Misunderstanding between Zelensky and Macron, Kiev will receive new military aid from the European Union

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Cover image: A resident of a residence in Borodianka in the Kyiv region saves what he can from the kitchen of his apartment, which was filled with bombs on May 13, 2022. STRINGER / REUTERS

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  • Tension between Volodymyr Zelensky and Emmanuel Macron. Ukrainian president told Italian channel Ray He said his French counterpart is trying to establish a dialogue with Moscow. ” We should not look for a way out for Russia, and Macron is doing it in vain. before adding “I know that he wanted to get results in the mediation between Russia and Ukraine, but he did not get any results. “. Elysée reacted: “The president has never discussed anything with Vladimir Putin without the approval of President Zelensky,” he said.
  • Ukraine’s Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov posted on Facebook this morning that his country’s [entrait] in a long new phase of the war”. To prepare for this, kyiv plans to increase production capacity of military equipment and arm one million citizens.
  • The European Union will provide Additional military aid of 500 million euros EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said they were sent to Ukraine to defend Ukraine against Russian invasion.
  • According to the Minister of Finance of Ukraine Sergii Marchenko, the Armed Forces of Ukraine spent the equivalent of $8.3 billion, or 245.1 billion hryvnia, which has been the currency of the country since the beginning of the war. Another financial result of the conflict, the government was only able to collect 60% of expected taxes for April. The minister said that Ukraine urgently needs foreign aid.
  • Russia to suspend electricity distribution to Finland from Saturday, May 14, 2022because it is alleged “free”. Tensions rise between Moscow and Helsinki, which have announced their willingness to join. “without delay” Intention to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) under the influence of the Russian offensive in Ukraine, viewed very badly by Moscow and already threatening a response “military-technical”. Finnish power grid operator assures that it can do without electricity imports from Russia
  • Georgia’s separatist region is going to a referendum on integration with Russia. Officials of the pro-Russian Georgian separatist South Ossetia region announced on Friday evening that they will hold a referendum on integration with Russia on July 17. most ” Minister “ Anatoly Bibilov “Signed the decree on holding a referendum in the Republic of South Ossetia”said in his press release, referring to his services “historical longing” Incorporation of the inhabitants of this Georgian region into Russia on its border.
  • this thursday, UN Human Rights Council The opening of an investigation into the atrocities accused by the Russian occupation troops was approved by the overwhelming majority. In the resolution, one of the UN’s international commission on Ukraine “investigation” On serious human rights violations committed in the regions of Kyiv, Chernihiv, Kharkiv and Sumy at the end of February and March 2022, “take account of those responsible”

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