As Ukraine begins to think about where to host the Eurovision Song Contest next year, the fierce fighting continues, especially in the east of the country.
President Volodymyr Selensky talked about a very difficult situation in the Donbass industrial zone there. Regional authorities expect new ones attacks by Russian troops in several directions.
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The events at a glance:
- Ukrainian President Zelenskyy appeared after the victory of the Kalush Music Orchestra decided at the CES held in Turin to fulfill its obligations as a 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 referenced the band’s call to ESC, the port city of Mariupol besieged by Russian troops save. “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.
- To die Location in the Donbass region Zelenskyy says it remains “very difficult” for Ukraine. Russian troops tried there “at least one victory” create, Selenskyj said in his daily video address Sunday night. 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.”
- According to Ukrainian military information, Russian troops are attacking on a wide front in the east of the country. Among others, in Donetsk the russian army particularly active, 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 will continue Azovstal steelworks shelled and bombarded, in which the last Ukrainian defenders of the city are trapped.
- Parties that support the war of Russian aggression should soon be able to be banned in Ukraine. President Zelenskyy signed a law adopted 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 should parties that justify Russia’s war against Ukraine or deny. 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.
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Of Dmytro Kuleba, Ukrainian Foreign Minister called on the German people to accept the consequences of the 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 television.” 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.”
In the interview, Kuleba also reiterated that his country is not ready for agreements with Russia on which Ukrainian territory remains 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”.
Sweden’s ruling Social Democrats want to decide on Sunday whether their country will have a Application for NATO membership Should ask. 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. (dpa)