WAR in Ukraine Fifty-third Day (April 17, 2022) – Topky.sk

Russian forces allegedly shelled an oil refinery in Lysychansk. The Russian occupiers are preparing to close Mariupol, banning the move from April 18 to “filter” local men. Russia has banned British Prime Minister Boris Johnson from entering its territory Russia has warned the Czech Republic in a note that it may not provide former Soviet equipment to third countries without its consent. Live from Ukraine Heger spoke at CNN, spoke in English with the presenter about the S-300 system in Ukraine ONLINE Load new news 22:00 Today’s online broadcast is over. Thank you for following us. 21:50 According to the Ukrainian national police, the Russian army has shelled 13 residential areas in the Donetsk region in the last 24 hours. Two civilians were killed and another person was injured as a result of the shelling. The NEXTA portal on the social network informed about it. 21:20 According to Ihor Zhovkva, Deputy Chief of Staff of President Volodymyr Zelenský, Ukraine has completed a questionnaire to obtain EU candidate status. The European Union is now expected to decide on granting candidate status to Ukraine. He informed about it on the social network The Kyiv Independent. 20:50 “I’m starting to think it’s unnecessary to talk to Putin,” Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi told Corriere Della Serra. The head of the Italian government’s cabinet said he had asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to declare a ceasefire, but Putin told him that “the time has not yet come.” 20:20 After the escalation of the war in his country, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has trouble believing in the reliability of “some countries or some leaders”. He said this in an interview with CNN, which took place on Friday at the Presidential Palace in Kiev and was broadcast on Sunday. Asked whether in connection with Ukraine, he considers the term “never again” used by politicians around the world to speak about the Holocaust and crimes against humanity to be empty, Zelensky replied: “I do not believe the world. After seeing what is happening in Ukraine, I have the feeling that we should not trust some countries or some leaders. We do not believe those words. After the escalation by Russia, we do not believe our neighbors. We do not believe all this. ” Photo gallery (11) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addresses citizens during his regular video message from Kiev
Source: TASR / Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP 19:50 Ukrainian troops who remain in Mariupol continue to fight and resist Russia’s demand to surrender. This was stated by the Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Šmyhal in an interview with the American television station ABC. “The city has still not fallen, there are still our soldiers who will fight to the end,” he said. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said the situation in the city was desperate and its escalation could lead to the end of peace talks. 19:25 At least one crew member died in the sinking of the Russian missile cruiser Moscow, journalists from the Ukrainian editorial staff of Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE / RL) found out. Russian authorities have reported no casualties and say the entire crew is alive. 19:00 Russian President’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov answered the question of whether Russia can withstand confrontation with the West on a Russian state television program today. “We can,” Kremlin spokesman Peskov said. The NEXTA portal on the social network informed about it. Photo gallery (11) Source: TASR / Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP 18:45 European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that Russia’s bankruptcy is a matter of time. In an interview with Bild am Sonntag, Ursula von der Leyen said that Western sanctions are penetrating deeper into the Russian economy every week. Photo gallery (11) Ursula von der Leyen
Source: SITA / Kenzo Tribouillard, Pool Photo via AP 17:50 The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense reports that the Russians are preparing a naval landing operation in Mariupol. The resort is investigating information about the possibility of disembarkation. 17:10 Ukraine needs $ 50 billion to cover the budget deficit. Oleh Ustenko, the president’s economic adviser, said Ukraine had asked the G7 for financial assistance, and the country was also considering issuing 0% bonds to cover the deficit over the next 6 months. 16:50 Ukraine will not give up on Donbas to end the Russian war. President Volodymyr Zelensky told CNN that Ukraine was ready to defend the Donbas against Russian forces in a battle he said could affect the course of the war. 16:40 Terrible footage of the bombed-out Kharkov on the social network was brought by the NEXTA portal. 16:20 Another Russian general was killed in Ukraine, and his death was confirmed by Russia itself. This is Major General Vladimir Petrovich Frolov, who served as deputy commander of the 8th Army of the Southern Military District. Frolov’s death was confirmed by St. Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov, the BBC station said on Sunday, referring to a report by the Russian agency TASS. 15:50 Russian troops open fire on the center of Zolote in the Luhansk region. So far, they report 2 dead and another 4 injured. Two floors of one of the blocks of flats are destroyed – the bullets have passed through the cesium. At least two Zolote residents were killed, and four others were injured with varying degrees of severity. “This is a deliberate murder. There is nothing in this area but residential buildings. The Russians have deliberately targeted civilians,” said Luhansk Governor Sergei Haidai. He informed about it on the social network The Kyiv Independent. 15:25 At least five people have been killed and 13 others injured in today’s raids on the city of Kharkov in northeastern Ukraine, the AFP agency said, referring to local rescuers. AFP journalists fired a double fire and saw five fires spreading through residential areas in central Kharkov. 14:25 More than 100,000 inhabitants of the Luhansk region are left without gas and electricity. 37 municipalities in the region are cut off from gas due to Russian shelling, while 32 municipalities lack electricity. He informed about it on the social network The Kyiv Independent, referring to the governor of the Luhansk region Sergei Haidai. 14:20 The Ukrainian side does not seem to be surrendering to the Russian armed forces in the besieged Black Sea town of Mariupol, the British BBC station informs. Mariupol Mayor’s adviser Petro Andriushchenko wrote on the Telegram social network on Sunday that defenders continued to defend the city, despite Moscow’s offer that Russian soldiers would save lives if they gave up in Mariupol. 13:52 Czech diplomat Tomáš Hart, expelled from Russia this week, previously tried unsuccessfully to get Russian authorities to cooperate, the websites Respekt.cz and Denník N said today. which they tried to intimidate. Moscow expelled the deputy Czech ambassador on Wednesday in response to the deportation of his Russian counterpart from the Czech Republic in March. 13:40 2.8 million refugees from Ukraine have crossed the Polish border since the beginning of the Russian invasion. The Polish border guard informed about it today. According to the latest figures from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the total number of people who have fled outside Ukraine since the beginning of the war has already exceeded 4.86 million. 13:00 Bulgaria has banned Russian-flagged ships from entering its Black Sea ports as part of extended EU sanctions. The local maritime administration announced this on its website on Sunday, the AP agency reports. 12:29 Pope Francis called on world leaders to listen to the people’s pleas for peace in Ukraine. In his traditional message, Urbi et Orbi (City and World), he today criticized Russia for dragging Ukraine into a cruel and senseless conflict. 11:53 The city of Ostrava wants to donate trams to Ukraine. These should be operational machines. The trams are part of a set of vehicles that the Ostrava Transport Company (DPO) has now decided to sell. Mayor Tomáš Macura (YES) informed about it on twitter today. DPO spokeswoman Tereza Šnoblová confirmed that the transport company has agreed on a donation with the city. But it will not publish more details until next week. 11:26 Kiev on Sunday announced that it would suspend the expulsion of the civilian population from the war-torn territory in eastern Ukraine for one day, because it had not yet been possible to agree with Russian troops on the specific conditions of this evacuation. The AFP agency informed about it. 10:56 The European Union will provide another EUR 50 million in humanitarian aid for the people affected by the war in Ukraine. The vast majority – 45 million euros – is for humanitarian projects directly in Ukraine, and five million euros go to Moldova, where many people from Ukraine have fled. In total, humanitarian aid to Ukraine has made 143 million euros since the beginning of the war, the European Commission said in a statement today. 10:47 Ukraine and Russia have not agreed to open corridors that could evacuate civilians from besieged Ukrainian cities today. Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereščuková announced this on the Telegram social network. 10:34 Plush orangutans help children from Ukraine on the Slovak-Ukrainian border. 10:23 Volodymyr Zelensky believes that the world must prepare for Russia’s nuclear attack and leaders of the leaders in order to stock anti-radiation pills and build anti-aircraft shelters. The Daily Mail portal informs about it. Photo gallery (11) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky
Source: SITA / Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP 9:35 The Russian army shot down a Ukrainian military plane carrying military equipment sent to Ukraine by Western countries. According to the TASS agency, a spokesman for the Russian Ministry of Defense, Igor Konashenkov, informed about it. No further details were disclosed and the information could not be independently verified. As the US station CNN noted today, Russia claims that it destroyed more Ukrainian military aircraft than the country should ever have. 9:32 542 men, 1573 women and 485 children crossed the border crossings. 189 people requested temporary refuge. All activities in connection with refugees from Ukraine were provided by 248 police officers, 66 firefighters, 94 customs officers, 331 soldiers, 6 clergy, 223 volunteers, 36 members of foreign forces and 6 employees of the migration office. At the same time, 31 buses were dispatched, which transported 205 people to various places within the Slovak Republic. 145 people were transported by train. Last year, 8 people were accommodated, the vacant capacity is at the level of 12,349. The press department of the Ministry of the Interior informed about it. Photo gallery (11) Source: TASR – František Iván 9:03 Explosions erupted in the Ukrainian capital early this morning, local media reported. Sirens warning of possible dangers could be heard throughout the country during the night. Local officials have not yet released any details about possible explosions. According to Reuters, the reports could not be independently verified. According to the General Staff of the Ukrainian Army, the Russians continue to partially block the city of Kharkov and shelter its residential areas. They are also conducting air raids on Mariupol. The Russian navy seems to be preparing to attack the city, and this information is now being verified, the general staff said. 8:49 The war in Ukraine killed 202 children, 361 were injured. This is reported by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office.