1:14 pm: IWH – Gas shutdown strikes different areas
The freeze on supply of Russian gas will push Germany into recession, but it will have different regional consequences because the freeze will particularly affect production and energy suppliers. This was the result of calculations by the Leibniz Institute for Economic Research Hall (IWH), according to researchers. Overall, economic growth will slow to two percent in the coming year.
The calculations are based on the assumption that if the gas supply is stopped, the storage facilities will be empty by the beginning of 2022/2023 and the amount of gas distributed in the spring of 2023 will be reduced. The total value added in northern Rhine-Westphalia will fall to 40 40.8 billion in 2022 and 2023, 38 38.6 billion in Bavaria and .4 35.4 billion in Baden-W்டrttemberg. In Bremen, on the other hand, the decline will be only two billion euros.
Mecklenburg-Western Pomeranian Secretary of Justice Friedrich Stratmans (left) provoked outrage over a verbal attack on Ukrainian ambassador to Germany Andrei Melnik, and re-ignited the debate over the state government’s conduct on Russia. “You are a villain to the disgusting messenger!” Said the tweet, and then it was deleted. Stratmans apologized on Tuesday. “The wording of the tweet was incorrect and inappropriate, which is why I deleted it,” the lawyer said.
With his statement, the Secretary of State responded to the ambassador’s message, in which he described D டுsseldorf’s former mayor Thomas Geese as “a fan of God Putin.” The former OB has been accused of comparing war crimes in Ukraine to Pucha with a blog post. This post was later deleted.
12.54 pm: Governor – Russia shelling continues across the whole front in Donetsk
Russia’s shelling continues in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, the governor has said. Two people have been killed and six injured so far this Tuesday, Pavlo Kyrlenko told the Telegram online service.
12:44 pm: UN President Guterres calls for a ceasefire in Ukraine in Moscow.
During his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for a speedy ceasefire and a ceasefire in Ukraine. The 72-year-old said at the start of the meeting in Moscow that he was interested in doing “everything possible” to end the war and the suffering of the people. The war is already having an impact on global food and energy prices, Guterres warned. It is therefore necessary to negotiate and reach a ceasefire in order to find the conditions for a peaceful solution to the conflict.
Lavrov said there were many problems accumulating around Ukraine that needed to be resolved. But Russia also wants to talk about the overall development of the United Nations. Lavrov complained that there were tendencies in the West to establish a monopoly world. Guterres responded that he was a staunch supporter of a multipolar world.
12.36 pm: Wadepul – Germany does not take part in the war due to the distribution of heavy weapons
Union Secretary Johann Wadebull did not believe that Germany would become a war party by supplying heavy weapons. Under international law one cannot become a party, said CDU politician Deutschlandfunk. In addition, Germany is already supplying arms, while other countries such as the Netherlands, France and the United States are supplying heavy weapons. “How do we really get the idea that the supply of German weapons will now provoke a nuclear war?” Vadepul asked.
Union leaders responded favorably to signals from the Traffic Lights Coalition in a debate over the supply of heavy weapons to Ukraine. What you hear from traffic lights gives you confidence that things are going in the right direction, said the Parliamentary Manager of the Union Division at the Bundestag, Thorsten Frei (CDU) in Berlin. If the government’s application meets the union’s requirements, “we will certainly support it.”
With regard to the use of traffic lights, CSU Regional Committee Chairman Alexander Dobrind spoke about the very clear definition of the supply of heavy weapons to Ukraine. A few more things need to be clarified, but this application may be the basis for negotiations with the Coalition on a joint venture decision in the Bundestock.
12:18 pm: Austin wants to set up “heaven and earth” for Ukraine
At the start of a US-planned meeting at the Rammstein site, Pentagon boss Lloyd Austin assured the Secretary of Defense that “heaven and earth” would be set up in support of Ukraine in the fight against Russia. “Ukraine clearly believes it can win, and everyone here believes in it,” he said. “We are here to help Ukraine win the war against Russia’s unjust invasion and to build Ukraine’s defense of tomorrow’s challenges,” Austin said. The significance of Russia’s “imperialist occupation” extends beyond Ukraine and Europe.
The purpose of the meeting in Rammstein, convened by the United States, was to “help Ukraine win the fight against unjust invasion of Russia and strengthen Ukraine’s security for tomorrow’s challenges.” Defense ministers and generals from about 40 countries are taking part in the debate in Rammstein.
12:04 pm: Poland imposes sanctions on Russian oligarchy
Poland imposes sanctions on 50 Russian oligarchy and companies They include billionaire Mikhail Friedman, aluminum entrepreneur Oleg Deribaska and Eugene Kaspersky, founder of cybersecurity firm Kaspersky. At a news conference in Warsaw, Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminski said: “The list is likely to be expanded.
11.50am: Tensions escalate after a new attack in the Moldovan conflict area of Transnistria
The explosion of two radio masts in the Moldovan conflict zone of Transnistria on the border with Ukraine threatens to worsen the situation in the region. President of the Republic of Moldova Mia Sandu called a meeting of the Security Council this afternoon. The radio station sent Russian radio stations with two masts. Russian troops are stationed in Transnistria, which seceded from the Republic of Moldova.
So top politicians in Moscow are talking about a provocation: “The events in Transnistria are a provocation aimed at dragging Russia further into military action in the region,” said Leonid, head of the CIS Duma group. Kalashnikov. The state defense ministry in the Transnistrian capital, Draspole, was shot dead on Monday. No one was injured in either incident.
11.40 am: Hebeck talks about oil supply in Warsaw
In the wake of the Russian war in Ukraine, Union Economy Minister Robert Hebek is in Poland today to discuss how to reduce Russia’s dependence on oil. Hebekin’s Ministry also announced a meeting with Polish Climate Minister Anna Moscow in Warsaw to explore other oil import routes. “Therefore, Germany and Poland want to intensify cooperation in the oil sector so that Russia can quickly implement a sustainable energy supply independent of oil imports,” the Green politician declared.
The report said that Russia needed new supplier countries, contracts and different infrastructure to replace oil. In Germany, refineries in Schwartz in Brandenburg and in Luna near Halle are particularly affected. So far, they have been delivered by pipeline from Russia.
11:27 am: UN expects 8.3 million refugees from Ukraine this year
The United Nations estimates that about 8.3 million people will leave Ukraine this year. In all, more than 12.7 million people have fled their homes since the start of the Russian invasion two months ago. More than five million of them have fled abroad, and 7.7 million have been internally displaced.
11:18 a.m .: Lambrecht announces training for Ukrainian players
Federal Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht (SPD) has announced that Ukrainian soldiers will be trained in artillery systems on German soil. “We are working with our American friends to train Ukrainian troops in artillery systems on German soil,” he said in a pre-distributed speech manuscript at the U.S. base in Rammstein. He announced that he would train Ukrainian soldiers in self-propelled howitzers and supply ammunition with the Netherlands.
Regarding aid to Ukraine, “there have been criticisms of Germany in recent weeks,” Lambrecht said. However, the numbers speak a different language, and it has been decided that Germany will help provide Ukraine with Gebard anti-aircraft tanks.
11.14 am: Latvia – Do not succumb to Lavrov’s intimidation
Latvia has rejected threats of escalation of the Ukraine war raised by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. “If Russia threatens a third world war, it will be a clear indication that Ukraine is winning,” Foreign Minister Edgar Rinkeviks wrote on Twitter: “We must not succumb to the Russian threat, but double our support for Ukraine and sanctions against Russia.” Order can be restored.
Russia’s Foreign Minister Lavrov has previously spoken of the real danger of World War III. “The danger is serious, it is real, it should not be underestimated,” Lavrov shared on his Telegram channel with the Foreign Ministry on Monday evening in an interview with Russian television. Lavrov also said that Russia considers the supply of NATO weapons to Ukraine as legitimate targets.
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