Russian forces scaled back their offensive on the eastern Ukrainian city of Avdiyivka, which they had been trying to capture since mid-October, and unofficial information from the region indicated that they had failed to capture the devastated southwestern city of Maryinka, as some sources had claimed. Russian the other day.

Ukrainian soldiers in a trench in Donetsk regionPhoto: Justin Yau / ddp USA / Profimedia

Basic information about the war in Ukraine, day 648, LIVETEXT:

08:49 Russia’s Human Rights Commissioner Tetiana Moskalkova and Ukraine’s Ombudsman Dmytro Lubinets plan to visit more prisoners of war held by the enemy, the Russian news agency RIA reported on Sunday.

“Russian military will be visited on the territory of Ukraine. Ukrainian military will be visited on the territory of Russia. There will be more such visits, we have a schedule,” said Moskalkova.

A brief summary of recent events:

  • Ukrainian forces will face a “severe” winter and a difficult year as Western intelligence estimates show no significant movement on the front lines in the coming months, Western officials and a senior U.S. military official told CNN.
  • In his video message on Saturday night, Volodymyr Zelenskyi spoke of a “productive” week for Ukraine, but at the same time, one in which Russia lost influence in two international institutions.
  • The Russians appeared to have made progress in Maryintsa, a “ghost town” in Ukraine with no civilians left, but later, including Russian sources, admitted there was no doubt that the town had been taken over by Moscow forces.
  • In the last week alone, Ukrainians seized more than 5,000 explosive devices. Since the beginning of the large-scale invasion, specialists have seized more than 150,000 explosive devices throughout Ukraine.
  • Ukrainian services requested to cancel Poroshenko’s travel permit due to the planned meeting with Orban, the Security Service of Ukraine reported.
  • VIDEO Two Ukrainian soldiers destroy a Russian assault group, while the operators of enemy drones look on in shock: “Damn, they’ve all been killed, can you believe it?”
  • The Ministry of Energy of Ukraine announced the temporary shutdown of the Zaporizhzhia NPP, which “could lead to a nuclear disaster”


  • Saturday’s events regarding Russian aggression were broadcast LIVE on