Russia’s offensive continues Separatist areas of eastern UkraineThe president of the Donetsk People’s Republic said on Wednesday that the port city Mariupol, largely destroyedWill be rebuilt as a seaside resort.
We take into account the events of the last few hours.
Russia launches more than 2,000 missiles, Gelensky says
According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky, Russia has already launched more than 2,000 missiles against Ukraine, which covers a large part of its arsenal. Most of these missiles are Public infrastructure was affected And did not bring “No strategic military advantage”The President of Ukraine underlined in his daily speech.
“The other day, Russian missiles struck the southern cities of Mykolayiv and Dinibro. He said that Moscow would have installed new laser weapons, according to Volodymyr Zhelensky.
The Ukrainian president also compares the announcement of these new weapons “Wonderwaf” Of Nazi Germany. In Nazi Germany’s campaign there was a word like “Wonderwaf” – a fantastic weapon.He explained. This clearly shows “Complete defeat of the invasion” For Volodymyr Zelensky.
The leader of Donetsk wants to turn Mariupol into a seaside resort
The head of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Denis Bushil, said on Wednesday that the heavily destroyed port city of Mariupol, including the Azovstel steel complex, would be rebuilt as a resort, according to a telegram from the agency RIA Novosti. .
This idea shows that Russia wants to destroy all memories of the position “Veera” From Ukraine to the Azovstal campus, according to a telegram from the city council of the city of Tyagi.
For the ISW (Institute of War), this announcement proves that Russia has shot itself in the leg by destroying the Azovstel factory. “After the complete destruction of a major center of economic activity, the announced plan to turn Mariupol into a tourist and leisure center marks the damage that Russian troops have done to themselves by destroying the city.”Analyze the organism.
Fighting continues at the Azovstal plant
Fighting continues at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol. The Russian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday “959 (Ukrainian) militants taken prisoner, including 80 wounded” From Monday. Information that Ukraine did not comment.
Aso’s generals and top fighters have not yet come out. The last stronghold of the Ukrainian opposition in this port city was promised by pro-Russian separatist leader Denis Bochlin. According to him, a thousand members of this paramilitary unit integrated into the Ukrainian army were still hiding there. Ukraine gave the same number, but last week.
The Russian military concentrated its efforts on Wednesday “In blocking our units near Azovstal” With artillery and airstrikes, civilians of the Ukrainian forces said.
The total capture of Mariupol in the Sea of Azov would be a significant development for Russia. But the city was destroyed “90%” And “40% of its infrastructure” There are “Irretrievable”Its mayor Vadim Botchenko pointed out in early April.
Human Rights Watch is investigating war crimes in northern Ukraine
As Ukrainian justice opens on Wednesday, First war crimes trialThe report, by Human Rights Watch, outlines a summary of executions, torture and abuse by Russian forces in northeastern Ukraine from late February to March 2022.
In April it visited 17 villages and small towns in the Kyiv and Chernihiv regions, where the human rights NGO investigated 22 brief executions, nine extrajudicial killings, six disappearances and seven torture cases. Twenty-one civilians described being detained illegally in an inhuman and degrading condition.
“Many of the atrocities committed by Russian forces in parts of northeastern Ukraine at the beginning of the war were horrific, illegal and horrific.”Said Georgie Gogia, co-director of Europe and Central Asia at Human Rights Watch. “These abuses against civilians are clear war crimes that must be investigated immediately and impartially and punished appropriately.” He added.
G7 finance ministers meet this Thursday in support of Ukraine
Floating Ukraine’s finances, rising food prices, support for vulnerable countries: The G7’s big money makers will not hold their meeting in Germany to deal with all the economic consequences of the war launched by Moscow.
The first urgency of the meeting of the finance ministers of the seven industrial powers (United States, Japan, Canada, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Germany) on Thursday and Friday is to finalize a new roundtable on the Ukrainian budget. For the current quarter.
To run the country’s economy, kyiv estimates its needs at $ 5 billion a month. “We are asking for more financial help, but the price is high. This is a way for us to survive.”Had recently explained to AFP Ukrainian Finance Minister Sergei Marchenko.
The massive $ 40 billion extension for Ukraine, launched by Joe Biden last week, is expected to boost Ukraine’s budget by some $ 7.5 billion in the short term, according to G7 ministerial sources. I urge my colleagues to join us in increasing financial assistance to Ukraine. ”Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen made the promise when she arrived in Koenigswinder, a leafy suburb of Panin (west) where the meeting was to take place.
$ 30 billion to support food security
The World Bank announced on Wednesday that it would provide $ 30 billion (.6 28.6 billion) in support. Food security, threat of conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
The war pushed up the prices of some foodstuffs and cooking oils. This inflation, according to the UN, is likely to exacerbate the food crisis, especially in Africa.
Twelve billion dollars will be used to fund new projects related to agriculture, water and irrigation, but also to projects aimed at supporting social security to mitigate the effects of rising food prices on the poor. The international community says more than $ 18 billion will be allocated to already approved but not yet distributed projects.
“It is important for countries to now issue clear statements on future production increases in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, to inform and stabilize markets.”World Bank President David Malpas said in a statement.
Most resources are allocated to Africa and the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Central and South Asia.
US-Turkey talks on NATO
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu described “Very positive” He met with his US envoy Anthony Blingen in New York on WednesdayAnkara threatens to prevent Sweden and Finland from joining NATO
“Blingen promised that the United States would send the necessary news to allay Turkey’s concerns.” About this member, said the Turkish diplomatic leader.
Turkey accuses both Nordic countries of showing leniency to Kurdish rebels, the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party), a terrorist organization.
Allies or those who want to join the coalition cannot accept supporting terrorist organizations that target us.Mevlut Cavusoglu reacted.
Russia closes Radio-Canada console
Russia announced Wednesday Closing of the Moscow office of Radio-Canada General Audiovisual Group And withdrew recognition from its journalists in response to Ottawa’s ban on Russian public television Russia Today (RT).
“Sadly, we continue to see open attacks on the Russian media by Western nations who call themselves civilization.”A spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry told reporters.“Decision taken to retaliate against Canada’s actions”Announcing the closure of the Radio-Canada office in Moscow, he added Maria Zakharova.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Kyiv last week and pledged more military assistance to Ukraine in its conflict with Russia, describing Moscow’s move as an attempt to prevent journalists from leaving Canada. “Report the facts”. “This is unacceptable. “He added.
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