“Any day in Ukraine – today or after February 24 – is enough to see that no one in the world invests more in terrorism than Russia”. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky blamed Moscow in his regular daily video. “The Russian army launched missile attacks in the Kiev region, attacked Kropyvnytskyi, Mykolaiv, continued a series of strategically senseless and brutal attacks on Donbass …”.
Ukraine: 18 ships ready to sail with grain
Seventeen ships that have been blockaded by the Russians for 5 months in Ukrainian ports on the Black Sea are already loaded with grain, and another is being loaded at this hour. Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov said he hoped the first ships would be able to sail by the end of this week.
Grano, Zelensky: “We are ready to export, we are waiting for signals from partners”
“We are ready Ukrainian grain exports. We are waiting for signals from our partners when the traffic starts. It is important that we are guarantors of global food security. When one takes the lives of other states by blocking the Black Sea, we allow them to survive. This is what Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky posted on Facebook.
Zelensky made a surprise visit to Odessa at a time of hope for the resumption of grain exports from Ukrainian ports. Yesterday, the UN’s Martin Griffiths said the first ship loaded with grain could leave Ukraine today, but said “important details” were still being worked out.
Kiev: Donetsk prison was never attacked, it was the Russians
The Ukrainian military has denied firing missiles at a prison controlled by pro-Russian militias in the Donbass, where 40 Ukrainian prisoners of war were killed. According to Kiev, responsibility lies with Russian troops, who “fired artillery shells at a correctional institution in the Olenivka settlement in the Donetsk region where Ukrainian prisoners were held”. “In this way, they achieved their criminal goals, accusing Ukraine of committing ‘war crimes’, as well as covering up torture and executions of prisoners.”
Taiwan, Lavrov: “Russia Defends Principle of Chinese Sovereignty”
Russia has no problem defending China’s sovereignty policy: a position expressed by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in a note. For the situation in Taiwan. A day after a phone call between US President Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping, Lavrov spoke to reporters in Tashkent, where the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is being held. “We have no problem defending China’s sovereign policy, and we operate under the assumption that there will be no irritating provocations that could worsen the situation.” Lavrov did not discuss Taiwan in a meeting with the Chinese foreign minister on the sidelines of a meeting in Uzbekistan’s capital, but insisted that “the question is absolutely clear” to the Russian side. “Our position that there is only one China remains unchanged,” Lavrov said.
Wheat, Ukraine: Grain stolen from Russia in Lebanon
A Syrian cargo ship, carrying barley and wheat from the Black Sea subject to US sanctions, has docked in the Lebanese port of Tripoli in the past few hours. According to the Ukrainian embassy in Beirut, the ship was carrying grain “stolen from Russian warehouses in Ukraine”.
According to Beirut press and international maritime traffic trackers, the ship ‘Ladicea’ (the Roman name for the Syrian port of Latakia) arrived at the port of Tripoli in northern Lebanon two days ago.
A Lebanese media statement published today from the Ukrainian embassy in Beirut said, “We suspect that the vessel was carrying 5,000 tons of barley and 5,000 tons of flour, which was closed to international traffic from a port in Crimea. Ukrainians from warehouses “.
Lavrov: Interview with Blinken in production
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, said preparations are underway for a telephone conversation between him and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. Lavrov, quoted by TASS agency, added that he was “ready to listen to one of Blinken’s proposals”. Exchange of prisoners And onGrain export“But he said he thought the call today was unlikely.
Orbán: “If the EU continues sanctions, it will be a war economy”
“If Brussels does not change its policy on sanctions against Russia, the whole of Europe will have to prepare for a war economy from October”. This was stated by the Prime Minister of Hungary Victor Orban Mr. Kossuth in his weekly public radio interview. The sovereign prime minister assured his people that Hungary would have enough gas for the winter, only the price was causing problems, “showing bad fluctuations”.
Pro-Russian: Bombing in Kiev kills 40 Ukrainian prisoners of war
Authorities in the Donetsk People’s Republic say 40 Ukrainian prisoners have been killed in an attack by the Ukrainian military on a prison in the city of Yelenovka. For now, Kiev has not pronounced itself on the matter.
According to the Russian news agency Tass, Daniil Bezsonov, Deputy Minister of Information of the Donetsk People’s Republic, insisted that the attack would have been carried out with the Himars missile system, adding that “the current budget is 40 people and 130 people. We are still clearing the rubble, and the number may increase.”
Kyiv: Death toll rises to 8 in blast in Donetsk
The number of civilians killed in the bombardment by Russian troops has risen to 8 Donetsk region 19 people were injured yesterday. This was reported by the head of the military administration of the Donetsk region, Pavlo Kyrilenko, in a telegram. Ugrinform. Russian bombs killed 3 people in Bagmut, 2 people in Doretsk, 1 person in Orlivka, 1 person in Hirnik and 1 person in Soledar, Kyrilenko said.
Lavrov will talk to Blinken about releasing American prisoners “if time permits.”
“If time permits,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will hold talks, Regarding the release of American prisoners, along with his US counterpart, Anthony Blinken. This was said by the spokeswoman of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, quoted by the Russian news agency TASS, in response to a report in Washington, which would have asked for the release of detained US citizens, Lavrov is currently busy with international events. Meetings.
Blinken said yesterday in a phone call with Lavrov that he would face the release of Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan from jail in Moscow “in the next few days.” However, a spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry had previously said that no firm decisions had yet been reached regarding the release of the two American citizens. A similar decision was made by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
British intelligence: Wagner forces leading but not decisive in Ukraine
“Since March, the Russian private military group Wagner has been working with the Russian army in the eastern part of Ukraine. The Wagner group has been entrusted, as usual, with the responsibility of some units of the front line. Army “. We read this on the Twitter profile of the British Ministry of Defense reporting intelligence updates. “This – reads the post – is a significant change compared to the previous use of the Wagner Group until 2015”. According to British intelligence, “the role of the Wagner group may have changed because the Russian general staff was short of infantry, and in any case the men of the Wagner group would not have been sufficient to make a significant difference in the course of the war”.
Russian bombs kill at least 7 in Kherson region
According to local police cited by the Kyiv Independent, seven people were killed and six wounded in a bomb attack by Russian forces in the southern Ukrainian province of Kherson in the past few hours.
Several houses in four settlements were destroyed or damaged in the attacks. Russian forces allegedly stole civilian vehicles and a passenger ship they allegedly used to cross the Dnipro River near the damaged Antonievsky Bridge.
Ukraine: Attack on Kharkiv, home and university hit
Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov said Russian forces attacked a two-story house and a university. This was reported by Kyiv Independent. Rescuers are on the scene and there are no reports of casualties yet.
Kiev: Russians are using Ukrainian uniforms to mislead our military
To mislead the Ukrainian military, the Russians used the field uniform of the Ukrainian armed forces with white bandages on the arms and legs during an attempted offensive in the Piskiv region of northeastern Ukraine. This was reported by the civil servants of UkraineUkraine Pravda.
Truss: “Moscow against me? A sign of GB strength”
“The fact that Russia has spread propaganda about me is a sign of the strength that Britain has shown in leading the free world in its fight against Moscow and that it has had a real impact in favor of Ukraine.” British Foreign Secretary and candidate to succeed Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Liz Truss, made the announcement in a debate in Leeds with her rival, Rishi Sunak.
US: ‘Russia supports terrorism’, Senate OKs resolution
The US Senate unanimously passed a non-binding resolution asking Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to designate Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism for its activities in Chechnya, Georgia, Syria and Ukraine. Actions that resulted in the deaths of thousands of “innocent men, women and children”. A similar measure has been introduced in the House, where Speaker Nancy Pelosi is in favor. Although not binding, the resolution increases pressure on the Biden administration to add Russia to a list of state sponsors of terrorism that includes Cuba, North Korea, Iran and Syria.
Kiev: Ship carrying stolen Ukrainian barley enters Tripoli
Ukraine’s Ambassador to Lebanon Ostash protested the entry of a Syrian ship loaded with barley exported from the occupied territories of Ukraine into the port of Tripoli yesterday in a meeting with Lebanese President Michel Aoun. TheUkraine Pravda. The ambassador demanded “steps to be taken to clarify the circumstances of his stay in Lebanese territorial waters”, underlining that “this fact will damage bilateral relations”.
Zelensky: “No one in the world invests in terrorism like Russia”
“In the first half of the day alone, in Kiev alone, there were four air strikes. The Russian army launched missile attacks in the Kiev region, attacked Grobyvnitsky, Mykolayiv, and continued a series of strategically senseless and brutal attacks on Donbass. . . I thank all those who rejected this terror. And , I also want to thank the U.S. senators who unanimously approved a resolution calling on the U.S. State Department to recognize Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism. On any day in Ukraine — today or after February 24 — to see that no one in the world invests more in terrorism than Russia. Thus Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in his regular evening video. .
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