North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspected Russian nuclear-capable strategic bombers and Kinzhal hypersonic missiles on Saturday, accompanied by Russian Defense Minister, Sergei Shoigu in Knevichi, about 50 km from the Russian city of Vladivostok, in the far east of Russia. Shoigu greeted Kim and they discussed practical issues related to strengthening military cooperation.
North Korea might be able to increase Russia’s supply of artillery ammunition for the war in Ukraine, but that is unlikely to make much difference. » declared the highest American military officer upon his arrival in Norway for the NATO meetings. US Army Chief General Mark Milley said the recent meeting in Russia between Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin would likely lead North Korea to supply Moscow with 152mm artillery shells dating back to the Soviet era. But he added that it was not yet clear how many or how soon, AP reported.
Russia on Saturday denied Ukrainian claims that it had recaptured the devastated eastern village of Andriivka, a stepping stone on the road to the town of Bakhmut. “The enemy… tried in vain to oust Russian troops from the population centers of Klishchiivka and Andriivka,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in its daily press briefing.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg has warned there will be no quick end to the war in Ukraine., in an interview published on Sunday, as kyiv continues its counter-offensive against Russia. “Most wars last longer than expected when they start,” Stoltenberg said in an interview with German media group Funke. “So we must prepare for a long war in Ukraine. »
Ukraine will be able to carry out more attacks on Russian ships, a Ukrainian minister who played a key role in developing the country’s drone industry after a recent series of maritime raids told Reuters. “There will be more drones, more attacks and fewer Russian ships. That’s for sure,” Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov said in an interview on Friday.
Russia will likely be able to build up a large stockpile of air-launched cruise missiles and use them to target Ukrainian infrastructure over the coming winter, according to the British Ministry of Defense. In its latest intelligence update, the ministry said air-launched cruise missiles (ALCMs) – particularly the modern AS-23a Kodiak – were at the heart of most of Russia’s long-range strikes against the national energy infrastructure of Ukraine between October 2022 and March 2023.
A body has been found in Ukraine during the search for a British man who went missing a month ago. Daniel Burke, 36, from south Manchester, was reported missing on August 16 by his family who had not heard from him, believing he had traveled to Ukraine. Agents searching for Burke were informed by Ukrainian authorities that they had found a body.
Russian authorities in Crimea announced Saturday that they plan to sell around 100 Ukrainian properties, including one belonging to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Vladimir Konstantinov, speaker of Crimea’s parliament, said the nationalized properties would be sold “soon” and that authorities had held the first eight auctions for the properties of Ukrainian business figures, Reuters reports.
Donald Trump appreciated hearing that he had received praise from the Russian leader, said Vladimir Putin, the former US president and front-runner for the Republican nomination for the White House in 2024. During a taped interview with Kristen Welker, the new moderator of NBC Meet the Press, that Putin had flattered his position on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Trump responded: “I like that he said that. Because that means what I’m saying is true.
Poland is preparing to ban the entry of passenger cars registered in Russia from Sunday, the official Polish news agency PAP reported. Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminski said the ban was in addition to sanctions imposed on Russia and its citizens over the war in Ukraine.
Moscow has called a US court’s conviction of Russian businessman Vladislav Klyushin “politically motivated” for involvement in a $93 million insider trading scheme, the official RIA news agency reported on Saturday. Klyushin, who has ties to the Kremlin, was sentenced on September 7 to nine years in prison after being convicted in February of trading stocks using secret income information from several hacked companies.