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Russian-made missile kills 2 in Poland, official says; Half of Kyiv loses power after missile strikes

This is CNBC's live blog tracking developments on the war in Ukraine. See below for the latest updates. 

The Group of 20 meeting in Bali began earlier on Tuesday and the war in Ukraine has already taken center stage at the summit, much to Russia's annoyance.

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed the summit virtually earlier Tuesday and outlined what he called a "Ukrainian formula for peace," with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov among those in attendance at the meeting in place of President Vladimir Putin.

Zelenskyy said "there is a set of solutions that can be implemented to really guarantee peace."

Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that the G-20 summit should focus on global economic challenges rather than security issues.

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visits Kherson after Ukrainian forces retake territory
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Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visits Kherson after Ukrainian forces retake territory

Meanwhile, missiles crossed into Poland, killing two Polish citizens and setting off a chain of reactions across the globe. Poland said the missile was Russian-made, calling on the Russian ambassador for an explanation.

Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenskyy was quick to blame Moscow, saying the strike was "a very significant escalation" of the war.

U.S. officials say initial assessments suggest Ukrainian forces fired missile that struck Poland: AP

The Associated Press reported that preliminary assessments by U.S. officials suggest Ukrainian forces fired a missile that struck Poland. The missile was fired at an incoming Russian missile, the AP reported, citing three officials.

AP also said the latest assessment of the origin of the missile contradicts its earlier reports that said Russian missiles had crossed into Poland, citing a senior U.S. intelligence official.

NATO, G-7 condemn 'barbaric' Russian missile attacks on Ukraine cities

Kyiv residents watch while firefighters work at a scene where a Russian missile fragment fell near a residential building, setting objects aflame, on Nov. 15, 2022.
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NATO and the Group of Seven advanced economies declared their support for the Ukrainian people after Russia carried out another round of "barbaric missile attacks" on Ukraine.

The Atlantic alliance and G-7 issued a joint statement from the G-20 summit taking place in Bali, Indonesia saying, "We condemn the barbaric missile attacks that Russia perpetrated on Ukrainian cities and civilian infrastructure on Tuesday."

"We reaffirm our steadfast support for Ukraine and the Ukrainian people in the face of ongoing Russian aggression, as well as our continued readiness to hold Russia accountable for its brazen attacks on Ukrainian communities, even as the G20 meets to deal with the wider impacts of the war," the statement said. "We all express our condolences to the families of the victims in Poland and Ukraine. 

Separately, the communique expressed the two groups' "full support and assistance" for an ongoing investigation in Poland, which said on Tuesday night local time that two Polish citizens were killed by a "Russian-made" missile that hits a rural area near the Ukraine border.

The statement did not add new details to the deadly explosion in Poland, which is a member of NATO.

Moscow launched a wave of missiles into Ukraine as global leaders in Bali were discussing the war and only hours after Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskyy address the G-20 meeting. Ukraine's military last week defeated Russian troops in and around Kherson, Ukraine — the latest in a string of victories for Kyiv.

Leaders who signed onto the statement came from Canada, the EU, the European Council, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.

— Ted Kemp

Biden says it's 'unlikely' the missile that killed two people in Poland was fired from Russia

U.S. President Joe Biden said it's "unlikely" a missile that killed two people in Poland was fired from Russia, citing the trajectory of the rocket.

Asked by a reporter if the missile was fired from Russia, Biden said: "There is preliminary information that contests that, I don't want to say that until we completely investigate."

He went on to say: "It's unlikely... in the minds of the trajectory, that it was fired from Russia. But, we'll see."

Biden reiterated that the leaders of the Group of 7 agreed to support an ongoing investigation into the explosion.

"We agreed to support Poland's investigation into the explosion in rural Poland near the Ukrainian border. And I'm going to make sure we figure out exactly what happened," he told reporters on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Bali, Indonesia.

–Jihye Lee

EU says its 'closely monitoring' the situation in Poland

EU Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen talks to the media on May 18, 2022 in Brussels, Belgium. Today, the European Commission has presented the REPowerEU Plan, its response to the hardships and global energy market disruption caused by Russias invasion of Ukraine.
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European Union Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the bloc is "closely monitoring" the situation in Poland.

"I extend my condolences and my strongest message of support and solidarity with Poland and our Ukrainian friends," she said on Twitter.

"We are closely monitoring the situation and are in touch with Polish authorities and partners and allies," she said.

Her remarks come on the heels of an AP report that Russian missiles crossed into the NATO ally's territory.

— Amanda Macias

Missile that killed 2 in Poland was Russian-made, Polish foreign ministry says

Two people were killed after a Russian-made missile fell inside Poland, the country's foreign ministry said early Wednesday.

The ministry said Russia was carrying out a lengthy attack on Ukrainian infrastructure when the missile struck the village of Przewodów, killing two Polish citizens.

The Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Zbigniew Rau called on the Russian ambassador for "immediate detailed explanations" of the incident.

- Chris Eudaily

Ukrainian foreign minister calls for NATO summit, F-16s and more air defense systems

Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has urged Western lawmakers and media not to be fooled by Russian disinformation.
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[Editor's note: In earlier versions of a story published Nov. 15, 2022, The Associated Press reported erroneously, based on information from a senior American intelligence official who spoke on condition of anonymity, that Russian missiles had crossed into Poland and killed two people. Subsequent reporting showed that the missiles were Russian-made and most likely fired by Ukraine in defense against a Russian attack. AP retracted the article.]

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba called for an "immediate" NATO summit following an AP report that Russian missiles crossed into Poland.

"Ukraine reaffirms its full solidarity with Poland and stands ready to provide any necessary support. The collective response to Russian actions must be tough and principled," Kuleba wrote on Twitter.

Kuleba also called for F-15 and F-16 fighter jets and modern air defense systems.

"Today, protecting Ukraine's skies means protecting NATO," he added.

— Amanda Macias

White House still determining what happened in Poland and will decide 'what the appropriate next steps would be'

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[Editor's note: In earlier versions of a story published Nov. 15, 2022, The Associated Press reported erroneously, based on information from a senior American intelligence official who spoke on condition of anonymity, that Russian missiles had crossed into Poland and killed two people. Subsequent reporting showed that the missiles were Russian-made and most likely fired by Ukraine in defense against a Russian attack. AP retracted the article.]

The White House said that it was unable to confirm an AP report that a Russian missile crossed into Poland's territory.

"We've seen the reports out of Poland and are working with the Polish government to gather more information," Adrienne Watson, National Security Council spokesperson said in a statement.

Watson added that National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke with Chief of the National Security Bureau of Poland Jacek Siewiera. 

"We cannot confirm the reports or any of the details at this time. We will determine what happened and what the appropriate next steps would be," Watson added.

— Amanda Macias

Explosion in Poland killed two citizens, officials considering consultations with NATO
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Explosion in Poland killed two citizens, officials considering consultations with NATO

NATO Secretary General says he spoke with the Polish president and is 'monitoring the situation'

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a press conference ahead of the alliance's Defence Ministers' meeting at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on March 15, 2022.
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said he spoke with Polish President Andrzej Duda "about the explosion in Poland."

"I offered my condolences for the loss of life," Stoltenberg wrote on Twitter.

"NATO is monitoring the situation and allies are closely consulting. Important that all facts are established," he added.

The Biden administration said earlier in the day that it was working with partners in the Polish government following an AP report that Russian missiles crossed into the NATO ally's territory.

[Editor's note: In earlier versions of a story published Nov. 15, 2022, The Associated Press reported erroneously, based on information from a senior American intelligence official who spoke on condition of anonymity, that Russian missiles had crossed into Poland and killed two people. Subsequent reporting showed that the missiles were Russian-made and most likely fired by Ukraine in defense against a Russian attack. AP retracted the article.]

— Amanda Macias

White House requests $37.7 billion in new Ukraine funding from Congress

US President Joe Biden holds a press conference on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Nusa Dua on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, November 14, 2022.
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The White House is requesting nearly $40 billion in new funding from Congress to support Ukraine.

The figure includes $21.7 billion for defense purposes like equipment and military support, $14.5 billion in direct funding for the country's government and humanitarian aid, $626 million in energy assistance and $900 million for health care.

Roughly three-quarters of the funding previously approved by Congress has already been spent with more slated to be used before the end of the year, according to administration officials. The amount includes funding to address energy and food shortages as a result of the war.

Emma Kinery

U.S. State says it's working with allies and Polish government to determine cause of strike

The U.S. Department of State building is seen in Washington, D.C., on July 22, 2019.
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[Editor's note: In earlier versions of a story published Nov. 15, 2022, The Associated Press reported erroneously, based on information from a senior American intelligence official who spoke on condition of anonymity, that Russian missiles had crossed into Poland and killed two people. Subsequent reporting showed that the missiles were Russian-made and most likely fired by Ukraine in defense against a Russian attack. AP retracted the article.]

The State Department said the Biden administration was working with partners in the Polish government following an AP report that Russian missiles crossed into the NATO ally's territory.

"We have seen these reports and are working with the Polish government and our NATO partners to gather more information. I can't confirm the reports or any of the details at this time but I can assure you we will determine what happened and what appropriate next steps would be," State Department Deputy spokesman Vendant Patel said during a daily press briefing.

"I do not want to get into hypotheticals," he added when pressed by reporters about the potential next steps the U.S. would take.

— Amanda Macias

Ukraine's Zelenskyy says Russian missiles hit Poland in 'significant escalation' of conflict

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks during an interview with Reuters, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine September 16, 2022. 
Valentyn Ogirenko | Reuters

[Editor's note: In earlier versions of a story published Nov. 15, 2022, The Associated Press reported erroneously, based on information from a senior American intelligence official who spoke on condition of anonymity, that Russian missiles had crossed into Poland and killed two people. Subsequent reporting showed that the missiles were Russian-made and most likely fired by Ukraine in defense against a Russian attack. AP retracted the article.]

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that Russian missiles hit Poland, a NATO country, in what he said was a "significant escalation" of the conflict.

Russian missiles hit Poland," Zelenskiy said, according to a text accompanying his nightly video address. He did not provide evidence of the strikes and Russia has denied that it fired missiles on Poland.

"The longer Russia feels impunity, the more threats there will be to anyone within reach of Russian missiles. To fire missiles at NATO territory! This is a Russian missile attack on collective security! This is a very significant escalation. We must act," Zelenskyy said.

— Reuters

Baltic state leaders condemn reported missile that landed in Poland

[Editor's note: In earlier versions of a story published Nov. 15, 2022, The Associated Press reported erroneously, based on information from a senior American intelligence official who spoke on condition of anonymity, that Russian missiles had crossed into Poland and killed two people. Subsequent reporting showed that the missiles were Russian-made and most likely fired by Ukraine in defense against a Russian attack. AP retracted the article.]

Senior officials in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia have issued statements condemning the reported missile that crossed into Poland and resulted in the death of two people.

The Baltic states are all members of NATO, and all three statements referenced the treaty organization's collective defense agreement.

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said in a tweet that this was "concerning news from Poland tonight on at least two explosions. Keeping a close contact with our Polish friends."

He added, "Every inch of #NATO territory must be defended!"

Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkēvičs also tweeted.

NBC News has not confirmed that the missile was Russian, and U.S. officials said they were still learning more about the event.

Russia has fired more than 85 missiles in the past day. But the Russian Ministry of Defense said in a statement that there were "no strikes against targets near the Ukrainian Polish border."

-- Christina Wilkie

U.S. sanctions Iranians who helped transport drones to Russian troops

A howitzer, belonging to Ukrainian artillery battery attached to the 59th Mechanized Brigade, shoots-off to target the points controlled by Russian troops in order to support to the Ukrainian army as Russia-Ukraine war continues in Kherson Oblast, Ukraine on November 05, 2022.
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The Treasury Department announced new sanctions against three firms and two individuals involved in the production and transport of drones from Iran to Russia.

The sanctions come as the U.S. and its allies look to punish individuals and organizations supporting Russia's war efforts. The Office of Foreign Assets Control has targeted:

  • Shahed Aviation Industries Research Center, which is responsible for the design and production of Shahed-series unmanned aerial vehicles the U.S. says Russia is using in Ukraine
  • Success Aviation Services FZC i Jet Global DMCC for organizing the transfer of UAVs to Russia

In addition, the Treasury issued sanctions against two individuals — Abbas Djuma and Tigran Khristoforovich Srabionov — for facilitating Wagner Group's acquisition of drones.

The State Department has announced concurrent sanctions against paramilitary organization Wagner Group, Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force and Qods Aviation Industries.

The people and groups sanctioned will have property and other interests in the U.S. blocked.

— Chelsey Cox

Pentagon cannot 'corroborate' reports of Russian missiles in Poland

[Editor's note: In earlier versions of a story published Nov. 15, 2022, The Associated Press reported erroneously, based on information from a senior American intelligence official who spoke on condition of anonymity, that Russian missiles had crossed into Poland and killed two people. Subsequent reporting showed that the missiles were Russian-made and most likely fired by Ukraine in defense against a Russian attack. AP retracted the article.]

Pentagon spokesman U.S. Air Force Gen. Pat Ryder said the Defense Department was aware of reports that a Russian missile crossed into Poland and resulted in the death of two Polish citizens.

"We have no information to corroborate these reports at this time," Ryder said during a daily Pentagon press briefing.

When pressed by reporters, Ryder declined to elaborate on the event or if it would trigger NATO's collective defense, known as Article 5.

To date, the 30-member alliance has only invoked Article 5 once — in defense of the United States in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

— Amanda Macias

US official: Russian missiles crossed into Poland, killing 2

[Editor's note: In earlier versions of a story published Nov. 15, 2022, The Associated Press reported erroneously, based on information from a senior American intelligence official who spoke on condition of anonymity, that Russian missiles had crossed into Poland and killed two people. Subsequent reporting showed that the missiles were Russian-made and most likely fired by Ukraine in defense against a Russian attack. AP retracted the article.]

A senior U.S. intelligence official says Russian missiles crossed into NATO member Poland, killing two people.

Polish government spokesman Piotr Mueller did not immediately confirm the information, but said top leaders were holding an emergency meeting due to a "crisis situation."

Polish media reported that two people died after a projectile struck an area where grain was drying in Przewodów, a Polish village near the border with Ukraine.

— Associated Press

Backlog of 65 ships waiting to transport crops from Ukraine

An aerial view shows ships at the anchorage area of the Bosphorus southern entrance in Istanbul, on October 12, 2022.
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The organization overseeing the export of Ukrainian crops said there is a backlog of 65 vessels waiting to be loaded with cargo.

The U.N.-led Joint Coordination Center also said that about eight loaded vessels are waiting for inspection in Turkish territorial waters.

The Black Sea Grain Initiative, a deal brokered in July among Ukraine, Russia, Turkey and the United Nations, eased Russia's naval blockade and saw the reopening of three key Ukrainian ports. Since the deal was signed, more than 460 ships carrying 10.8 million metric tons of grain and other food products have left for destinations around the world.

Kyiv has previously blamed Moscow for holding up inspections and delaying vessel movements.

— Amanda Macias

Russian forces fired 85 missiles across Ukrainian cities, Zelenskyy says

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy slammed a proposal from Russian President Vladimir Putin for a temporary cease-fire during Orthodox Christmas on Jan. 7.
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on the Telegram messaging app that Russian forces fired 85 missiles across Ukrainian cities.

Zelenskyy added that many of the missiles hit energy infrastructure and electrical systems.

"It is clear what the enemy wants, he will not achieve it," Zelenskyy said without naming Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to an NBC News translation.

"In many cities of our country, the power supply was cut off due to strikes. We are working and will restore everything," Zelenskyy said.

The Ukrainian leader also warned that more Russian strikes may be on the way and he called on Ukrainians "to take care of yourself and stay in shelters."

— Amanda Macias

Ukraine has started repairing railways and reopening routes, Ukrainian infrastructure minister says

Ukraine's Minister of Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov said crews have already started repairing the damaged rail tracks and infrastructure.

"We expect to restore rail service with Kherson within 10 days," Kubrakov wrote in a tweet.

"We're launching a direct railway connection between Kyiv and Mykolaiv. The first train will leave this evening," he added.

— Amanda Macias

NATO and U.S. allies to hold seventh meeting of Ukraine Defense Contact Group

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is seen ahead of a meeting of the alliance's Defence Ministers at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on October 13, 2022.
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will attend the virtual ministerial Ukraine Defense Contact Group tomorrow.

The meeting is hosted by U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Army Gen. Mark Milley.

The Ukraine Defense Contact group, a coalition of nearly 50 countries supporting Ukraine's military needs, has met six times since it was formed in April.

— Amanda Macias

At least half of residents in Kyiv without power due to Russian missile strikes

Local residents walk near a fallen electricity pylon and an apartment building destroyed in the course of Ukraine-Russia conflict in the besieged southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine March 25, 2022.
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Members of emergency services respond to a fire after a Russian attack that targeted energy infrastructure in Kyiv, Ukraine on October 18, 2022.
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The mayor of Kyiv said that "at least half of the customers are without electricity" in Ukraine's capital region.

Vitali Klitschko said on the Telegram messaging app that Ukrenergo, Ukraine's national electric power company, will put emergency power outages in place in order to preserve energy infrastructure systems.

"This is a necessary step to balance the power system and avoid equipment accidents," Klitschko added.

Earlier in the day, Klitschko said that at least two residential buildings were hit by Russian missile strikes. The Kremlin has previously denied that its forces target critical civilian infrastructure.

— Amanda Macias

Central Kyiv hit by missile strikes

Kyiv's Mayor Vitali Klitschko said Tuesday that at least two residential buildings have been hit by Russian missile strikes, with medics on the scene in the center of the city.

He also said that several missiles had been shot down and said in his most recent post on Telegram that a multistorey building had been hit in the Pechersk district of the city.

A spokesperson for Ukraine's defense ministry also sent CNBC a video of the aftermath of the latest strike, showing a large fire burning in a residential building. The spokesman, Yuriy Sak, said ballistic missiles were used in the attacks rather than drones that have been used in recent attacks on the city.

A Reuters correspondent in the Ukrainian capital said there had been at least two explosions following air raid warnings. Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's chief of presidential staff, Andriy Yermak, noted on Twitter that Russia had responded to Zelenskyy's speech earlier today at the G-20 summit in Bali with a "new missile attack" on Kyiv.

— Holly Ellyatt

Putin claims history is being rewritten in an effort to weaken Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Tver Region Governor Igor Rudenya after visiting a transport hub under construction at a resort in the Tver region, Russia November 7, 2022. 
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Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed that some countries are attempting to "rewrite history" in a bid to weaken Russia.

"Attempts by a number of states to rewrite, reshape world history are becoming more aggressive and, by and large, have an obvious goal in relation to our society ... to divide us and to weaken Russia and affect its sovereignty, in fact, to shake sovereignty," Putin said on Tuesday at a meeting of the Pobeda (Victory) organizing committee, set up to commemorate the Soviet Union's role in World War II.

Putin did not say which countries he was referring to but he has repeatedly slammed the West, saying it wanted to weaken Russia, without presenting evidence, and was doing this through its support of Ukraine.

"The distortion of history, the planting of myths, the erosion of values —- in many respects it is from this, from these myths, that the buildup of states and peoples begins," Putin said in comments reported by Tass news agency.

"Such a scenario, as we see, has already been tested in some countries, including Ukraine, and in a number of other states," Putin said, adding: "There were attempts to do the same with our country, with Russia, but we put up a barrier in time and firmly enough to defend our interests."

— Holly Ellyatt

Kremlin says bid to force Russia to pay reparations to Kyiv is UN-sanctioned 'robbery'

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday that Russia will resist any efforts to make it pay reparations to Ukraine for the war, saying it was tantamount to "robbery."

The comments come after the U.N. General Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution calling for Russia to pay war reparations to Kyiv. Out of the U.N.'s 193 member states, 94 countries voted in favor of the resolution, and 14 against, while 73 abstained. 

Speaking before the vote, Russian Ambassador Vasily Nebenzya characterized the draft resolution as "a classic example" of a group of states acting not on the basis of international law, but trying to consecrate something that is illegal.

Russian Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.
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Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Tuesday that Russia would not accept what he described as the plunder of Russia's resources.

"The organizers of this process are naturally trying to complete the robbery of our gold and foreign exchange reserves, which were earlier completely illegally blocked [with international sanctions]. This is a formalization of this robbery using the United Nations platform," he told reporters.

He added that the U.N.'s resolution was "not legally binding, and this is how we will treat it" and said Russia would do everything possible to resist any attempt to force it to pay reparations.

— Holly Ellyatt

Ukraine says it's preparing to repel a possible invasion from Belarus

Ukraine's Ministry of Defense said it is preparing to repel a possible invasion from Belarus, a key political and military ally of Russia's.

"The defense forces of Ukraine are preparing to repel a possible invasion from Belarus. We will strike the enemy as soon as the it crosses the state border," it said in a statement Tuesday.

"All possible forces and means will be used to defend and repel armed aggression. Highways, forests, settlements will become a real hell for the Russian invaders," the statement said on Telegram.

CNBC has asked Ukraine's Ministry of Defense for further comment.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko during their meeting in Sochi on February 22, 2021.
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Throughout Russia's invasion of Ukraine a close eye has been kept on military movements in Belarus for signs that it could enter the war to assist Russia. Belarus is widely seen as subordinate to Russia and has assisted it militarily during the invasion, although President Alexander Lukashenko has repeatedly denied that Minsk would join the war.

In October, the Belarusian defense ministry said Russian troops would be deployed to the country to form a new "regional grouping," serving to deepen concerns that Belarus was preparing to lend its manpower to Russia's armed forces, who have suffered several major setbacks in Ukraine including the recent retreat from a part of Kherson in the south.

— Holly Ellyatt

Much of Kherson and neighboring Mykolaiv left without power

Russian forces almost destroyed an energy facility that supplies power to the western bank of the Kherson region — which Russian troops retreated from last week — and a large part of the neighboring Mykolaiv region.

Ukrenergo National Power Company CEO Volodymyr Kudrytskyi said on Facebook Tuesday that "the energy facility ... was practically destroyed. It doesn't exist anymore."

Men play chess by a flashlight in a park in Kyiv during a power cut.
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Two autotransformers, which each weighed 250 tons, were blown up, he added, with other parts of the unit damaged. He said is was working hard to restore power to the Kherson region (much of which has been without power since Nov. 6) but that a large amount of landmines, laid by retreating Russian forces, are impeding its progress.

— Holly Ellyatt

More on that draft communique from the G-20...

G-20 nations have agreed a draft communique condemning Russia's invasion of Ukraine, saying "today's era must not be of war."

"Most members strongly condemned the war in Ukraine and stressed it is causing immense human suffering and exacerbating existing fragilities in the global economy — constraining growth, increasing inflation, disrupting supply chains, heightening energy and food insecurity, and elevating financial stability risks," the joint statement will say, according to a draft document seen by CNBC.

Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani (C front) attends the G20 Finance Ministers Meeting in Nusa Dua, on Indonesia's resort island of Bali, on July 16, 2022.
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The joint statement also said "the peaceful resolution of conflicts, efforts to address crises, as well as diplomacy and dialogue, are vital. Today's era must not be of war."

The communique has been agreed upon by the highest public servants of all the G-20 nations and is expected to be approved by the heads of state later before the end of the summit. At the time of writing, it was unclear whether China was among the nations condemning Russia's war in Ukraine.

Read more here: G-20 nations to condemn Russia's Ukraine invasion as Foreign Minister Lavrov watches on

— Silvia Amaro

Russian foreign minister responds to Zelenskyy's address

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov arrives for the G-20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Indonesia.
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who is in Bali for the latest G-20 summit of leading global economies, said that the Ukrainian president's rejection of a future peace deal with Russia shows Kyiv's "unwillingness to negotiate."

Earlier at the G-20 summit, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told the summit that there would be "no Minsk-3" agreement, alluding to two previous failed attempts at a cease-fire agreement in the Donbas in eastern Ukraine where pro-Russian separatists have fought Ukrainian forces since 2014.

Russia's representative at the G-20, Lavrov, told Russian news agency Ria Novosti that Zelenskyy's comments "absolutely" confirm Kyiv's unwillingness to negotiate.

Kyiv has said it will not negotiate with Russia while President Vladimir Putin is in power, and that it must see Russian troops withdraw from Ukraine, vowing to retake every piece of lost territory, including Crimea, which Russia annexed in 2014, and the Donbas.

 Holly Ellyatt

UK prime minister lambasts Putin's regime at G-20, calling out 'barbaric' war

Addressing global leaders and Russia's foreign minister at the G-20 summit in Bali, U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was unreserved in his criticism of Russia's war. He told delegates that "there can be no normalization of Putin's behaviour, which has no place in the international community."

"Putin and his proxies will never have a legitimate seat at the table until they end their illegal war in Ukraine. At the G-20, the Putin regime – which has stifled domestic dissent and fabricated a veneer of validity only through violence – will hear the chorus of global opposition to its actions."  

In a pre-released statement on Sunak's speech at the G-20, the U.K. said that Russia has" acted with disregard for sovereignty and international law – pillars of the stable international system the G20 was created to preserve."

Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak attends a working session on food and energy security during the G-20 Summit on Nov. 15, 2022 in Nusa Dua, Indonesia.
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It said the U.K. and its allies would use the summit to "call out Putin's callous disregard for human rights and stress that Russia's role in the international system will never be normalised while the war in Ukraine continues."

Addresing the summit Tuesday, Sunak said Putin had the power to change the situation but said "it is notable that Putin didn't feel able to join us here. Maybe if he had, we could get on with sorting things out."

"Because the single biggest difference that anyone could make is for Russia to get out of Ukraine and end this barbaric war."

Holly Ellyatt

Most G-20 members strongly condemn war in Ukraine, draft declaration says

A draft of a declaration by leaders of the Group of 20 major economies, seen by Reuters on Tuesday, strongly condemned the war in Ukraine and stressed it is exacerbating fragilities in the global economy.

"There were other views and different assessments of the situation and sanctions," said the draft declaration, which was confirmed by a European diplomat. The 16-page document has yet to be adopted by G-20 members.

The summit, which host Indonesia and other countries have said should focus on the global economy, has instead been overshadowed by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

"Recognising that the G20 is not the forum to resolve security issues, we acknowledge that security issues can have significant consequences for the global economy," the draft declaration said.

Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak attends a working session on food and energy security during the G-20 Summit on Nov. 15, 2022, in Nusa Dua, Indonesia.
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Russia's Foreign Ministry on Sunday said the G-20 is not the place for security issues to be discussed and should instead prioritize the world's economic challenges, ahead of a meeting expected to be dominated by the war.

The draft document also said the G-20's central banks are monitoring inflationary pressures and calibrating monetary policy accordingly.

Earlier on Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged counterparts at the summit via video link to step up their leadership and stop Russia's war in his country under a peace plan he has proposed.

Russia, which was represented at the summit by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov rather than President Vladimir Putin, said it is conducting a special military operation in Ukraine.

— Reuters

Russia names new 'temporary capital' of Kherson region

A woman celebrates Ukrainian troops' liberation of Kherson city on Monday, Nov. 14. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy made a surprise visit to the city after Russian forces fled to the other side of the Dnipro River.
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Moscow named a port town on the Azov Sea, Henichesk, as the new "temporary capital" of the Kherson region, the U.K. Ministry of Defence said Tuesday.

Ukraine's troops drove Russian forces out of the Ukrainian region's actual capital, Kherson city, last week. The Kremlin illegally declared Kherson a part of Russia following a sham referendum in September.

Henichesk is "well positioned to coordinate action against potential Ukrainian threats from both Kherson city in the west, or via Melitopol to the north-east," the U.K. ministry said as part of a daily briefing on the Ukraine war.

"Above all, it is currently out of range of Ukrainian artillery systems which have inflicted heavy damage on Russian field command posts," the ministry said.

Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskyy has stated his government's intention to retake the entire region of Kherson.

— Ted Kemp

Ukraine sets out its 'formula for peace' as he addresses G-20 from afar

The Group of 20 meeting in Bali began earlier on Tuesday and the war in Ukraine is already taking center stage at the summit.

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed the summit virtually today and outlined what he called a "Ukrainian formula for peace," with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov among those listening to the address.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy makes a surprise visit to Kherson on Nov. 14, 2022, in Kherson, Ukraine.
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Zelenskyy said "there is a set of solutions that can be implemented to really guarantee peace" and listed them as follows on Telegram after his speech:

1. Radiation and nuclear safety
2. Food safety
3. Energy security
4. Release of all prisoners and deportees
5. Implementation of the U.N. Charter and restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine and the world order
6. Withdrawal of Russian troops and cessation of hostilities
7. Restoring justice
8. Anti-ecocide
9. Prevention of escalation
10. Fixing the end of the war

Zelenskyy ruled out a further peace agreement along the lines of the "Minsk" agreements, previous attempts at peace deals between Ukraine and Russia that were brokered by Germany and France in a bid to stop the prewar conflict in eastern Ukraine between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces.

"We will not allow Russia to wait, build up its forces, and then start a new series of terror and global destabilization. There will be no Minsk-3, which Russia will violate immediately after the agreement," Zelenskyy said.

— Holly Ellyatt

The U.S., U.K. and EU jointly call for the extension of the Black Sea Grain Initiative

A view shows silos of grain from Odesa Black Sea port, before a shipment of grain as the government of Ukraine awaits signal from UN and Turkey to start grain shipments, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Odesa, Ukraine July 29, 2022.
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The European Union, United States and United Kingdom jointly called on Russia and Ukraine to extend and expand the Black Sea Grain Initiative, which is up for renewal at the end of this week.

"We call on the parties to the Initiative to extend its term and scale up its operations to meet the evident demand," the joint statement said. "And we reiterate our support for other efforts by the United Nations to facilitate access to food and fertilizer in global markets."

The group affirmed its commitment to global food security in the statement, noting that sanctions are not directed at Russia's food or fertilizer sectors.

The U.N.-brokered Black Sea Grain Initiative was agreed to in July. Since then, the U.N. estimates the deal has facilitated the export of approximately 10 million tons of grain and other foods from Ukraine. Russia has not yet agreed to the year-long renewal of the program, claiming that the agreement exempting its fertilizers from sanctions is not being respected.

— Rocio Fabbro

IAEA will send nuclear safety missions to four Ukrainian nuclear sites, including Chornobyl

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Grossi points on a map of a Ukrainian power plant during a news conference in Vienna, Austria March 4, 2022.
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The International Atomic Energy Agency will send nuclear safety and security missions within the coming weeks to three active nuclear power plants in Ukraine, as well as to the Chornobyl site.

An agreement was reached between the Ukrainian government and the IAEA, at the request of Ukraine, to dispatch teams of nuclear safety and security experts to the Khmelnytskyi and Rivne nuclear power plants in southern Ukraine and an expert mission to Chornobyl, the IAEA said in a statement. Experts are continuously present at the Zaporizhzhia plant, the largest in Europe, which has been under Russian military occupation since March.

"From the beginning of the war in Ukraine, the IAEA has been doing everything it can to prevent a nuclear accident with potentially serious consequences for public health and the environment," IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi said in a statement.

"Immediately after I received this latest request from Ukraine, we developed concrete proposals and began preparing the technical and logistical details and we are now ready to deploy these new missions soon," he said. "While the world is focused on the precarious nuclear safety and security situation at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, we must not forget the other nuclear facilities located in a country at war."

Each mission should last for about a week, according to Grossi, but more may follow if needed.

The IAEA has regularly carried out safeguard activities in these facilities. Last month, at the request of the Ukrainian government, the agency completed in-field verification to test the nuclear capabilities and activities of the sites following Russia's "dirty bomb" allegations.

— Rocio Fabbro

U.N. General Assembly calls for Russian reparations to Ukraine

Russian is one of five nations that hold a veto power on the U.N's Security Council.
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The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution calling for Russia to be held accountable for violating international law by invading Ukraine including by paying reparations.

The vote in the 193-member world body was 94-14 with 73 abstentions. It was the lowest level of support of the five Ukraine-related resolutions adopted by the General Assembly since Russia's Feb. 24 invasion of its smaller neighbor.

The resolution recognizes the need to establish "an international mechanism for reparation for damage, loss or injury'" arising from Russia's "wrongful acts" against Ukraine.

It recommends that the assembly's member nations, in cooperation with Ukraine, create "an international register" to document claims and information on damage, loss or injury to Ukrainians and the government caused by Russia.

— Associated Press

182 towns and villages in Kherson now under Ukrainian control, national police chief says

Ukrainian police control 182 towns and villages in the Kherson region, with a continuously increasing police presence in the territories vacated by Russia, according to the head of the Ukrainian national police.

Police chief Igor Klymenko acknowledged that, beyond the Ukrainian victory in the region, officials are now faced with the difficult task of ensuring the safety of the city following Russian occupation.

"There is still a lot of work to do. Especially for our explosives technicians," Klymenko said in a Facebook post. "It is necessary to examine every administrative building, infrastructure facilities, so that it becomes possible to restore the normal life of the cities."

Klymenko said police units will be patrolling streets "day and night" and are at the disposal of locals.

The withdrawal of Russian forces from the southern Ukrainian region late last week was met with celebrations, as inhabitants unfurled their Ukrainian flags and took to the streets. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited the regional capital earlier to participate in an official ceremony to raise the national flag in the city and to present state awards to Ukrainian soldiers.

— Rocio Fabbro

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