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Ukraine war: training began on the Panzerhaubitze 2000

These are the Panzerhaubitzen 2000

These are the Panzerhaubitzen 2000

Germany supports Ukraine in the war against Russia with the delivery of seven Panzerhaubitzen 2000. Rifles are standard for both the Bundeswehr.

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As of today, Germany is training Ukrainian soldiers for the Panzerhaubitze 2000. Ukraine is getting seven guns. More on the blog.

  • Training of Ukrainian soldiers began on Panzerhaubitze 2000
  • Russia claims to have destroyed several ammunition depots in Ukraine
  • Several Ukrainian drones are said to have been shot down over Snake Island
  • Pussy riot activist Maria Alyokhina has secretly left Russia
  • Many Social Democratic Party politicians support Ukraine’s speedy entry into the European Union

Berlin / Kyiv / Moscow. The war in Ukraine is still raging with undiminished force. On Wednesday evening, President Volodymyr Zelensky announced that the Russian occupiers would be gradually removed from the Kharkiv region. At the same time, he praised the “super power” of the Ukrainian army, but cautioned not to expect too much.

In Mariupol, the defenders at Azovstal Steelworks are still holding out. The city’s deputy mayor said they had been subjected to “dozens of attacks”. According to Ukrainian information, there are still about 1,000 soldiers at the site. Kyiv is trying to find a diplomatic solution and is working to evacuate the men and women. Russia, on the other hand, is demanding their surrender.

The Russian army, for its part, continues to advance in the Donbass region. However, US intelligence services assume that the fighting will move there only temporarily. US intelligence coordinator Avril Haines said Tuesday that Kremlin President Vladimir Putin is preparing for a protracted conflict in Ukraine, “during which he still intends to achieve goals beyond Donbass.”

Live blog about the Ukraine war from Wednesday, May 11 – Ukrainian soldiers began training on self-propelled howitzers

12:31 PM: Training of Ukrainian soldiers on the Panzerhaubitze 2000 began in Germany on Wednesday. According to a spokesman for the Federal Ministry of Defense, the soldiers arrived at the Bundeswehr artillery school in Idar-Oberstein in the Rhineland-Palatinate. Training usually lasts 40 days, but it can also be shortened if you have the appropriate prior knowledge.

Germany wants to deliver seven self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine in 2000. The Netherlands, for its part, supplies five heavy artillery. Training in Germany takes place in coordination with the Netherlands.

Hungary demands exemption from EU embargo on oil imports

12.10 pm: Hungary is demanding a blanket exemption from EU sanctions to be imposed on Russian oil imports. “The Hungarian government will support the oil embargo if it does not affect us,” Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said in a video posted on his Facebook page on Wednesday. He added that the proposed sanctions would be acceptable to Hungary, for example, if all oil supplies coming from Russia through pipelines were excluded.

In negotiations that have been going on for a week now, the Europe Union There is still agreement on an oil embargo against Russia. The European Union Commission has proposed ending imports of Russian crude oil within six months due to the Ukraine war. As a compromise, the Commission proposes giving Hungary and Slovakia until the end of 2024 and the Czech Republic until mid-2024 to fully implement the oil import ban.

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Social Democratic Party politicians support Ukraine’s rapid accession to the European Union

11:54 am: many of SPD politician They spoke in favor of accelerating accession negotiations regarding Ukraine’s accession to the European Union. “It won’t help Ukraine if we talk about decades now, it’s a country at war that needs encouragement,” the head of the Bundestag’s Foreign Affairs Committee Michael Roth said on RTL’s “Frühstart” on Wednesday. pluck. “And this is where perspective can come in handy.”

a Join the European Union A long and hard road, said Roth, however, “as Ukrainian friends certainly know themselves.” So in accession negotiations one must “squeeze the tube”.

It is difficult to predict a point in time for this matter, said the Vice-President of the European Parliament, Katrina BarleyBavarian Radio. “No one is demanding the inclusion of Ukraine tomorrow.” However, it is important to send a signal: “We want Ukraine to join the European Union and do everything we can to support it.” This is also “very important” as a sign of support for the people of Ukraine. Read about this: Ukraine’s accession to the European Union – will we go to war with Russia?

Pussy Riot member Ilyukhina secretly left Russia

11.40 am: Activist Pussy Riot Maria Elkhina He evaded police surveillance in Russia and secretly traveled abroad. The 33-year-old said in an interview with the American newspaper “The New York Times” published on Tuesday that she disguised herself as an employee in a food delivery service and left her cell phone in her apartment in Moscow.

I crossed the border into Belarus and a week later, after several attempts, was able to enter the EU member state Lithuania “I’m glad I did because it was an unexpected big kiss and goodbye to the Russian authorities,” Alekina told the New York Times.

The activist is one of the most famous members of the Kremlin’s critical protest group Pussy riot. In September, she was sentenced to a year in prison for participating in demonstrations for imprisoned government critic Alexei Navalny. The court ordered surveillance and imposed a night curfew on Alkhina, who was also forbidden to leave Moscow. At the end of April, the sentence was commuted to prison.

Russian military reports on the destruction of Ukrainian ammunition depots

11:30 amAccording to their statements, the Russian armed forces destroyed more than a dozen ammunition depots and command centers in Ukraine on Wednesday night. “Rocket forces and artillery units bombed 407 areas with a concentration of troops and military equipment, destroying 13 command posts, 4 Ossa-AKM launcher sites and 14 ammunition depots,” Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Wednesday. Moscow. In addition, two command posts and three ammunition depots were destroyed by the Army Aviation and the Tactical Air Force.

In general, Russian Air strikes and artillery 280 Ukrainian soldiers were killed and nearly 60 military vehicles were disabled during the night. The information cannot be independently verified at first. Konashenkov also spoke of the downing of nine Ukrainian drones, including one over the strategically important Snake Island in the Black Sea.

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