• Podolyak: “Drone attacks in Russia will increase.”
• Drone attack: This is how Kiev demonstrates that it can break through Russian defenses.
• Putin will meet Erdogan on September 4 and will also meet with Xi soon.
• Zelensky: “No peace without Donbass and Crimea”. And on September 20th, the Ukrainian president is expected to attend the UN summit in New York.
10:29 a.m. – Metsola: Proud of how the EU has united against Russian aggression
Russian aggression is “a threat to our democratic model, our security and our values.” Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament, said this in the video message sent to the event “When the South grows, Italy grows, Europe grows”, organized by the ECR (Conservatives and Reformists) party in Scilla, in the province of Reggio Calabria was organized by Europeans). “I am proud of how we have overcome these challenges together,” she added.
10:28 a.m. – Medvedev: Western leaders are complicit in Nazi Kiev
The leaders of Western countries supporting Ukraine are “accomplices of the Nazis” in Kiev. This was written by the Vice President of the Russian Security Council, Dmitry Medvedev, on Telegram. “Ukraine’s leaders are increasingly talking about the need to ‘make the Russians pay’ (and by Russians they mean the entire population of our country. This has already happened somewhere, right?” says Medvedev. “Ukraine is supported by almost all Western leaders. So Biden, Trudeau, Sunak, Scholz, Macron, Meloni, as well as the leaders of the most notorious Poland, the wild Scandinavian countries, the militaristic Japan, the Australian and New Zealand marsupials and other plague fleas like the Baltic Sea “In these countries are “They are direct and obvious accomplices of the Nazis. And the attitude towards them must be built as towards the leaders of the countries of the Nazi coalition,” he added.
10:09 a.m. – Moscow, 2 Kiev drones intercepted in Belgorod region
Two Ukrainian drones were intercepted in Russia’s Belgorod region. The Russian Ministry of Defense reports on this, stating that the operation took place this morning and “thwarted an attempt by the Kiev regime to carry out a terrorist attack” on the territory of the Federation.
10:07 a.m. – Tajani: We can’t always follow the USA
On the defense front, “Europe needs to take some steps forward.” We need to be more ambitious, but the numbers we have don’t allow us to do that. We have also seen in the Ukraine issue that we cannot always follow the USA.” Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani said this in his speech at the Ambrosetti Forum in Cernobbio. The United States, “which is our interlocutor, but even if we want to count more in NATO, we need a Europe that knows how to count more, not in words but also in deeds.”
9:26 a.m. – Borrell: The war will last a long time
(Federico Fubini) Josep Borrell, High Representative for Foreign Policy of the European Union, says at the Ambrosetti Forum in Cernobbio: “This war in Ukraine will not end so quickly.” The Kiev government is asking us to send the necessary ammunition every day. We Europeans need to discuss how much help, including financial, we want to send. Vladimir Putin is failing to conquer Ukraine, so he is destroying bombs every day in a brutal war.”
8:09 a.m. – Compulsory military training in schools in Crimea
The new school year has brought a new field of study to occupied Crimea: From yesterday, the first day of school, all students on the Ukrainian peninsula, which was annexed by Russia in 2014, must attend the “Fundamentals of Military Training” course: This was reported by the Kyiv Independent, the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Ukrainian Parliament, Dmytro Lubinets, quoted. At least 25 teachers in Crimea have already completed courses in military discipline, tactical medicine, assembly and disassembly of firearms, organization of camps, management of personal protective equipment, and radiological, chemical and biological protection. The new course is compulsory for all students from the fifth to the ninth year; in the tenth year the course “Fundamentals of Military Readiness” must be attended. The latter program, Lubinets explained, includes not only practical exercises and instruction in essential military skills, but also lessons on the “career opportunities” associated with military service, as outlined in official textbooks and teacher manuals available online.
7:48 a.m. – Governor Kherson: 15,000 buildings destroyed by the Russians
The Russian invasion caused damage to 15,000 civilian buildings in the Kherson region, most of which were residential. Governor Oleksandr Prokudin explained this to Interfax Ukraine, as reported by The Kyiv Independent website. This figure includes around 5,000 damaged houses that cannot be restored, Prokudin added, later adding that 274 educational and sports institutions, 181 hospitals, 43 industrial facilities and Kherson International Airport were also “completely destroyed.” The Kherson governor subsequently stated that the Kakhovka Dam disaster caused over 146 billion crowns ($4 billion) in damage to the environment alone. “Unique flora and fauna have been destroyed, almost a third of the forests (64,000 hectares) have been affected, 30% of the nature reserve is in danger of disappearing and 1,300 hectares of fields have been flooded.” Russia’s destruction of the dam has caused devastating floods in Kherson Oblast caused damage or destruction to 4,000 homes in the region, 1,300 of which could not be repaired, Prokudin said. The regional authorities would need around $35 million to restore the remaining houses. Prokudin added that the total cost of the damage caused to Kherson Oblast by the Russian occupation had not yet been calculated, as a third of the region was still under Russian occupation. In November 2022, Ukraine liberated Kherson and other regional settlements on the western bank of the Dnipro River.
07:26 – 007 Kiev: Pskov airport is attacked from Russian territory
The recent drone attack on an airport in northwestern Russia, which damaged several transport aircraft, was carried out from Russian territory. This is supported by Ukrainian military intelligence. The claim, which falls on the first day of the school year, came as President Vladimir Putin told Russian students their country was “invincible” and Kiev police rushed to respond to bomb threats at schools. This week’s attack on Pskov airport, about 700 kilometers (430 miles) from Ukraine, was the latest attack on Russian soil since Kiev vowed in July to “return” the conflict to Moscow. “The drones used to attack the Kresty airbase in Pskov were launched by Russia,” Ukrainian intelligence chief Kyrylo Budanov said on social media yesterday. “Four Russian IL-76 military transport aircraft were hit in the attack. Two were destroyed and two were seriously damaged,” he added. Budanov said the planes were used by the Defense Ministry to transport troops and cargo. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov declined to comment and referred questions to the Defense Ministry.
7:11 a.m. – The Pope’s appeal in Mongolia
“May the dark clouds of war pass, may they be swept away by the firm will of a universal brotherhood in which tensions are resolved on the basis of meetings and dialogue and fundamental rights are guaranteed for all!” Here, in your historic and heavenly land “Let us implore this gift from above and let us work together to build a future of peace.” The pope’s warning came in his first speech in Mongolia, as he met the authorities and diplomatic corps in Ulaanbaatar. “Heaven grant that today, on the earth devastated by too many conflicts, the conditions of the former ‘Mongolian Pax’, ie the absence of conflicts, are restored in accordance with international laws,” appeals the father.
5:24 a.m. – Nancy Pelosi: “Trump is a friend of Putin, if he came back it would be a tragedy”
(by Greta Privitera, sent to Venice) She almost never says her name. If it happens, it’s a mistake. These five letters are taboo for 83-year-old Speaker Emeritus Nancy Pelosi. We mention him all the time, which upsets her a little: Do you think Trump can win? Were you expecting Trump? He contemptuously calls him “the occasional occupant of the White House” and defines his possible election as a “worst-case scenario” and then bluntly: “a tragedy.” Nancy Pelosi meets a small group of journalists in Venice on the sidelines of the DVF Awards, fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg’s award that honors female solidarity. She is the first woman to hold the office of speaker and she remembers: “Thirty-six years ago, when I entered Congress, there were only 23 women. Now we are at 60 percent” – she is one of the protagonists . They tell us he’ll stay for twenty minutes to talk to us, but then he stays for almost an hour. She gestures, tells us how proud she is of her Italian heritage, gets excited and raises her right arm to mime a verse from the national anthem that she loves very much: The bombs exploding in the air/proved that night our flag was still there. Because despite everything – that is, despite Trump – the American flag, according to the speaker emeritus, still flies high in the world.
05.21 a.m. – BACKGROUND – Zelensky’s dilemma: total war or compromise?
(by Lorenzo Cremonesi, sent to Zaporizhia) – Volodymyr Zelensky and the drama of consensus. If we were to write a book about the Ukrainian president, this title could probably summarize his biggest dilemma in leading the country in wartime. What to do? Satisfy the desires of public opinion or enforce them? And the question could be even more oriented towards his biography, which is shaped by his years in the world of entertainment: should he follow his actor’s instinct in the constant search for applause or instead enforce his decisions, even if he is booed for it?
The question is not trivial, considering that in recent weeks the dilemma has increased among Western allies, especially the United States, about what to do if the long-awaited Ukrainian counteroffensive continues to progress sluggishly or even stalls a growing number of victims and destruction. Continue fighting or negotiate?
5:19 a.m. – THE MILITARY POINT – “This is how we destroyed the Russian planes”
(by Andrea Marinelli and Guido Olimpio) A precise attack, then the test: with effective actions and communication, Kiev demonstrates that it has resources capable of breaking through the opponent’s defenses.
The images show the moment of impact with the upper part of the cargo, a critical point of the jet where the tanks are located. Details underlined by the head of Ukrainian military intelligence Kyrylo Budanov, who went from the silence of the last few months to stories full of details.
3:53 a.m. – Russian bombs on a farm, one dead in Kherson
The driver of a tractor has died from wounds caused by Russian shelling at a farm in the Kherson region of southern Ukraine. This was reported by Ukrinform, citing the regional prosecutor’s office (which had opened an investigation). The artillery attack occurred on September 1 at around 7 p.m. local time in the village of Bilozerka. A colleague of the victim was seriously injured and taken to hospital. Damage to vehicles and agricultural equipment was recorded.
02:42 a.m. – After London, the USA will also send ammunition with depleted uranium to Kiev
The Biden administration will send the controversial depleted uranium armor-piercing ammunition to Kiev for the first time, which has previously only been sent from London. Reuter made the announcement on its website after viewing a document and obtaining confirmation from two US leaders. The projectiles, capable of destroying Russian tanks, are part of a new $240 million to $375 million military aid package to be unveiled next week. The ammunition could be fired from American Abrams tanks, which is expected in Kiev in the coming weeks.
1:51 a.m. – Moscow: Ukrainian naval drones fired against bridge in Crimea are destroyed
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, Moscow’s troops neutralized three Ukrainian naval drones that were fired against the Crimean bridge. The first attack occurred on Friday, September 1, at around 11:15 p.m., with the other two shortly afterwards.