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Putin Nuclear News - Death Toll Rises After Russian Strikes Across Ukraine

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As the world waits for the Putin nuclear news and hopes to come to an end, the death toll rises after Russian strikes across Ukraine.

As Russia launched a barrage of strikes on civilian infrastructure, air raid sirens rang out across Ukraine. Ten people were killed, and the attacks forced the shutdown of nuclear plants as well as the disruption of water and electricity supplies in many areas.

The capital of Kyiv was one of the main targets of yesterday's strikes, with explosions rocking the city and emergency services racing to put out fires.

Denys Monastyrsky, the Interior Minister, said three high-rise apartment buildings were hit, killing ten people. Following the attacks, the entire Kyiv region, home to over three million people, lost power and running water.

Across much of Ukraine, similar problems were encountered, and some regions were forced to implement energy blackouts in order to conserve energy and carry out repairs.

COPYRIGHT_WI: Published on https://washingtonindependent.com/ebv/putin-nuclear-news/ by Daisy-Mae Schmitt on 2022-11-07T11:54:29.048Z

Key Points

  • Nov 24 01:24:00 Thirty-six People Returned To Ukraine
  • Nov 24 12:37:00 Poland Asks Germany To Send Patriot Missile To Ukraine
  • Nov 24 12:05:00 Ukraine's Largest Nuclear Plant Reconnected To Power Grid
  • Nov 21 02:36:00 US Will Support Ukraine For As Long As It Takes
  • Nov 21 01:34:00 Kremlin - No Talk Of New Round Of Mobilizations
  • Nov 21 12:36:00 Zelenskyy And His Wife Olena Attend Commemoration Ceremony In Kyiv
  • Nov 21 11:02:00 Poland Proposes Putting Patriot Missiles Near Ukraine Border
  • Nov 16 03:00 Russian Missile Strikes Cause Power Blackouts In Ukraine
  • Nov 16 02:40 Missile That Hit Poland Fired By Ukraine
  • Nov 16 01:15 Russia Denies Responsibility For Poland Blast
  • Nov 16 00:20 Indonesian Leader "Calm" In Aftermath Of Missile Hitting Poland
  • Nov 14 06:15 Ukraine Kherson To Restore Power After Russian Retreat
  • Nov 14 05:00 Militant In Donetsk Oblast Convicted For Attacking Civilians
  • Nov 14 03:16 Car Blown Up By Mine In Kherson Oblast, 4 People Injured
  • Nov 14 01:12 Zelenskyy Visits Ukrainian Troops in Kherson
  • Nov 14 01:12 Zelenskyy Says 41 Settlements Liberated In Kherson
  • Nov 10 15:08 US To Send $400M More In Military Aid
  • Nov 10 12:01 Microsoft Blames Hackers Linked To Russian Military For Ransomware Attacks In Poland And Kyiv
  • Nov 10 11:44 Kherson Withdrawal Will Take A Week
  • Nov 9 14:30 Biden Hopes Putin Will Be Willing To Negotiate Griner's Release
  • Nov 9 13:10 British National Dies In Ukraine
  • Nov 9 12:00 Russia Losing Slowly - UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace Tells Troops
  • Nov 7 07:39 Zelensky claims Russia will use Iran's Missiles
  • Nov 7 05:02 - Russia Suffering Heavy Aircraft Losses
  • Nov 7 03:39 Russia Kidnaps 34 children from Kherson
  • Nov 4 00:25 Russia Signals Kherson Retreat Kyiv Fears Trap
  • Nov 4 00:25 - Russia Is Fighting A Battle Against Satan
  • Nov 4 00:08 - Ukraine Released 107 Captured Soldiers
  • Nov 3 23:44 - Probably Deploying Barrier Troops To Shoot Russian Army

Nov 24 01:24:00 Thirty-six People Returned To Ukraine

Defenders of the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol are among 36 prisoners of war returned to Ukraine as part of a trade agreement with Russia.

According to Ukraine's Public Defender office, those returned include members of the national guard who were captured at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant during the first days of the invasion.

In total, 22 National Guard members, eight border guards, four navy soldiers, and one representative of Ukraine's Armed Forces were exchanged for one civilian. 35 Russian servicemen were returned as part of the exchange, according to Moscow sources.

Nov 24 12:37:00 Poland Asks Germany To Send Patriot Missile Launchers To Ukraine

German Eurofighters and Patriot Systems To Guard Poland After Missile Blast | Russia-Ukraine War

Following Germany's offer, Poland announced on Monday, November 21, that it would propose deploying additional Patriot missile launchers near its border with Ukraine.

After a stray missile crashed in Poland last week, Berlin offered Warsaw the Patriot missile defense system to help secure its airspace. It had previously stated that it would assist its eastern neighbor in air policing with German Eurofighters.

The missile that hit Poland last week, killing two people, appeared to have been fired accidentally by Ukraine's air defenses rather than as a Russian strike, according to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

Nov 24 12:05:00 Ukraine's Largest Nuclear Plant Reconnected To Power Grid

The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, Europe's largest, has been reconnected to the Ukrainian power grid.

It had been cut off from the power grid as a result of Russian missile strikes across the country. The plant's diesel generators have been turned off, according to Ukraine's state energy company Energoatom.

However, the company's CEO, Petro Kotin, warned that Russian strikes posed a "real danger of nuclear and radioactive catastrophe."

Shelling has repeatedly damaged the Zaporizhzhia plant, prompting Europe's nuclear watchdog to call for the establishment of a safe zone around the facility. Russia and Ukraine have both claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Nov 21 02:36:00 US Will Support Ukraine For As Long As It Takes

On Monday, November 21, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin stated that Washington is committed to assisting Kyiv "for as long as it takes."

When asked about Ukraine during a joint press conference with his Indonesian counterpart in Jakarta, Austin said it is "hard to predict how things will evolve and on what timeline, but we're in this to support Ukraine for as long as it takes."

The US is focused on supporting Ukraine, while Ukraine is focused on "making sure they're doing everything they can to reclaim every inch of their sovereign territory,".

Austin stated at the press conference that the United States is a "proud partner" of Indonesia as the two countries "work together to advance our shared vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific."

Nov 21 01:34:00 Kremlin - No Talk Of New Round Of Mobilizations

Without training to the frontline: dissatisfaction with mobilization is growing in Russia

The Kremlin said on Monday, November 21, that it was not considering mobilizing more Russian troops to fight in Ukraine in the second round of mobilization.

In a contentious mobilization drive in September, Russia called up more than 300,000 reservists to support what it calls its "special military operation" in Ukraine.

Hundreds of thousands of Russian men fled the country to avoid conscription, sparking the largest anti-Kremlin protests in the country since Moscow sent in troops.

President Vladimir Putin said he ended the mobilization drive at the end of October but has not revoked an official that provides the legal for the draught, a decision that has alarmed some, who believe the Kremlin is preparing for another round of call-ups.

Nov 21 12:36:00 Zelenskyy And His Wife Olena Attend Commemoration Ceremony In Kyiv

Zelenskyy And His Wife holding each other hands during Commemoration Ceremony
Zelenskyy And His Wife holding each other hands during Commemoration Ceremony

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his wife Olena were photographed at a memorial ceremony in Kyiv.

The first couple lit candles at a memorial to the "Heavenly Hundred," those who died in pro-EU mass demonstrations that began on this day in 2013. The couple was most recently seen together in a Vogue feature.

Nov 21 11:02:00 Poland Proposes Putting Patriot Missiles Near Ukraine Border

Poland is set to propose deploying additional Patriot missiles near its border with Ukraine, following an offer from Germany.

Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said: "During today's conversation with the German side, I will propose that the system be stationed at the border with Ukraine."

Germany offered Warsaw the missile defense system to help it to secure its airspace after a stray missile crashed in Poland last week, Berlin's Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht told a newspaper on Sunday, November 20.

The German government had said it would offer further help in air policing with Eurofighters after the incident, which initially raised fears that the war in Ukraine could spill across the border.

Nov 16 03:00 Russian Missile Strikes Cause Power Blackouts In Ukraine

Russian airstrikes on energy and other facilities shook Ukraine from east to west, causing widespread power outages. As neighborhoods went dark, a senior official warned that the situation was "critical" and urged Ukrainians to "hang in there."

The aerial assault, which killed at least one person in a residential building in the capital, Kyiv, came after days of euphoria in Ukraine fueled by one of the country's biggest military victories in the nearly nine-month war, the retaking of the city of Kherson last week.

At least a dozen regions reported strikes, resulting in numerous emergency blackouts. According to a Ukrainian air force spokesman, Russia launched approximately 100 missiles. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy estimated the figure to be 85.

Nov 16 02:40 Missile That Hit Poland Fired By Ukraine

US officials suggest missile that hit Poland was fired by Ukraine

According to three US officials, preliminary assessments indicate that the missile was fired by Ukrainian forces in response to an incoming Russian missile during today's crushing salvo against Ukraine's electrical infrastructure.

The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the situation.

Biden spoke after convening an "emergency" meeting of the Group of Seven and NATO leaders in Indonesia this morning to discuss the attack in eastern Poland near the Ukraine border that killed two people.

A US National Security Council spokesperson declined to comment on reports that the Russian-made missile that landed in eastern Poland and killed two people was fired by Ukrainian forces attempting to intercept a Russian attack.

Nov 16 01:15 Russia Denies Responsibility For Poland Blast

Smoke rises over the building after a series of missile attacks
Smoke rises over the building after a series of missile attacks

Russia has denied responsibility for the missile that landed near the Ukrainian border in Przewodow. Poland claimed it was Russian-made, but preliminary findings indicate it was fired by Ukrainian air defenses. According to Kyiv, Russia launched more than 90 missiles at Ukraine on Tuesday.

According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the majority of Russian rockets fired were aimed at the country's energy infrastructure.

Although the Ukrainian military claimed 77 missiles were shot down, some of them struck Lviv, near the country's western border with Poland.

Two Polish workers were killed in a blast at a farm building in Przewodow, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from the Russian border, during the Russian attacks. Polish President Andrzej Duda told reporters that the cause of the explosion was still unknown and that investigators were looking into all possibilities.

Nov 16 00:20 Indonesian Leader "Calm" In Aftermath Of Missile Hitting Poland

Indonesian President Joko Widodo asked for "calm" at the G20 summit in Bali, after a missile struck Poland near its border with Ukraine on Tuesday, November 15,2022.

I always say that war will only bring devastation. Therefore, we must stop the war. And President Biden has already said that the missile is unlikely to come from Russia.

- Indonesian President Joko Widodo

According to US President Joe Biden, preliminary information "contests" claims that the missile was launched from Russia.

Global leaders gathered at the conference attempted to defuse a potential escalation in the Kremlin's war on Ukraine after Poland said a "Russian-made" missile killed two people outside the rural village of Przewodow.

This was the first time a NATO member was directly hit during the conflict. It is unknown who launched the missile or from where it was launched.

Nov 14 06:15 Ukraine Kherson To Restore Power After Russian Retreat

As the world waits for the Putin nuclear news and hopes to come to an end, and finally it is, utility companies in Kherson were working to restore critical infrastructure damaged and mined by fleeing Russian forces, with most homes in the southern Ukrainian city still without electricity and water.

Among their joy, some city residents recalled being mistreated by the Russians during their occupation of Kherson.

Yaroslav Yanushevych, governor of the Kherson region, said the authorities had decided to maintain a curfew from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. and prohibit people from leaving or entering the city as a security measure.

Zelensky attributed Ukraine's success in Kherson and elsewhere to tenacious resistance in the Donetsk region in the face of repeated Russian attacks.

Nov 14 05:00 Militant In Donetsk Oblast Convicted For Attacking Civilians

Debris is seen on site of the destroyed Mariupol children's hospital
Debris is seen on site of the destroyed Mariupol children's hospital

The militant who goes by the moniker Phil was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Nov. 14 for high treason and participation in the activities of illegal armed groups, according to the prosecutor's office of Donetsk Oblast.

According to Ukraine's Security Service, the militant used a T-72 tank during the hostilities in Mariupol and carried out at least 20 attacks on residential high-rise buildings in the city.

During the capture, his tank was damaged, and he was injured. Investigators said the militant had a "long career" as a member of the disputed Donetsk People's Republic, which is currently held by pro-Russian separatists. It began as a separatist state before being annexed by Russia.

Nov 14 03:16 Car Blown Up By Mine In Kherson Oblast, 4 People Injured

On November 13, a car carrying four civilians collided with a landmine in the village of Novoraisk, resulting in an explosion, according to Deputy Head of the President's Office Kyrylo Tymoshenko. An 11-year-old child was among the injured, according to Tymoshenko.

An 11-year-old child was among those injured when a mine exploded in newly liberated Kherson, according to a Ukrainian official.

According to Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the President's Office, the family of four was traveling by car when the device exploded. "Russian terrorists left a lot of mines and tripwires behind," he explained.

Nov 14 01:12 Zelenskyy Visits Ukrainian Troops In Kherson

Kherson Retreat Live: Ukrainian President Zelenskyy Visits Kherson After Russian Troops Leave

Ukraine's President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, addressed troops in the newly liberated Ukrainian city of Kherson on Monday, saying that the country is "ready for peace, peace for all."

Ukrainian officials began transporting food, water, and medicine into Kherson on Sunday, two days after Kyiv's forces entered the strategic regional capital that Russia had captured at the start of the war but has since fled.

Nov 10 16:01 Zelenskyy Says 41 Settlements Liberated In Kherson

Ukrainian President Zelensky said more than 41 settlements in Ukraine have been liberated following the Russian decision to withdraw to the eastern side of the Dnipro River.

Today we have good news from the south, the number of Ukrainian flags returning to their rightful place in the framework of the ongoing defense operation is already reaching dozens. 41 settlements have been liberated.

- Volodymyr Zelensky

Zelensky used his daily video address to congratulate several units involved in the southern Kherson region advance.

Zelensky also expressed gratitude to the Netherlands and the United States for new aid infusions of approximately $100 million from the Netherlands and a new package of military assistance from the United States. "A vital means of air defense. Just what we needed, exactly what we asked for, "he stated.

Nov 10 15:08 US To Send $400M More In Military Aid

VIDEO NOW: US to send $400 million more to Ukraine in military aid

The US will send an additional $400 million (£351,488,400) in military aid to Ukraine to help it combat Russia.

The new financial package comes amid fears that Republican control of Congress in the midterm elections will erode support for the war-torn country.

According to the Pentagon, the aid will include large amounts of ammunition as well as four highly mobile Avenger Air Defense systems for the first time.

Stinger missiles for the HAWK surface-to-air anti-aircraft system, 10,000 mortar rounds, thousands of artillery rounds for Howitzers, 400 grenade launchers, 100 Humvees, cold weather gear, and 20 million rounds of ammunition for smaller, individual guns and rifles will also be included.

"This increased air defense will be critical for Ukraine as Russia continues to attack critical civilian infrastructure with cruise missiles and Iranian-made drones," national security adviser Jake Sullivan said.

Nov 10 12:01 Microsoft Blames Hackers Linked To Russian Military For Ransomware Attacks In Poland And Kyiv

A building with Microsoft logo and word on it
A building with Microsoft logo and word on it

Microsoft has accused Russia's military of carrying out recent ransomware attacks on Ukrainian and Polish transportation and logistics companies.

The news will cause concern in Washington and Europe that allies supporting Ukraine against Russia's invasion may face increased cyber threats. Poland is a NATO member and an important conduit for military aid to Ukraine.

The extent of the damage remained unknown. Microsoft blamed the hacks on a group that the Justice Department claims works for Russia's GRU military intelligence agency and was responsible for power outages in parts of Ukraine in 2015 and 2016.

A request for comment on Microsoft's statement was not responded to by the Russian embassy in Washington, DC. Moscow routinely denies carrying out cyber-attacks.

During the war, Russian hacking groups have carried out a slew of cyberattacks on the Ukrainian government and corporate networks, which have occasionally overlapped with Russian military strikes. However, the type of high-impact hack that knocks out power or other critical networks has been largely absent.

Nov 10 11:44 Kherson Withdrawal Will Take A Week

A soldier holding a rifle and about to shoot
A soldier holding a rifle and about to shoot

A Ukrainian official has stated that Russia's withdrawal from Kherson will take at least a week, echoing earlier comments from America's highest-ranking military officer.

According to Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov, approximately 40,000 Russian troops remain in the Kherson region, stationed in and around the city as well as on the right bank of the Dnipro River. "It's not going to be easy to get these troops out of Kherson in a day or two. It will take at least one week "He stated.

Mr. Reznikov stated that if Russian forces leave the city as planned, it will free up forces from both sides to fight elsewhere. As war analyst and retired Air Vice-Marshal Sean Bell previously stated, the withdrawal will most likely benefit both parties.

Nov 9 13:10 British National Dies In Ukraine

A British man who died in Ukraine was described as a "true hero" by his family. Simon Lingard was killed fighting for the Ukrainian side on November 7 after his military unit was attacked, according to his son Jackson.

"He was adored and loved by many, and he was a true representation of what a soldier should be."

The Ukrainian military has offered to bring him back to England, but we need your help to show him the respect and adoration he deserves by sending him off in style.

The father-of-two, known as Grimmy to his friends, is believed to be the third British national to die in the conflict.

Nov 9 12:00 Russia Losing Slowly - UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace Tells Troops

UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace wearing brown jacket
UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace wearing brown jacket

According to the UK's defense secretary, Russia is "losing slowly" in the war against Ukraine. Ben Wallace made his remarks while visiting an Army camp in Kent where Ukrainian volunteers are being trained.

He said Britain was increasing its support for Ukrainian soldiers as harsh winter conditions set in, including the delivery of 12,000 more extreme cold weather sleeping kits. Russia ordered its military to withdraw from Kherson, the only regional capital it has captured since the invasion began, shortly after Mr. Wallace spoke.

As the war approaches its ninth month, Ben Wallace assured volunteers that Britain would continue to support Ukraine.

Operation Interflex is a military training program led by the United Kingdom to assist the Ukrainian Armed Forces in their fight against Russia.

Nov 7 08:00 Ukraine Braces Power Cuts On Account Of War Attack

As the world waits for the Putin nuclear news and hopes to come to an end, Ukraine braces for power cuts on account of Russia's war attack.

Four million people across Ukraine have been hit by power cuts on account of Russia's bombing campaign, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Friday as officials in the capital Kyiv warned of "unprecedented" outages.

As a result, energy company DTEK Group, the operator for the Kyiv region, warned on Friday that Russian strikes meant it would have to introduce "unprecedented" power cuts there to prevent a complete blackout.

As they struggle to maintain what remains of an electricity grid heavily damaged by Russian missiles, officials in Ukraine’s capital say they have begun planning for a once unthinkable possibility: a complete blackout that would require the evacuation of the city’s approximately three million remaining residents.

Nov 7 07:39 Zelensky Claims Russia Will Use Iran Missiles

Iran confirms drones to Russia but ‘months’ before Ukraine war

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky says Russia intends to use Iranian missiles for possible attacks on Ukraine’s infrastructure, especially the country’s energy sector.

The whole world will know that the Iranian regime helps Russia prolong this war, if it was not for the Iranian supply of weapons to the aggressor, we would be closer to peace now, and this means closer to a complete solution to the food crisis.

- Volodymyr Zelensky

Iran is preparing to send approximately 1,000 additional weapons, including missiles and more attack drones, to Russia, officials from a Western country that closely monitors Iran’s weapons program.

The shipment is being closely monitored because it would be the first instance of Iran sending advanced precision-guided missiles to Russia, which could give the Kremlin a substantial boost on the battlefield.

Iranian drones have played a significant role in the conflict since Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine in late February.

Nov 7 05:02 - Russia Suffering Heavy Aircraft Losses

A total wrecked Russian aircraft
A total wrecked Russian aircraft

Russia’s loss of aircraft in Ukraine is likely much faster than its ability to manufacture new ones, according to a damning British intelligence report released Monday.

The military update cited comments made by Valeriy Zaluzhnyi, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, claiming that Russia has already lost over twice the number of aircraft in Ukraine than in the Soviet-Afghan War, with some 278 aircraft allegedly destroyed in Ukraine compared with 119 in the conflict in Afghanistan.

Whilst we cannot independently verify these figures, Russia's continued lack of air superiority is likely exacerbated by poor training, loss of experienced crews, and heightened risks of conducting close air support in dense air defense zones.

- Valeriy Zaluzhnyi

Nov 7 03:39 Russia Kidnaps 34 Children From Kherson

The Russian invaders continue the forced deportation of Ukrainian children from the Kherson region: 34 more children were removed to Russia’s Anapa.

Moscow has been accused of the "forced deportation" of children from occupied parts of the southern Kherson region.

Similar accusations have been leveled at Russia throughout the war, with reports emerging of people being forcefully moved from occupied areas to Russia.

In total, as of October, since the beginning of the full-scale war, 8,732 Ukrainian children are considered deported to the Russian Federation, and 238 more are considered missing.

Nov 4 00:25 Russia Signals Kherson Retreat Kyiv Fears Trap

A pull-out from the west bank of the Dnipro River signaled a huge retreat that, if confirmed, would be a major turning point in the war, which could be a good sign.

Still, Ukrainian officials and Western analysts were wary of signs that Russia was abandoning the area, and higher-ups in Moscow were deafeningly silent about what would amount to one of Russia's most humiliating retreats to date.

Kyiv said it was still fighting in the area and was concerned that Moscow was setting a trap by pretending to withdraw.

Kherson residents celebrate Russia's diminished presence, but Ukrainian officials fear it's a trick

Nov 4 00:25 - Russia Is Fighting A Battle Against Satan

Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev described Russia's war in Ukraine as a sacred conflict with Satan on Friday, November 4, warning that Moscow could send all of its enemies to the eternal fires of Gehenna.

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has killed tens of thousands of people and sparked the most serious conflict with the West since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis when the Cold War superpowers came dangerously close to nuclear war.

Medvedev, who ran as a liberal modernizer from 2008 to 2012, said Moscow was fighting "crazy Nazi drug addicts" in Ukraine who were backed by Westerners who had "saliva running down their chins from degeneracy."

Ukraine and the West have repeatedly dismissed President Vladimir Putin's claims that his country is run by fascists who persecute Russian speakers. Instead, they portrayed the conflict as a brutal land grab by Moscow.

Medvedev said in a message commemorating Russia's Day of National Unity that the fatherland's task was to "stop the supreme ruler of Hell, whatever name he uses - Satan, Lucifer, or Iblis."

Medvedev, now the deputy chairman of Russia's Security Council, stated that Russia possesses a variety of weapons, including the ability to "send all our enemies to fiery Gehenna," a Hebrew term commonly translated as Hell.

Since the start of the war, Medvedev's rhetoric has become increasingly ferocious, though his published views occasionally coincide with thinking at the highest levels of the Kremlin elite.

Nov 4 00:08 - Russia Says Ukraine Released 107 Soldiers

Ukranian soldiers on top of an armored vehicle
Ukranian soldiers on top of an armored vehicle

Russia's defense ministry announced that Ukraine had released 107 Russian service personnel in the most recent prisoner-of-war exchange between Kyiv and Moscow.

The ministry said in a statement that the soldiers would be taken to Moscow for medical treatment. Earlier, the Russian-installed head of Ukraine's Donetsk region announced that Russia would also release 107 captured Ukrainian service personnel.

Andriy Yermak, the head of Ukraine's presidential office, confirmed the arrival of 107 military personnel, including six officers and 101 privates, in a post on Telegram.

Nov 3 23:44 - Russian Forces Probably Deploying Barrier Troops To Shoot Russian Army Deserters

Vladimir Putin's generals have deployed "barrier troops" to threaten deserters as his army struggles with low morale in Ukraine, according to British defense chiefs on Friday, November 4, 2022.

According to the UK Ministry of Defense, due to low morale and aversion to fighting, Russian forces have likely begun deploying units threatening to shoot their own retreating soldiers. According to an intelligence report released this morning, these Russian units are "barrier troops" or "blocking units" used to compel offensives.

These units, which have been used by Russian troops in previous conflicts, threaten to shoot their own retreating soldiers in order to force an offensive.

According to British intelligence, the tactics of shooting deserters indicate the low quality, low morale, and undisciplined nature of Russian troops.

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