Direct – War in Ukraine: Russian forces, EU oil deal at the center of Severodonetsk

The first merchant ship sailed from Mariupol to Russia

The first metal-loaded merchant ship will depart from the Ukrainian port of Mariupol, captured by Russian forces, and reach Rostov-on-the-Don in Russia, Russian-backed separatist leader Denis Bushlin announced on Tuesday.

“Today 2,500 tons of rolled sheet metal cylinders left the port of Mariupol, and the boat headed for Rostov,” Donetsk, the leader of pro-Russian separatists, wrote in his Telegram ambassador.

Death of Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff: “Russians deliberately targeted this vehicle”, Luhansk region governor testifies on BFMTV

The governor of the Luhansk region Serguei Gaidai discussed the death of our journalist Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff, who suffered casualties while pursuing a humanitarian operation in an armored vehicle, in the first edition live on BFMTV this Tuesday. According to Sergei Keito, the vehicle was deliberately targeted by the Russians.

Russia faces European sanctions, says it will have no trouble finding new importers for its oil

Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia’s Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna, said Russia would have no problem finding importers for its oil, especially in response to Europe’s desire to halt Russia’s oil imports.

“As I said yesterday, Russia will find other importers. Now it should be noted that the EU contradicts its own statement yesterday. ‘The EU is not in a good position.’

EU excludes major Russian bank from Swift

The European Union (EU) has agreed to exclude major Russian bank Sberbank from the international financial institution Swift as part of the sixth set of sanctions against Moscow, European leaders announced at a summit in Brussels on Monday evening.

“This set of sanctions includes drastic measures such as the withdrawal of Swift from Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank,” said Charles Michael, chairman of the council.

So far, seven Russian companies have lost access to Swift, a secure messaging platform that allows important functions such as money transfer orders between banks.

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The European Union provides 9 9 billion for Ukraine’s immediate cash flow needs

At the summit in Brussels on Monday, Council President Charles Michel announced that the leaders of the 27 EU member states had agreed to provide the Ukrainian government with 9 billion euros to meet its immediate cash needs to make its economy work. .

kyiv estimates its needs at $ 5 billion per month. According to a European source, the European Union (EU) has stated that it will continue to use the term “long-term loans” in conjunction with interest rates.

Twenty-seven agreements to stop Russian oil imports

The leaders of 27 EU countries reached an agreement on Monday to reduce Russian oil imports by 90% by the end of this year in order to dry up funds for Moscow’s war in Ukraine.

The embargo on crude oil within 6 months and refined products within 8 months is the main measure of the Sixth Sanctions against Russia, which has so far been blocked by Hungary.

The summit of heads of state and government at the summit in Brussels gave the green light to the gradual cessation of Russian oil imports by boat, i.e. 2/3 of European purchases. In order to enhance the veto of Budapest, a temporary exemption has been granted for oil transported through the pipeline.

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