The United States still has no evidence that China supplied weapons to Russia, but if it did, it would likely “expand the war to a global level,” the Pentagon chief warned. Meanwhile, EU leaders are preparing to travel to China to discuss Xi’s peace plan. Von der Leyen and Macron will go to Beijing in early April. Burrell also announced a trip to China soon. For Spaniard Sanchez, Xi’s plan “contains interesting ideas.”
“As a result of the decrease in water from the Kakhovka reservoir, there is a risk of failure of the cooling systems at the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant, the largest nuclear power plant in Europe. This could mean a possible scenario of Fukushima in Central Europe due to Russia.” This was supported by Ukraine’s Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources, Ruslan Strelets, in a Facebook update. According to the minister, nearly 5 million Ukrainians do not have access to drinking water, and another 70% of the population could be left without this resource due to Russian bombing.
Kyiv is ready to launch a counterattack in Bakhmut
BIDEN: An attack on a NATO member is an attack on everyone
“An attack on one is an attack on all”: Joe Biden repeated it, re-launching NATO’s mutual defense commitment while speaking about the Ukraine conflict in the Ottawa Parliament.
“We will continue to pressure Putin with sanctions, and we will continue to provide assistance to Kiev,” Biden said.
Biden said China has made a big commitment to Russia but has not yet supplied weapons to Moscow.
Austin: If China arms Moscow, there is a risk of global conflict.
If China decides to arm Moscow “it will prolong the conflict and certainly expand the war not only in the region but globally,” was the warning sounded in Beijing by Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin.
Moscow, for its part, is not considering any withdrawal, and even threatens to go to Kiev and Lviv if necessary: Falcon Dmitry Medvedev’s word.
Adviser to Ukrainian President Zelensky: I am very impressed, the Prime Minister speaks with the right emotions (ANSA)
The focus remains on the Chinese peace plan, which simultaneously accuses the United States of “adding fuel to the fire” and “obstructing” talks efforts. But there is Western, or at least European, interest in the proposal: this is confirmed by the announcements of upcoming visits to Beijing by the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen and the French President, Emmanuel Macron. Before that, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will meet Xi Jinping in China next week. While the Chinese proposal now appears, on the one hand, to be the basis for working towards a mediated solution to the conflict, Kiev has repeatedly reiterated that various points in the plan are far from the peace the Ukrainians imagine, while expectations are growing about a phone call between Zelensky And something. According to presidential advisor Mikhailo Podolyak, the call is planned, but there are some “difficulties” in organizing it. On the other hand, Beijing has made it clear that at present it “has nothing to share” in this regard.
Potassium dichromate found in the blood of Evira Vikhareva (ANSA)
Meanwhile, the rain of bombs continues to fall across Ukraine.
Blood is still flowing in the country, as in the last day at least 10 civilians were killed and 20 others were wounded by Russian bombing in different regions, including 5 dead in an attack on a civilian shelter in Kostyantinivka in Donetsk. During the night, Russian forces bombed Zelensky’s hometown of Kryvyi Rih with drones. The Russian blockade continues to occupy the symbolic town of Bakhmut, where some 10,000 civilians, many of them elderly and disabled, still live in and around the settlement in “catastrophic conditions,” according to the International Committee of the Red Cross.
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