Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

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‘No sustainable peace’ in Ukraine while Russian- inhabited areas stay, Zelenskyy states

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks as he goes to a conference with Ireland’s Prime Minister Leo Varadkar (not visualized) at Horodetskyi House, amidst Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine July 19, 2023.

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Ukraine’s President Volodymr Zelenskyy stated Friday that there can “no sustainable peace” in Ukraine– or Europe– till the nation gains back control of Crimea and other areas presently inhabited by Russia.

“Without Crimea, without the Donbass and the occupied territories, there can be no sustainable peace in Ukraine, and consequently in Europe,” the European House Ambrosetti company online forum in Italy quoted Zelenskyy as informing delegates.

— Karen Gilchrist

Russia has actually developed an undersea barrier to prevent attacks on the Crimean Bridge: UK

The U.K.’s Ministry of Defense stated Friday that Russia has actually developed an undersea barrier of immersed ships to prevent attacks on the tactically essential Crimean Bridge.

“Russia is employing a range of passive defenses such as smoke generators and underwater barriers, alongside active defense measures such as air defense systems,” the ministry composed in its newest intelligence report, shared on X, the social networks platform previously called Twitter.

The undersea barrier was consisted of immersed ships and containment booms, according to images caught onAug 29, the ministry included.

The 12- mile Crimean Bridge covers the Kerch Strait and links Crimea with mainland Russia.

— Karen Gilchrist

Ukrainian drones attack Russian town near significant nuclear reactor

A Ukrainian drone assaulted a town in western Russia near to among the nation’s most significant nuclear power stations.

According to a Google translation, Kursk Governor Roman Starovoit on Telegram stated that a Ukrainian drone had on Friday harmed the outside of a structure in the town of Kurchatov, near to the Kursk nuclear power station.

There was no damage reported to the plant, and no casualties were logged.

— Karen Gilchrist

British defense business BAE establishes in Ukraine

British defense business BAE Systems is developing a regional entity in Ukraine and has actually penned handle its federal government to assist increase its supply of weapons and devices.

In a Thursday declaration on its site, the U.K. arms maker stated that it would work together with Kyiv’s military to much better comprehend its requirements while likewise checking out strategies to ultimately produce 105 mm light weapons weapons in the nation.

“Signing the agreements and establishing a legal entity in Ukraine builds on our existing trust and support and paves the way for us to work together to provide more direct support to the Ukrainian armed forces,” BAE president Charles Woodburn stated.

The contract comes days after Ukraine and Sweden signed a declaration of intent covering the production, operation, training, and maintenance of the CV90 platform, which is presently made by BAE Systems’ Hägglunds company in Sweden.

— Karen Gilchrist

Moscow phases elections in unlawfully inhabited parts of Ukraine

People cast their votes in elections held by Russia in unlawfully inhabited parts of Ukraine, consisting of Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson.

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Regional elections started in Russian- inhabited started parts of Ukraine as authorities look for to seal Moscow’s control of what it calls its “new territories,” Reuters reported on Thursday.

The votes were happening in Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson– 4 Ukrainian areas declared by Russia given that the start of its full-blown intrusion. Alongside Crimea, which was annexed by Moscow in 2014, they represent nearly a fifth of Ukraine.

In all 4 areas, Russia’s handpicked guvs are going for complete terms of workplace. Voting is set to conclude onSept 10.

Ukrainian authorities have stated the elections are prohibited and show that it is difficult to hold peace talks with Moscow while its soldiers stay in Ukraine.

The banished Ukrainian mayor of Mariupol, Vadym Boichenko, called the ballot a “sham,” according to Reuters, including that there were no citizen or prospect lists.

— Karen Gilchrist

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