May 26, 2024

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A Ukrainian minister has revealed the fatal mistake they made with Putin

A Ukrainian minister has revealed the fatal mistake they made with Putin

President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen arrives in Kyiv Ahead of the Ukraine-European Union (EU) summit, with a group of commissioners to reiterate firm support for the country at war.

“For the fourth time since the Russian invasion, this time I’d better return to Kew with my team of commissioners,” he wrote on Twitter. “We are together to show that the EU is firmly on Ukraine’s side,” he added.

Van der Leyen is in Kiev along with European diplomatic chief Joseph Borrell and about 15 other European commissioners who met with Ukrainian government officials. The commission described the visit as a “strong symbol” of European support for Ukraine in the face of Russia’s “unjustified aggression”.

Ukraine is unlikely to recover the Russian-occupied Crimea in the near futureThe US outlet reported that four senior Defense Department officials made the admission to lawmakers on the House Armed Services Committee during a secret briefing. Politics.

A picture of the Pentagon taken from a presidential plane on the flyover over Washington on March 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

A dozen senior EU officials It arrived in Kyiv on Thursday with promises of more military, financial and political aid, a symbolic visit to highlight support for Ukraine as the first anniversary of the Russian invasion approaches, it said. Reuters.

The EU is ready dashed Ukraine’s hopes of early membershipAlso stressing the need for anti-corruption measures and reluctance to recognize a country at war, Europe’s largest armed conflict since World War II.

“It is a very strong signal that we are in Kiev during the war. It is a signal to the Ukrainian people, to Russia and to the world.” A senior official said.

Key members of the EU executive European Commission will meet their counterparts in the Ukrainian government. On Friday, Commission President Ursula van der Leyen and Charles Michel, President of the EU’s 27 national leaders, will hold a meeting with President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The flag of the European Union in front of the headquarters of the European Commission.
The flag of the European Union in front of the headquarters of the European Commission.

The War Research Institute said in its latest report Vladimir Putin’s approach to allegedly risking Ukrainian bombing of border areas has a dual purpose.. First, it promotes a targeted information activity “Framing the War in Ukraine as an Existential Threat to Russian Citizens” To build domestic support for a protracted war.

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The second, experts say, Putin can also install Conditions for intensification of cross-border infiltrations Distract and disperse Ukrainian forces from critical axes by deploying along the northeastern border areas. Information has been released through Independence of Kiev.

Russian officials accused the US of trying to erase Russia’s name from the world political map. and confronting former Soviet Union republics, while hinting at Washington’s intentions to inflict a “strategic” Russian defeat on Ukraine.

The Russian ambassador in Washington said this. Anatoly AntonovAccording to the agency, who explained that the US intends to wear down and tire Russia. Tossand reported it Europe Press.

Anatoly Antonov, Russian Ambassador to the United States
Anatoly Antonov, Russian Ambassador to the United States

“They want to drive a wedge between us and the former Soviet republics, threatening them with economic sanctions, insisting that all cooperation with us cease and that we sever all ties.Antonov stressed that US-Russian relations are in a “deplorable state”.

Thus, the Russian ambassador to the United States pointed it out “Russopops have decided to erase the name of Russia from the political map of the world”, he assures, “They are not campaign slogans or talking points”.

Ukraine continues to investigate the corruption of the government For this he launched a series of coordinated raids at the homes of the country’s oligarch and former interior minister, as well as tax offices in the capital.

The raids came ahead of a key summit with the European Union (EU). And it appears to be part of an effort by Kyiv to reassure its financial and military donors in Europe that it is cracking down on corruption. AFP.

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky

We are doing the work of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and are a blow to the enemy.“, advertisement Vasil Maliuk, head of the Ukrainian security services (SBU). “Every criminal who dares to harm Ukraine, especially in a war situation, must clearly understand that he will be handcuffed,” he said.

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Searches pointed to influential billionaire Igor Kolomoisky and former Interior Minister Orson Avakov.David Arakamia, head of Zelensky’s party, said. Tax offices in Kew were also raided and senior customs officials were sacked, Arakamia said.

During an interview with National Public Radio (NPR) Collected from USA Al ArabiyaMinister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kulebarecognized that The country “miscalculated” Russian President Vladimir Putin’s plans to invade Ukrainians. And start a war.

We miscalculated and things are not as clear as they seem now“, he said about the Kremlin’s final decision to launch an invasion on the territory of Ukraine because it does not believe that it will be a real option. “At that time [Putin] He prepared his entire army on the Ukrainian border. And subconsciously, he had already made up his mind that he was going to invade, and he was setting the stage for this invasion.“, he pointed out.

Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of UkraineReuters

He pointed out that immediately, a year later, it was clear that the mobilization of the Russian armed forces was with a clear intention to start a war. “We look back on this situation and now we can understand the sequence and logic of his actions.Kuleba explained.

However, after nearly 12 months of controversy Putin “He has only one option, which he is unwilling to accept: that option is to lose the war.”, he commented.

The difficulty and sadness of this moment is that you are not ready to face the truth and find your way.. Instead, it throws more and more resources, and more importantly, human power into the war, trying to win at all costs. But this will not happen. He will not win”, he sentenced.

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The agency said PA, Russia is massing its military forces in Ukraine’s Luhansk provinceLocal officials said on Wednesday what suspects are poised to carry out attacks in the east in the coming weeks as the first anniversary of the Russian invasion approaches.

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin

On the other hand is the President’s Government Volodymyr Zelensky He continued his campaign to root out corruption by sacking several top officials, an influential lawmaker said. David Arakamia.

Zelensky was elected in 2019 on an anti-establishment, anti-corruption platform in a country plagued by corruption for years. As Western allies send billions of dollars in war aid against Russia, Ukraine’s government has pushed for reforms that could one day join the European Union.

Russia recorded the largest decline in democracy in 2022A trend that has been checked to a lesser extent in El Salvador, Peru and Mexico, according to a study by a British group Economist Published in the last few hours. After the invasion of Ukraine, Russia’s democracy index dropped 22 places compared to 2021 and was ranked 146th.In this study’s classification of 167 countries.

According to a report by the group’s (EIU) Research and Analysis Unit, the war “RIt revealed divisions between developed democracies that support Ukraine and many developing countries that do not want to take sides”.

The report’s author, Joan Hoy, said, “Democracy cannot exist without sovereignty” and in his opinion, “anyone who believes in democracy should support Ukraine’s struggle for self-determination”.

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