Moscow said today that Western sanctions imposed after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could bring down the International Space Station (ISS). The United States and Europe announced new trade fines for Russia yesterday. According to the UN, more than 2.5 million people have already fled Ukraine.
According to Dmitri Rogozin, head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, the operation of Russian rockets delivering the ISS will be disrupted by sanctions. The fines imposed on Moscow by Western countries will have an impact on the Russian region, which is primarily working to repair the station’s orbit. The minister warned that this could trigger a “landing or landing of the 500-tonne ISS”.
President of the United States Joe Biden The United States and its allies announced on Friday (11) that they had decided to exclude Russia from the normal mutual rule of world trade. The move paves the way for the imposition of stricter tariffs.
Biden also wants to ban the import of Russian vodka, diamonds and seafood. At the end of the EU summit in Versailles, France, French President Emmanuel Macron said Europeans were ready to impose “massive sanctions” on Russia if the war continued.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has authorized the sending of “volunteer” fighters from Syria to strengthen the Russian military in Ukraine. Mercenaries are currently fighting alongside the Russians and the Syrian army in support of the Damascus regime in the country’s conflict. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky has accused Russia of hiring “Syrian assassins” to “destroy” Ukraine.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Soyko has said 16,000 militants from the Middle East are ready to support Russian forces.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine concludes 17 days this Saturday, with Russian troops continuing at the gates of Kiev and expanding their attack on the city of Dinifro. In Mariupol, where thousands of civilians have been surrounded for 12 days, doctors across the border say the situation is “almost hopeless.”
According to local media, bomb warning sirens sounded practically all over Ukraine early Saturday morning, mainly in large urban centers such as Kiev, Odessa, Dnipro and Kharkov.
About 100,000 people were evacuated from Ukrainian cities in two days. UN Human Rights Council The High Commissioner confirmed that 564 civilians had been killed in Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian offensive, including 41 children.
According to the organization, more than 2.5 million people have already fled the war in Ukraine in two weeks. The quickest evacuation since World War II. Aid agencies estimate that 4 million people will be evacuated in the first six months of the attack, but the number of refugees is expected to be higher than initial estimates.
Ukraine’s neighbors, such as Moldova, are struggling to cope with the influx of refugees.
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