Russia’s Constitutional Court approves annexation of Ukrainian territories
Russia’s Constitutional Court on Sunday validated the treaties annexing Ukraine’s territories signed on Friday in the Kremlin by President Vladimir Putin and the leaders of Ukraine’s separatist and occupied regions.
The court “recognized” the treaties signed between Moscow and the four Ukrainian territories of Kherson, Zaporizhia, Donetsk and Lugansk as “in line with the Constitution of the Russian Federation,” according to a published document.
Zelensky claims Lyman is “completely rid” of the Russian military.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Sunday the city of Lyman, a major rail hub in the Moscow-annexed Donetsk region, was completely under the control of the Ukrainian army the day after the announced withdrawal of Russian troops.
“As of 12:30 local time (09:30 GMT), Lyman is completely liberated (by the Russian army). Thanks to our soldiers,” said the President of Ukraine in a video posted to social media.
‘Bad road season’: risk of bogging down in autumn for Ukrainian troops
In Ukraine it is called “Rasputitsa” or “Bad Road Season”. And it poses a great threat to the Ukrainian counteroffensive.
While it is already raining in the Donbass, observers point to the danger of stagnation for the Ukrainian troops in the autumn.
A new mass grave discovered by Ukrainian troops in liberated Kupyansk
While news from the front lines is good for Ukraine, her troops go from astonishment to astonishment when they discover the occupation’s devastation in the areas they are liberating. The governor of Kharkiv province on Saturday accused the Russians of shooting dead 24 people “including children and a pregnant woman” in Kupyansk as they tried to flee the bombardment by car.
An investigation was initiated immediately, the Ukrainian head of state further specified.
With the resumption of Lyman, the Ukrainian counter-offensive in the east of the country advances further
Ukraine wakes up this Sunday after a particularly favorable day for its troops. They took over Lyman from the Russians in the east of the country. News greeted in the evening by Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who promised more victories and warned Vladimir Putin.
“Until you all solve the problem of who started it all, who started this senseless war against Ukraine, one by one you will be killed and become scapegoats for not admitting that this war is a historic mistake for Russia ‘ he said in remarks.