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Victorious news of 643rd day of war: Russian soldiers neutralized in Mariupol, explosions heard in occupied Tokmak

28 November, 2023 Tuesday

In the temporarily occupied Mariupol, six Russian soldiers have been killed by unknown persons in a few days, and the European Parliament will open its permanent mission in Kyiv

Six Russian soldiers neutralized in Mariupol

This was reported on Telegram by the Mariupol City Council.

"Two soldiers (one of them an officer) were shot dead on the streets of the city. The victims were shot in the back of the head. Four more soldiers were found dead on one of the beaches of Mariupol. They had been stabbed to death, and all the victims had been drinking alcohol before they died. A portrait of Putin was found next to the bodies. It was written on it with the blood of one of the victims: "Go away!", the report said.

According to the city council, Russian propagandists suggest that a new group of partisans is operating in Mariupol.

European Parliament to open Kyiv office

This was announced by the President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola during the visit of the Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Stefanchuk to Brussels, Radio Liberty reports.

"We have signed an updated memorandum of parliamentary support for democracy between our two parliaments. This is also a practical way in which we, as the European Parliament, can help Ukraine join the EU. This partnership will be strengthened by our decision to open a permanent delegation of the European Parliament in Kyiv," Metsola said.

For his part, Stefanchuk said that thanks to the memorandum, the Verkhovna Rada will increasingly meet EU standards in its functionality.

"The main thing that we have recorded today is that we are moving towards the same denominator. We are integrating with each other in terms of functionality, institutionalization, and common values. I believe this is a very important decision," the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada said.

Collaborator and propagandist Vityazeva sentenced to 11 years in Lviv

The Halytskyi District Court sentenced collaborator and Russian propagandist Yulia Lozanova from Odesa.

This is stated in the court's verdict, reports Espreso.

The blogger is better known by her pseudonym Yulia Vityazeva. She is originally from Odesa and moved to Moscow in 2015.

As stated in the case file, the collaborator was found guilty of collaboration, namely, organizing and conducting political activities, carrying out information activities in cooperation with the aggressor state aimed at supporting the aggressor state, its occupation administration and avoiding responsibility for armed aggression against Ukraine, in the absence of signs of treason, and active participation in such activities.

The US allocates non-refundable aid for the energy sector of Ukraine

The US government will make the first grant contribution to the Ukraine Energy Support Fund of $25 million (€23 million). The agreement was signed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Energy Community Secretariat.

This was reported by the Ministry of Energy.

The total amount of obligations for contributions from sponsors to the Ukraine Energy Support Fund reached €329 million. Of these, about €192 million was actually transferred to the Fund's account from 15 public and private sector sponsors from different countries. The rest of the amount represents announced and formalized contributions that are expected to be credited to the Fund's account in the near future.

The funds will be used to purchase equipment needed to restore energy companies, the press service said.

"Greetings from the Ukrainian Armed Forces": blasts in occupied Tokmak

On November 28, the mayor of the occupied Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov, said that there were loud explosions in the city. According to him, before the explosive incident, Tokmak lost power. 

A building located in the city center, which the enemy had long used for their own purposes, was hit. Ivan Fedorov shared this information on his Telegram channel, citing local reports. According to him, the exact number of Russians killed is being clarified.

"...The occupiers in the frontline Tokmak received 'warm greetings' from the Ukrainian Armed Forces... the missile hit a building in the city center, which Russian occupiers had long used for their own purposes," the official said.

According to local residents, the occupiers could have set up a military hospital in the seized building, as ambulances were constantly arriving there. After the explosions, ambulances also arrived at the building. The passages past the building were blocked, and the premises were surrounded by armed Russian soldiers. In telegram chats, residents also discuss that election documents were evacuated from the building. 

Ukrainian aviation launched 13 strikes on enemy concentration areas

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, during the day, the Ukrainian aviation launched 13 strikes on areas where Russian personnel, weapons and military equipment were deployed, and 3 strikes on enemy anti-aircraft missile systems. Missile units hit a control center, 5 air defense systems, 9 artillery pieces and an enemy electronic warfare station.

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