24 November 2022, 02:07 PM

Another mass missile strike, newborn killed in Zaporizhzhya, funding from the EBRD

Romeo Kokriatski

Managing Editor at the New Voice of Ukraine

Your slice of the top headlines in Ukraine. Daily. Thursday, November 24th, 2022.

Russian missiles reportedly hit an infrastructure facility in the city of Kyiv and a residential building in Kyiv Oblast. Critical infrastructure in other areas, namely Vinnytsia and Lviv oblasts, was damaged. Kirovohrad Oblast, Chernihiv Oblast, Khmelnytskyi Oblast, and Kharkiv Oblast have also all reported loss of power.

Another twenty were injured, the government reported, after a number of the missiles struck residential buildings. According to the Ukrainian Air Force, Russia launched around 70 missiles in this latest attack. Ukraine was able to intercept 51 of them.

  • A strike earlier that day hit a maternity ward in Zaporizhzhya Oblast, killing a two-day old newborn, and leaving the mother and doctor in critical condition.

There are over 4,000 of these emergency relief stations operational throughout the country, President Zelenskyy stated. These stations are open around-the-clock and are completely free for all citizens, though space may be limited. 

The suspect, Dmytro Tabachnyk, has actually been wanted by the SBU since 2015, on suspicion of corruption. However, the treason charges stem from suspicions that he helped manage the work of collaborators Volodymyr Saldo and Yevhen Balitsky, who were “appointed” to lead occupation “administrations” in Russia-occupied areas of Kherson and Zaporizhzhya oblasts.

Specifically, the exceptions allow Japan a limited ability to import oil from the Russian Sakhalin-2 extraction project on Sakhalin Island. Other limited exceptions have also been issued for a number of EU countries.

The aggressor state has specifically targeted substations and transmission networks, leading to precise damage and large-scale blackouts throughout the country, explained Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal. 

This grant adds to existing PEACE (Public Expenditures for Administrative Capacity Endurance) program funds, which includes a $1.49 billion Investment Project Financing (IPF) in June, $4.5 billion in grant financing in August, and $530 million in loan guarantees in September 2022.

These funds were provided by the Canadian government, and will be added to additional funding provided by Norway and the EBRD. As of the beginning of November, Ukraine has accumulated 14.6 billion cubic meters of gas. There are also 1.5 million tons of coal in thermal power plant and combined heat and power warehouses.

NV explains why designating Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism is important for Ukraine, and how the designation, if acknowledged by the U.S., will help the war effort.

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