Live – “The Most Direct Threat” to World Order: Von der Leyen’s Offensive Against Russia

A worrying agreement between Beijing and Moscow: the European Union calls on China to play collectively

Senior EU officials, who are in Tokyo on Thursday for an annual round of Japan-EU talks, called on China to “defend the multilateral system”.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, after his meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida with European Council President Charles, estimated that Russia “is today the greatest direct threat to the world order with a barbaric war against Ukraine, its worrying agreement with China.” Michelle.

Charles Michel declared: “We believe that China should assert itself to defend the multilateral system from which it has benefited for the development of its country.”

Moscow said one dead and six wounded in Russia after the Ukrainian strikes

The Russian governor of the affected region announced, on Wednesday, the death of one person and the injury of three others in southwestern Russia, after bombing from Ukraine.

“At the moment, someone has lost his life, he died in the ambulance, and there are three wounded,” Belgorod region governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said on the Telegram messaging app.

He said the situation was the “most difficult” in his region since Russian President Vladimir Putin sent troops to Ukraine on February 24.

A leader trapped in Mariupol asks Elon Musk for help

A Ukrainian commander among the fighters besieged by Russian forces at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol on Wednesday appealed directly to American billionaire Elon Musk’s help to intervene to save them.

“People say that you came from another planet to teach people to believe in the impossible. (…) Where I live, it is almost impossible to survive,” tweeted Sergei Volina, commander of the 36th Mariupol Naval Brigade.

“Help us leave Azovstal for a third country. If it’s not you, who else? Give me the lead,” he continued, noting that he had created a Twitter account specifically to challenge the world’s richest man trying to buy a social network for $44 billion.

For Ursula von der Leyen, Russia is “the most direct threat to world order”

Russia is the “most direct threat” to the international system due to its invasion of Ukraine, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Thursday in Tokyo after meeting Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida with European Council President Charles Michel.

The mayor of Kyiv still fears a Russian attack on the Ukrainian capital

In response to a question about the US channel CNN, the mayor of Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, said that there was “no doubt” that the capital of Ukraine was still Russia’s “main target”. He said he feared Russian President Vladimir Putin might use a nuclear weapon in the city.

“Security is the main priority… Yes, of course, we are concerned and we hope that our warriors will defend us, but the danger is always there. Without our partners, without the United States and European countries, we cannot do that,” he said.

A pro-Russian official discusses the annexation of Kherson region

A pro-Russian official said on Wednesday that Ukraine’s Kherson region, which has been occupied by Russians since the beginning of March, will ask to be annexed by Russia, while shipments of Russian gas to Germany transiting Ukraine for the first time have been affected. from conflict.

“There will be a request (to the Russian president) to incorporate the Kherson region as a whole subject of the Russian Federation,” said Kirill Strimosov, deputy head of the administration of the port city of Kherson, which is only the largest Ukrainian city. The Russians claimed complete control of the two-and-a-half-month war in Ukraine

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The first trial for war crimes linked to the Russian invasion

The Kyiv Prosecutor announced, on Wednesday, that a 21-year-old Russian soldier will be tried for war crimes in Ukraine, and the first trial for this charge will be in the country invaded by Russia on February 24.

The Prosecutor General’s Office Irina Venediktova said that Vadim Shishimarin is accused of shooting with a Kalashnikov rifle from the window of a car in which he was traveling, killing an unarmed 62-year-old civilian.

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