The Busha massacre weighs like a stone in light of the resumption of negotiations between Ukraine and Russia. During the night, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky intervened with a video message at the Grammy Awards accusing Moscow of genocide and calling Russian soldiers “murderers and torturers.” Zelensky added that the “war crimes” committed by the Russians in Bucha will be the subject of discussion at the UN Security Council on Tuesday. He said those responsible “only deserve to die.” The European Union announces new sanctions. In Italy, the Secretary of the Democratic Party, Enrico Letta, asked the government to prevent the purchase of Russian gas, and Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio announced a new package of sanctions. And while Moscow, referring to Bucha, talks about a trick and “provocation” carried out by Kyiv and Ukrainian extremists “to obstruct negotiations”, the Russians mobilize another 60 thousand soldiers and resume the bombing of cities, starting with Odessa, hit by a missile at night, and Kherson.
Russia is mobilizing another 60,000 soldiers
The Ukrainian military, in its Operations Report, states that Moscow launched a “hidden mobilization” of about 60,000 soldiers to reconstitute units lost in Ukraine. The report added that Kyiv forces thwarted seven attacks in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions during the past 24 hours. Then again there are the “spatial repercussions” of the conflict: the Russian space agency Roscosmos announced that it will not cooperate with countries that supply Kyiv with weapons and provide political support to Ukraine. Director Dmitry Rogozin explained that Roscosmos has stopped joint projects with Western countries. For ethical and moral reasons. We will not cooperate with states that supply weapons and trainers, except to provide political support to the fascist military junta in Kyiv. no one”.
Lavrov meets the Arab League
The power interface is too hot. It is no coincidence that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met in Moscow with a delegation from the Contact Group of the League of Arab States on the situation in Ukraine. The delegation will include the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States and the foreign ministers of Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq and Sudan. The organization – said Deputy Secretary-General of the League of Arab States Hossam Zaki – is ready to facilitate efforts to find a political solution between Russia and Ukraine.
‘Deflation’ is discussed in Luxembourg
On Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 April in Luxembourg, the economic impact of the war will be at the heart of the work of the Eurogroup and Ecofin finance ministers. To combat inflation and not give the consumer a feeling of poverty that hinders consumption, companies are reacting to what is called deflation. This is: the same price per pack, but the content of the product is lower.
United Nations: 1,417 civilians have been killed since the beginning of the conflict
Since the beginning of the Russian attack on Ukraine, that is, from February 24 to April 2, 2022, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has recorded 1,417 dead and 2,038 wounded. Among the dead were 293 men, 201 women, 22 girls and 40 boys, as well as 59 children and 802 adults whose gender remains unknown. Among the injured are 92 children.