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Russian Precision Strikes on Ukraine
On 10 October, Russia conducted precision strikes against Ukrainian infrastructure, which was later confirmed by the country's President Vladimir Putin. The strikes came in the wake of a terrorist attack against the Russian Crimean Bridge by the Ukrainian special services.
Stela at the entrance to Kherson. - Sputnik International

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Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine in February, after the republics of Donetsk and Lugansk appealed for help in defending themselves against Ukrainian forces. In response to Russia's operation, western countries have rolled out a comprehensive campaign of sanctions against Moscow and ramped up their military support to Ukraine.
Ukrainian energy, military, and communications infrastructure have been targeted by the Russian armed forces since 10 October in retaliation for the terrorist attack on the Crimean Bridge, which Moscow says was carried out by the Ukrainian special services.
President Volodymyr Zelensky said on 1 November that some 40 percent of Ukraine's energy infrastructure was damaged, which has led to massive power cuts.
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03:49 GMT 12.11.2022
The national flag of the Russian Federation was solemnly raised on the Day of Russia on Poklonnaya Hill. - Sputnik International, 1920, 12.11.2022
UK, EU Reportedly Planning to Do 'Everything Possible' to Isolate Russia During G20 Summit
02:16 GMT 12.11.2022
Map of Ukraine Digitized to Help Train Russian Combat Drone Operators - Developer
The map of Ukraine has been fully digitized to train operators of Russian loitering munitions Izdeliye-51 and Izdeliye-52 (formerly the Lancet), a spokesperson of the developer, the ZALA Aero Group, told Sputnik.

"In order to ensure the training of cadets as close as possible to combat conditions in our training center, a map of the entire territory of Ukraine was digitized. This allows our drone simulators, including the Izdeliye-51 and Izdeliye-52 loitering munitions, to simulate missions for operators on real terrain in the area of the special operation," the spokesperson said.

The Izdeliye-51 and Izdeliye-52 loitering munitions are known under the former name - Lancet - with the Russian Defense Ministry having published multiple videos of the drones eliminating targets in Ukraine.

Izdeliye-52 is the base version of the loitering munition, while Izdeliye-51 is a modernized version of the drone with modified aerodynamics and a reinforced warhead.
01:22 GMT 12.11.2022
The flag of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA waves at the entrance of the Vienna International Center in Vienna, Austria, Monday, June 7, 2021. - Sputnik International, 1920, 12.11.2022
Russia's Special Operation in Ukraine
IAEA Experts Visit Nuclear Facility in Ukraine’s Kharkhov, Determine Radiation Levels Normal
01:02 GMT 12.11.2022
Air Raid Warnings Issued in Parts of Ukraine - Ministry Data
00:09 GMT 12.11.2022
Henichesk to Become Temporary Administrative Capital of Kherson Region - Authorities
00:01 GMT 12.11.2022
A harvester collects wheat in Semikarakorsky District of Rostov-on-Don region near Semikarakorsk, Southern Russia, Wednesday, July 6, 2022. - Sputnik International, 1920, 12.11.2022
UN, Russia Held Constructive Talks on Extending Grain Agreement in Geneva - Spokesman
22:43 GMT 11.11.2022
Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz speaks during a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022 - Sputnik International, 1920, 11.11.2022
Germany Deliberately Refrained From Sanctioning Russian Gas - Scholz
16:37 GMT 11.11.2022
Russia Bans Entry for 200 US Citizens - Moscow
In response to personal US sanctions, Moscow is introducing a ban on entry into Russia for 200 US citizens, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

"In response to the ever-increasing personal sanctions imposed by the Joe Biden administration not only against Russian officials, representatives of the business community and the public, cultural figures, but also those who, for one reason or another, are objectionable to Washington, on the basis of reciprocity, a ban on entry into Russian Federation is imposed in respect of 200 US citizens, including individual government officials and legislators, as well as their close relatives, heads of companies and enterprises of the defense industry, experts and lobbyists involved in the promotion of the Russophobic campaign and support for the regime in Kyiv," the statement says.

The list includes, in particular, members of Biden's family, including the president's siblings, and White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.
13:28 GMT 11.11.2022
Rogozin Says He Headed Group of Military Advisers in Special Operation Zone
Former Roscosmos CEO Dmitry Rogozin, told Sputnik that he had headed an inspection group of military advisers in the zone of the special military operation, which provides military-technical support to units in the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR).

"We have created the Tsar's Wolves inspection group, which consists of experienced military advisers and experts with rich military experience. Its main task is to provide military-technical support to the DPR and LPR units participating in hostilities as part of a special military operation. The group is currently time is actively working in the special military operation zone under my direct supervision. We operate here as a volunteer unit," Rogozin said.

According to Rogozin, the name of the group is historical and goes back to the Russian volunteer detachments created in Yugoslavia in November 1992. Rogozin himself in the past took part as a fighter of a volunteer detachment in the Transnistrian (1992) and Bosnian conflicts.

Earlier, Rogozin posted on his Telegram channel a photo with a battalion commander of the Somali assault battalion of the DPR troops. In the picture, he is in full combat gear and a bulletproof vest, with a first aid kit, a combat knife, a carbine, to which the wounded are hooked in case of evacuation.

On Thursday, Rogozin announced successful tests in the DPR of a "smart sight" for mortars with the participation of the Tsar's Wolves center.
13:01 GMT 11.11.2022
Around Five Explosions Heard in Novaya Kakhovka, Air Defense System Activated, Sputnik Correspondent Reports
11:00 GMT 11.11.2022
Russia's MoD Briefing on Progress of Special Military Operation in Ukraine
10:59 GMT 11.11.2022
EU Ready to Assist If Ukraine Makes Decision on Establishing Ceasefire - Official
The decision on a ceasefire in Ukraine should be taken by Kiev, if such a decision is made, the European Union will be ready to assist, a high-ranking EU official told reporters on Friday.

"As for the ceasefire, we have always said that the decision is up to Ukraine. Military logic does not always coincide with political or diplomatic logic. Conflicts end with peace talks, a ceasefire. But I believe that in the West we fully share the idea that Ukrainians should determine the moment [for a ceasefire], and we will undoubtedly provide assistance," the European official said.
10:51 GMT 11.11.2022
EU May Approve New Sanctions Against Russia by End of 2022 - Official
The European Union may approve new sanctions against Russia by the end of 2022, though no decisions are yet planned at a meeting of the EU foreign ministers on November 14, a high-ranking EU official said on Friday.

"We are working on new sanctions against Russia. They will be ready before the end of the year," the official told reporters in Brussels.

The bloc is also working on new sanctions against Belarus in connection with the internal situation in the country and its support for Moscow, according to the official.
10:38 GMT 11.11.2022
Ukraine's Advance in Kherson Region Not Exceeds 6.2 miles - Russian MoD
The advance of Ukrainian troops over the past two days in some areas in the Kherson region did not exceed 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), the Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday.

"Over the past two days, the advance of the units of the armed forces of Ukraine in certain areas [of Kherson] did not exceed 10 kilometers," the ministry said.
10:35 GMT 11.11.2022
Transfer of Russian Troops to Left Bank of Dnepr River Completed - Defense Ministry
The transfer of Russian troops to the left bank of the Dnepr River in the Kherson Region was completed at 5.00 Moscow time (02:00 GMT) on Friday, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

"The transfer of Russian troops to the left bank of the Dnepr River was completed in the Kherson Region at 5:00 Moscow time [02:00 GMT]. Not a single piece of military equipment or weapon was left on the right bank. All Russian servicemen crossed to the left bank of the Dnepr River," ​​the ministry said.
No losses were reported during the transfer of the Russian troops to the left bank of the Dnipro River in the Kherson Region, the Russian Defense Ministry added.

"No losses of personnel, weapons, military equipment and material resources of the Russian group of troops took place. All civilians who wanted to leave the right-bank part of the Kherson Region were assisted in the evacuation," the ministry said.
10:23 GMT 11.11.2022
Negotiations Between Representatives of Russia and UN on Food Deal Start in Geneva
A new round of talks started on Friday in Geneva between representatives of the Russian Federation and the UN on the "grain deal", according to Alessandra Vellucci, head of the press service of the UN's Geneva office.
On July 22, Russia, Ukraine, and Turkey signed a UN-brokered initiative to provide a humanitarian maritime corridor for ships exporting food and fertilizer from Ukraine via the Black Sea.

On October 29, Russia suspended its participation in the grain deal after its ships were attacked by Ukraine in Sevastopol. On Wednesday, the Russian Defense Ministry said that Moscow was returning to the deal after receiving written guarantees from Ukraine on refraining from using the grain corridor for military purposes, following mediation by Turkey and the UN. Kiev denied providing any additional guarantees.

The deal will expire on November 19.
09:37 GMT 11.11.2022
Russia May Complete Special Military Operation in Ukraine Once Goals Achieved - Kremlin
Russia can complete its special military operation in Ukraine after its goals are achieved, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.

"The Ukraine conflict — I would say in this case, a special military operation in Ukraine, from our point of view — can be completed after the goals are achieved," Peskov told reporters.
Peskov added that Ukraine's position makes it impossible to achieve the goals of the special military operation by peaceful methods. The Kremlin's spokesman said that the Kherson region remains a part of the Russian Federation.
08:14 GMT 11.11.2022
Biden Says No End to Ukraine Conflict Until Russian Troops Leave
US President Joe Biden has expressed doubts that the conflict in Ukraine can be resolved until Russian forces leave its territory.

"I don’t think the conflict will be resolved... until Putin gets out of Ukraine," Biden told reporters at the White House.

Presidential remarks came after withdrawal of Russian troops from the Ukrainian territory on the right bank of the River Dnipro.

The Ukrainian government has taken an uncompromising stance on the option of resolving conflict with Moscow politically, by refusing to negotiate with Russia as long as Vladimir Putin remains president.

Putin has stated on several occasions that Russia was open to peace talks with Ukraine. He also said that the US could encourage Ukraine to engage in dialogue.
08:04 GMT 11.11.2022
Footage of Russian Lancet Kamikaze Drone Destroying Ukrainian Howitzer
06:42 GMT 11.11.2022
Footage of Russia’s 2S3 Akatsiya Self-Propelled 152mm Howitzers in Combat Action During Military Operation
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