Russia ‘pauses’ Kherson Annexation Referendum Over Security Concerns | Russia Ukraine War Update

Various Ukrainian areas got Russia-joining duties. Zaporizhzhia has a pro-extension banner.A Moscow-appointed official in Kherson said a vote on joining Russia had been "stopped" because of security concerns.

Stremousov said Ukrainian shelling destroyed the Antonivskyi bridge near Kherson.

The Russian-introduced local organization says September vote for joining Russia. Zaporizhia, Donetsk, and Luhansk have similar responsibilities.Killings of Russian-appointed Kherson authorities.

Alexei Kovalev, a Zelenskyy party legislator, was shot on August 30.

Russia invaded Kherson from the start. In March, Russian soldiers conquered much of Kherson, which borders the Crimean Peninsula.Monday, Kyiv's army retook territory.

Here's more on Russia's Ukraine conflict from September 5.

Siemens will restart Nord Stream 1, claims Gazprom.

Gazprom's deputy CEO says gas exports won't begin until Siemens repairs damaged equipment."Siemens? Repair hardware first" When asked when the pipeline may start pumping gas again, he said he wasn't at the Vladivostok forum. Gazprom said a motor oil spill at the Nord Stream 1 Portovaya blower station would stop shipments.

Siemens Energy said Saturday that it wasn't compensated for the maintenance work and that the leak could be fixed locally.

Different turbines are available at the impacted blower station.

Is Russia buying North Korean ammunition?

According to US intelligence, Russia's Defense Ministry is buying rockets and cannon rounds from North Korea for the Ukraine conflict.

A US source who spoke anonymously on knowledge assurance said Monday that Russia's visit to North Korea exposes "serious stockpile vulnerability in Ukraine."

The Biden Foundation says Russia obtained Iranian-made drones in August for Ukraine conflict.

Conflict-stricken Russia trades $158 billion in energy

CREA says Russia has stolen €158 billion in energy supplies from the EU since its invasion of Ukraine."Rising oil prices have boosted Russia's income," a Finnish research organization said.CREA says oil derivatives have contributed 43 billion euros to Russia's budget since the attack.

The statistics include Russia's February 24 invasion of Ukraine.According to CREA, the EU was the top consumer of Russian petroleum derivatives at €85,1 billion.

China has €34.9 billion, Turkey €10.7 billion.

Zelenskyy thinks Truss will 'frustrate' Russia

Volodymyr Zelenskyy claimed he trusted Liz Truss to "impede" Russia.Boris Johnson, Zelenskyy's biggest backer, will be replaced by Bracket.The Ukrainian president said he "anticipates working with Truss."

"We'll want to do more to defend our people and stop Russian tragedies," Zelenskyy said.

England has been Ukraine's strong friend since Russia's incursion on February 24.

Putin favors the 'Russian World' plan

Putin's foreign policy is founded on the idea of a "Russian World," which moderate ideologues use to legitimize Russian-speaking mediation elsewhere.

"Helpful arrangement," says Russia should "guard, defend, and promote Russian practices and goals."

Presented as a delicate power approach, it reveres Russian law and religion to legitimize Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.Russia should also enhance connections with Abkhazia and Ossetia, two Georgian provinces Moscow deems free after its 2008 fight with Georgia, and Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine wants EU advancement by year's end

Ukraine expects to meet all EU increase standards by year's end, says Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.Shmuel said Ukraine aims to satisfy all seven up-and-comer standards.Ukraine applied for EU membership days after the Russian invasion and was accepted after four months.

EU pioneers say Ukraine's accession might take "years."

NATO gives Ukraine winter clothing

NATO must give Ukraine winter gear to resist Russian invaders.Monday, negotiators informed us they would send warm clothes, boots, and tents. There's $40 million.

Jens Stoltenberg said 14 days ago, "We have over 12 winter obligations."

Ukrainian nuclear authority shuts down Zaporizhzhia's final reactor

Energoatomsays Russian bombardment destroyed Zaporizhzhia's electricity cables.Enerhodar is under Russian control but is still manned by Ukrainians. Europe's biggest power station.Meanwhile, French President Emmanuel Macron told his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy that evacuating Russian forces would restore security.

IAEA claims the plant gets all the electricity it needs from its one functioning reactor.The bombardment extinguished a fire.They'll deliver a report on the situation on Tuesday and stay for a few days to aid with driving repairs.

Kyiv gains Zelenskyy and the southern military

During a counteroffensive, Ukrainian authorities retook some southern regions.Kyiv demolished a bridge. Ukrainian forces attacked a Russian ammunition dump and control center southeast of Kherson.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy retook two towns. Neither city was mentioned.

Zelenskyy's representative, KyryloTymoshenko, posted a photo of the Ukrainian flag in Kherson. Russia dominates south Ukraine.

Novaya Gazeta suspended

Russian media freedom Novaya Gazeta's media license was canceled.The state-pressured paper is boycotted.

Dmitry Muratov, the paper's supervisor, dubbed the verdict a "political hit job."

The publishing stopped in March after being alerted about the Ukraine conflict. Novaya Gazeta labeled it a "war," although the law says "special military action."