latest news today March 30

The de-escalation in conflict between Russia and Ukraine seems to be moving forward after the meetings that took place in Turkey, where Moscow promised to reduce its military operations in kyivalthough that does not mean a ceasefire, the Russian negotiator clarified.



Yesterday's negotiations between Russia and Ukraine were considered positive.  (Digital image)


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Yesterday’s negotiations between Russia and Ukraine were considered positive. (Digital image)

For its part, Ukraine put on the table adopting a neutral state, without joining NATO, so there will be no military bases on its territory, in exchange for security guarantees. The Ukrainian negotiator even saw a possible meeting between Volodymyr Zelensky and Vladimir Putin.

Follow here the latest news of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine on March 30.

Poland asks the EU to apply tax to Russian hydrocarbons

The Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, asked the European Union on Wednesday to apply a tax on imports of Russian hydrocarbons.

“Today I ask the European Commission to establish a tax on Russian hydrocarbons so that the trade and economic rules of the European single market work fairly,” Morawiecki told reporters.

The Polish Prime Minister announced that his country planned to end its dependence on Russian coal imports in a month or twoand oil and gas at the end of the year.

Bombings continue in Chernigov, despite Russia’s announcement: Ukraine

Ukraine on Wednesday accused Russia of bombing the city of Chernigov, despite Moscow’s announcement that it would “radically” reduce its military activitymet with skepticism by kyiv and its Western allies.

Throwing a jug of cold water on the hopes in the de-escalation of the conflict, Russia assured this Wednesday that there is nothing “promising” after the negotiations with Ukraine.

“At the moment, we cannot report anything very promising or a breakthrough. There is a lot of work to be done,” Russian presidential spokesman Dmitri Peskov told reporters.

Russia accused of bombing Red Cross building in Mariupol

A building of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was Russian bombing target in Mariupola besieged strategic port city in southeastern Ukraine, a Ukrainian official said on Wednesday.

“The occupants deliberately bombed an ICRC building in Mariupol,” Liudmila Denisova, head of human rights in the Ukrainian Parliament, wrote on Telegram.

“At the moment, we have no information on casualties,” he added, without specifying how many people might have been in the building at the time of the bombing.

Number of Ukrainian refugees from the war exceeds 4 million

Five weeks of war were enough to push more than 4 million Ukrainians to flee their country invaded and bombed by Russiain a flow of refugees that Europe had not seen since the Second World War.

“The number of refugees from Ukraine has now reached four million, five weeks after the beginning of the Russian invasion” on February 24, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, tweeted on Wednesday, who has just to arrive in the country at war.

UNHCR indicated that 4 million 19 thousand 287 Ukrainians, mainly women and children, crossed the borders of their country since February 24. More than half of them took refuge in Polandwhich has received more than 2.3 million so far.

Russia denounces black market of drugs on the internet after sanctions

The Russian health authority denounced on Wednesday the appearance of illegal markets for the resale of medicines on the internet, some of which are not available after the international sanctions imposed by the offensive in Ukraine.

Sanctions and fears of shortages caused an avalanche in pharmacies in many regions of Russia, despite calls from the Ministry of Health not to store them at home and the guarantee that the country has enough foreign medicines for which there is no a Russian equivalent.



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