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Fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine continues - Kremlin spokesman smashes withdrawal report

2022-11-29T04:04:05.402Z

Fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine continues - Kremlin spokesman smashes withdrawal report Created: 11/29/2022, 4:50 am By: Franziska Schwarz Russia does not plan to withdraw from the Zaporizhia NPP area. Corresponding reports denied spokesman Dmitri Peskow on Monday. News ticker. Russia rains bombs on Cherson : Since the withdrawal of Russian troops, there have been new attacks every day. "Pu



Fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine continues - Kremlin spokesman smashes withdrawal report

Created: 11/29/2022, 4:50 am

By: Franziska Schwarz

Russia does not plan to withdraw from the Zaporizhia NPP area.

Corresponding reports denied spokesman Dmitri Peskow on Monday.

News ticker.

  • Russia

    rains bombs on

    Cherson

    : Since the withdrawal of Russian troops, there have been new attacks every day.

  • "Putin's cook"

    worries

    Moscow

    : Russia's military is said to be planning more paramilitaries

  • "Wagner" mercenaries

    in the

    Ukraine war

    : Secret service reports on Russian counter-offensive

  • This 

    news ticker on the military situation in the Ukraine war

     is constantly updated.

Update from November 28, 10:55 p.m .:

According to Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov, Russia has fired more than 16,000 rockets at Ukraine since the beginning of the war of aggression.

"97 percent of Russian targets are civilian targets," Reznikov said on Twitter.

The minister stressed that Ukraine was fighting against a "terrorist state", adding that his country would win and bring war criminals to justice.

Ukraine War: Continued heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine

Update from November 28, 7 p.m.:

Even in the cold, sleet and rain, the heavy fighting in the Donbass in eastern Ukraine continues.

The Ukrainian armed forces fended off dozens of attack attempts by Russian soldiers every day, said Serhiy Cherevatyy, spokesman for the Eastern Group of the Ukrainian army.

The areas around Bakhmut and Avdiivka were at the center of the heaviest fighting.

In addition to barrel artillery, the Russian armed forces also used rocket launchers, mortars and tanks, with the support of their combat aircraft.

On average, the Russian army conducts around 200 artillery strikes there every day.

"But despite these efforts, the enemy has not been able to break through our defenses for months," Cherevatyy said.

311456003.jpg © Daniel Carde/dpa

Ukraine war: Russian withdrawal from Zaporizhia nuclear plant?

– Kremlin denies reports

Update from November 28, 12:30 p.m .:

The Kremlin has rejected Ukrainian reports that Moscow is preparing to withdraw Russian troops from the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant.

"There is no need to look for signs where there aren't and can't be," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.

Over the weekend, Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak said he had no doubt that Russian troops would leave the nuclear power plant site.

"The line of defense is beginning to retreat to the borders of the Russian Federation," he told Ukrainian television.

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The largest nuclear power plant in Europe is currently being occupied by the Russian armed forces.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has since called on both warring parties to exercise caution and regularly warns of a nuclear catastrophe.

Zaporizhia Oblast is one of four Ukrainian regions that Vladimir Putin declared annexed by decree.

An employee of the Russian energy company Rosenergoatom next to a crater on the site of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant.

© Alexey Kudenko/imago-images

Russia rains bombs on Cherson - "The city is vulnerable"

Update from November 28, 9:25 a.m .:

After being recaptured by the Ukrainian army, the city of Cherson in the south of the country has become the target of heavy artillery attacks.

As the British Ministry of Defense reports in its daily situation report on Twitter, Russian troops are shelling the southern Ukrainian city with artillery every day.

On Sunday alone, 54 attacks were reported in the region.

"The city is vulnerable because it is within range of most Russian artillery systems, which are now firing from the rear of newly consolidated defense lines from the east bank of the Dnipro River," London said.

Most of the damage was caused by multiple rocket launchers, such as the BM-21 Grad.

Presidential adviser Podolyak accuses Moscow of "civil city terror".

Update from November 28, 7:30 a.m.:

The Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak commented on the effects of the Russian attacks on Ukraine's energy supply on Sunday evening.

The power outages caused by the rockets are "not just about light," Podolyak said.

"But about canceled operations, canceled dialysis, switched off ventilators, ambulances that don't arrive," President Zelenskyy's confidant said on Twitter.

“Will this affect the frontline?

No,” the 50-year-old continued.

Russia's actions are "21st century fascism - civilian urban terror applauded by Z-propaganda."

Ukraine-News: Russia is probably transferring troops from Belarus to Ukraine

Update from November 27, 7:50 p.m .:

According to the Ukrainian general staff, Russia will now move troops previously sent to Belarus to Ukraine.

This was announced by the General Staff in Kyiv in its daily evening report.

The Russian military leadership wants to increase units that have suffered heavy losses and strengthen the grouping of Russian troops in occupied Ukrainian territories.

Military equipment will also be relocated for this purpose, the General Staff said.

Currently, the Russian military is concentrating on restricting the actions of the Ukrainian military and continuing attacks against civilian infrastructure.

Ukraine War: Russia resumes missile strikes on Ukrainian cities

Update from November 27, 4:11 p.m .:

According to Ukrainian information, the city of Kryvyi Rih in the south of the country was hit in a Russian rocket attack.

Two rockets destroyed a transport infrastructure facility on Sunday morning, the military governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region, Valentyn Resnichenko, said on the Telegram news channel.

He did not give details.

The military administration called on the population to take shelter in air-raid shelters.

There were explosions in the city.

Nothing was initially known about victims.

Air alerts have been sounded in several areas in eastern and southern Ukraine.

According to Ukrainian sources, the Nikopol district north of the Dnipro River was also shelled with shells and heavy artillery.

On the night of Sunday, two rockets also hit a farm in a suburb of the southern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhia, the military said.

There were no dead or injured

War in Ukraine: British intelligence reports heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine

Update from November 27, 1:23 p.m

.: Russia has suffered many casualties in the hard-fought Donetsk region – this is how the British secret service currently estimates it.

In the last two weeks there has been intense fighting around the cities of Pavliwka and Wuhledar, with heavy casualties for the marines, according to the latest report by the Ministry of Defense in London.

London also sees the fighting as a sign that Russia sees the region as a possible starting point for a northbound offensive.

Ukraine-News: Military governor reports massive Russian attacks on Kherson

Update from November 27, 12:02 p.m

.: The situation in Cherson is apparently still very critical: the Russian army has shelled the area more than 50 times since Saturday (November 26).

This was reported by the regional military governor, Yaroslav Yanushevich, who now accused Russia of terror and targeted attacks on civilians.

On Telegram he reported one dead and two injured.

Shells would also have hit residential buildings.

The information was not independently verifiable.

Ukraine News: US experts report on new Kremlin plan

First report from November 27th

: Kiev/Washington – Yevgeny Prigozhin not only keeps the EU Parliament busy, but also the Kremlin.

The Russian oligarch, who is also known as "Putin's cook" because of his interim supply to the Kremlin kitchens, announced in September that he had founded the paramilitary "Wagner Group".

"Putin's cook" worries Moscow: Russia's military is said to be planning more paramilitaries

"Wagner" mercenaries have been deployed in many conflict regions for years, especially in Syria and African countries.

The group operated in secret for a long time.

In October, it opened an official headquarters in St. Petersburg.

Critics describe the group as Russian President Vladimir Putin's "shadow army" for foreign operations - the Kremlin denies any links.

"Wagner" mercenaries in the Ukraine war: Secret service reports on Russian counter-offensive

Russia's military now wants to counter Prigozhin's troops with additional paramilitaries.

The aim is to weaken Prigozhin's influence.

This is how the US Institute for War Studies (ISW) assessed it in its war situation analysis on Sunday (November 27).

The Russian military intelligence service GRU reported the day before that Armen Sarkissyan was appointed as the new administrator of prisons in Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine.

Yanukovych friend as a counter to Prigozhin?

"Private military company" planned

The Russian-Armenian businessman Sarkissyan is considered to be close to the Kremlin and wants to use his new post to set up a "private military company," it said.

He is also said to have ties to Viktor Yanukovych, the former pro-Russian President of Ukraine.

Yanukovych once ruled in an authoritarian manner.

(frs)

Source: merkur

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