Prepared by Anna Dovha, Sofia Oliynyk, Maryana Zaviyska
On November 26, Polish, Lithuanian, and Ukrainian prime ministers held the Lublin Triangle meeting in Kyiv. The Prime Ministers signed a declaration on the cooperation of the countries of the Lublin Triangle and condemned deportations, attacks on energy facilities, war crimes, and pseudo referendums conducted by the Russian Federation.
The permanent delegation of the Parliament of Ukraine to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly will boycott the work of the OSCE after the standing committee failed to change the rules to expel Russia, a member of the Ukrainian delegation to OSCE Yevheniia Kravchuk stated.
The government of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria in exile recognized the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide of the Ukrainian people.
Five Ukrainian border guards started working on the eastern border of Estonia with Russia with the assistance of the European border protection agency Frontex. They help Estonian colleagues and, if necessary, conduct surveys of those crossing the border. Also, one of their tasks will be to help refugees from Ukraine who are seeking temporary protection in the EU.
Ukraine and the World Bank signed an agreement on a $4.5 billion grant. The grant funds were provided by the US within the framework of the Project ‘Supporting public expenditures to ensure sustainable public administration in Ukraine.’
Norway will allocate NOK 150 million (over €14.5 million) to finance the EU training mission for the Ukrainian military. Also, Norway will provide €4.3 million euros for partial financing of the transfer of a field hospital to Ukraine from Estonia.
Cities under attack.
Kherson region. On November 25, the Russian military shelled the territory of the region 39 times. Particularly, the residential districts of Kherson were under attack. As a result, private houses, a commercial establishment and a college were damaged. Due to the shelling, 2 people were killed and 10 people were injured in the region. On November 26, Russian occupiers shelled the territory of the region 54 times. In Kherson, private houses, a garage cooperative, and an educational institution were damaged. In Boryslav, private houses were damaged due to the attack. During the day, 1 person was killed and 2 people were injured. Donetsk region. On November 6, the Russian military launched a missile attack on Chasovyi Yar. The 5-story house was destroyed and an outbuilding and a warehouse were damaged. As a result, 3 people were injured. On November 27, the Russian military fired at Kurakhove. As a result, 4 houses were damaged; 2 people were killed and 1 person was injured. Zaporizhzhia region. On November 25, the Russian occupiers attacked Zaporizhzhia. As a result of the shelling, a service station was destroyed. At night on November 26, the Russian military launched a missile attack on Zaporizhzhia. As a result of the explosions of two missiles, a fire broke out on the territory of one of the agricultural enterprises, the fence and the building were damaged.
As of November 25, at least 381 cases of disappearances were recorded in Kherson and the Kherson region during the Russian occupation. In addition, at least 60 Ukrainian citizens were taken to the territory of occupied Crimea from the south of Ukraine by the Russian military. An official at the International Commission on Missing Persons reported that more than 15000 people have gone missing during the war in Ukraine.
The UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine reported that at least 77 civilians have been killed and 272 wounded since Russia began its ongoing barrage of missile strikes and loitering munition attacks across Ukraine on October 10.
War crimes prosecution.
As of November 26, 320 war crimes committed by the Russian occupiers have been recorded by the police on the territory of the de-occupied Snihurivska community, Mykolaiv region.
On November 26, the exchange of prisoners took place. 12 defenders returned to Ukraine from Russian captivity. In this regard, analysts of the Institute for the Study of War concluded that the Russian Federation is likely to exchange prisoners of war more often in order to calm the wave of discontent in the information space regarding its prior failures to negotiate the return of Russian POWs.
On November 26, on the Holodomor Remembrance Day, during the International Summit of Food Security, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced the start of the Grain from Ukraine program. Up to 60 Ukrainian grain ships are planned to be sent by the middle of next year to some of the world’s poorest countries in Africa and Asia. Volodymyr Zelenskyy also emphasized that due to the actions of the Russian Federation, the queue in the Bosphorus is more than 80 ships.
During the Summit, French President Emmanuel Macron announced that France will allocate funds to help deliver Ukrainian grain to Somalia, Yemen, and Sudan. Hungary also pledged to provide 3.5 million dollars to ensure the transportation of 10000 tons of wheat and food products from Ukraine to African countries.
The energy situation in Ukraine gets critical as power supply lanes are regularly disrupted. The officials say that international support requires bigger efforts to help Ukraine keep the heat and lights on after the recent attacks on the Ukrainian energy facilities. In this regard, France is sending 100 high-power generators to Ukraine to help people get through the coming months. Lithuania will provide Ukraine with more than 2 million euros to support the energy sector and has already sent 6 trucks with energy equipment to Ukraine. Finland will help Ukraine with the provision of energy equipment for the country’s electrical systems. The city of Prague supplies 626 heaters and 18 aggregates for Kyiv and Mykolaiv, as well as equipment for medical institutions. Non-European partners also try to help Ukraine to go through the winter. Azerbaijan will help the Ukrainian energy sector, in particular, in the supply of electrical equipment. Korea provides high-power generators for Ukraine. Canada allocates $10 million to Ukraine to procure and distribute generators to critical facilities in Ukraine. The United States Agency for International Development provides Ukraine with 80 generators, as well as several tens of thousands of blankets for the rest rooms of Ukrainian Railways. Also, The World Health Organization stated it sends generators to Ukrainian hospitals.
On November 25, the government of Ukraine banned the export of fuel wood due to Russia’s attacks on the energy infrastructure.
The International Atomic Energy Agency reported that Ukraine’s 4 operational nuclear power plants all have access to the Ukrainian grid again following a complete loss of off-site power this week. In addition, IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi stated that experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency arrived at all nuclear power plants in Ukraine to provide staff with support and assistance following the request of Ukraine.
Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, about 32000 civilian objects, as well as more than 700 critical infrastructure objects, have been damaged as a result of Russian strikes. Only 3% of the number of recorded shellings were aimed at military facilities.
The International Council of Museums has launched the Emergency Red List of Cultural Objects at Risk – Ukraine in an effort to help protect endangered cultural heritage of Ukraine for future generations in light of the recent invasion by Russian forces. The list spans archaeology, books and manuscripts, numismatics, and folk, religious, applied and fine art.
The Disciplinary Board of the International Ice Hockey Federation has sanctioned the Russian Ice Hockey Federation with a reprimand for violations of the IIHF Ethics Code due to propaganda for the war in Ukraine by clubs and leagues
According to the results of the survey conducted by the Sociological group ‘Rating’, 93% of Ukrainians said that they agree with the statement that the Holodomor of 1932-1933 was a genocide of the Ukrainian people. The number of those who do not support this thesis is only 3% while 4% hesitate to answer.
- Exposing Stalin’s famine in Ukraine – archive, 1933 | Ukraine | The Guardian – on Saturday Ukraine commemorated victims of the of the man-made famine, genocide organised by Soviet system, Holodomor of 1932-33. The article draws the light on the daily life of people in the 30s through the eyes of the Manchester Guardian correspondent Malcolm Muggeridge.
- The short life of baby Serhii, killed in a Ukraine maternity ward | The Washington Post – last week the youngest casualty of the Russian war in Ukraine was recorded. Two days old boy was killed during the Russian shelling of Vilnyansk, Zaporizhzhia region.
- General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine announced the total estimated losses of the Russian military as of 10 a.m., November 28, 2022: personnel – around 87 900, tanks ‒ 2908, APV ‒ 5861, artillery systems – 1899, MLRS – 395, anti-aircraft warfare systems – 209, fixed-wing aircraft – 278, helicopters – 261, operational-tactical level UAV – 1555, cruise missiles – 531, boats and light speed boats – 16, soft-skinned vehicles and fuel tankers – 4416, special equipment – 163.
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