US President Joe Biden and the G7 leaders spoke today with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The White House issued a statement announcing the imposition of new sanctions against Russia, which will include, among other things, three Russian television stations, among which the “Russian 1” channel, the Americans will not be able to provide accounting and advisory services to the Russians. Sanctions will also include eight directors of Sberbank and 27 of Gazprombank.
Mikhailo Podolak, adviser to the head of the Presidential Chancellery of President Zelensky, believes that Russia and its political elite are experiencing the phenomenon of “mass delusion” regarding the propagation of propaganda myths, so Ukraine should conduct a session of “mass psychotherapy” for the Russians.
“In psychiatry, many things can be explained by hallucinations or obsessions. Man voluntarily plunges into these states and fights unimaginable battles there. And although psychiatry deals only with individual illnesses, Russia and its political elite clearly display a kind of collective obsession with myths Hype “. – said Podolak on Telegram, referring to several recent statements of Russian officials, including the head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin.
Podolak assessed that Ukraine now had an important “psychological task” – to conduct a “forced session of mass psychotherapy for Russians”. “Something like what in ancient times was called exorcism, casting out the devil,” Podolak added.
Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic visited Buca and Irbin on Sunday during his surprise visit to Ukraine.
“After meeting with state authorities, we visited Erbin and Bukha near Kyiv,” Blinkovich wrote on Twitter, expressing his sympathy to the families of the victims of Russian aggression and all those who had to leave their homes.
Plenkovich also held talks with President Volodymyr Zelensky, Prime Minister Denis Shmyhal and Chairman of the Supreme Council Ruslan Stevanchuk.
After speaking to US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, Ukraine’s foreign minister wrote on Twitter that “new tough US sanctions on Russia are coming.”
“On Remembrance and Reconciliation Day, Victory Day in Europe, we coordinated steps with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinkin to bring Ukraine closer to victory,” Dmytro Kuleba said. He added that during the conversation the possibilities of liberalizing food exports from Ukraine were discussed.
– On the outskirts of Mariupol, according to satellite images and according to local witnesses, there are huge mass graves several hundred meters high. There may be more than 10,000 victims in total, Ilya Samoylenko, a representative of the Azov Regiment, said at a press conference. According to him, the graves do not contain dead soldiers, but only civilian victims.
Ludmyla Denisowa, Ukraine’s Ombudsman, believes that the number of civilian casualties in Mariupol may exceed 20,000.
Maxim Marchenko, head of the Odessa region administration, met with Catherine Goering-Eckhardt, Vice-President of the German Bundestag. The German politician explained that she wanted to “see everything with her own eyes”. She emphasized – I support Ukraine and consider it part of the European family.
Justin Trudeau visited Irbin near Kyiv to meet with the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky.
A group of American diplomats returned to the American Embassy in Kyiv.
By decision of the administration of President Joe Biden, a group of American diplomats returned to the American embassy in Kyiv, according to CBS News. The station, quoting sources in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that the American side hopes that the embassy will resume its work in the coming weeks. The return of the diplomats coincides with the Victory Day, which Russia celebrates on May 9. American diplomats left Kyiv on February 12. At first, they moved to Lviv, and then to Poland.
“I am horrified by the recent Russian attack on a school in Lugansk, which killed innocent people who were protecting themselves from Russian bombing,” British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said. She emphasized that deliberately attacking the population and civilian infrastructure is synonymous with weapons of war. “We will ensure that the Putin regime is held accountable,” she declared.
Jill Biden met Olena Zelenska in Uzhhorod. The visit was not announced before.
As an element of coping without Russian energy resources, the EU authorities can provide mutual assistance and energy efficiency. EU member states will share alternative fuel suppliers with those in need.
According to reports, the burning building is the Aviation Technical School
Danish Maersk has offered to sell a 30.75 percent stake. In Global Ports Investments. Britain’s Shell is also talking about selling a network of gas stations and an oil and lubricant plant in Turok, Russia.
Maersk and Shell want to dispose of assets in Russia
The Danish container shipping company is in talks with potential buyers of its stake in the Russian port operator. The British oil company wants to sell a network of petrol stations and an oil plant in Russia. The reason in both cases is the aggression against Ukraine
Surrender is not acceptable to us. We cannot give the enemy such a big gift, said Lieutenant Ilya Samoilenko during the conference. For me, to be caught is to die.
– We are fighting the aggressor, the enemy that terrorizes Ukraine, with his barbarism – he adds.
International rock stars performed at the Kyiv metro station Khreschatyk. They were accompanied by the Ukrainian band Antilla
During an online press conference, Captain Svyatoslav Kalina Palamar, deputy commander of the Azov Regiment in Mariupol, said that Russian forces are still shelling the area and trying to storm the plant.
He also said he could not confirm the safe evacuation of all civilians.
American M777 howitzer and Australian Bushmaster armored vehicles on board.
Serhi Heidi, governor of the Luhansk region, confirmed on Sunday, confirming earlier reports that she had been seized.
The Croatian government said in a statement that Andrej Plenkovic’s visit was “an expression of solidarity and support” with the government and people of Ukraine.
The Croats noted that “Croatia knows what it means to be subjected to military aggression and continues to provide political, diplomatic, financial, humanitarian, technical and all possible assistance to Ukraine.”
The Ukrainian government accused Moscow of attacking educational institutions, including schools and universities. The president’s adviser, Daria Herasimchuk, called the invasion “a war with children.” Hirasimchuk added that children are suffering the most in Donbass.
Russia continued to bombard cities and villages in the northeast of the country in an attempt to seize territory along the front lines. Pavlo Kovalchuk, a spokesman for the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, said Russia is bombing smaller towns near Kharkiv, the country’s second-largest city.
Plans for the visit include honoring the victims of World War II and holding talks with Ukrainian authorities about more support for Ukraine.
Andrei Umanovsky: Russia is caught in a trap
President Putin has become a hostage of his myths. Victory Day, May 9, demands victory precisely, while the war in Ukraine is its greatest defeat.
Unusually bad weather is expected in Moscow on Monday morning, as Putin is scheduled to speak at the Victory Parade on Red Square. Forecasts are that the temperature in the Russian capital will be only 10 degrees Celsius after a night of heavy rain and rain on Monday afternoon.
The European Union plans to ban insurance films from issuing policies for transporting Russian oil. Due to Western sanctions, the Russian company Sofcom Float is facing difficulties in repaying its obligations and plans to sell up to a third of the ships.
The Office of the Prosecutor indicates that these figures may be higher because they do not include child victims in hostilities and in the occupied territories.
US First Lady Jill Biden flew to Kosice after spending Saturday in the country’s capital, Bratislava.
Biden is on the third leg of a four-day trip to Romania and Slovakia to show US support for refugees.
Jill Biden will spend Sunday meeting with refugees from Ukraine.
Roscosmos will produce missile systems for the army.
Roscosmos will produce missiles, combat missiles and other weapons
Carried out killing tools for the Russian aggressors in Ukraine. The armaments industry is not keeping pace. So Roscosmos joined the arms production – a space company that has so far produced launchers for the purposes of launching satellites and ships into orbit. Now it will produce missile systems for the army.
“Command and control difficulties, combined with Russia’s poor performance on the front lines, have drawn into the battlefield senior commanders who are more likely to take personal command of operations. Russian leaders rarely delegate operational authority to their subordinates, who, in turn, do not gain significant leadership experience. No, it is not. However, it is clear whether the presence of these commanders on the battlefield has led to an improvement or a change in the operational concept. False planning assumptions and imbalances continue to undermine the Russian advance.” – British intelligence writes in a daily statement.
And six Russian cruise missiles launched from the plane, on Saturday, hit Odessa, where there is a curfew until Tuesday morning.
The Odessa city council said four missiles hit a furniture company, and shock waves and debris severely damaged high-rise apartment buildings. The other two missiles hit Odessa airport, where the runway had already been destroyed during the previous Russian offensive.
Gas producer Gazprom said it was supplying natural gas to Europe via Ukraine in line with European consumers’ demands.
92.1 million cubic meters were transferred on May 8, and 92.4 million cubic meters on May 7.
Saturday, May 7 – 26.3 thousand. Persons
Germany announced a 63 million euro aid package for the reconstruction of Ukraine.
– We have increased the immediate assistance program for Ukraine from 122 million euros to 185 million euros – said German Development Minister Svenja Schulz. It will be used to restore drinking water supplies and rebuild damaged homes, schools and kindergartens.
“Where the bombs stop falling, Germany will help billions to rebuild,” she added.
According to the Ukrainian rescue services, the bodies of two people were recovered from the rubble of a school building in Belhorivka, Luhansk region.
Authorities said about 90 people were hiding in the school when the Russians threw the bomb on Saturday.
Kharkiv, located in northeastern Ukraine, is the second largest city in the country and remains the main target of Russian bombing.
The Southern Ukrainian Operational Command announced the destruction of two Russian Raptor-class patrol ships and significant damage to another in the area of Snake Island occupied by Russia. The attack was to be carried out by Bayraktar drones
Serhiy Haiday, head of the Luhansk region’s military administration, said a Russian plane dropped a bomb on a school in the village of Belhorovka, about 7 miles from the front line.
So far, 30 people have been rescued from the rubble.
The Ukrainian government said “all women, children and the elderly” had been rescued from the Azovstal smelter in Mariupol, and President Volodymyr Zelensky said they were now preparing to evacuate the wounded, doctors and troops from the compound.
Britain will provide another £1.3 billion in military support to Ukrainian forces in the fight against the Russian invasion.
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