Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz meet today in Kiev with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. At night they left there by train from Poland. “Task number one is to speed up the restoration of peace,” Zelenskiy said overnight. Joe Biden has accused the oil companies of gaining extra and unjustifiably huge revenue. The key events of the 113th day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in our report, minute by minute.
Mario Draghi, Emmanuel Macron and Olaf Scholz have already reached Ukraine – reports the local media. Including in Kiev with President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Since the start of Ukraine’s invasion of Chernihiv Oblast, Russians have killed 478 civilians and injured 692 – Ukrinform informed Thursday on the basis of the announcement of the District Prosecutor’s Office in Czernichów on Facebook.
“Since the start of the Russian Federation’s large-scale invasion of Ukraine and the start of hostilities in the Chernihiv region, 478 civilians have died, including 334 men, 122 women and 22 minors. A further 692 people have been injured,” said the spokesman. let the public prosecutor know on Facebook.
Western officials announced new shipments of heavy weapons to Ukraine on Wednesday. It will be invaluable to the Ukrainian armed forces, especially in the protracted battles with Russia in the east of the country – assessed the American Institute for War Research (ISW) in its latest report.
US President Joe Biden announced a new $1 billion military aid package for Ukraine, including coastal defense weapons, modern missile systems, artillery and ammunition. Other NATO countries have announced further deliveries of heavy weapons after consultations with Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense – emphasized experts from the Institute of Foreign Affairs.
President Biden’s statements that the US will not pressure Ukraine to negotiate and make concessions to Russia are not empty words, but Washington’s real policy – William Taylor, former US ambassador to Kiev, argues in an interview with PAP. The diplomat also rejected suggestions that the West should be careful not to humiliate the Kremlin.
US President Joe Biden on Wednesday demanded that the oil companies explain why they are not increasing the fuel supply in the market, accusing them of obtaining additional and unjustified gigantic revenues.
In a letter addressed to the directors of Marathon Petroleum Corp., Valero Energy Corp. and Exxon Mobil Corp. the president claimed they are deliberately reducing the amount of crude oil processed to keep fuel prices at a high level. The directors of Philips 66, Chevron Corp., British Petroleum (BP) and Shell were also sent to the directors of Philips 66, Chevron Corp., British Petroleum (BP) and Shell, a White House official who reserved anonymously on stay informed Reuters.
“During the war, the profits from the refineries that are way above normal are being taken directly to American families, which is unacceptable,” Biden wrote in a letter reached by Reuters. The president pointed out that the low level of oil refining is causing fuel prices in the US to rise faster than oil prices.
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz are expected in Kiev on Thursday morning, where they will take the night train. Their journey to the capital of Ukraine, which began in Rzeszów, is reported by the envoy of the Italian daily “La Stampa”.
Reporter Ilario Lombardo reveals details of the trip, organized with the utmost discretion. Government planes from three countries landed in Rzeszów on Wednesday, from where the delegations headed to Medyka on the Polish-Ukrainian border. There the three leaders boarded the train to Kiev. After the 11-hour journey, the leaders of the three major European countries will meet President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday morning and watch “the scandal of humanity being raped by the invasion weapons,” the report’s author said.
Task number one is to accelerate the restoration of peace – said the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky in the video posted on Facebook during the night from Wednesday to Thursday. He added that the next package of sanctions should include the cessation of Russian oil.
“Our armed forces are doing it brilliantly. They repel the attacks of the occupiers. They are counter-attacks. Our diplomats must continue their activities in all directions, at all levels, both official and unofficial,” he stressed.