The Ukrainian president to the US and the EU: “It’s not a film, give a signal”. . Seven Russian banks out of the Swift, Gazprom is saved. In the morning the vote on the UN resolution
Moscow intensifies the offensive in Ukraine and will continue “until the objectives are achieved”. And while a convoy of armored vehicles of more than 60 kilometers marches on Kiev, the Russian armed forces hit the TV Tower of the Ukrainian capital, causing at least 5 victims. Missiles and bombs hit the center of Kharkiv, Freedom Square devastated. Dozens of victims. And the capital also continues to be bombed. Second round of Russian-Ukrainian talks announced for today. President Volodymyr Zelensky again appealed to the US and the EU: “It’s not a film, give a signal”. The House passed the bipartisan resolution supporting Ukraine. In his State of the Union speech, US President Joe Biden mocked Putin: «he thought we would not answer. But he was wrong, we were ready ».
Italy is moving the embassy of Italy from Kiev to Lviv to continue to perform, as well as the embassies of other countries that have already left the capital. A Chechen fighting unit sent to Ukraine to assassinate Zelensky was “eliminated”: the Ministry of Defense in Kiev announced this, claiming that the operation was made possible by a “tip” of men from the FSB, the services Russian secrets which, if what Kiev tells us were true, would have betrayed Moscow. Seven Russian banks excluded from the Swift, but the gas giant, Gazprom, is safe.
00.15 – World Bank: we are working on a $ 3 billion aid package
The World Bank has announced that it is working on a $ 3 billion aid package for Ukraine, which will include at least $ 350 million in immediate funding. The first tranche of the aid “will be presented to the Council for approval this week, followed by another 200 million for health and education,” announced World Bank President David Malpass in a joint statement with IMF CEO Kristalina Georgieva. .
00.10 – In the morning the vote on the UN resolution
The vote on the UN resolution on the Russian invasion of Ukraine is scheduled for tomorrow. The final vote could take place as early as late morning.
00.05 – Biden: “When dictators don’t pay for their aggression, they cause more chaos”
“Putin’s war was premeditated and unprovoked. He rejected the efforts of diplomacy. He thought that the West and NATO would not respond. And he thought he could divide us. Putin was wrong, we were ready ». This is what Joe Biden will say in his State of the Union address, according to advances provided by the White House. “Throughout history we have learned this lesson – continues the president’s speech – when dictators do not pay the price of their aggression they cause more chaos, they keep moving. And the cost and the threats to America and the world are increasing. ” «For this reason, NATO has created a secure peace and stability in Europe after the Second World War – Biden concludes -, the US is a member along with 29 other countries. This counts, American diplomacy counts ».
“Throughout our history we have learned this lesson: when dictators don’t pay a price for their aggression, they cause more chaos. They keep moving. And the costs and threats to America and the world continue to grow. ” And again: «This is why the NATO alliance was created to guarantee peace and stability in Europe after the Second World War. The United States is members along with 29 other nations – in Biden’s words -. American diplomacy matters ».
00.00 – CNN: Russian planes hit the Holocaust memorial in Kiev
Russian airstrikes in Kiev reportedly hit the Baby Yar Holocaust Memorial. This was reported by CNN. Ukrainian rabbi Moshe Reuven Azman condemned the attack by explaining that three missiles would hit the area. “War crimes are occurring here,” she said in a video statement on his Facebook page. «The Russian army, which fought the fascists in 1941, is bombing civilians in Kiev, Kharkiv, Odessa. Just now Baby Yar was bombed. Three missiles hit the place ». On 29 and 30 September 1941, the Nazis killed tens of thousands of Jews in Babi Yar. «I have been silent for a long time, I will not do it again. I appeal to you, dear Russians, dear Jews, to all those who are not indifferent: those who silently agree with what is happening or those who remain indifferent are complicit in this crime against humanity -, adds the rabbi -. I’m just saying what I see. I am not afraid of dying. I could never imagine in my worst nightmare being able to die under Russian bombing ».
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