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Thursday, May 19. Russia’s War On Ukraine: News And Information From Ukraine


Business Thursday, May 19. Russia’s War On Ukraine: News And Information From Ukraine Katya Soldak Forbes Staff May 19, 2022, 05:52pm EDT | Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Residents stay in the city subway of Kharkiv, in eastern Ukraine, on Thursday, May 19, 2022. AP … [+] Photo/Bernat Armangue ASSOCIATED PRESS Dispatches from Ukraine, provided by Forbes Ukraine’s editorial team. As Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues and the war rages on, reliable sources of information are critical. Forbes Ukraine’s reporters gather information and provide updates on the situation. Thursday, May 19. Day 85. By Daryna Antoniuk A 21-year-old Russian soldier who pleaded guilty to killing a civilian on a bike in Sumy Oblast has asked the wife of the dead man for forgiveness . The Russian is facing a life sentence for violating the laws of war. Russian troops inflicted over $84 million worth of damage on the Chornobyl exclusion zone in Ukraine. During their temporary occupation of the notorious nuclear power plant earlier in May, Russians shut down the radiation monitoring system and destroyed modern laboratory equipment. Luhansk . Russian troops killed 12 people and injured more than 40 in Severodonetsk, Luhansk region. Russians have been targeting residential buildings with heavy weapons since early morning, according to Serhii Haidai, head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration. MORE FOR YOU Pfizer Tests Pill That Could Prevent Covid Infection Liz Cheney Needles Trump For Bashing Bush: ‘I Like Republican Presidents Who Win Re-Election’ Covid Pandemic Slashes Life Expectancy — Here’s Where It Fell The Most Almost 50,000 people remain in the Luhansk region without electricity, water, gas supply and mobile communication. People shower outside and cook food over open fires. Kherson . One person was killed and seven injured in the villages of Chornobaivka and Pravdyne in Kherson region. Donetsk . Russian airstrike on Bakhmut in Donetsk region hit a five-story apartment block, a private house, and an administrative building. Six people were trapped under the rubble. Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko, asked the citizens of Donetsk region to evacuate. “Now there are no absolutely safe places in Donetsk region,” he said. Kharkiv . Ukrainian soldiers have liberated 23 settlements in Kharkiv Oblast over the last two weeks. Russians have been forcing male residents of the temporarily occupied town of Izium in Kharkiv Oblast to either go to Russia or join the Russian army, according to Kharkiv Oblast Governor Oleh Synehubov. Mariupol . Russia claimed that 1,730 Ukrainian soldiers from the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol have been taken prisoner since May 16. Russia also said that 771 soldiers from Azovstal had surrendered in the last 24 hours. Russia’s statement has not yet been confirmed by Ukraine. Azovstal defenders said on Thursday that soldiers remain at Azovstal plant. “The operation is underway,” they added, without providing more details. The European Parliament has approved suspending import duties on Ukrainian exports to the EU for 1 year. The U.S. senate passed a $40 billion economic and military aid package to Ukraine. Now U.S. President Joe Biden may sign the bill into law. This package of security assistance will provide additional artillery, radars, and other equipment to Ukraine. “These weapons and equipment will go directly to the front lines of freedom in Ukraine,” Biden said. The U.K. has announced an additional package of military aid to Ukraine worth £1.3 billion. As part of this aid package, Ukraine will receive long-range artillery, shore-to-ship missiles and drones, according to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. G7 countries have agreed to allocate $18.4 billion to Ukraine , according to Reuters. The sum includes $9.2 billion from the U.S. Ukraine needs $5 billion per month to finance social and humanitarian aid, according to Ukraine’s Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko. Japan has doubled its aid loan to Ukraine from $300 million to $600 million, according to Japan’s Broadcasting Corporation NHK. Send me a secure tip . Katya Soldak Editorial Standards Print Reprints & Permissions

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