The war in Ukraine is alive: “A truly historic day”, Volodymyr Zelensky rejoices

The war in Ukraine is alive: “A truly historic day”, Volodymyr Zelensky rejoices

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Cover photo: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (center), with his left side, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, French President Emmanuel Macron, and German Chancellor Olaf Schulz, during a press conference in Kyiv, June 16, 2022. Sergey Sobinsky/AFP

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  • On Wednesday, US President Joe Biden announced an additional $1 billion in military aid to Ukraine.. This new support includes, in particular, artillery pieces, missiles, surface-to-sea missiles and “Advanced missile launchers needed by Ukrainians for their defensive operations in Donbass”.
  • The Russians continue their assault on Sievierodonetsk and its neighbor Lysychansk, two major cities of Donbass, and other localities of the region. The Ukrainian authorities have admitted in recent days that their troops have been expelled from the city center of Severodonetsk, and that they have only Complex lines of communication With them after destroying all the bridges to Lysychansk.
  • Russia on Wednesday accused Kyiv’s forces of obstructing the evacuation through a “humanitarian corridor”. Civilians at a factory in Sievierodonetsk, a city in eastern Ukraine captured by the Russian army.
  • Emmanuel Macron, while visiting a NATO base, on Wednesday called for “the continuation of efforts to cooperate in the field of equipment and financial efforts.” towards Ukraine. He judged that the time had come Send clear political signals To Ukraine on the country’s accession to the European Union. The French President, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi are expected to arrive in Kyiv on Thursday, according to German and Italian media.
  • The United States on Wednesday called on China to stop supporting Russia’s invasion Ukraine, to avoid self-development On the wrong side of historyAfter a phone exchange between Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin.
  • Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says ‘safe corridors’ can be established To transport Ukrainian wheat across the Black Sea without having to defuse the sea mines near Ukrainian ports.

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