September 27, 2022

Because the Russia-Ukraine conflict enters its 198th day, we check out the principle developments.

Right here is the state of affairs because it stands on Friday, September 9.

Combating

  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated Ukrainian forces reclaimed 1,000 sq. kilometres (385 sq. miles) of territory within the south and east since September 1. Russia made no rapid remark.
  • Heavy combating was reported in areas close to the Russian-held Zaporizhzhia nuclear energy station after Ukraine stated it may need to close down the plant to keep away from catastrophe.
  • United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken, in a shock go to to Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, stated the conflict was at a “pivotal second” and pledged $2.2bn in new safety help.
  • Ukraine was utilizing its trendy Western weapons to devastating impact, putting a whole bunch of Russian targets with the US-supplied Excessive Mobility Artillery Rocket Methods (HIMARS), the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Employees stated.

Grain deal

  • The US noticed no indication {that a} United Nations-brokered Ukrainian grain export deal was unravelling, the White Home stated, after Russian President Vladimir Putin raised fears Moscow may withdraw its assist.

Power and sanctions

  • European Union vitality ministers are set to carry pressing talks in Brussels to debate a worth cap on Russian gasoline and cuts in consumption.
  • The proposed cap went in opposition to Europe’s and Hungary’s pursuits, Hungarian Overseas Minister Peter Szijjarto stated, forward of the assembly.
  • In the meantime, a US Treasury Division official advised reporters the worth cap that G7 international locations wish to impose on Russian oil to punish Moscow must be set at a good market worth minus any danger premium ensuing from its invasion of Ukraine.
  • The US imposed sanctions on an Iranian firm it accused of coordinating navy flights to move Iranian drones to Russia and three firms it stated have been concerned within the manufacturing of Iranian drones. Iran has denied supplying drones to Russia.

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