DHe wants them in America Ukraine To defend against a war of aggression by Russia with further arms supplies worth about US$400 million. The new package includes four Himars multiple rocket launchers, 1,000 high-precision 155mm artillery shells, artillery tracking radars and spare parts, a senior US Defense Department official said on Friday.
With the new US cruise missiles, the Ukrainian Armed Forces will have twelve Himars systems. A Pentagon representative denied reports by the Russian military that two copies had been destroyed. All Himars delivered to Ukraine are still in service. So far they have America According to Ukraine, it has pledged or already delivered $7.3 billion worth of weapons and equipment since the start of the war.
Selenskyj intends to address all 27 national EU parliaments
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy It intends to continue sending messages to other countries. “We are working as hard as possible on the foreign policy front every day and under all circumstances,” he said in a video message on Friday. His speech to the Slovenian parliament on Friday was the 24th address to the chamber of representatives by an EU member. Three speeches are still pending in the parliaments of the other 27 EU member states.
“I hope that the other three EU countries will realize that these appeals are not about politics, but about protecting our common liberties, so that one day we will reach a point where I can say: all 27 parliaments of Europe listen better to the struggle for freedom than any Russian manipulation,” the President stressed. .
Separatists help execute foreign ‘mercenaries’
In eastern Ukraine’s war-torn Donetsk, pro-Russian separatists executed three foreigners sentenced to death. A moratorium on the death penalty was lifted Friday by the breakaway region’s internationally unrecognized parliament. Two Britons and a Moroccan national were sentenced to death in June. They were on the side of the Ukrainian army against them Russia Support separatists fought. The rebels see them as mercenaries. From the point of view of the separatists, they were not covered by the Geneva Convention for the Protection of Prisoners of War. On the other hand, Ukraine counts them as one of their players. Internationally, the potential execution may be considered a war crime.
Shelling in eastern Ukraine again injured or killed. In the towns of Seversk and Bakhmut in the Donetsk region, Russian attacks on Thursday and Friday killed a total of five people and wounded three others, government officials said. Pro-Russian separatists in Donetsk said Ukrainian shelling had killed three and wounded 14. War zone reports cannot be independently verified.
Putin warns of “catastrophic” consequences of sanctions
President of Russia Vladimir Putin He threatened the West with far-reaching consequences if sanctions against his country were extended. “Continued application of the sanctions policy could have catastrophic consequences, not to mention exaggeration, on the global energy market,” Putin said at a meeting with government officials. In response to Russia’s war against Ukraine, the European Union adopted tougher sanctions, including a severe embargo on Russian oil.
Once again, Putin spoke of the failed “economic boom” in the West. Nevertheless, he admitted: “These actions, restrictions, affect our economy and there are many risks.”
Ukrainian authorities have seized corporate rights and real estate from 11 Russian companies. Its total value is about 57 million euros, the SBU secret service in Kyiv said on Friday. A total of 46 properties were reportedly transferred to the Ukrainian government. Companies include Gazprom, Rosneft and Rosatom. The charge is to finance Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, which has been ongoing since February.
Pope’s visit to Kiev in August “possible”
Pope Francis Can go to Kiev this summer. Curial Archbishop Paul Gallagher, secretary for relations with states and Vatican foreign minister, told Italian broadcaster Rai1 on Friday evening. The 85-year-old pontiff will discuss the visit to Kyiv with his staff after he returns from Canada at the end of July.
Asked in August if such a trip was possible, Gallagher replied: “It’s possible, I wouldn’t rule it out.”
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