Catastrophic economic sanctions from the United States and its allies have not stopped Russia’s attack on Ukraine, resulting in damage to another hospital, this time a cancer hospital in the southern city of Mykolaiv, Ukrainian officials said. Stated.
According to the hospital’s doctor, Maksim Beznosenko, there were hundreds of patients in the hospital during the attack, but none were killed.
And on Saturday, the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs accused Russian troops Bombard the mosque in Mariupol Over 80 children and adults were looking for shelter.
The news arrives a few days after Russian authorities struggled to provide a consistent account of the assault on an obstetrics and children’s hospital complex that killed three people.
Russia is currently being reorganized from recent losses and appears to be preparing for an operation against Kyiv. Combat is intensifying near the Ukrainian capital, and doctors are preparing for widespread casualties from the war.
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Meanwhile, Russia’s economy is in turmoil: the ruble has collapsed and the Moscow stock market remains closed.
US leaders have hinted that economic pressure is intended to urge Russians to take action against their government.
“The way this conflict ends is when Putin realizes that this adventure is at risk between his own army and his own people,” said Victoria Nuland, Deputy Secretary of State for Political Affairs earlier this week. I testified. You need to change your course. Otherwise, the Russian people put the problem in their hands. “
Meanwhile, experts warn that Ukrainians will continue to suffer, especially if the fighting in Kyiv escalate.
“I think it will lead to the ugliness of the next few weeks. He will double with little consideration of civilian casualties, and urban combat could be even more ugly,” said the former US ambassador. William Burns said.
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► The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Russian troops bombarded Mariupol at a mosque, protecting more than 80 children and adults.
► Russia has announced that it will ban Instagram from March 14, citing a message on social media platforms that encourages and induces violence against Russians.
► President Joe Biden on Friday called for the abolition of normal trade relations with Russia and made new tariffs on Russian imports in yet another effort to tighten sanctions against the intensifying invasion of Moscow into Ukraine. Was admitted. To the Russian economy.
► The World Health Organization confirmed 29 attacks on Ukrainian medical facilities, workers and ambulances on Friday, announcing that 12 were killed and 34 were injured. Probably underrated, the office said.
► On Friday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russia of kidnapping Mayor Melitopol.
Russian troops bombarded a mosque protecting more than 80 children and adults in the war-torn city of Mariupol. The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Saturday.
Both the ministry and Ukraine’s first State Minister for Foreign Affairs I shared the image of the mosque on Twitter.
“At this moment, (Russian) troops are bombing a magnificent mosque built to commemorate Suleiman the Magnificent I and Roxelana,” Foreign Minister Emine Zeppeper tweeted Friday.
The ministry said Turkish citizens were also hiding in the mosque when the bombardment was shot, the Ukrainian embassy in Turkey confirmed. The embassy said a group of 86 Turkish citizens, including 34 children, were among those seeking the safety of the mosque.
-Ella Lee, Associated Press
Russia bans Instagram and cites “call for violence against Russian citizens”
Russia will ban Instagram from March 14th. National telecommunications agency Roskomnadzor It was announced on Saturday.
“Instagram social networks are spreading messages that encourage and provoke violence against Russians. In this regard, the Russian Public Prosecutor’s Office has requested Roskomnadzor to restrict access to this social network.” The announcement states.
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Reuters said Thursday that Instagram and Facebook parent Meta will temporarily change its hate speech policy to allow users in some countries to call for violence against Russians in connection with the invasion of Ukraine. Was first reported. Important to some media outlets, the company added, “We have not yet allowed a credible call for violence against Russian citizens.”
Instagram head Adam Mosseri tweeted the news on Friday, calling Russia’s decision to block social media apps “wrong.”
“On Monday, Instagram will be blocked in Russia,” he said. Country. This is wrong. “
Russia restricted access to Facebook and Twitter on March 4, Forbes reported.
Lots of false information in the midst of the Russian-Ukraine war
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Milan — Italian financial police say $ 578 million worth of Russian-owned superyachts at Trieste Port as part of the seizure of Oligalhi’s wealth to pressure Russian President Vladimirputin to stop the war with Ukraine. Was seized.
The “SyA” yacht was confiscated on Friday night after being identified by Italian police as being owned by billionaire Andrey Igolevic Melnychenko, who made a fortune on fertilizer production and coal energy.
In the video, a flashing light shows the police in a car approaching a triple mast yacht and the police on board it.
Last week, Italian authorities seized about $ 156 million in luxury yachts and villas owned by Russian billionaires in picturesque hideaways such as the Sardinia, the Ligurian coast and Lake Como.
– Associated Press
London — The British Ministry of Defense states that the fighting northwest of Kyiv is now continuing with most of the Russian Army, about 15 miles from the center of the city.
According to daily intelligence updates, the elements of Russia’s large military column north of Kyiv are dispersed. It states that Russia is likely to support attempts to surround the capital of Ukraine. Vulnerability to Ukrainian counterattack that caused great damage to Russian troops.
Beyond Kyiv, the cities of Kharkov, Chernihiv, Smy and Mariupol remain surrounded and suffer from heavy bombardment by Russia, according to updates.
– Associated Press
The Russian space agency has sent a letter to NASA and other international partners requesting the end of sanctions, saying it could threaten the International Space Station.
In a tweet on Saturday, Roscosmos director Dmitry Rogozin said the letter urged space agencies in the United States, Canada and Europe to keep the space station in operation.
He described the attraction with a map showing the flight path of the ISS and a potential fall zone that spans most of the world but barely touches Russia.
Currently, there are four NASA astronauts, two Russian astronauts, and one European astronaut at the space station.
– Associated Press
SpaceX’s Internet satellite Starlink network in Earth orbit continues to make that claim during the real-world crisis. This time, more hardware has been delivered to Ukraine.
Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Mihailovedrov confirmed this week that his government has received a second shipment of Starlink user handsets. Each terminal includes a satellite dish and a built-in WiFi router. It is important in the event of a crisis such as a war or a natural disaster.
SpaceX founder Elon Musk agreed this month to launch a satellite-based internet service to Ukraine after the Russian invasion. Users only need devices such as terminals, power supplies, smartphones and laptops to access the Internet. In other words, Starlink’s connectivity isn’t very high. Knocked out by the Russian army.
– Florida Today, Emre Kelly
Fearing the coming brace of downtown Kyiv hospitals for genocide doctors
Dr. Vitaliy Krylyuk said as Russian troops gathered in the suburbs of Kyiv Anxious tranquility has settled down in the city’s largest downtown hospital.
Doctors at Kyiv Emergency Hospital are prone to traditional injuries such as car accidents and gunshot wounds, but Kryuk, who spoke to the USA today on a video call, said Russian missiles targeted cities or enemy troops. The center of the Ukrainian capital is afraid that things will soon get worse if you are nearby.
“The biggest problem we need to consider is the situation of mass casualties,” said Kryrk, who works at the Ukrainian Emergency Medical Science Practical Center, a division of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. Casualty situation. This is theoretically known, but not really. “
Emergency planners sought to address the gap that arises when the number of life-threatening injuries exceeds the hospital’s therapeutic capacity. They sought to find a hospital entrance that would guide an ambulance to quickly take the patient to the hospital bed. We have documented how to prioritize patients, allow them to breathe, secure an ambulance, or notify their families if a loved one dies or is injured.
— Ken Alltucker
Assets may be seized when a company leaves Russia
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that he supported a plan to “invite outside management and move these companies to those who want to work” if foreign companies stop production in Russia.
The bill allows Russian courts to suspend business and appoint at least 25% external managers of foreign-affiliated companies. If the owner refuses to reopen or sell the business, the company’s shares may be auctioned. We call it the “first step towards nationalization.”
White House spokesman Jen Psaki criticized “Russia’s illegal decision to confiscate the assets of these companies” and said it would “eventually cause further financial distress for Russia.” ..
“Russia will give the global business community a clear message that it is not a safe place to invest or do business,” she said in a tweet. “Russia is also a law from companies whose property has been seized. It may lead to a claim. “
Even before the invasion of Ukraine, Russia was already trying to domesticize its food supply after imposing sanctions on the European Union in 2014. Russia is a friendly country like Turkey with domestic foods, as there is little or no import of fresh food from these trading partners.
One of the voices against the confiscation of foreign companies’ assets is Vladimir Potanin, a millionaire metal king compared to the Russian Revolution of 1917, when Communists came to power.
“It will bring us back 100 years in 1917, and the consequences of such a step-the global distrust of Russia by investors-will be felt by us for decades,” he said. In a statement on Thursday at his company’s social media, Norilsk.
– Associated Press
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