Satellite photo taken on March 17, 2022, satellite photo released by Maxar (AFP / -) on March 18, burning market and damaged residential buildings at Hostomal near Kiev
Ground conditions, international reactions, sanctions: the point of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
– Mariupol Theater: First Rating –
More than 130 people have been rescued from a theater building in Mariupol that was bombed by Russian troops, but “hundreds” are still under rubble, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky said on Friday.
Mariupol City Council reported at least one serious injury at this point, but no deaths.
Russia says the theater, which housed hundreds of residents in the strategic Ukrainian port of Siege in the southeast, has been destroyed by Ukrainian nationalist Azov battalion.
– Zhelensky calls for serious debate –
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky appealed to Moscow on Saturday that it was “time” to discuss “peace and security”, otherwise Russia’s consequences would be felt for generations.
“Peace and security talks for Ukraine are the only chance to reduce the damage caused by Russia’s own mistakes,” Zelensky said in a video posted on Facebook. “It is time to unite. It is time to discuss. It is time for Ukraine to restore regional unity and justice,” he pleaded.
– Blast near Liv Airport –
Map of the aircraft repair factory near the Lviv Airport affected by the March 18 strike (AFP /)
Russian “missiles” destroyed an airstrip in the Lviv airport district of a major Ukrainian city near the Polish border on Friday, its mayor Andriy Sadovy said.
– Biden warns Ji –
US President Joe Biden “outlined the implications of providing material support to Russia during a brutal attack on Ukrainian cities and civilians,” he said in a video interview with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Let the White House know.
US President Joe Biden and his Chinese envoy Xi Jinping exchanged video conferencing on November 2021 at the White House (AFP / MANDEL NGAN) in Washington.
“The crisis in Ukraine is not something we wanted to see,” Xi said, according to a report on Chinese television.
– Putin condemns “war crimes”
Vladimir Putin, in a phone call with his French envoy to Ukraine, accused him of “numerous war crimes” and promised that Moscow-led forces would do “everything” without targeting civilians, according to the Kremlin.
– Council of Europe, a “Russophobic” tool –
Map of Ukraine with major cities targeted or controlled by Russian forces (AFP /)
Russia on Wednesday accused the European Council of officially rejecting “Brussels’ training” on the grounds of human rights, saying it was a “Russophobic” tool in the service of the West.
– US sanctions –
The U.S. Department of Commerce recently added about 100 Russian airlines to its list, including Roman businessman Roman Abramovich and Aeroflotin Boeing, who violated U.S. sanctions against Russia.
– IMF, EBRD, WB “terrified” –
Ukrainian refugees waiting at Przemysl train station in Poland on March 17, 2022 (AFP / Wojtek RADWANSKI)
Major international economic organizations, such as the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, have declared themselves “terrified and deeply concerned” by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and are predicting a “global recession”.
The UN says more than 3.2 million people have fled Ukraine and the fighting erupted on February 24 with a Russian military invasion, of which more than 2 million have fled to Poland.
– Call to reduce oil consumption –
Recent developments in the Russian invasion of Ukraine (AFP /)
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has announced measures to rapidly reduce oil consumption in the wake of the shock of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Reducing speed on the road, making telecommunications, making public transport cheaper …: The IEA says a set of ten measures will reduce oil consumption by 2.7 million barrels a day in four months, equivalent to the consumption of all cars in China.
– Rising prices: Nuclear withdrawal postponed in Belgium, profits taxed in Italy –
Concerned about rising energy prices due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Belgium on Friday decided to postpone its planned withdrawal from nuclear power for 20 years by 2025.
Italy has also announced that it will tax extra profits made by companies in the energy sector to ease spending on households and businesses.
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