Russians suffer losses in the south, Zelenskyy calls to declare Russia terrorist state: last night's highlights
6 September, 2022
The Ukrainian military destroyed another 86 occupiers, warehouses and a number of Russian equipment on the southern front; the head of the European Commission announced an additional €5 billion in macro-financial assistance for Ukraine; President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called to recognize Russia as a terrorist state "at all levels". Here is what you may have missed from the previous night.

Successes of Ukrainian defenders

On September 5, the Ukrainian military in the south destroyed another 86 occupiers and a number of Russian vehicles: 4 tanks, 12 armored vehicles, 4 Msta-B and Msta-S 152-caliber howitzers, 3 152-caliber guns. Giatsint-B and Giatsint-S, a communication station and an anti-tank missile system.

Also, four enemy ammunition depots were destroyed in Beryslav, Kherson, and Bashtanka districts. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted that the Ukrainian military had destroyed an ammunition dump, from which the Russians took S-300 missiles for attacks on Kharkiv.

Financial assistance

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said that this week Brussels will offer Ukraine an additional 5 billion euros in macro-financial assistance. The proposal of the European Commission must be approved by the European Parliament and the Council of the EU.

Russia is a terrorist state

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called for Russia to be recognized as a terrorist state "at all levels" after Russian shelling disabled the last power line connecting the Zaporizhzhya NPP node to Ukraine's grid. Zelenskyy also expressed hope that the IAEA mission will present objective conclusions about the situation at the ZNPP at the UN Security Council meeting.

The IAEA reported that the back-up power line between the ZNPP and the adjacent TPP was deliberately disconnected on September 5 to extinguish a fire caused by shelling, although the line itself was not damaged.

G7 worried about competition for NABU director

The G7 ambassadors expressed their concern about the recently introduced bill to the Verkhovna Rada on changes in the requirements for the heads of certain state bodies. Its adoption may disrupt the competition for the new head of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau.

This concerns the bill, which was supported by the committee on the organization of state power on September 5. It envisages changes to the requirements for heads of individual state bodies, in particular NABU.