Russia-Ukraine war news: Post donation moved to ‘punishment cell’ in Siberian prison, lawyer says

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Russian opposition activist Vladimir Kara-Murza stands in a glass cage at a courtroom in Moscow in July. Kara-Murza, commented by the Washington Post, was transferred to a maximum security prison in Siberia and was placed in a tiny “punishment cell”. (Dmitry Serebryakov/AP)

Vladimir Kara-Murza, a prominent Russian dissident and critic of the Kremlin who was jailed for speaking out against the war on Ukraine, has been transferred to a maximum security prison in Siberia, his lawyer said Sunday.

Kara-Murza, who contacted The Washington Post for comments, was convicted of treason and sentenced to 25 years in prison in April after publicly denouncing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The US State Department has said it is being held unfairly on politically motivated charges.

Here is the latest information about the war and its effects around the world.

Kara-Murza was placed in a tiny “punishment cell” in a maximum security facility in Omsk after he was transferred from a detention center in Moscow, his lawyer Vadim Prokhorov said in a Facebook post. According to Kara-Murza’s Washington Post author page, the politician, historian and author has led diplomatic efforts to denounce human rights abuses in Russia and contributed to the acceptance of sanctions. -targeted sanctions on Russian human rights violators in the United States.

Ukraine launched another attack in Sevastopol on the Russian-occupied Crimea peninsula over the weekend, according to an official sent by the Kremlin, one day after a Ukrainian strike on the headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet. Russian air defenses intercepted missiles headed for Sevastopol, the largest city on the peninsula, wrote Gov. Mikhail Razvozhayev Saturday on Telegram.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met with US business leaders to discuss private sector investment in Ukraine, he said on Sunday. During his trip to the United States, Zelensky said, he met Mike Bloomberg, former CEO of Google Eric Schmidt and CEO of BlackRock Larry Fink. According to Andriy Yermakthe head of the office of the president of Ukraine, Zelensky, discussed the ways in which big American businesses could contribute to the reconstruction of Ukraine after the war.

The internet is being censored in Ukraine’s Donetsk region following an order from the Russian-backed leader, according to an exiled Ukrainian official. Petro Andrushchenko, adviser to the mayor of Ukraine Mariupol, said on Sunday that the Kremlin spy agency controls web traffic in the eastern region and that the Monday-Friday curfew has been reinstated and demonstrations must be approved by authorities with Russian support.

A Ukrainian drone hit an administrative building in Russia’s Kursk regionregional governor Roman Starovoyt said Sunday on Telegram, saying the roof was “slightly damaged.”

Russian airstrikes kill at least one person in the city of Berislav, in southern Ukraine’s Kherson regionthe governor said Sunday on Telegram. The blow comes amid an increase in airstrikes by Russian forces in the region, said Nataliya Gumenyuk, founder of the Public Interest Journalism Laboratory. “The enemy is making a big air attack,” she said.

Ukrainian forces and their armored vehicles have broken through Russia’s main defense line on the southern front of the war, known as the “Surovikin line,” a local leader told the Post. The line, named for the former commander of Russian forces in Ukraine, includes several defense zones – behind which Russia has more important defenses – highlighting the slow progress of the Ukrainian offensive which lasts months.

Russian buyers may be suffering from local diesel and gas shortagesBritish Ministry of Defence said Sunday, noting how Moscow suspended almost all fuel exports last week. “The shortage does not appear to be a direct result of the war,” officials said, suggesting there may have been a number of reasons, including seasonal refinery maintenance and increased demand from the agricultural sector. .

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov did not indicate much hope for a restart Black Sea Grain Treaty arranged with Turkey and the United Nations to export grain by sea from Ukraine. After a speech at the United Nations, he described proposals to revive the agreement, which Russia pulled out this summer, as “unreal”.

Lavrov also said he will visit Pyongyang in October. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a summit this month in Russia’s Far East, signaling mutual support in the face of widespread Western criticism of the military actions. and their nuclear. In his speech on Saturday, Lavrov criticized the United States and the West, accusing Washington of “sweeping up hysteria on the Korean peninsula.”

Australia wants changes to the UN Security Council to make it more representative and limit veto powers. Russia, as one of five permanent members with veto power, “makes a mockery of the United Nations every day as it continues its illegal and immoral attack on Ukraine,” said Minister Foreign Penny Wong. Canberra wants more representation for Africa, Latin America and Asia, and permanent seats for India and Japan.

Western officials press Ukraine to hold elections despite war: Some Western officials are pushing for Kyiv to hold general and presidential elections, even as it remains in the grip of war, an idea that worries Ukrainian officials.

The proposal was first raised in Europe but has now been adopted by some US Republicans, including Senator Lindsey O. Graham (RS.C.) during a visit to Kyiv last month, wrote David L. Stern, Catherine Belton and The Post and John Hudson.

“The Russians are pushing for this through their secret channels,” said a Ukrainian official in the security apparatus, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject. “There is no situation where it will be possible to have a democratic election during the war. “

Nick Parker contributed to this report.

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