Ukraine updates: Zelenskyy calls Russia ‘terrorist state’
17 November 2022 | 5:12 am
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told G20 leaders there was a "terrorist state" among them. Meanwhile, Berlin rejected the Ukrainian defense minister's call for a no-fly zone over the country. DW has the latest.
Foreign ministers from the world's major industrialized democracies reiterated their countries' support for Ukraine. They said they would continue providing Kyiv with military and humanitarian support.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said civilians should be evacuated from the region of Kherson. Meanwhile, the G7 agreed on the need for a mechanism to help Ukraine repair its critical infrastructure. DW has the latest.
Ukrainians are scrambling to repair buildings damaged by Russia. DW reporter Oleh Klymchuk visited villages in northern Ukraine that national forces liberated in spring to see how reconstruction efforts are coming along.
Chechnya's pro-Kremlin strongman Ramzan Kadyrov has sent soldiers to help Russia, but Ukraine has a battalion named after a Chechen independence leader. The battalion is full of Chechen volunteers determined to fight Russia.
Ukraine says it needs much more military support to win the war. As Europe’s biggest economy, much demand has fallen on Germany. But critics — including the Ukrainian government — say it has not delivered.
Russian airstrikes on power plants have left many Ukrainian cities with little or no electricity. Attacks have also knocked out water supplies in several areas. Fighting rages on, with multiple front lines across the country.
In an interview with FRANCE 24, US Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo discussed the sanctions imposed on Moscow in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. "The sanctions are working and that's why Russia is working so hard to evade them," he said. Adeyemo also discussed the cap on the price of Russian oil announced by the G7.
Pyongyang said it was not involved in arms dealings with Russia, and had no plans to do so. The US previously indicated North Korea was supplying Russia with artillery shells for its war in Ukraine.
Setting up a special international tribunal to try Russia's aggression against Ukraine would be an important signal, Claus Kress of the University of Cologne told DW — even if there were no convictions.
Moscow and New Delhi are seeking to boost trade ties. India is also one of the few countries not to have criticized Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
The war in Ukraine has upended the lives of many African students in the country. A young Nigerian student shares the story of how she managed to escape the invasion, and highlights what she hopes the future may hold.
President Zelenskyy is skeptical of Russia's withdrawal announcement, saying "the enemy does not bring us gifts." Meanwhile, a top US general said Russia's army has lost more than 100,000 personnel. DW has the latest.
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