President Zelensky acknowledged that Russia was effective against a counterattack led by its troops.
A combination of weakness on the kyiv side. The Ukrainian force acknowledged on Friday, September 8, that its counteroffensive was slipping by Moscow’s strike force. Russia is “stopping us from the skies,” acknowledged Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a press conference. He mentioned that the Russian soldiers “Stop it[ai]ent [la] “Counterattack”and proved particularly efficient “in the sky”. The head of state regretted that the sanctions aimed at Moscow and the processes related to Western arms supply have become more complicated and slow. Franceinfo takes the latest developments in the war in Ukraine.
At least 4 people were killed near Kherson in the new round of strikes
In his Telegram account, the Ukrainian Interior Minister expressed regret over the bombing of the city of Otratokamyanka by plane: three people died and four were injured, Igor Klymenko notes. Further north, Volodymyr Zelensky’s hometown of Kryvyi Rih was hit by a strike on an administrative building that left one dead, three in critical condition and sixty wounded, according to emergency services. In northern Ukraine, Sumi’s residential area was hit, causing three minor injuries and damaging around 20 buildings, the Interior Ministry said.
President Zelensky “ready” to hold election despite war
The head of state, elected in 2019, has said he will hold elections if necessary, which is planned for 2024 before the planned invasion by Russia begins. “I am ready for elections, we are ready” And “Our people need it”, he said at a conference in Kyiv. Volodymyr Zelensky, a warlord-turned-warrior, continues to enjoy great popularity in Ukraine, even though he often has to fight off some criticism on the matter, in particular, the corruption that undermines the country’s institutions.
Elon Musk Says He Prevented Ukrainian Attack on Russian Navy in 2022
The American billionaire said on Thursday on his social network X that one day in September 2022, Kyiv requested the launch of the Starlink satellite “up to Sevastopol”. The city is home to a Russian naval base stationed in the Black Sea on the Crimean peninsula, annexed by Moscow in 2014. The billionaire says he refused: “The obvious purpose was to sink the bulk of the Russian fleet at anchor.” “If I had accepted their request, SpaceX would obviously be complicit in a major war and would escalate the conflict,” concluded Elon Musk, while an autobiography dedicated to him evokes his maneuvers in the war.
Russian recruitment network in Cuba dismantled
Seventeen people have been arrested in Cuba allegedly linked to a smuggling network operating from Russia with the aim of recruiting people for the war in Ukraine, the Cuban Interior Ministry announced. As reported CNN, The country’s authorities said the network’s traffickers were looking for people with criminal records. On Monday, the Cuban Foreign Ministry announced that it had discovered a network exploiting Cubans living in Russia. “Some even in Cuba”And for this purpose “Incorporation into Military Forces Participating in the War in Ukraine”.
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