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War Ukraine – Russia, live: the latest news about the invasion

White House press secretary Jen Psaki assured Wednesday that Russia had “already lost” the war with Ukraine and said the Russians had failed to divide NATO after invading the neighboring country.

“The Russians have already lost. They did not take control of Ukraine. President (of Russia, Vladimir) Putin is not going to march through the streets of Kyiv, they are not going to have the territorial integrity and sovereignty of this country, and they have not divided NATO, ”Psaki said at a press conference.

Similarly, he said that “President Putin’s way of defining ‘victory’ in the war he started from the start was to take over Ukraine, swallow Ukraine into Russia, strip it of its territorial integrity and sovereignty, and it’s clear that this was not successful. “.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky praised the work of journalist Oleksandr Mayov, who died on Wednesday in combat in Izyum, Ukraine, and noted the evacuation of civilians from the Azovstal metallurgical plant.

“Oleksandr Mayov, a well-known journalist, you must have seen his reports on Ukrainian TV channels. Always without vanity,” Zelensky said in a statement released by the Presidium of Ukraine.

Zelensky also recalled that Mayov, a native of the Lugansk region, “was the first Ukrainian journalist to visit our station in Antarctica in 2017.” “From the first day of the total war, he was at the forefront. Volunteer and soldier of the 95th Airborne Assault Brigade,” he said.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky this Wednesday held a telephone conversation with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and thanked him for the UN’s efforts to evacuate civilians at the Azovstal steel plant to the Ukrainian city of Mariupol.

Zelensky also informed him about the successful completion of the first stage of the evacuation, during which at least 121 people left the metallurgical plant, and expressed hope for the successful continuation of the operation in the coming days.

“The whole world learned about the role of the UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in this matter. This showed that international organizations can be effective,” the President stressed in a statement by the Presidium of Ukraine.

Technologies are needed that can quickly respond to changes in production and/or demand. Without them, the electrical system will be unstable and stop working properly.

To do this, we must have what is known in energy jargon as “backup systems”, that is, systems that ensure the continuity of energy supply, even if we do not have energy from renewable sources, says Professor Pablo Foncillas.

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega this Wednesday welcomed his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping’s call that the international community should “create the right conditions” to resolve the conflict in Ukraine and “sincerely promote peace talks.”

“President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China issued a call and approach for a global solution (…) to abandon the Cold War mentality. For all this, we must work together,” Ortega said. during an official act to commemorate the Day of National Dignity, held at the Olof Palme Convention Center in Managua.

The President of Nicaragua said that in honor of national hero Augusto Nicolás Calderón Sandino (1895-1933), known as Sandino, “We inform the international community that we (Nicaragua) welcome this call from the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, to ensure security for all in the world”.

Any NATO vehicles with weapons and ammunition destined for the Ukrainian army that arrive in the country will be destroyed, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu warned today.

“The United States and its NATO allies continue to supply Ukraine with weapons. I want to emphasize that any transport from the Atlantic Alliance that arrives in the country with weapons or means for the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be considered by us as a legitimate target.” , he noted during the meeting, Interfax reports.

Russia today announced the opening of a humanitarian corridor for the evacuation of civilians from the besieged Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol from Thursday for three days, the Defense Ministry said.

According to the Interdepartmental Coordination Headquarters of Russia, the corridors will be open on May 5, 6 and 7 from 05:00 to 15:00 GMT “for humanitarian reasons.” During this time interval, “The armed forces of Russia and the formations of the Donetsk People’s Republic unilaterally cease any hostilities,” the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

The units will retreat to a “safe distance” and evacuate civilians in any direction they choose, both to the territory of the Russian Federation and to areas controlled by the Kyiv authorities, they promise in Moscow. The mayor of the punishable city, Vadim Boychenko, said that about 200 civilians were trapped in a metallurgical plant, almost 160 people were evacuated from Azovstal over the weekend, and today Kyiv announced four other humanitarian corridors without knowing it. managed to withdraw more civilians.

Russia intends to keep what its Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said about Hitler and Zelensky. On Tuesday, his agency called “ahistorical” statements by Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, who the day before demanded an apology for Lavrov’s remarks that Hitler “has Jewish blood.” According to Moscow, Israel “supports the neo-Nazi regime in Ukraine.”

When asked in an interview with Mediaset’s Italian channel Rete 4 how Russia could “denazify” Ukraine if its president Vladimir Zelensky is Jewish, Lavrov assured that this origin was not an obstacle for him in defending neo-Nazis in Ukraine. To justify this, he advanced theories about Adolf Hitler’s alleged Jewish origins.

The government estimates that about 130,000 people have arrived in Spain from Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian invasion, of which more than 86,000 already have work and residence permits in the country.

Nearly 40% of displaced and sheltered people are minors, according to a statement from the Ministry of Integration, Social Security and Migration.

Ukraine lost contact with the defenders of the Azovstal steel plant, the last stronghold of Ukrainian resistance in the port city of Mariupol, on Wednesday as Russian attacks intensified as Russia continues its slow advance in Donbas.

“We have lost contact, there is no connection to find out what is happening, whether they are safe or not,” the mayor of the punished city, Vadim Boychenko, complained on Ukrainian television.

More than 300 civilians arrived in the Ukrainian city of Zaporozhye on Wednesday after being evacuated from the besieged port city of Mariupol and its environs as part of a new operation coordinated by the UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

These evacuations are in addition to the evacuation of more than a hundred people that took place on Tuesday, mostly civilians who had taken refuge at the Azovstal steel plant.

“Today we were once again able to secure safe passage for civilians trapped in Mariupol and other areas, thanks to close cooperation between the UN and the ICRC,” Osnat Lubrani, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine, tweeted.

Many of these people arrived wearing nothing but the clothes they were wearing at the time, Loubrani said, signaling that the United Nations would support them and try to continue these humanitarian efforts.

The Belarusian army began this Wednesday to conduct previously unscheduled military exercises. The Minsk government assured that these maneuvers do not pose any threat to either Europe or neighboring countries. But in Kyiv they do not agree and fear that Russia could use the armed forces of its ally in its military campaign against Ukraine.

The Ministry of Defense of Belarus announced the sudden start of the maneuvers in its Telegram account. Its purpose, he explained, is to test the combat effectiveness of the army.

The European Commission’s new sanctions proposal includes the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, and Colonel Azatbet Omurbekov, known as the “butcher of Bucha” for alleged involvement in the massacre of civilians in the Ukrainian city.

Member states are already discussing the proposal, which includes a gradual embargo on Russian oil and a list of dozens of soldiers allegedly involved in the Bucha massacre and the siege of the coastal city of Mariupol.

US President Joe Biden will discuss with G7 members this week the possibility of imposing additional sanctions against Russia for invading Ukraine.

“We are always open to more sanctions (…) This week I will be talking to G7 members about what we are going to do or not do,” Biden told reporters on Wednesday when asked about the new round. sanctions announced by the European Commission (EC).

The Kremlin today categorically denied the information that Russia is going to declare war on Ukraine or declare general mobilization on the 9th, when the country celebrates Victory Day over Nazi Germany.

“No, this is nonsense,” Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said at his daily press conference in response to a question about Western publications suggesting that Russian President Vladimir Putin could use the event to declare war on Ukraine.

The United Nations showed this Wednesday in its latest balance of casualties from the war in Ukraine that 3,238 civilians have died and 3,397 more have been injured since Russian tanks first crossed the border on Feb. 24 on the orders of President Vladimir Putin. .

Among the dead, 227 were minors and another 322 were injured. Most of the deaths were recorded in the territory controlled by the government of Ukraine – 1599 people, and in the self-proclaimed republics located in the Donbass – 493 dead civilians.


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