for Vladimir Putin, the end of Finland’s military neutrality was a “mistake”

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  • Head of G7 diplomacythe three-day meeting in Wangels, Germany, kept the pressure on Moscow, saying on Saturday 14 May thatthey “never recognize” the border that Russia is trying to change since the war in Ukraine.
  • Russia suspends electricity deliveries to Finland on Saturdaybecause it is suspected “not yet paid”. Tensions are rising between Moscow and Helsinki, which has announced its intention to join “without delay” to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) under the influence of Russia’s attack on Ukraine. Moscow, seeing this with a very dim gaze, has threatened to respond “military technical”. The Finnish electricity grid operator assures that it can be done without importing electricity from Russia.
  • Based on institute for war studiesSW, “Ukraine seems to have won the battle of Kharkiv”. The American think tank said that the Russian army had not tried to counter the Ukrainian counterattack in recent days, and was now focusing on “orderly withdrawal” troops trying to encircle Ukraine’s second city.
  • A lot of losses in equipment and personnel on the Russian side announced on Facebook on Friday evening, Serhi Haïdaï, Ukrainian governor of the Luhansk region: There was heavy fighting on the border with the Donetsk region, near Popasna. This is horror, but they are still trying to achieve their goal. However, according to the intercept [de communications téléphoniques], we understand that the entire battalion has refused to attack because they saw what happened. » In Mariupol, negotiations will be “very difficult” about the fate of the last defender of the strategic port city.
  • Russian soldiers in slow motion, says London. The UK Ministry of Defense said on Friday that Ukrainian forces had struck back “successfully” Russian attempts to cross the river near Sievierodonetsk, causing heavy losses to troops in Moscow, and feel that Russian troops are not “didn’t make any significant progress despite concentrating his strength there after that” gave up on conquering kyiv.
  • Tensions between Volodymyr Zelensky and Emmanuel Macron. The Ukrainian president lamented the Italian Rai network that his French counterpart was seeking dialogue with Moscow. “ We must not seek a solution for Russia, and Macron is doing it in vain.”he said before adding “I knew he wanted to get results in mediation between Russia and Ukraine, but he got nothing. Elysee reacted: The President of the Republic has never discussed anything with Vladimir Putin without the approval of President Zelensky. »
  • In a Facebook post, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said this morning that his country was entering “in a new and long phase of war”. To prepare for this, kyiv plans to increase production capacity for military equipment, and toto be able to arm one million citizens.
  • A Georgian separatist region will hold a referendum on integration with Russia. Authorities from Georgia’s pro-Russian separatist region of South Ossetia announced late Friday that these consultations would be held on July 17.
  • The European Union (EU) will provide additional military assistance of 500 million euros Ukraine to help it defend itself against Russian invaders, said the EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell.

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