Ukraine Update: 9:30 PM

Ukraine Update:

9:30 PM 2/27/22

From the Kyiv Independent:

  • As a result of a referendum, Belarus will renounce its non-nuclear status and allow Russia to place nuclear weapons on its territory. 
  • There are reports of Belarus paratroopers being used to attack Ukraine.
  • Lukashenko significantly extended his executive powers.
  • Viktor Medvedchuk has fled house arrest in Kyiv.  He is a Ukrainian MP and a long-time representative of Putin in Ukraine.  He has been charged with treason and financing terrorism. 
  • There are air raid alerts in Kyiv.
  • EU imposes sanctions on Belarus.
  • The EU has shut down Russian media companies RT and Sputnik.

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