Albania cuts diplomatic relations with Iran
1 The DPR
The Russian forces liberated the village of Kodema as a result of a successful offensive operation — Igor Konashenkov reported. The head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, reported that the liberation of that settlement will allow the pro-Russian forces to attack the town of Artemovsk from different directions. The Ukrainian forces have been trying to defend the village of Kodema since mid-summer. They repeatedly attempted counter-offensives, but the pro-Russian forces were victorious at the end.
Due to the recent heavy losses, the Ukrainian forces halted their offensive in the Nikolaev-Krivoy Rog area — the Russian Ministry of Defense reported, and added that the Russian forces destroyed the command post of the 24th Ukrainian mechanized brigade, located near the village of Olenivka. They also eliminated the vehicles and servicemen of the 46th Ukrainian Air-mobile Brigade, stationed near the towns of Belogorka, Sukhoi Stavok, and Andreevka, in the Kherson region. The 61st Ukrainian Infantry Brigade, stationed near Wisunsk and Yavkino, in the Nikolaev region, suffered the same fate.
3 Baltics Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia have reached an agreement to restrict the entry of Russians — the head of the Latvian Foreign Ministry, Edgars Rinkevics, stated. Exceptions to the restrictions will be made for the truck drivers, diplomats, and people crossing the border for humanitarian or family reasons. The press secretary of the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, stated that if the EU imposes restrictions on the issuing of visas to Russians — the EU citizens will face same problems while crossing the borders. «It is an another spiral of reckless Russophobic attitude» — he concluded. Earlier, the Kremlin expressed a hope for the sober thinking of the EU regarding the Schengen matter.
The representatives of the UN mission in Yemen reported about an agreement with the rebels to de-militarize the city of Hodeida — the ’Belqees’ reported while citing a UN statement. The Deputy Chief of the mission, Vivian Berry, and a delegation of the rebels discussed the humanitarian challenges, faced by the population of the Hodeida province, including the mine clearance. The UN also condemned the recent military parade of the rebels that took place in Hodeida — it was a violation of the terms of an agreement to demilitarize the region.
5 Albania — Iran
Albania cuts off the diplomatic relations with Iran — the Albanian prime minister, Edi Rama, stated. The break takes effect right away. An official notification was sent to the Iranian embassy that all the diplomats and representatives of the diplomatic mission must leave the country within 24 hours — the website of the Albanian government quoted the words of their prime minister. The Albanian authorities stated that the reason for the decision was a cyber-attack on the Albanian government computer systems, for which Albania blamed Iran.
The Russian Ministry of Defense reported about the on-going Ukrianian provocations at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, despite the presence of the I-A-E-A representatives. «3 artillery attacks on the city of Energodar were recorded over the past day. They fired 16 shells in total, from the villages of Ilyinka and Marganets, located on the opposite bank of the lake Kakhovka» — the ministry explained. As a result of the attacks — a transformer substation was damaged. The town of Energodar was left without electricity. The power output of the 6th power unit of the nuclear power plant was reduced to 135 or 140 megawatts. Constantine Reztsov, specially for the ANNA NEWS