Russian President Vladimir Putin signed four laws ratifying the treaties on the accession of the Donetsk and the Lugansk People’s Republics, as well as the Kherson and the Zaporozhye Regions to Russia. On Friday (Sept. 30) Putin and the heads of the four regions signed treaties on their accession to Russia at a Kremlin-hosted ceremony.
Belarusian Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin warned on Tuesday that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member states are preparing for war by equipping their infrastructure and their forces, BAHA reported. After discussing military security concerns with the country’s president, Alexander Lukashenko, and the security forces, the defense minister disclosed that the parties considered how to respond to “all the threats” that may arise.
European Union’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell asserted on Wednesday the Council of Ministers would reach a deal on introducing a new sanctions package against Russia as soon as today. “You can trust the Council will reach a sanctions deal today,” the bloc’s top diplomat pledged. Earlier, Politico reported that the EU preliminary agreed on the eighth package of sanctions against Russia, which includes a cap on Russian oil.
Former United States President Donald Trump filed an emergency request Tuesday (Oct 4) asking the Supreme Court to intervene in the case involving the examinations of the documents the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) seized from his residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida.
On Tuesday (Oct 4) a phone conversation was held between the Foreign Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Armenia at the initiative and participation of the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken who expressed appreciation for the positive steps Armenia and Azerbaijan are taking towards reaching a sustainable peace agreement. “The Secretary commended the release of POWs [prisoners of war] and reiterated our commitment to helping Armenia and Azerbaijan resolve issues peacefully,” the State Department said in a statement.