The latest information on the crisis in Russia and Ukraine, May 25. Click here for the latest information from May 24th.
200 bodies found in Mariupol: Advisor to the Mayor of Mariupol
An adviser to Mayor Mariupori said on Tuesday that workers removing rubble from a collapsed apartment building in a devastated Ukrainian city found about 200 bodies in the basement of the building.
Petro Andryushchenko said in Telegram that the corpse had been disassembled and stinks had permeated the neighborhood. It was not clear when they were discovered and the reports could not be individually validated.
Sitting in the Sea of Azov, Mariupol relentlessly during the months of siege that only ended last week after about 2,500 Ukrainian fighters, who established their last position in a strategic port city, abandoned their steelworks. I was smashed.
Ukrainian refugee camp in the capital of Mexico closed
The organizers of the camp for Ukrainian refugees who traveled to Mexico said on Tuesday they would close it soon and discourage Ukrainians still in Europe from traveling to Mexico when they were about to enter the United States. Told.
About 1,000 Ukrainians passed through the camp during the month of the month on the eastern side of Mexico City. Currently, there are only about 120 people left, 98% of whom are already sponsored by the United States and will soon travel to the United States. camp.
Anastasia Polo, joint with Ukrainian spokeswoman, said Ukrainians still in Europe should enroll in US government programs and not waste money and effort on their trip to Mexico. Before the camp was founded in Mexico City, Ukrainians traveled to Tijuana on the US-Mexico border.
“We are asking Europeans, Ukrainians, to go through a program from Europe. Don’t come to Mexico because it’s much more expensive for them. It’s a lot of travel,” Polo said. Told. The camp will be closed by June 1, but Ukrainians remaining in Mexico will continue to receive support.
U.S. Ends Russia’s ability to pay international investors
The United States will close the last road for Russia to repay billions of dollars in debt to international investors on Wednesday, making Russia’s default inevitable for the first time since the Bolshevik Revolution.
The Treasury said in a notice that Russia has no plans to renew its license to allow debtors to continue paying through US banks.
Since the first round of sanctions, the Treasury has licensed banks to process bond payments from Russia. The window will expire at midnight May 25th.
There were already signs that the Biden administration did not want to extend the deadline. At a press conference last week at the Group of Seven Treasury Ministers’ meeting in Königswinter, Germany, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said, “To make an orderly transition and enable investors. There was a window to set a period. ” Sell securities. “
“The expectation was that it was time-limited,” Yellen said.
The Associated Press and Reuters contributed to this report.