Here’s the current situation on Tuesday, September 20:
- Ukraine’s armed forces have regained control of the village of Bilohorivka, preparing to retake the entire Luhansk province from the Russian occupiers, Governor Serhiy Haidai said. The village, 10 kilometers (6 miles) west of the city of Lysychansk, fell to Russia after weeks of fighting in July.
- The British military said on Tuesday that Ukraine’s increased long-range strike capability is likely to force Russia’s Black Sea fleet to relocate some of its submarines from the port of Sevastopol in Crimea to Novorossiysk in Krasnodar Krai in the Russian Federation. south of Russia, the British military said on Tuesday.
- Russian forces Attack on Pivdennoukrainsk nuclear power plant in Ukraine’s southern Mykolaiv region, but its reactors are undamaged and operating normally, Ukraine’s state nuclear company Energoatom said.
- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said investigators had discover new torture evidence used against some soldiers buried near Izyum in Kharkiv.
- The Kremlin dismissed the allegation that Russian forces committed war crimes in Ukraine’s Kharkiv region as “lies”. Moscow routinely denies committing war atrocities or deliberately attacking civilians.
Diplomacy / Aid
- US President Biden urged Russian President Vladimir Putin not to use nuclear weapons or tactical chemical weapons amid Russia’s military defeat in Ukraine.
- British Prime Minister Liz Truss said the UK next year will meet or exceed £2.3 billion ($2.63 billion) military aid to Ukraine by 2022. UK military support is likely to include equipment such as the Multiple Launch Missile System, Truss’ office said in a statement.
- The Ministry of Defense said that Germany will provide Ukraine with four more Panzer 2000 grenade tanks along with an additional ammunition package. Ukraine has urged the West to increase military aid to help it turn the tide of the battle against Russia.
- Zelenskyy has hinted that he will use a video address to the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday to urge countries to speed up the shipment of weapons and aid.