November 17, 2022

Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russia carries out 25 missile strikes, five airstrikes

Ukraine Defense Ministry

During the day, Russia carried out 5 air strikes and 25 missile strikes, carried out more than 10 attacks from MLRS systems. Russian occupiers launched rocket attacks on civilian infrastructure objects in the settlements of Dnipro and Odesa, Balakleya in Kharkiv region, Vilniansk in Zaporizhia region, Nikopol in Dnipropetrovsk region, and Ochakiv in Mykolaiv region.

The Ukrainian side will join the work of the joint international investigative commission at the site of the fall of the rocket in Poland – Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

The more forms of terror Russia will use in this war, the more money the world will spend on weapons and defense – address by the President of Ukraine to the participants of the Bloomberg New Economy Forum.

We are returning everything to have normal life in Kherson region, Mykolaiv region – address by President of Ukraine.

Already today, many investors believe in the victory of Ukraine and want to come when the war ends – Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

UN resolution on payment of reparations to Ukraine to become basis for compensation from aggressor country – Head of State.

Any issues related to end of war in Ukraine should be discussed in public – Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Symbol of irreversibility of changes in social relations: Olena Zelenska presents printed “Barrier-free Handbook” in Kyiv.

A number of countries found themselves on the brink of a new famine precisely because Russia started a war of aggression against Ukraine – Andriy Yermak at a meeting on the implementation of the Grain from Ukraine initiative.

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister: I spoke to Zbigniew Rau. Ukraine and Poland will cooperate constructively and openly on the incident caused by Russian missile terror against Ukraine. Our experts are already in Poland. We expect them to swiftly get access to the site in cooperation with Polish law enforcement.

I had a call with Secretary Blinken right during another massive missile attack on Ukraine this morning. We share the view that Russia bears full responsibility for its missile terror and its consequences on the territory of Ukraine, Poland, and Moldova.I thanked the U.S. for its crucial defense assistance and emphasized that deliveries of air defense systems to Ukraine need to be sped up. NASAMS have proved their efficiency already. I am also convinced that the time for “Patriots” has come.

MFA of Ukraine on the first verdicts to individuals responsible for downing of the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17: verdicts of the Court are remarkable event in the context of the establishment of justice and the inevitability of punishment for commission of crimes. Ukraine will continue coordinating efforts with its partners to establish truth and justice for the victims of the MH17 tragedy.

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02 to 17.11 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 83110 (+400) persons were liquidated,

tanks ‒ 2878 (+7),

APV ‒ 5804 (+7),

artillery systems – 1860 (+0),

MLRS – 393 (+0),

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 209 (+0),

aircraft – 278 (+0),

helicopters – 261 (+0),

UAV operational-tactical level – 1531 (+6),

cruise missiles ‒ 474 (+0),

warships / boats ‒ 16 (+0),

vehicles and fuel tanks – 4362 (+2),

special equipment ‒ 160 (+0).

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