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Saturday, May 13, 2023 09:00 PM
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday invited Italian political leaders and public figures to visit his country and see the situation in his country “with their own eyes.”“.
This came during a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Georgia Meloni in Rome, according to the Ukrainian news agency Ukrinform..
“I invite all political leaders of Italy, all public figures to visit our country, to talk personally with people, ordinary people. It seems to me that if you see with your own eyes what is happening and what one person – meaning Putin – did there, everyone will finally understand why we are resisting,” Zelensky said. We just fight for our lives“.
The Ukrainian President thanked Meloni for her recent visit to Kiev, stressing that it was a “very important signal,” and recalled that former Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi visited Ukraine and witnessed the effects of the Russian military operation..
On the other hand, the deputy in the Russian State Duma for the Crimea region, Mikhail Sheremet, called for severing diplomatic relations with the United Kingdom, after the use of British missiles to strike Russian territory..
“Britain, having become a participant in the conflict in Ukraine, and supplying it with large quantities of weapons, is openly demonstrating its aggressive plans against Russia, which is, in fact, our enemy,” Sheremet said – according to Russia Today news channel, adding, “We need to cut off diplomatic relations and expel Ambassadors and closing British diplomatic missions, in addition to freezing accounts and confiscating all their assets, which are then directed to restore infrastructure damaged by British missile strikes.“.
He added that it was also necessary to demilitarize Ukraine’s western borders bordering Poland; In order to stop the transfer of lethal weapons from the West to Ukraine.
Russia had previously sent a note to NATO countries over the supply of weapons to Ukraine.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stressed that any shipment containing weapons to Ukraine would become a legitimate target for Russia..
In another context, the advisor to the Acting President of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Yan Gagin, announced that the Ukrainian militants have intensified their activities along the entire front line in the Donetsk People’s Republic..
Jagen said, according to the channel, that “there is a serious intensification of the enemy’s activity along the entire line of contact,” noting that they are active in the air and in the back lines, where the support services were working very actively..
He stressed that the Ukrainians are making attempts to feel the pulse of the Russian defenses to identify weaknesses.