Russia-Ukraine war, live: latest news on the conflict today

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A special envoy from China will visit Ukraine next week

A Chinese special representative for Eurasian affairs will visit Ukraine, Poland, France, Germany and Russia to “promote peace talks.”


Moscow denies that Ukraine has penetrated several fronts in Bakhmut

The Russian Defense Ministry denied reports that Ukrainian forces had stormed several locations along the front lines and said the military situation was under control, according to Reuters. Moscow was responding after Russian military bloggers, writing on messaging app Telegram, reported what they said was a Ukrainian advance north and south of the eastern Ukrainian city of Pakhmut, with some suggesting that war had begun. A long-awaited counterattack by Ukrainian forces.


The Vatican is preparing for a meeting between Zelensky and the Pope on Saturday

Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky, could make a whirlwind visit to Rome that includes an appointment on Saturday, May 13, with the Pope at the Vatican.

Vatican sources revealed this to the Adnkronos news agency, although there is no official confirmation at the moment regarding when and where the appointment will take place. If this meeting takes place, it will take place a few days after the Supreme Pontiff received the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Denys Shmyhal, in the Apostolic Palace of the Vatican.

In addition to the appointment in the Vatican, Zelensky is also expected to hold bilateral meetings with the Italian Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, although at the moment the press office of the Italian Cabinet Presidency has not confirmed this possibility. also.


Ukrainian Foreign Minister visits Latin America to seek support against the Russian invasion

On Thursday, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba demanded in Guatemala the support of Latin America to reject Russia’s invasion, and said that the “neutrality” of some countries allows the “aggression” to continue.

“We believe that Latin American countries should take Guatemala’s position and follow the principles adopted by the Guatemalan state to condemn aggression,” Coleba said at a press conference at the National Palace in the capital, at the end of a news conference. Two days visit.

Guatemala has been one of the few Latin American countries to show support for Ukraine since the Russian invasion on February 24 last year. Five months after the start of the war, Guatemalan President Alejandro Giamatti visited Ukraine to show solidarity with his counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky.


Eurovision will not allow Zelensky to speak during the competition final

The Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, will not be able to speak during the final match of the Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place this Saturday and in which Ukraine, as the winner of last year’s edition, participates with the United Kingdom, which came in second place.

This was reported by the European Broadcasting Union, the organizer of the competition that was broadcast throughout Europe and in many countries in the rest of the world, which noted through a statement that “Eurovision is an international entertainment program that responds to the strict rules and principles established since its inception.

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