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Ukrainian official confirms Zelensky will attend G7 in person

We have now formally confirmed that Mr. Zelensky is planning a direct visit to the G7.

Mr Zelensky will be in Japan to attend the G7 summit in Hiroshima, a senior Ukrainian security official told state television on Friday.

“Very important decisions will be made there, so the presence of the president is absolutely essential to safeguard our interests,” said Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council. said.

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Roman Starovoitgovernor Kursk The Russian region made a post on Telegram claiming that “the Korenevsky district was shelled by Russian forces.” Ukraine

“A total of eight arrivals were counted. Power lines and substation fences were damaged,” he said.

Claims have not been independently verified. The Kursk region borders Ukraine and lies north of Sumy.

British Foreign Minister James Cleverley tweeted about the latest sanctions against Russia, saying that “President Putin will pay the price for his illegal invasion of Ukraine.”

Putin will pay the price for his illegal invasion of Ukraine.

Today, we are stepping up our economic pressure, cracking down on Russia’s theft of Ukrainian grain and the remaining revenue streams that support the military apparatus.

— James Cleverly 🇬🇧 (@JamesCleverly) May 19, 2023

Russian state news agency TASS reported that the Russian Defense Minister said: Sergei ShoiguToday, I inspected the front line command post in the occupied territory. Zaporizhia region of Ukraine. Mr Tas reports:

The ministry said Shoigu had heard reports from the commander of the Vostok Group and its staff. They reported on the current situation, the nature of the enemy’s actions, the performance of combat missions by Russian troops in the main tactical areas.

“The Minister of Defense of Russia, having met with the commander of the unit at the command center of the unit, noted the high efficiency of identifying and destroying military equipment, as well as the concentration of enemy personnel in the main directions of the unit,” Defense said. Ministry added.

Zaporizhia is one of the partially occupied territories of Ukraine that the Russian Federation claims to have annexed.

Recently, the leader of the Wagner mercenaries, Evgeny Prigoginewas proposing to visit Shoigu bahmutwhich was widely perceived as a challenge to the authority of the Minister of Defense.

of G7 The statement was issued ahead of the summit in Hiroshima, Japan. said:

We, the G7 leaders, reaffirmed our determination to unite against Russia’s illegal, unjust and unprovoked war of aggression against Ukraine. We condemn in the strongest terms Russia’s blatant violation of the United Nations Charter and the impact that Russia’s war has had on the rest of the world.

15 months of Russian aggression have claimed thousands of lives, inflicted immense suffering on the Ukrainian people, and endangered access to food and energy for many of the world’s most vulnerable people. rice field. We express our deepest sympathy and condolences for the loss and suffering of the Ukrainian people.

We salute the brave resistance of the Ukrainian people. Our support for Ukraine is unwavering. We never tire of reducing the impact of Russia’s illegal activities on the rest of the world.

Russian forces are trying to recapture lost land around cities in eastern Ukraine. bahmutBut Kiev forces repel attack, says Ukrainian deputy defense minister Hannah Marial claimed on Friday.

Reuters reports that Russian forces have established some ground in the city but have not been able to control it and fighting is escalating.

In a city that has been raging for months, it has been impossible for journalists to independently verify the situation on the ground.

Zelensky attends Arab League conference in Saudi Arabia – press

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky A source familiar with the meeting told Reuters that he was on his way to an Arab League conference in Saudi Arabia.

Zelensky will then fly from the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah to the G7 meeting in Hiroshima, Japan, on a French government plane, the source told Reuters.

Reuters reports that the Russian government has announced the prime minister. Mikhail MishustinHe is scheduled to visit China on May 23 and 24 and meet with the Chinese president. Xi Jinping.

Anton GerashchenkoFormer Home Office Ukraine An adviser to the Kiev government also described last night as “another major Russian attack on Ukraine.” In a tweet, Gerashchenko said:

Last night there was another major Russian attack on Ukraine. [The] On May 19, Russia launched its tenth air raid on Kiev. Another sleepless night for many of us.

Air defenses shot down 16 drones and 3 Kalibr cruise missiles. Damage has occurred in several regions of Ukraine. A 64-year-old woman was seriously injured. [The] The terrorist state is trying to exhaust the Ukrainian air defense and the Ukrainian people.

Last night there was another major Russian attack on Ukraine. On May 19, 10th Russian air raids on Kiev. Another sleepless night for many of us.

Air defenses shot down 16 drones and 3 Kalibr cruise missiles. A 64-year-old man has been hit in several parts of Ukraine… pic.twitter.com/BrGfxujcVw

— Anton Gerashchenko (@Gerashchenko_en) May 19, 2023

Maxim Kozytskygovernor Lvivposted on Telegram that five drones were shot down overnight over western Ukraine. “This is the best help for the defense,” he said, warning residents to heed aviation warnings. “There have been no casualties or damage in our area,” he said.

UK officially announces new sanctions against Russia

of statement The UK government announced it had introduced “a new wave of sanctions against Russia, targeting companies and individuals linked to Russia’s funding and war-making capabilities”.

The announcement includes 86 individuals and organizations that the government says are “affiliated with Russia’s energy, metals, defense, transport and financial sectors.” It argues that this will increase “pressure on Putin’s remaining revenue and attempts to use these departments to support the military apparatus.”

Russian forces have strengthened their defensive positions in and around the southern Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. Ukraine Four witnesses have told Reuters in recent weeks.

New ditches were dug around the city and more mines were laid. Surveillance cameras at the power plant look north across a large reservoir into Ukrainian-held territory.

For months, the Russians have set up firing positions on top of part of the factory building. Nets have also been installed to deter drones, according to reports.

The measures were explained by two Ukrainians who work at the power plant and two other residents of Enerkhodar who spoke on condition of anonymity due to security concerns in the Russian-occupied city.

Petro CotinThe head of Ukraine’s nuclear agency, Energoatom, told Reuters that he did not expect Ukrainian forces to launch a direct attack on the scene, but that they could instead try to force Russian forces to withdraw by cutting off supply lines. .

Russia occupied the power plant in the first days of its full-scale invasion of Ukraine and has held it ever since.

That’s all for today’s message from me, Helen Sullivan. My colleague his Martin Belam will keep you updated. Ukraine (and Japan’s G7 too) for a while.

The UK Ministry of Defense is analyzing what yesterday’s train derailment near Simferopol meant. Russia.

Rail traffic between the Crimean capital of Simferopol and the city of Sevastopol was suspended after a freight train carrying grain derailed, the leader of the Russian-established region said on Thursday. The Crimean Railway said the derailment was caused by “outside interference”.

The defense ministry said Russia “will move quickly to repair the route, but the incident could disrupt deliveries of supplies to the BSF and weapons such as the Kalibr cruise missile.” [Black Sea fleet]”

And “any sabotage in this sensitive area would further heighten the Kremlin’s concerns over Crimea’s ability to protect other key infrastructure. maintains strategic and logistical roles. Ukraine

The Ukrainian military said it had destroyed 19 of the 28 drones and missiles launched by Ukrainian air defenses on Friday morning.

“Three Kalibr missiles launched from the Black Sea and 16 drones have been shot down.

“Not all targets were hit,” he added.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2023/may/19/russia-ukraine-war-live-zelenskiy-to-attend-g7-in-person-reports-say-as-leaders-prepare-new-sanctions Russo-Ukraine War Live: Zelensky in person at G7 as leaders prepare new sanctions against Russia | Ukraine

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