Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, May 3 (Xinhua) Comprehensive Xinhua News Agency reporters abroad reported: Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the 3rd to take retaliatory special economic measures against the unfriendly behavior of some countries and international organizations. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was quoted as saying on the 3rd by Ukrainian News Agency that only on the premise of obtaining international security guarantees and Russia’s recognition of security guarantees and the Ukrainian people passing a referendum can Ukraine seek neutrality.
——Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the 3rd to take retaliatory special economic measures against the unfriendly behavior of some countries and international organizations. The decree prohibits agencies and other departments of the Russian government, organizations and individuals within the jurisdiction of the Russian Federation from performing contracts, obligations or financial transactions with foreign legal entities and individuals involved in Russian retaliatory special economic measures. The decree instructs the Government of the Russian Federation within 10 days to determine the criteria and detailed list of persons involved in the measures, trading activities.
——Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was quoted as saying on the 3rd by Ukrainian News Agency that only on the premise of obtaining international security guarantees and Russia’s recognition of security guarantees, Ukraine can seek neutrality through a referendum by the Ukrainian people.
– RIA Novosti reported on the 3rd, citing the Russian Ministry of Defense, that the Ukrainian military force “Azov Battalion” and the Ukrainian army used the “silent mode” opened at the Azov Steel Plant in Mariupol to occupy shooting positions. The Russian army and the armed forces of Donetsk carried out artillery and air strikes on it that day.
——Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Konashenkov reported on the 3rd that the Russian army used “Onyx” high-precision missiles to hit the logistics and logistics center of a military airport used to transport foreign weapons and equipment in the Odessa region of southern Ukraine. , the hangar where the “Flag-Bearer-TB2” UAV was stored, as well as weapons and ammunition from the United States and European countries were destroyed. Since the special military operation, the Russian army has destroyed a total of 146 Ukrainian aircraft, 112 helicopters, 696 drones, 286 anti-aircraft missile systems, 2783 tanks and other armored vehicles, 316 multiple rocket launchers, 1255 field gates Artillery and mortars and 2590 special military vehicles.
——Ukrainian state news agency reported on the 3rd that the Ukrainian economy lost more than 500 billion US dollars in the first six weeks of the Ukrainian-Russian conflict. Longer term, losses could rise to $1 trillion. In 2022, Ukrainian GDP may drop by 30% to 50%.
——Danilov, secretary of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Committee, said on the 2nd that the Ukrainian side has sufficient troops and does not need to take the next stage of military mobilization.
——The Russian Ministry of Defense said on the 2nd that at the request of the Turkish side, Russian Defense Minister Shoigu had a phone call with Turkish Defense Minister Akar on the same day. The two sides discussed the current situation in Ukraine, including humanitarian issues.
——Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) posted on social media on the 3rd that British Prime Minister Johnson said in a video speech at the Verkhovna Rada that the United Kingdom plans to provide Ukraine with new military assistance worth 300 million pounds, including anti-ship Equipment such as missiles, radars and drones.
——German Chancellor Scholz attended the press conference together with visiting Finnish Prime Minister Marin and Swedish Prime Minister Andersson on the 3rd. Marin and Andersson said that the Russian-Ukrainian conflict has greatly changed the security environment of Finland and Sweden, so the two countries are making whether to join NATO as an option. Scholz said Germany would support Finland and Sweden in joining NATO. (Participating reporters: Li Ming, Li Dongxu, Huang He, Hua Di, Li Chao)Return to Sohu, see more
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