Ukraine war in the live ticker: +++ 00:07 experts expect a sharp increase in tuberculosis and HIV cases +++
Ukraine war in the live ticker
+++ 00:07 experts expect a sharp increase in tuberculosis and HIV cases +++
Experts expect a sharp increase in the number of HIV and tuberculosis infections in Ukraine as a result of the Russian war of aggression. “We expect the conflict to have a significant impact on TB and HIV rates in Ukraine and across the region,” said Peter Sands, Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Editorial network Germany. The expert explained that large refugee movements, accommodation in cramped quarters and the interruption of medical care favored the spread of infectious diseases. According to the Global Fund, even before the war, Ukraine had one of the highest rates of tuberculosis and HIV in the Eastern Europe/Central Asia region.
+++ 22:39 Serbia’s neighbors refuse Lavrov’s flight to Belgrade +++
According to the Russian news agency Interfax, a visit by the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to Belgrade, which was planned for Monday, failed due to resistance from several of Serbia’s neighboring countries. Bulgaria, North Macedonia and Montenegro have refused the Russian government plane a flight through their airspace, the state news agency quoted a high-ranking official of the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying. Serbia and Russia maintain a close partnership. At the same time, Serbia is striving to join the EU.
+++ 21:48 Ukraine has half of Sievjerodonetsk under control again +++
According to the regional administration, the Ukrainian army is regaining control of half of the embattled eastern city of Sieverodonetsk. The armed forces have “cleansed” half of the industrial city “from Russian troops,” says the Ukrainian governor of the Luhansk region, Serhiy Gajdaj. However, a larger Russian counterattack is expected in the coming days. After being pushed back on the city of Sievryerodonetsk by a Russian offensive, Ukrainian troops had steadily regained ground there in recent weeks. However, Russian forces are tasked with taking control of Sieverodonetsk and a major artery connecting the cities of Lysychansk and Bakhmut by Friday, Gaiday said. Sieverodonetsk is the last major city in the Luhansk region that Russia has not yet conquered.
+++ 21:17 Zelenskyj visits front-line soldiers in Zaporizhia +++
According to his office, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyj visited the troops at the front in the Zaporizhia region. He thanked the armed forces for their service and the protection of the population and the state and thought of the fallen soldiers, it is said.
+++ 20:38 Another Russian general killed in eastern Ukraine +++
According to a journalist from Russian state television, a Russian general has been killed in eastern Ukraine. When and where exactly Major General Roman Kutuzov died, the Russian TV reporter Alexander Zladkov did not say in his message to Telegram. There is no comment from the Russian Defense Ministry. Russia generally keeps deaths of members of its armed forces secret. Most recently, on March 25, Russia declared that 1,351 Russian soldiers had died since the start of the so-called special operation in Ukraine on February 24. Ukraine has consistently reported the deaths of senior Russian officers since the Russian invasion began.
+++ 20:05 Ukraine does not go to the World Cup – but the league will start again +++
The Ukrainian national football team will not take part in the World Cup in Qatar in November and December. Coach Oleksandr Petrakov’s team lost the playoff final against Wales in Cardiff 0-1. It is Ukraine’s second competitive game since the Russian invasion on February 24.
Meanwhile, the National Football Association wants to restart the Ukrainian championship in August despite the war. The decision to resume Premier League play, which was suspended on February 24, was made together with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, association president Andrei Pavelko told the AP news agency. He also spoke to the heads of FIFA and UEFA to find a safe way for the country’s national teams to host their home games. “I spoke to President Zelenskyy about the importance of football as a distraction,” says Pavelko.
You can read earlier developments of the Ukraine war here.