Russia threatens to strike British military targets in Ukraine ‘and beyond’

Russia threatens to strike British military targets in Ukraine ‘and beyond’
Russia threatens to strike British military targets in Ukraine ‘and beyond’

The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday May 6 that its forces could strike “any British military installation or equipment on Ukrainian territory and beyond”, if kyiv used “British weapons” against targets located in Russia. Russian diplomacy declared in a press release that it had “warned” British Ambassador Nigel Casey, summoned by Moscow on Monday. A summons which follows statements by the British Foreign Minister, David Cameron, “on the right of Ukraine to strike the territory of Russia using British weapons”.

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The Russian army claims the capture of two Ukrainian localities. The Russian Defense Ministry claimed to have conquered two Ukrainian villages: one is in an area of ​​the Donetsk region (east) where it is advancing rapidly, and the other in the Kharkiv region (northeast). In a statement, he said that his soldiers have “released” the locality of Soloviové, near Otcheretyne; whose capture it claimed on Sunday, and that of Kotlyarivka.

The EU and France are urging Beijing to “use all its influence” on Russia. At the end of a trilateral meeting organized at the Elysée with French President Emmanuel Macron and his Chinese counterpart, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, declared that theThe EU and France were counting on China to “use all its influence on Russia” to stop the war in Ukraine. Ursula von der Leyen and Emmanuel Macron also called on the Chinese president, visiting France for two days, to do “more efforts to limit the delivery of dual equipment to Russia [pouvant être utilisés à des fins civiles et militaires] who find themselves on the battlefield”in Ukraine.

Ukrainian electricity infrastructure targeted. At midday, around 15,000 customers in the Sumy region remained without power, according to the regional electricity company. Moscow has intensified its strikes against Ukraine’s energy network, causing power cuts and rationing in the regions of Sumy and Kharkiv, which border Russia. PMore than 400,000 homes were deprived of electricity due to these attacks, the Ministry of Energy announced.

Vladimir Putin announces future nuclear exercises. The Russian president ordered nuclear exercises to be held “in the near future”, notably involving troops based near Ukraine, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. They aim to “maintain preparation” of the army to protect the country, “in response to provocative statements and threats made against Russia by certain Western officials”, the Ministry of Defense said on Monday. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov cited comments from “Mr Macron”of “British representatives” and a “representative of the United States Senate, if I’m not mistaken”.

A Ukrainian attack leaves six dead and 35 injured. At least six people were killed and 35 others injured Monday morning in a Ukrainian explosive drone attack in the Russian region of Belgorod, which borders Ukraine, the local governor announced. “Two small trucks (…), which were transporting employees to their workplace, and a car were attacked by the Ukrainian army using kamikaze drones,” detailed Vyacheslav Gladkov, on Telegram. The attack took place near Beriozovka, a village very close to the Ukrainian border.

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