- 08:46 am: ➤ GThe Global Fund warns of millions of deaths due to the fall of the Ukraine war
- 06:31 am: Movement in talks on Russian grain siege
- 06:22 am: Estonia is seeking Ukraine’s assistance from major EU countries
- 06:11 am: Moscow accuses US of blocking flight with diplomats
- 06:03: Czech Prime Minister Fiala blames Russia for the economic war against the West
⁇ The Global Fund has warned that millions have died in the aftermath of the war in Ukraine
Siege of grain exports by Russia’s war of aggression Ukraine According to a major international aid organization, this could lead to millions of additional deaths in countries already affected by famine. Failure to help poor countries could have a domino effect, as malnourished people have less resistance to infectious diseases, Peter Sands, head of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, told AFP.
“I think we are already in our next health crisis,” Sands said. “It’s not about a new pathogen, but malnourished people are more susceptible to existing diseases.” The combination of infectious diseases, food shortages and the energy crisis could lead to “millions more deaths.” The head of the fund said governments around the world should take counter-measures to provide basic health care to the poor in their countries.
Fighting the food crisis is crucial to combating tuberculosis, the second deadliest infectious disease worldwide. Because it is a “pandemic of the poor,” tuberculosis receives less attention and research funding than the corona virus, Sands said. “It’s a tragedy because it’s a disease, we know how to prevent and treat it, we know how to get rid of it.”
Millions of tons of wheat are stranded in Ukrainian ports, either under Russian control or blocked by Russian troops. Internationally, it is feared that blocking grain exports could trigger a global hunger crisis. Exports are also at risk as there are sea mines in the sea. (AFP)
Situation at a glance:
Leading since February 24th Russia The war of aggression against Ukraine from the air and on the ground. Shortly before that the President Vladimir Putin The The right of Ukraine to remain an independent country is in doubt And this In the eastern Ukraine are called the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics.
Since then, the Ukrainian military has been fighting the invaders as best they can. Thousands are said to have died on both sides, but the exact number of soldiers and civilians has not been independently verified. The truth is: the humanitarian situation in Ukraine is getting worse every day. As stated in it Currently more than 8 million people have fled Ukraine (Until June 21), especially women and children, men between the ages of 18 and 60 are not allowed to leave the country.
The European Union and the United States have faced sanctions. Besides, they also supply arms to Ukraine Germany Supports the country with arms supplies. More class tanks Cheetah is to get Ukraine from Germany. That the NATO Serious intervention in the war has so far been rejected.
The first weekend in April, pictures The bodies of several civilians in the small town of Pucha near Kiev caused international panic. Ukraine talks about serious war crimes and genocide and blames Russian troops for it. Moscow Despite many references, he was not involved in the deaths of civilians. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky has insisted that talks with Russia continue. The long-awaited one has been running since April 18th Russia’s major offensive in eastern Ukraine.
Other reports from June 22:
Movement in negotiations over Russian grain siege
Negotiations to break the Russian grain siege in Ukraine appear to be progressing. UN Security Council sources confirmed to the German Press Agency (DPA) that the parties to the conflict could meet with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in Turkey – perhaps early next week. The UN President is in the process of negotiating directly with the Russians and Ukrainians to reach an agreement.
However, diplomats in New York warned against overconfidence: so far there has been no agreement on the export of grain from Ukraine across the Black Sea. Distrust between Moscow Kiev Is still large and there are many more obstacles in the negotiations. Another obvious question is whether Russia is honest about its involvement in the talks, a Western diplomat said. The United Nations has officially announced that talks are underway.
The international community has been demanding for weeks that Russia allow Ukrainian grain to be exported. Ukraine complains that its ports in the Black Sea have been blocked by the Russian navy. Both countries are major wheat exporters and play a key role in global food security. The United Nations recently warned of the worst famine in decades. (dpa)
Due to the recent EU sanctions against Russia, some goods were not allowed to pass through Lithuania to Kaliningrad for a few days. Russia talks about “hostile actions”.
Estonia is seeking Ukraine’s assistance from major EU countries
Estonia has demanded more military assistance to Ukraine in the war against Russia from major EU countries. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Gajah Gallus said that his country had already done a lot for the Ukrainian people and could not really do much. “But I hope there are still opportunities to help them from the big member states.”
According to Tallinn’s government figures, the Baltic EU and NATO members have so far provided more than 230 million euros in military aid. Additional support for Ukraine, which has been defending itself against Russian aggression since the end of February, is also an issue at the EU summit, which begins in Brussels on Thursday. (dpa)
Ukrainian President Zhelensky pointed to the Russian military and stressed that the occupiers would exert strong pressure.
Moscow accuses US of blocking flight with diplomats
Russia blows United States Siege of a plane with expelled Russian ambassadors. The State Department in Moscow said diplomats instructed by the US government to leave the United States by the end of this month should fly a Russian plane. However, Washington did not allow this. Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on Wednesday threatened unspecified countermeasures. The US State Department did not comment in detail. Russia, however, complains that it did not present the situation properly.
There has been a long-running dispute between the United States and Russia over embassy officials. Four months before the start of the Russian occupation war in Ukraine, the two countries expelled their ambassadors from each other. After the war began, US airspace was closed to flights from Russia. In March, however, the Russian state apparatus was allowed to carry out the expelled ambassadors to Washington. (dpa)
Czech Prime Minister Fiala blames Russia for the economic war against the West
Czech Republic Prime Minister Peter Fiala has accused Russia of waging an economic war against the West, in addition to the war against Ukraine. The Liberal-Conservative politician said in a televised address on Wednesday evening that the aim was to weaken and destabilize democratic states. There is a real risk that Russia could cut off gas supplies in the coming weeks or months.
Fiala announced a five-year plan to significantly reduce his country’s dependence on Russian gas and oil. He announced state relief measures against an increase in energy costs equivalent to 2. 2.6 billion. Among other things, the surcharge on renewable energy must be paid directly from the state treasury.
The new strategy will include the government taking full control of the network of major Czech power plants “in the future”. The government now owns about 70 percent of CEZ, the energy company and director of the nuclear power plant. The rest are owned by minority shareholders. (dpa)
with material from dpa and AFP
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