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Pope Francis did not intend to glorify Russian imperialism, Vatican says

Pope Francis had no intention of glorifying past Russian imperialism when he spoke to Russian youths last week, the Vatican said in a statement.

“The Pope intended to encourage young people to preserve and promote all that is positive in the great Russian cultural and spiritual heritage, and certainly not to exalt imperialist logic and government personalities,” a Vatican spokesperson said in an address, Reuters reported.

The leader of the Roman Catholic church faced criticism after he told a group of young people to remember they are the heirs of past czars, some of whom President Vladimir Putin had referred to in his justification of the invasion of Ukraine.

Pope Francis in the Vatican on Aug. 25, 2023.

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“You are heirs of the great Russia – the great Russia of the saints, of kings, the great Russia of Peter the Great, of Catherine II, the great Russian empire, cultured, so much culture, so much humanity. You are the heirs of the great mother Russia. Go forward,” Pope Francis said in the speech Friday, as translated and transcribed by NewsFromUkraine.

“And thank you. Thank you for your way of being Russian,” he added.

— Hannah Ward-Glenton

Russian who worked at U.S. consulate accused of collecting information for U.S. diplomats

Russian domestic security agency FSB said Monday it detained a former U.S. consulate employee, accusing him of having collected information about Russia’s actions in Ukraine for U.S. diplomats, as reported by Russian state media outlet Tass.

Robert Shonov, who previously worked at the U.S. consulate in the Russian city of Vladivostok, said he was approached by U.S. embassy employees seeking information about the war in Ukraine and the upcoming presidential election, the report said.

“I had to collect negative information about these events, find protest sentiment among the population and report those,” Shonov said, according to Tass.

Shonov was first reported as having been arrested in May, but no additional details were provided. The U.S. embassy condemned the arrest at the time.

— Hannah Ward-Glenton

Russia downs Ukrainian drones over Tula and Belgorod, Kremlin says

Russian forces downed a series of drones over the regions of Tula and Belgorod overnight, according to a Google-translated post on the country’s Ministry of Defense Telegram account.

The Ukrainian drones were “destroyed,” according to the ministry. It made no reference to causalities or damage caused.

— Hannah Ward-Glenton

Ukraine is against further grain restrictions from neighbors, foreign minister says

Ukraine opposes any further restrictions on the import of its grain by neighboring countries, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said Monday.

Kuleba said he was “adamantly against” extending the bans currently in place on a trip to Prague in the Czech Republic, as reported by Reuters.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba at a joint press conference with his Czech counterpart on Aug. 28, 2023 in Prague, Czech Republic.

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Five European countries banned Ukrainian grain imports over the summer on concerns that the glut in produce unable to be exported would damage the livelihoods of their domestic farmers. The European Union allowed the move, but the current bans expire on Sept. 15.

— Hannah Ward-Glenton

Heavy fighting continues in Ukraine’s Kherson; one person killed

Ukraine was struck by 61 attacks Monday, according to Ukrainian official Oleksandr Prokudin.

The bombardments comprised 275 shells from mortars, artillery, tanks, drones and aircraft, with much of the firepower targeted at residential areas in Kherson, Prokudin wrote on Telegram, according to a Google translation.

A kindergarten damaged by Russian shelling on Aug. 28, 2023 in Kherson, Ukraine.

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One person died and another four were injured, he wrote.

— Hannah Ward-Glenton

South Korea announces almost $400 million Ukraine aid package for 2024

South Korea announced it would be supplying Ukraine with a financial aid package worth 520 billion won ($394 million) for Ukraine next year, an increase of more than 800% on its assistance this year.

The package comprises 130 billion won for reconstruction, 260 billion for humanitarian aid and and 130 billion won through international organizations, according to South Korea’s 2024 budget, as translated and reported by Reuters.

— Hannah Ward-Glenton

Putin expected to meet with Turkey’s Erdogan soon, Kremlin says

Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) with Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) in October 2022.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to hold in-person talks with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan soon, as Ankara seeks to mediate a return to the Black Sea grain deal that Moscow exited last month.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday in a briefing with reporters that the time and location of the meeting is currently being finalized.

“We usually synchronize announcements of such visits with our partner countries. We will announce shortly when and where it will take place. The meeting is being prepared, and is being prepared very thoroughly,” he said, in comments reported by Reuters.

— Karen Gilchrist

Speculation that Putin killed Prigozhin is an ‘absolute lie,’ Kremlin says

Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said that an investigation into Wednesday’s plane crash that President Vladimir Putin said had killed Prigozhin was ongoing, according to a Reuters translation of a call with reporters.

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The Kremlin on Friday rejected what it said was Western “speculation” that Wagner mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin had been killed on its orders, calling it an “absolute lie.”

Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said that an investigation into Wednesday’s plane crash that President Vladimir Putin said had killed Prigozhin was ongoing, according to a Reuters translation of a call with reporters.

Peskov added that it’s impossible to say whether Putin would attend the funeral of Prigozhin, citing the president’s “very full schedule.”

— Karen Gilchrist

U.S. to train F-16 pilots in October, Pentagon says

F-16 fighter jet flying during a military parade in Warsaw.

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The United States will begin flight training for Ukrainian pilots on F-16 fighter jets in October, the Pentagon said Thursday.

The training is set to take place at the Morris Air National Guard Base in Tucson, Arizona, once the pilots receive English-language training.

Norway on Thursday said it would donate F-16s to Ukraine, becoming the third country, after Denmark and the Netherlands, to pledge to fulfill Kyiv’s longstanding request for jets which it says will strengthen its air defenses against Russia.

— Karen Gilchrist



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