Day 79 of the war. The Ukrainian army tries to defend the south of the country, which has been hit hard by bombing Russiaand in the last 24 hours rocket, artillery and aircraft units have launched more than 100 attacks against Russian positions, published this Friday by the Operational Command South of Ukraine. According to the military report, released by local agencies, the Russians have lost 57 soldiers, six armored vehicles and three other motorized vehicles on the southern front in the last day.
In the occupied Kherson region, the Ukrainian military command denounced that the Russians want to execute “a legislative trap by calling a pseudo-referendum for the inclusion of this area in the Russian Federation.” However, according to the Ukrainians, “Ukrainian flags are visible on all the streets of Kherson as evidence that the population does not accept the symbols, the power and the way of life imposed by the enemy”.
Russian Navy ship on fire after Ukraine attack
Ukraine claims it has damaged a Russian navy logistics ship near Snake Island, a small but strategic outpost in the Black Sea. The resumption of fighting in this maritime enclave may turn into a battle for control of the western Black Sea coast. “Thanks to the actions of our Marines, the support ship Vsevolod Bobrov caught fireit is one of the newest in the Russian fleet”, said Serhiy Bratchuk, spokesman for the Odessa regional military administration. Satellite images provided by Maxar, a private US-based company, showed the aftermath of likely missile attacks on a Russian Serna-class landing craft near the island, on Ukraine’s maritime border with Romania.
Ukraine denounces that Moscow sells stolen Ukrainian grain to the Syrian authorities
Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dimitro Kuleba has denounced that a Russian ship carrying stolen Ukrainian grain docked off the Syrian coast on May 11 to sell goods to the Syrian authorities. “Russia has committed a triple crime: it bombed Syria, it temporarily occupied a part of Ukraine, and it is currently using Ukrainian grain that it has stolen from Syria there. I would like to remind everyone involved in this shady business that theft has never brought anyone down,” he said in a statement. Thus, he has pointed out that “any person who participates in the sale, transport or purchase of stolen grain is an accomplice in this crime.” “Your conduct of his will have the appropriate legal consequences on a global scale,” he added.
🇺🇦🇷🇺💥🔥Logistic support ship “Vsevolod Bobrov”, one of the newest in the Russian fleet, is on fire pic.twitter.com/ZlTQOxpJKN
— Liberal Right Producer 🇦🇷🐎🇺🇦 (@right_liber) May 12, 2022
Zelensky claims that Russian troops have destroyed 570 health facilities
Ukraine’s President Volodimir Zelensky has claimed that since the Russian invasion of the country began, Russian troops have destroyed at least 570 health facilities and 101 hospitals have been completely destroyed. “What is? This makes no sense”, said the Ukrainian president, assuring that during the night of this Thursday they have attacked schools in the Chernigov region, as well as residential buildings in the Zaporizhia region and attacks have also been registered in Poltava and Kremenchuk. . “Russia’s strategic defeat is already obvious to everyone in the world and even to those who still communicate with them. Russia simply lacks the courage to admit it so far. They are cowards. And they are trying to hide the truth behind the missile, air and artillery attacks,” he has pointed out.
Rodríguez Zapatero says that the war in Ukraine will define the 21st century
The former President of the Spanish Government, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, said today in Bolivia that due to the “war” in Ukraine we are experiencing a moment in which it is going to be defined whether the 21st century will be one of “military confrontations, of excluding nationalisms” or whether the Charter of the United Nations.
“Without a doubt, we are living at this moment what is going to define the entire 21st century, if we go to a 21st century that is more like the 20th century, with military confrontations, exclusive nationalism, regional division, or if we go to the 21st century. of the Charter of San Francisco, of the Charter of the United Nations”, indicated the former president of the Government.
The United Kingdom asks that Russia’s advances in Ukraine not be consolidated
The Secretary of State for the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom, James Heappey, defended this Thursday the importance of not allowing Russia to consolidate the territorial advances that it has been able to achieve during its invasion of Ukraine and that the conflict is not frozen.
“If we believe in a rules-based international system, we simply cannot put ourselves in a position, after months of fighting, where we seek to freeze the conflict and solidify whatever territorial gains the aggressor has made,” Heappey said during the first meeting of the parliamentary assembly between the European Union and the United Kingdom.
Russia accuses Ukraine of detaining pro-Russian citizens in Kharkiv
Russia accuses members of the Ukrainian Security Service of carrying out punitive raids in the Kharkiv region to verify whether residents are pro-Russian, or if they believe they have provided information to the invading Russian troops. According to these sources, all suspects are arrested under the category of “collaboration” based on the Criminal Code of Ukraine and taken to an unknown location.
“️Such criminal actions by the kyiv authorities are aimed at intimidating the citizens of Ukraine in an attempt to hide the current catastrophic situation in the country caused by the destructive policy of kyiv” they report from the Russian Ministry of Defense.
Russia intensifies repression in Crimea among opponents of the invasion
Ukraine claims that The Russian Federation are intensifying the crackdown on the “temporarily occupied” Crimean peninsula over the expression of pro-Ukrainian sentiments by residents since the start of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
These protests would have increased after the occupation and, according to Ukraine, “Crimeans, who used to support the occupation, are also changing their minds. The Russian authorities in Crimea actively support Russia’s war against Ukraine and call on the population of the peninsula to do so. However, Russian security forces regularly record Crimean protests against Russia’s actions in Ukraine.”
Spain sends arms to Ukraine worth 21 million within the framework of European efforts
The Government of Spain has so far sent 21 million euros in weapons to Ukraine, within the framework of the European Peace Mechanism with which the countries of the European Union pay for the shipment of military material to kyiv in the midst of Russian aggression.
Since the beginning of the invasion, the EU has enabled this fund for the first time to send lethal weapons to a country in conflict, an unprecedented step that was approved a few days after the war began, saving the position of Germany, Austria or the Nordics , initially reluctant to send weapons to kyiv.