Emphasize support for Ukraine, but also try to find possible ways out of the conflict. It is the target of Mario Draghi, Emmanuel Macron Olaf Scholz, arriving in Kyiv this morning. “A message of strong solidarity is being delivered,” sources inside Palazzo Chigi say. The Elysée boss is clear: “The Ukrainian President and his officials will have to negotiate with Russia,” said Macron. Zelenskyy meanwhile thanked the USA: “Grateful to Biden for the unprecedented support”. On the ground there is the case of two American volunteers arrested near Kharkiv. The White House says it can’t confirm the news, but adds: “If that’s true, we will do everything we can to get her home.” But meanwhile the Russian advance continues, more fiercely than ever: In Lugansk, the Russians are now attacking from nine directions.
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One of the pictures of Draghi, Scholz and Macron’s train journey to Kyiv
6:00 a.m. Peskow: “Nuclear war? The media shouldn’t ask about it”
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov returns to talk about the nuclear risk and does so in cryptic words: “I believe that the mass media today should be professional enough to avoid such questions and the interviewees smart enough to answer to avoid,” he said of questions about the possibility of a nuclear war as a result of the conflict in Ukraine.
05.10 Biden: “1.2 billion in Kyiv for security”
US President Joe Biden calls for new aid for Kyiv: “This morning I spoke to President Zelensky to discuss the ongoing brutal war with Russia. I reiterated our commitment to assisting Ukraine and shared the fact that the United States is providing over $1.2 billion in humanitarian assistance and security support.”
This morning I spoke to President Zelensky to discuss Russia’s brutal and ongoing war against Ukraine. I reiterated our commitment to stand by Ukraine and shared that the United States is providing over $1.2 billion in additional security and humanitarian assistance.
– President Biden (@POTUS) June 16, 2022
03.00 Another 9 million military aid from Canada
Canada will donate an additional $9 million in artillery spares to Ukraine. This was announced by Canadian Defense Minister Anita Anand. The replacement parts – explained on the Canadian government’s website – consist of ten barrels for the M777 Howitzer, howitzers that require regular firing barrel replacement to ensure accuracy and maximum range. Canada has pledged $274 million in military aid to Kyiv since February 2022.
02.05 With the absolute record war of people fleeing the world
The Russian invasion of Ukraine and other emergencies such as Africa or Afghanistan drove a record 100 million people to flee the world in May 2022, 89.3 million people were fleeing, an increase of 8% compared to 2020 and far more than twice as many as 10 years ago.
NATO meeting in Brussels: More heavy weapons for Ukraine. And the specter of a long conflict
by our correspondent Claudio Tito June 15, 2022
01:30 Miami: Removed weapons from the street to take them to Kyiv
The Miami City Council has launched an initiative aimed at phasing out weapons, particularly semi-automatic assault rifles such as the AR-15 and AK-47, and sending them to Ukraine for defense against Russia’s invasion. The initiative was disseminated under the hashtag #guns4ukraine. Delivery of the guns has been scheduled for next Saturday directly at City Hall, with an assurance that “no questions will be asked” to anyone who chooses to join and deliver their gun or rifle
00.10 Zelenskyy to Biden: “Thank you for the unprecedented support”
In a telephone conversation, Ukrainian President Zelenskyy thanked Joe Biden for the new 1.2 billion aid package. “US security support is unprecedented. It brings us closer to a common victory over the Russian aggressor,” he said.
00:15 Draghi, Macron and Scholz on the way to Kyiv
Chancellor Olaf Scholz has left for Kyiv, where he will meet Ukrainian President Volodymir Zelenskyy later in the day. This was reported by German public broadcaster ZDF, citing “reliable sources”. The Chancellor will arrive in Kyiv accompanied by French President Emmanuel Macron – who is in Poland – and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi. And some photos immortalize the three leaders during the journey.
00.05 The Russians attack Lugansk from 9 directions
“The fierce battle for Lugansk continues and the Russian invaders are trying to attack simultaneously from 9 directions”. This was announced by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valeriy Saluzhny on Facebook. “The enemy has concentrated its main offensive resources in the north of the region and is launching nine different attacks at the same time,” says the message, which emphasizes the central position of Severodonetsk, “a key city in the defense system of the entire Luhansk region”. Then, at the end, the salute to the soldiers called “heroes” and the promise: “We are Ukrainians, we will stand and win”.
00.00 Peskov: “Sanctions do not work”
American attempts to ‘strangle’ Russia with sanctions ‘are not working’. said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov in an interview with Ria Novosti. “There are international experts, even in America, who say something isn’t working.”