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News of the night that you may have missed:

▪️Overnight, Russian missiles bombarded Lviv and the surrounding area. Military infrastructure was reportedly destroyed in the Yavorivskiy area, which is close to the Polish border.

▪️Ukrainian military have captured an enemy gasoline and lubricant store in the east of the country, as well as 29 Russians, a Strila-10 surface-to-air missile system, a T-72 tank, and other armoured vehicles. The Operational Command Pyvden confirmed this.

▪️In a procedural vote, the US Senate approved a $40 billion aid package for Ukraine. The bill is anticipated to pass the Senate tomorrow.

▪️Following Russia's military engagement in Ukraine, US senators have begun crafting legislation that would allow courts to examine charges of military wrongdoing even if none of the parties involved is citizens of the United States.

▪️The bill was sent to the New York Times, according to the newspaper.
Ukraine and Japan have agreed to a loan of 13 billion yen (100 million dollars). The funds will be utilised to "strengthen demonopolization and anti-corruption institutions, land and credit markets, and social protection," according to the announcement.
❗️The operational update regarding the Russian_invasion on 06.00 on May 17, 2022.

▪️In the Lyman direction, Russian enemy conducted offensive operations in the area of the settlement of Drobysheve. Strengthens troop groups.

▪️In the Severodonetsk direction, near the settlement of Sirotyne, Russian enemy suffered losses during the fighting and withdrew.

▪️In the Bakhmut direction, Russian enemy fought in the direction of the settlement of Vyskryva, had no success.

▪️In the Avdiivka direction, Russian occupiers fought in the direction of the settlement of Kamyanka, and also had no success.

▪️In the Kurakhiv direction, the enemy launched an offensive in the direction of the settlement of Vuhledar, but had no success.

▪️In the Bessarabian direction, as a result of a missile strike from Russian strategic aircraft, in the Belgorod-Dniester district of Odesa region, objects of civil infrastructure were affected, private buildings were destroyed.

▪️In the waters of the Black Sea, near the Snake Island, noted the conduct of hoisting and rescue operations at the site of the destruction of the Russian landing craft.

▪️In the previous day, the air defence units of the Land Forces and the Air Force hit five air targets: a Su-25 aircraft, three operational-tactical UAVs and a cruise missile.

▪️Eleven enemy attacks were repulsed in Donetsk and Luhansk over the past 24 hours, five tanks, one Tor anti-aircraft missile system, six artillery systems, twelve units of armoured combat vehicles and one enemy vehicle were destroyed.
More than 653 children suffered in Ukraine as a result of Russia's full-scale armed aggression. 💔

According to the official numbers, 229 children died and more than 424 were injured.

These numbers are not final, since work is underway to establish them in places of active attacks, in temporarily occupied and liberated territories.
⚡️US Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said a $40 billion Ukraine support bill is likely to be approved on Thursday, May 19, reports The Guardian.
🤬The occupants have already stolen 400 thousand tons of grain in Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk and Luhansk regions

This was reported in the Committee for Economic Development of the Verkhovna Rada.

▪️ In the future, this may lead to famine in the occupied territories of these regions, the committee stressed.

▪️ In addition, Russian troops destroy elevators, warehouses, agricultural machinery and infrastructure with their missile and bomb strikes, thereby disrupting the sowing campaign.

▪️ Due to the blockade of Ukrainian ports and the mining of sea routes, Ukraine also cannot export the harvest of previous years.
🤬🤬🤬The body of a 2-year-old child was retrieved from the rubble of a house destroyed by the Rashists in Bakhmut. A total of five people were killed and four were injured.
🇺🇦🇬🇧 Boris Johnson and Volodymyr Zelensky are negotiating an end to Putin's food blockade in the Black Sea.

Zelensky and Johnson want to open sea and land routes from Ukraine to stop the starvation of millions of people around the world.

Boris Johnson stated that he admired the brave defenders of Mariupol and called on Russia to treat all prisoners of war with the dignity and respect.
⚡️The European Parliament supported a resolution calling on the EU to create a special tribunal for Russian war crimes in Ukraine.
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🤬‼️In Energodar, Russians used force against rescuers who came out in support of the kidnapped head of the fire and rescue squad Vitaly Troyan, Mayor Dmitry Orlov said.

Occupants beat people and damage fire and rescue equipment.
⚡️The situation as of 6pm, May 20. General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine:

The Russian military has launched missile strikes on infrastructure in various parts of Ukraine.

Two missile battalions of the "Tochka-U" tactical missile system and a battalion of the "Smerch" multiple launch rocket system are deployed at separate ranges on the territory of the Republic of Belarus. The threat of missile strikes remains.

In the temporarily occupied territories of Kharkiv region, the enemy continues to block the work of Ukrainian mobile operators, distributes propaganda materials, and tries to broadcast Russian TV and radio channels.

In Mariupol, the enemy is carrying out filtration measures against the local population.
🤬🤬🤬House of Culture in the town of Lozova in the Kharkiv region after a missile strike by the Russian military.
🇪🇺Chief diplomat of the European Union, Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell called Russia's offensive against Ukraine madness.

According to him, Russia's large-scale aggression against Ukraine has become a wake-up call for EU defense policy.
🇳🇿New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said her country has sent an additional 30 troops to Europe. They will teach Ukrainian gunners how to use 105mm L119 guns.

The course will last about a week.
🇩🇪Germany in talks with Senegal on gas production – Scholz

According to the chancellor, the issue of cooperation between countries in this area "deserves close attention."

This will help Berlin reduce its dependence on Russian gas
🇬🇧British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has penned a letter to the “strong and dignified” children of Ukraine, praising them for holding their heads high in the “toughest of times”.

He told the children they were not alone, saying it was “very sad” that on a visit to Kyiv last month he saw no youngsters playing outside.

“When your president showed me around Kyiv last month, the absence of children and young people on the streets and in the parks made me feel very sad,” he wrote.
He went on to say that Ukrainian children must bear two things in mind: that they should be “immensely proud” and that they have “millions” of friends around the world. Mr Johnson said the children should be proud of their country, their parents, their families, their soldiers and, “most of all”, themselves.

“Yet, every day Ukrainian children are teaching all of us what it means to be strong and dignified, to hold your head high in even the toughest of times. I can think of no better role model for children and adults everywhere.”
😡🤯 Russians destroyed the region's largest solar power plant in Kharkiv region.

The ground-based solar power plant SPP "Merefa" was put into operation in 2019, and it was built on the territory of the scrap-heap with credit funds. Russian troops pounded the territory with "Iskanders". Craters, six meters deep and 11 meters in diameter, were formed at the site of the hits. The shelling completely disabled the SPP.

"Some panels, some transformers remained, but the station is mostly destroyed. It will take a large amount of money to rebuild", - the power plant management said.
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🎥 Over the years, Ukrainians cherished their culture, their genetic code of the nation, which cannot be destroyed by enemy bullets. Victory will be ours!