What you require to understand today By Reuters

© Reuters. Ukrainian nationwide flag is translucented the window of a home ruined throughout Russia’s intrusion of Ukraine in the town of Borodianka, in Kyiv area, Ukraine May 13, 2022. REUTERS/Vladyslav Musiienko


(Reuters) – Russian forces have actually stepped up their attack on the Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk after declaring to have actually caught the close-by rail center of Lyman, as Kyiv heightened require longer-range weapons from the West.


* Russia’s defence ministry stated its forces had actually taken complete control of Lyman, west of Sievierodonetsk however Hanna Malyar, Ukraine’s deputy defence minister, stated the fight for Lyman continued, media reported.

* Russia likewise stated it had actually utilized rocket strikes to ruin Ukrainian command posts in Bakhmut and Soledar. Both towns are on a crucial roadway running southwest from Lysychansk and Sievierodonetsk.

* Luhansk’s guv, Serhiy Gaidai, stated on Friday Russian soldiers had actually gone into Sievierodonetsk, the biggest Donbas city still held by Ukraine.

* Gaidai stated 90% of structures in Sievierodonetsk were harmed with 14 high-rises ruined in the most recent shelling.

* Ukraine has actually begun getting Harpoon anti-ship rockets from Denmark and self-propelled howitzers from the United States, Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksiy Reznikov stated.

* Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy stated he anticipated excellent news today on weapons products, without providing information.


* A senior pro-Russian authorities in the inhabited Ukrainian area of Kherson informed Reuters that close-by combating might impact the timing of its official quote to sign up with Russia and a choice was most likely “towards next year”.


* Russian President Vladimir Putin informed the leaders of France and Germany in a call that Russia wanted to go over methods to make it possible for Ukraine to resume deliveries of grain from Black Sea ports, the Kremlin stated.

* British Prime Minister Boris Johnson informed Zelenskiy that worldwide partners were working intensively to discover methods to resume the grain exports from Ukraine to avoid a worldwide food crisis.

* A ship has actually gone into the Ukrainian port of Mariupol for the very first time because Russia finished its capture of the city to load metal and ship it east to Russia, TASS news firm reported.

* The EU is looking for an offer to restriction Russian oil shipment by sea however not pipeline to win over Hungary. Zelenskiy has actually implicated the EU of dithering.


* French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz advised Putin to launch the 2,500 Ukrainian protectors of the Azovstal steel plant apprehended by Russian forces, the Elysee palace stated.

* Ukrainian governmental advisor and peace talks mediator Mykhailo Podolyak stated any arrangement with Russia cannot be relied on and Moscow can just be dropped in its intrusion by force.

* The Kremlin blamed Kyiv for stalled talks.


* An EU top on Monday and Tuesday might see departments in between members who wish to take a tough line versus Russia and those requiring a ceasefire.


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