The military operation, initiated on the orders of Russian President Putin, has entered its 77th day. There are conflicts and bombings in many parts of the country, especially in Kyiv. Since Russian forces could not advance on the ground at the speed they wanted, they also began to strike at civilian settlements, while the sanctions targeting Moscow from the Western world grew heavier by the day.
ZELENSKY: THE RUSSIAN TRIOS ARE GRADUALLY PUSHED FROM KHARKIV
In his daily address to the nation, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced the gradual pushback of Russian troops from Kharkiv. Zelensky said: “The armed forces of our state gave good news from the Kharkiv region. The invaders are gradually being pushed back from Kharkiv.”
Zelensky said he was grateful to the Ukrainian troops who made a “superhuman effort” to push back the Russian troops, and said: “The Ukrainian Armed Forces are doing everything to save our lands and our people. To save Kherson, Melitopol, Berdyansk, Mariupol and all our other cities.”
PROPOSED ROADMAP FOR ENERGY SANCTIONS
Noting that a special group of international experts chaired by Michael McFaul and Andriy Yermak has proposed a roadmap for energy sanctions, Zelenski said: “This is a detailed document that explains what needs to be done to that it is really difficult for Russia to finance this war, but the same “At the same time, so as not to harm the world economy due to the restrictions of Russian energy resources. This is a document prepared in a rational way and work on its implementation has already begun,” he said.
HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED IN THE REGION IN THE MINUTE…
15:20 Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the Lithuanian parliament’s decision to recognize Russia as a “state that supports and practices terrorism” is “extremely provocative and extremist”.
15:00 It was announced that Poland’s Ambassador to Moscow, Krzysztof Krajewski, had been summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry due to the painted red attack on Russian Ambassador Sergey Andreyev in Warsaw on May 9, the day of the Victoire.
14:20 Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union (EU) for External Relations and Security Policy, said that Turkey has good relations with Ukraine and Russia and has done a very good job in this process.
14:19 United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres said the number of people who have had to leave their country due to Russia’s war in Ukraine is increasing day by day and said: “This insignificant war which is causing severe suffering in the region must be ended.” mentioned.
13:55 Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki described Russian President Vladimir Putin as “more dangerous than Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin”.
13:34 In Kherson, one of the Russian-occupied parts of Ukraine, pro-Russian officials plan to ask Russian President Vladimir Putin to include the region in Russia.
12:55 Ukrainian gas transport operator GTSOU, which transports Russian gas to Europe, announced yesterday that gas transport had become impossible due to force majeure at the busy Sokhranivka connection facility and at Novopskov station in Luhansk. The company said the gas transit was stopped today.
12:54 Ukrainian gas transport operator GTSOU, which transports Russian gas to Europe, announced yesterday that gas transport had become impossible due to force majeure at the busy Sokhranivka connection facility and at Novopskov station in Luhansk. The company said the gas transit was stopped today.
00:20 In his daily address to the nation, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced the gradual pushback of Russian troops from Kharkiv. Zelensky said: “The armed forces of our state gave good news from the Kharkiv region. The invaders are gradually being pushed back from Kharkiv.”
11:50 a.m. Sergey Kupriyanov, representative of the Russian energy company Gazprom, indicated that the quantity of natural gas to be sent to Europe via Ukraine has decreased by 25% today compared to yesterday.
10:25 a.m. The Ukrainian General Staff reported that the Russian army had lost 26,350 soldiers, 199 planes, 160 helicopters and 1,187 tanks.
10:15 a.m. In a phone call with French President Emmanuel Macron, Chinese President Xi Jinping said relevant parties should support Russia and Ukraine’s return to peace through negotiations.
10:00 Traces of the more than 2-month-long war between Russia and Ukraine are exhibited in the 2nd Museum of Ukraine’s World War History in the capital, Kyiv. A large number of people visit the “Ukraine-Crucifixion” exhibition opened here every day.
06:00 The U.S. House of Representatives has approved President Joe Biden’s $33 billion aid package for Ukraine, raising it to $40 billion.
05:00 During his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Algerian President Abdulmecid Tebboune said that his country remains faithful to its friendly relations with the Russian Federation.
04:30 US President Joe Biden and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi met at the White House. The leaders discussed US-Italian relations, the Russian-Ukrainian war, energy and food security issues.
03:00 Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has criticized French President Emmanuel Macron’s “European political community” proposal regarding Ukraine’s membership of the European Union (EU). Stressing that France’s proposal could lead to disappointments in Ukraine, Nauseda said: “It is certainly not good, and I think that before making such proposals, we must ask Ukraine for its opinion on these proposals and whether they meet their expectations”. he said.
02:45 Kyiv Mayor Vitaly Klichko has announced that Leonid Kravchuk, Ukraine’s first president after the collapse of the Soviet Union, has died aged 88.
01:00 German Chancellor Annalena Baerbock has announced that the German Embassy in Kyiv will reopen with limited capacity.
00:00 Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov claimed that the Ukrainian military lost a total of 4 planes, 10 helicopters, 30 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), 3 armored warships and more than 50 soldiers during the three-day conflict on Snake Island. in the Black Sea. .