On Tuesday, May 24 at 19:30 GMT:
It has been three months since Russia invaded Ukraine, and issues that appeared sure again then, don’t now.
Ukraine struggle – the newest information
Fighting has intensified in Ukraine’s jap Donbas area. Russiantroops pressed their advance on Severodonetsk, the place native officers accused them utilizing “scorched-earth” ways.
Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy says as much as 100 Ukrainian troops may very well be dying every day. And final week Russia formally captured the port metropolis of Mariupol after greater than 1,500 Ukrainian troops from the Azovstal metal plant surrendered. By controlling Mariupol, Russia has a land bridge to Crimea, territory it annexed from Ukraine in 2014. It now controls your complete north shore of the Sea of Azov. Mariupol was a significant website for exporting Ukrainian metal and grain.
In this section we check out the newest information from Ukraine and focus on doable outcomes of the struggle.
Ukraine struggle – European safety
Last week Finland and Sweden formally utilized for NATO membership, giving up a long time of neutrality. If accepted, Russia will face a lengthened NATO border.
In a gathering with Finnish and Swedish leaders on the White House on Thursday, President Biden introduced his assist for his or her membership and stated it might be “the strongest and most powerful defence alliance in the history of the world.”
We’ll have a look at Finland and Sweden’s bids for NATO membership and what this new shift in European allyship means for the struggle.
Ukraine struggle – humanitarian disaster
Finally, because the struggle grinds on, the humanitarian situations throughout Ukraine are persevering with to deteriorate – particularly within the south and east, the place there are wide-scale disruptions to electrical energy, fuel and water provides.
The World Health Organization has warned of the potential outbreak of illnesses, together with cholera. Over 6 million refugees are estimated to have fled to neighbouring international locations and greater than 7 million are estimated to be internally displaced.
We’ll focus on the humanitarian state of affairs and the way youngsters, particularly, are being affected.
In this episode of The Stream, we’re joined by:
Assed Baig, @AssedBaig
Al Jazeera Correspondent
Susi Dennison, @sd270
Director, European Power Programme European Council on Foreign Relations