War in Ukraine: ++ missile shield for Germany? ++

According to information from “Bild am Sonntag”, the federal government is considering the purchase of a missile shield for Germany. According to Ukrainian data, Russia has again bombed a nuclear research reactor. The developments in the live blog.

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Ukraine: Twelve journalists have been killed in the war so far

According to Ukrainian sources, twelve journalists have died since the outbreak of the war a month ago. Ten other journalists were injured in the fighting, some seriously, Ukrainian Attorney General Iryna Venediktova said. “Telling the world the truth about Putin’s aggression is deadly: 12 journalists have already died in the war,” she wrote on Facebook.

According to their reading, the reporters were killed by the Russian army. This information cannot be independently verified. According to investigations so far, at least 56 media representatives have been attacked, including 15 foreigners. According to Venediktova, foreigners included British, Czechs, Danes, Americans, Swiss, and citizens of the United Arab Emirates.

12:20

Bahn launches a work program for refugees

Deutsche Bahn is launching a work and counseling program for refugees from Ukraine. DB Human Resources Director Martin Seiler says “Bild am Sonntag”: “We want to offer refugees a professional perspective, in the short but also in the long term”.

A corresponding hotline in Russian and Ukrainian should be activated as of next week. In addition, advisory centers will be opened in Frankfurt am Main, Cologne and Berlin. The railway provides information on the labor market and offers concrete job opportunities in commercial and technical areas.

12:16

“BamS”: Federal government examines missile protection shield for Germany

In view of a possible threat from Russia, the federal government is considering the establishment of a missile protection shield on federal territory, according to information from “Bild am Sonntag”. During a consultation between Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) and Inspector General Eberhard Zorn this week, such an “Iron Dome” (Iron Dome) was also a problem. Specifically, it was a possible acquisition of the Israeli “Arrow 3” system.

The main rapporteur of the budget committee for the defense budget, Andreas Schwarz (SPD), told the daily: “We have to better protect ourselves from the threat from Russia. For this we need a German-level anti-missile shield.” He added: “The Israeli Arrow 3 system is a good solution.”

According to the newspaper, the system would cost two billion euros, according to information from security circles. Since it is available on the market, it could be operational as early as 2025. It also has the ability to help protect Poland, Romania or the Baltic states.

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Russia fires at the research reactor again

A nuclear research center is said to have been bombed again in the city of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine. This was announced by the Ukrainian state nuclear regulator overnight. The plant is now without electricity and the building has superficial damage. The increase in radiation was not measured

In the evening, however, the Russian military accused the Ukrainian forces of having “blown up” a building of the research center to “hide the nuclear research”. “Up to 50 employees of the facility could be under the rubble,” said Russian Colonel General Mikhail Mizintsev.

At the Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology there is a research reactor that runs on weakly enriched uranium. According to the Society for Reactor Safety (GRS), both Ukrainian research reactors – a second located in Kiev – were closed at the end of February.

parties to the conflict as a source

In the current situation, information on the course of the war, bombing and casualties provided by the official bodies of the Russian and Ukrainian parties to the conflict cannot be controlled directly by an independent body.

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Zelenskii: Russia is “de-Russifying” Ukraine

According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Russia is doing everything possible to “de-Russify” Ukraine by declaring war on the civilian population. “Where Russia has always been a part of everyday life alongside Ukraine, in the east of our country, where (the Russians) are currently turning peaceful cities into ruins, Russia is doing everything it can to de-Russify our territory. “, Zelenskyy said. This “de-Russification” happens “for this generation and forever”.

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