In the Donbass, Russian forces have stalled despite “significant attempts” to make a turning point in the Izium and Severodonetsk regions toward the main town of Kramatorsk, part of a coal block under Ukrainian control. Follow the events live on Saturday, May 14th.
8:46 am .: Russia will not be quiet if NATO approaches its borders
Several Russian news outlets reported on Saturday, citing Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Khrushchev that Moscow would take action if NATO stationed nuclear weapons and equipment near its border.
Interfax writes, quoting the Deputy Minister, that “it is necessary to respond by taking appropriate precautionary measures to guarantee the reliability of the vaccine (…)”. Moscow has no animosity towards Finland and Sweden and does not see real justice The two countries are joining the NATO allianceAdded Alexander Khrushchev
He reiterated the Kremlin’s position on Moscow’s response to a possible NATO expansion, how close the coalition’s military assets are to Russia and the infrastructure it deploys.
8:05 a.m .: Pro-Russian officials in the Gershon region try to link up with Russia, says London
The British Defense Ministry has said that pro-Russian authorities, based in Moscow, will seek to annex the territory to Russia, which has been occupied by the Russians since the beginning of March.
The ministry said that if Moscow held a referendum at this particular point in Kherson, it was almost certain that it would handle the results in a way that would show a clear majority in favor of joining Russia.
4:33 am: Heavy fighting in the Donbass area
Especially intense fighting rages Donbass region (eastern Ukraine)In which Moscow focuses without significant progress.
“There is heavy fighting on the border of the Donetsk region near Bobasna,” Serguiï Gaïdaï, the Ukrainian governor of the Lugansk region, said on Facebook on Friday evening, adding that there had been a lot of damage to equipment and personnel on the side. Russian.
The British Ministry of Defense (MoD) said on Friday that Ukrainian forces had “successfully” repulsed a Russian attempt to cross the river near Severodonetsk, causing heavy casualties in Moscow.
A U.S. defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed that the most important Russian operation was currently underway in Donbass. “And basically we continue to see that the Russians have not developed a significant grip on the region,” he said.
“Ukrainian artillery is thwarting Russian attempts to gain ground, including their attempt to cross the Donetsk River.
With AFP and Reuters