May 25, 2024

Balkan Travellers

Comprehensive up-to-date news coverage, aggregated from sources all over the world

LIVE – War in Ukraine: Emmanuel Macron reaffirms that “France does not recognize the annexation of Ukrainian territories”.

LIVE – War in Ukraine: Emmanuel Macron reaffirms that “France does not recognize the annexation of Ukrainian territories”.

Today

Cereals

In total, 270,000 tons of grain were destroyed in bombed Ukrainian ports in one month.

Macron on offense

This Wednesday afternoon, President Emmanuel Macron will participate in a pre-recorded message at the third summit of the Crimea Platform, a diplomatic coordination instrument created at the initiative of Volodymyr Zelensky to end the annexation of Crimea. .

According to TF1 / LCI, the head of state will specifically reaffirm that “France does not recognize the annexation of Ukrainian territories by Russia or the results of organized fake elections.”

Macron on offense

This Wednesday afternoon, President Emmanuel Macron will participate in a pre-recorded message at the third summit of the Crimea Platform, a diplomatic coordination instrument created at the initiative of Volodymyr Zelensky to end the annexation of Crimea. .

According to the information of TF1/LCI, the French head of state will specifically say: “On your side I want to say to you once again: France does not recognize the annexation of Ukrainian territories by Russia. The organized fake election results.”

BRICS summit

BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) emerging powers meet for a summit in Johannesburg. Discussions will center on the expansion of the alliance as it seeks to expand its influence around the world.

Vladimir Putin took the opportunity to again denounce America’s “illegal sanctions and illegal asset freezes”. The Russian president, who is under international arrest warrant for war crimes in Ukraine, spoke at the summit in a recorded video message. Russia is represented by its Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

See also  War in Ukraine live: Group Wagner claims capture east of Bagmouth

Russian army in trouble

Logistic difficulties. According to British intelligence, this is what the Russian army will encounter. Since mid-August 2023 Russian forces have continued to use pontoon bridges at the Sonhar and Henisesk crossings on the border between southern Ukraine and occupied Crimea.

On 6 August the Kiev army bombed these two road bridges, partially destroying them.

permission

Russian General Sergei Surovykin, once responsible for the offensive in Ukraine, was fired as commander of the Space Forces, two months after the Wagner uprising, according to multiple media outlets, and he was considered close.

“Army General Sergei Churovikhin has been removed from his post,” state news agency RIA Novosti said Wednesday, citing a source familiar with internal military operations. According to RIA Novosti, Mr Churovikhin, 56, was replaced by General Viktor Afsalov.

Neither the Kremlin nor the Russian Defense Ministry made any immediate announcements, while changes within the military are often made in an opaque manner.

Restoration

Top news of the latest hours in Ukraine.

International

System d

In the Zaporizhia region, Kyiv soldiers build their own weapons to counter the Russians. Reporting.

International

POUTINE

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with leaders of the Lugansk (eastern Ukraine) and Zaporizhia (southern) regions, which Russia says are annexed, to discuss regional elections and the start of the school year, the Kremlin announced overnight Tuesday into Wednesday.

The meetings with the head of the Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR) Leonid Basechnik and the pro-Russian leader of the Zaporizhia region Yevgeny Politsky took place in the Kremlin, according to a Russian presidential press release, which did not specify their date. .

During his interview with the Russian President, Mr. Passetchnik reported a “tense” situation in the LNR.

Odessa

A Russian drone strike damaged Ukrainian grain infrastructure in the Odesa region (south) overnight, local governor Oleg Kiper said Wednesday morning.

Russia “struck three hours south of the Odesa region with attack drones,” Kipper said in a telegram, explaining that “production and transshipment complexes” were hit without causing any civilian casualties. The fire spread over an area of ​​700 m2 there before it was brought under control, he added.

The barns where the grain is stored are “damaged areas,” Kipper said. In total, the military destroyed nine drones of the “Shahad-136/131” type off the eastern coast of the Sea of ​​Azov, the South Ukrainian Defense Forces reported in a telegram.

Donetsk

Russian bombings against two villages near Lyman in eastern Ukraine killed three people and wounded two others on Tuesday evening, announced the head of the military administration of the Donetsk region, Pavlo Kyrilenko.

“According to preliminary data, the invaders attacked the villages with artillery,” the Donetsk regional prosecutor’s office said on its Facebook page. The first attack took place against Torske at 6:50 pm (3:50 pm GMT) and half an hour later against the village of Zagitne.

See also  Jewish Columbia students speak out in open letter

Those killed in Torske were two women and a man, aged 63 to 88, who were sitting on a bench during the strike, the prosecutor’s office said, adding that a man in the same village suffered chest, shoulder and hip injuries.

Moscow

Russian air defenses downed two drones in Moscow and its region, the capital’s mayor said early Wednesday, marking the sixth consecutive day of attacks.

“Last night, the air defense shot down one drone in the Mozhaysky district of Moscow region. The second drone hit a building under construction in the city (of Moscow),” Sergey Sobyanin said in Telegram.

According to initial reports, no casualties were reported in the attack.

And directly

Welcome to this live dedicated to the war in Ukraine.