Here’s what you need to know about the Russian invasion of Ukraine today
The Russian officials today accused the United States of preparing a chemical weapons attack against their forces in Ukraine. Washington warned of the possibility of trying to create a pretext for it.
The head of the Biological, Chemical and Radiological Defense Forces, General Igor Krylov, responded to the words of John Sullivan, the former US ambassador to Russia, pointing out that “in fact, it is the United States that is preparing this type of attack.” “Sullivan had previously warned that Russia was planning to use chemical weapons as part of its invasion of Ukraine.
“We understand the same information that confirms the real intentions of the United States and its allies to carry out provocations with toxic chemical weapons in Ukraine,” he said, the news agency reported. Toss. In this sense, he said that preparations for this type of attack were “already ready” and that on February 10, chemical materials were transferred by train to a steel plant in the city of Kramatorsk.
In total, always according to the Russian official, there were 16 sealed boxes in one of the wagons, half of which were a symbol of danger due to the presence of chemical components.” These types of substances cause disorientation, hallucinations, memory problems and mental illness.”, he pointed out.
from The Kremlin insists that NATO has entered into a “direct armed conflict” with Russia by supplying Ukraine with weapons.. Russian President’s Spokesman Dmitry Peskov“His brilliance [la de la OTAN] It works 24 hours a day against Russia and its weapons (…) are freely given to Ukraine to fire on the Russian army and Ukrainian citizens, towns and villages.
In an interview with a Russian newspaper Izvestia, the Russian official said “you have to call things what they are.” “You must understand this, although it is remarkable how sensitive you are about it They repeat like a mantra that they do not want to be participants in the conflict (in Ukraine)”, Peskov continued, so he supported Vladimir Putin’s decision to suspend Moscow’s participation. New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).
“When the document came out, when the negotiations took place, the nuclear weapons of France and the United Kingdom were abandoned, because they are not comparable to Russia and the United States, although they are sufficient. The whole system of strategic defense in Europe,” he said. “These countries, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States, are in one body, ‘really’ at war against us.”NATO and the US have condemned Putin’s announcement, but not before criticizing it as showing “no inclination to take Russia’s concerns into account”.
“The security of one country cannot guarantee the security of another,” Peskov said, agreeing with China’s recent peace proposal. “This is a very important ideological point that corresponds to our position,” he argued.
As Volodymyr Zelensky acknowledged, The situation in Pakmut is “very tense”.. The Ukrainian military said the area in the east of the country the Russians had been trying to take since the summer and had advanced in recent weeks.
“The enemy sent well-prepared units (of the paramilitary group) to attack Wagner, trying to break through the defenses of our troops and encircle the town.”, officially added. Since the summer, Moscow troops have been trying to capture Bagmut. The city has become a symbol of the struggle for control of the Donbass region in eastern Ukraine.
In recent weeks, Russian forces have moved in to capture the industrial city, which had a population of about 70,000 before the Russian invasion began a year ago. Zelensky admitted last night that the situation for his forces around Bagmut was “becoming more and more complicated”.
The Russians were able to cut several important routes to supply Ukrainian troops. Yevgeny Prigozhin, head of the Wagner Group, claimed responsibility for his men’s capture of Yahidne, a town on the northern outskirts of Bakhmut, on Saturday.
Ukrainian army repelled 60 Russian attacks In its morning update, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that in five areas over the past 24 hours in northeastern and eastern Ukraine Kyiv Independent.
Introduced additional sanctions against Japan 39 Russian people, Japan’s foreign ministry announced, including the head of Russian arms manufacturer Concern Kalashnikov, 73 Russian companies and Rosbank.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin, Signed a decree honoring the American actor Steven Seagal with Order of Friendly States For contributing to the “development of international cultural and humanitarian cooperation”.
Siegel is a frequent visitor to Russia and became a citizen of the country in 2016 when he received a hand-issued Russian passport from Putin. He also served as a “special representative” of the Russian Foreign Ministry in the United States and Japan.
Ukraine’s intelligence chief Krylo Budanov sees “no sign of that.” China is going to supply Russia with weapons. He said in an interview that aired Monday on radio Voice of America.
Senior US officials have said “definitely”. China is considering supplying dangerous equipment to Moscow, and a diplomatic campaign is underway to stop it. But when asked about that possibility in a detailed interview, Budanov said: “I don’t share that opinion.”
“I don’t think China will agree to transfer weapons to Russia now (…) I don’t see any indication that such a thing is being discussed,” he said.
US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, expressed concern weeks ago A tense meeting with his Chinese counterpart about possible arms exports, and the CIA director said in an interview Sunday that Beijing would consider that possibility.
The remains of three unmanned aerial vehicles were found BelgorodRussia is about 41 kilometers from the border with Ukraine, the mayor said on Monday Valentin Demidov.
A Russian official said one of the UAVs crashed into a window of an apartment complex.
The remains of two other drones were found in the streets. Three cars sustained minor damage, Demidov said.
No one has been injured so far.
UN In a speech to the UN-backed Human Rights Council in Geneva, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the Russian invasion had “unleashed widespread death, destruction and displacement”.
As he pointed out, Russia’s aggression against Ukraine has unleashed “the most massive human rights abuses” in the world today.
AFP.- The Russian government confirmed that the plan proposed by China to resolve the conflict with Ukraine is “worthy of attention”, although it clarified that the necessary conditions for a “peaceful” solution to the conflict have not yet been met.
“We consider the proposal of our Chinese friends very carefully; “For now, we don’t see the premises for this issue to go on a peaceful path,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. He added: “The special military operation (in Ukraine) continues.”
On Friday, a year after the Russian offensive began, China released a 12-point document inviting Moscow and Qu to peace talks.
Russia and Ukraine have so far shown no serious desire to open talks and have responded discreetly to the Asian giant’s proposal.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine has once again asked for “modern” warplanes to “protect its entire territory”, referring to recent attacks by Russian troops on Monday that left at least two people dead.
Zelensky explained that three employees of the country’s emergency services were injured and two died in the drone strike on the city of Khmelnytskyi.
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen today confirmed during a visit to Kiev that she will help Ukraine “respond to Russian attacks” with $1.2 billion in financial aid.
Yellen met with President Volodymyr Zelensky and Prime Minister Denis Schmikel during their visit to the Ukrainian capital, which was followed a week later by US President Joe Biden, the first since the start of the Russian invasion.
Following her meeting with the two officials, Yellen announced on February 24 that she would “transfer more than $1.2 billion” to Ukraine, just days after the one-year anniversary of the invasion.
“This is the first tranche of 10,000 million budget assistance that the United States will provide in the coming months,” he said.
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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