14-year-old Ukrainian weightlifting died under the bombs in Mariupol
by LORENZO CIOTTI | VIEW 969
14-year-old Alina Peregudova, a young Ukrainian weightlifting champion, died with her mother in a Russian bombing in Mariupol, Ukraine, as the head of the city council said: "Russian peace has arrived and freed her from this future.
The promising sportswoman from the Donetsk region died under the bombs of the enemies. " The Ministry of Culture and Sports of Ukraine said: "It is difficult to find the words to express my deepest condolences to all those who have known her."
What is happening in Ukraine today
According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, more than 5.5 million Ukrainian refugees have arrived in neighboring countries since the beginning of the Russian invasion.
The number has increased by over 70,000 in the past two days. In the update on the losses suffered so far, the Russian Army said that after 68 days of conflict there are 194 fighter planes downed, as well as 155 helicopters and 271 drones.
In addition, the Kiev forces claim to have destroyed 1,048 Russian tanks, 459 pieces of artillery. Finland will decide on May 12 whether to apply for Nato membership. This was reported by the daily Iltalehti, citing anonymous government sources.
Head of Moscow diplomacy, Sergei Lavrov, said: "Adolf Hitler also had Jewish origins, the greatest anti-Semites are precisely the Jews." Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid replied: "His words are unforgivable, the ambassador will be summoned for a consultation." French Minister: "We are meeting today to reaffirm our solidarity with our European colleagues but also to remember the rules: contracts do not end like this.
We will continue to pay in euros or dollars, depending on how the contracts were signed."
Denmark has announced the reopening of its embassy in Kiev as a sign of support for Ukraine against the Russian invasion. It is the first Nordic country to take the step announced during a surprise visit to Kiev by Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod.