December 4, 2022

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Latest news about Russia and the war in Ukraine

Latest news about Russia and the war in Ukraine

Bucha was killed to demand more punishments; EU discusses ban on Russian gas imports

In what appears to be a major policy shift, Germany has called for EU talks on whether to impose a ban on the import of Russian gas.

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European leaders have called for a wave of tougher economic sanctions against Russia as the Ukrainian city of Bucha has been devastated.

German Defense Minister Christian Lindner said the European Union should discuss a ban on the import of Russian gas shipments.

This appears to represent a major policy shift for Europe’s largest economy, and comes as pressure intensifies on policymakers to isolate the Kremlin further on the world stage.

Berlin has so far resisted calls for a ban on Russian energy exports, citing the region’s dependence on Russian gas. Russia supplies about 40% of Europe’s gas supplies.

Separately, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio told the country’s Rai 3 channel that events in Boca would lead to a new wave of sanctions, Reuters reported, before adding that there could soon be a debate on whether to ban the import of fossil fuels. Russian.

– Sam Meredith

“Crime against humanity”: Georgia strongly condemns the killings in the Ukrainian city of Bucha

The Georgian Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the killings in Ukraine’s Bucha, saying they were “devastated by scenes of brutal atrocities”.

“All those involved in these war crimes must bear responsibility,” the ministry said on Twitter.

Separately, President Salome Zurabishvili said the “massacre” in Bosha was a “crime against humanity”.

Russia recognized the independence of the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia after fighting a war with Georgia in 2008.

The country, which borders Russia and lies at the intersection of Europe and Asia, has repeatedly expressed support for the people of Ukraine but refused to join economic sanctions aimed at isolating the Kremlin.

– Sam Meredith

Russia requests Security Council meeting on provocations by ‘Ukrainian radicals’ in Bucha

“In light of the provocations of Ukrainian radicals in Bucha, Russia has requested a meeting of the United Nations Security Council in the second half of Monday, April 4,” Dmitry Polyansky (above) said via Telegram. TASS Agency.

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Russia’s deputy representative to the United Nations Security Council requested an emergency meeting on Monday, citing “the provocations of Ukrainian radicals in Bucha.”

This comes in the wake of the devastation in Bucha, a town on the outskirts of Kyiv that was liberated by Ukrainian forces.

Ukraine has accused Russia of perpetrating the massacre of civilians in Bucha, with international leaders condemning the video footage and photos of the bodies and calling for an independent investigation.

Russia has denied allegations that its forces killed civilians in Bucha.

“In light of the provocations of Ukrainian radicals in Bucha, Russia requested a meeting of the United Nations Security Council in the second half of Monday, April 4,” Dmitry Polyansky was quoted as saying by the official TASS news agency. “We will unmask the Ukrainian agitators and their Western sponsors.”

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Polyansky did not explain how provocative the Ukrainians were in Bucha, the city invaded by Russian forces as part of their failed attempt towards Kyiv.

– Sam Meredith

Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister said humanitarian corridors have been established in Mangosh, Mariupol and Luhansk

Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereshuk said humanitarian corridors have been established in Mangosh, Mariupol and Luhansk.

Vereshuk said a corridor was set up on Monday to transport people from the besieged city of Mariupol to Zaporizhia.

Meanwhile, the Red Cross plans to continue its movement from Mangosh to Mariupol, with seven buses on the way, Vereshuk said, while evacuations continue in the Luhansk region.

– Sam Meredith

‘Beyond Blame’ and ‘Punch the Gut’: The world reacts to images of Boca’s destruction

Ukrainian soldiers inspect the wreckage of a destroyed Russian armored column on the road in the suburb of Bucha, north of Kyiv.

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Ukraine accused Russian forces of committing a “massacre” in the town of Bucha, while Western leaders responded to photos of bodies in the Kyiv suburbs and called for an independent investigation.

Russia has denied the allegations, describing video footage and photographs of the bodies as “another provocation” by the Ukrainian government.

German Chancellor Olaf Schulz described the Bucha killings as “horrific and horrific”, while German Foreign Minister Annallina Barbock described the images as “unbearable”.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he was “deeply shocked” by the images of the civilian deaths in Bucha, and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said it was akin to a “punch in the gut”.

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described the reported atrocities as “reprehensible” and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida told reporters he strongly condemned the attacks.

– Sam Meredith

UK says Russian forces have refocused offensive on Donbass

A woman interacts before a train leaves the eastern city of Kramatorsk, in the Donbass region, on April 3, 2022.

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Russian forces continue to refocus their offensive in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine, according to the British Ministry of Defense.

“Russian forces, including mercenaries from the state-owned Wagner PMC, are being transferred to the region,” the ministry said via Twitter.

– Sam Meredith

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