The next day Visit of Polish President Andrzej Duda In kyiv, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will address the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos on Monday, May 23, 2022. His speech, via video conference, is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. (French time). He was the first head of state to intervene.
On the 89th day of the Russian invasion, Volodymyr Zhelensky called on the world to extend greater assistance to both finance and the military, and perhaps renewal. Kyiv’s application to join the European Union.
The “increasingly difficult” situation in Donbass
On the ground, three months after its invasion began, the situation is changing “Hard and difficult” To the Ukrainians in Donbass, Moscow continues to accelerate its firepower; According to Serguiï Gaïdaï, governor of the Lukansk region, the withdrawn units from the Kharkiv region (northeast) are those who attacked the siege of Mariupol (southeast), the militants of the separatist republics of Donetsk and Lukansk. , Chechen forces and troops from Siberia and the Russian Far East were mobilized as reinforcements.
“Russian forces are concentrated in the Lukansk and Donetsk regions.”, Said Serguiï Gaïdaï in the telegram. As well as the weapon. “Everything is piled up here”The governor added the anti-aircraft and anti-missile complexes equally popular with American patriots, including the S-300 and S-400.
Destroyed bridge in Chevroletonetsk
Moscow Pompeii Serverdonetsk “Around the Clock”, According to Serguiï Gaïdaï. The city located in Donbass is still at the center of the fighting. Heavy bombings took place at night, but the Ukrainian military continued to oppose the Russian offensive as best it could.
According to Ukrainian officials, seven houses were damaged in Chevroletonetsk, and at least 27 in the surrounding towns and villages. CNN.
The Ukrainian head of the regional military administration said that Russian forces had also destroyed the Pavlovgrad bridge between Severotnetsk and Liszhansk in the Luhansk region.
Russian strike kills at least one in western Kiev
Russia also fired missiles at the Cytomir region west of Q. The strikes killed at least one person in Malin. “There was a fire at the scene, it was just extinguished, at seven o’clock in the evening.”Zhytomyr Vitaliy Bunechko, head of the regional military administration, said in a telegram.
According to the Ukrainian Air Force Command Center, cited by CNN “Navy Ship Missiles”.
The mayor appointed in Moscow was injured in the blast
Mayor Andrei Shevtchik, who was founded by Moscow under the leadership of Energodar, was injured in an explosion on Sunday, a Ukrainian official and Russian news agencies reported. Enerkoder is a city in southern Ukraine, where the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, Zaporizhia, is located.
“We have accurate confirmation that Shevsik, the self-proclaimed leader of the ‘People’s Administration’, and his bodyguards were injured during the blast.”The telegram was announced in Dimitro Orlo, elected mayor of Enercode. The latter said they were in the hospital “With injuries of varying severity”, But the circumstances of the explosion need to be clarified. He said there were no other injuries in the blast.
Citing a source in the emergency services, the Russian news agency RIA Novosti noted that Andrei Shevchik was in intensive care. This explosion a “Advanced Explosive Device”According to another Russian company, TASS, citing a source in the police force.
Andrei Shevchik was appointed mayor of Energod after Russian troops took control of the city and its nuclear plant. A city of about 50,000 people, Enercode was built in the 1970s around a nuclear power plant on the Dnieper River opposite the city of Zaporizhia, run by the Ukrainians.
This plant has been the site of conflict since the first days of the conflictThe Chernobyl nuclear reactor explosion in 1986 raises fears of a nuclear catastrophe in a country marked by history.
After refusing to fight, the Russian officer testifies
In an exclusive interview with CNNA Russian official describes how he was sent overnight to wage war against Ukraine. “Many people do not understand why this is, what we are doing here.”He expressed optimism.
When his battalion received an order to enter Ukraine on February 24, some of his colleagues refused. “Some of the boys flatly refused. They went on to write the report. They did not know what happened. I stayed. I do not know why.”He testified.
He explains that he covered his face in shame in front of the Ukrainians. The officer eventually handed over his resignation letter to his commanding officer He accepted it with difficulty.
Is Russia ready to resume talks?
Russia on Sunday promised to be ready We need to restart peace talks with UkrainePromised that their suspension was due to kyiv. We are ready to continue the conversationVladimir Medinsky, the Kremlin’s adviser in charge of talks with kyiv, said in an interview with Belarusian television.
Contacts in Belarus continued in March after Russian forces failed to capture the Ukrainian capital as quickly as planned, and then continued in Turkey, without success, reducing Russia before launching its new offensive on Donbass.
The shaken world economy
The war in Ukraine, which is beginning to recover from the world economy, is also shaking the world economy Infectious trauma. In particular, rising energy and food prices are creating a real crisis in the cost of living in the face of fears for supply.
In a statement released just Monday before the Davos Forum opens, Oxfam expects 263 million people to fall into extreme poverty this year, or one million every 33 hours. A rhythm that the NGO compares to the creation of a new billionaire every 30 hours during epidemics.
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