Live updates on the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine as Russian President Vladimir Putin orders a large-scale drone attack on the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv. Updates continue to come in as the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine escalates, with Russian leader Vladimir Putin initiating a significant drone assault on the Ukrainian city of Kyiv.

Live updates on the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine as Russian President Vladimir Putin orders a large-scale drone attack on the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv.

Updates continue to come in as the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine escalates, with Russian leader Vladimir Putin initiating a significant drone assault on the Ukrainian city of Kyiv.

The newly appointed foreign secretary, David Cameron, has a meeting with Zelensky.

The Ukrainian air force reported that Russia carried out a major kamikaze drone strike on Ukraine, using around 100 Iranian-made drones. As a result, civilians were forced to seek safety in bomb shelters for the majority of the night.

During the early hours of Saturday, a capital city, Kyiv, was the main target of an attack. Numerous Russian kamikaze drones were observed flying above the city for about six hours until several were stopped by Ukrainian air defense systems.

It was the most significant attack since May this year, in which residents were targeted at least 15 times in a month. Last winter, Russia launched a brutal campaign targeting critical infrastructure across Ukraine for several months.

The mayor of Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, reported that two people were injured in the attacks that occurred overnight and targeted at least three districts of the city.

The UK’s Ministry of Defence has stated that Ukraine’s precise long-range attacks have caused significant casualties among Vladimir Putin’s troops, even reaching behind Russia’s frontline.

The Russian Ministry of Defense is facing a difficult decision due to the lack of rotation among frontline troops. They must choose between keeping soldiers spread out for safety or gathering them in groups to improve morale. This dilemma was highlighted by two recent strikes in Russian-held territory that resulted in numerous casualties.


According to Zelensky, Russia takes pride in their capability to cause harm to individuals.

The president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, has condemned Russia for taking pride in its ability to cause harm to others. This comes after a notable drone strike on Kyiv this morning, coinciding with the commemoration of the victims of the Holodomor genocide.

Today is the Day of Memory for Victims of the Holodomor in Ukraine, which falls on the fourth Saturday of November. This day pays tribute to those who lost their lives in a famine that was orchestrated by Joseph Stalin and the Soviet Union in the 1930s.

It is approximated that over three million individuals, including farmers and rural residents, lost their lives due to imposed famine.

Tom Watling25 November 2023 07:58

The local mayor reports that drone attacks in Kyiv have left at least 5 people injured.

The local mayor has stated that a minimum of five individuals, including a child of 11 years old, have sustained injuries due to drone strikes by Russia in Kyiv.

Vitali Klitschko stated that all five individuals were receiving medical care immediately at the scene or at a trauma center, without needing to be hospitalized.

He posted on Telegram: “The adversary persists in causing terror, attempting to intimidate us and spread fear and destruction in our urban areas.”

“That will not be the case! Our efforts are dedicated to improving community livelihood, and we stand by one another to bring Victory within reach as a team.”

<p>Kyiv Mayor Vitalii Klitschko shows a Kh-47 Kinzhal Russian hypersonic missile warhead, shot down by a Ukrainian Air Defence unit</p>

Vitalii Klitschko, the Mayor of Kyiv, displayed a Russian Kh-47 Kinzhal hypersonic missile warhead that was destroyed by a Ukrainian Air Defense unit.

Tom Watling25 November 2023 07:48

Overnight, Russia launched an unprecedented amount of drones, setting a new record.

Overnight, Russia launched approximately 100 kamikaze drones made by Iran, targeting primarily the Ukrainian city of Kyiv.

According to local sources, alarms for air raids sounded at approximately 3am. Kiev’s mayor, Vilati Klitschko, posted at 3:25am stating that the capital was experiencing loud noises and that more “Shaheed” groups (Iranian drones) were heading towards Kyiv. He advised residents to seek shelter.

The commander of the Ukrainian air force, Mykola Oleschuk, reported that around 75 Shahed-131 and 136s were deployed during the night, and at least 71 were taken down by air defense.

“On this night, November 25, 2023, the enemy released a record number of strike UAVs over Ukraine!” he wrote on Telegram. “The main direction of the attack is Kyiv!”

<p>Ukrainian air defense intercepts a Shahed drone mid-air in May  </p>

In May, the Ukrainian air defense successfully intercepted a Shahed drone while it was in flight.

Tom Watling25 November 2023 07:31

Overnight in Kyiv, there were reports of explosions as Russian President Putin carried out his largest drone attack to date.

Overnight in the capital city of Ukraine, Kyiv, the country’s air force reported hearing drone engines and explosions, which they believe to be the most significant drone attack orchestrated by Vladimir Putin.

The Iranian-made Shahed drones were utilized in the attack, which primarily focused on Kyiv and struck at least three of the city’s districts, according to the air force.

According to Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko, a mass drone attack hit apartment complexes and caused a children’s nursery to catch fire due to falling drone fragments.

Additionally, two individuals sustained injuries as a result of the attack caused by fragments from the drone.

Anuj Pant25 November 2023 07:11

Three Greek companies have been removed from Ukraine’s list of “international sponsors of war”.

On November 24th, the National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NAZK) of Ukraine announced that three Greek shipping companies were completely removed from the list of international war sponsors. This was due to their decision to cease shipping Russian oil.

Recently, Thenamaris Ships Management Inc., Minerva Marine, and TMS Tankers Ltd have stopped carrying Russian oil due to stricter sanctions imposed by the U.S.

The NAZK stated that they are willing to collaborate with global businesses and provide guidance on the required measures for removing individual companies from the list.

Alexander Butler25 November 2023 07:00

Kyiv is hit by a large-scale drone attack.

According to a witness, a large drone strike occurred in various parts of Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, on Saturday. The report was made by Reuters.

The mayor of Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, reported on Telegram that two individuals were harmed by debris from drones that crashed into residential and other structures in three districts of the city.

According to the mayor, a fire at a children’s nursery was caused by fragments from an intercepted drone.

Anuj Pant25 November 2023 06:18

Zelensky talks about providing ammunition with Latvia.

President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, has held talks with Latvia regarding the manufacture of ammunition to support his country’s ongoing conflict with Russia.

Zelensky mentioned our discussion on the support for Ukraine’s defense and soldiers, including the stability of this support. We also talked about the manufacturing and distribution of artillery ammunition, specifically of 155 caliber, as well as the topic of “Medevacs” – specialized armored vehicles used for transporting injured soldiers.

Alexander Butler25 November 2023 06:00

Almost all border points between Finland and Russia have been closed.

The border force of Finland has declared that it has closed down all but one of its eight passenger crossings into Russia on a temporary basis.

X stated that starting on 24 November 2023, all attempts to cross the border and requests for international protection at the eastern border will be managed at Raja-Jooseppi. This decision will be effective until 23 December 2023.

In recent weeks, over 700 individuals from countries including Afghanistan, Kenya, Morocco, Pakistan, and Somalia have crossed into Finland through Russia.

Alexander Butler25 November 2023 05:00

Zelensky states that Ukraine is in talks with the Netherlands regarding “unity”.

The president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, talked about the significance of upholding “European unity” during a conversation with the Netherlands.

Mark Rutte and I talked about the ongoing efforts to preserve the unity of Europe during our conversation. We also touched on the significance of providing continued military and financial support to Ukraine as they face the challenge of Russian aggression.

The Netherlands’ recent decision to give Ukraine an extra €2bn by 2024 is a strong message to other partners.

On X, Zelensky expressed his appreciation for the Netherlands’ aid and backing of Ukraine’s Peace Formula and humanitarian efforts.

Alexander Butler25 November 2023 04:00

Kyiv has announced that it will be sending up to 25,000 tons of grain to Nigeria.

Ukraine’s foreign ministry has announced that a shipment of up to 25,000 tons of grain will be sent to Nigeria from Ukraine.

“In collaboration with the United Nations World Food Programme, the loading of a vessel carrying 25,000 tons of grain to Nigeria will commence in a few days as part of the #GrainFromUkraine project.”

The Ukraine foreign ministry stated that they are working towards increasing the number of countries that will receive aid and are currently discussing the possibility of providing 12,5K tons to Somalia.

Alexander Butler25 November 2023 03:00