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06:01 | According to Kiev, Ukrainian forces have their positions

Ukrainian forces are maintaining their positions and fighting is taking place “in the same places it was three days ago,” Ukraine’s adviser Mikhail Podoliak said today.

“We are in control of the situation in the territory of Ukraine,” he said in a video released by UNIAN. Russia can not control any Ukrainian city, you are wrong if you think that your soldiers will be greeted with flowers.

05:23 | Australia to send arms to Ukraine after occupation by Russian troops

The Australian government announced this Sunday that it was sending arms to Ukraine in support of its defense after being occupied by Russian troops and is exploring the expulsion of the Russian ambassador to the sea country.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison told the media today that he would maintain contacts with his allies, the United States and the United Kingdom, to send “contradictory” goods, without specifying the size of the ship or its composition.

04:45 | Major technology companies face dilemma in choosing a side in the Ukraine crisis

In the face of both internationally condemned calls for war and the threat of retaliation from Moscow, large US technology companies are under intense pressure to pick pages in the midst of Russia’s occupation of Ukraine.

Platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are uniquely powerful in their global and pervasive nature, but they are companies that can impact businesses by taking a very strong stand.

04:26 | Canada is concerned about the broadcast of the Russian channel RT on the invasion of Ukraine

The Canadian government on Saturday expressed its “concern” over the broadcast in its region of the Russian news channel RT (X-Russia Today), which has been accused by its opponents of being a spokesman for the Kremlin.

“I share the concerns of many Canadians about the presence of Russia Today in our broadcasting system,” Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez said on Twitter.

04:09 | Chinese Foreign Minister reiterates opposition to sanctions on German Foreign Minister

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi spoke by telephone with his German counterpart Analena Bairbach on Saturday, in which he stressed China’s opposition to sanctions on the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a statement today.

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According to Wang, “China opposes unilateral sanctions that have no basis in international law because they” do not solve problems, but create new ones. “

03:47 | The founder of the Japanese company Raguden has donated $ 8.7 million to Ukraine

Japanese billionaire Hiroshi Mikidani, founder of e-commerce company Raguden, on Sunday announced a $ 8.7 million donation to the Ukrainian government, calling Russia’s invasion a “challenge to democracy.”

In a letter to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky, the chief executive wrote that the donation of 1 billion yen ($ 8.7 million) would go to “humanitarian operations to help people affected by the violence in Ukraine.”

03:33 | Trump: The world needs a strong America to be peaceful

Former US President Donald Trump has called Russia “destroying” the Ukrainians “cruel” and “disgraceful”, noting that “the world needs a strong America to remain calm” and not something as “weak” as it is now.

Trump was speaking at the end of the last day of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando (Central Florida) from Thursday, February 24.

03:06 Nicaragua supports anti-Ukraine and condemns “Russian intervention”

This Saturday, more than 20 Nicaraguan opposition organizations expressed their support for Ukraine and condemned “Russia’s intervention in Nicaragua,” with President Daniel Ortega expressing his support for the decisions of his Russian envoy, Vladimir Putin.

Organizations formed by the protesters said, “We stand in solidarity with the people of the Republic of Ukraine and its government, we support its struggle for independence, and we respect its independence with the countries it considers most comfortable.” Immigrants and expatriates living in Nicaragua.

02:25 | Elon Musk operates his satellite internet service for Ukraine

Millionaire Elon Musk has launched Starlink, a satellite internet service in Ukraine, following a request from the Ukrainian government, which has been facing a Russian military offensive since last Thursday.

“The Starlink service is now active in Ukraine and more terminals are coming,” the SpaceX owner wrote on his Twitter account. Earlier, Mikhail Fedorov, the Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, demanded the Musk service through the same social network.

02:12 | Cuba proposes “serious” and “realistic” diplomatic solution to Europe’s crisis

The Cuban government this Saturday argued for a “serious, constructive and realistic” diplomatic solution to the crisis unleashed in Europe with the Russian invasion of Ukraine, following criticism of a resolution on the issue presented at the UN Security Council on Friday.

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“We recommend a serious, constructive and realistic diplomatic solution to Europe’s current crisis, in a peaceful manner, which guarantees the security and sovereignty of all, as well as regional and international peace, stability and security,” the statement said. Government.

01:46 | The Russian invasion of Ukraine has stumbled in Kiev, exposing Moscow to new sanctions

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine met with fierce opposition in Kiev on Saturday, with Russia facing a new embargo aimed at severing diplomacy and finances from the rest of the world.

The Russian government on Saturday ordered the escalation of a military offensive “in all directions” following a failed attempt to seize the capital, where a total curfew has been imposed.

01:26 | Zelensky welcomes agreement to remove some Russian banks from SWIFT

The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, today thanked the United States and the European Union (EU), along with other Western partners, for removing some Russian banks from the SWIFT International Banking Communications Organization.

“Ukraine seems to have won the honesty and attention of the whole ordinary and civilized world. And the practical result: here it is, Swift. How much of this word means to the Russian Federation! Civilization is global,” Zhelensky told the nation in a new video.

01:20 | Solidarity with Ukraine on the streets of the world

Through marches waving blue and yellow flags or simple street walks, solidarity with Ukraine and against the Russian invasion is rampant around the world, from Argentina to Japan via Israel and Italy.

In the French city of Strasbourg, the home of the European Council, about 3,100 people gathered with Ukrainian flags and banners reading “Putin’s assassin” and “Stop the war.”

01:15 | Portugal sends arms, ammunition and other military equipment to Ukraine

The Portuguese government today announced that it will send arms, ammunition and other military equipment to Ukraine in response to a request from Russian authorities following the Russian invasion.

In a brief statement, the Portuguese Ministry of Defense announced that it was sending Ukraine military equipment such as “clothes, helmets, night vision goggles, grenades and ammunition of various caliber, fully portable radios, analog repeaters and G3 automatic rifles”.

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01:05 | Costa Rica monitors the situation in Ukraine due to socio-economic impacts

Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado said on Saturday that the country was closely monitoring the situation created by Russia’s attack on Ukraine.

At the behest of the President, the government established an inter-agency committee with the aim of tracking events and allowing timely decisions based on technical criteria.

00:57 | The European Union proposes to “freeze” the assets of the Russian central bank

The European Commission (EU) will propose to “freeze the assets of the Russian central bank” so that Moscow can not fund the invasion of Ukraine, Ursula announced this Saturday (02.26.2022). Van der Lion.

Van der Leyen explained in a video after meeting the leaders of the United States, France, Germany and Italy that the move would “freeze financial transactions and make it impossible for Russia to dissolve assets”.

00:34 | Cuba blames US and NATO for Russia’s occupation of Ukraine

This Saturday (02.26.2022) Cuba blamed the United States and NATO for escalating tensions with Russia, which in its view caused the current war in Ukraine and recommended a “serious, constructive and realistic diplomatic solution to the current crisis in Europe”. .

“The US effort to pursue NATO’s progressive expansion towards the borders of the Russian Federation has led to a situation where the implications of unpredictable intent can be avoided,” the Cuban Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

00:15 | Russia is now a “global financial and economic greed,” says a U.S. official

A senior U.S. official said on Saturday that Western sanctions had made Russia a financial “barrier” to the exclusion of Russian banks from the global system and the central bank, a ruble in a “free fall”.

“Russia has become a global financial and economic giant,” he said, adding that now its central bank “can not support the ruble.” He said a task force would “follow” the “boats, jets, luxury cars and luxury homes” of Russian oligarchs, adding that only Putin could determine how much he was prepared to spend.

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