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Russia-Ukraine war: Moscow warns the US over supply of weapons to Kyiv; more missiles hit Zelenskiy’s hometown – live

Russia-Ukraine war: Moscow warns the US over supply of weapons to Kyiv; more missiles hit Zelenskiy’s hometown – live

The Guardian - Vivian Ho (now); Martin Belam and Michael Coulter (earlier)Thu 15 Sep 2022 15.58 BST

Russian foreign ministry says supplying long-range weapons would make US  ‘a party to the conflict’

  • Show key events only From 3h ago13.23

Russia: The US supplying Kyiv with longer-range missiles would cross a 'red line'

Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for Russia’s foreign ministry, said on Thursday that if the US decided to supply Kyiv with longer-range missiles, that would cross a “red line” and the US would then become “a party to the conflict”, Reuters is reporting.

Ukraine is already using US-made high mobility artillery rocket systems – just not US-made longer-range missiles.

Maria Zakharova added that Russia “reserves the right to defend its territory”.

  • Updated at 13.26 BST15m ago15.58

The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, is holding a joint press conference with Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky. Ukraine has been vying to join the European Union since the start of the Russian invasion, and was granted candidate status in June.

  • 33m ago15.40

Authorities continued to work to restore the liberated territories of the Kharkiv region back to their normal state, as the threat of landmines persisted and many areas still lacked access to electricity.

A 54-year-old man was injured in a mine explosion in the Kupiansk district, and there have been other cases of detonations of civilians, Oleh Syniehubov, the governor of the Kharkiv region, said on Telegram. “I once again call on residents not to hurry back to the liberated territories until the demining is completed,” Syniehubov said.

Demining is a priority at the moment, and in particular, demining “power lines, roads and life support facilities” so that the state emergency service can quickly work to then restore electricity to the places without it, Syniehubov said.

In the meantime, Russian troops continue to launch missiles into the city of Kharkiv and into populated areas of Kharkiv, Syniehubov said. There have been no casualties, but the shelling damaged five buildings in the city of Vovchansk.

Two loud explosions have just been reported in the southern part of the Russian-occupied Melitopol, a city in the Zaporizhzhia oblast, Melitopol mayor Ivan Fedorov said on Telegram.

Fedorov did not elaborate on the explosions, but hinted at “losses of the enemy”.

  • 2h ago14.38

Reuters is reporting that Germany has given more details of its intention to supply further equipment to Ukraine. Defence minister Christine Lambrecht said in Berlin that her country will supply two more multiple rocket launchers to Kyiv.

“We have decided to deliver two more MARS II multiple rocket launchers including 200 rockets to Ukraine,” she told a Bundeswehr conference, adding the training of the Ukrainian operators was expected to start in September.

“On top of this, we will send 50 Dingo armoured personnel carriers to Ukraine,” Lambrecht announced, referring to a type of armoured vehicle.

She also said a deal on a circle swap of infantry fighting vehicles with Greece and Ukraine was almost completed, meaning Germany would soon hand over 40 Marder IFVs to Greece while Greece, in turn, would pass on 40 of its Soviet-built BMP-1 IFVs to Ukraine.

  • 2h ago14.23

The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, is in Samarkand in Uzbekistan, where he is attending the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit, and has met China’s president, Xi Jinping.

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and Mongolian President Ukhnaa Khurelsukh (R) in Samarkand.
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and Mongolian President Ukhnaa Khurelsukh (R) in Samarkand. Photograph: SPUTNIK/Reuters

The Russian news agency Tass is carrying some quotes from the Russian president. In a pointed rebuke to the US, he told attenders: “Attempts to create a unipolar world have recently taken on an absolutely ugly shape and are absolutely unacceptable for the vast majority of states on the planet.”

Tass quotes Xi saying that the world is facing “colossal changes unprecedented in history” and that Russia and the People’s Republic of China would work together to “set an example of a responsible world power and play a leading role in bringing such a rapidly changing world onto a path of sustainable and positive development.”

Putin said that trade turnover between China and Russia had increased by 35% last year.

  • Updated at 14.28 BST2h ago14.01

Today so far

  • The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, is in Kyiv this morning to meet with the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, and Ukraine’s prime minister, Denys Shmyhal. Zelensky, in his first in-person appearance after getting in a minor car crash yesterday, presented Von der Leyen with the award of the First Class of the Order of Yaroslav the Wise.
  • Another Russian missile has hit Kryvyi Rih, just barely half a day after eight Russian missiles took out hydraulic structures along the Inhulets River, causing extensive flooding. Today’s missile strike hit an industrial site and “the destruction is serious,” said Oleksandr Vilkul, the head of the Kryvyi Rih military administration.
  • Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine’s foreign minister, called the attack on the Kryvyi Rih hydraulic structures “a war crime” and “an act of terror”. “Beaten by the Ukrainian army on the battlefield, Russian cowards are now at war with our critical infrastructure and civilians,” Kuleba said. “Russia is a terrorist state and must be recognised as such.”
  • Russian deputy prime minister Alexander Novak said on Thursday that Russian gas exports to the European Union would decline by 50bn cubic metres this year – a third of last year’s total Russian gas exports to the EU, Interfax news agency is reporting. Last year, Russia exported about 150bn cubic metres in gas to the EU.
  • Should the US decide to supply Kyiv with longer-range missiles, that would cross a “red line” and the US would then become “a party to the conflict”, Russia’s foreign ministry said Thursday. Ukraine is already using US-made high mobility artillery rocket systems – just not US-made longer-range missiles.
  • Ukraine’s state border guard service rescued five teenagers who had been locked in a basement for seven days by Russian troops in the recently liberated city of Kupiansk in the Kharkiv region. The teenagers, four girls and a boy aged 15 to 17, are all students of the same educational institute. They said Russian soldiers had locked them in the basement without an explanation. “They are safe now,” the state border guard service said on Telegram.
  • 2h ago14.00

Governor: Russians are 'digging in' in Luhansk oblast

The Russian-occupied Luhansk oblast unfortunately should not expect a swift liberation as seen in the Kharkiv oblast, Serhiy Haidai, governor of the Luhansk oblast, said on Thursday.

“They are preparing to defend themselves: the Russians are digging in at Svatovo and Troitske,” Haidai wrote on Telegram, referencing two settlements in his oblast. “Heavy fighting continues in many directions, including in the Luhansk region. The Kharkiv ‘instant’ scenario will not be repeated.”

Haidai said Russian troops were now gathering men in prisons.

“We will have to fight hard for our region,” Haidai said. “The Russians are preparing for defence.”

  • Updated at 14.01 BST2h ago13.47

Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s home city, Kryvyi Rih, is experiencing excessive flooding after eight Russian missiles struck hydraulic structures along the Inhulets river in a targeted attack that aligns with Ukraine’s concerns that Russia will continue to target Ukraine’s infrastructure in retribution for its success in regaining occupied territory.

Footage shared on Telegram and social media shows streets and downstream settlements flooded after the Inhulets river broke its banks. In his nightly video address, the Ukrainian president said, “Everything is being done to eliminate the consequences of yet another vile Russian act.”

  • 3h ago13.23

Russia: The US supplying Kyiv with longer-range missiles would cross a 'red line'

Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for Russia’s foreign ministry, said on Thursday that if the US decided to supply Kyiv with longer-range missiles, that would cross a “red line” and the US would then become “a party to the conflict”, Reuters is reporting.

Ukraine is already using US-made high mobility artillery rocket systems – just not US-made longer-range missiles.

Maria Zakharova added that Russia “reserves the right to defend its territory”.

  • Updated at 13.26 BST3h ago13.05

Izium was one of at least 388 settlements liberated by the Ukrainian military in the Kharkiv region since 6 September. Many of the about 150,000 people living here had been under Russian occupation since almost the very start of the invasion – half a year.

Guardian correspondents Isabel Koshiw and Lorenzo Tondo were there yesterday to speak to the residents and understand what those six months were like for them:

9/ Law enforcement were there on a fact finding trip re war crimes. Those we asked to said that they did not have direct knowledge of soldiers beating or torturing people and the soldiers kept to themselves but that they had abducted ex military, their families and police.

— Isobel Koshiw (@IKoshiw) September 15, 2022

10/ Izium’s suffering, psychological and physical, was immense. We don’t have a picture of what happened yet.

— Isobel Koshiw (@IKoshiw) September 15, 2022

11/ Initial interviews inidicate Izium experienced a horror with some similarities (abductions, bombings) to the northern regions but also different (length of occupation, months of poverty, isolation)

— Isobel Koshiw (@IKoshiw) September 15, 2022

12/ The residents were completely isolated, to call someone they had to climb a hill on the outskirts and find someone with a solar charger, or some other way. One woman wiped tears as she talked about not seeing her family all this time.

— Isobel Koshiw (@IKoshiw) September 15, 2022

13/ More aid is on its way but it is unclear how the town will return to normal.

— Isobel Koshiw (@IKoshiw) September 15, 2022

‘People disappeared’: Izium’s residents on Russia’s occupation

  • 3h ago12.49

Report: Russian gas exports to the EU will decline by a third

Russian deputy prime minister Alexander Novak said on Thursday that Russian gas exports to the European Union would decline by 50bn cubic metres this year – a third of last year’s total Russian gas exports to the EU, Interfax news agency is reporting.

Russia exported about 150bn cubic metres in gas to the EU last year, according to Reuters.

Russian energy supplies to Europe have significantly declined this year amid a stand-off and sweeping western sanctions against Russia following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February.

Before the invasion, Russia supplied about 40% of the EU’s gas. That share has now plummeted to 9%, with Moscow cutting supplies to Europe and blaming western sanctions for the dip.

  • Updated at 12.52 BST4h ago12.38

Ukraine’s state border guard service rescued five teenagers who had been locked in a basement for seven days by Russian troops in the recently liberated city of Kupiansk in the Kharkiv region.

The teenagers, four girls and a boy aged 15 to 17, are all students of the same educational institute. They said Russian soldiers had locked them in the basement without an explanation. “They are safe now,” the state border guard service said on Telegram.

👍🏼 Прикордонники звільнили п’ятьох підлітків, яких окупанти утримували у підвалі на Харківщині
👉🏼 https://t.co/qJMx7QlfjM pic.twitter.com/T4Am1lmYmP

— Держприкордонслужба (@DPSU_ua) September 15, 2022
  • Updated at 12.49 BST4h ago12.19

Another Russian missile strikes Kryvyi Rih, hits the industrial site

Another Russian missile has hit Kryvyi Rih, just barely half a day after eight Russian missiles took out hydraulic structures along the Inhulets River, causing extensive flooding.

The missile struck an industrial site in the city, said Oleksandr Vilkul, the head of the Kryvyi Rih military administration. “The destruction is serious,” Vilkul said, but he added that authorities are still working to clarify any losses and further consequences.

Kryvyi Rih is the hometown of Ukrain president, Volodymyr Zelensky. The strike on the hydraulic structures, which resulted in forced evacuations and damaged homes, aligns with Ukraine’s concerns that Russia will continue to target Ukraine’s infrastructure in retribution for its success in regaining occupied territory.

  • Updated at 12.21 BST4h ago12.08

The Russian missile strike targeting the Kryvyi Rih hydraulic structures is “a war crime” and an “act of terror”, said Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine’s foreign minister.

Russian missile strike on Kryvyi Rih hydraulic structures is a war crime and an act of terror. Beaten by Ukrainian army on the battlefield, Russian cowards are now at war with our critical infrastructure and civilians. Russia is a terrorist state and must be recognized as such.

— Dmytro Kuleba (@DmytroKuleba) September 14, 2022

The strikes caused extensive flooding in areas of the city after the Inhulets River rose an estimated 2.5 metres, damaging at least 112 homes. Volodymyr Zelensky, who grew up in Kryvyi Rih, also condemned the strike. “Everything is being done to eliminate the consequences of yet another vile Russian act,” he said in a video address released early Thursday.

The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, is in Kyiv this morning to meet with the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, and Ukraine’s prime minister, Denys Shmyhal.

Dear Volodymyr @ZelenskyyUA, thank you so much for the award of the First Class of the Order of Yaroslav the Wise.

This is a great honour.
 
I accept it in the name of all EU citizens.
 
And as a symbol of our strong bond. pic.twitter.com/6W8JPLTao3

— Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) September 15, 2022

Ukraine has been vying to join the European Union since the start of the Russian invasion and was granted candidate status in June.

This is Zelenskiy’s first major in-person appearance after getting in a minor car crash yesterday – a car collided with the president’s cars and escort cars in Kyiv. He was not seriously hurt and appears in good health.

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*Follow the WEF trail to Switzerland to discover the Khazarian Mafia hiding behind Klaus Schwab and his cohorts. The US and its people have nothing to do with the disasters caused to the ordinary people of the Earth.

It is the Khazarian Mob that is presently using Ukraine as a battlefield to destroy both the US as well as the world's economy and human subsistence. The participants get temporary awards but they must remember: The Devil shows no gratitude. When your usefulness is over you will be cast into the abyss as a traitor!

The Khazarian Mob has once again constructed an intricate web, whose aim is to destroy the world's economy by setting people up against each other, blocking each other's supply chains, and leaving just death and ruins. As a consequence, the world is now facing life-threatening price rises of both electricity and gas.

What everybody must be aware of is that this is not a war to prevent Putin from occupying Ukraine, but an attempt by the evil Khazarian Jews/WEF/NATO to control yet another country in their growing New World Order. They are simply using Ukraine as a battlefield. Their plan is to destroy totally the world's economy and turn the population into slaves.

Like the Freemasons, they have also life-threatening rules in their membership, one being REVENGE, 10 times harder than was ever perpetrated on them.

Russia in particular, in the past, has expelled the Khazars several times. I have 20 detailed articles in book format on the Khazarian Jews if anybody is interested in further information.

Putin, and earlier also Trump, are the ONLY Presidents who have enough guts to see what they are attempting to do to the world population and have sufficient courage to do something about it.

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