Washington has announced it will send more weapons to Kiev within 24 hours, urging it not to invite Putin to the next G20 summit. The Moscow counterattack has accused the United States and its allies of “neo-colonial oppression” and their support for Ukraine, “blocking” a political solution to the conflict. When all this is inside Ukraine We are constantly fighting and dying. The situation is even more dire in Mariupol, where soldiers and civilians are barred from the Azovstal steel plant. Donbass. In this context, Ukrainian President Zhelensky argues that “the risk of avoiding talks with Russia is very high.”
05.40 Zelensky: We will put an end to fuel shortages soon
With Russian forces damaging countless oil deposits, Ukraine will soon end fuel shortages. President Volodymyr Zelensky promised to broadcast a video at night. “Occupiers are deliberately destroying the infrastructure for fuel production, distribution and storage – he said – Russia has also blocked our ports, so there are no immediate solutions. But government officials have promised a maximum of two fuels a week.
04.52 Lavrov: The lifting of sanctions on Russia is part of the negotiations with Ukraine
The lifting of sanctions on Russia is an integral part of the negotiations between Moscow and Kiev, which are “tough” but continue every day. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov made the remarks in an interview with Chinese company Xinhua on his department’s official website.
04.25 Kiev: Attacks on Donetsk and Lukansk rejected
Ukrainian forces repulsed 14 attacks in Donetsk and Lukansk. Reported on Kiev Freedom. According to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, “Russia has lost 11 tanks, 7 artillery, 27 warships, a warship and 14 vehicles in the Donetsk and Lukansk regions.”
Fire rain from the Ukrainian sky: This is how Russian Su-25s fly over the Donbass
03.50 Moscow: We will continue to value contracts
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with a Chinese company that Russia wants to continue to respect its obligations under international agreements on the export of food, fertilizers, energy resources and other goods. “As a responsible player in the world market, Russia wants to continue to fulfill its obligations under international agreements in a fair manner,” he said.
03.25 Six Russian businessmen commit suicide
At least six Russian businessmen have committed suicide in the past three months. CNN reports that four out of six deaths are related to Gazprom or its subsidiaries.
03.02 Lavrov: “Military action against Western repression”
“Russian special military operation in Ukraine contributes to liberating the world from Western neo-colonial oppression”. This was stated by Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov in an interview with the Chinese company Xinhua, taken by TASS.
02.53 Lavrov: More than one million people have been displaced from Ukraine to Russia
More than a million people have been deported from Ukraine to Russia since February 24. Lavrov told Xinhua. This number includes 120,000 foreigners and expelled people from Ukraine, Donetsk and Lukansk, who have seceded with Russian support.
02.38 Lavrov: “NATO support in Kiev obstructs political agreement”
“NATO support for Ukraine prevents reaching a political agreement to end the conflict.” Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov told the Chinese company Xinhua. The diplomatic leader in Moscow reiterated that if the United States and NATO were “really” interested in resolving the Ukrainian crisis, “they should stop sending weapons.” He added: “By publicly expressing support for the Kiev regime, NATO nations are doing everything in their power to prevent it from concluding action with political agreements.”
Rehearsal of the parade on May 9 in Russia: military vehicles and heavy weapons parade in Moscow
02.16 Lavrov: Ukrainians threaten navigation in the Black Sea
Mines laid by Ukrainian troops are stranded in the Black Sea and pose a threat to the navigation and port infrastructure of the Black Sea countries: Lavrov said in an interview with Xinhua.
01.40 US contractor’s mother killed: “He wanted to do what was right”
“He made us proud and he wanted to do the right thing.” This was stated by Rebecca Cabrera, mother of Willie Joseph Cancel, the first American contractor killed in Ukraine. “He made us proud by doing what he thought was right in his heart. He was a hero, he did the right thing,” Cabrera told CNN, describing how the boy tried to stay in touch with his family as much as possible.
01.27 Zhelensky thanks the diplomats for returning to Kiev
The President of Ukraine thanked the countries for resuming diplomatic activities in Kiev. “Melinda Simmons, the British ambassador to Ukraine, returned to Kiev today,” Zhelensky said in his evening speech. “Currently 27 foreign diplomatic missions are operating in the capital and this is a very important signal of support for Ukraine, for which we are grateful to all of them,” he added. “Such gestures, coupled with the strong defensive, financial and political support of the free world, make it increasingly clear to Russia that the war needs to end. The defeat of the occupiers is irreversible,” he said.
00.43 Macron-Zelensky meeting today
The meeting between French President Emmanuel Macron and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky will take place on Friday. BFMTv, a French television broadcaster, reported this, citing a source in Elysee.
00.05 Anti-aircraft alert suspended in Kiev
Anti-aircraft siren alarms have been suspended in Kiev and several Ukrainian cities. “The warning is over in some regions, including Kiev and Lviv,” wrote Yulia Mendel, a former spokeswoman for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky, who reported sirens in the capital. “We are waiting to see if our security has handled all the threats,” Mendel added.
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