Ukraine war live stream: +++ 02:43 Pro-Russian blogger from Ukraine arrested in Spain +++

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+++ 02:43 Pro-Russian blogger from Ukraine arrested in Spain +++

In Spain, the pro-Russian video blogger Anatoly Shari from Ukraine, who was wanted under an international arrest warrant, was arrested. This was announced by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General Irina Venediktova. She justified the arrest by saying that the 43-year-old had violated Ukrainian laws. The Attorney General’s Office does not prosecute a person “just because the person’s political views are inappropriate.” It did not give details of the allegations. According to media reports, Scary was released in exchange for registration requirements. Kyiv now has 40 days to submit an extradition request. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison in his home country.

+++ 02:05 According to the report, the United States helped Ukraine bomb “Moskva” +++
According to media reports, US intelligence information helped the Ukrainian army sink the Russian Black Sea Fleet’s “Moskva” battleship. However, the US government was not aware of Ukraine’s plans, according to several US media outlets such as the Washington Post and New York Times, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter. At the request of the Ukrainian military, the United States identified the ship as “Moskva” and helped locate it, according to NBC News.

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+++ 01:25 Zelenskyj reiterates demand for the Marshall Plan for Ukraine +++
Despite massive financial support from the West for Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky is sticking to his ideas about some kind of Marshall Plan for his country after the war. The International Donors Conference in Warsaw, which a few hours earlier had raised just over six billion euros to support Kyiv, is “an element of our protection, an element of protection for the whole of Europe,” says Zelensky in his daily video title. The fate of Ukraine and Europe is now being decided “not only on the battlefield”, but also in the economic sphere, in the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine. However, the billions pledged in Warsaw “are only a part of what is really necessary to restore normalcy in the whole region to which Russia has brought the war.”

+++ 00:44 Standard & Poor’s pushes Belarus deeper into the wasteland +++
Rating agency S&P pushes its rating of Belarus’s creditworthiness deeper into the waste zone. Standard & Poor’s announced that the long-term foreign currency bond credit rating will be downgraded to “CC” from “CCC” previously as the negative outlook continues. There is a risk of not submitting papers. It is possible to downgrade to “SD” (selective default / partial default) in the next few months. The country is subject to Western sanctions in connection with the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

+++ 00:10 Kyiv suspects that the Kremlin wants to invade the steel plant by May 9 +++
According to the Ukrainian government, Russia wants to occupy the besieged steel plants in the port city of Mariupol by Monday. Adviser to President Volodymyr Zelensky, Oleksiy Aristovich, said that the Azovstal plant should be captured on May 9, the 77th anniversary of the victory over Hitler’s Germany. “The most beautiful gift given to a ruler is the head of his opponent. He clearly understood the desire to conquer Azovstal and give Putin a ‘victory’ on May 9,” he was quoted as saying by Unian. “They really want to, but let’s see if they can do it,” said Aristovich.

+++ 23:27 Ukrainians fear the Russian landing operation near Odessa +++
The Ukrainian military believes that a Russian landing operation on the Black Sea coast near the port of Odessa is possible. According to a statement by the Regional Military Command, Russian reconnaissance drones are increasingly flying overhead, the newspaper Okrajinska Pravda reported. In addition, the Russian Navy continues to have a strong presence off the stretch of coastline controlled by Ukraine. Residents were asked to stay away from beaches and coastal safety zones. They should also avoid excursions in small boats. At the same time, residents were asked to report suspicious activities.

+++ 22:42 Evacuation underway from Mariupol according to UN Secretary-General +++
According to the United Nations, another operation to evacuate hundreds of civilians is underway in the severely damaged Ukrainian port of Mariupol. This was confirmed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at a meeting of the UN Security Council in New York. He does not give details. “Our policy is not to discuss the details until they are finalized so as not to undermine any potential success.” According to Ukrainian sources, about 200 civilians are still waiting in Mariupol to get out of the hard-pressed steelwork.

+++ 22:07 The European Union is considering imposing sanctions on Putin’s lover +++
Bloomberg reports that the European Union is studying the former Russian gymnast To impose sanctions on Alina Kabaeva. The 38-year-old is said to have had a secret relationship with Kremlin President Vladimir Putin for many years. Kabaeva is said to operate a holding company that owns shares in almost all major Russian mass media that disseminate state propaganda. According to the report, representatives of EU countries have yet to vote on a possible punishment. They say a decision can be made as soon as tomorrow.

+++ 21:37 UN Secretary-General wants a solution for Ukrainian grain production +++
In light of the food shortages caused by the war, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants to return the country to the global market. “An effective solution to global food insecurity requires the reintegration of Ukrainian agricultural production and Russian and Belarusian food and fertilizer production into world markets despite the war,” Guterres said at a UN Security Council session. He will do his best to start a conversation. Until the beginning of the war, Ukraine was one of the most important producers of wheat in the world and a major producer of corn.

+++ 21:09 Biden talks with Scholz +++
US President Joe Biden speaks again on the phone with Chancellor Olaf Schultz about Ukraine. This was announced by the White House in Washington. According to a statement from the German government, the two politicians agree that Kyiv’s support must continue. Biden announced on Wednesday that he will speak with G7 partners about imposing further sanctions on Moscow in the coming days. Because of the Russian war of aggression, the West has already imposed severe sanctions on Russia. Germany currently holds the presidency of the Group of Seven and will host the next summit in Bavaria at the end of June.

+++ 20:36 Scholz: Putin wanted to conquer all of Ukraine +++
Chancellor Olaf Schultz accuses Russian President Vladimir Putin of far-reaching plans for the invasion. “I am sure that Russia intended to invade all of Ukraine in a short time,” he says in Berlin. Therefore, repelling the Russian invasion is considered a great achievement of the Ukrainian army. But given Russia’s impressive use of materiel, there is little hope that the war will end any time soon.

+++ 20:07 Ukraine: the Kremlin takes mortal units from the front +++
According to Kyiv, the Russian army is still unsuccessfully trying to capture the cities of Popasna and Rubyshyn in the Donetsk region. The General Staff of the Ukrainian Army also reported on Facebook about a failed Russian attack near the village of Staryg Saltyev in the Kharkiv region. In addition, Moscow captured units of the 4th Panzer Division of the 1st Panzer Army and the 106th Airborne Division from the front due to heavy losses. According to the situation report, Russian mortar and artillery shelling continued along almost the entire front line.

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