The Russian aggression on Ukraine heads into its 80th day. The Ukrainian army started its counteroffensive near the Kharkiv region while the Russian offensive in Donbas still remains unsuccessful. According to Ukrainian sources, the Russian military already lost approximately 27,000 troops, 1,200 tanks and 200 planes.
The leader of the #Kalush Orchestra group, after his performance at the #Eurovision 2022 final, addressed the world community from the stage and shouted: "Please help #Azovstal, help #Mariupol!" pic.twitter.com/tfDJlZwHp3— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) May 14, 2022
⚡️Ministry of Culture: Russia committed over 300 crimes against Ukraine's cultural heritage.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) May 14, 2022
A number of cultural sites were severely damaged or destroyed in 13 oblasts. The regions affected the most include Kharkiv Oblast (90 objects), Donetsk Oblast (70), and Kyiv Oblast (62).
⚡️Russia's Dmitry Medvedev says Russia doesn't care whether G7 recognizes its occupation of Ukrainian territories.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) May 14, 2022
The comment follows a statement by G7 foreign ministers saying that their countries won't recognize borders set up as a result of the Russian military aggression.
⚡️Local media: Russian occupiers force civilians entering Mariupol to drop Ukrainian license plates.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) May 14, 2022
People entering Mariupol reported that Russians forced them to replace Ukrainian license plates with those illegally issued by Russia’s proxies in Donetsk Oblast.
⚡️Foreign Ministry advises Russia not to stick its nose in Ukraine’s European integration.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) May 14, 2022
“Russia has not reached historical development high enough to reflect on European values,” spokesman Oleh Nikolenko said in response to Moscow’s threats regarding Kyiv's plans to join EU.
⚡️Local official: More than 500 cars with evacuating civilians left Mariupol on May 14.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) May 14, 2022
The convoy of 500-1,000 cars has been waiting for 3 days to get permission to leave the city, according to Mariupol mayor’s adviser Petro Andriushchenko. They are heading to Zaporizhzhia.
⚡️General Staff: Russian military continues offensive in eastern Ukraine.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) May 14, 2022
The Russian troops are preparing to attack several cities in Donetsk Oblast, such as Sievierodonetsk, Soledar, and Bakhmut. Russia continues to launch airstrikes and shell the region with artillery.
Today #Kyiv was visited by a delegation of representatives of the #US Senate, headed by the leader of the Republican minority in the upper house of Congress, Mitchell McConnell. pic.twitter.com/CnVIDDZ1Rk— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) May 14, 2022
⚡️Zelensky urges US to officially recognize Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) May 14, 2022
Zelensky told US Senators in Kyiv that he counted on US to further strengthen sanctions.
“Russia should be officially recognized as a state sponsor of terrorism,” he said.
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⚡️ Kyiv renames iconic Soviet-era arch.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) May 14, 2022
The installation will now be officially called “Ukrainian People’s Freedom Arch.”
The arch was constructed by the Soviet government in 1982 as a symbol of the “reunion” of Russians and Ukrainians and called the “People’s Friendship Arch.” pic.twitter.com/XTX5w1kbfs
The recent CNN footage on how Ukraine uses AI in warfare. Facial recognition tech helps us to show the real face of Russia. Russians must leave Ukraine and go back home. It’s a fair deal.https://t.co/kA9lGemiPW— Mykhailo Fedorov (@FedorovMykhailo) May 14, 2022
Met with my North Macedonian counterpart @Bujar_O in Berlin. We both agree that the open door policy of the EU remains a cornerstone for the future of Europe, its security and prosperity. Grateful for North Macedonia’s solidarity with Ukraine as we fight Russian aggression. pic.twitter.com/RbgcXdlScq— Dmytro Kuleba (@DmytroKuleba) May 14, 2022
Such a popular thing to see in this war… rapid response minivan shuttles for troops.— Illia Ponomarenko ���� (@IAPonomarenko) May 14, 2022
Hundreds of them provided by civilians. pic.twitter.com/RfLpYq84Qy
russians took hostage this young woman, she is severely ill treated. Please don't look away. Read this thread and spread the word about Iryna. Publicity for the cases of the abducted people could save their lives and health https://t.co/g6U87MA4nY— Olena Halushka (@OlenaHalushka) May 14, 2022
“BABUSHKA Z” is spreading through Russia like wildfire, providing badly-needed support for the official pro-invasion narrative— Euromaidan Press (@EuromaidanPress) May 13, 2022
Few know that the real protagonist, a ���� grandmother, was confused, has yard ruined by ���� missile & now regrets waving USSR flaghttps://t.co/WXZaD8hQkB
Latest Defence Intelligence update on the situation in Ukraine - 14 May 2022— Ministry of Defence ���� (@DefenceHQ) May 14, 2022
Find out more about the UK government's response: https://t.co/tAa8K8A12w
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There is a need to understand the cause and effect of global processes. Russia has threatened the world's food security by waging war in Ukraine. The only way to restore order is to help us achieve victory. The key to the world's food security is weapons for Ukraine.— Михайло Подоляк (@Podolyak_M) May 14, 2022
⚡️Institute for the Study of War: Ukraine appears to have ‘won the Battle of Kharkiv.’— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) May 14, 2022
The Institute for the Study of War states in its May 13 report that it appears that Ukraine has “won the Battle of Kharkiv.”
Richard Gere has put up for auction his 1999 Jaguar to help Ukrainians.— Euromaidan Press (@EuromaidanPress) May 14, 2022
"The entire amount of the sale will be divided equally between World Central Kitchen & Open Arms Ukraine, which are non-profit organizations that help those affected by the war"https://t.co/3PVs2IGQYh