Current situation in Ukraine March 13, 2022


Demonstrations against the war in Ukraine took place in at least 23 cities in Russia, says the independent organization Ovd-Info. The people arrested are now more than 200 people. Aleksei Navalny, from the prison where he was held for more than a year, on Friday asked Russians to take to the streets in their city every Sunday at 2 pm (local time). Among the more than 200 people who have been arrested in Russia, there are also nine journalists, who were stopped in St. Petersburg, the Avtovaz Live platform, quoted by the Moscow Times, reported.

Polish President Andrzej Duda: "If you ask me if Putin can use chemical weapons, I think Putin can use anything at the moment, especially when he is in a difficult situation." This was stated by Polish President Andrzej Duda in an interview with the BBC. Asked about the possibility that this could lead to intervention by NATO, Duda replied: "Of course, we all hope he doesn't dare to do it. But if he uses weapons of mass destruction, this will be a complete game changer."

The US asked Moscow to abandon the conditions set for restoring the 2005 agreement on Iran's nuclear program. If this does not happen within a week, the Biden administration is ready to exclude Russia from negotiations and work towards an alternative settlement with Tehran. The Wall Street Journal reports. In recent days, Moscow has asked for written guarantees to be exempt from any sanctions related to the war in Ukraine that could affect its future commercial relations with Iran. A request that could undermine the ongoing crackdown on the Russian economy for Washington.

"We are deeply saddened by the death of Brent Renaud. Brent is a talented photographer and director with whom we have collaborated in recent years." The New York Times wrote it in a statement after the Renaud murder in Irpin. "Although he has collaborated with the NYT in the past (most recently in 2015) he is not on a mission to Ukraine for a newspaper. Initial information reports that he works for us because he was found with a newspaper card he was given for a mission many years ago. years ago", read the note again.

"The Baltics and Poland are in the crosshairs. And after what we saw today, there is no doubting that the whole of Europe is in danger". So, in an interview with Il Messaggero, Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister of Poland since 2017, responded to a possible Russian attack on Poland. On the humanitarian emergency, the prime minister added: "Poland and other Central-Eastern European countries bordering Ukraine have done a lot. This is our responsibility and we carry it on our shoulders. But in the future the number of war refugees could even more than 5 million. The population is roughly the same as Norway or Slovakia. We are dealing with the largest migration wave since the Second World War."

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett spoke for an hour on the phone on Saturday night. The two, the Israeli prime minister's office said, talked about how to stop the fighting and how Israel could contribute to efforts to defuse the crisis. On Saturday, Zelensky called for direct talks with Putin to be held in Jerusalem, with Israeli mediation. Russian President Vladimir Putin will consider the proposal and is indeed, according to the Jerusalem Post, ready to hold talks in Jerusalem.

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