As the Russian-Ukrainian war enters its 81st day, we take a look at the main developments.
Here are the main events so far on Sunday, May 15th.
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- “Russia may now have lost a third of the ground combat power it invested in February,” the MoD said.
- British military intelligence said Russia’s offensive in Donbass “has lost momentum and is significantly behind schedule” and is unlikely to accelerate significantly over the next 30 days.
- Four missile strikes hit military infrastructure in Javoriv in western Ukraine, near the Polish border, Lviv regional governor Maxim Kozicki said.
- Russia rejects Ukraine’s claim that it set fire to a modern naval logistics ship in the Black Sea, shows photos it says Vsevolod Bobrov No signs of damage.
- Refugees from bombed Mariupol, who arrived in Ukrainian-held Zaporozhye in a swarm of vehicles after waiting days for Russian troops to let them go, spoke of the destruction.
- The Russian Defense Ministry said its forces attacked command posts, ammunition depots and other military equipment in several regions of Ukraine, Including Donbasskilling at least 100 Ukrainian “nationalists”.
- Top NATO diplomats met in Berlin to discuss further support for Ukraine.
- G7 foreign ministers have vowed to strengthen Russia’s economic and political isolation, continue to supply Ukraine with arms and work to ease global food shortages caused by the war.
- Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, said the country’s diplomats in Washington were being threatened with violence.
- If Finland and Sweden decide to apply to join NATO, Germany has everything ready for a fast-track approval process, Foreign Minister Annalena Berbock said.
- U.S. Senate Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and a delegation of Republican senators meet with Ukraine’s president Vladimir Zelensky in Kyiv and expressed their solidarity with Ukraine.
- NATO Deputy Secretary-General Mircea Giana expressed confidence Turkey’s concerns The issue of Finland and Sweden joining NATO may be resolved after Ankara said it had not closed the door to their entry.
- The Croatian foreign minister said talks between Turkey, Finland and Sweden were on the right track.
- Sweden’s ruling Social Democrats are poised to come out in support of joining NATO, paving the way for an application soon after and abandoning decades of military non-alignment.
- Russian military progress in Ukraine appears to be faltering, Giana said, expressing hope that Kyiv can win the war.
- Ukraine wins Eurovision Song Contest Giana said it showed the country had huge public support in the fight against Russia.