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War in Ukraine. Daily update. Day 260-261 [10-11.11.2022, 10.00 am] 🇯🇵

Prepared by Sofia Oliynyk, Maryana Zaviyska, Anna Dovha

Photo: The Village Kyiv

Liberation.

Kherson region. The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valerii Zaluzhnyi reported that on November 9, Ukraine liberated 12 settlements near Kherson. Since October 1, Armed Forces of Ukraine liberated a total of 41 settlements and recaptured territory that reaches 1381 sq km.

On November 9, Russia announced the withdrawal of troops from Kherson and mentioned readiness for negotiations. This statement of Russian authorities caused many discussions in the Ukrainian and international community regarding possible manipulations by the Russian side. On the same day, Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, said that Ukraine does not see any signs that Russia is leaving Kherson without a fight. Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Hanna Malyar stated that it is impossible to believe the words of the Russians and one must always be ready for anything from their side. At the same time, on November 10, the US President’s National Security Adviser Jacob Sullivan reported that the US has seen some evidence Russian troops are planning to withdraw from the Ukrainian city of Kherson. Also, the Institute of War Study assumed ​​that the Russian withdrawal from the west bank of the Dnipro is unlikely to be a trap meant to lure Ukrainian troops into costly combat near Kherson City.

Cities under attack.

As of the beginning of November, the Russian occupiers have launched a total of more than 400 Iranian drones on Ukraine; most of them have been shot down. Donetsk region. At night on October 9, the Russian invaders fired at civilian objects in the frontline areas from Vuhledar to Soledar. Also, the Russian military attacked the city of Bakhmut where one person was killed, 2 people were injured and 5 private houses and an administrative building were damaged. Mykolaiv region. On November 9, the Russian invaders shelled the city of Mykolaiv. As a result of the shelling, one person was injured, a bakery, a private enterprise and private sector housing were damaged. Kharkiv region. On November 9, the Russian military shelled civilian population in towns and villages of the Kharkiv region located near the contact line and the border with Russia. An infrastructure facility was damaged in Vovchansk. A fire broke out in a shop building in Kupyansk as a result of shelling, one person was injured there.  Dnipropetrovsk region. At night on November 9, the city of Dnipro was massively attacked by the Russian military with Iranian-made drones. As a result, 4 people were injured, a logistics enterprise was damaged and the warehouses of the enterprise were destroyed in the city. During the day, the Russian invaders shelled Nikopol district. As a  result, one person was killed in the Marhanets community. At night on November 11, the Russian invaders attacked the Nikopol district again. The Russian occupiers attacked peaceful towns and villages with rocket launchers and heavy artillery. In Nikopol, one person was injured, 10 high-rise and private houses, a gas station, a gas pipeline and power lines were damaged. 

Human rights.

The head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Andrii Yermak, announced that following the meeting with representatives of Ukrainian and international human rights organizations, an information human rights headquarters will be created in Ukraine. The hub which will regularly publish data on human rights violations during the Russian aggression that are important for the global human rights community and the mass media.

The Russian human rights project Gulagu.net reported that prisoners from Kherson were urgently deported to the territory of the Russian Federation a week before the retreat. Gulagu.net also reported on torture by the Russian military to which prisoners were subjected.

The Amsterdam human rights organization ‘Lawyers for Lawyers’ urges the Russian authorities to immediately reinstate the Crimean Tatar lawyers’ licenses of Lilia Hemedzhy, Rustem Kyamilev and Nazim Sheikhmambetov and to put an end to all acts of harassment, including at the administration and judicial levels, against them and all human rights lawyers in Crimea.

The Russian army leaves its dead soldiers on the battlefield en masse. Abandoned bodies pose a sanitary and epidemic threat to Ukrainian military personnel in the combat zone.

Filtration.

Human rights activists from the international organization Amnesty International recorded at least two cases when the Russian military separated children from their parents after passing the so-called ‘filtration’, which is a clear violation of international humanitarian law. Amnesty International also documented six cases in which Russian or Russian-controlled forces arbitrarily detained people after a preliminary ‘filtration’ process. Witnesses say that they were subjected to torture and other forms of inhumane treatment, such as beatings, electric shocks and death threats. They were denied food, water and access to a toilet, and were kept with other detainees in overcrowded rooms.

Foreign policy.

On November 10, the European Parliament approved EU road transport agreements with Ukraine and Moldova to ease the cross-border transport of goods.

On November 8, Lithuanian lawmakers unanimously adopted a resolution strongly condemning Russia’s continued military aggression, the systematic and large-scale use and continued use of sexual violence, and other war crimes and crimes against humanity committed against the Ukrainian people. 

Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend in person a summit of leaders from the Group of 20 nations in Bali next week, the Russian embassy in Indonesia told CNN.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that Serbia will not introduce sanctions against Russia. The President emphasized that Serbia will support sanctions against Russia only with the ‘Sword of Damocles over its head.’

The Ukroboronprom State Concern and the Intergovernmental Defense Cooperation Agency under the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic signed an agreement on the creation of a joint defense cluster. This includes the production of military equipment, an increase in the production of ammunition, the development of service hubs for the maintenance and repair of anti-aircraft weapons, as well as cooperation in the field of high technologies, in particular, the creation of joint research centers.

Forced migration.

Eastern European countries are preparing to reopen reception centers and are restocking food supplies in anticipation of a possible fresh surge in Ukrainian refugees as winter looms and Russia targets Ukraine’s power grid and heating plants, Reuters reported.

Energy security.

The United States appointed Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources Geoffrey Pyatt to coordinate the US Government’s energy support for Ukraine with international partners. The US Department of State reported that within the United States Government, the Department of State will work with the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the National Security Council to assess requests from the Government of Ukraine and identify resources or equipment that may be suitable to the task.

From November 7 to 9, 2022, the South Ukrainian Nuclear Power Plant was successfully inspected by the International Atomic Energy Agency for the absence of undeclared nuclear material.

Cybersecurity.

Every day, around 10 cyber attacks are carried out on Ukraine, which Ukrainian specialists successfully repel. 90% of all cyberattacks are carried out by Russian special services, the rest by Belarus and a very small share of other states. Energy, infrastructure and logistics are priority goals for Russian special services. According to Head of the Cyber Security Department of the Security Service of Ukraine, Ilya Vityuk, every month, the Security Service of Ukraine records about a thousand disinformation campaigns, which are usually coordinated by Russian special services.

Healthcare.

Since the beginning of the Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Russian occupiers have completely destroyed 144 health care facilities and damaged 958 facilities. The total amount of damages  is more than one billion euros.

Sanctions.

Britain froze assets worth more than 18 billion pounds ($20.5 billion) held by Russian oligarchs, other individuals and businesses sanctioned over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

Recent polls.

According to a survey conducted by the Kyiv Institute of Sociology, 60% of Ukrainians feel part of the national resistance. Another 32% feel at least partially involved in the resistance to the enemy. Only 4% of respondents rather or absolutely do not feel part of the resistance to the enemy.

Statistics.

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