the United States announces that “twenty countries” will supply arms to kyiv, Russia imposes a maritime blockade
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Cover image: US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin during a press briefing at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, May 23, 2022. ALEX WONG / AFP

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  • the Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, urged the international community to toughen economic sanctions against Russia. Speaking at Davos-Forum, Monday, May 23, he stated that he “should be no trade with Russia”in particular no purchase of its oil, and urged states to provide more weapons.
  • The city of Sievierodonetskin the Luhansk oblast in eastern Ukraine, is one of the “immediate tactical priorities” of Russia, writes the British Ministry of Defense in its report released on Sunday.
  • Monday, most of the fighting was still focused on this area. The city is bombarded ” twenty four seven “according to the governor of the region, Serhi Haïdaï. “All Russian forces are concentrated in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions”he added, conceding that the situation was becoming ” Harder and harder “ for Ukrainian defenders.
  • Twenty countries are committed to supply additional weapons to Ukraine to deal with Russian forces announced the US Secretary of DefenseLloyd Austin. “Many countries will donate much-needed artillery ammunition, coastal defense systems, tanks and other armor,” for the kyiv army, he said, citing Italy, Greece, Norway and even Poland.
  • Among the equipment to be delivered to Ukraine, Denmark undertook in particular to send a Harpoon anti-ship missile system, one of the most sophisticated systems equipping Western navies. The Harpoon is usually carried on board warships or submarines, or even bombers, but Denmark is the only country to have acquired the modified version of this missile launcher which is installed on a truck and thus becomes a battery coastal defence.
  • The Russia imposes a maritime blockade to Ukraine, 5th largest wheat exporterand Ukraine has mined the approaches to its coasts, in particular to protect the port of Odessa, the main exit port for the country’s agricultural production, the American Chief of Staff, General Mark Milley, recalled on Monday.
  • A Russian soldier was sentenced to life imprisonment when first war crime trial brought in Ukraine since the outbreak of the Russian invasion.
  • In two votes, the Ukrainian Parliament on Sunday approved by an absolute majority the presidential decrees on martial law and general mobilizationwhich have been extended until August 23.
  • the polish presidentAndrzej Duda, said in kyiv on Sunday that he was determined to do everything possible to help Ukraine become a member of the European Union. The French Minister in charge of French European Affairs, Clément Beaune, affirmed the same day that theaccession of Ukraine to the European Union would take “probably fifteen or twenty years”.

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