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).
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 supply 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.