Ukraine's Ambassador to the United States Oksana Markarova visited Minneapolis on Nov. 30 to launch a whistle-stop tour to rally support for Kyiv's ongoing defense against Russia. The tour is hosted by the think tank German Marshall Fund (GMF) of the U.S. and the philanthropic Howard G. Buffett Foundation.
ISW: Kremlin concerned about how shifting Russian views on Ukraine war might impact 2024 presidential election
Russian dictator Vladimir Putin will likely center his presidential campaign on Russia’s alleged domestic stability and increased criticism of the West instead of focusing on the war, the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) said in its latest report.
Ukrainian troops downed all 21 Shahed-136/131 drones launched by Russia overnight, the Air Force reported in the morning of Nov. 29. The drones were launched from around Russia's port city of Primorsko-Akhtarsk in southern Krasnodar Krai.
Russian dictator Vladimir Putin signed a 2024 federal budget and planned budgets for the two following years on Nov. 27, reportedly devoting a record amount to defense. The 2024 federal budget accounts for 36.66 trillion rubles ($412.5 billion) in state expenses and a budget deficit of 1.6 trillion rubles ($9.5 billion), the Institute for the Study of War said in its latest update.
A Russian strike on the vicinity of Seredyna-Buda town in Sumy Oblast on Nov. 28 resulted in the death of three people, including a seven-year-old girl, the Sumy Oblast military administration reported.
Russia put the Admiral Makarov warship on active combat duty in the Black Sea on Nov. 27 despite a heavy storm, the Southern Defense Forces reported via Telegram. It is capable of carrying up to eight Kalibr cruise missiles and attacking targets on land.
U.S. Speaker Mike Johnson expressed confidence and optimism in Congress' ability to secure additional funding for both Israel and Ukraine, he said in Florida on Nov. 27.
Russian forces attacked Ukraine overnight on Nov. 24 using two Kh-59 missiles and three Shahed-136/131 drones, the General Staff said in their morning update. Air defense downed all drones.
Russia claimed it had downed 13 Ukrainian drones over Crimea and three more over its southern Volgograd Oblast overnight on Nov. 24, Russian Defense Ministry reported. The Kyiv Independent could not verify the information.
The Kyiv Pechersk District court ruled to seize assets of Ukrainian Member of Parliament Oleksandr Dubinskyi, who is suspected of high treason, as well as property of his family members, according to the court document released on Nov. 22.
Russia claimed it had downed one Ukrainian drone over Kursk region and another over Oryol region on Nov. 21, Russian Defense Ministry and local governor reported. The Kyiv Independent could not verify the information.
Ukrainian and Russian troops are continuing battle operations in eastern and southern Ukraine, although the rainy weather will likely continue to slow the pace of combat operations until winter conditions fully set in, the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) said in its latest update.
Through open-source research, the Russian independent media outlet Mediazona, together with BBC Russia, confirmed the names of 37,052 Russian soldiers who have been killed since the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
Ukrainian forces shot down nine of the 10 Shahed drones launched by Russia overnight, the Air Force reported on Nov. 17. The drones were launched from around Russia's port city of Primorsko-Akhtarsk in Krasnodarsk Krai.
At least 2,442 children from Ukraine between the ages of six and 17 have been transported to 13 facilities in Belarus following Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, according to researchers from Yale School of Public Health’s Humanitarian Research Lab (HRL).
Russian forces launched a missile attack overnight on Nov. 15 targeting the city of Selydove in the western part of Donetsk Oblast.
ISW: Russian forces are likely attempting to regain initiative in Ukraine through multiple simultaneous offensives
Several Ukrainian officials have underscored the complexity of the front-line situation, affirming that Ukrainian forces maintain control of the battlespace.
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in San Francisco on Nov. 14 for his first visit to the U.S. since 2017. He is due to meet President Joe Biden at an undisclosed location in the San Francisco Bay Area the next day.
The Russian military command will likely struggle to redeploy combat-effective reinforcements to respond to ongoing Ukrainian operations in eastern Kherson Oblast while conducting defensive operations elsewhere, the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) said in their latest report.
Russian companies continue to maintain access to purchasing firearms and ammunition from Europe and the United States, despite export restrictions that Western countries initiated against Russia, an investigation conducted by the German project Correctiv revealed.
Russia claimed it had downed four Ukrainian drones over Kursk and Belgorod regions on Nov. 4, according to a report by the Russian Defense Ministry. The Kyiv Independent could not verify the information.
This week, a new team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) crossed the front line to replace their counterparts tasked with monitoring nuclear safety and security at Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant.
The arrangements for President Volodymyr Zelensky's upcoming visit to Israel next week are in an advanced stage, the Times of Israel reported citing Channel 12 news reports.
Russian troops have made confirmed gains on Avdiivka’s northern flank in Donetsk Oblast, the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) said in their latest assessment.