War in Ukraine Live: Vladimir Putin does not consider the war in Ukraine a “mistake”, says Olaf Scholz

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, announces her visit to kyiv during the day. The President of the European Commission will notably meet the Ukrainian President to discuss ” in detail “ of continued European aid, she announced during the State of the EU address.

The United States has called “change of momentum” the dynamics of the Ukrainian army announcing new military aid “in the next few days”. “I leave President Zelensky (…) decide whether he feels he has reached a turning point militarily, but clearly, at least in the Donbass [est de l’Ukraine], there is momentum”said John Kirby, spokesman for the National Security Council attached to US President Joe Biden.

  • Ukraine fully controls more than 4,000 square kilometers territories that it took back from Russian forces, and is in the process of stabilizing some 4,000 square kilometers of additional territories, Volodymyr Zelensky announced on Tuesday, September 13. The Ukrainian president said on Monday that the Ukrainian army had taken over 6,000 square kilometers of territory occupied by Russian forces since the beginning of the month. However, Ukrainian officials have reminded that taking back territory does not mean that it is completely safe.
  • “It is too early to say exactly where all this will lead us”tempered the head of American diplomacy, Anthony Blinkenduring a visit to Mexico City. “We are in the early days [de la contre-offensive], so I think it wouldn’t be good to predict exactly where this is all going to take us. »
  • Ukrainian local authorities have reported Russian bombardments on several strategic infrastructures of the countryprovoking power outages in Kharkiv, Donetsk, Zaporizhia, Dnipro and Sumy oblasts. “No military installation was touched, Mr. Zelensky said.
  • Of the “thousands” people have left the Kharkiv regionplace of the Ukrainian counter-offensive, for Russia in twenty-four hours, said Viatcheslav Gladkov, the governor of the Russian oblast of Belgorod, bordering Ukraine.

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