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Russia: "took full control of Kherson"

| 2.3.22 |
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 This isn't the first time US President Joe Biden has mentioned the hypothesis, but it doesn't lessen concerns. Indeed, perhaps for this reason, it restores the tension and risk that the world is running on. With regard to Russia, we have "two options: World War III, which is to physically fight against Russia, or sanctions", the White House chief explained in an interview with reporters. We have chosen "to ensure that a country acting in a manner contrary to international law pays the price. And this is the largest sanction ever imposed in history". "My goal from the start was to keep NATO and the European Union together. What Putin wants to do is break up the Alliance, but NATO is more united, it produces the opposite effect than what he expected". In response to a question from Brian Cohen about the message to be sent to former President Donald Trump regarding Russia's head of state Vladimir Putin as a "genius", White House number one Joe Biden replied: "Trump says Putin is a genius. He calls himself a genius".

The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces announced this morning that Russian troops "tried to advance in all directions , but encountered resistance from the Ukrainian army and suffered losses". As we read on the Facebook page of the Kiev defense minister, "given the failure of their progress, Russia continues to bomb and launch missile attacks on critical infrastructure, to intimidate the civilian population, who bravely co-exist. The Ukrainian Armed Forces." quickly due to the solid defense of our troops", the message continued, "the invaders have suffered losses in all directions". So far, at least 136 civilians have been killed since the start of the war, according to a report from the United Nations. More than 400 were injured. A spokeswoman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Liz Throssell, however, said she believed the death toll was much higher. Ukrainian government figures, on the other hand, speak of 352 civilians killed and 1,684 injured.

Last night, in his first official State of the Union address to Congress, US President Joe Biden said that the United States had a "responsibility" to stand by Ukraine to defend freedom, save democracy. "We fought for freedom, to expand and defeat totalitarianism and terror, we have built the strongest, free and most prosperous country in the world - said the president at the end of a speech that lasted about an hour - now is the time for our responsibility, a test of determination and conscience. us. I know this nation will pass this test, to protect freedom, expand justice and opportunity. We will save democracy." In his speech Biden stressed that the United States would not send troops to fight in Ukraine, but "will defend every inch of NATO's territory" if Putin wants to expand the offensive. "I have said in the clearest way that the US and its allies will defend every inch of NATO territory with all their collective strength," he said, sparking bipartisan applause.

More than 450,000 Ukrainian refugees have entered Poland. 

At night, Ukraine and Poland opened two new pedestrian crossings for those fleeing the country, reducing long queues of refugees. Kiev Deputy Interior Minister Mary Akopyan told the Kyiv Independent. "There are still a lot of cars, but the queue of people walking is not that extreme anymore." On February 28, nearly 108,000 people and 15,000 vehicles crossed Ukraine's western border, down 10% from the previous day's figure. Currently, said Akopyan, there are about 8,000 cars waiting in line. Meanwhile, Akopyan said, 80,000 Ukrainians have returned to the country, most of them men, to join the fight against Russia. Poland's Deputy Interior Minister Pawel Szefernaker confirmed this morning that more than 450,000 Ukrainian refugees have entered Poland since Russian troops invaded the country. Szefernaker said the number of people crossing the border fell slightly on Tuesday to 98,000 from Monday's record of 100,000. The United Nations estimates that 660,000 Ukrainians have so far fled their homes. This number is expected to rise to four million by the end of the conflict, sparking fears of a serious humanitarian crisis.

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