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Ukraine, Putin to Finland: "Entering NATO is a mistake". Turkey offers ship to evacuate wounded soldiers to Azovstal

2022-05-14T19:25:16.453Z

Phone call between the Finnish president and the Russian leader. Moscow blocks electricity supplies to Helsinki. Russia could hit Finland in just 10 seconds, warns a member of the Duma. Kiev: now the Russians focus on Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson. Zelensky: 'Complex negotiations for Azovstal'. The summit of the Atlantic Alliance is held today in Berlin. The Russians leave Kharkiv (ANSA)



Putin warns Finnish President Niinisto that his country's entry into NATO is "a mistake. His Deputy Foreign Minister Grushko says that if Finland and Sweden join NATO this" will not be left without a political reaction ", but" it is too early for talk about the deployment of Russian nuclear forces in the Baltic region. "At the NATO summit in Berlin, Turkey opens to the accession of the two Nordics, but wants negotiations with the two countries. According to Foreign Minister Lavrov, the West has declared a total hybrid war against Russia.

The gradual liberation from the occupying Russian forces of the Ukrainian Kharkiv region proves that Ukraine "will leave no one in the hands of the enemy".

This was stated by President Volodymyr Zelensky, quoted by the Interfax Ukraine agency.

"Obviously - he added - we remember every city and community that are still under occupation: Kherson, Melitopol, Berdiansk, Energodar, Mariupol and the cities of Donbass".

In his latest video

Zelensky talks about "very complex" talks

with Russia to get the last defenders out of the Azovstal plant in Mariupol, adding that Kiev uses "influential intermediaries". 

ANSA agency

Negotiations for the evacuation of 60 people from Azovstal - World

Zelensky, complex negotiations.

Vereshchuk: the result may not satisfy everyone (ANSA)

The Russians are still withdrawing their troops from the Kharkiv region in northern Ukraine, and now their "main goal is to establish full control of the provinces of Donetsk and Lugansk (in the east) and Kherson (in the south). ) "and" to ensure the stability of the land corridor with Crimea ".

This was stated by the General Staff of the Ukrainian armed forces, quoted by the BBC. 

Today the NATO Summit, tension between Moscow and Finland-Sweden

- Today the NATO Summit in Berlin.

The president of Finland, Sauli Niisto, called his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin against the backdrop of Helsinki's intention to join NATO.

For Finland, abandoning the policy of neutrality would be a "mistake", said Putin, adding that "there are no threats to Helsinki's security" and that its entry into NATO could "negatively affect relations with Russia".

Turkey

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it has not closed the door to the accession of Sweden and Finland to NATO, but wants negotiations with the Nordic countries and a crackdown on what it sees as terrorist activities mainly hosted in Stockholm.

This was stated by Ibrahim Kalin, spokesman for President RecepTayyip Erdogan, reports Reuters on his website.

Finland is "confident" that a

solution

will be found to overcome Turkey's opposition to its entry into NATO.

This was stated by Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto on the sidelines of the informal NATO summit of foreign ministers to be held today and tomorrow in Berlin.

Russia could hit Finland with a hypersonic missile in just 10 seconds

.

The warning comes from one of Vladimir Putin's closest allies, according to British tabloids.

"If Finland joined NATO, we would massively strengthen our military presence on the western flank - said the vice-president of the Defense Commission of the Duma, Aleksey Zhuravlyov - and at the border we would place Kinzhal missiles that can reach Finnish territory in 20 or even 10 seconds. ".

Zhuravlyov also re-launched the threats in London: "With the Sarmat missiles from Siberia we would hit the United Kingdom in 200 seconds".

The West has declared an all-out hybrid war against Russia

.

And it's hard to predict how long it will last.

Foreign Minister Serghiei Lavrov said this.

Meanwhile

, Russia, as announced yesterday, has stopped supplying electricity to Finland

.

The Finnish operator makes it known.

Russian Su-27 fighters took part in exercises to repel a mock air strike in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, reports Interfax, citing the Baltic Sea fleet.

Over 10 Su-27 crews were involved in the drills that took place two days after Finland announced plans to apply for NATO membership, with Sweden intending to do the same.

Talks and diplomacy

- Russian and Finnish presidents Vladimir Putin and Sauli Niinisto discussed the situation in Ukraine.

This was reported by the press service of the Kremlin.

Putin said that

the negotiations between Moscow and Kiev were practically halted

as the Ukrainian side would not be interested in a productive dialogue.

Tass reports it. 

Ukraine: the chronicle of the day live - World

US experts, Ukraine seems to have won battle in Kharkiv (ANSA)

Russian losses, according to Kiev

- The Ukrainian Armed Forces General Staff has announced that since the beginning of the Russian invasion on February 24, the Ukrainian army has "killed about 27,200 Russian soldiers and the enemy has also lost 1,218 tanks, 2,934 armored combat vehicles" .

According to Kiev, 551 artillery systems, 195 multiple rocket systems, 88 anti-aircraft defense systems, 200 aircraft, 163 helicopters, 2,059 cars and tankers, 13 ships / boats, 411 unmanned aircraft, 42 units of special units and 95 cruise missiles ".

Ukrinform writes it.

According to the Ukrainians, the Russians suffered the greatest losses in the direction of Sloviansk and Bakhmut.

Turkey is ready to send a ship to Mariupol to allow the

evacuation of wounded Ukrainian soldiers and other civilians from Azovstal.

The spokesman for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ibrahim Kalin, made it known in an interview with Reuters, according to reports from the Tass agency.

"Our plan is for people evacuated from the steel plant to be taken overland to the port of Berdyansk, which like Mariupol is on the Sea of ​​Azov, and for a Turkish ship to take them to Istanbul," he said.

"If this can be done, our ship is ready to leave and take the wounded soldiers and other civilians to Turkey."




The map of the conflict

The United States could extend sanctions to foreign banks that help Russia

evade sanctions, US Treasury Deputy Secretary Adewale 'Wally' Adeyemo said in an interview with the New York Times picked up by Russian news agency Tass.

"If you provide material support to a sanctioned individual or sanctioned entity, we can extend our sanction regime to you," he stressed.

"I want to make this clear to other countries that may not have taken sanctioning action: the United States and our allies and partners are ready to act if they do things that violate our sanctions," Adeyemo added.

South Ossetia, the president-elect expresses doubts about the referendum

Alan Gagloyev, the elected president of South Ossetia, the de facto independent republic of Georgia and recognized since 2008 by Moscow, has expressed doubts about the appropriateness of now holding a referendum on the annexation to Russia, announced by outgoing president Anatoly Babilov for July 17.

"I fully support the idea of ​​a reunification of the Ossetian people with Russia - said Gagloyev, quoted by Interfax - but another question is whether this is the right time to push for this referendum".

Gagloyev said he wasn't sure Babilov consulted with Moscow before making his decision

Source: ansa

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