraine expected US follows European Parliament Recognize Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism. Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Stefanchuk stated this in the broadcast of the national telethon “United News”. He stressed that the status of sponsor of terrorism would have legal ramifications. “A state that has such a status is considered a handshake all over the world, and anyone who works with it will be subject to the harshest sanctions of the world community,” explained Stefanchuk.
The National Police of Ukraine launches a chatbot to collect data on employees
The Internal Security Department of the National Police of Ukraine is launched chatbot “to get information about traitors and collaborators”, particularly among former law enforcement officers. A message about this appeared on the Telegram channel of the National Police. It also emphasizes that informants have guaranteed anonymity. According to the agency Ukrinform, Ukraine’s security service has exposed more than 700 employees since the start of the large-scale war.
The missiles that hit residential buildings in Kiev and Vyshgorod on November 23 are “US air defense missiles delivered to Kiev”, claims Vasily Nebenzya, the Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN. At an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, Nebenzya said Ukraine allegedly deployed its air defense systems in residential areas and “as a result, fragments of missiles or Ukrainian missiles that went astray fall into those objects that Russia did not aim at.” a representative of Moscow urged Western countries to “mindlessly pump Ukraine with weapons”.
Russia must immediately stop shelling Ukrainian civilian infrastructureUN Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo said this at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council. “Attacks against civilians and civilian infrastructure are prohibited under international humanitarian law, as are attacks against military installations that can be expected to harm the civilian population… The UN strongly condemns these attacks and demands that Russia immediately cease these actions. there must be accountability for any violation of the laws,” DiCarlo warned, stressing that recent Russian missile strikes have once again raised fears that this winter will be catastrophic for millions of Ukrainians who experience several months of “cold weather without heating, electricity, water and other basic services.” ” are confronted.
Targeted missile attacks on Ukraine’s critical infrastructure are “shameful escalation in a cruel and unjust war”unleashed by Russia against a neighboring country. This was stated at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council by the US Permanent Representative to the UN, Linda Thomas Greenfield. She stressed that Russian President Vladimir Putin is “trying to turn the winter cold into a weapon” to inflict great suffering on the Ukrainian people. Thomas Greenfield called such a strategy inhumane and stressed that Russia resorted to it after a series of defeats on the battlefield. The US ambassador called on the UN to strongly and unreservedly condemn Moscow’s actions.
China called on Russia and Ukraine for peace talks
China urges Russia and Ukraine to start peace talks as soon as possibleto “avoid the escalation of the war” and prevent a nuclear crisis. “Dialogue and negotiations are the only way forward. The parties must engage in direct interaction and return to diplomatic negotiations as soon as possible,” China’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Geng Shuang said at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council. “We again call on the parties to show restraint so that their actions do not exacerbate the confrontation, and also to prevent this confrontation from getting out of hand,” the Chinese diplomat stressed.
In the Kiev region, 20 percent of consumers are already connected to the electricity supply, in the Odessa region the supply of water and heat has been fully restored, in the Cherkasy region all critical infrastructure is working, while In Kiev, the situation remains very difficult. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky made this known in an evening video message to fellow citizens. In the Ukrainian capital, “work will continue all night. We expect the result tomorrow, in the first half of the day. The same goes for all other cities and communities that have suffered or run out of energy,” he stressed. According to Zelensky, when he received reports on the progress of power restoration in the evening, 11 regions had “the whole region without electricity” sign, but by the beginning of the night, more and more regions were connected to the power supply. Electricity technicians, public utilities, the state emergency service will work around the clock, the Ukrainian president promised.
Vladimir Zelensky urged the UN Security Council to pass a resolution condemning any form of energy terror to “provide a clear assessment of the actions of a terrorist state in accordance with section 7 of the UN Charter”. In addition, the president of Ukraine is speaking at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Councilconvened in connection with Russian attacks on its country’s critical infrastructure, asked the world community to equip Kiev with the latest air defense and missile defense systems, and to deprive Russia, as a “terrorist state”, of the right to vote in international organizations. He criticized calls for peace talks with Moscow. “In response to our formula for peace, Russia is proposing a formula of terror,” Zelensky stressed, adding that the Russian Federation is only sowing “terror, destabilization and disinformation.”
German Minister of State for European Affairs Anna Luhrmann (Anna Lührmann), who is now visiting Kiev, accused the Russian Federation of “state terrorism”.
“What happened today is shocking,” she told Deutsche Welle Russian missile attacks on Ukraine. According to Lyurman, she visited the site of the fall of one of the missiles – “an ordinary industrial warehouse”. “Three innocent people died as a result of this Russian state terrorism,” the state minister added.
“It is clear that Putin is doing everything he can to plunge Ukraine into cold and darkness in winter,” Lyurman continued. According to her, Germany will transfer generators to Ukraine, which will arrive in the country in the coming days.
Poland asked Germany to transfer Patriot air defense systems to Ukraine
Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak asked Germany transfer to Ukraine Patriot air defense systemspromised to his country. “After another Russian missile strike, I turned to Germany to transfer the Patriot batteries offered to Poland to Ukraine and place them on the western border. This will allow Ukraine to avoid further casualties and blackouts and increase security on our eastern border,” said Blashchak. wrote on Twitter.