Christoforou: Fog of war in Azovstal. Kiev’s EU membership coming soon. Update 1


Ukrainian forces holed up at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol have outlined their conditions to leave the besieged location.

Late on Wednesday, Svyatoslav Palamar, the deputy commander of the neo Nazi Azov regiment released a video address stating that the troops were ready to leave the plant with the support of an unspecified “third party.” The fighters want to keep their personal weapons, as well as evacuate their wounded and fallen comrades. Palamar refused to surrender to Russian forces or troops of the DPR.

Minute 1:29: Earlier in the day we also had another video address released by Sergey Volnya, who’s a commander of Ukraine’s 36th Marines Brigade. He said that there are 500 wounded fighters at the facility, as well as hundreds of civilians. “This is our appeal to the world. This may be our last appeal. We may have only a few days or hours left. We are asking to apply an extradition procedure to us and take us to the territory of a third state.”

The Russian military has admitted that a new attempt at organizing a humanitarian corridor for those willing to exit the Azovstal plant has flopped.

Minute 2:55: Alex discloses receiving messages of a “rumor” that, as the neo Nazi Azov battalion retreated in Azovstal, they took civilians into custody and held them as hostages as a way to survive. One of the reasons the Zelensky regime is not allowing them to surrender is that he prefers that the Russians bomb the plant so he can claim the Russians killed civilians, and use the news for his PR narrative.

Minute 5:50: The Russian Ministry of Defense has said it intercepted communications with languages from 6 different European countries.

Minute 6:48: The European Council President Charles Michel met with Zelensky and confirmed that Ukraine is going to become a member of the EU.

As inflation from sanctions against Russia begins to affect EU citizens, the EU wants to make sure its public understands that their suffering is for a new member nation, Ukraine.

“Usually, it takes eight months for the Commission to publish an opinion… We will have the opinion of the Commission by the end of June,” Michel said during a joint press conference with Zelensky.

Minute 12:14: A country that is not bowing down to the collective West is Turkey, and they are taking a neutral stance on Ukraine. The Turkish FM Navotsuglu said on CNN Turk that Turkey will remain neutral, and this is a smart geopolitical position to keep their relations open with Russia and to keep The West offering them carrots. Navotsuglu said Turkey is acting as a mediator and would like to find a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine conflict.

Minute 15:10: Germany and the Netherlands are going to search for natural gas in what has been deemed “a UNESCO World Heritage site in the North Sea near the Dutch island of Schiermonnikoog and the German island of Borkum, and under the seabed of both countries.”

So the Germans and the Dutch are going to put aside part of their green energy policy and start searching for natural gas.

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