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 31st (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)

President Biden "Does not provide long-range rocket system to Ukraine"

Regarding military support to Ukraine, US President Joe Biden was asked by reporters on the 30th, "Would you like to provide a long-range rocket system to Ukraine?" No. "


In eastern Ukraine, fierce artillery battles between Russian and Ukrainian troops continued, and the Ukrainian side requested the provision of a multiple launch rocket system capable of launching missiles with a range of 300 km.


The Biden administration has launched a series of military aid to Ukraine, but it seems that it is careful not to overstimulate Russia over what kind of weapons it will provide.

Turkish President has a series of telephone talks with Russian and Ukrainian Presidents

According to the Turkish Presidential Office, in a telephone talk with President Putin, "Turkey is ready to hold a talk with the United Nations in Istanbul with the United Nations and play a role of a surveillance mechanism," and is willing to mediate for a ceasefire agreement. Shown.


Meanwhile, according to the Russian Presidential Administration, Putin said, "In cooperation with Turkey, we are ready to promote sea transportation, including the export of grains from the ports of the Black Sea and the Sea of ​​Azov facing southern Ukraine." about it.


However, Putin's reaction to the meeting with the United Nations proposed by President Erdogan has not been clarified.


In a telephone conversation with President Zelensky, President Erdogan said, "It is especially important to secure a route for exporting Ukrainian agricultural products. We will continue to be prepared to provide all necessary support, including mediators." Said.

President Erdogan wants to reach a ceasefire agreement between Russia and Ukraine, but it is unclear whether negotiations will resume.

"Additional Sanctions" Video Message to President Zelensky EU Conference

Ukraine's President Zelensky sent a video message at the EU-European Union summit on the 30th, stating that "it is clear that stronger sanctions are needed for Russia's invasion," and additional sanctions on Russia. I requested that you do it promptly.


On top of that, Hungary strongly opposes the ban on oil imports, and EU member states have different positions. "We must end all conflicts in Europe. It will increase Russia's pressure on Europe as a whole. We should include oil in the sanctions, "he said, calling for EU member states to take a united response to the realization of the sanctions.

French commercial TV station "Cameraman interviewed died after being bombarded"

According to BFM TV, a French private television station, the person who died was photographer Frederick Lecleluymov (32), who was interviewing a humanitarian aid activity to evacuate citizens from Severodonetsk in eastern Ukraine. The reporter who was involved in the bombardment was also slightly injured.


President Macron told Twitter, "I would like to express my condolences by sharing my sorrows with my family, friends and colleagues. I reiterate that France will unconditionally support those who engage in difficult interviews in conflict areas." I posted it.

Ukrainian public broadcaster "Urban Warfare in the Suburbs of Severodonetsk"

A public broadcaster in Ukraine has posted the local situation in English at home and abroad on the video posting site YouTube, and in the video released on the 30th, it is said that the inhabitants have been killed by the attack in the eastern and southern parts of Ukraine. increase.


Of these, in eastern Luhansk Oblast, Russian soldiers entered the suburbs of Severodonetsk, causing a fierce urban warfare, and a residential area was bombarded, killing two people and injuring five.

Houses were also attacked in the eastern province of Donetsk, killing three people, and in the southern province of Mykolaiv, a Russian military attack destroyed the center of the town, killing one and injuring three. is.

Dutch and Danish companies “Also stop gas supply from Russia”

The Dutch major gas company "Gastera" announced on the 30th that the supply of natural gas from Russia will be stopped from the 31st.

When he refused to pay the purchase price of natural gas in the Russian currency ruble, he was told by Russia's largest government-affiliated gas company "Gazprom" that it would stop supplying gas.


"It was useless to repeatedly ask Gazprom to respect the payment methods and supply obligations agreed in the contract," the statement said.

We are considering procuring from other companies, but it is unclear what kind of impact it will have on future supply and demand.


In addition, Danish energy giant Ørsted also announced on the 30th that it may stop supplying gas from Gazprom as it continues to refuse payments in the ruble.


In anticipation of the situation, he said that he had secured the natural gas required for storage facilities in Denmark and Germany, and said that "suspension of supply is a breach of contract."


Russia stopped supplying natural gas to Poland and Bulgaria last month, and also stopped supplying Finland, which applied for NATO = North Atlantic Treaty Organization, this month, which seems to be a retaliation for sanctions. Is strengthening.

“At least 4074 civilians have died since the invasion began, including 262 children”

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has announced that at least 4074 civilians have died in Ukraine between February 24 and May 29, as Russia's military invasion has begun.

Of these, 262 are children.



By region, 2307 people have been confirmed dead in Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts in the east, and 1767 people have been confirmed in other areas such as Kiwi and Kharkiv Oblast in the east.


The number of injured citizens is said to be 4826.

However, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said that the number of casualties in the eastern part of Mariupol, where fierce fighting continued, has not been confirmed yet, and the actual number of casualties greatly exceeds this. I am.

UNHCR “Approximately 6.8 million people have evacuated from 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 was about 6.8 million as of the 29th.


By evacuation destination, Poland has about 3.62 million people, Romania has about 980,000 people, Hungary has about 680,000 people, and Moldova has about 470,000 people.

In addition, about 970,000 people have evacuated to Russia.


On the other hand, some people are returning to Ukraine while watching the war situation after fleeing abroad.

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