Russian Army in Ukraine: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the people of Ukraine are doing everything possible to drive the Russians out of the country, but today no one can predict how long the war will last. Zelensky said this in his video address to the nation.
He said, ‘It will unfortunately depend not only on our people, who are already giving their maximum, but it will depend on our partners, on the European countries, on the whole free world. I am grateful to all those working to strengthen sanctions on Russia and to increase military and financial aid to Ukraine. It is the only way to defend freedom in the face of Russian aggression. For Western countries it is not just about an expense or a calculation of expenditure, it is about the future.
Ukraine inflicted heavy damage on Russia
Zelensky said Ukraine shot down the 200th Russian plane during the war on Friday and they inflicted heavy losses on Russia in terms of tanks, armored vehicles, helicopters and drones. Zelensky said that and why? So that the statue of Lenin could stand for some more time in the temporarily occupied Geniechesk? There could be no other result for Russia. In April, the Russian military re-installed a Lenin statue in Genichesk, a city in the southern Kherson region. Ukraine is engaged in “very difficult negotiations” to try to rescue wounded fighters trapped at the Mariupol steel plant.
He said that we are talking about evacuating a large number of people. Of course, we are all doing everything we can to take out each of our defenders. We have already covered everyone in the world who can be the most influential mediators. The Ukrainian army has retaken towns and villages from the occupation of Russian troops. Work is on to restore electricity, drinking water supply, telephone communication and social services.
Important Events in the Russia-Ukraine War
- Amidst hope, fear, the number of refugees from the Ukraine war has crossed six million.
- Ukraine prosecutes Russian soldier for the first time in war crimes case.
- Consideration of facilitating the evacuation of the disabled on the Ukrainian front.
- Finland’s leader in favor of applying for NATO membership.
Ukraine’s prosecutor general said Friday that her office was preparing for 41 counts of war crimes against Russian soldiers. Irina Venediktova said in a live press conference on Ukrainian TV on Friday evening that we have 41 suspects in such cases, on the basis of which we are ready to go to court. All these wars are related to Article 438 of the (Ukraine’s) Criminal Code based on various types of war crimes such as bombing of civilian infrastructure, killing of civilians, rape and looting.
It was not immediately clear how many suspects would be tried in absentia. A member of the Russian military was marked for the first war crimes prosecution in Kyiv on Friday. A 21-year-old Russian soldier was tried for the murder of an unarmed Ukrainian civilian in the early days of the war. Venediktova said two more suspects in Ukraine are expected to have a preliminary trial next week.
Svyatoslav Palmar, deputy commander of the Azov regiment, said during an online session of the Kyiv Security Forum that Russian forces continued to attack the Azovstal steel plant, the last stronghold of Ukrainian resistance in Mariupol. He said that we have continued to protest and are following the orders of our senior leaders to defend. We are defending and continuing to fight despite all this.
The panel included US Generals Philip M. Breedlove and Wesley K. Clarke was also involved.
Meanwhile, the Russian army suffered heavy losses in the attack of Ukraine. The Ukrainian army destroyed a pontoon bridge that Russian soldiers were using to try to cross a river to the east.
Ukraine’s Airborne Command released photos and videos of a damaged Russian pontoon bridge over the Siversky Donetsk River in Bilohorivka and several destroyed or damaged Russian military vehicles nearby. He said Ukraine destroyed at least 73 tanks and other military equipment during this period. The command said that their troops drowned the Russian occupants in the river.
Let’s know which country said what
United Nations- The US has once again accused Russia of using the UN Security Council to promote propaganda about biological weapons and conspiracy theories in Ukraine with the intention of diverting attention from the brutal war against its neighbor. US Deputy Ambassador Richard Mills called Russian claims of alleged US involvement in an event “blatantly false and ridiculous”.
UN deputy disarmament chief Thomas Markram reiterated to the council that his official had said at council meetings on March 11 and March 18 on similar Russian allegations that the UN was not aware of any biological weapons program in Ukraine.
Russia’s UN envoy to the United Nations, Vasily Nebenzia, said at the inauguration that he called a third council meeting because his government had received “very worrying documentary evidence” that the US Defense Department was directly “involved in carrying out dangerous biological projects”. What looks like a secret biological military program in Ukraine.
Washington- US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin spoke with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu on Friday. Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said Austin called for an immediate ceasefire and stressed the importance of communication.
Berlin- Russian state-owned exporter Gazprom said on Friday it would not send supplies to Europe via a pipeline in Poland that pushed up the price of natural gas, citing new sanctions imposed by Russia on European energy companies. The move did not immediately disrupt large quantities of natural gas supplies to Europe, but it has raised fears that the war in Ukraine will have a massive impact on natural gas supplies.
Vienna- German Chancellor Olaf Schultz spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone. The two leaders have spoken for the first time since the end of March. According to German government spokesman Stefan Hebstreit, the 75-minute talks on Friday focused on the ongoing war in Ukraine and efforts to end it.
Istanbul, Turkey – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoan said on Friday that his country is “not in favor” of Finland and Sweden joining NATO, indicating that Turkey can use its membership in the Western Military Alliance to accept both countries. as a veto against the steps of.
London – Britain has added Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ex-wife and his alleged girlfriend to its sanctions list for the attack on Ukraine. The list includes Putin’s ex-wife Lyudmila, former Olympic gymnast Alina Kabaeva and several businessmen who are cousins of the Russian president. Kabaeva has been accused of having close personal ties with Putin. Foreign Minister Liz Truss said Britain was exposing and targeting networks promoting Putin’s luxury lifestyle. Britain says it has added more than 1,000 individuals and 100 entities to the banned list since its invasion of Ukraine in February.
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