Macron suggests to Putin UN resolution to end Odesa blockade
https://str.sg/w2jZBRUSSELS (AFP) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday (May 31) that he and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz had urged their Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to end Russia's blockade of the Ukrainian port of Odesa under the terms of a UN resolution.
"I proposed, in the discussion we had with Olaf Scholz last Saturday, to President Putin that we take the initiative for a resolution at the United Nations to give a very clear framework to this operation," he declared after a European summit in Brussels.
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Copy to clipboard https://str.Watch: Russian soldiers caught on tape lamenting losses and blasting army of ‘stupid morons’ Putin's forces have also reportedly sustained heavy material losses, including almost 1,400 tanks, over 200 planes and over 170 helicopters.Vladimir Putin’s war .LONDON: President Vladimir Putin said on Monday (May 30) that Russia was ready to facilitate the unhindered export of grain from Ukrainian ports in coordination with Turkey, according to a Kremlin readout of talks with President Tayyip Erdogan.
sg/w2jZ BRUSSELS (AFP) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday (May 31) that he and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz had urged their Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to end Russia's blockade of the Ukrainian port of Odesa under the terms of a UN resolution. "I proposed, in the discussion we had with Olaf Scholz last Saturday, to President Putin that we take the initiative for a resolution at the United Nations to give a very clear framework to this operation," he declared after a European summit in Brussels. They are still grinding forward, gaining 1-2km a day. Mr Macron and Mr Scholz called Mr Putin on Saturday, and neither has since referred to a proposed UN resolution, although diplomatic efforts are underway to lift the Russian threat to Odesa, the last major Black Sea port in Ukrainian hands. His battalion based in Pskov had been recognised as the best in Russia in its extensive combat training and military discipline and was judged the winner of the Winged Infantry category at the 2021 military festival, Army of Russia. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has effectively taken its huge grain harvest off the world market, sending world food prices soaring and threatening to exacerbate humanitarian emergencies in Africa and the Middle East. undefined Click on this image to see all Yahoo News UK's latest content on the Ukraine crisis "The gross failures of the campaign Putin has so far been able to hide quite well from the Russian public, or to blame on various officials, who have been arrested and replaced. The port's Ukrainian defenders have laid mines, and the Russian fleet is preventing cargo traffic from arriving in Ukraine. This also applies to the export of grain from Ukrainian ports.
Under Mr Macron's proposal, a UN resolution would set up a framework in which the port could be de-mined and grain shipments resume. We have seen an attempt within the Kremlin to get a message across to Putin and his closest team that things are going wrong, perhaps even catastrophically wrong.” Russian media outlet Mediazona confirmed the death of another colonel killed earlier in the war which has not been announced. Mr Macron paid tribute to UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutterres's role in searching for a solution and said Russia had been in"promising" talks with its Black Sea neighbour Turkey. That has led to hopes the situation could be resolved in the"coming days, coming weeks", he said. Instead of seeking control over Kyiv, Russian troops are now concentrating on seizing the Donbas region in the east, some of which was already under the control of Russian-backed breakaway rebels. "The decision does not depend on us, but it does indeed depend on an agreement from Russia and guarantees provided by Russia - so that, faced with the de-mining which is essential - to the Ukrainians to prevent them from being attacked," he added. A friend of Ivanov carried his portrait at a march of the ‘immortal regiment’ (Ukraine’s Department for Strategic Communications) A friend of Ivanov carried his portrait at a march of the “immortal regiment” on 9 May commemorating Russians killed in action in multiple conflicts. More On This Topic . (Getty) Russia has been waging war against Ukraine for almost 100 days. He later told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy that he"especially valued the project to create a secure sea route for exporting Ukrainian agricultural products", his office said, adding he welcomed, in principle, the idea of making Istanbul a headquarters for the"observation mechanism".