On the 38th day of the war against Ukraine, Russian troops, having retreated in some areas, did not abandon attempts to capture the settlements of the neighboring country. The Ukrainian army and territorial defense units are resisting aggression. Statements by representatives of both sides of the conflict cannot be verified by independent sources. More than 10 million Ukrainians have already left their homes. DW continues to monitor developments on Saturday, April 2 (Moscow time).
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Germany will provide Kiev 49 million euros for the construction of housing for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Ukraine. The Minister of Development of Communities and Territories Alexei Chernyshov wrote about this on Facebook following a meeting with the Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany Svenja Schulze. According to him, an agreement was also reached to increase the necessary funding and continue cooperation with the German State Development Bank KfW.
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The Ukrainian State Emergency Service reported Fr. forest fire in the city of Kremennaya, Luhansk region, which broke out as a result of shelling by the Russian side. GSChS noted that there was a threat of fire in the private housing sector, but firefighters have already localized the fire.
In general, according to the GSChS, the situation in the Luhansk region is extremely aggravated: during the day the cities of Severodonetsk, Rubezhnoye, Lisichansk, Kremennaya, Gornoye, Popasnaya and the settlements of Berezovo and Toshkovka came under fire. In Lisichansk rescuers eliminated the fire of houses, apartments and garages, in Severodonetsk – emergency service boxes and apartments.
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Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz (Olaf Scholz) accused Russian President Vladimir Putin that Russia’s attack on Ukraine had caused damage around the world. According to him, the war is exacerbating the economic and social problems that have arisen around the world due to the coronavirus pandemic. “This is the destruction of the future far beyond Russia and Ukraine,” Scholz said in Essen. According to him, Putin follows the “imperialist vision of past centuries.” It not only brings death and destruction in Ukraine, but “also destroys the future of Russia.” “This is a big, big mistake of President Putin,” the German chancellor said.
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The head of the German customs police union, Frank Buckenhofer, fears that EU sanctions against Russian oligarchs will not have a serious effect in Germany. Authorities are “unlikely to be able to track and safeguard the assets of those subject to sanctions,” he told Welt am Sonntag, saying the fight against money laundering and terrorism had been “suboptimal” for many years. He explained his skepticism by the fact that there is no clear responsibility between the authorities in Germany and the lack of a picture of who owns real estate in the country.
The CEO of Yandex has gone abroad and resigned due to the war
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General Director of the Russian Internet giant Yandex Elena Bunina is leaving her post, the company’s press service said, without specifying what it is connected with. At the same time, The Bell published a message from Bunina from the Yandex internal forum, in which she said that she did not intend to return home from vacation because of the war in Ukraine. “I will not return: I cannot live in a country that is at war with its neighbors,” she said.
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According to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, a month of hostilities Kyiv spends about $ 10 billion. This figure was announced during a meeting held by President Vladimir Zelensky with the economic blocs of the President’s Office and the Cabinet of Ministers, the presidential press service said.
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Poland insists on further tougher sanctions EU against Russia. According to Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, the restrictive measures taken so far are insufficient. Noting that the ruble has now returned to pre-war levels, he concluded that all economic measures – microeconomic, macroeconomic, financial, budgetary and monetary – have not worked as they would like.
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In the eastern and southern regions of Ukraine are heavy fighting, in particular for the besieged Mariupol, said the adviser to the President of Ukraine Alexei Arestovich. According to him, Ukrainian troops have recaptured more than 30 cities and villages near Kiev and are holding the front line in the east, continuing the counteroffensive in the Kherson region. “We must get rid of illusions. We still have big battles ahead for the south, for Mariupol, for the east of Ukraine,” said Zelensky’s adviser. He noted that Russian troops are trying to encircle the Ukrainian in the environmental protection zone. According to Arestovich, in the area of Volnovakha and Avdeevka the enemy was stopped with heavy losses.
He also pointed out that the Russian army is trying to bring troops from the Kursk region to Ukraine.
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Mobile communication in Irpen, liberated from Russian troops and its suburbs Romanovka, has been restored with the help of equipment from the American company SpaceX’s Starlink satellite project, said Victoria Ruban, spokeswoman for Vodafone mobile operator in Ukraine.
According to her, this is the second case in the world of convergence of different communication technologies (the Japanese were the first a month ago). “And in terms of extreme and speed of implementation – just the first,” – wrote Ruban on Facebook.
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Kyrgyz police detained about 20 protesters against Russian President Vladimir Putin and the war in Ukraine. According to an AFP journalist, the activists gathered in the central square of Bishkek with the intention of marching in protest to the Russian Embassy, but all participants were immediately detained. The day before, the court banned any meetings related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The initiators of the protest action considered the ban on demonstrations unconstitutional.
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Ankara is ready to provide courts for the organization evacuation from Mariupol by sea, said Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, noting that the Turkish side is coordinating its actions in this matter with Russia and Ukraine. “In order to prevent further bloodshed and restore stability, it is important to announce a ceasefire immediately,” the Turkish news agency Anadolu quoted the minister as saying.
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The Conflict Intelligence Team concluded that rocketwhich left a funnel south of Belgorodin fact arrived not from Ukraine, as claimed, but from the territory of Russia. Investigators found that the footage was taken in a southeasterly direction, and the rocket arrives from the left, that is, from the east or northeast, and therefore – from the territory of Russia. ” The size of the funnel suggests that it was left by a cruise or ballistic missile. This is a strike made after the probable attack of Ukrainian helicopters on objects near Belgorod. Kyiv denies hitting Belgorod oil depot.
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Released as a result of the exchange Ukrainian prisoners of war will soon arrive home, said Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Irina Vereshchuk. “We are taking ours after the exchange of prisoners of war. They will soon be at home with their relatives,” she wrote in the Telegram, publishing several photos with Ukrainians returning from captivity. The day before in Kiev it was reported that as a result of a new exchange of prisoners, which took place in the Zaporozhye region, managed to release 86 Ukrainian servicemen, including 15 women.
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After a series of explosions and shelling by the Russian military in Energodare, at least four people are known to be injured, the Energoatom Telegram channel reports. “Local doctors are doing their best in the difficult conditions of almost complete lack of drugs and materials and are trying to save their lives and health,” the report said.
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Ukrainian photographer and documentary filmmaker Max Levin died near the village of Guta Mezhigorskaya in the Kiev region, wrote on Facebook the head of the National Union of Journalists Sergei Tomilenko. According to him, the police found Levin’s body on April 1 after a long search near the village of Guta Mezhigorskaya in the Kiev region. On March 13, his friend and colleague Markiyan Liseiko announced the disappearance of Max Levin, who had gone in his car to photograph the fighting and document the consequences of the Russian aggression.
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At the industrial site Chernobyl nuclear power plant the flag of Ukraine was raised again and the Ukrainian national anthem was played, according to the power plant’s Facebook page. “The flag-raising ceremony was attended by the station’s operational personnel, who have been ensuring and continue to ensure the nuclear and radiation safety of the Chernobyl NPP facilities during the difficult conditions of the occupation,” the statement said.
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