DIRECT. War in Ukraine: more than 20 cities “liberated in 24 hours”, announces the kyiv army


Germany risks recession due to energy crisis

Germany’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is set to shrink by 0.3% in 2023 due to massive inflation and the lack of Russian gas, amid war in Ukraine, according to a study by the IFO institute published on Monday. “We are slipping into a winter recession,” said Timo Wollmershäuser, director of economic studies at this institute.


The UN calls on the EU to avoid a return to fossil fuels

The UN calls on the European Union to avoid turning to fossil fuels in the face of the energy crisis created by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, deploring this desire to “turn back” contrary to climate interests.


A conference dedicated to “food autonomy”

As a result of the war in Ukraine, food sovereignty and the explosion in the cost of animal feed and energy will be at the heart of the 36th edition of the Rennes Livestock Show (Space), from 13 to 15 september. On Wednesday, debates will be offered to support breeders towards self-sufficiency in protein, or in pasture, while a conference will focus on “food self-sufficiency” in the context of the war in Ukraine.


The UN denounces “intimidation” against opponents of the war in Ukraine

In Russia, “the intimidation, restrictive measures and sanctions against people expressing their opposition to the war in Ukraine undermine the exercise of fundamental freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution, in particular the rights to freedom of assembly, expression and association”, said the Acting High Commissioner, Nada Al-Nashif, during her opening speech at the 51st session of the Human Rights Council.


Russian experts in doubt?

In an excerpt shared on social networks, Russian television analysts change their tone and acknowledge that Putin’s army is encountering difficulties on the ground.


Over 20 Ukrainian towns ‘liberated’ in 24 hours, army says

kyiv’s counter-offensive continues in the south and east of the country. On the entire front line, “Ukrainian forces succeeded in driving out the enemy from more than 20 localities” in 24 hours, the army said in its morning report.


Moldova finally gives up resuming flights to Russia

The main Moldovan airline, Air Moldova, has finally given up resuming its commercial flights to Moscow as it announced last week. “The Civil Aviation Authority of the Republic of Moldova has issued an operational directive (…) which prohibits national companies from performing flights in the airspace of Russia”, she indicates in a statement.


Western defense industry mobilized

Westerners, who have been drawing on their arsenals for six months to help Ukraine repel Russian forces, are now mobilizing their defense industries to replenish their arms stocks and continue to support kyiv. US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has announced that a special meeting of armaments directors of Ukraine’s Defense Contact Group, which includes nearly 50 countries, will soon be held. The date was then set for September 28.


BHL in Eastern Ukraine

The intellectual hails “a real historic moment” after kyiv’s counter-offensive in eastern and southern Ukraine.


Auctions to endorse Russia’s default

The event is symbolic but it reflects the effect of sanctions against Moscow after six months of war: a council of creditors is organizing an auction on Russia’s debt on Monday which will ratify a payment default, the first on Russian external debt since 1917. This is Moscow’s first default on its foreign debt since the episode of Russian loans launched by Tsarist Russia on Western markets, particularly in France, and which the Bolshevik leader Lenin had refused to recognize after the revolution of 1917.

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The Russian hierarchy less credible?

“The already limited confidence that the troops have in senior Russian military leaders is likely to deteriorate further,” said the British Ministry of Defense in its daily briefing published on Twitter, after detailing the progress of the Ukrainian army in the east and the south of the country.


Zelensky addresses the Russians: “Without you”

Zelensky denounces “deliberate and cynical missile strikes on civilian critical infrastructure”. He then addressed himself directly to the Russians: “Do you still think you can intimidate us, break us, impose concessions on us? Didn’t you understand who we are? […] Without gasoline or without you? Without you. Without light or without you? Without you. Without water or without you? Without you. Without food or without you? Without you. »


“The withdrawal of the Russians is a form of seesaw”

The defense consultant of Le Parisien – Today in France, Pierre Servent, points out that the departure of Russian forces from certain important cities testifies to a “disbanding” of Putin’s army. “The Ukrainians have moved upmarket while on the Russian side, we had the feeling of a stagnant tool that has not regenerated”, he analyzes. Full interview at lite here.


The Ukrainian army “liberated” the city of Izium

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Sunday evening that his army had recaptured the strategic town of Izium in eastern Ukraine from Russian forces, where kyiv is waging a counter-offensive that has broken through Russian lines.


kyiv accuses Moscow of retaliation on the power grid

Ukrainian local authorities reported Russian strikes on their electricity infrastructure on Sunday evening, but power was quickly restored to part of the affected areas. According to Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleg Nikolenko, the attacks are “an act of desperation after Russia’s immense losses and its retreat into eastern Ukraine”.


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