“Moscow’s leadership is transforming Russia into an isolated country like North Korea, where poverty reigns.” This was stated by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zhelensky, who thanked for the international support but asked for more help: “This is not only for Ukraine, but for the whole of Europe,” he says. British government: “Russian forces 25 kilometers from the capital”. Zhelensky: “The abducted Melitopol mayor was tortured”. The United States is considering sending more advanced air defense weapons, but Moscow is threatening to attack those carrying cargo: “This is a legitimate target.”
06.50 Airstrikes on a Ukrainian military base near the Polish border
The airstrikes were carried out on the Ukrainian military base Yavoriv in the western part of the country near the Polish border. This was reported by the Liv Regional Army Administration. “The airstrikes were carried out against the International Center for Peacekeeping and Security. According to preliminary data, they fired eight missiles,” the administration said.
The center is 25 km (15 miles) below the Polish border. More information awaits.
05.47: Media, Lviv under attack, explosions in Kherson
Several explosions were heard in the cities of Lviv and Kersen, which were under missile attack by Russian forces. This was reported by the Ukrainian newspaper Kyiv Independent. Reports of explosions in Lviv have been confirmed by reporters and witnesses, the Guardian reports. In the northwestern part of the country, several explosions were heard just before 6 a.m. local time on the outskirts of the city, near Ukraine’s border with Poland. This is the first time sirens have exploded since the invasion began.
05.27 Kiev forces shoot down a drone with explosives
A drone carrying three kilograms of ammunition was shot down by Ukrainian security forces in Kiev. The BBC quoted officials and witnesses as saying. The drone crashed and caught fire in the Bodil area.
04.52 Stoltenberg warns that Russia could use chemical weapons
“We have to be vigilant because Russia can plan chemical weapons operations” and this would be a “war crime”. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg made the remarks in an interview with the German newspaper Weld am Sondak.
04.51 Russian retaliation for sanctions strikes Peppa Pig card
In retaliation for the sanctions, Moscow takes it to Peppa Pig. In fact, a Russian court has ruled that the image of a popular cartoon character can be used freely in Russia without any punishment, despite the ongoing legal battle. The Daily Mail reported. Entertainment One, owned by Peppa Big and controlling the rights, is actually suing a Russian businessman who drew a copy of the cartoon character in violation of the company’s copyright. In promoting his decision, the judge referred to “hostile actions by the United States and other foreign powers.” The outcome of Russian justice is worrying because it could lead to massive copyright abuse.
04.46 Biden and Putin were counting on the divided West, which is not the case
“Putin was counting on a divided NATO, a divided West and, frankly, a divided United States. But he had none of that.” US President Joe Biden has taken to Twitter.
03.32 Media Kiev, Sirens sound in almost all provinces
The siren sounds in almost all provinces of Ukraine, and residents should immediately seek shelter. Elsewhere, air strikes were issued in Kiev, Kharkiv and Dnipro, according to the Kiev Independent.
02.42 Moscow pressure mounts on Kiev, the city is under siege
The pressure of Russian forces on Kiev is increasing. The Moscow Defense Ministry is talking about a “relentless drive on the ground” where Russian forces say they have advanced 12 kilometers (seven miles) in the “broad front” yesterday, but without specifying exactly where. Kiev Mayor Vitaly Klitschko said the capital, described on Friday by a senior Ukrainian official as “a city under siege”, was strengthening security and storing food and medicine. “We will not give up,” the mayor of the Ukrainian capital said in a video message.
On Saturday, both Ukrainian and Russian officials described the rapid decline in the humanitarian situation as a “catastrophe.” The city mayor said Russian attacks had destroyed an airport in the town of Vasilkiv, south of Kiev. Irfin and Pucha, the northwestern suburbs of the capital, have come under heavy shelling in recent days as Russian armored vehicles advance along the northeastern border of the Ukrainian capital.
02.40 Zhelensky, ‘Need help, Russia will be like North Korea’
Moscow’s leadership is turning Russia into an isolated country like North Korea, ruled by “poverty.” This was stated by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zhelensky, who thanked for the international support but asked for more help: “This is not only for Ukraine, but for the whole of Europe,” he says.
02.34 Zelensky, 12,000 people were evacuated on Saturday
“The Russian invaders cannot defeat us. They have no strength and no spirit. They rely only on violence, terrorism and weapons.” With 12,729 people evacuated on Saturday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky said the humanitarian corridors were operational.
02.19 Kiev, Russia wants total control of Central Zaporizhia
Ukraine has informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that it wants Russia to take full and permanent control of the Zaporizhzhya plant under Rosatom’s leadership. This was stated by the IAEA, however underscoring the fact that the Russian company has rejected the number one idea.
02.18 Aiea, Chernobyl Power Station works with generators
The Chernobyl nuclear power plant thanks to outdoor diesel generators. This was stated by the International Atomic Energy Agency (Aiea), which indicated that 211 crew could not rotate and had actually been living inside the facility since it came under Russian control. “Direct General Rafael Mariano Croce reiterates his serious concern about the safety of nuclear power plants in Ukraine,” the IAEA said.
01.55 Mansion Abramovich in London can treat refugees
Roman Abramovich’s mansion near Kensington Palace in London can be used to house Ukrainian refugees. The Sun said the idea would have been aired within the British government.
The Chelsea Waterfront is home to a Russian businessman in London and another home in Eaton Square. Both properties were confiscated.
01.40 Washington Post, Russians attack 9 hospitals
Russian attacks have hit at least nine health centers, including Mariupol Hospital in Ukraine. This emerges from a study by the Washington Post.
“Hospitals and health facilities are protected by international humanitarian law,” said Jason Strauss-Kahn, a spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross.
01.37 Trump, Biden go to Maduro to beg for oil
“They ask Venezuelan President Maduro to ask him, ‘Please, please, give us some oil, but we are the best oil-rich country in the world.’ Donald Trump made the remarks during a rally in Florence, South Carolina, the third leg of his tour in 2022, after Texas and Arizona.
Trump cites the work of Joe Biden’s advisers, who recently went “begging” for oil supplies to Venezuela to transform Russia, which has been blocked by Washington, into a sign of opposition to the Russian occupation of Ukraine.
01.18 Kiev, 7 civilians killed were not in the humanitarian corridors
Seven civilians killed by Russians near Kiev “did not use humanitarian corridors”. This was stated by the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, according to Sky News
00:01 Media: “Moscow talks to Israel yes”
Russia may be ready to hold talks with Ukraine in Jerusalem, as proposed by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky. This was stated by the Jerusalem Post, which explains that it learned “from a diplomatic source” after a telephone conversation between Jelensky and Israeli Prime Minister Naphtali Bennett today. However, the source says that Israel is “not sure if it wants to negotiate.” “We know from our experience that negotiations that have no chance will lead to a worse situation on the ground,” the diplomatic source quoted by the Jerusalem Post added. “We need to see if we can really be effective. If there is an improvement, we will do anything.” Evidence quoted daily quoted Israel as saying that it did not want to put any pressure on Zhelensky: “That is a mistake. The president of Ukraine and the Ukrainians must make their own decision. We will support them.” “This is not Bennett’s initiative,” the source added.
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