Kremlin boss Putin has ordered the partial mobilization of conscript-age Russians and threatens the West and Ukraine with nuclear weapons. Protesters who do not want to be drafted into the war in Ukraine are being en masse arrested. Due to the threat, Kyiv believes it is time to deliver more weapons. 210 days of war at a glance:
‘I don’t want to shoot’: over 1250 arrested in Russia
The number of arrests nationwide rose to 1,250 during protests against partial mobilization in Russia, according to OVD-Info, an organization that documents arrests in Russia.AFP The company’s journalists witnessed dozens of arrests in the capital Moscow and the second largest city St. Petersburg in the evening. At least 50 people were arrested in Moscow’s central shopping district alone, and around 455 in the entire capital. As can be seen from the listIn St. Petersburg, police round up a small group of demonstrators and arrest them one by one. About 500 people are said to have been arrested. Demonstrators shout “no to war” and “no to mobilization”. “Everyone is afraid,” says Vasily Fedorov, a protester in St. Petersburg. “I want peace and don’t need to be shot.”
Kuleba: The only answer to Putin’s threats – double support for Kyiv
In the face of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s threat to use nuclear weapons in the Ukraine war, Kyiv asked for more help. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said: “The only appropriate response to Putin’s aggressive threats is to double support for Ukraine.” We need more sanctions against Russia and a determination to hold Moscow accountable. In addition, Kuleba called for more weapons for Ukraine and more solidarity with his country.
Searches for ‘tickets’, ‘flight’ and ‘leave Russia’ surge
With the possibility of war, Russia is inundated with international airline tickets. All direct flights to the nearest former Soviet republics of Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan are fully booked, according to popular Russian booking site Aviasales. Turkish Airlines has announced that seats in Istanbul, one of his main hubs for flights to and from Russia, will be unavailable again until Saturday. The next Air Serbia flight to Belgrade will only be available on Monday, according to Serbian airlines. Over $750. According to the online service Google Trends, search terms such as “tickets” and “airplanes” are being entered twice as often in Russia from the early hours of the morning.
Zelensky: Soldiers are fleeing Russia
According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the partial mobilization announced in Russia shows that Moscow has problems with its military personnel. “We already know they mobilized the cadets. The cadets couldn’t fight. These cadets fell. They couldn’t even finish their training.” They came to Ukraine to die. Russian President Vladimir Putin needs “an army worth millions” but sees “his forces simply fleeing,” Zelensky said. Putin wants to drown Ukraine in blood, but he also wants to drown in the blood of his own soldiers.
Lambrecht: Ukraine gets tanks from Slovenia and Greece
Even after Russia’s announcement of partial mobilization, Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht sees no reason for the direct transfer of tanks from Germany to Ukraine. “Ukraine now delivers tanks very quickly: 40 from Greece and 28 from Slovenia. Germany will help fill these gaps between the two countries.” It will continue to be supported by “highly effective” German weapon systems such as howitzers and multiple rocket launchers – “more than ever”. Emphasize that no training is required. “It is very important for Ukraine to have ready-to-fight weapons.”
Scholz and EU see ‘despair’ in partial mobilization
Prime Minister Olaf Scholz and the European Union took the announcement of partial mobilization as a sign of “despair”. With the latest decisions, Russia “makes everything even worse,” Scholz said on the sidelines at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Putin “totally underestimated” the situation from the beginning. US President Joe Biden also said, “The irresponsible nuclear threat to use nuclear weapons. A nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.” ” he criticized. Moreover, Russia “shamelessly” violated the basic principles of the UN Charter in its war of aggression.
Zelenskyj: Lives saved by tank delivery
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky once again urgently appealed to Germany to supply his country with tanks. “Give us these weapons,” Zelenskyj said in his Bild TV interview. “Today, tanks mean more lives can be saved for us,” the president stressed. Selenskyj did not accept the German government’s insistence that he did not want to act alone. “You are an independent nation. If you don’t want to give us these weapons, don’t be offended. You have your opinion. But don’t say first the United States, then Poland, etc. Congress is also debating support for Ukraine with heavy weapons on Thursday afternoon.
Navalny: Putin will ‘throw Russian citizens into the meat grinder’
In court, Kremlin opponent Alexei Navalny, who was incarcerated in a prison camp, complained that President Vladimir Putin’s “criminal war” was getting worse. Putin wants to draw as many people into Ukraine’s bloodshed as possible, Navalny said at a hearing on his rights as a prisoner. “To prolong his power, he is tearing apart his neighbors and killing people there. And now he is throwing huge numbers of Russian citizens into the meat grinder,” Navalny said. I was.
Putin announces possible annexation of Ukrainian territory
Putin announced the possible annexation of Ukrainian territory using a mock referendum in the occupied territories. “I support the decision taken by the majority of citizens of Luhansk and the Donetsk People’s Republic, Kherson and Zaporizhia regions,” Putin said. In addition to the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic in eastern Ukraine, the Russian-occupied territories of Kherson and Zaporizhia in the south also want to vote on Russia’s membership. A simultaneous mock referendum will be held from 23 to 27 September. They are seen as a response to the current Ukrainian counterattack in the eastern part of the country.
Ukraine reports Russian night attack on Zaporizhia nuclear power plant
The Ukrainian operator of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant has accused Russia of renewing its attack on the plant. Energoatom said in a messenger service telegram that the nighttime shelling had damaged power lines, caused several transformers at Reactor 6 to malfunction, and had activated an emergency generator “for a short time”. radiation exposure is at a normal level and the release of radioactive material into the environment is below the limits.
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