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US Congress instructs Pentagon to expedite review of Ukrainian drones

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Russia escalated its campaign to seize more Ukrainian territory, rushed army reservists into battle, prepared a vote on the annexation of occupied territories, and launched a new offensive as the fighting raged on the 212nd day. have started.

Volunteers attend training during a course of the Mozart Group in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. (AFP)

Friday, September 23, 2022

Lawmakers pressure Pentagon to supply drones to Ukraine

According to the letter, 17 members of Congress told Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to accelerate the Pentagon’s security review of Ukraine’s request for large armed drones.

The letter, signed by a bipartisan congressional group, called for a “timely” Pentagon review of the feasibility of the weapons transfer, stating that “mitigation through a thorough risk assessment would cost Ukrainian lives.” It shouldn’t be done,” he said.

The letter, signed by Republicans and Democrats, noted recent territorial acquisitions by Ukraine, stating that “By adopting more capable Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) on the battlefield, the AFU (Ukrainian Armed Forces) will better hold its territory. It will be possible,” he added. I fought hard to get it back.”

Czech Republic: Fugitive Russians do not meet humanitarian visa criteria

The Czech Republic will not issue humanitarian visas to Russian citizens fleeing mobilization orders, Foreign Minister Jan Lipavski said.

After President Vladimir Putin announced the mobilization, many Russians are about to leave the country as Russian troops fighting in Ukraine have suffered heavy losses.

“I understand that Russians are fleeing Putin’s ever more desperate decisions, but they are running because they don’t want to fulfill the obligations imposed by their government,” Lipavsky told Reuters. Those who do do not meet the criteria for humanitarian visas.” news agency.

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