May 25, 2024

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  • President of Ukraine, Volodymyr ZhelenskyOn Monday, March 21, he promised that his country would not heed Moscow’s final warnings and would not accept the occupation of cities such as Kiev, Mariupol and Kharkiv. Mr. Zelensky called on the European Union (EU) to stop all “Business” With Russia, especially denying its energy resources. Europeans, who rely on Russian hydrocarbons, have so far refused to allow the sector.
  • The Russian military is still trying to round up Kiev (North), the new curfew was introduced from 7pm on Monday (Paris time) until 6am on Wednesday. The bombings in particular continued Against a mall In a single night from Sunday to Monday, at least eight people were killed. Half of the capital’s 3.5 million people have fled.
  • Kharkov (Northeast), Ukraine’s second city, attacked by Russian forces on several fronts and main axes, but was not surrounded. The bombings continue.
  • AT Like MariupolThe besieged strategic port, in the southeast of the country, Ukrainian troops will not lay down their armsIgnored the final warning issued by Russia. “It simply came to our notice then. Indiscriminate bombings are destroying the city and killing everyone.On Monday, the EU High Representative) condemned Joseph Borel for foreign and security policy.
  • In the big port cityOdessa (South), several houses were affected on Monday “Enemy Bombing”, According to the regional military administration. These were the first Russian bombings in the suburbs. AT Mycolive, Several buildings were attacked by Russian bombs. AT GersonRussian soldiers targeted civilians protesting against the city’s occupation.
  • No big bang West and center Ukraine in recent days.
  • No big difference on the forehead From the east According to the Institute for the Study of War (ISW), an American think tank, Russian forces are launching attacks from other pro-Russian separatist territories, such as Donetsk and Luhansk.
  • On Sunday, for the second day in a row, Russia said it had used it Hypersonic missiles in Ukraine, This time to destroy a Ukrainian military fuel reserve in the south. These weapons “Do not change the situation”US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said.
  • Ten million UkrainiansNearly a quarter of the population, They have now left their homes, Said Filippo Grande, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. More than 3.3 million of them – 90% of them women and children – have fled the country.
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