The United States announces that “twenty countries” will supply Kyiv with weapons, and Russia imposes a naval blockade

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Cover photo: US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin during a press conference at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, May 23, 2022. Alex Wong/AFP

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  • The Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, Urge the international community to Tightening economic sanctions against Russia. speaking in Davos forum, Monday May 23 mentioned that “It should not be trade with Russia”especially not buying its oil, and urging countries to provide more weapons.
  • city Severodonetskin Luhansk Province in eastern Ukraine, is one of the “Immediate Tactical Priorities” From Russia, the British Ministry of Defense writes in writing The report was released on Sunday.
  • Monday, Most of the battles were still focused on this area. bombed the city ” All the time “According to the governor of the region Sarhi Haidai. All Russian forces are concentrated in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions.He added recognizing that The situation was becoming “harder and harder” For Ukrainian defenders.
  • twenty countries committed Supplying additional weapons to Ukraine To deal with Russian forces The US Secretary of Defense announcedLloyd Austin. “Many nations will donate artillery ammunition, coastal defense systems, tanks, and other much-needed armor,” he said. As for the Kyiv army, he said, citing Italy, Greece, Norway and even Poland.
  • Among the equipment that will be delivered to Ukraine, Denmark Particularly pledged to send Harpoon anti-ship missile system, one of the most advanced systems in the equipment of the Western Navy. The Harpoon is usually carried on warships, submarines or even bombers, but Denmark is the only country to have the modified version of this missile launcher which is mounted on a truck and thus becomes a coastal battery defense.
  • The Russia imposes a naval blockade to Ukraine, Fifth largest exporter of wheatOn Monday, the US Chief of Staff, General Mark Milley, recalled that Ukraine had cleared roads to its coasts, in particular to protect the port of Odessa, the main outlet for agricultural production in the country.
  • a Russian soldier sentenced To life imprisonment when? First war crimes trial brought in Ukraine since the outbreak of the Russian invasion.
  • In two votes, the Verkhovna Rada on Sunday approved by an absolute majority the presidential decrees on Martial law and general mobilizationthat has been extended Until August 23.
  • The Polish PresidentAndrei Duda said in Kyiv on Sunday that he is determined to do everything possible To help Ukraine become a member of the European Union. On the same day, the French Minister of European Affairs, Clement Bonn, confirmed thatIt will take Ukraine’s accession to the European Union “Maybe fifteen or twenty years.”.

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