These are the major events as the war approaches its 623rd day.
The circumstances of Wednesday, November 8, 2023 are as follows.
Fighting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated that his country has increased its deployment of Western air defense systems in anticipation of an anticipated Russian attack on vital energy facilities in the winter, when lows drop below zero. Zelenskyy stated, “More NASAMS systems from partners have been put on combat duty.” “Before winter, timely reinforcement of our air defense.”
According to Denis Pushilin, the leader of the Russian-occupied Donetsk region of Ukraine, bombardment by Ukrainian forces resulted in six fatalities and eleven injuries in the city of Donetsk.
According to Russia’s ministry of defense, during the Black Sea and Crimea, which it annexed from Ukraine in 2014, its air defense systems shot down and intercepted a total of 17 drones fired by Ukraine. It made no mention of any deaths.
Head of the military administration of Avdiivka, Vitaly Barabash, stated that Ukraine was ready for a fresh Russian attack on the eastern city of Avdiivka, which is only 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Donetsk. “The third wave is unquestionably coming. Barabash stated, “After a second round of failed strikes, the adversary is regrouping.
Four additional Ukrainian troops arrested in the struggle for Mariupol last year were sentenced to long prison sentences by a court set up by Moscow in Russian-occupied eastern Ukraine. Soldiers cannot be tried for their national service under international law.
Players were forced to evacuate the field due to continuous air raid warnings during a record-breaking five-hour delay in a Ukrainian football match in the central city of Dnipro. The victors, Dnipro-1, defeated FC Oleksandriya 1-0.
Diplomacy and politics
Japan’s Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa emphasized that the Group of Seven (G7) will continue to back Ukraine in its struggle against Russia despite the escalating violence in the Middle East, as the foreign ministers of the G7 prepared for their meeting in Tokyo. At a news conference, Kamikawa stated that the group’s “strong support for Ukraine” had “not wavered at all.” After meeting with Kamikawa, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken subsequently stated that a major topic on the agenda for the discussions was the G7’s “enduring support” for Ukraine.
The US said that Russia was funding a misinformation operation throughout Latin America with the intention of eroding support for Ukraine and inflaming anti-US and anti-NATO feelings. According to a statement from the State Department, “the Kremlin’s ultimate goal appears to be to launder its propaganda and disinformation through local media in a way that feels organic to Latin American audiences.”
Following Russia’s official withdrawal, White House National Security Spokesman John Kirby stated that the United States could not remain in the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe, a crucial post-Cold War accord. Signed by 22 nations in 1990, the CFE places equal restrictions on the amount of equipment that NATO and the Warsaw Pact, which was headed by the Soviet Union at the time, might station between the Atlantic Ocean and the Ural Mountains. This included tanks, heavy artillery, and combat aircraft.
Judge Sergio Gerardo Ugalde Godinez of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has an arrest warrant out of Russia. In March, Godinez issued an arrest order for President Vladimir Putin on war crimes counts pertaining to the purported forced relocation of minors from Ukraine to Russia. Other senior ICC officials already had warrants issued for them by Moscow.
According to reports, the Netherlands delivered its first five F-16 fighter planes to Romania so that Ukrainian pilots could train with them. In addition to delivering F-16s to Ukraine for use in battle, it will supply up to eighteen jets for the training facility.