The irreducible front of the steel mill did not seem to give up. Until the last soldier, the propaganda war is still going on over Azovstal. When the exit of Ukrainian troops from the Mariupol Steel Plant, which had been an impregnable shelter for ten weeks, seemed to be ending, the militants of the Azov Regiment broke the silence and returned to the Battle of the Promise. “Today is the eighty-fifth day of the war. My order and I are on the territory of the Azovstal plant. An operation is underway and I will not announce the details of it.” Thus, with the appearance of a brief video message nearly 24 hours later in which the media in Moscow waived him to surrender, claiming that he had given up the tunnels of the resistance to surrender to the enemy, the deputy commander and spokesman for the battalion. Svyatoslav “Kalina” Palamar He re-emerged to challenge Russia. And with him, other leaders remain inside, such as Major Bohdan Krutjevic, Chief of Staff, who warned on social media: “The war is not over yetWe are weaker in terms of military capabilities, but the enemy’s self-confidence is our trump card. “However, in Azovstal there were only a few hundred fighters. According to the Moscow defense, since Monday evening there are at least 1,730 Ukrainians. Soldiers handed over their weapons – another 771 within 24 hours – and were transferred to the territory controlled by Russia, Among them, 80 were injured.
Palamar: I am in Azovstal by order
Forgive me for my crimesI just followed orders,” said the young Russian sergeant, sentenced to life imprisonment in Kyiv for murders during the conflict. Katerina Shelipova, Shchemarin’s widow, admitted she was killed by AK-47 shots to the head: “What did you feel during the course of the conflict? Shooting?” she asked, looking him in the eye. “I ordered,” his response asking for “forgiveness.”
Russia is ready to resume talks with Ukraine when Kyiv declares itself ready to do so. This was stated by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko. Immediate response from Zelensky’s adviser: “Do not offer us a ceasefire, this is impossible without the complete withdrawal of Russian forces.” from Biden in the White House Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and Finnish President Sauli Niinistö. The American leader offered “strong support to join the most powerful coalition in the world.” The US Senate approves the package through $40 billion in aid Military and humanitarian personnel of Ukraine. With the green light, the action arrives at President Joe Biden’s table for signature. This measure was approved by 85 votes to 11 against.
The war in Ukraine breaks out “Food Crisis”. Draghi said this during his briefing to the Senate, stressing that to avoid an exacerbation, “we must reach a ceasefire as soon as possible and resume negotiations: this is the position of Italy and the European Union, which I share with Biden.” But it will remain “Ukraine and not others who decide which peace to accept.” Even after the expulsion of diplomats, it remains “necessary to maintain channels of dialogue” with Moscow, because they are necessary for a negotiated solution. “And independence from Russian gas is possible in the second half of 2024.”
“Russia did not achieve its goals in Ukraine: it had to abandon Kyiv and Kharkiv and attack,” he added In the Donbass stopped. But we do not believe that Moscow has abandoned its plans and therefore we should prepare to support Ukraine in the medium and long term,” said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
A conversation between the commanders of the US and Russian armies – The Russian Defense Ministry said that the Chief of Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov and the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley discussed in a telephone conversation “on the initiative of the American side” “issues of common interest, including the situation in Ukraine.” This was reported by the Russian state news agency TASS.
Russian soldier asks for pardon in Kyiv court
Soon the decision on Sweden and Finland
Ukraine will never accept the occupation of Russia and NATO will provide its assistance as long as necessary.” This was stated by Admiral Rob Power, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee at the conclusion of the NATO Chiefs of Staff Summit. The commander of the Ukrainian army also participated in the summit. “There are many lessons that can be learned from The war in Ukraine, for example, the importance of the morale of the troops.” “Ukrainians are fighting to defend their country. And anyone in NATO knows what they are fighting for: protecting freedom and democracy, our way of life.”
“Concerns about the security of all allies must be taken into account now that we are dealing with applications for entry from Sweden and Finland, but I am aware that a decision will be reached soon: with their entry 96% of Europe’s population will live under NATO.” This was stated by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during his meeting with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen.
“I welcome the EU’s defense efforts: increased spending and a strengthening of the European military industry, if done right, will benefit the transatlantic alliance.” The Secretary General of NATO said so. He pointed out that “the cooperation between NATO and the European Union has reached unprecedented levels.”
“I give strong support to join the most powerful alliance in the world for Sweden and Finland.” This was stated by US President Joe Biden at the White House at a press conference with the leaders of the two countries. He stressed that it was a “historic moment”.
“There is no doubt that NATO today is as important, effective and necessary as ever,” Joe Biden said at a joint news conference at the White House with Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and Finnish President Sauli Niinistö. For Biden, NATO is an “indispensable alliance” for peace and the free world.
Biden announced that his administration is submitting the accession documents of Finland and Sweden to Congress today, stressing that the two countries “meet all the criteria” to join the alliance.
“We take terrorism seriously and fight it. We are ready to discuss all of its concerns with Turkey about our NATO membership,” he added. This was stated by the President of Finland Sauli Niinistö at the White House.
Children were killed in the war
The number of children killed and wounded in Ukraine during the 85 days of the war has risen to 231. This was announced by the Kyiv Prosecutor’s Office on Telegram, citing UNIAN. The largest number of small victims was recorded in the Donetsk, Kiev, Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Kherson, Lugansk and Mykolaiv regions. Yesterday, he learned of the death of a 17-year-old girl in the city of Buluhi, Zaporizhzhya region, as a result of the Russian bombing of civilian buildings in the city. Two days ago on the highway in the Mykolaiv region, 8 people died, including a 5-year-old girl, as a result of a mine explosion.
whirlpools from moscow
Russia is ready to resume talks with Ukraine when Kyiv declares itself ready to do so. This was stated by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko, citing the Interfax agency.
Russia will reopen access to Ukrainian ports if the West lifts export sanctions. Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko told Interfax. Rudenko said that the first cause of the food crisis is “the sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States and the European Union, which impede free trade, especially in food products including wheat. So, if our partners want a solution, it is also necessary to solve the problems related to lifting restrictions.” Sanctions on Russian exports,” Rudenko said.
“Do not offer us a ceasefire, this is impossible without the complete withdrawal of Russian forces. Ukrainian society is not interested in the new ‘Minsk’ and the return of war in a few years,” he added. Ukrainian presidential adviser Mikhailo Podolak wrote the message on Twitter, which was acquired by UNIAN.
Diplomats war, Moscow expels 24 Italians
And the war continues
At least 12 people were killed and 40 others were injured today in a Russian bombing of the city of Severodonetsk in eastern Ukraine, which was almost besieged by Moscow forces. This was announced by the governor of the region Serqi Gedayi. He said in the Telegram that the Russians “began indiscriminate bombing of the regional center with heavy weapons in the morning, and the bombing is still continuing.”
Ten civilians, including two children, were killed, seven were wounded in two cities of the Donetsk region of Ukraine (east) in shelling by the Russian army yesterday and today: Head of the Regional Military Administration Pavlo Kirilenko reported. Interfax Ukraine. “On May 18, the Russians killed ten civilians from Donbass, seven in Lyman and three in Bakhmut. Among the dead were two children, one in Lyman and the other in Bakhmut. Seven others were wounded today,” Kirilenko said. It is currently impossible to establish the exact number of victims in the occupied cities of Mariupol and Volnovaka.
Moscow forces continued to bombard the Ukrainian Sumy region (east) along its border with Russia last night: the head of the Regional Military Administration, Dmytro Chivitsky, reported via Telegram, according to Ukrainska Pravda. “It seems that the Russian enemies have gone crazy. The bombing continued along the borders of the entire Sumy region,” Zhyvytskyi wrote, explaining that the attacks with heavy artillery came from Russian lands. At the moment there are no casualties.
At least one person was killed at dawn today in an attack by Ukrainian forces on the Russian village of Teutkino in the Kursk region (southwest) near the border with Ukraine: the governor of the region Roman Starovit, who also spoke of “injured”.
Bombing in Donetsk, rescuers at work under the rubble
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