Current War Situation in Ukraine (November 21 Update)

Current War Situation in Ukraine

The city of Kherson has been officially liberated by Ukrainian troops on November 13. For over 8 months the city was under russian occupation

The Ukrainian military de-occupied 33% (226 villages) of Kherson oblast on the right bank of the Dnieper on more than 5,000 square kilometers, including the regional center, the city of Kherson. Representatives of the Regional Military Administration, the police, and the Security Service of Ukraine have already returned to the liberated city and resumed their work.

Donetsk oblast is still the hottest front line. Intense fighting is continuing near Bakhmut and Siversk. Currently, more than half of the oblast is occupied by russians. According to the putin’s announcement, Donetsk oblast is russian territory, and it must be fully captured. Therefore, all their best forces, private troops are concentrated there. They are dying for hundreds a day, but the power does not care about their soldiers, they just need to fulfill this political task. However, Ukraine controls the key logistical hub of Lyman in Donetsk and holds the positions in these hottest areas.

As of November 14, Ukraine liberated 52,5% of the territories captured by russia after the beginning of the war (February 24).



After the liberation of Kherson, on November 15 russians decided to “take revenge” and during the time that the G20 summit was taking place in Indonesia, to fire missiles at Ukraine. It was the most massive shelling since the beginning of the war. Around 100 missiles were launched. 75 missiles and 10 Shahed-136/131 drones were shot down by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Apartment buildings and 15 energy infrastructure facilities were hit. The speaker of the russian duma, peskov, said that in this way they want to force Ukraine to negotiate…

This is the map of the missile attack on Ukraine on November 15. Russians succeeded to hit all these oblasts that are red. They hit at least one object of the energy infrastructure in each oblast. However, not only Ukraine suffered. Unfortunately, other countries also felt the result of the shelling. The attack led to massive blackouts in Moldova. 2 missiles fell on the territory of Poland. 

Missiles that were launched on the territory of Poland killed 2 people. The kremlin has denied involvement in the explosion. The leaders of Poland and NATO said that it may be a Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile fired at a russian missile. Investigations involving representatives of many countries are still ongoing. There is no official consensus on this case. All Western countries claim that it doesn’t matter what kind of missile it was, it’s all russia’s fault. It is russia that is shelling Ukraine, and Ukraine must defend itself with anti-aircraft missiles.

There was a massive shelling of Dnipro on November 17. Missiles hit 2 infrastructure objects. 7 people were killed, and 23 were injured. This time, the targets for the Russians were gas facilities in Ukraine. By damaging energy and gas sources in Ukraine, russians are not only causing trouble to Ukrainians, but they are trying to cause trouble to Europe. “This attack may have an impact not only on the energy system of Ukraine but also on the energy systems of some of our neighbors,”  said the Minister of Energy of Ukraine.

On November 15-16, a summit of the leaders of the G20 countries (or the G19, as Volodymyr Zelensky called it) took place in Bali. A lot of attention was paid to the situation in Ukraine during the summit. Most members strongly condemned the war in Ukraine and emphasized that it is causing immense human suffering and exacerbating existing fragilities in the global economy. Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, was able to present the Ukrainian formula for peace, which includes:

  • Radiation and nuclear safety.
  • Food security.
  • Energy security.
  • Release of all prisoners and deportees.
  • Implementation of the UN Charter and restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine and world order.
  • The withdrawal of Russian troops and the cessation of hostilities.
  • The return of justice.
  • Ecocide resistance.
  • Escalation prevention.
  • Recording the end of the war.
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