Ukraine war in the live ticker
+++ 00:33 Four more Panzerhaubitz 2000 and two more MARS II rocket launchers delivered +++
Ukraine can rely on more weapons from Germany in the war against Russia. As the Federal Government reports in its current overview of military services, four more self-propelled howitzers 2000 and two more MARS II multi-propellant rocket launchers have been handed over to the Ukrainian armed forces. These had previously received 10 howitzers and three MARS II missile systems. According to the information, Ukraine has also received two surface drones from Germany.
+++ 23:15 Zelenskyj complains about unprecedented terror against the energy sector +++
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy describes the Russian airstrikes as an unprecedented attack on his country’s energy supply. “Russian terrorists have created such difficult conditions for our energy workers that no one in Europe has ever seen or experienced anything like it,” he said in his daily video address. Once again he warned of impending power cuts across the country and called on the population to save energy.
+++ 22:12 Meloni wants to support Ukraine in military defense +++
The new Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has backed military support for Ukraine in the war against Russia. The only way to reach a peace deal between Russia and Ukraine is to help Kyiv defend itself militarily, Meloni says in the Senate ahead of a confidence vote on her newly appointed right-wing government. The arms deliveries from Italy to Ukraine are not decisive for the outcome of the war, says Meloni. However, they are essential for maintaining Italy’s international credibility.
+++ 21:55 Selenskyj sees improved relations with Israel +++
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced the exchange of intelligence with Israel and spoke of a “positive trend” in relations between the two states. “So we are at the beginning of cooperation, this is a positive trend in relations with Israel,” says Zelenskyy. The shared data would confirm Ukrainian intelligence on Iranian drones deployed in the country. “The data currently exchanged by the secret service once again confirms what our services knew: Russia has already used around 400 Iranian drones against the Ukrainian civilian population,” Zelenskyy said. According to him, 60 to 70 percent of the unmanned aerial vehicles were shot down by the Ukrainian air defenses.
+++ 21:16 Russia apparently shows false evidence of nuclear allegations against Kyiv +++
With apparently false photos, the Russian Foreign Ministry has tried to create the impression that it has evidence that a “dirty” — that is, nuclear-contaminated — bomb was being built in Ukraine. One of the pictures that appeared on the ministry’s English-language Twitter account belongs to the Slovenian Agency for Radioactive Waste and dates from 2010, reports the online newspaper Ukrajinska Prawda. The photo is captioned “Development of the ‘dirty bomb'”. It features items in plastic bags marked with the radioactivity warning symbol. Nuclear experts from the Slovenian government were the first to recognize the photo: smoke detectors can be seen in the photo, they say. The Slovenian government announced on Twitter that it had been used for presentations.
+++ 20:46 UN hope for extension of the grain agreement +++
After talks in Moscow and Washington, the United Nations hopes to extend the agreement on exporting Ukrainian grain across the Black Sea. “We are very keen for this to be renewed immediately now. It’s important for the market. It’s important for continuity. And I’m still relatively optimistic that we can do that,” said UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths . Without renewal, the agreement would expire on November 18. Russia had previously threatened several times to scrap the important agreement – under which around nine million tons of grain have been shipped from the war-torn country since the end of July.
+++ 20:15 Russia could transfer assets in annexed regions to Russian companies +++
Assets in the four recently annexed Ukrainian regions could be transferred to Russian companies, according to the Office of the President in Moscow. It is obvious that “abandoned assets” cannot be left dormant, says Presidential Office spokesman Dmitry Peskov. The Russian government will deal with the problem. The annexation of the Ukrainian regions of Luhansk and Donetsk, which together form the industrial Donbass, as well as Zaporizhia and Kherson is not recognized internationally.
You can read earlier developments surrounding the Ukraine war here.