Sunday, November 6. Russia’s War On Ukraine: Daily News And Information From Ukraine – Forbes

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, left, and White House national security adviser Jake … [+] Sullivan shake hands during their meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)
Dispatches from Ukraine. Day 256.
As Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues and the war rages on, reliable sources of information are critical. Forbes gathers information and provides updates on the situation.
By Polina Rasskazova
On Friday, November 4th, U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, and Head of Ukraine’s Presidential Office Andriy Yermak in Kyiv, Ukraine. Sullivan attended a news briefing in Kyiv, stating the United States’ support for Ukraine would remain “unwavering and unflinching” following next Tuesday’s midterm congressional elections.
In Ukraine, 20% of nature reserves and 3 million hectares of forests have been affected by the war, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) of Ukraine. According to the WWF, 2.9 million hectares of the Emerald network are at risk now. These territories are a significant part of the nature protection network of Europe. To date, 16 Ramsar sites with an area of almost 600,000 hectares are under threat of destruction. They have the status of wetlands of international importance due to their unique biodiversity. Eight nature reserves and 10 national natural parks remain occupied. Three million hectares of Ukrainian forests are affected by the war.
External power has been restored to Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) two days after it lost all access to the national electricity grid as a result of shelling by the Russian Army. “I have repeatedly called for the urgent establishment of a nuclear safety and security protection zone around the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant to prevent a nuclear accident. We can’t afford to lose any more time. We must act before it is too late,” said Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in a statement released November 5. The agency’s message also states that, in recent weeks, Grossi has engaged in high-level talks with both Ukraine and Russia aimed at agreeing to implement such a zone around the ZNPP as soon as possible.
Kherson. Kherson and about 10 other towns in the Kherson region were left without water and electricity due to damage to high-voltage power transmission lines. This was reported by the first deputy chairman of the Kherson Regional Council, Yuriy Sobolevsky. “The terror and cynicism of the occupiers continues and has not disappeared. Fear of the Ukrainian Armed Forces pushes them to do crazy things,” said Sobolevsky.
Zaporizhzhia. At night, Russian troops launched 2 missile strikes on the regional center. The result of the attack was the destruction of a two-story building housing a commercial enterprise. A fire broke out in an area of 800 square meters. According to the head of Zaporizhzhіa Regional State Administration, Oleksandr Starukh, one person died. Another missile hit the private sector. “Windows of private buildings and two cars were damaged by the blast wave and debris,” said Starukh.
Sumy Region. According to the head of the Sumy Regional Military Administration, Dmytro Zhivytskyi, 72 Russian projectiles landed in one of the communities of the region during the day. “At noon, the enemy fired from barrel artillery. There were direct hits in the building. Later, the same community was also shelled with the rocket salvo system,” reported Zhivytskyi. As a result of the Russian attack, shrapnel killed a local 62-year-old woman who was in a garden during the shelling, and another person was injured.


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