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Live Blog |  Russians blow up American arsenals, Zhelensky gets Pelosi

Live Blog | Russians blow up American arsenals, Zhelensky gets Pelosi

Ukraine enters on the 67th day of the war with Russia. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky met with the Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi in Kiev on Sunday. He thanked the President and expressed his support for the struggle in Ukraine.

Possible humanitarian walk from Mariupol on Sunday

13:12 | Local officials say it may be possible to evacuate civilians from the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol on Sunday.

Mariupol’s local governor and city council have urged citizens leaving the southeastern port city to arrive at the meeting place at 4pm (local time). From there they are scheduled to travel to the city of Saporizia, about 200 kilometers northwest of Mariupol.

According to Ukrainian sources, about 1,000 civilians and 500 wounded soldiers are still at the Azovstal steel plant premises. About 100,000 people remain in the dilapidated city, and according to the city council, they are at risk of death due to the explosion and lack of food and running water.

The Russian Defense Ministry says 46 civilians were evacuated from the plant on Saturday. After the implementation of the ceasefire and the humanitarian route, 25 people are said to have left in the afternoon and 21 more in the evening. . According to Russian officials, civilians have been provided with shelter, food and medical care. It is not clear where the first group was taken.

Ukrainian troops at the Azovstal steel plant said on Saturday that 20 civilians, including children, had been taken from Mariupol to Saporizhia.

UK: Russian giant army spreads false information from factory

12:35 | Russia has turned an old factory in St. Petersburg into a ‘troll factory’, spreading false information and harassing Kremlin critics, including world leaders. The British Foreign Office said in a statement on Sunday that the government was funding the project.

The headquarters of the giant army are said to be located in a rented space in the factory of a company that manufactures military equipment and technologies. The ministry said in a statement that the factory was “spreading lies” through comments on social media and popular websites. The ministry describes the operation as ‘ill’.

The troll factory’s paid employees not only target politicians, for example, musicians and bands from the United Kingdom, South Africa and India. They also use online sites to recruit new ‘trolls’.

According to the ministry, the accounts of several British ministers, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson, have been accessed. Bands such as German Chancellor Olaf Scholes and EU Foreign Secretary Joseph Borel, Taft Punk and Rammstein and DJs David Gutta and Tysto were also targeted.

The government has warned its international partners, said British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss. “We will continue to work closely with allies and the media to undermine Russia’s intelligence activities,” the minister said.

Traces of Russian activity have been found on eight online sites, including Instagram, YouTube and Dictok. Investigators say there are suspicious links between the move and Yevgeny Prikogin, an oligarch who has close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russia has dropped bombs on a US-supplied arms depot in Odessa

12:26 | The Russian Defense Ministry says Russian missiles destroyed a US-supplied runway and a hangar at a military airport near the Ukrainian city of Odessa.

Odessa Regional Governor Maxim Marchenko said Russia had used a Boston missile fired from the Crimea.

Russia says its air defense systems have shot down two Ukrainian Su-24m bombers in the Kharkiv region. That claim could not be confirmed by independent observers.

Ukraine asks Germany for modern weapons

11:26 | A few days after Germany approved a substantial arms supply to Ukraine, Ukraine’s ambassador to Germany Andrzej Melnik called on Germany to send more modern weapons than it now promises.

Melnik told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper that the Gepard anti-aircraft tanks to be delivered were already 40 years old. ‘We need sophisticated German weapons to defeat Russia. What is needed is new leopards and mortar tanks, as well as self – propelled howitzers and more, “Melnick said.

President Olaf Scholes has said the ambassador has been slow to respond to the war in Ukraine. He compared him to his predecessor Angela Merkel. ‘Sholes seems to be acting like Angela Merkel: wait first, take care and then decide somewhere – no. What is lacking is imagination and courage. ‘

Melnik also said that Kiev wanted more funding from Germany to restructure Kiev.

Pelosi thanked Zhelensky and promised to support him during his visit to Kiev

10:21 | The talks between President Zhelensky and US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi included a request by US President Joe Biden to the US Congress to allocate $ 33 billion (over ில்லியன் 31 billion) for new military and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine. Or Speaker It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.

Belosi spoke kind words to the President of Ukraine. “We thank you for your freedom struggle. Your struggle is the struggle of all. Our promise is that we will be with you until the end of the war, ”he said in a video shared by Zhelensky on Twitter.

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