May 18, 2022

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In Ukraine, fighting is intensifying in the east, and the effect of sanctions is being felt on Russian weapons

The missiles also targeted the Odessa region, with the Ukrainian army counting seven strikes and killing one and wounding five. Charles Michael, President of the European Council, made a surprise visit to this large southern city on Monday and was forced to seek asylum.

“You are not alone. The European Union is on your side.” Michael announced. “We will be with you until it takes over,” he continued.

In addition, the Russians “are preparing for a series of offensive operations in the Lyman and Severodonetsk regions”, Ukrainian civil servants announced Tuesday morning in the Donbass, artillery and air strikes on the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol.

In the Lugansk region (east), Governor Sergei Kaitoi pointed out the previous day that “the most intense wars were taking place around Rubizne and Pilogorivka.”

Ukrainians can count on US military assistance, which has already raised about $ 3.8 billion since the beginning of the conflict.

This should be further facilitated by the signing of the “Democratic Security Debt-Leasing Act of Ukraine” by President Joe Biden on Monday. The “Debt-Leasing” Act of 1941 endorsed Roosevelt’s system of granting extensive powers to the US President to support war efforts in Europe.

“Putin believed he could break NATO, he believed he could break the EU,” he said. Biden said this shortly after during a political fundraising campaign.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky saw the adoption of the law as a “historic step”: “I hope we will win together again. We will defend democracy in Ukraine. In Europe, there are 77 years,” he wrote. Twitter.

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“Denial”

The date of the signing coincides with the massive military parade in Red Square on May 9, the 77th anniversary of the surrender of Nazi Germany, when Russian President Vladimir Putin reiterated his arguments to justify his invasion of Germany. 24.

He said Ukraine was preparing an offensive against pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country and that it wanted to get a nuclear bomb and was supported by NATO.

“A threat that is not directly acceptable on our border is emerging,” he said.

After his speech, dozens of vehicles, including 11,000 soldiers, strategic missiles and tanks, crossed Red Square. Among them, the units provided as a return from the Ukrainian front. According to the Kremlin, the aerial section was canceled due to unfavorable weather.

Westerners Mr. Reject Putin’s arguments. Jean-Yves Le Drian, the head of French diplomacy, lamented on BFMTV that the Russian president was “in a completely revisionist justification for the reasons for the war.

An hour before the Russian president’s speech, Volodymyr Zhelensky released a video in which he hammered: “We will not allow anyone to link this victory, take it.”

“On Victory Day against the Nazis, we are fighting for another victory. The path to this victory is long, but we have no doubt,” he stressed, walking from Kiev through Central Avenue Khrechtchatyk. “Then we won, now we win.”

The same confirmation in front of the tomb of an unknown soldier in Kiev. “It’s utter nonsense, Putin is rewriting history.

However, French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday called on Russia not to “humiliate” because “tomorrow we will make peace.”

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Instead of joining the EU, which will take “decades”, Mr Macron proposes the creation of a “European political community” that will make Ukraine and other “democratic European countries adhere to our values”.

Sessions at the UN

Washington is also monitoring the Russian arms industry, which, according to the Pentagon, is beginning to suffer from international sanctions and is struggling to replace guided missiles used in Ukraine due to the ban on electronic components attacking Russia.

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby assured that the Ukrainians had been sent to Russia “against their will.” Kyiv improves that 1.2 million people were deported to Russia and housed in camps.

The UN Human Rights Council will host an extraordinary session on Thursday at the request of kyiv, with the support of dozens of countries, on the “deteriorating human rights situation in Ukraine”.

On the same day, at the request of France and Mexico, the UN for the 16th time since the Russian invasion began. The Security Council should too. The session follows a bomb blast in eastern Ukraine this weekend in which 60 civilians were killed, kyiv said.

Mariupol, a port in southeastern Ukraine, is almost entirely under Russian control, where pro-Russian separatists marched on May 9, rejecting the surrender of opposing Ukrainian soldiers on the larger Azov Steel steelwork.

Hundreds of people marched with Russian flags in Belgrade, Sofia and Vienna.

In Warsaw, the Russian ambassador to Poland was spray-painted red with blood and attacked by pro-Ukrainian protesters as he prepared to wear a wreath at the Warsaw cemetery of Soviet soldiers who died in World War II.

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