Surovikin will lead the air defense coordination of the CSI
Russian General Sergei Surovikin, who disappeared from the scene after the Wagner Uprising, has been appointed head of the Air Defense Coordination Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), an organization that includes Russia and eight other former Soviet republics. This is what the pro-government Russian platform EurAsia Daily wrote, explaining that the mission was unanimously approved by the CIS defense ministers. There is currently no comment from the Kremlin regarding the appointment. Surovikin, known as “General Armageddon” or “The Butcher of Aleppo” for his leadership of Russian forces in the Syrian civil war, was the commander-in-chief of the Russian army in Ukraine from October 2022 to January 2023. He was considered the main ally of Wagner Chairman Yevgeny Prigozhin, In a clash with Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Chief of Staff Valery Gerasimov. After the Wagner Uprising in June, and despite his public condemnation of Prigozhin’s uprising, Surovikin disappeared from the public eye amid rumors that he was under house arrest. On August 23, a few hours before Prigozhin died in his plane crash, it was announced that Surovikin was removed from his post as Commander of the Russian Aerospace Forces.
In Russia, General Armageddon appears in public: he is in service but with no career prospects
On September 4, Russian journalist Ksenia Sobchak published a photo of herself walking in civilian clothes with her wife in Moscow.
Putin and his party win in 4 Ukrainian regions
Partial results showed that President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party is on track to achieve a landslide victory in local elections held for the first time in the four Ukrainian regions it annexed last year.
Kiev: Freed another 1.5 square kilometers of land in two robots
The Ukrainian army captured another 1.5 square kilometers of territory in the Robotyn district, in the direction of Melitopol, in the Zaporizhzhia region: this was stated by the spokesman for the defense forces of the Tavria region, Oleksandr Shtubun, as reported by Rbc – Ukraine.
He told United News: “We continue to make slight progress in the Robotyn area. About 1.5 square kilometers of our Ukrainian territory have been liberated.” At the same time, he added, “The Ukrainian army repelled about 15 hostile attack attempts in the Marinka region. The occupiers do not stop trying to seize the ruins of the city of Marinka.”
Kyiv: The war will not last long
“I do not agree with the view that this will be a long war. The head of military intelligence in Kiev, Kirilo Budanov, said: This is my personal opinion, which is based on an analysis of the data available to us, especially regarding the enemy. He added that the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ counteroffensive will continue during the winter period, even if the advance will be more difficult.
Russian bombs over Kherson: A woman was injured
A woman was injured this morning as a result of a Russian attack in the city of Kherson in southern Ukraine: RBC-Ukraine reports. The attack, which occurred around 7:00 a.m. (6:00 a.m. in Italy), hit a school and a house in the city center.
A wave of drone attacks from Kiev to the Crimea
Kiev came under air attack early this morning, with drone debris falling on several parts of the Ukrainian capital as its air defenses sprang into action. Mayor Vitali Klitschko reported this on his Telegram channel. He added that one person was injured, but no buildings were damaged. The Russian Defense Ministry in Moscow said that several Ukrainian Navy ships and drones heading towards the Crimean Peninsula were destroyed in the Black Sea.
The ministry said that aircraft from the Russian Black Sea Fleet destroyed three American-made Willard Sea Force speedboats, a military-style rubber boat, along with their crews northeast of Sneek Island as they headed toward the peninsula. Previous reports reported that eight drones were shot down during the night by air defenses near the coast of Crimea. Ukraine has repeatedly attacked Russian military bases on the peninsula and made clear that it considers it sovereign Ukrainian territory.
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