At day 16 of the conflict in Ukraine, The Russian offensive has already advanced to a sixth of the Ukrainian territory, which would represent a fifth of the Spanish territory -in proportion-, such as the sum of Catalonia, the Valencian Community, Aragon and Navarra.
The war has caused a mass exodus of citizens who are fleeing Russian attacks. Thus, since the beginning of the war, 2.5 million people have fled the country, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR). But other countries are trying to act economically to sanction the Russian country and support Ukraine, including the big platforms like Instagram and YouTube. Likewise, the EU has admitted that as of Saturday it will impose more trade sanctions to further isolate Russia.
These are the most relevant news about the conflict of the conflict today, March 12, 2022.
The long Russian convoy repositions itself near Kiev. Thus, one of the bombed towns is Lutsk, very close to Lviv, the city that has become the capital of the Ukrainian rearguard. Read here the complete chronicle of El Periódico’s special correspondent, Marc Marginedas.
Various Bombings hit civilian areas this Friday in Dniproa city of center of ukraine until now protected from attacks, indicated the emergency services Ukrainians, who reported one casualty. In the morning there was three air strikes in the city, hitting a kindergarten, an apartment building and a two-story shoe factory where a fire broke out. “A person has dead“, they declared in a statement.
Doubling military support to Ukraineat the same time that the possibility of a fast adhesion of the country in the European Union. European leaders approved this Friday at the Versailles summit a increase by 500 million euros in the budget to deliver more weapons to Ukraine. Thus they raised 1 billion EU military aid to the country invaded by Russia Vladimir Putin.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shaken the foundations of Europe’s economy. Both countries are crucial in energy and agriculture. For example, 40% of the gas that reaches Europe comes from Russia. And 30% of the wheat originates from the Ukraine.
Supply problems, embargoes and economic sanctions will mean that many products in Spain will become scarce or suffer a significant increase in prices. In February, before the conflict broke out in all its harshness, inflation was breaking records at 7.3%.
The list of products that could be scarce or more expensive is long, among them are wheat, other types of cereals, oil, electricity, automobiles… Check the complete list here.
Ukraine accuses Russia to commit war crimes in the country. “No one in the world will forgive you for murder of civiliansrepeats the president Volodymyr Zelensky in the messages he sends to the nation and to the international community. However, Ukraine is not part of the International Criminal Court (ICC) of the United Nationsthe person in charge of judging those responsible for crimes against humanity. Russia is also not a member state nor have both countries signed or ratified the statutes of the body.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.