The 50th day of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine begins The expectation that Moscow could be considered the default if two maturities in dollars were not paid Before the grace period ends on May 4th.
Previously, Vladimir Putin acknowledged that Western sanctions were harmful Russia’s energy sector.
For its part, the Pentagon promised that the sinking of the Moscow warship would be a “severe blow” to the Kremlin’s troops.
Thursday night, The Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed that Moscow, the headquarters of its navy, has sunk in the Black Sea. The ship was the target of a defensive attack by Ukrainian forces.
Below is the minute of the Russian invasion of Ukraine(Ukrainian time, GMT +3):
Friday, April 15:
13:31: Vadim Denisenko, adviser to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry, says Viktor Medvetsk, leader of the pro-Russian Ukrainian opposition’s living base, “this time there is no escape.”After being arrested as part of the Russian invasion.
Medvedev, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has been under house arrest for more than a year on treason charges. However, in late February, after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, he was reported to have escaped.
12:25 pm: Ukrainian authorities increase the number of Russian soldiers killed since the invasion of the country to 20,000.On February 24th.
In an update of its data released on the social networking site Facebook, civil servants of the Ukrainian Armed Forces have described the destruction of its forces. 756 tanks, 1,976 armored vehicles, 366 artillery systems and 66 air defense systems. In addition, 163 aircraft, 144 helicopters, 8 boats and 76 fuel tanks were destroyed.
11:19 am: Polish President Andrzej Duda signs a law allowing the introduction of a ban on coal imports from Russia.In response to the invasion of Ukraine.
10:51 am: Russian Defense Ministry warns of “increasing” the number and scale of attacks on the Ukrainian capital Kiev.In response to an alleged attack by Ukrainian forces on the Russian city of Klimovo in the Bryansk region.
10:34: Slovak Defense Minister Jaroslav Nada compares Russian President Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler.“They are identical,” he promises.
10:18: Ukrainian authorities announce agreements to open nine humanitarian corridors to continue evacuating civilians..
According to the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, Irina VereshchukIn TelegraphThe public can go From Mariupol, Berdyansk, Tokmak and Energodar to Zaporizhia in their own transport.
For their part, they can go to Bajmut from Sevorodonetsk, Lyczynsk, Bopasna, Hirsch and Rubisne on transport approved by the authorities. Vareshchuk warned that the humanitarian corridors in Lukansk would be activated if Russian forces “stopped the bombing.”
6:30: Russia announces the destruction of an arms factory outside Q. on Friday And said Attacks on the Ukrainian capital will intensify In response to the attacks it experienced in its territory.
The Russian Defense Ministry announced on Thursday night that “the number and size of missile strikes in Kiev will be used in response to all terrorist attacks and sabotage carried out on Russian territory by the nationalist regime in Kiev.” Destroyed the air missile factory from the ground near the Ukrainian capital.
5:25: Early Friday morning Powerful explosions were heard in the queue and air strike sirens sounded throughout Ukraine, Following the sinking of Moscow’s main warship in the Black Sea after the fire, the people prepared for new Russian attacks.
The bombings appeared to have intensified in the Ukrainian capital earlier this month as Russian troops prepared for wars in the south and east of the country and withdrew from there.
4:43: President of the United States, Joe Biden said he was “ready” to go to Ukraine in the midst of the Russian invasion.As some colleagues, such as the presidents of Poland or the Baltic states, have already done.
Asked by reporters about this, the US President said “yes”. Biden has already visited Poland in the run-up to the invasion, where he traveled to see the “first hand” of the humanitarian crisis. Already on that trip, he regretted not being able to go to Ukraine.
3:35 pm: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky thanks Ukrainian people for their opposition to Russia’s “brutal attack”. After the start of the war and the completion of the 50th day.
“Thank God, the Armed Forces of Ukraine and our people, we have protected much of our country,” the Ukrainian president said in his daily address to the Ukrainian people.
Zhelensky recalled it On the first day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, no one was sure that he and his country could survive.And confessed that several political leaders had advised him to leave the country.
02.52: Head of the UN World Food Program, David BeasleyPeople “Hunger“In the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol, Russia predicts that the humanitarian crisis in the country will deepen as it intensifies its offensive in the coming weeks.
In an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday, Beasley warned that Russia’s invasion of grain-exporting Ukraine could destabilize remote countries and unleash waves of immigrants seeking a better life.
01.48: Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, Irina VereshchukThe report on Thursday said that 2,557 people had been evacuated from humanitarian corridors in Ukraine in the past 24 hours.
Specific, 2,332 Ukrainians They came their own way to the Ukrainian-held city of Saporizia, from the besieged city of Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine and neighboring Berdyansk.
01.11: French President Emmanuel Macron had two telephone conversations with the Ukrainian president on Thursday. Volodymyr ZhelenskyBefore whom he argued that France is committed to staying with Ukraine to put an end to the conflict.
Macron made two calls with Zhelensky this Thursday, just hours after the Ukrainian president criticized him for refusing to use the word genocide to justify crimes committed by Russian forces against civilians.
00.54: Agency’s investment service Moody’s Russia confirmed this Thursday “May be considered the default” If you do not pay the two dollar installments by the end of the grace period May 4th.
For weeks, despite sanctions imposed for occupying Ukraine, the US Treasury was able to avert a default threat to Russia. Allowed the use of Moscow’s foreign currency to settle foreign debts.
But America has toughened up Obstacles And Moscow will no longer accept dollars in US banks.
00.49: The threat that Russia may use low-yield or tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine cannot be taken lightly, but the CIA has not found much practical evidence to reinforce that concern, said CIA Director Dr. William Burns.
In a speech at the Georgia Tech, Burns noted “Potential frustration” Military setbacks suffered by Russian President Vladimir Putin and his government since the move of troops into Ukraine on February 24.
For those reasons, “None of us can take lightly the threat posed by low-yield or potential aid to tactical nuclear weapons.”Burns said.
00.42: Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Thursday that the sinking of the warship “Moscow” was a “severe blow” to the Russian navy in the Black Sea.
“This is a major blow to the Black Sea Navy “and” it will have an impact on its capabilities “. A Pentagon spokesman said this was “a key part of their efforts to establish naval dominance in the Black Sea.” CNN.
00.30: Almost 30,000 people They return daily to Ukrainian territory after having to leave the country as a result of the Russian invasion that began in late February.
It was changed by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHAIts abbreviation in English), based on information provided by the State Border Guard Service.
00.19: President of Ukraine, Volodymyr ZhelenskyAdmitted in an interview BBC Today people live in the Donbass area in the east of the country “Very difficult situation”.
Several days ago Moscow announced the withdrawal of its troops into this part of Ukraine, so now the Ukrainian president fears that the Russian military may launch a large-scale operation.
00.12: Further 500 civiliansThe governor of the region Oleg Sinekopov said on Thursday that 24 people, including children, have died in the Kharkiv region of eastern Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion on February 24.
“Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, 503 civilians, including 24 children, have been killed.In a video posted on his Telegram channel, the governor of the region, its capital, Kharkiv, was severely bombed by the Russian military.
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