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Invasion of Ukraine Live: Finland officially announces the start of the process of joining NATO

Invasion of Ukraine Live: Finland officially announces the start of the process of joining NATO
Fighting continues in eastern Ukraine, with its president denouncing Russia’s attempts to take full control of the cities of Rubisne and Severdonetsk.

Faced stagnation in negotiations to end the conflict, Ukraine demanded more aggression on the part of the Allies towards Russia.

The Russian siege of the Black Sea is beginning to worry the international community. The siege by Kremlin troops is likely to lead to food shortages.

The Kremlin showed off its weaponry Threatened to make Finland disappear in 10 secondsAfter the formal announcement of the European country to join NATO.

Next, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine minute by minute(Ukrainian time, GMT + 3):

Sunday, May 15:

14.10: Finland’s entry into NATO will benefit the “entire Nordic region,” as well as the country and the Atlantic Alliance as a whole, said Norwegian Foreign Minister Anniken Hoodfeld. In the context of the informal NATO Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Berlin, he confirmed on Twitter that “Finland has our full support”.

13.30: Regarding Russia’s reaction and threat, the Finnish president said in a telephone conversation with Putin on Saturday that membership in NATO would not “change the geography” and had personally informed him of his decision to join. The two leaders recalled aspects of bilateral cooperation unrelated to the Atlantic Alliance that “we need to look into in the future.”

“I have no doubt that Russia wants to continue these day-to-day duties, as happened with Norway in the difficult context of the Arctic,” the president said.

13.05: The Finnish government officially announces its intention to join NATO. President Saul Ninisto made the announcement at a news conference with Prime Minister Channa Marin.

“Today, the president and the government’s foreign policy committee jointly agreed to apply for NATO membership after consultation with the Finnish parliament. This is a historic day. A new era is opening”, They said.

12.30: Missile attack on Liv. Governor of the region, Maxim Kozitsky said four enemy bombs struck one of the military infrastructure in the area, destroying their target and causing no casualties. For its part, the Ukrainian Air Force’s “western” regional air force said it had fired several missiles from the Black Sea into the Lviv region bordering Poland.

12.00: The Croatian foreign minister said talks between NATO member states were on a “good path” to reach a consensus on Finland and Sweden’s entry. Minister Gordon Kirlick-Rodman, who was in Berlin for a meeting with other NATO diplomatic leaders, said, “I hope we will have a fruitful final discussion today and speak in solidarity.

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10:45 a.m .: NATO moves to unite Finland and Sweden in military formation during the war in Ukraine this Sunday, reaching a consensus and “affectionate unity”.The threat of siege, accusing both Scandinavian countries of welcoming “terrorists” in the past, keeps Turkey’s composure alive.

After an informal dinner in Berlin this Saturday, Allied foreign ministers from Finland and Sweden met with their colleagues and exchanged views on the merger of the two Nordic countries, NATO Deputy Secretary-General Mirzia Giona said. The conversation was “transparent” and they addressed Turkish concerns.

“If the two countries decide in the next few days to join NATO, I firmly believe that we can welcome them and find all the conditions for a consensus,” Giona said in a statement before the summit. Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is recovering from a corona virus.

10:10: Sweden’s ruling Swedish Social Democratic Party (SAP) is set to hold an extraordinary meeting this Sunday. To express his official position on the possibility of joining NATO following in Finland’s footsteps in the new transition in international power relations Due to the war in Ukraine.

A decision in favor of membership would be a major turning point for the Swedish Prime Minister’s party. Magdalena Anderson, a longtime advocate of neutrality in the armed conflict.

Meeting It will be chaired by the Prime Minister and will be chaired by Foreign Minister Ann Linde and Minister for Migration and Coordination Anders Yemen. For the time being, the ‘Aftonbladet’ newspaper reported that the creation “has not taken any position on this matter” and asked to be patient while waiting for the result.

9:03 am: NATO congratulates Ukraine on Sunday on winning the Eurovision Song Contest in Italy on Saturday, which is expected to show “massive popular support”. To the country at the beginning of the second day of the informal meeting of the foreign ministers of the coalition in Berlin.

“I would like to congratulate Ukraine for winning the Eurovision Song Contest, and I will not say this lightly because we saw the overwhelming support of people from all over Europe and Australia for their courage,” the NATO Under-Secretary-General told reporters. Mircia Giona.

“Of course, the song was beautiful,” Giona said of the song performed in Turin (Northern Italy by the Kalush Orchestra, Ukrainian Representative at the Music Festival.

NATO on Sunday congratulated Ukraine on winning the Eurovision Song Contest in Italy on Saturday, saying it was “showing tremendous popular support”.

8:15 am: One person is injured in an attack on a border town from Ukraine in the Russian region of Belgorod.Local officials said Sunday.

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“A citizen was injured and he was attacked with pieces,” Belgorod Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov told his Telegram channel.

The bomber struck shortly after noon in the village of Serida, on the border with Ukraine’s Kharkiv region.Russian troops are now leaving.

07:20: The Finnish government is expected This Sunday it officially announces its intention to join NATO, Sweden’s ruling party is holding a decisive meeting to pave the way for a joint application.

Within three months of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, The two Nordic neighbors are ready to change the policies of military restructuring that have existed in Finland for more than 75 years and in Sweden for more than two centuries.

“We hope to be able to send our applications with Sweden next week,” Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin said on Saturday.

Finland today officially announced its intention to join NATO
Finland today officially announced its intention to join NATO

6:14 pm: Finland confirms that the invasion of Ukraine prompted it to seek protection from NATO.

As reviewed Washington PostIn a phone call, Putin told Finnish President Sauli Ninisto that his country’s decision to join NATO was “wrong” and could have a “negative effect” on Russian-Finnish relations, but there were no specific threats, according to the Kremlin’s reading.

Ninisto, who started the call, Above all, he openly told Putin that it was his “massive invasion of Ukraine” that prompted Finland to seek the protection of the NATO security alliance.According to a report from his office.

“The conversation was direct and conducted without aggravation. It was considered important to avoid tension,” the statement said.

5:00: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky, after winning his country at Eurovision 2022 in Turin, said on his social media that “Ukraine will host the festival next year”. According to the winning country.

Our courage attracts the world, our music conquers Europe. Next year, Ukraine hosts Eurovision for the third time in its history.. I do not think this is the end of the world, “said Zhelensky.

The President has mentioned They “will do everything, so that one day the participants and guests of the festival will be held in the Ukrainian marijuana”The city was devastated by the Russian invasion and attacks and about 600 people who could not be evacuated still survived hiding in the steel plant.

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The president added that he wanted the next edition of the competition to take place in a “free, peaceful and restored” Ukraine.

Zhelensky wants the next edition of Eurovision to take place in a free, peaceful and restored Ukraine.
Zhelensky wants the next edition of Eurovision to take place in a free, peaceful and restored Ukraine.

3:40 pm: Ukraine’s military intelligence chief says war will end by 2022.

As reviewed DefenderMaj. Gen. Girillo Budanov said Moscow was facing severe casualties and was forecasting a turning point in mid-August, and hoped that “more intense combat operations would be over by the end of this year.” 2:15 pm: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky meets with US senators on Saturday. He also said in his nightly speech that Russia should be officially recognized as a “terrorist state”.

“Today I had talks in kyiv with a group of US senators led by Mitchell McConnell, the minority leader of the Senate Republican Party,” he said. “I think this visit proves once again the strength of bipartisan support for our state and the strength of relations between Ukrainian and American countries.”

Also during the meeting There was talk of US support for Ukraine and the tightening of sanctions on RussiaAccording to Zhelensky. “I would like to express my gratitude for the historic decision to renew the Lent Lease project. I call for the official recognition of Russia as a terrorist state, “said Zhelensky.

On May 9, US President Joe Biden signed the 2022 Ukrainian Democratic Security Lease Act. The new law, which simplifies certain requirements for the United States to lend or lease military equipment to Ukraine, was passed by a two-party majority in the US House and Senate. Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online.

00:23: “Russia has plunged dozens of countries into a global food crisis by blocking the Black Sea, a key gateway to international trade, including Ukraine’s food exports.”Zhelensky said.

According to the president, countries can avoid world famine by supplying arms to Ukraine

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