Ukraine Daily Summary - Monday, November 28

Only 3% of Russian attacks hit military targets -- Russian transport aircraft visit China en masse, fuel speculation on military supplies -- How Russian propaganda fuels genocide against Ukrainians -- Russian forces may be preparing to withdraw from Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant -- and more

Ukraine Daily

Monday, November 28

Russia’s war against Ukraine


A BM-21 ‘Grad’ multiple rocket launcher fires towards Russian positions on the front line near Bakhmut, Donetsk Oblast, on Nov. 27, 2022, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by Anatolii Stepanov via Getty Images)

Zelensky: More Russian attacks expected as another difficult week begins. President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Nov. 27 that Russia appears to be preparing for new attacks and it won’t stop until it runs out of missiles.

Electricity deficit at 20% in Ukraine after latest Russian attack. Days after fifth Russian attack against Ukraine’s energy infrastructure, state grid operator Ukrenergo said that electricity producers cover almost 80% of consumption needs.

Utilities almost completely restored in Kyiv after latest Russian mass missile strike. The Kyiv City Military Administration said on Nov. 27 that power, water, heat, and cell phone service are “almost completely restored” in Kyiv. Repair work on the power grid has reached its final stage and most Kyiv residents have electricity at home as of 9:00 a.m., according to the administration’s press service.

Governor: Power supply partially restored in liberated Kherson. Kherson Oblast Governor Yaroslav Yanushevych said that power supplies had been restored for 17% of household consumers in the recently liberated regional capital.

Governor: Russia shell Kherson Oblast 54 times, kills 1. Kherson Oblast Governor Yaroslav Yanushevych reported on Nov. 27 that Russian forces shelled the region 54 times over the past day, killing one person and wounding two, including a child. Yanushevych said Russia “purposefully” targeted civilian infrastructure and civilians.

Energoatom head: Russian forces may be preparing to withdraw from Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant. Ukraine’s state nuclear energy operator Energoatom head Petro Kotin said the company sees the signs that the Russian troops may be preparing to leave Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant.

Interior Ministry: Only 3% of Russian attacks hit military targets. The estimate was provided by Deputy Interior Minister Yevhen Yenin. About 32,000 civilian sites and more than 700 critical infrastructure facilities have been hit by Russia so far, according to Yenin. “Like any terrorists, they (Russians) are targeting civilian sites,” he said on TV.

Media: Russian transport aircraft visit China en masse, fuel speculation on military supplies. Russian An-124 transport aircraft have visited China nine times over the past week, with some of them turning off their flight tracking devices, Defense Express, a Ukrainian military news site, reported on Nov. 27, citing videos published online.

UK Defense Ministry: Russia unlikely to achieve operational breakthrough in Donetsk Oblast despite heavy losses. Both Russia and Ukraine have “significant forces” fighting in the south-central part of Donetsk Oblast for the past two weeks but neither side has made much progress, the U.K. Defense Ministry said on Nov. 27.

National Resistance Center: All Russian collaborators have left Nova Kakhovka near Kherson. The collaborators who left were not only those who held positions in the occupation administration but those who participated in joint raids with Russian forces against the local population and intimidated and forced residents into cooperating with Russian demands, the Ukrainian military’s National Resistance Center reported on Nov. 27, citing the local underground resistance.

Minister: Ukraine’s grain exports won’t reach 3 million tons this month. Ukraine’s grain exports will fail to reach 3 million tons in November as Russia intentionally limits ship inspections, Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov said on Nov. 27. In October, Ukraine exported 4.2 million tons of grain under the Black Sea Grain Initiative, Kubrakov said.

UNHCR: 4.7 million Ukrainian refugees receive temporary protection status in Europe. According to the latest numbers by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 4,751,065 refugees from Ukraine have registered for temporary protection status or similar statuses as of last week. Poland, Germany, and the Czech Republic are in the lead. In total, around 7.8 million Ukrainian refugees have been recorded across Europe.

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Pregnant medic spent 5 months in Russian captivity: ‘I feared they would take my child away’

Days before giving birth to her first child, Ukrainian military medic Mariana Mamonova was made to board a plane in the Russian city of Taganrog. She was blindfolded, and her hands were bound with rope.

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Ukraine war latest: Russia ramps up attacks on Kherson, uses ‘terror tactics’ against civilians

Russia is using its “terror tactics” to purposefully attack residential areas in the liberated territories of Kherson Oblast, where utilities are slowly being restored, the regional governor said on Nov. 27.

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The human cost of Russia’s war

One person killed from Nov. 26 strike on Dnipro as body pulled from rubble. Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Governor Valentyn Reznichenko reported that rescuers pulled out a body from the rubble of warehouses destroyed by the Nov. 26 Russian missile strike on the city. Reznichenko added that 13 people were wounded in total, with three of them still in the hospital.

Governor: Russian shelling kills 2 civilians in Donetsk Oblast. Additionally, one civilian was injured and four houses ruined in the attack.

Official: Russian attacks kill 7 civilians in Ukraine in one day. Additionally, 19 civilians were injured. Russian attacks killed civilians in four Ukrainiain regions on Nov. 26, according to Kyrylo Tymoshenko, President Volodymyr Zelensky’s deputy chief of staff.

Death toll of Russia’s Nov. 23 missile strike on Vyshhorod rises to 7. Thirty-five people were injured, including six children, as a result of the attack, Kyiv Oblast Police Chief Andrii Nebytov said.

General Staff: Russia has lost 86,710 troops in Ukraine since Feb. 24. Ukraine’s General Staff reported on Nov. 27 that Russia had also lost 2,905 tanks, 5,856 armored fighting vehicles, 4,412 vehicles and fuel tanks, 1,897 artillery systems, 395 multiple launch rocket systems, 209 air defense systems, 278 airplanes, 261 helicopters, 1,555 drones, and 16 boats.

How Russian propaganda fuels genocide against Ukrainians

How Russian propaganda fuels genocide against Ukrainians

Russia’s massive attacks on Ukraine’s critical infrastructure come as no surprise. The Kyiv Independent’s Iryna Matviyishyn explains how pro-Kremlin propagandists have encouraged the attacks and incited genocide against Ukrainians.

International response

UK prime minister says UK ‘will stand with Ukraine for as long as it takes.’ British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will vow on Nov. 28 in his first major foreign policy speech to maintain or increase the U.K.’s military aid to Ukraine next year, Reuters reports, citing an extract of the speech released by his office.

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