Borrell: EU training mission shortly
«At the next Foreign Affairs Council on October 17, I hope that we will be able to formally launch our training mission for the Ukrainian armed forces. At the same time, we remain ready to pursue a diplomatic solution, should circumstances return to allow it in a significant way ». Thus the high representative for EU foreign policy Josep Borrell in a post on his blog.
Stoltenberg, Kiev offensive makes impressive progress
“I spoke to Ukrainian President Zelensky and praised the courage of the Ukrainian people and armed forces for the impressive progress in regaining their territory from the Russian aggressors.” So via Twitter the general secretary of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg. “Russia must stop the war you have started. NATO will support and intensify support for Ukraine for as long as necessary, ”added Stoltenberg.
New torture chamber
Another torture chamber was discovered in Ukraine. Precisely in the village of Pisky-Radkivski, in the Kharkiv region. The images taken are eloquent: a box full of lots of torn gold teeth and a gas mask placed on the head of a victim who was covered with a rag, burned, and buried alive.
«A mini Auschwitz. How many more will there be in occupied Ukraine? ‘ The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense writes on Twitter. The village was recently taken over by the Kiev army. Here the occupants allegedly kept local residents in inhumane conditions.
In the past, other places had emerged destined for torture by the Russian occupiers. In one room, marks were discovered on the wall: they were the Cyrillic engravings of the prayer “Our Father”.
Putin: “Referendum on perfectly transparent annexations”
“The results of the referendums” in favor of the annexation to Moscow of the four Ukrainian regions of Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia “will not be questioned” because the consultations “were perfectly transparent, convincing and objective”. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin, quoted by TASS.
Putin: “The situation in Donbass will be stabilized”
“The situation in Donbass will be stabilized. Russia will be able to develop these territories easily ». This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin, quoted by TASS.
Michel: “Creating union of energy”
The crisis triggered by the war in Ukraine «makes it urgent to establish an authentic Energy Union», «it will be an essential pillar of EU sovereignty». The president of the European Council, Charles Michel, writes in an intervention published in the online edition of the Financial Times. ‘A genuine energy union will involve revising many of our longstanding beliefs and more collective action, as Europeans. The energy crisis has exposed the cracks in a Union made up of 27 ‘private energy reserves. No country alone can cope with a crisis of this magnitude ”.
The Kremlin: USA directly involved
The Pentagon’s statements on Kiev’s possible use of Himars missiles against targets in Crimea confirm that “the United States is directly involved in the conflict, creating a very dangerous situation.” This was stated by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov quoted by TASS.
Moscow: we will take back abandoned territories
Moscow will take back the territories of the new annexed regions temporarily abandoned by Russian troops. This was stated by the Kremlin quoted by TASS.
Moscow: Zaporizhzhia under Russia
Moscow believes that the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant should operate under the supervision of the relevant Russian agencies. This was stated by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin. The main objective is to ensure “nuclear safety” and “the normal operation of the nuclear power plant, which is now located on Russian territory and consequently must operate under the supervision of our competent agencies”, said Vershinin at a press conference. today in Moscow, quoted by Interfax.
Kiev: the liberation of Lugansk has begun
“The liberation of the Lugansk region has begun, several settlements have already been liberated by the Russian invaders”: the head of the regional military administration Sergy Gaidai announced in a video message, as reported by UNIAN. Gaidai did not specify the name of the liberated settlements.
Russians mined a dam in Kharkiv region with TNT, anti-tank mines, electric detonators – equivalent of almost 700 kg TNT total.
If the dam exploded, all nearby villages would be flooded.
Explosion technicians from National Police expertly de-mined it.
📹: National Police pic.twitter.com/RqQiR4Tkv6
– Anton Gerashchenko (@Gerashchenko_en) October 4, 2022
Sanctions to Russia, including price cup
Agreement between the 27 on the new package of sanctions against Russia, including the price cap on oil. The green light, according to what is learned, came in the morning during Coreper, the meeting of the Representatives of the member countries. The formalization of the approval of the eighth package will come by written procedure.
Von der leyen: ready to price cap on gas for electricity
“So I think we should further strengthen RePowerEU with further funding, joint funding. In this way all European states can accelerate the necessary investments ». She said it Ursula von der Leyen. “The acts of sabotage against the Nord Stream pipelines have shown how vulnerable our energy infrastructure is. For the first time in recent history, they have become a target. Gas pipelines and submarine cables connect European citizens and businesses to the world. They are the vital lines of data and energy. We have to stress test our infrastructure, ”continued von der Leyen. “We need to identify its weaknesses and prepare our reaction for sudden interruptions. We will work with Member States to ensure effective stress tests in the energy sector. This should be followed by other high-risk sectors, such as offshore digital and electricity infrastructure, ”she added. “It is in the interest of all Europeans to better protect this critical infrastructure.”
Putin has been using energy as a weapon, causing economic and social hardship.
The measures we have put in place provide us with a first buffer of protection.
Now we will step up to tackle rising energy costs ↓
– Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) October 5, 2022
“The European Union is ready to discuss a ceiling for the price of gas to produce electricity.” Russian President Vladimir «Putin used energy as a weapon, causing economic and social difficulties. The measures we have put in place provide us with a first protective buffer. We will now take a step forward to address rising energy costs, ”said Von der Leyen.
Eni: gas flows resumed, restrictions exceeded
The gas flows supplied by Gazprom to Italy resumed today and “the resumption of supplies was made possible by the resolution by Eni and the parties involved of the constraints deriving from the new legislation introduced by the Austrian regulatory authorities”. Eni announces it. The supplies had been interrupted last October 1st – explained the company – due to “the declared impossibility of transporting gas through Austria” motivated by Gazprom.
Putin signs the ratification of the annexed territories
Russian President Vladimir Putin formally signed the ratification of the four territories of Ukraine annexed through what Kiev and the international community have defined as a “farce referendum”, namely in Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson. This was announced by the Russian news agency Tass, stating that the borders of the new subjects of the Federation, as shown by the treaties, will be determined by the borders that “existed on the day of their formation and acceptance in the Russian Federation”. Russian law provides that, until the election of the leaders of the new regions, these territories will be headed by interim officials appointed directly by Putin.
Gas to Italy, green light
Gazprom has found the solution to resume gas supplies to Italy through Austria. According to a statement by the Russian group, cited by Bloomberg, the Austrian regulatory authority is ready to confirm the request.
Zelensky: the Russians destroyed everything
The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has published on social networks a series of images of the city of Lyman liberated by the Ukrainian army, with the message: «Our Lyman after the occupation. Here everything has been destroyed. That’s what they do everywhere in the territories they conquer. This can only be stopped in one way: to free Ukraine, life, humanity, law and truth as soon as possible ”.
This right here is why they CAN’T give up and make deals with their occupied land. This in addition to tortures, rapes, and murders. Countless lives have been lost. Lyman is Ukraine! https://t.co/xaJdBd0mnZ
– 💙🌊Jackie🌊💙 (@ chicaloca813) October 5, 2022
«Ukraine continues to make progress in offensive operations along the north-eastern and southern fronts. In the north-east, in the Kharkiv oblast, Ukraine has now consolidated a large area of land east of the Oskil River ”. British intelligence writes in its daily report on Twitter, adding that “the Ukrainian formations have advanced up to 20 km across the river in the defensive zone of Russia towards the supply hub of the city of Svatove”. «It is very likely – he continues – that Ukraine will now hit the key Svatove-Kremina road with most of its artillery systems, further putting a strain on Russia’s ability to supply its units to the east. The Russian leaders – he concludes – will most likely be politically worried that the main Ukrainian units are approaching the borders of the Luhansk oblast, which Russia claimed to have formally annexed last Friday ».
Attacks with drones
Attacks with Iraqi kamikaze drones in the night in Bila Tserkva, in the Kiev region: the mayor Hennadiy Dykiy announced this, quoted by the Ukrainian media. «Kiev region. We have information on several explosions in Bila Tserkva. According to initial information, the city was attacked by Shahed-136 kamikaze drones. There are fires, one person is injured, damage to infrastructure. It is the first attack of its kind in the area, ”the head of the regional military administration Oleksiy Kuleba wrote on social media.
There war in Ukraine goes on. Attacks with drones Iraqi suicide bombers in the night in Bila Tserkva, in the region of Kiev: LUkrainian police said they had discovered a “torture chamber” in the previously Russian-occupied city of Pisky-Radkivski in the north-eastern region of Kharkiv.
Meanwhile, the Russian energy giant Gazprom has made it known that it has resumed supplies of gas to Italy through Austria. Eni: constraints overcome, flows resumed. And the EU approves the eighth package of sanctions against Russia.