World media highlights on September 19


As of the morning of September 19, international publications are focusing on such topics.

Night drone attack and fire in Lviv

Lviv, located near the Polish border, is considered one of the safest cities in Ukraine, but recently attacks have become more frequent here. In August, airstrikes killed three people, write The Guardian.

After today’s attack by Russia, a large fire broke out in a warehouse in Lviv, and one man was seriously injured, the publication notes with reference to the head of the Lviv OVA.

“Several waves of drones buzzed,” the media reported. “And an AFP journalist heard numerous explosions and the movement of heavy equipment through the streets of the city during the night curfew.”

Citing the mayor, The Guardian adds that a man’s body was pulled out from under the rubble of a warehouse in Lviv that was hit by a Russian drone at night.

Zelensky will speak at the UN for the first time since the start of the invasion

The president of Ukraine visited wounded soldiers in New York and questioned Russia’s right to a seat on the Security Council ahead of a key speech at the UN General Assembly. informs The Guardian.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy is set to address the UN General Assembly in person on Tuesday for the first time since Russia invaded in February 2022.

Here, the publication recalls Zelensky’s speech, which he sent to the UN last year:

“We can return the Ukrainian flag to our entire territory. We can do it by force of arms, but we need time.”

The media also emphasize that Zelensky will also take part in the UN Security Council meeting on Ukraine on Wednesday, but it is not known whether he will sit at the joint table if Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks.

“If the United Nations still… has a place for Russian terrorists, then this is not a question for me, I think it is a question for all members of the United Nations,” The Guardian quoted him as saying.

In a speech on Tuesday, Zelensky is expected to appeal to the world and Washington for further help in fighting the Russian invasion, nearly 19 months after the war began. In New York, he will also meet with the president of Brazil.

According to the media, Lula advocated the creation of a group of states to mediate in ending the war between Russia and Ukraine, but in May he said that both Moscow and Kyiv were to blame for the conflict, which angered the United States and European countries.

Ukraine filed claims at the WTO against Slovakia, Poland and Hungary

Ukraine filed claims at the World Trade Organization (WTO) against Slovakia, Poland and Hungary over their food import bans, write BBC.

According to Ukrainian representatives, such restrictions are a violation of international obligations on the part of Ukraine’s neighbors in the EU.

Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine virtually closed the main Black Sea shipping lanes and forced Ukraine to look for alternative land routes, the BBC points out, which led to a large amount of grain ending up in Central Europe.

Farmers in those countries have been protesting ever since, saying that shipments of Ukrainian grain undermine their profits and destroy local markets. To appease them, EU member states agreed to introduce trade restrictions on the import of Ukrainian products to Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, as well as Bulgaria and Romania by September 15.

After the embargo expired, the European Commission did not extend it, but the governments in Budapest, Warsaw and Bratislava ignored the European Commission’s decision by announcing their own restrictions.

The publication quotes the Minister of Economy of Ukraine, Yulia Svyridenko, who said that “it is fundamentally important to prove that individual member states cannot ban the import of Ukrainian goods.” That is why a lawsuit was filed with the WTO.

Instead, Poland said it would maintain its ban despite the lawsuit.

“We maintain our position, we consider it correct, it results from economic analysis and powers arising from European and international law,” says government spokesman Piotr MΓΌller. “We are not impressed by the complaint to the WTO.”

The European Commission has repeatedly stated that individual EU members should not determine the bloc’s trade policy.

Ukrainian grain

Photo: Reuters



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