In a stark contrast of events, parts of Moscow Oblast, including the entire town of Lytkarino, experienced power outages following explosions near electricity substations in the early hours of Nov. 23.
According to Kyiv Independent, local Russian media reported the incidents, which left residents in Lytkarino witnessing a bright flash and a fire around 1 am.
Putin's Call for Peace at G20
At the G20 summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin made one of his most conciliatory statements about the war in Ukraine to date.
He expressed the need to contemplate ways to end the conflict, marking a significant shift from his previous aggressive rhetoric. This statement came during his first address to the G20 since the war's inception in February 2022, a conflict that has led to hundreds of thousands of casualties and extensive destruction in Ukraine.
Putin's speech highlighted the tragic nature of military actions and affirmed Russia's openness to peace talks with Ukraine. This stance is a notable deviation from the Kremlin's usual terminology of a "special military operation" and his previous, more aggressive rhetoric, particularly against the United States.