Here is the situation on Sunday, November 26, 2023. (641 Day)
In recent updates on Telegram, the Russian defense ministry and Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin reported the downing of 24 drones in the Moscow region and three other provinces to the south and west. Unfortunately, one person sustained injuries in Tula when a intercepted drone struck an apartment building, as mentioned by the region’s governor, Alexei Dyumin.
Volodymyr Fitio, the spokesman for Ukraine’s ground forces, revealed that Russian soldiers are attempting to regain control of the town of Kupiansk in the Kharkiv region.
According to the state-run TASS news agency, Russia has placed Meta spokesperson Andy Stone on a wanted list. TASS reported that the Russian interior ministry has initiated a criminal investigation against Stone, but the details of the charges remain undisclosed.
A dossier compiled by Ukraine, shared with leading countries imposing sanctions on Russia, urges the UK government to disrupt the supply chain of technology used in electronic warfare. The document identifies key Russian companies involved in developing and producing electronic military equipment, highlighting that some of these firms have yet to face sanctions.
Former Russian Prime Minister and Kremlin critic Mikhail Kasyanov have been labeled a “foreign agent” by Russia’s justice ministry. Kasyanov, who served during the first four years of Putin’s administration, has been critical of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In 2022, he left the country.
Switzerland’s president, Alain Berset, paid homage to Holodomor famine victims in Kyiv, attributing it to Soviet leaders. Berset met with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy to discuss humanitarian demining, using frozen profits from the aggressor country’s assets, and the peace formula. Latvia’s president, Edgars Rinkēvičs, also met with Ukraine’s prime minister, Denys Shmyhal, to discuss Ukraine’s progress in integrating into the EU.
Addressing an international summit on food security in Kyiv, President Zelenskiy emphasized Ukraine’s need for additional air defenses to protect grain export routes and regions bordering Russia. Zelenskiy acknowledged the air defense deficit and expressed confidence that foreign partners would supply vessels to accompany convoys, ensuring the security of cargo ships departing from Ukraine’s ports.
A statue commemorating a Ukrainian soldier, Oleksandr Matsievskiy, who was posthumously awarded a medal, was unveiled in his northern hometown. Matsievskiy, a sniper from the Chernihiv region, gained attention in a widely shared video where he declared “Glory to Ukraine” before seemingly being shot dead. Kyiv attributed his death to “brutal and brazen” Russians.
SOURCE: AL JAZEERA AND NEWS AGENCIES