UKRAINE UPDATE

THURSDAY 14 APRIL 2022

UKRAINE WORLD

  • Kyiv explosions, unsure whether bombing or demining.
  • Russia has either captured or is blocking Ukrainian ports on the Black Sea.  Maritime trade is a huge part of Ukrainian economy and food exports.  It is key for global food security.
  • This is a violation of international freedom of navigation norms.
  • The Russians have virtually taken over the Sea of Azov, and is now trying to do the same with the Black Sea.
  • The warships on the Black Sea are being used to launch missiles.
  • The world should help Ukraine lift the Black Sea blockade.
  • 16 Cruise missiles were on the Moskova warship.
  • 3,600 cultural heritage sites destroyed in Ukraine.
  • Since the beginning of the invasion 324 hospitals have been damaged.
  • Over 500,000 Ukrainians have been forcibly taken to Russia.

KYIV INDEPENDENT

  • Parliament dissolves pro-Russian Opposition Platform faction.  Zelensky signed a decree banning all pro-Russian political projects.
  • Ireland supports EU ban on Russian gas imports.
  • Moldova bans Russian pro-war symbols.
  • Dutch government instructs firms not to pay for Russian gas in rubles.

CNN

  • Unsure whether Russian ship explosion has resulted in a withdrawal of that ship and other ships.
  • This leads to belief that it was a strike or Russian ships would not be moving back off the coast.

Published by cjjohns08

Criminologist, writer, actor, storyteller, painter and a lover of all things feline. On Twitter @cjjohns1951

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