Ukraine News +++ RT journalist – “Our hope is hunger” +++

MArgarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief of Russia’s international international broadcaster RT, said her country was using hunger as a weapon. “Our hope is hunger,” Simonjan said at a conference in St. Petersburg.

Videos of their performances became viral on Tuesday. Simonjan questioned Russian President Vladimir Putin at an economic forum in St. Petersburg on Friday.

If the hunger begins now, the West would ease the sanctions and be friendly with Russia again, because the West would realize that the move was necessary, Simonjan said.

In the war in Ukraine, Russia blocks ports in the Black Sea, through which grain is exported. For example, many poor countries in Africa cannot be supplied with food such as wheat as planned.

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All developments in live ticker:

09:31 – the head of the network agency does not want to declare the highest level of gas warning yet

Klaus Müller, President of the Federal Network Agency, rejected calls for the immediate announcement of the highest level of gas emergency. If the third and highest level of alert required by Bavarian Economy Minister Hubert Aiwanger were now announced, it would be a “difficult decision,” Müller said of the Bayerischer Rundfunk. This would have an impact on jobs, value chains and industrial plants. So don’t “push” him. Rather, it initially advocates the use of milder measures.

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8:47 – Georgia is still seeking NATO membership

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili confirms that his country is still seeking to join NATO. But first, Georgia must resolve its territorial disputes with Russia, he says when he arrives at an economic conference in Qatar.

6:56 – Peskow: “He will never believe the West again”

Four months after the attack on Ukraine, Russia called relations with the West long-term damaged. “Yes, it will be a long crisis,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with MSNBC, which was broadcast on Tuesday night. “We will never trust the West again.” Since the beginning of its war against Ukraine, Russia has repeatedly made accusations against Western nations – for example, for military support from the attacking country.

5:02 – American citizens fall in Ukraine

According to the US State Department, a US citizen has died in Ukraine. A 52-year-old man from New York was killed in the fighting on May 15, according to an obituary published earlier this month in The Recorder. A State Department spokesman confirmed the death and said US citizens should not travel to Ukraine because of the war. Volunteers from the United States and other countries have volunteered to fight alongside Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian invasion.

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4:07 – Tafel criticizes the lack of aid to Ukrainian refugees

Tafel in Germany accuses the authorities of sometimes providing too little direct support to Ukrainian war refugees. “It is unacceptable that in the fourth month of the war, the authorities still refer refugees to the boards instead of helping themselves,” said Jochen Brühl, chairman of the German food bank, the German news agency.

Some social welfare offices sent refugees directly to food banks without prior consultation, Brühl said. Others would help people directly until the social benefits to which they are entitled – such as money or meal vouchers.

The boards themselves could only provide “bridging and complementary” support. “We help in crisis situations as best we can, but we cannot be the first and only point of contact,” Brühl emphasized. When authorities refer people directly to food banks, there is a misunderstanding that they are responsible for providing food to people affected by poverty. However, the panels are a voluntary supplementary offer, not a state institution.

3:05 – Experts expect increased CO2 emissions from coal use

Agora Energiewende think tanks expect increased use of coal-fired power plants to generate electricity, as planned by the federal government to increase greenhouse gas emissions. “Due to the short-term increased use of coal as a substitute for gas, emissions will initially increase this year, but are likely to increase in the coming years,” said Simon Müller, German director of the Agora, “Rheinische Post”.

The Federal Ministry of Economy, led by Green politician Robert Habeck, plans to produce more electricity from coal in the short term in order to be able to fill its gas tanks faster in view of reduced gas supplies from Russia. According to the director of Agora Müller, this measure should be “at best a short-term emergency measure”, which must be compensated, among other things, by “faster expansion of renewable energies”.

02:04 – US negotiates with allies on oil price cap

According to US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, the United States is currently negotiating an oil price cap with friendly countries to reduce Russia’s oil export revenues. Washington is negotiating with “partners and allies around the world” on how to “further reduce Russia’s energy revenues” and “prevent the negative effects on the global economy,” Yellen said on Monday (local time) during a visit to Canada.

Yellen added that these were “price caps” or “price exemptions” that would have several effects: they would “strengthen” Western sanctions on Russia’s energy resources, depress the price of Russian oil and reduce the Russian government’s revenue – while allowing more amount of oil on the international market. The price cap would also prevent “side effects on low-income and developing countries”, which are currently facing high food and energy prices.

Yellen announced the talks during a visit by her Canadian counterpart and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystie Freeland. The meeting discussed strategies to address the effects of the Ukrainian war, high inflation and problems in global supply chains.

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02:31 – Muratov auctioned a $ 103.5 million Nobel Prize medal

Russian journalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Dmitry Muratov has auctioned his $ 103.5 million (€ 98.4 million) Nobel Medal. Proceeds from Monday’s auction (local time) in New York are intended to help refugee Ukrainian children.

02:02 – Coal power plant expansion: RWE adjusts personnel planning

The energy company RWE wants to postpone the early retirement of some employees due to the increased use of coal energy planned by the Federal Ministry of Economy. “The foreseeable higher staffing needs will be covered by the fact that employees can retire later than originally planned through a so-called compensatory allowance,” a RWE spokeswoman told the Rheinische Post. “In addition, staffing needs should be covered by hiring trained people and from the external labor market.” This changed personnel planning in power plants and open pit mines involves several hundred jobs.

00:57 – Hollywood star Ben Stiller visits Zelenský

Hollywood star Ben Stiller visited the solidarity visit of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenský in Kiev. “It’s a great honor for me to be my hero,” Stiller Zelenskyj said in the Ukrainian capital on Monday. Referring to Zelenský’s speeches to audiences in various countries, Stiller told the Ukrainian president that he was “really inspiring” in mobilizing “his country and the world.”

Selensky receives Hollywood star Ben Stiller in Kiev

Hollywood star Ben Stiller paid a solidarity visit to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenský as a UN special envoy. Visits like this help keep the public’s attention on the fate of Ukraine, says Tatyana Ohm.

American actor Stiller visited Zelensky on the occasion of World Refugee Day. Zelenský’s presidential office published pictures from the meeting. Stiller had previously visited the Kiev suburb of Irpin, where hard fighting was taking place at the beginning of the Russian offensive war. “I feel like what’s going on here is hard to understand if you haven’t been there,” the 56-year-old president told the president. It’s “something else” to see it in person and talk about it with people.

Zelensky thanked Stiller in English for his visit and told him that it was “very important” to constantly remind people of what was happening in Ukraine. “It’s not interesting to talk about war every day,” Zelenskyj said. “But it’s very important to us.” Stiller and Selensky also exchanged views on their acting careers. Zelenskyy was best known in Ukraine before his election as president in 2019 for his role in the satirical television series Servant of the People, in which he played a teacher who unexpectedly became president.

12:00 – German tax revenues are rising despite the war in Ukraine

Federal and state tax revenues rose sharply in May, despite Russia’s war against Ukraine. They were ten percent higher than a year earlier and amounted to almost 55 billion euros, according to a monthly report published by the Federal Ministry of Finance on Tuesday. In the first five months of the year, tax revenues rose by 15.1 percent to almost 315 billion euros. According to the report, the higher income is due, among other things, to the economic recovery following the lifting of coronavirus restrictions.

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