Leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia to hold talks in Sochi
1 Russia — Ukraine «During the shelling in the Kherson region, 23 Chechen fighters were killed, 58 were wounded, 4 of them have serious injuries, but nothing threatens their lives» — the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, reported on his Telegram channel. He added that it happened at the start of the week, and all the rescue work has been completed. «The funeral rites in these days take place not only in your homes, but in the entire Chechen Republic. We all mourn deeply with you» — he wrote in his address to the relatives of the victims. Kadyrov said that on that day the losses were heavy. He promised that the authorities will provide an aid to the families of the victims. Earlier Kadyrov stated that Russia is weakly responding to the shelling of its territory. He believes that in a response, entire cities should be destroyed so that «they understand that they can’t even think of shooting at our direction» — end of quote.
2 Donbass The head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, stated on-air of the «Russia 24» TV that the Russian forces are making progress across the entire front in the DPR — the RIA NEWS reported. «The advance is now about 50-100 meters. Streets and houses are being liberated. Positions and forest strips are being taken. The enemy is being pushed out» — he stated and explained that this information concerns the Maryinsky, Avdeevsky, Artemovsky, Gorlovsky, and Ugledarsky directions. He added that recently the Ukrainian forces organized an offensive in the Krasnolimansky direction. «Recently there was an attempt by an enemy group to reach the settlement of Chervonopopovka. They were stopped» — Pushilin reported.
3 China The Chinese newspaper «Global Times» reported that the USA provoked the Ukrainian crisis, which undermined the European countries. The ’’Global Times’’ noted that many experts agree that if the Republicans win the elections in Washington on 8th of November — the USA will change its policy towards Ukraine. In particular, they will cut the funding for Kiev. «Winter is just around the corner. Many European countries are now worried about the heating. If the USA decides to cut aid to Ukraine, then Europe will face even greater difficulties» — the Global Times reported. After the start of the special operation in Ukraine, the West increased the sanction pressure on Moscow, which led to an increase in the prices for electricity, fuel, and food in Europe and the USA — the RIA NEWS specified.
4 Russia On 31st of October, the Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, and the Armenian Prime Minister, Nikol Pashinyan, will hold negotiations in Sochi, on the Russian initiative — the Kremlin’s press office reported. «It is planned to consider the implementation of the agreements between the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia from 9th of November, 2020, 11th of January and 26th of November, 2021. The following steps to fortify the stability and security in the Transcaucasus will be considered» — the message stated. The issues of restoration and development of the trade, economic and transport matters will be discussed. The Kremlin stated that separate talks between Putin and Pashinyan and Aliyev are planned — the TASS reported.
5 Armenia The Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, stated on Twitter that Armenia agrees to work towards the settlement with Azerbaijan on the principles, proposed by Russia. «In early September, Armenia agreed to work on the basis of the basic principles and parameters for the inter-state relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan, presented by Russia. Armenia is ready to confirm such intent in Sochi. We hope that Russia will support their proposals» — he wrote.
6 Afghanistan According to a reporter of the ANNA NEWS — the forces of the Afghan National Resistance Front stated that they carried out an attack during the last night on a Taliban base in Khoja Bahovuddin county, in the province of Tahor. 2 well-known commanders of the movement, Mavlavi Kand aga, and Mavlavi Hosti, were killed together with 5 of their guards. In the near future, the military command of the Taliban decided to conduct a military operation in the Balhab region, in the province of Sari-Pul. Reinforcements are being sent to the area. The Taliban stated that according to their intelligence — anti-Taliban forces, commanded by Tahir Zuhair, gather in the Shahzor gorge. Their goal is to capture Balhab. The Taliban detained the well-known commander of the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan — Asad Gurgh, A.K.A. Asad Wolf — when he was trying to cross the border of Tajikistan in the Darvaz region.
Constantine Reztsov, specially for the ANNA NEWS