Lithuania and Poland cooperate to send weapons to Ukraine
Lithuania and Poland intend to further strengthen bilateral cooperation in order to coordinate aid to Ukraine. This was stated by the Lithuanian President, Gitanas Nosuda, and the Speaker of the Polish Parliament, Elżbieta Wittek, after a meeting in Vilnius. The Lithuanian head of state noted that “Russia is preparing for a long and exhausting war” and for this very reason it is necessary to ensure the continued flow of economic, military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine. The two politicians also stressed that the two countries would support Ukraine’s initiatives at the United Nations in favor of establishing a special court for crimes of aggression.
Missiles on the infrastructure in Zaporizhzhia region
Russian forces launched a missile attack in the Zaporozhye region, and there are indications that critical infrastructure in the area may have been damaged. This was reported by the regional military administration of Zaporizhzhia on Telegram, according to Ukrinform. In particular, it is assumed that S-300 missiles were launched against the infrastructure of the region, and now the relevant services are working on the spot. Local residents heard explosions, followed by sirens indicating the threat of air strikes.
Prigozhin: “We are about a kilometer away from the center of Bakhmut”
The founder of the Wagner mercenary group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, said that the Russian forces are located 1.2 kilometers from the administrative center of Bakhmut. The tax is reported. «It is a five-story building from which smoke comes – the building of the city administration, the administrative center of the city. Prigozhin, who posted a video on the Telegram channel of his press service, said it was one kilometer two hundred meters away.
British analyst: 30 thousand Russians died to conquer Bakhmut
More than 30,000 Russian soldiers were killed trying to take Bakhmut according to Philip Ingram, a former British Military Intelligence colonel who is now a military analyst, in an interview with UK’s Sky News. Ingram added that Bakhmut was a “insignificant little” city on a 1,200-kilometre front. The former colonel added that “the Russians see it as a springboard to go to other cities, Kramatorsk and Sloviansk, and then go on to try to take the rest of Donbass.”
Pope: I want to go to Kiev, but on condition that I also go to Moscow
«I am ready to go to Kiev. I want to go to Kyiv. But on condition that I go to Moscow. Go to both places or not go. This was stated by Pope Francis in an interview on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Pope’s pontiff, to the Argentine newspaper La Nacón. In response to questions from journalist Elisabetta Pique, the Pontiff said he believed going to Moscow was “not impossible”. “I’m not saying it’s possible. It’s not impossible – he explains -. Let’s hope we can, huh. Eye, there’s no promise, nothing. I didn’t close that door.” Francis also responds to the fact that he has spoken about Putin, in other interviews, as an “educated person”. He is educated – he repeats -. He has visited me here three times as head of state and you can have a very high level conversation with him. Oh intellectual. We talked about literature once. A man who speaks not only Russian, but also perfect German, and speaks English. Oh intellectual. Culture is something that is acquired, not an ethical profession. They are two different things. ” Francis also recalls that on the second day after the invasion of Ukraine «I went to the embassy, offered to go to Russia. Minister Lavrov replied that he thanked me very much, that they take this into account, but that is clearly not the case at the moment Now, for the time being, the Vatican is doing more diplomatic work to see if anything can be achieved.” When asked if there is a “peace plan” from the Vatican, given that Leonid Sevastyanov, the head of the World Union of Old Believers, is married to a Yezidi soprano, a friend of Putin and Kirill, Francis admits that he is in correspondence with Sevastyanov, but clarifies: “ Not a peace plan, there is a peace service, which, at its discretion … But there are many heads of state who are interested, right?”. And what does this “service of peace” consist of, “the desire to serve peace – he answers -“. For example in India, Modi is very worried. And Modi is a balanced man who knows how to perfectly advocate for dialogue with both of them. Example. There are other heads of state. And we work under the counter. My relationship with the Russian ambassador here is excellent. A guy whose credentials I received seven years ago… Well, that’s changing now, isn’t it? He is the son of a Ukrainian mother, and a Russian father, who knows the struggle all too well. He is a very serious and professional man, you can talk. And while you can talk, let’s move on.” And whether a meeting in the Vatican between Zelensky and Putin is credible, “In other words, Zelensky and Putin, I don’t know. But a global meeting of world delegates on this is plausible – says the Pope -. There is also an Israeli group working On this. Many who might get together and can do something, right? Works of the Vatican”
Zelensky: Let’s change the name of Russia to Muscovy
Ukraine’s Pravda reports that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelesinky is considering changing Russia’s name to “Moscow”. The idea comes from an online petition that has already reached 25,000 signatures which explains how “this name has been used in European and some Asian languages,” adding that “many historical maps from the 16th and 19th centuries, made in Europe before and after the renaming of the kingdom Moscow to the All-Russian Empire, they also called it by this name.” Zelensky, who appointed Prime Minister Denis Schmigal to follow up on the case, added: “The issue raised in the petition requires careful study in terms of the historical and cultural context, and taking into account possible international legal consequences.” Maria Zakharova’s response arrived. , the spokeswoman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, shortly after, who spoke in Telegram about another demonstration of the “anti-Russian” campaign taking place in Ukraine. According to RIA Novosti, the deputy speaker of the Russian State Duma, Boris Chernyshov, also commented on the petition, saying that “it cannot be dealt with Such initiatives can only be smiled.”
Kiev: Moscow has already lost 158 thousand soldiers
Russia has already lost about 158,000 soldiers in Ukraine. This was reported on Facebook by the General Staff of the Armed Forces in Kiev, citing Ukrinform. Between February 24, 2022 and March 11, 2023, losses incurred by the Russians in combat also included – according to the same source – 3,458 tanks, 6,762 armored fighting vehicles, 2,483 artillery systems, 493 multiple launch anti-aircraft missiles, and 257 anti-aircraft systems. , 304 aircraft, 289 helicopters, 5344 vehicles and fuel tanks, 18 ships / warships, 2108 drones. In addition, 907 cruise missiles were shot down.
Two dead in Donetsk
Two people were killed yesterday in the village of Krasnohorivka in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, which was the scene of the fiercest fighting between Moscow and Kiev forces. This was stated by the governor of the Donetsk region, Pavlo Kirilenko, citing the Kiev Independent. According to the governor, 14 people have been infected in the area over the past 24 hours.
Zelensky: We are not involved in sabotage in Nord Stream
Ukraine is not involved in the explosions in the Nord Stream gas pipeline. This was stated by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at a joint press conference with Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin in Kiev. “The Ukrainians definitely did not do that. And this is the most important thing. ” According to the Ukrainian president, information about Kiev’s alleged connection to the Nord Stream attacks is being published to slow down Western aid to Ukraine. I think it is very dangerous for some independent media, which I have always treated with great respect, to take such measures. “I think this is wrong, it’s just playing for Russia,” Zelensky said.
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