Latest Developments in Ukraine: Nov. 27

The latest developments in Russia’s war on Ukraine. All times EST.


2:40 p.m.: “We know what we are fighting for,” Ukrainian first lady Olena Zelenska said in an interview with the BBC, brief highlights of which were published on the website of the Ukrainian President’s Office.


Zelenska said that the massive power outages affecting the Ukrainian population after Russia’s massive airstrikes, are not the worst thing the country has endured.


“We have learned to live without postponing anything for tomorrow, to do what is necessary here and now,” she said.


“I really believe in what psychologists call post-traumatic growth, when we come out of ordeals stronger. We have definitely changed and hardened. Ukrainians hold on in the most difficult times. Because we know what we are fighting for,” the first lady added.


1:30 p.m.: Astronaut Scott Kelly arrived in Ukraine, Sunday. In a tweet he said he arrived in Kyiv to see for himself the atrocities committed by Russia. Kelly, a retired U.S. Navy captain is the ambassador of UNITED 24, a Ukrainian state fundraising platform for the defense of Ukraine.



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