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United Nations Human Rights Council votes to launch investigation into allegations of abuses by Russian troops in Ukraine.
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These have been the updates on Thursday, Could 12:

Ukrainian forces have broken a contemporary Russian navy logistics ship within the Black Sea, setting it on hearth, a spokesman for the Odesa regional navy administration in southern Ukraine has stated.
Spokesman Serhiy Bratchuk stated in an internet publish that the Vsevolod Bobrov had been struck close to Snake Island, the scene of renewed preventing in current days, however didn’t give particulars. The tiny island is positioned close to Ukraine’s sea border with Romania.

Greater than six million refugees have fled Ukraine since Russia’s invasion started on February 24, figures from the UN refugee company has stated.
A complete of 6,029,705 individuals had fled Ukraine as of Could 11.
Many had gone to neighbouring international locations earlier than persevering with their journey, in response to the company’s devoted web site, with Poland internet hosting the biggest quantity.

The international ministers of the Group of Seven industrialised nations (G7) will talk about find out how to finish a blockade of Ukrainian grain to allow it to be exported to the world, German international minister Annalena Baerbock has stated.
“There are 25 million tonnes of grain at present blocked within the Ukrainian port of Odesa, which suggests meals for thousands and thousands of individuals on the planet that’s urgently wanted, above all in African international locations and within the Center East,” Baerbock stated.
The conflict in Ukraine has despatched international costs for grain, cooking oils, gas and fertiliser hovering, with United Nations businesses warning that the worth will increase will worsen a meals disaster in Africa.

French President Emmanuel Macron has instructed his Finnish counterpart that France absolutely supported the nation’s alternative to affix NATO, the Elysee presidential workplace stated in a press release.
Finland should apply to affix the NATO navy alliance “at once”, its president and prime minister stated, in an historic coverage shift triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The United Nations Human Rights Council has handed a decision by a powerful majority, organising an investigation into allegations of rights abuses by Russian troops in elements of Ukraine previously beneath their management.
The Geneva-based council handed the decision by a vote, with 33 members voting in favour and two towards (China, Eritrea). There have been 12 abstentions.
Russia was not too long ago suspended from the 47-member council. Nonetheless, it might nonetheless have joined the session as an observer however selected not to take action in protest over the decision, which it stated amounted to political score-settling.

The European Fee has proposed serving to Ukraine export its wheat and different grains by rail, highway and river to get round a Russian blockade of Black Sea ports, which is stopping these essential provides from reaching elements of the world prone to meals insecurity.
The European Union’s govt arm stated the plan goals to ascertain various routes and ease congestion between borders that additionally ought to facilitate getting humanitarian support and different items into the war-torn nation.
“Twenty million tons of grains have to depart Ukraine in lower than three months utilizing the EU infrastructure,” stated Adina Valean, EU commissioner for transport.
“This can be a gigantesque problem, so it’s important to coordinate and optimise the logistic chains, put in place new routes, and keep away from, as a lot as doable, the bottlenecks.”

Russian forces have killed some 300 civilians and 37 militias within the Kyiv suburb of Irpin, its mayor, Oleksandr Markushkin, has stated.
The determine was removed from closing and was “sadly rising”, Markushkin was quoted by the ITV on-line journal as saying.
He stated the our bodies of civilians have been nonetheless being present in parks and again yards.
Irpin and several other suburbs north of Kyiv have been occupied between late February and early April.

Strain on Europe to safe various fuel provides has elevated after Moscow imposed sanctions on European subsidiaries of state-owned Gazprom and Ukraine stopped a fuel transit route, pushing costs larger.
Russia imposed sanctions late on Wednesday, primarily on Gazprom’s European subsidiaries together with Gazprom Germania, an vitality buying and selling, storage and transmission enterprise that Germany positioned beneath trusteeship final month to safe provides.
It additionally imposed sanctions on the proprietor of the Polish a part of the Yamal-Europe pipeline that carries Russian fuel to Europe.

A Russian navy court docket sentenced on Thursday 5 Muslim males from annexed Crimea for his or her membership in what it known as an “Islamist” organisation, a neighborhood activist has stated.
The Southern Navy District court docket within the metropolis of Rostov-on-Don sentenced Bilyal Adilov to 14 years in jail, whereas Izzet Abdullaev, Tofik Abdulgaziev, Vladlen Abdulkadyrov and Mejit Abdurakhmanov acquired 12-year sentences, she instructed Al Jazeera.
“Russian media shops don’t write about it, and the court docket doesn’t launch [the information on sentencing] that’s handed to legal professionals,” in response to Mumine Salieva.
The boys have been accused of being members of Hizb-ut Tahrir, an organisation that freely operates in Ukraine however is banned in Russia.
The Kremlin has for years tried to suppress the language and tradition of Crimean Tatars, a largely Muslim minority that when dominated the Black Sea peninsula and fiercely resisted the 2014 annexation of Crimea.

Ukraine is not going to reopen the suspended Sokhranovka fuel transit route from Russia to European prospects till Kyiv obtains management over its fuel transit system, the pinnacle of the system’s operator GTSOU instructed the Reuters information company.
The fuel pipeline runs by Ukraine’s Luhansk area, a part of which has been beneath the management of Russian-backed separatists since 2014.

Russia has despatched a warning that it must take “military-technical” steps in response to neighbouring Finland becoming a member of NATO, after leaders in Helsinki backed getting into the US-led alliance.
“The growth of NATO and the strategy of the alliance to our borders doesn’t make the world and our continent extra steady and safe,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov instructed reporters.

Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby instructed US outlet MSNBC that it could not be troublesome to combine Finland into NATO and that its entry could be historic.

European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen has stated Russia is the “most direct risk” to the worldwide order since its invasion of Ukraine.
Russia “is in the present day probably the most direct risk to the world order with the barbaric conflict towards Ukraine, and its worrying pact with China”, she stated after assembly Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo together with European Council President Charles Michel.
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The UN’s human rights chief says her workplace has discovered Russian forces and affiliated armed teams are chargeable for most civilian deaths through the conflict in Ukraine.
“In keeping with our info, whereas such incidents could be attributed to each events to the battle, most of those casualties seem attributable to the Russian armed forces and affiliated armed teams,” Michelle Bachelet instructed the Human Rights Council.

Clothes big Nike has terminated its sponsorship take care of Spartak Moscow because the crew is not going to be competing in European competitions subsequent season, the membership has stated.
European soccer’s governing physique UEFA had beforehand introduced that Russia would haven’t any affiliated groups collaborating in its membership competitions within the 2022-23 season on account of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

Russian shelling killed one and wounded three civilians within the northeastern Kharkiv area, its governor has stated.
The shelling hit the village of Derhachi northwest of the regional capital, Kharkiv, Oleh Sinehubov stated on Telegram.
In current days, Ukrainians liberated a number of key cities round Kharkiv and pushed Russian forces in the direction of the border.
Reporting by Mansur Mirovalev in Kyiv.

A Ukrainian assault killed one Russian and wounded seven extra in a village that borders Ukraine, a regional governor claims.
The assault additionally destroyed 17 homes and 6 vehicles within the village of Solokhi within the Belgorod area on late Wednesday, Vyacheslav Gladkov stated on Telegram, calling the scenario “the direst for the reason that shelling started” in April.
Russia accused Ukraine of hitting a number of western Russian villages the place gas and arms depots are positioned, however Kyiv has routinely denied the claims.
Reporting by Mansur Mirovalev in Kyiv.

Swedish International Minister Ann Linde says her nation will take note of Finland’s NATO assessments when deciding to use for membership.
“Finland is Sweden’s closest safety and defence accomplice, and we have to take Finland’s assessments under consideration,” Linde posted on Twitter.
Vital message in the present day from 🇫🇮 President @niinisto & PM @MarinSanna on @NATO membership. 🇫🇮 is 🇸🇪 closest safety & defence accomplice, and we have to take 🇫🇮 assessments under consideration. 🇸🇪 will determine after the report from the safety coverage consultations has been offered.
— Ann Linde (@AnnLinde) Could 12, 2022

Learn the important thing occasions to this point on Thursday, Could 12 right here.

Russian vitality firm Gazprom says fuel transported to Europe utilizing a key route by Ukraine has dropped by a 3rd.
In keeping with the Interfax information company, Gazprom stated provides transiting Ukraine on Thursday had dropped by practically 30 % in contrast with the day earlier than.
Ukraine’s pipeline operator GTSOU introduced it was halting fuel transport on the Sokhranivka transit level from Wednesday as Russian occupying forces now in management have been interfering with operations.

The UN human rights chief has stated some 1,000 our bodies had been recovered round Kyiv in current weeks, including that lots of the reported abuses for the reason that Russian invasion might quantity to conflict crimes.
“The size of illegal killings, together with indicia of abstract executions in areas to the north of Kyiv, is stunning,” Michelle Bachelet stated in a video tackle to the UN Human Rights Council.
The OHCHR will determine on Thursday whether or not to conduct an official probe into the occasions that occurred in Kyiv and different areas in February and March.
Michelle Bachelet, UN Excessive Commissioner for Human Rights, addressed the thirty fourth particular session of the Human Rights Council.#SS34 was convened to look into the “deteriorating scenario of human rights in #Ukraine stemming from the Russian aggression.”
— UN Human Rights Council (@UN_HRC) Could 12, 2022

Of their try to take the besieged Azovstal plant in Mariupol, Russian troops tried to dam the underground passages beneath the big advanced, a Ukrainian official has stated.
The plant, which occupies 11 sq. kilometres (4.25 sq. miles), stays the one Ukrainian stronghold within the nearly-destroyed  Azov Sea port that was pummeled for greater than two months.
The Russians’ “essential purpose is to dam the exits from the system of underground passages, which was identified by a traitor,” metropolis official Petro Andriushchenko stated on Telegram.
Nonetheless, the lots of of Ukrainian servicemen holed up within the plant “have been making an attempt to counterattack risking the whole lot,” he added.
Reporting by Mansur Mirovalev in Kyiv.

The eleventh week of the Russian invasion of Ukraine noticed Kyiv’s forces mount a counteroffensive. Ukrainian troops have recaptured cities to the north and east of the nation’s second metropolis Kharkiv, in jap Ukraine.
A whole bunch of civilians have been evacuated from the Azovstal metal plant in Mariupol, and the European Union struggled to agree on a sixth spherical of sanctions, as Hungary bristled at a possible oil embargo.
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Russian forces making an attempt to cross a strategic river in Luhansk have solely succeeded in “feed[ing] fish” with their our bodies, the regional governor says.
Russian forces have been making an attempt to bridge the Siversky Donets River with pontoons close to the city of Bilohorivka however Ukrainian forces shelled the pontoons and destroyed the Russian items that crossed the river.
The Russians are “making an attempt to cross once more, however they solely feed fish,” Serhiy Haidai quipped on Telegram.
At the very least 60 civilians have been feared killed by Russian shelling in Bilohorivka on Could 8.
Reporting by Mansur Mirovalev in Kyiv.

Finland’s president and prime minister say their nation was prepared to affix NATO and a proper determination could be taken later this week,
“Finland should apply for NATO membership at once,” President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin stated in a joint assertion.

It’ll take as much as 10 years to take away all of the landmines planted by Russian forces in eight Ukrainian areas, an official has reportedly stated.
“Judging by worldwide expertise, the demining would take between 5 to 10 years,” Oleh Bondar of the State Emergencies Service was quoted by the Ukrinform information company as saying on Thursday.
Ukrainian navy and officers stated Russians depart mines, booby traps and explosive gadgets in public colleges, homes and subsequent to useless our bodies.
Reporting by Mansur Mirovalev in Kyiv.

The Atlantic Council has honoured the individuals of Ukraine with a distinguished management award, marking the primary time the council has given a full nation the accolade.
Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi and Ukrainian singer-songwriter Jamala have been amongst in the present day’s award honorees, recognised for representing “the pillars of the transatlantic relationship”, in response to the Council.
In a video message, Zelenskyy thanked the Council saying “braveness is our nationwide trait of character” and listed only some names of those that made sacrifices through the conflict.
They included: Vitalii Skakun “who blew up a bridge sacrificing himself to cease a column of Russian tanks”; “21-year-old lieutenant Vitalii Sapilo, who neutralised 30 items of kit of the enemy and died from an air strike”; “paramedic Serhiy Chornobryvets in Mariupol, who has been on responsibility for 22 days for the reason that starting of the conflict”; and “11-year-old Maksym, who stated nothing to his mom, ran away from residence and got here to ask for permission to be part of territorial defence.”
“7-year-old Varya gave her cash saved for a smartphone to purchase bulletproof vests.”
“Borys Romanchenko handed by the hell of Buchenwald and died on the age of 96 at residence, through the shelling of Kharkiv by Russia.”
Watch @ZelenskyyUa‘s highly effective tribute to Ukraine’s individuals.
— Atlantic Council (@AtlanticCouncil) Could 12, 2022

The withdrawal of Russian forces from the Kharkiv area “is a tacit recognition of Russia’s incapability to seize key Ukrainian cities,” the UK’s defence ministry has stated.
In its newest intelligence briefing, the ministry famous that Ukrainian forces have been persevering with a counterattack within the north of Kharkiv and had recaptured a number of cities and villages. It stated Russia’s prioritisation of operations within the Donbas had left the troops round Kharkiv weak.
It added that Russia had withdrawn troops from Kharkiv to replenish. As soon as reconstituted, the ministry stated, “these forces will doubtless deploy to the jap financial institution of the Siverskyi Donets River, forming a blocking pressure to guard the western flank of Russia’s essential pressure focus and essential provide routes for operations within the neighborhood of Izium.”
Newest Defence Intelligence replace on the scenario in Ukraine – 12 Could 2022
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🇺🇦 #StandWithUkraine 🇺🇦
— Ministry of Defence 🇬🇧 (@DefenceHQ) Could 12, 2022

Shelling has broken not less than 24 houses throughout Luhansk, the area’s governor says.
In Severdonetsk, not less than seven high-rise residential buildings have been broken, Serhiy Haidai stated on Telegram. “Three extra homes have been destroyed in Rubizhne, two in Gorny, 5 in Vrubivka, three in Toshkovka.”
Haidai stated cities and villages throughout the Luhansk area have been shelled 26 instances on Could 11, “most of all Severodonetsk (9)”.

Russian shelling of the city of Zelenodolsk, close to Kryvyi Rih within the Dnipropetrovsk area, has killed one particular person and injured one other, the area’s governor has stated.
“Within the morning, the occupiers once more fired on the Zelenodolsk neighborhood … They hit simply as individuals have been leaving for work. One useless, one wounded … An vitality infrastructure facility was destroyed,” Valentin Reznichenko wrote on Telegraph on Thursday morning.

Multi-national industrial manufacturing firm Siemens will stop the Russian market because of the conflict in Ukraine, Reuters experiences.
Siemens stated losses and expenses at its train-making enterprise led to a downturn in revenue throughout its second quarter.
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Air raids hit the city of Novhorod-Siverskyi in Chernihiv in a single day, killing and injuring a number of individuals, in response to the area’s governor.
Vyacheslav Chaus stated colleges, different administrative buildings and personal homes have been broken.
“There are useless and wounded. Rescuers and docs are at present working on the scene,” Chaus wrote on Telegram. He didn’t specify the variety of casualties.

On Wednesday, the village of Komyshuvakha within the Zaporizhzhia area got here beneath heavy shelling, which killed one particular person and destroyed 60 residential buildings, Interfax experiences.
Missiles fell on Komyshuvakha all through the day, in response to the Zaporizhzhia Regional Navy Administration (ZOVA).
ZOVA additionally stated that Zaporizhzhia’s metropolis Orekhov had been shelled for 3 days in a row. Town council launched a three-day curfew ranging from Could 13, prohibiting residents from going out and not using a particular go, ZOVA wrote on Telegram.

Ukraine’s military says 788 cruise and ballistic missiles have been launched on targets in Ukraine from the territories of Russia and Belarus for the reason that begin of the invasion.
Alexei Gromov of Ukraine’s armed forces stated the primary targets have been transport infrastructure within the south and east of Ukraine “however they repeatedly fired at different objects of essential infrastructure of social significance”.

Germany could possibly deal with a boycott of Russian fuel imports as quickly as the approaching winter, German Economic system Minister Robert Habeck has stated.
“If we’ve got full storage amenities on the flip of the 12 months, if two of the 4 floating LNG tankers we’ve got leased are linked to the grid and if we make vital vitality financial savings, we will to some extent get by the winter if Russian fuel provides collapse,” Habeck instructed WirtschaftsWoche.
Germany is Europe’s largest pure fuel shopper. Final 12 months, Russian fuel accounted for 55 % of its imports and a sudden cease might set off a recession in Europe’s largest financial system, a examine discovered this week.

Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida says Japan and the European Union have agreed to additional their cooperation with respect to Russia.
In a joint information convention held in Tokyo, European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen, European Council President Charles Michel and Kishida stated they might condemn Russia and proceed discussions on find out how to maximise the assorted partnerships at present in place, together with in vitality.
#EUJapanSummit takes place as #Russia continues to assault #Ukraine.
We’ve responded in shut coordination imposed punishing sanctions.
Thanks @kishida230 in your solidarity.
Collectively, we offer humanitarian, monetary and navy assist to #Ukraine and its individuals.
— Charles Michel (@eucopresident) Could 12, 2022

Kharkiv Metropolis Council has voted to unilaterally extreme twin relations with the Russian cities of Belgorod, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk and Saint Petersburg, Ukrainian information company Hromadske has reported.
Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov stated:”We can not have fraternal relations with individuals who kill Ukrainians and destroy our motherland … There could be no such sister cities in Kharkiv,” Terekhov stated.
The choice was adopted by Kharkiv Metropolis Council on Could 11.

About 4.8 million jobs have been misplaced in Ukraine for the reason that begin of the Russian invasion, the Worldwide Labour Group (ILO) says.
The job losses, which account for some 30 % of Ukraine’s workforce earlier than the invasion, might climb to seven million if hostilities proceed, the ILO stated in a examine, which added that 3.4 million jobs might return shortly if there have been a ceasefire.
The ILO additionally stated the conflict might drive up unemployment in neighbouring international locations internet hosting thousands and thousands of refugees and hit Central Asian economies as migrant staff in Russia lose their jobs and return residence.

The EU-Japan summit is beneath method with discussions on “additional cooperation and alignment on sanctions in response to Russia’s aggression towards Ukraine,” in response to a assertion.
Ursula von der Leyen, Charles Michel and Fumio Kishida are participating.
Von der Leyen stated she welcomed Japan’s robust stance towards Russia in its aggression in the direction of Ukraine. “Just like the EU, Japan understands what’s at stake right here … the way forward for a rules-based world order,” she stated in a tweet.
I welcome the robust stance Japan has taken on Russia’s aggression towards Ukraine.
Just like the EU, Japan understands what’s at stake right here.
Not simply Ukraine’s future.
Not simply Europe’s future.
However the way forward for a rules-based world order.
— Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) Could 12, 2022

Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto is predicted to present the inexperienced gentle on Thursday for his nation to affix the NATO navy alliance.

US First Girl Jill Biden has requested Putin to “please finish this mindless and brutal conflict” in an article for CNN.
Biden wrote of the ladies she spoke with throughout her journey to Europe: “A younger mom I met in Uzhhorod … instructed me that when she and her household ventured out seeking meals, Russian troopers would shoot into the strains of individuals ready for a chunk of bread.”
She additionally met with President Zelenskyy’s spouse Olena Zelenska. “She didn’t ask me for meals or clothes or weapons. She requested me to assist her get psychological well being look after all these affected by the results of Vladimir Putin’s mindless and brutal conflict.”

An adviser to the Mariupol mayor says Russian forces have blocked all evacuation routes out of the town.
Petro Andriushchenko stated on Wednesday that there have been few buildings match to reside in after the weeks of bombardment and little or no meals or ingesting water, and that some residents who stay within the metropolis are cooperating with the Russian occupying forces in change for meals.
Mariupol’s mayor instructed Ukrainian tv on Wednesday that situations within the metropolis have been “dire” and Russians had turned Mariupol right into a “medieval ghetto”.

Zelenskyy has described as “historic” the US signing of the lend-lease act, which makes it simpler to offer navy help to Ukraine.
“And it’s no coincidence that the brand new Ukraine Democracy Protection Lend-Lease Act was signed on Could 9. I’m personally grateful to President Biden for this assist, for this determination and for such symbolism,” Zelenskyy stated in his nighttime nationwide tackle.
Zelenskyy additionally thanked the US for a $40bn help package deal handed by the Home yesterday and added that Ukraine was “continuously discussing” its safety ensures “in a really substantive method”.

Russian forces made no vital advances wherever in Ukraine on Wednesday, whereas Ukrainian forces took additional floor northeast of Kharkiv, the Institute for the Examine of Warfare says.
“The Ukrainian counteroffensive north of Kharkiv Metropolis has pressured Russian troops onto the defensive and has efficiently alleviated artillery stress on Kharkiv Metropolis,” the institute stated in its newest marketing campaign evaluation.
It added the Russians made no advances within the Severodonetsk-Rubizhne-Lysychansk areas, both.
The institute stated Moscow’s forces might have began a brand new advance in the direction of Bakhmut after capturing Popasna and “are trying to consolidate their positions in western Kherson Oblast to push into Mykolaiv Oblast”.
NEW: #Russian forces didn’t make any vital advances wherever in #Ukraine on Could 11, and Ukrainian forces took additional floor northeast of #Kharkiv.
Learn this night’s report from @TheStudyofWar and @criticalthreats:
— ISW (@TheStudyofWar) Could 11, 2022

NATO expects Finland and Sweden to use to affix the alliance in coming days and can grant membership shortly, 5 diplomats and officers instructed Reuters.
Throughout the one-year ratification of their membership, the allies would offer an elevated troop presence within the Nordic area, maintain extra navy workouts and naval patrols within the Baltic Sea and presumably rotate US and UK forces by Finland and Sweden, they stated.
Finland and Sweden wouldn’t profit from NATO’s collective defence clause – that an assault on one ally is an assault on all – till the parliaments of all 30 member states have ratified the choice.

Last congressional approval of the US $40bn Ukraine support invoice appears sure inside days, the Related Press experiences.
Prime Senate Republicans stated on Wednesday they anticipate robust GOP backing for the invoice that the Home permitted yesterday.
“I believe there’ll be substantial assist,” Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell instructed AP. No 2 Senate GOP chief John Thune predicted massive assist for the invoice, which he and others urged may come on Thursday.

The Worldwide Financial Fund says its govt board permitted a direct $144.8m disbursement to Moldova to assist the nation meet stability of funds financing wants because it comes beneath stress from Russia’s invasion of neighbouring Ukraine.
In a press release, the IMF stated the fee is a part of an augmentation of Moldova’s current IMF mortgage programme to a brand new complete of $795.7m – an addition of $260m, Reuters experiences.

Russia’s new offensive specializing in southern and jap Ukraine is “no much less harmful” than when it tried to take Kyiv, the US secretary of defence has stated.
Lloyd Austin met with the UK’s defence secretary, Ben Wallace, in the present day and mentioned “the subsequent steps to assist Ukraine defend itself towards Russian navy aggression”, in response to a tweet from the UK defence ministry.
“[W]e will proceed to work along with unity and resolve to hurry Ukraine what it must defend itself now, and in [the] future,” Austin stated, in response to a US defence division assertion.
Defence Secretary @BWallaceMP and @SecDef Lloyd Austin held bilateral talks in the present day on the Pentagon 🇬🇧🇺🇸
They mentioned the subsequent steps to assist 🇺🇦 Ukraine defend itself towards Russian navy aggression, in addition to AUKUS and NATO@DeptofDefense
— Ministry of Defence 🇬🇧 (@DefenceHQ) Could 11, 2022

Ukraine’s nationwide soccer crew performed its first recreation for the reason that Russian invasion on Wednesday, beating German membership Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-1 in a pleasant organised to boost funds for victims of the battle.
1000’s of spectators waved Ukrainian flags and joined the gamers in relaying a message of assist to a rustic that got here beneath assault from Russia on February 24.
“This match is essential, for our crew and for our nation,” stated former Ukraine worldwide Andriy Voronin, who was commentating on the match for German TV channel ProSieben.

US President Joe Biden has blamed Russia’s conflict on Ukraine for the newest spike in international meals costs within the US and pledged to assist the nation’s farmers as they search to fill the provision scarcity.
“America is preventing on two fronts. At residence, it’s inflation and rising costs. Overseas, it’s serving to Ukrainians defend their democracy and feeding those that are left hungry around the globe as a result of Russian atrocities exist,” Biden stated throughout a go to to a household farm within the US state Illinois.
Biden stated US farmers have helped pull Individuals by the COVID-19 pandemic and now the Ukraine disaster. “You’re the spine of freedom,” he stated.

Greater than 560 troopers from Ukraine’s Nationwide Guard, a pressure that features the Azov regiment at present holed up in Mariupol’s steelworks, have been killed for the reason that conflict with Russia started, its chief has stated.
Moreover the 561 useless, an extra 1,697 troops had been wounded for the reason that conflict began, Nationwide Guard chief Oleksiy Nadtochy stated in an internet briefing.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says he mentioned defensive support, vitality sector cooperation and rising sanctions on Russia in a name with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
“We recognize the excessive degree of dialogue with Germany and assist in our battle!” he stated in a tweet.
A German authorities spokesperson stated the chancellor and the Ukrainian president “exchanged views on very concrete, sensible methods of constant to assist Ukraine and agreed to stay in shut contact,” giving no additional particulars.
Held common talks with 🇩🇪 Chancellor @Bundeskanzler. Talked about defensive support, cooperation within the vitality sector, rising sanctions on the Russian aggressor. We recognize the excessive degree of dialogue with 🇩🇪 and assist in our battle!
— Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) Could 11, 2022

Ukraine’s prosecutor basic says a Russian soldier will stand trial for committing an alleged conflict crime in Ukraine for the primary time for the reason that conflict started.
Iryna Venediktova stated in a publish on Fb the person, recognized as Vadim Shysimarin, is accused of killing an unarmed civilian in Ukraine’s northeastern Sumy area on February 28, 4 days after Moscow launched its offensive.
The 21-year-old is at present being held in custody. If convicted, he faces between 10 years to life in jail, Venediktova stated.
Reporting by Mansur Mirovalev in Kyiv.
One particular person died and three extra have been injured in southwestern Russia because of shelling from Ukraine, the governor of Belgorod has stated.

Russia’s deputy international minister Sergey Ryabkov and US ambassador John Sullivan have met in Moscow to debate bilateral points.
The US embassy stated: “The US stays dedicated to open channels of communication with the Russian authorities, each to advance US pursuits and to scale back the danger of miscalculation between our international locations.”
Russia’s international ministry issued a brief assertion with no particulars of the dialog.
Learn all of the updates from Tuesday, Could 11 right here.
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