Press digest – Ukraine
10th day of heroic resistance of Ukraine against Russian military invasion
DESTRUCTION AND LOSSES
📌On 5 March, air alerts were triggered in the following regions: Gostomel, Kyiv and Kyiv region, Poltava, Mirgorod, Zhytomyr, Belaya Tserkov, Zhytomyr, Lubny, Kropyvnytsky and Kirovohrad regions, Korosten, Vasilkov, Chernihiv, Vinnitsa, Dnipro, Pervomaisk, Izmail, Odessa, Chernomorsk, Yuzhne, Belgorod-Dnestrovsky, Slavyansk.
📌Since the beginning of the day on March 5, the Russian troops have been shelling residential private and apartment buildings and civilian facilities (schools, kindergartens, hospitals, grocery stores) in Nikolaev, Irpin, Kharkov, Chernihiv.
📌Street fights continued all day in Kharkiv, Sumy, Nikolaev, Irpen, Mariupol.
📌 As a result of an air strike on residential buildings in Chernihiv on March 5, 47 people were killed, 18 more were injured. Rescuers continue to clear the remains.
📌Russian invaders (according to preliminary information – a detachment of Chechen fighters, the so-called “Kadyrovites”) have seized a psychiatric boarding school in the city of Borodyanka near Kiev and are holding 600 patients hostage.
📌According to the OKHMATDET Center, due to the inability to provide the necessary medical care and appropriate drugs on time, 2 children could not be saved yesterday.
📌 In the town of Novopskov, Luhansk region, Russian invaders shot at civilians attending a peaceful rally. 3 people were injured.
📌 Since the launch of Russian invasion, 1,370 thousand refugees were forced to leave Ukraine.
📌 The Russian military continues to control the perimeter of the Zaporozhye NPP. Should the control of the nuclear power plant last in the hands of the invaders and with the sky open above it, the world may face a catastrophe 6 times greater than Chernobyl:
🖇The nuclear power plant in Energodar is several times larger and more powerful than the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
🖇Russia’s actions confirm: Putin promised a nuclear threat – Putin creates it.
🖇There are no nuclear weapons in Ukraine, but a very powerful nuclear industry. There are 15 power units in the “hostile” territories or under threat and under shelling and/or threat of explosion.
🖇There are no borders for radiation – if a catastrophe happens, it will affect everyone in Ukraine, Europe, and Russia.
📌According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense on March 4, the Ukrainians had already shot down at least 39 Russian aircraft and 40 helicopters. Prior to the invasion of Ukraine, the
Russian army had about 700 aircraft concentrated near the borders of Ukraine, roughly 450 planes and 250 helicopters.
📌The Armed Forces of Ukraine shot down a Russian military helicopter near Chernihiv and captured the pilot. The pilot turned out to be one of the “aces” of Vladimir Putin and was even awarded an audience with Bashar al-Assad for his “exploits” in Syria. At the moment, the pilot has been taken to the Security Service of Ukraine for interrogation.
📌Close to Nikolaev, marines of the Armed Forces of Ukraine shot down 4 Russian helicopters.
📌Estimated losses of the Russian Federation Army in Ukraine:
📌As of 10:00 am local time, an agreement was made to open humanitarian corridors for Mariupol and Volnovakha with the assistance of the Red Cross. However, the evacuation in Mariupol was suspended due to resumption of shelling.
📌 Also subject to shelling were civilian vehicles that evacuated residents from the city of Bucha in the suburbs of Kyiv.
📌 The occupying forces blew up the railway tracks at the entrance to the city of Irpen in the suburbs of Kyiv, which made the previously planned evacuation of civilians from the city shelled by Russian troops on the 10th day impossible to be carried out.
📌 In Kherson, Nikolaev, Melitopol, Mariupol, city residents protest against Russian paramilitary units and demand they leave Ukrainian cities. In Kherson, the invaders responded by firing “warning bursts” from machine guns into the air.
📌Ukrainian troops recaptured the Kulbakino airport in Nikolaev.
📌In Ukraine, an official Telegram channel has been launched to search for those who disappeared during the hostilities. (https://t.me/dity_sos).
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Ukrainian mothers are unbreakable! 💪🇺🇦
President Vladimir Zelensky’s daily statements.
📌Russia has embarked on the path of nuclear terrorism and threatens the entire world.
📌Even in wartime, the country fulfills its obligations to its citizens – all pensioners are duly paid.
📌 In a conversation with US congressmen, President Zelensky remarked that in order to protect the civilian population and critical infrastructure of Ukraine, security in the Ukrainian airspace is indispensable.
📌 Additional effective sanctions would be an embargo on the import of all Russian products and the abolition of MFN status.
PUBLIC AND BUSINESS SUPPORT
📌 At the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games in Beijing, special attention was given to Ukraine. As a sign of support for Ukraine in the war with Russia, the arena was illuminated in blue and yellow. In addition, the International Paralympic Committee rejected the applications of Russia and Belarus to participate in the Games.
📌The evening discourse of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky on March 4 was followed live by tens of thousands of Georgians on the main square in Tbilisi. (https://youtu.be/wJQ_DAtEDmk)
📌Booking no longer operates in Russia.
📌Airbnb customers from all over the world are booking accommodation in Ukraine. This is done in order to financially support the locals, which are losing their homes every day. The money goes directly to the homeowners, without transaction commissions.
📌Adobe suspends the sale of its services in Russia.
📌Samsung announced the suspension of product deliveries to Russia.
📌The Japanese corporation Hitachi stops production in Russia and export of equipment to the country.
📌 Following the French multinational fashion group LVMH (brands Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Guerlain, Moët & Chandon, Hennessy, Chaumet, etc.), the Kering group of companies (brands Gucci, Balenciaga, YSL) announced the closure of its stores in Russia.
📌Puma closes all its stores in Russia. In addition, the brand terminated the contract with the Russian Basketball Association.
📌The Bosch plant in St. Petersburg stops production from March 16.
📌IBM is completely withdrawing from the Russian market.
INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT OF UKRAINE
📌The IAEA will conduct an inspection of nuclear power plants in Ukraine due to the Russian attack on Ukraine and the aggressive behavior of the occupying forces at nuclear facilities. A special commission plans to arrive in Ukraine in the near future. An inspection is also planned in the Chornobyl zone.
📌The UK, along with the US and the EU, have already imposed huge sanctions against Russia and will continue to increase them until Russia stops its aggression. This was stated by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in an evening address on March 4. He began his speech with an appeal to the people of Ukraine in Ukrainian
📌 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is arriving to Europe for a week to consult with partners on how to stop Russia’s war against Ukraine.
📌The World Bank has prepared a $500 million loan to Ukraine, and an additional $200 million is being processed.
📌The Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank has agreed on providing immediate financial support for Ukraine in the amount of 668 million euros.
📌The international payment system PayPal and Payoneer stopped providing their services in Russia.
📌Singapore imposed sanctions against Russia for causing the war in Ukraine. Sanctions refer to the ban on the export of electronics, computers and military goods to Russia. Sanctions have also been imposed against Russian banks and operations with cryptocurrency to circumvent restrictions are prohibited. Singapore banks, insurance and financial organizations are prohibited from doing business with sectors in the terrorist LPR and DPR.
📌Samsung Electronics provided $6 million to help Ukrainians who have suffered from Russian aggression.
📌The G7 countries have agreed about the need to exclude the use of Russian gas.
Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba’s daily statements
📌The statement of the Russian Ministry of Defense about the obstacles allegedly created by the Ukrainian side for civilian evacuation of the surrounded cities does not correspond to reality and is misleading in order to justify the crimes of the Russian army.
📌 The armed forces of the Russian Federation continued their missile and bomb attacks on Mariupol, Volnovakha, and other cities. Prolonged shelling makes it impossible to open humanitarian corridors for the safe evacuation of the civilian population and delivery of medicines and food.
📌The Russian side is ignoring appeals of international humanitarian organizations, primarily the International Committee of the Red Cross. The ICRC is calling for an immediate ceasefire in order to evacuate the civilian population and treat the injured.
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ПОСЛЕДСТВИЯ САНКЦИЙ ДЛЯ РОССИИ
📌Russia is going deeper into an information vacuum: the British BBC, Canadian CBS News, Australian ABC News, Bloomberg, American CNN announced the termination of broadcasting and work in Russia.
📌 The German cities of Düsseldorf, Cologne, Neuss, Duisburg have ceased partnerships with Russian cities.
📌Afraid of losing their leased aircrafts, Russian airlines Aeroflot and S7 stopped offering flights abroad from March 6 on.