Russia-Ukraine battle stay information: blasts heard in Crimea; Putin making an attempt to ‘freeze Ukraine into submission’, US envoy says | Ukraine

Explosions reported in Crimea

Explosions are being reported within the occupied city of Dzhankoi in Crimea.

In response to Ukrainian media stories, a Russian airfield was hit.

Ukrinform stated the explosions had been heard late on Wednesday night, citing native Telegram channels.

⚡️ Media: Explosions heard in Russian-occupied Dzhankoi.

Explosions had been heard in Russian-occupied Dzhankoi, Crimea, late within the night on Nov. 16, Ukrinform stories citing native Telegram channels.

No official stories concerning the origins of explosions have been revealed but.

— The Kyiv Unbiased (@KyivIndependent) November 17, 2022

Key occasions

Odesa struck by Russia missile, Ukraine’s navy says

Ukraine’s southern port metropolis of Odesa was struck by a Russian missile on Thursday morning, in accordance with Ukraine’s navy ‘south’ command.

Ukrinform additionally reported explosions had been heard in Dnipro, a metropolis on the Dnieper River in central Ukraine.

Energy outages have been reported throughout the town.

Russia’s media watchdog has blocked entry to the web site of unbiased information website Novaya Gazeta on Thursday, Reuters stories.

Novaya Gazeta suspended publication on its web site, social media and in print in March in response to strict new censorship legal guidelines launched by Russia.

In July, the Roskomnadzor media regulator additionally blocked the web site of a brand new Novaya Gazeta web site that was launched in Europe by workers affiliated with the newspaper, and in September a court docket revoked Novaya Gazeta’s media license.

Russia carries out ‘largest variety of strikes’ since first week of battle: UK MoD

The barrage of missiles that struck Ukraine on Tuesday is probably going the most important variety of strikes that Russia has performed in a single day because the first week of its invasion, the UK Ministry of Defence has stated.

The report, launched on Thursday morning, learn:

Munitions had been launched from air, sea and land-based platforms. Though a big proportion of missiles had been efficiently intercepted Ukraine is dealing with a major lower within the energy accessible from its nationwide grid. It will impression upon civilian entry to communications, heating and water provides.

Continued strikes at this scale are drawing deeply upon Russia’s reserves of typical cruise missiles, as degrading Ukrainian’s nationwide infrastructure has change into a key aspect of Russia’s strategic strategy to the marketing campaign.”

Biden disputes Zelenskiy’s declare missile in Poland not of Ukrainian origin

US president Joe Biden has disputed Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s remark that the missiles that landed in Poland on Tuesday weren’t of Ukrainian origin.

“That’s not the proof,” Biden informed reporters on the White Home upon getting back from a visit to Asia on Thursday, in accordance with a Reuters report.

CIA head meets Polish president

Polish president, Andrzej Duda, met with US central intelligence company director William Burns in Warsaw on Wednesday night, the top of Poland’s nationwide safety bureau stated.

Jacek Siewiera stated the dialog “involved the final safety scenario” and “the context of current occasions got here up.”

Within the night, president Andrzej Duda talked with the top of the CIA, William Burns, who’s in Warsaw after his visits to Ankara and Kiev. The dialog involved the final safety scenario, the context of current occasions appeared. A number of work on the PL-US line at present.”

Wieczorem Prezydent @AndrzejDuda rozmawiał z szefem CIA Williamem Burnsem, który po wizytach w Ankarze i Kijowie jest w Warszawie. Rozmowa dotyczyła ogólnej sytuacji bezpieczeństwa, pojawił się kontekst ostatnich wydarzeń. Na linii PL-US wiele dziś pracy. pic.twitter.com/QuBCWRtksD

— Jacek Siewiera (@JacekSiewiera) November 16, 2022

Putin making an attempt to ‘freeze Ukraine into submission’, US envoy says

The barrage of greater than 90 missiles that rained down on Ukraine was “a deliberate tactic” and try by Russia’s president Vladimir Putin to freeze Kyiv into submission, the US ambassador to the UN has stated.

Linda Thomas-Greenfield informed the council in remarks revealed on Thursday:

This tragedy would by no means have occurred however for Russia’s pointless invasion of Ukraine and its current missile assaults towards Ukraine’s civilian infrastructure.”

He appears to have determined that if he can’t seize Ukraine by pressure, he’ll attempt to freeze the nation into submission,” she stated.

Once I met with President @ZelenskyyUa, his message was easy: he seeks a simply peace based mostly on the UN Constitution.

We can not say the identical for Russia.

If Russia stops combating, the battle ends. If Ukraine stops combating, Ukraine ends.

— Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield (@USAmbUN) November 16, 2022

UN undersecretary-general for political affairs Rosemary DiCarlo reiterated that assaults focusing on civilians and civilian infrastructure are prohibited underneath worldwide legislation, noting that “heavy battles” are persevering with in japanese Donetsk and Luhansk.

She informed council members:

There is no such thing as a finish in sight to the battle … so long as it continues, the dangers of doubtless catastrophic spillover stay all too actual.”

Poland’s UN ambassador Krzysztof Szczerski informed the council “these harmless individuals wouldn’t have been killed if there had been no Russian battle towards Ukraine.” And Britain’s UN Ambassador Barbara Woodward stated: “We ought to be clear that this can be a tragedy that indisputably stems from Russia’s unlawful and unjustified invasion. And it’s inhumane assault on civilians throughout Ukraine.”

“It’s and stays a battle of selection, a pure act of unprovoked aggression and the try and seize territory. This battle should finish not develop, and Russia began it, Russia should put an finish to it.”

Explosions reported in Crimea

Explosions are being reported within the occupied city of Dzhankoi in Crimea.

In response to Ukrainian media stories, a Russian airfield was hit.

Ukrinform stated the explosions had been heard late on Wednesday night, citing native Telegram channels.

⚡️ Media: Explosions heard in Russian-occupied Dzhankoi.

Explosions had been heard in Russian-occupied Dzhankoi, Crimea, late within the night on Nov. 16, Ukrinform stories citing native Telegram channels.

No official stories concerning the origins of explosions have been revealed but.

— The Kyiv Unbiased (@KyivIndependent) November 17, 2022

Abstract and welcome

Howdy and welcome again to the Guardian’s stay protection of the battle in Ukraine. I’m Samantha Lock and I’ll be bringing you all the most recent developments as they unfold over the following few hours.

The barrage of greater than 90 missiles that rained down on Ukraine was “a deliberate tactic” and try by Russia’s president Vladimir Putin to freeze Kyiv into submission, the US ambassador to the UN has stated.

Polish president, Andrzej Duda, met with US central intelligence company director William Burns in Warsaw on Wednesday night, to debate the final safety scenario within the aftermath of an explosion on the Polish border.

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  • A missile that crashed inside south-eastern Poland, killing two, was in all probability a stray fired by Ukraine’s air defences and never a Russian strike, Poland and Nato have stated. Polish president, Andrzej Duda, stated there is no such thing as a proof to recommend the missile was an intentional assault or was launched by Russia however was in all probability fired as a part of Ukraine’s air defences and “sadly fell on Polish territory”.

  • Nato’s secretary basic, Jens Stoltenberg, confirmed that preliminary evaluation steered the incident was “doubtless attributable to a Ukrainian air defence missile fired to defend Ukrainian territory” towards Russian cruise missile assaults. “Let me be clear: this isn’t Ukraine’s fault,” he added. “Russia bears the final word duty because it continues its unlawful battle towards Ukraine.” In the meantime Nato allies met in Brussels to debate their reactions to the incident.

  • Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, has stated he’s satisfied that the missile was not Ukrainian. Chatting with reporters, Zelenskiy stated he had obtained stories from the command of Ukraine’s armed forces and air pressure and “can not however belief them”.

  • US president Joe Biden disputed Zelenskiy’s remark that missiles that landed in Poland weren’t of Ukrainian origin. “That’s not the proof,” Biden informed reporters on the White Home upon getting back from a visit to Asia on Thursday.

  • Ukraine is requesting “speedy entry” to the positioning of the explosion in japanese Poland, a senior Ukrainian defence official stated. Oleksiy Danilov stated Ukraine needed a “joint research” of Tuesday’s incident with its companions. Duda stated each Poland and the US must agree earlier than Ukraine may participate within the investigation.

  • The Russian defence ministry stated that on Tuesday, it had not focused anyplace inside 35km (22 miles) of the Ukraine-Poland border. The ministry stated statements about “Russian missiles” falling in Przewodów had been “a deliberate provocation with the purpose of escalating the scenario”.

  • Duda met US central intelligence company director William Burns in Warsaw on Wednesday night, the top of Poland’s nationwide safety bureau stated. Jacek Siewiera stated the dialog “involved the final safety scenario” and “the context of current occasions got here up.”

  • The UK’s prime minister, Rishi Sunak, has blamed Russian president Vladimir Putin’s “merciless and unrelenting” battle for destabilising the world financial system, whereas calling for Nato allies to attend for the outcomes of “a full investigation into the circumstances behind missiles falling in Poland yesterday”. The British PM and his Canadian counterpart, Justin Trudeau, spoke with Zelenskiy and stated in a readout afterwards that “regardless of the final result of that investigation [into the explosion in Poland], Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is squarely in charge for the continued violence”.

  • A significant deal permitting Russian and Ukrainian wheat and fertilisers to be exported via the Black Sea is predicted to proceed, in accordance with the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The deal was scheduled to run out on Saturday however Erdoğan stated he was assured the deal was going to be renewed for a yr, bringing aid to among the poorest nations on this planet.

  • A draft declaration from G20 leaders stated “most members strongly condemned the battle in Ukraine”, and demanded Russia’s “full and unconditional withdrawal” from its neighbour’s territory. The reference to battle is a rejection of Russia’s declare that it’s concerned in a “particular navy operation”. But it surely additionally stated “there have been different views and totally different assessments of the scenario and sanctions”, reflecting the divisions amongst G20 states over Russia.

  • Ukrainian investigators have uncovered a claimed “torture room” in Kherson metropolis the place dozens of males had been allegedly detained, electrocuted, crushed and a few of them killed. Police stated Russian troopers took over the juvenile detention centre in round mid-March and turned it into a jail for males who refused to collaborate with them or who had been accused of partisan exercise.