DAccording to Ukrainian military information, Russian troops are attacking on a wide front in the east of the country. Among other things, the Russian army is particularly active in Donetsk, the Ukrainian general staff wrote on Facebook on Saturday. Russian troops have regrouped in the Sieverodonetsk region. The Russian army is trying to encircle Ukrainian units in the Donbass, an adviser to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry told television. In Mariupol, the Azovstal steelworks, which traps the city’s last Ukrainian defenders, continues to be shelled and shelled.
Zelenskyy: Russia wants at least a small victory in the Donbass
According to Zelenskyy, the situation in the Donbass region remains “very difficult” for Ukraine. Russian troops tried to achieve “at least some victory there”, Zelenskyj said in his daily video address on Sunday evening. It looks “particularly crazy” on the 80th day after the invasion. Russian troops focus their attacks on eastern Ukraine after failing to advance towards kyiv. Selenskyj was confident: “Step by step, we are forcing the occupiers out of our country.”
Kuleba: Please accept the consequences of sanctions against Russia
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba called on Germans to accept the consequences of sanctions against Russia. “Sometimes it’s cheaper to help someone else and endure a short period of deprivation than to sit at home, watch TV and do nothing, just letting the problem strike. at your own doorstep,” Kuleba told Bild TV. Ukraine offers a fair deal: “Give us everything we need and we will contain Russia and defeat it in Ukraine so that it never knocks on your door.”
kyiv refuses the cession of territories to Russia
Kuleba also reiterated in the interview that his country is not ready for deals with Russia that would leave Ukrainian territory in the hands of the attackers. “There is nothing wrong with a ceasefire if it is the first step towards a solution where Ukrainian territory is liberated,” he said. “But we will not accept that there is a partial separation of the territory.” The government in kyiv “will not allow diplomacy to simply prolong our suffering and simply postpone the next phase of the war”.
Making plans after winning Eurovision
Following the victory of the group Kalush Orchestra during the ESC held in Turin, the Ukrainian President was determined to fulfill his duties as host country despite the current war of Russian aggression. “Next year Ukraine will host Eurovision!” Zelenskyy wrote Sunday evening on his news channel on the Telegram chat service. Selenskyj also spoke about the group’s call for the ESC to save the port city of Mariupol, besieged by Russian troops. “We are doing everything so that one day the Ukrainian Mariupol will welcome the participants and guests of Eurovision. A free, peaceful, rebuilt!”, he wrote.
Ukrainian Culture Minister Oleksandr Tkachenko wrote to Telegram that the government was starting to think about where to hold the Eurovision Song Contest. The Ukrainians finished well ahead of British singer Sam Ryder, who finished second with 466 points, with 631 points.
Pro-Russian parties banned
Parties that support the war of Russian aggression should soon be able to be banned in Ukraine. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed a law passed in early May, the Ukrainian parliament announced on its website. The law will enter into force one day after its official publication. For example, the ban aims to hit parties that justify or deny Russia’s war against Ukraine. As early as March, the Ukrainian authorities stopped the activities of nearly a dozen parties allegedly linked to Russia. Russian troops invaded Ukraine in February.
It will be important on Sunday
The ruling Social Democrats in Sweden want to decide whether their country should apply for NATO membership. The party had previously spoken out against joining the military alliance, but Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine has sparked intense debate within NATO in Sweden – as well as in neighboring Finland.