Ukraine war live broadcast: +++ 04:09 Japan announces more economic sanctions against Russia +++

Ukraine war in live broadcast
+++ 04:09 Japan announces more economic sanctions against Russia +++

Japan announces another round of sanctions against Russia. The government said the new measures envisaged freezing other people’s assets, as well as banning the export of Japanese high-tech products to Russian companies and scientific research institutions.

+++ 03:27 Wirtschaftsweiser: 500,000 fewer jobs when the gas is off +++
Economist Achim Troger fears an economic slowdown if Russian President Vladimir Putin turns off the gas tap in Germany. “According to most calculations, ending gas supplies from Russia will lead to a deep recession. Half a million jobs may be lost,” says the Rheinische Post economist. German industry could “severe long-term damage”.

+++ 02:39 Biden: Putin does not know a way out of the war +++
According to US President Joe Biden, Russian President Vladimir Putin does not see a way out of the Ukraine war. Biden said the problem that worries him now is that the Russian leader “doesn’t see a way out right now and I’m trying to figure out what we can do about it.” Putin is a very thoughtful man who mistakenly believes that an invasion of Ukraine will lead to the division of NATO and the European Union.

+++ 02:11 dead and wounded in Russian missile attacks on Odessa +++
At least one person was killed and five others were injured in Russian missile attacks on the Ukrainian city of Odessa during the night, Unian Agency reported, citing the local military command. “The enemy continues its psychological pressure and continues its hysterical attacks against peaceful civilians and civilian infrastructure,” she added. In the evening, the city was shaken by several explosions caused by rocket-propelled grenades and air defenses. According to media reports, a shopping mall and warehouse, among other things, will be bombed.

+++ 01:31 They are still civilians at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol +++
Contrary to reports of the complete evacuation of all civilians from the Azovstal plant in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, which was besieged by Russian forces, about 100 civilians are said to be still there. In addition, there were about 100,000 people still in the severely affected city, says regional administration head Pavlo Kirilenko. “It is difficult to say which of them want to leave the city,” he was quoted as saying by Okrajinska Pravda.

+++ 00:38 Von der Leyen sees ‘progress’ in dispute over EU oil embargo +++ when visiting Hungary
In the struggle for an EU oil embargo on Russia, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen reported “progress” in Budapest after a meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Von der Leyen wrote on Twitter that the conversation was “useful for clarifying issues related to sanctions and energy security.” “We have made progress, but more work is needed.” Hungary is highly dependent on Russian oil and has so far blocked a decision by European Union countries on an oil embargo against Russia.

+++ 23:47 Ukraine: Russia uses hypersonic missiles against Odessa +++
According to the Ukrainian military, the Russian Air Force launched several Kinshah hypersonic missiles at the port of Odessa this evening. Okrajinska Pravda reported that several “tourist targets” were bombed and at least five buildings were destroyed. A shopping center was also damaged, a regional website reported. Two people were injured. The search for more victims under the rubble continues.

+++ 23:08 Green Left Hermann against the delivery of heavy weapons to Ukraine +++
The Green Transport Minister of Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Hermann, rejects the traffic light for the federal government’s decision to supply heavy weapons to Ukraine. In his view, “more guns could lead to more violence and counter-violence,” says Hermann, who belongs to the left wing of the Green Party. Hermann admits it is “a problematic case where there is no satisfactory way out”. But his opinion on this: “When in doubt, be careful, even not.” He is certain: “It does not lead to peace.” Tanks are not “defense vehicles”. Hermann says he is surprised that the political mood has “completely changed” on the issue of arms delivery in a few weeks.

+++ 22:48 Biden signs a new law for faster arms delivery to Ukraine +++
US President Joe Biden has signed a law that will allow faster arms deliveries to Ukraine. Biden signed the law into law Monday in the Oval Office of the White House, based on a World War II-era program to fight Nazi Germany. Biden said the United States would support Ukraine’s war “to defend its country and democracy against Putin’s brutal war.” The bill was passed by the US Congress by a broad bipartisan majority. The law gives Biden more powers to make deals with the Ukrainian government to supply weapons to the United States.

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