Russia-Ukraine war news: Zelenskyi, Biden expect UN speeches | Albiseyler

Russia-Ukraine war news: Zelenskyi, Biden expect UN speeches

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi visited wounded Ukrainian soldiers in a hospital in New York on September 18 before the UN General Assembly. (Video: Volodymyr Zelensky via Storyful)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will address his counterparts at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, his first personal visit since the invasion began, as he aims to drum up support for his embattled country and push for Ukraine’s food security and defense. and recovery initiatives.

He will also attend UN Security Council meetings and hold bilateral talks with other leaders, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba told The Washington Post. “We are now at a critical moment in time as Ukraine continues to advance on the battlefield and it is important to maintain and strengthen global support for Ukraine,” Kuleba said.

Here’s the latest on the war and its impact around the world.

In his speech, Zelensky is expected to highlight how the Kremlin’s invasion violates the UN’s most sacred principle of border sovereignty. “It will lay out some very specific steps that the organization can take to strengthen the principle of territorial integrity,” Kuleba told The Post. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping are not scheduled to attend the annual UN summit.

President Biden will also speak at the meeting in front of Zelenskyas published plan of the annual summit of world leaders, which takes place in New York. The two leaders must win the hearts and minds of developing countries, which are increasingly calling for a negotiated settlement with Russia over the war that global food and energy prices have prompted.

Zelenskyi’s first stop during his trip to the US was wounded Ukrainian troops rehabilitating in New York. “Thanks to the team of doctors who are helping our boys recover from their injuries,” Zelensky’s office he said on Telegram. Photos showed the Ukrainian leader shaking hands with wounded soldiers.

Zelenskyi is also expected to meet with Biden in Washington later this week, said his foreign minister. The pair will hold talks, and Zelenskyi will also meet with leaders of both houses and parties of Congress, as well as other senior US officials, Kuleba said. “The visit will reaffirm the unbreakable Ukrainian-American partnership in the face of continued Russian aggression and our shared determination to end it with a Ukrainian victory,” he said. he added.

The Ukrainian Cabinet dismissed seven top representatives of the Ministry of Defense, including Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maliar, according to the update shared on Telegram. The announcement comes after Zelenskyy ousted defense chief Oleksiy Reznikov this month as the ministry grappled with allegations of corruption. No reason for the layoffs was given in Monday’s announcement.

Germany will prepare a new package of military and humanitarian aid for Ukraine worth about 427 million dollarsThis is what German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius claims. The minister in an interview with the German newspaper Bild he said the pack will contain ammo, clothes and heat generators for the coming winter.

A Russian national accused of smuggling dual microelectronics originating in the US that can be used for rifle scopes, night vision goggles and thermal optics has been arrested.the Justice Department said in a report release. Maxim Marchenko (51) is accused of running shell companies in Hong Kong for this purpose, the ministry added.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov discussed, among other things, Ukraine during the meeting in Moscow. The two compared notes and “coordinated positions” on where the two countries stand on regional and international issues of mutual concern, including Ukraine, reports data from the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Local officials in cities and regions across Ukraine said at least two people were killed in another night of Russian attacks. Local authorities in Kharkov, Mykolaiv, Odessa, Kryvyj Roh and Chmelnicky regions announced overnight strikes early Tuesday morning. In the western city of Lviv, officials he said the strikes destroyed three industrial warehouses, one man was found dead under the rubble, and about 10,000 square meters of land were burned. In Kherson, officials he said a police officer was killed by Russian artillery fire on Tuesday and two other civilians were hospitalized with injuries.

Whatever the fuss about Elon Musk, Starlink is absolutely essential in Ukraine: Internet services provided by SpaceX, a company owned by billionaire Elon Musk, are critical to Ukraine’s military, Alex Horton and Serhii Korolchuk report. Losing Starlink, one Ukrainian soldier said, would force Ukraine to revert to inferior alternatives such as radio. It could be done, he said, but it would require difficult trade-offs, such as soldiers being forced to leave the relative safety of the trenches and relay information orally.

“If they stopped working at some point, it wouldn’t be the end of the world,” said one Ukrainian deputy battalion commander, “but it would significantly worsen our situation on the front, our effectiveness.”

Kostiantyn Khudov and Lyric Li contributed to this report.

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