Faced with the stagnation of negotiations to end the confrontations, Ukraine called for greater severity on the part of the allies towards Russia.
The Russian blockade in the Black Sea is beginning to worry the international community, the possibility of a food shortage due to the blockade imposed by Kremlin troops.
The Kremlin flaunted its weapons capacity and threatened to make Finland disappear in 10 secondsafter the formal announcement of the European country to join NATO.
Next, the minute by minute of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine (Ukrainian time, GMT+3):
Sunday May 15:
6:14: Finland confirmed that it was the invasion of Ukraine that prompted them to seek protection from NATO.
As reviewed by the Washington PostIn a phone call, Putin told Finnish President Sauli Niinisto that his country’s decision to join NATO is “wrong” and could have “a negative effect” on Russian-Finnish relations, but made no specific threats. according to a reading of the Kremlin.
Niinisto, who initiated the call, he bluntly told Putin that it was above all his “massive invasion” of Ukraine that prompted Finland to seek the protection provided by the NATO security alliance.according to a statement from his office.
“The conversation was direct and was carried out without aggravation. It was considered important to avoid tensions,” the statement said.
5 o’clock: Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky said this Sunday on his social networks after winning his country Eurovision 2022 in Turin that “next year Ukraine will host” that festival, as befits the winning country.
“Our courage impresses the world, our music conquers Europe. Next year, Ukraine will host Eurovision for the third time in its history.. And I think it will not be the last”, adds Zelensky.
The president also stated that they will do “everything so that one day the participants and guests of the festival will be held in the Ukrainian Mariupol”in reference to the city devastated by the Russian invasion and attacks and where some 600 people who have not been able to be evacuated still survive hidden in a steel mill.
The president added that he wants the next edition of the contest to take place in a “free, peaceful and restored” Ukraine.
3:40: The war will end at the end of 2022, Ukraine’s military intelligence chief said.
As reviewed GuardianMajor General Kyrylo Budanov claimed that Moscow was suffering heavy casualties and predicted a turning point in mid-August, adding that he believed “most active combat actions will be over by the end of this year.” 2:15: Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky met with US senators on Saturday and called for Russia to be officially recognized as a “terrorist state,” he said in his late-night speech.
“Today I had talks with a delegation of US senators led by Senate Republican Minority Leader Mitchell McConnell in kyiv,” he said. “I think this visit demonstrates once again the strength of bipartisan support for our state, the strength of the ties between the Ukrainian and American nations.”
Also during the meeting there was talk of US support for Ukraine and the tightening of sanctions on Russiaaccording to Zelensky. “I expressed my gratitude for the historic decision to renew the Lend Lease program. I called for official recognition of Russia as a terrorist state,” Zelensky said.
US President Joe Biden signed the Ukraine Democracy Defense Leasing Act of 2022 on May 9. The new law, which eases some requirements for the US to lend or lease military equipment to Ukraine, was approved with a bipartisan majority in the US House and Senate. Its sponsors said the legislation gives Biden much broader authority to help Ukraine defend itself against Russia and addresses how the US can get weapons to Ukraine faster.
00:23: “By blocking the Black Sea, Ukraine’s main gateway for international trade, including food exports, Russia put dozens of countries at risk of a global food crisis”Zelensky said.
For the president, countries can avoid world famine by supporting Ukraine with the supply of weapons
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