May 17, 2022

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The Russo-Ukrainian War: What We Know on Day 45 of the Invasion | Ukraine

  • The United States believes that Russia used a short-range ballistic missile in Kramatorsk train station attack At least 52 people, including five children, were killed in the Eastern Province Ukraine. Russia denied responsibility for the attack.

  • Some Russian military units witnessed heavy lossesA senior US defense official said, the Pentagon estimates Russia’s combat power between 80% and 85% of pre-invasion levels. The US Department of Defense expects Russia To shift its focus to the Donbass region and eastern Ukraine.

  • International prices of food commodities, including cereals and vegetable oils, It has reached an all-time high In March the middle of the Russian war in Ukraine. The conflict has caused massive disruption, and threatens millions of people in Africa, the Middle East and elsewhere with hunger and malnutrition, the United Nations said on Friday.

  • Russian forces “deported” more than 600,000 UkrainiansUkraine’s Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmila Denisova said that, including about 121,000 children, to Russia. It also said that the residents of the temporarily occupied city of Izyum in the Kharkiv region They were forcibly transferred to Russia.

  • European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has pledged to give Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky a position A faster start to his country’s bid to join the European Union. at Joint press conference with Zelenskiy, “As usual it wouldn’t be a matter of years to form that opinion but I think a matter of weeks,” said Von der Leyen.

  • Forensic investigators have begun exhuming the remains of a mass grave in the Ukrainian town of BuchaWrapped in black plastic, the bodies of civilians who officials said were killed during the Russian invasion were taken away. Since the withdrawal of Russian forces from Bucha last week, Ukrainian officials say hundreds of civilians have been found dead.

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  • The Russian Ministry of Justice has canceled the registration of 15 foreign organizations, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. Ministry said in the current situation That the Russian units of the organizations “were excluded due to the discovery of violations of the current legislation of the Russian Federation”. Human Rights Watch said the move was evidence that the Russian government “has no use for any facts related to the protection of civilians in Ukraine.”