War Zelenskij: Heavy Russian offensive in Donetsk

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Ukraine: Massive Russian attack on Donetsk

of T-Online, DPA, AFP, Reuters

Updated 11/14/2022 – 1:59 amReading Time: 41 minutes

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Ukraine: Massive Russian attack on Donetsk

10:55 pm: According to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, fighting in eastern Ukraine continues with unprecedented intensity. “The fighting in the Donetsk region is as intense as it has been for the past few days,” he said in his video address. “The Russian offensive has not weakened.” He insisted: “We will not allow them to penetrate our defences.” Zelenskij reported on ongoing rocket attacks in various regions. Ukraine continued to attack Russian transport and cut off supply lines and attempt to destroy the command center. Russia wants to further reduce military capabilities.

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8:56 pm: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said investigators had found more than 400 Russian war crimes in the retaken part of the Kherson region. Dead bodies of soldiers and civilians were discovered.

He said in his regular evening video message that Russian soldiers and mercenaries were being arrested. The rule of law has been restored in 226 cities with a total population of 100,000.

Ukrainian Army: Retakes about 180 positions in the south

8:04 pm: According to their own statement, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have recaptured a total of 179 positions in the south of the country following the withdrawal of Russian troops. About 4,500 square kilometers in the Kherson and Mykolaiv regions, northwest of the Dnipro River, have been liberated in the past few days, Ukrainian agency UNION reported on Sunday, citing Task Force South.

In the wake of the successful Ukrainian counteroffensive, the Russians last week withdrew from the capital of the same name and other places on the right bank of the Dnipro in the Cherson region. International observers have assessed it as the biggest defeat for the Russian army in the war of aggression that has been going on for more than eight and a half months.

EU foreign ministers want to decide on start of military training in Ukraine

6:08 pm: The foreign ministers of the European Union countries will meet this Monday in Brussels to decide on the start of a training mission for the armed forces of Ukraine. The mission, which has been planned for the past few weeks, envisages training around 15,000 Ukrainian soldiers initially in Germany, Poland and other EU countries. The EU wants to help Ukrainians defend themselves better than ever before against Russian aggressors.

For Germany, Foreign Minister Annalena Bierbock (Green) is expected to attend consultations in Brussels. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba is said to have been temporarily connected via video conference and reported on the current situation in his country.

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3.45 pm: Latvian President Egils Levits supported the idea of ​​a special tribunal against Russia at a memorial service on the day of national mourning in the Bundestag. “It should be used by a group of states to investigate and prosecute Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine,” Levits said in his German-language speech in Berlin on Sunday. He had earlier laid a wreath at the Neue Wache memorial with Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

The Latvian president said a special tribunal is legally possible, it just needs political will. He suggested “working through legal means to use frozen Russian funds in the West to rebuild Ukraine.” Europe must invest properly in its defense and show solidarity with “those fighting for democracy and our values”.



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