The news on Monday 9 May about the war in Ukraine, live. Zelensky: Ukraine has already shown that we are an integral part of the free world and a united Europe. Collaborator with Navalny: Putin is not a strategist, or a tactician, and he had a plan that jumped in, so there will be a war of attrition
• The war in Ukraine has reached its seventy-fifth day.
• There are expectations for Vladimir Putin’s D-Day speech: Many analysts are convinced that the Russian president will repackage the special military operation in Ukraine.
• First Lady Jill Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Ukraine yesterday. Also in the country are Bono of U2 and The Edge who performed on the Kyiv subway and went to Bucha, Irpin and Borodyanka.
• The G7 countries want Putin not to win the war, while President Zelensky calls for the Russians to withdraw from all of Ukraine.
• The Azov Battalion at the Mariupol Steel Plant has no intention of surrendering and declares: We will fight to the end. The bombings in the Mykolaiv region do not stop. Explosions also in Odessa.
• Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi will meet on Tuesday, May 10th, with US President Joe Biden in the United States. At the center of the talks are aid to Ukraine, sanctions against Moscow, and the race for independence from Russian gas.
06:45 – China: boom (+25.6%) in trade volume with Russia
The trade turnover between Russia and China in the first four months of 2022 increased by 25.9% compared to the same period last year and amounted to 51.09 billion dollars, these are the figures released by the Chinese Customs Administration. Chinese exports to Russia during the period under review increased by 11.3% year on year and amounted to $20.24 billion, and supplies from Russia to China increased by 37.8%, i.e. $30,85 billion. In one month of April, trade turnover between Russia and China amounted to $12.66 billion: exports from China to the Russian Federation amounted to $3.8 billion, and imports from Russia to China $8.8 billion.
6:25 a.m. – Borel, seize Moscow reserves to rebuild
EU High Representative for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell, suggests – in an interview with financial times EU member states consider seizing frozen Russian foreign exchange reserves to support the cost of rebuilding Ukraine after the war.
04:06 – Japan announces a gradual blockade of Russian oil imports
Japan has banned the import of crude oil from Russia in principle, in agreement with other G7 nations. This was announced by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, on the sidelines of an online meeting with leaders of other industrialized countries. Kishida acknowledged that for Japan, which relies heavily on imports of raw materials, banning crude oil imports from Russia should be done gradually, and it would not be without economic repercussions. However, in a TV interview, the Prime Minister made clear that the correspondence between the universal and fundamental values of nations has never been as important as it is now, with the world standing at a historical crossroads.
00:47 – Zelensky, we are already an integral part of a united Europe
Ukraine has already shown that we are an inseparable part of the free world and a united Europe. This is in stark contrast to the isolation of Moscow, in the evil and hatred that everyone will see tomorrow: these are the words of the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky in a video address on the occasion of Europe Day
on the 72nd anniversary of the Schumann Declaration, the starting point on the journey towards the creation of the European Union.
11:57 pm – Navalny collaborator: Putin’s war will be long
Putin is not a strategist or tactician, he had a plan that jumped in and so there will be a long war of attrition without certain changes. I don’t think there will be a general mobilization or an atomic war. This was stated by Leonid Volkov, right-hand man of Alexei Navalny, a what’s the weather like on Rai3. He added that the conflict in Ukraine may last for months or many years, and Putin is not ready to admit defeat and losses, stressing the need to focus on changing the mood of Russians, who are disappointed, and the fact that there are many concerns. Around the world within the elite. He noted that this could become a decisive factor in ending the war. Volkov will be in Brussels next week, where he will meet with top representative Josep Borrell.
11:42 pm – Britain, new trade sanctions against Moscow and Minsk
The British government announced new trade sanctions against Russia and Belarus over the war in Ukraine. There will be an export ban on the Russian industry and an increase in tariffs, especially on palladium. International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan said in a statement that this major sanctions package will further damage Russia’s war machine.
11:04 pm – Guterres (United Nations): horrified by the Russian attack on the school in Lugansk
The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, was appalled by the attack on a school in eastern Ukraine, which killed 60 people and called for the rescue of civilians. This was stated by his spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, after President Zelensky denounced the Group of Seven. The spokesman said Guterres reaffirmed the imperative to preserve civilians and civilian infrastructure in times of war. He added that the attack reminds us once again that in this war, as in many conflicts, it is civilians who pay the biggest price.
10:47 pm – 174 civilians evacuated from Mariupol have arrived in Zaporozhye
More than 170 civilians evacuated from Mariupol, including about 40 from the Azovstal steel plant, have arrived in Zaporizhia, a city in southeastern Ukraine that has become a reception center for people fleeing areas occupied by Russian forces. There are also children and elderly people, one of whom is in a wheelchair. The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Ukraine, Osnat Lubrani, said on Twitter that 174 people had traveled in 8 buses from the inferno of Mariupol. Lubrani added in a statement that this new operation brings the total number of evacuees from the region to more than 600.
10:35 pm – Trudeau announces the reopening of the Canadian Embassy in Kyiv
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in Kyiv at a joint press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky the reopening of his country’s embassy. Trudeau has also pledged other military aid, including drones, satellite imagery, small arms, ammunition and demining boxes.
10:09 pm – Zelensky: 60 killed in the Russian raid on the school in Lugansk
Yesterday, a Russian bomb killed 60 civilians in the village of Belogorivka, Lugansk region. Ukrainian President Zelensky said this during a video address at the G7 summit. In the school, which housed about 90 people, 30 people were rescued but 60 remained under the rubble, and from the start a massacre was feared.
May 9, 2022 (change on May 9, 2022 | 06:48)
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