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A fierce battle in eastern Ukraine as Zelensky says the world should not look away

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said fierce battles were fought in the east and south, and his troops were “doing everything” to thwart Russia’s attacks.

Kieu said Friday that he had launched a new airstrike in the occupied southern region of Kherson. Russia After the invasion on February 24th.

However, Zelensky said Friday was a “very difficult battle”, including in the eastern Donbass region, where Moscow is concentrating its firepower, especially around the eastern industrial city of Severodonetsk.

“Ukrainian troops are doing everything to stop the occupiers’ attacks,” Zelensky said in a speech.

“As much as heavy weapons, modern artillery allows them everything we ask our partners and continue to ask them.”

In the Mykolaiv region near the southern front, the Governor emphasized the urgent need for international military aid.

“Russian troops are more powerful and have more cannons and ammunition. For now, this is a cannon war. […] I ran out of ammunition. “

“The help of Europe and the United States is very important because we only need ammunition to protect our country.”

In his speech, Zelensky said Ukraine “should not allow the world to distract from what is happening on the battlefield.”

In the town of Lysychans’k, across the river from Severodonetsk, people told AFP about their tough choices: stay in the bombardment and bravely confront or flee and abandon their homes.

Yevhen Zhyryada, 39, said the only way to access the water was to head to the town’s water distribution station.

“We have to go there under artillery and under fire,” he said.

“This is how we survive.”

“Victory of Ukraine”

The shockwaves from the conflict are reverberating around the world, fearing a heightened global food crisis. Ukraine is a major agricultural power and a major grain exporter.

An adviser to French President Emmanuel Macron said France is ready to support operations that allow secure access to Ukraine’s Odessa port of the Black Sea.

It is subject to a de facto blockade Russia is waiting for grain shipment.

France wants a “Ukraine victory,” the adviser added by suggesting after Macron’s recent controversy. Russia Don’t be humiliated.

Moscow crossed the border into Ukraine on February 24, after several weeks of warnings from the United States and its allies. Russia I was planning an invasion.

US President Joe Biden said Friday that Zelensky had wiped out these warnings.

“No doubt Zelensky didn’t want to hear it, and many didn’t want to hear it,” Biden said in a fundraiser. “I understand why they didn’t want to hear it.”

The war devastated Ukrainian cities, hunting down European nations and expelling millions of people.

Nine countries, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia, called on NATO to strengthen its eastern side on Friday.

“Shocking” death sentence

Western nations responded to new anger this week after pro-Kremlin separatist authorities in the Donetsk region of Donbus sentenced Britons Aiden Aslin and Sean Pinner to death and Morocco’s Sadung Brahim.

The German Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the “shocking” sentence was “again.” Russia completely ignores international humanitarian law. “

The United Nations warned that unfair trials of prisoners of war corresponded to war crimes.

Zelensky separately praised British leadership and its support for the Battle of Kieu. Russia Visiting without notice from British Defense Minister Ben Wallace.

“Weapons, finance and sanctions-the UK is taking leadership on these three issues,” Zelensky said in a video statement.

Kieu was critical of countries, including Germany and France, for his slow provision of aid and for giving too much credit to the negotiations. Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Not “artificially created”

Russia Some officials have warned of the dangers of a nuclear war and have repeatedly warned the West of being involved in conflict.

The World Chemical Weapons Observatory said Friday that it is closely monitoring Ukraine to monitor the “threat of the use of toxic chemicals as weapons.”

What did Putin say Russia The special military operation calls Ukraine intended to “de-najify”, suggesting that he is simply regaining territory.

But when talking to a British college student via a video link, Zelensky said on Friday. Russia’s claim that Ukraine is “artificially made” is as ridiculous as the Ukrainians describe it as “a variety of plant and animal species, not humans.”

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2022/06/11/fierce-fighting-in-east-ukraine-as-zelensky-says-world-must-not-look-away-a77975 A fierce battle in eastern Ukraine as Zelensky says the world should not look away

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