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Russian raids on Ternopil, the city of the Ukrainian Eurovision group, during the event | Live Sunday War News

by Marta Serafini, correspondent and online editor

The live war news for Sunday May 14th. Zelenskyy: “Thanks to the Pope, a hope for our children”

• Zelenskyy met the Pope, Meloni and Mattarella in Rome.
• The Ukrainian President on TV: “Putin kills, I don’t talk to him.”
• 4 planes crashed in the Bryansk region of Russia: duel in the air.
• Ukrainian troops continue to advance in Bakhmut.

14:53 – Kiev: “Russians bomb the Kherson region, one man killed”

Russian forces bombed the Kherson region this afternoon, killing one man. This is what the head of the regional military administration Oleksandr Prokudin writes in Telegram. “Russian artillery attacked a residential building in the village of Respubljanets. “A 64-year-old man who was in his garden was fatally injured by the shelling,” said Prokudin.

14:46 – Moscow: “It is obvious that Kiev is involved in the murders of the Russians.”

Russia is sure that Ukraine is involved in attacks on Russians. This was stated by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on TV “Rossiya-1”, quoted by Tass. Peskov’s statement follows a statement by Kyrylo Budanov, head of Ukraine’s military intelligence agency, who a few days ago declined to comment on Kiev’s involvement in the attacks on Russian territory, but added that it would continue to “kill Russians all over their faces.” World.” “It is quite clear that the Kiev regime is behind the killings. “It not only funds these killings, it organizes, instigates and carries them out,” Peskov said, adding that Russia will shape its policy taking into account what Moscow’s special services “know what to do based on such statements.”

2.34pm – Peskov, partnership with Armenia has ‘bright future’

Partnership relations between Russia and Armenia have a bright future, even if there are delicate situations. This was stated by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov in an interview with the channel “Russia 1”. “Advanced partnerships are still emerging, special relationships that have deep historical roots. We are convinced that they too have a bright future,” said Peskow.

14:16 – Kiev: “We shot down helicopters and planes in Bryansk”

The Ukrainian air defense forces yesterday shot down three helicopters and two planes in Russia’s Bryansk region on the border with Ukraine. This was stated by the spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force, Yuri Ignat, live on the national channel. Ignat clarified that the planes were flying a combat mission toward the front lines. This is reported by Ukrainska Pravda. Russian rescue services initially claimed the helicopter crashed due to the engine fire, but failed to mention that it was shot down and exploded before the fire broke out.

2:07 p.m. – Zelenskyy: “Russia’s defeat already this year is “irrevocable””

During his visit to Germany, the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, declared that “already this year Ukraine, together with its partners, can make Russia’s defeat in the war irreversible”. As reported by the Ukrainian agency UNIAN, Zelenskyy emphasized at the press conference in Berlin after the talks with Chancellor Olaf Scholz that “the time has come to act”. “We all want this war to finally end, but with a just and honest peace,” he added.

1:41 p.m. – Kremlin: “Ukraine sponsors terrorism”

The Kremlin claims that Ukraine has become the state sponsor of terrorism: “Kiev sponsors, instigates and commits murders of Russians.” The tax office reports it.

1:39 p.m. – Zelenskyy: “We want peace, but it must be a just peace”

“We want peace, but it has to be a just peace. Like all other countries, Ukraine has a right to its territorial integrity.” This was stated by the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in the Chancellery in Berlin with Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

13:28 – Zelenskyy: “A few more visits to the West and we will start the offensive”

Are the weapons supplied by the West sufficient for a counter-offensive? “A few more visits and it will be enough,” said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy today when asked by a Ukrainian journalist in the Chancellery in Berlin.

12:56 – Zelenskyy: “We are not attacking Russian territory, we are liberating ours”

“We are not attacking Russian territory, we are liberating territory that rightfully belongs to us.” President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in Berlin, assuring Western partners that Ukrainian forces have no intention of attacking Russian territory with the more powerful weapons that Ukraine is demanding. “We have no excess time, forces or weapons for this.”

12:54 – Moscow: “Western weapon sites hit in Ukraine”

The Russian Defense Ministry said night attacks in Ternopil (in western Ukraine) and Petropavlivka in eastern Dnipropetrovsk region “hit” western weapon sites. Both in the east and in the west of Ukraine.

12.35pm – Pope Francis: “Security and stability will never be achieved with arms”

(Vatican City, Gian Guido Vecchi) “One will never achieve security and stability with arms, on the contrary, even any hope for peace will continue to be destroyed.” Pope Francis speaks after Regina Coeli, a day after the audience with the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. In doing so, he does not refer directly to the war in Ukraine, but to the conflict “between Israelis and Palestinians”, one of the main fragments of that “piecemeal third world war” which he has denounced since the beginning of his pontificate. But the Pope’s words, it is clear, apply to everyone: “In the last few days we have again witnessed armed clashes between Israelis and Palestinians in which innocent people, including women and children, lost their lives.” I hope that the ceasefire that has just been concluded will become stable and that arms will pursue it, because security and stability will never be achieved with arms, on the contrary, even any hope for peace will continue to be destroyed”, syllable. And at the end, like every week since the beginning of the Russian invasion, he invited Mary to pray and said: “Let us ask Our Lady to ease the suffering of tormented Ukraine and all nations wounded by war and violence.”

12:31 – Scholz: “Russia must answer for its actions”

“Russia must answer for its actions.” Chancellor Scholz declared this in Berlin at a press conference with the Ukrainian President Zelenskyy.

11:29 – Kiev: “Five killed by bomb left by Russians in Kherson”

Five people were killed by a Russian army explosive device in a village in the Kherson region. The head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andrii Yermak reported about it on Telegram. “In the Kherson region, Russian army explosive devices killed five civilians,” Yermak wrote. “The tragedy happened on one of the farms in the village of Myrolyubivka, Novovorontsov commune. An unexploded grenade exploded. The youngest victim was 27, the oldest 68.

10:28 a.m. – Scholz receives Zelenskyy in the Chancellery with military honors

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrived at the Federal Chancellery in Berlin to meet with Chancellor Olaf Scholz. Zelenskyy, who had previously met with Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, received all military honors. After a private conversation with Scholz, Zelenskyy is expected to conduct an interview with other German government officials and then hold a press conference. As Der Spiegel reports, at the end of Zelenskyy’s visit to Berlin, there will be deliberations in the security cabinet. In addition to Scholz, the committee also includes Defense Minister Boris Pistorius, Interior Minister Nancy Faeser and Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock.

09:48 – air alert in different regions of the country

Air alerts have been declared in the Ukrainian regions of Sumy, Poltava, Kharkiv, Dnepropetrovsk and in the Zaporizhia region. This is according to the online map of the country’s Ministry of Digital Transformation. Damage to various critical infrastructures was previously reported, some in Ukraine’s Dnipropetrovsk and Nikolayev regions.

09:44 – Zelenskyi arrived in Berlin at night

It was Volodymyr Zelensky himself who announced his arrival from Italy in Berlin that night: after landing in the German capital at around 12:30 a.m. yesterday evening, Zelensky flew by helicopter to the Bendler Block, the second official residence of the Defense Minister. The visit – the first by the Ukrainian president to Germany since the Russian invasion of his country – is taking place under strict security measures. The Air Force transferred the President from Rome with an Airbus A319, which traveled to Berlin protected by Eurofighter fighter jets, writes Bild.

“Already in Berlin,” the Ukrainian President tweeted shortly after landing. “Weapons. Important package. air defense. Reconstruction. EU. Born. Security”. The visit includes a meeting with Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier over breakfast in Berlin. Zelenskyy is then received with military honors by Olaf Scholz, who then has a private conversation with him.

09:37 – Ukrainian intelligence receives 105 Vector drones from Berlin

The Ukrainian military intelligence service will receive 105 Vector drones, according to the contract signed between the Kyiv Ministry of Defense and German manufacturer Quantum-Systems GmbH, Ukrinform reports. “This is the second batch of Vector drones for the Ukrainian military funded by the German government. In August 2022, Ukraine ordered and received 33 German drones of the same model, which proved their high efficiency on the battlefield,” the Intelligence Directorate said, noting that “it takes two minutes to work with the Vector drone.” . This type of assembled unmanned aerial vehicle has a wingspan of 2.8 meters and can be hand launched. It’s equipped with electro-optical and infrared sensors, allowing it to detect enemy targets 24/7, while the drone’s rugged design reduces impact from weather factors. The speed can reach 72 kilometers per hour, the duration of one flight is 120 minutes. Thanks to secure data transmission channels, Vector can transmit videos to ground stations in real time during combat missions.

9:29 a.m. – Zelenskyy in Germany: “Focus on arms deliveries and air defense”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has arrived in Berlin for his first visit to Germany since the beginning of the war. Zelenskyy himself wrote on Twitter that the summit will focus on discussing “a very important package” of weapons to be delivered to Ukraine and on “air defense”. The talks also focus on the “reconstruction” of the country and its accession to the European Union.

09:13 – Prigozhin: “I wrote Shoigu, he refused the letter”

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu dismissed a letter from Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin that reflected “problems with Defense Ministry units, as well as mass appeals by mobilized people who wanted to join Wagner because of a lack of control in Ministry units of Defense». . Prigozhin himself writes this in Telegram.

08:52 – Zelenskyi arrived in Berlin to visit President Steinmeier

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrived at Berlin’s Bellevue Palace, where he was received by President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to welcome his first visit to Germany since the beginning of the war. The arrival of the Ukrainian leader was officially confirmed only yesterday and the landing from Italy took place in the middle of the night in an armored capital. In the next few hours, Zelenskyy is expected at the Chancellery by Olaf Scholz, where he will also hold a meeting with the press, and in the afternoon in Aachen, where he will receive the Charlemagne Prize, which this year is dedicated to the Ukrainian people and their President. Yesterday, the federal government announced a new $2.7 billion military aid package, doubling the funds previously deployed to support Kiev.

08:31 – Moscow Army: “Participating in an important highway in Donetsk”

According to the special forces of the Federation Southern Group, the Russian army has taken complete control of a section of the highway near the village of Novokalinovo near Avdiivka in Donetsk, one of the fronts where fighting is concentrated. Ria Novosti reports about it. “We are on the section of the H20 road, the territory of the Novokalinovo settlement. The stretch of road is under our control. We have the mortar fire crews here. “It is very difficult for Ukrainians to break through,” a fighter from the Southern group told Russia’s state news agency. Located about seven kilometers north of Avdiivka, Novokalinovo, one of the main fortified areas on the territory of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Republic, remains under Kyiv’s control.

08:29 – Kyiv: “Massive attack at night in Kharkiv, in Donetsk”

The Russian army launched a massive missile attack on the Kharkiv region in eastern Ukraine overnight, regional military administration chief Oleg Sinegubov said, quoted by Rbc-Ukraine. Transport infrastructure and a residential building were damaged, but no one was injured.

08:23 – Zelenskyi has arrived in Berlin

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy is in Berlin, where he will have a day of meetings today. He reiterated the goals of the visit on social media: “Weapons, air defense, reconstruction,” he wrote on Twitter. Meetings with Federal President Frank Walter Steinmeier and Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz are planned.

05:00 – Zelenskyy in Berlin to prepare his counter-offensive

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrived in Berlin overnight for his first visit to Germany since the start of the war, a country set to express its solidarity by delivering new weapons worth 2.7 billion euros. After visiting Rome and the Vatican, Zelenskyy announced on his Twitter account that his visit would be dedicated to “a very important package” of arms supplies to his country and the “reconstruction” of Ukraine.

The move comes amid preparations for a spring offensive by the Ukrainian army as both Kiev and Moscow post successes in and around Bakhmut. Details of the visit to Berlin were initially not announced for security reasons. But according to the German media, Volodymyr Zelenskyy is scheduled to meet Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Head of State Frank-Walter Steinmeier in the morning.

04:55 – Zelenskyy: “The Pope condemns Russian crimes.” The peace plan is Ukrainian»

(by Fabrizio Caccia) On the Torrino del Quirinale the yellow and blue flag of Ukraine flies, alongside the Italian, European and President of the Republic banners. It is Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s first visit to Italy since the Russian invasion began, and President Sergio Mattarella greeted the man from Kiev with a warm handshake on the hill: “Welcome President, it is an honor to have you here.” We stand by you and all the way to the side. May peace in Ukraine be real and not surrender.”

Read the full article here.

03:11 – The Military Point | War in the skies: Four Armata planes crash in Russia, duel between Patriot and hypersonic missiles

(by Andrea Marinelli and Guido Olimpio) The two competitors not only fight hard in Bakhmut, but also challenge each other with rocket fire. The details of episodes protected by secrecy and skirmishes are not always clear. At the same time, Germany is giving Ukraine a strong signal with military aid totaling 2.7 billion euros.

Two fighter jets – a Su 35 and a Su 34 – and two Mil 8 helicopters – one for electronic warfare – crashed in the Bryansk border region. The information on this is still uncertain, but according to some reconstructions, the plane would have been shot down. From robbers or, as some suspect, from within Ukrainian territory? And with what system? Should the balance be confirmed, it would be an important tactical novelty, as Kiev would be able to thwart the enemy’s air force operations from a distance.

Read the military point here.

2:13 am – Zelenskyy challenges Putin: I’m not afraid of being killed, it’s Putin who’s afraid

(by Paola Di Caro) In the evening, Volodymyr Zelensky takes stock of his exhausting day in a special Porta a Porta, conducted live by Bruno Vespa from the terrace of the Vittoriano. He has been missing from Rome since the beginning of 2020, “it was a different life”. You will see St. Peter and the history of a city that in all its portrayals welcomed him with open arms and also with the elite of journalism who interviewed him along with the landlord, the directors and the columnists.

Read the full article here.

01:52 – “Giorgia”, “Volodymyr”: the friendship formed between Meloni and Zelenskyy (which delayed the ceremony)

(by Monica Guerzoni) “My friend Volodymyr”, the “dear Giorgia”.

The meeting in the Palazzo Chigi between the President, who had traveled from Kiev, and the Italian Prime Minister went better than expected, so that the Ukrainian delegation left the Piazza Colonna for the Vatican City several minutes late.

Read the full article here.

01:12 – Kiev army advances in Bakhmut smoke

(by Marta Serafini, our correspondent) “It’s been like this since this morning, it’s hell.” Look at the sky, Mrs. Ludmilla. She is waiting for volunteers to help her collect her pension. “I wonder if I can make it this week.” However, the roar in the sky of Kostyantynivka does not rest. On the hill west of the city, towards Chasiv Yar, the rocket launchers are in position. Columns of vehicles and men move non-stop through the streets of what today looks like a vast open-air barracks.

A few kilometers further

there is Bachmut. A shot. “Those were graduates.” More hits. “Smerch”. The sirens don’t even sound anymore.

Read the full article here.

00:08 – Zelensky: “Thanks to the Pope, hope for our children”

“I met Pope Francis. I hope that this conversation will have historic consequences for Ukraine. Especially with regard to the return home of Ukrainian children.” Volodymyr Zelenskyy wrote on Twitter after the meeting in the Vatican.

00:03 – Russian raids on Ternopil, the city of the Ukrainian Eurovision group during the final in Liverpool

Russian troops have launched a missile attack on Ternopil in western Ukraine, targeting the city’s industrial zone. This is the town of Tvorchi, the Ukrainian group performing at the Eurovision Song Contest, and the attack came just as the Ukrainian group was on stage in Liverpool. According to Mayor Serhii Nadal, “a non-residential building caught fire” in the city and rescue workers are on scene.

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