ASSESSMENT OF THE ROUPES TROOPS
A report from the Ukrainian Armed Forces on Russia’s combat losses as of November 20, relayed by the Kyiv Independent.
UPDATE ON THE SITUATION
The new British Prime Minister traveled to kyiv on Saturday to assure the Ukrainian President of his support. The opportunity for him to announce new military aid for Ukraine. Update on the situation in Ukraine, on this 270th day of war.
TO NEGOTIATE WITH RUSSIA IS TO SURRENDER, ACCORDS TO UKRAINE
Attempts by the West to push Ukraine to negotiate with Moscow after a series of major military victories by kyiv are “bizarre” and a demand for surrender, a key adviser to the Ukrainian presidency told AFP .
“When you have the initiative on the battlefield, it’s a bit strange to receive proposals like: you can’t do everything militarily anyway, lead the negotiations”said Mykhaïlo Podoliak in an interview with AFP, in his office at the presidency.
“This means that the country which attacks, which recovers its territories, must capitulate to the country which is losing”, he added.
US media recently reported that some senior officials were beginning to encourage Ukraine to consider talks, which President Volodymyr Zelensky has so far refused without first withdrawing Russian forces from all Ukrainian territory.
“Military victory is probably not, in the proper sense of the word, attainable by military means”, thus estimated on November 9 the highest American military official, General Mark Milley, estimating that there is “a window of opportunity for negotiation”.