Ukraine war reside updates: Russia states U.S. aid for Kyiv is a ‘calming pill’ Ukraine tells its people today ‘we have to be strong’

‘We have to be solid,’ Ukraine states as it remembers uprisings

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy advised Ukrainians that they need to be tenacious in the struggle versus Russia, as Kyiv commemorated professional-Western uprisings that cemented its split with Russia.

Celebrated as the “Day of Dignity and Flexibility,” Nov. 21 is a community holiday getaway set up to honor the beginning of two anti-Russian uprisings in Ukraine — the Revolution of 2004 and 2014’s Revolution of Dignity that started with a wave of pro-European and anti-Russian protests, recognised as the Euromaidan or Maidan uprising, 10 many years in the past.

The 2013-2014 protests in Ukraine had been a catalyst for Russia’s annexation of Crimea in March 2014 and assistance for professional-Russian separatists in japanese Ukraine.

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“10 years ago, we commenced a new web site in the wrestle. 10 several years ago, Ukrainians released their very first counteroffensive. Towards lawlessness, towards the attempt to deprive us of our European long term. From our subjugation,” Zelenskyy said in his nightly tackle.

“We fought and we are continue to combating. The two in the middle of the cash back then and on the outskirts of Bakhmut now. On Hrushevskoho Street then and near Kharkiv, near Kherson, near Avdiivka now … We have to be strong. Due to the fact persons consider in the sturdy only, and only the strong make the upcoming. Only the robust can be united.”

— Holly Ellyatt

Russia suggests new U.S. help for Ukraine is a ‘calming pill’

Anatoly Antonov, Russian ambassador to the United States.

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The aid includes anti-tank weapons, artillery ammunition and a different Significant Mobility Artillery Rocket Technique. Announcing the latest tranche of assist for the duration of a go to to Kyiv, U.S. Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin pledged the U.S.’ prolonged-time period aid for Ukraine regardless of fears about the sustainability of such assist.

Russia poured scorn on the assist package deal, with Moscow’s ambassador to the U.S. boasting Ukraine yet faces defeat.

“It is important for the West to comprehend: Russia, which is preventing for its national pursuits and stability, cannot be defeated on the battlefield. Any provide of Western weapons to a put up-Soviet state is a prolongation of the agony of the bankrupt Kyiv routine,” Antonov said.

— Holly Ellyatt

U.S. Protection Secretary Austin reaffirms ‘steadfast support’ for Kyiv

U.S. Protection Secretary Lloyd Austin speaks to personnel of the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv through his go to to Ukraine, November 20, 2023. 

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Monday reaffirmed Washington’s “steadfast guidance for Ukraine,” as he created a surprise take a look at to Kyiv, meeting with President Volodymy Zelenskyy and other senior officials.

“We, alongside with our allies and partners, will continue to aid Ukraine’s urgent battlefield needs and very long-phrase protection prerequisites,” Austin wrote on social media system X, formerly regarded as Twitter.

– Elliot Smith

Russia formally launches protest with Finland in excess of border crossings

Russia’s Overseas Ministry stated on Monday that it experienced spoken to Finland’s ambassador to Russia and protested Finland’s determination to near its borders to Russia about the weekend.

Finland’s steps would influence tens of 1000’s of people in both equally countries, the ministry reported in a Google-translated assertion introduced on its web-site.

“The determination was created hastily, without any consultations with the Russian facet, which experienced earlier been an integral component of cooperation in guaranteeing the successful operating of the joint border,” the statement stated.

It comes after Finland closed crossing factors on its border to Russia to restrict an inflow of asylum seekers, which it has prompt ended up assisted by Russian authorities.

— Sophie Kiderlin

Yellen: Even more Ukraine military services aid ‘critical’ to U.S. countrywide stability

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen outlines the improvements the IRS will supply to taxpayers in 2024, through remarks at IRS Headquarters in Washington, U.S., November 7, 2023. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen advised CNBC on Monday that passing legislation to give further navy support to Ukraine is a “essential precedence” for U.S. President Joe Biden and for nationwide security.

The Biden administration is searching for Congressional approval for a $105 billion security assist bundle, but faces opposition from some Republican lawmakers. The invoice stays in limbo even though Congress is in recess above the future two months.

“We are not able to allow Ukraine to drop a fight on the dwelling front simply because it lacks plenty of dollars to preserve schoolteachers in the classroom and 1st responders on the job, when it is really preventing valiantly on the battlefield, so Ukraine is completely dependent on this help,” Yellen advised CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”

She included that the U.S. demands to do its element alongside the European Parliament’s 50 billion euro help offer authorised to Ukraine more than the upcoming 4 years and the $15.6 billion funding facility equipped by the IMF.

“This assist is critical to the countrywide protection of America. If Putin had been to win this brutal war in Ukraine, upcoming we may possibly see an assault in a NATO ally of ours. We require to halt this,” Yellen said.

– Elliot Smith

Putin to talk at G20 virtual summit, state media stories

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks after signing bilateral paperwork with his Kazakh counterpart Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in Astana, Kazakhstan November 9, 2023. 

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Russian President Vladimir Putin will provide remarks at a virtual G20 summit on Wednesday, Russian state Television set described, citing Putin’s weekly agenda.

In a Telegram write-up, Rossiya state Tv set presenter Pavel Zarubin mentioned that this would be the “initially party in modern months” that will involve both equally the Russian president and Western leaders.

Putin did not attend the previous two G20 conferences in India in September and in Indonesia previous year, with Overseas Minister Sergei Lavrov travelling in his area.

The Indian govt verified in a statement on Sunday that Primary Minister Narenda Modi would chair a digital summit on Wednesday in order to “choose ahead critical, select results / motion factors from the New Delhi Summit as properly as assessment developments considering that then.”

“The Digital G20 Summit is also anticipated to drive for effective implementation of different G20 selections, which includes as a result of pertinent national and global platforms,” it additional.

India holds the G20 presidency till Nov. 30, immediately after which it passes onto Brazil.

– Elliot Smith

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