Russia's military invasion of Ukraine continues.

Russian and Ukrainian troops continue to fight in various parts of Ukraine, and many civilians are evacuating abroad.

We will keep you updated on the movements on the 26th (Japan time) regarding the situation in Ukraine, such as the situation of the battle and the diplomacy of the countries concerned.

(There is a time difference of 6 hours between Japan and Ukraine and Moscow in Russia)

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kreva "Potential Food Crisis Over Years"

On the 25th, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kreva attended the "Davos Conference", the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Switzerland.

In this, the Russian army is said to be blocking major ports in Ukraine and hindering grain exports. "If this situation continues, Ukraine will not be able to plant new crops and the food crisis will last for several years. May continue, "he said, raising concerns that food shortages and rising grain prices could be prolonged.

He also pointed out that Russia is proposing to lift the blockade of the port in return for easing economic sanctions, and strongly criticized it as "a clear blackmail to the international community."

President Putin visits injured soldiers

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited a hospital in the capital Moscow on the 25th, participated in a battle in Ukraine, and visited injured soldiers.

In state television footage, President Putin visited the hospital room with Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and shook hands with the soldiers being treated.

And when one of the soldiers said he had a nine-month-old son, he said, "You're a proud dad."

President Putin then attended a meeting of relevant ministers, stating that "dead soldiers should be treated as heroes" and rush to support the bereaved families of soldiers injured and dead in battle. , Instructed.

Regarding the human loss of the Russian army, the British Ministry of Defense pointed out in an analysis on May 23 that it is likely that about 15,000 people were killed in the three months after the invasion, and the current situation is severe. It is embossed.

Governor Luhansk "Continuous attacks on residential areas"

Governor Guydai of Luhansk Oblast in eastern Ukraine accused him on social media on the 25th, saying, "Russian troops have been constantly attacking residential areas in recent days."

On the 4th, one of the major cities, Severodonetsk, was attacked, killing 6 people, injuring 8 people, destroying 2 homes and destroying a total of 25 homes in the state. about it.

UNHCR "Evacuation of 6.64 million people outside Ukraine"

According to the UNHCR = United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the number of people evacuated from Ukraine after the invasion of the Russian army has reached about 6.64 million as of the 24th.

The main evacuation destinations are Poland with about 3.54 million, Romania with about 970,000, Hungary with about 650,000, and Moldova with about 470,000.

In addition, about 940,000 people have evacuated to Russia.

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has announced that at least 3,974 civilians have died in Ukraine between February 24 and May 24, as Russia's military invasion has begun.

Of these, 259 are children.

By region, 2234 people have been confirmed dead in Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts in the east, and 1740 people have been confirmed dead in other areas such as Kiwi and Kharkiv Oblast in the east.

In addition, the number of injured citizens is said to be 4,654.

Russia offensive to take full control of the two eastern states

Russian troops are stepping up their offensive to take full control of the two eastern states of Ukraine.

On the 25th, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that it had destroyed a factory in Zaporizhia in the southeast with missiles and attacked Ukrainian troops on the move in Dnipropetrovsk in the east.

Russia's foreign ministry spokesman Zaharova announced on the 25th that Russia had removed mines installed at the port in Mariupol, a key point in Donetsk Oblast, which had already declared control. ..

In addition, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a presidential decree on the 25th to simplify the procedure to make it easier for residents of Kherson Oblast in southern Ukraine and Zaporizhia Oblast in southeastern Ukraine to acquire Russian nationality.

Russia is stepping up its offensive toward full control of the two eastern states, and is working to establish control in areas where it has already taken control.