Here’s what you need to know about the Russian invasion of Ukraine today:
President of the European Commission, Ursula van der LeyenUkraine welcomed an agreement to be signed that would certify a so-called Center for Prosecuting Crimes of Aggression in The Hague, which aims to investigate and gather evidence on crimes committed by Russian forces in the invasion of Ukraine.
“Russian forces are known to have committed torture, ill-treatment, sexual violence and summary executions. Even the children were not spared”, Van der Leyen pointed out in a speech broadcast on his social networks during the ongoing International Conference on Justice in the Ukrainian city of Lviv.
“Russia must be held accountable for these heinous crimes,” asked van der Leyen, who reiterated the EU’s support for the possibility of a special international court dedicated to Russian crimes.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu inspected a “command post” on the front line in eastern Ukraine as fierce fighting rages for control of the city of Baghmut, his ministry said.
In a statement, the Russian Defense Ministry said Shoigu “inspected a command post on the front” “in the Donetsk-south direction”, without specifying the exact location or date of the visit. Portfolio released a video showing Shoigu boarding a helicopter, then without a helmet or vest, talking to a soldier in front of damaged buildings under the watchful eye of a soldier.
The Minister also presented medals to Russian soldiers and heard a report on the situation on the battlefield. “The minister paid special attention to arranging full support for the troops,” the official text said.
Russia may run out of cash next year and will need foreign investment, Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska agreed. “There will be no money next year, we need foreign investors,” he told an economic conference in Siberia, according to the agency report. Toss.
Statements by the president, who called for an end to Moscow’s war in Ukraine in the first days of the conflict, contrasted President Vladimir Putin’s optimistic assessment of Russia’s economic fortunes. The Head of State appreciated the resilience of the country’s economy in the face of economic sanctions.
But the cracks are starting to show: The Kremlin began cutting oil production in early March, and Western sanctions could exacerbate the cuts. Ultimately, Russia’s economic prospects depend on what happens in Ukraine.
Geolocated images from March 3 confirm Ukrainian troops Destroyed two important bridges in Pakmut areaAccording to the Institute for War Studies. “Premature destruction of bridges indicates that Ukrainian troops They could try to block the Russian advance in eastern Pakmut and control Russian exits west of Pakmut.”, they pointed out. Information copied Independence of Kiev.
Serbian No arms exports to Ukraine The report came after Moscow demanded to know whether its Balkan ally had provided thousands of rockets for Ukraine’s war against Russian aggression. Associated Press. Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dasic assured that no weapons were exported to either side.
“I can say that because my ministry approves the export [armas]. “Serbia will not supply military equipment to any country that we think will be problematic in any way,” Dasic said. Russia on Thursday demanded an official explanation from its ally Serbia over reports that the Balkan country had supplied Ukraine with thousands of rockets.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova He expressed “deep concern” over the reports, which originally came from Russian pro-state media outlets last month. “We are following this story,” Zakharova said in a statement.
Head of Kharkiv Regional State Administration, Oleg Sinekupov, The city of Kubiansk announced the mandatory evacuation of families with children and residents with limited mobility. Due to the intensity of fighting in the region, British media reported BBC.
“The result Taking into account the volatile security situation due to continuous shelling in the community’s territory” explained Sinekupov.
“Kubiensk residents will receive room and board. They will also receive humanitarian aid and medical assistance,” he added, adding that appropriate social services would help citizens qualify for displaced status and financial assistance.
Measure This railroad seeks to anticipate a possible recovery by the Russian Army of the city, the center and key to the future of the war.
Reconstructed as Associated PressIn recent weeks, artillery fire has intensified near the city, a strategic location on the banks of the Ozkil River that forms the eastern tip of Kharkiv province. Reversing the deal would be a much-needed victory for the Kremlin.
The latter because of a victory in Kubiansk Both sides can decide on a future attack: If Russia were to push Ukrainian forces west of the river, it would pave the way for a significant offensive south where the Luhansk and Donetsk administrative borders meet.
If Ukrainian security holds, They could expose Russian vulnerabilities and allow a counterattack.
Joe Biden Govt It imposed sanctions on six Russians for their involvement in the arrest, prosecution or abuse of Russian opposition leader Vladimir Kara-Murza. In the spring of 2022, the politician was arrested for speaking out against the war in Ukraine Kyiv Independent.
The US Secretary of State announced A new $400 million security aid package for Ukraine. It said the assistance included ammunition for HIMARS and howitzers and ammunition and ammunition for Bradley fighting vehicles and demolition equipment. CNBC.
“Only Russia can end its war today. Until Russia does, until it takes, We will stand in solidarity with Ukraine and strengthen its military on the battlefield Ukraine is therefore in the strongest possible position at the negotiating table,” Blinken wrote in a statement.
In a letter obtained by the Financial Times, Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov called on his colleagues. 250,000 artillery shells a month to kyiv to cover a critical shortage. This information was published by Ukrainian media Independence of Kiev.
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For Putin, the Chinese peace plan serves as a basis for negotiations if Ukraine accepts it kyiv said it has invited Beijing to talk and is waiting for a response