Two countries recognized the Holodomor in Ukraine as genocide, and the other as a crime against humanity. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are preparing to advance in separate directions, and specialists are continuing recovery work after yesterday’s attack by the Russians. We’ve rounded up the main stories for the night of November 25th.
Recognition of the Great Famine as genocide
The upper house of the Irish Parliament and the Parliament of Moldova recognized the 1932-1933 Holodomor in Ukraine as a genocide of the Ukrainian people. The Romanian Parliament recognized the Great Famine as a crime against humanity and the Ukrainian people.
The Netherlands recognized Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism
The Dutch Parliament has recognized Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism due to the military actions in Ukraine. Domestic media wrote that the overwhelming majority of parties support the government’s policy of providing maximum support to Ukraine in the humanitarian, diplomatic and military spheres.
All day on November 24, specialists carried out restoration work after yesterday’s attack by the Russians. Electricity, heating, water supply and communications are gradually being restored to populated areas, said President Volodymyr Zelensky.
As of this evening, there are still problems with water and electricity in 15 districts. But besides providing electricity to critical infrastructure, experts are also working to restore water and heating supplies.
situation in front
The Defense Forces of Ukraine maintain main lines in all directions of the front. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the Ukrainian military is preparing to move forward in some directions.
Germany refused to transfer Patriot systems to Ukraine
Germany said that the Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems supplied by Poland are intended for use on NATO territory. Therefore, Berlin refused Warsaw’s request to send this system to Ukraine.
The German Minister of Defense pointed out that any use of these systems outside the territory of NATO will require prior discussion with the Alliance and allies.
Russia has already spent a quarter of its annual budget on the war
According to Forbes’ calculations, in the nine months of the full-scale invasion, Russia spent $82 billion on the war against Ukraine, which is a quarter of its budget for 2021. The publication writes that the “war bill” could become prohibitive in the coming year for the Russian Federation.
“If in the spring these expenses looked quite acceptable, given that the Russian Federation receives about 1 billion euros per day for oil and gas, now the situation is different.”– notes Forbes.
Return of Crimea by non-military means
President Volodymyr Zelensky stated that he is ready to consider non-military options for the return of Crimea annexed by Russia / At the same time, he emphasized that “If the resolution does not provide for an end to the occupation and Crimea is part of the Russian Federation, then no one should waste time on this.”.
- This evening, Russian forces launched a missile attack on the outskirts of Zaporozhye. Rockets landed near the hospital, and the building’s windows were shattered. People were not hurt.
- Ukraine’s Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said that the Croatian government has allowed Ukrainian soldiers to train on its country’s territory.
- Artem Tybenko, Ukrainian master of sports in weightlifting, winner of the All-Ukrainian championships and championships of the Zaporizhia region, died in battles with the Russian invaders in the Donetsk region.
- Okenergo said that it is possible to import electricity from Europe to Ukraine, but this requires a special mechanism, which is currently being developed.
- Twitter’s new owner, Elon Musk, has announced that he will begin restoring banned accounts next week. The project owner made his decision after voting among users.
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