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Ukraine’s central bank chief files for resignation citing health issues
By Ukrinform - 04.10.2022 20:00
The head of the National Bank of Ukraine, Kyrylo Shevchenko, has submitted a resignation letter.
The top banker announced his move on his Facebook page, Ukrinform reports.
"Dear friends, due to health-related issues that cannot be ignored any longer, I made a difficult decision. I am resigning from my position as the NBU Governor," the statement reads.
Shevchenko noted that he asked the president of Ukraine to accept his resignation.
As reported, on July 16, 2020, the Verkhovna Rada appointed Kyrylo Shevchenko as head of the National Bank.
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At least 600,000 flee Russia following military call-up announcement - media04.10.2022 19:20Almost two weeks into Vladimir Putin’s declaration of the partial mobilization in Russia, from 600,000 to 1 million people crossed out of the country, as per various estimates.
This was reported by the Russian edition of Forbes citing sources, according to Ukrinform.
Almost 1 million people have left Russia since the mobilization began, said a source familiar with Kremlin estimates. Another interlocutor in the presidential administration clarified that it is about 600,000-700,000 Russians. The calculation is complicated by the fact that it is impossible to clearly tell who is leaving the country to flee mobilization and who is crossing out for tourism or other purposes.
Immediately after the call-up was announced on September 21, longs queues formed at Russian border checkpoints. The one that got most of the media attention was the Verkhnii Lars checkpoint on the Russo-Georgian border, where people stood in line for up to five days, often without food or water. A mobile draft point of the Russian Military Commissariat was set up in the area, reports said. On October 3, the traffic jam at the border has been cleared so cars are now passing freely.,Secret poll run by Kremlin proves negative attitude among Russians to military call-up - intelligence
On October 4, the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan, Marat Akhmetzhanov, said that since September 21, some 200,000 Russian citizens have entered the country. During the same period, 147,000 Russians left its territory.
On September 27, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia reported that 53,000 Russians arrived in the country throughout the week, with 10,000 crossing the border daily, which is 40-45% more than before September 21.
In the same first week, 66,000 Russians entered the EU, which is 30% more than before the call-up was declared, according to the EU border agency Frontex. The agency reported that most entered through the Finnish and Estonian borders.
On September 30, the Russian ambassador to Helsinki, Pavlo Kuznetsov, said that after September 21, about 60,000 Russians entered Finland, 80% of whom are transiting to other European countries. Kuznetsov emphasized that it is unclear exactly how many of those leaving Russia are citing partial mobilization as the reason. According to the migration service, about 100 people applied for asylum. Putin's mobilization will further upend Russian economy - POLITICO
At the beginning of September, even before the mobilization was announced, the Rosstat statistics agency reported that 419,000 people had left Russia since war-start, which is twice as many as in the same period last year. In general, the migration outflow amounted to 96,000 against an increase of 114,000 in 2021.
As reported, on September 21, Russian President Putin signed a decree on “partial mobilization.” It is claimed that to 300,000 reservists will be called up for military service. However, the cap of the intended draft is not disclosed in the unclassified part of the decree. Russian mass media in exile claimed that about a million people could be deployed to take part in hostilities in Ukraine.DETAILS
Energoatom looks into restarting reactors at Russian-held nuclear plant04.10.2022 18:40Ukrainian state-run nuclear operator Energoatom is considering a move to restart two power units at Europe’s largest Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant, which has been occupied by Russian forces since early March.
The last operating reactor at the plant was shut down on September 11, Energoatom President Petro Kotin told the Associated Press.
The reactors could be restarted to ensure the NPP safety as the cold weather is about to set in.
“If you have low temperature, you will just freeze everything inside. The safety equipment will be damaged,” he said in his office at the company’s Kyiv headquarters. “So you need heating and the only heating is going to come from the working reactor,” Kotin said in an interview.
He added that the operator may approve the decision to restart the reactors as early as this Wednesday.
“We at the moment are evaluating all the risks. And this depends on the weather. And actually, we don’t have much time to do that,” Kotin added.
As Ukrinform reported earlier, the power units at the ZNPP were shut down and put into cold idle due to the issues with power supplies to the facility as all power lines connecting the plant with the Ukrainian power systems were damaged by Russian shelling.DETAILS
More than 6M tonnes of foodstuffs already exported from Ukraine via grain corridors04.10.2022 17:54More than 6 million tonnes of grain have already been exported from the Ukrainian ports via the grain corridors.
"More than 6 million tonnes of grain have been exported from Ukrainian ports. In addition, eight more ships have left Ukrainian ports today," the Ministry of National Defense of Turkey posted on Twitter.
As of today, 260 ships left Ukrainian ports.
As noted, corn, wheat, sunflower meal, sunflower oil, sugar beet, soybeans, peas, and barley are delivered by ships.
As reported, Ukrzaliznytsia transported 3.4 million tonnes of grain cargo and milling products in September 2022, up 63.2% compared to August.
According to the Economy Ministry, Ukraine exported over $4 billion worth of goods in a month for the first time since the full-scale war started.
National Guard members destroy Russian ammunition depot in Kharkiv regionVIDEO04.10.2022 17:10The members of the National Guard of Ukraine destroyed a Russian ammunition depot in Kharkiv region.
"Soldiers of the 5th Brigade of the National Guard of Ukraine spectacularly destroyed the Russian ammunition depot in Kharkiv region," the press service of the National Guard posted on Facebook, publishing a relevant video.
As reported, the National Guard members captured an enemy ZALA drone in the Kharkiv region.
Zelensky declares Putin’s decrees on ‘independence’ of several Ukraine’s regions null and void04.10.2022 16:35President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky declared the decrees of the Russian president on the recognition of Crimea, so-called "LPR" and "DPR", Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions as "independent", as well as other decisions on the implementation of these decrees, null and void.
The corresponding decree No. 687/2022 of October 4 was published on the website of the Head of State, Ukrinform reports.
"To declare the decrees of the president of the Russian Federation No. 147 of March 17, 2014, No. 71 of February 21, 2022, No. 72 of February 21, 2022, No. 685 of September 29, 2022, No. 686 of September 29, 2022, as well as any other decisions, acts and agreements adopted, issued and concluded on the basis of and/or in connection with the implementation of the said decrees of the president of the Russian Federation, null and void, i.e. not having any legal consequences," the document reads.
The decree emphasizes that the territory of Ukraine is integral and inviolable within its internationally recognized state borders, Ukraine's sovereignty covers its entire territory.
The document also confirms the inalienable sovereign right of Ukraine to restore and preserve its territorial integrity within the internationally recognized state borders.
In addition, it is noted that the decision was adopted "in compliance with the generally recognized principles and norms of international law, in particular peremptory norms of general international law, as well as the current international treaties of Ukraine, including the Treaty between Ukraine and the Russian Federation on the Ukrainian-Russian state border dated January 28, 2003, which cannot be terminated even due to a fundamental change in circumstances in accordance with Article 62 of the 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties."
As a reminder, Putin declared Crimea an "independent state" with a special status for Sevastopol in it by his decrees No. 147 of March 17, 2014; the so-called "DPR/LPR" were "recognized independent" by decrees No. 71 and No. 72 of February 21, 2022; decrees No. 685 and No. 686 of September 29, 2022, declared the "independence" of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions of Ukraine.
On September 30, the Kremlin held a ceremony of "admission" of the puppet entities "LPR" and "DPR", as well as the territories of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions of Ukraine captured by the Russian army after the sham referendum held on September 23-27.
Russians destroy TV tower in Luhansk region04.10.2022 15:50Russian invaders destroyed a 15-meter TV tower in Komyshuvakha, Luhansk region, which provided about 200,000 residents with Ukrainian informational content.
"The occupiers destroyed a TV tower in Komyshuvakha. Broadcasting from this 15-meter TV tower was launched more than a year ago, on August 22. It could broadcast the signal to a radius of 50 km," the Luhansk Regional Military Administration posted on Facebook.
As noted, the tower, located near the contact line, provided Ukrainian informational content to about 200,000 residents of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions.
A blue and yellow flag was flying at its highest point.
"It must have been bothering the occupiers, who razed everything to the ground in Popasna's direction," the administration said.
Enemy hits a liberated village in the Kharkiv region with S-300 missilesPHOTOS04.10.2022 15:14This morning, Russian troops launched a missile attack on the liberated village of Shevchenko in the Kharkiv region, damaging private houses.
"Even after the de-occupation, the territory of the Kharkiv region continues to suffer from the armed aggression of the Russian Federation. According to the investigation data, on October 4, around 06:30, servicemen of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation launched a missile attack on Shevchenkove village of the Kupyansk district. The houses of civilians were damaged," the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office posted on Telegram.
According to Andriy Kanashevych, first deputy head of the Kupyansk District Military Administration, the roofs of the houses were damaged and the windows were broken.
According to preliminary information, Russian troops struck Shevchenkove with S-300 missiles. A pre-trial investigation has been launched over the violation of the laws and customs of war (Part 1 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
Law enforcement officers inspected the sites of destruction and gathered evidence of Russian aggression.
As reported, Shevchenkove was occupied by Russian troops on February 25. On September 7, the village was liberated by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Russian army shells communities along the front line in Kherson region, civilian casualties reported PHOTOS 04.10.2022 14:27In Kherson region, the Russian army shells territorial communities along the front line. There are casualties among the civilian population.
The police of the Kherson region said this in a Facebook post, Ukrinform reports.
"Active hostilities continue in the region, in particular, the enemy used heavy artillery to shell Khreshchenivka, Osokorivka, and Novovorontsovka. Residential buildings and power lines were damaged," the report says.
There are killed and injured among the civilian population. Due to the constant enemy attacks, it is not possible to quickly restore the power supply in some settlements. Law enforcers inspect the sites of shelling and remove projectile fragments, documenting evidence of war crimes committed by the Russian army.
Over the past day, the police opened 14 criminal proceedings regarding war crimes committed by the Russian army in the Kherson region.
Zelensky awards the Hero of Ukraine title to four Mariupol and Azovstal defenders04.10.2022 13:45President Volodymyr Zelensky has awarded the Hero of Ukraine title to four defenders of Mariupol and Azovstal.
The relevant decrees, dated October 1, 2022, were published on the website of the Head of State, Ukrinform reports.
Thus, for personal courage and heroism, shown in the defense of Ukraine’s state sovereignty and territorial integrity, selfless service to the Ukrainian people, and loyalty to the military oath, the President signed decree No.683/2022 to award the Hero of Ukraine title and present the Order of the Golden Star to Major Serhii Volynskyi, decree No. 684/2022 - to Major Sviatoslav Palamar, decree No. 685/2022 - to Major Oleh Khomenko, and decree No.686/2022 - to Colonel Denys Shiga.