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Scoop of the day: Zelensky continues US tour; Ukrainian soldier wounded in Donbas

Scoop of the day: Zelensky continues US tour; Ukrainian soldier wounded in Donbas

Zelenskyy's US visit

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met the Ukraine caucus in the US Congress and thanked its members for participation in the Crimea Platform summit and Independence Day festivities in Kyiv. He noted efficient bipartisan and bicameral support for Ukraine that is based on shared values and long-term interests.

On 1 September, Zelensky and First Lady Olena Zelenska took part in the opening of the Ukrainian House in Washington. The Ukrainian House is a discussion platform and cultural hub, according to ambassador Oksana Markarova.

On 2 September, Zelensky flew to California to talk with the IT and space sectors and deliver a speech at Stanford University.

Donbas

One Ukrainian serviceman was wounded in Donbas amid four ceasefire violations by Russia-backed militants today, the Joint Forces Operation HQ has said.

The separatists fired with 120-mm mortars near Novomykhaylivka, 100-mm artillery near Krasnohorivka, various grenade launchers, heavy-machine guns and small arms near Zolote-3.

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has flatly criticized Russia's intention not to extend the OSCE mission's mandate to monitor the Hukovo and Donetsk checkpoints on the line of contact. Russia's decision reveals its plans to continue and boost arms supplies to Donbas militants.

Medvedchuk's case

Kyiv's Pecherskyy district court has extended MP Viktor Medvedchuk's home arrest by two months. He is suspected of high treason and violation of the rules of war.

Security

In August, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) blocked 43 cyber attacks on and threats to government offices' networks. Mostly these were command & control servers, brute force attacks, web app attacks and malware.

Incident

An outbreak of African swine flu was registered in the Slobozhanskyy natural park in Kharkiv Region, the regional state administration has said. The area has been quarantined after nine dead pigs were found in the park on 1 September.

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