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Heaviest Ukraine fighting rages in east, NATO seeks to sustain support against Russia



According to the Ukrainian military, Russian forces tried to advance in eastern Ukraine and trained tank, mortar and artillery fire against Kherson, the South. This was done in response to Western allies’ attempts to support Ukraine and its neighbours against Moscow.

According to the Pentagon Raytheon received a $1.2 Million contract for six National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems for Ukraine.

Dmytro Kuleba , Ukraine’s foreign Minister, stated that his country needed US-made Patriot missile defense system to protect its civilian infrastructure. Since the start of winter, Russia has been attacking Ukraine heavily.

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Antony Blinken, the US Secretary of State, stated that Russian President Vladimir Putin had “his ire and his fire” on Ukraine’s civilian population. He warned Russia that Russia’s strategy will fail to unify its supporters.


President Putin has established new goals for heat and water as well as electricity. He is hitting them hard. After a two-day NATO meeting, Blinken stated that “this brutalization of Ukraine’s people is barbaric.”

The NATO foreign ministry meeting Wednesday (30 November) was a success. Allies pledged support to Moldova, Georgia and Bosnia-Herzegovina despite Russian pressure, NATO Secretary-General Jens Steletenberg and ministers said.

Maria Zakharova spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry and stated that the results showed that NATO was not interested to find a diplomatic or political solution to Ukraine.


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Russia invaded Ukraine nine months ago in “special military operations” to expel nationalists. The West and its allies accuse Russia of an unprovoked imperialist land grab.

Ukraine instructed all Kyiv’s embassies in Kiev to increase security following two explosives that were sent to the Ukrainian ambassador in Madrid and to an arm company in Spain which makes rocket launchers. Spanish police said they are investigating possible connections between the bombs. One of the bombs injured a security guard at the Embassy.

BATTLEGROUND

The most intense fighting took place in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine. Russian forces tried to push on and bombarded numerous towns, including Bakhmut and Soledar. According to the General Staff of Ukrainian Armed Forces’ Wednesday night statement, this was true.

According to reports, Russian forces took control of defensive positions at the southern front and opened mortar, artillery and tank fire against Ukrainian positions.

According to military sources, there was also battleground activity throughout central and northeast Ukraine.

Reuters could not verify battlefield reporting.

In a Wednesday evening address, President Volodymyr Zilenskiy stated that “We are analysing the occupiers and preparing countermeasures.”

Kyrylo Tymoshenko served as the deputy head for Ukraine’s presidential administration. She said that electricity was restored to 65% of Kherson’s customers.

Wednesday night Zelenskiy said that almost six million Ukrainians, in most of the regions and in Kyiv, were without electricity.

DRONES

Yuriy Ignat spokesmen for the Ukrainian Air Force and stated that defense forces had destroyed 340 out of the 400 Iranian drones fired by Russia during the conflict.

He said that the unmanned Iranian aerial vehicle had not been seen in two weeks. They are likely to have run out of the first batch. He said this to Ukraine’s main television station.

Martin Griffiths, UN aid chief, stated that an agreement was in place to restart Russian ammonia exports via the pipeline to a port on the Black Sea.

Griffiths stated that he believes it is close and that he was edging towards it this week at a conference.

This agreement was made to alleviate global food shortages. It allowed Ukraine to export its agricultural products to Black Sea ports. Russia said that it has still to meet its demands. The United Nations helped Turkey to broker the July agreement.

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