War in Ukraine today: latest news, November 02, 2023 (photo)

It has been the 617th day of the Ukrainian resistance to the russian military aggression. 

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What happened in Ukraine today:

Here is operational information of the General Staff as of 6 pm:   

The russian federation continues to wage a war of aggression. Despite significant losses, it does not abandon its plans for the complete occupation of Ukrainian territory.

On November 2, there were 38 combat clashes. The enemy launched a total of 4 missile and 44 air strikes, 59 MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the attacks have wounded civilians. Private residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed or damaged.

The operational situation in east and south of Ukraine remains difficult.

Towards Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes. No signs of formation of an offensive group. Certain units of the armed forces of belarus continue their missions in the areas bordering Ukraine.

Towards Siverk and Sloboda, the russian army maintains its military presence in the areas of russia bordering Ukraine. The enemy continues its sabotage and reconnaissance activities, shelling Ukrainian settlements from the territory of russia and increases the density of minefields along the state border of Ukraine. The occupiers launched an air strike near the settlement of Mohrytsia (Sumy oblast). More than 15 settlements came under enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Yeline, Karpovychi, Leonivka (Chernihiv oblast) Volfyne, Mohrytsia, Stepok (Sumy oblast), Hatyshche, Vovchansk, Ternova (Kharkiv oblast).

Towards Kupiansk, the enemy conducted unsuccessful assault operations in the vicinities of Synkivka, Petropavlivka and Ivanivka (Kharkiv oblast). The Ukrainian defenders repelled 5 attacks in the area. The russian army launched air strikes in the vicinities of Petropavlivka, Kurylivka and Pishchane (Kharkiv oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at the settlements of Dvorichna, Synkivka, Kyslivka, and Berestove (Kharkiv oblast).

Towards Lyman, the enemy did not conduct any offensive (assault) operations. The invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of Serebrianka forestry, Vyimka, and Spirne (Donetsk oblast). The occupiers fired artillery and mortars at around 10 settlements, including Nevske, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Torske, Serebrianka, and Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast).

Towards Bakhmut, the enemy made 6 unsuccessful attempts to regain lost ground near Klishchiivka and Andriivka (Donetsk oblast). At the same time the invaders conducted assault actions near Pivdenne (Donetsk oblast), to no success. The occupiers launched airstrikes near Klishchiivka and Pivdenne (Donetsk oblast). About 10 settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Klishchiivka, Kurdiumivka, Bila Hora, and Chasiv Yar (Donetsk oblast).

Towards Avdiivka, the enemy conducted unsuccessful assault operations in the vicinities of Sjeverne and Tonenke (Donetsk oblast), where the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 5 attacks. Also, the enemy launched airstrikes in the vicinities of Novobakhmutivka and Avdiivka (Donetsk oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at about 10 settlements, including Novokalynove, Stepove, Avdiivka, and Pervomaiske (Donetsk oblast).

Towards Marinka, the adversary conducted unsuccessful assault operations in the vicinity of Marinka (Donetsk oblast). The Ukrainian defenders repelled 18 attacks in that area. Also, the adversary launched an airstrike near Marinka (Donetsk oblast). Around 10 settlements of Donetsk oblast, including Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Pobieda, and Novomykhailivka were under artillery and mortar fire.

Towards Shakhtarske, the russian military conducted assault operations in the vicinity of Staromaiorske (Donetsk oblast), to no success. The occupiers launched airstrikes in the vicinities of Vodyane and Staromaiorske. Around 10 settlements, including Vodiane, Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Urozhaine (Donetsk oblast), came under artillery and mortar fire.

Towards Zaporizhzhia, the enemy made failed attempts to regain lost ground near Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia oblast). The occupiers launched air strikes near Novodanylivka and Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia oblast). More than 20 settlements, including Malynivka, Charivne, Robotyne, Mali Shcherbaky, Kamianske (Zaporizhzhia oblast), came under artillery and mortar fire.

Towards Kherson, the occupiers launched airstrikes in the vicinities of Respublikanets, Antonivka, Novokairy, Prydniprovske, and Tiahynka (Kherson oblast). The settlements of Antonivka, Stanislav, Beryslav, Vesele, Shyroka Balka (Kherson oblast), the city of Kherson, and Ochakiv (Mykolaiv oblast) suffered from enemy artillery shelling.

At the same time, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue their offensive operation towards Melitopol and offensive (assault) operations towards Bakhmut, inflicting losses in manpower and equipment on the occupation forces, exhausting the enemy all along the front line.

During the day of November 2, Ukrainian Air Force launched 13 airstrikes on enemy buildups of troops, weapons and military equipment, and 2 airstrikes on the anti-aircraft missile systems.

The Ukrainian rocket troops hit 1 command post, 3 buildups of troops, weapons and military equipment, 1 electronic warfare station, 1 ammunition depot, 8 artillery systems as well as 1 vital target of the russian invaders.

The press service of the Ministry of Reintegration informs that forced evacuation is announced for almost 300 children in Kharkiv oblast. The evacuation is planned to take place within 45 days. 

The Prosecutor General’s Office reports that since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, more than 107,000 russian crimes have been recorded in Ukraine. There are 680 suspects, including Russian senators, State Duma deputies, heads of the chambers of the federal assembly, top political and military leadership, even various cultural figures and propagandists. 

Since February 24, 2022, the State Bureau of Investigation has been investigating nearly 1,900 criminal proceedings for crimes against national security. These include 1,460 criminal proceedings on high treason, 336 proceedings on collaboration, 28 criminal proceedings “against accomplices of the aggressor state”.

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Kharkiv oblast

Oleh Syniehubov, Head of Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, reported that the enemy keeps trying to advance towards Kupiansk. Our defenders repelled about 10 enemy attacks near Synkivka and Ivanivka.

Yesterday the enemy continued massive shelling of Kharkiv, Chuhuiv, Kupiansk and Izium regions.

A 61-year-old woman was injured in Zelenyi Hai village, Izium region, as a result of shelling from an MRLs and hospitalised in moderate condition.

In Vovchansk, Chuhuiv region, the shelling damaged residential buildings, a veterinary laboratory and the premises of an agricultural enterprise. The State Emergency Service said that rescuers spent more than two hours extinguishing a fire in a veterinary medicine building that covered 100 square metres.

The shelling damaged a private building and agricultural machinery in Ustynivka, Kupiansk region, and a building and an outbuilding in Kurylivka village.

Kupiansk, Dvorichna, Kruhliakivka of Kupiansk region, Pershotravneve, Borova of Kharkiv region, Okhrimivka of Chuhuiv region and other settlements were also under enemy attack.

In Pisky-Radkivski village, Izium region, a 35-year-old resident stepped on a Butterfly anti-personnel mine in his own yard. He was hospitalised with an injury.

Mine clearance is ongoing. Yesterday pyrotechnics of the State Emergency Service examined more than 11 hectares of territory and defused 61 explosive ordnance.

As of today, 186 people, including 89 children, have been evacuated from Kupiansk region and efforts to evacuate people to safe places are ongoing. Children are to be evacuated within 45 days.

Donetsk oblast

Oleksandr Shtupun, Spokesman of Tavriisk direction, reported that Ukrainian servicemen shot down a russian SU-25 attack aircraft over Donetsk oblast.

According to Donetsk Regional Military Administration, towards Volnovakha, a school and a building were damaged in Novoukrainka of Vuhledar community.

Towards Donetsk, 2 people were injured in Marinka community: in Yelyzavetivka and Maksymilianivka. Krasnohorivka, Avdiivka and Ocheretyne were under attack. In Kurakhove community, 5 buildings were damaged in Veselyi Hai.

Towards Horlivka, 4 private buildings were damaged in Kostiantynivka. An apartment building, 3 private buildings, a non-residential building and an infrastructure facility were damaged in Chasiv Yar community. In Toretsk community, 2 buildings were damaged in Toretsk and Zalizne. In Soledar community, Rozdolivka and Minkivka were shelled.

Towards Lysychansk, a building was damaged in Zvanivka and Lyman community was attacked 5 times.

Aftermath of russian shelling. Photo: Donetsk Regional Military Administration 

According to the press service of Donetsk police, the mandatory evacuation of children from 8 settlements in Toretsk, Marinka and Ocheretyne communities, which are under round-the-clock russian shelling, continues. Rescue flights are conducted by the White Angel crew together with other police units, the military administration and the State Emergency Service. Evacuation takes place only with parents agreement and together with them/other legal representatives. Families are being taken to assistance centres, provided with the most basic necessities and accommodation. There are still 185 children to be evacuated.

Evacuated child. Photo: Donetsk police

Luhansk oblast

According to Luhansk Regional Military Administration, the enemy is again attacking different parts of Luhansk frontline in turn, trying to break through the defences of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Yesterday an attack near Stelmakhivka was repelled.

Throughout the day, the invaders attacked Nevske, Bilohorivka and the surrounding settlements. Airstrikes were launched on Serebrianka forestry.

In some areas of the so-called “lpr”, children do not attend educational institutions, such as near the front line, while elsewhere classes are held as scheduled. In Kadiivka, they also seem to be scheduled. However, during the lessons, school students do not receive new knowledge as they are forced to weave camouflage nets for the needs of the russian military.

In recent weeks, russian propaganda aimed at restoring centralised heating in the so-called “luhansk people’s republic”. They promised electricity and water in the summer and the same last year. Residents of Pryvillia and Novodruzhesk, towns near Lysychansk, have seen nothing. The occupation authorities said that they would supply these settlements with electricity after a pseudo-referendum in 2022, then after the so-called “first elections”.

The sale of SIM cards started yesterday in the occupied territories. However, in most settlements, there is neither communication nor the Internet: mobile or landline. In Sievierodonetsk region, it is everywhere. According to the invaders, no operator will have mobile internet until they receive permission from the russian military.

Despite russian artillery pressure on the de-occupied villages, fresh bread was delivered to residents of Makiivka, Hrekivka and Novoliubivka.

The Department of Education and Science of the Regional State Administration delivered 225 devices from Save the Children to the departments and offices of education in Luhansk oblast for students to use.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

A delegation of the State Archive of Kyiv oblast paid a working visit to Poland. The participants presented their work on collecting and recording evidence of war crimes committed by russian troops on the territory of Ukraine. They also got acquainted with the latest forms of preservation of documentary heritage, conditions of storage, restoration, conservation and repair of archival documents.

Restoration of residential buildings in Irpin will be inspected on November 3. All objects are being rebuilt at the expense of the Fund for Liquidation of Armed Aggression Consequences. As reported in Kyiv RMA, 13 objects in Byshiv, Bucha, Irpin, Brovary, and Ploske have been checked. In total, 56 objects will be checked at the first stage.

Overhaul of the bridge over the Trubizh River was completed in Brovary region. The old bridge was destroyed at the beginning of a full-scale russian invasion in the spring of 2022. Reconstruction began in September 2022, the work lasted almost 13 months.

The All-Ukrainian Forum of IDP Councils was launched in Kyiv, which is an important platform for dialogue between public organizations that support forcibly displaced persons. The main goal is joint development of algorithms to support IDPs. The event was organized on the initiative of the Ministry of Reintegration of Ukraine in cooperation with Stabilization Support Services and with the support of UNHCR and IREX.

Kyiv City Council is going to create a square in Kyiv named after the fallen Hero of Ukraine Dmytro Kotsiubail (“Da Vinci”). The square will be located in Pechersk district of the capital on Mykhailo Omelyanovich-Pavlenko Street. The location of the square and its name were supported by more than 20K Kyiv residents (90% of all respondents) during the voting in the Kyiv Digital application.

Kyiv Mayor Vitalii Klitschko reported that three new fire trucks, donated by German partners as humanitarian aid for the capital’s rescuers, have arrived in Kyiv. 

Zhytomyr oblast

Zhytomyr City Council reported that six drones purchased from the local budget were handed over to volunteer Yulia Tolmachova for Ukrainian defenders. Five of them will be delivered to one of the SOF regiments, and another one to the fighters at the battlefield.

The head of the OCU Eparchy of Zhytomyr-Ovruch Bishop Paisiy of Zhytomyr and Ovruch announced that four parishes and one priest, which were previously subordinated to the UOC of the moscow patriarchate, transferred to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine in Zhytomyr oblast in October. All parishes moved without their superiors.

Zhytomyr RMA reported that the Regional Blood Center will visit Korostyshev on November 9 to collect blood for the Armed Forces of Ukraine and regional medical institutions. 

Sumy oblast

Sumy RMA reported that at night and in the morning, the russian military carried out 6 shelling attacks of the borderline areas. One artillery hit was recorded on the territory of Znob-Novhorodske community, 4 mortar hits and 11 artillery hits on the territory of Seredyno-Buda community.

During the past day, the russians carried out 19 shelling attacks of the border territories and settlements of Sumy oblast. Yunakivka, Bilopillia, Krasnopillia, Myropillia, Velyka Pysarivka, Seredino-Buda, Druzhbivka communities were under enemy shelling. In total, there were 101 strikes from mortars and artillery, and the enemy also launched an airstrike from with two unguided air missiles on Druzhbivka community.

Volodymyr Artyukh, Head of Sumy RMA, said that three civilians, including two children, were killed by russian shelling in the oblast in a month. During this period, there were 363 explosions due to shelling from various types of weapons. As a result of enemy strikes, social infrastructure, including schools was damaged, power lines and gas supply networks were destroyed.

The State Emergency Service reports that pyrotechnicians discovered and destroyed 4 explosive objects in Shostka, Sumy and Okhtyrka regions. Among the confiscated items are a mortar mine, a hand grenade, artillery and rocket shells.

Chernihiv oblast

On November 2, russians fired three times at the border of the oblast from their territory. According to the State Border Guard Service, Novhorod-Siverskyi and Horodnia communities were under enemy fire. There were 30 attacks from mortars and multiple rocket launchers.

The regional military administration reported that 143 educational institutions in Chernihiv oblast have suffered as a result of russia’s armed aggression. They are currently being restored. In addition to modern shelters, the plan is to make them accessible for inclusive education, as well as to modernize canteens.

Chernihiv City Council reports that Chernihiv has signed partnership agreements with two other cities – Saint-Denis (France), and White Plains (US). They cover economic cooperation, as well as the exchange of ideas, projects, and cultural activities.

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

Mykola Lukashuk, Head of Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council reported that at night the West Operational Command shot down an enemy missile over Dnipro region. Wreckages caused a fire in one of the villages. Dry grass caught on fire, rescuers extinguished the fire. Windows were broken in 3 private houses and 2 farm buildings were destroyed. The enemy also shelled Zelenodol community of Kryvyi Rih region with artillery.

During the day the russian army attacked Nikopol region four times. Pokrovsk community was shelled with artillery: 8 private houses, an outbuilding, 3 power lines and a gas pipeline were damaged. Three kamikaze drones attacked Nikopol. As a result, an infrastructure object was damaged. They also hit Synelnykove region. The windows in one of the private houses were broken.

Consequences of russian shelling. Photo by Mykola Lukashuk, Head of Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council 

Another 10 Invincibility Centres were set up in Dnipro at electric transport bases. One of them has a ramp for people with disabilities and a call button for the duty officer. All points have a sufficient supply of water, generators, heaters, wi-fi.

Vinnytsia oblast

Vinnytsia municipality sent 20 army thermoses of different capacities for food to the military. As mentioned in the Department of Civil Protection, the assistance was formed based on a preliminary request from defenders. 

Vinnytsia Lyceum No. 16 purchased a SUV for defenders of the 65th Separate Mechanized Brigade. Almost UAH 180 K was collected during the charity fair.

Kirovohrad oblast

A podiatrist from Kropyvnytskyi treats soldiers with foot and leg injuries for free. This year the doctor has developed a business project and in September received a UAH 250K microgrant from the state. With this money she plans to buy equipment for her medical office.

Poltava oblast

Filip Pronin, Head of Poltava RMA announced that 589 Invincibility Centres have already been established in Poltava oblast this fall. In case of a long-term emergency power outage, they will become an island of safety, stability, and warmth that will function round-the-clock and free of charge.

Cherkasy oblast

Ihor Taburets, Head of RMA, announced that schools, kindergartens and residential buildings damaged by russian missile attacks have been singled out for further reconstruction. Palansky Lyceum, which was one the starkest russian targets on the first days of the war, will be repaired from the Reconstruction Fund. About UAH 95 million will be allocated to it. Also the  Fund of  Elimination of Armed Aggression Consequences will repair a residential building in Uman, which was hit by a russian missile on April 28. It is known that russia struck 27 times and 331 objects were damaged in Cherkasy oblast.

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

On November 2, Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration reported that russian troops launched attacks on 21 settlements in the oblast. A 52-year-old resident of Mahdalynivka was killed due to an MLRS strike.

Consequences of shelling. Photo: Main Department of the National Police in Zaporizhzhia region

The russian army carried out 163 attacks on towns and villages in Zaporizhzhia oblast. They used aircraft to target Orikhiv, Robotyno, and Novodarivka, conducted four MLRS strikes on Mahdalynivka, Robotyno, and Zaliznychne, employed UAVs 20 times in Huliaipole, Novodarivka, Novoandriivka, Chervone, Mali Shcherbaky, and Piatykhatky, and used artillery 136 times in Mala Tokmachka, Pryiutne, Charivne, Bilohiriia, Poltavka, Lukianivske, Kamianske, Stepove, Piatykhatky, and Plavni. There were also 8 reports of residential buildings and infrastructure being destroyed.

On November 2, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine provided an evening report stating that Ukrainian troops initiated an offensive in towards Melitopol and Bakhmut, repelled nearly 20 russian attacks near Maryinka, and destroyed an enemy electronic warfare station.

In the city of Berdiansk, which has been seized by occupiers, they have established a “grain corridor” for exporting grain stolen from the southern Ukraine through the port there. The russians are planning to export up to 150K tonnes of grain per month from the occupied port in Berdiansk. Furthermore, the invaders are looting the Berdiansk port itself. Recently, the russian federal agency for river and sea transport, Rosmorrechflot, announced that they would “transfer 29 real estate objects and eight fleet units to federal ownership.”

Yurii Malashko, Head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration, met with Volodymyr Kurdytskyi, Chairman of the Ukrenergo board, to discuss preparations for the winter season. Kurdytskyi mentioned that special engineering structures for multi-level protection are currently being constructed in Ukraine. Yurii Malashko also emphasized the region’s efforts to strengthen the protection of energy infrastructure.

On November 2, Andrii Yermak, Head of the President’s Office, announced that towards Zaporizhzhia, a foreign circuit board was found in the remnants of a new russian 40H6 missile used in the S-400 system. This missile has a range of 380-400 km.

Mykolaiv oblast

Serhii Makhno, Head of the National Police in Mykolaiv region, says that on the night of November 2, the occupiers attacked the city of Ochakiv, Mykolaiv oblast. Seven multi-storey residential buildings, cars were damaged, and private houses of local residents were half-destroyed. Investigators and forensic experts from the regional police headquarters, employees of the local police department and other specialized services are working at the scene to record the facts of russian aggression against civilians.

Odesa oblast

Thanks to the Together to Victory project initiated by the Artsyz City Council, significant funds were raised to purchase two Starlink terminals and a vehicle, which were delivered to the military on November 1. Additionally, the soldiers received humanitarian assistance, including food and hygiene products.

Andrii Klymenko, Head of the Sanctions and Freedom of Navigation Monitoring Group at the Black Sea Institute for Strategic Studies reported that another bulk carrier loaded with grain departed from the ports of Velyka Odesa today. Ships are becoming more active in using humanitarian corridors in the Black Sea daily. According to MarineTraffic, the Azara bulk carrier, with a deadweight of 13.9 thousand tonnes, is leaving the Ukrainian port. This vessel is leaving the port of Velyka Odesa for the second time. The first time it departed from the port of Chernomorsk was on October 1, 2023. 

Odesa Regional Centre for Disease Control and Prevention reports that several regions in Ukraine have reported an outbreak of viral hepatitis A. The situation in Odesa oblast is being closely monitored and remains under control. Since the beginning of the year, only 2 cases have been registered. 

Kherson oblast

According to the RMA, in Kherson oblast there were 118 enemy attacks, launching 604 shells from mortars, artillery, Grad, tanks, UAVs and aircraft. 3 people were killed and 4 others injured. 

There were 34 incidents with aviation bombs over the oblast. There were hits in Beryslav and Kherson regions.

russian troops shot at residential areas of the region’s settlements; a preschool educational institution in Beryslav.

To restore power in Kherson oblast, 28 crews are engaged, comprising 103 workers and 44 units of equipment. Over the past day, power engineers have been carrying out emergency repair work on the lines supplying Mykolaivka, Ivanivka, Nova Kaluha, Shevchenkivka, Lyubymivka, Chaikyne, Lymanets, Novovorontsovka, Biliaivka, Kherson, Oleksandrivka and Chornobaivka.

On November 1, priority repairs were carried out at 18 addresses in residential buildings and social facilities, where 160 windows were covered with OSB boards.

Forty-eight residents were evacuated from the de-occupied territories of Kherson oblast, including 5 children and 2 people with reduced mobility.

In total, sappers surveyed 125,707.4 hectares of territory in the de-occupied Kherson oblast, including 105,275.8 hectares of agricultural land. Over 118.5 thousand explosive items were found and defused in these areas.

Yesterday, residents of the liberated territories received 1,030 food parcels, 2,320 loaves of bread, 250 hot meals and 37280 litres of drinking water from international NGOs, charities and volunteers. The people also received 21 OSB boards, 8 construction kits, 3 window films, 60 hygiene kits, 40 stoves, 100 lanterns, 200 blankets and 76 bags of pet food. Thanks to the People in Need charity organisation, residents of Osokorivka received 185 repair kits.

Fifteen surgical magnets were donated to Kherson oblast by philanthropists. They will be used by defenders of the oblast and regional medical institutions.

Bucha City Council has handed over a vehicle to the State Special Transport Service to transport personnel engaged in demining in Kherson oblast. This assistance is thanks to the international charitable foundation Amicus and Lithuanian partners.

Kherson oblast received a mobile dental clinic thanks to the assistance of Lviv City NGO Rotary Club Lviv International. It is equipped with everything necessary to provide dental care to children autonomously. The dentist has already treated 17 patients.

Two mobile concrete shelters donated by Kherson regional organisation of the Ukrainian Red Cross Society have been installed in Dariivka. Volunteers will soon deliver six more such facilities to the community.

Modular shelter. Photo: Kherson Regional Military Administration

Tymur Tkachenko, Deputy Minister for Strategic Industries of Ukraine reports that Kherson oblast has the greatest number of mobile shelters in Ukraine. 

Rivne oblast has finished the first stage of restoration work in Kherson oblast. Within the framework of the Side by Side project, builders from Rivne oblast restored 178 private houses in Kochubeivka community, namely in the villages of Zahradivka, Kochubeivka and Orlove. Volunteers from Rivne and Dubno regions are currently working on the reconstruction of homes in the community. Over the past week, they have restored 17 houses. 296 more houses are to be repaired within the second stage of reconstruction. The priority is to rebuild housing for families with children and the elderly people.

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

Lutsk City Council held a meeting with Doug Bjorli, Co-Chairman of the National Prayer Breakfast of the United States of America, and Mykhailo Zhovnir, coordinator of the Prayer Breakfast. They discussed support and assistance to Ukraine.

Zakarpattia oblast

120 enterprises from all over Ukraine relocated to Zakarpattia. This is the 2nd place in terms of the number of relocated people enterprises, more only in Lviv oblast – 199.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

Ruslan Marcinkiv, Mayor of Ivano-Frankivsk announced that the city sent 2 quadcopters with thermal imagers for soldiers of the 50th regiment named after Semen Vysochan.

Lviv oblast

The RMA held a meeting with Natalka Tsmots, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Canada to Ukraine. They discussed helping IDPs, exchanging experience between medical specialists of Ukraine and Canada, etc.

The RMA held a meeting with Martin Harris, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Great Britain to Ukraine. They discussed reconstruction, creation of new jobs for the return of Ukrainians from abroad, development of transport connections and promotion of investments in Ukraine.

The RMA held a meeting with the Polish delegation headed by Pavel Koval, member of the Seimas. They discussed opportunities to increase the number of border checkpoints and infrastructure development and cooperation in the field of economy.

Lviv paratroopers received 300 Fort-600A hand-held grenade launchers (this is a licensed copy of the Swiss Brügger & Thomet GL06 grenade launcher) for effective combat against the occupiers.

Over UAH 300K was donated in Truskavets at the Sing for Victory charity event for the 2nd mechanized company of the 3rd battalion of the 67th separate mechanized brigade. With these funds, 2 ATVs will be purchased for the evacuation of wounded comrades from the battle line, where cars cannot pass.

Rivne oblast

Shelters are being built in 11 schools of Rivne oblast. Most of them are in the northern regions of Rivne oblast. To date, 82% of kindergartens, 91% of schools, and 100% of vocational and technical education institutions in Rivne oblast have already been provided with storage facilities. Shelters are also arranged in 69% of institutions of higher education and 95% of vocational pre-higher education institutions.

Ternopil oblast

Ternopil City Council reported that in the city a memorial service was held at Mykulynetskyi cemetery for those who gave their lives for the victory of the Motherland.

Cars are equipped with specialized mounts, turrets, tablets, searchlights and other equipment for the mobile unit were sent from Ternopil thanks to volunteers, local farmers, donated to the socially responsible business of the oblast and the We are United and We Have one Ukraine charity auction.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

The RMA reported that the oblast sent another mobile bath and laundry complex for one of the military units.

Khmelnytskyi community sent 3 DJI Matrice 30T quadcopters worth UAH 1 mln for the combat units of the Defense Forces. They were purchased with funds from the city budget.

Chernivtsi oblast

Specialists of the Department of Social Protection of Chernivtsi oblast took part in the All-Ukrainian Forum of Councils of IDPs. The purpose of the forum is to develop joint algorithms for the support, adaptation and integration of internally displaced persons in communities and improve interaction between the authorities, public and international humanitarian organizations in IDP issues.

International support of Ukraine in the russian-Ukrainian war (russia’s invasion of Ukraine)

Germany provided Ukraine with a new package of military aid, which included: 12 armored personnel carriers; 2 TRML-4D aerial surveillance radar systems; 7 Primoco One UAVs; 2 anti-missile defense systems for helicopters; 32 SatCom satellite communication terminals; 4 HX81 tractors and 4 semi-trailers for them; 12 MAN TGS trucks; 30K sets of winter clothes.

The European Investment Bank will allocate €450 mln for two projects to restore Ukraine. The first two tranches of €100 mln must be approved by the end of 2023. The funds will be used to finance critical social and urban infrastructure, as well as to finance investments in critical water infrastructure in areas directly affected by the war or where significant numbers of IDPs live.

The United Kingdom will participate in the development and implementation by the European Bank of the reconstruction and development of the pilot project of insurance against war risks in Ukraine.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, announced that Cyprus joined the security guarantees for Ukraine.

Oksana Markarova, Ambassador of Ukraine to the USA, announced that the American states of Washington, Maryland and Arizona recognized the Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933 as genocide of the Ukrainian people. They also declared November the month of remembrance of this tragedy. Already 31 American states have issued corresponding proclamations recognizing the Holodomor as genocide, she adds.

The German government has approved a bill that will classify sexual violence in war zones as a war crime and a crime against humanity in German courts. It is about sexual violence, sexual slavery and forced abortion. Recognizing such actions as crimes against humanity and war crimes will allow the perpetrators to be prosecuted in German courts in the future, even if the offences took place in other countries.

Switzerland extended the term of protection for Ukrainian refugees until 2025. The Swiss government has also set a target for integration into the labour market, planning to employ 40% of people with S protection status who are able to work by the end of next year.

Oleksii Kuleba, Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, met with the delegation of the Committee of the European Parliament on Regional Development. They discussed the security situation in the country and the consequences of russia’s daily terrorist attacks on peaceful settlements.

Andrii Yermak, Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, had a phone conversation with Jake Sullivan, national security advisor to the President of the US. They discussed the results of the 3rd meeting of advisers on national security and foreign policy regarding the Ukrainian Peace Formula.

Andrii Yermak, Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, had a phone conversation with Ajit Kumar Doval, National Security Adviser of the Prime Minister of the Republic of India. They discussed the results of the 3rd meeting of national security and diplomatic advisors regarding the restoration of sustainable and just peace based on the Ukrainian Peace Formula.

Materials compiled by Tetiana Kliuchnyk-Horobets, Tetyana Pidgorna, Olena Reka, Yana Hushchyna, Tamara Moshkovska, Sofia Ratynska, Ioanna Kryvenko, Liudmyla Stadnykova, Аnna Efremova, Albahachiieva Helena

Translated by Tetyana Pidgorna, Yana Hushchyna, Liudmyla Stadnykova, Viktoriia Pushyna, Marharyta Koval, Tetiana Kurbatova, Olga Shalya 

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