09-28-22 – Russian and Ukraine News Update

Putin made a new statement on negotiations with Ukraine

Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for the Russian dictator, said that the Kremlin allegedly “does not see any prospects” for peace talks with Ukraine in the near future.

“As for the possibility of a political and diplomatic settlement of the situation. Now such prospects are not visible,” says Peskov.


Russia has introduced submarines from Crimea. British intelligence gave the reason

According to the British, the command of the Russian Black Sea Fleet probably relocated its KILO-class submarines from its home port in Sevastopol to Novorossiysk (Krasnodar Territory, southern Russia).

According to British intelligence, this was due to the latest change in the threat level of the Russian fleet against the background of the increased Ukrainian ability to strike at long distances.

“In the last two months, the fleet headquarters and the main airfield of Russian naval aviation were attacked,” the report says.


The Berlin Wall. What prevents Germany from starting supplying tanks to Ukraine 🤔

Recently, the focus has been on attempts by another country to get German Leopard 2 tanks and Marder infantry fighting vehicles, from which Berlin is constantly distancing itself.

According to the interlocutors of RBC-Ukraine in power, even a hundred “leopards” and one and a half hundred “marders” could significantly strengthen Ukraine’s position on the battlefield and help in the liberation of new Ukrainian lands.

At the same time, Berlin supplies Ukraine with South anti-aircraft guns, but not tanks and infantry fighting vehicles.

What is the reason for this policy, whether Germany is really the main anti – Ukrainian “skeptic” in the European Union, and what can change after the Kharkiv counteroffensive – read the new material RBC-Ukraine.


McDonald’s returned to Kiev: where and how to order

Today, on September 20, the fast food chain McDonald’s resumes its work. Now, only in Kiev, but in the coming days restaurants will open in other cities.

The first establishments will operate in delivery mode (all of them are located on the Left-Bank part of the capital).

But in early October, these restaurants will open to visitors and you can use the Mcdrive service and Express Windows.

You can find out where and how to order food from McDonald’s on our website at the link.


The return of the lands seized by Russia to Ukraine will be an important step for negotiations

“If peace is established in Ukraine, then, of course, the return of the lands that were seized will be really important. This is what is expected. This is what we want,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

He added that since 2014, he has been asking Putin to return Crimea to Ukraine.

“We asked him to return Crimea to its rightful owners. These are also our descendants, the people who live there. If you took this step, if you could leave us, you would liberate both the Crimean Tatars and Ukraine,” the Turkish leader said.


Snow above the knee. Bad weather continues to rage in the Carpathians

Meanwhile, rescuers ask tourists to refrain from hiking in the mountains.

“According to forecasts, this weather will last until Sunday. Therefore, you should refrain from going out on horseback, visibility is limited, and snow is sometimes above the knee,” said Vasyl Fitsak, head of the Yavornytskyi search and Rescue Department of the state emergency service in the Ivano – Frankivsk region.

It is known that the air temperature in the Carpathian Mountains dropped to -3 degrees.


Russians can become more active in a new direction. Updated map of the war from ISW, briefly about the situation on the fronts:

in the Kharkiv direction, Ukrainian troops continue to strengthen the new front line and positions on the Eastern Bank of the Oskol River.

In the Donbas, the Ukrainian armed forces continue to advance along the Liman-Yampol-Belogorovka line, the last of which was recaptured from the Russians, which is confirmed by geolocation footage. Probably, the Russian troops, due to the threat in the Donetsk region, can transfer their forces to a new direction, near the border with the eastern Zaporozhye region.

️ ️ In the southern direction, the Ukrainian command continues operational silence regarding the course of operations of the armed forces of Ukraine. It is known that counteroffensive operations and strikes on Russian bases and warehouses continue.

For more information about the situation on the battlefield, follow the link.


Explosions and gunfire were heard in occupied Sevastopol

According to media reports, the sounds of explosions and gunfire were heard last night and in the morning.

So, several explosions were heard (some of them are similar to the work of air defense) and chaotic shooting.

The Ukrainian side has not yet commented on the situation. There are also no statements from the so-called “occupation authorities” of Crimea.


An armed man broke into a bank in Georgia

The incident takes place in the city of Kutaisi. The robber is holding 12 people hostage.

According to Georgian media, the attacker demands to pay him 2 2 million within three hours. The ultimatum expires in the near future.

The Georgian Interior Ministry has qualified the hostage-taking in Kutaisi as a terrorist act.

For more information, follow the link.


Medvedev called the purpose of the “referendum” in the Donbas

Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev says that the announcement of a pseudo-referendum in the occupied territories of Donbass will allow Russia to allegedly officially declare an attack on “its territory”.

“After holding (“referendums” – Ed.) and accepting new territories into Russia, the geopolitical transformation in the world will become irreversible. Encroachment on the territory of the Russian Federation is a crime that allows you to use all the forces of self – defense,” Medvedev wrote.


The State Duma of the Russian Federation introduced “mobilization” and “wartime”in the Criminal Code

The Russian State Duma has introduced such concepts as “mobilization”, “martial law” and “wartime”into the Criminal Code.

The amendments also include articles such as” voluntary surrender “and”looting”.

Thus, the innovations will mean that for surrender (in the absence of signs of high treason), Russians will face from 3 to 10 years in prison, but for looting – up to 15 years.

For more information about innovations in the Russian Criminal Code, follow the link.


Invaders in ORDLO set a date for holding “referendums” on joining Russia

The so-called” LPR “and” DPR ” will hold pseudo-referendums from September 23 to 27.

In addition, gauleiters in the occupied territories of Zaporizhia and Kherson regions also intend to hold “referendums” on these dates.


Is it worth waiting for the collapse of Russia after Putin’s departure: Estonian intelligence forecast

According to Margot Grosberg, head of the Roz from the Estonian Defense Forces Center, the collapse of Russia after the departure of President Vladimir Putin should not be expected, since “he built his system for more than 20 years.”

“The Russian Federation will not allow itself another Gorbachev, I am more than sure of this. Even if something happens to Putin one day. This system feeds itself and supports itself in this way. Some kind of disintegration into pieces in the form of national states, Siberia somehow separately – I don’t believe in it,” says Margot Grosberg.


Zelensky suggested that the UN expand the “grain agreement”

The president, during a telephone conversation with Secretary General Antonio Guterres, in particular, discussed the implementation of the grain export initiative.

“We agreed that the initiative should not only be preserved and protected from any attempts to disrupt it, but also expanded. Ukraine is ready to significantly increase the export of our agricultural products to countries in need,” Zelensky said.

👆 About this and other things – in the address of the president