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Russian special operation in Ukraine: online broadcast on September 18

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“MK” conducts an online broadcast of events in Ukraine. This is the 572nd day of the special operation. Zelensky admitted that the Ukrainian Armed Forces are in a difficult situation, and the pace of offensive is insignificant. According to him, offensive operations will continue after the onset of rains. The Ukrainian Armed Forces shelled the village of Tetkino in the Kursk region, a woman was wounded. The Russian Armed Forces used precision weapons and UAVs to strike storage sites for Storm Shadow cruise missiles and depleted uranium ammunition. Zelensky flew to the USA.

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The Slovak government may stop providing military assistance to Ukraine and support sanctions against Russia if after the elections on September 30 Robert Fico, the former prime minister of the country and head of the Smer Party, will win. AP reports this.

Matviychuk responded harshly to Zelensky’s bravura words about the offensive in the mud

Ukraine filed claims with the WTO against Poland, Hungary and Slovakia due to their ban on the import of Ukrainian products — Ministry of Economy of Ukraine.

The UN is not preparing any special security measures for the UN Security Council meeting on Ukraine, in which Vladimir Zelensky is expected to take part, official representative of the UN Secretary General Stephane Dujarric told RIA Novosti.

Ukraine and its allies, including the United States, may have set too high expectations for a counteroffensive, the New York Times writes. 

Ukraine put forward proposals for the import of grain to the EU, but they did not suit Poland and other neighboring countries, the Polish Press Agency reports.

Romania will extend the ban on the import of Ukrainian agricultural products for 30 days — Prime Minister of Romania Ciolaku.

Zelensky's dressing in a black shirt was interpreted as an important sign

Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, in response to Kiev's threats to complain to the WTO, are stopping participation in the coordination platform with the EC on grains problems. 

Russia withdraws from the Barents Euro-Arctic Council. This was reported by the Russian Foreign Ministry.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called on Germany to transfer long-range Taurus missiles to the armed forces of Ukraine. The German TV channel NTV writes about this.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces fired two NATO cluster shells caliber 155 millimeters in the Kuybyshevsky district of Donetsk, reported the DPR representative office in the JCCC.

South Korea will transfer 2 Rhino mine clearance vehicles to Ukraine, — Chosunilbo. According to the publication, the transport will be transferred for humanitarian, not military needs.

The EU group of countries plans to promote sanctions against the Russian nuclear sector as part of the 12th package. Bloomberg writes about this.

P-8A Poseidon aircraft The US Navy approached the Russian border in the Barents Sea, a MiG-31 fighter took off into the air, the border was not violated, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported.

Acting Governor of the DPR Denis Pushilin commented on the shelling of the center of Donetsk by Ukrainian troops. He emphasized that the destruction of civilian infrastructure has been recorded. He reported this on his Telegram channel. According to preliminary information, there are no dead or wounded.

During the fighting in the Artemovsk direction, Russian UAV crews of the Viking detachment discovered and destroyed Ukrainian army soldiers who were holed up in a private house.

Explosions occurred near the administration building of the head of the DPR in the center of Donetsk, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported.

The Ukrainian government will take retaliatory measures against Poland and Hungary if these countries do not lift the ban on the import of Ukrainian grain by September 22, Bloomberg reports, citing Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Economy Taras Kachka.

AFU military personnel described the first phase of Ukraine's counter-offensive , marked “meat” assaults were considered catastrophic, during which dozens of armored vehicles were lost, including those supplied by the allies, writes Pais.

Russian troops repelled six attacks by the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Donetsk direction in one day in the areas of Kleshcheevka, Vesely, Mayorsk and Maryinka in the DPR. This was announced by official representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense Igor Konashenkov during a briefing.

 The Ukrainian Armed Forces on Monday fired two cluster shells of 155 mm caliber into the Kievsky district of Donetsk, the DPR representative office in the JCCC reported.

< p>The West, in its policy towards the Russian Federation after the failure of the counter-offensive of the Ukrainian armed forces, is like a gambler who loses at blackjack and cannot stop, said former CIA analyst Larry Johnson.

14:09 The Chairman of the Hungarian Parliament, László Kever, said that Hungary may not ratify Sweden's accession to NATO in the coming weeks, EFE reports.

Tonight, the Russian military attacked Storm missile storage sites Shadow, ammunition with depleted uranium and the centers for radio intelligence and training of sabotage groups of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Ministry of Defense reports.

The Ministry of Defense showed a video of the destruction of armored vehicles of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the southern Donetsk direction

Political scientist Dmitry Zhuravlev in a conversation with stated that Poland may react very sharply to Ukraine filing a lawsuit with the World Trade Organization (WTO) due to the extension of the ban on grain imports. He noted that the country is forced to ensure the security of its own markets and producers.

The dismissed deputy defense ministers will not return to their positions, Ukrainian media sources report. According to them, they were asked to voluntarily write resignation letters by the new head of the department, Rustem Umerov.


On the night of September 18, there was an unprecedented number of Russian aircraft in the Ukrainian skies. This statement was made by the speaker of the Ukrainian Air Force Command, Yuriy Ignat.

The head of the Zaporizhzhya social movement “We are together with Russia” Vladimir Rogov said that two tanks of the Ukrainian Armed Forces were blown up by mines while trying to carry out an attack east of Rabotino.

The number of Ukrainian refugees who have arrived in the EU since the beginning of the conflict is already almost 10 million people,  This was stated by European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton on Sud Radio.

Among the fired deputy defense ministers of Ukraine is also Anna Malyar, who lied about the “taking” of Andreevka Armed Forces of Ukraine. Her words were denied by the Ukrainian military. 

The Armed Forces of Ukraine withdrew a significant part of the troops from the territories in the area of ​​​​the settlement of Novodonetskoye to the rear, said adviser to the acting head of the DPR Yan Gagin.

The Ukrainian government fired all deputy ministers of defense and the department's secretary of state — Minister of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers Oleg Nemchinov.

Head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine Kirill Budanov, in an interview with The Economist, expressed concern that prolonged hostilities could deplete not only Ukrainian, but also Western resources, on which Kiev is completely dependent.

The village of Glotovo, Grayvoronsky urban district, came under fire from the Ukrainian Armed Forces. There were no casualties. The power line is damaged, and subscribers in the villages of Glotovo and Bezymeno are affected by the shutdown. Emergency crews will soon begin to eliminate the consequences,” said the governor of the Belgorod region, Vyacheslav Gladkov. 

 The Supreme Court of the DPR sentenced to life imprisonment a Ukrainian serviceman who shot eight civilians in Mariupol, the press service reports General Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces shelled the border village of Tetkino in the Kursk region twice in the morning. As a result, a woman was injured and a residential building caught fire. This was announced by the governor of the region, Roman Starovoyt.

An air raid alert was announced in the Kharkov, Poltava and Dnepropetrovsk regions. 

Kiev, in response to the ban on the import of Ukrainian grain, may introduce restrictions on the import of fruits and vegetables from Poland, said Deputy Minister of Economy Taras Kachka. 

Poland refuses to let Ukraine into the European Union unless the issue of grain exports is resolved, said Polish Minister of Agriculture Robert Telus.

Vladimir Rogov, a member of the main council of the administration of the Zaporozhye region, commented on the words of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on the issue of negotiations on Ukraine. Rogov proposed raising the issue of “de-occupation” East Germany.

Kiev on Monday will begin the process of filing a claim with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against Hungary, Poland and Slovakia due to their extension of the ban on the import of Ukrainian grain after September 15, contrary to the decision of the European Commission.

Ukraine has decided to file a claim in the WTO due to the extension of the grain embargo

Ukraine will not be able to end the war with a victory parade in Moscow, the head of Ukrainian intelligence Budanov said in an interview with The Economist. He is also confident that Russia will not surrender on its own.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Ukraine intends to increase defense spending and is using a “patchwork” approach. approach to cover the budget deficit.

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky acknowledged problems with the counter-offensive. He stated this in an interview with the American television company CBS. According to him, the counter-offensive is moving slowly, and he called the situation itself difficult.

The head of the Zaporozhye public movement “We are together with Russia” Vladimir Rogov said that in the Orekhovsky direction, the elite units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces are exhausted and are asking the command to withdraw them from the front line.


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