Alarm of Ukrainian farmers: there is no diesel for the harvest. 200 bodies found under the rubble of an apartment building in Mariupol
Zelensky, “best investment weapons for stability in the world”
The situation in the Donbass is “extremely difficult” and “all the force that the Russian army still has has been poured there to attack”. This was stated by Volodymyr Zelensky who in his speech in the last few hours argued that “the supply of weapons” to Ukraine is “the best investment” for “stability in the world”. The Ukrainian president quoted “Lyman, Popasna, Severodonetsk, Slovyansk” in eastern Ukraine, accusing Russian forces of wanting to “destroy everything”. “I am grateful to all the partners in Ukraine who help us. But I still stress it, the longer this war lasts, the higher the price for the protection of freedom not only for Ukraine, but for the whole free world – he continued – So, the supply of heavy weapons to Ukraine, multiple rocket launchers, tanks, anti-ship weapons and other weapons, is the best investment to maintain stability in the world and avoid many serious crises that Russia is still planning or has already caused ”.
Vestager, EU not naive but greedy for Russian energy
Regarding the European dependence on Russian energy in some countries, “talking about naivety makes no sense. We were actually greedy. We wanted cheap gas from Russia, cheap labor from China, cheap microprocessors from Taiwan. There seems to be a lesson to be learned: the security of supplies has a price, but it also brings advantages, namely predictability and peace of mind ”. Thus the European Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, in an interview with Sole 24 ore. “It is not a good idea to think of being able to stock everything in Europe.
Take the example of the mining industry: it would take 10 years to re-establish it. So it is much more natural to create coalitions, as we are doing with the Americans, the Japanese or the South Koreans (allied countries, the so-called friend-shoring, ed). In order to help each other, not only on rainy days, but also when things are worse, ”he continued.
Numerous explosions in Zaporizhzhia
Numerous explosions were heard this morning in Zaporizhzhia in southern Ukraine. According to reports from the Kyiv Independent, the anti-aircraft sirens sounded around 3:20 local time (4:20 in Italy) and the explosions were reported after 5:00 local time.