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No more war: Win over foes with love, faith & respect

No more war: Win over foes with love, faith & respect

Abdul Khaleque Khandker

The violence of Russia-Ukraine perennial war is leaving everyday trails of destruction, deaths and fear deteriorating world economy, and augmenting people’s sufferings, political analysts observe with utmost concern.

People en masse irrespective of caste, creed and colour of different countries including Bangladesh have appealed to the heads of Russia and Ukraine to put an end to the perennial gory war between them immediately.

They called upon the leaders of the two countries, “Win over your foe by sheer love, faith and respect.”
People en masse further said, “It is a shame for the two civilized nations, Russia and Ukraine to indulge such a gory war month after month by shedding blood and killing each other.”

The cross section of people further said, “Days, weeks and months are passing by, but the war between the two-world famous civilized nations knows no respite. At this, peace-loving people of the world are tensed, frustrated and dismayed.”

Russia and Ukraine are two important countries of the modern world trade, commerce and economy.
People of different countries accrue immense benefits from these two countries through various kinds of international trade and business.

But the perennial war between these two countries has entailed untold sufferings and miseries upon people all over the world let alone the miseries of their own people, the world economists said.

Owing to this war, world markets of different essentials are utterly upset and perturbed by augmenting miseries and sufferings of innocent people.

Political analysts said, “Had this war been an issue between the two countries only, there might have not been such big a problem. But indirect involvement of a number of advanced countries in this war, has aggravated the situation, and entailed untold miseries for the world people.”

The baneful effects of the war have perturbed the fuel markets, and markets of other essentials including food grains, most importantly.

According to the UNO findings, millions of people particularly in Africa, are under the threat of death from hunger because of this war’ it is rueful and pathetic.

In olden days, wars were confined in soldiers in the battle field. But now all – military, civilians, children, women, young and old have to undergo the violence of war, and that somber pictures we are seeing in the present times’ wars in different parts of the world along with the protracted war between Russia and Ukraine, albeit they are the most civilized nations of the modern world, conscious people pass opinion.

Here are some news of the Russia-Ukraine war by different sources and agencies:

Russian attack kills 1 person in Ukraine's Kharkiv region, according to local official. One person is dead and several others injured after a Russian rocket attack on a residential area in Balaklia in Ukraine’s eastern Kharkiv region on Monday, a local official said.

Oleh Syniehubov, the head of the regional military administration, said nine people were hurt. The person who died was a 57-year-old man, the regional prosecutor’s office said in a post on its Telegram channel.

Balaklia is a town in the Izium district of the Kharkiv region.

Ukraine’s deputy defence minister has confirmed that in some areas Kyiv’s forces are moving to “offensive actions”, heightening speculation that a counteroffensive is close to launch. In a post on Telegram, Hanna Maliar said: “We are continuing the defence that began on 24 February 2022. The defensive operation includes everything, including counteroffensive actions. Therefore, in some areas we are moving to offensive actions.”

Russia claimed to have repelled a “major offensive” in the Donetsk region and to have killed hundreds of Ukrainian troops, but the claims could not be independently verified. The defence ministry in Moscow said Ukraine had attacked with six mechanised and two tank battalions from two brigades.

The ministry claimed 250 Ukrainian troops had been killed, and 16 tanks, three infantry fighting vehicles and 21 armoured personnel carriers destroyed. It also claimed that Valery Gerasimov, the Russian chief of general staff, had been near the frontlines when the attack was repelled. The Russian defence ministry has consistently made exaggerated claims about the casualties its forces have inflicted.

A Moscow-backed militia leader and Russian military bloggers admitted that Ukrainian forces had achieved a breakthrough in at least one point in south-western Donetsk. Russian mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin said on Monday that Ukrainian forces had retaken part of the settlement of Berkhivka, north of Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine, calling it a “disgrace”. Suspilne, Ukraine’s state broadcaster, reports that a 55-year-old security guard has been killed by a Russian attack on a business in Kherson, citing the head of the region, Oleksandr Prokudin.

The US imposed sanctions on Monday on members of a Russian intelligence-linked group for their role in Moscow’s efforts to destabilise democracy and influence elections in Moldova, the Treasury department said. The sanctions target seven individuals, several of whom maintain ties to Russian intelligence services, the department said.

They include the group’s leader, Konstantin Prokopyevich Sapozhnikov, who organised the plot to destabilise the government of Moldova, which borders Ukraine, earlier this year.The British foreign secretary, James Cleverly, met with the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, in Kyiv. They discussed preparations for the Nato summit in Lithuania next month and Ukraine’s plan for ending Russia’s invasion. During the meeting, Cleverly said: “Ukraine will win this war and can count on our support.”

Vladimir Rogov, a Russian-installed leader in the occupied Zaporizhzhia oblast has rebuked those sharing information. He wrote on Telegram: “Friends, I ask you not to rush to publish news about the mass use of Leopard [tanks] on the Zaporizhzhia front. Wait for the official or at least video confirmation of their use by the enemy in our direction. Observe information hygiene!” Alexander Khodakovsky, the head of the pro-Moscow Vostok Battalion in the Donbas, had posted to Telegram to say that “the situation on Novodonetsk and to the left towards Velykonovosilkivskyi is difficult” and that “for the first time we saw Leopards [tanks] in our tactical area”.

Pavlo Kyrylenko, Ukraine’s governor of Donetsk, said three people were killed in the region yesterday as a result of Russian attacks.

Two drones have fallen on the M3 Ukraine highway, in the Russian region of Kaluga, just south of Moscow, the region’s governor has said. There was no detonation and the sites have been cordoned off by investigators, said governor Vladislav Shapsha.

Poland’s agriculture minister has received a draft regulation from the European Commission extending a ban on Ukrainian grain imports until 15 September, he said on Monday.

Belgium will ask Ukraine for clarification on reports that rifles made in Belgium had been used by pro-Ukrainian forces to fight Russian troops inside Russia’s western border, Belgian prime minister Alexander De Croo said on Monday.

Sky News has reported it has seen documents it believes are authentic that show Iran supplying arms to Russia.

Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, who has been tasked by Pope Francis to carry out a peace mission to try to help end the war in Ukraine, will visit Kyiv on 5-6 June.

Russia’s Baltic fleet started naval exercises in the Baltic Sea on Monday. About 3,500 soldiers and up to 40 ships and boats will take part in the drills, which are scheduled to last until 15 June, the military said.

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