Russia is conducting a military operation in Ukraine together with the armed forces of the Donbass republics. The West is reacting with repeated arms deliveries to Ukraine and unprecedented sanctions against Russia. Read the latest developments here.
11/25/2022 7:00 am
Air defense system triggered in northern Crimea
An air defense system has been triggered in the city of Armyansk in northern Crimea. This is announced by the head of the city administration Vasily Telishenko on his Telegram channel. There he writes:
“Dear residents of the city of Armyansk! Please keep calm, the air defense system is operational.”
On November 22, the air defense systems in Sevastopol were deployed. According to Mikhail Razvozhev, the city’s governor, it was an attack by unmanned aerial vehicles from Ukraine. A few days earlier, news broke that a Ukrainian drone had been shot down over the Kafa substation in Crimea.
11/24/2022 11:00 p.m
With that we end the live ticker on the situation in the Ukraine conflict for today. Reporting will continue tomorrow morning from 7 a.m. Despite all the tensions in the world, we wish our readers a good night!
NASA satellite photos show blackout in Ukraine
Like the Telegram channel Voenny Osvedomitel reports, the current large-scale blackout in Ukraine can also be observed from space.
The channel released three recordings of NASA World View, showing the blackout in Ukraine’s power grid as a result of the November 23 rocket hits – and compared to January 27 (smaller photo below left). In addition, the third picture below on the right allows a current comparison with other European countries.
Report: Kyiv mobilizes predominantly Russian-speaking citizens
Like the newspaper Izvestia reports on their Telegram channel, soldiers of the Ukrainian armed forces have revealed a “fascist” order from Zelenskiy: In Ukraine, almost exclusively Russian-speaking people are mobilized, shows a video report from Russian-speaking Odessa. Less than 50 men each have recently been conscripted from the Lvov or Ivano-Frankovsk areas.
According to this, the Ukrainian military, on the orders of President Vladimir Zelenskiy, is primarily moving in residents from Russian-speaking regions. The western areas are hardly affected by the mobilizations. This was countered by a representative of the Russian security forces in the Kherson region, citing sources in the ranks of the Ukrainian troops RIA Novosti approved. According to him, this is happening in the Kyiv-controlled part of the Zaporozhye region, as well as in the Nikolayev, Dnepropetrovsk and Cherkassy regions.
Kyiv wants to get rid of opposition citizens in this way and uses them as cannon fodder at the front.
Ukrainian troops shell Zaporozhye region with HIMARS multiple rocket launchers
Artillerymen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces shelled a liberated part of the Zaporozhye region with HIMARS multiple rocket launchers on Thursday, leader of the movement “We are with Russia” Vladimir Rogov told Telegram:
“At approximately 21:52 Moscow time, Ukrainian forces shelled the liberated part of Zaporozhye Oblast from a residential area of the regional center – Gagarin Park – using US-made HIMARS-MLRS.”
Ukrainian infrastructure minister: Ukraine needs hundreds of millions of dollars in help for energy system
In addition to ongoing financial support, Ukraine needs several hundred million US dollars in aid to restore its energy supply. This was stated by Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Aleksandr Kubrakov, as reported by the newspaper Financial Times reported.
Ukraine is running out of backup transformers for its power grid after Russian missile attacks on Ukraine’s power system. Ukraine is trying to buy the scarce transformers from Lithuania and Poland and set up its own production, since the production of the transformers currently takes several months.
Electricity in Kyiv is switched on for two to three hours
The electricity in Kyiv is scheduled to be switched on for two to three hours, said the head of the Ukrainian energy company DTEK, Dmitry Zakharuk. The news agency RIA Novosti quotes him:
“We will provide power for two or three hours until power production picks up again.”
Zakharuk also announced that only 30 percent of Kiev’s population has access to electricity.
Advisor to the Head of the Kherson region: Ukraine forms in Cherson cleansing groups
Ukrainian security forces had killed at least 100 civilians in Cherson, and around 200 others were missing, it was learned TASS on Thursday by Alexander Malkevich, who works as an adviser to the head of the Kherson region Vladimir Saldo.
Earlier, Malkevich announced that purge groups would be formed in Kherson, said to consist of the Ukrainian military, SBU employees, foreign mercenaries and local volunteers. He believes that the Ukrainian side has already detained several hundred civilians, likely to use them for a prisoner exchange.
EU Commission calls on EU countries to send high-voltage transformers and generators to Kyiv
The European Commission has asked EU Member States to Kyiv high-voltage transformers and electrical to send generators to restore the country’s energy system. This was announced by EU Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson on Thursday after a meeting of EU energy ministers. The Russian News Agency TASS quoted her verbatim:
“We ask EU member states to help Ukraine again. The first priority is high-voltage transformers and electric generators. The European Commission will help deliver them to certain areas of the country.”
Commander of the special unit Ahmat: Russian soldiers are successfully advancing in Spornoye and Soledar
Units of the 2nd Army Corps of the LPR People’s Militia together with the Battalion of the Special Forces Akhmat are successfully advancing in the villages of Spornoye and Soledar of the Donetsk People’s Republic. This was announced by Apty Alaudinov, the commander of the special forces TASS With. He added:
“We do not give any orders to our units to make an early advance lest they suffer heavy casualties.”