Russia says it has downed Ukrainian drones over Crimea, outer Moscow | EUROtoday
Russia stated it repelled Ukrainian drone assaults over a number of elements of Crimea, outer Moscow and two border areas on Sunday. Crimea has been focused by Ukraine all through the warfare however assaults there have lately intensified as Kyiv vows to recapture the Black Sea peninsula, which Moscow annexed in 2014. Read our liveblog for all the newest developments within the warfare in Ukraine. All instances are Paris time (GMT+2).
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6:17am: Clinton Global Initiative will launch community to supply new humanitarian assist to Ukrainians
The Clinton Global Initiative will announce the launch of the CGI Ukraine Action Network, in addition to quite a few monetary pledges, to help nonprofits working within the nation, because the annual convention opens in New York on Monday morning.
The CGI Ukraine Action Network is the results of a collaboration between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Olena Zelenska, first girl of Ukraine, that started final yr.
4:57am: Russia says extra Ukrainian drones downed over Crimea
Russia stated it repelled Ukrainian drone assaults over a number of elements of Crimea, outer Moscow and two border areas on Sunday.
“Drones were intercepted over the western, southwestern, northwestern and eastern parts of the Crimean peninsula; Istra and Domodedovo districts of Moscow region, Belgorod and Voronezh regions,” Russia’s defence ministry stated on Telegram within the round-up of Sunday’s assaults.
Crimea has been focused by Ukraine all through Russia’s offensive however assaults there have lately intensified as Kyiv vows to recapture the Black Sea peninsula, which Moscow annexed in 2014.
And since Ukraine launched its counteroffensive in early June, Russia has weathered waves of drone assaults which have sporadically broken buildings, together with within the capital Moscow.
4:44am: North Korean chief ends Russia journey with ‘heartfelt thanks’ to Putin
North Korea’s Kim Jong Un expressed his “heartfelt thanks” to President Vladimir Putin, state media stated Monday, as he headed residence after practically per week in Russia on a defence-focused journey.
Kim’s tour of Russia’s Far East, which started Tuesday, has showcased potential navy ties, with North Korea’s chief inspecting all the things from Russian house rockets to submarines, and together with a symbolic trade of rifles with Putin.
The journey has fanned Western fears that the remoted, nuclear-armed nation might present Moscow with weapons for its warfare in Ukraine.
4:02am: Ukraine and Russia to conflict at high UN courtroom
Russia and Ukraine will face off on the International Court of Justice (ICJ) from Monday over Moscow’s declare that “genocide” in jap Ukraine was a pretext for its invasion of the nation.
Representatives from the 2 nations will go head-to-head on the luxurious Peace Palace in The Hague over whether or not the highest UN courtroom has the jurisdiction to order a halt to Russia’s ongoing warfare.
When Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the February 24, 2022 invasion, a part of his reasoning was that pro-Russian individuals in jap Ukraine had been “subjected to bullying and genocide by the Kyiv regime”.
Two days into the invasion, Ukraine filed swimsuit on the ICJ, “emphatically denying” this and arguing that Russia’s use of “genocide” as a pretext went in opposition to the 1948 UN Genocide Convention.
3:15am: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to go to Russia
China’s high diplomat Wang Yi will go to Russia from September 18-21 for safety talks, his overseas ministry stated Monday, the newest in a collection of high-level visits and telephone calls between the 2 sides.
China and Russia are strategic allies, with each nations ceaselessly touting their “no limits” partnership and financial and navy cooperation.
Key developments from Sunday, September 17:
Two cargo ships arrived in one in all Ukraine’s ports over the weekend, utilizing a short lived Black Sea hall established by Kyiv following Russia’s withdrawal from an settlement meant to make sure protected grain exports from the invaded nation’s ports.
Ukraine stated Sunday that its forces had retaken Klishchiivka, a tactically vital city south of the important thing frontline metropolis of Bakhmut, as it pursues a counter-attack in opposition to Russia’s grinding offensive in opposition to the nation.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg has warned that there is not going to be a swift finish to the warfare in Ukraine, in an interview revealed Sunday, as Kyiv pushes on with its counteroffensive in opposition to Russian forces.
“Most wars last longer than expected when they first begin,” Stoltenberg stated in an interview with Germany’s Funke media group. “Therefore we must prepare ourselves for a long war in Ukraine.”
Read yesterday’s liveblog to see how the day’s occasions unfolded.
(FRANCE 24 with AFP, Reuters and AP)