Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan hinted on Sept. 24 that his country can no longer rely on Russia's protection after Azerbaijan's forces quickly defeated ethnic Armenian forces in the restive Nagorno-Karabakh region.
Poland has prepared transit corridors for Ukrainian grain to pass through and be "exported to where it is needed," Polish President Andrzej Duda said in an interview with local channel TVP1 on Sept. 24.
Kevin McCarthy, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Sept. 23 he would support keeping a $300 million aid package for Ukraine in the defense funding bill, walking back a comment he made the day before.
Russian forces shelled Nikopol in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast overnight on Sept. 24, injuring a 25-year-old man and damaging a supermarket and a kindergarten, according to Serhiy Lysak, head of the regional military administration.
In a Sept. 23 conversation with Voice of America, Ukrainian military intelligence chief Kyrylo Budanov addressed CNN's report that Ukraine likely participated in drone strikes against a Wagner-backed Sudanese militia.
Lavrov claims that Ukraine’s neutrality being discussed in negotiations. The Russian foreign minister said, “it is now being seriously discussed along, of course, with security guarantees… there are absolutely specific formulations which in my view are close to an agreement.” Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky, on March 15, said peace talks with Russia went “pretty good”. Ukraine repeatedly stated it is willing to negotiate to end the war but will not surrender or accept Russian ultimatums. The Ukrainian Euro-Atlantic course is enshrined in the Constitution.
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