World War in Ukraine: a Russian soldier suspended after thousands of mobilizations by mistake
Russia targets dams as Ukrainian troops push south
U.K. defense ministry said Russian forces are attacking dams to try and slow Ukraine's advancement south out of Kharkiv by flooding cross points.The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense confirmed reports this week that Russian attacks on Sept. 21 and 22 relied on short-range ballistic missiles or "similar weapons" to hit the Pechenihy dam, which sits on the Siverskyy Donets River, where Ukrainian forces are advancing down.
The head of military recruitment in a Russian region of the Far East was suspended from his duties, a local official said on Monday, “The Kraï military commissioner (region) of Khabarovsk, Iouri Laïko, is suspended from his functions. This will have no influence on the objective that the president has set us, "said Governor Mikhail Degtiariov, in a video on Telegram. He did not give the exact reason for this suspension, but suggested that it was linked to many errors. "In ten days, several thousand of our compatriots received convocations and went to military police stations. We returned to the house about half of them because they did not meet the selection criteria to enter the army, "said the governor. “Partial mobilization only concerns the categories designated by the Ministry of Defense and the President. Any abuse must be repressed, "he added. 300,000 reservists officially concerned on September 21, Vladimir Putin ordered "partial" where the Russian army is in difficulty. Officially, it must concern 300,000 reservists with military experience or useful skills. But multiple cases of mobilization of elderly people, students, patients or called without military experience have been reported, which has aroused dissatisfaction and the reaction of the authorities. Last week, Vladimir Putin demanded that errors be "corrected" in mobilization,
The Russian nuclear threat, explained .
Pondering the unknowability of the unthinkable.This threat followed one he had made just days earlier when he called for a partial military mobilization: “In the event of a threat to the territorial integrity of our country and to defend Russia and our people, we will certainly make use of all weapon systems available to us. This is not a bluff.