Ukrainian forces are intensifying their counteroffensive against Russia at the mouth of the Dnipro River. News ticker about the war in Ukraine.
- Investigative report outside London: Police break up an anti-war protest in Moscow
- Before Inside Cherson: Ukraine records victories on the left bank of the Dnipro
- No representation by Lavrov: Vladimir Putin attended the G-20 summit
- This news ticker about the war in Ukraine is constantly updated.
- Information processed here comes from international media and news agencies, as well as from warring parties Russia, Ukraine and their allies. In particular, information about the losses suffered by the armies involved in the Ukrainian war cannot be independently verified.
Updated on November 20, 12:12 pm: Russia’s Air Force is apparently dissatisfied with its surveillance capabilities. According to British intelligence, a high-altitude spy plane should now help – a model from the Soviet era. Is “Mystic-B” now going to make a comeback in the Ukraine war?
Criticism of long deployments ahead – apparently a demonstration in Moscow
Updated on November 20, 11:19 am: Public Review in Russia – From the Wives of Russian Soldiers: Dissatisfaction is growing among Russian combat troops and their families over long front-line deployments. That’s what experts assess in the British Ministry of Defense’s latest intelligence report on the war in Ukraine. Now, for the first time since the start of the war, their women protested in the streets of Moscow. They called for the rotation of men from deployment to the front.
Although the demonstration on November 7 was brought to an end by the police within minutes, the demand was significant, according to a statement issued from London. “Unlimited combat deployment of personnel without rotation is considered unbearable by soldiers themselves and their families,” it said.
Ukraine reports several battles on the front
Updated on November 20, 9:47 am: The front in the east and south of Ukraine is about 1000 kilometers long. Military information is not readily independently verifiable – however, the number of individual battles mentioned indicates the intensity of the fighting. For example, international observers such as the US Institute for War Studies (ISW) confirmed heavy fighting around Avdivka. Russia is advancing there with “significant losses”.
Now the general staff in Kiev are reporting that they have repulsed dozens of Russian offensives along a 1,000-kilometer front. Apart from Avdiivka (12 attacks), the focus is on the city of Marjinka (16 attacks). Both are close to Donets, the capital of the Russian-controlled Donbass.
During the war in Ukraine, US Secretary of Defense Austin visited Kiev
Updated November 20, 9:01 am: US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin arrived in Ukraine’s capital Kiev today. For security reasons, attendance is not announced. Austin wanted to meet with government officials and emphasize that the United States would continue to provide Ukraine with the assistance it needs to “defend itself against Russian aggression.” However, there is opposition among some Republicans to new military aid to Ukraine.
Fierce fighting on the front in the east and south of Ukraine
Report from November 20: Kyiv – Heavy fighting continues in the east and south of Ukraine. Further actions of the Ukrainian army on the left bank of the Dnipro in Kherson will be followed with particular attention.
Ukraine reports victories on the left bank of the Dnipro
According to its own reports, the Ukrainian military is positioning itself in the contested Kherson region southeast of the Dnipro River. “Security forces continue to be deployed on the left bank of the Dnipro in the Kherson region,” the General Staff said on Facebook on Sunday evening (November 19).
A spokeswoman for the Southern Command, Natalya Humenyuk, had previously said that the Ukrainian army had now pushed the Russians back three to eight kilometers from the river on the left bank of the Dnipro, which until recently was fully occupied. International observers have also reported recently Ukrainian advance on Dnipro reported.
Kherson in southern Ukraine was largely occupied shortly after the Russian invasion. In November last year, the Ukrainian army managed to liberate parts of the region on the right bank of the river – including the regional capital of the same name, Kherson. The Russians continued to occupy the positions on the left bank of the river.
Putin on Ukraine war at virtual G20 summit
Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend a virtual G20 summit this Wednesday (November 22), Moscow state television reported. Russian state television reported that Western leaders will be able to watch Putin’s live broadcast online for the first time in a long time.
At the G20 summit of the group of leading economic powers in New Delhi in early September, Putin was represented by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
Provides statistics on Russia’s losses on the Ukraine front
Meanwhile, Ukraine’s civil service has released new figures on Russia’s losses. According to this, nearly 1,200 Russian soldiers were killed or wounded in the fighting in a single day. Information cannot be independently verified.
- Players: 318,570 (+1190 on previous day)
- Puncture: 5435 (+13)
- Armored vehicles: 10.166 (+25)
- Artillery system: 7744 (+18)
- Multiple rocket launchers: 898 (+2)
- Air defense systems: 588 (+2)
- Airplanes: 323
- Helicopter: 324
- Drones: 5755 (+29)
- Ships: 22
- Tank trucks and other vehicles: 10.120 (+29)
- Special vehicles and other equipment: 1096 (+6)
- Source: Ukrainian Civil Service as of November 19, 2023. Information about Russian losses comes from the Ukrainian military. They cannot be independently verified. Russia has not provided any information on its own losses in the war in Ukraine.
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