Today “there will be important news for Ukraine: for our soldiers, and for our entire nation”. Thus, Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine, addresses the population in the message sent to social channels. “This week has greatly strengthened our country and our people. We are working to give additional strength to Ukraine in the coming weeks, internal strength and the necessary cooperation with the world, so that everyone listens to us, understands us and supports us.” Zelensky says, referring to new weapons packages introduced by the West, especially the United States.
Counterattack, Kyiv wants everything
Meanwhile, the counteroffensive continues along the southern road in the Zaporizhya region and on the eastern front in the Bakhmut region, where Russia once again deploys Wagner’s men. For Kiev, the two phases of the war cannot be separated.
Secretary of the Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov highlights the need A unique strategy to ensure the restoration of Crimea and the Donbass regionWhich Russia annexed in 2014 and September 2022. The senior official says today: “I do not support writing a separate page for the liberation of the Donetsk region, the Luhansk region and the Crimean peninsula. It must be part of a general strategy.” Ukrainian during an interview reported to the Ukrinform news agency.
The Ukrainian Minister of Security and Defense rejects the possibility of the war in his country turning into a long-term conflict, and demands the need to continue fighting Russian forces. “They tell us – he says – ‘We will even support you,’ and then I don’t see the word ‘victory’ anywhere.”
Russia, Putin summons 130,000 more men to take up arms
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to start compulsory conscription in the fall from October 1 to December 31.. The call for military service concerns 130,000 men between the ages of 18 and 27, according to the Russian news agency RIA Novosti.
In Russia, there are traditionally annual recruiting calls, one in the spring and one in the fall. Military service lasts 12 months. Admiral Vladimir Tsimlyansky, the second man in the Organization and Mobilization Department of the Russian General Staff, specified that the new recruits will be deployed on Russian territory, but none of them will go to the so-called “new areas,” that is, the occupied areas. From the Ukrainian states of Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhia and Kherson.
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