Russia continues to attack Ukraine with numerous missiles. According to British intelligence, Russia is suffering heavy casualties in Donetsk and is said to be firing missiles with detached nuclear warheads. Missiles have now hit the city of Kryvyi Rih. The course of the war in Ukraine in the ticker.

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Monday, November 28, 07:50: Russian troops have completely withdrawn from Nova Kakhovka, the second largest city in the Kherson region.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 Both people in the occupation administration have withdrawn, as have those who took part in raids with the Russian armed forces against the local population.

The authorities installed by Russia in the city already 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 chief 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.

4:44 p.m .: At least 13 people were injured in renewed Russian rocket attacks on the Ukrainian industrial city of Dnipro. “Four of them are in the hospital, including a 17-year-old,” said the military governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region, Valentyn Resnichenko, on his Telegram channel on Saturday. Other victims are suspected to be under the rubble of the homes hit.

According to the authorities, a total of seven houses were damaged by the attack. A warehouse was also destroyed. Rescuers are searching for a warehouse worker who is missing.

In addition to Dnipro, the small town of Chasiv Yar in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk was also hit on Saturday. An apartment building was hit in the city, which is under Ukrainian control, injuring three people, the region’s military governor Pavlo Kyrylenko said.

On the other hand, the Russian-backed separatists in Donetsk are complaining about the ongoing shelling of the city by the Ukrainian military. On Saturday, one person was killed and another injured, it is said.

Saturday, November 26, 8:57 a.m.: Russia is said to be currently using old nuclear missiles on Ukraine that they have removed the nuclear warheads from. This is reported by the British Ministry of Defense and relies on information from the British secret service. Accordingly, the Russian inventory of long-term missiles is so exhausted that the Russians are now “disarming” old nuclear missiles in order to fire the missiles at Ukraine. British intelligence has images of a wreckage showing an AS-15 Kent missile fired at Ukraine. This was designed in the 1980s “exclusively as a nuclear carrier system”.

7:48 p.m .: For months, Russian soldiers have been trying to take the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut. Led by the Wagner mercenary group, the Russians are advancing “like zombies” only minimally, Ukrainian soldiers now report from the front.

“With night vision goggles, we can see them coming at us like zombies,” one of them told Finnish portal Iltalehti. He suspects they are under the influence of drugs. “They just come at us in big groups. When we start shooting, they don’t even try to take cover. They just keep walking like in slow motion,” he continues. The soldier, named Jura, is part of the 93rd Motorized Infantry Brigade. Bakhmut is still the only region in Ukraine where the Russians are on the offensive.

4:20 p.m.: Hospitals in the recently liberated city of Kherson are being evacuated due to “continued Russian bombing”. Yaroslav Yanushevich, the head of the region’s military administration, explains this to Telegram. Russian shelling on Kherson killed 7 people and wounded around 20 on Thursday, regional authorities said. Friday marks the 275th day of Ukraine’s defense against invasion.

Under pressure from Ukrainian attacks, Russian troops evacuated Cherson and their bridgehead on the north-west bank of the Dnipro in mid-November. The Russians, however, hold positions on the other bank of the river and use their artillery from there. Russian troops had occupied the city of Cherson for eight months.

9:37 a.m .: After the Russian partial mobilization, according to British secret services, a large number of reservists who had been drafted fell in the Ukraine war. Many of the conscripts would be sent on dangerous missions despite chronic health restrictions, the British Ministry of Defense said in a daily briefing on Friday. There is constant confusion about their respective military experience, training and equipment.

Among other things, in the Donetsk region, around the city of Bakhmut, mobilized reservists had probably fallen in large numbers, the British said. The same applies to soldiers who had to dig trench systems in the Luhansk region while under heavy artillery fire. The Kremlin must be concerned that an increasing number of families of reservists are prepared to protest against the conditions in which their relatives are serving and, if necessary, to be arrested.

The British Ministry of Defense has published daily information on the course of the war since the beginning of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine at the end of February, 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.

Friday, November 25, 12:03 a.m .: According to regional authorities, Russian shelling on the southern Ukrainian city of Cherson killed seven people and injured around 20 on Thursday. The city, which was only recently occupied by Ukrainian troops, had been shelled with artillery and multiple rocket launchers, said regional governor Yaroslav Yanushevych. A high-rise caught fire as a result of the shelling. A bullet hit a children’s playground. “Today is another terrible page in the history of our hero city,” the governor wrote on Telegram. The first reports had spoken of four dead.

Under pressure from Ukrainian attacks, Russian troops evacuated Cherson and their bridgehead on the north-west bank of the Dnipro in mid-November. The Russians, however, hold positions on the other bank of the river and use their artillery from there. The situation in the city is considered extremely difficult. Ukrainian authorities have offered civilians temporary leave of Kherson.

8:17 p.m .: At least four people were killed and ten others injured in Russian bombing raids on the southern Ukrainian city of Cherson on Thursday. The Russian attackers opened fire on a residential area with multiple rocket launchers, said the head of the military administration of Kherson, Yaroslav Yanushevich, in the online service Telegram. “A large building caught fire,” he added.

Russian troops had occupied Cherson for eight months. Two weeks ago, they withdrew from the city after Ukrainian troops continued to advance in the area. Kherson was the only regional capital captured by Russian troops.

3:35 p.m .: In the part of the southern Ukrainian region of Cherson liberated by Russian troops, the authorities say they have discovered torture chambers and killed civilians. “The bodies of 432 civilians who were murdered were found,” said Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin on television on Thursday. He did not provide any further details. In addition, nine rooms designated as torture chambers were discovered. A total of twelve investigative teams are active in the heavily mined area.

2:59 p.m .: Almost a day after nationwide Russian rocket attacks, the water supply in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv has been restored. “But it will take a while for the water pipe system to work at full capacity again,” Mayor Vitali Klitschko warned on Thursday on the Telegram news channel. In high-rise buildings in particular, the water pressure is not always sufficient.

Thursday, November 24, 9:58 a.m.: On the morning after the heavy Russian rocket attacks, electricity and water supplies in Kyiv could only be partially restored. “70 percent of the capital has so far been without electricity,” said Mayor Vitali Klitschko on his Telegram channel on Thursday. At least it was possible to supply the districts on the left bank of the Dnipro with water again. Municipal services are working flat out to repair the damage, but Kiev’s electricity supply also depends on the stability of the entire energy system in Ukraine.

According to Kiev, the Russian military shot down around 70 rockets and drones on Ukraine on Wednesday. As in the previous attacks, the targets were primarily objects in the energy sector. After the Ukrainian nuclear power plants were shut down as a result of the attack, there were power outages across the country.

The commander of the Russian troops in Ukraine, General Sergey Surovikin, had already gained notoriety during his deployment in Syria a few years earlier for attacking civilian targets in order to weaken his opponents. Following his appointment in Ukraine, attacks on the country’s critical infrastructure have become a key part of Russian warfare.

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