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  • MULTIMEDIA REPORT | War in Ukraine, seven months of Russian invasion

Russia's invasion of Ukraine reaches seven months. We tell you the last minute of the war in Ukraine live after Putin's threats to the West and the mobilization of 300,000 reservists :

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One more step in the escalation of global geostrategic tension

The UN Secretary General, António Guterres, has warned Russia that the annexation of Ukrainian regions will mark a crisis. a “dangerous climb” What will you put? The prospects for peace in the region are in jeopardy. Guterres believes that any decision to proceed with the annexation of the Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia regions of Ukraine will not be successful. statutory value. “If Russia goes ahead with its plans to annex four Ukrainian regions, it will prolong the dramatic impacts on the global economy, especially in developing countries, and hamper our ability to provide life-saving aid in Ukraine and beyond”, concluded Guterres.

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Spain requests to present itself as an interested State in the accusation against Russia

The Foreign Ministry reported this Thursday that Spain has asked the International Court of Justice, based in The Hague, to present itself as an interested State, together with other countries, to open a case of genocide against Russia as requested Ukraine months ago.

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Referendums in Ukraine are a “land grab” by Russia, according to ;n Blinken

Russia is trying to carry out a new “land grab”, said the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, after the referendums held in Ukraine and returned to Russia. to promise that Washington will never recognize these annexations by Moscow. “The Kremlin's fake referendums are a futile effort to mask what amounts to a new attempted land grab in Ukraine,” Blinken said in a statement.

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Putin tells Erdogan that the Nord Stream gas pipeline leaks are the work of “international terrorism”

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Donetsk pro-Russians will abolish the death penalty upon entering Russia

The self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic will abolish The death penalty in force in its territory as soon as it enters the Russian Federation, an annexation treaty that the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, will sign. tomorrow, Friday. “As for individuals who have committed crimes, including military, the death penalty will not be adopted against them after entering the Russian Federation, since we have a moratorium,” he said. Danil Bessarabov, deputy head of the committee. of Legislation of the Duma or chamber of deputies, to the TASS agency. The deputy specified: capital punishment “will automatically become life imprisonment.”

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< strong>Guterres warns Russia that the annexation of regions of Ukraine “has no place in the modern world”

The Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, has stated that the annexation of four Ukrainian regions that Russia's undertaking this Friday “has no place in the modern world” and “cannot be accepted”, because it contravenes both Ukraine's legal framework and International Law. Hours after the Kremlin confirmed that Russian President Vladimir Putin will sign the agreement. Since the annexation of the Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia regions was announced this Friday, Guterres has warned that the “alleged referendums” on which this step is based lack legitimacy.

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Ukrainian forces recapture the city of Kupiansk, on the front line

Ukrainian forces have recaptured all of Kupiansk and pushed Russian troops out of their remaining positions on the eastern bank of the river that divides the northeastern city from Ukraine, AFP reports. Most of Kupiansk, a strategic rail junction, was recaptured earlier this month as part of a massive counteroffensive by Ukrainian troops in the northeast of the country. But some Russian troops had held out on the east bank of the Oskil River, across a smashed road bridge.

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Russia will ratify this Friday the annexation of Ukrainian territories

Russian President Vladimir Putin will formalize the Friday at a ceremony in Moscow. the annexation of four Ukrainian territories to Russia, widely denounced by the international community. Ukraine, which has the support of Western countries, promised continue his counteroffensive launched a month ago and with which he achieved push back the Russian army, forcing Putin to mobilize hundreds of thousands of reservists. After the referendums held from September 23 to 27, the ceremony in the Kremlin will ratify. The annexation of four regions of Ukraine partly controlled by Moscow: Donetsk and Luhansk in the east, Kherson and Zaporizhia in the south.

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The Italian embassy in Moscow; advises Italians to leave Russia

Italians living in Russia should consider leaving the country, the Italian embassy in Russia advised on Thursday. Italian expatriates in Russia “are advised to consider whether their stay in the country is essential and, if not, to leave the country,” the embassy said in a statement, warning that leaving is increasingly He also pointed to skyrocketing flight prices.

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Putin accuses the West of being willing to cause a 'bloodbath'

Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the West on Thursday of being willing to provoke a “bloodbath” in any country. The Russian president, who did not name a specific country, spoke via video link with the heads of the intelligence services of the former Soviet Union of Independent States. Putin is expected to sign a decree on Friday proclaiming the annexation of four Ukrainian regions to Russia, after which he will deliver an important speech on the subject. The annexation gives Russia free rein to raise the level of the war, with the mobilization of the population or the use of strategic weapons.

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NATO points to Russia as saboteur of gas pipelines

The organization considers that the rupture of the gas pipelines was the result of acts of sabotage and that in the event that the attacks on the infrastructure of the member countries are confirmed, the author would face a collective response from the alliance. military. The damage to the pipelines occurred in international waters. But it is the first time that the alliance has formally warned that it will defend itself. against infrastructure attacks. The so-called 'hybrid war' is a reality.

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Russia suspects the involvement of a foreign state in Nord Stream gas pipeline leaks

The Russian government said it suspects the “involvement” of a foreign state in the four leaks detected in the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea, without mentioning a particular country. “It is very difficult to imagine that such a terrorist act could occur without the participation of a state,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov told reporters, again calling for “an urgent investigation.” “This is an extremely dangerous situation,” he repeated. Peskov, after Russia opened an investigation into an “act of international terrorism” on Wednesday.

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Finland will close next midnight its border to Russian tourists

The Finnish Government approved This Thursday the “complete closure” of its borders to Russian tourists, even if they have a visa issued in a country of the Schengen area, alleging that their arrival could cause “serious damage to the international position of Finland”. The measure, announced last Friday, will enter It comes into force this midnight and seeks to significantly restrict the flow of Russian citizens entering the Nordic country, many of whom continue their journey to other destinations in the European Union (EU).

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Putin will sign tomorrow treaties of annexation of Ukrainian territories to Russia

The president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, will sign. Tomorrow the treaties for the annexation of the Ukrainian regions of Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia, announced today the Kremlin. “The signing ceremony of the agreements for the entry of the new territories into Russia will take place tomorrow,” said the spokesman for the Russian Presidency, Dmitri Peskov, at his daily press conference. Peskov added: that the act will have will take place in the St. George Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace at 3:00 p.m. (12:00 GMT) and will include: an important speech by Putin. The leaders of those regions arrived last night on a joint flight to the Russian capital.

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NATO warns that it will respond “resolutely” to “deliberate attacks”

NATO warns that it will respond in a “united and determined” manner to “deliberate attacks” against the “critical infrastructure of the allies”. In a statement published this Thursday, the alliance assures that the leaks detected in the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines are “the result of reckless and irresponsible acts of sabotage” and stress that they are “committed” to preparing to “defend” themselves against ” before “the coercive use of energy”. In addition, NATO stresses that the leaks are causing risks in navigation and “substantial” environmental damage.

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Draghi tells Zelenski that Italy does not recognize the results of “illegal” referendums

Acting Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi assured today to the Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelensky, that Italy does not recognize the result of the “illegal” referendums organized by Russia in several Ukrainian regions and reiterated the Italian Government's support for Ukraine “in all areas”. Draghi, who is in the final stretch of his Government after last Sunday's elections, in which the right-wing coalition led by ultra Giorgia Meloni won with a large majority, held a telephone conversation today Only with Zelensky, informed sources from the presidency of the Executive. “The conversation focused on the latest developments regarding the situation on the ground and the illegal 'referendums' called by the Russian Federation in the occupied areas of Donbass, Kherson and Zaporizhia,” they said. the sources.

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Pro-Russians from Donetsk acknowledge a “difficult” situation around to Limán

The pro-Russian separatists in Donetsk acknowledged today that the situation around the city of Liman is “difficult” and “tense” in the face of the Ukrainian Armed Forces' attempt to surround Russian troops in various directions. “The situation in Liman is still quite tense, difficult, and there are regular attempts at attacks by the Ukrainian Armed Forces,” the Ukrainian Armed Forces said. the head of the cabinet of the administration of the self-proclaimed people's republic of Donetsk, Alexei Nikonórov, on Russian public television. He said that these are not isolated attempts and augur & oacute; that these will continue to occur in the coming days. Of course, he assured that Russian and pro-Russian troops “for now manage to repel all these attacks.”

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The Pope measured for the exchange of prisoners between Russia and Ukraine

The Pope mediated personally to facilitate the exchange of prisoners between Russia and Ukraine, as revealed by He spoke in the meeting with the Jesuits that he had on his recent trip to Kazakhstan and whose transcript was published today by the magazine of the Society of Jesus, “La Civiltà Cattolica”. “Some Ukrainian envoys came to me. Among them, the vice-rector of the Catholic University of Ukraine, accompanied by the president's adviser (Volodimir Zelensky) for religious affairs, an evangelical,” he explained. at the meeting in Kazakhstan with 19 Jesuits who work in the so-called “Russian Region” of the Society of Jesus. “We talked, we discussed. A military chief who deals with the prisoner exchange also came, always with President Zelensky's religious adviser. This time they brought me a list of more than 300 prisoners. They asked me to do something to I immediately called the Russian ambassador to see if anything could be done, if a prisoner exchange could be expedited,” he said.

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The Russian region of Astrakhan declares the alert regime on the border with Kazakhstan

< p>The Russian region of Astrascyan has declared an alert regime in the border area with Kazakhstan due to the increase in the migratory flow to the neighboring country after the mobilization decreed in Russia last day. at 21, reported the governor of that province, Ruslán Bisénov. “The objective of the implementation of the alert regime is to unload the Astrakhan-Krasni Yar highway,” explained the official. on his Telegram channel Bisénov, who added: that the measure includes the provisional restriction of traffic, which in recent days has increased considerably in the direction of Kazakhstan. The governor pointed out that police and road controls will be increased, and that The number of first aid medical brigades in the towns closest to the border with Kazakhstan has increased, since road congestion has complicated supply chains in that area.

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Spain asks the EU to remain firm in the face of sanctions against Russia and provocations by Putin

The Third Vice President of the Spanish Government and Minister for the Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera, insists that Europe “must remain firm, very firm” in its policy of sanctions against Russia after its invasion of Ukraine , which is affecting the energy supply, and in the face of provocations by Russian President Vladimir Putin. However, in an interview with EFE, he acknowledges that in recent months, marked by the war in Ukraine and the energy crisis, “the least positive thing has been the very counterproductive dalliances of the Hungarian government towards Moscow.” . He is referring to the Hungarian prime minister, the ultra-nationalist Viktor Orban, Putin's only ally in the European Union, and the fact is that, although the country has joined the bloc's sanctions, it has criticized on numerous occasions It has denied its impact on the European economy and has refused to support Ukraine militarily.

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German authorities warn of environmental damage due to leaks from the Nord Stream

The German environmental authorities warn of the damage that gas leaks detected in the Russian Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines can cause to the ecosystem, since they can release methane into the atmosphere, much more harmful than carbon dioxide. CO2. The Federal Environment Agency (UBA) estimates that 0.3 million tons of methane may be released, according to a statement issued by that department, which warns that at the moment there are no mechanisms to seal the affected pipes. One ton of methane warms the atmosphere as much as 25 tons of CO2 over a hundred years, the agency points out.

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Russians flee to Finland fearing a closed border “forever”

Concerned about a possible permanent closure of the border following the mobilization order from Moscow; For the war in Ukraine, a growing number of Russians of fighting age are fleeing to Finland through the main border post at Vaalimaa. “Now I think his status matters little. If he's fit to serve today, he can be in the army tomorrow,” he explained. Viktor Zakharov, a 35-year-old scientist, told AFP. Coming from St. Petersburg, Zakharov, his wife and his three children have just passed the checkpoint where the number of Russians crossing has doubled since the partial mobilization order issued by the president Vladimir Putin last week. Between 7,000 and 8,000 people cross the 1,300 km land border every day, most through the southernmost Vaalimaa Pass. Reports France Presse.

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Three people, including a child, are killed in an attack by Russian forces on the Dnipropetrovsk region

At least three people, including a child, have died in a missile attack carried out by Russian forces against the Ukrainian region of Dnipropetrovsk, according to the Ukrainian authorities, who have highlighted that the event has It also left five wounded, including a twelve-year-old girl. “We know that there are three dead, including a child, and five wounded, including a twelve-year-old girl,” said the head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, Valentin Reznichenko, through a press release. s from your account on Telegram. “Several private homes have been totally destroyed. Rescue team workers are removing debris and looking for people,” he added.

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Ukraine asks for more weapons to respond to the Russian annexation of four occupied regions

Ukraine asked for on Wednesday to NATO and the European Union more military aid and new sanctions against Moscow; after the pro-Russian authorities proclaimed victory in disputed referendums held in four occupied Ukrainian regions and demanded their annexation to Russia. “Dear Vladimir Vladimirovich (…) we ask you to examine the question of the accession of the Lugansk People's Republic to Russia as a subject of the Russian Federation,” he declared. Leonid Pasechnik, pro-Russian separatist chief of Lugansk, in eastern Ukraine, in a text published on Telegram. Both Pasechnik and the head of the pro-Russian Donetsk administration said they plan to travel to Russia to formalize the annexation.

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A fourth leak was discovered in the Nord Stream

The Swedish Coast Guard discovered a new gas leak in the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines on Thursday, bringing the total number of leaks to four, as reported by Channel 4 of Swedish television. “Another gas leak has been discovered in the Baltic Sea, confirms the Coast Guard. This means that a total of four leaks have been found in Nord Stream 1 and 2”, the aforementioned chain has detailed during a broadcast on straight.

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Zelensky gathers support against “false” Russian referendums in Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Wednesday that he is trying to coordinate with his international partners a response to the “fake” referendums organized by Russia in Ukrainian territories. To do this, he announced that he spoke this Wednesday with the president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan; the chancellor of Germany, Olaf Scholz; the Prime Ministers of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and the United Kingdom, Liz Truss; the Secretary General of the UN, Antonio Guterres, and the President of the European Council, Charles Michel. “Our key task now is to coordinate actions with partners in response to fake referendums organized by Russia and all related threats. This is not 2014. Everything is clear to everyone. And there will certainly be actions,” Zelensky said in his usual late-night speech. .

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Erdogan plans to talk to Putin about the Russian referendum held in Ukraine

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to talk to his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, about referendums organized by Russia and held in four regions of eastern Ukraine where a supposed majority of voters has chosen to annex its territories to Russia. During the day this Wednesday, Erdogan had a conversation with the Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelenski, who would have asked him for help to “convince Putin” about the referendum issue, as detailed the Turkish president in an interview with the Anadolu agency. Following Zelensky's request, the Turkish president has detailed that he will maintain the agreement. He held a conversation this Thursday with Putin to deal with the holding of the referendums, a fact that he has described as problematic.

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Ribera: the Nord Stream leaks show how Putin plays provocation

The Third Vice President of the Government and Minister for the Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera, believes that the gas leaks detected in Baltic waters from the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines are a “clear sign of ;mo (Vladimir) Putin plays permanent provocation”. In an interview with Efe a few hours after flying to Brussels, where this Friday the energy ministers of the Twenty-seven meet to agree on measures to respond to the energy crisis, Ribera also talks about the recent victory The electoral campaign of the Italian far-right leader, Giorgia Meloni, a result that she picks up “with caution, but not with pleasure”.

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Leaders of four breakaway Ukrainian regions arrive in Russia

The pro-Russian leaders of the four regions in the east and south of Ukraine partially occupied by Russian troops and that the day before requested the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, the annexation of their territories to Russia, arrived in Moscow ; to promote this measure before the head of the Kremlin. “The historic flight that transported the heads of the liberated areas landed in Moscow,” he wrote. The deputy head of the pro-Russian administration of Kherson, Kiril Stremoúsov, on his Telegram account. he added that the Kherson, Zaporizhia, Donetsk and Lugansk regions “gathered in Moscow to make a historic decision”. The Kherson separatist leaders, Volodimir Saldo; from Zaporizhia, Yevgueni Balitski; from Donetsk, Denís Pushilin; and from Lugansk, Leonid Pásechnik, asked Putin the day before for the incorporation of their territories into Russia after the referendums -considered illegal by the international community and Ukraine- held in these four Ukrainian regions.

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Russian soldier conversations published: “They gave us orders to kill everyone”

The American newspaper The New York Times has published an article with alleged intercepted conversations of Russian soldiers in the Ukraine war, with content such as “They gave us orders to kill everyone we see.” “Putin is crazy. He wants to take kyiv, but we can't do it”, “Our offensive has stopped. We are losing this war”, “We have lost half a regiment” or “When I return home I will leave the damn army” are other of the phrases supposedly pronounced by the Russians.

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Zelensky gathers support against the “fake” Russian referendums

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Wednesday that he is trying to coordinate with his international partners a response to the “fake” referendums organized by Russia in Ukrainian territories. “Our key task now is to coordinate actions with partners in response to fake referendums organized by Russia and all related threats. This is not 2014. Everything is clear to everyone. And there will certainly be actions,” Zelensky said in his usual late-night speech. .

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The annexation process is continuing

Ukraine's separatist leaders formally ask Russia for its annexation after holding illegal referendums. Meanwhile, the US has asked its citizens with dual nationality to leave Russia to avoid possible recruitment to go to war or in case the war escalates.

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The US admits “limitations” to prosecute war crimes in Ukraine

United States recognized This Wednesday “limitations” to prosecute alleged war crimes perpetrated by Russian forces in Ukraine since federal legislation only allows to prosecute cases with Americans involved. so he expressed it before the Committee Judicial of the Senate the jurist Eli Rosenbaum, who was commissioned by the US Department of Justice. Last June, he led a team to bring those responsible for crimes in Ukraine to justice.

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The Russian economy contracted 4.1% in August

The Russian economy shrank 4.1% in August, a slight improvement compared to the previous three months, as reported by the Russian economy. the Ministry of Economic Development. The GDP had fallen by 4.3% in July, 5% in June and 4.5% in May, due to the sanctions adopted by the West after the start of the Russian military campaign in Ukraine.< /p>

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The US commits 1.1 billion dollars in weapons to Ukraine< /p>

The United States announced this Wednesday a new package of weapons and supplies for Ukraine worth 1.1 billion dollars to reinforce kyiv's forces in the medium and long term. Orders from US military suppliers include Himars missile systems and ammunition, anti-drone systems, radar and armored vehicles, according to a Defense Department statement. The armament is not It is not intended for the Ukrainian forces currently fighting the Russians in the south and east. delivered to kyiv in a few months. The conflict will be length.

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Brussels proposes a cap on the price of Russian oil< /p>

The European Commission (EC) proposed this Wednesday a new round of sanctions against Russia, including a cap on the price of Russian oil and the prohibition of European citizens from being able to be part of the boards of directors of Russia. n of Russian public enterprises. The oil price cap is in line with the agreement reached by the G7, said the president of the EC, Ursula Von der Leyen

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Ukraine asks for more weapons to respond to the annexation of four occupied regions by Russia

Ukraine asked for on Wednesday to NATO and the European Union more military aid and new sanctions against Moscow; after the pro-Russian authorities proclaimed victory in disputed referendums held in four occupied Ukrainian regions and demanded their annexation to Russia. Specifically, tanks, fighter planes, armored vehicles, long-range artillery, anti-aircraft material and anti-missile defense equipment have been requested.

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The US acknowledges that it is preparing new sanctions against Russia

United States is working with allies to impose economic sanctions on Moscow; by “fake” referendums held in the occupied regions of Ukraine, according to a US official. James O'Brien, head of sanctions coordination at the US State Department, has told the committee of foreign relations of the Senate that there will be more sanctions and that these will be renewed every six months. Those sanctions will target the financial and technology sectors, energy firms, and human rights-related issues.

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Brussels proposes more sanctions against Russia

The European Commission has proposed this Wednesday a new round of sanctions against Russia in response to the escalation in the conflict in Ukraine with the partial mobilization and the holding of illegal annexation referendums in the busy areas. The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell, have presented the latest package, the eighth since the beginning of the Russian aggression, which will include economic measures to limit Russian industrial and military capacity, in addition to expanding the 'black list' of individuals and companies responsible for the illegal consultations in Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia and the mobilization of reservists. Among the proposed measures is the prohibition of imports of Russian products in the single European market, worth 7,000 million, in addition to extending the veto to European exports in the military and technological fields. Also stop offering European services to Russia and prohibit European citizens from sitting on the boards of directors of Russian state-owned companies. It will also be studied a maximum price for Russian oil.

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Russia requests session of the UN Security Council by Nord Stream

Russia requested Today a session of the United Nations Security Council for this Thursday, September 29, in order to discuss the leaks detected in the Russian gas pipelines Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 in the Baltic Sea. The Kremlin qualified today as “foolish and absurd” the European accusations that Russia could be behind the damage detected in the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines.

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North Ossetia closes the road to vehicles after the mass flight to Georgia

The Russian region of North Ossetia, bordering Georgia, has declared an alert level that will The closure of the territory to the passage of passenger vehicles, after a drastic increase in traffic after the partial mobilization decreed last week by the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin. The president of North Ossetia, Sergei Maniailo, has confirmed that they will only allow access to local citizens or Georgians, or those who can prove that they had a holiday booked.

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Moscow; describes as “absurd” the accusations of Russian sabotage in gas pipelines Detected in the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines, which have caused gas leaks into the Baltic Sea.

“This was quite predictable, it was predictably silly and absurd to advance those versions,” said the spokesman for the Russian Presidency, Dmitri Peskov in his daily telephone press conference, in which he stated that Russia will insist to participate in incident investigations.

“The gas pipeline has an owner, and Gazprom is related to the property. Of course it is impossible without them,” Peskov said when asked if Russia would insist that the gas consortium or the state, represented by the investigating authorities, can investigate what happened. The spokesman has stressed that the damage to gas pipelines is a big problem for Russia.

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Frontex registers a strong increase in entries of Russian citizens into the EU

The European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) has reported a weekly increase of 30% in the entry of Russians into the territory of the community bloc, presumably attributable to the partial mobilization ordered by Moscow.

According to the agency's data, 66,000 Russian nationals arrived in the EU last week, most through the Finnish and Estonian border crossings. Especially significant is the case of Finland, a country to which 30,000 citizens of the Russian Federation have arrived in the last four days.

The Frontex document indicates that since the start of the Since the war in Ukraine, more than 1,303,000 people with Russian passports have entered the EU by land transport, of which 1,273,000 returned to their country.

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The pro-Russian authorities of Lugansk and Kherson ask Putin to accept their annexation to Russia

Pro-Russian authorities in the Lugansk and Kherson regions of eastern Ukraine have called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to accept the territories' annexation to Russia following annexation referendums held during which have been described as illegitimate by a large part of the international community.

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The Russian government will stop to issue passports to mobilized persons

Russia will not issue More passports for people mobilized for the army, the Government information portal indicated this Wednesday, at a time when tens of thousands of people have already fled abroad as a result of this situation. n.

“If a citizen has already been summoned to carry out his military service or if he received a summons (for mobilization or conscription), his international passport will be rejected,” can be read on the information portal. In that case, “a note will be delivered to the citizen to explain the reason for the rejection and the period of validity of that rejection,” according to the same source.

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The US Embassy calls on its nationals to “immediately” leave Russia

The US Embassy in Russia has asked its citizens to leave this country “immediately”, according to a statement published on the website of the diplomatic legation.

“U.S. citizens should not travel to Russia and those residing in or traveling (now) to Russia should leave the country immediately while business travel options are limited,” the note reads.

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Turkey will resign. to the Russian payment system Mir

The three Turkish public banks that used the Russian Mir payment system are going to suspend its use, a senior Turkish official announced to AFP on Wednesday. “There are ongoing payments, but a future date has been set for this,” this source told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Three Turkish public banks — HalkBank, Ziraat and Vakifbank — used the Russian system with Mir cards. The two private Turkish banks, Denizbank and Isbank, had already announced last week that they were giving up the use of this system.

On Friday, Uzbekistan announced The suspension for technical reasons of these bank cards, which now only work in a handful of countries including Belarus.

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Borrell criticizes the “falsified results” of annexation referendums organized by Russia in Ukraine

The head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, this Wednesday criticized the annexation referendums organized by Russia in Ukrainian regions, describing the votes as “illegal” and the results as “falsified”.

“The EU denounces the holding of illegal 'referendums' and their falsified results,” Borrell said on Twitter.

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The EU considers the leaks in the Nord Stream gas pipelines to be “deliberate acts”

The European Union considers that the leaks from the two gas pipelines linking Russia with Germany are not a “coincidence” and that there are indications that they were a “deliberate act”, the head of European diplomacy said on Wednesday. Josep Borrell.

The senior official has expressed “deep concern” about the leaks on Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 and has called for an investigation, in a statement stating that “all information available indicates that these leaks are the result of a deliberate act.”

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Germany “will not accept the results” of the referendums in Ukrainian regions occupied by Russia

The German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, has stressed that Berlin's position towards the Ukrainian regions in which referendums have been held for the accession of the territories to Russia will not change. As a result of these votes, he has stressed that “he will not accept the results”.

“We will not accept the results of these false referendums and our support for Ukraine will continue unabated”, he has pointed out in statements to the German newspaper 'Neue Osnabrucker Zeitung' in which he stressed that “Germany is helping Ukraine within its capabilities and at the same time is doing everything possible to avoid a direct conflict between NATO and Russia”.

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The Japanese consul detained in Russia leaves the country

The Japanese consul in the Russian city of Vladivostok, Motoki Tatsunori, has left Russia two days after being arrested after being accused of illegal actions carried out on Russian territory. As explained by a police source to the Russian agency TASS, the Japanese consul has embarked on a flight to the Russian capital, Moscow, to later go to Japanese territory. Tatsunori, in fact, has left the country within the maximum period that Russia had granted him to leave Russia, which was two days.

In a statement, Russian authorities explained on Sunday that the Japanese consul had been arrested after being caught “red-handed by receiving monetary compensation in exchange for information on aspects of the Russia's cooperation with countries in Asia and the Pacific”.

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< strong>Zelensky urges Russia not to have nuclear weapons

Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky has urged the UN Security Council that Russia cannot have nuclear weapons, claiming that does not guarantee the safety of everyone.

At an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council convened on the occasion of the referendums organized in the eastern regions of Ukraine, Zelensky pointed out that nuclear weapons have become “a constant narrative” of Russian officials and propagandists.

“Threats to use nuclear weapons have become a constant narrative of Russian officials and propagandists. This shows that Russia has no right to possess nuclear weapons as it cannot guarantee the security of the world,” the Ukrainian president said, according to ;n has picked up the Ukrinform agency.

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Meloni assures Ukraine that it will have the support of the new Italian government

The leader of the extreme right-wing Brothers of Italy (FdI) party, Giorgia Meloni, winner of the elections held this Sunday, has assured Ukraine that she will be able to fight back. have the full support of the incoming government in the country. “You know that you can count on our loyal support for the cause of the freedom of the Ukrainian people. Stay strong and keep the faith!” He expressed on his Twitter social network account, in a message addressed to the President of Ukraine , Volodimir Zelenski.

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Next week the occupied territories of Ukraine to Russia

The referendums, which began last Friday, concluded this Tuesday with results in all regions of over 95% support for joining Russia, according to data from the Russian Electoral Commission. With this process, the Kremlin wants to legitimize a future annexation of Donbas, Donetsk and Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia. This same tactic was used in 2014 to annex the Crimean peninsula. Wednesday of the coming week is drawn as the chosen date for formal annexation.

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The UN assures that the referendums in Ukraine are not “an expression of popular will”

United Nations considered This Tuesday that the referendums held during the past five days in various regions of Ukraine to vote for its annexation to Russia “cannot be considered a genuine expression of the popular will.” In the words of the UN Under-Secretary-General, Rosemary di Carlo, before the Security Council, these consultations “cannot be considered legal under international law.”

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Russia reiterates the nuclear threat while outlining the annexation of Ukrainian territories

Russia reiterated This Tuesday his threat to use nuclear weapons, on the last day of the referendums to annex four territories under his control in Ukraine, where the “yes” It was imposed in these elections strongly denounced by the West. The pro-Russian authorities claimed the victory of the “yes” He pushed for union with Russia in the two regions of southern Ukraine where the referendums were held, Kherson and Zaporizhia, under Moscow control. The percentages of support were 87% and 93% respectively, as announced after counting all the ballots. The other two regions concerned are Donetsk and Lugansk, in eastern Ukraine, where the pro-Russian authorities also gave the “yes” advantage.

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Uncertainties regarding the gas pipelines

Company sources acknowledge that it is not possible to estimate a time frame for restore the gas transportation infrastructure of the Nord Stream. At least two holes have been detected in the underwater pipeline.

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After the votes, the annexation of territories

Is ready. Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to address both houses of the Russian parliament on Friday, September 30. It is anticipated He is to use the speech to formally announce the accession of the Russian-occupied territories of Ukraine, according to British intelligence sources.

2 days ago

Possible explosions in gas pipelines

Two seismic shocks that resemble explosions rather than those recorded by earthquakes were recorded on Monday at seismographic stations in Denmark, Sweden and Germany, it said on Tuesday the Danish Geological Survey. The first tremor occurred at 0003 GMT measuring 2.3 on the Richter scale, while the other at 0503 GMT measured 2.3. 2.1 on the Richter scale, he said in a statement.

2 days ago

Russia announces overwhelming support in referendums on annexation of occupied Ukraine

In the case of Donetsk: with 94.50% counted, 98.63% in favor. In Lugansk: with 90.95% counted, 97.87% in favor. In Zaporizhia, with 90% scrutinized, 97.80% in favor. In Kherson, with 100% esc, 96.75%. More information from Ricardo Mir from France.

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The arrival of Russian citizens to the EU skyrockets by 30% in the last week

According to Between 19 and 25 September, a total of 66,000 people entered Frontex from Russia, most of them via Finland and Estonia. Silvia Martínez reports.

2 days ago

The thesis of the sabotage of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline gains credibility< /p>

Sweden has launched an investigation into possible sabotage related to the gas leak from Nord Stream 1 in the Baltic Sea. “We have established a report and the classification of the crime is serious sabotage,” said a spokesman for the national police, according to Reuters.

2 days ago

Gibraltar sells the yacht of a Russian oligarch

Russian tycoon Dimitri Pumpianski's yacht, the subject of British sanctions after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, was sold for $37.5 million by Gibraltar, where it was held in March, the government announced. on Tuesday the maritime judicial authority of the British territory. This authority, called the office of the Marshal of the Admiralty, indicated in a statement that will not reveal the name of the buyer, but the money from the sale will allow compensate the oligarch's creditors. The ship was seized following a complaint filed by the US bank JP Morgan.

2 days ago

Senate Russian will discuss the annexation of Ukrainian territories on October 4

The Russian Federation Council or Senate plans to debate on October 4 the annexation of four Ukrainian territories controlled by the Russian Army and which held a referendum on integration with Russia, reported the Russian Federation. today the president of the Senate, Valentina Matviyenko. “We will respect the will of the people of the Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics and the Zaporizhia and Kherson regions. If their will is to be part of Russia, we will support it,” he added. The Council of the Russian Duma, made up of the heads of the parliamentary groups and which sets the agenda, will meet morning after the plenary session, as reported by Today the vice president of the lower house of the Russian legislature, Alexandr Zhúkov.

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< strong>Ukraine says leaks from Nord Stream gas pipelines are a “terrorist attack” by Russia

Ukraine said on Tuesday that leaks in the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines carrying Russian gas to Europe were likely caused by a “terrorist attack” planned by Moscow. and “an act of aggression against the EU,” he said. Ukrainian presidential adviser Mijailo Podoliak posted on Twitter.

2 days ago

Won annexation to Russia in referendums in eastern Ukraine

The referendums held these days in four regions of eastern Ukraine controlled by Russian forces have resulted in an overwhelming majority, of more than 97%, in favor of the annexation of these territories to the Russian Federation, according to preliminary results of the Electoral Commission. The consultations began on Friday in the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Luhansk, as well as as in the regions of Kherson and Zaporizhia, and ended this Tuesday.

2 days ago

Russia rules out claiming the repatriation of citizens who left the country after the mobilization

The Russian Ministry of Defense has clarified that it does not plan to request the repatriation of The citizens who are in other countries will be excluded, thus ruling out the potential deportation of the Russians who have arrived by the thousands in recent days to neighboring countries.

Moscow has stated that, despite the “partial mobilization” decreed last week by the president, Vladimir Putin, it will not be promoted. a “forced” return of men who are not on Russian territory. Thus, he has stated that he will not launch No appeals to neighboring countries such as Kazakhstan and Georgia, according to the Interfax agency.

The Kazakh authorities estimate that some 100,000 Russians have crossed the border since the mobilization was announced, within the framework of a rise in arrivals that has also been noted in other countries such as Georgia or Finland.

2 days ago

Spain and 12 other countries ask Brussels to limit the price of all gas imports

Spain and 12 other countries of the European Union finalize a letter to the European Commission in which they request that a limit be established Price limit for all gas imports to the Community market and not only that supplied from Russia.

The writing that will be sent by the Ministers of Energy of Spain, Portugal, Greece, Poland, Italy, Malta, Romania, Croatia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Latvia and promoted by Belgium, requests the Commission n European Union to present a proposal to put a limit on the price of gas in the European Union for the Energy Council on September 30, to later prepare a legislative proposal.

2 days ago

Putin says saving pro-Russians in Ukraine is Russia's priority

The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has assured that the salvation of the inhabitants of Donbas and the other Ukrainian territories occupied by the Russian Army is Russia's priority, in the midst of the annexation referendums being held in the east and south.

“Today, in the conditions of the special military operation and the referendums in Donbas, the salvation of the people of all those territories in which this referendum is being held, is the cornerstone and is in the center of attention of our entire society, of the entire country,” he stressed in a meeting with government representatives. 

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Countries neighboring Russia report thousands of departures

The countries bordering Russia have detected an uptick in people smuggling on the border since President Vladimir Putin announced that he would be illegal. The partial mobilization of thousands of reservists has forced them to redefine strategies and has reopened the debate on the protection that should be offered to those who want to avoid a potential call-up. The Russian government has estimated at up to 300,000 reservists that it hopes to add to reinforce its military capacity in Ukraine and, although for now it has not ordered the closure of the borders for men who can be called up, it has not ruled out that this could happen either. in the future. The spokesman for the Kremlin, Dimitri Peskov, has avoided this Tuesday giving the official data on departures these days.

2 days ago

The Kremlin says it is “alarmed” by damage to the Nord Stream gas pipeline and does not rule out sabotage

The Kremlin has shown itself to be “very alarmed” by the damage that three pipes of the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines have suffered simultaneously and did not rule out a possible attack. “no version” on the causes of what happened. “No version can be ruled out,” said the spokesman for the Russian Presidency, Dmitri Peskov, in his daily telephone press conference when asked if it was sabotage.

2 days ago

The Japanese consul in the city of Vladivostok is arrested in Russia

The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has reported that the Japanese consul in the city of Vladivostok, Motoki Tatsunori, has been arrested on Russian territory. In a statement, the Russian authorities have clarified that he has been arrested after being caught “red-handed upon receiving monetary compensation in exchange for information on aspects of Russia's cooperation with countries of Asia and the Pacific”.

Furthermore, they have accused him of providing information on the “impact of the sanctions imposed by the international community”, especially in the region of Primorski Krai, whose The capital is Vladivostok.

2 days ago

Denmark declares a state of energy emergency due to three leaks in Nord Stream pipeline

The Danish Directorate General for Energy declared an emergency in the electricity and gas sectors on Tuesday after three leaks were detected in the Russian gas pipelines Nord Stream 1 and 2 in the last few hours. As a result of the events that occurred last day, we want to ensure careful surveillance of critical infrastructure to reinforce security of supply. “, relates a statement.

Both gas pipelines are out of service: the Nord Stream 1 has been detained for weeks after Russia alleges an oil leak in the only Russian compressor station that still operated; the other was never operational, as Germany suspended the approval process shortly before Russia's military intervention in Ukraine.

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Last day of voting in Ukrainian regions controlled by Russia

The last of the five days of voting in the referendums on joining Russia began today in the territories controlled by the Russian Army in the east and south of Ukraine, the official Russian agency TASS has reported.

The consultations, to which Ukraine and practically the entire international community deny any legitimacy, are taking place in the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, in the east, and the territories of the Kherson and Zaporizhia regions, in the south. , under the control of Russian troops.

2 days ago

Kazakhstan promises to protect the Russians fleeing military mobilization for Ukraine

The Kazakh president has stated that his country will protect his country. Russians fleeing to Kazakhstan to escape military mobilization to send reinforcements to Ukraine. “These last days, a lot of people come from Russia to our country. Most of them are forced to leave as a result of a situation with no way out,” he declared. Kassym Jomart Tokayev, according to Russian news agencies.

“We must take care of them, guarantee their safety,” added this Moscow ally. who has distanced himself from the Kremlin after the Russian offensive in Ukraine.

2 days ago

Zelensky maintains that Russia is trying to delay their failure in the war

The president of the Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenski, has affirmed this Monday that Russia is trying to delay the moment of failure in the war started on February 24 by order of Russian President Vladimir Putin. “They felt that they would lose, and they are simply trying to delay this moment, to ensure at least some activity on the front,” Zelensky said in the daily video he publishes every night for Ukrainian citizens. .

3 days ago

EU countries, divided before receiving Russians< /p>

The countries of the European Union concluded this Monday without consensus the meeting to try to coordinate the possible reception of Russian citizens who flee the country so as not to enlist in the Army, after the mobilization partial that decreed President Vladimir Putin last week. The ambassadors of the European countries before the community institutions today asked the European Commission to “monitor” and “evaluate” the situation on the border with Russia before recommending how they should act in the face of the increase of Russian citizens who in recent days have tried to enter the EU from Russia.

3 days ago

The Orthodox Church colludes with Putin

The leader of the Russian Orthodox Church has said that Russian soldiers who die in the war against Ukraine will be absolved of their sins. Patriach Kirill, a close ally of President Vladimir Putin and a staunch supporter of invading Ukraine, has previously criticized those who opposed the war. “The Church prays that this battle ends as soon as possible, so that as few brothers as possible kill each other. in this fratricidal war”.

3 days ago

The United Kingdom announces sanctions against Russia for the ' fake referendums' in Ukraine

The UK has announced a sanctions package in response to Russia's illegal referendum regime in Ukraine. These are 92 sanctions directed at those who supported the referendums in four regions, as well as those who supported the referendums. as well as the people who continue to support the Russian war. Among the 33 officials sanctioned by the referendums are Sergei Yeliseyev, head of the newly installed government in Kherson, Ivan Kusov, minister of education and science of the so-called Luhansk People's Republic, and Yevhen Balytskyi, the alleged head of government. in Russian-occupied Zaporizhia. Sanctions were also imposed on oligarchs, including “Russian real estate kings” God Nisanov and Zarakh Iliev and board members of state organizations.

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The UN wants a commitment to protect the Zaporizhia plant

The UN atomic energy control body has disclosed this Monday that it is ready to hold talks in Russia and Ukraine on the establishment of a protection zone around the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, said that he met last week with the foreign ministers of both countries at the UN general assembly to discuss the need for a protection zone.

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Orbán unleashes controversy by proposing a referendum on sanctions against Russia

The Tass news agency has assured that the Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orbán , plans a national consultation in Hungary on whether the EU should continue sanctions against Russia. According to the same source, Orbán considers that these measures respond to a decision by Brussels that citizens must pay, for which they must be consulted.

3 days ago

Russia blames a neo-Nazi for the deaths of 13 people, including seven children, in a shooting at a school  killed 13 people, seven of them minors, in a shooting at an Izhevsk school, a Russian city located at the foot of the Ural Mountains, according to the Committee of Investigation, in charge of clarifying this type of events. The gunman has been identified as Artem Kazantsev, a man in his thirties who would have graduated from the same school where he perpetrated the massacre. “Investigators are searching his residence and studying the personality of the attacker, his world view and his environment,” the committee said. it's a statement. “His adherence to neo-fascist and Nazi ideology is also being investigated,” he added. the organism. The gunman wore a swastika on his shirt and would have entered the center with his face covered by a balaclava, according to a video. Video published by the authorities.

3 days ago

Spain advocates not closing the door to Russian citizens and allow the arrival of refugees and opponents

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation, José Manuel Albares, has pointed out that the EU has reached a “balanced” agreement regarding the entry of Russian citizens, by suspending the agreement to facilitate visas but not closing it completely, thinking about the possible arrival of refugees, opponents of the war or human rights defenders.

At an informative breakfast for Europa Press, the minister recalled that those responsible for Foreign Affairs of the EU decided to suspend the agreement to facilitate visas, which made it very easy for Russian citizens to obtain permission to travel to Europe, and therefore they have returned to the system of individual interviews.

3 days ago

The war in Ukraine will subtract 2.89 trillion to the world economy in 2023, according to the OECD

Russia's war against Ukraine will have An economic impact of 2.8 trillion dollars (2.89 trillion euros) in the global gross domestic product (GDP) for the whole of 2023, according to the forecasts published this Monday by the Organization. n for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Although the entity continues to expect global GDP to grow by 3% this year, it has decided to revise downwards in six days. peaks the estimate for 2023, up to 2.2%.

3 days ago

More than 2,300 people have been arrested in Russia against the military mobilization announced by Putin

More than 2,300 people have been arrested in the framework of the protests registered in Russia to as a result of the military mobilization decreed by the president, Vladimir Putin, on September 21 due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The organization OVD-Info has indicated that the announcement has also prompted numerous attempts by Russian citizens to move to neighboring countries in an attempt to avoid being sent to the front. Voices critical of the Putin government accuse the Kremlin of trying to primarily mobilize men from the poorest and most remote areas of the country.

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Ukraine claims to have killed 500 Russian soldiers during the last day

The Armed Forces have assured this Monday that they have killed 500 Russian soldiers during the combats registered in the last day and have raised the total number of Russian soldiers killed since the beginning of the invasion to more than 57,200. /p>

The General Staff of the Ukrainian Army has indicated that “about 57,200” Russian soldiers have died since the outbreak of the war, a figure that contrasts with the less than 6,000 dead recognized last week by the Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.

3 days ago

Farmamundi sends almost 3,000 kilos of medicines to Ukraine

< p>Farmamundi has made a new shipment of medicines to Ukraine, with the support of the Consulate General of that country in Barcelona, ​​seven months after the Russian invasion. The supply, of 36 boxes with 2,984 kilograms distributed on 10 pallets, is ready. It is mainly composed of parenteral analgesics and anti-inflammatories, injectable antibiotics, anesthetics, antacids and antiseptics destined for the Dnipro Hospital, in the Dnipropetrovsk oblast.

< p>This supply is Entirely financed by Farmamundi, thanks to donations received from companies and individuals. The cost of this shipment, including transport, amounts to 137,692 euros. “We have medicines that we have bought and that are sent to us from different places. Thanks to your help, these medicines will go to patients today. Today,” said the deputy director of the Ukrainian hospital, according to Farmamundi. in a statement.

3 days ago

A Russian Army commissar wounded in an attack against a recruiting office in Irkutsk

At least one person was injured this Monday after a man opened fire at an Army recruiting office in the Russian town of Ust-Ilimsk, in the Irkutsk region, days later. that the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, decreed a “partial mobilization” for the war in Ukraine.

The governor of Irkutsk, Igor Kobzev, has indicated in a message on his Telegram account that “a young man has shot inside a military registration and enlistment office” and has added that a commissioner identified as Alexander Elisiv is “in critical condition”. “The attacker has been immediately arrested and will be punished,” he said.

3 days ago

Japan prohibits the export of chemical weapons to Russia

The Government of Japan has approved a new sanctions package against Russia that prohibits the export of goods related to chemical weapons to Russia.

The Ministry of Economy, Japanese Commerce and Industry announced this Monday the expansion of sanctions that include more than twenty organizations associated with the defense industry.

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The rain and the police drown the protest in Moscow

It was five in the afternoon in Moscow. That was the time when a demonstration was scheduled to take place in the heart of the Russian capital. A very large police force was waiting to stop any attempt at protest. The road was blocked and numerous platoons of security agents patrolled The surrounding area, with various police vans waiting to take away whoever was needed. Only a few dozen people passed through the area. The OMON, the Russian riot police, took all of them away in the police vans. 

3 days ago

Ukraine announces the discovery of two more mass graves in Izium

Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky announced this Sunday the discovery of two more mass graves in Izium , a city in eastern Ukraine occupied until just two weeks ago by Russian military forces.

3 days ago

The Russian Orthodox Church, in favor of the war against Ukraine to “wash away sins”

The highest representative of the Orthodox Church in Russia, Patriarch Kirill, maintained in a sermon this Sunday that sacrifice “in the line of military duty” in the war against Ukraine “washes away all sins”.< /p>

“We know that today many people are dying in the fields of war. The Church prays that this fight ends as soon as possible, so that as few brothers as possible kill each other in this fratricidal war,” he began. exposing Kirill, according to the Russian outlet Meduza.

3 days ago

Blinken affirms that maintains contact with Russia over nuclear threats

The Secretary of State of the United States, Antony Blinken, stated this Sunday that Washington has been in contact in recent months with the Kremlin to deal with nuclear threats, within the framework of the war that began in Ukraine on February 24.

“It is very important that Moscow listen to us and know that the consequences (of a nuclear war) would be terrible. We have made it very clear”, said Blinken in response to questions from journalist Scott Pelley, who has interviewed him for the CBS network.

3 days ago

Germany will receive gas and diesel from the United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has signed this Sunday an “energy security” agreement with Germany ;for the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and diesel, at a time when Berlin is looking for new energy sources to replace the fuel supply from Russia.

4 days ago

Russia promises to correct “mistakes” after mobilization of sick and elderly

Russian authorities have promised this Sunday to correct “mistakes” after elderly, patients and students were included in the recruitment campaign launched throughout the country. When Russian President Vladimir Putin, announced On Wednesday the “partial” mobilization of reservists to go to Ukraine, he said that only people with “relevant” military knowledge or experience would be summoned. But many expressed their outrage after seeing cases, sometimes absurd, of summons of unfit people to serve in the army. “The mobilization errors are provoking fierce reactions in society, and rightly so,” said the president of the upper house of Parliament, Valentina Matviyenko on Telegram. “Make sure that the partial mobilization is carried out in full compliance with the criteria. And without a single mistake,” she ordered.

4 days ago

MULTIMEDIA REPORT | The invasion of Ukraine is too long for Putin

Seven months after Russia launched what it hoped would be a lightning conquest from ukraine, the troops sent by Vladimir Putin The neighboring country continues without breaking the Ukrainian resistance and the president has called for the “partial mobilization” of its citizens while the internal protests grow. The overwhelming evidence of war crimes, the devastation of cities and the massacres of civilians all the more emphasize the greatest blow against peace in Europe since World War II.

4 days ago

Erdogan and Putin, a good relationship based on interest

“It's good that we've arrived! How are you today, friend?” the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan , to his companion, who opened his arms in welcome. “Excellent. Even more so since you came,” Vladímir Putin replied. to his guest. Both leaders declare themselves friends and have strengthened relations since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, despite the fact that Turkey is a member of NATO. An article by the correspondents of EL PERIÓDICO in Moscow; e Istanbul, Àlex Bustos and Adrià Rock, respectively.

4 days ago

Ukraine requests an urgent meeting of the Security Council to discuss possible annexations Russian

The Government of Ukraine has requested an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss the holding of a referendum in the Ukrainian territories occupied by the Russian troops. The spokesman for the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, Oleg Nikolenko, has requested that an urgent meeting be createdto deal with “Russia's bogus referendums in the occupied territories of Ukraine.” “Russia must be held accountable for its new attempts to change Ukraine's internationally recognized borders in violation of the UN Charter,” she urged in a message posted on her Twitter account. The pro-Russian authorities are holding referendums from this Friday to Tuesday in the occupied areas of Kherson, Zaporizhia, Donetsk and Lugansk, with the aim of joining these regions to the Russian Federation. Meanwhile, the Kremlin accuses the West of “hysteria” over the referendums in Ukraine and says that “the US, the EU and NATO are part of the conflict.”

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Mazda negotiates the cessation of its production in Russia, according to local media

assesMazda Motor negotiated with its partner in Russia the cessation of its productionin the country due to the difficulties of resuming it due to supply problems caused by the war in Ukraine, local media reported this Sunday. Mazda has an assembly plant operated jointly with the local company Sollers in the Russian city of Vladivostok, whose operations it has suspended for the time being. in March together with the shipment of components. After suspending production due to supply problems as a result of the sanctions imposed onRussia for its invasion of Ukraine, the Japanese firm would now be considering a total exit from the country, at least in terms of production. In regards, according to leaks to the Nikkei newspaper published this Sunday.

4 days ago

A pro-Russian former deputy of the Ukrainian Parliament dies after an attack on a hotel in Kherson

At least two people have died this Sunday, including Alexei Zhuravko, a pro-Russian former deputy of the Ukrainian Parliament, after an attack on a hotel in the city of Kherson, according to ;n has transferred a spokesman for the emergency services to the Interfax news agency. The authorities established by Russia in Kherson have specified that the attack, which has claimed the life of the pro-Russian politician and former member of the Party of the Regions, has been carried out by the Armed Forces of Ukraine with a multiple launch rocket system (HIMARS) in an area where there is no military presence. In fact, the vice president of the military and civil administration of Kherson, Kiril Stremusov, has specified that the bombing took place at 5:30 a.m. (local time). All the victims have been transferred to the nearest hospitals, according to the TASS news agency. “The building was not used for military purposes. Only journalists and hotel staff were inside: peaceful and unarmed people,” the Kherson military and civilian administration said in a statement. Telegram, adding that “despite ongoing acts of terror”, the referendum continues in the city. Zhuravko, a native of the Dnipropetrovsk region, was a member of the Party of Regions.In 2015 he fled to Russia, although he returned to Russia. Last May to the Kherson region, where he would have voted in the referendum called by the pro-Russian authorities. The self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, as well as the As the pro-Russian authorities of Kherson and Zaporijia began on Friday a referendum of accession to Russia that will culminate next Tuesday. Moscow has already advanced that it will respect the the result of the vote, not so. Ukraine nor much of the international community, including the United States, NATO or the European Union.

4 days ago

Spanish 'fighters' intercept 38 Russian planes on the NATO border from Bulgaria, Lithuania and Estonia

The 'Spanish fighters of the Army of the Air have completed this year's Air Police campaign with a total of 38 'Alpha Scramble' operations interception of Russian planes from the eastern border of NATO, according to data from the Ministry of Defense to which Europa Press has had access. Each year, Spain forms part of the rotations of the allied countries in the nations on the eastern flank of theAtlantic Allianceto contribute to deterrence efforts in the face of the Russian threat . But this year the effort has been redoubled, deploying up to three countries (Bulgaria, Lithuania and Estonia) with the largest number of Number of fighter-bombers contributed to date. This has resulted in a total of38 missionsof real interception of aircraft that did not comply with international flight regulations, all Russian. When one of them is detected, the alarm sounds at the reference base and the fighters must be in flight in less than 15 minutes to guarantee the sovereignty of the airspace strong>. In this year's deployments, the most laborious for the Spanish Air Force has been to Lithuania, where the pilots had to face 34 'Alpha Sramble' missions in full tension with Russia after its military offensive in Ukraine. In Lithuania, Spain deployed with eight F-18 'fighters' between the months of April and July. In those four months, the Spanish pilots carried out a total of 257 missions in which they completed 963 flight hours. Calmer was the Bulgarian mission, the first of the Air Force in this country to contribute to the supervision of the sky of the Black Sea.

4 days ago

The mayor of kyiv, in Barcelona: “If anyone believes that this war is not It concerns him, he is wrong”

“Putin is not well. A healthy person would never make the decision to make a war in the middle of Europe in current times”, he says the mayor of kyiv, Vitali Klitxkó;, in an interview for EL PERIÓDICO. “We never imagined that Russia would start a war against us. And if anyone thinks that this war is not their concern, they are wrong,” she says.

4 days ago

Russia could annex Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia next year. next September 30

The Duma or Russian Parliament could complete the annexation of the Donetsk and Lugansk territories, as well as as the regions of Zaporizhia and Kherson next Friday, September 30, according to a parliamentary source quoted by the TASS news agency. “Given the preliminary results Because of the referendums and Russia's willingness to recognize the results, it is most likely that the process for the entry of the territories (into the Russian Federation) will take place on September 30,” he explained. The source cited by TASS. The Russian president himself, Vladímir Putin, could participate in the procedure. He will participate, but most likely he will,” he indicated.

4 days ago

Russia describes the EU's stance towards Russia as “hypocritical”, “dishonest” and “cynical”

The spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zajarova, has criticized Thursday's comments made by the High Representative of the European Unionfor Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell, assuring that the EU's position with respect to Moscow it is “hypocritical”, “dishonest” and “cynical”. “The EU's accusations against Russia are hypocritical, given that Brussels has turned a blind eye to Ukraine's transformation into a Nazi totalitarian state,” he said, adding that human rights and freedoms in Ukraine have been “seriously violated” for “many years”. In this sense, he explained that the European Union, instead of helping to put an end to the conflict, “does not hide its desire to prolong hostilities as long as possible, despite the casualties and the destruction”. ; n”. Thus, the objective is to “weaken” Russia with “illegitimate unilateral sanctions”.

5 days ago

< p>Lavrov accuses the West at the UN of “grotesque” Russophobia

The head of Russian diplomacy, Sergei Lavrov, accused this Saturday at the UN General Assembly to the West of an “unprecedented” and “grotesque” Russophobia. “Official Russophobia in the West is unprecedented, its scope is grotesque,” said Lavrov, who accused United States of being taken “by a god sent on Earth”.

5 days ago

China urges Russia and Ukraine not to allow the conflict to “spill over”

The head of Chinese diplomacy, Wang Yi, urged This Saturday at the UN General Assembly for Russia and China not to allow the conflict to “overflow” and to protect the legitimate rights and interests of developing countries. “We ask all parties involved to prevent the crisis from spilling over and to protect the legitimate rights and interests of developing countries,” said the minister, after assuring that China “supports all efforts for a solution to the crisis.” n peaceful” of the “Ukrainian crisis”.

5 days ago

The rain and the Police drown out the protest in Moscow

Barely several dozen people have come this Saturday to the new day of demonstrations called in Moscow. to protest against the mobilization of reservists announced this week by Putin. The rain and the police have monopolized the call. The chronicle of the event, by Àlex Bustos.

5 days ago

The mayor of kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, in Barcelona: “Please don't forget ;is the Ukraine war”

The mayor of kyiv (Ukraine), Vitali Klitschko, asked the Barcelona City Council this Saturday during his visit to the Catalan capital for the Mercè celebrations: “Please, don't forget the war in Ukraine, a of the worst wars after the Second World War in our continent”. He said this during a press conference at the Barcelona City Hall together with the mayor, Ada Colau, after signing a collaboration agreement between the two cities to strengthen ties over the next three years. Klitschko has thanked Barcelona for the support it is giving. received after the start of the war, which he stressed “makes no sense” because Ukraine's intention is to be part of Europe, where the main value is human rights, freedom, democratic values. and European standards of living, he said.

5 days ago

Russia replaces a senior general

Moscow substituted on Saturday to his chief logistics officer after a series of setbacks in his offensive in Ukraine, while in the eastern and southern regions controlled by the Kremlin, referendums on their annexation continued. ;n to Russia, a vote described as a “farce” by kyiv and its Western allies. The change in the General Staff comes amid a major military mobilization campaign in Russia and logistical difficulties in the conflict, in which kyiv is involved. recovering more and more territory. “General Dmitri Bulgakov was relieved of his duties as Deputy Defense Minister” and will be replaced by Colonel General Mikhail Mizintsev, 60, reported the Ministry of Defense.

5 days ago

Putin allows foreign military to apply for Russian citizenship on the fast track

The president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, has approved this Saturday a new legislation that allows foreigners who serve in the Russian Army the possibility of applying for Russian citizenship by fast track . Thus, the Law On Citizenship of the Russian Federation has been amended so that servicemen from outside Russia who have signed a contract of at least one year with the Armed Forces can apply for citizenship. without a prior residence permit. On the other hand, the Russian leader has approved a series of reforms in the Penal Code by virtue of which, from now on, periods of mobilization and martial law are considered as aggravating circumstances in the event of having committed crimes. crimes, according to TASS.

5 days ago

The dangerous decline of Russia

“The express annexation, via a falsified referendum, of Donbas and other territories bordering Ukraine, announced under nuclear threat, should be read as a bitter acknowledgment of impotence,” says Xavier Room Bru.

5 days ago

First arrests in new protest against Putin's mobilization

In some Russian cities the first arrests have already begun in the new nationwide protest against the partial mobilization decreed by Russian President Vladimir Putin and the military campaign in Ukraine in general, independent organizations reported. . The protest, which began in cities like Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Khabarovsk or Ivánovo, from Siberia to the center of the country, will be followed by marches in Moscow; and St. Petersburg and other locations throughout the country, according to the Vesná youth and peace movement. (Spring), which has called the demonstrations.

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Russia replaces in full mobilization Russia. n your general logistics manager

Russia announced On Saturday, he replaced his highest military command in charge of logistics issues, at a time of difficulties in that area in the offensive in Ukraine. “General Dmitri Bulgakov has been relieved of his duties as deputy defense minister due to his transfer to another post,” the defense ministry said in a statement. it will be replaced by Colonel General Mikhail Mizintsev, who headed the National Defense Control Center, and who will now be “responsible for the material and technical supply of the armed forces,” according to the ministry.

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< p>The pro-Russian authorities of Donetsk denounce a Ukrainian bombing of the city center

The pro-Russian authorities of the city of Donetsk, located in the region of the same name and close to Moscow, have accused the Ukrainian Armed Forces of having resumed their counteroffensive with a bombardment of the center of the town. “The very center of the city is under fire from the Ukrainian fascists,” the pro-Russian mayor of Donetsk, Alexei Kulemzin, has warned on his Telegram channel, detailing that even the seat of government is under fire. under attacks from Ukraine.

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Kirill Martynov: “We want to be the voice of Russia pro-European”

The former editor-in-chief of the independent 'Nóvaya Gazeta', the Russian Kirill Martynov, has gone into exile in Latviaand has founded a new publication with 40 editors thanks to donations and crowdfunding. 'Nóvaya Gazeta Europa' has the support of European journalists, publishes its texts in English and wants to carry out investigations inside Russia with anonymous collaborators. Marc Marginedas interviews Martynov: “We want to be the voice of pro-European Russia.”

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Russia attacks dams to hinder the Ukrainian advance, according to the United Kingdom

In recent days, Russia has attacked two dams on Ukrainian rivers to try to hinder the advance of kyiv troops. , the Ministry of Defense of the United Kingdom has indicated this Saturday. The Pechenihy dam on the Donets River was hit on Wednesday and Thursday of this week with short-range ballistic missiles or similar weapons, while the Karachunivske dam in the center of the country was hit. attacked on September 15, details British intelligence in a statement. Ukrainian forces “are advancing downstream” along the rivers where the dams are installed, says Defense, stressing that Russian commanders “are increasingly concerned about operational setbacks” that they are suffering. “They are probably trying to attack the gates of the dams to flood the crossing points of the Ukrainian military,” adds the British Ministry. Still, the UK says the attacks are unlikely to have caused any significant problems for Ukrainian operations, given the distance between the damaged dams and the combat zones.

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Second day of annexation referendums in regions occupied by Russia in Ukraine

The eastern and southern regions of Ukraine, occupied by Moscow's forces, celebrated this Saturday the second day of a referendum on their strong> annexation to Russia, a vote branded a “farce” by kyiv and its Western allies. The vote to decide whether Russia should annex four regions of Ukraine began on Friday, seven months after the invasion. Voting is taking place in the Russian-controlled areas of Donetsk andLugansk, in the east, and Kherson and Zaporijia< /strong>, In the south. Authorities will go door-to-door for four days to collect votes and polling stations will open on Tuesday so residents can vote on the last day. The referendums were announced earlier this week after a Ukrainian counteroffensive seized most of the Kharkov region, bringing hundreds of towns back under kyiv's control after months of war. Russian occupation.

5 days ago

The leader of Chechnya proposes that Russia Half of its security forces sent to Ukraine

The leader of the Russian region of ChechnyaRamzan Kadyrov has proposed to the Kremlin to send half of the agents of the Russian security forces to the war in Ukraine, since they will be capable of “demolishing any Western army”. Kadirov has launched a message on Telegram in which he defends that the security forces staff is large and “has good physical training and weapons skills”. The Chechen leader, one of the trusted men of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has targeted the mobilization of members of Russia's security agencies, including special teams. “That's about five million people who regularly pass the physical standards. If you leave 50 percent of the employees in their official jobs, the other half of them… they will demolish any axis they've built.” western circuit,” he argued. Kadirov's proposal seeks to avoid having to mobilize the reservists, as the Kremlin had arranged earlier in the week, when it informed the of a “partial mobilization” of the population and the sending to Ukraine of some 300,000 retired soldiers. “Russia is a huge country, and there are so many resources in it that NATO and the West will get tired of counting. There are many more military resources than one can imagine,” added Kadyrov.

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MULTIMEDIA REPORT | Seven months of the Ukrainian War

On February 24, Russia launched what it hoped would be a lightning conquest of Ukraine. Seven months later, the troops sent by Vladimir Putin to the neighboring country continue without breaking the Ukrainian resistance and the president has called for the “partial mobilization” of its citizens while the internal protests grow. The invasion is taking a long time for Putin.

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Nuclear checkmate?

Nine countries have nuclear weapons: Russia, USA, China, France, UK, Pakistan, India, Israel and North Korea. Together they add up to 12,705 nuclear warheads, according to the latest report from the International Institute for Peace Studies in Stockholm. In 1986, at the end of the Cold War, there were 70,374 head. The disarmament agreements between the US and the USSR (Russia) achieved a reduction of 80%. This year they will increase after the invasion of Ukraine. We shouldn't go into propaganda figures, a small portion of these weapons would be enough to end human life, says Ramón Lobo.

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The moral outrage of the West meets a skeptical and multipolar world at the UN

The same day that the occupied regions of Ukraine < /strong>announced their intention to submit their annexation to Russia to a “referendum”, a movement choreographed from Moscow  to Vladímir Putin to mobilize 300,000 reservists the following day in a serious escalation of the conflict, Emmanuel Macron rose to the pulpit of the United Nations General Assembly. “Those who remain silent today are in some way serving the cause of a new imperialism strong>, a contemporary cynicism that is destroying the world order,” he said. the French president displaying all the moral indignation that the Russian aggressionhas generated in the West. “Is there anyone here who can argue that the invasion of Ukraine does not justify sanctions?” rhetorically in an emotional high voltage speech. A good part of the countries of the world shun the condemnation of Putin and the punitive path advocated by Washington and Brussels.

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The US proves that Russia has already decided the results of the referendum in Ukraine

The White House has revealed that it has evidence showing that Russia has manipulated the referendums that have begun in four regions of eastern Ukraine and that it has already decided the results of the votes. so This has been detailed by the spokeswoman for the White House, Karine Jean-Pierre, who has assured that the United States is aware that Russian officials have established that the approval of the referendums will be approved. greater than 75%. “We know that these referendums will be manipulated,” he assured. 

5 days ago

Toyota stops producing vehicles in Russia

The vehicle manufacturer Toyota Motor has decided to end production at its Russian factory in St. Petersburg, which had been suspended for more than half a year due to supply problems and sanctions due to the war in Ukraine. The company, world leader in motor sales, suspended The operations of its only plant in Russia were stopped on March 4 due to the interruption of the supply of key materials and components, but it kept its workforce contracted in the country for maintenance work.

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Izium exhumation completed: 447 dead, 215 of them women and 5 children ;os

The exhumation of the mass burial site discovered in Izium, a town in the eastern region of Kharkov occupied by the Russians, has been completed with the figure of 447 dead, 215 of them women and 5 children, according to The head of the National Police of Ukraine, Igor Klymenko. “The work continued for a week without interruption. 447 bodies of the dead were removed from the graves. In addition, the remains of 11 people were found, whose sex cannot be determined at the moment & rdquor ;, he reported.

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Ukraine claims that 447 bodies were exhumed in Izium, of which 30 had been buried. an “signs of torture”

Ukrainian authorities exhumed 447 bodies buried in a forest near the Russian-held city of Izium, and 30 of them bore “signs of torture,” Ukrainian authorities announced Friday. n from Kharkov. “In Izium, the exhumation of all the bodies at the mass burial site has been completed […] 447 bodies have been exhumed,” he said. The regional prosecutor's office posted on Facebook, specifying that there were 425 civilians – five of them children – and 22 Ukrainian soldiers.

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Ukraine Reduces Iran's Diplomatic Presence over Arms Supply to Moscow

Ukraine will “significantly reduce” Iran's diplomatic presence in the country, the report said. This Friday the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, after a Russian attack with Iranian drones left one dead in Odessa (south). “In response to such a hostile act, the Ukrainian side decided to withdraw the Iranian ambassador to Ukraine from his accreditation and to considerably reduce the number of diplomatic staff members of the Iranian embassy in kyiv” , indicated the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement.

5 days ago

Finland decides to close the border to Russian tourists

The Government has announced that it will ban Russian tourists will cross its borders in the next few days. “The aspiration and purpose is to significantly reduce the number of people coming to Finland from Russia”, said President Sauli Niinistö to state broadcaster Yle, reports 'Financial Times'. The decision comes after the flow of people increased after the order for the mobilization of civilian men to go to the front of the war in Ukraine.

6 days ago

Mexico presents its proposal to Russia to promote a diplomatic delegation in charge of mediating in the war

The Mexican Foreign Minister, Marcelo Ebrard, met this Friday with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, where he presented Mexico's proposal to promote a high-level diplomatic delegation in charge of mediating in the war in Ukraine.< /p>

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The G7 warns that it will “never” recognize “fake referendums” in occupied Ukraine

The leaders of the G7, the group of the seven great world powers, warned today that he will “never” admit what he calls Russian-sponsored “fake referendums” in occupied Ukraine and called the international community to unequivocally “reject” them. Russia “tries to use the false referendums to alter the territorial sovereignty of Ukraine,” the G7 affirms in a statement released by Germany, which holds the rotating presidency of the group. With these queries, you are “Clearly violating the Charter of the United Nations” and international law, the text continues.

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Ukraine claims that 436 bodies were exhumed in Izium, of which 30 had “signs of torture”

The Ukrainian authorities exhumed 436 bodies buried in a forest near the city of Izium, retaken from the Russians, and 30 of them had “signs of torture”, announced the Ukrainian authorities. on Friday the governor of the Kharkov region. “A total of 436 bodies have been exhumed. Most show signs of violent death and 30 show signs of torture,” Oleg Sinegubov said on Telegram.

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The EU denounces Russia's “lies” about Ukraine to the United Nations

The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, used this Friday his speech before the UN General Assembly to denounce Russia's “lies” regarding Ukraine and the effect that this war is having. having around the world. “The Kremlin is carrying out a hybrid war that combines armed violence with the poison of lies,” said Michel, who accused to Moscow of using all kinds of falsehoods to justify his invasion.

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Michel asks Russia to stop “agitating the nuclear threat”

The president of the European Council, Charles Michel, called for This Friday, he called on Russia to stop “stirring up the threat of nuclear weapons” and to stop using the Zaporiya nuclear power plant “as a military base” for its “colonization war” against Ukraine. “Imperialism and revenge. These are the only foundations of this colonization war that targets Ukraine and deliberately tramples international law and the Charter of the United Nations,” Michel said in his speech to the General Assembly. of the UN, representing the European Union. Moscow It is going “to the point of stirring up the threat of nuclear weapons. And using the largest nuclear power plant in Europe as a military base. This must stop,” he continued. the Belgian.

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Finland announces it will limit “significantly” the entry of Russians into the country

The Finnish government has announced that it will “significantly restrict the entry of Russian citizens” after the country experienced an unprecedented surge of Russian travelers on its eastern border this Friday following mobilization orders. Vladimir Putin's military The move comes a day after Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin said “Russian travel and tourism must stop.”

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Referenda without credibility

Voting began this Friday, with minimal preparation and a high military presence. Against the background of explosions, residents in the Russian-controlled parts of the Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions have been asked to vote for the four areas to declare independence and soon be annexed to Russia. In kyiv and in the West, these votes have been considered illegitimate.

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Soldiers Ukrainian women in the US: “We are running out of time, winter is coming”

Ivanna, Daria and Andriana have been fighting for seven months in the Ukrainian ranks against Russia. They are convinced that they will win the war, but to do so they ask for more help from the United States and they need it before winter. “Of course we are going to win,” Sergeant Andriana Arekhta, 34, who has visited Washington along with six other comrades to meet with the US authorities, states emphatically in an interview with Efe.

6 days ago

The Spanish 'fighters' intercept 38 Russian planes on the border with NATO from Bulgaria, Lithuania and Estonia

The Spanish 'fighters' of the Air Force have completed this year's Air Police campaign with a total of 38 'Alpha Scramble' operations to intercept Russian planes since the NATO's eastern border, according to data from the Ministry of Defense to which Europa Press has had access. Each year, Spain forms part of the rotations of the allied countries in the nations on the eastern flank of the Atlantic Alliance to contribute to deterrence efforts in the face of the Russian threat. But this year the effort has been redoubled, deploying in up to three countries (Bulgaria, Lithuania and Estonia) with the largest number of fighter-bombers contributed to date.<

6 days ago

UN investigators say war crimes were committed in Ukraine

The UN commission of inquiry on Ukraine stated that This Friday that “war crimes” were committed in the country since the Russian invasion last February, confirming the suspicions that existed. “Based on the evidence collected by the Commission, it was concluded that war crimes were committed in Ukraine,” he stated. the president of that body, Erik Mose, during a first oral presentation before the UN Human Rights Council in which he listed; Russian bombing of civilian areas, numerous executions, torture and ill-treatment, and sexual violence.

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< strong>Finland will restrict “significantly” the entry of Russians into its territory

Finland decided take measures to “significantly” limit the entry of Russian citizens to its territory, announced the government this Friday, after having divided by ten the tourist visas granted. The Finnish government decided “significantly restrict the entry of Russian citizens and the issuance of visas”, alleging the “serious damage” that these entries pose “to the international position of Finland”, he explained. the government in a statement.

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Russia denies that he is a nuclear threat is on the table

Russia's deputy foreign minister, Sergei Ryabkov, assured this Friday that Moscow is a nuclear threat. is not threatening anyone with nuclear weapons, Russian state media reported. Ryabkov also said that he is not It is in Russia's interests to open or harden a confrontation with the United States and NATO.

6 days ago

The Council of Europe demands Russia to pay compensation for Georgia

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe demanded today to Russia the payment of compensation of 10 million euros for moral damages to more than a thousand Georgian citizens who were expelled by Russia. in 2006, as ruled by the Strasbourg Court in 2019. The representative body of the 46 States of the Council of Europe that although in March of this year Russia ceased to be a member, having been excluded due to the invasion of Ukraine, it is obliged to comply with the provisions of the European Court of Human Rights. In a 2019 decision, the court determined that Russia had to pay 10 million euros within three months for the damages caused by the attack. A group of 1,500 Georgians expelled in retaliation for the expulsion from Georgia for espionage by four Russian soldiers.

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Russia exempts media workers from “partial mobilization”

The Russian government announced this Friday that media workers, information technology workers and employees of financial organizations will be exempt from the “partial mobilization” decree signed on Wednesday by the President, Vladimir Putin, in the context of the war in Ukraine. The Russian Ministry of Defense has indicated in a statement on its website that “in order to guarantee the operations of certain high-tech industries, as well as the financial system of Russia, a decision has been adopted to not recruit for military service, as part of the partial mobilization of citizens, people with higher education in certain specialties.”

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Russians set fire to several recruitment offices after the start of the mobilization

Several military recruitment centers in Russia have been attacked with Molotov cocktails since the beginning of the partial mobilization decreed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to local media reports today. As a result of one of the attacks on an enlistment office in the city of Khabarovsk, in the Russian Far East, two rooms burned down, although there were no injuries. According to the Baza telegram channel, unknown assailants also tried to set fire to an enlistment office in the Amur region, bordering China. Said attack damaged the The facade of the building. The day before it was reported of attacks against at least four recruitment centers in Saint Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Orenburg and Zabaikal.

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The Kremlin describes as “hysterical” the reaction among the Russian population for the mobilization

The Kremlin considered today “hysterical” the reaction among part of the Russian population for the partial mobilization decreed on Wednesday by the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, to send tens of thousands of reservists to the military campaign in the Ukraine. “One could somehow understand the hysterical, extremely emotional reaction in the first hours after the announcement, even on the first day, because, indeed, there was a certain lack of information, which it's also understandable and justifiable,” he said. Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov at his daily telephone press conference. “But, since yesterday, all hotlines and information offices have been activated in accordance with the government's decision,” he said. however.

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Russia says it will act accordingly. “as soon as possible” for the accession of the occupied regions

The president of the Council of the Russian Federation –the Upper House of Parliament–, Valentina Matvienko, highlighted this Friday that the body will adopt all measures “as soon as possible” for the accession of the occupied regions of Ukraine in which referendums are being held on the possible annexation to the country. “I am sure that the referendums will be held in a way that will give no reason to question their legitimacy,” she said, before adding that the Federation Council “does not doubt & á;” to support the results if they lead to annexation. “From a legal and technical point of view, the procedure is extremely clear. We have it resolved. Everything that is necessary on our part will happen as soon as possible,” he maintained, as reported by the Russian news agency TASS.

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Ukraine asks for a specific court to judge war crimes from Russia

The Ukrainian delegation to the UN Human Rights Council called for today the creation of a “tribunal with specific jurisdiction” over the Russian aggression against his country, minutes after a United Nations mission concluded that crimes have been committed of war during the invasion. “If these acts of aggression by a permanent member of the UN Security Council are not answered, we will sink into a dark world of impunity and permissiveness,” he said. the Ukrainian ambassador extraordinary, Anton Korinevich, who assured that Russian atrocities “had not been seen in Europe for decades.” The diplomat compared He contrasted the brutality of the crimes of the Putin regime in Ukraine with those committed in conflicts such as those in the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and called for He urged the UN mission to continue working to ensure that, as in those wars, “there is no impunity for the perpetrators.”

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UN Mission concludes that Russia has committed war crimes in Ukraine

The UN fact-finding mission in Ukraine has concluded, after visiting that country in June, that Russia has committed war crimes during its invasion of this country, stressed the UN. Today the president of the tripartite commission, Erik Mose, in his appearance before the United Nations Human Rights Council. “We were shocked by the large number of executions carried out in the areas we visited,” he said. the Norwegian expert, who indicated The mission is investigating such murders in 16 Ukrainian towns, although it has received credible reports of such crimes in many other places. Many of these murders were perpetrated on people previously detained, highlighted the official. Mose, who indicated that many of the deceased had their hands tied behind their backs, head wounds and cuts to the throat, indications that show that it was treated. of summary executions.

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Ukraine puts the number at more than 56,000 of Russian soldiers killed in combat

The Ukrainian Armed Forces have estimated this Friday at more than 56,000 the number of Russian soldiers killed in combat, including 550 during the last day, just two days after the Russian government He stated that nearly 6,000 soldiers had died since the beginning of the hostilities, unleashed on February 24 by the invasion order signed by the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin. The General Staff of the Ukrainian Army has indicated in a message published on its account on the social network Facebook that “about 56,060” Russian soldiers have died and has added that in addition 2,254 battle tanks have been destroyed, 1,355 artillery systems, 170 air defense systems and 326 self-propelled and armored multiple rocket launchers.

6 days ago

Kazakhstan confirms an increase in people entering the neighboring country from Russia

The Border Service of Kazakhstan confirmed Today that the number of entries from Russia to the country has increased after the partial mobilization decreed on Wednesday by the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, so that tens of thousands of reservists fight in Ukraine. “Currently there is an increase in the number of foreign citizens entering the Republic of Kazakhstan at the Kazakh-Russian border,” he said. the agency of the Committee; National Security of the Central Asian country in a statement, after the day before local media published videos of large queues of cars with Russian license plates at some border posts between Russia and the country neighbour. The Kazakh Border Service explained that the 30 automobile checkpoints “work normally”, but that in four “there is congestion due to the greater flow of passengers and vehicles”.

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Berlusconi claims that Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine “pushed” by his party and his ministers

Former Italian Prime Minister and president of the Forza Italia party, Silvio Berlusconi, has claimed that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered The invasion of Ukraine was “pushed” by his party and his ministers and he added that, due to this situation, the president “invented the special operation”. “Putin has fallen into a truly difficult and dramatic situation,” Berlusconi pointed out in an interview with the Italian television channel Rai 1, in which he pointed out that “the Two pro-Russian republics went to Moscow, talked to everyone, radio, press, television, party people, ministers, and they went to Putin and told him: 'Zelensky has increased the attacks of his forces against ours and ours. There are 16,000 dead. Please defend us.'”

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Belarus tracks down Russians hiding from the mobilization

The Belarusian security forces received a verbal order to identify the Russians hiding in the neighboring country from the partial mobilization decreed by the Russian president, Vladimir Putin. The Belarusian media outlet Nasha Niva, one of the oldest in the former Soviet republic and declared an “extremist” by Alexander Lukashenko's regime. Many reservists and other Russians who fear being summoned to join the Armed Forces stand in long queues at Russia's borders with Finland, Georgia, Mongolia and Kazakhstan and, along these lines, Belarus is another escape route. because there are no border controls by the State Union between both countries. However, sources from the newspaper indicated that already on the 21st, the day of the announcement of Putin's partial mobilization, the Belarusian security forces received a verbal order to identify the Russians fleeing this measure. established by the Russian president.

6 days ago

The Czech Republic will not give Humanitarian visas for Russian deserters

The Czech Republic considers that Russians who flee abroad to avoid fighting in their country's war against Ukraine are not eligible for humanitarian visas. “I understand that the Russians are fleeing the increasingly desperate decisions of Putin. But those who flee because they do not want to comply with the obligation imposed by their own state do not meet the conditions for a humanitarian visa,” he said. argued the Foreign Minister, Jan Lipavský, according to the CTK agency. Prime Minister Petr Fiala has insisted on this idea by assuring that Russian defectors' asylum claims “will be assessed as part of the standard asylum procedure,” Radio Prague reports.

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Kazakhstan confirms an increase in people arriving in the country from Russia after the “mobilization partial”

The authorities of Kazakhstan have confirmed this Friday an increase in the number of people crossing the border from Russia, after the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, decreed on Wednesday a “partial mobilization” to because of the war in Ukraine. The Committee's Border Guard Service The Kazakh National Security Force has indicated that the 30 border posts “work routinely” and has added that “the situation is under special control”, according to the Kazakh news portal Kazinform. “The Border Guard Service and authorized state agencies are ensuring security and tranquility at border posts and are interacting with their Russian colleagues,” he detailed in a statement.

6 days ago

The Hungarian Foreign Minister, the only one from the EU to receive Lavrov at the UN

The Hungarian Foreign Minister, Péter Szijjártó, has assured that achieving peace in Ukraine requires negotiating and dialoguing with Moscow, after having held a meeting with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, the only one of its kind between the EU and Russia within the framework of the United Nations General Assembly. “Peace will not be achieved without dialogue,” he assured. the Hungarian minister, as transmitted by the Today on the social network Twitter, Zoltán Kóvacs, Secretary of State for International Communications. Kóvacs himself confirmed that his minister is the only one among the 27 EU Foreign Affairs officials who has met with Lavrov during the General Assembly in New York.

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Votes begin on joining Russia in Ukrainian territories

Voting in the Ukrainian territories of Lugansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhia, partially controlled by Russian forces, on their incorporation into Russia began today amid heavy security measures, local pro-Russian authorities reported. The voting process of these referendums, to which Ukraine and the international community deny any legitimacy, will be prolonged. until the next day, the 27th. “All the members of the electoral commissions, more than 5,000 people, began their work,” he declared. The head of the electoral commission installed in the Zaporizhia region, Galina Katiuschenko, told the Interfax agency. explained that during the first four days citizens can vote at their homes and in places specially enabled for it, and that only for the last day of voting will the usual polling stations be open. This same procedure will be used in all the territories where the consultations are held.

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“We keep working”: Ukrainian trains are also resisting Russia

The Ukrainian resistance to the Russian invasion is also expressed on rails, proudly declares the head of the company that has kept the country's trains running with hardly any problems since the beginning of war. Service has not been completely interrupted “for more than two hours” since the end of February despite the fighting in the country, he said. Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railways) CEO Alexander Kamishin in an interview with AFP at an InnoTrans transport fair in Berlin. “We are on day 210 of the war. And no matter how hard they bomb, we keep going,” Kamishin said. Some 8,000 employees of Ukrzaliznytsia, the country's largest public company with 231,000 workers, are fighting with the army. Since the beginning of the invasion, 244 of its employees have been killed and another 425 wounded. Reports France Presse.

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Guterres asks to unblock the export of Russian fertilizers

The Secretary General of the UN, António Guterres, has warned this Thursday of the possibility that next year there will be a worldwide food shortage if the fertilizer market does not stabilize, for which he has asked to unblock Russian fertilizer exports. “If the fertilizer market does not stabilize, next year the world may run out of food,” said the United Nations Secretary General in a message posted on the social network Twitter. Guterres has assured that it is “essential” that all countries eliminate obstacles to the export of Russian fertilizers, which are blocked due to the sanctions imposed on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.

6 days ago

Complicated mobilization in Russia: refusal of civilians, recruitment in schools and the jail as an alternative

Some of those detained in the protests on Wednesday received recruitment letters at the police station. Read more at this link.

6 days ago

Australia asks China to use its influence to end the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Australia requested He urged China to use the good relationship it has with Russia to put an end to the “illegal” Russian invasion of Ukraine, which began in Ukraine. Last February, according to his Foreign Minister, Penny Wong, said this Friday after meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi. “We have asked China, as a member of the P5 (permanent member of the United Nations Security Council) with a special responsibility, to uphold the UN Charter and use its influence to end the war,” Wong told reporters. journalists broadcast on the social networks of his office. The comments of Wong – who qualified that Russian President Vladimir Putin's threat to use nuclear weapons was “unthinkable and irresponsible” – came after an important “constructive” dialogue in New York with his Chinese counterpart, at a meeting parallel to the Assembly General of the United Nations.

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“Referendums” on annexation to Russia begin in occupied areas of Ukraine

The “referendums” on annexation to Russia began on Friday in the regions of Ukraine controlled wholly or partially by Moscow, Russian news agencies said about these consultations considered a “simulation” by kyiv and its Western allies. Voting began at 05:00 GMT and is due to last until September 27 in the pro-Russian separatist regions of Donetsk and Lugansk (east) and the occupied areas of Kherson and Zaporizhia (south).

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Prisoners of War

Russia confirmed yesterday the arrival of 55 prisoners of war exchanged with Ukraine, in the largest exchange since the beginning of the invasion. President Zelensky welcomed of the liberation of 215 Ukrainians, among them the chiefs of the defense of the Azovstal steelworks in Mariúpol (southeast), a symbol of the Ukrainian resistance and that Moscow is guilty of. calls “neo-Nazis”. But many of these prisoners were “brutally tortured” during their captivity and “absolutely all of them” “are in need of psychological rehabilitation”, said several senior officials in kyiv. In Russia, the announcement of the mobilization raised eyebrows. multiple demonstrations throughout the country, and at least 1,332 people were arrested. Many media also reported that there was an avalanche of attempts to leave the country.

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Putin's war escalation strengthens unity against Russia in the UN

The Security Council, where Moscow has veto power, addresses the impunity of the Kremlin, but without resolutions or actions on the table. The Russian foreign minister, who was only present at the time of his speech, says that his country does not trust the International Criminal Court. Read Idoya Noain's article.

6 days ago

Portugal requests independent investigation from war crimes in Ukraine

The Portuguese prime minister, António Costa, asked for today an “independent” and “transparent” investigation into the crimes of the war in Ukraine and defended the that this is not the time to make “irresponsible” nuclear threats. “The seriousness of the acts makes an independent, impartial and transparent investigation imperative so that the crimes committed do not go unpunished,” he said during his speech, entirely in Portuguese, at the United Nations General Assembly. United. Costa reiterated Portugal's condemnation of Russia's aggression against Ukraine, “unjustified and unprovoked” and which violates international law and the United Nations Charter, which leaves “devastating effects” on the Ukrainians.

6 days ago

Russia, totally alone in the UN Security Council

Russian President Vladimir Putin “cannot get away with it,” the head of US diplomacy said yesterday at the UN Security Council at a meeting dedicated to Ukraine, in which his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, alone and cornered, refuted Western accusations. “The international order that we are here trying to save is being shattered before our eyes,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken told his colleagues at this extraordinary mini-serial meeting. “We cannot let President Putin get away with it,” he stressed. Lavrov, with whom Blinken has refused to meet since the February 24 invasion, and who did not even sit down with him. at the Council table when his counterparts spoke, preferring to leave a subordinate in his place and leave the room when he gave his speech, refuted & oacute; western accusations and threw blamed the kyiv government, which he accused of from “Russophobic”.

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The US has been privately dissuading Russia from using nuclear weapons for months

The US government has been communicating directly and privately with Moscow for months. to alert the Vladimir Putin regime to the “serious consequences” that the use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine would have, according to The Washington Post. The newspaper, which cited To unnamed government sources, he asserts that the consequences are “deliberately vague” precisely to heighten concerns in the Kremlin about the hypothetical US response. On Wednesday, Putin warned He told NATO that Russia has an “unparalleled” nuclear arsenal that allows it to counter any Western threat.

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Mexico proposes to create a high-level diplomatic mission to mediate between Russia and Ukraine

The Mexican Foreign Minister, Marcelo Ebrarb, has proposed to the UN General Assembly a diplomatic delegation made up of heads of state and government to reduce tension and mediate between Russia and Ukraine. This delegation, which would accompany the mediation efforts of the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, would be made up of highly relevant international leaders such as the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, or the Pope Francis, as Ebrarb said in his speech.

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Zelenski encouraged the protests in Russia, although he recognizes that they are not massive

The president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, has valued and encouraged the protests by Russian citizens against the recruitment of 300,000 reservists announced by Vladimir Putin and, although he acknowledges that they are not “massive”, they constitute “an indicator”. In his usual nightly message, Zelensky has addressed the citizens of Russia in Russian and has encouraged them to protest against his country's decision to recruit new troops in order, he has told them, to avoid dying or being crippled in the conflict.

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Nuclear fear in Europe

Poland has distributed iodine tablets to fire crews so that they can be distributed to the population in case of radioactive exposure. The measure responds to fears that the fighting in Ukraine around the Zaporiya nuclear power plant could pose a threat. Deputy Interior Minister Błażej Poboży said these were “routine preventive actions” to protect people in the event of a situation “which I hope will not happen”.

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The EU will discuss The new sanctions against Russia next week with the challenge of agreeing on the oil cap

The member states of the European Union will begin to discuss next week the new round of sanctions against Russia for the latest maneuvers by Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ukraine, waiting for the Commission to Union put a package of measures on the table. Talks have already begun between member states to impose new restrictive measures on Russia following the announcement of the partial mobilization of the population, nuclear threats and referendums in the Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia regions. , but this weekend there will be Brussels contacts all member states to identify possible measures against Russian economic sectors.

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The European Union prepares to hit the Russian economy with more sanctions is “irresponsible” and confirms that the new round will punish to the technology sector. Among the proposals is the ceiling on the price of Russian oil and new controls on the export of civil technology. Information from Silvia Martínez.

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Tension in the UN Security Council

Russia's impunity prevails. There are no resolutions or actions on the table of a body where Moscow has the right of veto. The Kremlin Foreign Minister says that Russia does not trust the International Criminal Court. A report from Idoya Noain.

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Protests in Russia

The partial mobilization announced by President Vladimir Putin has raised war ghosts among Russians, who are afraid and feel that they may be the next to be called up. The situation is so unusual that even in Chechnya led by the authoritarian Ramzan Kadyrov there have been protests against it. Civil protests, recruitment in schools and jail as an alternative. Some of those detained in Wednesday's protests received recruitment letters at the police station.

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi calls for “neutrality” in the Ukraine conflict

China has urged Russia and Ukraine within the framework of the UN to commit to “dialogue without preconditions”. China has supported investigations into violations of international humanitarian law, but has called for them to be “objective and fair, based on facts rather than assumption of guilt,” and “should not be politicized,” Wang said. “Flame of war” goes out as quickly as possible. n of the UN security council

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov dropped out. a meeting of the UN security council after accusing Ukraine and its Western allies of “impunity” in Donbas. Lavrov arrived. He was almost 90 minutes late for the security council meeting and seemed to want to leave as soon as the meeting was over. to speak The Foreign Secretary of Great Britain, James Cleverly, assured that the UK would support Ukraine to the end and for as long as it takes.

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G7 leaders agree to cap the price of Russian oil

The leaders of the G7, after the meeting of foreign ministers in the framework of the 77th UN General Assembly in New York, have reaffirmed this Thursday their commitment to finalize the preparations in order to impose a maximum price to oil from Russia. “The move is specifically designed to reduce Russia's ability to finance its aggressive war and limit the impact of Russia's war on world energy prices, particularly for developing countries.” low- and middle-income families,” they explained in a joint statement. The measure could help reduce food prices and they have stressed that the ultimate goal is to establish “a broad coalition to maximize the effectiveness” of the process.

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Russia affirms that 10,000 volunteers have asked in one day to be mobilized in Ukraine

Nearly 10,000 people have volunteered to be mobilized in the Ukraine offensive in the last 24 hours, following President Vladimir Putin's announcement, the Russian Federation said. on Thursday the Russian General Staff. “On the first day of partial mobilization, some 10,000 citizens arrived at the recruitment offices of their own free will, without waiting for their summons,” Vladimir Tsimlyansky, a spokesman for the General Staff, told the Interfax agency. >

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The US accuses Putin of having “destroyed” the international order

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of having “destroyed” the international order with the invasion of Ukraine. In his speech before the UN General Council, Blinken has assured that the holding of referendums in occupied Ukrainian territory represents one more step in the conflict and that the international community must not allow any nation to take part in the conflict. n can change the borders by force.

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Germany ready to welcome Russian defectors

Germany is willing to take in deserters from the Russian army “threatened with serious repression”, declared The German interior minister spoke in an interview published Thursday, the day after the announcement of a massive deployment of Russian reservists to fight in Ukraine. “Whoever bravely opposes Putin and puts himself in real danger can ask for political asylum in Germany,” he declared. Nancy Faeser in this interview for the Sunday edition of the newspaper 'Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung'.

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India calls for respect for territorial integrity against the pro-Russian referendumIndia has underlined its firm position of respect for the territorial integrity of countries, against to the calls for referendums on the integration into Russia of the self-proclaimed people's republics in eastern Ukraine, distancing himself, albeit ambiguously, from the pro-Russian movement.

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Spain offers Ukraine to increase the training of its military

The Ministry of Defense has offered Ukraine to increase the Number of Ukrainian soldiers receiving training at Spanish bases. The objective is to instruct Ukrainian troops in the use of weapons that Western countries are sending for the war against Russia.

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Zelensky thanks Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

The President of Ukraine, Vlodomir Zelenski, thanked Turkey and strong>Saudi Arabia for the mediation that has made possible the exchange of prisoners between Russia and Ukraine, the most important since the beginning of the war.

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Five freed British captives arrive in the UK

Five British captives, freed by Russian-backed forces in Ukraine, have now returned to the UK. They are Aiden Aslin, Shaun Pinner, John Harding, Andrew Hill and Dylan Healy and they were transferred to Riyadh, in Saudi Arabia, before being returned to their country. This morning They have been reunited with their families.

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This is the nuclear arsenal of Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has once again threatened the West with the use of its nuclear weapons.

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The 27 approve more sanctions against Russia

The Foreign Ministers of the Twenty-seven have agreed in the early hours of this Thursday to impose new sanctions against Russia after the escalation of tensions in the war in Ukraine, with the announcement of the mobilization Partial loss of the population, the nuclear threats and the referendums in the Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia regions. p>

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Prisoner exchangeUkrainehas announced the release of 215 soldiers in an exchange with Russia, including the defense leaders of the Azovstal steelworks. strong>in the city of Mariúpol , a symbol of resistance to the invasion. For its part, Russia has recovered 55 prisoners, among them the former Ukrainian deputy Víktor Medvedchuk, close to Vladimir Putin and accused of high treason by kyiv. In this exchange is including the previously announced release of ten prisoners of war transferred to Saudi Arabia, including five British and two Americans.

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Robles says, regarding a possible nuclear escalation by Russia, that “nothing can be ruled out”< /p>

Regarding a possible nuclear escalation by Russia, the Defense Minister, Margarita Robles, has assured that “nothing can be ruled out” while describing as “absolutely disturbing” the announcement by the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, of a “partial mobilization” that will affect the some 300,000 reservists and threats to Europe about the possibility of using nuclear weapons.

As indicated by the Minister of Defense, the concern “is total” and “nothing can be ruled out from a military point of view”, Robles insisted in an interview this Wednesday in 'La Sexta' , collected by Europa Press.

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Ukraine insists that Finland join the Baltics and Poland and close its borders with Russia

The Ukrainian authorities have insisted on those of Finland to join the decision adopted by the Baltic countries –Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania– and Poland and close their borders with Russia.

Like this It was transferred by the Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Dimitro Kuleba, to the Finnish Prime Minister, Pekka Haavisto, during a meeting in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

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Concern in Turkey over the referendums proposed by the pro-Russian authorities

The Turkish Foreign Ministry has shown this Wednesday in a statement its concern about the referendum on accession to Russia proposed by the pro-Russian authorities in the regions of Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporizhia and Kherson.

“We are concerned about attempts to hold unilateral referendums in parts of Ukraine under Russian control”, he said, adding that this action, which he has described as “illegitimate”, “will not be recognized by the international community “.

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The IAEA begins “real negotiations” with Russia and Ukraine to protect the Central Zaporizhia

The director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, began “real negotiations” with the Ukrainian and Russian delegations in New York on Wednesday to establish a protection zone. n around the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. Grossi has announced it in two tweets in which he has shown his meetings with the respective delegations, which are in the United States these days for the UN General Assembly.

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Macron calls for applying “maximum pressure” on Putin after the mobilization order< /p>

French President Emmanuel Macron has called for “maximum pressure” to be imposed on his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, to end a “meaningless” war in Ukraine, hours after his death. It was after the Russian president ordered the partial mobilization of reservists.

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Truss announces that five British prisoners of war have been “released” after being held in Ukraine

UK Prime Minister Liz Truss announced this Wednesday that five British citizens are among the 10 prisoners of war being held by Russian-backed forces in eastern Ukraine.

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The EU sees a Russian escalation and a sign of “desperation” the mobilization decreed by Putin

The European Union has indicated this Wednesday that the decision of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, to decree a “partial mobilization” of the population in the face of the war in Ukraine shows that he wants an “escalation ” of the conflict and it is a sign of “desperation” from Russia.

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Borrell calls on China to use its influence over Russia to end the war

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell, met this Wednesday with the Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, with whom he shared Europe's expectations for China to use its influence on Russia to end the war in Ukraine.

In a meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly that is being held these days in New York, Borrell and Wang have spoken about the “destabilizing effects” of Russia's war against Ukraine on a global level, as well as as well as the effects on Human Rights, according to a statement released by the Office of the High Representative.

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kyiv exchanges 215 Ukrainian prisoners for pro-Russian oligarch Viktor Medvedchuk

kyiv and Moscow They have agreed to exchange 215 Ukrainian prisoners for the pro-Russian oligarch Viktor Medvedchuk, who has been in prison since April 12, in an operation in which 108 soldiers from the Azov Battalion have also been released. so This was announced by the head of the Ukrainian presidential office, Andriy Yermak, in a statement, in which he described the prisoners as “heroes”.

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Zelenski asks the UN to withdraw Russia's right to veto in the Security Council

The president of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenski, made an appeal this Wednesday before the UN General Assembly for Russia to be prohibited from voting in international organizations and to exercise its veto in the United Nations Security Council. “As long as the aggressor is part of decision-making in international organizations, he must be isolated from them, at least until the aggression lasts. Refuse the right to vote. Deprive him of the rights of delegation or eliminate the right to vote. veto”, he has expressed.

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Zelensky says Russia wants to use winter to prepare another offensive

The Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelensky, assured this Wednesday that Russia wants to spend the winter in the territories it has occupied to prepare another offensive or at least reinforce its positions, for which reason it ruled out the decision. a cessation of hostilities and called for a cessation of hostilities. more military support to its allies in order to continue liberating the country. “We cannot accept delaying the war,” Zelensky said in a video message to the UN General Assembly, insisting on in that when Moscow he talks about negotiations, the only thing he wants is to gain time.

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Truss says that the United Kingdom will arm Ukraine until it defeats Russia

British Prime Minister Liz Truss promised this Wednesday at the United Nations that her country is going to send more weapons to Ukraine and that it will continue to do so. doing it until Russia is defeated. “Ukrainians are not only defending their own country, they are defending our values ​​and the security of all,” Truss told the UN General Assembly. The new head of the British Government assured that she will maintain or increase military support for Ukraine “as long as it takes”.

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The EU agrees to prepare new sanctions against Russia

The foreign ministers of the European Union (EU) agreed this Wednesday to prepare new sanctions against Russia, which will be finalized as soon as possible, as announced by the European Union. the head of community diplomacy, Josep Borrell. As he advanced Borrell, this new package of sanctions will affect to new sectors of the Russian economy, including technology, and will include new individuals, but it has not been closed yet.

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Russia detains more than a thousand people in the protests against the mobilization of reservists

Russian security forceshave already arrested more than a thousand people< /strong> in the national protest called by a peace movement this Wednesday against the partial mobilization announced by President Vladímir Putin as part of the campaign Russian military in Ukraine. “At 18:36 GMT there were already more than 1,113 people detained in 38 cities,” he said. The independent organization OVD-Info, which tracks arrests, has been declared a foreign agent in Russia. The record of arrests is rising rapidly and there are already more than a thousand.

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