Russian Invasion of Ukraine: List of Day 30 Key Events | Russo-Ukrainian War

As the Russo-Ukrainian War enters its 30th day, we take a look at the major developments.

These are the key events so far on Friday, March 25. Get the latest updates here.

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  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said his people “must achieve peace” and stop the Russian bombardment that has forced millions to flee.
  • Russian forces fired two missiles at a Ukrainian military unit on the outskirts of Dnipro, the country’s fourth-largest city, according to regional emergency services.
  • The UK Ministry of Defense said Ukrainian forces launched raids against “high-value targets in Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine, including a landing ship and ammunition storage depots in Berdyansk”.
  • Since the start of the war on February 24, Russia has carried out 1,804 air raids on Ukraine, including 467 missiles, according to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

Diplomacy

  • NATO leaders meeting in Brussels announced they would deploy more troops to four Eastern European countries.
  • US President Joe Biden has said his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, has failed to divide the West with his war on Ukraine. He also supports Russia’s exclusion from the Group of 20 major economies following the invasion, a decision he says will be up to the group. If Russia is not expelled, then Biden has recommended giving Ukraine observer status.
  • Biden will visit Poland on Friday, which is home to the region’s largest population of Ukrainian refugees. He is expected to visit a town near the border between the two countries and meet US NATO soldiers.
  • Additionally, French President Emmanuel Macron said he would work with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to reach a ceasefire agreement for “lasting peace” in Ukraine.

Punishments

  • The G7 and the European Union have pledged to block transactions involving Russia’s central bank gold reserves to thwart any attempt by Moscow to circumvent Western sanctions.
  • Washington also unveiled new sanctions against Russian politicians and defense contractors, while the UK imposed sanctions on 59 other Russian individuals and entities, including the Wagner mercenary group.
  • Australia announces new sanctions against Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko and his family, as well as members of the Russian media.
  • Separately, Japan also decided to freeze the assets of 25 other Russians and ban exports to 81 Russian organizations in response to the war.

Refugees

  • More than half of Ukrainian children have been driven from their homes, the UN children’s agency UNICEF said.
  • The United States says it plans to accept up to 100,000 Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion.
  • According to the UN, more than 3.6 million people, mainly women and children, have already fled Ukraine.
  • Poland hosted more than 2.1 million people. The government says public services are struggling to cope.

Energy

  • German utilities say their country needs an early warning system to deal with gas shortages, a day after Russia ordered contract payments to switch to roubles, raising the risk of a gas shortage. ‘supply.
  • Canada says it plans to increase oil and gas exports this year by up to 300,000 barrels a day as nations seek to wean themselves off Russian energy supplies.
  • Energy and metals companies sent Russian stocks soaring as trading resumed after nearly a month of suspension, reflecting soaring global prices for oil, gas and other commodities over fears that war in Ukraine does not threaten the supply.

You can read the highlights of Day 29 here

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