Russia’s Defense Ministry claimed on Thursday that Ukrainian forces fired more than a dozen missiles overnight at the city of Kherson in southern Ukraine, which was seized by Russian troops in early March. The ministry said in a statement that Russian air defenses intercepted the rockets.
According to Moscow, late on Wednesday the Ukrainian military launched at least two ‘Tochka-U’ ballistic missiles as well as 12 missiles from a high-powered multiple rocket launcher, apparently targeting residential areas of Kherson. The incoming rockets were, however, shot down by the Russian forces deployed in the city. A video released by the Russian Defense Ministry appears to show the aftermath of the shelling, with what looks like missile debris seen in the footage.

Several missiles from a Uragan multiple rocket launcher system were fired from the direction of the city of Nikolaev, Saldo told Russia’s Tass news agency.
“They were all shot down by the Russian military’s air defenses… Kherson was the target,” the official insisted.
The administration later said on Telegram that five missiles were fired at the city. The Ukrainian military has yet to comment on the incident.
On Monday, a large crowd took part in the ‘Immortal Regiment’ procession, which is traditionally held in Russia and some other countries on Victory Day to commemorate those who fought against the Nazis.







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Surviving the pandemic is only half the battle: ‘Long COVID’ could affect a billion in just a few years
The COVID death rate is a shadow of its former self, and more than two years into the pandemic, Americans seem to be breathing a sigh of relief. Thanks to vaccines, their risk of death or hospitalization from the virus is greatly diminished.

But there’s more to take into account before ditching your mask, experts say: long COVID, a new chronic condition defined by an array of symptoms that endure long after the initial COVID infection has cleared.

Long COVID may already affect between 7 million and 23 million Americans who previously had the virus, or up to 7% of the U.S. population, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

Different estimates of how many people are affected with long COVID vary widely−from 10% to 80% of COVID survivors. More than half of COVID survivors report symptoms that persist after six months, Penn State College of Medicine researchers reported last year.

It’s a poorly understood condition that could disable over a billion worldwide in just a few years, says Arijit Chakravarty, a COVID researcher and CEO of Fractal Therapeutics, a drug development firm. Experts say that it’s quickly growing into a major public health concern already overwhelming primary-care physicians. (引用ここまで)以下は機械翻訳
ロングCOVIDに冒されている人の数のさまざまな推定値は、COVID生存者の10%から80%まで大きく異なります。 COVID生存者の半数以上が、6か月後も続く症状を報告している、とペン州立医科大学の研究者は昨年報告しました。
COVIDの研究者であり、医薬品開発会社であるFractal TherapeuticsのCEOであるArijitChakravartyは、これはよく理解されていない状態であり、わずか数年で世界中で10億人以上が障害を受ける可能性があると述べています。専門家は、それがすでにプライマリケア医を圧倒している主要な公衆衛生上の懸念に急速に成長していると言います。

How many people get 'long COVID?' More than half, researchers find.
Half of COVID survivors experience lingering symptoms six months after recovery
HERSHEY, Pa. − More than half of the 236 million people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 worldwide since December 2019 will experience post-COVID symptoms − more commonly known as “long COVID” − up to six months after recovering, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. The research team said that governments, health care organizations and public health professionals should prepare for the large number of COVID-19 survivors who will need care for a variety of psychological and physical symptoms.

During their illnesses, many patients with COVID-19 experience symptoms, such as tiredness, difficulty breathing, chest pain, sore joints and loss of taste or smell.

Until recently, few studies have evaluated patients’ health after recovering from the coronavirus. To better understand the short- and long-term health effects of the virus, the researchers examined worldwide studies involving unvaccinated patients who recovered from COVID-19. According to the findings, adults, as well as children, can experience several adverse health issues for six months or longer after recovering from COVID-19.

The researchers conducted a systematic review of 57 reports that included data from 250,351 unvaccinated adults and children who were diagnosed with COVID-19 from December 2019 through March 2021. Among those studied, 79% were hospitalized, and most patients (79%) lived in high-income countries. Patients’ median age was 54, and the majority of individuals (56%) were male.

The researchers analyzed patients’ health post-COVID during three intervals at one month (short-term), two to five months (intermediate-term) and six or more months (long-term).

According to the findings, survivors experienced an array of residual health issues associated with COVID-19. Generally, these complications affected a patient’s general well-being, their mobility or organ systems. Overall, one in two survivors experienced long-term COVID manifestations. The rates remained largely constant from one month through six or more months after their initial illness.

The investigators noted several trends among survivors, such as:
ペンシルベニア州ハーシー - 2019年12月以降、世界中でCOVID-19と診断された2億3600万人の半数以上が、回復後6カ月までにCOVID後の症状(より一般的には「ロングCOVID」と呼ばれる)を経験すると、ペンシルベニア州立大学医学部の研究者は述べています。研究チームは、政府、医療機関、公衆衛生専門家は、さまざまな心理的・身体的症状に対するケアを必要とする多数のCOVID-19生存者に備えるべきであると述べています。







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UK PM scuttled Kiev-Moscow peace talks – Ukrainian media
Prominent outlet claims unexpected visit of Boris Johnson played a key role in preventing an end to fighting
Last month's visit by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was key in persuading Kiev to break off peace negotiations with Moscow, the newspaper Ukrayinska Pravda (UP) reported on Thursday, citing officials close to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The West had originally advised Zelensky to flee because Russia would win in 72 hours, but was now backing him fully, they claimed.

According to the “behind-the-scenes look” at the ongoing crisis published in the Kiev-based outlet, Ukraine’s western backers were convinced that the Russian military would seize Kiev within three days and offered Zelensky to govern from exile in London or Warsaw.

When this failed to happen, and Russia offered negotiations, Zelensky sent a delegation with the goal of creating the impression he was willing to make a deal. According to UP, the points of agreement made public by Russian envoy Vladimir Medinsky after the March 29 talks in Istanbul, Turkey “are in fact true.”

Then Russian troops withdrew from northern Ukraine and British PM Boris Johnson arrived in Kiev, “almost without warning” on April 9.

Johnson brought “two simple messages” with him, according to UP. The first was that [Russian President Vladimir] Putin was “a war criminal, who should be prosecuted and not negotiated with.” The second was that even if Ukraine was ready to sign some kind of agreement with Russia, the West was not.
Johnson’s message was understood as a signal that the collective West “now felt that Putin was not really as omnipotent as they had imagined,” according to Ukrainian officials quoted by UP. Between what they described as Ukrainian military victories and alleged Russian atrocities in “Bucha, Borodyanka and Mariupol,” the West stopped being “isolationist” and pledged to help Ukraine with all sorts of heavy weapons. Kiev officials are now publicly planning for a “total defeat” and “capitulation” of Russia.

“The moral and values gap between Putin and the world is so great that even the Kremlin will not have a negotiating table long enough to bridge it,” according to UP.

Moscow has said its military operation in Ukraine is proceeding as planned, with the “second phase” focusing on destroying or compelling the surrender of Ukrainian forces that have been shelling the Donbass for most of the past decade. The Russian military is also using long-range missiles to destroy railway junctions used to bring NATO weapons into Ukraine, as well as warehouses where they are being stored.

Russia attacked the neighboring state in late February, following Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, first signed in 2014, and Moscow’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. The German and French brokered Minsk Protocol was designed to give the breakaway regions special status within the Ukrainian state.

The Kremlin has since demanded that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join the US-led NATO military bloc. Kiev insists the Russian offensive was completely unprovoked and has denied claims it was planning to retake the two republics by force.
ウクライナの新聞Ukrayinska Pravda (UP)は木曜日、ウクライナのVolodymyr Zelensky大統領に近い関係者を引用して、先月のBoris Johnson英国首相の訪問が、キエフにモスクワとの和平交渉を打ち切るように説得する鍵となったと報じました。西側諸国は当初、72時間以内にロシアが勝利するからとゼレンスキー氏に逃亡を勧めていたが、現在は全面的にバックアップしているという。


それが実現せず、ロシアが交渉を持ちかけると、ゼレンスキーは交渉に応じるという印象を与えることを目的に代表団を派遣した。UPによれば、3月29日のトルコ・イスタンブールでの会談後、ロシア特使ウラジミール・メディンスキーが公表した合意点は、"事実 "であるとのことだ。


UPによれば、ジョンソンは「2つのシンプルなメッセージ」を携えてきた。1つ目は、プーチン(ロシア大統領)は "戦争犯罪人であり、告訴されるべきであり、交渉の対象にはならない "というものだった。もうひとつは、ウクライナがロシアと何らかの協定を結ぶ準備ができていても、欧米はそうではないというものだった。




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Russia explains what US lend-lease really means for Ukraine
Kiev is heading into a debt pit, Russia’s parliament speaker warns

Lend-lease isn’t free, and generations of Ukrainians are going to pay for the weapons that’ll be supplied by Washington to Kiev under the program, Vyacheslav Volodin, Russian State Duma speaker, has said.

On Thursday, the US House of Representatives approved the “Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act,” which makes it easier for Washington to send weapons to Ukraine amid its conflict with Russia. However, those deliveries are conditioned on Kiev having to pay for the “return of and reimbursement and repayment for defense articles loaned or leased.” The lend-lease bill, which now only needs Joe Biden’s signature, is separate from the White House’s ongoing efforts to arm the government of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky with weapons from the Pentagon’s stockpiles.

“Washington’s motives are crystal clear,” Volodin wrote on Telegram, suggesting that lend-leasing to Ukraine “would allow to increase the profits of American defense corporations by several times.”

The parliament speaker recalled the events of World War II when the Soviet Union had received military hardware from the US under a similar lend-lease scheme.

“It was described as help from the allies,” but the USSR, which lost 27 million lives fighting the Nazis, had to return those debts for decades, among other things, sending its platinum, gold and timber to America as part of mutual settlements, he said.

“The payments were only completed 61 years after the Great Victory, in 2006,” Volodin pointed out.

Lend-lease is basically a commodity loan, and “not a cheap one,” he warned. “Many future generations of Ukrainian citizens are going to pay” for the weapons, ammo and food supplies delivered by Washington.

By agreeing to the land-lease scheme, “Zelensky is leading the country into a debt pit,” the parliament speaker insisted.

レンドリースは無料ではなく、このプログラムの下でワシントンからキエフに供給される武器の代金を何世代ものウクライナ人が支払うことになると、ロシア下院議長のVyacheslav Volodinが述べた。

木曜日、アメリカ下院は「ウクライナ民主防衛レンドリース法」を承認し、ロシアとの紛争の中でワシントンがウクライナに武器を送ることをより容易にした。しかし、これらの納入は、キエフが "貸与またはリースされた防衛品の返却と弁済 "を行うことが条件となる。貸し出し法案は、ジョー・バイデンの署名を必要とするだけで、ウクライナ大統領ヴォロディミル・ゼレンスキー政権を国防総省の備蓄兵器で武装させようとするホワイトハウスの進行中の取り組みとは別のものである。








US reveals date of major step in arming Ukraine
Legislation will make it easier for Washington to send unlimited military equipment to Ukraine

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has confirmed that President Joe Biden will sign the Lend-Lease Act of 2022 on Monday. The legislation will make it easier for Washington to ship more types of weapons to Ukraine.

The authorisation will take place on May 9, or "Victory Day" – when the defeat of Nazi Germany is celebrated annually in Russia. The symbolism will almost certainly raise eyebrows in Moscow.

“The president will sign the Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022,” Psaki said on Friday, aboard Air Force One en route to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Biden is set to meet manufacturing leaders in the Greater Cincinnati area on Friday afternoon.

The “Lend-Lease Act,” which was previously used to help the allies during WWII, was revived and backed by the US Congress last week and will allow the US to export unlimited weapons to Kiev.
Poll reveals Austrians’ stance on joining NATO

While the bill was approved by Congress last week, it was put together back in January – more than a month before Moscow recognized the Donbass republics as independent and sent troops into Ukraine.

Moscow has repeatedly condemned the US and its NATO allies for delivering arms to Ukraine, insisting that the inflow of supplies will only prolong the conflict. The Kremlin has also said Western weapons are considered a legitimate target once they enter Ukrainian territory.

Since Russia launched its military operation on February 24, Washington has pledged almost $15 billion in military aid to Kiev. Biden has urged Congress to pass his $33-billion Ukraine aid package, which would direct $20 billion toward providing military support for Kiev.










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