The war in Ukraine continues. Monday is the 572nd day of the Russian invasion. Beijing has stabbed the Kremlin in the back. He introduced a ban on the export to Russia of drones that can be used by the army and, among others, thermal imaging cameras and on-board radio equipment. Moreover, according to sources of “Kommersant”, which describes the problem, it will no longer be possible to import either drones or specialized equipment through Kazakhstan. Suppliers in this country have notified that they are ceasing deliveries due to tighter controls on dual-use goods. Follow Wirtualna Polska’s live coverage.
The mayor of Lviv, Andriy Sadowy, said on Twitter that the explosions in Lviv could be the sound of air defense operations or the demolition of rubble. He advised everyone to stay in the shelters.
Explosions in Lviv. “It is noisy in parts of the city. We do not provide the location, we do not photograph or film anything. Informational silence,” said the governor of the Lviv region, Maksym Kozytskyi.
The United States does not trust the statements of the Russian Federation and North Korea about the lack of agreements on arms supplies and warns that it considers steps in this direction to be a violation of the UN Security Council resolution, says John Kirby from the US National Security Council.
There was an explosion in Kryvyi Rih – says the head of the local military administration, Oleksandr Vikul.
– US President Joe Biden looks forward to meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at the White House to hear from him personally about developments in Ukraine, in particular the progress of the Ukrainian military counteroffensive, said John Kirby, spokesman for the US National Security Council.
In the city of Shebekino in the Belgorod region of Russia, an anti-aircraft defense system was activated and three air targets were allegedly shot down, reports the Russian agency RIA Novosti.
According to the Ukrainian military, a group of Russian attack drones is heading to western Ukraine.
Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Oleksiy Danilov, stated that there will be no second march on Moscow following the example of Wagner’s revolt, but a revolt is being prepared in Russia, which will lead to the fragmentation of the Russian Federation. Ukraine knows who is leading the rebellion and how it will start.
The sounds of explosions were heard in Odessa, Kramatorsk, Sloviansk and Kharkov.
In New York, the President of Ukraine visited the University Hospital on Staten Island, where he met with seriously injured Ukrainian soldiers who are undergoing treatment and rehabilitation there.
The First Lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenskaya, will meet with the Clinton family and philanthropists supporting Ukraine during her visit to the USA.
The Ukrainian Air Force has declared a ballistic threat in 6 regions.
On the evening of September 18, the Russian army attacked Kharkov with rockets, said the mayor of the city, Igor Terekhov. The city center is mainly attacked.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced on Monday that he had arrived in the United States, where he will attend the UN General Assembly session in New York and meet US President Joe Biden in Washington.
Zelensky wrote on Telegram that he was going straight from the New York airport to visit Ukrainian soldiers who are undergoing treatment in the United States. “The next few days will be important and intense,” he added, mentioning the UN General Assembly session and “important bilateral meetings.”
“The launch of Shahed drones from Primorsko-Akhtarsk has been registered. We will inform you about changes in the situation and direction of movement!” – informed the Ukrainian Air Force.
The blocking of imports of Ukrainian grain into internal markets by Poland and other countries is their sovereign decision, and it would be hypocritical for us to force a change on them, National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said on Monday. As he added, the US, however, wants to return to grain exports via the Black Sea.
Unfortunately, the Taurus missiles, the supplies of which Ukraine is most interested in, are still out of the question. “The German government has not yet decided whether to send Taurus cruise missiles,” Pistorius said.
As Minister Pistorius said, “ammunition is what Ukraine needs most in its defense (…)”. The aid package also includes armored vehicles and mine-clearing systems.
– But we also have the upcoming winter in mind: we will send clothes, but also electricity and heat generators. In total, the package will be worth EUR 400 million, Boris Pistorius emphasized in an interview with “Bild”.
German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius announced a new aid package for Ukraine worth EUR 400 million. It includes, among others, ammunition, the politician said on Monday in an interview with the Bild daily portal. However, the package does not include the Taurus cruise missiles demanded by Ukraine.
As reported by “Kommersant”, Russian producers cannot count on being able to import drones or equipment manufactured in China via Kazakhstan. Suppliers in this country have notified that they are ceasing deliveries due to tighter controls on dual-use goods.
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