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ICYMI: Ukraine News Titles, Summaries and Links for 1 November 2022 follow intro-commentary

The Baltic States and Poland sent Ukraine the largest share of their own defense budgets. In particular, the undisputed leaders on the list are Latvia and Estonia, which have provided Ukraine with arms worth 41% and 37% of their defense budgets, respectively.” https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3605507-this-year-allies-provide-ukraine-weapons-worth-86-of-russias-military-budget-kyslytsya.html

This year, allies provide Ukraine weapons worth 86% of Russia’s military budget – Kyslytsya: The total defense and security assistance  provided to Ukraine by Western nations in the current year stands at EUR 41.3 billion, which is 86% of the military budget of the aggressor power, the Russian Federation.” https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3605507-this-year-allies-provide-ukraine-weapons-worth-86-of-russias-military-budget-kyslytsya.html

World English Bible, The widow’s “mite” story:
Mark 12:41 “Jesus sat down opposite the treasury, and saw how the multitude cast money into the treasury. Many who were rich cast in much. 42 A poor widow came, and she cast in two small brass coins… 43 He called his disciples to himself, and said to them, “Most certainly I tell you, this poor widow gave more than all those who are giving into the treasury, 44 for they all gave out of their abundance, but she, out of her poverty, gave all that she had to live on.

The oft-cited US military appropriation figure of $ 40 billion was for costs related to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, not only for Ukraine itself. It was for the US to replace military materials already given to Ukraine, beef up US and NATO defense in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, help Ukrainian refugees (who are largely in NATO members Poland and Romania), as well as help seize assets from Russia. The bill included oversight. The bill was blocked by Putin’s friend in the US Congress, Rand Paul. Don’t just look at the title, look at the bill: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/7691/text https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2022/05/17/40-billion-us-defense-ukraine-bill-h-r-7691-blocked-by-rand-paul-includes-multiple-inspectors-general-us-congressional-oversight-is-paul-intentionally-lying-or-failed-to-read-when-claiming/

Hillel: “That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole Torah; the rest is the explanation. Now go and learn.” (Talmud: Shabbat 31a.) https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Hillel_the_Elder

Jesus: “Therefore, whatever you desire for men to do to you, you shall also do to them; for this is the law and the prophets”. (Matt 7: 12, WEB Bible)

Ukraine News, Tuesday 1 November 2022
Ukraine News Titles, Summaries and Links for 1 November 2022 from:
Stefanchuk hopes Russia will be expelled from G20
Verkhovna Rada Chairman Ruslan Stefanchuk has said he hopes that Russia will be expelled from the G20. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-polytics/3605839-stefanchuk-hopes-russia-will-be-expelled-from-g20.html

‘Grain corridor’ needs reliable and long-term protection – Zelensky
Exports of agricultural products from Ukrainian ports continue, but this process requires security guarantees. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-economy/3605833-grain-corridor-needs-reliable-and-longterm-protection-zelensky.html

President: We will do all to give people electricity and heat
Ukraine will do everything to give people electricity and heat, but Russia will do everything to destroy normal life. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3605832-president-we-will-do-all-to-give-people-electricity-and-heat.html

Kyiv region may remain without electricity for two weeks – governor
Oleksiy Kuleba, the head of the Kyiv regional military administration, has said he does not rule out that the Kyiv region may be completely left without electricity if Russia continues attacking critical infrastructure. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3605831-kyiv-region-may-remain-without-electricity-for-two-weeks-governor.html

Ukraine to hold Crimea Platform summit next year at level of heads of state and government
Next year, Ukraine plans to organize the third summit of the Crimea Platform at the level of heads of state and government. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-polytics/3605821-ukraine-to-hold-crimea-platform-summit-next-year-at-level-of-heads-of-state-and-government.html

U.S. allocates aid to restore Ukraine’s heating infrastructure – State Department
The U.S. States government has allocated $55 million from USAID funds to repair and maintain heating infrastructure in Ukraine, as well as additional assistance to the U.S. Department of State to help demine liberated territories in Ukraine. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3605813-us-allocates-aid-to-restore-ukraines-heating-infrastructure-state-department.html

Ukraine’s Constitutional Court declares law abolishing parliamentary immunity constitutional
Ukraine’s Constitutional Court has recognized the law “On the Introduction of Amendments to Article 80 of the Constitution of Ukraine (Regarding the Immunity of People’s Deputies of Ukraine)” as complying with the Constitution of Ukraine. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-polytics/3605801-ukraines-constitutional-court-declares-law-abolishing-parliamentary-immunity-constitutional.html

Ukrainian anti-aircraft gunners shoot down Russian helicopter, drone in Donetsk region
The Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed a Russian Mi-8 helicopter and an unmanned aerial vehicle on Tuesday, November 1. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3605787-ukrainian-antiaircraft-gunners-shoot-down-russian-helicopter-drone-in-donetsk-region.html

Supplies of air defense systems to Ukraine remain a priority for U.S., allies – Pentagon
The U.S. government, as well as allies and partners, are working out the possibilities for supplying Ukraine with air defense systems amid massive Russian missile strikes. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3605780-supplies-of-air-defense-systems-to-ukraine-remain-a-priority-for-us-allies-pentagon.html

Ukrainian air forces launch 22 strikes on enemy targets – General Staff
Over the past day, Ukraine’s air forces have struck three Russian air defense missile system positions, and artillery units have destroyed an enemy ammunition depot. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3605754-ukrainian-air-forces-launch-22-strikes-on-enemy-targets-general-staff.html

Galushchenko, Simson discuss security of energy supplies amid war
Ukrainian Energy Minister German Galushchenko and European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson have discussed the security of energy supplies amid the war. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-economy/3605739-galushchenko-simson-discuss-security-of-energy-supplies-amid-war.html

Zelensky holds meeting to summarize results of First Crimea Platform Parliamentary Summit
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has held a meeting to summarize the results of the First Crimea Platform Parliamentary Summit. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-polytics/3605722-zelensky-holds-meeting-to-summarize-results-of-first-crimea-platform-parliamentary-summit.html

Ukraine sent 136,000 t of agricultural products to Africa over two days
Over the past two days, Ukraine has sent six vessels loaded with 136,000 tonnes of agricultural products to African countries via the ‘grain corridor’. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-economy/3605717-ukraine-sent-136000-t-of-agricultural-products-to-africa-over-two-days.html

568 settlements de-occupied in Kharkiv region
In the Kharkiv region, Ukrainian forces have already liberated 568 settlements from Russian invaders. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3605702-568-settlements-deoccupied-in-kharkiv-region.html

Zelensky, Simson discuss Russian energy terrorism: About 40% of Ukraine’s energy infrastructure damaged Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has met with European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson in Kyiv. The parties discussed the restoration of Ukraine’s energy infrastructure after Russian attacks and the stabilization of the country’s energy system. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-economy/3605695-zelensky-simson-discuss-russian-energy-terrorism-about-40-of-ukraines-energy-infrastructure-damaged.html

Czech MP says Russian strikes on infrastructure “war crimes,” form of “genocide”
The strikes of the Russian army on the critical infrastructure of Ukraine are war crimes and a form of genocide of the Ukrainian people. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3605616-czech-mp-says-russian-strikes-on-infrastructure-war-crimes-form-of-genocide.html

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State arrives in Kyiv
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Karen Donfried arrived in Kyiv to discuss further support for Ukraine. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-polytics/3605555-us-assistant-secretary-of-state-arrives-in-kyiv.html

Erdogan set to discuss “grain corridors” with Zelensky, Putin
In the coming days, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan intends to hold talks with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky and Russian leader Vladimir Putin on the issue of further operations of “grain corridors” in the Black Sea. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-polytics/3605546-erdogan-set-to-discuss-grain-corridors-with-zelensky-putin.html

Ukraine, Estonia united in fighting Russian propaganda – Minister
Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine Oleksandr Tkachenko held a meeting with the First Vice-Speaker of the Riigikogu of Estonia, Helir-Valdor Seeder, and the Ambassador to Ukraine, Kaimo Kuuska, to discuss efforts to fight against Russian propaganda. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-society/3605527-ukraine-and-estonia-united-in-fighting-russian-propaganda-minister.html

Belarus authorities reportedly detaining relatives of local volunteers who died fighting for Ukraine – media Relatives of Belarusian volunteers, who were killed in action fighting for Ukraine against Russia, are being detained in Belarus. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-society/3605518-belarus-authorities-reportedly-detaining-relatives-of-local-volunteers-who-died-fighting-for-ukraine-media.html

This year, allies provide Ukraine weapons worth 86% of Russia’s military budget – Kyslytsya
The total defense and security assistance  provided to Ukraine by Western nations in the current year stands at EUR 41.3 billion, which is 86% of the military budget of the aggressor power, the Russian Federation. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3605507-this-year-allies-provide-ukraine-weapons-worth-86-of-russias-military-budget-kyslytsya.html

Ukraine’s Cabinet dismissies Naftogaz Board Chairman Vitrenko
The Cabinet of Ministers has dismissed Yury Vitrenko from the position of chairman of the board of Naftogaz of Ukraine. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-economy/3605531-ukraines-cabinet-dismissies-naftogaz-board-chairman-vitrenko.html

Giving stage to Putin compromises G20 – MFA Ukraine
Russia, which seeks to achieve its goals through death and destruction, adds no value to the G20.

NSDC secretary names mastermind behind Ukraine’s energy infrastructure destruction
The main ideologue of the idea to obliterate Ukraine’s energy infrastructure is Serhiy Kiriyenko, the deputy chief of the Russian President’s Administration.

Zelensky, Macron discuss defense capabilities, infrastructure reconstruction
President Volodymyr Zelensky in a phone call with French President Emmanuel Macron announced specific decisions on strengthening Ukraine’s defense capabilities and initiatives to restore destroyed energy infrastructure.

Ukraine’s Air Force downs six Shahed-136 drones overnight
Ukraine’s Air Force shot down six Shahed-136 kamikaze drones used by Russia in an attempted attack on Ukraine from the north-eastern direction overnight.

Three more ships with Ukrainian grain leave ports of Odesa region
Three ships with Ukrainian grain left the ports of Odesa region on November 1. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-economy/3605442-three-more-ships-with-ukrainian-grain-leave-ports-of-odesa-region.html

Zelensky discusses food security with Cambodian prime minister
President Volodymyr Zelensky in a phone call with Prime Minister of Cambodia Samdeh Hun Sen stated that Ukraine will remain the guarantor of food security for the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and thanked for Ukraine’s support in the UN. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-polytics/3605430-zelensky-discuss-food-security-with-cambodian-prime-minister.html

Ukraine, Slovakia extend agreement on increased gas imports
Ukraine’s Gas Transmission System Operator (TSO) and Slovakia’s operator Eustream a.s. have extended the validity period of the increased firm capacity for natural gas imports to Ukraine https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-economy/3605421-ukraine-slovakia-extend-agreement-on-increased-gas-imports.html

Presentation of new song ‘We Ukrainians, We Can Do Everything’
On November 1, at 2:00 p.m., the presentation of the new song “We Ukrainians, We Can Do Everything” will take place. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-other_news/3604929-presentation-of-new-song-we-ukrainians-we-can-do-everything.html

Zelensky: Victories in skies come at a high cost, F-15 and F-16 would help
The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are heroically fighting against the Russian invaders using the equipment inferior to enemy’s aircraft, so modern equipment is needed. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3605405-zelensky-victories-in-skies-come-at-a-high-cost-f15-and-f16-would-help.html

United States to send eight NASAMS to Ukraine — Pentagon
The U.S. government will transfer eight NASAMS air defense systems to Ukraine, and two of them will arrive in Ukraine in the near future. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3605375-united-states-to-send-eight-nasams-systems-to-ukraine-pentagon.html

Briefing: Russia’s execution of terror to destroy critical infrastructure of Kyiv region
On November 1, at 1:00 p.m., a briefing will be held on the topic: “Russia’s execution of terror to destroy the critical infrastructure of Kyiv region.” https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-other_news/3604926-briefing-russias-execution-of-terror-to-destroy-critical-infrastructure-of-kyiv-region.html

Arms, air defense: Reznikov meets with Czech defense minister
The Ministers of Defense of Ukraine and the Czech Republic, Oleksii Reznikov and Jana Černochová, discussed further cooperation in strengthening the Armed Forces of Ukraine. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3605355-arms-air-defense-reznikov-meets-with-czech-defense-minister.html

Russian mobilization in Crimea constitutes another violation of international law – EU
The European Union has condemned the illegal “partial” mobilization that Russia is conducting on the territory of the temporarily occupied Crimea, as well as the conscription campaign for the Russian army, which has begun today on the Ukrainian peninsula. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-polytics/3605350-russian-mobilization-in-crimea-constitutes-another-violation-of-international-law-eu.html

Briefing: Russian missile strikes on Ukraine
On November 1, at 12:30 p.m., a briefing will be held on the topic: “Russian missile strikes on Ukraine.” https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-other_news/3604922-briefing-russian-missile-strikes-on-ukraine.html

Explosions heard on Mariupol–Donetsk road near Volnovakha
Explosions are heard on Mariupol–Donetsk road in the area of the Russian-captured town of Volnovakha near Mariupol which the enemy daily uses to transport military equipment. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3605325-explosions-heard-on-mariupoldonetsk-road-near-volnovakha.html

Warehouses damaged in Poltava region due to drone attacks
Last night, Russian terrorists launched four drone strikes on Poltava region, damaging warehouses. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3605318-warehouses-damaged-in-poltava-region-due-to-drone-attacks.html

MFA: Putin’s invitation to G20 summit must be revoked
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine demands to expel Russia from the G20 after Vladimir Putin had publicly acknowledged he ordered missile strikes on Ukraine’s infrastructure. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-polytics/3605296-mfa-putins-invitation-to-g20-summit-must-be-revoked.html

Russians killed five civilians in Ukraine in past day
Yesterday, October 31, five civilians were killed and nine more were injured as a result of Russian aggression in Ukraine. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3605271-russians-killed-five-civilians-in-ukraine-in-past-day.html

Russians hit Kramatorsk with 14 rockets at night
Russian troops hit Kramatorsk with 14 rockets. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3605253-russians-hit-kramatorsk-with-14-rockets-at-night.html

Invaders shell Sumy region, eight explosions recorded
The Russians shelled the Znob-Novhorodske community in Sumy region at night: eight mines slammed. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3605248-invaders-shell-sumy-region-eight-explosions-recorded.html

Russia’s military death toll in Ukraine rises to 72,470
From February 24 to November 1, the Armed Forces of Ukraine eliminated about 72,470 Russian soldiers, including 650 invaders over the past day. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3605221-russias-military-death-toll-in-ukraine-rises-to-72470.html

Russian troops attack Mykolaiv with S-300 missiles
Russian invaders attacked Mykolaiv with S-300 missiles at night, destroying an educational institution, residential buildings and killing a civilian. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3605214-russian-troops-attack-mykolaiv-with-s300-missiles.html

Thirty-four torture chambers, illegal prisons discovered in areas liberated from Russians
In the territories of Ukraine liberated from the Russians, law enforcement officers discovered 34 torture chambers and prisons set up by the invaders. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3605205-thirtyfour-torture-chambers-illegal-prisons-discovered-in-areas-liberated-from-russians.html

Russian forces launch 60 missile and 15 air strikes over past 24 hours
The enemy carried out 60 missile and 15 air strikes and used multiple rocket launchers more than 45 times on Monday, October 31. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3605180-russian-forces-launch-60-missile-and-15-air-strikes-over-past-24-hours.html

Ukrainian law enforcement officers record more than 300 cases of genocide – top prosecutor Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began in late February, Ukrainian law enforcement officers have recorded more than 300 facts that can be defined as genocide, with five proceedings already being investigated. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3605179-ukrainian-law-enforcement-officers-record-more-than-300-cases-of-genocide-top-prosecutor.html

Enemy fired 78 missiles at civilian targets in Ukraine on Oct 31 – army chief
Russian forces fired 55 Kh-101 cruise missiles, a Kh-59 guided air missile, 22 S-300 anti-aircraft missiles and five drones at civilian targets in Ukraine on October 31. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3605175-enemy-fired-78-missiles-at-civilian-targets-in-ukraine-on-oct-31-army-chief.html

Ukraine forces strike enemy positions in country’s south about 180 times on Oct 31
Artillery and rocket units of Ukraine’s Defense Forces struck Russian positions and areas of concentration of enemy forces in southern Ukraine about 180 times on October 31. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3605172-ukraine-forces-strike-enemy-positions-in-countrys-south-about-180-times-on-oct-31.html

Pentagon tracking ‘explosions’ in Sevastopol – senior U.S. military official
The U.S. Department of Defense is “tracking reports of an alleged attack against Russian navy vessels in Sevastopol,” a city in Crimea on the Black Sea. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3605167-pentagon-tracking-explosions-in-sevastopol-senior-us-military-official.html

Three enemy drones shot down over Poltava region
Enemy UAVs were detected over the Poltava region, and three of them were shot down