DIRECT. War in Ukraine: a “historic meeting” of the 27 EU foreign ministers in kyiv

DIRECT.  War in Ukraine: a “historic meeting” of the 27 EU foreign ministers in kyiv

2023-10-02 09:52:46


Ukraine says it “respects the choice of the Slovak people” after the victory of the populists

Ukraine “respects the choice of the Slovak people”, has just declared the head of Ukrainian diplomacy Dmytro Kouleba after the victory in the legislative elections of the populist party opposed to aid to Kiev. But according to him, it is too early to predict the consequences on their relationships.

“We respect the choice of the Slovak people. But it is too early to say how the result of this election will affect Slovakia’s position,” he said on the sidelines of a European ministerial meeting in Kiev.

This Slovak party, led by former Prime Minister Robert Fico, intends to end military aid to Ukraine and criticizes the European Union and NATO. Currently, Slovakia is among the largest European donors to Ukraine as a proportion of its GDP.


Russian missile manufacturing plant hit by Ukrainian drones

According to Ukrainian intelligence, Ukrainian drones attacked a Russian aeronautical factory in Smolensk on Sunday where Kh-59 missiles are manufactured. Although this information is difficult to verify, three of the four drones reached the target.


EU foreign ministers meet in kyiv

The 27 EU foreign ministers are meeting in kyiv. “This European Council is meeting there in an exceptional manner to demonstrate our support for Ukraine,” underlined the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Catherine Colonna. A historic meeting, according to Josep Borell, the head of European diplomacy.


Explosions heard in Kharkiv


Russian gas exports continue to collapse

Russian gas exports have reached a level not seen since the fall of the USSR. According to NewsweekGazprom has never had such a low production rate in its entire history and the last time a similar figure was reached was in the Soviet Union in 1978, when 372.1 billion cubic meters were produced. .


Russians paint silhouettes of bombers on airfields to fool Ukrainians

According to a TheWarZone article, footage shows the Russians painting silhouettes of bombers on airfields to fool the Ukrainians.


One dead, six injured in Russian bombing of Kherson

Russian bombings on the Kherson region in southern Ukraine left one dead overnight and six injured, according to regional governor Oleksandr Prokudin. Russian forces launched 71 attacks in the past 24 hours, “targeting residential neighborhoods,” as well as stores and medical infrastructure, among other establishments. Kiev expelled Russian forces from part of the Kherson region last November after several months of occupation, but Russian troops continued to bombard the regional capital and its surroundings from across the Dnipro River.


Naval air power is Russia’s key in the Black Sea

According to the British Ministry of Defense, Russia is increasingly using combat aircraft to assert its power over the western part of the Black Sea. According to the intelligence, “In recent weeks, the naval aviation component of the Russian Black Sea Fleet has taken on a particularly important role in the fleet’s operations, as it struggles to deal with competing threats on the southern flank of the war in Ukraine.

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“No British soldiers” will be sent to fight in Ukraine, assures British Prime Minister

Rishi Sunak said there were no immediate plans to deploy military instructors to Ukraine following comments from his defense minister who suggested troops could carry out training in the country.


Policy change in Slovakia?

The Slovak populist party Smer-SD, opposed to aid to Ukraine, won the legislative election in Slovakia this weekend. This vote could be decisive in knowing whether Slovakia, a country of 5.4 million inhabitants, member of the European Union and NATO, can stay on its pro-Western momentum or turn more towards Russia.


Ukrainian men’s gymnastics team qualified for Paris Olympics

The Ukrainian men’s gymnastics team won 12th place at the World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium by qualifying for competition at the 2024 Olympics. The Ukrainian team defeated Brazil to secure the last available spot at the Paris Olympic Games. A great performance as Ukrainian athletes faced training difficulties.


Biden reassures Ukraine, urges Republicans to stop ‘playing’ with shutdown

US President Joe Biden vowed on Sunday that the United States would not abandon war-torn Ukraine, and urged Republicans to stop “playing” with the threat of a “shutdown” after a tentative deal was reached. concluded at the last minute on Saturday.

“I want to say to our allies, to the American people and to the people of Ukraine, you can count on our support. We will not abandon Ukraine,” he said in a televised address from the White House.

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The agreement passed on Saturday by the American Congress to extend the deadline for the “shutdown” by 45 days effectively left out additional aid to kyiv.

“There is a sense of urgency” to approve a new financing measure for Ukraine in the coming days and weeks,” Joe Biden said.


Slovaks have ‘bigger problems’ than relations with Ukraine

Former Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico, whose Smer-SD party won Saturday’s parliamentary elections by campaigning on refusing to supply weapons to Kiev, said on Sunday that his country had “bigger problems” than the aid to Ukraine. “We believe that Ukraine is a huge tragedy for everyone,” he added.


kyiv “works” with the United States for new financing

“The Ukrainian government is actively working with its US partners to ensure that the new US budget decision, which will be made within the next 45 days, will include new funding to help Ukraine,” the spokesperson said on Sunday of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Oleg Nikolenko.



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