Ukraine-News +++ Satellite images show Russian supply ship +++

SSatellite images from the American company Maxar show a Russian Serna-class supply ship in the Black Sea, presumably hit by a Ukrainian missile attack. According to the company, the damaged landing ship is not far from Snake Island, near the maritime border between Ukraine and Romania.

A spokesman for the Ukrainian Armed Forces for the Odessa Military District had previously announced that the Russian vessel Vsevolod Bobrov had been hit and set on fire by Ukrainian forces. The information could not initially be confirmed by an independent party.

A few weeks ago, the Ukrainian army pulled off a spectacular strike, damaging the flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, the Moskva, so badly that it subsequently sank.

Satellite images from Maxar Technologies show a Russian landing craft and what appears to be a missile attack near Snake Island off the coast of Ukraine

Satellite images from Maxar Technologies show a Russian landing craft and what appears to be a missile attack near Snake Island off the coast of Ukraineand

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A few days ago there were also rumors that another Russian ship, the frigate Admiral Makarov, had been hit. However, this has not yet been confirmed.

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04:45 – War in Ukraine: FDP to increase agricultural yields

Faced with tensions in agricultural markets caused by the war in Ukraine, the leader of the FDP parliamentary group, Carina Konrad, is pushing for food production to be expanded. “We need to counter the shortage of agricultural raw materials by increasing yields. Not just here in Germany, but all over the world,” she told the German Press Agency ahead of Friday’s meeting of G7 agriculture ministers in Stuttgart. “The war in Ukraine means for us higher food prices, but dramatic hunger for the world’s poorest.”

The right signals must come out of the G7 ministerial meeting so that the developing and emerging countries affected by the war are not left alone. “The future of agriculture is both green and productive,” Conrad said. An important element in this respect is green biotechnology, which makes it possible to sustainably increase yields, reduce harmful effects on water, soil and biodiversity and, at the same time, combat climate change.

03:07 – Ukraine nationalizes branches of Russian banks

In Ukraine, all branches of Russian Sberbank and VEB.RF, the former Vnjeschekonombank, will be nationalized with immediate effect. This was decided by the parliament in Kyiv on Thursday evening, as announced by presidential spokesman Andryj Yermak, according to the online newspaper “Dumskaya”. According to the law just adopted, all the rights of the shareholders of the banks concerned and their financial deposits placed with other Ukrainian financial institutions will be transferred to the state.

02:20 – Relatives of Ukrainian soldiers at a steel plant continue to ask for help

Relatives of Ukrainian fighters at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol continue to ask the Kyiv government to save the soldiers. “We have started a new round of negotiations on a roadmap for an evacuation operation and we will start with the seriously injured,” Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk told 1+1 TV channel.

We work closely with the Red Cross and the United Nations. “We want a document to be signed which will specify how an evacuation of Azovstal will take place,” she said, adding that Turkey has offered to act as a mediator in the negotiations between Russia and Ukraine.

02:05 – Ukrainian crowdfunding project raises millions

A crowdfunding project launched by Ukrainian leaders to support the country has already raised millions in a week. As Digital Minister Mychajlo Fiodorov announced on Friday evening, donations totaling 25.8 million dollars (24.4 million euros) have been received from around the world via the United24 site. “Support came from 72 countries around the world.” The money from the donation platform will now be divided between the ministries in order to finance the projects currently most needed.

Ukraine created this state donation platform due to the Russian aggression war. Donations can now be made separately for the military, for humanitarian purposes or for post-war reconstruction through the United24 website. According to the site, bank transfers, payments by credit card, but also with crypto currency are possible. The use of cash should be externally verified on a quarterly basis. According to the non-governmental organization Transparency International, Ukraine is one of the most corrupt countries in Europe.

2:03 am – Heil: Additional relief in the event of prolonged high inflation

Federal Labor Minister Hubertus Heil (SPD) has promised citizens additional help if inflation continues to be high. “It is clear that if we maintain a very high price level in the long term, we will find new answers,” Heil told the “Rheinische Post” (Friday). The traffic light coalition quickly decided on a relief plan worth 30 billion euros to provide targeted aid to citizens and cushion social difficulties. “If, for example, the price increases last for the long term, permanent relief must be organised,” the minister said.

Specifically, Heil argued for a “socially-graded climate currency” to offset rising CO2 prices. He was rather reluctant to lower the VAT on foodstuffs. “In everything we do, we must also ensure that relief does indeed reach those in need.” Heil pointed out that the state could not compensate for all the losses caused by the increase in inflation. Although the state can now cushion particular hardships, it cannot completely offset price increases for everyone through subsidies. “It’s about supporting people with normal and low incomes in a targeted way,” Heil said.

1:01 a.m. – Woidke asks for billions in aid from the feds for the oil embargo

Brandenburg Prime Minister Dietmar Woidke (SPD) is pushing for billions in aid from the federal government to control the effects of an oil embargo on the PCK refinery in Schwedt and Brandenburg. “I estimate that the need will be around two billion euros,” Woidke told the “Tagesspiegel”. He will also claim this amount from the federal government.

Woidke slammed Federal Economics Minister Robert Habeck (Greens) for failing to rule out regional fuel shortages in East Germany following a cut in oil supplies from Russia . Germany needs a secure supply everywhere. Woidke warned of the consequences of a fuel shortage for the economy, for the population and for commuter traffic in the capital region. A collapse must be excluded.

Talks are underway in the EU on a ban on Russian oil imports in six months. The PCK refinery in Schwedt/Oder, Brandenburg, has so far mainly processed Russian oil from the “Druschba” (Friendship) pipeline from Russia, which terminates there. It is majority owned by Rosneft Germany, a subsidiary of the Russian state company Rosneft, whose supervisory board is former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder (SPD). Federal Economics Minister Robert Habeck (Greens) is looking for alternative sources of oil for Schwedt via Rostock, possibly also via Gdansk, due to the embargo.

00:17 – Ukraine: Grain theft is punishable by law

Ukraine has announced criminal penalties for the theft and resale of grain from its Russian-controlled territories. Anyone involved in the transportation and trade of confiscated grain will be prosecuted, according to a statement by department head Dmytro Kuleba distributed by the Foreign Ministry in Kyiv on Thursday. “Russia is a triple criminal: it bombed Syria, occupied parts of Ukraine, and now it is selling stolen Ukrainian grain to Syria.

Kuleba said he wanted to remind everyone involved in the case that stolen goods never made anyone happy. Anyone involved in the sale, transport or purchase of stolen grain is an accomplice to a crime. This will have legal consequences at the international level.

Kuleba responded to media reports that a Russian ship had transported Ukrainian grain to Syria. In this context, he also praised the Ukrainian diplomats: it was thanks to their efforts that Egypt and Lebanon refused to accept the looted cargo.

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00:15 – Ambassador of Ukraine asks for more efforts for EU membership

Ukrainian Ambassador Andriy Melnyk expects the German government to do more to help Ukraine join the EU. “In addition to arms deliveries and tougher sanctions, our main goal is to gain support for EU membership,” Melnyk of Editorial Network Germany (RND) says according to a preliminary report. Given that the decision on candidate status will be made by the EU by the end of June, it is important that the Germans help convince other doubters. After all, it is in Germany’s and the EU’s interest, according to Melnyk.

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11:30 p.m. – Britain touts Ukraine aid expansion at G7 meeting

At the G7 meeting on Germany’s Baltic Sea coast, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss spoke out in favor of further efforts to support Ukraine. “To help Ukraine, we have to go even further and faster,” she said Thursday evening during the deliberations of the group of the main democratic industrial nations in a luxury hotel near Weißenhauser Strand. It also means that Ukraine must be given clear guidance on how to procure military equipment that meets NATO standards.

So far, the country attacked by Russia mainly uses equipment developed during the times of the former Soviet Union. It also makes it difficult for the West to supply arms and ammunition.

Regarding the journey of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Truss said he was humbled on the world stage: now it was necessary to ensure that he suffered a defeat in Ukraine that would prevent any further aggression.

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