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As of November 9, the Luxembourg government has frozen about €5,5 billion of Russian individuals and legal entities. It is about a third of all Russian assets blocked on the territory of the European Union. – Jean Asselborn, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg


On November 8, the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed an enemy anti-aircraft missile system “Tor”, a Russian self-propelled large-caliber howitzer “Acacia”, 2 enemy mortars, and 2 Russian ammunition depots in the South of Ukraine. – Operational Command “South”


Russian occupiers attacked the Dnipropetrovsk region with «Shahed-136» kamikaze drones at night on November 9. 4 people were injured and hospitalized. Local residential buildings, enterprises, and a power line were damaged. Ukrainian air defense forces shot down 5 Iranian «Shahed-136» kamikaze drones. – Valentyn Reznichenko, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration


Russian aggressors fired missiles at the Donetsk region on November 8. 3 people were killed. 11 citizens were injured. – Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 9 November (approximation): 77950 troops; 2801 tanks; 5666 armored vehicles; 1802 artillery systems; 393 MLRS; 205 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 278 aircraft; 260 helicopters; 4227 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 16 military boats; 1483 tactical UAVs; 159 special military equipment; 399 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


At night on November 9, Ukrainian air defense forces shot down 5 Iranian «Shahed-136» kamikaze drones and a Russian Orlan-10 drone in the Zaporizhzhia region. – Press service of the Air Force Command of UA Armed Forces


The European Commission has announced a plan to provide Ukraine with regular macro-financial assistance of €1,5 billion every month in 2023. The total amount of assistance is €18 billion. – Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission


After Russian attacks on Ukrainian critical infrastructure, 17 EU member states have sent 500 power generators to Ukraine. – Olha Stefanishyna, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine


On November 9, 3 more ships left Ukrainian ports “Odesa”, “Chornomorsk”, and “Pivdennyi” through the “grain corridor”. 21,6 tons of Ukrainian oil are on board, heading to countries of Europe and Asia. – Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine


The German government has transferred to Ukraine a new military aid package. In particular, it includes 30 MRAP vehicles DINGO, Iris-T SLM missles, 4 anti-drone sensors and jammers, 18 reconnaissance drones, 5 tank transporter tractors M1070 Oshkosh, and a lift truck. – Official website of the Federal government of Germany


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, Ukrainian air defense forces have shot down more than 400 Iranian «Shahed-136» kamikaze drones used by Russian troops in different regions of Ukraine. – Yurii Ihnat, Spokesman for the Air Force Command of UA Armed Forces


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Zaporizhzhia, the Donetsk, the Kharkiv, the Sumy, the Luhansk, the Mykolaiv, the Kherson, and the Dnipropetrovsk regions. 11 people were killed. 24 citizens were injured, including 1 child [conservative estimates, real numbers are likely higher]. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

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