Ukraine says it has been on a mission to drive Russian forces out of the Kharkiv region (northeast), Ukraine’s second largest city, which has been under fire since late February. For their part, pro-Russian people in the Kherson region are planning to join Vladimir Putin.
Brancinfo summarizes what to remember from Wednesday, May 11th.
Will the Kharkiv region be reopened soon?
“Occupiers are gradually being pushed back from Kharkiv”President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video Tuesday evening. “I am grateful to all of our fighters who chased away the occupying army, maintained their position and showed inhumane strength.”
Ukraine’s second city, about 30 kilometers from the Russian border, has been under shelling since late February. “Cherkasy Tysky, Rusky Tysky, Rubisney and Byrak have been released” In the area of this big city, Ukrainian public servants said on Facebook.
“Thus, the enemy was pushed further away from Kharkiv and the invaders had less chances to attack the regional center.”. Further “Intensification of shelling intensifies in Kharkiv district”He also mentioned.
Decrease in gas supply
Russia’s gas supplies to Germany via Ukraine fell by 25% on Wednesday, the first time since the conflict began. “Due to the reduction in traffic, the amount of gas transported to Germany via Ukraine (via the McGall pipeline) is reduced by 25%” On Tuesday, the German state agency responsible for energy said. However, he assured that the fall was offset by large runs coming from Norway and the Netherlands.
Pro-Russian people in Gershon are calling for the merger
A pro-Russian regional official has announced that Moscow-based authorities in the Ukrainian region of Kherson intend to ask Vladimir Putin for an official merger with Russia.
The Kherson region, located north of the Crimean peninsula, which was annexed by Moscow in 2014, is essential for water supply. It was captured by the Russian military during an attack on Moscow in February. Its success makes it possible to build a causeway connecting Crimea, the pro-Russian separatist region of Donetsk, and Russian territory.
Snake Island Battlefield
Fighting continues on Snake Island, a strategic point in the Black Sea, which the Russians brought under their control at the beginning of the war, and they are trying to strengthen their forces that have been subjected to Ukrainian attacks, the British Ministry of Defense said. If Russia succeeds in consolidating its position on the island, “It could dominate the northwestern part of the Black Sea”Adds the same source.
One person was killed and three others were injured in what became known as Russia
Russia’s governor has announced that one person has been killed and three others injured in a shelling attack in southwestern Russia. He clarified the situation “Very difficult” His region has enjoyed the legitimacy of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s deployment of troops to Ukraine on February 24.
The official accused Soloki of targeting a village in Ukraine, noting that a house had been partially destroyed. In April, he accused Ukrainian helicopters of attacking a fuel depot in Belgorod.
More than eight lakh people have been displaced
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday that more than eight million people had been internally displaced by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for more than two months until May 3.
In total, the IOM estimates that 13.686 million people were forced to flee their homes as a result of the February 24 order ordered by Vladimir Putin, of whom 8.029 million fled elsewhere in Ukraine, with the rest fleeing the country.
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