Five Western countries back Ukraine’s war crimes case

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Cover photo: Sergeant Vadim Chichymarin stands during the start of his trial in Kyiv, Ukraine. The 21-year-old Russian non-commissioned officer is on trial for war crimes. Thursday, May 19, 2022. Roman Hritsina/AFP

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  • Justice officials from five western countries form the so-called alliance “The Five Eyes” (The United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom) announced, Thursday, their support for the legal measures taken by Ukraine aimed at prosecuting war crimes related to the Russian invasion. The Minister of Justice or the Attorney General said in a statement “preserve” Ukrainian Prosecutor General Irina Venediktova worked to hold those responsible to account “War Crimes Committed During the Russian Invasion”.
  • On Thursday, Moscow announced the expulsion Five Portuguese diplomatsIn response to Lisbon’s actions of ten Russian diplomats in the wake of the Russian attack on Ukraine. The Kremlin had already announced on Wednesday the expulsion of 34 French diplomats, 24 Italian diplomats and 27 Spanish diplomats.
  • Thursday evening, the US Congress approved $40 billion (€37.7 billion) for Ukraine. Within this circumstance, six billion dollars should enable Ukraine to equip itself with armored vehicles and strengthen its anti-aircraft defense.
  • Hosted by Joe Biden, Thursday in Washington, Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and Finnish President Sauli NiinistöTo demonstrate, once again, his enthusiastic support for their countries’ accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
  • On Thursday, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that 1,730 Ukrainian soldiers are holed up at the Azovstal steel site. Mariupol He gave up since Monday. In the Luhansk region of the Donbass, at least twelve people were killed and forty others were injured in Severodonetsk.
  • Russia has announced that it wants to isolate Ukraine from it Zaporizhia nuclear power plantthe largest in Europe, occupied by the Russian army, unless Kyiv pays Moscow for the electricity produced.
  • German Chancellor Olaf Schulz He stated that he does not support giving Ukraine a “shortcut” With the intent to join the European Union, referring to a The necessity of fairness towards the six countries in the Western Balkans who wanted it for so long.
  • Top money makers in the G7 They gathered in Germany to try to keep Ukraine’s finances afloat and to assess the repercussions of the war on the global economy: inflation associated in particular with rising energy prices, threats of a food crisis, and the specter of excessive indebtedness of many developing countries.
  • Former German Chancellor Gerhard SchroederThe Budget Committee of the Bundestag, the lower house of the German parliament, reported that, having been close to Vladimir Putin and holding many positions in Russian companies, he was deprived of part of his advantages as a former leader, including the allocation of positions.
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