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Day 324 of the Invasion of Ukraine: VSU Advances in Luhansk, Russians want to Surround Bakhmut

Here are the highlights of events related to the war in Ukraine over the past 24 hours:

Zelensky expects more weapons from the allies, heavy fighting for Soledar

Ukraine says its troops are holding their ground in the eastern town of Soledar, where heavy fighting is taking place. President Volodymyr Zelensky stressed the need for more weapons from the allies.

Serbia in 58th place in Global Firepower rankings

BELGRADE - In the latest rankings published by the US-based Global Firepower website, Serbia is placed 58th out of 145 countries, ranking higher than any other country in the region in terms of military strength.

Compared to the previous rankings, Serbia has moved up from the 61st position.

Pupovac, Zigmanov sign declaration on cooperation

ZAGREB - The president of Croatia's Serb National Council, Milorad Pupovac, who is also the leader of the Independent Democratic Serb Party, signed with Serbian Human Rights Minister Tomislav Zigmanov, who is also the leader of the Democratic Alliance of Croats in Vojvodina, a declaration on cooperation between Serbs in Croatia and Croats in Serbia.

Romanian MEP: We have No Chance for Schengen in 2023

"Romania has no chance of entering Schengen in 2023", said the leader of the Romanian People's Movement Party (PMP) and member of the European Parliament, Eugen Tomac, in an interview with Radio France Internationale (RFI). According to him, the government in Bucharest should consider suing the Court of the European Union, BTA reported.

Croatia enters the Eurozone and Schengen, Sweden takes over the EU Presidency

As of today, Croatia has become the 20th member of the Eurozone and the 27th member of the Schengen area. More than 70 border points with Slovenia and Hungary and 12 - along the sea border are being removed. On this occasion, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, is expected in Zagreb.

Ukraine cites success in downing drones, fixes energy sites

Ukrainian authorities tried to dampen public fears over Russia's use of Iranian drones by claiming increasing success Monday in shooting them down, while the Kremlin's talk of a possible "dirty bomb" attack added another worrying dimension as the war enters its ninth month.

Number of illegal migrants more than doubles to 15,500 in Jan-Sept

Slovenian police intercepted a total of 15,590 illegal migrants in the January-September period, a rise of 115% from the same nine-month period last year. Police statistics show that Afghanistan citizens accounted for the largest single group of illegal migrants – 2,691 of the total.

Two MEPs Insulted Bulgaria and Romania at the Schengen debate

The EC hopes that the EU Council will take the historic decision in December.

Bulgaria and Romania fulfill all the criteria for joining Schengen. And for 11 years now. This was the joint position of the European Commission and all parties in the European Parliament, expressed during a debate in Strasbourg.

Four kilometres of border fence removed so far

Ljubljana – Just four kilometres of razor wire fence along the border with Croatia has been removed so far, according to a government report released on Thursday.

The army started removing the razor wire on 15 July and a contractor was supposed to take over, but an open call failed since just one bid was received and even that one was incomplete.

Yugoslav Naval Officer Who Refused to Bomb Croatia Honored

Montenegrin and Croatian officials on Monday unveiled a memorial on the Croatian island of Vis to a Yugoslav naval officer who refused to bomb towns on Croatia's coast in the war in 1991.

LIVE Summit of the "Brdo-Brioni" process begins; Vučić also arrived

President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vui, is participating in the summit.
Croatian President Zoran Milanovi and Slovenian President Borut Pahor welcome the guests.
Vjosa Osmani also arrived. The members of the BiH Presidency efik Daferovi, Milorad Dodik and eljko Komi are also present. Immediately after them came the President of Montenegro Milo Djukanovi.

EU might Accelerate the Entry of Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia into Schengen

The Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union has invited the Ministers of Internal Affairs of Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania to Prague on September 13 to discuss the accession of the three Balkan countries to the Schengen Area, reported citing Romanian MP Rares Bogdan.