NAfter a fake phone call from Vitaly Klitschko to Berlin’s ruling mayor Francisco Kifi, the real Kiev mayor is expected to speak with an SPD politician soon. After learning about the fake call from Giffey and Madrid Mayor Jose Luis Martinez-Almeida, Klitschko told the “Bild” newspaper: “I hope I can talk on the phone soon through my official channels.” Klitschko added: “I do not need you. I do not need a translator.”
During a video call on Friday, it was doubtful whether Kiffy was actually linked to the mayor of Kiev as planned. Then the conversation ended prematurely. Senate Chancellor Considers Digital Manipulation: “Obviously we’re dealing with deep duplication,” said Senate spokeswoman Lisa Frரிricz.
Even in Madrid, Mayor Jose Luis Martinez-Almeida became suspicious of a video call with Mayor Klitschko and broke up the conversation, as confirmed by Mayor’s Office spokesman Daniel Bertavio Colebrook. A complaint was lodged against unidentified persons for using a false identity and the mayor’s office in Kiev was informed. Martinez-Almeida will call the real Klitschko on Saturday.
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9:32 am – Johnson warns of increasing pressure on Ukraine for “bad peace”
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson fears the economic consequences of the war will increase European pressure on Ukraine to conclude a peace deal with Russia, which is not in line with its interests. “Many countries say this is an unnecessary European war … so the pressure will increase to lure Ukrainians to a worse peace,” Johnson told television stations in the Rwandan capital, Kigali. , Where he attends the Commonwealth Conference.
He further added that if Russian President Vladimir Putin were to impose his will on Ukraine, the consequences would be dangerous to international security and a “long-term economic catastrophe”.
9:13 am – Moscow questions Lithuania’s border over Kaliningrad dispute
Moscow now opposes the legitimacy of the Lithuanian border due to the blockade of the Russian Baltic Sea region of Kaliningrad between Lithuania and Poland. “Basically, Lithuania has called into question its own borders,” Dmitry Rogozin, head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, told state television on Saturday. Unrestricted transportation is a condition for Russia to recognize the borders of the former Soviet Lithuanian Republic. “Lithuania shot itself not only in the leg but also in the head.”
One week ago, the current EU country suspended the shipment of goods on the EU sanctions list. According to Kaliningrad Governor Anton Alikano, 40 to 50 percent of traffic between mainland Russia and Kaliningrad will be affected. Among other things, no cement, building materials or metals can now be brought to land in the Russian Baltic Sea region. So Russian officials have already announced countermeasures. Therefore, it is proposed to exclude Lithuania from the common power grid.
The proposed cancellation of the Russian-Lithuanian state border agreement would mean an extension. For weeks, Russian talks have been calling for the capture of a “corridor” in Kaliningrad. Rogosin was the first high-ranking Russian official to make demands in this direction.
08:35 – Governor: Injured in rocket attack in western Ukraine
According to officials, four people were injured in a Russian rocket attack on a military base in Javor, western Ukraine. Russian forces have fired six missiles from the Black Sea, Lviv regional governor Maxim Kosciuszko said in a video message.
Four missiles struck the base, two of which were intercepted and destroyed by Ukrainian air defenses. According to officials, a Russian attack on a Ukrainian military training camp near Yavorov in March killed 35 people and wounded at least 130 others.
07:23 – Ukrainians have a supply route to Lysyansk
According to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, they thwarted attacks on an important supply route to the eastern city of Lysyansk. “In the direction of Bakmut, Ukrainian militants stopped the attack of enemy infantry between the villages of Volodymyrovka and Pokrovsky,” Ukrainian civil servants said on Saturday. An important supply road passes through the villages mentioned above from Baghmut to Lisyansk.
The city, which became the next strategic target of the Russians after the massive withdrawal of the Ukrainians from neighboring Siverodonetsk, is still under intense fire. Both artillery and the Russian Air Force opened fire on Lysyansk. In addition, Russian troops “tried to block the city from the south,” civil servants said. The Russian military has previously said that Lisiான்ansk was blocked from the south.
07:00 – President’s wife Zelenska accuses Russia of sexual misconduct
The wife of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky has accused Russian troops in her country of committing sexual crimes by comparing them to the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group. In “Welt am Sonntag” Olena Selenska referred to Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murat, who was enslaved by IS: “It’s very scary to say, but many Ukrainian women experience the same thing under occupation.” Selenska added: “Because the Russian occupiers are no better than IS terrorists.” Ukrainian women are now experiencing horror.
Murad escaped from the crimes committed by the Islamic State terrorist organization against the Yazidis in Iraq. He has been the UN Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Human Trafficking Survivors since 2016. In 2018, he won the Nobel Prize along with Denis Mukwege, a Congolese doctor and human rights activist.
Olena Selenska thanked Germany for providing shelter to many of her countrymen. “I am very grateful to the German and German people for taking our refugees – I am only grateful here, I feel grateful from the bottom of my heart,” Selenska said. As a first lady, she is not responsible for weapons issues. “But anyone can help before Ukraine – not just on humanitarian issues – of course it’s Germany.”
1:42 am – Lammert warns that approval for “Zeitenwende” is declining
Norbert Lammert (CDU), former chairman of the Bundestag and current chairman of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, has warned that support for Ukraine is declining among the German population. In an interview with the “Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung” (NOZ), Lammert said: “The vast majority of new changes to military restructuring and the supply of weapons to war zones are by no means certain.
He considers the word “breakthrough” used by President Olaf Scholes (SPD) after the Russian invasion of Ukraine to be “problematic.” “The speed with which the political class, including the media, has come to terms with this word is a sign of the general embarrassment of suppressing change and challenges over the years and not taking them into account,” says the CDU politician.
1:32 am – Military experts urge Scholes to deliver carriers of tanks and armored personnel carriers to Ukraine.
Ahead of the G-7 and NATO summits, military experts urged President Olaf Scholes to provide more weapons to Ukraine. In an interview with the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung (NOZ), European Council of Foreign Affairs (ECFR) Gustav Gresel said that the NATO tax “comes from the Presidential Palace that Western tanks and armored personnel should not be sent to Ukraine”. “Other countries in NATO would welcome a change in Germany’s position.”
As for the carriers of tanks and armored personnel carriers, “the wind may return to Washington, and then Mr. Scholes may also move,” Cressell said. “For example, if Washington decides to send Bradley (the main battle tanks), the House of Representatives will be in good standing with its ‘almost NATO policy’.”
1:15 am – Mützenich: G-7 summit to coordinate additional aid to Ukraine
SPD parliamentary committee chairman Rolf Mützenich expects a closer vote on additional aid to Ukraine at the G-7 summit. “It’s about humanitarian support and economic restructuring after the ceasefire, and we hope this will be achieved soon,” he told the Funke Media Group. Heads of state and government of the seven most important industrialized nations will meet in Schloss Elmau, Bavaria, from Sunday.
President Olaf Scholes (SPD) also called on South Africa, Senegal, Argentina and India, saying they “did not see Russia’s aggression with the eyes of the West.” “It is worth trying to find a common way out of the war with these democracies.”
11:38 pm – Zelenskyy: Ukraine is not afraid to join the European Union.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky has expressed confidence that his country, which is under Russian attack, will meet the criteria for EU membership. Ukraine is now focusing on the needs of the European Union, the head of state said in his evening video speech. “But does that scare us? No, because before that we have successfully completed hundreds.”
Zelensky called on his comrades to be happy about the decision of the EU summit to grant Ukraine the status of a candidate country. He likened the path for a member to climbing Mount Everest. Anyone who talks about how difficult the next trail will be in the last 1848 meters is already underestimating the success of conquering the mountain at an altitude of 7000 meters.
10:00 pm – Moscow: Possible EU expansion is directed against Russia
The Russian Foreign Ministry views the decision to allow Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova to join the EU as anti-Moscow policy. Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman in Moscow, said the EU was continuing its incursion into the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) for the purpose of controlling Russia.
“All means are used, from financial and economic to military support.” Zakarova explained that the EU has set strict criteria for access, such as the fight against corruption, the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary. .
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