ታለሜዋ ምነው ሞስኮ ሄደሽ የዚያን ወፈፌ 'ፌሽታ' ኣታደምቂም፡ እዚህ ምን ትሰርያለሽ? በቃ በያጥሩ እዬተንጠለጠልሽ መጸዳዳት ኣሁንም ኣልተውሽም፡ ምስኪን ተራ ካድሪት!
ከዩክሬን ህዝብ ጐን የማይቆም፡ የዩክሬንን ልዑላዊነት የማያከብር ኤርትራዊ ከተገኘና፡ በቅጡ ከተመረመረ "እንትን' ሆኖ ይገኛል! የሚባለው ለካ እውነት ነው!
Major blaze at Russian airbase in Crimea
15:51 1 Oct
Russian firefighters are tackling a blaze at the Belbek military airbase in Crimea, where officials say a plane skidded off a runway and caught fire.
The base is in Sevastopol, home to Russia's Black Sea Fleet. Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimea peninsula in 2014.
The local Vesti Krim channel shows a dramatic video clip on Telegram, with a column of black smoke rising near the coast and what appear to be explosions.
Sevastopol Governor Mikhail Razvozhaev said that "according to rescuers, a plane on landing skidded beyond the runway and caught fire".
In August explosions rocked Russia's Saky military base in Crimea and Ukraine later acknowledged that it had hit the base with an air strike.
Putin has his back to the wall with the clock ticking ever louder
Analysis by Nic Robertson, CNN
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Ukrainian official urges West to forget the "illusion" of Russian normality
From CNN's Mick Krever
Russian President Vladimir Putin with Ukrainian separatist leaders Vladimir Saldo, left, Yevgeniy Balitsky, second left, Leonid Pasechnik, right, and Denis Pushilin, second right, during the annexation ceremony of four Ukrainian regions at the Kremlin on September 30. (Getty Images)
A top Ukrainian official on Wednesday urged Western leaders to stop thinking about Russia through a lens of “normality,” in which negotiations are a possibility.
“Western politicians must get rid of ‘RF's normality’ illusion, with the negotiating possibility,” said Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to the head of the office of the Ukrainian President, referring to the Russian Federation.
“Listen to Putin's speeches. Imbued with contempt for Western world, traditional system of international relations and international law. His dream is Europe under the ‘Russian boot.’”
Earlier on Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law measures that claim to annex four Ukrainian regions into the Russian Federation. The claimed annexations of Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson are illegal under international law.
Ukraine war: Crimea beauty queen fined over song
By Patrick Jackson
The Russian authorities in Crimea, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014, have fined a local beauty queen for singing a Ukrainian song.
Olga Valeyeva was accused of discrediting Russia's military and promoting extremist symbols after a video showed her singing Red Viburnum.
The 19th Century military march is popular among Ukrainian nationalists.
Valeyeva, who said she had been unaware of the song's associations, was fined 40,000 roubles (£609; $684).
A second woman who had sung the song along with her was given 10 days in jail.
Crimea's Russian-installed interior ministry posted a video where the two women publicly apologise for singing the song.
Valeyeva, 34, won the "Mrs Beauty Queen - Crimea 2022" contest held in Sevastopol at the end of May, causing something of a sensation on social media with her tattoos.
Russian police arrested the two women after they appeared in a video on social media singing Red Viburnum.
"I just sang a Ukrainian song without any deeper meanings," Valeyeva was quoted as saying by Russian media.
Red Viburnum has become so associated with Ukrainian patriotism that a version of it was recorded by members of the British rock band Pink Floyd earlier this year in a show of support for Ukrainians resisting the Russian invasion.
The Ukrainian government, whose troops have been steadily advancing against Russian forces, has vowed to regain all of the country's lost territory including Crimea.
While the peninsula lies far behind the front line, the Russian authorities there were rattled by a series of surprise attacks on military facilities during the summer.
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Analysis: Putin is likely to take Kerch bridge blast as a personal affront and respond viciously
Analysis from CNN's Jill Dougherty
Black smoke billows from a fire on the Kerch bridge, on October 8. (AFP/Getty Images)
The Kremlin is intent on showing the attack on the Crimea bridge wasn't that serious and that the crucial lifeline from the Russian mainland to the illegally-annexed Crimean Peninsula will be back to normal soon.
The physical damage can be restored — Russia immediately dispatched a large emergency team to the site — but the damage to Russia's prestige and, more importantly, to the image of Vladimir Putin, won't be that easy to repair.
This is his bridge, his project, built with the equivalent of almost $4 billion from the Russian treasury. It's a symbolic "wedding band" uniting Mother Russia and Ukraine, or at least a region that still legally belongs to Ukraine, crucial not only to Putin's war effort but to his obsession with bringing Ukraine back under Russia's control.
Putin's February 21st address to the Russian people, delivered just before he ordered the invasion of Ukraine, laid bare his warped view of history. Ukraine, he insists, is not really an independent country: "Ukraine is not just a neighboring country for us," he claimed. "It is an inalienable part of our own history, culture and spiritual space."
That speech, one of the most revealing of his presidency, makes clear that this fratricidal war against Ukraine is very personal to him. For many years he has been fixated on Peter the Great, the Russian czar who founded St. Petersburg, the city in which Putin was born and raised. I once visited the city administration office in which Putin worked in the early 1990s after he returned from his job as a KGB operative in East Germany. On the wall above his desk was a portrait of Peter the Great.
In June of this year, as the grinding war in Ukraine entered its fourth month, Putin again compared himself to Peter the Great, insisting that Peter, who conquered land from Sweden, was "returning" to Russia what actually belonged to it.
Putin now, apparently, believes that returning Ukraine to Russia is his historic destiny. He likely sees the galling attack on the Crimea bridge not only as an attack on the Russian homeland, but as a personal affront. And he is likely to respond viciously.
Already, a day after the attack, Russian forces are bombing civilian apartment buildings in Ukraine. Hardline supporters of Putin are urging more strikes on Ukraine's infrastructure. Western leaders warn that an increasingly frustrated Putin might resort to using tactical nuclear weapons. Military experts say he could retaliate asymmetrically, striking unexpected targets.
For years, Putin has had another obsession: punishing traitors. One month after his forces attacked Ukraine, he threatened to retaliate against any Russians who opposed the war, calling them "fifth column ... national traitors" in thrall to the West.
This Sunday, the day after the bridge bombing, he called it a "terrorist attack" whose "authors, executors and masterminds" are the secret services of Ukraine...and "citizens of Russia from foreign countries."
One thing is clear: as the fighting moves closer to Russia, Vladimir Putin sees his "historic mission" in jeopardy. And that means emotions could outweigh reason. For Ukraine, for Russians who oppose the war, and for the world, this is a dangerous moment.
Ukrainian officials say about half of incoming Russian missiles and drones are being destroyed
From CNN's Tim Lister and Olga Voitovych
Ukrainian military and government officials say roughly half of Russian missiles and drones being fired at Ukrainian territory are being neutralized by air defenses, but reiterate the need for more defense systems.
Ukraine's Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said that Russian attacks continued Tuesday on energy facilities, with 33 missile strikes so far.
Ukraine's Air Force Command announced that the same number had been destroyed as of 1:30 p.m. local time (5:30 a.m. ET), saying that 20 cruise missiles and 13 "kamikaze drones" were destroyed.
"In total, 33 aerial targets were destroyed by the forces and means of the Air Force," it said.
Air Force Command said Russians were using a mixture of cruise missiles — including 16 high-precision X-101/X-555 weapons fired from aircraft and 12 Kalibr-type sea-based cruise missiles — as well as Iranian-made Shahed-136 drones.
The Russians appear to have fired somewhat fewer missiles at Ukraine Tuesday than Monday, when the Ukrainians say 84 missiles were launched, 43 of which were shot down. In addition, the Ukrainians claim they shot down 26 Shahed drones on Monday.
The Ukrainian military said that on Tuesday the "bulk" of the Iranian-made attack drones were shot down.
Air Force Command spokesperson Yurii Ihnat said air defenses were mainly reliant on Soviet-era equipment such as the BUK M1 and S-300 missile systems.
"This equipment does not last forever, there may be losses in combat operations," he said, noting that "the manufacturer of this [equipment] is Russia, so we will have to say goodbye to them sooner or later."
A call for more military assistance: Ihnat repeated the appeal voiced by many Ukrainian officials for better air defense weapons, saying that "we need a lot, because the territory of Ukraine is very large. ... We have been promised modern air defense complexes for a long time." He said Germany has promised "one IRIS T battery, which is made specifically for Ukraine" and Norwegian partners "will supply two NASAMS batteries."
He also claimed that Russia had few high-precision missiles left, leading to more reliance on less accurate systems.
Strong majority of countries rebukes Russia at UN
143 countries backed a resolution slamming Russia’s claims of annexation, a larger-than-expected result.
Monitors at the United Nations General Assembly hall display a vote on a resolution condemning the annexation of parts of Ukraine by Russia, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York [David 'Dee' Delgado/Reuters]
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An overwhelming majority of countries castigated Russia on Wednesday over its claims to have annexed Ukrainian territory, with 143 voting in favor of a critical U.N. resolution after heavy lobbying by the U.S., Britain and the European Union.
Five countries voted against the resolution — Russia, and four other dictatorships: North Korea, Syria, Belarus and Nicaragua.
It was a stronger showing than many Western officials had predicted ahead of the vote. The ballot followed one of Russia’s biggest attacks on Ukraine since its invasion in February, with missile strikes in more than 20 Ukrainian cities, including Kyiv, the capital.
Among the notable yes votes on Wednesday were Bangladesh, Iraq and Morocco, which either abstained or did not vote on an earlier U.N. resolution in March condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
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Russia's military defeat is inevitable – Ukraine's defense minister
Ukraine's Defense Minister, Oleksii Reznikov, has said that by using high-precision missiles to hit civilian targets, Russia not only affirms itself as a terrorist state, but also deprives itself of its military advantages, which will lead to its inevitable defeat on the battlefield.
According to Ukrinform, Reznikov reported this on Twitter.
He also published a scheme for Russia's use of long-range precision missiles from the start of the full-scale invasion in February to October 12 inclusive.Demilitarization of russia.
By using hundreds of high-precision missiles against civilian objects of Ukraine, the aggressor state reduces its ability to strike the military targets. Two conclusions:
- russia's military defeat is inevitable;
- russia is a terrorist state. pic.twitter.com/KHeM7AaGlb
— Oleksii Reznikov (@oleksiireznikov) October 14, 2022
According to these data, as of February 23, Russia had about 900 Iskander ballistic missiles, about 500 Kalibr sea-launched cruise missiles and 444 air-launched cruise missiles (Kh-101 and Kh-555). As of October 12, the Russian armed forces had 124 Iskanders, 272 Kalibrs, and 213 Kh-101s and Kh-555s in their reserves.
In total, Russia has 609 long-range precision missiles left from the 1,844 it had before the invasion of Ukraine in February.
Reznikov called such a massive use by Russia of its missile reserves "demilitarization of Russia."
"By using hundreds of high-precision missiles against civilian objects of Ukraine, the aggressor state reduces its ability to strike the military targets. Two conclusions: - Russia's military defeat is inevitable; - Russia is a terrorist state," he wrote.
All Ukrainian POWs to be returned from Russian captivity - Zelensky
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky says all Ukrainian prisoners of war will be returned home as the exchange team continues its work.
The leader touched on the topic in a video address to the nation released late Monday, October 18, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
"The next stage of the release of our people from Russian captivity has taken place. We managed to return 108 Ukrainian women – officers, sergeants, and privates. They’re with the Army, Navy, Territorial Defense, National Guardswomen, and Border Guards. It’s 96 servicewomen, 37 of them – evacuees from Azovstal, as well as 12 civilians. Among those released today are those who had been captured long before the full-scale war.
We don't forget any of our people, we have to return them all. And we will return them. Our exchange team continues this work. It’s (defense intelligence chief Kyrylo - ed.) Budanov, (head of the President’s Office Andriy - ed.) Yermak, (deputy chief of defense intelligence Dmytro - ed.) Usov, (acting head of the SBU security service Vasyl - ed.) Maliuk, (Ombudsperson Dmytro – ed.) Lubinets, and others," Zelensky noted.
The president thanked everyone involved for the success achieved, as well as those who replenish Ukraine’s POW exchange fund, ensuring the capture of enemy forces on the battlefield.
"The more Russian prisoners we have, the sooner we will be able to have our heroes released. Every Ukrainian soldier, every front-line commander should know this," the head of the Ukrainian state emphasized.
As reported, Ukraine released 108 women from Russian captivity on Monday, October 17.
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Russian missile supplies have fallen to critically low level, Ukrainian defense intelligence agency says
From CNN's Yulia Kesaieva in Kyiv
Ukrainian soldiers patrol around the site in a village located in the border of the Kherson region on October 7.
Uraine’s Defense Intelligence Agency believes that Russia’s supply of several missile types is critically low.
“The Russian defense industry cannot produce enough new missiles, and the ones they went to war with on February 24 are already running out,” Brig. Gen. Kyrylo Budanov, the head of Ukraine’s Defense Intelligence Agency, said in remarks distributed by the Agency.
“For many items this figure has already fallen below the critical level. I mean the level of 30%,” he added.
Budanov alleged that Russia’s supply of “Iskander” cruise missiles, for example, had fallen to 13% of normal levels.
More on Russia’s military supplies: Estimating Russian missile inventories is guesswork. In May, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Russia had launched 2,154 missiles and probably used up 60% of its precision-missile arsenal. That now looks like wishful thinking.
The Pentagon’s view in May was that of its weapons stocks, Russia was “running the lowest on cruise missiles, particularly air-launched cruise missiles,” but that Moscow still had more than 50% of its pre-war inventory.
Budanov said that Russia has been “forced to look for some options to overcome the shortage of missiles. They came to the point that they began to use Iranian unmanned aerial vehicles.”
He said that Russia was “gradually exhausting” its supply of Iranian drones and that Russia continues to order more, Iran’s manufacturing “is not an instant process.”
A senior US military official said on Friday that Russian forces had used an “extensive” number of precision-guided missiles throughout the ongoing conflict with Ukraine.
“I think the fact that they’re now going to the Iranians to use drones speaks to their concern associated with precision munitions, so every one of them fired is probably a very careful consideration for the Russians,” the official said.
CNN’s Tim Lister and Ellie Kaufman contributed reported to this post.
Ukraine liberates 88 settlements in Kherson region, 551 in Kharkiv region
Ukraine’s Defense Forces have de-occupied a total of 551 settlements in Kharkiv region and 88 in – in Kherson region.
That’s according to the Deputy Head of the President’s Office, Kyrylo Tymoshenko, who spoke at a Kyiv briefing on Friday, Ukrinform reports.
"Kherson region. A total of 88 settlements have been de-occupied. 11,827 civilians live here," the official said.
According to Tymoshenko, humanitarian aid is currently being provided to the residents of the de-occupied settlements in Beryslav district, the restoration of life support systems is underway in the liberated settlements, namely: damaged power lines are being repaired, transformer substations are being inspected, and new power poles are being installed.
Tymoshenko also said 120 kilometers of motorways have been cleared, mobile communication has been restored, while work on demining the de-occupied territories continues.
He emphasized that a total of 156 war crimes have been documented since the beginning of the de-occupation effort in Kherson region.
The deputy head of the President’s Office also said that 551 settlements had been de-occupied in Kharkiv region where 1,685 war crimes were registered.
Tymoshenko noted that the Russians continue to shell Kharkiv and the surrounding area, having already destroyed more than 12,000 objects.
Emergency restoration works are ongoing at 167 objects in the de-occupied territory.
Ukrainian forces shoot down two Russian helicopters in just 30 minutes
The Ukrainian military has shot down two Russian Ka-52 attack helicopters in the Kherson region in the space of 30 minutes.
The Ukrainian Air Force said this in a post on Telegram, Ukrinform reports.
"On October 24, from 13:00 to 13:30, units of the Odesa and Kherson anti-aircraft missile brigades of the Air Command South of the Air Force shot down two Ka-52 attack helicopters in the Beryslav district of the Kherson region," the post reads.
Earlier reports said that Ukrainian air defense forces destroyed 30 enemy targets, including four helicopters, on October 23.
Between February 24 and October 24, the Ukrainian Armed Forces killed about 67,940 Russian soldiers.
Crimea Platform Parliamentary Summit begins in Zagreb
The First Crimea Platform Parliamentary Summit has opened in Croatia’s Zagreb.
Acting as the organizers of the Summit, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Ruslan Stefanchuk and Speaker of the Sabor of the Republic of Croatia Gordan Jandroković welcomed the Speakers of Parliaments from dozens of countries at the National and University Library in Zagreb, where the event is taking place, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
During the main part of the Summit, all participants are expected to deliver a speech. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will also address those present at the Summit.
Following the Summit, the results will be summed up, and the final statement will be released.
Pentagon tracking 'explosions' in Sevastopol – senior U.S. military official
The U.S. Department of Defense is "tracking reports of an alleged attack against Russian navy vessels in Sevastopol," a city in Crimea on the Black Sea.
A senior U.S. military official told this to reporters on Monday, October 31, Ukrinform reports, citing CNN.
"We do assess that there were explosions there, but I'm not going to have a damage assessment to share nor am I going to have any further information to provide in terms of what may have caused these explosions," the official said.
Russia "continues to conduct missile strikes against Ukraine's infrastructure to include their power grid, which has caused widespread power outages," the official added.
On October 29, explosions rang out in the temporarily occupied city of Sevastopol, Crimea. Further reports clarified that the blasts occurred in the Sevastopol Bay, where the Russian Black Sea Fleet has a base. Ukraine did not confirm its involvement in the explosions.
Ukraine Army gaining foothold, preparing to liberate territories – Maliar
Ukraine’s Defense Forces are gaining a foothold within the de-occupied areas and making preparations to liberate further Ukrainian settlements.
The relevant statement was made by Ukrainian Defense Deputy Minister Hanna Maliar during a nationwide telethon, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
“Talking of the situation on the front in general, it can be described as preparations for the liberation of our territories and gaining a foothold within the areas we have already de-occupied. Stabilization measures are underway there. These are very serious measures taken by all defense and security forces,” Maliar noted.
A reminder that, as of October 24, 2022, the Ukrainian military liberated more than 90 settlements from Russian invaders in the Kherson region.
Russian air defense system positions, military equipment clusters struck in southern Ukraine
The Ukrainian military have completed 167 fire missions in southern Ukraine, having struck enemy deployment points, logistics objects and transport routes.
The relevant statement was made by the South Operational Command on Facebook, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
“The enemy continues defensive actions, leaves checkpoints in the occupied areas, redistributes military efforts, redeploys military equipment convoys, sets up concrete bunkers, strengthens the existing frontiers and sets up the new ones,” the report states.
According to the South Operational Command, counterbattery activities continue. The enemy opens fire along the front line with multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS), heavy artillery, mortars and tanks. In order to check the positions of Ukrainian forces and adjust fire, Russian invaders actively use reconnaissance drones.
Ukrainian forces launched four strikes on enemy air defense system positions and military equipment clusters, namely those in a covered hangar.
Ukraine’s missile and artillery units completed 167 fire missions, having struck enemy deployment points, logistics objects and transport routes in the temporarily occupied areas.
A total of 32 Russian occupiers were eliminated. One tank and nine enemy armored vehicles were destroyed. Additionally, two Russian ammunition depots were destroyed in the Bashtanka district, near Snihurivka.
In the Black Sea, Russia’s naval group consists of seven warships. No missile carriers are among them at the moment. The grain corridors continue to work according to the plan developed by the Istanbul Coordination Center.
Minister Reznikov: Russia would need at least a week to withdraw troops from Kherson
Russia would need at least a week to withdraw its troops from the city of Kherson.
The relevant statement was made by Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov, an Ukrinform correspondent reports, referring to Radio Svoboda [Radio Liberty].
According to Reznikov, Russia has 40,000 troops in the Kherson region. Despite announcing retreat, there are Russian forces in the city, around the city and on the western bank of the Dnieper.
“It’s not that easy to withdraw these troops from Kherson in one day or two days. As a minimum, (it will take) one week,” Reznikov noted.
In his words, it is difficult to predict Russia’s actions, and Kyiv is focused on its own plan.
Reznikov also assumed Moscow could reinforce its military units in the neighboring region of Zaporizhzhia, which had been under Russian occupation for months now.
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Zelensky congratulates Poland on Independence Day: We will be winners, together
President Volodymyr Zelensky congratulated Poland on Independence Day, delivering an address in Polish.
In his greeting, he used 104 words, as many years ago Poland restored its independence, Ukrinform reports.
"Dear Poland! Your restored independence is 104 years old today. And my 104 words go out to you. Ukraine and Poland are together. You are our sister. All sorts of things happened between us. But we are family. We are free," Zelensky said.
He recalled that when Ukraine celebrated the 30th anniversary of its newly-regained independence, Poland was by its side.
"I remember our shared happiness – we rejoiced together. When we faced an old and common enemy again, Poland was by our side," the head of state emphasized.
Zelensky assured that Ukrainians would always remember this, as well as how the Poles welcomed Ukrainians and how they help Ukraine.
"Your people are our allies. Your country is our sister. Your friendship is forever. Our friendship is forever. Our love is forever. And we will be winners together," the president emphasized.
On November 11, Poland celebrates a national holiday, Independence Day.
ብ9 ማርሻ! . . . ብ9 . . . ብ9!" (በለ ባህር ስነጥበባዊ ዶ/ር በረኸት መንግሥተኣብ!)
Soldiers of the forces of the 131st separate reconnaissance battalion celebrate recapturing the city of Snihurivka, Mykolaiv region, Ukraine, on November 10. (Reuters)