Updates from Ukraine
⚡️ Politico: Ukraine continues quiet negotiations to receive high-end US weapons.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) September 17, 2022
Kyiv and Washington are discussing possibilities of sending – Patriot air defense systems, F-16 fighter jets, and Gray Eagle drones – as long-term financing deals, Politico reported citing sources.
⚡️ PM Shmyhal: Ukraine receives $1.5 billion from US.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) September 17, 2022
It is the last tranche of the $4.5 billion grant provided by the U.S. from the World Bank's trust fund, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said. Ukraine will spend the money on pensions and social care.
⚡️Pentagon: Ukraine to receive first two NASAMS air defense systems within 2 months— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) September 16, 2022
“These air defense systems will help Ukraine protect itself from threats from the air – in particular from airplanes, drones, and cruise missiles,” Pentagon spokesman General Patrick Ryder said.
⚡️ General Staff: Spain sends 5 cargo planes with artillery ammunition to Ukraine.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) September 17, 2022
In total, Spain has delivered 75 pallets of ammunition for large-caliber artillery systems to Ukraine over the last "several days," according to Ukraine’s General Staff.
German Government Agreed To Sell 18 RCH-155 Self-Propelled Artillery Units To Ukraine https://t.co/TTAAObFDgg— Ukrainian News (@UN_Agency) September 17, 2022
Poland, Germany And France Support Creation Of EU Mission To Train Ukrainian Military https://t.co/xyzlvysU0i— Ukrainian News (@UN_Agency) September 16, 2022
⚡️Zelensky: Ukrainian army captured hundreds of Russian POWs during counter-offensive in Kharkiv Oblast.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) September 17, 2022
President Volodymyr Zelensky said in an interview with Reuters that the new Russian POWs have “significantly added” to the list of captured soldiers.
White House pledges to hold Russia accountable amid new reports of mass graves in Ukraine https://t.co/8lIduXEXvc— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) September 17, 2022
The Australian government will be offering long-term support for Ukraine, the acting Prime Minister says | @harleyd https://t.co/l3TPaTnyfp— Canberra Times (@canberratimes) September 18, 2022
Victory for Ukraine is not yet certain, but a path is discernible. The West should reinforce its success and resist Russia’s energy blackmail https://t.co/Unl1gryNQA— The Economist (@TheEconomist) September 17, 2022
All wars end at the negotiating table. The West should make sure Ukraine is in a strong position when it gets there https://t.co/3dyWB4zyKG via @opinion— Bloomberg (@business) September 17, 2022
Izyum residents spent six months living in a Russian propaganda bubble. Few knew about the forest gravesite outside the city. And after being told Russia was winning the war, some were shocked to see the return of the Ukrainian army this week. My report https://t.co/E1OQLiFqWP pic.twitter.com/k5cOHl0wn1— Mark MacKinnon (@markmackinnon) September 16, 2022