“I want to say to our allies, to the American people and to the people of Ukraine, you can count on our support”declared the American president on Sunday October 1, the day after the American Congress voted for an agreement to postpone the deadline for the “shutdown” but excluding 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. “We will not give up” Ukraine, he insisted. Follow our live stream.
kyiv is “working” with Washington to make the American budget favorable to it. “The Ukrainian government is actively working with its American partners to ensure that the new decision regarding the American budget (…) will include new funding to help Ukraine”said Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleg Nikolenko.
Drone and shell attacks in Russia leave three injured. Several Russian regions (Belgorod, Bryansk and Smolensk) suffered offensives by Ukrainian drones and shells on Sunday, injuring three people and forcing an airport to divert its flights, their respective officials announced. Since Ukraine launched its counter-offensive at the beginning of June, Moscow has accused Ukrainian forces almost every day of attacking civilian targets with drones or shells.
In Slovakia, a pro-Putin wins the legislative elections. The populist Smer-SD party won the legislative election in Slovakia this weekend. These elections, in this country of 5.4 million inhabitants, member of the EU and NATO, are considered decisive in knowing whether Slovakia can stay on its pro-Western momentum or turn more towards Russia .
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