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This is a glance forward and a roundup of key developments from the previous week.
What to look at
Because the warfare nears its one-year mark, on Feb. 24, Ukrainian officers and Western analysts have warned that Russia will seemingly launch a decisive offensive in japanese Ukraine’s Donbas area within the coming weeks. Preventing within the east has already been intensifying, together with across the metropolis of Bakhmut.
A Ukrainian government shake-up that began final month might escalate, with some politicians calling to take away the highest-ranking official but: the defense minister.
Rafael Mariano Grossi, head of the Worldwide Atomic Power Company, is because of go to Moscow this week. Grossi, who’s repeatedly warned concerning the safety of embattled nuclear energy vegetation in Ukraine, will meet with representatives from the Russian Overseas Ministry and nationwide power firm, however Russian President Vladimir Putin will not meet him, the Kremlin mentioned.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed condolences and offered assistance to Turkey after a major earthquake early Monday. Turkey’s internet hosting tens of hundreds of Ukrainian war refugees.
Market analysts and motorists are awaiting any worth rise on the diesel pump after the European Union banned Russian oil merchandise on Sunday.
Ukraine’s army said training on German-made Leopard tanks begins Monday. That is taking place outdoors Ukraine.
What occurred final week
Ukraine referred to as for allies to send fighter jets — not lengthy after landmark choices for Germany and the U.S. to provide Ukraine battle tanks. The leaders of both international locations have said no to fighter planes, to date. However Berlin did announce more tanks. And the U.S. pledged extra weapons, together with a sort of long-range, GPS-guided bomb it hasn’t supplied earlier than.
Human Rights Watch referred to as on Ukraine to analyze its alleged use of banned land mines within the japanese Ukrainian metropolis of Izium.
European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen led a delegation to Kyiv for an EU-Ukraine summit, in opposition to the backdrop of air raid sirens.
A European Union ban on Russian oil products took impact Sunday. Normally a serious importer of Russian gasoline, the EU has barred the merchandise to focus on the Kremlin’s warfare chest.
A brand new spherical of U.S. sanctions goal networks supporting Russia’s army based mostly in Bulgaria, Cyprus, Israel and Singapore. The U.S. later sanctioned the board of an Iranian drone maker.
Over 100 Ukrainian and 63 Russian warfare prisoners had been released in a prisoner swap, based on officers from every nation. The United Arab Emirates helped negotiate among the exchanges.
Europe bans Russian oil merchandise, the latest strike on the Kremlin war chest.
60 dancers who fled the warfare now take the stage — as The United Ukrainian Ballet.
Inspecting the Wagner Group, a personal military company that Russia has relied on.
Russia and Ukraine battle every day within the sky. So where are the pilots?
Ukraine’s defense minister pushes for fighter jets, whilst coaching begins on tanks.
Human Rights Watch urges investigation of alleged use of land mines by Ukraine.
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