Ukraine-News: Kyiv reacts calmly to Russian announcement of union referendums

209th day of the war
"Naive blackmail": Ukraine reacts calmly to Russian announcement of union referendums

Residents in Lysychansk

Residents in Lysychansk in the Luhansk region receive humanitarian aid from the Russian army alongside a display of captured Ukrainian tanks and other weapons. The picture is from early July 2022


Selenskyj warns speed in counter-offensive +++ Separatist areas want quick connection to Russia +++ The news about Russia's war in Ukraine in star-Live blog.

The United Nations General Assembly is meeting in New York from today. Russian President Vladimir Putin will not be there. On the other hand, Ukraine is taking its complaint about the Russian war of aggression to the highest stage of world public opinion. It is an important day and he is preparing his subsequent speech via video link, said President Volodymyr Zelenskyy about the beginning of the UN general debate. "There will be important signals from our state," he announced in a speech distributed from Kyiv on Monday evening.

The Ukrainian head of state is scheduled to speak on Wednesday – exceptionally via video link instead of at the lectern of the General Assembly. Russia had tried to only allow Zelenskyj to speak in the foreseeable, unlikely event that he would have come to New York in person. The member states rejected this condition with a majority, so that Zelenskyj is now involved.

In the battle, the Ukrainian President urges the counter-offensive to speed up in order to establish normal structures as quickly as possible. On the other hand, the separatist areas of Donetsk and Luhansk are calling for a referendum with the aim of being annexed to Russia as quickly as possible.

The events of the 209th day of the war in star-Live blog.

Day 209 of the war in Ukraine


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