Ukrainian military says chain of successes, Russian bombs reconquered region

After announcing new military successes against Russian forces, Ukraine put pressure on Western countries on Tuesday to accept deliveries of arms. Russia will respond on its side by bombing certain reconquered areas. Follow the latest developments in the war in Ukraine.

  • 6:35pm: Scholz asks Putin for ‘complete withdrawal’ of Russian troops

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has called on President Vladimir Putin to order a “complete withdrawal” of struggling Russian troops from Ukraine in the face of a Ukrainian counterattack.

In a 90-minute telephone interview, the German leader “urged the Russian president to find a diplomatic solution as soon as possible based on a ceasefire, complete withdrawal of Russian troops, and respect for Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.” according to a statement.

Scholz also called on the Russian president to “fully” implement the agreement on exports of Ukrainian grain.

  • 4:44pm: Faced with Kyiv’s success, Kremlin was under pressure from hawks

The recent retreat of Russian troops in eastern Ukraine has sent shockwaves through Moscow’s hawks, who openly question the Kremlin’s strategy.

A sign of frustration? Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov called on critics to be “very careful” to stay “within the law” which severely punishes those who “discredit” the military.

The deployment sits at the height of an avalanche of sometimes pernicious reactions accompanying the withdrawal of Russian troops from the northeastern Kharkov region in the face of Kyiv counterattacks.

  • 2:53 pm: Kyiv puts pressure on Berlin to deliver armored vehicles

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitro Kouleva criticized Berlin for not handing over armored vehicles to him, increased pressure on Chancellor Olaf Scholz and opposed a unilateral initiative by Germany.

“Ukraine now needs Leopard and Marder tanks to liberate its people and save them from genocide, regrettable signal from Germany,” Kouleva tweeted.

“There is not a single rational argument to justify why these weapons cannot be delivered. Only abstract fears and excuses. What is Berlin afraid of if Kyiv is not afraid? ?”

  • 12:40 pm: Sergey Lavrov gets visa to go to UN General Assembly

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has announced that the Russian Foreign Minister and other representatives of his delegation have obtained visas from the United States to attend the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

“Today, visas were issued to (Sergei) Lavrov and many of his companions,” the ministry told reporters.

However, in the wake of Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine, “in view of the illegal sanctions imposed by the United States, we look forward to the issuance of visas to the remaining members of the delegation, and the prompt resolution of logistical issues. “We are here,” said Russian diplomacy.

The debates of the United Nations General Assembly, the world’s largest diplomatic conference, are scheduled for September 20-26 in New York (USA).

  • 12:31pm: Finnish Prime Minister calls on EU to unite in face of Russian ‘threat’

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin has called for European Union unification and new sanctions against Russia in the face of Moscow’s energy “blackmail”.

“As Russia uses energy as a weapon against Europe, unity is needed more than ever. It is a way to destroy our unity.” European Parliament in Strasbourg.

“Russia’s threats and this long winter may get us out of it, but it will take united determination and courage to achieve it.”

  • 12:05 p.m.: Russian forces say they are conducting ‘massive attacks’ on all fronts

The Russian military said it was conducting “massive attacks” against Ukrainian forces on all fronts in response to the Ukrainian military’s announced breakthrough in the northeast and advances in the south.

“Russian Air Force, ballistic and artillery units are carrying out massive attacks against Ukrainian military units in all operational areas,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in a daily report.

In addition, the Kremlin has accused Ukrainian forces of torturing civilians in recaptured areas. “According to our information, there are many punitive actions against residents of the Kharkov region, people are being tortured and ill-treated,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, adding that it was “terrifying.” added.

  • 11:58 am: Fighting continues in Kharkiv region, says Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister

Ukrainian forces are following a “very ambitious” and cautious operational plan and are continuing to advance in the Kharkov region (northeast) despite heavy fighting, Ukraine’s Deputy Defense Minister Hannah Marial told Reuters. rice field.

“The goal is to liberate the Kharkiv region and beyond that all territories occupied by the Russian Federation. Fighting continues. It’s still too early,” Hannah Marial admitted.

  • 9am: Kyiv calls for ‘more weapons from the West’ based on ground success

According to France 24 correspondent in Ukraine, Gulliver Cragg, the Ukrainian government is using recent military successes in the south and northeast of the country to formulate new arms demands from Western countries.

  • 2:23am: Anthony Blinken thinks it’s ‘premature’ to judge Ukraine’s counterattack

“It’s too early to say exactly where all this will take us,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Monday at a press conference in Mexico City. It’s early in the memo, so I don’t think it’s good to predict exactly where all of this will lead us.”

“The Russians maintain a very important military force in Ukraine, as well as equipment and ammunition,” said Antony Brinken. “There has been great progress in China, especially in the Northeast,” he said.

“This is the result of the assistance we have provided, but first and foremost the extraordinary courage and resilience of the Ukrainian army and the Ukrainian people,” he added. “Ukrainians are fighting not for the Russians, but for their country and their future,” he stressed, adding that “we will continue to do what is necessary” to support Ukraine. .

  • 1am: Ukrainian military claims to have tracked Russians from 20 locations

Across the front, Ukrainian forces declared on Monday that they had “successfully driven the enemy out of more than 20 areas” in 24 hours, adding that “Russian forces are hastily abandoning their positions and fleeing.” .

In the evening, Andriy Yermak, Chief of Staff of the Ukrainian President’s Office, released a video in which he explains in a narration:e Another mechanized brigade reached the Kharkov region border with Russia. This is the village of Ternova, 5 km from the Russian border.

According to AFP and Reuters


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