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What has happened in the last few hours
On the 574th day of Russia's large-scale invasion of Ukraine, here are the top news stories at 8:00 p.m. this Wednesday, September 20:
Zelensky proposes that the UN withdraw Russia's right to veto. The president of Ukraine has suggested during his speech before the UN Security Council that the General Assembly remove Russia's right of veto. Subsequently, the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, defended in the same forum that this right held by Russia is “a legitimate instrument.”
Poland summons the Ukrainian ambassador. The Polish Foreign Ministry summoned the Ukrainian ambassador to the country this Wednesday to protest Zelensky's statements last Tuesday, in which he criticized Warsaw's position on the grain import veto.
Biden will announce a new military aid package to Ukraine. The US president is scheduled to announce a major military aid package on Thursday, coinciding with a visit to Washington by Zelensky, a US official said on condition of anonymity on Wednesday.
Sweden hopes to conclude the investigation into the sabotage of the Nord Stream gas pipelines this year. Swedish prosecutor Mats Ljungqvist, in charge of the investigation into the explosion of the Nord Stream gas pipelines, will decide whether to press charges before the end of the year. “We hope to conclude the investigation shortly, but there is still much to do. By closing, I mean that we close the investigation or make a decision to file charges against someone,” he stated.
They ask the United Nations International Court of Justice to advance the case against Russia for genocide. More than 30 countries asked the United Nations International Court of Justice on Wednesday to decide whether it has jurisdiction to try Russia for abusing the Genocide Convention, adopted in 1948 after World War II, by using it as a pretext to invade. Ukraine.
Putin accepts Xi's invitation to visit China. Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted the invitation of his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, to meet with him next October in China. Putin has explained that the purpose of his visit is to participate in a forum on a railway infrastructure development strategy.
Russia says it has shot down two Ukrainian drones in Sevastopol. Russia's anti-aircraft defense shot down two Ukrainian drones this Wednesday in the vicinity of the port city of Sevastopol, on the annexed Crimean peninsula, as reported by the local governor, Mikhail Razvozhaev.
Russia attacks a Swedish television crew. A Russian drone destroyed the vehicle of a Swedish TV4 television crew on Tuesday on the Zaporizhia front, southeast of Ukraine. The vehicle was parked in the municipality of Stepnohirsk.
kyiv says two Russian military planes were damaged in sabotage action near Moscow. Ukrainian military intelligence (GUR) has claimed that unidentified saboteurs attacked two Russian military aircraft and a helicopter at the Chkalovsk air base, located near the Russian capital, with explosives.
British intelligence highlights Ukraine's “tactical successes” in its counteroffensive around Bakhmut. The United Kingdom Intelligence services believe that Ukraine has achieved “tactical successes” in the framework of the fighting around the city of Bakhmut, in the province of Donetsk, after announcing the capture of the towns of Andrivka and Klishchivka.
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