Japan: the Ukrainian president will participate in the G7 summit via video link
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will participate via video link in the G7 group of the most developed economies (Weeks) May 19-21. at the Hiroshima summit between the Japanese government announced on Thursday.
During his visit to Ukraine, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kisida invited Zelensky to the three-day meeting of the Weeks, the central topic of which will be the war in Ukraine. Japan currently holds the consecutive presidency of the G7.
Not long ago, the Japanese news agency Kyodo reported that Zelensky’s personal presence depends on the development of the military situation, referring to Ihor Zhovkva, the deputy head of the presidential office responsible for foreign policy affairs.
Diplomats told the German news agency dpa that the Hetek are working on a draft resolution with which they would limit imports of rough diamonds, which are a significant source of income for Russia. As part of this, they want to make sure that Russian gems sold through India and the UAE will continue to be labeled as originating. With the voluntary import restrictions in the European Union, the export of Russian rough diamonds has already decreased by 80 percent. In 2021, Russia earned 332 billion rubles (1,431 billion forints) from the export of precious stones.
In addition, the discussion of whether how to prevent evasion of the sanctions already imposed on Russia. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who arrived in Hiroshima on Thursday, said that this is about the further development of the sanctions system in such a way that it becomes impossible to avoid it. “I assume that we will reach an agreement on these issues,” he said.
Among other things, Hetek suspects Chinese companies of sending imported EU products that can be used for military purposes to Russia. The German Chancellor emphasized that economic separation from China is out of the question for the G7. However, according to him, global economic relations must be reorganized in such a way that the risks arising from dependency relations are no longer significant.
Scholz also expects the Hiroshima summit to send a clear signal against the use of nuclear weapons. “The nuclear disaster that happened here is a warning to all of us to never use nuclear weapons in the world again,” he said, referring to the fact that Hiroshima was the victim of the world’s first nuclear attack in 1945.
The mayor of Moscow ordered an animal health quarantine due to bird flu
Due to bird flu, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin ordered quarantine in several districts of the Russian capital on Thursday.
The quarantine, aimed at preventing and eradicating the spread of highly pathogenic bird flu among animals, was introduced due to the discovery of infected wild birds in the Orehovo-Boriszovo and Bratyejevo districts.
All activities related to poultry farming, including the transport of birds and eggs, slaughtering, open-air housing, handling of sick specimens, plucking of feathers and down, or holding agricultural fairs, are prohibited in epidemiology hotspot zones.
According to Pusilin, almost all of Bahmut’s Russian income
Gyenisz Pusilin, the Moscow-appointed head of the Donetsk region, said on Thursday that only the Domino neighborhood and some of the garden houses in Bahmut remained in Ukrainian hands, predicting that the “liberation” of the city was imminent. He claimed that the situation improved thanks to team reinforcements on the wings.
Yevgeny Prigozhinthe founder of Wagner’s private army, which played a key role in the siege of Bahmut, however, in a voice message shared on his press service’s Telegram channel, lamented that the Russian units had given up positions near the settlements of Sacco and Vanzetti.
The Ukrainian military spokesman spoke about the Bakhmut advance
Over the past day, Ukrainian troops have advanced 150-1,700 meters in different directions in the Bakhmut area of Donetsk County, Serhiy Cherevaty, the spokesman for the Ukrainian forces fighting in the eastern part of the country, reported in a TV program on Thursday.
In the clashes, 130 Russian soldiers were killed, 145 were injured, and four were captured, he added.
Bahmut remains at the center of hostilities in eastern Ukraine. During the fighting, our units – despite the fact that they are at a disadvantage compared to the Russian forces in terms of personnel, ammunition and equipment – continue to advance
said the spokesperson.
He noted, however, that the Russians are still trying to completely occupy Bahmut, even though the city has been almost completely destroyed.
Russian forces opened fire on Ukrainian positions 487 times with cannons and rocket artillery, there were 25 combat clashes and six air strikes
Cherevatiy added. According to his information, the Ukrainian forces destroyed two Russian self-propelled artillery devices, an Orlan-10 type drone and eight military warehouses in the fighting.
Ukrainian war-wounded soldiers will be treated in a Japanese military hospital
The Japanese Ministry of Defense announced on Thursday that jin Unius, two Ukrainian war-wounded soldiers receive rehabilitation treatment in a Japanese military hospital.
The wounded are being received by the Central Hospital of the Self-Defense Forces in Tokyo, according to the ministry’s announcement, but they did not specify the nature of the soldiers’ injuries, nor did they inform whether additional war-wounded Ukrainian soldiers would be treated in Japan in the future.
A representative of the Japanese ruling party said before the publication of the official announcement that this is the first time that foreign soldiers are being treated at the hospital. The politician, speaking anonymously, added that the Japanese party bears most of the cost of the treatment.
The announcement of the Ministry of Defense to the leaders of the G7 countries on May 19-21. issued before the Hiroshima summit between Among the priority topics on the agenda of the meeting is the issue of support for Ukraine and sanctions against Russia.
ORFK: almost 9,500 people arrived from Ukraine on Wednesday
On Wednesday, 5,116 people entered Hungary at the Ukrainian-Hungarian border, and 4,384 of those who entered the Romanian-Hungarian border declared that they came from Ukraine, the National Police Headquarters (ORFK) informed MTI on Thursday.
Among those admitted the police issued temporary residence certificates to 42 people, which is valid for thirty days. During this time, they must visit the office of the National Directorate General of Immigration, which is responsible for their place of residence, in order to obtain the final documents – the announcement states. (MTI)
The fight over the star weapons continues, the “fighter coalition” helping Ukraine is being formed – Our war news on Thursday
Since Tuesday morning, there has been continuous speculation about whether Russia was able to destroy the American Patriot air defense missile system stationed in Ukraine. According to Washington, the weapon suffered minor damage, Ukraine already denies the fact of the hit, while Moscow came up with the incredible claim that five Patriot missile launchers and a command post were destroyed with a single missile. In the meantime, it seems that after the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, Belgium is also joining the colloquially known as the “fighter coalition” and is supporting the Ukrainian Air Force in acquiring F-16 fighter jets. Our article is constantly updated with the most important news of the Russian-Ukrainian war.
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