Day 78 of the war. A total of 788 ballistic cruise missiles have been launched from Russian or Belarusian territory since Moscow The invasion of Ukraine began on February 24, informed the deputy head of the Main Directorate of Operations of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces (AFU), Oleksiy Hromov. Since the beginning of large-scale hostilities, the Russian armed forces have carried out 487 missile strikes against Ukraine, the military official said, the Interfax-Ukraine agency reported. In these attacks, 788 ballistic and cruise missiles have been fired from the territory of Russia and Belarus, according to the count of the Ukrainian authorities presented until 17:00 GMT on Wednesday. Hromov explained that the releases include 213 operational tactical missiles Iskandersome 61 Tochka-U operational tactical missiles, another 235 cruise missiles based on the sea and the air and there have been 4,917 aerial sorties by Russian troops.
Finland assures that the possible accession to NATO is not directed “against anyone”
the president of FinlandSauli Niinisto, stressed several times this Wednesday in Helsinki, together with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, that the possible accession of Finland to the NATO It is not directed “against anyone”, alluding to Moscow, in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. “If we want to maximize our security, it means maximizing the defense of our country,” he explained. Niinisto during a press conference, adding that “no one can be offended if someone (a country) wants to defend itself”, as reported by the newspaper ‘Ilta Sanomat’. Thus, the Finnish president highlighted at a press conference that Russia has decided to try to take decision-making power away from Finland in its own defense by demanding that the Atlantic Alliance not expand further east.
CNN broadcasts the brutal video of Russian soldiers shooting two civilians in the back
The American CNN published this Thursday a video obtained by the surveillance camera of a business on the outskirts of kyiv in which several Russian soldiers apparently shoot two unarmed Ukrainian civilians. The chain assures that the video to which it has had access is part of the investigation of the alleged war crimes committed by Russian troops in Ukraine that is currently being processed by Ukrainian prosecutors. Both civilians were found after the shooting that, according to the chain, violates the conventions of war that prohibit attacking civilians.
CNN has released a video from surveillance cameras in which the Russian occupiers shot two unarmed civilians in the back. It happened on March 16 in Kyiv region.
For this war crime, as for all its atrocities, Russia will certainly be held accountable. pic.twitter.com/rCia2yTtFM
— Stratcom Center UA (@StratcomCentre) May 12, 2022
Zelensky thanks Scholz for “high level of dialogue” between Ukraine and Germany
The Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelenski, thanked the German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, on Wednesday for the “high level of dialogue” that both nations maintain in the framework of the war initiated by Russia against Ukraine. As Zelensky has detailed on his social networks, both leaders hold “regular” conversations in which aspects related to defense aid, cooperation in the energy sector or the increase in sanctions against Russia are discussed. Later, the German government issued a statement in which it reported that both leaders had discussed possible ways for Ukraine to receive “more assistance”.
Zelensky defends Ukraine’s accession to the EU and regrets the “uncertainty”
The President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelensky, defended his country’s accession to the European Union (EU) on Wednesday, while lamenting the “uncertainty” surrounding this issue.
In the opinion of the Ukrainian president, Ukraine “deserves to be a full member” of the EU. In this sense, he has argued that his entry “can only strengthen other countries” in the bloc, something that the Ukrainian Army “has shown.”
This is how we tell you the most important things about the war in Ukraine this Wednesday.