A quick glimpse into War Day
Germany begins training Ukrainian soldiers – gas transportation shrinks
5/11/2022 9:34 PM
Fighting continues between Ukrainians and Russians, and Snake Island is still raging. Pro-Russian forces plan to integrate Kherson region into Russian territory soon. Meanwhile, the European Union continues to work on abandoning Russian energy sources – Germany gets the idea firsthand.
Fighting between Ukrainians and Russians continues around Kharkiv, in the Donbass, and around Snake Island. Pro-Russian forces plan to integrate Kherson region into Russian territory soon. Meanwhile, the European Union continues to work to abandon Russian energy sources – Germany immediately understands this, as Russia appears to be stifling gas transportation. A quick look at the seventy-seventh day of the war.
Russia announces the bombing of hundreds of military targets
According 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,” said Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman for the Moscow Defense Ministry. In addition, two command posts and three ammunition depots were destroyed by the Army Aviation and the Tactical Air Force. In total, Russian air and artillery strikes killed 280 Ukrainian soldiers and disabled nearly 60 military vehicles overnight. The information cannot be independently verified at first.
USA: Russia launched up to 12 hypersonic missiles
As a major military innovation, Russia introduced the Kinzhal rakate during the Ukraine War. According to US statistics, a total of 10 to 12 of these hypersonic missiles have been used since the beginning of the war. According to the British BBC, the Pentagon representative said that the United States did not have a complete overview, but also had no indication that Russia had used the new type of weapon against Ukrainian cities. According to Russian information, the Kinzhal missile has a range of 2,000 km and flies faster than 6,000 km per hour.
Ukraine says more than 26,000 Russians have been killed
Ukrainian forces put the number of enemy fighters killed Tuesday at 350, the same number killed on Monday. This brings the death toll of Russians and other soldiers since the beginning of the war to 26,350. The information cannot be verified, and according to the Ukrainian military, it is an estimate. In addition, 17 Russian tanks were destroyed yesterday. In total, Russia has already lost 1,187 tanks.
Russia does not abandon Snake Island
Fighting continues between Ukrainian and Russian forces around Snake Island in the Black Sea, according to Britain’s Ministry of Defense. Russia has repeatedly tried to strengthen its forces on the island. If Russia reinforces its position on the island with strategic anti-aircraft defenses and coastal defense cruise missiles, it could dominate the northwest Black Sea, the British Ministry of Defense said in a situation report. Ukraine fears that Russia aims to capture the entire coast of Ukraine on the Black Sea, including the port city of Odessa.
Cherson will soon become part of Russia
According to a media report, the pro-Russian authorities in occupied Cherson want to request the integration of the southern Ukraine region into Russia. Russian news agency TASS reported, citing an official in the Kherson administration. Russia said in April it had full control of the Kherson region.
Germany begins training Ukrainian soldiers
The German army began training Ukrainian soldiers for the Panzerhaubitze 2000. The Ministry of Defense announced that it is planned to train up to 18 crews. Soldiers, technicians and aides from Ukraine had landed in the Rhineland-Palatinate the day before on a Bundeswehr from Poland. Instructions are carried out at the Bundeswehr Artillery School in Idar-Oberstein. To defend against the Russian attack, Germany and the Netherlands want to deliver a total of 12 self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine, seven of them from Germany.
European Union countries to law on gas reserves
European Union countries are backing a proposed law for mandatory EU gas reserves to secure energy supplies next winter. In their negotiating mandate, the countries’ representatives stipulated that the commitment should expire in 2026, according to the statement. The law stipulates that gas reserves will be 80% filled by the first of November this year, and 90% by the same date in the next few years. The EU Commission proposed the law in March to secure gas supplies and reduce price volatility. The European Union decided to get rid of Russian energy supplies as quickly as possible.
Argentina offers gas supplies to Germany
Faced with growing food and energy insecurity due to Russia’s aggressive war against Ukraine, Argentina has emerged as an alternative. “We have a lot to offer,” Argentine President Alberto Fernandez said after meeting with Chancellor Olaf Schulz. “Argentina is a great producer of food and energy.” His country has the second largest stock of unconventional gas that can be sold as liquid gas in the world. According to Fernandez, Argentina is moving forward with a number of projects to produce green and blue hydrogen. “These are all opportunities to deliver energy to other parts of the world,” the head of state said.
Energy boycott: Lavrov sees greater harm to the West
On the other hand, Russia has a sufficient number of other customers, according to Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, if the West stops importing energy sources. “Let the West pay more than it paid Russia, and then let it explain to its people why their poverty is increasing,” Lavrov said at a press conference in the Omani capital, Muscat. Lavrov believes that an EU boycott of Russian energy will harm Europeans more than Russia.
It seems that Russia is stifling the transfer of gas to Germany
According to the federal government, as a small predictor of low gas volumes from Russia, gas flows 25 percent less from Russia to Germany. Ukraine has blamed Russia for halting gas transit through a major hub in the east of the country. The Ukrainian gas network operator GTSOU has announced that the Russian energy company Gazprom has “stopped” gas deliveries via the Sochranivka main road. It added that Russia had diverted gas supplies headed through Ukraine to eastern Ukraine, which is under the control of pro-Russian separatists. Gas destined for Western Europe will now be diverted through the Suja hub to meet transportation commitments.
Hungary is still against the European oil embargo
The European Union no longer wants to import oil from Russia in the future. Hungary in particular is currently reluctant to do so. Foreign Minister Peter Szyjjarto said that if the European Union halted imports of Russian oil, it would destroy the Hungarian economy. The European Union Commission does not offer any solutions to this problem. In a video post on Facebook, he asserted that it would only succeed if pipeline imports were exempted from the ban.
Ukraine loses every third job
As European countries contemplate the potential economic consequences of an energy boycott, Ukraine has lost one in three jobs since the war began. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), this corresponds to about 4.8 million jobs. The reasons are the “economic turmoil” in the country, the expulsions and the “refugee influx”. In the event of a military escalation, development will intensify: up to seven million jobs, equivalent to 43.5 percent, will then be destroyed.
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