Here’s what you need to know about the Russian invasion of Ukraine today:
Iran has announced that it has canceled a deal with Russia to buy Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets.According to official media, despite the US warning against military cooperation between the two countries.
“Following the lifting of the (UN) embargo on the purchase of conventional arms in October 2020, Iran finalized the agreement to purchase Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets,” IRNA said, citing the Islamic Republic’s representation before the ONU.
The agency did not provide further details about the deal, but Iran and Russia have been discussing the delivery of Russian fighter jets to Tehran for years. The United States has threatened to impose tough economic sanctions on any country added to its “terrorist organizations” blacklist, along with Iranian forces, particularly the Islamic Republic’s Revolutionary Guards.
At the same time, America is also worried The “dangerous” expansion of military cooperation between Iran and Russia comes after Tehran has been accused of supplying drones used in Ukraine, which Iran denies.
The British government asked the sponsors of the Olympic Games including Coca-Cola and SamsungWho is a stock? A ban on Russian and Belarusian athletes in Paris next yearA format used by London to put pressure on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) a year and a half before the Games.
“We are aware of the close connection between sport and politics in Russia and Belarus, and we are determined that the Russian and Belarusian regimes will not be allowed to use sport for propaganda purposes,” British culture secretary Lucy Fraser wrote in a letter to leaders. Among the IOC’s 13 official world sponsors are Coca-Cola, Airbnb, Samsung and Deloitte.
“As an Olympic sponsor, I would like to hear your views on this issue and ask you to join us in pressing the IOC to respond to the concerns raised,” he added.
At least three people were killed and two others wounded in a Russian airstrike in Kherson, southern Ukraine, officials said. “We have learned that three people were killed and two wounded where the enemy attacked on the highway (connecting) Mykolaiv and Kherson,” Oleksandr Prokudin, head of the regional military administration, said in a telegram.
Several cars were damaged after the blast. 53-year-old Galina Kolisnik escaped “tragedy”. He went to fill the gas tank and was “inside a store” when he heard an explosion. “We went in and five minutes later, tragedy struck,” he explains. “Our car crashed … it was terrible,” he added, according to the agency. AFP.
President Volodymyr Zelensky commissioned the review of an electronic petition with more than 25,000 signatures of support, which officially recommends changing the name “Russia” to “Muscovy”, the words “Russian” to “Muscovit” and “Russian Federation” to “Moscow Federation”. “.
According to a newspaper report Country, the author of Manu understands “the historical name of Russia to be Muscovy.” Additionally, “Russia has only existed for 301 years, since Tsar Peter I of Moscow proclaimed the Muscovite Kingdom the ‘Russian Empire’ on October 22, 1721.”
In this framework, Zelensky pointed out that “the issue raised in the petition requires a thorough study at the level of historical and cultural context and taking into account possible international legal consequences.” He also nominated his prime minister, Denis Schmihal, to resolve the issue.
This is not the first time that there has been talk of changing the name of the Russian Federation to Muscovy. Already in 2019, Nikita Podurev, Zelensky’s political adviser, proposed along these lines.
Amid incessant attacks, Pakmut has become a “death zone” that has become a challenge for Russian Wagner mercenaries trying to continue their offensive westward, the UK Ministry of Defense has condemned.
In their latest update, officials noted that the group’s forces had captured much of eastern Pakmut in the past four days, while Ukrainian soldiers held on to the west, destroying key bridges over the Pakmutka River, “now representing the front line.”
Greenpeace says the nuclear sector in France is “under the influence” of Russia, which, according to the NGO, controls 40% of natural uranium imports from Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. In 2022, when Moscow launched its invasion of Ukraine, “nearly half of the natural uranium imported to France came from Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan”, 43% to be exact, said French in a report released two days before the Greenpeace National Assembly (room less). Examine the bill to expedite new construction Nuclear reactors.
Canada announced a ban on imports of Russian aluminum and steel products, with the aim of denying Moscow revenue to finance its war in Ukraine.
According to the official data in this regard, the imports are nearly 180 million dollars. Reuters reports that the move comes as a 200% tariff on Russian aluminum imports announced by the U.S. last month came into force, and after the European Union banned Russian steel products last year.
Ukraine’s public servants noted the successful defense strategy used on the last day Russian forces are concentrating their efforts in launching attacks towards Lyman, Bagmut, Avdivka, Marinka and Shakhtarsk in the Donetsk region.
Since last Thursday, radio stations and TV channels in Moscow and Yekaterinburg have been broadcasting False warnings of air and nuclear attacks After his servers were hacked, he told a Russian news agency Toss Office of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in Moscow.
“As a result of hacking attacks on the servers of radio stations and TV channels, false warnings were issued in Moscow and some other cities. The Moscow office of the Ministry of Emergency Situations reports that this is not true.”Company specified.
According to the images published by the Moskva agency – which were shared by Belarusian media next A twitter The false warning referred to “a radioactive hazard” and urged everyone to go to shelters, use personal protection and take iodine-based anti-radiation pills.
The posted post shows a television with a map of Russia, “All to shelters!” and the yellow and black symbol of radioactivity, separated RT.
A similar incident occurred on February 28 when false air raid warnings were issued in 15 Russian regions. Until now, There are no details about which group may be behind the attackIt takes place in the middle of the war in Ukraine.
said Yevgeny Prigozhin, head of the Wagner mercenary group Ukraine was preparing a counter-offensive near Pakmut. “Yes, it is an ugly truth The enemy prepares a counterattack. Of course, we are doing everything possible to prevent this from happening,” he said in a telegram.
With the goal of weakening Russia’s economy, as other countries have done in the past year, Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Chrystia Freeland, Banned imports of Russian aluminum and steel products. Advertisement copied Kyiv Independent.
The Kremlin postponed the Vladivostok forum, which had been scheduled ahead of the G20 summit in New Delhi. To open the possibility of travel to IndiaReport Bloomberg, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter. According to the report, “the Kremlin plans to have him participate in the summit.”
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