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As of: November 20, 2023 8:52 p.m

Ukraine will obtain extra US army help value $100 million. In Ukraine, a senior authorities official liable for cybersecurity has been fired on suspicion of embezzlement. The developments within the reside weblog.

8:31 p.m

New US arms package deal for Ukraine

Ukraine is receiving a brand new arms package deal from the USA for its personal protection. The package deal value $100 million (round 91.4 million euros) is army help that has already been accredited by the US Congress. The armament package deal contains, amongst different issues, Stinger anti-aircraft missiles, a Himars-type a number of rocket launcher and artillery ammunition. “In particular, there will be more artillery shells, which are particularly needed now,” stated Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in his every day video message.

According to him, weapons help was additionally mentioned in the course of the go to of US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to Kiev. During the talks, the state of affairs on the entrance, the prospects there and methods to strengthen the Ukrainian protection have been examined, Zelensky stated. He described the assembly as productive. He thanked the United States for its “continued leadership role in aid.”

8:10 p.m

Cybersecurity officer in Ukraine fired

In Ukraine, a senior authorities official liable for cybersecurity has been fired on suspicion of embezzling funds. The authorities in Kiev introduced that along with Yuri Chchygo, head of an company that protects authorities establishments from cyber assaults, his deputy had additionally been faraway from his submit. According to the Anti-Corruption Investigation Agency (SAP) and the National Investigation Agency (NABU), Tschchygo is suspected of getting bought software program from a overseas firm at extreme costs and of embezzling the equal of round 1.5 million euros. The funds have been transferred overseas to be laundered and distributed to a felony group to which Chchygo belonged.

Chchygo denied the allegations. He introduced that he needed to “prove his innocence” in courtroom. In addition to Tschchygo and his earlier deputy, the investigations are directed towards 4 different authorities workers, as SAP introduced within the Telegram on-line service. If convicted, the accused resist six years in jail.

7:03 p.m

Kiev: 5 p.c of the armed forces are ladies

More than 40,000 ladies served within the Ukrainian military throughout Russia’s battle of aggression. That’s just a little greater than 5 p.c of the full energy of the armed forces, stated the Ukrainian Defense Ministry in Kiev. Around 5,000 Ukrainians are presently engaged in fight operations. So far, greater than 13,400 ladies have obtained fight participant standing.

The report additionally exhibits that 41 p.c of feminine troopers have underage youngsters and greater than 2,500 are single dad and mom. In 2014, the variety of Ukrainian ladies within the military was simply over 16,500. However, Kiev has since lifted all restrictions on ladies within the military, in response to the ministry.

5:23 p.m

Days of ready at Poland’s border with Ukraine

Because Polish transport firms have been blocking the border crossings with neighboring Ukraine for 2 weeks, truck site visitors jams stretching for kilometers have fashioned there. A spokeswoman for the native police informed the PAP information company that round 1,100 vans can be standing in a 25-kilometer-long queue in entrance of the Dorohusk border crossing. The processing time is round ten days. According to the police, 600 vans are queuing in entrance of the Hrebenne border crossing and the processing time there may be greater than six days.

Since November sixth, Polish transport firms have been blocking a number of border crossings in protest towards low-cost competitors from Ukraine. Before the beginning of Russia’s battle of aggression towards Ukraine, the nation exported a lot of its items by sea. Since the start of the battle, a lot has been shifted to the streets. The beforehand vital Polish transport permits for Ukrainian freight site visitors have been revoked. Now the blockers are demanding that the permits be reinstated as a result of simpler entry for Ukrainian transport firms is ruining their enterprise.

3:30 p.m

Austin reiterates long-term assist for Ukraine

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kiev. He reiterated that the assist from the USA was meant to be long-term. Zelensky stated Austin’s go to was a vital sign for Ukraine. “We count on your support,” stated the President, thanking the American individuals for his or her assist.

“Together with our allies and partners, we will continue to support Ukraine’s urgent battlefield and long-term defense needs,” Austin wrote on Platform X.

However, there are growing reservations within the US Congress about supporting Ukraine. During Austin’s go to to Ukraine, talks are additionally deliberate with Defense Minister Rustem Umerov and Chief of Staff Valeriy Zalushnyj concerning the army state of affairs earlier than the approaching winter.

1:03 p.m

Ukraine and Russia change our bodies of troopers

Ukraine and Russia have once more exchanged the stays of troopers. The our bodies of 94 Ukrainian troopers have been handed over to the Ukrainian aspect, the Kiev Coordination Staff for the Affairs of Prisoners of War introduced on Telegram. The change took place by way of the mediation of the International Committee of the Red Cross. How many our bodies the Russian aspect obtained and the place the change happened was not reported.

11:54 am

Putin takes half within the G20 summit once more

Russian President Vladimir Putin will participate in a summit of the 20 main industrialized and rising international locations (G20) for the primary time on Wednesday after a protracted absence. At the digital assembly, Putin will current Russia’s view of what he believes is a “deeply unstable world situation,” the federal government in Moscow stated. Russian tv reported that it was the primary time in “a long time” that each Putin and Western leaders would attend an occasion collectively.

After the beginning of Russia’s battle of aggression towards Ukraine, Western states insisted on Putin’s exclusion from prime worldwide conferences. The International Criminal Court (ICC) additionally issued an arrest warrant towards Putin on suspicion of abducting Ukrainian youngsters. The host of subsequent 12 months’s G20 summit, Brazilian President Lula da Silva, was evasive when requested whether or not he would execute the arrest warrant towards Putin on the deliberate summit assembly in Rio de Janeiro if Putin arrived. Most not too long ago, Putin was represented by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on the G20 summit.

11:19 a.m

London: Criticism in Russia of lengthy missions in Ukraine

According to British specialists, criticism of lengthy deployments in Ukraine is rising amongst Russian troopers and their households. This emerges from the every day intelligence report from the Ministry of Defense in London on the Russian battle of aggression in Ukraine. Accordingly, on November seventh, for the primary time because the begin of the Russian invasion in February 2022, ladies of Russian troopers took to the streets in Moscow in protest and demanded that their males be rotated out of motion on the entrance.

The demonstration was ended by the police inside a couple of minutes, however the demand was outstanding, the British assertion stated. “The apparently unlimited combat deployment of personnel without rotation is increasingly viewed by the soldiers themselves and their families as unsustainable,” stated the assertion.

10:30 am

Russia is searching for Eurovision winner Jamala

Russia has put out a needed discover for Jamala, the Ukrainian winner of the Eurovision Song Contest ESC 2016. This was reported by Russian state information businesses. The Russian Interior Ministry in Moscow didn’t point out the felony fees towards the singer of Crimean Tatar origin. Jamala (40), whose actual identify is Sussana Jamaladinova, has repeatedly publicly denounced the Russian battle of aggression towards Ukraine. She additionally advocates for the Crimean Tatars, who, in response to human rights studies, are being oppressed on the Russian-annexed Crimean peninsula. Jamala’s ESC successful track in Stockholm 2016 with the title “1944” was paying homage to the expulsion of the Crimean Tatars from their homeland ordered by Moscow on the time.

9:09 a.m

Ukraine studies quite a few battles on the entrance

The Ukrainian military says it has as soon as once more repelled dozens of Russian assaults alongside the virtually 1,000 kilometer lengthy entrance within the east and south. The state of affairs report from the General Staff in Kiev from the morning recorded 46 Russian assaults on Sunday. They have been all repulsed, it was stated. The foremost focus was on the cities of Maryinka (16 Russian assaults) and Avdiivka (12 assaults) close to the Russian-controlled Donbass capital Donetsk. This army info can not instantly be independently verified.

Hatched: territories occupied by Russia

Conflict events as a supply

In the present state of affairs, info on the course of the battle, shelling and casualties offered by official our bodies of the Russian and Ukrainian events to the battle can’t be straight verified by an unbiased physique.

8:50 a.m

US Secretary of Defense Austin arrived in Ukraine for an unannounced go to

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has arrived within the Ukrainian capital Kiev for a go to. The minister traveled to Ukraine to fulfill with authorities officers and “reaffirm the United States’ resolute support for Ukraine’s struggle for freedom,” the Pentagon stated. For safety causes, the go to was not introduced.

“I am here to deliver an important message,” he writes on X. “The United States will continue to stand with Ukraine in its fight for freedom against Russian aggressors, today and in the future.”

01:13 am

According to the army, Ukraine is holding positions on the japanese financial institution of the Dnipro

According to its personal statements, the Ukrainian military is establishing itself within the contested Kherson area southeast of the Dnipro River. “The defense forces continue to hold positions on the left bank of the Dnipro in the Kherson region,” the General Staff stated on Facebook. The spokeswoman for the southern command submit, Natalya Humenyuk, had beforehand stated that the Ukrainian military had now pushed the Russians three to eight kilometers away from the river on the left financial institution, which was till not too long ago utterly occupied. International observers had additionally not too long ago reported advances by the Ukrainians within the space.

Hatched: territories occupied by Russia

12:11 a.m

Zelensky fires head of military medical division

Around 21 months after the beginning of the battle, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky fired the earlier head of the medical division in his military. Major General Tetyana Ostashchenko’s place can be taken over by Anatoly Kasmirchuk sooner or later, Zelensky stated in his night video tackle, with out giving particular causes for this determination. But he emphasised that “a fundamentally new level of medical support for our military” is required.

Ostashchenko was appointed commander of the Medical Forces Command of the Ukrainian Army in 2021. She was the primary girl to carry this place. Recently, nonetheless, there has apparently been an growing variety of complaints from army medical doctors and paramedics about their work.

12:03 a.m

Sunday’s reside weblog for studying

The Ukrainian army stated it was capable of push again Russian forces on the Russian-controlled japanese financial institution of the Dnipro River. Russia says it shot down a drone over Moscow. Sunday’s developments could be learn within the reside weblog.