War in Ukraine today: latest news, November 21, 2023 (photo)

It has been the 636th day of the Ukrainian resistance to the russian military aggression. 

What happened in Ukraine today:

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

The russian federation continues to ignore the laws and customs of war, uses terror tactics, launches strikes, and shells both military and civilian targets.

On November 21, there were 33 combat clashes. The enemy launched a total of 4 missile strikes, 37 air strikes, 19 MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Moreover, on the night of November 21, the occupiers launched another strike on Ukraine, using 4 S-300 anti-aircraft guided missiles, 1 Iskander-K cruise missile and 10 Shahed-136/131 attack UAVs. Ukrainian air defense destroyed 1 Iskander-K cruise missile and 9 attack UAVs. On top of that, the enemy attacked the port infrastructure in the city of Odesa and in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi region of Odesa oblast with Kh-31P missiles. Russian terrorist attacks have unfortunately resulted in deaths and injuries among civilians. Private residential buildings, the Central city hospital in the city of Selydove (Donetsk oblast), and Kotliarevska mine, as well as other civilian infrastructure, were destroyed and damaged.

The operational situation in eastern and southern Ukraine remains difficult.

Towards Volyn and Polissia, there are no significant changes. No signs of formation of an offensive group are observed. Certain units of the armed forces of belarus continue their missions in the areas bordering Ukraine.

Towards Siversk and Sloboda, the enemy 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 invaders launched an airstrike in the vicinities of Leonivka and Popivka (Chernihiv oblast). Around 30 settlements came under enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Kliusy, Bleshnia, Leonivka, Buchky, Hremiach (Chernihiv oblast), Volfyne, Bilovody, Basivka, Mohrytsia (Sumy oblast), Veterynarne, and Budarky (Kharkiv oblast).

Towards Kupiansk, the enemy conducted assault operations in the vicinities of Synkivka, east of Petropavlivka (Kharkiv oblast), where Ukrainian defenders repelled 3 attacks. The invaders fired artillery and mortars at more than 10 settlements, including Synkivka, Petropavlivka, Ivanivka, Kyslivka, Kotliarivka, and Tabaivka (Kharkiv oblast).

Towards Lyman, the enemy conducted assault operations near Siversk (Donetsk oblast), to no success. The invaders launched an airstrike in the area of Serebrianka forestry (Luhansk oblast). The occupiers fired artillery and mortars at around 15 settlements, including Makiivka, Nevske (Luhansk oblast), Yampolivka, Torske, Dibrova, and Spirne (Donetsk oblast).

Towards Bakhmut, Ukrainian defenders repelled 5 enemy attacks in the vicinity of Klishchiivka and east of Pivdenne (Donetsk oblast). More than 20 settlements, including Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, Andriivka, Druzhba, and Pivdenne (Donetsk oblast), came under artillery and mortar fire.

Towards Avdiivka, the enemy conducted unsuccessful assault operations east of Novobakhmutivka, Sieverne, Pervomaiske and Avdiivka (Donetsk oblast), where the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 8 attacks. The enemy fired artillery and mortars at more than 15 settlements, including Keramik, Berdychi, Orlivka, Avdiivka, Sieverne, and Pervomaiske (Donetsk oblast).

Towards Marinka, the russian army made failed assaults in the vicinities of Marinka and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast), where Ukrainian defenders repelled 15 attacks. The settlements of Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, Marinka, Novomykhailivka, and Katerynivka (Donetsk oblast) were under artillery and mortar fire.

Towards Shakhtarske, the invaders conducted assault operations west of Staromaiorske (Donetsk oblast), to no success. Around 10 settlements, including Vuhledar, Novoukrainka, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva, and Urozhaine (Donetsk oblast), came under artillery and mortar fire.

Towards Zaporizhzhia, the invaders made assaults in the vicinities of Robotyne and Kamianske (Zaporizhzhia oblast), to no success. The enemy launched an airstrike near Urozhaine (Zaporizhzhia oblast). More than 25 settlements, including Luhivske, Orikhiv, Novodanylivka, Robotyne, Kamianske, and Prymorske (Zaporizhzhia oblast), came under artillery and mortar fire.

Towards Kherson, the invaders launched airstrikes in the vicinities of Zmiivka, Novoberyslav, Kozatske. The settlements of Beryslav, Ivanivka, Ponyativka, and Antonivka (Kherson oblast), the city of Kherson and the city of 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.

Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold their ground on the left bank of the Dnipro River (Kherson oblast) and continue to inflict fire on the enemy.

The russian occupiers continue the forced passportization on the temporarily occupied territories of Luhansk oblast. Thus, in order to increase moral pressure on Ukrainian residents of Luhansk oblast and force them to obtain russian citizenship, the so-called russian occupation government adopted decision that only those Ukrainian citizens who agreed to obtain a russian passport will be able to receive compensation for the purchase of coal and firewood for the heating season.

The  Ukrainian Air Force launched 1 strike on a command post, 6 strikes on buildups of troops, weapons and military equipment, and 2 strikes on air defense systems of the occupiers.

The Ukrainian rocket troops hit 3 buildups of troops, weapons and military equipment, and 1 ammunition depot of the russian invaders.

Ukraine has returned the bodies of 94 defense personnel who were killed in the line of duty. The transfer of the bodies was carried out in cooperation with the Integrated Center of the Security Service of Ukraine, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Emergency Situations Department of Sumy oblast, the National Border Guard, and representatives of other security and defense departments of Ukraine. Representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross also facilitated and directly participated in the transfer of the bodies.

The Ministry of Defense has established a special organization for the integration of the F-16 fighter aircraft. The main areas of work are support and maintenance of airfield infrastructure (airbases), comprehensive protection of airfield infrastructure including air defense systems, selection and training of aircrew and other aviation personnel, aircraft life cycle support and logistical support, international communications, and other legal, financial, security, and administrative functions. Currently, Ukraine continues to evaluate airfields for multirole fighter aircraft with the assistance of foreign experts, and Ukraine’s first pilots and engineers continue training for the F-16, which began in August of this year.

The ministries concerned are looking for a solution to the prolonged air alert caused by enemy MiG-31 flights. These flights will put national life and the economy on lockdown for several hours. This has also disrupted the educational process, forcing schools to remain in shelters during this time. Yurii Ikhnat, Spokesman for the Ukrainian Armed Forces Air Force Command, says that a solution is needed that will satisfy all.

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Kharkiv oblast

Oleh Syniehubov, Head of Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, reported that Kozacha Lopan, Kharkiv region, was shelled at around 6 am. The shelling damaged a private residential building and started a fire. A 29-year-old civilian man was killed due to a shell fragment, his wound was incompatible with life.

During the day, the enemy shelled at least 16 settlements of the region with artillery, mortars and other weapons.

Specifically, Chervona Zoria of Bohodukhiv region, Pletenivka, Zemlianky, Budarky, Fedorivka of Chuhuiv region, Dvorichna, Synkivka, Ivanivka, Berestove of Kupiansk region and other settlements were under enemy attacks.

Heavy fighting is ongoing towards Kupiansk. Yesterday the Armed Forces of Ukraine repelled 10 enemy attacks near Sunkivka and Petropavlivka, but russians have made no progress.

Pyrotechnics of the State Emergency Service examined more than 6 hectares of territory and defused 58 explosive ordnance.

As of  November 21, 292 children have been evacuated from the dangerous communities of Kupiansk region. Another 4 are to be evacuated. Evacuation measures are ongoing.

The 14th Brigade named after Rus Prince Roman the Great reported that despite the snow and frost, russians continue to storm the positions of the Ukrainian military towards Kupiansk. They have begun to supply infantry with tanks and armoured vehicles and are using former prisoners, who have recently signed contracts with the russian Ministry of Defence, for new assaults.

In Ruska Lozova near Kharkiv, an outpatient clinic, which was rebuilt after russian shelling, has opened. At the beginning of the full-scale invasion, the village was occupied and after the liberation in April 2022, fighting continued nearby.

Donetsk oblast

Oleksandr Syrskyi, Commander of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, reported that russian troops are preparing for new attacks, accumulating reserves and regrouping towards Lyman.

Referring to Avdiivka City Military Administration, the number of russian attacks was lower than in previous days. Yet, russian troops conducted massive shelling and six airstrikes on the territory of the city and the community. Evacuation from Avdiivka continues, with ten people evacuated during the day.

According to Donetsk Regional Military Administration, towards Donetsk, 1 person was killed in Mykhailivka of Novohrodivka community and russians hit the territory of an underground mine, damaging 7 buildings, 14 cars and 5 buses. In the middle of the night, the enemy hit Selydove with missiles and as a result, two people were killed, 8 people injured and 3 hospital buildings damaged. The search for two people under the rubble continues. 8 seriously ill patients were evacuated from the hospital, 90 were discharged under the supervision of family doctors.  

Aftermath of russian shelling. Photo: Donetsk Regional Military Administration

Towards Horlivka, 2 private buildings and 3 non-residential buildings were damaged in Chasiv Yar community.

Towards Lysychansk, a building in Serebrianka of Siversk community was damaged and Lyman community shelled 4 times.

Aftermath of russian shelling. Photo: Donetsk Regional Military Administration

Luhansk oblast

According to Luhansk Regional Military Administration, due to losses in manpower and equipment, the enemy is pulling reserves to the east. Towards Lyman, they began regrouping to resume hostilities. Despite the operational pause in the assaults, the enemy continues to target the frontline Nevske and Bilohorivka. Also russians are putting pressure on the Defence Forces in Kupiansk region but have no success.

In November, the invaders suffered significant losses. Taking into account all three areas where the Khortytsia operational strategic unit operates, more than 6,500 invaders were eliminated. Approximately 800 pieces of equipment were destroyed or disabled, including 79 tanks, 136 armoured vehicles and 170 artillery pieces.

In Rubizhne, people are still waiting for mobile phone service to be restored so that they don’t have to travel 50 km to call their families. There are places in the city where the signal is available. But, just like in Sievierodonetsk, the invaders have also found these points. The roofs of such apartment buildings are being closed, isolating the residents even more.

In the communities of Luhansk oblast close to the border with russia, specifically Mylove, units of the russian Guard and police from moscow region arrived. They are checking the documents of the local population and identifying those who have relatives in the Ukrainian security forces. The invaders record the addresses of empty houses and then loot them.

Roman Vlasenko, Head of Sievierodonetsk Regional Military Administration, informed that by updating the evacuation lists from the settlements occupied last year, russians decide which collaborators should be taken to Luhansk, if necessary, and which should be taken to the border with russia.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

On the Day of Dignity and Freedom, several European officials visited the capital of Ukraine.  Charles Michel, President of the European Council, arrived in Kyiv on an unannounced visit. Volodymyr Zelenskyi, President of Ukraine, met with him at the Mariinskyi Palace.

Maia Sandu, President of Moldova, together with the Zelenskyi family, paid tribute to the victims of the Revolution of Dignity in the capital. She came to discuss the next steps for Moldova and Ukraine’s accession to the EU and strengthening regional security.

Boris Pistorius, German Minister of Defence, arrived in Kyiv to personally assess the current situation and the effectiveness of German support. He announced a new €1.3 billion aid package for Ukraine, which will include four IRIS-T systems, 20,000 155mm shells, anti-tank mines and other weapons.

Katarina Mathernova, EU Ambassador to Ukraine, congratulated Ukrainians on the tenth anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity from the Maidan in Kyiv and assured them that the European Union will be with Ukraine every step of the way on its path to the full EU membership.

Serhii Popko, Head of Kyiv RMA, reports that both modern and soviet air defence systems are used to defend Kyiv. At the beginning of the full-scale war, Kyiv relied on soviet C-300 and Buk missile systems, which were mostly manufactured by russia. Now, the sky over Kyiv is protected by short-range systems such as the Flakpanzer Gepard from Germany, the Avenger from the United States, medium-range systems such as the MIM-23 Hawks from the United States, NASAMS from Raytheon, Kongsberg from Norway, the German IRIS-t SLM, as well as long-range systems such as the American Patriot PAC-3 and Eurosam SAMP/T, supplied by France and Italy.

According to Kyiv RMA, a new 115-metre bridge over the Irpin River in Romanivka was officially opened. It was built next to the one destroyed as a result of the full-scale russian invasion, which helped nearly 40,000 people escape the occupation in 2022. Currently, 6 more bridges are being restored in the oblast, and projects developed for 14 more.

Kyiv RMA reported that a kindergarten was opened in Irpin, which could not be completed in time as a result of the russian invasion – the roof of the new building, the facade, windows and interior walls were damaged by fragments of russian shells. Partners from the Portuguese city of Cascais helped Irpin to finish the construction, allocating 500 thousand euros.

Boryspil International Airport has signed a memorandum of understanding with AECOM, an American infrastructure consulting company. It provides for restoration and modernisation of the airport’s infrastructure and the aviation sector of Ukraine as a whole. 

Zhytomyr oblast

Ukraine’s first humanitarian demining of a forest area was carried out at Narodychi Special Forestry in Zhytomyr Oblast. Forests of Ukraine was the first state-owned company to hold a tender for such work, and Zhytomyr oblast became a pilot region for the launch of the humanitarian demining market. The winner of the tender was one of the state defence enterprises.

In the first nine months of 2023, Zhytomyr spent UAH 246 million from the local budget to finance the improvement of the city. UAH 547 million was spent to support the military units of the territorial defence. With this ratio of budget expenditures, Zhytomyr is ranked third in the rating compiled by Forbes Ukraine.

Sumy oblast

According to Sumy RMA, russian forces launched 2 mortar attacks on the territory of Shalyhine community.

There were 13 attacks on the border areas and settlements of Sumy oblast. Bilopillia, Yunakivka, Khotin, Seredyna-Buda, Esman, Shalyhine communities were shelled. There were 75 mortar and artillery attacks, 7 grenade launcher attacks, as well as aerial attacks – 6 NAR attacks from a helicopter.

According to the Main Police Department of Sumy Oblast, on November 20, a russian strike on the town of Seredyna-Buda damaged one apartment building and two private houses, a outdoor kitchen and a garage. 

Consequences of a russian airstrike on the town of Seredyna-Buda, November 20, 2023. Photo: National Police of Sumy Oblast

Sumy RMA reported that since November 17, a new bus route Sumy-Poltava-Dnipro has been operating for Ukrainians returning from the occupied territories through Pokrovka checkpoint. In total, there are three evacuation routes – one railway and two bus routes. All transportation is free of charge.

According to Sumy RMA, an evacuation center has been set up in Sumy for those arriving from the occupied territories, where they can apply for financial assistance. It has a rest area, showers, a children’s room, and a cafeteria. Hot meals will be provided with the assistance of the international organization World Central Kitchen

According to the State Emergency Service of Sumy Oblast, last week, bomb squads discovered and destroyed 13 munitions. The explosives were found in Okhtyrka, Konotop, Shostka and Sumy regions.

On the Day of Dignity and Freedom, a Memorial Day dedicated to Dmytro Buival, artist and public person, was organised in Sumy. The man was killed on the battlefield on August 11, 2023, near Kupiansk. Dmytro was the founder of the Voice of Streets NGO, a creative workshop, and the organiser of the Kharytonenko Fest street art festival.

Chernihiv oblast

The State Border Guard Service reports that russian troops shelled the border of Chernihiv Oblast 8 times, which resulted in 39 explosions. Three communities in the oblast were shelled: Novhorod-Siverskyi – 4 strikes of NAR, fired from an enemy helicopter; Semenivka – 17 strikes of NAR, mortars and FPV drones; Snovsk – 18 strikes from a mortar.

18 electric bicycles will be purchased for the paramedics of Snovsk community. The bicycles will increase access to medical care for residents of the border area. The funds are provided by Medicos del Mundo.

According to Chernihiv RMA, the International Committee of the Red Cross donated hygiene products, stationery, bed linen, mattresses, blankets and pillows to 13 educational institutions in the oblast where children are kept on a round-the-clock basis. 

Children of Korop community’s military personnel were invited to Chernihiv for a holiday. The event was organised by the Stara Podusivka initiative group. The leisure programme included various artistic and sporting activities like a tour, a dog training centre, entertainment, a concert programme and gifts.

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

In the evening, the Ukrainian Air Force shot down a missile over the region. At night, the enemy shelled Marhanets community in Nikopol region with artillery. There was no damage or casualties.

The russian army shelled Nikopol region twice with artillery, attacked from a UAV and used 3 kamikaze drones. The shelling of Nikopol damaged a private house and an outbuilding. They also hit the villages of Marhanets community. There was no damage or casualties.

Vinnytsia oblast

On November 27, a charity war photo exhibition “Heavenly Photographer” by fallen soldier Maksym Burda will open in Vinnytsia. The event will feature almost 200 works of three different sizes, made during the entire 11 months of Maksym’s military service, from military training grounds and the front line near Bakhmut. In addition, there will be an opportunity to buy photos and charity merchandise. These include postcards, stickers, magnets, T-shirts, and hoodies with photos from the exhibition. Part of the proceeds from the sale will also be transferred to the Angels of Azov charity fund.

Kirovohrad oblast

The South Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports that air defense destroyed two attack drones over Kirovohrad oblast at night. 

Poltava oblast

An Alley of Heroes was opened in Shcherbanivka community in Poltava oblast. It features informational banners with portraits and biographies of 9 soldiers who fell during the russian-Ukrainian war.The Heroes’ Alley was created near the service center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Rozsoshentsi, Shcherbanivka community. 

Cherkasy oblast

In a camp in Cherkasy oblast, 12 military families participated in a week-long social rehabilitation program for families. There is a child psychologist who works separately with children, a coordinator, an administrator, and case managers. Doctors of relevant fields, employees, and social work specialists are engaged. There were also extreme activities to release emotions and overcome fear. This is the first time the camp has been held for the military. The Ministry of Defense provided a typical schedule for this program, but they adapted it to the specifics of the base. 

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

Zaporizhzhia RMA reported that on November 20, the russian army carried out 107 shelling attacks across cities and villages in Zaporizhzhia оblast. The targeted areas include Novoandriivka, Novoivanivka, Bilohirya, Levadne, Poltavka, Luhivske, Robotyne, Kamyanske, Stepove, Piatyhatky, and Mali Shcherbaky.

Additionally, the SES of Zaporizhzhia oblast informed that on November 20, a residential building in the Preobrazhenka village caught fire due to the russian shelling. Approximately 30 square meters were engulfed in flames. There were no casualties reported.

Mykolaiv oblast

Vitalii Kim, Head of Mykolaiv RMA reported that on November 21, at 01:13, ‎artillery strikes were inflicted on the water area of Ochakiv community. There were no ‎casualties.‎

In Kozyrka village of Radsad community in Mykolaiv oblast, a local resident ‎discovered an explosive device in a pasture. His attempt to dismantle it led to the ‎detonation of the explosive. As a result of the explosion, the man sustained significant ‎blast injuries and passed away in the ambulance while on the way to the hospital.‎

In Mykolaiv oblast, automotive specialists are assembling combat vehicles to support the ‎Defense Forces. They are making a hybrid buggy designed for transporting cargo, ‎evacuating the injured, and installing armaments when necessary. Four individuals are involved in the workshop’s development of the high-speed vehicle of American type. They ‎are either assembling combat vehicles from scratch or modifying old models to suit ‎military needs.‎

Odesa oblast

The South Air Command reported that on the night of  November 21, air defence forces downed a russian Shahed-136/131 strike UAV over Odesa oblast. 

Odesa City Council reported that the Day of Dignity and Freedom was celebrated in Odesa. Flowers were laid at the memorial sign to the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred in the eponymous park on Shevchenko Avenue. 

Kherson oblast

In the afternoon, on November 21, Antonivka came under the enemy fire. A 62-year-old man and a 61-year-old woman were injured.

In the afternoon, the russian military dropped 25 guided aerial bombs on the settlements of Beryslav and Kakhovka regions of Kherson oblast. Two men were injured in Beryslav, and a 54-year-old local resident – in Novoberyslav.

The Prosecutor’s Office reported the death of a 65-year-old man after russian airstrikes on Beryslav. Rescuers removed his body from the rubble of a private house. 

In the morning, the russian army attacked Kherson. They hit a residential building. A 65-year-old man was injured in the shelling. 

Oleksandr Prokudin, Head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration, reported that on November 20, the russian army fired 44 times at Kherson oblast using various types of weapons. Two people were killed and three injured.

Residents of Kherson  oblast can receive three thousand dollars to restore their agricultural activities. This assistance is offered by the international organisation Mercy Corps as part of the Ukrainian Agriculture Support Programme. The project is funded by the Howard Buffett Foundation. The programme is aimed at supporting affected local families and those who have been displaced by the war. The grants will help them restore or modernise their agricultural businesses.

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

The RMA reported that during the night air alert in the oblast, some Shaheed drones were destroyed. There are no casualties reported.

Zakarpattia oblast

The RMA reported that next year, Zakarpattia will transfer about UAH 3 billion to the state budget for defense needs.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

In Prykarpattia, 1,1K unemployed people have joined the Recovery Army. Since March, when the government initiative began to operate in Ivano-Frankivsk oblast, the regional employment service has concluded 197 contracts for socially useful works. Among the people who volunteered, every 10th is an IDP.

Lviv oblast

The RMA held a meeting with Mustafa Levent Bilgen, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Turkey to Ukraine. They discussed Ukrainian-Turkish cooperation in the field of business and investments.

For 2023, 45% of applicants were approved to cross the border through the Shliach system in Lviv oblast. In total, during this period, Lviv RMA considered about 5,5K applications from organizations for approximately 48K individuals. During the period of martial law, conscripted men aged 18 to 60 can cross the border using the Path system. Applications for departure are considered by RMAs.

In Mykolaiv community, a new hydrotherapy service will be available for students of the complex rehabilitation department of the social service center. The hydrobath and hydroboxes were donated by volunteers of the Altenburger Ukrainehilfe e.V. foundation.

Rivne oblast

The European Union sent 10 powerful generators with a total capacity of 692 kW to Rivne oblast. Utilities will be provided with generators to ensure uninterrupted heating.

Sarnen community sent night vision monoculars to the 14th brigade of the Armed Forces. In Rokytny, the charity street concert by the Kalina folk amateur ensemble collected over UAH 20K to support the Armed Forces. UAH 900K was allocated from the budget of Maloyubashan community to support three military units.

Ternopil oblast

During the meeting of the Congress of local and regional authorities under the President of Ukraine, which took place in Ternopil oblast, the issue of free rehabilitation assistance was discussed. Currently, such services are available at eight medical facilities, four of which are part of the Ternopil oblast medical network.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

At night, during the air alarm period, air defense forces were on alert in the oblast. There were no casualties, injuries or damage reported.

6 DJI Matrix 30T drones worth UAH 1,7 mln was sent to the military from Khmelnytskyi budget.

Chernivtsi oblast

The RMA considered appeals received from residents of Bukovyna and IDPs who found themselves in difficult life circumstances. The commission recommended providing material assistance for the total amount of UAH 162K for 59 applications.

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

The UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission has confirmed the killing of 10K civilians since the start of russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022. Among the killed were 560 children. Over 18,5K civilians were injured.

The US announced a new $100 mln military aid package, includes a M142 HIMARS rocket-propelled artillery system and ammunition for it, 155-mm and 105-mm caliber artillery ammunition, Javelin and TOW anti-tank systems, Stinger MANPADS, cartridges, spare parts and equipment.

The Minister of Defense of Germany announced a new package of military aid to Ukraine worth €1.3 billion. “I have the honour and pleasure to announce a new package as part of my visit here. And this package includes 4 further IRIS-T SLM systems, 155-mm shells, anti-tank mines. This is a package for the total amount of €1,3 billion,” Boris Pistorius said.

Japanese partners sent equipment and machinery to pyrotechnic units of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine for humanitarian demining of liberated territories. In particular, the aid included 40 special vehicles, 50 manual mine detectors, as well as 150 containers of fire-extinguishing liquid from Shabondama Soap Co., Ltd.

Norway sent a modern mobile complex of radiation control based on a car to the Ukrainian border guards for monitoring the radiation situation in most dangerous areas thanks to the joint international technical assistance project with the Radiation Safety Agency of the Kingdom of Norway.

Major General Oleksandr Kyrylenko, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, announced that a coalition of 32 countries has already trained over 100K Ukrainian soldiers.

In Denmark, Ukrainian pilots are already undergoing training for the F-16 in the air. The next stage is independent flights. In addition to pilots trained in Denmark, training is also conducted in the USA and Great Britain. In addition to pilots, other specialists, ground personnel, officers of combat control and aviation engineering service are being trained.

The US State Department imposed sanctions against russian military personnel who committed war crimes in Bucha and Andriivka. It was established that the 64th separate motorized rifle brigade killed, beat, dismembered, burned and staged executions of civilians of Ukraine.

Several high-ranking European officials visited the capital of Ukraine on the Day of Dignity and Freedom. These include Charles Michel, President of the European Council, Maia Sandu, President of Moldova, and Boris Pistorius, Minister of Defense of Germany.

Ihor Zhovkva, Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, had a phone conversation with Barbara Kaudel-Jensen, Advisor to the Federal Chancellor of Austria on foreign and European policy. They discussed the results of the meeting of leaders’ security policy advisers and political advisers, which took place on October 28 in Malta.

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, Marharyta Koval, Tetiana Kurbatova, Olga Shalya 


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