War in Ukraine in live ticker: fiercer fighting for Mariupol
Kiev (Ukraine) – Also on the 31st day after Russian The invasion will be in the Ukraine kept fighting. Current developments of the TAG24 live ticker.
On Friday, among other things, the Ukrainian aviation headquarters in Vinnytsia, in the west of the country, was hit by several Russian cruise missiles. Some of the six rockets were shot down on the approach, he said. The rest would hit the building.
Additionally, Ukrainian forces continued to fight Friday night to recapture the important southern city of Kherson from the Russians. The Russian army no longer has as tight control over the city as before, which is why Kherson is now again classified as a “disputed area”.
Meanwhile, France, along with Turkey and Greece, want to launch a humanitarian action to save people from the hotly contested port of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine, at short notice.
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (44) called the situation “absolutely tragic”. According to reports, the Russian military is not providing humanitarian aid to residents. So far, however, just over 26,000 civilians have been evacuated from the hotly contested city this week.
Yesterday’s events can be read in Ticker TAG24 from Friday. All current developments during the war in Ukraine this Saturday is available in our live ticker.
3:21 pm: Despite the war in Ukraine, Wüst sticks to the release of coal in 2030
Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia Hendrik Wüst (46) is sticking to the goal of phasing out coal by 2030, despite the hoped-for rapid independence from Russian energy supplies.
“Pragmatism” is also required for reserve capacities in the NRW, Wüst said in Cologne on Saturday at the presentation of the NRW-CDU’s election program for the state elections on May 15.
“We shouldn’t compromise when it comes to the goal of phasing out coal by 2030,” said Wüst, who is also the CDU state leader and his party’s top candidate. However, this requires greater speed in expanding the hydrogen and liquid gas infrastructure.
15:19: Biden: NATO’s obligation to assist is “sacred”
US President Joe Biden (79) has assured Poland of allegiance to NATO in view of the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine.
“We believe that Article 5 is a sacred obligation and you can count on that,” Biden said in a meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda (49) in Warsaw on Saturday.
He assumes that Russian President Vladimir Putin (69) “expected to be able to divide NATO, to be able to separate the eastern flank from the western one,” Biden said. But he was unable to do it.
2:26 pm: Heavy fighting continues around Mariupol
According to Ukrainian and Russian sources, fierce fighting is still going on around the port city of Mariupol.
The Russian army is bombing civilian and military objects from the air and with artillery, the Ukrainian general staff said in its report Saturday afternoon. On the ground, Russian forces tried to advance into the city center.
Ukrainian presidential adviser Oleksiy Arestovych also spoke of street fighting in Mariupol.
13:01: The Federal Interior Ministry knows 259,980 refugees from Ukraine
Since the Russian attack began about a month ago, the federal police have registered 259,980 refugees from Ukraine in Germany. This was announced on Saturday by the Federal Ministry of the Interior on Twitter.
The actual number of refugees is unknown because there are no full border controls – it is likely to be significantly higher.
Furthermore, it is not recorded how many people travel from Germany to other countries.
12:20 pm: Pro-Ukrainian demonstration in Slavutich near Chernobyl
In the northern Ukrainian city of Slavutich near the decommissioned Chernobyl nuclear power plant, residents demonstrated against the Russian occupation on Saturday.
They unfurled a large Ukrainian flag, according to the military administration of the Kiev region. According to this information, Russian soldiers fired into the air to disperse people.
11:00 London: continuous indiscriminate bombing of Ukrainian cities
According to the British Defense Ministry, Russia is not giving up its attacks on major Ukrainian cities such as Kharkiv, Chernihiv and Mariupol.
The Russian military mainly relies on “the indiscriminate use of aerial and arterial bombing to try to demoralize the defense forces,” the ministry said on Twitter Saturday, citing intelligence information.
Moscow is likely to want to “limit its already considerable losses at the expense of further civilian casualties” in this way.
10:54 am: Nearly 2.27 million refugees from Ukraine have arrived in Poland
According to border guards, nearly 2.27 million refugees from the neighboring country have arrived in Poland since the beginning of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine.
The agency announced it on Saturday on Twitter.
There were around 30,500 people on Friday alone. This is a 6.4 percent drop from the previous day.
Since the war began on February 24, 322,000 people have crossed the border from Poland to Ukraine.
10:00: Rockets destroy Ukrainian arsenal with armaments
The Russian military claims to have destroyed another arsenal of weapons and military technology in a missile strike in Ukraine.
Four “Caliber” rockets were fired from a warship in the Black Sea and hit the depot near the town of Zhytomyr.
A total of 117 military items were destroyed in 24 hours, including six command posts and three fighter jets, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said Saturday.
This information cannot be verified by an independent party.
7:22: Putin signs another law against “fake news”
Russian President Vladimir Putin (69) has approved another law against the dissemination of alleged false news.
Fines or imprisonment are now being threatened not only because of “fake news” about the Russian military, but also because of the work of Russian state bodies abroad, media reports in Moscow reported Saturday.
This applies, for example, to the work of authorities, embassies or trade missions, about whose work abroad the Kremlin believes that false information could be disseminated.
Consequently, the “public dissemination of deliberately false information under the pretext of truthful communications” threatens penalties ranging from 700,000 rubles (6,300 euros) to 1.5 million rubles (13,500 euros) or imprisonment of up to three years.
4:45 am: Doctors complain of problems with caring for war refugees
Panel doctors still see significant difficulties in providing medical assistance to war refugees from Ukraine.
“Registration problems mean that the supply of medicines in particular cannot be guaranteed at the moment,” the board of the National Association of Health Insurance Coroners wrote this week in a letter to Chancellor Wolfgang Schmidt.
To ensure that people arriving from the war zone can be treated immediately and in an unbureaucratic way and supplied with medicines, the doctors of the college also see fit to appoint a central payer.
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01:11: The head of the Ukrainian government asks for help for today and after
Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Schmyhal (46) has asked all the mayors of the world for humanitarian aid for the population of his country.
At the same time, on Friday evening, he appealed to all international partners to support the subsequent reconstruction of his country.
“I am addressing (with this request) not only friendly governments, but also the mayors of European cities and other cities around the world,” he said. “Right now Russia is destroying our towns and villages like the Nazis did 80 years ago.”
“We turn to you: renew the tradition of the twin cities,” said Schmyhal. “Support Ukrainian cities with humanitarian aid and reconstruction funds”.
00:29: Kiev warns: opponent is listening
The Ukrainian Defense Ministry has warned of hasty and uncontrolled reports of arms deliveries or military action in the Russian war of aggression.
These would only play in the hands of the Russian side and help them “align actions more precisely,” Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maljar said Friday evening.
It has already happened that “well-meaning or gratitude-published reports” on arms purchases or deliveries have led to the termination of contracts or the impossibility of deliveries.
“And so today, in conditions of war, we are trying to prevent the leak of information about the aid we receive,” Maljar said.
12:01 am: Zelenskii: Russia is wasting billions on lies and propaganda
According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (44), the Russian leadership has spent tens of billions of dollars on propaganda.
“You all know very well what a huge state propaganda system Russia has built,” Zelenskii said in a video message Saturday night. “Probably no one in the world has ever spent such huge sums on lies.” However, Moscow did not take into account that this does not guarantee a result.
“Where the road of lies has to be paved with money, the result is not guaranteed,” Zelenskii said. “The path of truth is difficult, but the truth is made in his way.”
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