What has happened in Ukraine in the last few hours
On the 76th day of the war against Ukraine started by Russia, these are the key data on Tuesday, May 10, 8:00 a.m.:
Biden signs law speeding up delivery of arms to Kyiv. United States President Joe Biden this Monday signed Ukraine’s motion into the Lending and Leasing Law, an ordinance signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941, authorizing the “sale, transfer, loan, lease or the “Supply” of material allows war against any country the US considers “vital to its defense.”
According to the United Kingdom, the underestimation of the Ukrainian resistance leads to “unsustainable losses” among the Russian troops. Russia’s underestimation of the Ukrainian resistance has led to operational errors and “unsustainable casualties,” according to the UK MoD. “It is very likely that Russia’s invasion plan was based on the mistaken assumption that it would meet limited resistance,” British intelligence said in its latest report, published on Tuesday.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development predicts that the Ukrainian economy will contract by 30% this year. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has revised downwards economic forecasts for Ukraine this year. The institution estimates the drop will be 30%, compared to the 20% announced in March shortly after the Russian offensive began. The international organization estimates that the Russian economy will shrink by 10% due to international sanctions and the cost of the conflict.
Guterres is asking Ukraine and Russia to negotiate. UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday urged Russia and Ukraine to speed up their negotiations to reach a peaceful agreement to end the war. “I am extremely concerned about the continuation and possible escalation of the war Russia is waging in Ukraine and the impact it is having not only in the region but around the world.” The Secretary-General has stated that the consequences of a escalation of the conflict “too frightening to think about”.
The meeting between Von der Leyen and Orbán ends without an agreement. This Monday’s meeting in Budapest between European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán did not break the deadlock the latter placed on the European proposal to phase out Russian energy.
The image of the Emergency Medical Service of Ukraine shows a building that was destroyed after an attack in Odessa on Monday.