Statements bounce from one part of the world to another, skip meetings and others assume international diplomacy, and the tension never goes down. The Ukrainian crisis is passing through a critical stage, and it continues to spread. there Russia Claims to “keep the peace” And “protecting” the “pro-Russian population” by himself Troops in Ukrainian Territory: Parts of the Eastern District of Donbass by fSince 2014 in the war (about 13 thousand dead). Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted Independence of the republics of Luhansk and Donetsk. For Putin Minsk agreements “They no longer exist.” Today is the next day Penalties Launched by Western countries – the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union. These measures have been called “first penalties”. President of the United States Joe Biden “We will go beyond the steps that were taken in 2014. It is a flagrant violation of international law and needs a stern response,” he said yesterday at a press conference, declaring that Russian banks had been bombed as well as other weapons being sent. To Kiev after the suspension of financing in Moscow. “Who, in the name of God, thinks of giving Putin the right to declare those in the lands belonging to the new countries to their neighbors?” there China have sided. Meanwhile, the meeting between Foreign Minister Anthony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was skipped. a Biden Putin Summit There will only be de-escalation. Clashes continue on the “line of contact” between Ukraine and Donbass.
10:05 PM Another sign of a possible escalation from Moscow. Kremlin spokesman Dmitriy Peskovas reported by TASS, reported that i Leader of the separatist republics Donetsk and Luhansk, in the Donbass, They asked Vladimir Putin to support them against the “aggression in Kiev”..
21:00 – As expected, the Ukrainian agreed to enter State of emergency nationwide for 30 daysexcept for the Donetsk and Luhansk regions occupied by pro-Russian separatists, where it has already existed since 2014 – a move to respond to the threat of Russian invasion.
20:20 – In response to a possible Russian military escalation in Donbass, the Ukrainian government decided Increased security in the city of Mariupolthe center of the Donbass port is still under the control of the military forces loyal to Kiev.
19:50 – According to the German newspaper Bild, there are approximately southern Russia 300 Russian military vehicles Special Forces who Spetznaz They are heading towards the Marinowa border area without any distinguishing marks.
Case referring to what happened in 2014 with the Russian invasion of Crimea, when Putin’s forces “little green men” arrived without banners to occupy the area.
19:10 The alarm raised by the Biden administration on the lips of an American defense representative, reported by Reuters news agency, was re-released, stating that ” Russian forces around Ukraine ready to invade; 80% are in attack position and ready to go. Putin has 100 percent of the forces that, according to the United States, he would have deployed to attack Ukraine.”
According to this source, quoted by the news agency, Putin will be Mobilization of the military reserve and the National Guardwhich may indicate long-term employment.
18:00 Tensions between the United States and Russia continue to escalate. Administration BidenNewsweek and CNN reported, citing US intelligence directors, inform the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky That the Kremlin will prepare A large-scale invasion of his country within the next 48 hours.
4:20 pm A violent hacker attack is currently underway in Ukraine, where the websites of the Kiev government, the ministries of health, security, foreign affairs and parliament have “fell”. The cyber-attack, which was explained by a minister to Interfax News Agency, occurred through a DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack, which consists in breaking into a site with Talabat, all the way to destroying it and making it inaccessible.
14:28 – Actions against Kiev are measures “against the security of Europe. The Ukrainian president said: “The fate of the Europeans is decided on the ground in Ukraine.” Volodymyr Zelensky At a press conference with equivalent presidents of Lithuania and Poland. “It is time to respond forcefully,” he added. “We affirm our European aspirations and look forward to joining the European Union,” he addedEuropean Union and for Boy. Thanks to the parties who are helping us meet the challenge in Donbass. Ukraine welcomes the decisions taken yesterday by the European Union, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States “regarding Penalties against Moscow, “as well as Germany’s suspension of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.” The act of recognition, sent by Russian President Vladimir Putin, to the self-proclaimed republics Donbass He called it “another act of aggression against Ukraine”.
13:50 The Independent: – Russia has begun evacuating its diplomatic staff from Ukraine, implementing a measure that was already announced yesterday.
12:25 pm – A call for diplomacy came from the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the thousandth time. Mayo He explained in the room that “despite the seriousness of the moment and the recent developments that we are witnessing in these hours, we want to continue Focus on any diplomatic initiative that can avert warSolve ‘We still think it’s possible’ but ‘Its Margins are shrinking day by day“.
12:20 pm – At a hearing on the crisis in Ukraine in the Senate, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Luigi Di Maio He condemned Moscow’s decision to send a contingent of alleged peacekeeping missions to the territories of the two breakaway republics. It is a gesture that would exacerbate an already very tense situation.”
The head of Farnesina added that the presence of Russian forces long in the borders of Ukraine estimated “Between 170 and 190 thousand units“.
11:30 am – After mobilizing reservists, the Kiev government is taking new measures to confront a possible conflict with Russia. The The Security Council of Ukraine called for a state of emergency in the country And not only in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, the two regions that declared themselves autonomous republics by being recognized by Moscow. The procedure will last 30 days and can be extended for another 30 days.
10:11 am – Pope Francesco Concluding the general audience: “Severe heartache at the worsening situation in Ukraine. Despite diplomatic efforts in the past few weeks, increasingly worrying scenarios are opening up.” The Supreme Pontiff made an appeal calling for everyone to do so on March 2, Ash Wednesday, Peace fasting day. “Like me, many people around the world suffer anguish and anxiety. Once again partisan interests threaten the peace of all. I would appeal to those with political responsibilities to make a serious examination of conscience before a God who is a God of peace and not a God of war.” “Everyone wants us brothers, not enemies.”
10:10 AM – an important move Kiev. The Ukrainian government has already started Recruitment of reservistsAs announced by the commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine after President Volodymyr Zelensky signed the decree.
09:00 – Against “any punishment” against Russia there China. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said at a press conference.
8:50 am – About the Russian Ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov le Sanctions won’t solve anything.. The diplomat wrote it on the embassy’s Facebook page. It is hard to imagine anyone in Washington counting on Russia’s review of its foreign policy course under the threat of constraints. I do not remember a single day when our country lived without restrictions from the West. “Russia learned to live in these conditions and not only succeeded, but also developed our state. And again: “There is no doubt that the sanctions imposed on us will harm the financial and energy markets worldwide. The United States will be no exception when ordinary citizens suffer the full consequences of higher prices.”
8:45 am – behind – on the other side 94600 Residents of the unilaterally proclaimed and recognized Republic of Donbass by Moscow, which has crossed the border into Russia since February 18. This was announced by Russian law enforcement agencies.
8:37 AM Italian Minister of Defense Lorenzo Guerini interview with Corriere della Sera. NATO and the European Union have worked and continue to work tirelessly towards a political solution. The facts went in the opposite direction. However, we still believe that the diplomatic path is the highway. This does not mean that there is no need for a firm answer.” For Guerini, “The coherence we have shown so far needs to be confirmed at the EU level with the sanctions regime, and at the NATO level with the maintenance of deterrence tools. The tools with which Italy also contributes to the activities on the ground of our army in Latvia, with the air police in Romania, and maritime surveillance in the eastern Mediterranean, and with the additional measures to increase operational readiness that have been implemented in recent weeks.” And on the Russian exercises in Belarus, He explained that NATO, which “remains a defensive organization”, “keeps its collective defense and deterrence mechanisms active.”
8:29 am – President of Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin He said he was ready to explore “diplomatic solutions” while specifying that Moscow’s interests and the security of citizens were “non-negotiable.” “Our country is always ready for direct and honest dialogue, in search of diplomatic solutions to the most complex problems,” read a video message on the occasion of “Day of the Defender of the Fatherland”, a national holiday in Russia.
7:40 AM – The United States decided to send to the Baltic states almost 800 soldiers of the Italian infantry battalion. Confirmation of the White House and the Pentagon.
7:00 am – US President Joe Biden has no plans to attend a summit With Russian President Vladimir Putin. This was stated by White House spokesman Jen Psaki after US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken canceled a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Serge Lavrov, scheduled for Thursday.
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