Russia attacks Ukraine with numerous rockets – four of them hit Dnipro. According to British intelligence, Russia is suffering heavy casualties in Donetsk. After the attacks, Kyiv has to make further power cuts. The course of the war in Ukraine in the ticker.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 7:53 a.m .: According to the authorities, the central Ukrainian city of Dnipro was hit by four Russian rockets on Tuesday night. The production facilities of a “private company” were badly damaged, the governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region, Valentyn Renichenko, said on Telegram. He did not provide any further information about the company. A fire broke out, but was extinguished. No one was killed or injured, Resnichenko wrote. The city of Nikopol on the Dnipro River, further south, was also shelled.

7:47 p.m .: Heavy fighting in the Donbass in eastern Ukraine continues even in the cold, sleet and rain. The Ukrainian armed forces fended off dozens of attack attempts by Russian soldiers every day, Serhiy Cherevatyy, spokesman for the Ukrainian army’s eastern group, said on Monday. The areas around Bakhmut and Avdiivka were at the center of the heaviest fighting. In addition to barrel artillery, the Russian armed forces also used rocket launchers, mortars and tanks, with the support of their combat aircraft.

On average, the Russian army conducts around 200 artillery strikes there every day. “But despite these efforts, the enemy has not been able to break through our defenses for months,” said Cherevaty.

3:27 p.m .: Five days after massive Russian rocket attacks, the Ukrainian capital Kyiv is still struggling with unannounced emergency power supply shutdowns. 55 percent of households are affected, said the military administration of the three million city on Monday via Telegram. The emergency shutdowns should not last longer than five hours. The local supplier had previously announced that each customer would be able to have at least four hours of electricity per day. Repairs to the damage are ongoing.

Mayor Vitali Klitschko said the power supply problems would continue until spring. In Kyiv, since the start of massive Russian rocket attacks on the energy infrastructure in mid-October, electricity in many parts of the city has only been available by the hour.

12:47 p.m .: Ukraine warned on Monday that Russia was preparing a new wave of attacks on the country’s energy infrastructure. According to an army spokeswoman, a Russian warship with missiles on board was recently transferred to the Black Sea. “This indicates that preparations are underway,” the spokeswoman said. “It is very likely that the beginning of the week will be marked by such an attack.”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned the Ukrainians in his televised address on Sunday evening that Russia was preparing new airstrikes. Moscow’s armed forces would continue their systematic attack program as long as they had missiles, Zelenskyy said. The head of state added that the army and the entire state are preparing for the attacks – including with Western partners.

The systematic and targeted Russian bombing raids have brought Ukraine’s energy infrastructure to its knees in recent weeks. After renewed attacks last Wednesday, millions of people in Ukraine initially had no electricity.

9:19 a.m .: After withdrawing from Cherson, Russian troops are shelling the southern Ukrainian city daily with artillery, according to British information. A record number of 54 attacks were reported on Sunday, the Ministry of Defense in London said on Monday, citing intelligence findings. Ten people were killed last Thursday alone.

“The city is vulnerable because it is within range of most Russian artillery systems, which are now firing from the rear of newly consolidated defense lines from the east bank of the Dnipro River,” London said. Most of the damage was caused by multiple rocket launchers, such as the BM-21 Grad.

Monday, November 28, 07:50: Russian troops have completely withdrawn from Nova Kakhovka, the second largest city in the Kherson region. This is reported by the Ukrainian military, citing local underground resistance. The “collaborators” left the city out of fear after the Ukrainians kept advancing. Both people in the occupation administration have withdrawn, as well as those who took part in raids with the Russian armed forces against the local population.

The authorities installed by Russia in the city announced two weeks ago that they would withdraw from the city. Recordings showed that towns on the east bank of the Dnipro had already been evacuated.

9:23 p.m.: Ukraine has reported further progress in powering the recently liberated regional capital of Kherson in the south of their country. In the meantime, around 17 percent of households have been connected to the electricity grid again, regional governor Yaroslav Yanuschevych announced on Sunday evening. The deputy head of the presidential office, Kyrylo Tymoshenko, published a photo taken in the dark on Telegram, which shows individual illuminated house windows.

After several months under Russian occupation, the Ukrainian army recaptured the city of Cherson and other places in the region of the same name in mid-November. Since then, the city, which once had 300,000 inhabitants, has not only been exposed to fierce Russian attacks, but has also been struggling with massive problems with electricity, heat and water supplies. In view of the difficult situation, the Ukrainian government started driving civilians to other parts of the country to spend the winter a few days ago.

11:55 a.m .: The Russian army has fired on the Kherson region, which was recaptured by Ukrainian troops, more than 50 times since Saturday, according to the regional military administration. Military governor Yaroslav Yanushevich accused Russia of terror and targeted attacks on civilians on Sunday. In the Telegram news channel he reported one dead and two injured. Shells would also have hit residential buildings. Several towns along the north-west bank of the Dnipro River are under fire. The information was not independently verifiable.

The situation in the city of Kherson is critical also because of the destruction of power lines and infrastructure. Under pressure from Ukrainian attacks, Russian troops evacuated Cherson after more than eight months of occupation in mid-November.

10:00 a.m .: According to British secret services, Russia has suffered many casualties in the hard-fought Donetsk region. Around the towns of Pavlivka and Wuhledar in the south of the region, there have been intense fighting over the past two weeks, with heavy losses for the Russian marines, according to a report by the British Ministry of Defense on Sunday. London also sees the fighting as a sign that Russia sees the region as a possible starting point for a northbound offensive.

Since the beginning of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine at the end of February, the British Ministry of Defense has published daily information on the course of the war, citing intelligence information. In doing so, the British government wants to both counter the Russian portrayal and keep allies in line. Moscow accuses London of a disinformation campaign.

Sunday, November 27, 9:20 a.m.: According to Ukrainian information, the city of Kryvyi Rih in the south of the country was hit in a Russian rocket attack. Two rockets destroyed a transport infrastructure facility on Sunday morning, military governor Valentyn Resnichenko said on the Telegram news channel. He did not give details. The military administration called on the population to take shelter in air-raid shelters. There were explosions in the city. Nothing was initially known about victims.

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