On Tuesday, Could 24 at 19:30 GMT:
It has been three months since Russia invaded Ukraine, and issues that regarded sure again then, don’t now.
Ukraine battle – the newest information
Preventing has intensified in Ukraine’s japanese 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 day by 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 the complete north shore of the Sea of Azov. Mariupol was a serious website for exporting Ukrainian metal and grain.
On this phase we check out the newest information from Ukraine and focus on attainable outcomes of the battle.
Ukraine battle – European safety
Final week Finland and Sweden formally utilized for NATO membership, giving up many years of neutrality. If accepted, Russia will face a lengthened NATO border.
In a gathering with Finnish and Swedish leaders on the White Home on Thursday, President Biden introduced his assist for his or her membership and stated it could be “the strongest and strongest defence alliance within the historical past 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 battle.
Ukraine battle – humanitarian disaster
Lastly, because the battle grinds on, the humanitarian circumstances 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 Well being Group has warned of the potential outbreak of ailments, 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 kids, particularly, are being affected.
On this episode of The Stream, we’re joined by:
Assed Baig, @AssedBaig
Al Jazeera Correspondent
Susi Dennison, @sd270
Director, European Energy Programme European Council on International Relations