Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy implored world leaders meeting at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday to unite against the Russian invasion. and said Moscow must be pushed back so the world can turn its attention to solving pressing global challenges. Zelenskiy drew applause as he took his place at the podium at the United Nations General Assembly in New York for his first in-person appearance at the annual gathering since Russia invaded his country in 2022.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres said countries like Russia were creating a “world of insecurity” for everyone after its invasion of Ukraine. which he said had “triggered the next phase of our lives: historic human rights violations, families torn apart, children traumatized, hopes and dreams shattered.”
US President Joe Biden said this week’s UN meeting was “clouded by the shadow of war”. which he described as an “unprovoked illegal war of conquest by Russia” against Ukraine. “No nation wants the war to end more than Ukraine,” he said, reiterating U.S. support for Kiev and its efforts to bring “a diplomatic solution to a just and lasting peace.” .
Ukrainian children illegally deported to Russia have arrived in Belarus. The 48 children come from the occupied Ukrainian regions of Donetsk, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhia, which Moscow claims to have annexed. Belarusian officials have previously denied allegations that the country was involved in the illegal movement of children from Ukraine, but on Tuesday Belta reported that the children’s removal from Ukraine was organized by a Belarusian charity – supported by President Alexander Lukashenko.
Ukraine on Tuesday called on three neighboring European Union countries to engage in “constructive dialogue” to end a dispute over agricultural trade. and approved what he called a “compromise scenario.” Poland, Slovakia and Hungary announced restrictions on imports from Ukraine on Friday, in a bid they said was to protect farmers from increased imports of grain and food products from Ukraine since its invasion by Russia last year.
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said air defense would continue to be Ukraine’s “greatest need” in the war against Russia. In his closing remarks after a Ukraine Defense Contact Group meeting, Secretary Austin said, “Air defense will continue to be Ukraine’s greatest need to protect the skies, its civilians and its cities as well as the innocents far from the battlefield. »
Britain will supply “tens of thousands” of additional artillery shells to Ukraine this year, the government’s defense ministry announced on Tuesday.
A missile strike that hit a crowded market in the Ukrainian town of Kostiantynivka, killing at least 17 civilians earlier this month, may have been caused by an errant missile fired by Ukraine, reported the New York Times. Another 32 people were injured on September 6 when the missile struck 20 km from the front lines in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy hours later accused Russia of being responsible for the attack.
Two people were killed overnight by Russian attacks on Ukrainian cities, according to local authorities in Lviv and Kherson. Russia hit three industrial warehouses in a drone strike on the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on Tuesday, causing a huge fire and killing at least one person.
Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi said the body of a man who worked in one of the warehouses was found under the rubble. According to Reuters, Sadovyi said the warehouses stored windows, household chemicals and humanitarian aid.
Russian forces also shelled the southern city of Kherson, killing a police officer and injuring two civilians who were aboard a trolleybus, said the head of the city’s military administration.
The Ukrainian Air Force said Russia launched a total of 30 drones and an Iskander ballistic missile in attacks on Ukraine overnight, and that 27 of the drones had been shot down.
At least three people were killed Tuesday in a Russian attack on the town of Kupiansk in northeastern Ukraine. said a regional official. “Today the enemy attacked the city of Kupiansk with a guided aerial bomb,” Kharkiv region governor Oleh Synehubov reports Reuters on the Telegram messaging app.
Ukraine told the UN’s top court in The Hague on Tuesday that Russia was justifying its war against Ukraine by citing “a terrible lie”: that Moscow’s invasion was aimed at ending a alleged genocide. “The international community adopted the Genocide Convention to protect; Russia invokes the Genocide Convention to destroy,” Ukrainian representative Anton Korynevych told the judges.