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War in Ukraine: Medvedev speaks of “world war three”, Russia faster in producing shells, the events of May 26, 2024

Among the roles he has taken on since leaving the presidency of Russia, it is clear that that of “tsar jester” suits him perfectly. He is Dmitri Medvedev, shadow of Vladimir Putin, the friend for whom he conveys messages that the master of the Kremlin could not approach without risking consequences. This time, Medvedev said that “an American strike against Russian positions in Ukraine would mark the start of a third world war.” An outing in response to the words of Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski, who said that the United States would use such a scenario if Vladimir Putin decided to use nuclear weapons.

A Russia which produces artillery shells approximately three times faster than Ukraine’s Western allies and for a quarter of the price, according to an analysis by consultant Bain & Company, relayed by Sky News. “These figures underline the major challenge facing the Ukrainian armed forces, which depend on munitions supplies from the United States and Europe to combat the large-scale invasion by Russia,” comments the British channel.

On the ground, the toll of the Russian strike on a DIY supermarket in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second city, rose to 16 dead, 43 injured and 16 people missing on Sunday, the day after this attack described as “despicable ” by the Ukrainian president. According to firefighters, the fire burned 10,000 square meters but is contained. French President Emmanuel Macron deemed this Russian strike “unacceptable”.

In his video address on Saturday evening, the Ukrainian president once again called on his Western allies to provide more air defense systems to his country.

This Sunday, in another video message, Volodymyr Zelensky invited American President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping to participate in a Peace Summit planned in Switzerland on June 15 and 16: “Please support the peace summit with your leadership and participation.

Russia claimed Sunday the capture of a new village in eastern Ukraine, continuing its slow push in this sector of the front where most of the fighting is taking place despite another Russian offensive in the Northeast.

This article is originally published on rtbf.be

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