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Ukraine has announced that it wants to bring before the G20 the question of the forced displacement of children to Russia, of which it claims to have documented thousands of cases. On the eastern front, the Russians attacked relentlessly, according to President Volodymyr Zelensky, but suffered “extraordinarily high losses”. Follow the latest developments in the conflict in Ukraine live.
8 a.m.: the Russian Ministry of Defense denies the loss of hundreds of men in an infantry unit in the East
The Russian Ministry of Defense denied the loss of hundreds of men within the 155th Naval Infantry Brigade. In an open letter published on Sunday, these elite soldiers complained of being used as “the cannon chair” during an offensive against a Ukrainian garrison in the east.
>> To go further: the reasons for the anger of the Russian elite soldiers
This risky attack launched at the beginning of November near the city of Donetsk would have resulted in the death of 300 soldiers in just four days.
7:30 a.m.: Nikolai Patrushev, head of the Russian Federal National Security Service, in Tehran
According to Iran’s official TASS news agency, Nikolai Patrushev, the head of Russia’s powerful Federal National Security Service was in Tehran on Wednesday for consultations with Iranian officials.
At the end of October, Washington had raised the possibility that Moscow “advise” Iran to suppress the demonstrations which have shaken the country since the death of Masha Amini. In addition, Tehran is accused by the West of supplying arms to Russia, in particular kamikaze drones which have caused significant damage in the Ukrainian theater in recent months.
7:15 a.m.: Ukraine to alert G20 to child transfers to Russia
Ukraine claims to have reflected thousands of reports of children deported to Russia and intends to raise this issue before the G20 which is to take place in Indonesia on November 15 and 16, explained Andriy Yermak, the head of the presidential administration.
“The Russian Federation continues to constitute crimes against Ukrainian children,” assured Andriy Yermak during a meeting devoted to child protection. “These forced displacements of children continue,” he added.
According to the permanent representative of the United States to the UN, 1,800 Ukrainian children were transferred to Russia or to areas controlled by the Russian army during the month of July.
7 AM: Russians suffer ‘extraordinarily high casualties’, says Zelensky
Russian forces attack on the Donetsk front in eastern Ukraine several dozen times a day and suffer “extraordinarily high casualties”, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Tuesday evening.
“Occupant activity remains at an extremely high level – dozens of attacks every day,” he said. “They are suffering extraordinarily high losses. But the order remains the same – to advance towards the administrative boundary of the Donetsk region. We will not cede a single centimeter of our land.”
The surroundings of the towns of Bakhmout, Soledar and Avdiivka in the region are the scene of fierce fighting.
With Reuters and AFP