Russia-Ukraine War at a Glance: What We Know on Day 425 of the Invasion | Russia
The Ukrainian army has established positions near the city of Kherson on the eastern bank of the Dnieper River.This is reported by the Institute of War Research with reference to Russian military bloggers. Entering this area could be the first step to dislodge the Russians from positions they use to bombard and shell Kherson.
China’s ambassador to France has been reprimanded by Paris and the European Union after questioning the sovereignty of post-Soviet nations, drawing the ire of Eastern Europe and Ukraine.. Ambassador Lou Shaye suggested that the countries that emerged after the collapse of the Soviet Union “have no effective status under international law because there is no international agreement confirming their statehood.” sovereign”.
Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Moscow would respond by terminating the Black Sea Grain Agreement if the G7 decided to ban exports to Russia. This will allow the export of important grain from Ukraine. Russia has made it clear that it will not allow the agreement to continue after May 18.
European military spending will rise at a record pace in 2022, reaching levels not seen since the Cold War after Russia invaded Ukraine., – said global security researchers. Growth in Europe helped global military spending reach $2.24 billion, or 2.2% of global gross domestic product, an eighth record high, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow “does not forgive” Washington’s refusal to grant US visas to Russian journalists. He would accompany him when he visited the headquarters of the United Nations. “We will not forget it, we will not forgive it,” he said. Russia assumed the presidency of the 15-member Security Council in April.
Russian citizens are advised not to travel to Canada. Russia’s foreign ministry cited numerous cases of discrimination against its citizens, including physical violence.
Anti-Kremlin protesters marched in Paris on Sunday to demand sanctions against the sociologist wife of Russia’s deputy defense minister, who accuses the EU of evading sanctions.. Protesters say Deputy Defense Minister Timur Ivanov divorced his wife Svetlana Maniovic last year to live in luxury in France and avoid sanctions.
Russia is recruiting “real men” for new military service. Russia’s Ministry of Defense has launched a major campaign to recruit volunteers to show their masculinity among Russia’s limited pool of men of military age, Britain’s Ministry of Defense has announced.
Russia’s Defense Ministry claims it has captured three more districts in the western part of Bakhmut In the east of Ukraine. The troops entering the heavily contested city are believed to be part of Wagner’s mercenary group.
With Reuters and Agence France-Presse
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