Minsk: Polish helicopter violated the border twice
A Polish helicopter violated the airspace of Belarus. This was reported by the official Telegram channel of the Belarusian Ministry of Defense, citing Belta. According to the ministry, “Today at 3:02 p.m., a Polish plane was recorded approaching the Belarusian border. Eighteen minutes later, a helicopter crossed the Belarusian border. It is reported that he flew to a depth of up to 1.5 kilometers in the area. At 4.22 pm, the neighboring country’s aircraft violated the border again at a depth of 300 metres.
Kremlin: Increased defense spending due to hybrid warfare
The increase in Russian military spending planned for 2024 is considered “absolutely necessary” due to the “hybrid war” that has broken out against Moscow. This was stated by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, TASS reported. Peskov added: “We are continuing the special military operation (in Ukraine), and this entails high costs.”
Stoltenberg in Kyiv to meet Zelensky
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is in Kiev, where he held a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. This was announced by a NATO spokesman.
Kiev: “Russian bombs on a power plant”
A thermoelectric power station in southern Ukraine was damaged by heavy Russian bombing last night, and electricity was cut off to more than 400 locations.
Lavrov: We are ready to negotiate
The Russians confirmed that they are “ready to negotiate” to reach a solution to the crisis in Ukraine, but “taking into account the reality on the ground” and “Russian security interests.” This was stated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in an interview with TASS news agency. “Our position remains correct: we are ready to negotiate, but taking into account the facts that developed in the earthquake and taking into account our position known to everyone,” that is, “our interests, the interests of our peoples.” Lavrov said: “Security is in the interest of preventing the formation of a force hostile to the Nazi regime on Russia’s borders.” He said that this force “openly declared the goal of exterminating everything Russian on those lands, both in Crimea and in Novorossiya.”
Kiev: “Ukraine and Poland do not need a new grain war”
Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba today spoke about the grain crisis with Poland and said that Ukraine does not need this “war”. “We don’t need this grain war or even Poland. “History, future and security leave us no choice but to overcome this crisis,” he said, quoted by RBC-Ukraine. “We did not create the crisis and we are fully determined to put an end to it.” “Emotions are high. Temperatures could rise until October 15, which is Polish election day. But we are determined to be constructive.”
Putin: “We are creating advanced nuclear weapons”
The Russian Nuclear Authority said, “Rosatom is committed to creating advanced weapons capable of maintaining the strategic balance in the world.” This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin, quoted by the RIA Novosti news agency. “It is important for Russian nuclear scientists to increase mutually beneficial contacts with conscientious and reliable partners abroad,” the Kremlin leader added.
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