As the Russian-Ukrainian war enters its 94th day, we take a look at the main developments.
Here are the main events so far for Saturday, May 28.
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- Luhansk Governor Khaydai said that Russian troops have entered Severo Donetsk, the largest city of Donbass remains under Ukrainian control, but denies it is besieged. “We will have enough strength and resources to defend ourselves. However, in order not to be surrounded, we may have to retreat,” he said on Telegram.
- In the latest shelling, 90 percent of buildings in Severo Donetsk were damaged, and 14 high-rise buildings were destroyed, Khadai said.
- Analysts at the Institute for War Studies, a Washington-based think tank, said while Russian troops may struggle to gain a foothold in the city of Severo Donetsk because they “do poorly in operations across the city’s built-up areas. War”.
- Russia’s separatist proxies say they control Lehman, a railway hub west of Severo Donetsk. Ukraine says Russia has occupied most of Lehman but its forces are blocking an advance into southwestern Sloviansk.
- President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says Ukraine will Never give up on Lehman or Severo Donetskadding “Donbas will be Ukrainian”.
- Ukraine’s military said it repelled eight attacks in Donetsk and Luhansk on Friday, destroying tanks and armored vehicles.
- In the Kherson region north of Russian-held Crimea, Ukrainian officials said Russian troops were strengthening their positions and trapping civilians through constant shelling.
- The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon air defense contracts worth up to $687 million Stinger Missile Replenishment of stock shipped to Ukraine.
- The United Nations said in total 4,031 civilians Nearly 200 children have been killed in Ukraine since the start of the full-scale Russian invasion – although the actual number is likely to be much higher.
- Zelensky says Russia is weaponizing global food supply crisis The world must prevent mass famine. Moscow does not appear ready for serious peace talks, he said. The Kremlin has accused Kyiv of stalled peace talks.
- U.S. President Joe Biden said Russian troops “attack schools, nurseries, hospitals, museums for no other purpose than to destroy a culture”, adding that the war was “an attack on the fundamental principles of a rules-based international order.” direct attack”.
- The EU is seeking a deal this weekend to ban Russia from shipping oil by sea but not by pipeline victory over Hungary, it opposes plans for a total embargo. Zelensky accused the EU of indecision.
- Russia expects to receive 1 trillion rubles ($14.4 billion) in additional oil and gas revenue this year, the country’s finance minister said, adding that some of the windfall would be used for Russia’s offensive in Ukraine.
- Russia will need huge financial resources to finance its military operations in Ukraine, the Russian finance minister said. The economy minister blamed low household spending for Russia’s economic problems.
- Russia said it paid coupons on two euro bonds in foreign currency, a move that could mean it avoided default again.
- S&P downgraded Ukraine’s credit rating to “CCC+/C” from “B-/B”, citing the greater impact of Russia’s attacks on the country.