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War in Ukraine. Daily update. Day 262-264 [12-14.11.2022, 10.00 am] 🇷🇸рос

Prepared by Sofia Oliynyk, Maryana Zaviyska, Anna Dovha

Photo: Zelenskyi Official telegram channel

Liberation.

Kherson region. On November 11, Ukraine officially announced the liberation of the city of Kherson from the Russian invaders. Before leaving the right-bank of the Kherson region, Russian armed forces destroyed and damaged civil infrastructure facilities, including energy supply facilities, gas infrastructure, and water supply. The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, said that currently Ukrainian law enforcement officers and specialists are working to restore infrastructure and order in 226 settlements of the Kherson region. Mykolaiv region. On November 11, the Head of the Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration Vitalii Kim reported about the liberation of the whole region (except Kinburn peninsula) from the Russian occupiers.

Cities under attack.

Donetsk region. On November 11, the Russian military intensively shelled Vuhledar. As a result, 4 private houses and an administrative building were damaged. Also, 8 private houses were damaged in the settlement of Rozdolivka. During the day, the Russian invaders killed 2 people in Bakhmut and Avdiivka and 4 people were injured in the region. On November 12, in the settlement of Bohoyavlenka, 4 private houses and a farm were damaged as a result of the shelling. During the day, 2 people were killed by the Russian invaders in Bakhmut. On November 13, the Russian military fired at Kurakhove where one person was injured. The Russian missile struck the 2-story building. 2 private houses and an administrative building were damaged. Also, the Russian invaders shelled Toretsk where as a result of the shelling a hospital, a maternity hospital and a prophylactic clinic were seriously damaged. Mykolaiv region. On November 11, the Russian invaders launched a missile attack on Mykolaiv. The missile hit the 5-story building in the city. The part of the building was completely destroyed and 7 people were killed there. Dnipropetrovsk region. On November 11, 3 communities of the Nikopol district were under attack. As a result, a college and houses were damaged there. In the evening, the Russian invaders shelled the Marhanets community of the district where 2 people were injured as a result of the shelling. The next day, on November 12, Russian invaders continued shelling the Nikopol district. As a result, private houses were damaged there.  On November 13, the Russian military attacked Nikopol district again. As a result, in Nikopol, 2 people were injured and 40 high rise and private houses, around 20 household buildings, several gas pipelines and power lines were damaged.

War crimes prosecution.

The Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine reported that prosecutors have so far documented more than 100 cases of sexual violence committed by the Russian occupiers. Also, as of November 11, 2022, since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, investigators of the National Police have initiated 43,057 criminal proceedings on the facts of crimes committed on the territory of Ukraine by servicemen of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and their accomplices.

POW exchange.

On November 11, another exchange of prisoners of war with the Russian Federation took place, during which 45 soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were freed. In total, since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, 1183 Ukrainians have already returned home from captivity.

Foreign policy.

Russian President Vladimir Putin does not plan to address the participants of the G20 summit online, said press secretary of the head of state Dmitry Peskov. Meanwhile, Britain and the EU are going to boycott Russia at the G20 summit and call on allies to stage protest demonstrations during a speech by Moscow’s delegation.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, reported on work on a tripartite project between Ukraine, Cambodia and Japan to assist in demining the Ukrainian territory.

Engineering works to strengthen the border line with Belarus are ongoing in the north of the Volyn region of Ukraine. In particular, a concrete wall is being built, Deputy Head of the Office of the President Kyrylo Tymoshenko announced on November 11.

The United States revoked the market economy country status of Russia granted two decades ago that limited the calculation of anti-dumping duties on Russian goods, Reuters reported. 

On November 11, on the occasion of Poland’s Independence Day, member of the Hungarian parliament Toroczkai László wished Poland to have a common border with Hungary again. In response, the Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Oleh Nikolenko, called on the Hungarian government to condemn the statement and declared the inadmissibility of revising state borders. Meanwhile, according to the survey of Publicus Sociological Institute, dissatisfaction with the pro-Russian course of Viktor Orban’s government is growing in Hungary.

Food security.

Senior United Nations officials met with a Russian delegation in Geneva on November 11 to discuss Moscow’s grievances about the Black Sea grains export initiative and address the need for unimpeded food and fertilizer exports, Reuters reported. The next day on November 12, Russia said there was no agreement yet to extend a deal allowing Ukraine to export grain via the Black Sea, repeating its insistence on unhindered access to world markets for its own food and fertilizer exports.

The European Union with its partners has mobilized 1 billion euros to further boost the SolidarityLanes for export of Ukrainian agricultural products, the European Commission stated.

Energy security.

The Netherlands will provide Ukraine with an extra €110 million to help with energy supply and shelter this winter, Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Liesje Schreinemacher reported. 

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and Ukraine Minister of Energy German Galushchenko announced a Ukraine Clean Fuels from SMRs Pilot project that will demonstrate production of clean hydrogen and ammonia using secure and safe small modular nuclear reactor (SMR) and cutting-edge electrolysis technologies in Ukraine.

Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal reported that in total, during the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, more than 400 objects of critical infrastructure in the field of electricity and heat supply were affected in Ukraine. The Russian invaders also disabled a number of power units of Thermal Power Stations and Combined Heat and Power Systems, which require more than UAH 2.5 billion to restore their generation.

The International Atomic Energy Agency has carried out a joint safeguards and nuclear security expert mission to a nuclear research facility in Kharkiv and found it had been heavily damaged by shelling during the current military conflict in the country. Also, the IAEA has documented great damages to KIPT’s subcritical Neutron Source installation in the city.

Culture.

British street artist Banksy has confirmed that he is the author of graffiti in the village of Borodianka in the Kyiv region. On the ruins of one of the high-rise buildings destroyed by the Russian invaders, he depicted a girl standing on her hands. 

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