Erdogan and Guterres travel to Lviv, EU considers visa stop

In Donetsk, the Russian army has gained territory – and regrets the death of an influencer. Meanwhile, the EU states are targeting the visa regulations for Russians.

  • Erdogan and Guterres travel to Zelensky: The Turkish President and the UN Secretary General want to meet with the Ukrainian President Zelensky today – in Lviv (Lemberg) in western Ukraine. The “end of the war between Ukraine and Russia through diplomatic channels” should also be discussed.

  • The Russian army records minor gains in territory in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine: According to the Ukrainian General Staff, enemy troops were able to advance at Opytne in the north of the region and at Novomykhaylivka in the south-west. Attacks north of Sloviansk and in the east and south of the cities of Soledar and Bakhmut were repelled, as were in Kharkiv and Cherson.

  • Also in Donetsk should be one Russian influencer killed by a mine have been. Pictures of the allegedly 25-year-old Semfira Suleimanova were published in pro-Russian Telegram groups and she was celebrated as a “peace activist”. However, the information cannot currently be independently verified.
  • Tourist visa stop for Russians approaching? Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis is in favor of a Europe-wide regulation. EPP boss Manfred Weber makes a similar statement: “We have to stop tourism from Russia,” he says in the Interview with the “press” and advocates stopping visas for Russians.
  • Estonia is already a step further and has its Entry regulations tightened: As of today, Russian citizens are no longer allowed to enter the Baltic EU and NATO country with a Schengen visa issued by Estonia.

  • Rating agency Fitch upgraded Ukraine from RD to CC. The reason: Foreign creditors have given the country a two-year deferral for upcoming bond payments worth almost $20 billion.

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