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WAR in Ukraine Day 80 (May 19, 2022) – Topky.sk

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Live from Ukraine 84th day of war in Ukraine ONLINE 21:59 Germany and the Netherlands currently do not know how to supply Ukraine with more than 12 howitzers, which have already promised Kiev. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced this at a joint press conference in The Hague on Thursday. The DPA informs about it. Scholz said that howitzers “are simply not available” and that their number for Ukraine was not determined at random. “We have considered … how many there must be to form a functional unit,” the German chancellor said. 21:43 The probability that Russia will attack one of the member states of the North Atlantic Alliance is “very low”. This was stated by Polish President Andrzej Duda in an interview with the Polish Times, which was published on Thursday. Asked whether Poland was safe in the wake of Russia’s offensive in Ukraine, Duda said, although the threat from Russia was still present, “the likelihood that anyone – including Russia – would dare to attack a NATO member, risking a clash with … by the US military, is very low. ” Photo gallery (21) Polish President Andrzej Duda
Source: SITA / AP Photo / Beata Zawrzal, file 21:26 Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko announced on Thursday that his country had bought Iskander missiles from Russia, which the Russians use in Ukraine, as well as S-400 air defense systems. Lukashenko did not specify the amount of weapons purchased, but only said that there were as many as the army needed. This is reported by the AFP agency. “We have reached an agreement with (Russian President Vladimir) Putin,” Lukashenko said, whose statement was published in the president’s account on the Telegram platform. “With weapons like this, it’s a completely different army,” Lukashenko added, adding that it could cause “unacceptable, colossal damage to the enemy.” 21:13 France has deployed a new air defense missile system at the base of the North Atlantic Alliance in Romania due to threats related to the Russian aggression in Ukraine. According to French media, Pascal Ianni, a spokesman for the General Staff of the French army, announced this. The spokesman said it was a new-generation Mamba land-air system that “could provide protection for forces in the area.” Its location in Romania is primarily intended to protect the Alliance’s air base, which houses several thousand troops, and to “strengthen NATO’s deterrent and defensive position on the Eastern Wing in Europe.” 20:47 Deputy Commander of the Regiment “Azov” recorded a video in which he refuted the information of Russian propaganda that he had given up and left Azovstal. “The operation continues, I will not disclose details about it,” said Svyatoslav Palamar (Kalina). 20:45 The United States does not yet plan to send troops to its embassy in Kiev, which reopened on Wednesday after a three-month deadline. An unnamed US Department of Defense official said this on Thursday. However, he did not rule out that this could not happen in the future. CNN reports. The last word in this matter will have US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, who has not yet made a final decision, said an unnamed representative. 20:28 US Army Chiefs of Staff (JCS), General Mark Milley, called on Thursday with his Russian counterpart, Valery Gerasimov, Chief of Staff of the Russian Armed Forces. This was their first interview since the Russian army attacked Ukraine on February 24, the US Department of Defense (Pentagon) said. This is reported by the AFP agency. 20:15 Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, defused 1975 air bombs This was stated by the press secretary of the Civil Service of Ukraine for emergencies Alexander Khorunzhy. 19:54 The Senate of the US Congress on Thursday approved a package of aid to Ukraine worth $ 40 billion. This is reported by the AFP agency. The aid package was approved by the Senate a week after it was approved by the US House of Representatives. The signature of US President Joe Biden is still required for the final approval of financial aid to Kiev. 19:27 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Thursday with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky about military support and global food security. A spokesman for the British government stated this in the statement, the American television CNN informs about it. “The leaders discussed the progress of the negotiations, agreeing to intensify cooperation with the Allies, including the United States, France and Germany, in order to establish a long-term security architecture for Ukraine,” a spokesman for the British government said. Photo gallery (21) Boris Johnson
Source: SITA / AP Photo / Frank Augstein, Pool 18:58 Ukrainian forces liberated 23 settlements in the Kharkiv region within 2 weeks. Russian troops continue to shell the Chernihiv and Sumy areas “to divert our forces from the main directions,” says Ukrainian General Oleksiy Hromov. 18:37 At least 12 people were killed and more than 40 injured in Thursday’s shelling of the eastern Ukrainian city of Sjevjerodonetsk. The governor of the Luhansk region, Serhiy Hajdaj, wrote this on the social network on Thursday, the AFP agency reports. According to Hajdaj, Russian troops fired on the city without an obvious target. According to him, the number of victims may be even higher. However, the area could not be inspected due to continued shelling, he added. The governor of the Luhansk region said that the shelling began on Thursday morning and continued throughout the day. Sjevjerodonetsk and the nearby town of Lysychansk are the last foci of Ukrainian resistance in the Luhansk region.

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