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Massive two-day attack on Ukraine and intelligence raids into occupied Crimea: Weekend brief

Massive two-day attack on Ukraine and intelligence raids into occupied Crimea: Weekend brief Photo: Collage by RBC-Ukraine

The Ukrainian air defense forces shot down over 40 Russian kamikaze drones in total in a massive two-day attack on the country. Ukraine's intelligence revealed details of raids into occupied Crimea.

More details about the events over the weekend you can find in the material by RBC-Ukraine.

Russia-Ukraine war: Frontline update

British intelligence assesses changes on the eastern front in Ukraine after winter onset. The analysts believe that winter is unlikely to bring significant changes on the front lines in Ukraine. There are no immediate prospects for that.

Ukraine's Security Service sniper set a new world record. He eliminated a Russian occupant from a distance of 3.8 km.

Ukrainian Armed Forces continue to establish a foothold on the left bank of the Dnipro River. Defense Forces representative named the primary objectives of the operation, which include facilitating the well-being of residents on the right bank and the coastal areas of the left bank, which are susceptible to attacks.

Ukraine's intelligence reveals details of raids into occupied Crimea

Ukrainian intelligence revealed details of operations in the occupied Crimea. The soldiers believe that raids on the peninsula are preparations for its liberation.

An intelligence officer using the call sign Lutyi shared with Japanese journalists details of missions in Crimea that took place on October 3 and August 24, 2023. The fighter, aboard a small boat with comrades, covered the assault group of paratroopers. Positioned at a distance of 500-1000 meters from the western Crimean coast, armed with Stinger anti-aircraft missile systems, the soldiers were anticipating potential helicopter attacks by the Russians.

Russia attacks Ukraine with kamikaze drones two days in a row. Consequences reported

On the night of Saturday, November 18, the air defense forces of Ukraine shot down 29 Russian kamikaze drones. The attack lasted for 8 hours. According to military sources, a total of 38 Shahed-136/131 attack drones were detected.

During the attack on November 19, the air defense successfully intercepted 15 out of 20 Russian kamikaze drones launched. The occupiers did not deviate from their usual tactics this time.

In the attack, Russians struck an energy facility in the Odesa region during the night of November 18.

As a result, a fire broke out at the impact site. It was promptly extinguished. However, due to the Russian shelling, a civilian employee of the energy enterprise was injured and hospitalized.

Musk's antisemitic post furor

Elon Musk, the owner of SpaceX and the social network X, is involved in another scandal. This time, he endorsed an antisemitic post on X that provoked outrage among the public.

Following this, many international companies such as Disney, Apple, and others have ceased their activities on the social media platform X due to his antisemitic statements.

Scholz is ready for new negotiations with Putin

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has stated that he is ready for new negotiations with the Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. However, this would only make sense if Putin is willing to take action.

Scholz called on the Kremlin dictator to take the first step toward a possible peaceful resolution in Ukraine.

Miss Nicaragua becomes Miss Universe 2023

The final of the Miss Universe beauty contest took place in El Salvador on November 18. The crown of the winner of the 72nd international contest went to the 23-year-old representative of Nicaragua - Sheynnis Alondra Palacios Cornejo.

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter passes away at 96

Former First Lady of the United States Rosalynn Carter died on Sunday at the age of 96 at her home surrounded by friends, family, and her husband, former President Jimmy Carter. It is known that Carter suffered from dementia.