War in Ukraine: ++ Selenskyj: Russia blocks aid to Mariupol ++

Ukrainian President Selenskyj accuses Russia of blocking aid to the population in besieged Mariupol. The German energy industry expects to be able to do without Russian hard coal soon. The developments in the live blog.

3:40

Ukraine reports killing the Russian general

Ukraine has reported the death of another Russian general in combat. Ukrainian troops killed the commander of the 49th Southern District Army, General Yakov Ryazantsev, in an attack on Chornobaivka airport in the Kherson region, presidential adviser Oleksiy Arestovych said. Ryazantsev is the sixth Russian general to be pronounced dead in Ukraine since the war began a month ago.

The information cannot be verified. So far, Russia has only confirmed the death of General Andrei Sukhovetsky and the Deputy Chief of the Northern Fleet, Captain Andrei Palij. Western security circles spoke on Friday, however, of seven generals killed, including a Chechen special forces commander and a commander said to have been killed by his own troops.

Additionally, a senior general was sacked from the Kremlin earlier this week due to heavy losses and strategic mistakes during the month-long war of aggression.

parties to the conflict as a source

In the current situation, information on the course of the war, bombing and casualties provided by the official bodies of the Russian and Ukrainian parties to the conflict cannot be controlled directly by an independent body.

3:27

Zelenskyy: Russia blocks aid to Mariupol

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi accused Russia of blocking aid to civilians in the besieged port city of Mariupol. The situation in the city is still “utterly tragic,” Selenskyi said in a video message on Sunday evening. So far it has been possible to evacuate just over 26,000 civilians from the hotly contested city.

The Ukrainian president calls again for serious talks with Russia: the resistance of the Ukrainian troops makes the Russian leadership talk. Zelenskyy stressed that Ukraine’s territorial integrity must be preserved. The Ukrainian people will accept nothing else.

2:13

Great Britain finances food aid

Britain is funding £ 2 million in food for residents of trapped Ukrainian cities. “The need on the ground in Ukraine is great. Many people are stuck in basements in surrounding areas with no access to food or water,” said Alice Hooper, a humanitarian advisor to the British Foreign Office. 25 trucks loaded with dried food, canned food and water are to be transported from warehouses in Poland and Slovakia to the most vulnerable cities in Ukraine.

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Ukrainian prime minister appeals to partner cities

Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has asked all mayors of the world for humanitarian aid for the population of his country. At the same time he appealed to the international partner cities of the Ukrainian localities to support the subsequent reconstruction of his he 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. “We turn to you: renew the tradition of the twin cities,” said Schmyhal. “Support Ukrainian cities with humanitarian aid and reconstruction funds”.

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Energy industry: Russian hard coal can be replaced in a few months

The German energy industry is confident that it will soon be able to dispense with hard coal from Russia. “A complete conversion of supply chains for the hard coal supply of power plants in Germany is not easy, but it is possible within the next few months,” said Kerstin Andreae, Director General of the Federal Association of Energy and Energy Industries. water (BDEW), the newspapers of the media group Funke.

Coal-fired power plant operators are in talks with other supplier countries. Potential suppliers include the United States, Colombia, South Africa, Indonesia, Canada and Australia. But there are differences in quality. Not all hard coal can be burned as efficiently in every boiler.

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Zelenskyy: Russia spends billions on propaganda

According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, 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 must be paved with money, the result is not guaranteed,” Zelenskii said.

Russia categorically denied any intention to attack for weeks before the offensive in Ukraine began. In front of its own public, the war is declared only as a “special operation”.

parties to the conflict as a source

In the current situation, information on the course of the war, bombing and casualties provided by the official bodies of the Russian and Ukrainian parties to the conflict cannot be controlled directly by an independent body.

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