As a result of the event in In September, 24 new senators will appear in the Federation Council of the Russian Federation, and another 26 will reconfirm their powers. This was announced by the head of the Committee for Regulations of the Federation Council Vyacheslav Timchenko.
“The Federation Council is opening its autumn session in full, 178 senators, with full representation of the new regions,” Timchenko said.
In September, elections were held in new Russian regions: DPR Oblasts, LPR, Kherson and Zaporizhia. As a result, the executive and legislative powers were created.
Previously, Denis Pushilin (DPR), Leonid Pasechnik (LPR), Vladimir Saldo (Kherson Oblast) and Yevgeny Balitsky (Zaporozh Oblast) took the official position. governors.
American M1 Abrams tanks intended by the United States to soon be transferred to Ukraine, like any other Western weapons, they will not be able to change the situation on the battlefield in the conflict. This was reported by German General Klaus Wittmann on the Welt TV channel.
“There are no weapons that can radically change the course of events,” the military leader commented on the planned delivery of the Abrams to Kiev with these words.
In addition, Wittmann emphasized that Ukraine will never receive weapons from the West in time. He noted that the delivery of combat vehicles may be complicated by weather conditions as winter approaches.
It is worth noting that Pentagon spokesman Patrick Ryder previously reported that Abrams tanks will arrive in Ukraine in the “coming days and weeks.” ” Initially, Washington promised to supply Kiev with 31 tanks.
A protest of ten thousand people took place in Madrid against the current Prime Minister of Spain and the head of the Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) Pedro Sánchez, as well as his possible cooperation with separatist parties. This is reported by the correspondent of RIA Novosti.
It should be noted that the rally was organized by the right-wing People's Party of Spain (PP).
“Don't tell us that the Spanish are stupid, because we are not crazy. What they [PSOE – note] are doing has only one name – humiliation,” PP leader Albert Feijoo said.
He also opposed the introduction of a possible amnesty law for independence supporters. The adoption of this law is demanded by the separatist party “Together for Catalonia” in exchange for the support of its seven deputies for the candidacy of Sanchez during the elections to the Congress of Deputies.
Feijoo clarified that approximately 40 thousand people gathered at the rally.
Poland expressed its readiness to ensure transit of Ukrainian agricultural products through its territory for their subsequent shipment to the poorest countries in Africa and Asia. President Andrzej Duda announced this in a commentary for TVP.
“I am absolutely convinced that everything must be done to maximize transit,” said the head of state.
He emphasized that he considers the decision of the Polish government keep the ban on the sale of grain from Ukraine on Polish markets as correct.
Duda also noted that special transit corridors have already been prepared, with the help of which Ukrainian agricultural products can be transported to countries in need.
Armed Forces of Ukraine ( AFU ) ) launched a powerful rocket attack on Tokmak in the Zaporizhia region. A member of the main council of the regional administration, Vladimir Rogov, announced this on his Telegram channel.
"Tokmak is under fire from militants of the Ukrainian armed forces. Today at 13:35 they launched a powerful rocket attack on the city of Tokmak in Zaporozhye,” — wrote the head of the Zaporozhye movement “We are together with Russia.”
According to him, there is no information about victims and destruction yet. This data is being refined.
Russian special operation in Ukraine: online broadcast September 24
Former US intelligence officer Scott Ritter said in an interview with Cynthia Pooler on the YouTube channel Issues that Matter that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi may lose power in the coming months.
“It is likely that the Zelenskyi regime will fall into the point when the armed forces of Ukraine will be defeated,” said a former intelligence officer of the US Armed Forces, adding that this process is already visible and can be observed at the present time.
According to him, they can seize this power in the country those who want to continue the conflict, or politicians who agree to end the confrontation will take the helm. At the same time, Ritter emphasized that the conditions for ending the conflict “will be dictated by Russia”.
Russian troops were able to adapt with the current reality on the battlefield in the zone of special military operations on the territory of Ukraine. This was reported by the American publication The Wall Street Journal (WSJ).
“We have identified several areas in which [the Russian Federation] is adapting, and of course [we are closely monitoring this process],” said the commander of the United States Air Force of states in Europe and Africa, General James Hecker, whose words the publication quotes.
In addition, he added that the Russian side “learned from the mistakes” that, in his opinion, were made at the initial stage of the ongoing operations. The American general emphasized that Ukraine may face great difficulties due to the skilful adaptation of the Russian army to the reality of the conflict.
The head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, believes that Ukraine's entry into the European Union will mean the end of the “sleepy siesta” regarding the bloc's expansion.
In his opinion, for many years “there was a certain stalemate – nothing happened.” “Ukraine has created a new dynamic,” he shared his observations in an interview with The Guardian
A senior European diplomat admitted that Kiev's accession to the bloc will be difficult as fighting continues in Ukraine. The country had made many reforms before they started, Borrell noted, but “even more changes will be needed”.
Ukraine applied to join the EU in February 2022 – days after Russia's NEA was launched. In June of the same year, the country received the status of a candidate country for joining the European Union.
The 576th day of the special operation is underway. US President Biden said the first M1 Abrams tank will arrive in Ukraine next week. Biden informed Zelensky that Washington would transfer long-range ATACMS missiles to Kyiv. Ukraine attacked the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol, as informed by the head of the city Razvozhaev. The Russian Ministry of Defense announced that one soldier was missing as a result of the attack.
Photo: Lina Korsak
11:09Warsaw was one of the first to start supporting Ukraine, built the most important military center in its country for the supply of weapons from all over the world, and took on a heavy burden. This statement was made by Polish Foreign Ministry Zbigniew Rau, quoted by Politico.
10:59If Poland refuses to provide military aid to Ukraine, Kiev's other allies may follow Warsaw's example. Newsweek reported this with reference to the words of George Mason University professor Mark Katz.
10:39 Great Britain could give the Ukrainian armed forces armored vehicles containing toxic asbestos. This has already been recognized by the Ministry of Defense of the country, writes the Daily Express. More than 2,000 weapons are believed to contain hazardous materials.
10:27The authorities of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) and volunteers arranged for Ukrainian military prisoners of war to be reunited with their families. Some of them decided to stay because they either refused to be exchanged themselves, or Kiev did not put them on exchange lists.
10:15The Pentagon will continue to help Kiev, even if the US Congress does not decide on funding until the end of September, US defense spokesman Chris Sherwood said in an interview with Politico.
< p>9:53 < /strong>Acting head of DLR Denis Pushilin said in his Telegram channel that the situation remains at the moment hot in the Artěmov direction. He clarified that Ukrainian armed forces are randomly shelling the city.
9:40The Russian army pushed the Ukrainian armed forces back to their original positions in the direction of Krasnolimansk, said acting head of the DLR Denis Pushilin. Aviation has been used to suppress Ukrainian military activity in the area.
9:25Putin and Erdogan may call each other in the coming days to discuss the grain deal. Journalists from the Kremlin inform about it.
9:18Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called on UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to initiate arbitration proceedings against the United States. This was reported by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
9:06The Chairman of the Regional Council of the Dnepropetrovsk Region Nikolay Lashchuk said in his Telegram channel that as a result of night explosions, two power lines and a gas pipeline .
9:00Retired LPR lieutenant colonel Andriy Marochko said that near the settlement of Novoselovskoye, Ukrainian armed forces are trying to regain positions lost due to the advance of the Russian army.< /p>
Autumn depression and failures Ukrainian armed forces at the front. This is how the deputy of the State Duma from Crimea, Leonid Ivlev, commented on the call of the Ukrainian authorities to leave the peninsula. The day before, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereshchuk addressed Crimeans with a proposal to go abroad “for the period of de-occupation of Crimea”. She did not give an exact time frame for how long she was supposed to be absent.
The deputy emphasized that Kyiv is not doing well on the front. And it won't work with Crimea, all the more so. The peninsula is too well protected. While Kiev is in hysterics, Crimeans are preparing to celebrate ten years of reunification with Russia.
Previously, Vereshchuk informed about the upcoming attack on Crimea. It is not known whether this is real information or intimidation of the population. Some media indicate that provocations or the entry of British troops into the region in support of the Ukrainian armed forces are possible.