Zambian officials say student killed on Russia-Ukraine front line | Russia-Ukraine war News

Lemekhani Nathan Nyirenda was finding out in Moscow however imprisoned in April 2020 and despatched to struggle in Ukraine this yr.

A Zambian scholar who was imprisoned in Russia has been killed in Ukraine whereas preventing on the Russian aspect, an official from the southern African nation stated.

Lemekhani Nathan Nyirenda, 23, was finding out nuclear engineering on the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI), in line with a press release on Monday by Zambia’s Minister of Overseas Affairs Stanley Kakubo.

“The ministry of overseas affairs and worldwide cooperation is deeply saddened by the premature loss of life of Mr. Nyirenda beneath such circumstances and commiserates with the household on their loss,” it stated.

Kakubo known as on the Russian authorities to supply additional particulars concerning the recruitment of Nyirenda and the way he ended up preventing in Ukraine.

In line with Kakubo, Nyirenda was convicted and sentenced to 9 years at Tyer medium safety facility on the outskirts of the Russian capital in April 2020.

It stays unclear what fees Nyirenda was convicted of.

The overseas affairs ministry stated it acquired phrase of Nyirenda’s loss of life on November 9, and that after speaking with the Zambian embassy in Moscow, confirmed that the scholar had been killed on September 22.

It’s not clear the place precisely Nyirenda was on the time of his loss of life in Ukraine, however his physique has been transferred to the Russian border city of Rostov as a way to start the repatriation course of again to Zambia.

Kakubo stated he had personally been in contact with Nyirenda’s household in Zambia, and is hoping to supply extra particulars of their son’s loss of life as soon as official communication from the Russian authorities is acquired.

Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine on February 24.

In September, Russian President Vladimir Putin introduced a partial mobilisation in Russia, which he stated would apply to those that had beforehand served within the armed forces.

Yellen announces new US sanctions on Russian military networks | Conflict News

United States Treasury Secretary says ending conflict in Ukraine is ‘single smartest thing’ to assist world financial system.

United States Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has introduced new US sanctions concentrating on networks accused of supplying navy expertise for Russia’s conflict in Ukraine.

Talking on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Bali on Monday, Yellen stated the measures would goal 14 people and 28 entities.

Yellen declined to offer particulars of the identification or location of the alleged community or the applied sciences concerned however stated a extra detailed announcement could be made afterward Monday.

“That is a part of our bigger effort to disrupt Russia’s conflict effort and deny gear it wants via sanctions and export controls,” Yellen instructed journalists.

The US has already rolled out a raft of sanctions in opposition to Russia in response to its conflict in Ukraine, together with measures specializing in Russian navy suppliers and US-based producers of parts utilized by Moscow in its navy {hardware}.

Yellen stated that Washington would proceed to assist Ukraine with monetary and financial help.

The Biden administration has requested congressional approval for a further $4.5bn in non-military help for Ukraine, along with offering greater than $19bn in safety help.

Yellen additionally stated that ending the conflict was the most important precedence for the worldwide financial system.

“Ending Russia’s conflict is an ethical crucial and the only smartest thing we will do for the worldwide financial system,” she stated.

Gasoline and meals costs, which have soared because of the battle, are among the many key agenda gadgets on the G20 leaders’ summit, which begins on Tuesday.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated final week he was open to “real” peace talks with Russia however provided that such negotiations result in the restoration of Ukraine’s borders, compensation for Russian assaults and the punishment of people liable for conflict crimes.

In an interview with the Wall Road Journal in Bali, Yellen stated sanctions in opposition to Russia might be eased within the occasion of a peace deal, however some measures ought to in all probability keep in place even after the battle ends “given what’s occurred”.