17 May 2022 - Ukraine Special Weapons News
- The operational update regarding the russian invasion on 18.00 on May 17, 2022 Ukraine MOD 17 May 2022
- The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02 to 17.05 Ukraine MOD 17 May 2022
- The operational update regarding the russian invasion on 06.00 on May 17, 2022 Ukraine MOD 17 May 2022
- Ukrainian city of Mariupol falls to Russia Press TV 17 May 2022 -- The Ukrainian military says efforts are underway for the evacuation of the country's remaining soldiers from their last stronghold in Mariupol as the city falls to Russia.
- Ukraine Hopes Soldiers Evacuated From Mariupol Can Be Part Of Prisoner Exchange RFE/RL 17 May 2022 -- Ukraine's deputy defense minister has expressed hope that the 264 Ukrainian fighters evacuated from the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol will be exchanged for Russian prisoners of war.
- Fall of Ukraine's Port of Mariupol to Russians Appears Imminent VOA 17 May 2022 -- The fall of the Ukrainian port of Mariupol to Russia appeared imminent Tuesday as Ukraine moved to abandon the city's sprawling steel plant, and hundreds of Kyiv fighters who had been holed up there turned themselves over to Russian forces in a deal reached by the warring parties.
- Ukraine enjoys the strong support of the Czech Republic as regards the prospect of EU membership - Ihor Zhovkva President of Ukraine 17 May 2022
- Ukraine Passes Israel to Become Biggest Recipient of US Military Aid in Matter of Months Sputnik 17 May 2022 -- The Senate advanced $40 billion in additional proposed US assistance to Ukraine on Monday, with the final passage of aid package expected to take place as soon as Wednesday. Last week, Senator Rand Paul temporarily held up the bill by requesting some oversight for the billions in taxpayer dollars Washington plans to shovel in Kiev's direction.
- Ukraine needs Ukrainian heroes alive - this is our principle - address by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy President of Ukraine 17 May 2022
- Facts about Russia-Ukraine conflict: Putin says Russia would respond to expansion of NATO military infrastructure into Finland, Sweden People's Daily 17 May 2022 -- The following are the latest developments in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine:
- Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Holds a Press Briefing DoD 17 May 2022
- U.S. Launches Program To Document War Crimes In Ukraine RFE/RL 17 May 2022 -- The U.S. State Department has announced the launch of a new program to capture and analyze evidence of war crimes and other atrocities committed by Russian forces in Ukraine.
- Promoting Accountability for War Crimes and Other Atrocities in Ukraine US Dept. of State 17 May 2022 -- The U.S. Department of State is announcing the launch of a new Conflict Observatory to capture, analyze, and make widely available evidence of Russia-perpetrated war crimes and other atrocities in Ukraine.
- US Treasury Secretary Asks Allies for More Economic Aid to Ukraine VOA 17 May 2022 -- In a speech delivered Tuesday in Brussels, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen called on allies to provide more financial support to Ukraine, saying an effort like that to rebuild Europe after World War II would eventually be necessary to help Ukraine recover from the ongoing war with Russia.
- NATO Deputy Secretary General discusses military support for Ukraine with EU Foreign Affairs Council NATO 17 May 2022 -- On Tuesday (17 May 2022) the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Mircea GeoanÄ, participated in a meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union in its defence configuration.
- Finland declares its interest to accede to NATO Finnish Government 17 May 2022 -- On Tuesday 17 May 2022, the President of the Republic of Finland decided, on the proposal of the Government, to notify the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) of Finland's interest to engage in talks on accession to NATO and appointed a delegation to Finland's accession talks to be held with NATO and its member countries.
- Geopolitical tension mounts as Sweden, Finland poised to join NATO People's Daily 17 May 2022 -- Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson on Monday announced the official decision to start the process of the country's application to become a NATO member, one day after Finland made a like move to apply for membership of the military bloc.
- Sweden Signs NATO Admission Request; Finland Approves Membership Bid RFE/RL 17 May 2022 -- Finland and Sweden have taken another major step toward joining the NATO military alliance in response to Russia's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, as Moscow warned it would watch the developments and respond accordingly.
- Erdogan-Allied Turkish Nationalist Party Proposes Keeping Sweden, Finland in NATO 'Waiting Room' Sputnik 17 May 2022 -- On Monday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he couldn't approve Sweden and Finland's bids for membership in NATO, since it would turn the alliance into a "place where there will be many representatives of terrorists". Ankara has long accused the Nordic countries of "harbouring" members of the Kurdish Workers Party.
- Statement by White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on the Meeting Between President Biden and Prime Minister Andersson of Sweden and President NiinistÃ¶ of Finland The White House 17 May 2022
- Update 76 - IAEA Director General Statement on Situation in Ukraine IAEA 17 May 2022 -- The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) plans to send its next nuclear safety, security and safeguards mission to Ukraine's Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in the coming weeks, Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said today.
- UNICEF Says Ukraine War Exacerbating Issue Of Severe Child Hunger RFE/RL 17 May 2022 -- The United Nations' children's agency says war in Ukraine, one of the world's largest grain suppliers, is threatening to plunge the world into a "spiraling" food crisis, exacerbating the problem of severe hunger among a growing number of children.
- NATO Expansion, Disregard for Russian Security Interests Behind Ukraine Crisis, Iran Says Sputnik 17 May 2022 -- The Western alliance has carried out several waves of eastward expansion, swallowing up every former member of the defunct Warsaw Pact, three republics of the former Soviet Union, and four ex-Yugoslav republics. Before the escalation of the crisis in February, bloc officials had said repeatedly that Ukrainian membership was a done deal.
- Latest Developments in Ukraine: May 17 VOA 17 May 2022
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