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Ukrainian Freedom Digest: May, 27
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Greetings from Ukrainians!
We continue to fight for our freedom and land on our own battlefields such as social media, while the bravest ones from the Armed Forces of Ukraine defend us on real battlefields. These two weeks have been not the easiest, however not the hardest ones.
It has been now 3 months since the beginning of the full-scale war on the territory of Ukraine and here are some highlights:
Evacuation of the fighters of Azovstal. On May 16, the commander of the Azov Regiment, Denis Prokopenko, stated that the defenders of Mariupol had complied with the order of the Supreme Military Command” to save lives. According to Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Malyar, 53 seriously wounded servicemen were evacuated from the Azovstal plant to a medical facility in occupied Novoazovsk. Another 211 Ukrainian soldiers were taken to Olenivka through a humanitarian corridor. Russia’s Defense Ministry has previously said that 2,439 Ukrainian servicemen stationed near the Azovstal plant “surrendered”. While official Kyiv, calls it an evacuation – an operation to rescue the local garrison. On May 21, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said in a joint interview with the first lady of the national news marathon “United News” that the defenders of Mariupol, withdrawn from the Russian-blocked Azovstal plant, should be released by exchange.
A total of 63 missile strikes and 41 air strikes have been carried out since May 19 till today, May 26. The main objectives of the enemy were the objects of transport infrastructure and railways.
The first trial in the Russian military The Solomyansky District Court of Kyiv was considering the case of 21-year-old Sergeant Vadim Shishimarin. The Russian is accused of violating the laws and customs of war, combined with premeditated murder. Russian military Shishimarin was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder of Ukrainian – court verdict.
Ramstein-2 meeting and its results. On April 26, a meeting of the International Defense Advisory Group on Ukraine, convened by US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, took place at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany. Heads of defense agencies of more than 40 countries attended the meeting, where it was decided that 50 Gepard anti-aircraft systems from Germany, 8 armored vehicles from Canada and additional anti-aircraft systems from the United Kingdom ought to be sent to Ukraine.
Ukrainian grain blocked in ports cannot be exported. Previously, Russia has blocked 22 million tons of food in Ukrainian ports, and is gradually stealing it, exporting it and trying to sell it, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said after meeting with Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa on May 21 in Kyiv. Blocking the transportation of grains threatens to put tens of millions of people on the brink of food insecurity, followed by malnutrition, mass starvation and a crisis that could last for years.
Ecological catastrophe in Mariupol. Chaotic burials in occupied Mariupol and downpours can lead to contamination of drinking water wells, states Mayor Vadym Boychenko on the air of the national telethon on May 22.
Boychenko reminded that about 100,000 people remain in the city without access to good quality drinking water. At the same time, more than 20,000 civilians died as a result of Russian aggression, many of them buried in the city chaotically.
In the previous digest we have shared the funding platform – https://u24.gov.ua/, announced by the President of Ukraine. Currently the total amount of money collected is $ 36 716 364 and half of it has been successfully sent to the medical and demining facilities. The transfers can be seen on the site above.
We keep on saying Thank you to everyone who has donated to help Ukraine as well to those who continue helping our country financially and simply by spreading the truth about the situation in Ukraine. Hit the share button to spread the truth and support us in our fight against Russian aggression!
Glory to Ukraine!