NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Ukraine's reclaiming of Lyman shows that Ukrainian forces are making progress in pushing back Russians.
Two lawmakers briefed by the South Korean intelligence agency said Pyongyang may carry out its nuclear test between October 16 and November 7
EU has urged the new Italian government to stick to its reform plans as the bloc's executive approved additional funding.
The Labor Party has pledged to put up a publicly-owned energy firm if elected, to better solve rising energy bills.
Zelenskyy signed the decree that would leave the door for dialogue with Russia but ruled out talks with Vladimir Putin.
US-based Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad said the ongoing protests are a "result of 40 years of women fighting back."
Ukrainian troops collected the bodies of their fallen comrades but did not initially remove Russian soldiers right away.
Zelenskyy said Ukraine's successes so far are not just limited to the recapturing of Lyman in Donetsk.
VP Kamala Harris said China has undermined the international rules-based order and that the US will continue to support Taiwan and oppose any unilateral changes to the status quo.
Kyiv said personal sanctions are not enough to punish Russia for staging sham referendums to annex parts of Ukraine.
Dozens were also injured in clashes with security protests as demonstrators marked the third anniversary of the 2019 protests.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken held calls with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts, condemning the launch that marked the fifth test in 10 days.
The Austrian foreign ministry said the referendums in occupied territories are illegitimate and will not be recognized along with Russia's annexation.
Thousands of Russians that reported for enlistment were sent back as they were deemed unfit for duty, according to the Khabarovsk regional governor.
Russia-Ukraine conflict: UK says Russia very likely deploying anti-personnel mines in Donbas region
In the fifth month of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, its forces are seeking to take complete control of Ukraine’s eastern territory of Donbas. The UK’s defense ministry said Russian forces are likely setting anti-personnel mines in the region.
The British defense ministry said on Twitter that Russian forces are very likely deploying anti-personnel mines in its defensive lines in the Donbas region, specifically citing the use of such weapons in the areas of Donetsk and Kramatorsk.
The ministry stressed that the use of such mines is “controversial” and “indiscriminate.”
“Russia is highly likely deploying anti-personnel mines to protect and deter freedom of movement along its defensive lines in the Donbas. These mines have the potential to inflict widespread casualties amongst both the military and the local civilian population,” said the ministry.
“In Donetsk and Kramatorsk, Russia has highly likely attempted employment of PFM-1 and PFM-1S scatterable anti-personnel mines. Commonly called the ‘butterfly mine,’ the PFM-1 series are deeply controversial, indiscriminate weapons,” said the ministry, adding that there is also a chance that the Soviet-era stockpile that Russia has will have degraded over time and would now be deemed unreliable and unpredictable.
However, the ministry said the mines would still pose a threat to civilians and humanitarian de-mining operations.
Meanwhile, prosecutors in the United States were granted authorization by a judge to seize a $90 million airbus plane owned by the sanctioned Russian oligarch Andrei Skoch, the prosecutors announced Monday.
Skoch is a member of the Russian Duma, the lower house of its parliament, and was previously sanctioned by the US in 2018 for his alleged connections to Russian organized crime groups.
Skoch was further sanctioned by the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control this year following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Skoch, who is a member of Vladimir Putin’s Russia United Party, owned the plane through shell companies and trusts tied to his spouse, according to the prosecutors. Court papers showed that the plane is currently in Kazakhstan.
Skoch’s yacht was seen anchored in Dubai back in June, as the nation became a refuge for Russian elites to evade the sanctions of the West on Putin’s allies.
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