Russia’s all-out eastern attack ‘could determine course of war’


President Zelensky Meets with US Officials

“Our civilization may not survive,” warns billionaire George Soros, saying Russia’s invasion of Ukraine may have started World War III.

The 91-year-old financier told an audience in Davos that President Putin now believes the invasion of Ukraine was a mistake and that the Russian president, plagued by rumors of ill health, is preparing to negotiate a ceasefire.

Four months into the siege, Russian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russia of covering up the failure of the war with “liar” that it was not doing its best.

He claimed that Russia lost nearly 30,000 Russian soldiers in the war and that more than 200 aircraft were shot down from the fleet.

In his all-night speech, Zelensky urged Ukraine to supply heavy weapons, noting the deteriorating situation in the southeastern part of Donbas.

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Britain claims Ukraine cannot export significant amounts of grain

The Russian invasion has put indirect pressure on global grain prices, the British Defense Ministry said Wednesday.

“Since the start of the war, there has been no significant merchant ship activity in and around Odessa. Russia’s ensuing naval blockade of a major Black Sea port has deterred the commercial shipping industry from operating in the region,” the Defense Ministry said in the latest intelligence update.

Officials said Ukraine’s “overland export mechanism” is very unlikely to replace the lack of shipping capacity caused by the Russian blockade.

As a result, a significant portion of Ukrainian grain remains in unexportable warehouses, they said.

“The war has already put indirect pressure on world grain prices. While the threat of a maritime blockade from Russia continues to deter access to Ukrainian ports by commercial vessels, the resulting supply shortage will further drive up the prices of many key products,” the information update read.

Arpan RaiMay 25, 2022 06:38

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12 killed in Russian shelling in Donbass

The Donetsk region’s governor said on Tuesday that at least a dozen people were killed in an artillery attack in the Donetsk region as the Donbas became embroiled in a fierce battle.

Serhi Haidai, governor of neighboring Luhansk, said the separatist region is facing “the most difficult time” of the eight-year conflict.

“The Russian army is advancing in all directions at the same time. They brought in a huge number of fighters and equipment,” the governor said.

Haidai said that Luhansk is becoming “like Mariupol” and that “invaders are killing our city and destroying everything around it.”

Arpan RaiMay 25, 2022 06:07

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Mariupol: 200 corpses found in the basement of the ruins

Ukrainian authorities have confirmed the discovery of 200 bodies in the basement of an apartment in Mariupol.

Officials said a stench enveloped the neighborhood as bodies rotted from apartments in the ruined city.

It’s not immediately clear when the body was found, but market adviser Petro Andyushchenko said the total number of victims found in the basement marks the incident as one of the deadliest attacks known in the conflict.

At least 21,000 people have died in Mariupol, Ukrainian authorities said. Ukrainian authorities have accused Moscow of secretly cremating the dead and burying the dead in mass graves using mobile crematorium devices, Ukrainian authorities said.

Arpan RaiMay 25, 2022 05:39

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Donbas’ situation ‘extremely difficult’ – Zelensky

President Volodymyr Zelensky urged Ukraine to supply heavy weapons and said the southeastern region of Donbas was deteriorating.

“The situation in Donbas right now is very difficult. In fact, all the power the Russian army still had was thrown there for attack. Lyman, Popasna, Severodonetsk, Slovyansk – the occupants want to destroy everything there,” Zelensky said in a nightly speech.

“However, intercepting the conversation, we were told that this war is meaningless for Russia and that they are well aware that strategically their military has no possibility,” he added.

Wanting more artillery, Zelensky said: “…but I reiterate. The longer this war lasts, the greater the cost of protecting freedom, not only in Ukraine, but in the free world as a whole.”

“The supply of heavy weapons (MLRS, tanks, anti-ship and other weapons) to Ukraine is therefore the best investment to keep the world stable and to prevent many serious crises that Russia is still planning or has already provoked.” the leader said

Arpan RaiMay 25, 2022 05:03

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Close to 30,000 Russian soldiers killed in war with Ukraine – Zelensky

In a speech at night, Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russia of claiming to have failed the war by “lying” that it would not do its best when announcing the end of its three-month defense period.

“Today another completely inappropriate statement was made stating that Russia is deliberately ‘slowing down’ its offensive. Well, after three months of trying to find out why they didn’t bring down Ukraine in three days, there was nothing better than claiming that they planned to do so,” said the President of Ukraine.

He claimed that Russia lost nearly 30,000 Russian soldiers in the war and that more than 200 aircraft were shot down from the fleet.

“Thousands of Russian tanks, armored vehicles and other equipment were lost. Russian missile ammunition was almost completely exhausted. And do they want to cover it up with a lie that they don’t fight with all their might? wretchedly. And the time will come when they themselves will admit it,” Zelensky said.

Arpan RaiMay 25, 2022 04:55

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Billionaire Soros says invasion of Ukraine could spark World War III

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could herald the start of World War III, and “civilization may not survive,” said billionaire George Soros.

“The invasion was the beginning of World War III and our civilization may not survive,” Soros said of the ongoing siege in Europe.

He warned that the best way to preserve a free society for Western countries is to defeat Vladimir Putin’s soldiers.

“The best and probably the only way to preserve our civilization is to defeat Putin as soon as possible. That is the conclusion.” The 91-year-old financier who has become a bogeyman for the far right said in Davos.

He said that Putin now believes the invasion of Ukraine was a mistake and that the Russian president, who had been caught up in rumors of ill health, was preparing to negotiate a ceasefire.

“But a truce cannot be achieved because he is unreliable,” said the financier. “A weak Putin becomes more unpredictable.”

Here’s Joe Middleton’s full report:

Arpan RaiMay 25, 2022 04:25

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U.S., 20 countries pledge advanced weapons to Ukraine

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said more than 40 countries have pledged new weapons systems and other security assistance as the Ukrainian Defense Force continues to protest against Russian forces.

Austin announced the transfer of new weapons after a meeting of defense ministers of the Ukrainian Contact Group of 24 countries, at which the group was briefed by Ukrainian Defense Minister Olexi Rezhnikov.

After the meeting, Austin told reporters that attendees “gain a clearer and shared understanding of Ukraine’s priority needs and battlefield situation.”

tom bachelorMay 25, 2022 03:01

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‘More activities on Snake Island’

tom bachelorMay 25, 2022 02:01

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Russia faces default

The United States is set to block the last avenue for Russia to pay off billions of dollars of debt to international investors on Wednesday.

The measure will force Russia to default on its debt for the first time since the Bolshevik Revolution.

The U.S. Treasury Department said it has no plans to renew its license allowing Russia to continue paying debtors through U.S. banks.

After the first sanctions, the Treasury gave banks permission to process all dollar-denominated bond payments from Russia. The period expired at midnight on May 25th.

tom bachelorMay 25, 2022 01:01

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Regiment commander Azov survives on Russian territory, wife said

Denis Prokopenko, commander of the Azov Regiment, is alive in Russian-controlled territory, said his wife after a short phone call on Tuesday.

Kateryna Prokopenko said her husband asked her how she was doing, but said the phone was hung up before she could say anything about her.

The phone call was made possible thanks to an agreement between the Ukrainian and Russian governments and the intervention of the Red Cross visiting the surrendered Ukrainian fighters, she said.

Earlier this month, Russia announced the acquisition of Mariupol, with the surrender of a fighter trapped at the massive Azovstal steel mill.

tom bachelorMay 24, 2022 23:55

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