Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with U.S. lawmakers in Washington, D.C. on September 21, 2023. He urged them to approve additional funding for Ukraine's defense.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Zelenskyy told him, "If we don't get help, we will lose the war."

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, a Republican, said he would not support the $24 billion aid package for Ukraine until the Biden administration takes more action to address illegal immigration.

McCarthy said he had a "good" and "productive" conversation with Zelenskyy, but he also said he asked Zelenskyy a number of questions about Ukraine's commitment to fighting corruption.

The United States has returned to Ukraine artifacts stolen from the occupied territories. Among them are iron Scythian akinakas of the 6th century BC, iron axes of the 17th century, pickaxes of the 17th century, and more.

The valuables were confiscated by U.S. law enforcement when they were attempting to import them into the United States. The transfer ceremony was attended by President Zelensky.


The US State Department believes that in the coming weeks, Russia will likely have less leverage over Ukraine's grain exports through the Black Sea.

According to James O'Brien, head of the State Department's Office of Sanctions Coordination, more ships will be able to leave Ukrainian ports, and rising costs may force Moscow to reconsider its refusal to accept the grain deal.

"Ukraine already has several ships that have left ports and remain in territorial waters," he said.

The second factor, in his opinion, is that Russian attacks on Ukrainian ships will have a negative impact on pricing, which will lead to higher tariffs for insurers, which will increase costs for Russia.


Bit of bad news for Ukraine. They were hopping to hit the Russian bases in Crimea with these.

Good morning. Out late due to rain. My camp chair actually had a pool of water in its seat. That will teach me. I went to bed early and did not watch the weather.

Done with the Doctor and heading home now.

🔔 The number of the day is 3,000,000.

3,000,000 hectares of Ukrainian forests are affected by the war.
This is almost a third of all forests in Ukraine. Or practically the size of Moldova!

In total, during the full-scale invasion, the Russians committed more than 2,500 environmental crimes. But they caused damage to Ukrainian nature to the tune of over two trillion hryvnias.
- AFUStratCom

6SBU and Armed Forces strike at Russian secret base in temporarily occupied Melitopol - a source in the SBU.

According to the source, the SBU first discovered that the occupiers had organized their headquarters at an engine plant. This information was passed on to the military, and then, together with them, they worked on the target.

It is alleged that the commander of the 58th Army of the Russian Federation, which is fighting in the Zaporizhzhia sector, as well as their chief of staff were wounded as a result of the missile strike.

According to the source, in addition to the leaders of the invaders, several dozen enemy officers were wounded, and about ten of them died.


During the night, Russia launched a large-scale missile attack on Ukraine.

Ukrainian air defense forces successfully intercepted and destroyed approximately 20 targets in Kyiv and its vicinity. Falling debris ignited a fire at a service station in the Darnytskyi district, resulting in damage in Solomyanskyi and Shevchenkivskyi districts. Seven people, including a child, were injured, as reported by Mayor Klitschko.

In the Kyiv region, two individuals were injured due to falling debris.

In Kherson, Russian troops struck a dormitory. Three people killed and four hospitalized with varying degrees of injuries.

Eight individuals were injured in Cherkasy due to a rocket attack on a hotel building. Ten more people were evacuated, and one person was successfully rescued from the rubble.

Russian forces launched three missile strikes on Drohobych in the Lviv region. An industrial facility was damaged on two occasions, including a workshop and a warehouse building. No casualties.

In Kharkiv, a warehouse building was destroyed as a result of shelling, leading to the hospitalization of two individuals.

There were additional hits reported in the Rivne region, and air defense forces were activated in the Khmelnytsky region. Currently, there is no available information regarding casualties.

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