89th day of the war in Ukraine: the battle for Liman, the resignation of a Russian diplomat, life imprisonment for the Russian military
A quick sentence for the Russian military who killed a civilian Ukrainian was life imprisonment. Russian troops are exploring the city of Liman in the Donetsk region, and in the occupied Kherson region, Russia has introduced the ruble into circulation. In the meantime, in response to protests against the war in Ukraine, an employee of the Russian mission verification at the UN resigned.
The main events of the 89th day of the war in Ukraine are in our review.
Life imprisonment for the Russian army killing a civilian
The Kyiv court gave a life sentence to the Russian military Vadim Shishimarin, who pleaded guilty in football to 62-year-old resident of the village of Chupakhovka, Sumy region, Alexander Shelipov.
Shishimarin, a 21-year-old Russian military sergeant who served as a squad leader in the 4th Panzer Kantemirovskaya Division.
According to the prosecution, with which military serviceman, the events on the day of mass development were as follows: Ukrainian prisoners of war, memorable from the village of Grinchenko, smashed an armored column, as a result of which Shishimarin was killed, after which he and four other Russian military men captured one of the civilians and went to the side in side of the border.
Having driven into the village of Chupakhovka, they saw Shelipov walking along the road, who was talking on the phone and driving a bicycle nearby. One of the people left in the car with Shishimarin, by military order, shot him at the man, which Shishimarin did. At the trial, he said that he “shot to be left behind.”
The Russian Defense Ministry did not comment on the situation with Shishimarin. Kremlin Associated with the lack of information.
You can read more about the Shishimarin verdict here:
Battles for the Liman and shelling of the Desna
Ukrainian media at about 4 pm Moscow time learned that the Russian army began to storm the city of Liman in the Donetsk region – it is located in the reserve of Slavyansk and Severodonetsk (the administrative center of the Ukrainian-controlled part of the Luhansk region).
In social networks, festive information about what is happening in the northern part of the city, and videos about these events. The Russian Ministry announced in the morning that aircraft were being fired on in the area of the city, and garbage dumps were being destroyed.
Pro-Russian telegram channels also write about the assault, and they are probably interested in video fightbut officially the storming of Liman in Ukraine, nor in Russia, was not announced today.
Meanwhile, journalist Neil Hauer posted a video on his Twitter, in which, according to him, Russian rocket artillery strikes on Ukrainian positions in the Liman region were filmed.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said today that 87 people died under the rubble in the fired weapons with Desna missiles in the Chernihiv region. May 17 is the training center of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Advisor to the Russian Mission to the UN in Geneva resigned due to the war in Ukraine
Russian diplomat Boris Bondarev resigned over Russian interference in Ukraine, issuing a letter sharply critical of the government’s foreign and domestic policies.
He published Bondarev’s statement about his athlete on his Linkedin page. His letter to colleagues posted on twitter human rights activist and executive director of UN Watch Hillel Neuer.
“I have seen different turns of our foreign policy, but I have never been as ashamed of my country as on February 24,” Bondarev wrote.
“The aggressive war of Ukraine, unleashed by Putin against, in fact, against the entire Western world, is not only a crime against the people of Ukraine, but probably the most serious act against the people of Russia,” the diplomat writes. “The bold letter Z crossed out all hopes and prospects” the creation of a prosperous and free society in our country.”
In the occupied Russia of the Kherson region, the ruble was put into circulation
The head of the occupational state administration of the Kherson region Vladimir Saldo said that from today the rules of the dual-currency zone – the ruble and the hryvnia – begin to operate there.
“Today, a decree will be issued that formalizes the introduction of dual-currency service on the territory of the Kherson region.
The rate will be set at 2 rubles for 1 hryvnia, appointed by the head of the occupation administration in the telegram channel. This roughly corresponds to the exchange rate of the ruble against the hryvnia, which was established by the Central Bank of Russia.
The balance also announced that the first branch of Russian banks, which accepts applications for opening accounts, will soon be allowed in Kherson.
Earlier, Krirrill Stremousov, one of the supporters of the occupational activists of the authorities, spoke about the transitional area for dual-currency settlement. The head of the annexed Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov, said that the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions will be “together with Crimea within the borders of one state.” Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin said that Khererson “has a worthy place in the Russian family.”
- In Russia, Roskomnadzor received four forecasts of the spread of “fake” news against the editor-in-chief of The New Times, Yevgenia Albats, and the New Times company, which belongs to her. The reason was two publications by The New Times about the war in Ukraine, and they were removed at the request of the authorities.
- Gas supplies to Europe from Russia in 2022 will fall by 25% compared to the chosen year, Raiffeisenbank analysts say.
- Former Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl resigned from the board of directors of Rosneft. Kneissl took up the position in 2021. She gained fame in Russia after Vladimir Putin came to her party in 2018. During the holiday, he danced with the bride.
- The head of the self-proclaimed DPR, Denis Pushilin, said that Ukrainian prisoners from the Azovstal plant are in the DPR, where they are being offered to an “international tribunal.”
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