DIRECT. War in Ukraine: kyiv says chain of successes, while Russia bombs reconquered areas

DIRECT.  War in Ukraine: kyiv says chain of successes, while Russia bombs reconquered areas


The city of Kharkiv without electricity

Electricity was cut in the town and the surrounding area. A backup power line was destroyed. According to the Ukrainian authorities, the electricity infrastructure in the region remains very fragile after being the target of Russian strikes on September 11.


Senior aviation factory official arrested for giving information to Ukraine

Russia has arrested a senior aviation factory official on suspicion of passing secret military information to Ukraine, according to the federal security agency FSB. The FSB said a man was suspected of taking photos of Russian fighter jet equipment and sending them to a Ukrainian citizen who worked at a Ukrainian aircraft factory, according to reports. The FSB said it opened a treason case against the suspect.


Vladimir Poutine goes “from failure to failure”, according to Nathalie Loiseau

The former Minister of European Affairs and MEP believes on France inter that Vladimir Poutine is in difficulty. “We have been praised for years as a chess player, here he is a player who goes from failure to failure. »


Beijing says it is working with Moscow for a “more just” world

China is working with Russia to establish a “more just” international order, said the top official of Chinese diplomacy. A statement a few days before a scheduled meeting between Presidents Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin, this week in Uzbekistan, on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit.

“Under the strategic leadership of President Xi Jinping and President Vladimir Putin, our relations have always moved on the right track,” Yang Jiechi said, adding, “China is willing to work with Russia to implement, by permanently, the spirit of high-level strategic cooperation between our two countries, to safeguard our common interests and to promote the development of the international order in a more just and reasonable direction”.


Russian conventional forces ‘seriously weakened’, UK intelligence says

In its daily update, the Ministry of Defense stresses that “the Russian forces which have withdrawn from the Kharkiv region are elements of the 1st Guards Tank Army which is part of the Western Military District (based in Odintsovo, city of Moscow Oblast). This unit suffered heavy losses in the initial phase of the war could not be fully reconstituted before the Ukrainian counter-offensive in Kharkiv”.

According to the UK MoD, “Russian conventional forces designed to counter NATO are severely weakened and it will likely take Russia years to rebuild this capability.”


“Victory is possible”, according to the French ambassador to Ukraine

According to Etienne de Poncins on France info this Tuesday morning, the advance of the Ukrainian forces is explained by “the courage of the Ukrainians, the arrival of Western weapons, a failure of Russian intelligence”. He believes that “victory is possible”.


Bulgaria plans to send medical packages for 35,000 Ukrainian soldiers

Bulgarian Deputy Defense Minister Teodora Genchovska said Bulgaria was in the process of agreeing on a donation of 350 medical packages for 35,000 Ukrainian soldiers.


Pope visits Kazakhstan, Ukraine in backdrop

This visit by the pope to the former Soviet republic bordering Russia, which gained independence in 1991 with the fall of the USSR, will have the conflict in Ukraine as its backdrop. “At the heart of this journey, there can only be dialogue, encounter, the search for peace between different religious and cultural worlds,” said Holy See Press Office director Matteo Bruni.


Children’s drawings

An exhibition of drawings by Polish children who lived through the Second World War and young Ukrainians today takes place in Warsaw. She examines the view of the youngest on the war. “The way children perceive war, what they feel, what they convey through their drawings, it’s very similar… It’s suffering, pure and simple”, explains Dorota Sadowska, the curator of this exhibition presented in Warsaw.

This exhibition will then travel in Poland and abroad.


New fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan

The defense ministries of both countries have confirmed the escalation of hostilities overnight around Nagorno-Karabakh, according to Russian news agencies. The Azerbaijani army confirmed losses of personnel and equipment unlike Armenia which did not mention the losses.

The territory of Nagorno-Karabakh has been disputed by the two countries for decades. Azerbaijan restored full control of the territory in a six-week conflict in 2020. Armenia’s government said it would invoke a cooperation agreement with Russia and appeal to a Russian-led security bloc, the Collective Security Treaty Organization, as well as the UN Security Council.

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said he was “deeply concerned by reports of active hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan. We call for an immediate end to military hostilities. There is no military solution to the conflict,” he said.


Russia would have lost almost 700 million dollars in a few days

In a few days, since the Ukrainian offensive in the south and north-east of the country, the Russian army would have suffered material losses estimated at 700 million dollars, according to Forbes. The Ukrainian general staff declared that Russia had lost 2,850 soldiers and 590 pieces of equipment (tanks, vehicles…) between September 6 and September 11.


A second emergency power line to the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant has been restored

The International Atomic Energy Agency said a second backup power line to the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant had been restored, allowing safe cooling of the reactor. “A second emergency power line to the nuclear power plant has been restored, allowing the operator to keep one line in reserve while the other provides the plant with the external electricity it needs for reactor cooling and ‘other essential safety functions during the outage,’ explains the IAEA’s Director General. . Another important point: “The reactor which was shut down yesterday has now entered a cold shutdown state like the other five reactors in the installation, which means that it will require less energy for cooling”.


The Ukrainian army recaptured nearly 6,000 km2 from the Russians

The Ukrainian army recaptured nearly 6,000 km2 of territory controlled by Russian forces during its counter-offensive launched in early September, President Volodymyr Zelensky said.

“Since the beginning of September, our soldiers have already liberated 6,000 km2 of Ukrainian territory in the east and south, and we are still moving forward,” he said in his daily video message.


New war crimes in liberated villages?

Four bodies of civilians killed have been found with “traces of torture” in the village of Zaliznychné, in the Kharkiv region, recently retaken by kyiv from Russian forces, announced the Ukrainian prosecutor’s office.


“Too early” to anticipate the result of the counter-offensive

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said it was premature to anticipate the outcome of the Ukrainian army’s counter-offensive in northeastern Ukraine against Russian forces.

“It’s too early to say exactly where this is all going to take us,” he said, adding: “We’re in the early days, so I think it wouldn’t be good to predict exactly where this is all going. drive us”.

However, he recognizes “significant progress” in northeastern Ukraine.


One dead and injured in bombing at Russian border post

A Ukrainian bombardment on the Logachevka border crossing in southeastern Russia left at least one dead and four injured on Monday, according to the Russian governor of the Belgorod region. He said the deceased and three of the injured were of Ukrainian nationality.


Pro-Russian separatists acknowledge ‘difficult situation’

One of the main leaders of the pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, Denis Pushilin, acknowledged on Monday a “difficult” situation on the front. According to him, the Russian and pro-Russian forces are “holding their ground” and the situation, although “difficult”, remains “under control”.


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