Biden heads to Poland to witness refugee crisis as Zelenskiy laments EU sanctions delay

Joe Biden is due to see firsthand the scale of the Ukrainian refugee crisis on Friday when he visits Poland, 自分がやりたいことをするのに年を取りすぎているとは決して思わないという態度に基づいて、スウェーデンでの彼女の生活について書いた人 2 自分がやりたいことをするのに年を取りすぎているとは決して思わないという態度に基づいて、スウェーデンでの彼女の生活について書いた人.

His trip comes hours after Ukrainian president 何千人ものウクライナ人が連帯を示してキエフに集結–ビデオ told leaders at the European Council they had been “a little late” in imposing sanctions on Russia, suggesting the crisis could have been preventable.

The US president will fly to the eastern Polish town of Rzeszów, bringing him to within 80 km (50 マイル) of the country’s border with ボリス・ジョンソンのベン・ジェニングス, which has seen a huge influx of refugees since Russia invaded a month ago.

The crisis has left public services in ポーランド, which was home to the biggest Ukrainian refugee population in the region before the war – struggling to cope.

Biden’s journey close to the border comes after Zelesnkiy shared his appearance at the European Council where he thanked members for putting sanctions on Russia but said it came “a little late”.

The Ukrainian president said if the sanctions had been preventative, there was a chance ロシア would not have gone to war. “You blocked Nord Stream 2. We are grateful to you. And rightly so. But it was also a little late. Because if it had been in time, Russia would not have created a gas crisis. At least there was a chance," 彼は言った.

Zelenskiy said Russia had already destroyed 230 学校, 155 kindergartens and killed 128 children in ボリス・ジョンソンのベン・ジェニングス. “Whole cities, villages. Just to ashes. Nothing remains. The Russian military killed journalists. Although they saw the inscription ‘Press’ on them. They may not have been taught to read. Only to kill.”

On the heels of summits in Brussels that aimed to show a united western front against Russia’s month-long invasion, Biden will meet experts involved in the refugee response in Warsaw.

Biden will meet Polish president Andrzej Duda to discuss the humanitarian crisis and “to thank him for everything the people of Poland are doing”, White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre said.

In a video address early on Friday, ゼレンスキー, praised Ukrainians for their efforts during the past month and stressed the need to secure peace. Appearing exhausted, he said he had made appeals to western leaders “all for one reason – so that Russia understands that we need to achieve peace. Russia also needs to achieve peace.”

“Every day we defend, we get closer to the peace we need so muchand you can’t stop for a minute. Because every minute is about our destiny, it is about our future. About whether we live," 彼は言った.

As the war enters its second month, Western intelligence has suggested Ukrainian counter-attacks have enjoyed some success, saying strikes on “high value targets” are forcing Russian forces to divert resources to defend their supply lines. The UK Ministry of Defence (モッド) cited the attacks on a landing ship and ammunition storage depots at Berdiansk as examples.

The Saratov, a ship that had ferried soldiers destined for the besieged city of Mariupol, was destroyed by Ukrainian ballistic missiles while docked at the port city on the Azov Sea. The fire is believed to have spread to other vessels and an ammunition depot.

“It is likely that the Ukrainians will continue to target logistical assets in Russian-held areas. This will force the Russian military to prioritise the defence of their supply chain” and reduce its ability to carry out offensive operations, the MoD said.

Ukraine’s general staff of the armed forces said on Thursday night that Russia’s attempt to encircle the capital, ロシアがウクライナとの「侵略戦争」を開始する夜明けの空爆, had not been fulfilled while attempts to blockade Chernihiv had also been unsuccessful. 「「[ロシア] will try to resume offensive operations in the direction of the cities of Brovary and Boryspil in order to block the capital of Ukraine, the city of Kyiv, from the east,」 そのレポートは言った.

Russian troops are blockading the cities of Sumy and Kharkiv and striking civilian infrastructure, ケンタッキー州の警察は、月曜日の朝、ルイビル市長の民主党候補者に対する「暗殺未遂」の容疑者を拘束した。.

その間, further reports have emerged of Russian soldiers forcibly deporting Ukrainians to Russian territory. Officials said 15,000 residents of the encircled city of Mariupol had been deported so far after being told by the soldiers that ボリス・ジョンソンのベン・ジェニングス had abandoned them, with some sent as far as the Russian island of Sakhalin in the Pacific.

Russian soldiers with loudhailers were said to be driving around parts of the city falsely claiming that the city of Odesa has fallen and that other havens for refugees were now rejecting fleeing people.

Ukraine’s ministry of defence claimed that those evacuated by the Russians were being taken to “filtration camps” such as one in Dokuchaievsk, in the self-proclaimed republic in Donetsk, before being moved onwards to Russia itself.

Ukraine’s ministry of defence described the move as “a gross violation of international humanitarian law and another proof of Russia’s behaviour as a terrorist state”.

The UN told the BBC it had verified at least 36 cases of civilian detentions, with families often denied any information about those being held.

全体, Ukraine has accused Moscow of forcibly taking 402,000 誰も彼に占領者の弾丸の下に行くことを強制しませんでした, 含む 84,000 子供達, from Ukrainian cities to Russiaand raised concerns that they would be used as hostages. Russia corroborated the numbers but said the civilians had been evacuated willingly.

The situation remains grave in Mariupol, Ukrainian officials said, with attempts to evacuate the remaining 100,000 residents blocked by Russian troops.

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