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Here’s betting that the Istanbul attack is Putin’s payback for Turkey blocking a Russian warship from returning to the Black Sea via the Turkish Straits:
Paris terrorist identified as Russian born in Chechnya as parents held for questioning by police: The attacker, who was born in 1997, shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ as he slashed at the throats of innocent bystanders in Paris’ Opera area” By Natalie EvansUS Editor (Digital)Peter AllenFrance Correspondent, 07:00, 13 May 2018 https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/paris-terrorist-identified-russian-born-12526679
Tamerlan Anzorovich Tsarnaev (/ˌtæmərˈlɑːn ˌtsɑːrˈnaɪɛf/; October 21, 1986 – April 19, 2013)[note 1] was an American-based Russian terrorist of Chechen and Avar descent[3][4] who, with his brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, planted pressure cooker bombs at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.[1][5][6][7] The bombings killed three people and reportedly injured as many as 264 others.[8] He emigrated to the United States in 2004 at the age of 18.[9] At the time of the bombings, Tsarnaev was an aspiring boxer.[10]”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamerlan_Tsarnaev#Visit_to_Russia_and_return_to_the_United_States

Is Al Qaeda a Tool of the Kremlin? An Interview with the Murdered Alexander Litvinenko

Sunday 13 November 2022

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Zelensky sends condolences over Istanbul blast
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has expressed his condolences over an explosion in Istanbul that killed at least six people and injured more than 80 others. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-polytics/3613625-zelensky-sends-condolences-over-istanbul-blast.html

U.S. position regarding support for President Zelensky and Ukraine remains the same – White House The U.S. approach remains the same: Washington will continue to support Ukraine and strengthen its positions in order to put an end to Russian aggression on the terms of the Ukrainian side during negotiations, the time for which will be determined by Ukraine itself.

In Kherson region, enemy left behind the same atrocities as in other regions – Zelensky
In Kherson region, the Russian army left behind the same atrocities as in other regions of Ukraine, where it was able to enter. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3613611-in-kherson-region-enemy-left-behind-the-same-atrocities-as-in-other-regions-zelensky.html

United States preparing new defense aid package for Ukraine – Sullivan
Jake Sullivan, national security adviser to the U.S. president, has said that the United States is preparing a new package of military support for Ukraine, which will have an amount similar to previous packages. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3613603-united-states-preparing-new-defense-aid-package-for-ukraine-sullivan.html

Rolling blackouts to be introduced in Kyiv and eight regions on Nov 14 – Ukrenergo
Rolling blackouts will be applied in Kyiv and eight regions across Ukraine on Monday, November 14. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-economy/3613587-rolling-blackouts-to-be-introduced-in-kyiv-and-eight-regions-on-nov-14-ukrenergo.html

Head of Nikopol district warns about threat of artillery shelling
The head of the Nikopol district, Dnipropetrovsk region, warned residents of the coastal areas about the threat of night artillery shelling. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3613571-head-of-nikopol-district-warns-about-threat-of-artillery-shelling.html

Air defense systems activated in Zaporizhzhia
Explosions have been heard in some districts of Zaporizhzhia city. Air defense systems have activated. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3613567-air-defense-systems-activated-in-zaporizhzhia.html

Kherson pharmacies to resume work after demining – region’s governor
Most pharmacies in Kherson city were closed during the occupation. They will resume their work after demining. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-society/3613566-kherson-pharmacies-to-resume-work-after-demining-regions-governor.html

Occupiers building up troops near Melitopol
Stabilization measures are ongoing in the liberated settlements of Kherson region. Meanwhile, Russian occupation forces set up fortifications in the area of Melitopol, Zaporizhzhia region. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3613537-occupiers-building-up-troops-near-melitopol.html

Briefing ‘Budget 2023’
On November 14, at 3:30 p.m., a briefing on the topic: “Budget-2023”.  https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-other_news/3613558-briefing-budget-2023.html

Briefing ‘Consequences of Russian missile attacks on Ukraine. Work of the Air Force’
On November 14, at 1:00 p.m., a briefing will be held on the topic: “Consequences of Russian missile attacks on Ukraine. Work of the Air Force”.  https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-other_news/3613557-briefing-consequences-of-russian-missile-attacks-on-ukraine-work-of-the-air-force.html

Armed Forces of Ukraine liberate Makiyivka village in Luhansk region
The Armed Forces of Ukraine regained the village of Makiyivka, Luhansk region.

Press conference ‘Announcement of the plan of events for the Day of Dignity and Freedom’
On November 14, at 12:00, a press conference will be held on the topic: “Announcement of the plan of events for the Day of Dignity and Freedom.”  https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-other_news/3613554-press-conference-announcement-of-the-plan-of-events-for-the-day-of-dignity-and-freedom.html

General Staff: Ukrainian aircraft launch 16 strikes on enemy today
During the day, the Ukrainian aircraft have launched 16 strikes on the enemy and hit 10 areas of personnel, weapons and military equipment buildup. The gunners also struck 10 buildups of enemy troops. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3613529-general-staff-ukrainian-aircraft-launch-16-strikes-on-enemy-today.html

Luxembourg sends 3D scanners to Ukraine to help uncover Russian war crimes
Luxembourg recently sent 30 3D scanners to Ukraine, which can be used to scan large areas and collect pieces of evidence relating to war crimes on the newly liberated territories. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3613518-luxembourg-sends-3d-scanners-to-ukraine-to-help-uncover-russian-war-crimes.html

Russians going on offensive in three directions of Donetsk region
The Russian occupation forces build defense lines on the left bank of the Dnipro River, while at the same time going on the offensive in Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Novopavlivka directions.

Ukrainian paratrooper has already downed more than 15 Russian drones, 2 helicopters
A paratrooper from Zhytomyr, code name “Celt”, has already shot down more than 15 Russian UAVs and two Ka-52 helicopters. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3613499-ukrainian-paratrooper-has-already-downed-more-than-15-russian-drones-2-helicopters.html

Ukrainian mobile communication restored in Kherson
Ukrainian mobile communication coverage has been restored in Kherson.

Ukraine’s Air Force strikes enemy equipment buildups in Kakhovka district
Ukraine’s Air Force struck enemy equipment buildups in Kakhovka district, while missile and artillery units have completed 40 fire missions since the beginning of the day. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3613481-ukraines-air-force-strikes-enemy-equipment-buildups-in-kakhovka-district.html

179 settlements de-occupied in southern Ukraine over past week
Ukraine’s Defense Forces have liberated 179 settlements on the right bank of the Dnieper with a total area of more than 4.5 thousand square kilometers over the past week. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3613471-179-settlements-deoccupied-in-southern-ukraine-over-past-week.html

Russians launch artillery strikes on border areas of Sumy region, Chernihiv region
Russian troops have again launched artillery strikes on the border areas of the Sumy region and the Chernihiv region. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3613454-russians-launch-artillery-strikes-on-border-areas-of-sumy-region-chernihiv-region.html

Health facilities come under enemy fire in Donetsk region’s Toretsk
Russian troops have shelled a hospital, maternity home and preventative clinic in the Donetsk region’s Toretsk. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3613449-health-facilities-come-under-enemy-fire-in-donetsk-regions-toretsk.html

Mykolaiv residents to receive water after demining and repair works in Kherson region
The supply of water to the city of Mykolaiv will be restored immediately as demining and repair works are completed within the Dnipro-Mykolaiv water pipeline in the Kherson region. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3613440-mykolaiv-residents-to-receive-water-after-demining-and-repair-works-in-kherson-region.html

National Guard members destroy enemy tank, two IFVs in Donetsk region
The special forces of the National Guard of Ukraine have destroyed another convoy of Russian armored vehicles moving towards the positions of Ukrainian defenders. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3613422-national-guard-members-destroy-enemy-tank-two-ifvs-in-donetsk-region.html

UkrLandFarming’s base worth $270M robbed by Russians in Kherson region
Russian invaders have stolen about 100,000 tonnes of sunflower seeds and corn, harvesters, tractors and other equipment owned by Ukraine’s agricultural company UkrLandFarming in the Kherson region. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-economy/3613412-ukrlandfarmings-base-worth-270m-robbed-by-russians-in-kherson-region.html

Marines raise Ukrainian flag in Kherson region’s Lvove
The 35th Separate Marine Infantry Brigade named after Rear-Admiral Mykhailo Ostrohradskyi has raised the Ukrainian flag in the Kherson region’s village of Lvove.

Russia closes passage to ships sailing into Sea of Azov
Russia has closed the passage of any ships, except Russian ones, into the Sea of Azov. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3613389-russia-closes-passage-to-ships-sailing-into-sea-of-azov.html

British intelligence explains why military training returns to Russian schools
By returning to schools a military training course, the Russian authorities seek to install an ideology of patriotism and trust in public institutions in the Russian population. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-society/3613339-british-intelligence-explains-why-military-training-returns-to-russian-schools.html

Russian troops gang-rape 12-year-old girl in eastern Ukraine – intercept
A group of Russian soldiers have brutally raped a 12-year-old girl in the temporarily occupied territory of Luhansk region. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3613333-russian-troops-gangrape-12yearold-girl-in-eastern-ukraine-intercept.html

Ukraine’s Marines eliminate eight Russian invaders in past day
Military units of the Ukrainian Navy’s Marine Corps eliminated eight Russian invaders over the past day. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3613330-ukraines-marines-eliminate-eight-russian-invaders-in-past-day.html

Black Sea: 14 Russian warships on combat duty, one of them carrying Kalibr missiles
Russia is keeping 14 warships on combat duty in the Black Sea, including a Kalibr cruise missile carrier, as well as five missile carriers in the Mediterranean, with 76 missiles on board. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3613323-black-sea-14-russian-warships-on-combat-duty-one-of-them-carrying-kalibr-missiles.html

South Korea president vows increase in humanitarian aid to Ukraine
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol has promised to increase the volume of humanitarian aid delivered to Ukraine amid the Russian invasion. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-polytics/3613316-south-korea-president-wows-increase-in-humanitarian-aid-to-ukraine.html

Ukraine erecting wall on border with Belarus
Deputy Head of the Ukrainian President’s Office, Kyrylo Tymoshenko, showed how the wall on the border with Belarus is being constructed. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3613315-ukraine-erecting-wall-on-border-with-belarus.html

Those spreading “fake news” on Russian army must be stripped of citizenship, Putin proposes President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation introduced an amendment to the draft law on the possibility of revocation of acquired citizenship, which was approved at first reading. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-polytics/3613312-those-spreading-fake-news-on-russian-army-must-be-stripped-of-citizenship-putin-proposes.html

No “business as usual” at G20 summit – Sunak
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has promised to call out Putin’s regime at the G20 summit in Bali. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-polytics/3613309-no-business-as-usual-at-g20-summit-sunak.html

Six civilians killed in Russian attacks on Ukraine’s territory over past day
On November 12, 2022, six civilians were killed and three injured in Russian attacks on the territory of Ukraine. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3613276-six-civilians-killed-in-russian-attacks-on-ukraines-territory-over-past-day.html

Ukraine, United States announce cooperation on Clean Fuels from SMR pilot project
As part of the UN’s COP27 Climate Conference, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and Ukrainian Energy Minister German Galushchenko announced cooperation on a Ukraine Clean Fuels from Small Modular Reactors (SMR) pilot project. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-economy/3613271-ukraine-united-states-announce-cooperation-on-clean-fuels-from-smr-pilot-project.html

Russians strike village in Zaporizhzhia district with MLRS, houses damaged
Russian troops have struck a village in the Zaporizhzhia district with multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS). https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3613253-russians-strike-village-in-zaporizhzhia-district-with-mlrs-houses-damaged.html

Politically and mentally Russia not mature enough to hold real talks – Podolyak
Politically and mentally Russia is still not mature enough to hold real talks and withdraw troops from Ukraine. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3613250-politically-and-mentally-russia-not-mature-enough-to-hold-real-talks-podolyak.html

Russian armed aggression affects over 1,260 children in Ukraine
A total of 430 children have been killed and over 830 injured in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3613230-russian-armed-aggression-affects-over-1260-children-in-ukraine.html

Ideological fracture igniting in Kremlin after Russia’s withdrawal from Kherson – ISW
Russia’s withdrawal from the city of Kherson is igniting an ideological fracture between pro-war figures and Russian President Vladimir Putin. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3613223-ideological-fracture-igniting-in-kremlin-after-russias-withdrawal-from-kherson-isw.html

Ukraine Army eliminates about 80,860 enemy troops
Russia has already lost about 80,860 troops in Ukraine (+650 over the past day).

Russians killed two residents of Donetsk region in past day
The Russian army killed two residents of Donetsk region and injured another person yesterday. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3613174-russians-killed-two-residents-of-donetsk-region-in-past-day.html

Ukrzaliznytsia works towards restoring link with Kherson
Oleksandr Kamyshin, CEO of Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railways), visited the liberated Kherson and pledged to restore the rail link with the city soon. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-society/3613172-ukrzaliznytsia-works-towards-restoring-link-with-kherson.html

Two women injured in strike on Nikopol district
The enemy shelled Nikopol district, Dnipropetrovsk region, injuring two civilians and damaging dozens of houses. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3613169-two-women-injured-in-strike-on-nikopol-district.html

Tension between local and Russian military rising in Belarus
In Brest region of Belarus, where the newly arrived units of the armed forces of the Russian Federation are stationed, social tension is rising significantly. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3613167-tension-between-local-and-russian-military-rising-in-belarus.html

Russia keeps 18 ships, including missile carrier, in Black Sea
Russia keeps 18 ships and boats, including one missile carrier with eight Kalibr missiles onboard, in the Black Sea. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3613160-russia-keeps-18-ships-including-missile-carrier-in-black-sea.html

Guterres wants peace between Ukraine and Russia only based on UN Charter
UN Secretary-General António Guterres believes that Ukraine–Russia dialogue is necessary which would contribute to the establishment of peace based on the UN Charter – that is, under the condition of the full restoration of the integrity of Ukraine within internationally recognized borders. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-polytics/3613156-guterres-wants-peace-between-ukraine-and-russia-only-based-on-un-charter.html

Invaders continue destroying Mariupol to erase traces of crimes – city council
In the temporarily captured Mariupol, the Russian military continues to demolish the houses they damaged to hide the traces of their crimes. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3613153-invaders-continue-destroying-mariupol-to-erase-traces-of-crimes-city-council.html

Defense Forces eliminated 40 invaders in south in past day
Ukraine’s Air Force units struck the enemy buildups in the south twice over the past day, eliminating 40 invaders. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3613152-defense-forces-eliminate-40-invaders-in-south-in-past-day.html

Enemy strikes Dnipropetrovsk region with heavy artillery
The Russian army late on November 12 launched heavy artillery strikes on the Nikopol district of the Dnipropetrovsk region. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3613128-enemy-strikes-dnipropetrovsk-region-with-heavy-artillery.html