Russian army: “Those who live near telecommunication towers in the Kyiv region are leaving their homes”
The Russian army has called on all citizens of the Kyiv region who live near telecommunications towers to leave their homes. TASS reports.
UN: ’12 million people in Ukraine will need assistance’
The United Nations estimates that 12 million people in Ukraine will need assistance. The United Nations and its partner organizations have also launched an urgent appeal for $1.7 billion to provide the humanitarian assistance Ukraine will need.
Moscow: “The forces of the Lugansk and Donetsk separatists have reached the Russian forces”
The forces of the two self-proclaimed separatist republics, Lugansk and Donetsk, advanced several tens of kilometers, joining the Russian forces on the Ukrainian territory. This was stated by the Ministry of Defense in Moscow.
Moscow: “Preventing Ukrainian forces from entering the Sea of Azov”
The Russian Defense Ministry said that Russian forces have completely blocked the access of Ukrainian forces to the Sea of Azov in eastern Crimea, which is overlooked by Mariupol, among other things.
CN: “The priority of intelligence is to assess Putin’s mental state”
US intelligence considers it a priority to assess the “mental state” of Vladimir Putin to understand how it might influence his decisions on Ukraine. As CNN reported, experts have noted how recently the president’s behavior has become “increasingly unpredictable, erratic, and irrational.” Hence the efforts of US intelligence to try to gather more information to understand its reaction to the harsh response from the West.
Von der Leyen: “Putin’s propaganda machine has stopped”
And in another unprecedented move, we suspended licenses for the Kremlin’s propaganda machine. The Kremlin media “Russia Today” and “Sputnik”, as well as its subsidiaries, will not be able to spread their lie to justify Putin’s war and the division of our union. ”So is the President of the European Union Commission, Ursula von del Leyen during her speech at the special plenary session of the Euroroom on the situation in Ukraine.
OSCE monitors trapped between Kharkiv and Kherson
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said some of its monitors in Ukraine are trapped in Kharkiv and Kherson due to the fighting. On Friday, the organization announced the evacuation of members of its monitoring mission from Ukraine. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said in its latest report, issued yesterday, that “due to the continuing activity, including reports of shelling and ongoing fighting, as well as the dynamic movement of the front lines, the monitoring teams located in the cities of Kharkiv and Kherson continue to remain in their homes. ” .
“Teams conduct dynamic security risk assessments to create a window that allows them to move safely,” he added. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has stated that its chief observer and senior management will remain in Ukraine until the evacuation process is completed. The mission, made up of about 500 observers, is tasked with monitoring the line of contact between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country.
Borrell: “The EU does not trade human rights for gas, work to abolish dependency immediately”
“The EU must start working quickly to eliminate dependence on gas,” said High Representative for Foreign Policy Josep Borrell, speaking before the European Parliament, emphasizing what he had already said to Vladimir Putin in 2007, the murder of Anna Politkovskaya: “The EU does not trade rights for Human being is gassed, and we will not give up defending our freedoms and respecting human rights.”
TASS: “The second session of talks between Ukraine and Russia tomorrow”
The second round of Russian-Ukrainian talks will be held on March 2nd. This was reported by TASS, which was quoted by the Ukrainian media.
In Kharkiv, a bomb exploded in Korea of the Catholic Church
A bomb also exploded this morning in the South Korean Catholic Church in Kharkiv. Inside, in the basement, 40 people took refuge. They are fine, the attack only caused a huge hole in the ceiling. Father Grigorio Semenkov, Chancellor of the Latin Catholic Diocese of Kharkiv and Priest of the Cathedral Diocese, told SIR. “Tragedy has approached,” “This morning is hell, the bomb fell on Korea. There were explosions in the middle of the city.” “In Korea – says the parish priest – these days there are many people, many mothers with children. Altogether we are 40 people. We put them in a safe place. We were all underground and fortunately the bomb fell high.” After the first moments of fear, activity resumed in the parish to help the citizens: “There are actually, here near us, two subway stations where we bring supplies and food. The priest told Sir that there are a lot of people who are calling us and asking for help.
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