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Ukraine and Russia: what you need to know

The latest on the war in Ukraine.

November 28, 2022
By AAP
28 November 2022

Snow fell in Kyiv and temperatures hovered around freezing on Sunday as millions in and around the Ukrainian capital struggled with disruptions to electricity supply and central heating caused by waves of Russian air strikes.

CONFLICT

* The Dnipropetrovsk region was hit by five Russian attacks from multiple rocket launchers and heavy artillery, said Governor Valentyn Reznichenko. Several houses and other buildings were destroyed, but there were no reported casualties.

* At least 32 people in the southern Ukrainian region of Kherson have been killed by Russian shelling since pro-Moscow forces pulled out two weeks ago, the head of Ukraine’s police said on Saturday.

* Russia’s defence ministry said Russian forces had repelled Ukrainian advances in the eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Air defence forces shot down two high mobility artillery rocket systems (HIMARS) in the Kherson region, the ministry added.

* The ministry said it had destroyed an ammunition depot housing HIMARS and other foreign-made weaponry near Dnipropetrovsk.

Reuters could not verify the battlefield reports.

NUCLEAR PLANT

The head of Ukraine’s state-run nuclear energy firm said there were signs that Russian forces might be preparing to leave the vast Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant which they seized in March soon after their invasion.

MEMORIES OF FAMINE

* Ukraine accused the Kremlin on Saturday of reviving the “genocidal” tactics of Josef Stalin as Kyiv commemorated a Soviet-era famine that killed millions of Ukrainians in the winter of 1932-33.

GRAIN SUMMIT

* Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy hosted a summit in Kyiv with allied nations on Saturday to launch a plan to export $150 million worth of grain to countries most vulnerable to famine and drought.

OIL

* Zelenskiy said on Saturday the price for Russian seaborne oil should be capped at between $30 and $40 per barrel, lower than the level that Group of Seven nations have proposed.

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