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Ukrainian sources pointed out this Sunday that the situation on the front of the Kharkov region, in the north of the country, is “quite complicated” and that the area was the target of several Russian artillery attacks that left at least one dead.

The adviser to the Ukrainian interior minister, Vadim Denisenko, has assured that Russian troops are trying to recover territory in the Kharkov area, a city near the border with Russia and the second largest in the country after the capital, Kyiv.

Despite defining the situation as “quite complicated”, Denisenko has assured that it is controlled and that, for the moment, the Russian Army has not been able to progress in key areas of the war front, such as the city of Severodonetsk, further south, that you have been trying to take for weeks.

Russian forces have fired on infrastructure targets in the region, including industrial zones in the Kharkov suburbs and a refinery in the city of Izium, in an attack that caused a large fire but left no injuries, Syniehubov said.

More than a hundred days later, with a brutal war on the European continent, NATO refines a historic reform of its force model, a plan that the allied heads of state and government will seal at the end of the month at the Madrid summit and that It will include a “360º view” so as not to lose sight of other threats.

Within days, the Russian invasion of Ukraine triggered one of the largest troop movements in European history. The 5,000 soldiers that NATO sent to the Baltic states and Poland following the annexation of Crimea in 2014 became 40,000 troops under Allied command and an unprecedented deployment, from the Baltic to the Black Sea.

The foreign ministers of the European Union will meet this Monday in Luxembourg in what will be the first meeting between the Twenty-seven since the European Commission recommended on Friday to grant Ukraine and Moldova the status of candidate countries to enter the community club, with certain conditions.

The situation in Ukraine will once again focus the discussions between the heads of European diplomacy, three days before the heads of state and government debate at the summit on Thursday and Friday of next week whether to grant kyiv and Chisinau the candidacy European.

Now that the reports from Brussels are known, community sources hope that the ministers of the Eastern countries will once again insist to their European partners on the need to start the accession process. However, Monday’s discussion will focus mainly on how to export grain and wheat from Ukraine to alleviate the global food crisis caused by the Russian invasion.

The Verkhovna Rada, the unicameral parliament of Ukraine, has approved this Sunday a law that prohibits the broadcast of radio and television and the interpretation in public spaces of music by Russian artists, according to Ukrainian media reports.

The letter states that the reproduction of works by singers who are citizens of an aggressor state or who are legally registered in the Russian Federation will be prohibited, explained Pavel Frolov, deputy of the ruling Servant of the People party, in his Telegram account.

Likewise, Russian artists will also not be able to perform on tours of Ukraine, except for those who have publicly condemned the Russian invasion, according to the media.

This exception will also apply to works broadcast on radio and television; To do this, a “white list” of artists who have distanced themselves from the Kremlin will be created, which will be managed by the National Security and Defense Council and will be public.

Moldova’s President Maia Sandu today enacts a law banning the television broadcast of news broadcasts made in Russia due to the wave of propaganda instigated by the Russian military campaign in Ukraine.

“The law has been signed by the president and, probably, next Friday it will be published and will come into force,” Liliana Vitu, head of the Council of Radio and Television of Moldova, confirmed to the Rezoomat digital channel.

Vitu explained that the new law includes the notion of disinformation and contains “much more severe sanctions”, including the withdrawal of the broadcasting license for seven years, as well as fines of several thousand euros in case of minor infraction.

Pope Francis today asked the international community not to forget the drama that “the martyred” Ukrainian people are experiencing after almost four months of Russian invasion, nor the violence that is raging in Burma.

“Let us not forget the martyred Ukrainian people, a people that is suffering,” exclaimed the pontiff after the Sunday Angelus prayer from the window of the Apostolic Palace, before hundreds of faithful who listened to him from St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican. “I would like all of you to have one question: ‘What am I doing today for the Ukrainian people? I pray, I act, I try to understand… What am I doing for the Ukrainian people?’ Let each one respond in the heart.

Francis also denounced “the cry of pain” that comes from Burma, ruled by the military junta and from where the Rohingya, of Bengali ethnicity and Muslim faith, have been forced to flee, among numerous other problems and crises.

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, OSCE, has today demanded an end to the use of rape and other sexual crimes in the war in Ukraine, which it describes as “war tactics”, and has asked Russia to end of hostilities.

“I am appalled by continued reports of sexual violence against women and girls, including rape, torture, trafficking and sexual exploitation, occurring in Ukraine and other conflict zones,” OSCE Secretary General Helga Maria Schmid said in a statement.

In the note, issued on the occasion of the celebration today of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, Schmid denounced that this type of crime also has boys and men as victims.

“There are more than a thousand recognized political prisoners in my country. But there are many more. Let’s not forget them,” begs Andrei Kureichik. Until 2020, the Belarusian screenwriter, playwright, director and publicist enjoyed success and recognition in his country and abroad. .

His works had been performed all over the world and institutions recognized him as one of the most prestigious creators in Belarus. “But it’s not about money or prosperity,” he explains. In 2020 he joined the opposition Coordination Council after the fraud of the presidential elections.

Today he lives in exile in Helsinki and has received death threats from the Lukashenko regime. Kureichik visited Barcelona invited by the CCCB on the occasion of Orwell Day.

Retrieve the complete interview of Marina Meseguer with Kureichik here.

The president of the Asian giant, Xi Jinping, reaffirmed on Wednesday during the telephone call he had with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, his willingness to continue mutual support for Russia on issues related to “sovereignty, security and other issues of major concern”.

In their second direct conversation since Moscow invaded neighboring Ukraine in February, the Asian leader also reiterated Beijing’s willingness to help resolve the situation: “China is ready to continue playing its role in this regard,” he said. , and once again urged all the parties involved to promote an “adequate and responsible” solution to the crisis.

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz yesterday reiterated his support for Ukraine receiving the status of a candidate country for entry into the European Union (EU), since solidarity with kyiv must go hand in hand “with a perspective.”

“We will talk about it in Brussels, already next Thursday. And we will try to get 27 yeses for a concrete decision, a joint decision of the European Union that opens this perspective,” Scholz said in a speech to the citizens, referring to the consensus necessary to grant such status to kyiv.

“Many are fighting in Ukraine for freedom and democracy and they want to know that this is taking them to Europe,” the foreign minister stressed in a new format of pre-recorded videos that will be published from now on every Saturday. Scholz recalled that last Thursday he traveled to Ukraine with French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, where they witnessed the “terrible” destruction suffered by the Irpin suburb at the hands of the Russians.

In addition to the attack against a command center of the Ukrainian Army in the Dnipro region, another attack with Kalibr has destroyed a dozen 155-millimeter Howitzer guns in a factory in Mykolaiv, in addition to twenty armored vehicles, recently delivered to kyiv by the from USA.

Russian aviation would also have destroyed a convoy with another 30 tanks and armored vehicles at a train station in Dnipro. Meanwhile, in the neighboring Kharkov region, which borders Russian territory, an Iskander missile attack has destroyed a tank repair factory

The newly opened Baltic route is now added to the land and river route established at the end of April to Romanian ports on the Black Sea. The cereals arrive by truck or train to the Polish border, and from there they travel to Polish ports for international distribution.

The two routes help alleviate the large accumulation of grain in Ukraine and boost its shipment abroad, but they are not enough. “These routes are not perfect because they create certain bottlenecks, but in the meantime we are doing everything to develop them,” Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Dmitro Senik told an Asian security summit in Singapore, Reuters reports.

Senik also said that the Ukrainian government is working with the Baltic countries to create a third corridor for agricultural export. He did not give details, but the land border between Poland and Lithuania would allow transit to ports in the Baltic countries.

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As we have explained this morning, the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, has warned that it is necessary to be prepared for the war in Ukraine to last possibly “years”, according to what he said in an interview with the Sunday edition of the German newspaper “Bild “.

Although the costs for Europe are high, he pointed out in reference to the rise in energy prices and military support for kyiv, it would be even more “expensive” to let Russia draw the lesson that it can continue along the same path, just as after the annexation of Crimea in 2014.

Stoltenberg admitted that the fight for the Donbass by Russia is taking on an increasingly “brutal” turn, but indicated that the Ukrainian soldiers are fighting with “courage” and that “with more modern weapons” the possibility that they can expel the enemy increases. also from the east of the country.

All the information about the declarations of the Secretary General of NATO here.

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