Chronicle of the russian federation Crimes in Ukraine (November)

Chronicle of the russian federation Crimes in Ukraine (November)


The Russian aggression against Ukraine, which began in 2014 with the occupation of certain districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, has shown that the Kremlin is disregarded international law and its international commitments. This is evidenced by the War in Syria and proved by the eight-year Russian-Ukrainian war, which has grown into a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine

Multi-year, Russia has repeatedly violated international humanitarian law in Ukraine. We have a lot of examples of it, but now Defense Express pay attention to the glaring violations of the last few days, which require world condemnation by the community and effective prosecution of offenses in international courts.

The facts of international humanitarian law violations by russian armed forces in Ukraine in February - April 2022 you can find here, in May - here, in June - here, in July - here, in August - here, in September - here, in October - here

Read more: Chronicle of the Russian Federation Crimes in Ukraine (October)

November 30. Russians fired mortars at the border village in the Esman community of the Sumy region, the head of the Regional Military Administration Dmytro Zhivytskyi informed.

20 120mm caliber mines exploded there. They damaged 9 houses and kindergartens. There were no victims.

Dmytro Zhivytskyi showed a photo of the consequences of the shelling:

November 30. In the morning, Russia shelled a hospital in Bilopyllia, Sumy region — a teenager was killed. Houses and cars were damaged.

In the last day alone, Russia carried out 158 artillery and 28 mortar attacks on Sumy region. Private houses, power lines, granaries, agricultural machinery, private cars and administrative buildings were damaged. There are no victims.

November 30. During the day, the occupiers killed 5 civilians. 21 more people were wounded.

November 30. At night, the Russians fired an S-300 missile over the Zaporizhzhia region. The hit damaged the gas distribution point, as a result of which a fire broke out — it was quickly extinguished, but three streets remained without gas. People were not wounded.

November 29. The roofs and walls of three grain warehouses were partially destroyed and machinery was damaged in one of the border villages of Sumy region, struck with Russian artillery today.

"The Russian military struck Nova Sloboda community with tube artillery. Nine enemy shells exploded in one of the border villages. A local agricultural enterprise was damaged. The explosions partially destroyed the roofs and walls of three grain warehouses," Dmytro Zhyvytskyy, Head of the Sumy Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

According to the Administration’s data, two tractors and three cars were damaged. Shells slammed next to an administrative building. Windows and electrical wires were damaged.

People were not injured, Zhyvytskyy noted.

November 29. A total of 592 heat supply facilities have been damaged in Russian missile attacks on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure, and 316 of them have already been restored.

The relevant statement was made by Ukrainian Communities and Territories Development Deputy Minister Natalia Khotsianivska at a meeting of the Headquarters on Preparations for the Autumn and Winter Period, an Ukrinform correspondent reports, referring to the Ukrainian Communities and Territories Development Ministry.

“A total of 592 heat supply facilities were damaged in Ukraine, namely 444 boiler facilities, 13 combined heat and power plants, seven thermal power plants and 128 central heat supply stations. Thanks to coordinated efforts, a total of 316 objects have already been restored,” Khotsianivska said.

According to the data from regional authorities, about 99.7% of boiler facilities are running in Ukraine. Nearly 100% of residential houses, schools, kindergartens and health facilities are provided with heating services. 225 out of 72.4 thousand residential houses (excluding the Luhansk region and the Kherson region) are remaining disconnected from the heat supply system.

November 29. Russian troops have struck a residential area with the Grad multiple launch-rocket systems (MLRS) in the Donetsk region’s Lyman.

The relevant statement was made by Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Kyrylo Tymoshenko on Telegram.

Russians strike residential area in Donetsk region’s Lyman

“Lyman. Donetsk region. [Russian] occupiers struck a residential area with the Grad MLRS,” Tymoshenko wrote.

In his words, one civilian was killed and three injured. Those injured are now being provided with medical aid.

A reminder that, on November 28, 2022, one civilian was injured in Russia’s shelling of the Donetsk region.

November 29. This week, the Russian army fired 258 times on 30 settlements of Kherson region. The enemy is capable of nothing but destruction, including in their own country.

President Volodymyr Zelensky said this during an evening video address to the nation.

"That day, like every other day, the occupiers again shelled Kherson and a number of communities across the region. In just one week, the enemy fired 258 times on 30 settlements of Kherson region. The Russian army also damaged the pumping station that provided water to Mykolaiv," Zelensky said.

The president noted that sowing destruction everywhere is the true essence of those people who accidentally took over Russia, and in 20 years their country is dominated by destruction, which occurs only after wars.

November 29. Writer Volodymyr Vakulenko was abducted by Russian invaders near Izium before killing him during the temporary occupation of Kharkiv region. This is reported by PEN Ukraine.

"The results of the DNA examination confirmed that the writer Volodymyr Vakulenko was killed by Russian occupiers. This was reported by Volodymyr's ex-wife, Iryna Novitska," the report said.

It is noted that this evening the parents of Volodymyr Vakulenko were informed that the DNA examination confirmed that burial site 319 contained the body of their son.

The ex-wife of the writer Iryna Novytska reported on Facebook the "detention" of Volodymyr Vakulenko and his son Vitaly by the Russian military. According to the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office, the abduction and illegal deprivation of liberty of the writer occurred at the end of March 2022, when Russian troops captured the village of Kapytolivka.

Later it became known that Volodymyr Vakulenko, abducted by the Russian invaders in the Izium district, buried his works in the garden. They will be handed to the Kharkiv Literary Museum.

November 28. Between two villages in the Kherson district, a car was found that was shot with an automatic weapon, and then moved by a tank.

Two civilians were in the car. People were buried by local residents at the cemetery. Now their bodies are being exhumed for examination.

Investigators have already installed more than 50 entrance and exit holes on the car, which remained as a result of the shelling.

November 28. The Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed combat units that fired at a maternity hospital in Vilnyansk, Zaporizhzhia region (on the night of November 23, a rocket hit the maternity ward, killing a two-day-old baby).

The head of the Regional Military Administration Oleksandr Starukh informed about this.

"Over the past week, [Ukrainian forces] struck within the borders of the Melitopol community and within the borders of Tokmak, and struck those who were shooting at Vilnyansk directly. There is confirmed information about the destruction of these combat units, which were fired at from the S-300, including the maternity hospital," noted Oleksandr Starukh.

November 28. During the day, Russia shelled the Zaporizhzhia region 88 times and more than 400 times in a week. More than a half of the shelling was on civilian infrastructure.

This was reported by the head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration Oleksandr Starukh.

November 28. The bodies of those killed in Russian bombings were removed in the village of Slobozhanske, Kharkiv region.

Itʼs about the residents of building No. 10 on Tsentralna Street who died on March 9: 34-year-old Olha with her son Oleh, who was less than two years old; 10-year-old Natalia, 43-year-old Serhiy and Kateryna. Local residents buried them in the cemetery in their native village.

The cause of death was mine and explosive injuries.

November 28. On November 27, the Russians killed two civilians in Kurakhove, Donetsk region.

Four more people were wounded in the region.

November 27. The Russian occupiers damaged about 32 000 civilian objects. Also, more than 700 critical infrastructure objects were damaged by Russian shelling.

This was reported by First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Yevheniy Yenin on the air of the telethon on November 27.

According to him, private or multi-apartment houses of civilians were primarily damaged among civilian objects. As Yenin noted, only 3% of the recorded shelling was aimed at military facilities.

November 27. In Mariupol, the occupiers began demolishing buildings in the historic center of the city to hide the consequences of their bombings, Mayorʼs adviser Petro Andryushchenko said.

November 27. As a result of the Russian armed aggression over the past 24 hours, on November 26, 7 civilians were killed and 19 were injured in Ukraine.

November 27. According to juvenile prosecutors, 440 children died as a result of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation in Ukraine.

More than 851 children were injured.

Children were most affected in Donetsk region — 424, Kharkiv — 266, Kyiv — 117, Mykolaiv — 77, Zaporizhia — 76, Kherson — 70, Chernihiv — 68, Luhansk — 64, Dnipropetrovsk — 33.

November 27. At night, the Russians launched a rocket attack on the outskirts of Zaporizhzhia. As a result of the explosion of two missiles (probably S300), a fire broke out on the territory of one of the agricultural enterprises, and the fence and the building were damaged.

November 27. At night, an air raid siren sounded for almost nine hours and enemy shelling continued for five hours in Dnipropetrovsk region.

"The Russian-occupation troops terrorized Nikopol district all night long. They fired Grad systems and heavy artillery from the temporarily occupied Enerhodar. They targeted two communities: Chervonohryhorivka and Marhanets," Valentyn Reznichenko, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

Nobody was injured. In Chervonohryhorivka community, six private houses, six farm premises, cars of a private enterprise, and a gas pipeline were damaged.

November 26. The Russian army on Saturday shelled a border village in the Sumy region with a grenade launcher.

Dmytro Zhyvytskyi, the head of the Sumy regional military administration, said this in a statement on Telegram.

"At around 16:30, the Russian military shelled a border village of the Bilopillia community. The enemy used a grenade launcher (AGS)," Zhyvytskyi said.

November 26. Today the Russian forces launched an airstrike on Dnipro, targeting a residential quarter.

Valentyn Reznichenko, head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, said in a Telegram post.

“Russian missiles destroyed a peaceful residential quarter in Dnipro. This is how it looks after today's strikes. Destroyed human lives... Destroyed homes," Reznichenko wrote, publishing a footage from the scene.

November 26. Three people were injured in a Russian airstrike on Chasiv Yar in Donetsk region.

Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, wrote this on Telegram.

“The Russians launched an airstrike on Chasiv Yar - three people were injured. The entrance of a five-storey building was destroyed by direct hits. An unfinished building and a warehouse were damaged," Kyrylenko wrote.

The region’s governor called on the residents of Donetsk region to evacuate due to the constant threat of shelling.

November 26. The Russian army has launched a strike on the city of Dnipro.

Dnipro Mayor Borys Filatov said this in a post on the messaging app Telegram.

"According to preliminary data, city communications and infrastructure were not damaged after a hit. Several transformer substations were automatically shut down," he wrote.

Later the chief of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration Valentyn Reznichenko reports:

"Thirteen people who were injured by a missile attack on Dnipro have already reported to doctors. Four are in the hospital. Among them is a 17-year-old boy".

November 26. The Russian army injured four residents of Donetsk region on November 25.

Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk regional military administration, said this in a Telegram post.

"On November 25, the Russians injured four civilians in Donetsk region: three in Bakhmut and one in Kramatorsk,” he said.

Kyrylenko noted that it is currently impossible to establish the exact number of victims in Mariupol and Volnovakha.

November 26. Ukraine commemorates Holodomor victims. Holodomor Remembrance Day is marked annually on the fourth Saturday of November under the presidential decrees of 1998 and 2007.

In the 20th century, Ukrainians three times were subjected to a mass famine: in 1921-1923, 1932-1933, and 1946-1947. However, the Holodomor of 1932-1933 was the most devastating one – it has been recognized as the genocide of the Ukrainian people under Stalin’s regime.

The famine terror that lasted in Ukraine for 22 months took lives of almost 4 million people.

For decades, the subject of the Holodomor has been tabooed. As long as the communist regime existed, even discussing the issue of famine of those years was strictly forbidden. Research into this tragedy began only in the late 1980s.

According to the law adopted on November 28, 2006, "On the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine," the famine of 1932-1933 is regarded as an act of genocide of the Ukrainian people, while its public denial is recognized as an insult to the memory of millions of Holodomor victims, humiliation of dignity of the Ukrainian people, and deemed illegal. "

On December 7, 2016, Ukrainian lawmakers called on other states to recognize the Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people. To date, 22 states have officially recognized the Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933 as genocide of the Ukrainian people.

November 25. Russian troops killed two civilians and injured 15 more in Ukraine on November 25.

Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, published a relevant report on Telegram, referring to data provided by regional military administrations, according to Ukrinform.

Four civilians were injured in Donetsk region, one was injured in Kharkiv region. In Kherson region, two people were killed and ten more were injured.

November 25. In Kherson, 15 people were killed and 35 injured, including a child, due to shelling by the Russians. This was reported by the press service of the Kherson City Council, but did not specify whether these were the victims only for today, or the total number of shelling victims in recent days.

November 25. russian troops hit Chuguiev in Kharkiv region with S-300 missiles. Non-residential buildings were destroyed. Previously, there are no injured.

November 25. In Kramatorsk, one person was injured due to shelling by the Russians. Shells hit the industrial area and two administrative buildings.

November 25. The Russian army launched a missile attack on Kramatorsk in Donetsk region. Rockets hit high-rise buildings and medical infrastructure.

Preliminary, no one was wounded.

November 25. The occupiers launched a rocket attack on Kupyansk, targeting the hospital and the childrenʼs playground.

The Russians bombarded the city with S-300 missiles, and there were no casualties.

"The children havenʼt gone out to play yet, and the hospital has stopped working as an inpatient facility due to threats of shelling. It served the city and district — 120 000 people," the Ministry of Health reported.

November 25. Russian troops shelled the Ochakiv community of the Mykolaiv district with MLRS. There is a wounded person and damage to the residential infrastructure.

This was reported by the head of the Regional Military Administration Vitaliy Kim.

November 25. The Russian occupiers killed three civilians in Donetsk region over the past day, the head of the Regional Military Administration Pavlo Kyrylenko reported.

November 25. A destroyed object of civil infrastructure in one of the villages of the Zaporizhzhia district.

November 25. At night, the Russians shelled the Marhanets and Nikopol communities of the Dnipropetrovsk region from "Grad" systems and heavy artillery, the head of the Regional Military Administration Valentyn Reznichenko reported.

More than 70 Russian shells flew over cities and villages. People were not wounded.

November 24. The Russian military launched a missile attack on the city of Toretsk in Donetsk region. The occupiersʼ rocket completely destroyed the "Myr" ["Peace" ] kindergarten.

This was reported by the head of the Regional Military Administration Pavlo Kyrylenko.