Guerre en Ukraine, en direct : la Russie et la Corée du Nord n’ont signé aucun accord, selon le Kremlin

Image de couverture : Le dirigeant nord-coréen, Kim Jong-un, lors de sa visite dans une usine aéronautique de Komsomolsk-sur-l’Amour, le 15 septembre 2023. STR / AFP

  • The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, did not sign any agreement during their meeting on Wednesday, said Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov on Friday evening. He emphasized that the purpose of the North Korean leader’s visit was not to make a weapons sale.
  • The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, arrived in Vladivostok on Saturday morning in the Russian Far East, where he was welcomed by the Russian Defense Minister, Sergei Shoigu, as reported by the state news agency TASS.
  • The European Commission announced on Friday that it is lifting the ban imposed by five EU member states – Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia – on the import of Ukrainian cereals to protect their farmers. Brussels made this decision in exchange for a commitment from Kiev to control the influx of grains into neighboring countries.
  • In addition, Hungary has decided to unilaterally strengthen the ban on importing Ukrainian cereals. Shortly after, Poland and Slovakia also announced that they were extending the embargo. Romania, on the other hand, “regretted” Brussels’ decision, saying that they are waiting for Kiev’s action plan before implementing any possible measures. In contrast to its neighbors, Bulgaria had announced on Thursday that they were lifting the embargo.
  • The Latvian Parliament approved on Friday the centrist government formed by the new Prime Minister, Evika Silina, who pledged to strengthen the armed forces and continue supporting Ukraine against Russian aggression.
  • Le président ukrainien, Volodymyr Zelensky, sera reçu jeudi 21 septembre à la Maison Blanche pour des discussions avec le président des Etats-Unis, Joe Biden, à propos du soutien à Kiev contre l’invasion russe, a confirmé vendredi un haut responsable américain.
  • The president of the Russian Olympic Committee, Stanislav Pozdniakov, assured that Russia will not boycott the upcoming Olympic Games, stating that every Russian athlete is free to decide whether they want to participate under a neutral flag or not.
  • According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, 300,000 men have signed a contract with the Russian armed forces in the past six to seven months, expressing their willingness to sacrifice their lives for their country. He made this statement during a meeting with Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko.
  • The Kremlin expressed satisfaction on Friday with the progress of the investigation into the plane crash that killed the head of the Wagner Group, Evgueni Prigojine, although no explanation has been given more than three weeks after the accident. Ukraine and Western countries suspect Kremlin’s involvement in a revenge plot, a theory that Moscow denies.

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