On the 77th day of the conflict in Ukraine, fighting continues and Russia is gaining ground in the east. Ukraine will hold its first war crimes trial against a Russian soldier. Mariupol asks for help from Elon Musk. The UN Security Council is scheduled to meet during the day. Here’s what we know about the development of the conflict on Thursday.
- Fighting continues, Russia gains ground in Donbass
- The city of Mariupol is asking for help from Elon Musk
- First war crimes trial takes place in Ukraine
- The UN Security Council will meet this Thursday afternoon
The situation on the military front
The fighting continues, three dead and 12 wounded in a Russian raid
A Russian air strike on the northeastern Ukrainian city of Novgorod-Seversky left at least three dead and 12 wounded Wednesday night, emergency services told AFP Thursday.
Ukrainian authorities said Russian forces were striking “Mercilessly” Mykolaiv region, the last barrier before Odessa. The Russians also continue their operations in the east, in particular towards Slobozansky and Donetsk, but not towards Kharkiv, the second city of the country, near which the town of Bitumnik was “liberated” by Ukrainian fighters.
Mariupol asks Elon Musk for help
In Mariupol, resistance fighters, still hiding in the Azovstal steel plants, were constantly bombarded. The plant represents the last stronghold of the Ukrainian resistance in the strategic port city. Commander of the 36th Mariupol Naval Battalion Sergei Volina. Make a direct appeal to American billionaire Elon Musk : “People say you came from another planet to teach people to believe in the impossible. Where I live, it is almost impossible to survive.” “Help us leave Azovstal for a third country. If it’s not you, who else? Give me proof”Follow the leader.
Towards Ukraine’s first war crimes trial
Ukraine will lead The first war crimes trial in this conflict, against a 21-year-old soldier accused of shooting an unarmed civilian in late February. The prosecutor explained that Vadim Shishimarin is accused of shooting a Kalashnikov rifle from the window of the car he was traveling in to kill a 62-year-old unarmed civilian. The detainee faces life imprisonment if convicted of war crimes and premeditated murder. No trial date has been set.
The diplomatic situation and international reactions
Special session of the Human Rights Council
special session for The Human Rights Council is scheduled to meet on Thursday in Geneva, Summoned at the request of Kyiv. The Council should consider the “deteriorating human rights situation in Ukraine”. Russia, which became a minor observer after leaving this organization in April, decided not to participate.
UN Security Council meeting
The UN Security Council is also scheduled to meet on Thursday, at the request of France and Mexico, to discuss the situation in Ukraine. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for maintaining contact with Russia to save lives in Ukraine and prepare for peace.
Ukraine demands that it “reserve” a place in the European Union
The head of Ukraine’s diplomacy asked, Thursday, to “reserve” a place for his country in the European Union, even if accession negotiations must continue for a long time.
Finland’s membership in NATO
Finland’s president and prime minister said they support their country’s “immediate” accession to NATO. They will announce the country’s decision on Sunday. “Becoming a member of NATO would enhance Finland’s security”, A member of the executive confirmed. The official position of the executive signs finnish calligraphy swing, World Health Organization It shares a border of 1,300 km with Russia Painful flashes with her powerful neighbor. Finland, with a population of 5.5 million, is now very supportive of this membership: 76% of the population is in favor of membership, three times its pre-war level in Ukraine.
Siemens leaves Russia
The German industrial group Siemens will withdraw from the Russian market due to the war. The decision to leave Russia represented a loss of 600 million euros for the group’s business in the second quarter.
Humanitarian situation and solidarity with Ukrainians
The French are generous to the Ukrainians
The French are generous and supportive of refugees, according to the “Solidarity in Crisis Test” scale issued by the Ipsos Institute and published on Thursday, according to the “Solidarity in Crisis Test” scale prepared by Ipsos and published on Thursday.
Nearly half of the population say they have done so or are planning to do so To donate to help Ukrainian refugees or conflict victims in 2022. 17% of the French have already donated and 29% plan to do so. in detail, Three-quarters of French people are high-income Donated or plan to donate: 46% have already helped Ukrainians, and 27% plan to donate in 2022.