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Zelenskyj meets with players from contested Donetsk and Zaporizhia regions
In the Zaporizhia region, Ukraine recently succeeded in its counteroffensive. President Volodymyr Zelenskyj went ahead and decorated the soldiers. Meanwhile, Kim Jong-un wants to talk with Vladimir Putin about arms deliveries. More on Live Ticker.
DHe visited Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky, in the Donetsk and Zaporizhia regions, far from the frontline, amid an ongoing counteroffensive. He praised some of the soldiers for their struggle for the country’s liberation as “heroic”. Ukraine does not provide any information on exact locations. Accordingly, Selenskyj wanted to get an overview of the position of the units and the situation at the front.
In his midnight speech from the train, Zelensky says the government in Kiev will take seriously the soldiers’ opinion about the course of the conflict. “Everything our fighters have said will be conveyed to the participants in the command meetings, especially as it pertains to electronic warfare. Guys, we heard you clearly. ”Furthermore, soldiers had expressed the need for drones and weapons to counter enemy drones.
In the Zaporizhia region, he met with commanders of troops that had recently breached Russian defenses, including Brigadier General Oleksandr Tarnovsky. The official had said in an interview that the armed forces had broken through the first and most heavily fortified Russian defense line and were now moving towards the second line. Zelenskyi said: “Ukraine thanks for every step on the road to victory.”
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8:49 am – London: Elections in Russian-controlled areas of Ukraine not free
According to British government experts, the elections planned by Russia in the occupied territories of Ukraine were neither free nor fair. From the British Ministry of Defence’s daily intelligence report on the war in Ukraine. Elections in the Russian Federation are scheduled to take place from September 8 to 10. Elections are already underway in some areas.
The British said in a statement that the absence of independent candidates who were not members of Kremlin-accepted parties indicated that the elections were not free or fair. According to the Ukrainian organization, the number of registered voters is also significantly overstated. The Russian-dominated United Russia party is likely to win a majority of seats. The report continued that it was motivated by an attempt to increase control and influence over the occupied territories.
8:13 a.m. – Reports that authorities have foiled drone attacks on Moscow
According to official reports, Russian air defenses intercepted drones southwest, west and northwest of Moscow. Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin wrote on his Telegram channel: “Tonight, anti-aircraft defense forces destroyed drones attempting to attack Moscow in the Kaluga region and Istra district. The Russian military later announced that it had intercepted another aircraft in the Tver region, northwest of Moscow.”
According to Sobyan, the falling debris damaged a “municipal object” in Istra district. He did not provide any further information on the type of object and the severity of the damage. The other two drones were shot down, causing no casualties. Moscow’s Vnukovo and Sheremetyevo airports were temporarily closed due to flight warnings. Flights have been diverted to alternative airports. Both the airports resumed normal operations only in the morning.
08:15 – Current situation in Ukraine
05:13 – Cuban ministry reports human trafficking to bolster Russian troops
Cuban citizens forced to fight for Russia in war in Ukraine, State Department says Human trafficking gangs operate in the Caribbean island state and in Russia to recruit Cubans living there and on the island into the armed forces, the ministry said. Cuban authorities are working to dismantle the network, and criminal proceedings have been launched against those involved.
The Kremlin initially did not comment on the allegations. In late May, a Russian newspaper from the city of Ryazan reported that several Cubans had been sent to Ukraine in exchange for Russian citizenship. It was initially unclear whether the Cuban foreign ministry’s statement was related to Ryazan’s statement.
04:09 – Russia reports drone security near Moscow
The Russian Defense Ministry and the Mayor of Moscow have announced that the Russian Air Defense Forces have shot down Ukrainian drones targeting the capital Moscow in the city of Istra and the Kaluga region.
11:16 pm – Kim Jong-un wants to hold arms talks with Putin.
According to the United States, North Korea’s ruler Kim Jong-un wants to meet Kremlin boss Vladimir Putin in Russia to negotiate arms supplies to Moscow. “As we have publicly warned, negotiations between Russia and North Korea regarding arms sales are progressing,” US National Security Council spokesman Adrian Watson said in Washington. Kim said he wanted to “continue these talks and include high-level diplomatic exchanges in Russia.”
According to the New York Times, Kim, who rarely travels abroad, wants to meet Putin in Vladivostok in September.
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