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Евакуація з «Азовсталі» розпочнеться з порятунку тяжкопоранених, готується документ – Верещук

Раніше Верещук повідомила, що наразі тривають переговори про евакуацію з території «Азовсталі» лише 38 тяжкопоранених військовослужбовців

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«Світ більше не хвилює думка варварів і мародерів»: в ОП прокоментували заяви РФ, що Україна не має вступати в ЄС

Подоляк заявив про лицемірність Росії, чиї посадовці нині висловлюють заяви про те, що Україна не повинна бути не лише в НАТО, але й в ЄС

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Через обстріл армією РФ евакуаційної колони з Херсонщини постраждали жінка і дитина – Вілкул

Голова військової адміністрації Кривого Рогу Олександр Вілкул повідомив, що через обстріл російськими військовими евакуаційної колони з Херсонщини постраждали жінка і дитина.

«Надвечір стався ще один кричущий випадок нелюдяності орків. З артилерії було обстріляно мирну колону біженців, які виїжджали з Херсонської області, з боку Берислава. Орки їх зібрали вранці, тримали близько тисячі машин під палючим сонцем і почали випускати лише після обіду партіями по 200 машин, щоб прикрити пересування власної військової техніки. О 16:00 по мирній колоні, яка була вже на нашій підконтрольній території, в районі Білої Криниці, орки завдали підлого удару. Від розриву снарядів постраждали мирні люди, зокрема дитина 2011 року народження. Разом з жінкою 1954 року народження вона зазнала осколкових поранень. Їм надано всю необхідну допомогу. Жінка перебуває в одній із лікарень Кривого Рогу», – написав Вілкул у Telegram.

Українська влада щодня намагається вивезти з охоплених бойовими діями районів мирне населення та завезти туди речі першої необхідності і продовольство. Російська сторона неодноразово зривала евакуацію цивільних, обстрілюючи маршрути, за якими мали вивозити людей. При цьому Росія звинувачувала у зриві евакуації українську сторону.​

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Biden Mourns 1 Million US COVID-19 Deaths 

As the U.S. nears 1 million COVID-19 deaths, U.S. President Joe Biden said Thursday that those who died left behind “a family, a community, and a nation forever changed because of this pandemic.

Biden said in a statement that Congress needs to continue funding for testing, vaccines and treatments, and said the nation “must remain vigilant.”

“To those who are grieving, and asking yourself how will you go on without him or what will you do without her, I understand,” Biden said.  “I know the pain of that black hole in your heart. It is unrelenting. But I also know the ones you love are never truly gone. They will always be with you.”

The United States has recorded about 82 million total COVID cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  It has recorded nearly 999,000 deaths, according to John Hopkins University data.

New cases and hospitalizations have been rising in recent weeks, but the number of deaths has stayed relatively low, at around 300 per day, down from more than 3,000 per day in February of this year.

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Росія своїми діями біля кордону намагається завадити переміщенню ЗСУ на інші напрямки – Генштаб

Російські війська своїми діями у прикордонних областях намагаються не допустити переміщення українських підрозділів на інші напрямки, повідомляє Генеральний штаб ЗСУ.

За цими даними, російські військові продовжують посилену охорону ділянки українсько-російського кордону в Брянській та Курській областях, здійснюють обстріли прикордонних районів України.

«Ймовірно ворог продовжить ведення демонстраційних дій на зазначеній ділянці державного кордону України та обстріли з території російської федерації з метою недопущення переміщення підрозділів наших військ на інші напрямки», – йдеться у у вечірньому зведенні Генштабу.

11 травня Державна прикордонна служба повідомила, що Чернігівщину, яка межує з Брянською областю РФ, обстріляли мінометами з території Росії.  Напередодні російські сили з літаків і мінометів обстріляли також обстріли територію Сумської області. 

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Росія випустила до 12 ракет по Кременчуку – Полтавська ОВА

Раніше Дмитро Лунін повідомив про чотири «прильоти» по Кременчуцькому НПЗ та звуки вибухів в Полтавському районі. 

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У Латвії дозволили зносити радянські памʼятники. Росія хоче «покарати» її за це

У Росії уже заявили, що Латвію «необхідно напоумити», вживши вкрай жорсткі заходи економічного характеру

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Letter Z Becomes Russian Propaganda Tool

Since the invasion of Ukraine began, the letter Z was used by Russia as a way to identify its military vehicles inside Ukraine. But the letter has now become a propaganda symbol inside Russia and Ukraine. VOA’s Russian service produced this report.

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Afghan Interpreter Eludes Taliban Checkpoints to Escape into Pakistan

Even though the US evacuated some 116-thousand Afghans last August when the Taliban took over the country, tens of thousands of Afghans who had worked for the US military or government were left behind. They were eligible for Special Immigrant Visas because of their work during the almost 20-year war against the Taliban. Evacuations of SIV holders continue, but only a few at a time. One of the fortunate ones to leave recently is an interpreter first profiled by VOA last year. VOA’s Senior Washington Correspondent Carolyn Presutti brings us the story of how he finally got out. Camera: Saqib Ul Islam

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Finland’s Leaders Support Joining NATO

Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin Thursday expressed their approval for joining NATO, a move that would complete a major policy shift for the country in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“NATO membership would strengthen Finland’s security. As a member of NATO, Finland would strengthen the entire defense alliance,” they said in a joint statement.  “Finland must apply for NATO membership without delay. We hope that the national steps still needed to make this decision will be taken rapidly within the next few days.”

The leaders said they came to their decision after allowing time for Finland’s Parliament and the public to consider the matter, and to consult with NATO and neighboring Sweden.  Officials in Sweden are expected to consider their own possible NATO application in the coming days.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in late April that if Finland and Sweden were to apply, “they will be welcomed and I also expect the process to be quick.”

Russia has warned against NATO expansion, and said in March that if Finland and Sweden join the alliance, “there will be serious military and political consequences.”

The fight for Ukraine played out beyond the battlefields on Wednesday, with Kyiv cutting off one Russian natural gas pipeline that supplies European homes and industry, while a Moscow-installed official in southern Ukraine said the Kremlin should annex Kherson after Russian troops took control.

Ukraine’s natural gas pipeline operator said it was stopping Russian shipments through a hub in eastern Ukraine controlled by Moscow-backed separatists because of interference from enemy forces, including the apparent siphoning of gas.

About one-third of Russian gas headed to Western Europe passes through Ukraine, although one analyst said the immediate effect might be limited since much of it can be redirected through another pipeline. Russia’s giant state-owned Gazprom said gas flowing to Europe through Ukraine was down 25% from the day before.

The European Union, as part of its announced effort to punish Russia for its 11-week invasion of Ukraine, is looking to end its considerable reliance on Russian energy to heat homes and fuel industries.

It has, however, encountered some opposition from within its 27-member bloc of nations, especially from Hungary, which says its economy would sustain a major hit if its supply of Russian energy were cut off.

In Brussels, negotiations with Hungary over a ban on Russian energy purchases ended Wednesday for the moment. If not resolved, it would constitute a major split among NATO allies in unified Western sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin to sanction him for his invasion of Ukraine.

Meanwhile, Kirill Stremousov, deputy head of the Kherson regional administration installed by Moscow, told Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency, “The city of Kherson is Russia.”

He asked that Putin declare Kherson a “proper region” of Russia, much as Moscow did in 2014 in seizing Ukraine’s Crimea Peninsula and declaring Luhansk and Donetsk as independent entities shortly before invading Ukraine on Feb. 24.

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said that it would be “up to the residents of the Kherson region” to make such a request, and to make sure there is an “absolutely clear” legal basis for the action.

Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak derided the notion of its annexation, tweeting: “The invaders may ask to join even Mars or Jupiter. The Ukrainian army will liberate Kherson, no matter what games with words they play.”

Kherson is a Black Sea port with a population of about 300,000 and provides access to fresh water for neighboring Crimea. Russian forces captured it early in the war. 

On the war front, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in his Tuesday night address that Ukraine’s military is gradually pushing Russian troops away from Kharkiv, the country’s second-largest city and a key battleground in the Donbas, the eastern industrial region that the Kremlin is trying to capture against stiff opposition from Kyiv’s forces.

Ukraine is also targeting Russian air defenses and resupply vessels on Snake Island in the Black Sea, according to the British Defense Ministry.

The ministry said Russian resupply vessels have minimum protection since the Russian Navy retreated to Crimea following the sinking of the flagship of its Black Sea Fleet. Separately, Ukraine said it shot down a cruise missile targeting the Black Sea port city of Odesa on Wednesday.

Some information for this story came from The Associated Press, Agence France-Press and Reuters. 

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«Хотів посіяти хаос і паніку»: СБУ заявила про запобігання теракту в центрі Запоріжжя

Служба безпеки не виключає причетності до цього російських спецслужб та наразі перевіряє цю версію

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Biden Pledges Help to US Farmers to Offset Ukraine Crop Crisis

Calling US farms the ‘breadbasket of democracy,’ president vows to do more to offset food supply issues amid Russian invasion

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Siemens оголосив про вихід із російського ринку

«Ми засуджуємо війну в Україні і вирішили провести процес згортання нашої промислової діяльності в Росії»

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Росія заборонила укладати угоди з колишніми «дочками» «Газпрому»

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Latest Developments in Ukraine: May 12

For full coverage of the crisis in Ukraine, visit Flashpoint Ukraine.

The latest developments in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. All times EDT:

1:03 a.m.: A Ukrainian serviceman at the besieged steel plant in Mariupol, Ukraine, turned to Twitter to ask Elon Musk for help, the BBC reports.

“People say you come from another planet to teach people to believe in the impossible,” Serhiy Volyna tweeted. “Our planets are next to each other, as I live where it is nearly impossible to survive. Help us get out of Azovstal to a mediating country. If not you, then who?”

12:30 a.m.: Japan and the European Union demanded Russia immediately end its invasion of Ukraine and said they support “further expanding sanctions against Putin’s Russia.”

In a joint statement following talks among Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, EU Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, the EU and Japan said they would coordinate on political, financial and humanitarian support for Ukraine. They also pledged to mitigate other effects of the conflict, including working to stabilize world energy markets.

12:02 a.m.: Canada plans to charter three flights to bring Ukrainian refugees from Poland to Canada, The Washington Post reports.

The flights will be May 23, to Winnipeg, Manitoba; May 29 to Montreal and June 2 to Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Some information in this report came from The Associated Press, Reuters and Agence France-Presse.

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Війська РФ обстрілюють практично всі населені пункти Донеччини – ОВА

Російські війська також завдають авіаударів по населених пунктах, які відносно віддалені від лінії фронту на Донеччині

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Агресія Росії: в ООН зафіксували загибель чи поранення 7256 цивільних в Україні

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ЗСУ за добу відбили 9 російських атак на Донбасі – штаб

«Українські захисники знищили 8 танків, 6 одиниць бойової броньованої техніки, 5 автомобілів ворога й 1 зенітну установку, … збили 4 безпілотні літальні апарати типу «Орлан-10»

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Finland Veterans Who Fought 1939 Russian Invasion Support NATO Membership   

Finland and Sweden are expected to apply for NATO membership in the coming days, in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. As Henry Ridgwell reports from Taipalsaari, close to the border, Russia’s actions have particular historical resonance in Finland.

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Passenger With ‘No Idea How to Fly’ Takes Over for Ailing Pilot

A passenger with no flying experience radioed an urgent plea for help when the pilot of a small plane suddenly fell ill off Florida’s Atlantic coast and was able to land the plane safely with the help of air traffic controllers.

“I’ve got a serious situation here,” the man said Tuesday afternoon, according to audio on LiveATC.net, a website that broadcasts and archives air traffic controller communications. “My pilot has gone incoherent. I have no idea how to fly the airplane.”

An air traffic controller in Fort Pierce responded, asking if the passenger knew the position of the single-engine Cessna 280. 

“I have no idea. I can see the coast of Florida in front of me, and I have no idea,” the passenger said. 

According to Flight Aware, the plane had taken off earlier Tuesday from Marsh Harbour International Airport in the Bahamas. The aircraft was occupied by the pilot and two passengers, according to a Federal Aviation Administration news release. Officials haven’t identified any of them. 

As the plane flew over Florida, controller Christopher Flores, speaking very calmly, told the passenger to “maintain wings level and try to follow the coast, either north or southbound.” Twin controls enable a Cessna 280 to be steered from the passenger seat. 

Minutes passed before controllers were able to locate the plane, which by then was heading north over Boca Raton. 

Then the man’s voice seemed to fade, so the controller in Fort Pierce asked for the passenger’s cellphone number to enable controllers at Palm Beach International Airport to communicate with him more clearly. 

Air traffic controller Robert Morgan, a 20-year veteran, took over at that point, talking the passenger down to a safe landing. Morgan is a certified flight instructor with experience piloting Cessna aircraft, the FAA said. 

“Kudos to the new pilot,” one controller told him after the plane smoothly wheeled down the tarmac. 

Rescue workers assisted the original pilot, officials said. Neither passenger had any injuries. Officials did not immediately say what caused the pilot to fall ill. 

Morgan said in a video released by the FAA that he was just doing his job, but at a higher level than he thought he would have to do it. 

“We’ve never had anything like that,” Morgan said. “I felt like I was in a movie.”