The Russian invasion of Ukraine lasts 218 days. If Putin uses nuclear weapons in Ukraine, it will mean the end of Russia. Nobody in the world, including China, would like to have anything to do with the Kremlin then, said the secretary of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (RBNiO), Oleksiy Danilov, in an interview with independent Russian television, Nastoyashchey Vreemia. Here are the highlights of the last hours.
> Germany they will pass Ukraine four air defense systems IRIS-T, which are not equipped by the Bundeswehr, the Ukrainian Pravda portal informed, citing a statement from the German government. Earlier, Berlin declared that it would transfer one such system to Kiev.
> It looks like it was announced by the president of Russia Vladimir Putin mobilization has become destabilizing factor both the state itself and its propaganda, writes the well-known Ukrainian columnist Vitaliy Portnikov in the analysis. As he states, the Russian official media is not able to hide the escapes of tens of thousands of people to neighboring countries from the Russians.
> Row Finland informed on Wednesday that he decided to significantly limit the right of Russians fleeing mobilization to enter Finland, the Ukrainian press reported.
> If Putin uses nuclear weapons in Ukraine, it will mean the end of Russia. Nobody in the world, including China, would like to have anything to do with the Kremlin then, said the secretary of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (RBNiO), Oleksiy Danilov, in an interview with independent Russian television, Nastoyashchey Vreemia.
> Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission introduced eighth package of sanctions against Russia, restricting trade with this country even further and introducing restrictions against specific individuals. – We are determined that the Kremlin will pay for further escalation – said the head of the European Commission. She announced that the new package will introduce a legal basis for imposing price limits on raw materials.
> Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement it “unequivocally and strongly” condemned Russia’s organization of illegal “referenda”aimed at – as the ministry pointed out – “annexation of parts of the Ukrainian oblasts of Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhia and Kherson, temporarily occupied by Russia”.
> Karine Jean-Pierre, a spokeswoman for the White House, announced another announcement a military aid package for Ukraine. Its value is $ 1.1 billion. The package includes, among others, 18 new HIMARS launchers and hundreds of armored vehicles. It is to help Ukraine in the fight against the Russian invasion.
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