Russian war to determine ‘if brute force will rule the world’ – live


President Zelensky meets US officials

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky has said Russia’s ongoing invasion will determine whether “brute force will rule the world.”

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Mr Zelensky addressed world leaders pleading for economic support in the war and also warning of the global dangers of Russia’s aggression.

“This is the moment when it is decided whether brute force will rule the world,” Mr Zelensky said before calling on nations to enforce further and stronger sanctions on Russia including an embargo on Russian oil, no trade with the Kremlin and a banning of Moscow’s banks from global systems.

The Ukrainian president added in his address that “if aggressors lose everything, countries would lose motivation to start wars.”

His comments come as Mr Zelensky said “50 to 100 people” are dying every day in the east of the country as Russia tries to capture more territory in the Donbas region.

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Kremlin says West triggered global food crisis with sanctions

The Kremlin said on Monday that the west had triggered a global food crisis by imposing the severest sanctions in modern history on Russia over the war in Ukraine.

The war – and the West’s attempt to isolate Russia as punishment – have sent the price of grain, cooking oil, fertiliser and energy soaring.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday that he was in intense contact with Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, the United States and the European Union in an effort to restore grain exports from Ukraine as a global food crisis worsens.

Russian president Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said, agreed with the United Nations assessment that the world faced a food crisis that could cause famine.

“Russia has always been a rather reliable grain exporter,” Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said. “We are not the source of the problem. The source of the problem that leads to world hunger are those who imposed sanctions against us, and the sanctions themselves.”

Thomas Kingsley23 May 2022 12:15

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NEW :Ukraine says 87 were killed in Russian air strike last week

Eighty seven people were killed in a Russian air strike on the village of Desna last Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Monday during a speech to global business leaders at Davos.

Ukrainian authorities last week had said that eight people were killed in the strike on Desna, located in the northern Ukrainian region of Chernihiv.

Thomas Kingsley23 May 2022 11:43

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NEW: Ukrainian court sentences Russian soldier to life in prison for killing civilian

A Ukrainian court sentenced a Russian soldier to life in prison on Monday for killing an unarmed civilian in the first war crimes trial arising from Russia’s 24 February invasion.

Vadim Shishimarin, a 21-year-old tank commander, had pleaded guilty to killing the 62-year-old man in the northeastern Ukrainian village of Chupakhivka on 28 February after being ordered to shoot at him from a car.

(Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Thomas Kingsley23 May 2022 11:04

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ICYMI: Ukraine rules out any ceasefire deal that would see land given to Russia

Ukraine’s lead negotiator has ruled out any ceasefire deal in which Kyiv would cede territory to Russia or allow Russian troops to remain on its land.

Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to president Volodymyr Zelensky, who is leading talks with Moscow said such concessions would backfire as Russia would hit back harder after any break in fighting.

“The war will not stop. It will just be put on pause for some time,” Mr Podolyak said in an interview with Reuters in the presidential office in Kyiv.

“They’ll start a new offensive, even more bloody and large-scale.”

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Thomas Kingsley23 May 2022 11:00

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Azovstal fighters to face trial in breakaway region – Russian state agency says

The leader of Ukraine’s breakaway Donetsk People’s Republic on Monday said the fighters who surrendered at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol will a face trial in the separatist region, Interfax news agency reported.

“The prisoners from Azovstal are being held on the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic,” Interfax quoted Denis Pushilin as saying. “Organising an international tribunal on the republic’s territory is also planned.”

The report did not specify what charges the fighters would face.

(Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Thomas Kingsley23 May 2022 10:45

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NEW: The outcome of the war in Ukraine will decide ‘whether brute force will rule world’ – President Zelensky

Speaking at the World Economic Forum via videolink President Voloymyr Zelensky of Ukraine says the outcome of war in Ukraine will decide “whether brute force will rule the world.”

Speaking earlier at the event, to a panel on economic warfare, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Yuliia Svyrydenko called on countries to continue imposing sanctions against Russia.

“Armies win battles but the economy wins wars,” she said. “Now is not the time for a cost-benefit analysis. We have to cut Russia off from the global economy completely.”

(AFP via Getty Images)

Thomas Kingsley23 May 2022 10:37

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Hungary must work with EU on Russian oil embargo – German economy minister

German economy minister Robert Habeck has warned Hungary against blocking efforts to impose an European Union-wide embargo on Russian oil imports in response to the war in Ukraine.

“There are different solutions for different countries,” Mr Habeck said at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Monday. “I expect everyone, including Hungary to work on a solution,” he added.

Earlier on Monday, the minister told German radio that he was disappointed the EU had not yet found agreement on the planned oil embargo, which has been in the works for weeks now, and that Germany would be willing to forego Hungary’s participation to speed up the process.

“If the Commission president says we’re doing this as 26 without Hungary, then that is a path that I would always support,” Habeck told the Deutschlandfunk broadcaster. “But I have not yet heard this from the EU,” he added.

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