Ukrainian War, Day 845

This article summarizes the most important events of the Ukrainian war since Monday, June 17, 2024. It was the 845th day of the war.

  • Russia is threatening Ukraine with even tougher peace terms if it does not accept the Kremlin’s current terms.
  • According to the commander of the armed forces of Ukraine, Russia aims to maximize the destruction of Ukrainian forces.
  • According to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, the Swiss peace conference produced a “zero result.”

Commander of the Ukrainian Armed Forces: “Russia aims to maximize the destruction of our forces”

According to the Ukrainian military, Russia aims to maximize the destruction of Ukrainian forces before foreign military aid arrives in the country. news Guardian.

According to Oleksandr Chirsky, the commander of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Russia’s chances of victory are diminishing moment by moment as Ukraine receives F-16 fighter jets from the West. Along with the fighters, Ukraine’s air defense will be strengthened.

For this reason, Russia is aiming to increase the power of its attack and to attack an ever wider area, Chirsky says in his social media update. According to Sirsky, Russia aims to destroy Ukrainian troops, disrupt the training of new troops and prevent a counterattack.

However, according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the amount of Western arms aid should be increased, and the arrival of already promised aid should be accelerated.

Russia is threatening tough peace terms if Ukraine does not accept the current proposal

According to Sergei Naryshkin, the head of Russia’s foreign intelligence service, if Ukraine does not accept Russian President Vladimir Putin’s current plan, demands for the following peace terms will become more difficult. about that news Russian news agency TASS.

Currently, Putin is demanding the annexation of Crimea, Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions to Russia as a condition for resolving the conflict. In addition, Ukraine must remain militarized and non-aligned and denuclearized, as well as abandoning its sanctions against Russia. Ukraine did not agree to the Kremlin’s terms.

Sergei Naryshkin, head of Russia’s foreign intelligence service. EPA/AOP

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Kremlin: Swiss peace talks produce “zero result”.

According to the Kremlin, a peace conference held in Switzerland over the weekend produced no results. news Guardian.

– If we talk about the final results of this meeting, they are a round zero, says Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

However, as Russia was not invited, there was no question of peace talks at the weekend conference. According to the President of the Republic of Finland, Alexander Stubb, no solution is expected from this meeting, as it is a discussion and not a negotiation.

At the end of the conference, more than 80 countries and international organizations signed a statement supporting the regional unity of Ukraine. However, several key countries, including Brazil, India, South Africa and Saudi Arabia, abstained from signing the report.

According to Peskov, the end of nations without Russia.

– Many countries understand the futility of discussions that are not in our country, Peskov said, but stressed that President Vladimir Putin is “still open to dialogue and serious discussions”.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov. AOP

A citizens’ initiative sent to the Ukrainian administration calls for a ban on TikTok

A citizen’s initiative was submitted to the Ukrainian Cabinet’s website a week ago, calling for a ban on Chinese-owned video service TikTok on Ukrainian soil. The initiative has already collected half of the required signatures, and it represents a national security risk posed by the video service. An independent committee has given a report on this news site Medusa.

Soldiers on patrol chase men hiding in Ukraine

“mobilization patrols” that bring men to the front are causing terror in Ukraine, reports say. BBC. Patrollers reportedly forced passengers from buses and train stations and took them directly to recruitment centers.

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Leading a team of about 12 soldiers at Odessa’s main train station Anatoly Believes that men of compulsory age are avoiding soldiers. Armed men go around the forecourt of the station and stop men of service age to check if they have already registered in the database as required by the new law.

– Some are running away from us. This happens often, says Anatoly.

Ukraine has reduced the number of recruits, among other things, because it needs more frontline soldiers. Minimum age limit up to 25 years, and made it easier to identify conscripts.

Lives in the suburbs of Odessa Wow She says she never leaves her apartment without her 7-year-old daughter. According to the person, the presence of the daughter prevented the patrolmen from forcing them to accompany them.

– I am not a soldier, I have never held a gun in my hand, I do not think that I will be useful at the front, Vova, who works as an IT engineer, justifies his decision.

Soldiers who avoid service are united by inadequate military training and mistrust of the country’s authorities. Some officials allegedly took bribes to help them flee to neighboring countries.

FT: Russia replaces US in gas supplies to Europe

In May, Russia supplied more natural gas to European countries than the United States. Financial magazine Financial Times reports.

This information is based on statistics from ICIS, a consulting firm that follows the commodities market. Apart from EU countries (except Malta and Cyprus), they include Great Britain, Switzerland, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and North Macedonia.

This is the first time in nearly two years that Russia supplies Europe with more natural gas than the United States, despite Europe’s efforts to divest itself of Russian energy.

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As of September 2022, the United States was the second largest supplier of gas to European countries, after Norway. In May, 15 percent of European gas came from Russia and 14 percent from the United States.

The Financial Times points out that Eastern European countries in particular are still dependent on Russian natural gas, and it will not be easy for these countries to break away from Russian energy.

– It is surprising to see the market share of Russian natural gas and liquefied natural gas shrinking in Europe, and what we have done (from Russian energy) and reduce energy supply risks, ICIS expert Tom Marcek-Mancer He says.

However, Marsek-Manser points out to the FT that this turnaround is unlikely to be permanent. The fact that Russia is now ahead of the US is partly explained by temporal factors. One of these was the outage at a liquefied natural gas relay station in the United States.

Among other things, Elokabina (Rebellion of Destruction) has called on countries to stop buying Russian natural gas. Pictured is a demonstration in Belgium. EPA/AOP

Putin will visit North Korea this week

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit North Korea on Tuesday this week, Russian news agency TASS reported.

It was Putin’s first two-day visit to North Korea since Kim Jong-il took over in July 2000.

Putin’s office said the visit was at the invitation of North Korea’s current leader, Kim Jong-un. Kim also met with Putin when he visited Russia in September.

Putin continues his visit to Vietnam on a two-day visit from North Korea.

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