Russia continues a special operation on the territory of Ukraine. A new round of face-to-face talks between the Russian and Ukrainian delegations has been announced. It will take place in Turkey on March 29-30. Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden said he did not call for a change of government in Russia. Earlier, he spoke about Vladimir Putin and said that “this man can not stay in power.”
10:46 Assistant Minister of Internal Affairs of the People’s Republic of China denies reports of a counter-offensive by Ukrainian troops in Kharkiv.
10:42 As a result of shelling by the APU of the territories controlled by the DNR, 41 civilians, including five children, have been injured in the last 24 hours.
10:22 Dutch Heineken leaves Russia. It will hand over its Russian business to a new owner.
10:20 Turkey’s Defense Ministry reports the discovery of another mine in the Black Sea. This time, it is on the border with Bulgaria.
10:12 A new briefing of the Russian Ministry of Defense on the situation in Ukraine was held. The Russian military shot down four Ukrainian Su-24 planes and one Su-27 in one day. In addition, 19 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles were destroyed during the day.
The Russian Armed Forces shot down five missiles of the Ukrainian Tornado multiple rocket launcher near the airfield in the Kherson region. Also during the day on March 27, operational and tactical aircraft and missile forces hit 36 military facilities in Ukraine. Among them are two control points, two anti-aircraft missile systems, one installation of a multiple rocket launcher, three ammunition depots and two depots for fuel and lubricants, and 23 areas of concentration of Ukrainian military equipment.
10:05 Vladimir Putin has instructed to provide him with a report by March 31 from the Cabinet of Ministers, the Central Bank and Gazprom on changing the currency of payment for gas supplies to unfriendly countries.
Also before March 31, he demanded to develop a program to subsidize the interest rate on loans to developers under project financing.
Putin also instructed to adjust the terms of preferential mortgages on new buildings from April 1, raising the rate to 12% and increasing the maximum loan amount, the Kremlin said.
10:02 The Russian stock market traded down 0.12% on March 28. This is evidenced by data from the Moscow Exchange.
9:55 German Chancellor Scholz said that Germany could become independent of Russian coal and oil imports in 2022.
9:50 During the day, 681 people, including 142 children, were evacuated from Mariupol to the DNR. This was reported by the headquarters of the territorial defense of the Donetsk People’s Republic.
9:42 United Arab Emirates Energy Minister Suhail Al Mazrui has said that Russian oil is needed by energy markets. No producer can replace its production.
9:28 Italian Eni does not have the ability to pay for Russian gas in rubles. Now future deliveries are in question, according to the head of the company.
9:20 Russia’s Defense Ministry has published a video of army helicopters providing reconnaissance and security for columns of the Russian Armed Forces in the Chernihiv region.
9:18 Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said that another package of measures to support the transport industry and a number of other important areas for the capital will be adopted this week.
9:14 Eduard Basurin said that the Ukrainian military is running out of ammunition. According to him, fewer shells arrive.
9:07 The Ministry of Industry and Trade reports that supplies of office paper in Russia will stabilize by mid-April. Demand is completely covered by domestic producers.
The head of the Luhansk People’s Republic Leonid Pasechnik stated that a referendum on joining Russia may take place in the near future. However, he later said that preparations for a referendum on joining the Russian Federation are not underway.
Ukraine wants to see Poland as a guarantor of an agreement with Russia. According to the Polish National Security Bureau, Warsaw expects Warsaw to guarantee the security of the Ukrainian state in Kyiv.
Meanwhile, the Russian Defense Ministry reports that after the talks, the Azerbaijani side withdrew its units from the area of the settlement of Furukh in Karabakh. At the same time, Azerbaijan itself later denied the withdrawal of its troops from the village of Farrukh in Nagorno-Karabakh.
“MK” conducted online events in Ukraine on March 27