Warehouse fire in central Moscow: two dead
Two people were killed in a fire that broke out today in a flower warehouse in central Moscow. A spokesman for the emergency services told TASS. “Firefighters have found two bodies,” he said, adding that one person was reported missing. The site of the fire has so far been located on an area of 2,500 square metres.
Zelensky, 4,700 Russian missiles have been launched against us since February
“Today is the 270th day of a large-scale war. Russia used more than 4,700 missiles. Hundreds of our cities simply burned. Thousands of people died. Hundreds of thousands were forcibly deported to Russia.” This was stated by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to the participants of the International Organization of la Francophonie, UNIAN reports. Zelensky added that “millions have left Ukraine for other countries, fleeing the war,” and once again stressed the need to stop Russian aggression.
Zaporizhzhia: Aiea, no less than twelve powerful explosions
There are at least “a dozen” powerful explosions recorded in the Zaporizhia region between last night and today. This came from the International Atomic Energy Agency experts who are present in the Ukrainian nuclear reactor, due to “alleged explosions,” according to the agency’s tweet. They added that “some buildings, systems and equipment at the site sustained damage, but there was no significant nuclear safety damage to date.”
Director of Zaporizhzhia: “You’re playing with fire”
Whoever is behind this must be stopped immediately. You are playing with fire!” This was stated by the Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi, regarding the explosions in the area of \u200b\u200bthe Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, citing a tweet from the agency itself. Grossi also emphasized the urgent appeal of Ukraine and Russia to reach an agreement and implement a zone of nuclear safety and security around the Ukrainian plant As soon as possible.” He added, “I will not give up until this region becomes a reality.”
Report: 8,300 civilians have been killed so far
Ukraine’s General Prosecutor’s Office has recorded 8,311 civilians killed, including 437 children, since the start of the Russian invasion on February 24. More than 11,000 civilians were wounded. This was announced by Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin last night in a television broadcast filmed by Ukraine’s Pravda. “But the real number is much higher,” he added, “because we are still unable to reach some of the occupied territories.”
Austin: Invading Russia is a preview of a possible world of authoritarianism
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine “provides a preview of a possible world of tyranny and turmoil in which none of us want to live, and is an invitation to ever-growing insecurity in the shadow of nuclear proliferation.” This is the warning sounded by US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin in his speech at the security conference in Halifax, Canada, during which he warned that “Putin’s autocratic colleagues are looking at us, and they could conclude that acquiring nuclear weapons gives them a hunting license. This could lead to A dangerous spiral of nuclear proliferation.
Cannon fire in a residential area in Nikopol
Citing a statement from the governor of Dnipropetrovsk region, Rezchenko stated that during the night the Russians bombed a residential area in Nikopol, Ukraine, injuring a 59-year-old man. By Kyiv Independent. The governor said that the Russian shells hit 20 residential buildings, gas pipelines and power lines, and caused 3 fires.
The end of the war in Ukraine in the spring? “like a dream”
The hypothesis that the end of the war in Ukraine might come in the spring “sounds like a dream, but we need to be more realistic.” This was stated by the head of the Ukrainian President’s Office, Andriy Yermak, commenting on the words of the Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Volodymyr Gavrilov, at the International Security Forum in Halifax. “This sentence from the Deputy Minister of Defense sounds like a dream. Of course, millions of Ukrainians dream that this war will end as soon as possible. I will be more pragmatic, said Yermak, citing Ukrinform. “I am not ready to say the exact day and time when we will win. But it will certainly happen. Every minute of every day we do everything we can to ensure that our victory comes with our partners as soon as possible. The head of the President’s Office emphasized that, despite the negative forecasts at the beginning of the Russian invasion, the majority of people in the world are now convinced of the “inevitable victory” of Ukraine.
Russian occupiers continue to flee Ukraine while Ukrainian women defenders continue to advance to the fronts to fight with the “soldiers” pic.twitter.com/4fXFyOh0ba
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