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Ukrainian flags fly over Kherson again

Following a remarkable change in fortunes, Volodymyr Zelensky‘s forces after they had seen the Russian troops departing Kherson, re-entered the city in the most important victory for Ukraine since its defence of Kyiv in March. Locals in previously occupied areas were seen pulling down Russian propaganda posters and billboards, including “Russia here forever” and warmly welcoming the Ukrainian troops, chanting “Slava do ZSU” (glory to the Ukrainian Armed Forces).

Despite announcing it had withdrawn all its troops and equipment from the city in the early hours of November the 11th, the Kremlin insisted Kherson was still part of Russia.

Though we could say that Russia’s retreat from the southern city marked the close of one of the most hard-fought battles of the war so far, we should not be too enthusiastic. This might well be a major defeat for Vladimir Putin, who just two months ago announced the annexation of Kherson, but he shall not be willing to give in.

In a video message, President Volodymyr Zelensky said more than 400 Russian war crimes cases have already been documented as police continue finding the bodies of civilians and soldiers.

Provincial officials advise people to still be very careful because there are landmines in several places but also booby traps laid by the Russians. Though Mykolaiv Oblast Governor Vitaliy Kim called on businesses and construction workers to return home to rebuild the region now that Russian troops have withdrawn from nearby southern territories.

But people have to know that the Russians are not giving up, and yesterday the Ukrainians had to hear about Russia firing around 100 missiles at Ukraine, the largest mass attack on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure since the start of the war. By shelling those energy facilities, Russia hopes to bring the Ukrainians to their knees due to the darkness, and inability to heat themselves, especially now that winter can bring very cold days. Now there were already places where it was -11° C.

Ukraine repeated that it is counting on prompt receipt of assistance from partners for the restoration of damaged infrastructure and stable electricity supply.

When giving a video conference at the G20 summit almost 100 Russian missiles hit Ukraine. Burnt residential buildings. Destroyed power plants again. Hundreds of cities were left without electricity, water and heat. Internet traffic has fallen by two-thirds – imagine the scale.

Unfortunately, there are human casualties. And not only in Ukraine this time! Russian missiles hit the territory of neighbouring Poland yesterday, which is a very worrying situation. Because that means a bomb fell in a Nato country.

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Read more about what happened in the previous days in Ukraine: Southern Ukrainian city Kherson back in the hands of Ukraine

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Preceding

  1. Russian take-over of Crimea
  2. Putin speaks plainly – and the West is speechless
  3. The first week of March 2022 looked at by the Guardian
  4. Ukraine’s week of 2022 March 21-27 in view
  5. Does the population of Russia know what the Russian soldiers are doing in Ukraine
  6. The Guardian’s view on Ukraine for the second half of April 2022
  7. Our selection of Things you need to know The Week: July 18 – July 24
  8. Caution that Russians do not lay traps

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Additional reading

  1. Risk of accidental war with Russia highest in decades, general warns
  2. A lot of talk about a war beginning soon
  3. Boris Johnson warns Putin against Ukraine invasion
  4. Britain warns Russia over Ukraine
  5. US bolsters Europe with 3,000 extra troops
  6. The strategic error Putin is potentially about to make
  7. Russia announces troop withdrawals from Crimea in response to the Ukraine crisis
  8. Optical illusions
  9. Make Ukraine A Buffer State Between Russia & the EU
  10. Ukraine prepares
  11. Pope Francis I making another passionate appeal for peace in Ukraine
  12. Why Putin’s Attack on Ukraine Could Mean World War 3
  13. Poem 97 – Incomprehension
  14. Sending Love to the people of Ukraine
  15. Last week’s saying about Russia signing decrees ordering military forces into two separatist regions of Ukraine for “peacekeeping” purposes
  16. Last week: It became a fact: Russia invades Ukraine
  17. Key Facts About Ukraine and the Russian invasion
  18. President Volodymyr Zelensky, addressing a European Parliament emergency session via videolink
  19. Russian invasion of Ukraine enters seventh day – BBC News
  20. The biggest ground offensive in Europe since World War II
  21. No one can split Ukraine they say
  22. The judgement of posterity will determine whether invading Ukraine was wise or a mistake
  23. A letter from Kyiv
  24. Overcoming The Terror Of War
  25. Praying For The Victims Of Ukraine
  26. The invasion of Ukraine is personal for me…as it is for many of us
  27. Looking at a “Man from the North” endangering the world
  28. Нет войне
  29. Нет войнe. No war
  30. Elon Musk challenging Vladimir Putin
  31. Russia demonstrated it has the capability to reach out and destroy targets anywhere within 1200 miles
  32. Ukraine war is veering fast towards a big power conflict
  33. Ukraine Crisis Reading List
  34. Despicable actions that endanger entire regions and historical monuments in addition to citizens
  35. Will the Russian War in Ukraine reset World diplomacy?
  36. Putin adressing tens of thousands of flag-waving supporters at Moscow’s main football stadium
  37. Full speech of President Vladimir Putin delivered on 18.03. 2022 in the Great Sports Arena of the Olympic Complex Luzhniki
  38. Is Putin the Antichrist?
  39. UNESCO Fears Ukraine Harm As Russian Culture Backlash Grows
  40. Putin Has Fallen Into The ‘Dictator Trap’, Says Professor
  41. EU must fight in the diplomatic and economic frontline
  42. President of Ukraine met with the Speakers of the Parliaments of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia who arrived in Kyiv
  43. Can we starve the Russian war-machine
  44. Last capitalist mark in Russia brought down
  45. Continued attacks clearly targeting civilians
  46. Southern Ukrainian city Kherson back in the hands of Ukraine
  47. Russia-Ukraine war: Putin lays waste to cities
  48. Some out of date from our Ukrainian brethren
  49. As Europe Sends $300 Million per day to Russia for Oil and NatGas, TotalEnergies Looks After Customers in Tricky Decision
  50. EU to snatch Kremlin’s oil and gas profits to rebuild Ukraine
  51. Ukraine 2022 update end of April
  52. Pushing Russia
  53. Liz Truss: We may support a tribunal to try Putin over war in Ukraine
  54. Sister and brothers living in Ukraine in danger
  55. Ukraine prepares
  56. Yulia Tymoshenko: We are in World War Three already
  57. Living under Russian occupation

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  2. In Europe’s ‘darkest hours’ since WWII, Russia invades Ukraine.
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  4. A stalemate in ghost villages on the front lines in southeast Ukraine.
  5. The MoD warns that the Ukraine war is about to enter a “new phase” as Russian soldiers get ready for the Kherson counteroffensive.
  6. Putin ally laments war on Russian state television: “West is starting to mock us.”
  7. Moscow establishes a new ‘temporary capital’ for the Kherson area as Ukraine retakes the city.
  8. Where Have All the Ukrainian Oligarchs Gone?
  9. The Price of Escaping Putin’s Mobilization
  10. Russian Occupiers in Ukraine’s Kherson ‘Ask’ Moscow for Military Base
  11. Zelenskiy Tells Russians ‘Go Home’ as Ukraine Launches Major Offensive
  12. Russia to Annex More Ukrainian Territory Tomorrow
  13. The Party of European Socialists Congress on Russian Invasion of Ukraine
  14. War and Resistance Report No. 8
  15. War and Resistance Report No. 9
  16. Teachers in occupied Kherson refuse to collaborate with Russian occupiers
  17. Poem 101 – Putin’s ’84
  18. Poem 110 – Adam’s Drums
  19. Sending love to the people of Ukraine
  20. A letter from Kyiv
  21. President Biden, do not abandon Ukraine
  22. Ukrainian Roma in times of war
  23. Signs of the Time – The world has embarked upon a crucial milestone and it is evident to everyone that various events are happening all over the world that strongly indicates that the coming of Christ is near.
  24. The invasion of Ukraine is personal for me…as it is for many of us
  25. Explainer: Why Ukraine’s southern Kherson region is a strategic prize
  26. TheVoiceOfJoyce Day 263 of Putin’s war.
  27. Ukraine’s Kherson races to restore power, water after Russian retreat
  28. Putin Loses
  29. Russia’s retreat from Kherson divides Putin’s allies
  30. Zelensky says 400 war crimes already documented in Kherson
  31. Russia’s Withdrawal from Kherson
  32. Kherson then, or: Now
  33. Zelenskyy hails liberation of Kherson in surprise visit
  34. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy walked the streets of Kherson,
  35. ‘Beginning of the end’ – Ukraine leader’s claim as he visits liberated city
  36. Ukraine as a State of Mind – The Failed Russian Occupation of Kherson (The Russian Invasion of Ukraine #243)
  37. ‘Beginning of the end’: Ukraine celebrates crucial victory in ongoing war
  38. Ukraine retakes Kherson after 8 months of occupation
  39. Zelensky compares retaking of Kherson to D-Day
  40. The Russian Withdrawal of Kherson: Liberation or Trap?
  41. US has intelligence Russia may have factored midterms into timing of Kherson announcement: report
  42. Ukraine war: Russia ‘deliberately’ destroyed Kherson infrastructure – Zelensky
  43. Visiting liberated Kherson, Zelensky sees ‘beginning of the end of the war’
  44. US official: Russian missiles crossed into Poland, killing 2
  45. Putin puppet breaks cover after Kherson defeat as he whines: ‘Why are we retreating?’
  46. Ukraine war: Russian missiles pound major cities days after Kherson pull-out
  47. Inside Kherson: What next for Russia’s war with Ukraine? | World News
  48. Ukrainian soldiers’ joyful reunion with family after liberating Kherson
  49. Ukrainian servicemen remove landmines in Kherson
  50. Canada Sanctions Iran Makers of Drones Used by Russia in Ukraine
  51. Please Help to Keep Ukraine Connected
  52. ‘Matter of time’: Polish locals blame Russia for missile attack that has left border guard ‘in shock’
  53. Poland Determines Russian Missile Was Fired By Ukraine
  54. NATO:s executive secretary Stoltenberg said. “‘Missile hit to Poland likely caused by Ukraine. But it’s not Ukraine’s fault” .
  55. ‘Hurry up, Lord’ and bring peace to Ukraine, pope prays
  56. Brutality of war grips Polish village where missile struck
  57. NATO and Poland Say Missile Strike Was Likely Unintentional: Ukraine Updates
  58. Missile That Landed In Poland Was A Ukrainian SAM
  59. Nato response to Polish missile incident plays perfectly into Putin’s hands
  60. Nato, Warsaw say missile that hit Poland was Ukrainian stray
  61. Escalation Fears Ease After NATO, Warsaw Say Missile That Hit Poland Was Ukrainian Stray
  62. Russia says missile strike in Poland caused by Ukrainian air defence
  63. Confusion erupts after Biden initially declines to discuss Poland missile incident at emergency roundtable

Published by Marcus Ampe

Retired dancer, choreographer, choreologist Founder of the Dance impresario office and archive: Danscontact-Dansarchief plus the Association for Bible scholars, the Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" and "From Guestwriters" and creator of the site "Messiah for all". - Gepensioneerd danser, choreograaf, choreoloog. Stichter van Danscontact-Dansarchief plus van de Vereniging voor Bijbelvorsers, de Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" en "From Guestwriters" en maker van de site "Messiah for all".

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