As the war between Russia and Ukraine enters its 277th day, we take a look at the main developments.
This is the state of affairs on Sunday, November 27:
- The Dnipropetrovsk region was hit by five Russian attacks from multiple rocket launchers and heavy artillery, Governor Valentyn Reznichenko said. Several houses and other buildings were destroyed, but there were no casualties.
- At least 32 people have been killed by Russian shelling in southern Ukraine’s Kherson region since pro-Moscow forces withdrew two weeks ago, the head of Ukraine’s police said.
- Fleeing shelling, civilians poured out of the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson, which was recaptured weeks ago.
- Cold weather is slowing military activity on the front lines, the Institute for the Study of War think tank reported.
- Ukraine accused the Kremlin of reviving Josef Stalin’s “genocidal” tactics as Kiev commemorated a Soviet-era famine that killed millions of Ukrainians in the winter of 1932-33.
- Heavy snowfall was expected in the capital Kiev, with temperatures falling below freezing day and night. Millions of people in and around the Ukrainian capital still have little electricity and heat.
- Kiev mayor Vitali Klitschko said more than 3,000 specialists from a local utility company continued to work “round the clock” and managed to provide heat to more than 90 percent of residential buildings.
- While about a quarter of Kiev residents were without electricity, Klitschko said water supplies had returned to everyone in the city.
- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy hosted a summit in Kiev with allied nations to launch a plan to export $150 million worth of grain to countries most vulnerable to famine and drought.
- Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said Ukraine — despite its own financial problems — has $24 million to buy corn for countries like Yemen, Sudan, Kenya and Nigeria.
- Last year, Ukraine and Russia supplied about 30 percent of the world’s wheat and barley exports, 20 percent of corn and more than 50 percent of sunflower oil.
- Zelenskyy said the price for Russian marine oil should be capped at between $30 and $40 a barrel, lower than the level suggested by the G7 countries.