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  • Berlin: Germany is ready to provide asylum to Russian 'draft dodgers'

    Russians who do not want to join the Russian army as part of the mobilization announced by the Russian president, Vladimnir Putin, will be able to obtain political asylum in Germany, said the German government.

    Evasion of mobilization is a convincing reason for a positive consideration of the application for political asylum in Germany, DW cites the press secretary of the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

    According to the German government, the corresponding instruction has already been given to …

  • Russia begins accession referendums in occupied territories of Ukraine

    "Polling stations" have opened in the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions. "Voting" in all territories will last until September 27. Also, polling stations also began to open in Russia, where, according to the Kremlin, refugees will vote.

    According to TASS, "in the interests of security", in the first four days, the voting will be done through door-to-door visits.

    In the DPR and LPR the referendum questionnaire also has a question whether …

  • Kadyrov: there will be no mobilization in Chechnya

    The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov said that mobilization would not be carried out in the republic. According to him, this is because during the war in Ukraine, Chechnya "exceeded the mobilization quota”.

    According to Kadyrov, 20,000 people from Chechnya took part in hostilities during the war. Thus, the republic exceeded the "plan" by 254%, he said.

    At the same time, according to Kadyrov, the relatives of the women who tried to hold an anti-war rally in Grozny earlier have already been …

  • Zelensky to drafted Russians: Protest, fight back or surrender to Ukrainian captivity

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky appealed to the Russians who are subject to mobilization and gave them the options "in order to survive."

    "I will explain to the Russians in Russian what is happening. 55,000 Russian soldiers died in this war in six months. Tens of thousands are wounded and maimed. Want more? No? Then protest. Fight. Run. Or surrender to Ukrainian captivity. These are the options for you to survive," said Zelensky.

    The Ukrainian President noted that in many Russian …

  • Classified clause of Putin’s mobilization decree allows Russia to draft up to a million people

    The classified seventh paragraph of the decree of the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, contains information on the mobilization volume. According to this paragraph, up to one million Russians can be drafted into the Russian army, reported the newspaper Novaya Gazeta.Europe, citing sources in the Kremlin.

    According to Novaya Gazeta.Europe, the Russian leadership at first wanted to classify the entire text of the decree. But later the Kremlin decided to put under the "for internal use" …

  • 215 Ukrainian military freed from Russian captivity in exchange for Putin’s friend Medvedchuk and 55 Russian POWs

    215 Ukrainian servicemen, including 124 officers, were released from Russian captivity. The exchange took place in Chernihiv region. The head of the office of the Ukrainian Presidential Administration, Andriy Yermak, reported that 200 servicemen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces were released in exchange for one pro-Russian politician Viktor Medvedchuk. As part of another exchange agreement, five Ukrainian military commanders from Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol were exchanged for 55 Russian …

  • Flights leaving Russia sell out after Putin announces 'partial' mobilization

    Russians rushed to leave the country after Putin declared “partial” mobilization. All the tickets to visa-free destinations have been sold out. The Russian news website The Insider reports that, according to the Russian travel search platform Aviasales, there are no tickets available for the flights to Istanbul for the next few days. There are also no direct tickets to other cities in Turkey: Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman and Izmir.

    There are no tickets for flights to Armenia – neither direct nor …

  • Erdogan: Russia must return all seized territories to Ukraine to end the war

    During the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Uzbekistan, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a private conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    "In Uzbekistan, I met with President Putin, and we had a fairly open conversation. And he actually made it clear to me that he was ready to end the conflict as soon as possible. That was my impression," Erdogan said in an interview for the American television channel PBS.

    The Turkish President said that he …

  • Russia hastily prepares ‘accession referendums’ in occupied territories of Ukraine

    Referendums on accession of the occupied territories to the Russian Federation will be held from September 23 to September 27. This decision was made by the Russia-controlled administrations of the so-called Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics and also occupied territories of the Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions. The so-called heads of regions said that joining the Russian Federation "will protect the region."

    The "head" of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, also asked Russian President Vladimir …

  • U.S. Ambassador: Washington has developed an action plan in the event that Russia uses nuclear weapons in Ukraine

    The United States of America is developing an action plan in the event that Russia uses nuclear weapons, said US Ambassador Bridget Brink in an interview with Evropeyska Pravda.

    "We are working on this in the United States and discussing together with partners how we could act in response to those actions that would be completely unacceptable. And the President said it very clearly," she said.

    She recalled that both the United States and the Russian Federation "stated that it is impossible to …