Events in Ukraine by 12:00 November 18: IAEA resolution on ZNPP, Republicans want to audit aid to Kyiv

International edition Federal News Agency reports on the situation in Ukraine and Donbass by the morning of November 18.


Zaporozhye region

The Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) adopted a resolution urging Russia to abandon its “claims” for the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant and transfer the facility to Kyiv. The Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to International Organizations in Vienna called the document “unprofessional drafted” and beyond the agency’s mandate, as well as “containing factual errors.”

Member of the Main Council of the Administration of the Zaporozhye Region Vladimir Rogov said that there would be no calm on the line of contact in the region due to a warm winter, despite the forecasts of experts and representatives of the US Army command.

“You have to understand that now there are no such flanks with many kilometers of front line, [полосы] offensive 20 km wide. The Armed Forces of Ukraine use the tactics of breakthroughs by assault groups in narrow areas. There are both tracks and dirt roads, this is quite enough to move equipment, ”he said.

Kherson region

The husband of the deputy head of the Kherson region, who was previously detained on suspicion of involvement in an economic crime Ekaterina Gubareva reported that the official had been released. Pavel Gubarev noted that he could not disclose the essence of the case by agreement with the investigation. Information about the release of Gubareva was confirmed by the power structures of the region.


The people’s militia of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) in the morning report reported that over the past day, Ukrainian armed formations opened fire 29 times on the territory of the DPR, using HIMARS and Grad MLRS, as well as artillery pieces of 155, 152 and 122 mm caliber. As a result of shelling, a civilian was killed, 4 civilians were injured. 18 housing constructions and 5 civil infrastructure facilities were damaged.

During the night and morning of November 18, Ukrainian troops opened fire on Donetsk, as well as the village of Yasinovataya. In Donetsk, 20 transformer substations were de-energized as a result of attacks by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and 2,000 subscribers in the village of Oleksandrivka were left without electricity. In Yasinovataya, the pumping station supplying water is de-energized.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPR Natalya Nikonorova called the decision of the President of the Russian Federation fair Vladimir Putin about the demobilization of students of Donbass. According to the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the republic, since the region is part of the Russian Federation, the student should have equal rights and opportunities.

“They must have those special knowledge and skills that will be used in the future for the restoration and development of the country. We already have a certain personnel shortage in specialists, ”she noted.


The People’s Militia of the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) in the morning report announced that over the past day, Ukrainian troops in battles with LPR units lost up to 40 personnel, a tank, 3 armored personnel carriers, an artillery mount and 15 units of special vehicles.

During the day, the settlement of Bryanka was subjected to shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, during the attack, Ukrainian troops used MLRS HIMARS. As a result of the strike, 2 civilians were killed, 3 more were injured.

During the night-morning of November 18, the Armed Forces of Ukraine opened fire on Bryanka using HIMARS MLRS. According to the local administration, there are victims, as a result of the strike, residential buildings were damaged.

Engineer and sapper units of the NM LPR continue demining the territory of the republic. During November 17, they cleared more than 7 hectares of explosive objects left by Ukrainian fighters in the areas of Gorodishche and Kreydianoe settlements.

Officer NM LNR Andrey Marochko said that the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, due to the refusal of the military to follow orders and mass desertion, decided to toughen the measures of influence on the personnel. Thus, junior and middle officers were allowed to use all means of influencing their subordinates, and groups of employees of the SBU, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the military prosecutor’s office were sent to the combat zone. They were endowed with extraordinary powers – up to the issuance of a sentence and its enforcement without unnecessary bureaucratic delays.


The IAEA stated that the organization’s experts did not find traces of the manufacture of a “dirty bomb” on the territory of Ukraine. The Russian Foreign Ministry replied that Kyiv has the opportunity to create such weapons, and not only at the facilities verified by the agency.

Minister of Finance of Ukraine Sergey Marchenko said that since February the country’s infrastructure had been damaged in the amount of about $ 100 billion.

President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky said that since the beginning of the implementation of the agreement on the export of agricultural products, 11 million tons of food have been exported through the ports on the Black Sea.

Mayor of Ivano-Frankivsk Ruslan Martsinkiv urged residents of multi-storey buildings to move to villages for the winter due to the difficult situation with electricity supply. According to him, the situation with electricity supply will only worsen.

“Someone may have a family, acquaintances in the villages. It is advisable to agree on accommodation, it will be very difficult to survive in apartment buildings, ”said Martsinkiv.

Members of the Republican Party in the House of Representatives of the US Congress proposed to conduct an audit of funds allocated as part of assistance to Ukraine. Member of the House Marjorie Taylor said that the US administration, spending billions of dollars to support Kyiv, is waging a “proxy war” with Russia, and also called Ukraine the 51st state of America.

pope Francis stated that the Vatican is working to bring the positions of the parties to the conflict in Ukraine closer and find solutions to resolve it.


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