Inflation going down, global Putin disapproval at record high, UK to help with long-range missiles

11 May, 02:35 PM

Your slice of the headlines in Ukraine. Daily. Thursday, May 11, 2023.

●       Annual inflation rate in Ukraine down to 17.9% in April, from 21.3% in March – statistics service
Inflation in Ukraine was 0.2% In April 2023, down from 1.5% in March, 0.7% in February, and 0.8% in January, according to an express report by the State Statistics Service published on May 10.

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●       Czech Republic to transfer Kub anti-air systems to Ukraine
The Czech Republic will transfer two 2K12 Kub air defense systems to Ukraine, along with a "relatively large quantity" of ammunition for them, Czech President Petr Pavel said on May 10, as reported by news agency České Noviny.

●       Russian war against Ukraine affects China’s plans for Taiwan, Stoltenberg says
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg believes that the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine affects China's plans for a possible invasion of Taiwan.

●       Global disapproval of Putin's actions reaches a 15-year high, survey shows
World disapproval of the Kremlin regime’s actions has grown to its maximum in 15 years and reached 57%, according to a poll conducted in 137 countries by the U.S.-based analytics and advisory company Gallup.

●       Russia running low on precision missiles, Ukrainian intelligence says
Moscow’s available stock of Kinzhal and Kalibr high-precision missiles is “critically low,” although it still has ample reserves of S-300 anti-air missiles which the Kremlin often uses in ground attack mode, Ukrainian Military Intelligence spokesman Andriy Yusov told Ukrainian TV broadcasters on May 10.

●       Ukrainian military captures Russian invader near Bakhmut using strike drone – video
The Ukrainian military has captured a Russian invader near the war-torn town of Bakhmut, Donetsk Oblast, with the use of a strike drone, Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov reported on Telegram on May 10, posting a video of the event.

●       Russian invaders plan to ‘evacuate’ more than 3,000 staff of Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant
Russian invaders plan to “evacuate” more than 3,000 employees of the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant together with their families, with some already having been taken to the Rostov Oblast in Russia, Ukrainian nuclear operator Energoatom’s press service reported on Telegram on May 10.

●       UK spearheading effort to provide Ukraine with long-range missiles, report says
A group of European countries, led by the United Kingdom, is seeking to provide Ukraine with missiles capable of striking targets up to 300 kilometers away, Reuters reported on May 9.

●       Ukrainian forces eliminate two enemy companies and liberate part of Bakhmut
The 3rd Assault Brigade of the Ukrainian Forces defeated Russia’s 72nd Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade, taking many invaders captive and liberating part of Bakhmut, Azov Regiment commander Andriy Biletsky said in a video report on Telegram on May 9.

●       Upcoming Ukrainian counter-offensive maybe not last one, says FM Kuleba
The upcoming Ukrainian counter-offensive may not be the last one of the war, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said in an interview to German newspaper Bild on May 10.

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