Eighty-first day of war. According to Kiev, the Russians are withdrawing from the Kharkiv region in the north, trying to secure “full control” of Donetsk, Lugansk in the east and Kherson in the south.
Intense negotiations on the evacuation of 60 people, the most seriously injured and doctors, from the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol. Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Vereshchuk talks about a possible agreement whose “result may not satisfy everyone”. In the factory, she explained, there are not only militiamen from the Azov regiment but also members of other departments of the armed forces and the police. Turkey offers a ship to take refugees from the port of Berdyank – on the Sea of Azov, such as Mariupol – to Istanbul.
Putin warns Finnish President Niinistö that his country’s entry into NATO is “a mistake”. His deputy foreign minister Grushko says that if Finland and Sweden join NATO this “will not be left without a political reaction”, but “it is too early to talk about the deployment of Russian nuclear forces in the Baltic region”.
The European Commission is preparing to revise the Eurozone growth estimates for 2022, with a drastic generalized cut compared to its latest GDP forecast for February, which stood at 4%. In the new spring economic forecasts that Brussels will present on Monday, Italy should lose about one and a half points of GDP compared to the 4.1% projected in February. The economic impact of the war in Ukraine mainly weighs on the growth of the entire euro zone.
A positive note comes during the night from Eurovision, where Ukraine of the Kalush Orchestra triumphs. 631 preferences go to the country devastated by the war, as many as 440 with televoting by European spectators. The EU leaders congratulate. Zelensky rejoices: «Our music conquers Europe, we will do everything to host the next Eurovision in Mariupol».
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02.52 – The large convoy of displaced people from Mariupol reaches Zaporizhzhia safely
According to Petro Andriushchenko, aide to the mayor of Mariupol, the convoy contains between 500 and 1,000 cars, which represents the largest single evacuation from the city since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
02.45 – Kalush Orchestra: we haven’t heard Zelensky yet
“I haven’t had a chance to talk to Zelensky yet, he’s very busy, he has other important things to do.” This was stated by Oleh Psjuk, the singer of the Kalush Orchestra, at a press conference after the victory of the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin. “We will do everything possible to host Eurovision in a new and peaceful Ukraine,” added Psyuk.
02.33 – Eurovision, Ukrainian singer: ready to fight in war
“Like any Ukrainian, we are ready to fight in the war, to the end.” So Oleh Psjuk, the singer of the Eurovision-winning Kalush Orchestra, replied to a Swedish journalist who asked her if the members of the group were ready to enlist.
02.25 – The Russians have set up a prison for defecting soldiers from Zaporizhzhia
The Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration reported on its Telegram channel that Russian forces have begun imprisoning fellow soldiers who refuse to fight in a local school and are burning the bodies of dead soldiers in a chicken coop.
02.11 – Ukraine repels 12 Russian attacks in Donbass
The Ukrainian Armed Forces repelled 12 Russian attacks in the Donbass. He reports it The Kyiv independent, citing the command of operations of the joint forces of Ukraine. Ukraine reportedly destroyed eight tanks, five artillery systems, nine units of armored combat equipment and five vehicles. Air defense units were also shot down: six unmanned aerial vehicles.
01.58 – EU: we hope that free Ukraine can host the next Eurovision
The EU leaders greet on Twitter the victory of the Kalush Orchestra and Ukraine in theEurovision Song Contest of Turin. “Your song won our hearts tonight. We celebrate your victory around the world. The EU is with you, ”writes the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. “The hope is that next year’s Eurovision can be hosted in Kiev in a free and united Ukraine”, adds the President of the European Council Charles Michel, also citing some lines of the winning song. Stefania: “I’ll always find my way home, even if all roads are destroyed.” A congratulatory message also arrives from the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell: «Long live music! Long live Europe! Glory to Ukraine! ».
Tonight your song won our heart.
We are celebrating your victory all over the world.
The EU is with you. pic.twitter.com/SVdx8NISVN
– Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) May 14, 2022
01.29 – Eurovision, Johnson: Ukrainian victory shows support for the struggle for freedom
“Congratulations to Ukraine for winning Eurovision 2022. It is a clear reflection not only of your talent, but also of your unshakable support for your fight for freedom.” So on Twitter, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson congratulates the Kalush Orchestra on their triumph at Eurovision 2022. Johnson also says he is “incredibly proud of Sam Ryder and how brilliantly he represented the UK tonight”.
Congratulations to Ukraine for winning the @Eurovision Song Contest 2022.
It is a clear reflection of not just your talent, but of the unwavering support for your fight for freedom.
Incredibly proud of @SamRyderMusic and how he brilliantly represented the UK tonight.
– Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) May 14, 2022
01.07 – Zelensky: our music conquers Europe, we will host Eurovision 2023 in Mauriupol
«Our courage impresses the world, our music conquers Europe! Ukraine will host Eurovision next year! For the third time in its history. And I believe – not the last. We will do our best to host Eurovision participants and guests in Mariupol Ukraine one day. Free, peaceful, rebuilt! Thank you for winning the Kalush Orchestra and everyone who voted for us! I am sure that our victorious agreement in the battle with the enemy is not far off. Glory to Ukraine! ». This is how Ukrainian President Zelensky comments on the victory of the Kalush Orchestra on TelegramEurovision Song Contest.
01.01 – Ukraine wins theEurovision Song Contest with popular vote
The Kalush Orchestra, which was competing with Stefania, triumphed at Eurovision with 631 votes, 192 received by the juries of the various countries and 439 through televoting. In second place the United Kingdom. In the hours leading up to the final, President Zelensky had also invited people to vote for the Kalush Orchestra.
00.23 – Russian bombing kills 3 civilians in Donetsk
Donetsk Oblast Governor Pavlo Kirilenko briefs on Telegram that two civilians were killed in Bohorodychne and one in Keramik. He also claimed that two of the four injured people in Luhansk Oblast were being treated in Bakhmut.
00.14 – Ukrainian air force has destroyed 201 Russian aircraft to date
Ukrainian aviation spokesman Yuriy Ignat said on May 14 the aviation destroyed a Su-30 / Su-34 aircraft, seven unmanned aerial vehicles, a platoon base, a command and control post, 10 vehicles armored. As a result, nearly 30 Russian soldiers were killed, Ignat said.
00.01 – Zelensky to US senators: Russia is declared a “terrorist state”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, meeting today with a delegation of US senators, asked that Russia be officially declared a “terrorist state”. This was said by the Ukrainian leader himself in his usual evening message. “I had talks in Kiev with a delegation of US senators led by the leader of the Republican minority Mitchell McConnell – he said – I believe that this visit has once again demonstrated the strength of the bipartisan support for our nation, the strength of the ties between the America and Ukraine ».
Here’s what happened on May 14th