Russia denies committing war crimes in Ukraine as it continues to bomb civilians
Russia asserts that it is “ready” to ensure the security of civilians’ exit through the humanitarian corridors, and accuses Ukraine of killing them despite the numerous photos that show Russian missiles hitting the civilian population in Irbin and Mariupol. It came in UN Security CouncilHe accused Ukraine of committing all these crimes.
Russian aggression forces the European Union to take a “big leap” in its defense plans
The EU’s new security and defense strategy, which community leaders hope will be endorsed at their March 24-25 summit, has had to take a “big leap” as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and incorporate more assertiveness in the face of threats that have gone from possible to real in recent weeks. “The most hostile security environment requires that we take a leap and increase our capacity and willingness to act, enhance our resilience and ensure solidarity and mutual assistance,” the latest draft notes that twenty-seven of the call are to sharpen our “strategic compass,” plans for the future of EU security.
EU countries allocate 10,000 hospital beds for Ukrainians
European Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides said on Monday that EU member states have provided 10,000 hospital beds so far to Ukrainian patients fleeing war. “We will ensure the safe transfer of patients who need specific medical care to hospitals across the European Union,” the Cypriot politician and doctor said on her official Twitter account. He added, “Member states have so far provided 10,000 hospital beds.” Kyriakidis made the comments during a visit to Poland on Monday, where he visited a refugee reception center that he found “heartbreaking”.
UNHCR expects the number of refugees to exceed two million between today and tomorrow
The number of Ukrainian refugees who have left their country will cross the two million mark on Tuesday or Wednesday, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, who has warned that they will continue to increase due to the presence of hundreds of thousands of displaced people. in Ukraine. Grandi announced in an interview with France Inter radio that two million people who fled the war and traveled abroad will be reached “today or tomorrow at the latest.” In addition, “we know there are hundreds of thousands of people on the move” within Ukraine who are moving to escape the combat zones and who have mainly gone to the West but as the war develops they will also try to cross the border, he said. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees had calculated that the conflict could displace up to four million Ukrainians, about 10% of the country’s population.
Zelensky responds to Putin that he does not accept his “ultimatum” and asks for a “dialogue”
Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zelensky, responded to the Kremlin on Monday that he did not accept its “ultimatum” to stop the invasion and asked his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, to break out of his “bubble” and allow “dialogue”. This is how the Ukrainian president expressed himself when he was asked in an interview previously in excerpts with the American network ABC about the Kremlin’s declaration, which proposed to stop its offensive if Kyiv abandons joining NATO, recognizes Crimea as a Russian territory and recognizes the independence of Donbass. . “This is another ultimatum, and we are not prepared for ultimatums,” Zelensky said during the interview, which will be broadcast in full capacity tonight. In turn, the Ukrainian president stated that “what Putin should do is start a dialogue rather than live in an information bubble without oxygen.”
German industry against possible embargo on Russian oil and gas
The head of the Confederation of German Industry (BDI), Sefried Roswarm, spoke on Tuesday against a possible ban on Russian oil and gas because of the consequences for German companies and consumers. “The images that are coming in from Ukraine are horrific, but in our decisions we cannot separate rationality,” Rosrum told ZDF’s second German television network. Rosrum further said that the idea that spending payments are currently funding the war in Ukraine is “naive because Vladimir Putin has armed himself for years.” 55 percent of the gas consumed in Germany comes from Russia via the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline, through the Baltic Sea, and through gas pipelines through Ukraine and Poland.
Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych called for Zelensky to “stop the bloodshed”
Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on Tuesday called on the country’s current president, Volodymyr Zelensky, to stop “bloodshed” “at any cost” after the start of the Russian army’s military invasion on February 24. “I want to apply to Zelensky in a presidential and even a little paternalistic way,” he said in a statement. “Volodymyr, you may dream of being a real hero, but heroism is not bragging, it is not a fight to the last Ukrainian,” he said. “I understand very well that you can have many advisers, but you are personally obligated to put an end to the bloodshed at any cost and achieve a peace agreement. This is expected of you in Ukraine, in the Donbass and in Russia. The Ukrainian people, the Ukrainian people, and your partners in the West will thank you.”
Ukraine announces the opening of a humanitarian corridor to evacuate Sumy
Ukraine has announced the opening of a humanitarian corridor to evacuate the civilian population in Sumy, northeast of the country, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for the Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories Irina Verychuk has reported. “It was agreed to a ceasefire along the road starting at 09:00 local time (07:00),” he said in a video message, adding that the corridor will open until 21:00 local time (19:00 GMT). The route will be between Sumy, Golubevka, Lugvitsa, Lubny and Poltava. Vereshuk stressed that “no other route has been agreed upon,” stressing that the Russian Defense Ministry had informed the International Committee of the Red Cross to open the corridor to Sumy.
Moscow again proposes to Kyiv humanitarian corridors to Russia
Russia has proposed opening humanitarian corridors for five hours starting at 09:00 local time in Ukraine (07:00 GMT) and confirmed that it will “silence” its artillery fire, Interfax reported. “In order to effectively carry out a humanitarian operation: on March 8, 2022, the Russian Federation declared a “silence regime” and is ready to provide humanitarian corridors: from Kyiv and neighboring settlements to the Russian Federation,” the official statement read. The note states that this will be done “through the territory of the Republic of Belarus. In the city of Gomel with subsequent delivery by air to the Russian Federation, heading south. “
Zelensky reveals his whereabouts after three assassination attempts
Posted by Ukrainian President Video He can be seen sitting in his office on Bankova Street in Kyiv. “We are all here, we are all working. Everyone is where they should be. I am in Kyiv, my team is with me,” said the president, after emphasizing that he was not afraid “of anyone”: “I will be here as long as it takes to win this patriotic war” .
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