Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

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Zelenskyy advises EU allies to enforce 10 th sanctions plan on Russia

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy prompted EU allies to release a 10 th sanctions plan versus Russia

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy prompted EU allies to release a 10 th sanctions plan versus Russia as leading authorities from the bloc satisfy in Kyiv for a top in between the EU andUkraine

He alerted that Russia was adjusting to sanctions, while European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stated that a brand-new sanctions plan would be all set byFeb 24, the 1 year anniversary of Russia’s intrusion.

“We see today that the pace of sanctions in Europe┬áhas slowed down a little,” Zelenskyy informed a joint interview, speaking beside Von derLeyen “The terrorist state increases the pace of adaptation to sanctions instead. It should be resolved. We believe that we can do it together.”

Von der Leyen stated Thursday that “Russia is paying a heavy price, as our sanctions are eroding its economy, throwing it back by a generation… By 24 February, exactly one year since the invasion started, we aim to have the 10th package of sanctions in place.”

— Natasha Turak

Air raid sirens heard throughout Kyiv as EU-Ukraine top starts

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (center) and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (left) position for an image with Ukrainian and European Union flags after their conference in Kyiv, Ukraine onFeb 2, 2023.

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Air raid sirens called out throughout Kyiv and other parts of the nation as EU leaders showed up for a top in the capital with Ukrainian authorities. It’s initially such top given that Russia released its major intrusion of the nation almost a year back.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is hosting European Council President Charles Michel and EU President Ursula von der Leyen to discuss their collaboration and Ukraine’s candidateship for EU subscription.

Kyiv was approved candidateship status at a record speed in June of in 2015, however EU authorities alert there is a reasonable method to go and a variety of crucial reforms to make– specifically over corruption, which has actually long been endemic in Ukraine– prior to development can be made in regards to subscription to the bloc.

— Natasha Turak

Kyiv presses criminal charges versus Wagner Group chief

A mural portraying the Wagner Group’s logo design in Belgrade, Serbia.

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Ukraine’s federal government is pushing criminal charges versus Yevgeny Prigozhin, creator of the Wagner group, the Russian personal mercenary company whose fighters have actually been engaging in battle operations in Ukraine.

According to Ukrainian state news outlet Ukrinform, Prigozhin “was charged with encroaching on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine (Article 110 Part 3 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) and of waging an war of aggression against Ukraine (Article 437 Part 2).”

Prigozhin, previously Russian President Vladimir Putin’s individual chef and a long time ally of the Russian leader, has actually been approved by the U.S. and plays an essential function in his nation’s operations in Ukraine.

The U.S. quotes Wagner group has some 50,000 males released in Ukraine, much of whom are founded guilty crooks. The Biden administration designated the mercenary company as a multinational criminal company in late January with the objective of restricting its power worldwide. Wagner has actually been active in battlegrounds in the Middle East and Africa also.

— Natasha Turak

Ukraine wishes to sign up with EU rapidly might encounter bloc’s timeline, states previous U.S. envoy to Russia

Ukraine wishes to fast-track its subscription application for the European Union, however that might encounter the bloc’s timeline, according to a previous U.S. ambassador to Russia.

“With respect to fast track, the Ukrainians are very set on this. They think that these long timelines┬ádon’t apply to them because they’ve done so many of the reforms necessary before they got on the track,” Michael McFaul, now a director at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, at Stanford University, informed CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia.”

“I think Brussels has a somewhat different view and let’s wait to see what they come out with tomorrow, in terms of the update where Ukraine is,” he included.

His remarks come ahead of the Ukraine and EU top due to occur in Kyiv on Friday.

It will host European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and other leading EU authorities, with hopes high in Kyiv that its application to sign up with the EU will advance rapidly.

— Sumathi Bala

Backlog of 27 ships with Ukrainian farming items wait to leave for worldwide locations

Ships, consisting of those bring grain from Ukraine and waiting for assessments, are seen anchored off the Istanbul shoreline on November 02, 2022 in Istanbul, Turkey.

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The company supervising the export of Ukrainian crops stated there is a stockpile of 27 vessels packed with farming items that are waiting to leave for their worldwide locations.

The Black Sea Grain Initiative, an offer brokered in July amongst Ukraine, Russia, Turkey, and the United Nations, relieved Russia’s marine blockade and saw the resuming of 3 secret Ukrainian ports.

Since the offer was signed, more than 690 ships bring 19.2 million metric lots of grain and other food have actually left Ukrainian waters.

Kyiv has actually formerly blamed Moscow for holding up assessments and postponing vessel motions.

— Amanda Macias

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