Zelensky is expected to attend the United Nations General Assembly on September 20
On September 20, during the week of the UN General Assembly, Albania, the rotating president of the Security Council, organized a meeting on Ukraine “in which the personal participation of President Volodymyr Zelensky is expected.” He added: “His presence is practically confirmed, and this will be his first time in the United Nations and in the Security Council personally. It will be a real summit on Ukraine.”handle Albanian Ambassador Farid Hoxha. The list has not been finalized yet, but the ambassador said they expect “many countries to be represented at the level of heads of delegation.”
Podolyak: “Drone attacks in Russia will increase”
Drone attacks on Russian territory will increase. This was stated by Ukrainian President’s Advisor Mykhailo Podlyak, quoted from Sky News. The presidential adviser said: “With regard to Russia … there is an increasing number of attacks by unidentified drones launched from the territory of the Russian Federation, and the number of such attacks will increase.” He added, “Because this is the stage of war… as hostilities gradually move to the territory of the Russian Federation.” Podolyak also ruled out any negotiations at the present time, which could amount to a “surrender” of Ukraine.
Putin will meet with Xi Jinping “soon.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping “soon”. This was reported by Russian agencies.
Kuliba: “The counterattack is advancing, and we are not failing”
Ukraine “is not failing” but is “moving forward” in its counterattack. This was stated by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in an interview with CNN. “If Ukraine is failing, I may be the first to tell the truth. But we are not failing: we are moving forward,” Kuleba said, noting that “our partners who are helping us, including the United States, know that things are going in the right direction.” Kuleba continued: “They understand that there is no slowing down at all.” “It only happens because it is hard. “It’s a tough battle.”
USA: “Remarkable progress Kyiv has made over the past 72 hours”
“In the past 72 hours, we’ve seen some significant progress of the Ukrainian military in its counter-offensive, particularly in the south in the Zaporizhia region,” US National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told a virtual briefing with a small group of reporters.
Moscow: “Capture of new strongholds in Kubyansk”
Russian forces improved their tactical positions in the Kobyansk region of northeastern Ukraine, capturing some “key high ground” and “enemy strongholds”. This came, according to TASS news agency, citing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Moscow. Instead, the defense minister said that all Ukrainian attacks in the Zaporizhia region last week had been repulsed, and 960 Kiev servicemen had been killed. The Ministry of Defense, citing TASS, added that the Ukrainian command sends soldiers to suicide attacks by making them walk through minefields.
Moscow: “Attempts to land in Crimea are rejected”
The Russian Black Sea Fleet has reportedly thwarted an attempted landing of Ukrainian forces in Crimea. This was written by the Russian Defense Ministry, citing the TASS agency. The Russian Council explained that during the period from August 29 to 30 last, the fleet’s aviation thwarted “an attempt to land a detachment of special operations forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces on the Crimean coast to commit terrorist acts.” The Russian ministry added, “Naval aircraft destroyed four military ships and killed up to 50 Ukrainian soldiers.”
One person was killed in an attack on Kherson
One person was killed in a mortar attack by the Russian army on the city of Kherson in southern Ukraine. This was reported by the Ukrainian Radio Sospilny, where a house was hit.
Russia launches the new Sarmat strategic missile
Russia announced that it has put into operation the new Sarmat strategic ballistic missile, which is capable of hitting any target around the world. This was stated by Yuri Borisov, the head of the space agency “Roscomos”, citing Russian agencies. They are intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of carrying 10 or more nuclear warheads. The head of the Russian Space Agency also explained that the missiles are now in a combat position. The carrier, the Sarmat RS-28, was tested in April 2022 in an event that President Vladimir Putin watched live and celebrated in a triumphant tone, even if the Pentagon on that occasion dismissed it as a “routine” operation, which it was not. constitute a serious “threat”. According to the Russian President’s expectations, the missile was supposed to become operational by the end of last year from a base in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, in the central region of Siberia, but a delay occurred after that.
The Kremlin confirms the meeting between Putin and Erdogan
Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to meet his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi on September 4. This was confirmed by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov during a press conference. The meeting announced by the spokesman will be the first meeting between the two leaders since Russia’s exit from the wheat agreement. The last direct meeting between Putin and Erdogan dates back to October 13, 2022 in Astana, while the last telephone conversation took place on August 2.
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