Monday 9 May was a busy day diplomatically: on a visit to Strasbourg, Emmanuel Macron proposed creating a new European alliance to welcome Ukraine.
In Moscow, Vladimir Putin spoke before thousands of Russian soldiers who were parading on Red Square. The opportunity for him to mention ‘protective response’ from his army. Here’s what to remember from today.
Macron and Schulz support “European political community”
Emmanuel Macron has warned that Ukraine’s possible accession to the European Union will take “contracts” Suggested to wait a european political community, which is also likely to welcome countries such as the United Kingdom. German Chancellor Olaf Schulz took power Initiative “so interesting” During the meeting of the two leaders in Berlin.
This organization “It will allow democratic European states to adhere to our core values to create a new space for political cooperation, security and cooperation.”Emmanuel Macron explained during a joint press conference.
Ukraine and the United Kingdom, as well as countries that are less developed in the way of membership, such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, can become members, pending the completion of the very long, and sometimes very long, membership procedures “contracts”or as an alternative to bloc membership in the case of Great Britain, according to the French president.
Charles Michel forced to take cover after the strikes in Odessa
European Council President Charles Michel delivered a strong message of support to Ukrainians during a surprise visit to Odessa, a large southern city where he had to shelter for some time due to strikes in the region.
“The Kremlin wants to suppress your spirit of freedom and democracy. I am absolutely convinced that it will never work.”He said in a video message posted on Twitter, a few hours after the big parade was held in Moscow on May 9 to celebrate the victory over Nazi Germany.
– Charles Michel (@eucopresident) May 9, 2022
Putin claims response to ‘unacceptable threat’
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that his army is fighting in Ukraine to defend “Motherland” in front of ‘An unacceptable threat’ Represented by its Western-backed neighbor, in front of the thousands of Russian soldiers who marched across Red Square to commemorate the 1945 victory over Nazi Germany.
Shortly before, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky promised that his country would not leave Moscow. Claiming victory over Nazism He expressed his confidence in the imminent victory of Ukraine over the Russian forces.
Supporter Kyiv refuses to surrender in Mariupol
In Mariupol, a southeastern port under almost entirely Russian control after two and a half months of ordeal, Ukrainian soldiers still fighting at the massive Azovstal steel mills ruled out surrender. “Surrendering is not an option because our lives don’t matter to Russia. Leaving us alive doesn’t matter to him.”said Ilya Samuelenko, an intelligence officer.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the civilians who were with the fighters in this huge complex that was bombed by Russian forces could all be evacuated, noting the number of 300 people still vandalized. According to the latest information, ‘There are no more civilians’ In the steel mill, according to the United Nations, which is not ‘Able to verify’.
More than 5.4 million civilians have left the country
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, more than 5.4 million Ukrainians have fled their country. Of these, 90% of women and children, and men between the ages of 18 and 60, are likely to be mobilized, and have no right to leave.
More than 7.7 million Ukrainians are internally displaced, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).