US arms delivery irritates Moscow, Zelensky estimates up to 100 soldiers killed in Donbass every day

US arms delivery irritates Moscow, Zelensky estimates up to 100 soldiers killed in Donbass every day

Update on the situation

Volodymyr Zelensky estimates that Ukraine loses between 60,000 troops a day in the east of the country. “The situation in the east [de l’Ukraine] is very difficult. We lose between sixty and one hundred soldiers every day and something like five hundred wounded in battle. ”said the Ukrainian president, when questioned by the American media NewsWax.

The United States will deliver rocket launchers with a range of 80 kilometers to Ukraine. Joe Biden announced that the United States “Provide.”[aient] Ukrainians with more advanced missile systems and ammunition that will allow them to more accurately hit key targets on the battlefield in Ukraine. ”. These are, according to a senior White House official, Himars (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System), that is, multiple rocket launchers mounted on light armored vehicles, with a range of about 80 kilometers . For Russia, Washington “Throw oil on the fire” delivering new weapons to Ukraine. Besides, she warns against an increased risk of Russian-American confrontation. “Any continued arms supply that continues to increase the risk of such a development”said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.

Germany, criticized by Ukraine for limited arms shipments, to deliver advanced air defense system likely to “Protect a big city from raids” Russians, Olaf Scholz announced on Wednesday. “The German government has decided to provide Germany’s state-of-the-art air defense system, the IRIS-T system.”the German chancellor told the Bundestag.

The pope called for an end to the blockade of grain exports from Ukrainedefending the “Universal right to food” and denouncing the use of wheat as “Weapon of war”. “The blockade of Ukraine’s grain exports, on which millions of people depend, especially in the poorest countries, is a matter of great concern.”said Francis, 85, at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican.

Russian gas exports down 27.6% between January and May 2022 compared to the same period in 2021, the major Russian group Gazprom announced on Wednesday. “Exports to distant foreign countries.” [ne comprenant pas les pays de la Communauté des Etats indépendants, CEI] amounted to 61 billion cubic meters, or 27.6% [23,2 milliards de mètres cubes] less than for the same period in 2021 ”writes the group on Telegram messaging.

Russia is taking steps that will allow “Minimize” the impact of the embargo on oil decided by the European Union. “These sanctions will have a negative impact on Europe, on us and on the global energy market as a whole. But there is a reorientation [de l’économie russe] which will allow us to minimize the negative consequences “Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine have claimed tactical gains by cutting off one of the only two roads leading to the Ukrainian-controlled city of Avdiivka near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk. The announcement comes as Russia and its separatist allies concentrate most of their efforts in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine, the scene of fierce fighting, particularly in the city of Sievierodonetsk. Russian forces “70% of Sievierodonetsk now in control”Serhi Haida, governor of the Donbass Basin region, told Telegram on Wednesday.

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