MOSCOW, Nov 14 The village of Pavlovka to the Republic, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced on Monday.
The capture of Pavlovka opens up a foothold for a further offensive by Russian troops in the Donbass. As previously stated in the DPR, without the complete liberation of this settlement, it will be extremely difficult to advance and liberate Vuhledar, which is also important in order to push Ukrainian forces, including from Donetsk.
In addition, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported that the Russian military in the LPR destroyed about 210 Ukrainian military and foreign mercenaries in a day, and in the South-Donetsk direction they thwarted an attempt by the Ukrainian army to attack in the direction of Novoselka in the DPR – Ukrainian forces lost more than 80 people, a tank, seven pieces of equipment.
The agency also announced the destruction of the Ukrainian equipment depot near Kherson and the fuel storage near Kharkiv.
EU assistance to Ukraine and a training mission training of at least 15 thousand Ukrainian servicemen.
The head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell, said that the total amount of EU military assistance to Ukraine is estimated at 8 billion euros. He also expressed hope that the training mission for Ukraine would start operating by the end of November.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko said that Moscow was negative about the EU decision to create a training mission for Ukrainian military personnel, but this did not come as a surprise to Russia.
According to him, the West's actions testify to its line of inflating tensions and escalation, which contradicts “the statements that we hear from different capitals about the need to find a negotiated solution, the beginning of substantive negotiations.”
The Netherlands will allocate 25 million euros for support for the Ukrainian army, Canada also announced that it would provide additional military assistance to Ukraine for 500 million Canadian dollars, and Switzerland said that the country would not supply weapons to Kyiv, despite the pressure.
AppealsFrench President Emmanuel Macron called in the coming weeks to direct all diplomatic efforts to ensure that the parties to the conflict in Ukraine sit down at the negotiating table. Macron also announced the need to continue the dialogue with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
BFMTV, citing the Elysee Palace, said that Macron intends to call Putin after the G20 summit.
In turn, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov noted that communication between the presidents is not yet planned.
The need to leave the door open for negotiations between Moscow and Kyiv was stated by Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg.
The Russian Foreign Ministry, in turn, said that Moscow does not see any diplomatic efforts either from France or from Austria for negotiations Russia and Ukraine.
In addition, on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Bali, the first face-to-face meeting between Xi Jinping and Joe Biden took place after Biden assumed the presidency of the United States.
At a meeting with Biden, the Chinese President expressed concern about the crisis in Ukraine and announced Beijing's intention to continue supporting the peace talks. Xi Jinping also expressed hope that NATO, the EU and the United States will conduct a comprehensive dialogue with Moscow.
Grain dealPress Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov, speaking about the prospects for extending the deal, said that the talks with The UN on the topic of the grain deal was constructive, there is actually still a week left before the extension date, work continues.
He also said that Putin does not yet plan to contact UN Secretary General António Guterres before deciding whether to extend or not extend the grain deal.
Speaking about the possibility of negotiations between Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, Peskov said that such a deal is not yet planned, but it can be agreed upon in a few hours.
Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko did not rule out that the issue of extending the “grain deal “on the export of Ukrainian grain will be discussed in contacts with the Russian side on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Bali, where Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived.