Joe Biden during a speech at Congress on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. In the background, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (POOL / SAUL LOEB) wearing a brooch in the color of the Ukrainian flag.
Joe Biden forcibly attacked “more isolated” and “dictator” Vladimir Putin on Tuesday as Moscow intensified its attacks in Ukraine and attacked the major cities of Kyiv and Kharkov.
The Russian president began during the first “State of the Union address” in Washington, “I thought the West and NATO would not respond” to the invasion of Ukraine that began on February 24.
But “Putin was wrong”, “We are ready, we are united”, he hits with a mallet, “not afraid of anything” and supporting “Ukrainian people” Called on the US Congress to provide a standing ovation for.
“Putin is now more isolated than ever from other parts of the world,” he added, “democracy is in the rendezvous” in the fight against “dictatorship”, a precedent given to Russia. Raised no sanctions.
-Closed US airspace-
However, “if the dictators do not pay the price of their attacks, they will cause further confusion,” he warned the 46th president of American history in a speech by the Kremlin’s master.
White House residents also threatened to seize their “yachts, luxury apartments and jets” to the Russian oligarchs.
Photo of Kyiv TV Tower posted on Facebook page of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, March 1, 2022 (UKRAINIAN INTERIOR MINISTRY PRESS SERVICES /-)
“When the history of this era is written, Putin’s war against Ukraine will weaken Russia and strengthen the rest of the world,” Democratic leaders predicted.
In fact, international pressure on Moscow continues to grow.
Joe Biden has announced a ban on US airspace “on all Russian flights,” as the European Union did.
In addition, 27 European Union states have approved the exclusion of “specific Russian banks” from the Swift messaging system, the main gear of international finance, and the ban on media distribution from the Russian state RT and Sputnik. did. ..
As a result of historic sanctions that threatened G7 countries to tighten further on Tuesday, Sberbank’s major European subsidiary, the largest Russian bank, is heading for bankruptcy.
Satellite imagery was provided on February 28, 2022 by McDonald’s Technologies, a part of the Russian army fleet and burnt house near Ivankiv, northwest of Kyiv (satellite imagery © 2022 McDonald’s Technologies /-).
The International Court of Justice (ICJ), seized by the Ukrainian government accusing Moscow of genocide plans, announced hearings on March 7 and 8.
On the seventh day of the Russian invasion, Ukrainian troops reported that the Russian Airborne Troops had landed in Kharkov, the country’s second largest city, from Tuesday to Wednesday.
A fight in the city near the Russian border was reported and was already targeted by the bombing on Tuesday, partially destroying the headquarters of the regional administration and killing at least 10 people, according to the governor. Eight other people died when the apartment building was attacked.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson compared the strike to the deadly bombing in Sarajevo, Bosnia in the 1990s.
In Kyiv, five people died when the TV Tower was targeted late in the afternoon. However, most Ukrainian channels soon resumed broadcasting.
On March 1, 2022, firefighters evacuated the bodies of victims of bombing in a local prefecture in Kharkov (AFP / Sergey BOBOK).
Russian troops have called on civilians living near security service infrastructure to evacuate, saying they want to attack them to thwart “computer attacks on Russia.”
Future Russian attacks on Kyiv raise the fear of a significant number of victims in this metropolis. This metropolis is usually home to nearly 3 million people and is blessed with a rich historical heritage.
A photo from the American satellite imagery company Maxar showed a Russian convoy extending tens of kilometers towards the capital.
Pentagon officials said, “We generally feel that the movement of Russian troops to Kyiv is stagnant at this stage,” but not only Ukrainian resistance, but also “logistics”, food and fuel. I also mentioned the problem of. supply.
-Between Crimea and Donbus-
On March 1, 2022, a Russian bombing was damaged in the square in front of the Kharkiv district (AFP / Sergey BOBOK).
Meanwhile, Russian troops seemed to have advanced in southern Ukraine on the coast of the Sea of Azov.
At the port of Mariupol, “all areas” have been bombed, the governor said, and the number of deaths is unknown.
The Russian Defense Ministry claimed that its troops advancing from Crimea to the coast joined the army of Donets’k’s pro-Russian separatist territory, giving them strategic territorial continuity-information soon. I couldn’t confirm.
Residents line up to buy food outside the supermarket in Kyiv on March 1, 2022 (AFP / Dimitar DILKOFF)
After chatting with Joe Biden, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky tweeted, “We need to stop the invaders as soon as possible.”
Beyond national sanctions, Russia has been excluded from many events, from the World Cup to the Davis Cup for tennis, and many companies have withdrawn from the Russian market.
In this way, four of the five major world shipowners have ceased servicing Russian ports, and Italian oil giant Eni and US ExxonMobil have announced their withdrawal from the country.
Like many companies, Apple has stopped selling all its products in Russia.
Location of explosion or bombardment after February 24 in the center of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city (AFP /)
The Russian government, striving to counter these sanctions, was preparing new legislation to stop the escape of foreign investors.
At the same time, he blocked access to the famous independent online TV channels and radio stations Dozhd and Moscow Echo.
As a result of these tensions, European stock markets and Wall Street have fallen sharply. Before the meeting of OPEC and its allies (OPEC +) on Wednesday, oil prices continued to rise at the same time. The same is true for record levels of wheat and corn prices in Europe.
-“Deep regret” from Beijing-
Members of the Ukrainian Civil Defense Corps cross a river whose bridge was destroyed north of Kyiv on March 1, 2022 (AFP / ARIS MESSINIS).
Even China, which has not previously condemned Russia’s aggression, expressed “deep regret” in the conflict on Tuesday.
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, one million people have been evacuated in Ukraine since the invasion of Russia began on February 24, leaving more than 677,000 in neighboring countries.
The World Bank has announced $ 3 billion in emergency aid to Ukraine, of which at least $ 350 million could be released this week.
From the Ukrainian and Western embassy exit doors and the center of the hideout in the western Ukrainian metropolis of Lviv, long lines of cars continued towards the Polish border.
According to the Higher Refugee Commission (AFP /), a map of Europe showing the influx of refugees from Ukraine into European countries as of 15:00 GMT on February 28.
Female refugees in this city left family men “to protect Ukraine” and were mobilized to support them, feeding their blood and making camouflage nets.