On the 105th day of the war, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zhelensky He takes on the conflict he defines as “large-scale” in a discourse he refers to Chevrodonetsk “TheThe center of the conflict in Donbass. It was a very tough, very tough battle – he says -. Probably the most difficult one in this battle. In many respects, the fate of the Donbass is determined there.
Meanwhile, Russian progress in eastern Ukraine continues and on the diplomatic front it is warm and hot. Question about wheat. Russia will not attack ships carrying grain if Ukraine launches demining operations in its ports. This was promised by the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov During a joint press conference with the Turkish delegation in Ankara Mevlut Cavusoglu. Regarding a possible meeting between the President of Russia Vladimir Putin And the Ukrainian one Volodymyr ZhelenskyThe negotiating team should restart the negotiation process, the ball is in the Kiev field, said Lavrov Cavusoglu.
No firm agreement was reached at the Ankara meeting between the representatives of Russia and Turkey: Ukraine is now waiting for communication between the Ukrainian and Turkish sides. This was stated by the Ambassador of Ukraine to Turkey Vasil Botner at a conference. “We are now looking forward to finding common ground between the Ukrainian and Turkish sides,” Botner said, stressing that it is important for Ukraine that Turkey continues to act as a mediator and negotiate with Ukraine and Russia. This issue is in the interest of both Ukraine and Turkey. Instead, the ambassador believes, Russia has vested interests: not to liberate Ukrainian grain from ports, but rather to “sell more of its own and steal ours in the occupied territories”. According to Botner, first, the Russians had to withdraw these ports and remove the barriers, after which they could “talk about demining, leave the ports and safely export grain”.
Blackmail flying over wheat
Russia will allow the export of grain from Ukrainian ports, but only in accordance with its terms. The foreign minister flew to Ankara after his visit to Belgrade faded due to the closure of European airspace. Sergei Lavrov He endorsed Turkey’s mediation efforts and promised that demining of the Black Sea coast would not be used by Moscow to attack ports. “These are the guarantees of the President of Russia and we are ready to formalize them in one way or another,” he said. But as a first step, he warned that the ports would fall to Kiev with demining. To address the global food crisis, the UN He explained that Russia was ready to negotiate with the mediator. But from the West, Moscow wants to ease sanctions. Request issued by Turkey. The reading of the question on the Ukrainian front is different: “Russia continues its war with lies even beyond the Ukrainian borders. It says it wants to prevent a global famine, but it is stealing grain reserves. We are launching a counter – attempt to truth. Speaking at a meeting of the European Parliament, Ruslan Stefanziuk, the leader of RADA in Ukraine, said, “We need to compensate whoever caused so much damage.”
Resumption of negotiations
Negotiations between Russia and Ukraine are likely to resume Ceasefire. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu made the announcement during a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in Ankara, according to Anadolu.
A school and administrative building in Bakmut in the Donetsk region were attacked by Russian airstrikes this morning. The Ukrainian Interior Ministry quoted Ukrinform as saying, “The school was completely destroyed. According to the first information from the rescue squad, the victims were there.” Two hospitals were destroyed by Russian bombings in Severodonetsk and Rubizhne, as shown in new satellite images taken by Maxar Technologies and released by CNN. A large painting was painted on the roof of the hospital in Chevroletonetsk The Red Cross. In the south of Rubishne, in addition to the hospital, a pharmaceutical company and surrounding buildings were demolished.
In Severodonetsk, a hospital with a red cross on the roof was destroyed
However, Kiev says progress in the region has been hampered. “In the direction of Severodonetsk, the Kiev army stops the attack of Russian troops and the fighting continues. Attempts to control the nearby cities of Toshkivka and Ustinivka were also rejected,” he said in his morning operational statement. Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, reported by UNIAN. “No one will surrender in the Serverdonetsk. The Russians want to capture the city by June 10. They are taking place. Fierce wars“Our guards are fighting every inch of the city,” said Lugansk regional army chief Sergei Guido, quoted by the Guardian. The Russians did not control the Lysiansk-Bakmut road, but they fired. We do not use this route, it is very dangerous. Russian troops are planning to cross the Sevarsky Donets River again to build a bridge for attack, ”he added.
Losses of the Russian army
“Already 31,000 Russian soldiers have died in Ukraine. Since February 24, Russia has been paying almost 300 of its soldiers every day for a completely nonsensical war against Ukraine. However, the number of casualties is coming. Russia will exceed the permitted limits,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky told the Telegram.
Zelensky: ‘We will not sell gas and coal overseas’
Announced by President Volodymyr Zhelensky Ukraine will suspend all gas and coal exports, He hopes it will be “the most difficult winter due to the war”. “We will not sell our gas and coal overseas – he said in his latest video message. – All production will focus on meeting domestic demand.” For his part, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Schmidt suggested that coal production in state mines had fallen by a third since the end of February and that “Ukraine should be prepared for the worst hot season ever.” The Ukrainian government has instructed state-owned Naftogaz to accumulate at least 19 billion cubic meters of gas in its Ukrainian underground storage facilities.
The port of Berdyansk reopened
Port of southeastern Ukraine Berdyansk, Occupied by the Russians, reopened after demining and the first ships with grain are expected to depart this weekend, Vladimir Rokov told the Russian DOS agency, “Everything is ready. The cargo is exported, and the grain will depart first. In fact there are a lot of grain here, all the lifts are full. . ” Yevgeny Balitsky, head of the self-proclaimed military-civilian administration, said Russian military-occupied territories in the southeastern Zaporizhzhia region of Ukraine were supplying grain to the Middle East. “We are shipping wheat through Russia and major agreements have been signed with Turkey – he said – the first trains have departed from Crimea to the Middle East. This is Ukraine’s traditional market”. The president said the Ukrainian food and grain crisis was “the result of Putin’s cold, severe and calculated siege on some of the world’s most vulnerable countries and people. Food has become part of the Kremlin’s terrorist arsenal.” EU Commission Ursula van der Leyen Speaking at the conclusion of the European Parliament, he reiterated that European sanctions have not been imposed on food items banned in Ukraine.
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