Zelensky attends G7 in Japan | Gdańsk pledges support for rehabilitation center in Lviv | Zieliński in men’s doubles final today at Italian Open | Gdańsk Music Festival and Lost Culture Festival offer plays and concerts throughout the week

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Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky traveled to Japan this weekend to speak with world leaders attending the Group of Seven (G7) summit in Hiroshima.

According to news outlets, the meeting is part of ongoing efforts by Zelensky to broaden support for his country’s effort to defend itself against continuing Russian attacks.

Over the weekend, Zelensky met with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, French President Emmanuel Macron, and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

The Ukrainian president also held talks with Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India, one of the “non-aligned countries” in attendance at the G7 summit, with plans to meet with other leaders of the “Global South” during the summit.

Earlier this morning, Zelensky met with US President Joe Biden, who announced a new $375 million security assistance package to Ukraine.

Biden also told his G7 counterparts on Friday that the US would allow allies to provide US-made F-16 and other advanced fighter jets to Ukraine, a significant boost to Kyiv’s defensive capabilities, according to officials.

Today is day 452 of Russia’s war on Ukraine.

Source: Polskie Radio

The City of Gdańsk has joined municipalities across Poland in pledging 1 million złoty (EUR 220,800) to finance the construction of a rehabilitation center in Lviv for civilians and military personnel injured in the war in Ukraine.

The “Unbroken” Rehabilitation Center in Lviv will focus on restoring the mobility and independence of those injured in Russian attacks, with a goal to reintegrate individuals into their lives at school and work.

According to Patryk Rosiński of the City Office in Gdańsk, the Polish cities of Warsaw and Wrocław have already contributed two million and one million złoty, respectively, towards the center’s total cost of EUR 77 million (roughly 350 million PLN).

The official proposal to allocate funds toward the program will be presented to the Gdańsk City Council on May 25th.

More information on the Unbroken project can be found at: unbroken.org.ua.

Source: Radio Gdańsk

Poland’s Jan Zieliński and Hugo Nys of Monaco have reached the final of the men’s doubles competition at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome.

The two defeated Spain’s Marcel Granollers and Argentina’s Horacio Zeballos 6-3, 7-5 in their semifinal match on Friday.

Earlier this year, Zieliński and Nys reached a career-high after making it to the final of the Australian Open men’s doubles in Melbourne. They eventually lost 4-6, 6-7 to home favorites Rinky Hijikata and Jason Kubler.

Hopes are high for a Polish victory at the Italian Open after returning champion Iga Świątek was forced to retire in the quarterfinals of the tournament due to a thigh injury.

Zieliński and Nys will face the Dutch duo of Robin Haase and Botic van de Zandschulp this afternoon at 13:00 CET.

Source: Polskie Radio, wtatennis.com, atptour.com

The Gdańsk Music Festival and the Festival of Lost Culture continue today in the city center of Gdańsk, with a choir concert and a play set for later today.

The Baltic Cultural Center (NCK) at St. John’s Church in Gdańsk will host the Polish chamber choir Capella Bydgostiensis for a free concert today at 20:00.

Earlier in the day, the Museum of the Second World War will host a theatre performance of “Nienasycona” or “Insatiable,” a play based on the life of Tamara Łempicka, a painter of Polish descent known by some as the “Queen of Art Deco.”

Written by Blanka Konopka and directed by Artur Hoffman, the play will feature actresses Ewa Makomaska and Katarzyna Żak playing different and often contradictory versions of the acclaimed Polish artist.

The performance begins at 18:00 tonight in the Jan Olszewski room at the Museum of the Second World War.

More information on the Lost Culture Festival is available at festiwalkulturyutraconej.pl. The full program of the Gdańsk Music Festival is available at gdanskifestiwal.pl.

Source: Radio Gdańsk, PAP


Today will be mostly sunny and warm, with very little chance of rain and a gentle breeze from the northeast. Temperatures will be warmer than yesterday, with a daytime high of 21°C or 69°F, dropping to a low of 9°C or 48°F overnight. Slightly cooler but still sunny weather is expected tomorrow, with temperatures dropping as the week progresses.

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