Russo-Ukrainian War: List of main events, day 636 | News of war between Russia and Ukraine
As the war enters its 636th day, these are the key developments.
Here is the situation on Tuesday, November 21, 2023.
- Ukraine said the fighting was more intense around the eastern Russian town of Bakhmut. Volodymyr Fityo, a spokesman for Ukraine’s ground forces, said Russia was focusing its attacks on Klishchiivka, a nearby village that was retaken by Ukrainian forces in September. . “Eleven attacks have been repelled in the last 24 hours,” he said. “The enemy is trying to force our men out of a defensive position around Klishchiivka. ” The Russian defense ministry said it defeated more than 30 Ukrainian attacks in and around Bakhmut last week.
- Ukrainian authorities said three people were killed and one wounded in Russian shelling in southern Kherson and central Dnipropetrovsk regions. Some power lines and a gas pipeline were also damaged.
- Ukrainian police said a soldier and a woman died when a grenade exploded in an apartment in Kyiv. The cause of the explosion, which injured a second man, was not immediately clear.
- The United States State Department said it was barring Russian Colonel Azatbek Omurbekov and Russian Guards Corporal Daniil Folkin from entering the United States because of their involvement in violations human rights in the town of Andriivka in Ukraine.
Politics and diplomacy
- Ukraine has fired its two top cyber defense officials – Yury Shchyhol, head of Ukraine’s State Special Communications Service, and deputy head Victor Zhora – amid an ongoing investigation into corruption over software purchases.
- Fox Corp CEO Lachlan Murdoch traveled to Kyiv where he met with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Ukraine said the meeting was a “very important sign” of support at a time when the Israel-Gaza war has drawn global attention from the war in Ukraine. Zelenskyy said that Fox News journalist Benjamin Hall, who was seriously injured covering the conflict last year, and Jerome Starkey, a journalist with the United Kingdom tabloid The Sun were also at the meeting.
- In an interview with The Sun that was also published in the UK Times newspaper, which is part of the same media group, Zelenskyy accused Russia of trying to spread tension from the Balkans to the Middle East. . “Ukraine today [is] in the midst of these global threats of this Third World War,” Zelenskyy said. Urging Ukraine’s allies to maintain their military support, he admitted that there was no progress in some parts of the battlefield , but noted success in the Black Sea. “We were actually using part of the Russian fleet,” he told the paper. “We did it.”
- Russia has put Ukrainian singer Jamala, winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, on its wanted list. Independent Russian news site Mediazona reported that Jamala, whose real name is Susana Jamaladinova, was charged under a law that prohibits the spread of false information about the Russian military and the war in Ukraine. Jamala, a Crimean Tatar, has long been critical of Russia and told Zelenskyy last year that the priority was to “remind us that foreigners came to my house to kill their lives and to destroy, to destroy and rewrite my culture”. She responded to a Russian arrest warrant on Instagram with a facepalm emoji.
- A Japanese delegation led by senior business and foreign ministry officials and including business representatives visited Ukraine for talks ahead of next year’s Ukraine Recovery Conference, which will held by Japan.
- US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin made a surprise visit to Kyiv and announced an additional $100m package to provide artillery ammunition, anti-aircraft interceptors and anti-tank weapons. Austin promised Zelenskyy US support for the “long journey”. He also met with Defense Minister Rustem Umerov.