The bombing of Severodonetsk, the resumption of the trial … The point on the eighty-fifth day

The explosions were heard again on Thursday 19 May 2022 in Ukraine. A new wave of Ukrainian soldiers holed up in the Azovstal plant surrendered, while Russia, for its part, accused Kyiv of being behind the bombing of a village on the border between the two countries. In the first trial for war crimes in Ukraine, the Russian soldier asked for pardon and the prosecution requested a life sentence against him. We evaluate the highlights of this 85And war day.

Soldiers of the Azovstal plant continued to surrender

They are now 1,730 Ukrainian soldiers, formerly fortified at the Azovstal steel site in Mariupol, have laid down their arms. That’s an additional 771 people in 24 hours. Among these men are now prisoners, Moscow calculated “80 wounded”.

According to the pro-Russian separatist leader Denis Pushlin: “More than 2000 people” It was initially solidified in the factory. If this number is correct, it will only be 230 inside.

At his trial, the Russian soldier asks for pardon

The trial of a Russian soldier who was tried in Kyiv for crimes against humanity resumed on Thursday. He was accused of killing a Ukrainian civilian last February, and pleaded guilty on the first day of the hearing. This Thursday, May 19, he asked for pardon from the wife of the 62-year-old man who was murdered. “I know you won’t be able to forgive you, but I beg your pardon” He said.

The 21-year-old, who is facing a life sentence, has taken refuge behind “Order #%s” Received by his boss to explain his act. The prosecution requested life imprisonment.

At the same time, another war crimes trial began in northeastern Ukraine. Two Russian soldiers are facing justice for firing missiles at civilian infrastructure in the Kharkiv region.

The Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office indicated on the Internet that it had already opened more than 12,000 investigations into war crimes.

At least 12 dead in Severodonetsk

At least 12 people were killed and 40 wounded on Thursday in Russian bombing of the eastern Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk (or Severodonetsk), which was nearly besieged by forces from Moscow, the region’s governor announced.

Russians The bombing of the regional center began in the morning indiscriminately with heavy weapons. The bombing continuesSergio Gaiditch said on Telegram. According to him, most of the bullets hit residential buildings, and the death toll may increase due to the impossibility of inspecting the areas that were bombed. team fromFrance Press agency Immediately it was found that Severodonetsk was drowned in a flood of artillery.

In the Lugansk region, Severodonetsk and Lisichansk constitute the last pocket of Ukrainian resistance. The Russian army carries out intense bombing there to exhaust the Ukrainian soldiers. At the site, the situation has worsened for civilians who can no longer access water, gas or electricity.

Our map shows the situation in Ukraine on Thursday, May 19, 2022. | Information Chart for Western France

One dead in Russia bombing near Ukraine border

A person lost his life, Thursday, in the bombing of a village in southwestern Russia, on the border with Ukraine. The governor of the Kursk region also reported several injuries.

Governor Roman Starovit hinted that the attack came from Ukraine and said the victim was delivering to a local distillery, when he was hit. ” Many times “.

The bombing caused fires in the village Several homes were damaged. The district governor noted on Telegram.

UN calls on Russia and Ukraine to resume talks

The United Nations on Thursday urged Russia and Ukraine to resume talks in Turkey, on the basis of contacts made for evacuations in Mariupol or for the delivery of Azovstal fighters. These operations Of course, this would not have happened without the cooperation between the authorities of the Russian Federation and Ukrainesaid the head of the United Nations for Emergencies, Martin Griffiths.

I would like to think that the fact that this collaboration has been relatively successful, and in any case much better than the previous weeks, is something we can build uponHe said. We must insist on the virtue of dialogue to end this war.

US Congress releases $40 billion for Ukraine

On Thursday, May 19, 2022, the US Congress issued a massive $40 billion envelope to Ukraine, in an example of the unwavering support Joe Biden has promised Kyiv. Within this massive aid package: $6 billion that would enable Ukraine to equip itself with armored vehicles and strengthen its anti-aircraft defense. About $9 billion is also planned to ensure, among other things, “the continuity of Ukrainian democratic institutions”, as well as a significant humanitarian component. In mid-March, Congress had already appropriated nearly $14 billion for the Ukraine crisis.

List. The war in Ukraine: the bombing of Severodonetsk, the resumption of the trial … The point on the eighty-fifth day

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