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Update from May 13, 10:43 p.m.: In light of the Russian attack in northeastern Ukraine, Germany and the Nordic countries promised Ukraine more arms deliveries. “We are united in our support for Ukraine in its defensive fight against the Russian attack,” Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Monday at a meeting with the heads of government of Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Iceland in Stockholm, Sweden. “We will continue to support Ukraine – as long as necessary.”

Finland’s Prime Minister Petri Orbo was more clear. The situation on the battlefield is critical and it is time to respond and do more. “We do not want to see a new Mariupol in Kharkiv. That is why every country in the West, in the European Union, must do everything it can immediately.

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Russian attack in Kharkiv:Thousands of displaced civilians

Update from May 13, 8:40 p.m.: The Russian attack in the Kharkiv region in eastern Ukraine is also accompanied by the expulsion of Ukrainian civilians. The governor of the region said in a press conference that about 6,000 people had been evacuated from the border area with Russia. This came through the Ukrainian portal KIndependent Yev.

Update from May 13, 7:50 p.m.: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky dismissed the deputy head of the Foreign Intelligence Service, Andriy Alekseenko, the portal reported Independent Kyiv. Accordingly, Zelensky dismissed the intelligence officer by decree and appointed in his place Oleg Lohovsky. The reason for the staff change had not yet been announced Monday evening.

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Update from May 13, 6:30 p.m.: The Russian attack in the Kharkiv region causes more civilian casualties. as Ukrainian Pravda It was reported that Russian soldiers bombed a farm near a suburb east of the city. According to the regional government, one civilian was killed and three others were injured.

There are attacks in both Kharkiv and the Russian border region of Belgorod. © Uncredited/Governor of the Belgorod Region Vyacheslav Gladkov Telegram Channel/AP/dpa

Ukrainian intelligence prevents attacks in Kiev and Lviv – two Russian agents arrested

Update from May 13, 5:25 p.m.: Ukraine says it has prevented several bomb attacks in Kiev. The news agency reported that Russia planned to launch attacks on a number of hardware stores in Kiev and a defense company in Lviv Reuters. According to Ukrainian intelligence, Russia planned to “detonate explosives in stores during peak hours to cause maximum harm to the civilian population.” Two Russian military agents were arrested as part of the investigation.

Ukraine attacks occupied Crimea

Update from May 13, 4:50 p.m.: Ukraine launched an air strike on Russia-occupied Crimea. The commander of the military unit there reportedly died in the attack Ukrainian Pravda. In addition, several Storm Shadow missiles are said to have damaged the air defense facility on Mount Ai-Petri.

Update from May 13, 3:57 p.m.: Federal Economy Minister Robert Habeck (Green Party) called for more support for Ukraine. During a speech at the Federal Academy for Security Policy, he said Germany “has not done enough.” dpa. Although Germany provided tremendous assistance in the defensive battle against Russia, the situation on the front shows that this is not enough.

A fighter jet launches an air alert throughout Ukraine

Update from May 13, 2:50 p.m.: The take-off of a Russian fighter plane triggered air raid warnings across Ukraine. It was reported that the plane may be a Russian MiG-31K Ukrainian Pravda. It is capable of launching the Ch-47M2 Kinschall hypersonic guided missile. Its range ranges between 500 and 2,000 kilometers, and it can hit distant targets inside Ukraine.

Updated from May 13, 1:49 p.m: Since the beginning of the war, many Russians have been arrested on charges of collaborating with Ukraine. Now a Russian court has sentenced five more Ukrainians to several years in prison on espionage charges. According to the FSB, they transferred information about the location and movements of Russian army units to Ukrainian military intelligence, Russian state media reported.

Zelensky appears to be drawing conclusions from the Kharkiv attack

Updated from May 13, 12:48 p.m: The Ukrainian army says it has replaced its commander on the front in Kharkiv. Accordingly, Mykhailo Zabrodsky became commander there from May 11. This was brought by the British guardian Quoted from Ukrainian Radio RBC Ukraine.

Updated from May 13, 12:01 p.m: Kiev admits that Russian forces are making gains in their attack on Kharkiv. „The enemy is currently achieving tactical success,” the Ukrainian General Staff said in its report on the situation that night.

The first report: Kiev / Moscow – Vladimir Putin continues to escalate his advances in the Ukrainian Kharkiv region. After intense fighting and Russia’s „tactical successes,” as the Ukrainian General Staff announced on Facebook on Monday, the fighting continues unabated.

In conversation with Ukrainian Pravda Spokesman for the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Dmitry Lykhovy, said that the “enemy” was trying to advance towards the villages of Liptsy, Staritsya and Volchansk. Both sides will use artillery and mortars to attack opposing forces. Russia also carries out air strikes with aircraft.

According to an army spokesman, the situation in Kharkiv remains complex

The intensity of the fighting can be clearly seen in Russia’s casualties, published by the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. About 1,740 Russian soldiers were killed during the past 24 hours. In addition, 31 tanks and 15 artillery systems were said to have been destroyed. The information cannot be independently verified.

Letchoi explained that despite the heavy losses, Russia was able to continue achieving tactical successes. The situation on the front is constantly changing and therefore very complex. However, Ukraine planned measures to „destroy the enemy who broke through our defenses,” the spokesman said. Ukrainian Pravda.

Army of Ukraine He wants „Russian Disrupting attack plans

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed residents on Sunday morning with a report on the situation. He talked about a total of 12 Russian attacks in the Kharkiv region Mirror mentioned. He added that the Ukrainian army is currently focusing on “thwarting Russian attack plans.”

The president also reiterated the need for Western arms supplies. These things are crucial to the country’s defense. Zelensky stressed the importance of „supporting Ukraine’s resilience through timely delivery – truly timely delivery.” In the past, Ukraine has complained several times about reluctance to deliver weapons from the West.

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What territories did Russia occupy in the Ukraine war? Where could the Kremlin forces have been repulsed and where is the fighting currently taking place? Our current maps of the Ukraine frontline provide insight into the latest developments in Russia’s war against Ukraine. (Editing with agencies)

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Putin’s peace offer in Ukraine war is merely a 'revival of National Socialism’

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky rejected Russian President Vladimir Putin’s offer for peace negotiations. He compared the Kremlin’s actions to the policies of Adolf Hitler in the Third Reich.

In an interview with the Italian news channel Sky TG24 Zelensky explained that the offer was an ultimatum that would not differ from previous ones. “What he is doing is reviving Nazism,” Zelensky said. Therefore, Putin wants Ukraine to give up the territories occupied by Russia, but at the same time he is interested in the unoccupied territories. According to Zelensky, Putin has no intention of ending the war. A frozen conflict will not be possible.

The Ukrainian head of state cited the partition and annexation of Czechoslovakia by Adolf Hitler in 1938 as an example of this approach. The German dictator at the time claimed that the Sudetenland was Nazi Germany’s last territorial demand – which ultimately turned out to be just that. to lie.

About Zelensky’s statements The Kyiv Independent website also reported.

Zelensky’s advisor: The proposals do not end the war in Ukraine

Mykhailo Podoliak, Zelensky’s advisor, commented In a post on X And also Putin’s demands. Russian claims on Ukraine would amount to Ukraine ceding its territory, giving up its sovereignty and leaving itself unprotected. He also stressed that the peace proposals are not new and that they will not end the war.

Giving up territory and not joining NATO: this is what Putin demands

On Friday afternoon, Putin made the withdrawal of Ukrainian forces from four regions and renunciation of NATO membership a condition for peace negotiations. Putin told Russian Foreign Ministry executives that once Kiev begins withdrawing from the Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia regions and formally abandons its plans to join NATO, „we will cease fire immediately, literally in the same minute, and start talks.” .

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Putin called on Ukraine to hand over these areas, which are partially occupied by the Russian army, to Russia. Moscow announced the annexation of Ukraine’s eastern and southern regions in September 2022. For Kiev, these conditions represent an effective demand for surrender. (With AFP)

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Ukraine War: Ukraine and NATO reject Putin’s ceasefire conditions

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Ukraine War: Ukraine and NATO reject Putin’s ceasefire conditions

the Ukraine He rejected Russian President Vladimir Putin’s conditions for a ceasefire and peace negotiations, describing them as „eyewash.” “There is nothing new, no real peace proposals and no desire to end the fighting,” Ukrainian presidential advisor Mykhailo Podlyak wrote on Channel X. One must stop taking Russia’s „proposals” seriously, which contradict common sense.

It was before Put it in He told Russian Foreign Ministry executives that his country would „immediately cease fire and begin talks” if Ukraine withdraws from the Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions and renounces NATO membership. Ukraine should also fully hand over to Russia the areas partially occupied by the Russian army.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba described Putin’s statements as ridiculous. Kuleba said that Putin’s goal is to mislead the international community.

The United States government does not want peace through dictatorship

Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg He said at the conclusion of a meeting of defense ministers in Brussels that Putin’s conditions „are not a peace proposal” but „a proposal for more aggression and more occupation.”

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin accused Putin of wanting to „dictate” peace to Ukraine. Putin has occupied Ukrainian territory in violation of international law and has been unable to tell Ukraine what to do to reach a solution. Austin said: “We do not want the leader of a country to wake up one day and decide to erase his neighbor’s borders and annex his lands. This is not the world we all want to live in.”

Ukraine demands the complete withdrawal of Russian forces

Ukraine is conducting a complete withdrawal of Russian forces from its internationally recognized territory, including in 2014. Russia Annexation of Crimea as a condition for possible peace negotiations.

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Sahira Wagenknecht finds Putin’s demands „understandable”

On the other hand, BSW President Sarah Wagenknecht called for openness to Putin’s conditions. Wagenknecht said Ukraine and the West must „avoid the historical mistake of crudely dismissing signals from Moscow as unrealistic maximum demands.” Instead, Putin’s initiative should be treated “with due seriousness” and seen as a starting point for negotiations.

Wagenknecht said that Ukraine’s permanent non-nuclear status and renunciation of NATO membership are „understandable demands from Russia.” It is „in Europe’s existential interest to find a compromise now to avoid the risk of a major European war.” The G7 heads of state and government must respond quickly to this offer.

At the end of the week, representatives of more than 90 countries and organizations want to speak in Switzerland about the possibilities for achieving peace in Ukraine. Russia does not participate.

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Elections in Great Britain: Poll finds the UK Reform Party ahead of the Conservative Party for the first time

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Elections in Great Britain: Poll finds the UK Reform Party ahead of the Conservative Party for the first time

Three weeks before Great Britain’s general election, the right-wing populist Reform Party of Britain is said to have overtaken Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s conservative Conservative Party in a poll for the first time. In the institute’s published survey YouGov On behalf of the newspaper times The UK’s reform rate rose by two percentage points to 19 per cent, putting it in second place behind Labour.

According to the poll, Labor itself lost one percentage point, but is still clearly in the lead with 37 percent. President Rishi Sunak’s Conservatives remained unchanged at 18 percent, putting them in third place for the first time. Although the gap between the Conservatives and Reform in the UK is small, YouGov is already talking about a political 'earthquake’.

However, the impressive result of the poll by international opinion research institute YouGov rests on a relatively uncertain foundation. There is currently no other poll to confirm the result. YouGov surveys are based on invitations via email or in the YouGov app. There, users can answer questions on a wide range of topics. Users receive points that can be collected and redeemed for rewards.

About uncertainties in surveys

Representative surveys are always subject to errors. It can be assumed that the actual value is likely to be in the range of one to three percentage points above or below the finally declared measured values. We now show the corridor for this statistical error in our graphics of the election polls.

Results are always based on sample surveys. These services usually only cover certain parts of the population (such as people with a landline phone connection or Internet users). Some potential participants are passive and do not even want to be interviewed. Questions are sometimes misunderstood and not always answered truthfully. For example, also in response to previous surveys. However, in order to account for general opinion across all population groups, pollsters must compensate for missing measurements and suspected inaccuracies and reweight the available numbers. These (usually opaque) formulas vary between institutions and therefore lead to different data.

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Survey results are always snapshots. Nothing more can be drawn from this than an approximate tendency of opinion. Even if the statements and calculations at the time of the poll’s publication were close to reality, it is still unclear whether voters surveyed at that time would actually cast their ballots later or change their minds in a short time.

The Conservatives have been in power for 14 years and are under intense pressure before the elections. In opinion polls, the Conservatives have been significantly trailing the opposition Labor Party for several months.

The Reform Party UK is the new party led by Nigel Farage, who was previously leader of the Brexit Party. With its tough anti-immigrant stance, the UK Reform Party could steal more votes from the Conservatives. Farage said in a debate on Britain’s ITV that he actually sees his party as „the opposition to Labour”.

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