Putin wants to impose martial law – Russia changes tactics of invasion

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The situation in the war in Ukraine is deteriorating militarily and humanitarianly: the news ticker on Tuesday.

+++ 7:29 pm: The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense alleges that Russia sent grain stocks seized by Russian troops from Ukraine to be smuggled into the Middle East. “Most of the grain seized in Ukraine is in cargo ships with Russian flags flying over the Mediterranean,” the Defense Ministry said on Tuesday, according to the news channel CNN.

Russian President Vladimir Putin at a military parade. © Mikhail Metzel / dpa

Ukrainian officials say Syria is a hub for grain exports, from where stocks could be smuggled to other Middle Eastern countries. In addition to the already stolen food, tons of grain and sunflower seeds continue to be stolen from Ukraine and transported across the border in Russian lorries to Russia and the occupied territory of Crimea, the Ministry of Defense said. The ministry said 500,000 tonnes of grain was seized last week.

The war also severely affected Ukrainian peasants.  In addition to shell and destroyed fields, many also complain of stolen grain reserves.
The war also severely affected Ukrainian peasants. In addition to shell and destroyed fields, many also complain of stolen grain reserves. © Sergey Bobok / AFP

Ukraine war: Belarus sees ‘threat’ from Ukraine and sends troops to the border

+++ 5.15pm: The state-run Belarusian news agency Belda reports that the country is sending special forces to the border with Ukraine “in response to the threat of the Ukrainian armed forces.” Belarusian troops have also deployed task forces, air defense and missile forces along the border between Poland and Lithuania.

+++ 4.30pm: The bodies of 44 civilians were found in the eastern Ukrainian city of Izyum, according to the Kharkiv regional military administration. Inanimate bodies were found in the rubble of a five-story building. Russian troops have been occupying the city of Izum for almost two months. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.

Oleh Syniehubov, head of the regional state administration, said the nearby town of Zyrkuny had now been liberated. However, a “total war crime” took place there, Sinihubov said.

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Ukraine war: Putin wants to impose martial law

+++ 4pm: Vladimir Putin will “increase” martial law in Russia to support the war effort. The AFP news agency quoted the US intelligence chief as saying. Putin is determined to expand the Ukraine war to include Transnistria beyond the Donbass. Most recently, the Kremlin said it was primarily focused on the “liberation” of the Donbass.

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Vladimir Putin im Kremlin. © Mikhail Klimentyev / AFP

However he acknowledged that their numbers were not enough to defeat Obama’s decision to use nuclear weapons as a pretext.

War in Ukraine: Mariupol steel factory on fire

+++ 3.15pm: The last Ukrainian fighters from the besieged Azovstal Steelworks in the port city of Mariupol have announced heavy shelling by Russian troops. Svyatoslav Palmer, deputy commander of the Azov regiment, told the Ukrainian Pravda newspaper that the area had been hit by air overnight. Many have been seriously injured. He demanded that they be brought to safer places immediately.

Shortly after the end of the war in late February, Russian troops and pro-Russian separatists attacked the city in the Sea of ​​Azov and most recently captured it. However, the Ukrainian fighters are positioning themselves on the extensive Azovstel base. They reiterate that they do not want to surrender. Contrary to recent reports that all civilians had been completely evacuated from the plant, regional administrator Pavlo Girilenko said on Monday evening that there were still no more than 100 militants there. In addition, in a city of more than 400,000 people before the war, large numbers of civilians remained off-campus.

Ukraine war: “trash can” with corpses near Donetsk? The Russian soldier was probably tapped

+++ 2.30pm: According to a report, the Ukrainian secret service has released records of a phone call. You may hear a Russian soldier talking to his wife. “This is not a morgue, this is a garbage dump,” the soldier was quoted as saying by the Kiev Independent news portal. You may hear the soldier say that the Russians write their soldiers “missing” to cover up the high number of dead. According to the report, he said in a phone call that there was a “garbage dump” with the bodies of soldiers at a height of two meters near Donetsk.

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Ammunition for a Russian tank lies on the ground in a field between Okhtarka and Trostianets in Ukraine. (Archive photo) © Daniel Carde / Zuma Wire / dpa

War in Ukraine: Separatists advance on the border of the Luhansk region

+++ 1.45pm: Nearly eleven weeks after the start of the war, pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine reportedly advanced into the administrative frontiers of the Luhansk region, according to military reports from Moscow. Popasna, a small town that until recently had been a fierce rival, has now been “cleaned up” by Ukrainian “nationalists,” Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said Tuesday. Russia has repeatedly said that the Luhansk region should be completely taken out of Urgain’s control.

Luhansk Governor Sergei Hajdaj, on the other hand, described the statements as “imaginary.” He wrote in the Telegram news service that the Ukrainian soldiers should have retreated from Bopasna, but the Russians did not break through the defenses.

Ukraine war: Death after rocket attack on Odessa – “seriously wounded militants” in Mariupol

+++ 12.45 pm: According to the Ukrainian government, there are still more than a thousand Ukrainian soldiers in the Mariupol steel industry besieged by Russian troops. “Hundreds of people have been injured,” Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vareshchuk told AFP on Tuesday. Some soldiers were “seriously injured” and “hastily” fired from iron jobs, Vereshchuk said: “The situation is getting worse every day.”

Ukraine war: Rocket attack on Odessa kills – 44 bodies recovered in Kharkiv

+++ 10.45 am: According to the Kyiv Idependent, the governor of the Kharkiv region of Ukraine found 44 bodies under the rubble of a five – storey building in the occupied Izyum. Governor Ole Sinyehubov said the building was destroyed in a Russian attack in early March.

Ukraine war: 327 ammunitions neutralized in one day

+++ Tuesday, May 10 9:45 am Update: According to the Kiev Independent news website, the state emergency service in Ukraine neutralized 327 explosives in a single day. On May 9, the Ministry of Reconstruction of Ukraine’s temporarily occupied territories announced that 15 hectares of land had been covered with explosives. A total of 98,864 explosives have been defused since the start of the war.

War in Ukraine: The Zhelensky government has appealed to the West

First report on Saturday, May 7: KIEV – After more than two months of war, there is growing concern in Ukraine that the struggle against Russia can no longer be won. Presidential Government Volodymyr Selenskyj So he again appealed to the West to support the country. “Russia is in no hurry to end this war,” Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of European Co-operation Olha Stepanishina told Politico. So the further development of the war will depend heavily on Ukraine’s “military support” in the West.

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At the same time the US President announced Joe Biden Saturday (May 7) night wants to equip Ukraine with sophisticated weapons in the war with Russia. The Pentagon will buy laser-guided missiles and send them directly to Ukraine, the Washington Post reports. The latest generation of spy drones are also to be followed Kiev To provide. In addition, the United States will supply artillery, radars and other equipment. According to the US State Department, the total set of measures already approved for Ukraine is $ 150 million. They will keep up with it United States It has supplied Ukraine with $ 3.8 billion worth of weapons and ammunition since the beginning of the war.

Ukraine war: The bitter war for Mariupol continues

In Ukraine, heavy fighting in the east of the country continued until Saturday night. After all, the war for Mariupol continues. The center of the fight is still the Azovstel Steel Works. The purpose of the Russian troops is said to be the factory site, which is heavily fortified with bunkers and tunnels. Must win by May 9th. In previous evacuations, only civilians, mostly women, children or the elderly, were allowed to leave the plant in the direction of Ukrainian controlled areas.

In the midst of the Ukraine war, the United Nations campaigned to reopen the port of Odessa on Saturday night. The UN World Food Program says the “mountains” are rotten due to the inability to export wheat to Ukraine due to the war with Russia. “Ukraine’s grain pits are full. At the same time, 44 million people worldwide are starving. ” (Dil / ktho / tu / nak with AFP / dpa)

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