(CNN Spanish) – Russia’s war in Ukraine is not over. These are the latest manifestations of the conflict that is keeping the world on edge.
According to the head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, “most of Severdonetsk” is now controlled by Russia, with troops “moving towards the center”. But Serhiy Hayday has denied Russian reports that Moscow forces have captured the entire city.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky welcomed the new EU sanctions against Moscow, but criticized the delay as “unacceptable”.
In addition, the Russian state-owned energy company Gosprom will suspend gas supplies to Denmark from this Wednesday.
Here is the latest headline about Russia’s war in Ukraine:
The Russians control “most of the Chevrolet Donetsk.”
Serhiy Hayday, head of the military administration in the Luhansk region, said Russian troops now controlled much of the city of Severodonetsk, but rejected suggestions that Ukrainian troops were encircling the area.
“We are in constant touch,” he said. “There is a chance of maneuvering, so the military is now quietly maintaining security in the areas they occupy. At this point 90% of the houses in the city are damaged. About 60% of these are almost impossible to recover. Vital infrastructure has been completely destroyed.”
Hodey said: “Now there is no chance to leave Severodonetsk. It is very dangerous and there are chances of escape. [ileso] They are very small. So there is no point in risking people’s lives. ”
Hade added that Russia’s goal was to encircle all Ukrainian troops. “Of course, they want to capture the whole of Luhansk very fast. Either cut off the” Lyczynsk-Bakmut “route, or quickly capture the Chevroletonetsk. But they have failed to capture the whole region.”
If Russian forces gain control of Severodonetsk, the neighboring city of Lyciansk will be any size urban area of Luhansk, which is under Ukrainian control.
Zelensky criticizes the EU’s delay in imposing sanctions on Russia
On Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky welcomed the EU’s new embargo against Moscow, but reduced the 50 – day gap between the fifth and sixth rounds.
“More than 50 days have passed since the fifth set of sanctions, which is unacceptable to us,” Zhelensky told a joint news conference with Slovak Prime Minister Jusana Kapudova in Kiev on Tuesday.
The European Union (EU) has agreed to ban 90% of Russian oil imports by the end of this year, European Council leaders said on Monday.
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Gosprom suspends Russian gas supply to Denmark
Danish energy company Ørsted has confirmed that the Russian state-owned energy company Gasprom will suspend gas supplies from June 1.
At rsted, we are committed to refusing to pay in rubles, and we are prepared for this situation, so we hope to be able to deliver gas to our customers, “said Mats Nieper, Chairman and CEO of the company.
Rsted warned on Monday that it could be disrupted, and that products to reduce the risk of widespread distribution include filling up its gas storage facilities in Germany and Denmark.
About 4% of Denmark’s total energy consumption comes from Russian gas, according to the European think tank Bruegel.
Russia’s gas supply has been cut off as Finland, Poland and Bulgaria have already refused to pay the ruble. Russian President Vladimir Putin said in March that “enemy” countries should pay more rubles than the euros or dollars stipulated in the agreements.
World crude oil prices have risen to levels not seen in the past three months
Brent crude closed at a three-month high on Tuesday after the European Union reached an agreement to ban 90% of Russian oil imports by the end of this year.
However, after a new report indicated that OPEC may finally be ready to boost production, oil finished well above its daily highs.
Worldwide Brent crude rose 1% on the day to close at $ 122.84 a barrel, the highest level since March 8. In the previous session, Brent rose to $ 125.28.
After the initial rise, US crude was at $ 114.67 a barrel, down 0.4% on the day.
In an effort to punish Moscow for its invasion of Ukraine, the European Union created a partial embargo on Russian oil imports. While new sanctions are widely expected, the move will further affect global energy supplies.
According to the International Energy Agency, Russia’s largest buyer of energy will be Europe, with about 2.4 million barrels of Russian crude being shipped to Europe every day by 2021.
“Somehow, now and by the end of this year, the world needs to find a way to make up for this shortfall,” said Andy Libo, president of Lipo Oil Associates.
CNN’s Tim Lister, Kostan Nechyporenko, Niamh Kennedy, Robert North and Matt Egan contributed to the report.
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