On the 76th day of the full-scaleRussia’s military invasion of Ukraine Russian troops continue to try to capture the settlements of the neighboring country. The Armed Forces of Ukraine and its territorial defense units are resisting aggression. It is impossible to verify the statements of representatives of both sides of the conflict from independent sources. About 12.8 million Ukrainians have already left their homes. DW is watching developments Tuesday, May 10 (Moscow time).
Russian troops take out the harvest stolen from Ukraine to the territory of Russia, to the Crimea and to dry cargo ships in the Mediterranean, from where, most likely, send him to Syria, said the main intelligence department of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. “At present, it is known that a significant part of the grain stolen from Ukraine is on dry cargo ships under the Russian flag in the Mediterranean Sea. The most likely country of destination of the cargo is Syria. From there, grain can be smuggled to other countries of the Middle East,” the intelligence report says.
US intelligence: Putin is preparing for a protracted war in Ukraine
American intelligence warned that Putin prepares for protracted conflict in Ukraine. Even if the offensive of the Russian army in the Donbass is successful, Russia will not be limited to the occupied territories – the regions outside the Donetsk and Lugansk regions will be the target, said Avril Haynes, Director of US National Intelligence. According to US intelligence, Russia is seeking to expand the land passage in Transnistria, and in the next few months, the war in Ukraine could develop along a “more unpredictable and potentially escalatory trajectory.” Putin expects Western resolve to wane over time, Haynes said.
The Russian military is gathering launch a repair base for military equipment at the Mariupol Metallurgical Plant. Ilyich, says Petr Andryushchenko, an adviser to the mayor of the city. For this, according to him, the employees of the plant are called to come to work on May 12, although the full-fledged launch of the enterprise is not taking place. “They are going to make repair shops for tanks and armored personnel carriers at the plant. But again, the problem is personnel. That’s why they are gathering people,” Andryushchenko wrote.
Budapest will not block Ukraine’s accession to the European Union Ambassador of Hungary to Ukraine István Ijjarto. “I want to assure you that when the issues of Ukraine’s membership in the European Union begin to be considered, Hungary will support it,” the ambassador said in an interview with Espresso. Also, Hungary will not be against Ukraine’s entry into NATO. “We have never been against it. Therefore, if Ukraine still wants to join the ranks of the alliance, we will not be against it,” Iydjarto said.
In Ukraine journalist and blogger Oksana Gaidar died, reported the National Union of Journalists. Gaidar died with her mother during the shelling of the village of Shevchenkove in the Kyiv region on March 11 or 12, her death became known only now, said the head of the union, Sergei Tomilenko.
Gaidar’s last tweet is dated March 11. “Since yesterday we have had no electricity, the Internet is barely working. Rusnya does not allow anyone to leave – it shoots cars and even bicycles to death. You can only sit quietly at home. A humanitarian catastrophe is a matter of a maximum of a month. see you. Everything will be Ukraine! “- she wrote.
German embassy reopens in Kyiv
Closed since mid February German embassy in Kyiv resumes work from today, said German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock. The representation of the diplomatic mission in the capital, she said, will be “minimal.”
The second stage began in Belarus surprise test of the reaction forces, said Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin. According to him, this is “a reaction to the exercises that have been taking place on the territory of NATO countries since May 1.” “We see their every movement, we see which battalion tactical groups are involved, at which training grounds, what issues they are going to work out. Understanding certain threats that may come from them, we adequately respond, we put forward the appropriate troops in these areas,” he quotes the words Horseradish state agency Belta.
Over the last three weeks 380 thousand people returned to Kyiv. This follows from mayor’s words Vitali Klitschko, who said that the city has 2.5 million inhabitants – two thirds of the pre-war population of the capital (3.5 million people). The Ukrainian edition of TSN recalls that in mid-April there were 2.12 million people in Kyiv.
“Bucha has become a symbol. Because of unimaginable crimes, torture, rape, murder. The unimaginable makes this place seem far away. And then you stand here and understand: Bucha is a completely normal, peaceful suburb. This could happen to anyone,” German Foreign Minister Annalena Berbock wrote after visiting Bucha.
Head of the Luhansk region Sergei Gaidai called “fantasy” statements of the Russian Ministry of Defense about the breakthrough and access to the administrative border of the region. “Our troops retreated from Popasna to more fortified positions. The defense is strong. There are no breakthroughs,” Gaidai wrote.
Earlier, the Russian Ministry of Defense said that Russian troops had “cleansed” Popasnaya town, “broke through the enemy’s defense in depth and reached” the administrative border of the region. On May 8, Gaidai announced that the Ukrainian military had left Popasna. “We retreated to previously prepared positions,” Gaidai wrote at the time.
Russian military second day are shelling the territory of the Azovstal plant, reported by representatives of the Azov Regiment and the Ukrainian authorities.
“Over the past 24 hours, 34 sorties were made on the territory of the Azovstal plant, which is held by the defenders of Mariupol, including 8 flights of strategic bombers. Enemy ship and cannon artillery, MLRS, UR-77, tanks and others also do not stop working,” – said the regiment “Azov”.
“It’s easier to say when they don’t fire there than when they fire. Aviation and artillery work there almost constantly. Stops and lulls occur when evacuation measures take place either from Azovstal itself, or local civilians are being evacuated nearby,” he confirmed. head of the Donetsk administration Peter Kirilenko. According to Petr Andryushchenko, an adviser to the mayor of the city, at least 100 civilians remain on the territory of Azovstal. On April 21, Putin gave order to cancel the assault “Azvostal” and block the territory of the plant.