The war in Ukraine continues. The Russians killed another civilian in Donbas on May 13, and Russian shelling wounded 12 others. The Ukrainian president has said that although the Ukrainians are doing everything they can to expel the Russian occupiers from their territory, no one today can predict how long the war will last. 13:54 Russian troops have withdrawn from Ukraine’s second largest city, Kharkov, after weeks of intense bombing, the Ukrainian army said on Saturday. TASR has taken over the report from AP and BBC television. The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces clarified that Russian troops were withdrawing from Kharkov and focusing on protecting supply routes. In addition, they undertake grenade and artillery attacks and raids on the Donetsk region in order to “exhaust Ukrainian forces and destroy the defensive lines”. 13:47 The G7 organization, which brings together the world’s leading economies, warned on Saturday that the war in Ukraine is provoking a global food and energy crisis that is threatening poor countries. According to the organization, urgent measures are needed to unblock grain stocks, which Ukraine cannot export due to the Russian invasion. 13:12 The most industrialized G7 countries on Saturday promised to extend sanctions to the sectors on which Russia depends. At the same time, they warned China in connection with the failure of sanctions against Moscow for the Russian military invasion of Ukraine, the AFP agency reported. G7 foreign ministers also said in a statement released at a two-day meeting in Germany that they would never recognize the borders that Russia was trying to change with the war in Ukraine. 12:26 The war in Ukraine could reach its “turning point” in August and end with the defeat of Russia before the end of this year. The head of the Ukrainian intelligence service, Major General Kyrylo Budanov, told Sky News on Saturday. TASR received the report from AFP. 12:05 Russia suspended electricity supplies to Finland on Saturday night after its energy company RAO Nordic threatened to suspend supplies due to arrears, a representative of the Finnish network operator told AFP on Saturday. Deliveries “are zero since midnight,” said Timo Kaukonen. RAO Nordic announced on Friday that it would suspend deliveries due to payment problems. 11:28 3143 people crossed the border crossings on the Slovak-Ukrainian border on Friday (13 May). There were 745 men, 1771 women and 627 children. 199 applicants requested temporary refuge. At the same time, 3,095 people crossed the way from the Slovak Republic to Ukraine. TASR was informed about this by the spokeswoman of the Ministry of the Interior (MV) of the Slovak Republic Zuzana Eliášová. 11:04 Moscow will take appropriate precautionary measures in the event that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) deploys nuclear forces and infrastructure near the Russian border, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alekxander Grushko said on Saturday, citing local agencies. TASR has taken over the report from Reuters. 10:36 According to the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW), Ukraine has probably won the battle for Kharkov. ISW analysts said Russia had failed to encircle Ukraine’s second largest city and had now given up trying to do so. From the beginning of the invasion, the occupation of Kharkov was a key strategic goal for Russia. 10:15 The bodies of the dead Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine were transported to the track near Kiev and, together with hundreds of others, placed on a refrigerated train, where they wait for the time when they will be able to be returned to their families. TASR received the report from Reuters, which reported on Saturday. 09:33 German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has not seen a change in the attitude of Russian President Vladimir Putin in two or a half months since the start of Russia’s military offensive in Ukraine. Scholz said this in an interview for the t-online news portal, which they published on Saturday. The DPA reported. At the same time, according to the German office, it is clear that Russia has not achieved any of its initially determined military goals. Ukraine was not dominated, on the contrary, it defended itself with a great deal of skill, courage and self-sacrifice, he added. 08:59 A central part of Russia’s original plan to invade Ukraine was most likely to subject most of Ukraine’s areas to long-term pro-Russian administration, but so far only in the Kherson region. This was stated on Saturday morning by the British Ministry of Defense in its regular newspaper about the situation in Ukraine, published on Twitter. 08:13 Since the beginning of the Russian attack on Ukraine at the end of February, more than 700,000 people fleeing the war in this country have registered in Germany. The daily Welt am Sonntag reported it on Saturday. In the vast majority of cases, these were women or children. According to the latest UN figures, six million people have fled Ukraine before the war, but some are beginning to return to the country. 07:42 Ukrainian soldiers in the destroyed besieged port city of Mariupol will resist Russian troops despite a lack of ammunition, food, water and medicine “for as long as they can,” Azov Regiment Deputy Commander Sviatoslav Palamar said on Friday. TASR took over the report from the AP agency. “We continue to resist and follow the orders of our high-ranking political leaders to maintain defense. We maintain defense and continue to fight in spite of everything,” Palamar said. 07:16 , said the local governor Pavlo Kyrylenko on Friday. TASR received the report from AP. 07:05 Ukrainian Antonina Samojlovová climbed to the top of the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, in the Himalayas on Thursday. According to her, this expedition was to confirm the “invincibility of the Ukrainian spirit”. TASR received the report from the DPA agency on Friday. 07:00 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that although the Ukrainians are doing everything they can to expel the Russian occupiers from their territory, “no one today can predict how long the war will last”. “Unfortunately, this will depend not only on our people, who are already putting their maximum into it,” Zelenskyj said in his video speech to the nation. “It will depend on our partners, on European countries and on the whole free world.” The AP agency informed about it on Saturday. We also tracked all the important information for you online on Friday. See an overview of what happened.
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