Is it immoral to lie on the beach and bask in the sun in a country where there is a war? Or is it an act of survival, a celebration of life more precious than ever?
Yulia and Valeria, aged 21 and 20, clearly speak about this and express it with disarming simplicity. “Ukrainians are a strong people. We fight to live. We want to do ordinary things, because we don’t know what will happen tomorrow, ”says Yulia. “To live. Even if only for one day,” adds Valeria.
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U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland made a surprise visit to Ukraine on Tuesday to discuss possible war crimes committed by Russian forces as part of the invasion of the territory.
So, the Prosecutor General met with his Ukrainian counterpart Irina Venediktova, with whom he spoke about the ongoing efforts to “identify” war crimes suspects, according to sources in the Ministry of Justice.
Earlier this week, Garland expressed support for an international campaign to bring to justice those responsible for the atrocities documented by the Ukrainian authorities.
Ukrainian Presidential Adviser Mykhailo Podolyak, in an interview published on Tuesday, stressed that the peace agreement is “useless” unless Russia is completely defeated on the battlefield.
“In the modern world, a peace treaty is useless and impossible. At present, the end of the war means a complete rejection of the idea of returning our people home,” he told the Moldovan news portal NewsMaker.
“No one will go, for example, to Kharkiv, Zaporozhye, Dnipro, Krivoy Rog, to any city along the dividing line, because the citizens of Ukraine understand that at any moment the war can return with the same intensity (…). a peace treaty is possible only in the event of the restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine and the inevitable defeat of Russia.”
Ukrainian authorities confirmed on Tuesday a new body swap with the Russian side, in which Kyiv recovered 35 bodies and Moscow received another 50 killed in the fighting.
As clarified in the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine under the Ministry of Defense, 25 bodies correspond to Ukrainian military personnel from the city of Mariupol, the main site of hostilities for several weeks before finally falling into the hands of Russia.
For its part, the Ministry of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine indicates that the exchange took place in the Zaporozhye region in cooperation with various bodies of the Ukrainian administration, including the General Staff of the Armed Forces.
“We are witnessing a deliberate attempt by Russia to create world hunger,” Josep Borrell, head of public diplomacy, said yesterday after a meeting of the Council of European Foreign Ministers. “20 million tons of wheat are blocked in Ukraine. This will lead to starvation,” Borrell warned, raising his tone to accuse the Kremlin of “war crimes.”
The European Union is working with the United Nations to negotiate with Moscow to end this blockade, which it has called “unthinkable.” Yesterday, at the same time as announcing that the UN World Food Program would halve food rations for refugees and other vulnerable groups, the Twenty-Seven committed another 1 billion euros in food aid.
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Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said he spoke with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday to convey Spain’s support for Ukraine’s European Union candidate status.
Sanchez spoke about this in detail on his Twitter profile, in which he wanted to make it clear that Spain is on the side of Ukraine.
“This afternoon I spoke with President Zelensky and conveyed our country’s support for granting Ukraine candidate status for the European Union. This is a historic moment. Spain is on your side,” Sanchez wrote on the social network. net.
The Russian authorities expressed their disapproval of the “arrogant” note sent by the British authorities to Russia regarding the situation of two British citizens sentenced to death in Donetsk after they were captured by militias in the region while fighting on the side of Ukraine.
Andrey Kelin, Russia’s ambassador to London, clarified that London contacted Moscow through a note “written exclusively in arrogant and instructive terms” and which, in his words, “does not cause a desire to interact on these topics.”
“Here we have not a call for dialogue, but an arrogant call in the spirit of the fact that we are obliged to respect their rights. He talks about many things that we must do. I see no signs of dialogue,” complained Kelin, according to the Russian TASS agency.
According to the CSE report, due to the international situation, Moldova faces risks in the field of energy supply, border security and the management of the flow of refugees, the Moldpres news agency reports.
Thus, under these conditions, the USE can quickly intervene if there is a need to make additional decisions to provide all consumers with energy resources and maintain the energy security of the country.
Russia has enough troops in Lugansk to launch a full-scale offensive in the region, where all cities still under Ukrainian control are being bombed, including Severodonetsk, where Ukrainian troops now control only the Azot chemical plant.
“We have an extremely difficult situation on the entire Luhansk front. The enemy is launching a large-scale offensive in our area, they have accumulated a sufficient number of reserves,” Governor Sergei Gaidai said.
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