Downed Iranian drones, mobilization of Crimean Tatars, new Russian attacks: last night's highlights
23 September, 2022
Ukrainian military. Illustrative photo Photo: Telegram / Zelenskiy Official
In Crimea, Russians are mobilizing Crimean Tatars en masse, Ukrainians raised 10 million hryvnias for the rehabilitation of the liberated Azov fighters in one evening, and Russia struck again at Ukrainian cities. Here is what you may have missed from the previous night.

Mobilization of Crimean Tatars

In Crimea, the occupation authorities began to conduct raids on the places of residence of Crimean Tatars. Men are given summonses en masse and taken to military enlistment offices, the representative office of the President of Ukraine in Crimea reported.

Crimean Tatars are asked to refrain from attending public events and Friday prayers, as well as to use "all legal and illegal methods" to avoid being mobilized.

Money for the rehabilitation of Azov fighters

In one evening on September 22, Ukrainians raised 10 million hryvnias ($270,000) for the rehabilitation of the Azov Regiment soldiers released from Russian captivity.

New shelling

On September 22, Russian troops shelled Toretsk, Donetsk Oblast, killing two people and wounding six others. Among the wounded is a teenager. The shells hit a two-storey building, a store, private housing and a car.

Also during the day 10 border communities of Sumy Oblast were shelled. Four civilians were wounded, 20 houses, two enterprises, a school, a kindergarten and a village hall were damaged.

In addition, on the night of September 23, explosions occurred in Zaporizhzhya and Mykolaiv. There is no information about the victims and destruction. It is known that the Russian military fired about 10 shells in Zaporizhzhya, which hit infrastructure facilities.

Kamikaze drones shot down

In Mykolaiv Oblast, Ukrainian military shot down five Russian kamikaze drones that were supposed to attack Ukrainian positions. The Air Force informed that at least four of them were Iranian-made Shahed-136 UAVs.

Over the past day in the south, the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed 18 enemy troops, seven units of equipment, as well as hit two Russian control points and an ammunition depot.

Zelenskyy called on Russians to protest

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy appealed to Russians and called on them to protest and fight or surrender to Ukrainian captivity. He called it a choice for Russians to survive.

Other news

  • Chechnya governor Ramzan Kadyrov said that there will be no mobilization in the republic. According to him, Chechnya "overfulfilled the plan" during the Russo-Ukrainian war;
  • EU wants to agree on limiting Russian oil prices in the coming weeks. Decisions on sanctions require unanimity, so "one of the biggest question marks" will be Hungary, Bloomberg notes;
  • The Parliament of Montenegro launched the procedure of the president's resignation. Milo Đukanović, who has been in power since 1991, is accused of violating the Constitution of the country;
  • Barbra Streisand became an ambassador of United24. The actress and singer will raise funds for medical care.