Sumy Oblast: Russians fire 157 shells and bombs targeting border settlements.
The Russians fired 157 shells and bombs on the border of Sumy Oblast over the past 24 hours.
Source: Head of Sumy Oblast Military Administration, Dmytro Zhyvytskyi, on Telegram
Quote: "Hromadas [administrative units are designating a town, village or several villages and their adjacent territories - ed.] of Bilopillia, Esman, Znob-Novgorodska, Krasnopillia, Khotin, Shalyhyne, Yunakivka, and Seredyna-Buda came under fire."
Details: The Russian troops targeted a drone at the borderline village of Yunakivkavillage. It dropped an VOG-17-type explosive. No casualties have been reported.
Russian soldiers shelled two villages with mortars in Bilopillia village. A total of 48 explosions have been documented.
The local community hall, six civilian residential buildings and a tractor on the premises of the farm were damaged.
A residential building caught fire following the Russian attack in another village. Two commercial facilities also got damaged.
Four border settlements in Seredyna-Buda village came under Russian fire. The Russians fired mortars and a total of 25 strikes were reported.
The Russian troops hit six more times with self-propelled guns. No property destruction has been reported.
Shalyhyne came under MLRS fire with 20 explosions reported.
The Russians fired mortars with 8 strikes reported on Krasnopillia hromada. They also fired artillery with 14 strikes reported. No property destruction has been reported.
The Russians opened fire on one of the villages using cannon artillery with 5 strikes reported at 21:00. The casualties and damage are being verified.
The Russians shelled two villages with mortars in Esman village. There were a total of 30 explosions in this area, and no casualties or property destruction have been reported at the moment.
In Znob-Novgorodska village, six mortar strikes were recorded on the outskirts of the border village. No property destruction has been reported.
The Russian troops used small arms in Khotin villagea, with eight machine gun bursts reported.
Russians carry out a missile strike on Pokrovsk city, hitting a school.
Russian occupiers have carried out six missile strikes on the city of Pokrovsk in Donetsk Oblast. Three missiles hit a school.
Source: Kyrylo Tymoshenko, the Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, on Telegram
Quote: "Russian terrorists have carried out six missile strikes on Pokrovsk. Three of them hit a school; one more hit a residential neighbourhood."
Details: According to Tymoshenko, the consequences of these strikes, as well as the location and results of another two, are currently being ascertained.
Zelensky hopes to establish effective cooperation with greece interms of restoring ukraine after war end.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has said that he
expects to establish effective cooperation with Greece in terms of restoring Ukraine's infrastructure after the end of the war.
"We are working with the Greek side in order to end the war, the Russian criminal aggression as soon as possible and return normal life to Ukraine … We will pay attention [during the upcoming conversation] to the issues of Ukraine's recovery after the fighting. I hope that we will be able to establish effective cooperation with Greece in the field of reconstruction," Zelensky said at a briefing with the Greek president in Kyiv on Thursday.
According to Zelensky, during a meeting with his Greek counterpart, he discussed energy threats to Ukraine and EU countries due to Russia's anti-European policy, as well as further opportunities for Greece to help Ukraine restore territorial integrity.
"It is important that the liberation of our entire land from the Russian occupiers will return security to those regions of Ukraine where the Greek community traditionally lives. Ukraine has become home to more than 100,000 Greeks, who live mainly in the eastern regions. Most of the towns and villages and houses of the Greek diaspora there have been destroyed by Russian terrorists. We must return justice to all the families of Ukrainian Greeks who lost their loved ones due to Russian aggression," the president said.
He also said that he expects Greece to take an active part in the creation of a Special International Tribunal for Crimes of Russian Aggression against Ukraine and a Special international compensation
Mechanism and thanked the Greek side for sending Ukraine the first batch of MBP-1. In turn, Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou said that Greece will provide support to Ukraine as much as necessary and will never recognize the illegal annexation of the regions of Ukraine to the territory of the Russian Federation. "Our position remains unchanged: the internationally recognized borders of Ukraine must be restored and violence must stop. We will not be able to forget the barbarism that happened in Mariupol, because of which Ukrainian citizens suffered. There are many people of Greek origin among them. But we do not forget Kyiv, Odesa, Bucha, Kharkiv, and the whole tragedy of ordinary Ukrainians," she said.
"We condemn the Russian aggression, which hits the infrastructure of your state, as it pushes the country to the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe. We demand that Russia be held accountable," Sakellaropoulou added.
In addition, according to her, Greece supports absolutely all sanctions against Russia, supports Ukraine's desire to join the EU and the provision of military assistance by NATO countries to Ukraine.
Switzerland refuses Germany to re-export ammunition for self-propelled gun gepard to Ukraine.
The Swiss government refused to grant Germany permission to re-export ammunition for self-propelled artillery installations Gepard to Ukraine, according to a press release published on the website of the government of the country.
It is noted that head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER), Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin, responded to a letter from the German Federal Minister of Defence, Christine Lambrecht, on behalf of the Federal Council, containing a request for Berlin to transfer 12,400 Swiss-made cartridges for Gepard installations to Ukraine, he again pointed to the observance of neutrality in Switzerland's relations with the Russian Federation and Ukraine.
The letter dated 21 October from the German defence minister, Christine Lambrecht, concerns approximately 12,400 rounds of 35mm ammunition of Swiss origin for the GEPARD anti-aircraft tank, which Germany would like to transfer to Ukraine.
“Under the principle of equal treatment in neutrality law, Switzerland cannot agree to a request for the transfer of war materiel of Swiss origin to Ukraine as long as the latter is involved in an international armed conflict. Moreover, the licensing criteria defined in the War Materiel Act also exclude the supply of war materiel to countries involved in an international armed conflict,” the Swiss government reported.
They note that as the legal situation remains unchanged, “approval of a transfer of Swiss war materiel by Germany to Ukraine is still not possible.”
“In his response, Federal Councillor Parmelin emphasised that Switzerland is resolutely committed to peace and security, but always in strict compliance with the law of neutrality and in keeping with its humanitarian tradition. As such, on 2 November the Federal Council adopted a Winter Aid Action Plan to support the people of Ukraine, under which Switzerland is making CHF 100 million available in addition to its existing humanitarian efforts in Ukraine and the region,” the press service of the Swiss government said.
Bodies of 868 civilians found in Donetsk, Kharkiv and Kherson regions, with children among them — police
Employees of the National Police of Ukraine found the bodies of 868 civilians, including 24 minors, during stabilization measures in the settlements of Donetsk, Kharkiv and Kherson regions liberated from Russian occupation.
As head of the Department of organizational and analytical support and operational response of the National Police Oleksiy Sergeyev told at a briefing on Thursday, only during the past day, on November 2, the bodies of 14 people were found in these regions.
"As of today, the National Police, in close cooperation with the security and defense forces, have provided stabilization measures and restoration of law and order in 375 settlements, 43 of them in Donetsk region, 244 in Kharkiv and 88 in Kherson. The approximate number of citizens who currently live in these territories is almost 86,000 ... 14 units of the position have been restored in the occupied territories, 10 of which are in Kharkiv region, two each in Donetsk and Kherson," he said.
In total, police investigators documented 2,670 war crimes, and since the beginning of martial law, they have started more than 41,000 criminal proceedings on the facts of the commission of war crimes by Russian occupiers and their accomplices on the territory of Ukraine. More than 30,000 criminal proceedings have been initiated under articles on violation of the laws and customs of war, almost 9,000 on encroachments on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine, and almost 2,000 on collaboration activities.
On the territory of de–occupied areas, the police found 34 dungeons and places of detention of citizens: 24 of them in Kharkiv region, three each in Kherson and Kyiv regions, two in Sumy, and one each in Donetsk and Chernihiv.
"Last week, on October 28, an inspection was carried out of the building of Petrivska gymnasium of Shevchenkivsky Village Council in Kharkiv region, where civilians were held, whom inhumans subjected to physical and psychological violence. According to these facts, investigators have launched 16 criminal proceedings, of which 11 have now been transferred under investigation to the Security Service of Ukraine," Serheyev said.
Police investigators also documented 27 places of incarceration, including torture and filtration camps, in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine and seven directly in the Russian Federation.
Mine clearance continues, more than 2,000 hectares have been examined, where 28.4 explosive objects have been seized.
Some 672 people and 2,400 vehicles that were wanted were found at checkpoints, 388 firearms, more than 80,000 cartridges and 704 grenades and explosive devices were seized. Some 4,700 people who may be involved in sabotage, terrorist and collaboration activities have also been identified, Serheyev said.