Your slice of the top headlines in Ukraine. Daily. Thursday, November 17th, 2022.
- Ukrainian air defenses intercepted 77 out of approximately 90 cruise missile fired at its territory during the mass strike.
Ukraine’s General Staff believes that, in total, Russia launched over 90 X-101 and Kalibr missiles, and over 10 attack drones. Over a dozen were launched at Lviv Oblast alone, the regional governor reported, leaving 700,000 people without power.
NATO has come to the same conclusion, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg stated, but stressed that the ultimate responsibility for the tragedy is on Russia’s shoulders. Dutch PM Mark Rutte, whose ambassador to Ukraine was forced to hide in a bomb shelter during the Nov. 15 on Kyiv, agreed that Russia was responsible for the tragedy, regardless of the exact circumstances of the incident.
- According to a U.S. defense official, Ukraine confirmed that it attempted to intercept a Russian missile during the timeframe and near that location.
Martial law has been extended every 90 days since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, and has seen curfews and checkpoints spring up throughout the country. Meanwhile, the extension of mobilization means that the blanket ban on Ukrainian males between the ages of 18 and 60 leaving the country has stayed in place.
- Russian munition caches have been discovered all over the liberated portions of Mykolaiv Oblast, even in schools and hospitals.
According to the SBU, the caches contained hundreds of anti-tank weapons, artillery shells, and combat grenades. In just two days, during clean-up operations in the recently liberated town of Snihurivka, the SBU founds more than 200 tank shells, over 100 mines, and approximately 15,000 rounds of ammunition.
In total, 600 Russian officials have been expelled from EU countries this year, which MI5 director General Ken McCallum called “the largest strategic blow to Russian intelligence services in recent European history.” He added the UK has refused more than 100 diplomatic visa applications from Russian citizens in 2022, due to national security concerns.
The request includes $21.7 billion for military, intelligence and other defense support, $14.5 billion for humanitarian assistance and support for the work of the Ukrainian government, $900 million for health care and support for Ukrainians living in the United States, and $626 million for nuclear security support to Ukraine.
Delivery services and two branch locations have both reopened, allowing Kherson residents to receive packages of up to 30 kg. "Each branch is equipped with a generator and a Starlink terminal so that people can charge their devices and get in touch with their relatives," the company said in a statement.
- The day’s long read: Polish journalist explains Poland’s reaction to missile incident near Ukraine border
Journalist Michał Potocki told NV that Poles aren’t panicking, and are aware of the true reason for the incident – Russian aggression.