North Korea supplies Russia with more artillery shells than the EU furnishes Ukraine with. Ukrainians’ trust in the president and the government is high, while elections in wartime are unpopular, a survey finds. Russia has lost a record number of vehicles in a push on Avdiyivka.
Russia loses record number of vehicles in push on Avdiyivka
Russia has lost a record number of vehicles in a push on Avdiyivka, in Donetsk region. Russian forces are disregarding heavy losses and continue offensive operations to capture the city, the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) said.
A Ukrainian reserve officer [who goes by the username @Tatarigami_UA on X, formerly Twitter] published satellite imagery on October 23 and confirmed that the Russian military lost over 109 military vehicles near Avdiivka between October 10 and 20, ISW said. The reserve officer stated that the majority of Russian losses were primarily armored fighting vehicles, such as BMP-1 and BMP-2s and MT-LBs; T-72, T-64, and T-80 tanks; BTR armored personnel carriers; and other transport vehicles. The reserve officer stated that Russian vehicle losses around Avdiivka have surpassed Russian vehicle losses during the failed Siversky Donets crossing in May 2022 and will likely surpass Russian vehicle losses in the Vuhledar area between November 2022 and April 2023.
North Korea arms Russia better than EU arms Ukraine
North Korea arms Russia better than the EU arms Ukraine. “The EU promised Ukraine 1,000,000 artillery rounds. So far, we have delivered only 300,000. Meanwhile, North Korea delivered 350,000 to Russia,” Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gabrielius Landsbergis said on X, formerly Twitter.
“We surely have the resources to outperform North Korea. We should stop being frozen in the headlights while brave Ukrainians die,” Landsbergis added.
The European Union is falling behind on plans to provide Ukraine with a million artillery shells by March, Bloomberg said, citing people familiar with the matter. If North Korea sustains the recent scale and pace of military-related shipments, it will be on course to become one of Russia’s most significant foreign arms suppliers, alongside Iran and Belarus, the UK Defence Ministry said on October 26.
Ukrainians’ trust in president, government is high. Elections in wartime are unpopular, survey finds
Seventy-three per cent of Ukrainians trust President Zelenskyi, and 54 per cent trust the government chaired by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, a survey commissioned by the European Union Advisory Mission for Civilian Security Sector Reform Ukraine and conducted by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology finds.
Since Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Ukrainians’ trust in various aspects of the government and in the president has risen considerably, as the country “rallies around the flag,” the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology said.
Seventy-three per cent of Ukrainians trust the President, (while 21 per cent do not voice trust in him), and 54 per cent trust the government (while 38 per cent lack confidence in the government). Almost half of Ukrainians (49 per cent) trust the regional military administrations (and 34 per cent do not trust them). Also, half of Ukrainians (51 per cent) trust local authorities (and 38 per cent do not have confidence in them).
More than 60 per cent of Ukrainians say that elections should begin to be held only after the war ends, however long it lasts, a survey by the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) Center for Insights in Survey Research finds.
A majority of the Ukrainian people remain committed to democracy and elections after the war is over, the poll shows.
When asked: “Considering the war, if a decision about the necessity of elections is to be made, when should elections begin to be held?” 62 per cent of Ukrainians said: “Only after the war, even if this means waiting even longer [than March 2025, as suggested in the survey responses].
Ukraine’s largest cultural flash mob. Ukraine in Flames #525
The radio dictation of national unity was started in 2000 for unity around Ukrainian language. Since then, it has been held every year and has already become the largest Ukrainian-language flash mob that unites Ukrainians and experts of Ukrainian language all over the world. Traditionally, the most active participants are pupils, students and teachers, but every year the radio dictation is written by people of various ages and various professions. Watch Ukraine in flames #525 to find out about the significance of the radio dictation of national unity and its remarkable ability to create a profound sense of unity in our current times.
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- Alina Adamchuk, Head of the Department of Culture of the Luhansk Oblast
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