NATO allies of Ukraine have promised more arms and equipment to help restore power supplies to the country as President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said his forces were defending against attempted Russian advances in multiple regions.
Ukraine’s General Staff said on Wednesday November 30, its forces had repelled six Russian attacks in the past 24 hours in the eastern Donbas region, even as Russian artillery relentlessly shelled the right bank of the Dnipro River and Kherson city in the south.
Ukrainians ran into bomb shelters after air-raid warning sirens, as Russian forces pounded Ukrainian targets in the Donbas with artillery, mortar and tank fire.
Zelenskiy said the Russian military was also attacking in Luhansk in the east and Kharkiv an area Ukraine recaptured in September.
“The situation at the front is difficult,” Zelenskiy said in his video address.
“Despite extremely large losses, the occupiers are still trying to advance” in Donetsk, Luhansk and Kharkiv. And “they are planning something in the south,” he said.
Foreign ministers from the NATO alliance, including U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, began a two-day meeting in Bucharest, seeking ways both to keep Ukrainians safe and warm and to sustain Kyiv’s military through this winter.