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Russia Ukraine Conflict Live Mariupol Falls in Russia: Russian troops Wednesday began their attack on a city of factories targeted in their efforts to seize an area of eastern Ukraine as it was reported that the United States said it would provide modern rockets for Kyiv to aid in forcing Moscow to reach an agreement on a resolution to the conflict.

The Ukrainian General Staff said Russian forces at 98 days of their offensive, were pummeling infrastructure across the southern and eastern regions, including the symbolic industry city Sievierodonetsk the center of Moscow’s assault over the past few days. Additionally, oil prices gained slightly on Wednesday as European Union leaders agreed to the partial and phased-out prohibition of Russian oil and also as China stopped the covid-19 blockade in Shanghai.

US president Joe Biden announced the supply of precision rocket systems as well as weapons that can strike long-range Russian targets, as part of a $700-million weapons package set to be announced on Wednesday. “We have moved quickly to send Ukraine a significant amount of weaponry and ammunition so it can fight on the battlefield and be in the strongest possible position at the negotiating table,” Biden wrote in an opinion piece for The New York Times.

Fighting

  • The United States will send Ukraine the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) with a munitions cache with weapons that allow Ukraine to launch missiles up to 80km. However, Ukraine won’t use the missiles to strike targets within Russian territory an official from the Biden administration official told reporters.
  • Russia has taken over most of the urban area of Severodonetsk according to the Luhansk regional governor has said. The Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy criticized the bombing by Russia of Severodonetsk as “madness” due to the number of chemical factories within the city.
  • Ukrainian forces have experienced some success in the city of Kherson and are moving forward into parts of Kharkiv. Kharkiv area, Zelenskyy said.
  • Moscow’s goal of the capture of Severodonetsk along with the Donbas region is a risk to its control over Kherson Kherson, according to The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) stated.
  • The United Nations human rights body (OHCHR) confirmed 9,029 civilian deaths in Ukraine from February 24 to March 24, with 4,113 of them who were killed and 491 injured.
  • Ukraine is identifying over 600 Russian war crime suspects and is now investigating around 80, Kyiv’s chief prosecutor said.
  • The areas that are occupied by Russia, including Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson, and Zaporizhia will join Russia, the Russian state news agency RIA said, quoting an official from the Secretary-General of the U.S. Russia General Council of the Party.
  • Ukrainian officials have reported officials from Ukraine reported a “shutdown of all communications” because mobile communications and internet access was shut down in the Russian-controlled areas of Kherson.
  • Between 60 and 100 Ukrainian soldiers are killed each day in the war against Russia Zelenskyy stated and added that 500 are wounded per day.
  • The nuclear forces of Russia are conducting exercises at Ivanovo province, northwestern of Moscow The Interfax news agency reported the Russian defense ministry as saying.
  • The parliament of Ukraine has removed the human rights commissioner Lyudmyla Denisova of her position because of her poor performance according to the Ukrinform news agency reported.
  • A Ukrainian court has sentenced two detained Russian troops for greater than eleven years of prison one for each shelling civilian areas in the northwestern region of the country. Kharkiv region.

Diplomacy

  • While the US continues in its efforts to “reinforce NATO’s eastern flank with forces and US capabilities”, Washington does not seek to start a war in the region between NATO as well as Russia, US President Joe Biden declared.
  • Zelenskyy expressed gratitude to Zelenskyy thanked the European Union for banning the bulk of oil of Russia and also urged allies of Ukraine to grant Ukraine more weapons, declaring that “there should be no significant economic ties left between the free world and the terrorist state”.
  • The US applauded the EU decision to cut back on Russian oil imports, and demanded long-term measures to reduce the dependency on Moscow.
  • The Turkish foreign minister has said that Finland as well as Sweden should modify their laws in order to gain support from Ankara during their historic attempt to become members of NATO in the wake of Russia’s incursion into Ukraine.
  • According to the US State Department suggested that Washington is currently preparing a second help package specifically for Kyiv following Congress has approved an additional $40 billion in humanitarian and military assistance during May.
  • The Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba called on French President Emmanuel Macron to visit the country before the end June.
  • German political leader Manfred Weber said EU membership for Ukraine was a top priority when he was elected the head of the European People’s Party (EPP).
  • Denmark will hold an election on Wednesday about whether or not to rescind the country’s decision made 30 years ago to withdraw of the common defence policy.
  • Pope Francis led an international prayer service in Rome to bring peace to Ukraine and other countries afflicted by war. The event was that was attended by around 1,000 people, which included an official from the Ukrainian Ambassador to the Vatican and many participants wearing the yellow and blue colours from Ukraine’s flag. Ukrainian flag.

Economy

  • The Russian economy won’t be affected by Europe’s oil embargo because of the opening of new markets and higher prices for fuel the head on Russia’s Federation Council said.
  • Russia’s Gazprom has announced it will cut off gas supplies to a number of “unfriendly” countries which have not accepted Moscow’s gas-roubles payment system.
  • German firms Uniper and RWE purchased Russian gaz under a brand new program suggested by Moscow in an effort to ensure the continued supply of the gas essential for Europe’s leading economy.
  • A top UN official engaged in “constructive discussions” in Moscow with Russian First Vice-Prime Minister Andrei Belousov on facilitating Russian fertilizer and grain exports to international markets, UN Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric declared.
  • Russia’s economy is likely to contract less than was expected in the coming year, and inflation will be lower than initially was thought, according to an Reuters analyst poll by the news agency found.

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