The results of new talks between Ukraine, Russia and the United States They agree that there is no defined time for the end of the conflict. The approaches ended without results.
While Ukraine demands more help from alliesthe G7 said commit to the cause to help expel the invaders.
At the same time, the tension is increasing due to the reprisals announced by Russia before the imminent entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO.
Next, the minute by minute of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine (Ukrainian time, GMT+3):
Saturday May 14:
12:15: Ukrainian citizens who have fled their country since the beginning of the Russian invasion on February 24 reached 6.11 million todaya number that even exceeds the exodus that in recent years of political and economic crisis has occurred from Venezuelaof 6 million people.
According to figures updated daily by the United Nations Refugee Agency, in the last 24 hours there have been more than 30,000 departures from Ukraine.
UNHCR also indicates that more than 1.7 million Ukrainians have re-entered their country since the beginning of the waralthough he underlines that in many cases it could be pendular movements (people who enter and leave often) that do not show in any case a stable flow of returnees.
11:38: Finnish President, Sauli Niinistospoke with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putinabout the Nordic country’s application to join NATO, which is expected to be announced this weekend, his office said.
“The conversation was direct and carried out without aggravation. It was considered important to avoid tensionsNiinisto said in a statement from his office. “The phone call was initiated by Finland,” he added.
10:23: the G7 “will never recognize” the borders that Russia wants to impose by force in its war in Ukraineaffirmed the foreign ministers of the G7, which brings together the seven most industrialized nations in the world.
“We will never recognize the borders that Russia tries to change with its military intervention”, the ministers said in a statement released after a meeting in Wangels, northern Germany.
“We will maintain our commitment to support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, including Crimea (…)”, they specified.
9 o’clock: Russia cut electricity supply to Finland overnight after his energy company RAO Nordic threatened to cut off supply over late payments, he told the news agency AFP an official of the Finnish network operator.
supplies”they are zero since midnight”, said Timo Kaukonen. RAO Nordic had said on Friday it would suspend supplies, citing problems with payments, as Helsinki prepares to announce its NATO application following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine..
7:50: German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has not detected any change of heart on the part of Russian leader Vladimir Putin on the “crazy” war that he launched against Ukraine eleven weeks ago, as he stated in an interview published this Saturday with T-Online.
In the foreign minister’s view, Russia has failed to achieve any of its stated war goals, one of which was to secure Ukraine’s territory as a buffer between Moscow and NATO expansion.
scholz he noted that the war, on the contrary, has breathed new life into the Western alliance. “NATO has not withdrawn, but has strengthened its forces on the eastern flank of the Alliance. And the Alliance will become even stronger when Finland and Sweden join NATO”, he stated.
7:05: The Ukrainian Children’s Prosecutor’s Office denounced that at least 227 children have died and more than 420 have been injured in attacks perpetrated by Russia since the beginning of his invasion of the country, on February 24, until this Saturday.
Most of the child victims, counting deaths and injuries, have been registered in the Donetsk region, with 139, the capital region, kyiv, with 132, Kharkiv (99), Chernigov (68), Mikolaiv (44) , Kherson (48), Zaporizhia (28), Sumy (17), and Zhytomyr (15).
In addition, The Prosecutor’s Office denounced that 1,748 educational institutions have registered material damage since the beginning of the invasion144 of which have been completely destroyed.
6:17: The United Nations assured that it is not aware of any biological weapons program being carried out in Ukraineafter Russia alleged the existence of such weapons.
The deputy to the UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Thomas Markram, explained that The United Nations has no record of this type of weaponry and that “it continues to be today” that caseadding that the agency has “neither the mandate nor the technical or operational capacity to investigate this information.”
In addition, Markram pointed out to Russia that the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological Weapons contains a number of recourse measures more suitable for dealing with situations where states have concerns.
5:23: Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereschuk warned this Friday that the negotiations that Ukraine is having with Russia to free the soldiers who remain inside the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, could “not satisfy everyone”.
This was communicated by Vereschuk in a message on his Telegram channel, where reminded Ukrainian citizens that in war “there are no miracles”, and that instead there are “harsh realities”which is why a “sober and pragmatic” approach is necessary.
“The heart of the country is now Azovstal. In addition to Azov, there are our Armed Forces, the National Guard, the Border Guard, the Police and fighters of the Security Service of Ukraine. I share the anxiety and emotion of the defenders of the steel company,” said the Ukrainian deputy prime minister.
4:30: the United States Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, ordered the deployment of at least 10,000 troops in the coming months to replace US Army units deployed in the European theater of operations.
“These moves are designed to respond to the current security environment. Besides, these forces are not going to fight in the Ukraine. They will support the strong defense of NATO allies”, indicated the spokesman of the Pentagon, John Kirby.
Likewise, he specified that “these deployments are replacements of units one by one”, so “the replaced units will return to their stations of origin after an adequate rotation of responsibilities”.
03.29: Ukraine denounced that Russia threatens the entire Ukrainian territory with missile attacks creating an offensive base on the island of Zmiinyi and trying to destabilize the situation in Transnistria.
Ukrainian Southern Operational Command spokesman Vladyslav Nazarov said via Telegram that there are four Russian warships and two submarines in the Black Sea carrying more than 30 Kalibr missiles, posing a threat of missile strikes across the territory. Ukrainian, according to the local agency Ukrinform.
02.49: President Volodimir Zelensky said that although the Ukrainians are doing everything to expel the Russians, “no one can predict today how long this war will last”.
“This will depend, unfortunately, not only on our people, who are already giving their best,” he said in his late-night video address to the nation. “This will depend on our partners, on European countries, on the entire free world.”
He said he was grateful to all those who are working to tighten sanctions on Russia and increase military and financial support for Ukraine. “This is the only recipe to protect freedom against the Russian invasion. And for Western countries, this is not simply an expense. It is not about accounts, but about the future.”
02:14: the Austrian government has threatened the Russian company Gazprom with changing the country’s legislation so that other companies can use the Haidach storage facilities if you don’t refill the gas reserves.
Haidach, near the German border, is one of the key gas storage facilities in central Europe. That the reserves were full during the Ukraine war has been the main policy of the Austrian authorities due to the fear of shortages, while the European partners look for new markets to reduce their dependence on Russian energies.
01:42: The Government of Latvia has announced that it has banned the entry “for an indefinite period of time” to more than a hundred Russian citizensin the framework of the tensions arising from the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
In a message published through his account on the social network Twitter, the Latvian Foreign Minister, Edgars Rinkevics, explained that the decision had been made on the basis of the Latvian Immigration Law and, specifically, the entry of a total of 102 Russian citizens, who have joined the list of “undesirable persons”.
01:01: Ukraine’s prosecutor general said her office was preparing 41 war crimes cases against Russian soldiers.
“We have 41 suspects in cases that will be ready to go to court. All cases relate to Article 438 of the (Ukrainian) criminal code for war crimes, but they are different types of war crimes. There is the shelling of civilian infrastructure, the killing of civilians, rape and looting,” Iryna Venediktova said in a short live appearance on Ukrainian television on Friday night.
00:34: Ukraine’s Foreign Minister said that his country is ready to enter into diplomatic talks with Russia to unblock the grain supply and achieve a political solution to the war in Ukraine, but that it will not accept ultimatums from Moscow.
Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that the Ukrainian government has received “no positive response” from Russia, which, according to him, “prefers wars to talks.”
“We are ready to talk, but we are ready for a meaningful conversation based on mutual respect, not Russian ultimatums thrown on the table,” Kuleba told reporters on the sidelines of a Group of Seven foreign ministers meeting. major economies.
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