War day at a glance
The Russians surrounded the Ukrainian soldiers – Kiev gains EU candidate status
06/23/2022, 9:45 pm
Natural gas prices in Germany are rising significantly. It has already been confirmed. Russian President Vladimir Putin is gaining the support of his BRICS partners, while the federal government declares a state of alert. His forces are advancing further in eastern Ukraine. Meanwhile, in Kyiv, people are happy with the decision of the EU member states. A look at the 120th day of the war.
Lisyansk: The Russians advanced into the suburbs of the city
In eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian sources say Russian troops are advancing to the suburbs of Lysyansk. It is the last large city in the Luhansk region, which is still fully under Ukrainian control. “Our fighters stopped advancing towards the southern suburbs of Lysychansk, causing casualties to the enemy and forcing them to retreat,” the situation report for civil servants in Kyiv said in the evening. The Russian military is now attracting reserves. The Borivsky settlement east of the Seversky Donets River was also fought.
In the morning it became clear that the Ukrainian group had been rounded up in the towns of Solot and Hirsch in the south of Lyczynsk. In the evening, the Ukrainian army announced that Russian troops had partially captured Hirsch. According to the report, they were able to close the cauldron completely. According to the Ministry of Defense in Moscow, Russia shelled Ukrainian military fuel tanks and military equipment near Mykolayiv during the day. Fierce fighting has been going on for weeks in the Donbass as Russian forces try to capture the whole of Luhansk and Donetsk provinces. The Russian Air Force carried out heavy attacks on Ukrainian positions.
Moscow insists on achieving war goals
The Kremlin is sticking to all its demands, aimed at possible negotiations to end the war. A peace plan is possible, but once the Kiev has met all the demands, the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, without giving details, according to the Interfox agency. Moscow’s public demands include the recognition of the eastern Ukrainian separatist regions of Donetsk and Luhansk as independent states, and the annexation of the Crimean Black Sea Peninsula in 2014 as Russian territory. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky recently targeted Kiev for reclaiming Crimea and the occupied territories since the end of February.
The first German howitzers, now American rocket launchers
The United States has now issued several HIMARS rocket launchers in support of the Ukrainian armed forces, according to the government in Kiev. Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksi Resnikov said on Twitter that “the Himalayas have arrived in Ukraine.” He thanked his US colleague Lloyd Austin for “these powerful tools” and released photos of the rocket launchers. Mobile engines can launch multiple precision-guided missiles simultaneously at targets up to 80 kilometers away. The U.S. military also has systems several hundred kilometers away. Meanwhile, Resnikov announced on Tuesday that the Panzerhaubitze 2000 had been delivered by Germany. According to the Ukrainian embassy in Berlin, all seven Howitzers promised by Germany arrived in Ukraine.
EU countries offer candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova
Ukraine and Moldova receive official status as candidates joining the European Union. As announced by Council President Charles Michael, the heads of state and heads of state of the 27 EU countries decided at their Brussels summit that evening. He described it on Twitter as a historic moment. EU Commission Chairman Ursula von der Leyen commented: “Today is a good day for Europe.” Through this move, the EU recognizes the efforts of both countries to join the EU and seeks to encourage them to continue on this path with determination. In the first reaction, he thanked Ukrainian President Zhelensky for his support. “Ukraine’s future lies in the European Union,” he tweeted.
Putin shook hands with BRICS allies
Russian President Vladimir Putin, on the other hand, is increasingly turning his back on the EU. At the virtual summit of the so-called BRICS countries, he gave to the West The cause of the global economic crisis. He gave a new leadership role to the group, which included Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. “Only on the basis of honest and mutually beneficial cooperation can we find a way out of the crisis in which the world economy is in decline, because the misguided selfish actions of individual nations, using financial means, pass by themselves. Mistakes in the macroeconomics of the whole world,” he said.
Hebek announces alarm level – gas should be significantly more expensive
In Germany, meanwhile, the topic of natural gas continues to make headlines. The federal government called the warning level a “gas emergency plan” because supplies from Russia were so restricted. Economy Minister Robert Hebeck has warned companies and consumers to save gas. “National effort” is needed. In light of the current situation, Glass Mல்லller, head of the Federal Network Agency, believes that consumer prices for gas could triple. “If you expand it, it depends on how you heat it, how your building is built. But it can triple the previous gas tariff,” Müller told ntv. Hebek, on RTL “Nachtjournal”, said when asked if he could imagine gas bills trembling: “It cannot be ruled out.” This is within the range of possibilities: “So the price wave is coming to Germany, and it can no longer be avoided because prices have already accumulated.”
Mல்லller sees the real danger of a gas crisis in Germany. “I will do everything I can to avoid freezing in private homes,” he told ntv, “but I’m very concerned that we can maintain such industrial production.” The more gas is stored, the less impact the industry will face. “Anyone who stores gas and stores it helps avoid jobs, added value and companies being undervalued.”
UN The leader may deceive the grain deal
A different kind of disruptive impact on the world market: grain exports from Ukraine blocked by Russia. However, there seems to be progress in the controversy. UN UN Security Council calls on Security Council to suspend uranium enrichment They have confirmed the possibility of meeting with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres – perhaps early next week. The UN chief is in the process of negotiating directly with the Russians and Ukrainians to reach an agreement. Ukraine complains that Russian navy is besieging its Black Sea ports. Both countries are major wheat exporters and play a key role in global food security.
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