Top news by the morning of April 1

The United States has announced sanctions against another 120 companies from Russia and Belarus. Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov called the US sanctions illegitimate and called on Washington to “stop waving the sanctions baton.”


The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau called for the exclusion of Russia from the G20. A similar initiative was voiced by US President Joe Biden. Poland offered to take the place of the Russian Federation in the G20.


A fire broke out at an oil depot in Belgorod, two base workers were injured. The governor of the region Vyacheslav Gladkov claims that the cause of the fire was an air strike by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.


Britain fears US, France and Germany will push Ukraine to make “significant concessions” in talks with Russia, sources told The Times. According to them, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants anti-Russian sanctions to continue to intensify until all Russian troops leave Ukraine and Crimea.


Manufacturers deny distributors and retailers delays in the delivery of smartphones, learned from Kommersant. For new batches, they require full prepayment or a minimum deferral of payment. As a result, smartphone prices rose by 30% in March.


Yandex.Taxi to be banned in Estonia from April 11. Internet service providers in the country should restrict access to Yandex sites and applications, and application stores must stop updating them.


Fish processors have asked the Russian government to limit the export of aquatic bioresources. They hope that this will prevent a sharp rise in prices. Fishermen believe that restricting exports will harm the industry.


Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer did not support the imposition of an embargo on gas and oil supplies from Russia to Europe. Austrian oil and gas company OMV believes that the country will not be able to give up Russian gas in 2022.


The United States will not recognize the planned entry of South Ossetia into Russia. The State Department said that the US authorities are committed to preserving Georgia’s territorial integrity.


The Federal Penitentiary Service has not received funding for a prison digitization project, which was estimated at 22.5 billion rubles, Kommersant found out. Other state projects of digital transformation may be under threat, including due to technological sanctions, market participants believe.


Russian animation studios have faced problems in delivering their content abroad, learned from Kommersant. Most deals to sell rights to foreign TV and video services are frozen.


Kommersant announcements about the upcoming events on April 1.

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