The USA consider the start of peace talks after the capture of Kherson
1 Donbass The Joint Center for the Control and Coordination reported that over the past night, the center of the city of Donetsk was attacked with US-made MLRS. «The enemy fired from their positions to the north-west of Donetsk. 6 rockets from US-made MLRS ’’M142 HIMARS’’ were fired» — the center reported. The control building of the Donetsk railway got a direct hit. The buildings nearby were damaged as well. The windows of the «Central» hotel building were damaged. Buildings on the Artem Street and Mayakovsky Avenue were damaged in the same way. There were no victims. The attack took place at about 3 AM. By 9 AM the fire in the control building of the Donetsk railways was contained. Initially, 20 rescue vehicles and more than 80 rescuers were sent to fight fire. 40 rescuers are working right now in the area.
2 Ukraine The official representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov, reported during a briefing on 7th of November about an another shelling of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. “During the day, the Ukrainian artillery forces fired 7 large-caliber shells at the industrial zone of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. The shelling by the Ukrainian artillery was carried out from the village of Vyshetarasovka, in the Dnipropetrovsk region, controlled by Ukraine» — Igor Konashenkov explained and added that the Ukrainian artillery was suppressed by the Russian artillery. At the moment, the radiation level in the nuclear power plant is normal.
3 Donbass The Russian Ministry of Defense refuted the statements of bloggers who published an information, supposedly on behalf of the marines from the 155th brigade of the Russian Pacific Fleet, currently taking part in the special military operation, about the «high and useless losses in people and vehicles» — the RIA NEWS reported. The ministry stated that the aforementioned unit have been conducting effective offensive operations in the Ugledar direction against the Ukrainian forces and foreign mercenaries for more than 10 days so far. The current advance in the area of responsibility of the brigade is up to 5 kilometers deep into the Ukrainian defensive positions. «Thanks to the competent actions of the commanders of the units — the losses of the marines over this time period do not exceed 1% of the combat strength, plus 7% are wounded. A significant part of them have already returned to the duty» — the ministry stated.
4 Ukraine «The USA and the NATO consider it possible to start the peace talks on Ukraine if Kiev retakes Kherson, the battle for which has both the strategic and the diplomatic importance» — the TASS reported while citing the Italian newspaper «La Repubblica». «La Repubblica» reported that the USA is in a constant communication on this issue with Brussels and the US allies. The USA talks about this idea with the Ukrainian authorities as well. ’’La Repubblica’’ added that it is no coincidence that the USA and the NATO confirmed the shipment of air defense missiles, against drones, for Ukraine. The idea is that the return of Kherson, a strategic goal in terms of access to the sea and control over the water resources, can change the course of the conflict, and after its conquest, negotiations can be started from a position of strength. «La Repubblica’’ added that the USA admitted the on-going direct contact with Moscow in order to prevent the conflict from a nuclear escalation. The contact has been going on for months.
5 Russia — Ukraine The Deputy head of the administration of the Kherson region, Kirill Stremousov, stated that the last ship, which transported the locals to the left bank of the Dnieper, has left Kherson. «The road was closed from the left to the right bank. We do not recommend returning to the city» — he stated on his Telegram channel. He clarified that in the future the residents of the right bank will be able to travel to the left bank on their own, if they want to. The authorities will provide all the necessary help. All life support systems of Kherson continue to function — he added. Each evacuated resident will be able to receive a one-time payment of 100,000 rubles, and a housing certificate. It can be done on the left bank of the Dnieper river, or in other regions of Russia — the RIA NEWS reported.
6 Russia — Ukraine «The Russian authorities are open to the negotiations with Ukraine, but currently there is no such opportunity to do so since Ukraine has ruled out such interaction at the legislative level» — the Russian presidential spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told to the reporters on 7th of November. Vladimir Putin reminded that the desire of the Ukrainian authorities to participate in the negotiations disappeared immediately after the withdrawal of the Russian troops from Kiev. The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, urged to take seriously the statement that the delay in negotiations between Moscow and Kiev only escalates the situation, and significantly reduces the possibility of an agreement.
Constantine Reztsov, specially for the ANNA NEWS