G7 countries have promised to stop imports of Russian oil: The White House reports after the video call among leaders, while The EU’s green light is still being exposed to Moscow’s gradual oil embargo. Meanwhile, diplomacy is on its way. Jill Biden took a surprise trip to western Ukraine and met the first lady Olena Zelenska in a school in Uzhhorod, a city of 100,000 inhabitants a few kilometers from the border with Slovakia. The Ukrainian president’s wife thanked the US first lady for her visit, which she called “a very courageous act”. The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Irpin, on the outskirts of Kiev.
And Ukrainian President Zelensky said during a video conference intervention at a G7 summit that “in the village of Bilogorivka in the Lugansk region, a Russian bomb kills 60 civilians “. In the school, which housed about 90 people, 30 were rescued, but 60 remained under the rubble, and from the beginning a massacre was feared.
“We must support Ukraine and its army for its legitimate defense, and at the same time Italy will continue to work for peace we can not provide weapons to hit Russian soil, “said Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio to ‘Che tempo che fa’ on Rai3.
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G7: ‘PUTIN MUST NOT WIN THE WAR’
“We stand united in our decision that President Putin must not win this war against Ukraine. We owe it to the memory of those who fought for freedom in World War II to continue to fight for it today, for the people of Ukraine., Europe and the global community “: is the conclusion final statement of the video call among the leaders of the G7, who have promised to increase the cost of Putin with new sanctions or by aggravating existing ones. Putin’s actions in Ukraine represent “a disgrace” to Russia and its people. This was stated in the G7 statement after the video conference summit with the Ukrainian leader Zelensky which reaffirmed Ukraine’s firm determination ‘to protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity. “The ultimate goal of Ukraine – he said – is to ensure the full withdrawal of Russian forces from the entire territory of Ukraine and to guarantee its ability to protect itself in the future”.
NEW US SANCTIONS
The United States has announced new sanctions against three Russian TV stations and executives Gazprombank and they banned Americans from providing services to Russian companies. These are the latest measures taken against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It reports the White House. In all, they are 27 people sanctioned, including eight Sberbank directors. The TVs that ended up on the US blacklist are Channel One Russia, Television Station Russia-1 and Ntv, directly or indirectly linked to the Kremlin. Promtekhnologiya, a weapons manufacturer, was also sanctioned along with eight shipping companies. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will also suspend licenses to export special nuclear material to Russia.
AZOV DOES NOT GIVE UP
“The surrender to us is unacceptable,” it says Azov battalion from the besieged steelworks. After evacuation of civiliansthe online conference from Azovstal: “There are many wounded soldiers who need to be evacuated, but we will fight to the last,” the battalion commander announced, Denis ‘Radis’ Prokopenko. “Russian forces continue to bomb the area and try to storm the facility,” the captain said. Svyatoslav Kalina Palamar, Deputy Commander of the Azov Battalion. He added that he could not confirm that all civilians were evacuated from the site, as reported yesterday. “The enemies want to destroy the Ukrainians, that is very clear to us,” he adds. “Now our politicians are trying to negotiate with those animals. But do they not remember what they did? We can not talk to these people. Our goal is to eliminate the threat,” the deputy commander added. “Here we are defending the free world. We are defending not only Ukraine but also the free world,” he adds.
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THE WAR ON THE GROUND DOES NOT STOP
“Strong explosions” were reported in Odessa and Mykolaiv, reports Ukraine 24. An elderly teacher was killed and 27 other civilians were also seriously injured in Russian missile attacks on residential areas in the Mykolaiv region in the past 24 hours, writes on Telegram the head of the regional council Hanna Zamazieieva, quoted by Ukrinform. According to Zamazieieva, the Moscow army relentlessly bombed the Mykolaiv region overnight. But the anti-aircraft warning sirens rang this morning in almost all Ukrainian regions, reports Kyiv Independent. Two 11- and 14-year-old boys were killed and two 8- and 12-year-old girls were injured yesterday in a Russian bomb attack on the town of Pryvillia, Sievierodonetsk district in the Lugansk region, reports Kyiv’s Justice Office d. Telegram quoted by Ukrinform. More than 200 children have been killed according to official estimates.
And it was found Sofia died, the 13-year-old disappeared two days ago after the Russian army bombed a column of vehicles evacuating civilians in the Kharkiv region. Relatives had been looking for her with calls on social media. The head of the investigation of the regional police department Sergii Bolvinov made it known on Facebook, reported by Ukrinform. “Unfortunately, the remains of the body and a pendant indicated by his relatives were found in the car he was traveling in,” Bolvinov said. Sofia was sitting in the car with her 6 month old sister and mother. The woman was seriously injured in the bombing. About 60 civilians are missing after the Russian army air strike yesterday afternoon at a school with a shelter in the village Bilohirivka, always in the Lugansk region. This was announced by the head of the regional military administration, Sergii Gaidai, on Telegram, which was taken up by Ukrinform. “All 60 people left under the rubble of the buildings are most likely dead,” Gaidai writes. Yesterday, the Ukrainian emergency services spoke of at least two victims. 90 people hid in the basement, by evening at least thirty had been rescued.
THE DEAD SOLDIERS
At least 25,500 Russian soldiers have been killed in Ukraine since the invasion began, according to the Kiev army. In its update on the losses suffered by Moscow so far, the army states that after 74 days of conflict, 199 fighters, 156 helicopters and 360 drones have also been shot down. In addition, the Kiev forces claim to have destroyed 1,130 Russian tanks, 509 pieces of artillery, 2,741 armored vehicles for transporting troops, 92 cruise missiles, 179 rocket launchers, 12 ships, 1,961 vehicles and tankers for transporting fuel, 86 anti-fuel. air defense units and 39 special equipment units.