May 23, 2022

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Ukraine – Russia, today’s war news

Two explosions during the night in Belgorod, a region of southern Russia on the border with Ukraine. Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov reported this in a post on social media. Gladkov wrote: “There were no casualties or damage.” Meanwhile, 100 people were evacuated from the Azovstal steel complex in Mariupol. But hundreds of Ukrainian civilians were still trapped under the rubble of the factory, and President Volodymyr Zelensky said rescue operations would resume in the morning.

Kyiv “sabotage” negotiations with Russia. This was stated by the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, during an interview with the White Zone program, broadcast on Rhett 4. He accused Italy of being “on the front line against Moscow.” “We were surprised – he explained – that some of the statements of Italian politicians and media went beyond good diplomatic and journalistic standards.” He added that Moscow does not aim to “overthrow” Zelensky “, the goal is” that no further threats to Russia from Ukraine appear.

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05.15 Nicaragua, Moscow against the Nazis backed by the United States and the European Union

“Russia is fighting for its security, against the Nazis who seized power and killed people in Ukraine,” Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega was quoted by local media as saying.

05.05 Washington, Biden’s visit to Ukraine is only a matter of time

Adam Schiff, the chairman of the US House Intelligence Committee, told CNN that “it’s only a matter of time” before US President Joe Biden visits Ukraine.
US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv on Sunday

04.50 Media, the Russian Chief of Staff visits the front

Russia’s chief of staff, General Valery Gerasimov, visited frontline positions in eastern Ukraine last week in a bid to revitalize the offensive of Moscow’s forces. The New York Times reported, citing Ukrainian and US officials.
Moreover, during his visit, Gerasimov allegedly survived a Ukrainian attack on Saturday on a school used as a military base in the Russian-controlled city of Izyum: about 200 soldiers, including at least one general, were killed in the bombing, but Gerasimov had already been killed in bombing. He left for Russia.

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03.55 Deputy Commander of the Azov Regiment: “There are still many wounded at the Azovstal Steelworks”

Sviastoslav Palamar, deputy commander of the Azov Regiment, helps defend the last section of Mariupol not occupied by the Russians, and is happy that the evacuations have begun. “There are ruins,” he said, “he told the Associated Press. We don’t have special equipment. It’s hard for soldiers to collect the plates that weigh tons.” The Azovstal plant is full of mines, rockets, artillery shells and ammunition. Unexploded groups He said that the presence of children and civilians makes the fighting more difficult and that there are many wounded in the factory.

02.10 Ukraine: Russian media, shelling of two Donetsk regions

Ukrainian forces shelled two Donetsk regions in 13 minutes. This was reported by Telegram, the representative office of the Donetsk People’s Republic Monitoring and Coordination Center (JCCC).
At 23.54 on Sunday, Ukrainian security forces launched from the village of Vodian in the Kuibyshev region, and at 00.07 from Krasnogorovka, four missiles were fired at the Kirov region.

02.05 Explosions in the Russian region on the border with Ukraine, no casualties

Two explosions occurred early Monday in Belgorod, the region in southern Russia bordering Ukraine, Vyacheslav Gladkov, the region’s governor, wrote in a social media post. Gladkov wrote: “There were no casualties or damage.”

02.04 Ukraine: Trump, “Putin saw Biden’s weakness”

In Nebraska, where he spoke to hundreds of his supporters, Donald Trump recalled that Russian President Vladimir Putin would “never invade” Ukraine at the White House. He added that “Putin saw weakness and saw incompetence” in the Biden administration.

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01.50 Kyiv, a Russian spy exposed in our army

Until recently, a Russian spy worked in the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, but he was exposed and arrested by the Ukrainian security services. This was stated by Oleksiy Aristovich, Adviser to the Head of the Office of President Volodymyr Zelensky.
In addition to the enemy’s resource in the General Staff – says Aristovich, citing the Ukrinform Agency – many other people who have nothing to do with the military headquarters were “disclosed”.

00.55 Media Kyiv, Russia already has plans to invade Moldova

Russian leaders have elaborated a detailed plan to invade Moldova soon in what could lead to a repetition of the “Donbass” scenario in the region. Ukrainian media reported this.
Ukrainian intelligence sources have indicated that there are “a series of indications” that point to an attack in the near future on the ex-Soviet country that has only 3,250 soldiers in its army. Some activity has already been observed at the airport of Tiraspol, the capital of the unrecognized Republic of Transnistria. The Russians could try to transfer troops to planes and helicopters taking off from occupied Crimea.

00.48 Ukraine: Twist, the Italian fighter announces his return home

There are still surprises in the story of Ivan Luca Favasori, Italian volunteer fighter in the war in Ukraine, ex-footballer and adopted son of Lombard businessman Pietro Favasori. After posting a story on his personal Instagram account on Sunday morning declaring his desire to “move forward” with his mission in Ukraine, he posted another message in the evening indicating the opposite result. “I’m sick, it’s enough for me – he writes in Spanish – it’s time to go home, I no longer have a head to move forward. I did my best to help. I put my time and my life at the disposal of the Ukrainian people,” but it is time to take my life again. “

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00.40 Ukraine: UN, 4.5 million tons of grain blocked in ports

Almost 4.5 million tons of grain were blocked in Ukrainian ports due to the Russian invasion. This was stated by Martin Frick, official of the United Nations World Food Program (Wfp).
“Hunger should not become a weapon,” Frick said, calling for the resumption of Ukrainian food supplies to other countries to alleviate the global food crisis.
Before the war, Ukraine was one of the world’s largest wheat exporters and corn producers, and many countries depended on Ukrainian wheat supplies, according to the United Nations.

00.05 Zelensky, evacuations from Mariupol must resume tomorrow

The evacuations from Mariupol will continue on Monday if “all necessary conditions” are met. This was stated by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, citing the Guardian, after today one hundred civilians were evacuated from the Azovstal steel plant. “For the first time – this vital corridor began to work. For the first time there was a real two-day ceasefire in this region. We will continue to do everything in our power to evacuate our people from Azovstal” from Mariupol in general, said Zelensky. These humanitarian corridors are one element of the ongoing negotiation process.”

00.03 Lavrov, Zelensky the Jew? For me, it was Hitler too

“President Volodymyr Zelensky being Jewish makes no sense. In my opinion, Hitler was also of Jewish ancestry.” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, in an interview in Zona Bianca on Rete 4, answered the question whether he did not consider it inconsistent to accuse the Ukrainian president of being the head of a country that, according to Moscow’s claims, should “discredit him”. Lavrov repeated accusations in Kyiv of using “neo-Nazi” forces such as the Azov Battalion. “The people – he said – who tattooed the swastika on their skin, who read and approved of My Struggle.”

Woman evacuated from steel mills in Azovstal

A woman is evacuated from steel plants in Azovstal (Reuters)

00.01 Ukraine: Resumption of soldiers and Russian bombing of Azovstal

After a rare ceasefire that allowed the evacuation of about 100 people, the bombing of the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol resumed. This was reported on Ukrainian television by a soldier who is in the besieged city.
“The occupiers resumed firing on Azovstal as soon as the evacuation of some Ukrainians was completed,” said Denis Shlyga, commander of the 12th National Guard Brigade. “They use all kinds of weapons,” he added.