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U.S. fights anger in eastern Ukraine warning of long-term war

Ukraine fought Russian troops in the eastern region on Tuesday, and an overnight missile strike struck the southern port of Odessa. The United States has warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready for a long war.

Washington’s dark predictions are more than two months after Moscow’s invasion, after Ukraine states that the European Union’s member states are a continent-wide “war and peace” issue facing Russia. It was about.

Kieu also welcomed saying that it was a change in the attitude of the EU powerhouse Germany towards Russia’s oil embargo and the supply of weapons to Ukraine.

Violence intensified in the South, a missile attack in Odessa destroyed buildings overnight, a shopping center burned, and one person died just hours after the visit of European Council President Charles Michel. bottom.

Officials also said that about 1,000 troops remained trapped in an increasingly dire situation at the Azovstal ironworks in the devastated city of Mariupol.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, but Ukrainian troops succeeded in pushing Moscow troops back from Kyiv. The mayor of the capital said Tuesday that two-thirds of its inhabitants had returned.

President Putin gave some hints on his plans, but U.S. Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines said Tuesday that Russian leaders would not end the war in the Donbus campaign and went to Moldova’s Russian-controlled territory. He said he was determined to build an overpass.

US intelligence also believes Putin is more likely to mobilize the entire country, including martial law, and relies on his patience to undermine Western support for Ukraine.

“Counting bombs”

Moscow shifted its focus to the eastern Russian-speaking Donbas region, where separatists have fought since 2014, after failing to rob Kyiv.

The Ukrainian president said, “The epicenter of the battle has moved to Bilogorifka in the Lugansk region of Donbas.”

Bombardment continued in the sister cities of Severodonetsk and Lysychans’k, the easternmost bases of Ukraine.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Russian troops were “pushed” out of Kharkov, but the regional governor was under the rubble of a destroyed building in the eastern town of Izyum, now under Russia44. Relieved by the exposure that a human civilian was found. Control.

His counterpart in Donetsk said three civilians were killed in the area on Tuesday.

Citizens struggled to survive among the ever-changing front lines.

“I feel completely indifferent. Not to mention physically, I’m morally hungry,” said bricklayer Artyom Cherukha, 41, dripping water from a natural hot spring in Lysychans’k. I collected it while letting it.

People in the area were steadily unable to get water and food, so he was trying to get supplies for a family of nine.

“We are sitting here counting the bombs,” Chelka said.

The Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday that it had achieved 74 goals and shot down a Ukrainian drone on the strategic Zmiinyi Island of the Black Sea.

Germany “position change”

Ukraine is seeking further support from Western nations and is particularly critical of Germany, which is slow to respond and does not want to abandon Russia’s energy.

On Tuesday, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock changed her tone after a sudden visit by Russian troops to Bucha, a suburb of Kieu, accused of war crimes.

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba told Kieu’s reporters Bearbock, “I would like to thank Germany for changing its position on many issues, including the supply of weapons to Kieu and support for Russia’s oil ban.” Told.

Cleva asked the European Union to recognize his country.

“Ukraine’s accession to the EU is a matter of war and peace in Europe,” Kleber said. “One of the reasons this war began was that Putin was convinced that Europe did not need Ukraine.”

Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden has revived World War II measures to support Kyiv and has opened cannons, anti-aircraft missiles, anti-aircraft weapons, and other powerful supplies.

On Tuesday, US lawmakers are set to discuss a $ 40 billion aid package, which is expected to pass comfortably with rare bipartisan support.

Western forces on Tuesday individually accused Russian authorities of launching a cyberattack on satellite networks an hour before the invasion of Ukraine, paving the way for the attack.

“Emergency evacuation”

Moscow has made further progress in southern Ukraine, but Mariupol’s Azovstal ironworks still has more than a thousand Ukrainian soldiers, Deputy Prime Minister Irina Bereshchuk told AFP.

This plant is the last bastion of Ukrainian resistance in a city that has seen relentless destruction.

An online petition calling on the United Nations to extract all the remaining soldiers received more than 1.1 million signatures on Tuesday.

“Hundreds of people have been injured. Some are seriously injured in need of urgent evacuation,” Bereshchuk said.

Many civilians have recently been evacuated from factories as Russia demanded full control of Mariupol to open a land route from the Crimean confiscated in 2014.

Zelensky, whose sovereignty in Ukraine is at stake, has taken the time to mourn his country’s first president, Leonid Kraftuk, who died on Tuesday at the age of 88.

Zelensky said Kravchuk, who survived the Nazi occupation as a boy during World War II, understood the horror of the war.

“He sincerely wanted peace in Ukraine,” Zelensky said.

“We are confident that we will achieve that and achieve victory and peace.”

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2022/05/10/fighting-rages-in-ukraines-east-as-us-warns-of-long-war-a77627 U.S. fights anger in eastern Ukraine warning of long-term war

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