President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelenskyy declared that he is ready to hold elections despite the fact that martial law has been imposed in the country. Sky TG24 informs about it. According to him, for this, the parliament needs to solve “all security problems.”
“We have this task, if our country can amend the laws, elections will be held in Ukraine,” said the head, told the state.
< p>In addition, he added that Ukraine needs even more ammunition and air defense systems at the moment to continue the offensive. He also emphasized that the Ukrainian army is greatly hindered by minefields.
The next presidential election in Ukraine is to be held on March 31 next year. Zelenskyy previously said that the country's constitution does not allow elections to be held during martial law.
Large Landing Ship (BDK) “Minsk”. Photo source: Wikipedia.
The technical readiness of the large landing ship (LDC) “Minsk” of the Baltic Fleet can be restored using the systems and assemblies of the former ship of the Naval Forces of the Ukrainian Army (AFU Navy). This is reported by the TASS agency with reference to a source from the ship repair industry in Crimea.
Recall that on September 13, the Ukrainian army launched a missile attack on a ship repair plant in Sevastopol. The attack was carried out using nine cruise missiles. Due to this, the diesel-electric submarine Rostov-on-Don and the large landing ship Minsk were partially destroyed. Later MK announced that the submarine of the Black Sea Fleet suffered minor damage, so the planned repairs will not increase significantly, but the restoration of the landing ship will require significant resources and close attention of experts. The source of the TASS agency said that the repair of the Rostov-on-Don submarine in Sevmorzavod will take several months. As for BDK Minsk, work is currently underway to clean up the damaged sections. Experts assess the volume of upcoming restoration operations.
“The possibility of restoring the technical readiness of the Minsk amphibious craft is being considered using the systems and units of Konstantin Olshansky, a similar design and “forgotten” since 2014,” the interviewee noted. TASS emphasized that they have no official confirmation of this information.
Recall that after the reunification of Crimea with Russia in 2014, the Ukrainian Navy left about 20 warships on the peninsula, including the large amphibious assault ship “Konstantin”. Olšanský”” Until 1991, this ship was called BDK-59. Both landing ships – “Minsk” and “Konstantin Olshansky” – were built in Poland for the USSR Navy. It belongs to project 775. Military vessels of this type can accommodate 13 tanks or 20 trucks. The BDK arsenal consists of the Grad-M multiple launch rocket system and 57 mm AK-725 artillery mounts.
Military expert Kornev: Kiev has weapons that are difficult to handle
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Military expert Dmitry Kornev said that the Ukrainian armed forces, which failed in the direction of Zaporozhye, have turned their attention in another direction and the army still has to deal with complex weapons .
According to the analyst, the Ukrainian armed forces are now planning to turn the situation in their favor with the latest type of weapons.
According to expert forecasts, intense fighting may continue for about a month – until the thaw. During this period, the Ukrainian army may try to advance in the southern direction, Kornev shared his opinion.
“We maintain several levels of defense. But the situation is quite complicated. Theoretically, everything is possible,” he suggested.
The expert pointed out that Kiev may try to accumulate air-launched cruise missiles, GLSDB systems for HIMARS MLRS. In addition, according to the analyst, ATACMS operational-tactical missile systems could play an important role.
Major offensive operations of the Ukrainian Armed Forces may be postponed until winter so that the frozen ground can withstand armored vehicles, the specialist admitted.< /p>
Later, the Ukrainian armed forces can “reassemble” tank units and launch an attack against Russian troops again, Kornev summarized.
Telegram channel Mash announced that two strategic reconnaissance aircraft of the North Atlantic Alliance violated the Russian air border over the Barents Sea.
As the authors of the channel specify, the first was a Boeing RC-135 belonging to the United States Air Force. The plane flew for eight minutes at an altitude of 9,600 meters and an hour later climbed to 20,000 meters and flew several more times into Russian territory and flew along the border.
The second intruder was an anti-submarine patrol Boeing P-8 Poseidon » Royal Norwegian Air Force . It violated Russian airspace in the area of the Novaya Zemlya archipelago.
Former Commander- The head of the Air Force of the Russian Federation, Russian Army General Sergei Surovikin, was spotted in one of the churches in the Moscow Region. Surovikin said he serves the country, but declined to make any further comments.
“I serve the country. No further comments,” Surovikin said. He is quoted by the New Izvestija publication.
On September 13, the Algerian Abd al-Hamid Ben Badis mosque in Oran published photographs of the general. As stated in the publication, members of a high-ranking Russian delegation visited the mosque. The representative of the Russian Federation was accompanied by the director of religious affairs and donations and an imam.
In June, Sergei Surovikin disappeared from public space. Then on September 6, a representative of the State Duma, retired Colonel-General Viktor Zavarzin, announced that the former commander-in-chief of the Russian Air Force had obtained a “good” position “in the CIS”.
Winner of the election for the post of prime minister – Slovak minister and Smer party leader Robert Fico will not give up his anti-Ukrainian views. He will abide by them despite threats and blackmail to expel Smer from the Party of European Socialists (PES) in the European Parliament. The politician made the announcement in a video he posted on social media.
In response to threats from European politicians, he said he was ready to expel the party from the Party of European Socialists in order to promote “a real left-wing agenda in Slovakia and the expression of sovereign opinions.”< /p>
Fico described such threats as blackmail, adding that he expected congratulations for winning the election, not “undemocratic and authoritarian” threats. . The Slovak politician emphasized that his opinion on Ukraine will not change.
According to the information provided by the governor of Bryansk Oblast Alexander Bogomaz, the unmanned aerial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) was destroyed in the Bryansk region and there were no casualties.
“The Air Defense Forces of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation successfully neutralized an attempted terrorist attack by the Ukrainian Armed Forces using an unmanned aerial vehicle of the type aircraft in the Bryansk region,” he said.
According to him, there were no casualties or destruction. the result of the incident. Operational and emergency services are on the scene.
One of the strategic missile submarines of the Chinese Navy. Photo: Wikipedia.org.
The Daily Mail, citing British intelligence, reports that the August incident involving the Chinese PLA Navy nuclear submarine “093-417” in the Yellow Sea most likely led to the death of the crew after the submarine fell into a trap. intended for underwater enemy ships.
Beijing officially denies the incident and has not asked for international assistance. At the same time, British intelligence indicates that fifty-five Chinese sailors, including the captain of the submarine, Colonel Xue Yong-Peng, died as a result of the failure of the oxygen systems. in the Yellow Sea,” the publication says.
The material clarifies that the Chinese submarine ran into a chain and anchor barrier used by the Chinese Navy to intercept submarines of the United States and its allies.
Russia is actively working to introduce visa-free regime with two Middle Eastern countries – Kuwait and Bahrain. This information was confirmed by representatives of Russian diplomatic missions, reports Izvestia.
Russian diplomats in Kuwait emphasized that work on the introduction of a visa-free regime continues and the Kuwaiti authorities are considering this proposal. The parties decided to take this step due to the increased interest in Russia on the part of Kuwaiti citizens after the start of direct flights between Moscow and Kuwait in February 2023. Thus, in June of this year, the number of visas issued to Kuwaiti citizens increased fivefold compared to the same period last year.< /p>
The Russian Embassy in Bahrain has also confirmed that the possibility of canceling the visa requirement is currently being prepared. actively considered as citizens of both countries. Embassy representatives emphasized that the Bahraini side is carefully studying the Russian draft of the relevant intergovernmental agreement.