US Releases Huge $40 Billion Aid Envelope for Ukraine

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Cover photo: US President Joe Biden (center), Finnish President Sauli Niinistö (left) and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Anderson at the White House on May 19, 2022. Mandel Najan / Agence France-Presse

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • On Thursday, the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office requested a life sentence – the maximum sentence – against The trial of the first Russian soldier accused of war crimes in Kyiv. Vadim Chichimarin, a 21-year-old non-commissioned officer, is accused of shooting and killing a civilian at the end of February.
  • Joe Biden hosted, today 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).
  • 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 today in Germany to try to keep Ukraine’s finances afloat and to assess the implications of the war on the global economy: inflation associated in particular with rising energy prices, threats of a food crisis, and the specter of over-indebtedness in 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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