Tajani hears Blinken: ‘Advance with support in Kyiv’
Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani had a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. Emphasizing the absolute priority that Italy attaches to the relationship with the United States, Farnesina-Tajani’s reports expressed her desire to deepen the excellent bilateral relations. The two agreed on the importance of continuing to work together to ensure peace and justice in Ukraine, to ensure continued support for Kiev and to maintain a very firm attitude towards the Russian Federation. “On the part of both – reads the note from Farnesina – the commitment is affirmed to qualify effective cooperation and close coordination at the bilateral level, within NATO, the G7 and EU-US relations, to strengthen Euro-Atlantic security and to support multilateralism and the rules-based international order.”
Kyiv: “A dirty bomb? We are ready for the inspections”
Phone calls from Shoigu and Gerasimov, statements by Lavrov and Peskov, Russia launched an organized media campaign about the ‘dirty bomb’ to legitimize its crimes. Actions are more important than words. Ukraine always keeps its doors open for IAEA inspections. Is Moscow ready for the inspection? “. So on Twitter Adviser to the President of Ukraine Mikhailo Podolyak.
Stoltenberg on the dirty bomb: “NATO allies reject this accusation in Kyiv”
I spoke to US Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace on Russia’s false claim that Ukraine is preparing to use a dirty bomb on its soil. NATO allies reject this accusation. Russia should not use it as an excuse to escalate. We remain resolute in our support for Ukraine.” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg wrote in a tweet.
Media Russia: 500 thousand people actually mobilized in one month
Independent news site MediaZona discovered that 500,000 people have already mobilized in Russia in a month, and it processes data for marriages that are being celebrated urgently, a possibility given specifically to those who are in the military.
Kyiv: “Restored 4 settlements in Donbass”
The Ukrainian armed forces announced that they had pushed the Russians back to several villages in the northeast and had recaptured 4 settlements in Donbass. “Today, the defense forces repelled hostile attacks in the areas of the settlements of Spirn, Soledar, Bakhmut, Andreivka, Marinka and Pervomaisky,” he added. And “our forces expelled the enemy from the settlements of Karmazinevka, Myaszarevka and Nevskyi in the Lugansk region and Novosadov in the Donetsk region,” reads the message of the General Staff on Facebook, Ukrinform reports.
Israeli Prime Minister: A “dangerous alliance” between Russia and Ukraine
Israel will have to respond to the closest “dangerous alliance” between Russia and Iran. Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid stated this during an interview with the Jerusalem Post, saying he was “worried” about relations between Moscow and Tehran which also led to the supply of drones to the Russian armed forces participating in Ukraine. “Part of the work we do is related to the very dangerous rapprochement that is being created between Russia and Iran,” Lapid said. We can’t ignore it and we can’t do anything about it. sSo what we have to do is assess the situation every day and respondThe Israeli Prime Minister added. Regarding the supply of weapons to the Ukrainian armed forces, Lapid said that the decision had not yet been taken. The one sure thing, he said, is that we “are on the side of Ukraine. I support. We just voted in the United Nations and told the world that we would never accept the annexation of the four regions” that Russia claimed in referendums that the international community called a farce.
Borrell: “False accusations of Russia”
“On arrival in Uruguay, I received a phone call with Dmytro Kuleba about the recent false accusations from Russia. I welcome Ukraine’s decision to ask the International Atomic Energy Agency to send an expert mission. The EU’s support for Ukraine continues unabated, as well as to counter disinformation.” The EU’s High Representative for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell, wrote in a tweet.
Moscow insists: “Kyiv can also use radioactive materials from the former Chernobyl nuclear power plant”
“Kyiv is completing work to create a “dirty bomb” and can also use radioactive materials from the former Chernobyl nuclear power plant.” This was stated by Lieutenant-General Igor Kirillov in charge of the radiological, chemical and biological defense forces of the Russian Armed Forces, RIA Novosti reported. Ukraine has nuclear manufacturers that have stockpiles of radioactive materials that can be used to make a “dirty bomb”. In addition, the decommissioned Chernobyl nuclear power plant stores 22,000 spent fuel assemblies containing uranium-238,” Kirillov explained.
Medvedev: “The production of weapons is increasing and not running out”
Arms production in Russia “is on the rise” and “is not running out” as written in the “Analytics of the Enemies”. Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev wrote on the telegram. “Don’t hope! The production of weapons and special equipment is increasing, from tanks to cannons, and from missiles to high-precision drones. ”