The conflict between Russia and Ukraine continues to escalate as Putin’s military increases their attack on Avdiivka, while Kyiv retaliates by targeting Crimea.

The conflict between Russia and Ukraine continues to escalate as Putin's military increases their attack on Avdiivka, while Kyiv retaliates by targeting Crimea.

Consequences of a Russian missile attack on a Ukrainian mail depot resulting in the death of six individuals.

A high-ranking Ukrainian officer stated on Thursday that Russian forces are increasing their attacks on the crucial town of Avdiivka in the eastern region. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian general staff reported successfully repelling numerous Russian assaults in various sectors of the front.

Oleksandr Borodin, the media liaison for the third brigade of Ukraine’s military, reported that Russian troops were initiating significant ground assaults while also attempting to preserve their equipment.

According to Borodin, there is no significant data on the destruction of enemy equipment as they tend to use it less frequently and from a distance.

“Their actions are currently highly concentrated. It is not solely infantry progressing, but also coordinated efforts involving artillery, drones, aviation, air strikes, and other tactics.”

According to Espreso, the Russian military was unable to quickly restock their supplies and the Ukrainian defensive positions were strong.

According to purported footage, Ukrainian special forces have reportedly inflicted damage on several Russian landing ships that were stationed in northwestern Crimea, as a result of an operation carried out overnight.

The GUR reported on X this morning that during a night operation in Crimea, soldiers caused damage to small landing ships belonging to the Russian Black Sea Fleet.


The GUR of Ukraine shared a video of an attack on Crimea.

The special intelligence agency of Ukraine has released a video claiming to depict their overnight mission that resulted in the destruction of several Russian landing ships located in northwestern Crimea.

According to reports, a number of smaller boats carrying crew members and armored vehicles were destroyed in the early morning hours.

According to local sources, the assault occurred in the port town of Chornomorske.

In the past, Ukraine’s GUR utilized small teams of operatives to quickly launch attacks on Crimea. They traveled across the Black Sea on jet skis to evade being noticed.

Tom Watling10 November 2023 08:50


The frequency of Russian attacks has increased since the conflict between Hamas and Israel began – Ukraine is involved.

According to a spokesperson for the Ukrainian military, the frequency of Russian attacks on a town near the eastern front has increased in the wake of the conflict between Hamas and Israel.

Since the middle of October, Russian forces have been advancing towards the devastated town of Avdiivka. This town is recognized for its coking plant and its strategic location as a gateway to the city of Donetsk, which is approximately 20 km (12 miles) east.

According to Oleksandr Borodin, a spokesperson for Ukraine’s third division of assault brigades, Russian troops are initiating large-scale ground attacks while also attempting to preserve their military equipment.

He stated that everything began following the occurrences in Israel. He suggests that they may think it’s an opportune moment to progress, but they haven’t achieved significant victories.

According to Vitaliy Barabash, the leader of Avdiivka’s military administration, Russian soldiers have been continuously bombarding the town. However, due to the wet ground from recent rainfall, their troops have been unable to advance.

Matt Mathers10 November 2023 11:01

According to state media, Putin tours a military headquarters near the Ukrainian border.

Russian president Vladimir Putin visited the southern military district headquarters in Rostov-on-Don as he assessed the state of his country’s forces in Ukraine as the war drags on toward winter.

This was his second time visiting the headquarters publicly within a month.

A video posted by a Russian state news outlet depicted Mr Putin being welcomed on Thursday night by defence minister Sergey Shoigu and Valery Gerasimov, chief of the general staff.

According to the Russian state news agency Tass, Dmitry Peskov, spokesperson for Mr. Putin, stated that during his visit to Rostov-on-Don, which is less than 60 miles away from Ukraine’s south-eastern border, Mr. Putin was shown new military equipment and updated on the war’s development.

On his return trip from Kazakhstan, Mr Putin paid a visit in order to strengthen relations with Russia’s former Soviet counterpart and significant economic ally, amidst ongoing tensions with the Western world regarding Ukraine.

<p>Putin with defence minister Sergey Shoigu</p>

Putin and the defense minister, Sergey Shoigu.

Matt Mathers10 November 2023 10:13

The planned “peace summit” for Ukraine has been postponed until next year due to the ongoing conflict in Gaza.

The war-hit country is arranging a fourth meeting of national security advisers in late November or early December, said Ihor Zhovka, president Volodymyr Zelensky’s top diplomatic adviser.

He stated that the Global Summit may occur in February of 2024.

He stated that the summit is certain to happen, as it will serve as a symbolic start to putting the Ukraine ‘peace formula’ into action and will also summarize the progress made on this matter so far.

Arpan Rai reports.

Tom Watling10 November 2023 08:33

Germany plans to adjust its military spending in order to meet the target set by NATO, even if the special fund has been depleted.

On Friday, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced that the government will make adjustments to the defense budget to meet the country’s NATO spending goal, even after the 100-billion-euro special defense fund has been depleted.

Scholz stated that sustainable planning and implementation of procurement processes requires the Bundeswehr to have dependable access to adequate funding.

He stated that meeting the 2028 goal of allocating two percent of the budget to NATO defense would be a challenging yet achievable political undertaking, even without assistance from a designated fund.

Scholz stated that it is widely understood that we must increase our spending on defense.

Although the importance of extended defense planning in Europe has been recognized for some time, the inadequate supply levels within the bloc due to two years of aiding Ukraine have worsened the situation. It seems that Mr. Scholz’s statement is an effort to address this issue.

<p>German chancellor Olaf Scholz said procurement packages needed to be sustainable </p>

The German prime minister, Olaf Scholz, declared that procurement bundles must prioritize sustainability.

Tom Watling10 November 2023 08:16

Over the past day, Zelensky reports that over 150 Ukrainian citizens have been safely removed from Gaza.

Volodymyr Zelensky announced that over 150 Ukrainian citizens were safely transported out of the Gaza Strip within the past 25 hours, using the southern border crossing with Egypt.

The president of Ukraine released a statement on X stating that the recent round of refugee rescues has increased the total number to over 200.

According to officials in the area, numerous individuals with foreign passports were permitted to depart Gaza via the Egyptian Rafah border crossing this week. However, there have been reports of many others being denied.

Tom Watling10 November 2023 08:10

Ukraine successfully defends against Russian assaults on the front line while rainfall hinders Putin’s forces.

Senior military officials reported that Russian forces were unable to make progress against Ukrainian troops as they intensified their assaults on the eastern town of Avdiivka.

Oleksandr Borodin, the press officer for Ukraine’s third separate assault brigade, reported that Russian forces were launching significant infantry attacks in an attempt to preserve their equipment.

“Their actions are currently very concentrated. It is not only infantry advancing, but also simultaneous efforts from artillery, drones, aviation, and air strikes,” stated Mr. Borodin. However, he also noted that Russian forces were unable to quickly restock their supplies due to the strong defensive positions held by Ukraine.

Arpan Rai reports.

Tom Watling10 November 2023 08:03

According to the Institute for the Study of War, Russia will face difficulty in relocating troops to southern Ukraine.

The Institute for the Study of War said that Russia will face difficulties in relocating their aggressive troops to counter the ongoing Ukrainian actions in the eastern Kherson region, which is separated by the Dnipro River. This relocation may leave their defenses vulnerable along the previous main axis of their counteroffensive in western Zaporizhzhia.

Bloggers in the Russian military allege that Ukrainian troops have taken control of the southern land corridor near the Dnipro River, specifically in the village of Krynky.

Previously, smaller, more targeted military missions seem to have intensified into a larger assault in that area.

The Russian VDV forces, specially trained for combat, moved from Kherson to Zaporizhzhia in order to defend against the Ukrainian advance on Robotyne during the counterattack.

However, the Russian forces will be required to retreat if the military presence in Kherson is deemed inadequate. This task will be challenging.

The ISW stated that moving significant portions of the 7th VDV Division or other VDV groups to western Zaporizhia Oblast could potentially interrupt Russian defensive efforts in that area.

<p>A Ukrainian military member checks the area with binoculars at a position outside the southern city of Kherson</p>

A soldier from Ukraine is using binoculars to scan the surroundings at a location near the southern city of Kherson.

Tom Watling10 November 2023 07:56

The most important news from Ukraine this morning

Below is a list of this morning’s top stories in and around Ukraine.

  • On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with his top military leaders at the southern military command headquarters in Rostov-on-Don to discuss the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. During the meeting, Putin was presented with demonstrations of new military equipment. The Rostov headquarters is known for being the site of Yevgeny Prigozhin’s coup in June.

  • Early this morning, it was reported that two high-speed Russian landing craft in northwest Crimea were struck by drones operated by Ukraine. A video of one of the explosions was posted on the local Telegram channel Crimean Wind.

  • A high-ranking Ukrainian officer stated on Thursday that Russian troops are increasing their efforts to attack the crucial town of Avdiivka in the eastern region. Meanwhile, the country’s general staff reported successfully fending off multiple Russian assaults in different areas of the front. According to Oleksandr Borodin, press officer for Ukraine’s third separate assault brigade, the Russian forces are heavily engaging in infantry attacks while also trying to preserve their equipment.

  • According to a statement from the Air Force, Ukrainian military successfully intercepted and destroyed five out of six Shahed “kamikaze” drones and one out of two cruise missiles launched by Russia during the night.

<p>Ukrainian servicemen of the 123rd Territorial Defense Brigade in action while firing a mortar over the Dnipro River toward Russian positions</p>

The 123rd Territorial Defense Brigade of Ukrainian soldiers were seen in action as they fired a mortar across the Dnipro River towards positions held by Russian forces.

Tom Watling10 November 2023 07:40

These are the most recent images from Ukraine.

Good morning.

Here are a few recent images from Ukraine.

<p>A Ukrainian serviceman of the 123rd Territorial Defense Brigade stands guard on a position next to the Dnipro River</p>

A member of the 123rd Territorial Defense Brigade from Ukraine is stationed on duty near the Dnipro River.

<p>Putin speaks to defence minister Sergei Shoigu (L) and military chief Valery Gerismov (R) in southern Russia </p>

Putin addresses the defense minister Sergei Shoigu (on the left) and the military chief Valery Gerismov (on the right) in southern Russia.

<p>Ukrainian woman Tatyana Tapalova displays her passport as she waits for an opportunity to escape Gaza</p>

Tatyana Tapalova, a Ukrainian woman, holds up her passport while she waits for a chance to leave Gaza.

Tom Watling10 November 2023 07:29