Ukraine updates: US protection chief on shock go to to Kyiv

Skip subsequent part Ukraine fires high cyber safety officers

November 20, 2023

Ukraine fires high cyber safety officers

Kyiv has dismissed to high-ranking cyber protection officers amid an investigation into allegations of embezzlement.

Cabinet chief Taras Melnychuck mentioned in a Telegram submit that Yurii Shchyhol — head of the State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine (SSSCIP), and his deputy, Viktor Zhora, have been dismissed.

No causes have been supplied by Melnychuck however the adjustments come as anti-corruption prosecutors introduced they have been investigating officers in cyber safety over allegations of a plot to embezzle 62 million UAH ($1.72 million) in 2021.

Ukraine has made strikes to clamp down on corruption in authorities because it seeks EU membership.

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Skip subsequent part Russia expresses ‘remorse’ over Finland closing border crossings

November 20, 2023

Russia expresses ‘remorse’ over Finland closing border crossings

Russia on Monday expressed remorse over Finland’s resolution to shut a number of border crossings

Asked in regards to the closure of the 4 crossings, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov mentioned: “This causes nothing but deep regret, because we had long-standing, very good relations with Finland, pragmatic, based on mutual respect.”

“And of course, we regret that these relations were replaced by such an exclusively Russophobic position, which the leaders of this country began to espouse,” Peskov mentioned.

Last week, Finland’s prime minister Petteri Orpo mentioned that 4 of the nation’s 9 crossing factors on its lengthy japanese border with Russia could be closed from Saturday in an try to stem the stream of asylum seekers.

Ties soured after Finland’s resolution to be part of the NATO protection alliance within the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Finland has accused Russia of facilitating migrant arrivals at its border, with a uptick in tried entries previously a number of months. 

Finland and Russia: Friendly neighbors no extra

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Skip subsequent part In Kyiv, US protection secretary pledges ongoing help

November 20, 2023

In Kyiv, US protection secretary pledges ongoing help

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin arrived in Kyiv on Monday on an unannounced go to to Ukraine.

“I’m here today to deliver an important message: the United States will continue to stand with Ukraine in their fight for freedom against Russia’s aggression, both now and into the future,” Austin mentioned in a submit on social media platform X, previously Twitter. 

The journey to Kyiv is Austin’s second go to since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

While the US has been offering tens of billions in help to assist Ukraine defend itself, President Joe Biden’s administration has confronted growing resistance over continued US help from hard-line Republicans.

Next month, the US will host a joint US-Ukraine army trade convention in Washington.

Kyiv is trying to ramp up efforts to supply its personal weapons amid considerations that Western provides of arms could be faltering. 

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Skip subsequent part Ukraine’s army experiences repelling dozens of Russian assaults

November 20, 2023

Ukraine’s army experiences repelling dozens of Russian assaults

Multiple Russian assaults alongside the almost 1,000-kilometer (621-mile) entrance in japanese Ukraine have been repelled, in line with senior Ukrainian army management.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine mentioned that it had recorded 46 “combat clashes” on Sunday.

The focal factors of the assaults have been the japanese cities of Maryinka and Avdiivka, situated close to the Russian-controlled metropolis of Donetsk.

Ukraine’s army reported that “there are dead and wounded among the civilian population” because of the Russian assaults, however didn’t present any figures.

Russian forces have been making an attempt to encompass the Ukrainian defenders embedded in Avdiivka for weeks.

According to British army intelligence, chilly and moist autumn climate is making it more and more troublesome for each side.

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Skip subsequent part 2 killed in Kherson shelling — native governor

November 20, 2023

2 killed in Kherson shelling — native governor

The regional governor of Kherson on Monday mentioned two folks had been killed after Russian shelling hit a parking zone within the southern Ukrainian metropolis.

Kherson Governor Oleksandr Prokudin mentioned in a Telegram submit that the 2 useless have been drivers for “a private transport business.”

Prokudin’s submit was accompanied with photos of destroyed automobiles and firefighters working on the scene.

Since they have been pushed out of the regional capital by Ukrainian troops final 12 months, Russian forces have often shelled Kherson from throughout the Dnipro River.

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