China News Agency, Beijing, June 19. Comprehensive news: Ukrainian media quoted the head of the Ukrainian negotiating delegation and the chairman of the parliamentary group of the Ukrainian People’s Servant Party, Arahamia, as saying on the 18th that Ukraine may resume negotiations with Russia at the end of August. . British Prime Minister Johnson published a column in the British media that day, calling on allies to continue to support Ukraine.
Ukraine says it may resume talks with Russia at the end of August
Ukrainian state news agency quoted Alahamia as saying on the 18th that the Ukrainian army will launch a counteroffensive in some areas. On the premise that the Ukrainian army expels the Russian army from its territory or the Russian army voluntarily withdraws to the position before February 24, 2022, Ukraine can consider reaching a minimum agreement with Russia.
According to reports, in May of this year, Podoljak, an adviser to the Ukrainian president’s office, announced that Ukraine had suspended negotiations with Russia. In June, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky pointed out that negotiations with Russia were not entirely based on Russia’s position.
Medvedev, vice chairman of the Russian Security Council, said on social media on the 18th that he was skeptical about “whether there is something to talk about and who to talk to” about the talks that the Russian-Ukrainian delegation may resume in August.
Ukrainian media say the Russian army launched a strong attack on the Ukrainian army in the Severo Donetsk region
According to Ukraine’s Independent News Agency, on the evening of the 18th local time, the Russian army launched a strong attack on the Ukrainian army in the Severo Donetsk region from multiple directions.
The Ukrainian State News Agency reported on the 18th that as of the morning of the same day, the Russian army had launched air strikes on Sirodino and Borovskoye around the city of Severo-Donetsk in the Luhansk region, and Sirodino and Borovskoye in Severod The fighting in Tsk continues. In the Donetsk region, the Russians continued to shell the Ukrainian front lines. Russian forces also attacked the Odessa region with cruise missiles at night.
According to Singapore’s “Lianhe Zaobao” website, Zelensky inspected the southern Ukrainian city of Nikolayev on the 18th and expressed condolences to the frontline soldiers. This is his first visit to the region since the outbreak of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. According to reports, since the outbreak of the Ukraine crisis, Nikolayev has been the target of Russian forces.
According to DPA, a Ukrainian official confirmed on the evening of the 17th local time that the Russian Black Sea Fleet tugboat “Vasily Bekh”, which was transporting weapons to Snake Island, was hit by a Ukrainian missile and sank.
UK PM calls on allies to continue supporting Ukraine
According to the British “Sunday Times” report, on the 18th local time, British Prime Minister Johnson published a column in the newspaper, calling on Western leaders to prepare for a long-term military conflict in Ukraine, and called on its allies to continue to support Kyiv.
Johnson outlined a four-point plan in the article, pointing out that Britain and its allies should provide Ukraine with weapons, equipment, ammunition, and train Ukrainian soldiers; help Ukraine maintain the country’s viability; develop land transportation routes to ensure the continued operation of the Ukrainian economy; out of Ukraine, including 25 million tons of grain stored in Ukraine.
According to a report by the Russian Satellite News Agency on the 19th, NATO Secretary-General Stoltenberg said that the supply of modern weapons to Ukraine may give the Ukrainian army the opportunity to regain control of the Donbas region, and it is not ruled out that the conflict between Russia and Ukraine will continue in this case.” years” possible.
The news agency quoted US media Politico on the 19th as saying that the Pentagon is considering providing Ukraine with four more sets of multiple rocket systems as the next batch of military aid.
According to a report by the news agency on the 18th, the United States suspended the sale of the MQ-1C “Grey Eagle” unmanned aerial vehicle to Ukraine due to concerns that the equipment on board fell into the hands of Russian experts. The report, citing sources, said the sale of four MQ-1C Gray Eagle drones, worth $10 million each, has been approved by the White House and is being reviewed by the Pentagon.
Rosneft president says problems made by the West will spread to the food sector
According to a report by the Russian Satellite News Agency on the 18th, Rosneft President Sechin said at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum that the problems caused by the West are not limited to the energy sector, but also involve metallurgy, fertilizer production, and ultimately the food sector. Western countries not only created problems for their own economies, but also brought problems to the most vulnerable developing countries, and the crisis spread to the world.
Sechin said the biggest losses would be in the steel casting industry, as uninterrupted steel production would not be possible without Gazprom.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zakharova said on the 18th that the statement issued by the European Union recently that sanctions against Russia will not threaten global food security is “worthless”. The EU did not consider the economic impact of anti-Russian sanctions on itself and third countries, and only rhetorically emphasized the interests of countries affected by the food crisis. She asked the EU to stop misleading the international community. (Finish)