Ukraine war latest: 'Sabotage' Russian army from the inside out, Zelenskyy urges conscripted Ukrainians

9/24/2022 11:56:00 AM

Russia's deputy foreign minister says relations with the US are 'near zero'; people continue to flee Russia after Vladimir Putin's mobilisation announcement; 'sham' referendums begin in four parts of eastern Ukraine.

A number of 'sham referendums' are being held in occupied regions of Ukraine. Former NATO Secretary General and Defence Secretary Lord Robertson says they are a device being used by Russia and won't be recognised by other countries 📺 Sky 501

Russia's deputy foreign minister says relations with the US are 'near zero'; people continue to flee Russia after Vladimir Putin's mobilisation announcement; 'sham' referendums begin in four parts of eastern Ukraine.

Below is the situation in Ukraine as the war enters a seventh month...A complete collapse of the Russian army is perhaps unlikely - in parts of Ukraine they've been dug in for years.It is now - and as many as 300,000 could be called up. Partial mobilisation is looking a lot like mass conscription.

How big they'll be is difficult to gauge at this stage.Russia hands out draft notices in occupied Ukraine - reportsIt added:"Servicemen of the Russian occupation forces continue to commit illegal actions against the civilian population and engage in looting. 

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Sky is out of its depth and part of the propaganda machine? Independent bodies seem to be monitoring so called “ sham referendum”. Please report on that? What like recognising Kossovo, as Putin said at the time, you will later regret that precedent So says the oil and gas consultant. I'm sure his opinion is a neutral one, tho...

Ukraine and Russia Swap Hundreds of Prisoners of WarUkraine handed over a key ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin in exchange for hundreds of prisoners of war including many captured in a landmark battle, a swap that outraged pro-Kremlin propagandists The American media smears Trump, the left has incited the American people to elect an incompetent president for their own rights, and the world's authoritarianism is taking advantage of this weakness to change the world order and put the United States on the brink of a cliff You must thanks to president ERDOGAN! At least you will show some respect! Completely inaccurate and misleading tweet. He was one of many and there were numerous stipulations about the war criminals that Russia returned.

Russia planning to rig sham votes in Ukraine to create pretext for war, Foreign Secretary warnsMPs have urged the British Government to take Vladimir Putin's threats of nuclear escalation more seriously

Ukraine: Thousands continue to flee Russia to avoid fighting following mobilisation call-upThousands are trying to escape as reports emerge that medical exemption passes are being sold to help people avoid military service following the Kremlin's declaration of a partial mobilisation in Russia. Registered reservists ... Hmmm

Russia holds ‘sham’ referendums to annex occupied areas of UkraineResidents in Ukraine have started voting in four areas the Russian army has largely captured. On the ballot, whether they want to become part of Russia. lindseyhilsum has been to a village just outside the area of Russian control. lindseyhilsum Voting? The result is already decided- 😡😡😡 lindseyhilsum Bit like our sham referendum.

Ukraine war latest: 'No winners in nuclear war', Russia warns; people told not to open the door as 'sham' referendums begin; children tortured, UN saysRussia's deputy foreign minister says relations with the US are 'near zero'; people continue to flee Russia after Vladimir Putin's mobilisation announcement; 'sham' referendums begin in four parts of eastern Ukraine. Conscripts are going to run like a Bastard when the bullets and shells start flying. Puttin is a crazy man!

Ukraine war latest: 'Sabotage' Russian army from the inside out, Zelenskyy urges conscripted UkrainiansA number of 'sham referendums' are being held in occupied regions of Ukraine. Former NATO Secretary General and Defence Secretary Lord Robertson says they are a device being used by Russia and won't be recognised by other countries 📺 Sky 501 So says the oil and gas consultant. I'm sure his opinion is a neutral one, tho... What like recognising Kossovo, as Putin said at the time, you will later regret that precedent Sky is out of its depth and part of the propaganda machine? Independent bodies seem to be monitoring so called “ sham referendum”. Please report on that?

Kherson, southern Ukraine The situation is very slightly different in occupied parts of southern Ukraine.How Ukraine Turned the Tide Against Russia “It is not a pity to give Medvedchuk in exchange for real warriors,” Zelenskiy said.September 22, 2022 7:54 pm (Updated 8:37 pm) Russia will soon hold “sham referenda” in Ukrainian territory in an attempt to create another pretext for war, the Foreign Secretary has told the United Nations.Ukraine Many are travelling using tourist visas but say they have no intention of returning.

People are being asked if they"favour the region's secession from Ukraine, creation of an independent country and subsequent accession to Russia as a federal subject". The ballot is being printed in Ukrainian and Russian. And those who betrayed Ukraine,” he said. Below is the situation in Ukraine as the war enters a seventh month. Western authorities are understood to be relaxed about what they regard as Kremlin “sabre rattling” and believe that the mobilisation of more Russian troops will only push Ukraine to step up its own offensives.. The tycoon who led the pro-Russia Opposition Platform party that was banned following the invasion, fled house arrest when the war started but was later captured by Ukrainian forces.. We don't want to be part of it.

09:09:54 War in Ukraine is reaching a pivotal point for Russia - but could Putin's troops be defeated? By Alex Rossi, correspondent in Moscow A complete collapse of the Russian army is perhaps unlikely - in parts of Ukraine they've been dug in for years. Read more: The Untold Story of the Ukraine Crisis Five Ukrainian commanders were also freed as part of the deal on condition that they spent the rest of the war in Turkey under the personal protection of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Zelenskiy said. We now know that was a lie. But the Russian President is facing enormous problems to restore momentum and initiative to his botched operation. The partial mobilisation on Wednesday is a reflection of that panic. Russian war bloggers and nationalist commentators reacted furiously to the release of Azov fighters that state television and Kremlin officials have sought to cast as “Nazis” for months in efforts to justify Putin’s invasion. Vladimir Putin has resisted such a move for months and has even gone on the record in the past to say it was not an option on the table. I am not surprised, I don’t think Mr Lavrov wants to hear the collective condemnation of this council but we saw through him then and we saw through him today. It is now - and as many as 300,000 could be called up. Read more: Ukraine’s Offensive Is Pushing Russia Back—And Raising the Risks of Escalation Police detained about 1,400 people at protests in 38 Russian cities Wednesday against the mobilization order, according to the OVD-Info monitoring group." Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 0:38 'I don't want my taxes to go to this war' Meanwhile Russian student, Max, 21, said he was travelling via Finland to visit relatives in Germany.

Partial mobilisation is looking a lot like mass conscription. For Russians who had largely ignored the war, the consequences of this disaster are coming home in the form of draft papers. The prisoner exchange with Ukraine is “unbelievable stupidity,” Igor Girkin, a former Russian intelligence colonel who became a commander of pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine in 2014, said on his Telegram channel that has more than 600,000 followers. He is planning to fabricate the outcome of those referenda. Many men of fighting age are voting with their feet and leaving the country. There are fears martial law maybe imposed next week and the borders will close. Read more: What the West Will Never Understand About Putin’s Ukraine Obsession The speaker of Russia’s lower house of parliament, Vyacheslav Volodin, had said in June that captured Azov fighters were people with “hands covered in blood” who would face trial. More protests are also planned. That is what he plans to do. But conscripts can defer their service in some cases, including if they're medically unfit.

How big they'll be is difficult to gauge at this stage. Zelenskiy had offered Medvedchuk as part of a potential swap in April. It's certainly too early to talk of a widespread anti-draft movement but the potential for domestic unrest is growing by the day. This is a high risk strategy for Mr Putin in a war which he and his regime know they cannot afford to lose. He has nothing to do with the special military operation. In a House of Commons debate, Boris Johnson used his first political intervention since leaving 10 Downing Street to urge the UK Government to step up its support.  09:05:11 Russia hands out draft notices in occupied Ukraine - reports Russian authorities have allegedly started handing out draft notices to men of"conscription age who renounced Ukrainian citizenship" in Zaporizhzhia and Kherson. This was reported by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Write soon, you'll get help with your problem.

It was added that those called up in southern parts - where"sham" referendums are being held on joining Russia - now have Russian passports. Ex-Defence Secretary Liam Fox said: “It may be sabre-rattling – but it may be not. It added:"Servicemen of the Russian occupation forces continue to commit illegal actions against the civilian population and engage in looting.  "According to available information, in Melitopol, the so-called 'Kadyrovtsy' seized a dealer's warehouse of agricultural machinery and are trying to sell off the property." 08:50:21 Shrouded in secrecy: Ukraine's push south reveals devastation left behind by Russian invaders By Stuart Ramsay, chief correspondent The southern counteroffensive by the Ukrainians to recapture the city of Kherson has been known about but unseen. He is a tyrant with a tyrant’s behaviour. The entire frontline has been closed to everyone for over two weeks, indeed it's been shrouded in secrecy. "No matter what age you are, you will never be called up for training or mobilisation.

After days of negotiation the military relented and allowed Sky News to the Kherson frontline to see what has happened and what is happening. The liberated towns in the northern campaign have revealed potential war crimes but have also seen a return to some normal life. Keeping your fingers crossed is not a policy. My first impression driving through the outskirts of Vysokopillya and passing checkpoints manned by soldiers sheltering beneath trees rather than more formal and more common breeze block bunkers, is that this battle is proving hard and it's nowhere near finished. The soldiers are still in far too much danger to set up regular checkpoints. You can read more from Ramsay in the link below.” Topics. Crowds head for Finnish border The Finnish border agency reported almost 6,500 Russians crossed the eastern land border on Thursday, with heavy traffic building up in the area.

.. 08:43:08 Two killed and three injured in Donetsk More details of overnight attacks are emerging from Ukraine today. Pavlo Kyrylenko, governor of the Donetsk region, says two were killed and three were injured in Russian bombardment on Friday. He said the deaths were reported in Bakhmut and Krasnohorivka.

Mr Kryrlenko said:"Currently, it is impossible to establish the exact number of victims in Mariupol and Volnovas. "The Russians will be held accountable for all their crimes on our land!" Shelling was also reported in Zaporizhzhia last night. 08:27:41 What's going on in Ukraine today? The past week has been momentous for the war in Ukraine, with Russian President Vladimir Putin announcing a partial mobilisation. As we've been reporting, this applies to around 300,000 military reservists - and is the first mobilisation of its kind since the Second World War. Meanwhile, occupiers are holding referendums on joining Russia in eastern and southern parts of Ukraine.

The G7 yesterday described these votes as a"sham" - and reports emerged of Russian troops threatening people into voting. It has also been described as a propaganda exercise, with Western agencies claiming the result has already been decided. Ukraine alleges people have been banned from leaving some parts of the country as the votes take place between 23 and 27 September. The votes are taking place in: Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia. Due to your consent preferences, you’re not able to view this.

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