Ukraine, direct

China to Russia: “The conflict must be resolved by taking into account the UN Charter”

The new Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang explained to his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, with whom he spoke on the phone today, that China believes that the conflict in Ukraine must be resolved taking into account all the fundamental principles of international law, including the Charter of the United Nations (which prohibits the threat or use of force in relations between countries, ed), as underlined by a statement published on the website of the Chinese Foreign Ministry. China, added the minister who was former ambassador to Washington, is asking for respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of every country involved in the crisis. Beijing will make every effort to resolve the Ukrainian issue peacefully.

Alemanno to the Pope to discuss peace in Ukraine

Gianni Alemanno, former mayor of Rome and spokesman for the ‘Stop the War’ committee was received this morning in a private audience by Pope Francis. According to reports, the meeting had as its central theme initiatives that can help bring peace to Ukraine.

Russian Embassy: “Italian mines defused in Ukraine”

“These Italian-made mines were defused by Russian sappers on Ukrainian territory and exhibited in the summer of 2022 at an exhibition of captured weapons in Moscow’s ‘Patriot’ park. How many of these ‘souvenirs d’Italia’ still remain in Ukraine? People will suffer for a long time to come…”. The Russian embassy in Rome wrote it on Facebook posting the photo of the alleged Italian mines.

Kiev: “Significant Russian losses at Soledar”

The commander of the Ukrainian land armed forces, General Alexander Syrsky, called the Russian statements on the alleged capture of Soledar ‘propaganda’: “They do not correspond to reality. Instead the enemy suffered significant losses and once again retreated,” Syrsky said, as reported by Ukrainska Pravda.

Kremlin: “The supply of weapons to Kiev prolongs the suffering of Ukrainians”

The supplies to Ukraine of tanks and other weapons, announced last week by several Western countries, would only “prolong the suffering” of the Ukrainians and would not “change” the balance of power. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. Last week, the US and Germany said they would deliver tanks for infantry, while France announced it would send light tanks to Kiev.

The Kremlin denies a new partial mobilization

The Kremlin’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the rumors of an alleged new incoming partial mobilization, said that “the main source of information on the mobilization is the official government led by the president of Russia”, urging not to pay attention to what is written on some Telegram channels. Ria Novosti reports it.

Filorussi: “Ukrainians are withdrawing from Soledar”

According to the official representative of the People’s Militia of the self-proclaimed republic of Luhansk Ivan Filiponenko there is a mass retreat of the Ukrainian military from Soledar. This was reported by the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti. “In Soledar, we notice a mass exodus of the enemy,” Filiponenko told Rossiya 24 TV channel.

Zelensky: “Russian attacks on Bakhmut repelled”

Ukrainian forces are repelling continued attacks on the town of Bakhmut in the eastern Donbass region and holding their positions in nearby Soledar under very difficult conditions. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said this in his nightly video speech, adding that Bakhmut “resisted despite everything”.

Zelensky: “While Moscow spoke of truce, it attacked Kherson”

“While Fly spoke of the ‘alleged truce’ Kherson was hit with incendiary munitions while other attacks occurred in Kramatorsk and other cities of the Donbass“. The Ukrainian president said in his nightly telegram speech, Volodymyr Zelensky. “No attempt by Russia to manipulate diplomacy and politics will ever work again,” she added.

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