Zelensky: Ukraine guarantees three things to Russian prisoners

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Zelensky: Ukraine guarantees three things to Russian prisoners

Zelensky: Ukraine guarantees three things to Russian prisoners

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has
called on Russians to dodge mobilization or surrender, stressing that
Ukraine guarantees three things to every prisoner.
According to Ukrinform, Zelensky said this in a fresh video address, part of which was delivered in Russian.

“It is better not to take a conscription letter than to die in a
foreign land as a war criminal. It is better to run away from criminal
mobilization than to be crippled and then bear responsibility in the
court for participating in the war of aggression. It is better to
surrender to Ukrainian captivity than to be killed by the strikes of our
weapons, absolutely fair strikes, as Ukraine defends itself in this
war,” Zelensky said.

He said that it was no coincidence that the criminal mobilization
declared by Russia was immediately called a “mobilization to graves” by
the citizens of Russia themselves. According to him, the Russian
authorities are well aware that they are sending their citizens to their
death – there are no other options.

Zelensky said that Russian commanders do not care about the lives of
Russians – they just need to replenish the empty spaces left by the
dead, wounded, those who fled or the Russian soldiers that were
captured.

Addressing the Russians, Zelensky said that “the key moment has come
for you: right now it is being decided whether your life will end or
not.” He also promised that in the event of surrender, Ukraine would
guarantee three things to the captives.

“Ukraine guarantees every Russian soldier who surrenders three
things. First, you will be treated in a civilized manner, in accordance
with all conventions. Second, no one will know the circumstances of your
surrender, no one in Russia will know that your surrender was
voluntary. And third, if you are afraid to return to Russia and do not
want an exchange, we will find a way to ensure this as well,” Zelensky
said.

He added that Ukrainians protect the most precious things – “their lives, our children, our freedom, but Russia brings evil.”

“Ukraine will do everything for its victory. And every citizen of
Russia should understand: no tricks will help the occupier. I promise
you that,” Zelensky said.

Ex-Mongolian president calls on Putin to stop war against Ukraine

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Ex-Mongolian president calls on Putin to stop war against Ukraine

Ex-Mongolian president calls on Putin to stop war against Ukraine

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The former President of Mongolia,
Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, has called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to
immediately stop the war against Ukraine, adding that Mongolia is ready
to receive Russians fleeing a military mobilization announced by
Putin’s regime.
According to Ukrinform, the World Mongol Federation shared his message on YouTube.

“I have a simple message to President Putin. Stop the war! I have met
with you on many occasions. You have the power to stop this war right
now. Now it’s time to make peace. My heart is breaking apart when I see
Russia. Since you started this war Russia has been drowned in fears,
full of tears. Your mobilization brings oceans of suffering. Mr.
President, stop your senseless killings and destruction!” Tsakhiagiin
Elbegdorj said.

He noted that since the beginning of the bloody war against Ukraine,
ethnic minorities in Russia have suffered the most, in particular,
residents of Buryatia, Tuva, and Kalmykia, whom the Kremlin uses as
cannon fodder. That is why Mongolia is ready to accept people fleeing
Putin’s mobilization.

Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj separately addressed those being forced to fight Putin’s war in Ukraine.

“Don’t shoot Ukrainians. Don’t shoot your sisters and brothers,
children and elders. Do not kill that country. Do not kill their
freedom. Ukraine has a full right to exist,” he said.

He also conveyed a message to the brave people of Ukraine and President Volodymyr Zelensky.

“Thank you for your bravery and leadership. The best side of the
world is with you. You are an inspiration. When you win, all people will
win. No dictatorship lasts forever. The united will of people’s freedom
will always prevail. Slava Heroyam [Glory to the Heroes]!” Tsakhiagiin
Elbegdorj said.

Poland Begins Handing Out Iodine Pills On Fears Of Ukraine Nuclear Plant Meltdown

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Poland Begins Handing Out Iodine Pills On Fears Of Ukraine Nuclear Plant Meltdown Poland has begun a program of distributing iodine tablets to emergency workers and first responders, starting with regional fire departments – who can in turn hand them out to the general population – in the event of a possible radioactive disaster at…

Ukraine lost 9,000 defenders in war with Russia – Defense Ministry

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Ukraine lost 9,000 defenders in war with Russia – Defense Ministry

Ukraine lost 9,000 defenders in war with Russia – Defense Ministry

Ukraine has lost 9,000 defenders since Russia launched its ongoing full-scale invasion.
Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maliar said this in an interview with ISLND TV, Ukrinform reports.

“If they already have more than 50,000, and we name the figure of about 9,000, it’s slightly more now,” Maliar said.

The deputy minister explained that there is a special regime for the
circulation of military information during the war. In addition,
according to her, the enemy takes information from Ukrainian open
sources.

As Maliar noted, for the military, the number of enemy personnel
killed is an indicator by which the effectiveness of certain
technologies of warfare is measured.

“There are certain numbers, after which they can change tactics and
predict that if the enemy has such losses now, then after some time it
will start doing this or that. That’s why we did not disclose that,”
Maliar said.

Ukraine war: Russia deserves just punishment – Zelensky tells UN – BBC News

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… The NGO says protests have taken place across a number of cities
following Russian President Vladimir Putin’s partial mobilisation
announcement – in which he called up hundreds of thousands of reservists to fight in Ukraine

Russia not ready for Ukraine’s negotiating position – Podolyak

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Russia not ready for Ukraine's negotiating position – Podolyak

Russia not ready for Ukraine’s negotiating position – Podolyak

Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to the head
of the Ukrainian President’s Office, has said that Russia is currently
not ready for Ukraine’s negotiating position, which is “absolutely
normal.”
He said this live on Radio NV, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.

According to Podolyak, in the context of specific terms, when it is
possible to sit down at the negotiating table, the consensus that exists
in society should be clearly stated.

“There is a clear understanding in society that the war must end
properly – on Ukraine’s terms and without any ‘Minsk Protocols.’ That
is, there cannot be any line of contact, criminal enclaves cannot remain
on Ukrainian territory, Russia cannot remain on Ukrainian territory,
because it will be a constant provocation from the point of view of
continuing to sort out relations. […] That’s why such a consensus
exists,” the official said.

He added that after large-scale war crimes committed by Russia,
“something else was added to this consensus – that we should take a
large amount of debt from Russia.”

“I don’t mean the amount in money. They must pay for all these crimes
concretely or in long legal terms, or a certain number of people must
end their existence on the battlefield. This consensus exists,” Podolyak
said.

He said that President Volodymyr Zelensky had repeatedly voiced Ukraine’s negotiating positions.

“We formulate them as follows: please leave our entire territory,
withdraw all troops not to the conditional borders as of February 23,
but completely to the borders internationally recognized in 1991,
including the Crimean peninsula, destroy all your illegally constructed
objects, including the so-called Kerch Bridge. After that, we will sit
down at the negotiating table,” Podolyak said.

According to him, the Ukrainian side is ready to talk about three
things: “The first is reparations from the point of view of all the
losses that Ukraine has suffered. The second is how we exist, coexist,
since you [Russia] are neighbors, from the point of view of security for
of Ukraine. And the third thing is a certain legal responsibility that
must be borne by a number of people, including those with Russian
citizenship, who committed crimes in Ukraine,” he said.

At the same time, Podolyak said that “today, Russia is not yet ready for an absolutely normal negotiating position of Ukraine.”

Ukrainian paratroopers capture Russian lieutenant colonel

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Ukrainian paratroopers capture Russian lieutenant colonel

Ukrainian paratroopers capture Russian lieutenant colonel

Service members of Ukraine’s 25th Airborne Brigade have captured Russian Lieutenant Colonel Artyom Khelemendyk.
According to Ukrinform, the Strategic Communications
Department of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported this on the messaging
app Telegram.

“A group of a reconnaissance company of the 25th Airborne Brigade
captured Lieutenant Colonel Artyom Khelemendyk from the 18th Motor Rifle
Division,” the report said.

On September 8, the press service of Ukraine’s National Guard said
that in the Kharkiv region, the Ukrainian military captured two “LNR”
fighters who were trying to leave the area of hostilities.

US must ‘challenge’ Chinese missiles – admiral — RT World News

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The United States must “contest”
the launch of missiles over Taiwan by China, a top US military officer
said on Tuesday. Seventh Fleet commander Vice Admiral Karl Thomas warned
that such acts by Beijing could become the norm if allowed to go
unchallenged.

“It’s very important that we contest this type of thing. I know that the gorilla in the room is launching missiles over Taiwan,” Vice Admiral Thomas told reporters in Singapore. “It’s irresponsible to launch missiles over Taiwan into international waters.”

Thomas warned that, “if you don’t challenge it,” these actions could lead to the Taiwan Strait being militarized in a similar way as the South China Sea.

The
Seventh Fleet is based in Yokosuka, Japan and is the largest
forward-­deployed fleet in the US Navy. It is a key part of the US
military’s presence in the Asia-Pacific region, making the admiral’s
words all the more significant.

His comments come amid high
tensions between Beijing and Washington after a visit by US House
Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the self-governing island of Taiwan.

Pelosi went ahead with an official visit that included meetings with
Taiwanese officials, including President Tsai Ing-wen, despite clear
warnings from Beijing – and the White House – that it could damage
bilateral relations with China.

In response to the trip, which
Beijing considered a violation of its sovereignty given the
international consensus that Taiwan is a part of China, the People’s
Liberation Army (PLA) launched a multi-day military drill around the
territory.

Local authorities in Taiwan condemned Beijing for
launching ballistic missiles near the island and for disrupting
international trade and traffic, comparing the PLA’s actions to those of
North Korea.

According to Sun Weidong, the Chinese ambassador to
India, more than 160 countries representing over 80% of the global
population expressed support for China’s territorial integrity following
Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan.

Rail link between Kherson and Crimea will remain vulnerability for Russian forces – British intelligence

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Rail link between Kherson and Crimea will remain vulnerability for Russian forces - British intelligence

Rail link between Kherson and Crimea will remain vulnerability for Russian forces – British intelligence

A recent Ukrainian strike against a Russian
ammunition train in the Kherson region will significantly complicate
logistics for the Russian army on the southern axis.
The UK Ministry of Defense said this in its latest intelligence update, Ukrinform reports.

“As a result of a Ukrainian
strike against a Russian ammunition train in Kherson oblast, southern
Ukraine, it is highly unlikely the rail link connecting Kherson with
Crimea remains operational. Russian forces are likely to repair the
railway line within a few days, although it will remain a vulnerability
for Russian forces and their logistical resupply route from Crimea into
Kherson,” the ministry said.

It also added that the ferry crossing over the Dnipro River, which
the Russian invaders established after the Antonivka Bridge near Kherson
was damaged, will almost certainly be used for troop movements and
logistical resupply.

Read also: Russia’s special train of over 40 cars destroyed with HIMARS in Kherson Region

“It is likely we will see an increase in civilians attempting to flee
Kherson and the surrounding area as hostilities continue and food
shortages worsen. This will create pressure on transport nodes and
routes, likely resulting in measures to control movement being
implemented,” the ministry said.