UN Security Council Peacekeepers in Karabakh, Biden’s Military Aid to Ukraine, and Ukrainian UAV Destruction: Latest Updates

2023-09-22 04:40:00

Armenia called on the UN Security Council to send peacekeepers to Karabakh, Biden approved another military tranche to Ukraine, two Ukrainian UAVs were destroyed over the Black Sea

Moscow. September 22nd. INTERFAX.RU – Brief summary of events that occurred in the morning:

– Two Ukrainian drones were shot down by air defense forces over the Black Sea. As the Russian Ministry of Defense clarified, the drones were destroyed near the coast of Crimea and in the Tuapse region of the Krasnodar Territory. According to the authorities of the Tuapse region, no one was injured and there was no destruction.

– The UN Security Council called for an end to any confrontation in Nagorno-Karabakh. UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Miroslav Jenca called the ceasefire announced in Karabakh “unsteady.” Armenia called for a UN-mandated peacekeeping mission to be sent to the region. Azerbaijan, in turn, stated that the discussion of this issue “is an obvious violation of the requirements of the UN Charter on respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of states and non-interference in the internal affairs of countries.”

– US President Joe Biden approved the next tranche of military assistance to Kyiv. The new tranche is estimated at $128 million, and weapons and equipment worth another $197 million will be allocated as part of previously agreed upon packages, said US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

– The US Congress has no other alternative but to support the allocation of funds for additional assistance to Ukraine, Biden said. According to Pentagon spokesman Chris Sherwood, the department will continue to support Kyiv even in the event of a government shutdown. The deadline for Congress to approve government funding measures for fiscal year 2024 is Sept. 30.

– The Ministry of Labor of the Russian Federation expects a reduction in the number of Russians aged 30-39 years by 7.2 million by 2030. At the same time, as the head of the ministry Anton Kotyakov noted, the number of citizens from 15 to 29 years old in the same period will increase by almost 3 million people.

– Poland will continue military supplies to Ukraine, with the exception of new weapons. “We will not transfer these weapons, since we are buying them in order to modernize the Polish army,” explained Polish President Andrzej Duda.

– VTB is increasing rates on market mortgage programs by 0.5 percentage points from September 22. New price parameters will apply to the purchase of finished housing, housing under construction and refinancing. The minimum rate will be 14.1% (for salary clients of the bank) taking into account comprehensive insurance; for borrowers who are ready to transfer their salary to a VTB card – from 14%.

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