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Scoop of the day: Zelenskyy to discuss Donbas prisoners with Biden

Scoop of the day: Zelenskyy to discuss Donbas prisoners with Biden

Zelenskyy's US visit

Washington has requested that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's visit be delayed by one day, until 1 September, due to the situation in Afghanistan, Zelenskyy's press secretary Serhiy Nykyforov has said. He explained that the USA was to end evacuation by 31 September, as demanded by the Taliban.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will bring along the lists of imprisoned and missing Ukrainians in Donbs and Crimea, according to ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova. Zelenskyy and Joe Biden will discuss the issues of their return and exchange on 1 September.

Afghanistan

A plane carrying Afghan translators, including one who worked for The Globe and Mail and another who served the Canadian military, as well as their families, has arrived in Kyiv following a daring operation by Ukrainian soldiers stationed at Kabul airport.

"The Ukrainian operation succeeded where others had collapsed because the Ukrainian military deployed special forces troops into the city on foot to conduct the rescue," The Globe and Mail said. "The evacuees said they were stunned that Ukrainian troops had taken risks to save them that Canadian and U.S. forces had not."

Donbas

Two Ukrainian servicemen were wounded amid nine ceasefire violations by Russia-backed militants on 29 August, the Joint Forces Operation has said.

Three more ceasefire violations were registered from midnight to 6 p.m. on 30 August.

Parliament speaker Dmytro Razumkov paid a working visit to Donbas to check on the situation in the Joint Forces Operation area. He condemned the recent shelling of Avdiivka, noting that "only Ukraine delivers on its commitments and truly observes what was agreed in Minsk [ceasefire]".

Space

The British company Spacebit, in cooperation with American partners, will carry out the first Ukrainian mission to the Moon in 2022, within the framework of which equipment for scientific research will be delivered to the satellite surface, Ukrinform has reported, quoting Pavlo Tanasyuk, the company's founder and CEO. As part of the mission, which will cost the Ukrainian side about USD 1.5 million, equipment for conducting scientific research on the lunar surface will be delivered to the satellite.

Rosh Hashanah

Ukrainian border guards expect over 20,000 Hassidic Jews to arrive in Uman, Cherkasy Region for Rosh Hashanah celebrated on 6-8 September this year.

Ukraine's promotion

Ukraine's official website Ukraine Now is now available in the Arabic language in addition to English, German, French and Spanish, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has said

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