Josep Borrell, head of European diplomacy, said the EU would provide another € 500 million in military aid to Ukraine. British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss also defended on Friday that it is vital to keep up the pressure on Russia by supplying more weapons to Ukraine and imposing more sanctions. In this regard, Britain has launched a package of sanctions against Vladimir Putin’s ex-wife and alleged girlfriend.
In Kiev, The first Russian army is convicted of war crimes. Sergeant Vadim Shishimarin is 21 years old and is accused of shooting an unarmed civilian in the Sumy area. The man was 62 years old and he was riding a bike talking on the phone when he was shot on February 28 in the village of Chupakhivka.
In Ukraine, Russian forces launched a new offensive against Ukraine on Friday azovstal, progressed Mariupol Mayor Peter Andryushchenko. According to the Ukrainian Armed Forces Moscow continues to bomb Mariupol’s last resistance fort, the steel complex. a city surrounded by Russian troops. Russian troops will also receive bombed schools in Chernihiv overnight. Kiev forces are said to hit a Russian ship in the Black Sea.
Kiev to make sure that a special evacuation operation from the Azovstal plant in besieged Mariupol, begins with the rescue of severely wounded soldiers and is carried out in several stages.
The President of Turkey expressed unfavorable to the accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO, as it welcomed Kurdish militants, whom Turkey considers “terrorists”, with the first dissonant vote among 30 allies.
Finland’s formal NATO application is due Sundayafter the country’s leaders have announced their intention to join the Atlantic Alliance. Portuguese MNE, João Gomes Cravinho met his Finnish counterpart in Helsinki on Friday, for Finland’s accession to NATO is being discussed.
João Gomes Cravinho assured it Portugal fully supports Finland’s accession to NATO. At the press conference, Finnish equivalent, Pekka Haavistostated that he had been in regular contact with the Turkish Foreign Minister and Devalues Turkey’s position on Finland’s NATO.
“I don’t think Turkey is an obstacle,” says Pekka, stressing that “it is normal for NATO to have different opinions.”
The Pentagon leader is demanding an immediate ceasefire in talks with the Russian counterpart
U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin today asked his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu for an “immediate” ceasefire in Ukraine in the first telephone conversation between the two since the start of the war, the Pentagon said.
Austin “called for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine and emphasized the importance of maintaining lines of communication “, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said in a statement.
A spokesman said this was the first time the two defense authorities have been discussing since February 18, six days before the Russian invasion of Ukraine began.
Josep Borrel believes the G7 could tighten sanctions against Russia
The head of European diplomacy announced a new tranche of EUR 500 million in military aid to Ukraine. Josep Borrel believes the G7 could tighten sanctions against Russia.
“Increasing pressure on Russia through economic sanctions, deepening Russia’s international isolation, combating disinformation about the consequences of the war on energy and food prices around the world, and maintaining a united front to support Ukraine.”
Finland and Sweden intend to discuss accession with Turkey, which opposes it
Boris Johnson and the Norwegian counterpart support the decision of Sweden and Finland to join NATO
Britain and Norway signed a new joint declaration on co-operation between the two countries shortly after the British prime minister traveled to Sweden and Finland to pledge support against possible threats from Russia.
PM @jonasgahrstore is in London today: a meeting with the Prime Minister @borisjohnson at no. On the 10th, leaders signed a joint declaration on enhancing cooperation on security and defense for climate change, the environment and energy.
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– Norway in the UK (@NorwayinUK) May 13, 2022
Boris Johnson met his Norwegian counterpart Jonas Gahr Støre in London emphasizes its support for the sovereign choices of all Nordic partners to improve their security.
In a statement from Downing Street The two rulers “agreed that neither NATO nor the Nordic countries posed a threat.” In addition, they stressed that the “high north, low tension” policy, created decades of stability and prosperity for the region.
Both leaders agreed that the Nordic countries should be free make decisions to ensure safety.
In Kiev, a curfew from Sunday
There is a curfew in Kiev, which will be introduced from Sunday, Mayor Vitaly Klitschko said.
“The curfew on Sunday will start an hour later, from 23:00. It will continue until 5 p.m.
The Azov Battalion publishes pictures of Azovstal’s battles
Russian forces launched a new offensive against Azovstal on Friday, Mariupol mayor Peter Andryushchenko promoted. Soldiers from the Azov Battalion share footage of the battles in the Azovstal complex.
Russia deported 10 Romanian diplomats
Russia says it has deported 10 Romanian diplomats in response to the deportations of Russian diplomats in Bucharest, the foreign ministry said. In a separate statement, the ministry announced that a member of the Bulgarian embassy had also been fired.
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Kiev accuses Moscow of forcibly deporting 210,000 children
Ukraine’s human rights ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova said more than 210,000 children were among the 1.2 million Ukrainians deported against her will.
“When our children are taken away, they destroy our national identity, they deprive the future of our country.”
Denisova adds that Ukrainian children learn a story that President Putin tells everyone in Russian. Ukrainian service provider did not provide any evidence to support these figures and it has not yet been possible to verify them independently.
Russia is advising its citizens not to travel to Britain
Russia today recommended that its citizens refrain from traveling to Britain and even from trying to obtain a visa for that country because of its hostile policy towards Russians.
– In view of Britain’s hostile policy towards our country and in order to avoid financial losses and other problems, we urge Russian citizens to refrain from traveling to Great Britain and obtaining a visa there, the Foreign Office said today. opinion.
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Zelensky accuses Macron of trying to make “diplomatic concessions” in dialogue with Moscow
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky deplored the attempt by his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron to “make diplomatic concessions” in talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, international organizations said on Friday.
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