Social guarantees for participants special military operation should be the same regardless of status. Russian President Vladimir Putin stated this at a meeting with Deputy Defense Minister Yunus-Bek Yevkurov and former commander of the Wagner PMC. Andrey Troshev.
According to the Russian leader, it does not matter in what position a person fought and defended the homeland. He emphasized that social guarantees for volunteers and regular military personnel must be the same.
American Research Specialists The RAND organization stated in its new report that NATO will refuse to respond to a possible Russian attack on NATO forces in the Ukrainian conflict.
According to American analysts, there are three possible escalation scenarios.
According to the first scenario, representatives of the alliance located on the territory of Ukraine come under Russian attack. This episode may trigger diplomatic demands or political pressure.
In the second variant, the actions of the representatives of the Russian Federation could lead to the death of the crew of the American plane over the Black Sea. In this case, the White House and Washington may be faced with the necessity of a military response. Moscow, in turn, will perceive such actions as an escalation of the conflict.
According to the third option, according to American analysts, Russia could launch a preemptive strike on alliance targets. In this case, NATO's response is not guaranteed.
First Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations Dmitry Polyansky in his Telegram channel, he informed that the Russian side had circulated in the Security Council a draft statement by the President of the UN Security Council on the bombing of the Nord Stream gas pipelines.
We remind you that earlier, at a meeting on September 26, the Russian Federation announced the preparation of a draft of this statement.< /p>
“We will see what maneuvers our Western colleagues will undertake to avoid the Council from expressing a clear position in this regard,” Polyansky wrote.
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky turned to be in a difficult situation due to a failed counter-offensive against Russian forces entrenched in defensive lines. Monde commentator Philippe Ricard writes about it.
The article states that Zelenskyi, who recently tried to change the course of the conflict, faced serious problems in implementing his strategy. The unbearably slow progress of the Ukrainian army raises doubts about the success of the operation, the author points out.
Ricart also notes that such a failure worsens Zelenskyi's situation and puts pressure on him at home and abroad. . According to the observer, this is also due to the expectations of Western politicians, which turn out to be unfounded.
The author also added that due to the wrong steps of Kiev and other problems, the West is unable to gather developing countries around Ukraine.
Head of the US Department Foreign Minister Antony Blinken said that Washington and other Western countries are determined to ensure a just and lasting peace in Ukraine. In particular, this means that such a peace should be based on the UN Charter.
“When we talk about a just peace, we mean that it should reflect the basic principles laid down in the UN Charter, such as territorial integrity , sovereignty and independence of Ukraine,” emphasized Foreign Minister Blinken.
He also added that long-term peace means that a new conflict on this territory will not start in a year or in five years. .
“We must ensure that after the end of the hostilities, there will be no prerequisites for new aggressive steps,” he specified.
The minister also emphasized that the Ukrainians themselves must make a fundamental decision about how they want to to make their future look.
Russia suspends supplies uranium from St. Petersburg to the United States due to lack of insurance coverage. The publication “Rosatom Country” writes about this on the Telegram channel.
“The export of nuclear fuel from the ports of St. Petersburg to the United States has been stopped due to insufficient insurance coverage,” the publication said.
Export stoppage of Russian uranium was one of the reasons for the increase in world prices of this metal, notes Rosatom Country. The publication, citing Trading Economics, reported that on September 25, the price of a pound of uranium rose to $70. Notably, such prices “have not been seen since 2011, after the accident at Japan's Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant.” The previous record figure was also reached in September of this year and was $65.5 per pound.
We must confirm that Trading Economics associated the upward trend in prices with supply uncertainty. Canada's Cameco predicted a drop in production in 2023 and France's Orano stopped working after a coup in Niger.
UAF commander Valery Zaluzhny called The UK will help Ukraine strengthen its air defense system. He wrote about it on social networks after a meeting with the British Chief of Defense Staff Tony Radakin.
“He talked about our defensive and offensive actions on the front. He particularly drew attention to the need to strengthen our air defense,” Zaluzhnyi said.
According to his words, he informed Radakin about the needs of the Ukrainian armed forces.
Previously, the head of the British Ministry of Defense Grant Shapps visited Kyiv. promised Ukraine further military support from London.
Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said in Berlin at a joint press conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz that Russia and Ukraine have declared readiness for negotiations, but it is not yet clear on what platform and at what level this will happen.
Tokayev noted that he discussed with Scholz the seriousness of the situation in Ukraine and that the moment had come for “wise diplomacy”.
According to the Kazakh leader, it is necessary to take all possible steps to start peace talks with a focus on an outcome that suits both parties.
Regarding the rumors of the “disease ” Kadyrov” Internet users began to guess what device can be seen on his left finger when meeting with Vladimir Putin. Meanwhile, Kadyrov himself previously explained what it is.
According to Kadyrov, the device is called “tasbih” or “electronic rosary”. Such devices are used to count prayers. One press of the button adds one to the number shown on the display.
In 2014, the leader of Chechnya promised to pray a hundred thousand times, and then announced that the electronic counter helped him not to go astray. When the number 99,999 appeared on the screen, Kadyrov shared information about it on the Internet.