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Ukraine’s latest war: Putin claims victory in ‘bogus referendums’ as ‘sabotage’ behind Nord Stream 2 leaks

Anti-mobilization protesters in Russia shout ‘we are not meat’

European leaders say they suspect sabotage in major leaks from the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines – the two natural gas lines linking Russia and Germany under the Baltic Sea – as the continent’s standoff with Russia over the energy continues.

The Polish prime minister suggested that Russia has taken the decision to step up its punishment of European countries for their opposition to the war in Ukraine. The United States has said it stands ready to support its European partners.

And Denmark said it believed “deliberate actions” were behind the big leaks in the pipeline from Russia to Europe, as it warned shipping traffic to avoid the area.

A leak in the pipeline had been detected southeast of the Danish island of Bornholm.

According to seismologists, a powerful explosion preceded the leaks. Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said the authorities’ clear assessment was that “these are deliberate actions – not accidents”.


Canada to impose new sanctions on Russia for ‘bogus’ referendums in Ukraine

Justin Trudeau has said he intends to put in place new sanctions against Russia’s “sham” referendums in occupied parts of Ukraine.

“Canada does not and will never recognize the results of these sham referendums or Russia’s attempted illegal annexation of Ukrainian territories,” the Canadian prime minister said in a statement.


Men attempt to flee to Georgia to avoid Russian mobilization

Private cars have invaded the Verkhny Lars border crossing in Georgia where Russian men are trying to escape Vladimir Putin’s mobilization order.

A line of private vehicles leaving the country in an attempt to gain access to Georgia and Mongolia, where visas are not required to enter, stretched more than 10 miles.

“With this mobilization, it just becomes a bigger, full-scale war that is completely unjustified. It was not justified before and it is not justified now. And it won’t come to anything good,” said Misha, one of those men entering Georgia.

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Russia claims victory in Ukraine’s ‘fake referendums’

Three parts of occupied Ukrainian territory have opted to join Russia, local pro-Kremlin officials in the regions have announced, after five days of voting that Kyiv and the West have condemned as “fake referendums”.

Moscow-backed separatists said on Tuesday that 93% of votes in Zaporizhzhia were in favor of Russian annexation.

The counts in the southern region of Kherson and the eastern region of Luhansk were also one-sided, they claimed.

Voting began last Thursday in the provinces of Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhia, shortly after a series of humiliating military setbacks for Moscow.

In recent weeks, Ukraine has taken back thousands of square kilometers of land, especially in the areas northeast of Kharkiv, which represents a major change in the course of the war.

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Huge explosions detected near Russian gas pipeline after leaks caused by ‘sabotage’

Seismologists recorded powerful underwater explosions in Denmark and Sweden before the discovery of gas leaks in the main Russian gas pipelines to Europe.

News of the blasts came after Denmark’s prime minister claimed the leaks may have been caused by sabotage.

“There’s no doubt that these were explosions,” Bjorn Lund, a seismologist at Sweden’s National Seismology Center, told SVT.

If the blasts are linked to sabotaged leaks, it could significantly heighten European concerns over Russian energy supplies to the continent, on which many countries remain dependent despite a rush to find other sources since the invasion of Ukraine. by Moscow.

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Hello, welcome to our coverage of the war in Ukraine for Wednesday, September 28.

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