ロシアがウクライナに侵攻 – ライブアップデート
But the “massive” losses suffered by Russian forces in their failed attempt to take capital Kyiv, and their apparent inability to adapt tactically to the stiff Ukrainian resistance, mean it may be a month or more before Moscow can claim any sort of progress in the area, where pro-ロシア separatists have been fighting since 2014.
Western officials said the Russian president wants to be able to declare a victory of some sort by the time of a 9 May parade in Red Square to mark the anniversary of Nazi surrender in the Second World War.
It comes after top EU diplomat Josep Borrell said Ukrainians “are very much aware of” Russian troops reassembling to attack Donbas. “I’m afraid in the next day, the war will increase on the Donbas,” he said on Monday.
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私の最後の投稿に続いて, here’s our political editor アンドリュー・ウッドコック with more on the situation in Ukraine’s Dobas region:
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Russia looking to ‘treble forces’ in Donbas region – Western official
Russia is looking to double or possibly treble the number of forces it has in the Donbas region as part of the next phase of the conflict in Ukraine, Western officials have said.
It comes after top EU official Josep Borrell said Russian troops were planning to attack the eastern region of Ukraine, within the next day.
月曜日に, ahead of a meeting of EU foreign ministers to discuss the war in Ukraine, Mr Borrell said: “I’m afraid the Russian troops are massing on the east to launch an attack on the Donbas. The Ukrainians are very much aware of that.
"そう, I’m afraid in the next day the war will increase on the Donbas.”
A Western official added today: “I would imagine that, at outside estimates, what you’re looking at is a force which is probably the Russians looking to double or even treble the amount of force that they bring into that Donbas area …
“It is a little simplistic to think of three to one or two to one, because actually it is around how you can bring the force to bear at the point of decision which is really important.
“The Russians have shown themselves to be not very effective in this invasion as to being able to use their numerical advantage effectively to actually bring about a decisive engagement.”
Meet the volunteers who saved Chernihiv civilians from starvation
Our international correspondent ベルトリュー reports from Ukraine:
All the bridges to Chernihiv had been blown up in heavy Russian bombing and the city was under a crippling siege but Tanya still managed to sneak out on a rowing boat through a secret route and head to Kyiv.
The 54-year-old only narrowly escaped death.
As she was scrambling onto the opposite bank of the Desna river – which cuts through the city – shelling struck nearby. She only avoided being shredded to pieces thanks to a nearby trench.
The aim of the dangerous journey was to help evacuate a group of elderly people but also to reach the capital to register and start fundraising for her new charity, which aimed to feed the bombarded city. To do this, she crept across the river, crossed the frontline and weathered shelling and shooting – a daring undertaking she went through all over again on the way back from Kyiv.
From bringing in supplies through secret routes to delivering sandwiches amid Russian shelling, citizens in Ukraine’s northern city of Chernihiv tell Bel Trew how they risked their lives every day to provide food to thousands of people battling hunger and thirst
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North Korea condemns UN decision over Russia on human rights council
Over in North Korea, the foreign affairs minister has denounced Russia’s suspension from the United Nations human rights council, calling it an “unreasonable act” led by the US and the West to maintain political hegemony, according to a report by Reuters.
At a meeting of the UN general assembly on Thursday, 93 members voted in favour of the diplomatic rebuke while 24 were against and 58 abstained.
北朝鮮, ロシア, 中国, キューバ, イラン, Syria and Vietnam, were among those who voted against the resolution.
The US ambassador, リンダトーマスグリーンフィールド, had launched the resolution to suspend Russia from the council as the world was still recoiling from images of mass graves and corpses strewn in the streets of Bucha following Russian soldiers’ retreat.
In a statement reported by the North Korean state news agency, KCNA, 大臣は言った:
“What the US is after … is to isolate the independent countries, and forces challenging them at the international arena, so as to maintain its illegal and inhumane US-led hegemonic order.
“The minister, 名前が付けられなかった人, added that international organisations should not be “abused” as a means for the United States to put political pressure on countries.”
British soldier in Ukraine ‘under no illusions’ after comrades killed fighting
A British soldier in Ukraine has said he is “under no illusions” as to the reality of fighting in the war against Russia after watching his fellow soldiers die in action.
Ajay Spence, from Northern Ireland, arrived in Ukraine a month ago after volunteering to join the foreign military unit of Ukraine’s armed forces. He told the Ukrainian embassy in Dublin about his previous military experience in Afghanistan and Iraq, and was soon on his way to Poland before entering Ukraine, レポート Aisha Rimi.
Since Russia’s ongoing invasion on Ukraine began, its foreign legion has been joined by 20,000 volunteers – as estimated by the foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba – from all over the world, with the largest numbers coming from the UK and US.
Mr Spence was inspired to join Ukrainian forces after seeing the news coverage of the Russian invasion.
推定 20,000 volunteers from around the world have joined Ukraine’s foreign legion
Half of Ukraine’s land needs clearing of landmines – officials
Around half of Ukraine’s territory needs landmine clearance, according to the country’s State Emergency Service.
Oleg Bondar said some 300,000sq km of land requires humanitarian demining efforts, with a large amount of explosives still laying in areas taken back from Russian soldiers.
Efforts were concentrated near Kyiv and other northern areas of the country, Mr Bondar says, with checks ongoing in the Kharkiv and Nikolaev regions, despite Russian shelling.
Clearance work has ended in Irpin, near Kyiv – but Bondar says private land still needs to be searched, which required the permission of owners.
Italy seizes almost £90m of Russian oligarch son’s property – 報告書
Italy has seized properties worth around €105m (£87.79m) owned by the Russian former Formula One driver Nikita Dmitrievich Mazepin and his oligarch father, Reuters reports, citing two police sources.
The operation reportedly targeted a villa – known as Rocky Ram – in the northern Sardinia. It is part of broader efforts aimed at penalising wealthy Russians linked to Vladimir Putin due to war on Ukraine. Reuters says the driver’s PR manager has not yet commented.
Mr Mazepin – who was fired in March by the US-owned F1 team Haas – has been included in an EU sanctions list along with his father, Dmitry, who the EU’s official journal described as a member of Putin’s closest circle.
Over the last weeks, Italian police have sequestered villas and yachts worth over €900m from wealthy Russians who were placed on a European Union sanctions lists following the Ukraine conflict.
The most valuable asset seized so far is a superyacht owned by billionaire Andrey Igorevich Melnichenko, worth around €530m, which was impounded in the northern port of Trieste.
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