War Speeches. Russia Fails to Protect Minsk and Rostov-on-Don, and Wants Ukraine to Make a Move
Last week (September 11–17), Russian dictator Vladimir Putin met with his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-un, who supported the Kremlin in its “holy struggle” against “hegemonic forces.” However, the Russian Federation and the DPRK have not signed any agreements, at least officially. Also, the Russians once again stated that they were allegedly ready for peace talks, but did not forget about the ultimatums: Ukraine must agree to the occupation of part of its territories. The Council of Europe adopted a declaration with the principles of transparent and effective functioning of the previously created International Register of Damage Caused by Russia's Aggression against Ukraine. Several EU members bordering the aggressor country banned vehicles with Russian license plates from entering their territory. On the other hand, Ukraine systematically attacks the Russian Black Sea Fleet with the sea drones. In total, the Defense Forces destroyed or damaged more than 20 Russian warships, including 5 last week. Among them, there is a large landing ship "Minsk" and the submarine "Rostov-on-Don".
War Speeches. Russia Wants the Sanctions Lifted In Exchange For the “Grain Deal,” and UN Does Not See the Evidence to the Genocide in Ukraine
Last week (September, 4–10), the negotiations took place between Presidents of Turkiye and Russia, where Vladimir Putin admitted Russia might resume the “grain deal” if his country’s demands are fulfilled. In particular, when sanctions are relaxed for Russia’s agricultural sector. On September, 9–10, in New Delhi (India), a G20 summit took place. As a result, the participants adopted a compromise statement about Ukraine. Armenia conducted joint military exercise with the USA, which caused a wrathful reaction from the Kremlin, the same as the fact that the US transferred to Ukraine the depleted uranium munitions. The Office of the President of Ukraine criticized the UN Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine, and qualified their opinions about the lack of sufficient evidence for the Russia-committed genocide in Ukraine a “political toothlessness” and “indirect encouragement of a criminal.”
War Speeches. Russia Loses Planes in the Rear and Hiding Their Defeats in the Front
War Speeches. A Week of Anxiety And Diplomatic Setbacks for Russia
At the same time, Ukrainian troops continue to liberate the occupied territory and are on the verge of a breakthrough. The increasing number of explosions on the territory of Russia, the destruction of the strategic objects of the aggressor, and the landing of the Ukrainian military in the occupied Crimea indicate the inevitable failure of Putin's venture in Ukraine. Finally, more and more countries are agreeing to support the security guarantees of Ukraine and to join the exercises of Ukrainian pilots on F-16 fighters.
War Speeches. Ukraine gets F-16s and Russia says Western weapons are bad
Last week (August 14–20), an important news was the decision of Denmark and the Netherlands to transfer 61 F-16 aircraft to Ukraine. Also, Ukrainian pilots have already begun testing on Swedish Gripens aircraft, which in the future will make it possible to get these 4th generation fighters.
War Speeches. The fall of the Ruble and Record-Breaking Losses Among Russians
Last week (August 7–13), the Russian ruble continued to devalue, entering the top of the weakest currencies in the world, and the number of the killed Russian soldiers reached 250,000 people. Russia also continued its attempts to dominate the Black Sea but the war keeps returning to the aggressor's territory, which has economic and political consequences for the Putin regime. Ukraine strengthens diplomatic work to implement its own peace plan and rejects the possibility of negotiations with Russia lest the troops from Ukrainian lands are withdrawn. At the same time, Ukraine's allies are consistent on the subject of military assistance, which range may expand in the near future.
War Speeches. Russia Does Not Take the Blow But Still Wants to Win
Last week (July 31 — August 6), a discussion of the Ukrainian “peace formula” took place in Saudi Arabia, attended by representatives from about 40 countries. The participants supported the central points of the peace plan such as respect for the sovereignty and inviolability of the territorial integrity of states. However, Russia is not going to end the hostilities and publicly states that it claims Ukrainian lands, which have even been “included” in the Russian constitution. Russia has allocated a third of state budget spending for defense; it builds armed self-defense units in the regions bordering Ukraine, and keeps increasing the mobilization resources. At the same time, the war is shooting back to the aggressor's territory more and more, where military facilities and logistics arteries of the occupiers keep exploding. To justify its own failures, the Kremlin accuses Ukraine of terrorism, simultaneously attacking the civilian and critical infrastructure of our state.
War Speeches. Russia loses Africa and thinks how not to lose the war
Last week (July 24–30), the Russia-Africa Summit was held. Moscow tried to bribe African countries with free grain, but this strategy failed. South Africa and the African Union, which unites 55 countries of the continent, called on Russia to resume the "grain deal". Kyiv is looking for alternative logistics routes for the export of Ukrainian grain to global markets, and is trying to unblock the opportunity to sell their own agricultural products in the EUinternal market. Russia is deepening cooperation with Iran and is looking for new allies who can help them supply weapons in the face of sanctions pressure.
War Speeches. Russia missed the Kerch bridge while sleeping, and attacks Ukrainian ports after withdrawing from the “grain deal”
Last week (July 17–23), an explosion occurred on the Kerch Bridge. Kyiv did not confirm their involvement but emphasized that Crimea is the territory of Ukraine, and the illegally built bridge is a legitimate target. Russia withdrew from the grain deal and immediately began the massive shelling and destruction of our country's port infrastructure. Ukraine wants the “grain deal” to work without Russia, and alternative ways of export shall be found. Following the Ramstein-14, Ukraine will receive additional air defense systems, shells, and armored vehicles. The EU is preparing $20 billion for long-term support for Ukraine’s defense needs.