In Russian-occupied Cherson, two days before the start of the mock referendum on Russian annexation, there are no indications that the occupiers are preparing for it.
In Russian-occupied Cherson, two days before the start of the mock referendum on Russian annexation, there are no indications that the occupiers are preparing for it. A person we spoke to in the city on Wednesday said residents have not been told by anyone where the vote will take place and what questions will be asked. After a week of intense artillery fighting, the last two days were relatively calm.
“Even at first one cannot speak of an expression of will.”, a resident of the regional capital of Southern Ukraine commented on the announcement by local representatives of the occupying power that a vote will be held from September 23 to 27 on the incorporation of the Cherson region into the Russian Federation. However, he assumed that the Russian authorities would eventually announce that about 80 percent voted for Russia. Especially given the background that the city is currently very empty and at least two-thirds of about 300,000 pre-war residents have left, it would be such a thing ‘Pure Fiction’ ResultChersonese, whose name has not been released for security reasons, said.
in the protests Against the partial mobilization ordered by Putin A person was arrested in several cities in Russia. According to the civil rights portal OVD-Info, they were all over Russia early Wednesday evening up to 500 People were taken away also.
In Tomsk and Irkutsk in Siberia, in Yekaterinburg in the Urals and elsewhere, isolated people took to the streets. They carried banners in the colors of the Ukrainian flag and sayings like “No to packing!” above. In light of massive state repression in Russia, the protests are unlikely to be very large.
Russian President Vladimir put it in He has one on Wednesday Partial mobilization of the armed forces announced. Kremlin President Vladimir Putin said in a televised address that he made this decision on the proposal of the Defense Ministry and signed the decree. Partial mobilization will begin on Wednesday. According to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, 300 thousand people are partially mobilized for the army. “We will use all resources to defend our people,” the Russian president said. “The West wants to destroy our country. The West does not want peace between Ukraine and Russia.” “To the West: We have many weapons to respond,” he says. This is not a hoaxPutin said.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Russian parliament scrambled to make legislative changes indicating a possible willingness to impose martial law in the country. Among other things, the Criminal Code was tightened on the second and final reading. Prison sentences were tightened for soldiers who became prisoners of war voluntarily and because of looting. The law also spoke of “mobilization” and a possible “state of war”.
- In light of the Ukrainian counter-offensive, the Russian government is moving forward in the occupied areas of Ukraine Referendums on joining Russia. Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine’s Luhansk and Donetsk regions announced a referendum on Tuesday. from friday on me. Referendums were also announced in the Russian-controlled Kherson region in southern Ukraine and in the besieged Zaporizhia region, where Ukraine’s largest nuclear power plant is located. Ukrainian Ministry of Defense Comparing the events to the annexation of Austria to Nazi Germany in 1938. “They are expecting the results of 1938. Instead they will get Hitler’s result of 1945,” the ministry said on Twitter.
- Kyiv want to focus on To advance quickly in the restored areas. This was announced by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in his daily video address. Ukrainian forces must continue to move quickly, and normalcy must be quickly restored. “We are doing everything we can to ensure that Ukraine’s needs are met at all levels – defense, finance, economy, diplomacy,” Zelensky said.
- Ukrainian operator for Zaporizhia nuclear power plant Russia accused again Nuclear power plant site in southern Ukraine attack to have. “Russian terrorists once again bombed the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant during the night,” Enerhuatom said in Telegram on Wednesday. The Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine is the largest in Europe and has been occupied by Russian forces since March.
- Already on Tuesday, Ukraine reported Russian Attacks on the Pvdnoukrainsk nuclear power plant in the south of the country. State operator Energoatom announced on Monday that the three reactors of the nuclear power plant were not damaged and are operating normally. The detonation occurred 300 meters from the reactors. Buildings were damaged, and the attack also caused damage to a nearby hydroelectric power station.
- The Russian Black Sea Fleet has some of its submarines vFrom the port of Sevastopol in Crimea to Novorossiysk In the Krasnodor region of southern Russia, the British military said on Tuesday. The Ministry of Defense said in His daily news update on Twitter.
Diplomacy / Sanctions / Aid
subordinate Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan he have Return of Russian-occupied territories to Ukraine wanted. “Of course, if peace is to be achieved in Ukraine, the return of the occupied territories will be really important. This is expected,” Erdogan said in an interview published by the US broadcaster PBS on Monday evening (local time). The occupied lands will be returned to Ukraine.” This also includes Crimea, which was annexed by Russia.
After invading Ukraine on February 24, Russia seized large areas in the south and east of the country. According to estimates, Moscow still occupies more than one-sixth of the Ukrainian territory, including Crimea, despite the counterattacks.
Ukraine will soon be able to receive more financial aid from the European Union worth Five billion euros Calculate. European Union countries formally approved billions in aid on Tuesday, the Presidency of the Czech Council announced. Thus the financial package removed its last hurdles, and therefore it should be paid back soon. Czech Finance Minister Zbenik Stangora said the loan should ensure that the Ukrainian state and important infrastructure can continue to function despite Russia’s war against the country. The money is part of an aid package announced in May worth nine billion euros.
- The Hungarian government is talking Against Russia’s new sanctions from the European Union. “The European Union … should stop talking about an eighth package of sanctions and announce measures that will only exacerbate the energy supply crisis,” Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said.