Russia wants to involve the CSTO countries to control part of the territories of Ukraine; Johnson remains British Prime Minister. Perild.com highlights the main events of yesterday.
Russia wants to attract the CSTO countries to occupy part of the territories of Ukraine
Russia has announced that it wants to introduce “peacekeepers” of the CSTO countries into Ukraine, said Andrei Kartapolov, chairman of the State Duma Defense Committee. However, they plan to do this after the Russian Federation occupies the entire territory of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Boris Johnson receives a vote of confidence in the British Parliament
British MPs from the Conservative Party, following a secret ballot, failed to announce a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Boris Johnson. As a result, 211 deputies (59%) voted against the resignation of Johnson, and 148 (41%), on the contrary, supported the resignation. This means that the Conservatives will not be able to initiate a vote of no confidence in the prime minister next year.
Ukraine does not consider an alternative to EU membership
Ukraine is not yet considering any alternative to joining the EU, and the agreements with the UK on a defense alliance are measures for security purposes, the president said. He noted that the agreements with the UK on a defense alliance are part of the overall process to provide Ukraine with security guarantees.
Britain will provide Ukraine with new aid
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky about the provision of new military assistance. In addition to multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS), Ukraine will receive ammunition from the UK on a large scale. Among other things, the UK will send M270 launchers, which can hit targets up to 80 km away with precision guided missiles. The UK’s decision was closely aligned with the US decision to provide the High Mobility Rocket Artillery System (HIMARS), a variant of the MLRS.
Critical situation at Zaporozhye NPP
At the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant, which is currently controlled by Russian invaders, there is a real safety and security risk. This was stated by the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi. According to him, there is pressure on the Ukrainian staff of ZNPP. Grossi expressed concern that some spare parts are not being delivered to the station due to disruptions in the supply chain.
In Mariupol began to record outbreaks of infections
Cholera cases began to be recorded in the city. The city authorities attribute this to unsanitary conditions, lack of water, a difficult situation in medicine and mass chaotic burials on the territory of Mariupol. Advisor to the mayor of Mariupol, Petr Andryushchenko, said that the city could be closed for quarantine. As for the epidemic, Andryushchenko added that it could be cholera, a banal dysentery epidemic, as well as any viral epidemic associated with the stomach.
There is a risk of an outbreak of infectious diseases in the de-occupied territories of Ukraine
Epidemiological service specialists have already fully explored the de-occupied territories of the Kyiv and Zhytomyr regions, research continues in the Chernihiv and Sumy regions. There, as a result of destruction and interruptions in the operation of infrastructure, the quality of drinking water has deteriorated. Sanvrach believes that the de-occupied territories are threatened with such infectious diseases as pediculosis, typhus, and scabies.
The number of captured fighters of Azovstal became known
More than 2.5 thousand Ukrainian fighters from Azovstal are in Russian captivity. Their release is handled by the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense. This was stated by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky. According to Zelensky, it is unprofitable for the Russian side to use torture against our defenders from Azovstal, since they have become “public prisoners.”
The Presidential Office has already prepared three proposals for anti-Russian sanctions
The Yermak-McFaul International Working Group presented the Roadmap for Individual Sanctions. Their task is to increase pressure on the leading elites of the Russian regime, which will lead to an end to the war of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, according to the OP. The number of potential candidates for sanctions is at least 12,000 individuals and 3,000 legal entities.
Ukraine’s budget deficit has grown sharply
The budget deficit of Ukraine for five months of 2022 exceeded the deficits of the previous two years. At the same time, expenditures, as expected, increased significantly, primarily for military needs and social programs. In general, the state budget deficit can be financed through international and monetary financing.
Oil prices rise in Saudi Arabia
World benchmark oil prices began to rise after the decision of Saudi Arabia to increase the cost of its raw materials. Saudi Aramco has raised the price of its Arab crude in Asia to a $6.5 premium over the average of Oman and Dubai benchmarks after a $4.4 premium in June, state oil producer Aramco said.
All Belarusian and Russian universities were excluded from the Bologna Process
The Bologna Group announced a decision to stop the representation of Russia and Belarus in all structures of the Bologna Process. In fact, all educational organizations in the country are thus excluded from the Bologna process. Belarus and Russia became the first countries to be excluded from the Bologna process. Prior to this, there was no exit or exclusion procedure at all.
The National Security and Defense Council announced what is necessary for a counterattack
For a successful counteroffensive, Ukrainian troops need not only a lot of modern weapons, but also six new brigades. This was stated by the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Alexei Danilov. The Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council noted that Western supplies had already played a decisive role in containing the initial blitzkrieg of the Russian aggressors. Danilov expressed confidence that deliveries of longer-range, heavier-caliber weapons would continue until Ukraine defeated Russia.
Biden declares state of emergency in the country
Several factors threaten the ability of the United States to provide sufficient electricity generation and lead to disruptions in the energy market. In particular, this situation was caused by the war of Russia against Ukraine, as well as extreme weather events and climate change. Biden said immediate action is needed to ensure the United States has access to enough solar modules to meet our electricity generation needs.