A terrible war has been raging in Ukraine for a month. Events take place day after day. The situation between NATO and Russia is tense. All updated information is available on Monday (March 28) in our live ticker.
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Update, 11:36 – “Phenomenal fools”: Selenskyj addresses harsh words to his compatriots
the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has his compatriots before dangers of collaboration warned with the Russian occupiers. In a video address he turned to Monday evening “to these phenomenal fools“, Who wanted to work with the Russian army.
“I would like to point out that they themselves (the Russians). reject their own people. So what do they do with foreign traitors? ” He asked possible traitors to think. “But I know people like it do not think about anything‘Zelenskii said. “Otherwise they wouldn’t have become traitors.”
Update, 10:48 – Scholz threatens “dramatic measures” in case of use of chemical weapons
Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) has Russia with it “dramatic measures” to the use of chemical weapons threatened. “A use of biological and chemical weapons it must not take placewhich is why we are all so outspoken, so outspoken on this issue, “Anne Will told the ARD program on Sunday. harsher consequences we have, and we agree that of course we do respond with dramatic measures want.”
There are already considerations on these measures, Scholz said. “Of course it is nothing to talk aboutHowever, the chancellor made it clear that NATO would not go to war with Ukraine even if chemical or biological weapons were used. “The NATO will not become part of the warthis is clear”.
Update, 10:13 – Ukraine: Russians want to break through defenses near Kiev
Russian troops want according to Ukrainian data defended inside Break through the Kiev radius and advances towards the capital. In the north-west and east, the Ukrainian army is repelling the attempts of the Russian soldiers Control of important roads and settlements to take over, the Ukrainian general staff announced in the morning.
The Russian Defense Ministry meanwhile, he has published pictures of armored vehicles about 40 kilometers from Kiev Place Zalisya they left and on E95 motorway it should be on the way. Information on both sides can be do not verify independently.
In the meantime it will be According to information from Kiev it will not be possible even on Mondays Escape corridors for the evacuation of civilians setting up. there is intelligence information on possible “provocations” on the routes, said the deputy premier Iryna Vereschuk.
Update, 9:47 am – “For good reason”: Scholz is considering a missile protection shield for Germany
Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) is considering creating one anti-missile shield for all of Germany based on the Israeli model. “This is definitely one of the things we recommend for good reason“he said on Sunday on the ARD” Anne Will “program when asked if it was like in Israel “Iron dome” (iron dome) will be extended across the country.
In justification, the politician said in view of Russia: “We must all prepare ourselves for the fact that we will have one have neighborswhich is ready at the moment use violenceto assert their interests. That is why we must make ourselves so strong together that this does not happen. ”Scholz has not yet declined to comment on the details. “I have decided not to disclose the details of a plan that has not yet been finalized.”
The “Bild am Sonntag” had previously reported on the plan. As a result, the acquisition of the Israeli “Arrow 3” system considered. It is capable of destroying long-range missiles very high above the Earth, directly in the stratosphere. The Bundeswehr is currently unable to do this. The cost would be a about two billion euros lie. The system would be operational in 2025.
Update, 9:12 – “Serious threat”: a protection zone is needed around Chernobyl
Ukraine has gone out United Nations Security Council (UN) the establishment of a special protection zone for the Chernobyl nuclear power plant necessary. According to the deputy premier Iryna Vereschuk there should be one United Nations Special Mission to take control. “In terms of nuclear safety, the irresponsible and unprofessional actions of the Russian military are a serious threat not only for Ukraine, but also for hundreds of millions of Europeans, “he said, according to Ukrayinska Pravda.
“Therefore we ask from United Nations Security Council immediate action a Demilitarization of the Exclusion Zone of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and the construction of a United Nations special mission‘Vereshchuk continued. According to Wereschuk, Russian troops are said to be storing large quantities of ammunition in the vicinity of the crash reactor. Also, there are in the area around the reactor larger forest and forest fires have broken outwhich could lead to serious consequences.
The extinction works would be hampered by Russian troops. Through the fires radioactive particles scatter in the air and blown by the winds. The day before, the total of the Ukrainian Ministry of Environment 31 fires at the Chernobyl site registered.
War in Ukraine on the news: the night at a glance
The Russian army continued its airstrikes on Ukrainian cities on Monday night. US President Joe Biden made it clear that when he criticized Kremlin head Vladimir Putin in Warsaw, he had not called for a change of power in Russia. According to Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Germany is considering building a missile defense system for the whole country.
According to Ukrainian media reports, several strong explosions shook the capital Kiev, as well as Lutsk, Rivne and Kharkiv. A fuel depot was hit in Lutsk, northwestern Ukraine. Air alerts had previously been launched in all regions of the country.
The Ukrainian leadership accused the Russian military of “inhumane tactics”. These included, for example “partial or total blockade of humanitarian corridors, blockade of besieged cities”Advisor to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy Mykhailo Podoliak wrote on Twitter. In addition, Russia continues “total missile attacks” against Ukrainian cities. To this end, the port city of Mariupol is carpet bombed.
According to their own account, Ukrainian troops successfully launched counterattacks in the vicinity of the eastern city of Kharkiv. Russian troops were expelled from several cities on Sunday, regional military chief Oleg Synegubow said on Telegram.. “We are driving the occupiers back to the (Russian) border,” she said. According to Ukrainian military information, there have also been land gains near Kiev. The information cannot be independently verified.
The night in a nutshell:
- The Ukrainian army reports successes
- Chancellor Scholz considers an anti-missile shield for Germany
- Biden denies the request for a change of power in Russia
- Zelenskii to Russian media: Putin prolongs the war
- States: The use of the Russian symbol “Z” is punishable by law
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