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Summary of the war in Ukraine – deň č. 635
Summary of the war in Ukraine – deň č. 635 (Source: Facebook/General Sraff of Ukrainian Armed Forces)
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6:46 a.m German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius made a previously unannounced visit to Ukraine on Tuesday to confirm that Berlin will continue to support Ukraine in its fight against Russia. This is reported by the AFP agency.
6:14 am A group of approximately 100 farmers plans to join the protest of Polish truckers at the border crossing with Ukraine on November 23, Bloomberg reported on November 20.
6:06 am The Russian Ministry of the Interior put Ukrainian singer Jamal, who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2016, on the federal list of wanted persons, Russian media reported on November 20.
A Russian who helped Ukrainian refugees was charged with treason
Russian volunteer Alexander Demidenka, who helped Ukrainian refugees to return to their homeland, was detained and charged with treason. This was introduced by the Russian BBC editorial board on its website with reference to Demidenko’s son. Oleg Demidenko told the portal “I can explain” that his father had already written him a letter from väzobnej váznice. Introduced in it, they are already accusing him, he has already handed over to Ukraine “hidden data”.
In Russia, in April, opposition politician Vladimir Kara-Murza was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Demidenko was also charged with illegal trade in weapons, to which he admitted to his son “under pressure to protect your loved ones from persecution”.
Dôchodca Demidenko has been helping refugees from Ukraine for more than a year to get to the only functioning entrance on the Russian-Ukrainian border, Kolotilovka-Pokrovka. Since last May, up to nine hundred refugees have slept in their homes in the Belgorod region, neighboring Ukraine, on the roads to the country, some of whom stayed longer because of problems with documents. Sám Demidenko himself told the BBC about huge transition fronts.
Since mid-October, his relatives have not been able to contact him. The taxi drivers later told the volunteers that two all-terrain vehicles had already arrived at Demidenko with the signs of the Russian Guard, with which vystupli fúzatí muži in maskovačí uniformách forced the volunteer to leave with them. Later, the Russian media appealed to Demidenko’s relatives, and the court took him to prison, first because of the offense of allegedly drinking alcohol in a prohibited place, and later because of the charge of illegal trade in weapons.
Dobrovoľník’s wife, Natalja Višenkovová, told reporters that a house search took place in their home on October 20, to which her husband was brought. Witnesses saw many bruises on his back. Pictures of pomliaždenín were published on social networks. According to Oleg’s son, the father spoke on the phone about torture, okrem iného tied to the radiator and shot under his feet. But in the latest report on the social network of the volunteers, the son wrote that the father believed in the FSB secret service, that he was trying to protect his relatives from illegal repression by the Russian guards, but that he did not decide to tell the family, that he was kidnapped and tortured. The BBC added that the ruské úrady had not yet been informed about Demidenkoch’s accusation of treason.
There are more than 40,000 women in the Ukrainian army, of whom 5,000 are involved in combat
There are 40,000 women serving in the Ukrainian army fighting against Russia, according to Monday’s announcement of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense. This was reported by the DPA agency on Tuesday night. Women thus form approximately five percent of the total force of the Ukrainian armed forces. Approximately 5,000 women are currently also directly involved in combat operations.
The report of the Ministry of Defense also states that a total of 13,400 women have been able to participate in combat operations by the time of its publication. In addition, the department states that 41 percent of female soldiers have children, 2,500 of whom are single mothers. There are currently many more women in the Ukrainian army than in 2014, when the number of women in the armed forces reached approximately 16,500. Ukraine has been defending itself against Russian forces, which launched an invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, for 21 months, DPA reminds.