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WHAT WE KNOW, TUESDAY MAY 24
European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen stated that seized Russian belongings may assist fund the reconstruction of Ukraine after the conflict.
Speaking on the World Economic Forum in Davos, von der Leyen urged states, corporations and multinational establishments to mobilise all needed assets in the direction of rebuilding Ukraine.
“We must leave no stone unturned, including if possible, the Russian assets we have frozen,” she stated.
Russian and Ukrainian navy claims can’t be independently verified.
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The shift within the battle’s focus in the direction of the Donbas area comes after Russia’s failure to seize Kyiv in the course of the first part of the conflict. The Russians have been thwarted by a mix of things, together with geography, the attackers’ blundering and trendy arms — in addition to Ukraine’s ingenuity with smartphones and items of froth mat.
The variety of Ukrainians fleeing the battle makes it one of many largest refugee crises in trendy historical past.
Despite beginning just a few months in the past, the conflict has resulted in practically twice as many individuals leaving Ukraine in contrast with people who fled the Iraq conflict, which spanned 9 years.
In mid-March, an assault on a Ukrainian navy base, which had been utilized by US troops to coach Ukrainian troopers, added to Russia’s more and more direct threats that Nato’s continued assist of Ukraine risked making it an enemy combatant within the conflict. On March 24, Nato agreed to ascertain 4 new multinational battle teams in Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia so as to add to troops in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.
Sources: Institute for the Study of War, Rochan Consulting, FT analysis
Cartography and growth by Steve Bernard, Chris Campbell, Caitlin Gilbert, Emma Lewis, Joanna S Kao, Sam Learner, Ændra Rininsland, Niko Kommenda, Alan Smith, Martin Stabe, Neggeen Sadid. Based on reporting by Roman Olearchyk and John Reed in Kyiv, Guy Chazan in Lviv, Henry Foy in Brussels and Neggeen Sadid in London