Kyiv, It has been 78 days since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, yet the war has intensified instead of slowing down. Russia has intensified missile attacks on different cities of Ukraine. Russia has carried out nine airstrikes in the past 24 hours at Severodonetsk in Luhansk in eastern Ukraine, damaging seven buildings. At the same time, there have been 26 attacks in Luhansk.
One person was killed and another was injured in Russian bombing of another city. Russian troops also attacked Chernihiv, killing three and injuring 12. The Ukrainian military claims that Russia has fired over 800 cruise and ballistic missiles since the start of the war. Russia has been targeting Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine since its withdrawal from the capital Kyiv. Russian attacks have intensified since Russia’s Victory Day celebrations on May 9.
Meanwhile, Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has offered aid to Sweden and Finland after the news of Russia’s preparations for attacks on Finland and Sweden. Johnson says that Britain is in favor of giving Sweden membership of NATO. He will give support in voting on this issue. Both the President and Prime Minister of Finland supported the application to NATO.
The announcement by the country’s President Souli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sana Marin means that Finland has now fully made up its mind to join NATO, but there is still some action to be taken before the application process can begin. Neighboring Sweden may also decide on joining NATO in the coming days. Niinisto and Marine said in a joint statement: “Now that the time has come to make a decision, we are sharing our common views to inform parliamentary groups and political parties.” He said – as a member of NATO, Finland will strengthen the entire defense alliance.