Ukraine-Russia war, today’s news. China: “Worried about possible escalation.” Waiting for Putin’s speech to the nation

Ukraine-Russia war, today’s news.  China: “Worried about possible escalation.”  Waiting for Putin’s speech to the nation

It is Giorgia Meloni’s day in Kiev, after he was in Warsaw, and the day of his speech Russian President Vladimir Putin Almost a year after the start of the war. But it is also the day of the head of Chinese diplomacy Wang Yi Who will be in Moscow this afternoon to discuss the Chinese proposal for a peace plan announced at the Munich conference.

Yesterday’s visit Joe Biden In Kiev, having warned Moscow, meeting with the Ukrainian leader. Zelensky: “We also talked about long-range weapons.” During the day, the US President will be in Warsaw.


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Prigozhin: “The Russian Ministry of Defense is trying to destroy Wagner”

Yevgeny PrigozhinThe head of the Russian mercenary group Wagner said in a telegram on the eve of the speech of the Russian president. Russian President Vladimir Putin To Parliament, that the Russian Minister of Defense and the country’s chief of staff are depriving its fighters of ammunition in an “attempt to destroy Wagner.” “There is simply direct opposition going on,” Prigozhin said in a voicemail sent to his Telegram channel.

Ukraine and Kiev intelligence: “Russia is preparing to mobilize students”

A new wave of mobilization that could include full-time college students. This is what a Ukrainian intelligence report says. According to the intelligence information Ukraine Pravda, for this purpose, so-called “alert stations” are being set up, which will help military enlistment offices hand out summons to full-time students. In particular, the administration of the State Pedagogical University NovosibirskTomsk Polytechnic Institute and Tomsk State Pedagogical University have issued documents obliging institutions to allocate a certain number of students and staff to work at “alarm stations”.

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Biden will speak today at the Royal Castle in Warsaw

After the surprise mission to Kyiv, Joe Biden Today, the visit to Poland continues according to the program, which was announced during the preparation of the blitzkrieg in Ukraine, in the strictest secrecy. There is much anticipation for the speech that the US President will deliver this afternoon at the Royal Castle Warsaw On the first anniversary of the start of the Russian invasion. Speech that will come a few hours after that Russian President Vladimir PutinExpected this morning in Moscow. In addition to the meeting with the Polish President Andrey DudaAnd Biden’s visit to Warsaw tomorrow expects a summit with the leaders of the “Bucharest Nine” group, the former Soviet countries that are currently part of NATO: Poland, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania and Slovakia.

Biden upon his arrival at Warsaw Military Airport (Reuters)

United Nations: 7,200 civilian deaths since the beginning of the war

Since the start of the invasion nearly a year ago, nearly 7,200 civilians have lost their lives in the war in Ukraine, according to calculations by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), which puts the number of wounded at 11,756, but estimates the total number of casualties to be much higher. The Guardian newspaper quoted the United Nations.

Kramatorsk, graves of unknown victims

Kramatorsk, graves of unidentified victims (AFP)

Belarus, Lukashenko creates a new volunteer defense force

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko ordered the formation of a new voluntary territorial defense so that everyone would know how to “handle weapons” and be ready to respond to any act of aggression and maintain public order in peacetime. “The situation is not easy. I have said it more than once: every man – not just a man – should be able to handle weapons at least,” Lukashenko told the Security Council meeting. “At least to protect, if necessary, his family, his home, his piece of land, and – if necessary – his fatherland.”

Meloni is on her way to Kyiv

Prime Minister Giorgia Muyuni heads to Kiev on her first visit to Ukraine. At night, at about two o’clock, he stopped in Lviv, after crossing the border with Poland on a blue train, a special convoy departing from Przemysl station, heading for the Ukrainian capital. The Prime Minister arrived with the Italian delegation (with her, among others, the Under-Presidential Giovan Battista Fazzolari) in Warsaw yesterday afternoon where she met Prime Minister Morawiecki and President Duda and then proceeded to Kiev. In the morning he should visit some symbolic places of the Ukrainian resistance, and in the afternoon meet with Zelensky in the capital.

Today, at ten o’clock, Putin’s address to the nation

Vladimir put it in And he will brief the Russians on the war in Ukraine, nearly a year since he ordered an invasion that led to the biggest confrontation with the West since the Cold War. In the speech, he will focus on what he calls the “special military operation” in Ukraine, presenting his analysis of the international situation and clarifying his vision of Russia’s development after the West imposed the most severe sanctions in modern history.
“At such a crucial and very complex moment in our development, in our life, everyone is waiting for a message with the hope of hearing an assessment of what is happening, an assessment of the military special operation,” said the Kremlin spokesman. Dmitry Peskov.
The speech, before members of both houses of parliament, military leaders and soldiers, is expected to start at 09:00 GMT, 10 in Italy.

(Reuters)

China will put forward a proposal for a “political solution” to the crisis

China will put forward a proposal this week to find a “political solution” to the Ukraine crisis. Referring to the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Qin Gang said that Beijing “will continue to promote peace talks. At the same time, we urge relevant countries to stop adding fuel to the fire as soon as possible and stop blaming China,” referring to US allegations that Beijing might consider sending arms to Moscow He then urged the minister to “stop making noise with the slogan: Ukraine today, Taiwan tomorrow”.

China ‘extremely concerned about escalation of conflict in Ukraine’

Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang said on Tuesday that China is deeply concerned about the escalation of the conflict in Ukraine and the possibility of the situation spiraling out of control. “We urge some countries to immediately stop fanning the fire,” Chen said in a keynote speech. “We firmly oppose any form of hegemony and any foreign interference in Chinese affairs,” he said.

Biden is eager to welcome De Meloni to Washington

President Joe Biden “can’t wait to welcome” Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni to Washington “when[their]schedules align.” The White House announced this after the phone call between the two leaders. The White House confirmed this
In their phone call, they “discussed their ongoing close coordination on support to Ukraine, including security, economic and humanitarian assistance.”

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