Russia accuses the United States of direct involvement in the war
Russia accused the United States of direct involvement in the war in Ukraine as the first ship laden with grain to dock in Turkey. Russia cites comments by Vadim Skipetsky, deputy head of Ukrainian military intelligence, who told the British Telegraph how the High Mobility Artillery Missile System (HIMARS) was launched in consultation with Americans, and US intelligence in particular, and that Washington has an effective veto over targets that must be hit Even if he does not provide direct information on the targets. The Russian comments come from the Russian Defense Ministry, led by a Putin loyalist.
Zelensky evaluates civil marriages of same-sex couples
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said he is ready to consider legalizing “civil marriages” between people of the same sex, but not to change the definition of wartime marriage as a union between a man and a woman as enshrined in the constitution. The New York Times reported it. Thus, Zelensky responded to the popular petition for same-sex marriage, which has widespread support in the country. Ukraine does not currently recognize the right to marry for same-sex couples, nor does it have a law allowing them to enter into civil marriages. Demands to grant these couples equal rights also increased after LGBTI soldiers were killed in a battle to defend the country from Russian invasion. In fact, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine is obligated to inform the parents, wife or other close relatives of the killed soldier. But these rules do not apply to same-sex couples. In Ukraine, homosexuals may not visit their partner in the hospital, share property, care for the children of a deceased partner, retrieve the body of their partner killed in the war, or collect health benefits from the state. the death. The petition urging Zelensky to support marriage rights for same-sex couples was initiated by Anastasia Sovenko, 24, an English teacher from Zaporizhia who identifies as bisexual.
Zelensky hears Stoltenberg and focuses on prisoners of war
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky discussed the issue of Ukrainian prisoners of war with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, OSCE Chair and Poland’s Foreign Minister, Zbigniew Rau. This was stated by the Kyiv leader in his usual evening video address. Ukrinform reports that.
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