September 1, 2023 4:51 p.m
Podolyak: “Drone attacks in Russia will increase”
Drone attacks on Russian soil will increase. This was stated by Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak, quoted by Sky News. “As for Russia … there is an increasing number of attacks by unidentified drones launched from the territory of the Russian Federation and the number of these attacks will increase,” the presidential adviser said. “Because this is the stage of the war … when hostilities are gradually shifting to the territory of the Russian Federation,” he added. Podolyak also initially ruled out negotiations that would amount to a “capitulation” by Ukraine.
September 1, 2023 4:50 p.m
Putin will meet Xi Jinping “soon”.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping “soon.” This was reported by Russian authorities.
September 1, 2023 4:49 p.m
Kuleba: “The counteroffensive is progressing, we will not fail”
Ukraine is not “failing” but “progressing” in its counteroffensive. This was stated by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in an interview with CNN. “If Ukraine failed, I would probably be the first to tell the truth. But we’re not failing: we’re making progress,” Kuleba said, noting that “our partners who help us, including the United States, understand that things are moving in the right direction.” And they understand that they aren’t at all slowdown,” Kuleba continued. “It just happens because it’s hard. It’s a tough fight.”
September 1, 2023 4:28 p.m
USA: “Kiev’s remarkable progress in the last 72 hours”
“In the past 72 hours, we have seen some notable progress by the Ukrainian army in its counteroffensive, particularly in the south in the Zaporizhia region,” US National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said in a virtual briefing with a small group of journalists.
September 1, 2023 3:12 p.m
Moscow: “Conquer new strongholds in Kupyansk”
Russian forces have improved their tactical positions in the Kupyansk region of north-eastern Ukraine, capturing some “key heights” and “enemy strongholds”. This was announced by the Moscow Foreign Ministry, citing the Tass agency. However, the defense minister said that all Ukrainian attacks in the Zaporizhia region over the past week have been repelled and 960 Kiev soldiers have been killed. The Defense Ministry, quoted by Tass, adds that Ukrainian commandos are inciting soldiers to carry out suicide bombings by walking them across minefields.
September 1, 2023 2:35 p.m
Moscow: “Attempts to land in Crimea rejected”
The Russian Black Sea Fleet has reportedly thwarted an attempted landing by Ukrainian forces in Crimea. This is what the Russian Ministry of Defense writes, quoted by Tass. The fleet’s aviation, the Russian ministry said, on August 29-30 “frustrated an attempt to land a detachment of special forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces on the Crimean coast to perpetrate terrorist attacks.” The Russian ministry adds that “naval planes destroyed four military boats and killed up to 50 Ukrainian soldiers.”
September 1, 2023 2:19 p.m
One dead in Kherson attack
One person was killed in a mortar attack by the Russian army on Kherson in southern Ukraine. This was reported by the Ukrainian broadcaster Suspilne, after which a house was hit.
September 1, 2023 2:18 p.m
Russia, the new strategic missile Sarmat is ready for use
Russia has announced that it has deployed the new Sarmat strategic ballistic missile, capable of hitting any target around the world. The announcement was made by the head of the Roscomos space agency, Yuri Borisov, who was quoted by Russian authorities. These are ICBMs that can carry ten or more nuclear warheads. The head of the Russian space agency also states that the missiles are now in combat position. The launcher, the Sarmat RS-28, had been tested at an event watched live by President Vladimir Putin in April 2022 and greeted with triumphant tones, although the Pentagon dismissed it as a “routine” operation on the occasion, which it did not The case poses a serious “threat.” According to the Russian President’s forecast, the missile was supposed to be operational from a base in the Krasnoyarsk Krai in central Siberia late last year, but then there was a delay.
September 1, 2023 2:11 p.m
Kremlin confirms meeting between Putin and Erdogan
Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on September 4 in Sochi. This was confirmed by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov at a press conference. The meeting announced by the spokesman will be the first between the two leaders since Russia pulled out of the grain deal. The last face-to-face meeting between Putin and Erdogan took place in Astana on October 13, 2022, the last telephone conversation took place on August 2.
September 1, 2023 2:10 p.m
Bomb alert in all Kiev schools
The Ukrainian police announced that today, on the first day of the new school year, there were bomb attacks in all schools in Kiev: the Ukrainian media reported this. “We have received information about the presence of bombs in schools in Kiev… All educational institutions are controlled by the Kiev police,” it said in a statement. The authorities will decide together with the police whether the evacuation of children and teachers is necessary, the statement continues. “All educational institutions are controlled by the Kiev police with the involvement of the state emergency service,” said police spokeswoman Yulia Girdvilis of the AFP news agency and called on the population to “keep calm”. Almost four million students are returning today to study in Ukraine, both virtually and in the classroom, Ukraine’s Ministry of Education announced. Thousands of Ukrainian schools have been damaged or destroyed since the Russian invasion of the country began on February 24, 2022.