Sanctions against Russia reach the field of sports

Russian troops stepped up fighting around Kiev on Friday, with fighting continuing in and around the Ukrainian capital. This is the second day of the invasion that the Ukrainian troops did “as much as possible” and repelled.

The day after Vladimirputin launched a major attack on neighboring Ukraine, dozens of people had already died and more than 100,000 were displaced, but the first battle in the capital was reported.

In the Obolon area, we heard the exchange of fires and explosions. According to AFP, some hearing-impaired explosions were also heard from the city center.

Ukrainian troops pointed out that the “missile launch” was aimed at Kiev and said they destroyed two aircraft during the flight.

According to the mayor, Vitali Klitschko, these ammunition injured three people in a residential area in the southeastern part of the capital, one of which was seriously injured.

Ukrainian troops also reported fighting Russian armored forces in two regions north of Kiev, Dimer (45 km) and Ivankiv (80 km). According to Ukrainian troops, Russian troops are also approaching the capital, unmanned on Friday morning, but usually inhabited by nearly 3 million people from the northeast and east.

“That night they began bombarding the neighborhood of citizens, which reminds us of the 1941 (Nazi attack),” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned Russian citizens in a social media video Friday morning. Spoken the phrase in Russian to draw.

He praised the Ukrainian “heroism” in the face of the invasion, which according to him already left 137 dead and 316 injured on the Ukrainian side, for his soldiers to defend the country. Guaranteed to do “as much as possible”.

“Russia will have to talk to us sooner or later,” he added. “The earlier this conversation begins, the less the loss of Russia itself.”

The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense has called on civilians to take up weapons.

“We inform the citizens of the enemy’s movements, build Molotov cocktails, and ask them to incapacitate the occupiers!” He wrote in this message.

-“Defeat the government”-

When Zelensky ordered general mobilization after the curfew was established in Kiev, Western military sources indicated that Russian troops had already acquired “air superiority fighters” in Ukraine.

According to these sources, their purpose is to “decapitate” Ukraine and replace it with a team in favor of Moscow.

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergeń≠ Viklov said Russia wanted to “liberate” Ukrainians from “repression” and apparently confirmed the goal of a reversal of power.

Zelensky lamented that Ukraine was “left alone” in the face of Russian troops. NATO, which the leaders met at a video conference on Friday, said it would not deploy troops there.

US President Joe Biden also reiterated on Thursday that the US would not send troops to Ukraine, but they would not give up “one inch of NATO territory.” The Pentagon will send an additional 7,000 troops to Germany.

-“Total War”-

France accelerates its deployment within the NATO framework of Romanian soldiers, a country bordering Ukraine, and “wants to keep the way open” for dialogue with Moscow, President Emmanuel Macron said. Announced.

“The war is complete,” Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Friday. “President Putin (..) chose to remove Ukraine from the map of the state (…) President Zelensky’s security is a central factor” and Paris “helps him as needed” Can be done.

He said he was “worried about the future,” especially for Moldova and Georgia. The two former Soviet republics contain the territory of pro-Russian separatists.

Vladimir Putin threatened with an “immediate” reaction when Westerners “tried to interfere.”

-Make Putin an “exile”-

So far, the Western camp has focused on tightening sanctions on Russia, making it more difficult for major financial institutions to access international financial markets and significantly limiting access to technology.

Joe Biden has promised Putin to be an “international stage parliament”.

“Russian leaders will face unprecedented isolation,” said Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission.

However, 27 did not reach the point of excluding Russia from the Swift international bank exchange system, as Kiev requested.

President Zelensky called on Europeans to make more phone calls.

“The pressure on Russia should increase, that’s what I said,” the European Commission President said on Twitter on Friday.

After a plunge on Thursday morning, the global stock market was picking up again on Friday.

However, the environment was still very opaque. Commodity prices remained very high, with Brent crude barrels above $ 100, despite the US WTI returning to around $ 95.

Russia and Ukraine are essential countries for the supply of oil, gas, wheat and other important raw materials.

-More than 100,000 people evacuated-

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said about 100,000 people had fled their homes in Ukraine and thousands had left the country.

The EU said it was “fully ready” to welcome them. According to French officials, a meeting of EU Interior Ministers is scheduled for this weekend to discuss the “humanitarian and security implications” and “retaliation measures” of the crisis.

Hundreds of refugees have already arrived in Poland.

About 200 people spent the night at a Polish train station in Przemysl (southeast), transforming into a reception center.

“Ukraine’s problems are enormous,” said Constantine, who doesn’t know “when and when to return to Ukraine.” “It will probably take months or even years to resolve.”

The Russian attack began at dawn on Thursday. After Vladimir Puttin recognized the independence of the Ukrainian separatist territory of Donbus, which has been sponsored by Moscow since 2014, on Monday.

To justify this intervention, the Kremlin Master repeated accusations of “genocide” organized by Kiev in the pro-Russian separatist “Republic” of Donbus, citing calls for help from separatists. He blamed NATO’s “aggressive” policy.

Nevertheless, more than 150,000 Russian soldiers were gathering at the Ukrainian gates for days.

Vladimir Putin warned Westerners that he would “try to interfere” and that “Russia’s response would be immediate and lead to unprecedented results.”

Protests against the war took place on Thursday in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other Russian cities.

More than 1,700 people were arrested nationwide after Russian authorities banned such demonstrations, according to NGOs.

Other rallies were held in several cities around the world.

The United States and Albania called for a UN Security Council vote on Friday at 8 pm GMT on a resolution condemning Ukraine’s invasion and calling for Russia to immediately withdraw its troops.

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