The war between Ukraine and RussiaIssue
On the fiftieth day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the United States decided, for the first time, to deliver heavy weapons to Kyiv. Every day, Russian forces claim control of a new part of Mariupol, the besieged port where thousands of victims fear.
– Russia suffered its biggest physical setback since the start of the invasion of Ukraine, the cruiser Moscow, Major of the Black Sea Fleet, having been ‘She was badly damaged’ According to Moscow, the explosion of ammunition, and missile strikes, according to Kyiv.
Joe Biden has promised his Ukrainian counterpart a massive new military aid worth $800 million, including heavy equipment that the United States has so far been reluctant to provide.
– Every day, Russian forces claim control of a new part of Mariupol. Since Wednesday, Moscow says it now controls the city’s commercial port, which has been besieged since the invasion began on February 24.
Ireland sends its foreign minister to Kyiv. Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney’s office said he was traveling to Kyiv on Thursday, the first visit by a foreign minister from a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council since the start of the war in Ukraine. Simon Coveney, who is also Defense Minister, will meet with his counterparts, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov, and will visit areas directly affected by the Russian invasion. His office said his “discussions with the Ukrainian government will focus on how Ireland can continue to provide political, security and humanitarian support to Ukraine.”
New hope for the evacuations in Mariupol. Ukraine has announced the resumption of the evacuation of civilians through nine humanitarian corridors, including from the besieged city of Mariupol in the southeast of the country, after a day of suspension due to Russian violations of the ceasefire. “Nine humanitarian corridors are planned today.”Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Irina Verychuk said on the telegram.
In the streets of Butch. After the destroyed Hostomel bridge, which bears nothing but a miracle, Boutcha looks like a corpse. A deep silence prevails in the morning throughout Saint-André-le-Premier-Appelé-et-tous-les-Saints, interrupted from time to time by the roar of the engine of the Grouz-300 truck in charge of taking to the mortuary the bodies just exhumed from the mass grave The main city. Read our Ukraine correspondent Stefan Siohan’s report.
New British sanctions. The United Kingdom has announced that it will expand the list of people under sanctions to include 178 pro-Russian separatists, as well as new Russian oligarchs and their relatives, as well as the wife of Russia’s chief diplomat, Sergei Lavrov. The authorities in Jersey, affiliated with the British Crown, announced the freeze “More than $7 billion in assets suspected of being linked” To the Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich. Moscow, for its part, announced the punishment of 398 US parliamentarians as a retaliatory measure.
The main Russian ship in the Black Sea hit or sank? cruiser Moscow, The flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, was ‘She was badly damaged’ On Thursday, Russian government agencies reported, citing the Russian Defense Ministry, that the explosion of ammunition was caused by a fire. According to Moscow, the entire crew has been evacuated and an investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire. For its part, the Ukrainian authorities confirmed that Moskva It caught fire after being hit by missiles.
Zelensky is going after Macron. French President Emmanuel Macron refused to denounce a “Genocide” The Russian military in Ukraine is “extremely painful,” Zelensky lamented, after Macron chose not to use the term “genocide” used by Joe Biden. “I would like to say that Russia waged a brutal unilateral war, that it is now established that the Russian army committed war crimes and that we must now find those responsible,” Macron said.
Delivery of US heavy weapons to Ukraine. In a phone call Wednesday with Zelensky, Joe Biden announced the dispatch of a large amount of equipment from US military stocks to Kyiv, including artillery, armor, radar, anti-tank missiles, coastal defense drones, and drones, according to the White House. statment. Recently, it appeared that the White House had abandoned the distinction between equipment delivery “defensive”, that allowed her, and “offensive”Which, on the contrary, she refused to provide. This massive new military aid was promised as Russia threatened to strike Kyiv again.