June 5, 2023

Scholz received Zelensky in Berlin with military honors

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky flew to Berlin on Sunday and arrived for talks with German Prime Minister Olaf Scholz. The German chancellor received the Ukrainian leader with military honors, despite the fact that the latter is making a working, not a state visit to Germany, transmits TASS. Earlier, Zelensky held a meeting with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, during which he made an entry in the guest book of the residence of the German leader. In it, he thanked Germany and its people for their solidarity with his country.

Italy believes that India can play an important role in the settlement in Ukraine

The Italian authorities believe that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi can play an important role in the settlement in Ukraine. How writes newspaper La Stampa, Italian Prime Minister George Meloni is going to call his Indian counterpart on Monday and ask him to make “an extra effort”. On Saturday, she informed the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky about this intention, who was visiting Rome. According to the publication, two months ago, during a visit to New Delhi, Meloni insisted that India should take the diplomatic initiative.

Voting begins in Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary elections

Polling stations have opened in Turkey. Citizens will choose the president, who will rule the country for the next five years, and 600 deputies of parliament. 60 million 721 thousand 475 residents of Turkey have the right to vote, most of them are women – more than 30.7 million. Polling stations will be open until 17:00, transmits RIA News. Three people are vying for the presidency: the incumbent, 69-year-old Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is the only candidate from the Republican Alliance, 74-year-old Kemal Kilicdaroglu from the opposition People’s Alliance, and 55-year-old Sinan Ogan from the Ata alliance.

The G7 countries and the European Union planned to ban the restart of Russian gas pipelines

The states included in the “Big Seven” (G7) and the countries – members of the European Union intend to block imports of Russian pipeline gas in areas where the Russian Federation had previously reduced supplies. These will be the first restrictions on Russian gas pipelines since the beginning of the special operation. It is expected that the G7 countries will make a decision at the summit in Hiroshima on May 19-21. It is likely to affect the northern branch of the Druzhba gas pipeline, which runs in the direction of Poland and Germany. The same measure is being considered in the EU, it may be included in the 11th package of anti-Russian sanctions.

The Russian military thwarted 2 attempts to rotate units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kupyansk direction

Russian forces plucked two attempts to rotate units of the Ukrainian army at the forefront near the settlements of Kamenka and Berestovoye in the Kupyansky direction. Russian assault and army aviation delivered 10 strikes on the concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment of two brigades of the Ukrainian territorial defense.

Prilepin announced his desire to return to the NVO zone after recovery

Writer and public figure Zakhar Prilepin after the restoration, which will take at least six months, plans to return to the special operation area. According to Prilepin, the place and time of the assassination attempt on him were connected with his return from the NVO zone. He noted that it was “even more difficult in some senses” to look for him in the zone of fire damage.

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