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NATO has decided to impose new sanctions on Russia due to the war in Ukraine. America wants to take extra action – Saturday News Ticker.

  • On top of that Then* At the summit, member states discuss additional steps to resolve the issue Conflict in Ukraine* Find out.
  • With the exception of NATO, The I* And with the G7 in Brussels Ukraine war*. New aids are available for that Ukraine* And other barriers against it Russia* Results.
  • President of the United States Joe Biden* United sees NATO. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Selensky* But criticizes. Instead of barriers against Vladimir Putin* Zelenskyy demands weapons for Ukraine.

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+++ 06.00 am: Britain has imposed further sanctions on Russia. The government has added 65 people and companies to its sanctions in connection with the Russian invasion of Ukraine. A report from the British Ministry of Defense states that the Russian arms manufacturer Kronstadt was among them. The company manufactures “Orion” drones used in war.

Updated Saturday, March 26, 2022, at 5:00 PM: The United States is reportedly planning to impose new sanctions on companies supplying Russia’s military. The Wall Street Journal reports – and relies on information from top officials. For this purpose, a list of companies including equipment manufacturer Certal and Cernia Engineering was drawn up.

US President Joe Biden addresses Brussels © Zheng Huansong / Imago Images

+++ 10.20pm: France plans a humanitarian operation with Turkey and Greece to evacuate people shortly after the hard-fought eastern Ukrainian port of Mariupol. The announcement was made by President Emmanuel Macron on Friday evening (March 25, 2022) after the EU summit in Brussels. Mariupol already has firm talks with the mayor and an agreement with the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zhelensky. An agreement with Russia is needed, and its troops have been besieging the city for weeks.

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According to the lysée Palace, France is currently in contact with Ukrainian authorities, Greeks, Turks and related international organizations to address their needs. Its basis is France’s demand that Russia lift the siege of the city. In addition, appropriate humanitarian assistance may be provided on the basis of basic needs under the provisions of international humanitarian law. Macron has already discussed in Brussels with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan the humanitarian action of Mariupol. The move is expected to begin in the next few days, it said from Paris.

Ukraine talks: Is Kiev deliberately dragging its feet?

+++ 7.30pm: Russia has accused Ukraine of deliberately delaying talks to end the war. “They are not in a hurry, they hope the time is on their side,” Russian delegation leader Vladimir Medinsky told the DOS agency on Friday. Moreover, the Ukrainian side did not act independently, Medinsky said. “Therefore, the current affair is not promising.” Moscow accuses Kiev of acting on Washington’s instructions.

+++ 4.40pm: According to the Russian chief negotiator, no progress has been made in the talks between Russia and Ukraine. Russian news agencies quoted Vladimir Medinsky as saying, “The situation is secondary, but we have not made any progress on key political issues.”

Moscow is urging the signing of a “full agreement” that includes neutralization, militarization and the “reduction elimination” of Ukraine, recognition of Russian sovereignty over Crimea, and the independence of the two pro-Russian “republics” in eastern Ukraine. Medinsky continued. . Medinsky said Kiev was primarily concerned with “obtaining security guarantees from third parties if Ukraine fails to become a member of NATO.” This approach is “completely understandable”.

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“The negotiation process is very difficult,” said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba. Kuleba said the Ukrainian delegation “takes a strong stand and does not abandon its demands.” “First, we emphasize the ceasefire, security guarantees and the territorial integrity of Ukraine,” he added.

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+++ 4pm: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has repeatedly rejected calls for transport permits for arms supplies to neighboring Ukraine and for increased sanctions against Russia. On Friday (March 25, 2022), the Hungarian state news agency MTI reported that Orban’s spokesman Bertolon Hawassi said both demands were in conflict with Hungarian interests.

Earlier in the day, Orban addressed a video conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, specifically at the EU summit. He urged the Hungarians to take a clear stand on the war between Russia and Ukraine.

Ukraine talks: Lavrov talks about “total war” – Erdogan appeals to Putin

+++ 12.30pm: Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused Ukraine of “hybrid war.” “Today they declared us a real hybrid war, a total war,” Lavrov said Friday, according to the state news agency TASS. “The term used in Hitler’s Germany is now being used by European politicians to talk about what they want to do with the Russian Federation,” Lavrov told a meeting of the Diplomatic Trust.

+++ 12.00 pm: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has given his assessment of the talks between Ukraine and Russia. Accordingly, two out of four states may agree on six questions. However, according to Erdogan, the question of regional claims remains controversial. This has been unanimously reported by many Turkish media. Erdogan made the remarks on his way back from a NATO summit on Thursday.

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Erdogan has called on Russian President Putin to begin an “honorable return”. “We have to say, ‘Now you have to be the architect of the step towards peace,'” Erdogan said. The Turkish president has repeatedly denied sanctions against Russia. The economic bias is very high.

Updated Friday, March 25, 2022, at 10:30 AM: On the brink of a NATO summit, the United States and Europe agreed to increase the supply of liquefied gas to Europe. This year, an additional 15 billion cubic meters is to be delivered, according to a report released Friday in Brussels. The United States and the European Union have agreed to set up an EU-US task force to further reduce the EU’s dependence on Russia’s gas supply.

The EU Commission intends to work with member states towards the goal of obtaining an additional 50 billion cubic meters of liquefied petroleum gas from the United States by at least 2030. At the same time, gas demand must be reduced. “This can be achieved through energy efficiency such as modern thermostats and heat pumps,” the report said.

First Report on Friday, March 25, 2022 at 6:15 p.m .: NATO issues clear warning on Ukraine war after summit in Brussels China* Returned. In a joint statement, the leaders called on China to “respect the international order”, which includes “the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity enshrined in the UN Charter.”

(dpa / AFP with cs / tu / skr) * fr.de is an offer IPPEN.MEDIA.

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