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Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and the first U.S. Special Representative for Economic Recovery in Ukraine Penny Pritzker had their first online meeting on Sept. 23 to discuss energy, demining, housing restoration, critical infrastructure, and the economy.
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Ukraine's forces on the southern Zaporizhzhia front have breached Russian lines in Verbove, General Oleksandr Tarnavskyi, the commander of Ukraine's military fighting in Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia oblasts, said in an interview with CNN on Sept. 23.
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Intelligence chief names three goals for launching drones in Russia

by Rachel Amran September 18, 2023 7:32 AM 1 min read
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The head of the Main Intelligence Directorate, Kyrylo Budanov, in an interview with The Economist, named three main goals for launching drones in Russia, pointing out the need to remove the aggressor country from the “comfort zone.”  

Budanov's listed goals include: depleting the Russian air defense system, disabling military transport and bombers, and lastly to cause damage to military production facilities. An example of the latter goal would be the recent strike on a production plant rocket fuel in the Tver region.

Additionally, the purpose of launching drones the drones is psychological as a means to sow anxiety within the Russian population and disrupt status quo economic processes inside the country. The closure of major airports in St. Petersburg and Moscow, for example, has become an almost daily occurrence.

The intelligence chief feels that the “drones will certainly facilitate operations to liberate our territories.”

Ukraine announces liberation of Klishchiivka in Donetsk Oblast
Ukrainian forces have liberated the village of Klishchiivka in Donetsk Oblast from Russian control, military units and representatives reported on the evening of Sept. 17. The successful recapture of the village, just five kilometers south of Russian-occupied Bakhmut, was first announced on Faceboo…

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