Ukrainian officials this week were working to restore power nationwide after some of the heaviest bombardment of Ukrainian civilian infrastructure in the war to date. On 15 November, for example, Russia launched more than 90 missiles at Ukraine and sent in several drones, which hit several power plants, plunging parts of Kyiv and other cities into darkness. What seems to have been a Ukrainian air defence missile – fired during the Russian barrage on 15 November – landed in Poland, killing two people, and prompted excited debate about NATO invoking its Article 5 mutual defence clause. Another wave of Russian rocket, drone and missile strikes across Ukraine took place on 17 November. Fighting also intensified in the Donetsk region as Russian forces were reinforced by troops pulled from Kherson city. President Zelensky visited Kherson on 14 November and said the recapture of the city marked “the beginning of the end of the war”.
Read more in the attached pdf on: the Przewodów incident and NATO’s Article 5; stalled diplomacy; global divisions on the war; Western military and financial assistance to Ukraine; the humanitarian consequences of the armed conflict; the risk of nuclear weapon use; the Ukraine war and COP27; investigations into alleged war crimes; sanctions against Russia; international food security and Ukrainian grain exports; energy security in Europe; developments in Russia; and developments within NATO.