Ukrainian War, Day 815

This article summarizes the most important events of the war in Ukraine since Saturday, May 18, 2024. It was the 815th day of the war.

  • Russia seized billions in cash.
  • Ukraine hopes that Russia’s hegemony will soon end.
  • Russia continues to attack the Kharkiv area.

Russia seized hundreds of millions in assets of Western banks

A St. Petersburg court has ordered the confiscation of assets of Western banks worth more than 700 million euros. Financial Times.

Banks include German Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank and Italian UniCredit. The background to the court’s decision was a dispute with Russian gas giant Gazprom.

At least Deutche Bank is one of the guarantors in the contract with German company Linde to build a gas processing plant in Russia.

It was halted due to Western sanctions. The value of the asset seized from Deutsche Bank is approximately EUR 238,600.

Up to 463,000 euros were seized from UniCredit, one of the largest Western banks still operating in Russia.

The amount of assets seized from Commezbank is not yet public, but RusChemAlliance, which filed the lawsuit, has asked the court to freeze approximately 94,900 euros.

Russia’s dominance at the front ends in a couple of weeks

In an interview with the British newspaper The Guardian, Mykhailo Podoliak, an adviser to the Ukrainian president, said that Russia will maintain its dominance in the lead for another two to three weeks.

Then, according to Podoljak, the situation begins to level out.

According to Podoljak, Russia is not planning an attack on Kharkiv because it has only 15,000 troops stationed in that direction.

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Instead, Russia seeks to extend the front line and force Ukraine to redeploy its reserves. Russia is also trying to take advantage of the delay in US aid payments.

According to Podoljak, the reasons for Russia’s action in Kharkiv were psychological.

Russia wants to show that it can fight as long as necessary and that there is no point in trying to resist.

– This is not news for us, but for the decision-makers of the countries that support us, Podoljak says.

Russia continues to carry out bombing raids in the Kharkiv area

The Russian army continues to attack in the Kharkiv region. News agency Ukrinformin By Today, the Russian military carried out eight attacks supported by flying bombs.

US think tank ISW estimates that defeating Russian forces in the Kharkiv region will require defeating the threat of flying bombs.

Since Russian aircraft are located 40 kilometers from the Russian border and cruise missiles have a range of 60 kilometers, Russian aircraft can attack Kharkiv with cruise missiles without leaving Russian airspace.

6 civilians, including three children, were injured in a Russian aerial bombardment today. about that says Kharkiv City Council news service on its Telegram channel.

Traces of Russian airstrikes in Kharkiv. EPA/AOP

The death toll from yesterday’s Russian attack rose to four, with a 33-year-old man dying in hospital.

The Russian Defense Ministry said it captured the Staritsa settlement in the Kharkiv region and advanced deep through Ukrainian defense lines.

Ukraine has not yet commented on Russia’s claims.

Zelensky wants to include China in peace talks

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told AFP in an interview on Friday that he would like to include China in the June peace talks in Switzerland.

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The interview with Zelensky took place after the re-election of the Russian president Vladimir Putin China was the first official visit of the new season.

According to the President of Ukraine, the involvement of key global players is important.

– They influence Russia, and such countries are on our side … and Russia should move and take more countries into account, Zelenskyi said in an interview with AFP.

China has not announced its participation in the peace talks in Switzerland, but US media have CNNAccording to the Swiss Ambassador to China Wang Shihiting The country’s leadership said in March that it was considering participating.

A total of more than 50 countries have been invited for peace talks. Russia was not among those invited.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky believes it is important to include China in peace talks. Photo of a meeting between Zelensky and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. EPA/AOP

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