Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

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Germany reveals brand-new help bundle for Ukraine

German Defence minister Boris Pistorius (2ndR) and Ukraine’s Defence Minister Rustem Umerov (3rdR) listen to descriptions about attack weapons throughout their see of a training center ouside Kyiv on November 21,2023 The German Defence minister showed up in the Ukrainian capital on November 21, 2023 early morning for a surprise see to declare Berlin’s support for Ukraine in its battle versus Russia’s soldiers. (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/ AFP) (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP through Getty Images)

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Germany apparently vowed Tuesday to provide Ukraine another military help bundle worth 1.3 billion euros ($ 1.42 billion).

Germany’s Defense Minister Boris Pistorius gone to Kyiv on Tuesday where he made the statement, Reuters reported. His see comes a day after U.S. Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin likewise went to the Ukrainian capital and revealed $100 million in brand-new military help for the nation.

— Holly Ellyatt

Ukraine’s defense minister states no choice required to dismiss 2 generals in the meantime

Ukrainian Defense Minister Rustem Umerov stated on Tuesday that no choice had actually been considered now to dismiss 2 senior military leaders.

Umerov made the remark at a joint press conference together with his German equivalent when inquired about reports that Joint Forces leader Serhiy Nayev and Oleksandr Tarnavskyi, chief of Ukraine’s “Tavria” military command, might be fired.

“I must say that the decision has not yet been made, but we are doing everything possible to improve efficiency,” he informed press reporters.

— Reuters

Russia claims Ukraine’s suffering ‘gigantic losses’ on east bank of the Dnieper river

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu declared Tuesday that Ukraine has actually stopped working to attain any advancement on the east (left) bank of the Dnieper river in the Russian- inhabited part of the southern Kherson area.

Ukrainian and Russian authorities verified recently that Ukrainian systems had actually handled to cross the Dnieper river– which has actually successfully served as a cutting edge in between Russian and Ukrainian forces on either side of the broad waterway– and had actually developed numerous grips in towns on the east bank of the river.

A group of Ukrainian marines at the bank of the Dnieper River at the cutting edge near Kherson, Ukraine, onOct 14, 2023.

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Russia verified the crossing had actually happened however assured to cause “hell” on the Ukrainian systems that had actually gone into occupied area and extreme battling has actually been reported around numerous towns as Russian forces counterattack.

Shoigu stated Tuesday that Ukrainian Marines and Special Ops workers were suffering big losses while attempting to make headway there.

“All attempts of the Ukrainian Armed Forces to conduct an amphibious operation in the Kherson direction were unsuccessful. Thanks to the proactive and professional actions of our military personnel, units of the Marine Corps and special operations forces of the Ukrainian troops are suffering colossal losses,” Shoigu stated in a speech to defense ministry authorities, without providing proof.

Shoigu then declared that Ukraine had actually lost 13,700 military workers because the start ofNovember He likewise stated that Ukraine had actually lost 1,800 pieces of military hardware.

CNBC was not able to validate the claims made by Shoigu or the battleground evaluation.

–Holly Ellyatt

Russia states co-existence not possible with Ukraine’s present ‘program’

Russia can not co-exist with the present Ukrainian “regime” and will withstand the may of the NATO military alliance for as long as Moscow requires to attain its objectives, a senior Russian foreign ministry diplomat stated on Tuesday.

“The current regime is absolutely toxic, we do not see any options for co-existence with it at the moment,” Russian Ambassador- at-Large Rodion Miroshnik informed press reporters in Moscow.

People stroll past the Russian Foreign Ministry head office in Moscow on April 5,2022 ties.

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Miroshnik stated Ukraine had actually performed criminal offenses versus civilians which NATO had actually provided prohibited weapons to Ukraine however that the West would ultimately dislike Ukraine.

“We can resist NATO just as much as we need to fulfil the tasks that the president has formulated,” Miroshnik stated.

— Reuters

Kremlin calls Ukraine’s 2014 transformation a foreign-sponsored coup

The Kremlin explained Ukraine’s 2014 transformation, which Kyiv is celebrating on Tuesday, as a foreign-sponsored coup.

Nov 21 marks the start of pro-European mass demonstrations in Ukraine in 2013 that caused the “Maidan” transformation in February 2014 and the ousting of Ukraine’s then pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovich.

Anti- federal government protesters protect the border of Independence Square, called Maidan, onFeb 19, 2014, in Kyiv, Ukraine.

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As Ukraine marks what has actually become called the “Day of Dignity and Freedom,” celebrating the uprising, Kremlin representative Dmitry Peskov stated the Maidan transformation was the outcome of foreign disturbance.

“The fact that it was sponsored from abroad has been acknowledged, directly and indirectly, by representatives of foreign countries. That is no secret to anyone,” Peskov stated.

“We call it “Maidan,” but in fact it was a coup, a forceful coup that was sponsored from abroad. We must call things by their proper names,” Peskov stated, according to remarks reported by news firm Tass.

“The fact that it was sponsored from abroad, was directly and indirectly recognized by representatives of foreign countries. This is also no secret to anyone,” he stated. Peskov did not present proof for the claim, one that Russia has actually made consistently.

The 2014 Maidan transformation marked a more guaranteed split with Russia which, quickly later, got into and annexed Crimea.

— Holly Ellyatt

Moldova’s president Maia Sandu shows up in Ukraine

Moldova’s President Maia Sandu and Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy present for a photo throughout a conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, on June 27, 2022.

Ukrainian Presidential Press Service|through Reuters

Moldova’s President Maia Sandu have actually shown up in Kyiv, the Ukrainian governmental workplace stated on Tuesday.

Sandu and Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy honored the memory of individuals who passed away throughout the Revolution of Dignity 10 year earlier, the workplace stated on social networks platform X.


‘We need to be strong,’ Ukraine states as it keeps in mind uprisings

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy informed Ukrainians that they need to be solid in the fight versus Russia, as Kyiv celebrated pro-Western uprisings that sealed its split with Russia.

Celebrated as the “Day of Dignity and Freedom,”Nov 21 is a public vacation developed to honor the start of 2 anti-Russian uprisings in Ukraine– the Revolution of 2004 and 2014’s Revolution of Dignity that started with a wave of pro-European and anti-Russian demonstrations, called the Euromaidan or Maidan uprising, 10 years earlier.

The 2013-2014 demonstrations in Ukraine were a driver for Russia’s addition of Crimea in March 2014 and assistance for pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.

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“10 years ago, we started a new page in the struggle. 10 years ago, Ukrainians launched their first counteroffensive. Against lawlessness, against the attempt to deprive us of our European future. Against our subjugation,” Zelenskyy stated in his nighttime address.

“We fought and we are still fighting. Both in the center of the capital back then and on the outskirts of Bakhmut now. On Hrushevskoho Street then and near Kharkiv, near Kherson, near Avdiivka now … We have to be strong. Because people believe in the strong only, and only the strong create the future. Only the strong can be united.”

— Holly Ellyatt

Russia states brand-new U.S. help for Ukraine is a ‘relaxing tablet’

Anatoly Antonov, Russian ambassador to the United States.

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The help consists of anti-tank weapons, weapons ammo and another High Mobility Artillery RocketSystem Announcing the current tranche of help throughout a check out to Kyiv, U.S. Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin vowed the U.S.’ long-lasting assistance for Ukraine in spite of issues about the sustainability of such assistance.

Russia put reject on the help bundle, with Moscow’s ambassador to the U.S. declaring Ukraine however deals with defeat.

“It is important for the West to understand: Russia, which is fighting for its national interests and security, cannot be defeated on the battlefield. Any supply of Western weapons to a post-Soviet state is a prolongation of the agony of the bankrupt Kyiv regime,” Antonov stated.

— Holly Ellyatt

U.S. Defense Secretary Austin declares ‘unfaltering assistance’ for Kyiv

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin speaks with staff members of the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv throughout his see to Ukraine, November 20,2023

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Monday declared Washington’s “steadfast support for Ukraine,” as he made a surprise see to Kyiv, conference with President Volodymy Zelenskyy and other senior authorities.

“We, along with our allies and partners, will continue to support Ukraine’s urgent battlefield needs and long-term defense requirements,” Austin composed on social networks platform X, previously called Twitter.

– Elliot Smith

Russia officially introduces demonstration with Finland over border crossings

Russia’s Foreign Ministry stated on Monday that it had actually spoken with Finland’s ambassador to Russia and opposed Finland’s choice to close its borders to Russia over the weekend.

Finland’s actions would affect 10s of countless individuals in both nations, the ministry stated in a Google- equated declaration launched on its site.

“The decision was made hastily, without any consultations with the Russian side, which had previously been an integral part of cooperation in ensuring the effective functioning of the joint border,” the declaration stated.

It follows Finland closed crossing points on its border to Russia to restrict an increase of asylum hunters, which it has actually recommended were helped by Russian authorities.

— Sophie Kiderlin

Yellen: Further Ukraine military help ‘crucial’ to U.S. nationwide security

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen lays out the enhancements the internal revenue service will provide to taxpayers in 2024, throughout remarks at internal revenue service Headquarters in Washington, U.S., November 7,2023 REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen informed CNBC on Monday that passing legislation to supply additional military help to Ukraine is a “critical priority” for U.S. President Joe Biden and for nationwide security.

The Biden administration is looking for Congressional approval for a $105 billion security help bundle, however deals with opposition from some Republican legislators. The costs stays in limbo while Congress remains in recess over the next 2 weeks.

“We can’t allow Ukraine to lose a battle on the home front because it lacks enough money to keep schoolteachers in the classroom and first responders on the job, when it’s fighting valiantly on the battlefield, so Ukraine is utterly dependent on this aid,” Yellen informed CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”

She included that the U.S. requires to do its part together with the European Parliament’s 50 billion euro help bundle authorized to Ukraine over the next 4 years and the $156 billion financing center provided by the IMF.

“This aid is critical to the national security of America. If Putin were to win this brutal war in Ukraine, next we might see an attack in a NATO ally of ours. We need to stop this,” Yellen stated.

– Elliot Smith

Putin to speak at G20 virtual top, state media reports

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks after signing bilateral files with his Kazakh equivalent Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in Astana, Kazakhstan November 9,2023

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Russian President Vladimir Putin will provide remarks at a virtual G20 top on Wednesday, Russian state television reported, pointing out Putin’s weekly schedule.

In a Telegram post, Rossiya state television speaker Pavel Zarubin stated that this would be the “first event in recent months” that will consist of both the Russian president and Western leaders.

Putin did not participate in the last 2 G20 conferences in India in September and in Indonesia in 2015, with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov taking a trip in his location.

The Indian federal government verified in a declaration on Sunday that Prime Minister Narenda Modi would chair a virtual top on Wednesday in order to “take forward key, select outcomes / action points from the New Delhi Summit as well as review developments since then.”

“The Virtual G20 Summit is also expected to push for effective implementation of various G20 decisions, including through relevant national and international platforms,” it included.

India holds the G20 presidency tillNov 30, after which it passes onto Brazil.

– Elliot Smith

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