- Russia introduced non permanent cease-fire in 2 cities to permit civilian evacuations
- Ukrainian officers say Russian shelling hasn’t stopped, delay evacuations
- Russia later says assault on Ukrainian cities of Mariupol and Volnovakha has resumed
- Poland says almost 800,000 refugees arrived from Ukraine
- Aeroflot to halt worldwide flights
- Putin criticizes thought of no-fly zone, says he won’t impose martial legislation in Russia
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Shell vows to spend earnings from Russian oil on support for Ukraine
Shell mentioned it will use earnings from Russian oil it purchased to “alleviate the horrible penalties that this warfare is having on the individuals of Ukraine.”
The corporate vowed to work with support and humanitarian companies to find out the place the cash ought to go.
On the similar time, Shell admitted it continued to purchase some merchandise from Russia to provide the wants of its refineries and chemical crops.
“Cargoes from various sources wouldn’t have arrived in time to keep away from disruptions to market provide,” Shell mentioned in a press release.
Ukraine’s overseas minister Dmytro Kuleba lashed out on the vitality big for persevering with to do enterprise with Russia.
“One query to Shell: would not Russian oil odor (like) Ukrainian blood for you?” Kuleba mentioned on Twitter. “I name on all aware individuals across the globe to demand multinational firms to chop all enterprise ties with Russia.”
Shell mentioned it would “select alternate options to Russian oil, wherever attainable, however this can not occur in a single day.”
These purchases are mandatory, “to maintain Europe shifting and in enterprise,” Shell mentioned.
Zelenskyy asks US lawmakers to ‘shut the skies or give us planes’
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged US lawmakers to help a no-fly zone over his nation, droop bank card entry, and ban the acquisition of Russian oil.
Over Zoom, Zelenskyy made a “determined plea” to just about 300 US congressional lawmakers to assist his nation get extra planes.
Zelenskyy advised senators he wanted planes and drones greater than different safety instruments.
His message was easy: “shut the skies or give us planes,” Senator Ben Sasse mentioned.
Senator Lindsey Graham underscored that NATO international locations had such warplanes. “So let’s get them the planes and drones they want,” Graham mentioned in a video posted on Twitter.
Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer mentioned, “Congress was engaged on a $10 billion (€9.14 billion) support bundle.
“We are going to get that help of over $10 billion in financial, humanitarian and safety help to the Ukrainian individuals rapidly,” Schumer asserted.
Israel’s Bennett meets Putin in Moscow
Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, providing to mediate the battle in Ukraine.
An Israeli official mentioned the Kremlin talks lasted three hours.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov advised Russian information companies they had been “discussing the scenario in Ukraine.”
No additional particulars had been launched, however Bennett’s workplace mentioned he spoke to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy after his talks with Putin.
Bennett left Moscow for Berlin to fulfill with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, days after their assembly in Israel. The 2 leaders are anticipated to fulfill afterward Saturday night, based on DW sources, with a press launch prone to observe.
Israel maintains good relations with each Russia and Ukraine.
Individuals urged to go away Russia ‘instantly’
The US warned Individuals in Russia to “depart instantly.”
“When you plan to remain in Russia, perceive the US Embassy has extreme limitations on its skill to help US residents, and situations, together with transportation choices, could change immediately,” the State Division warned on its web site.
The company additionally suggested its individuals to not journey to Russia, citing “the potential for harassment in opposition to US residents by Russian authorities safety officers.”
Russia, Ukraine to carry third spherical of talks on Monday
Representatives from Ukraine and Russia will meet on Monday for a 3rd spherical of talks, Ukrainian negotiator David Arakhamia mentioned on Fb.
Ukraine mentioned on Saturday that the primary two rounds of talks had not produced outcomes however would maintain pursuing negotiations.
On Thursday, the perimeters agreed to open humanitarian corridors to permit civilians out of some fight zones. The deliberate civilian evacuations from Mariupol and Volnovakha, nonetheless, failed as each side accused one another of ceasefire violations.
Russian Overseas Minister Sergei Lavrov mentioned that President Volodymyr Zelenskyy requests for NATO’s help weren’t serving to talks.
He mentioned Moscow was prepared for a 3rd spherical.
Russia says cease-fire in Mariupol, Volnovakha ends
Russia mentioned it’s resuming its assaults on the cities of Mariupol and Volnovakha after a brief cease-fire.
Moscow accused Ukraine of breaking the cease-fire deal for the 2 cities.
Russia introduced the cease-fire earlier within the day, with Ukraine claiming that Russian shelling has not stopped.
Ukrainian authorities mentioned hundreds of civilians remained trapped within the two southern cities.
Authorities in Mariupol requested individuals to return to their houses
“For safety causes, the evacuation is due to this fact postponed,” they mentioned on Telegram, including that negotiations continued with Russia on the way to “guarantee a secure humanitarian hall.”
Russia’s accused Ukrainian “nationalists” of stopping civilians from leaving.
Britain mentioned the proposed ceasefire was in all probability an try to deflect worldwide condemnation whereas giving itself an opportunity to reset its forces for a renewed offensive.
“By accusing Ukraine of breaking the settlement, Russia is probably going looking for to shift duty for present and future civilian casualties within the metropolis,” the British protection ministry wrote on Twitter.
Pink Cross provides to assist civilians fleeing from Mariupol and Volnovakha
The Worldwide Committee of the Pink Cross (ICRC) says it was making an attempt to make sure the secure passages of civilians from Ukraine’s southern cities of Mariupol and Volnovakha.
Ukrainian officers accused Russia of breaching a ceasefire to permit civilians to flee from the cities.
Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed Ukraine forces of sabotaging the hassle. He claimed the actions of Ukraine’s management referred to as into query the way forward for the nation’s statehood.
“If this occurs, it will likely be fully on their conscience,” he mentioned.
“No matter whether or not humanitarian corridors are carried out within the coming days, events should proceed to guard civilians and civilian infrastructure below worldwide humanitarian legislation bot for individuals who select to go away and people who stay,” the ICRC mentioned.
The group supplied to assist facilitate the secure passage of individuals.
“Any initiative from the events that provides civilians a respite from the violence and permits them to voluntarily go away for safer areas is welcome,” it mentioned.
Italy’s TV RAI suspends reporting in Russia
Italy’s public broadcaster RAI is suspending its operations in Russia,
RAI mentioned it was essential to “safeguard the security of its journalists within the place in addition to the utmost freedom of details about the nation.”
A number of worldwide information organizations, together with CNN and Bloomberg, have additionally suspended their operations after President Vladimir Putin signed a legislation that punishes the spreading of “pretend information” with jail phrases of as much as 15 years.
A variety of worldwide information web sites, together with DW, the BBC and Meduza, are now not accessible in Russia. On Friday, Russian media regulator Roskomnadzor mentioned entry to the web sites had been “restricted.”
US prime diplomat Blinken meets refugees in Poland
Throughout a diplomatic journey to Poland, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited a refugee middle and met individuals fleeing the warfare in Ukraine.
Some 3,000 individuals are at the moment staying in a former shopping center in Korczowa, near the Ukrainian border.
A 48-year-old girl from the Ukrainian city of Kropyvnytskyi mentioned she reached Poland by a bus together with her 4 adopted kids and hoped to achieve her brother in Germany. Her dwelling city is 800 kilometers (about 500 miles) from the refugee middle. The lady’s husband stayed behind.
“There they bombed planes on the airport,” she was quoted as saying by the AP information company. “After all we had been afraid.”
The individuals housed in Korczowa are however a fraction of over 750,000 refugees who’ve reached Poland, with lots of of hundreds extra fleeing to different international locations.
UN confirms a minimum of 351 civilians killed in Ukraine
The United Nations says a minimum of 351 civilians have been killed and 707 injured in Ukraine because the Russian invasion.
It believes the precise numbers had been in all probability “significantly larger,” however the UN solely studies casualties it has confirmed.
The UN Excessive Commissioner for Human Rights says data from some locations the place there was intense preventing over the previous few days was delayed, and lots of studies had been being corroborated.
Ukrainian officers declare many extra civilians have died within the battle.
UK says its residents ought to ‘think about leaving’ Russia
UK officers advise in opposition to “all journey to the entire of Russia” in gentle of financial volatility and air visitors disruptions triggered by the Ukraine invasion.
The additionally urged British nationals already in Russia to “think about leaving by remaining industrial routes” if their presence just isn’t important.
“If you’re in Russia, you have to be conscious that it will not be attainable to fly on to the UK, or by way of EU international locations, and may amend any journey plans accordingly,” the UK Overseas Workplace mentioned on their web site. “Connecting flights, largely by way of the Center East and Turkey are operational for journey from Russia to the UK and different locations.”
The US issued an identical journey advisory final week with France following go well with two days in the past.
Germany to construct a LNG terminal to scale back reliance on Russia
The German authorities is funding a terminal to import liquefied pure fuel (LNG), officers mentioned on Saturday, because the warfare in Ukraine has the EU’s largest economic system rethink its vitality dependence on Moscow.
Presently, Germany has no LNG terminals and imports round 55% of its fuel by way of pipelines from Russia.
The LNG terminal shall be situated in Brunsbüttel in northwest Germany, the place the river Elbe flows into the North Sea. The authorities hope to finally repurpose it for import of hydrogen, a sustainable vitality supply.
Economic system and Local weather Minister Robert Habeck restated Germany’s place that fuel would serve to bridge the hole to sustainable vitality.
“And it is usually mandatory to scale back the dependency on imports from Russia, that is pressing a minimum of since Russia’s assault on Ukraine,” he mentioned in a press release.
Turkey’s Erdogan will urge Putin to cease the Ukraine warfare ‘instantly’
Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan is ready to talk with Russia’s Vladimir Putin on Sunday, and can name on the Russian president to “finish this warfare instantly.”
“The president will convey to him the message that we now have repeated from the beginning: finish this warfare instantly, give the ceasefire and negotiations an opportunity, set up a humanitarian hall and perform evacuations,” Erdogan’s spokesman Ibrahim Kalin advised the NTV broadcaster.
Erdogan will even attempt to facilitate talks between Russia and Ukraine “on the leaders’ stage” in Turkey.
Individually, Erdogan advised EU Council President Charles Michel that NATO member Turkey would proceed all its efforts to attain peace.
Putin: Russia will see no-fly zone over Ukraine as becoming a member of battle
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin warned in opposition to Kyiv’s plea for NATO to determine a no-fly zone over Ukraine. NATO has already rejected the thought on Friday.
“Any motion on this course [toward establishing a no-fly zone] we’ll see as collaborating within the armed battle by the nation from whose territory originate threats for our troops,” Putin mentioned on Saturday.
“This similar second we’ll understand them as events to the navy battle” no matter organizations they might be members of, based on the Kremlin chief.
Putin additionally claimed that Russian forces have virtually completed their job of destroying Ukraine’s navy infrastructure.
The navy management was focusing on “arms depots, munitions depots, airforce, air protection techniques,” he was quoted as saying by the Interfax information company. “That work is virtually accomplished.”
He praised the course of navy motion as “completely proper,” saying that merely reinforcing pro-Russian separatists on the beforehand present frontlines would have been counterproductive.
The feedback come as many Western observers deem the Russian offensive to be delayed or stalled attributable to heavy resistance and logistical failures.
However Putin mentioned he had little doubt that the Russian navy would fulfill all of its targets.
“That is clear from your entire means of the operation,” he mentioned. “It’s following the plan, the chart.”
The Russian president rejected allegations that he was going to impose martial legislation, saying it wasn’t mandatory for the time being. He described Western sanctions as a “declaration of warfare.”
German public broadcasters cease reporting from Russia
German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF have joined different non-Russian media retailers together with BBC Information and Bloomberg Information in suspending reporting from Russia.
The transfer comes after Russia handed new laws that foresees jail phrases for anybody, together with foreigners, if discovered publishing “false data” concerning the navy.
Russian media have been instructed to take data solely from official sources, which check with Moscow’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine as a “particular mission.”
Russia’s Aeroflot halting worldwide flights
Russia’s flagship provider Aeroflot has mentioned it would cease all flights to different international locations from March 8, excluding these to Belarus.
A press release on the corporate’s web site cited new “circumstances that impede the operation of flights.”
The transfer comes amid large Western sanctions over Moscow’s invasion of neighboring Ukraine.
Earlier, Russia’s aviation company, Rosaviatsiya, suggested all Russian airways with foreign-leased planes to halt all flights overseas.
It mentioned there was a excessive danger of such planes being impounded amid Western sanctions that ban leasing of planes to Russia.
Mariupol evacuation delayed amid alleged cease-fire violations
The Mariupol metropolis council has halted the evacuation of its residents via a humanitarian hall, alleging that Russian troops are violating a cease-fire meant to permit civilians to go away the town inside a five-hour window.
“Because of the truth that the Russian aspect doesn’t adhere to the cease-fire and has continued shelling each of Mariupol itself and its environs and for safety causes, the evacuation of the civilian inhabitants has been postponed,” metropolis officers mentioned in a press release on social media.
Ukrainian presidential adviser Oleksiy Arestovych mentioned in a televised broadcast that Russia was not observing the cease-fire.
DW correspondent Fanny Facsar, who’s within the southwestern Ukrainian metropolis of Chernivtsi, mentioned that there had been some skepticism anyway about whether or not cease-fires would truly eventuate regardless of guarantees made at a second spherical of talks between the 2 sides on March 3.
Mariupol deputy mayor, Serhiy Orlov, additionally earlier advised British broadcaster BBC: “The Russians are persevering with to bomb us and use artillery. It’s loopy…There is no such thing as a cease-fire in Mariupol and there’s no cease-fire all alongside the route. Our civilians are prepared to flee however they can’t escape below shelling.”
In keeping with the Ukrainski Novini information company, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy earlier appealed to those that had been able to defending the town to remain on and “proceed the battle.”
“If everybody leaves, then whose metropolis will or not it’s?” he mentioned.
In the meantime, Moscow outlet RIA Novosti carried a Russian Protection Ministry declare that Ukrainian “nationalists” had been stopping civilians from leaving.
Nearly 800,000 refugees from Ukraine in Poland: Border officers
The Polish Border Guard says greater than 787,300 individuals fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine have entered Poland.
In a tweet, it mentioned 106,400 individuals arrived from Ukraine on Friday alone. That’s the highest quantity because the invasion started 10 days in the past, based on Deputy Overseas Minister Pawel Szefernaker.
F1 crew Haas fires Russian driver Nikita Mazepin
US-based Method One crew Haas has determined to finish its contract with 23-year-old Russian driver Nikita Mazepin “with fast impact.” In addition they gave up a sponsorship take care of Russian mining firm Uralkali, the place the driving force’s father Dmitry Mazepin works as a non-executive director.
The deal reportedly introduced in some €40 million (round $47 million) to the US-based racing crew per yr.
“As with the remainder of the Method 1 group, the crew is shocked and saddened by the invasion of Ukraine and needs for a swift and peaceable finish to the battle,” the corporate mentioned.
The Mazepin household is believed to be near Russian President Vladimir Putin, with the younger driver posting a photograph of himself and his father assembly the Russian president in October 2020.
Mazepin was racing for Haas alongside Mick Schumacher, the 22-year-old son of racing legend Michael Schumacher. The Russian nationwide has been with the crew for one season however did not register any factors through the championship.
It was not instantly clear who will change Mazepin lower than two weeks earlier than the season formally opens in Bahrain.
Forward of the Saturday announcement, Haas had already dropped Uralkali branding from their automobiles. On Thursday, Method One organizers mentioned they’d ended their contract with Russian Grand Prix organizers and wouldn’t maintain races there.
EU suspends Russia, Belarus from Council of the Baltic Sea States
The European Union mentioned it had agreed with different members of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) to droop Russia and Belarus from the council’s actions.
“This choice is part of the European Union’s and like-minded companions response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the involvement of Belarus on this unprovoked and unjustified aggression,” it mentioned in a press release.
It mentioned the suspension will “stay in power will stay in power till it’s attainable to renew cooperation primarily based on respect for elementary rules of worldwide legislation.”
Russia is among the co-founders of the council, and Belarus is a CBSS observer state. The physique goals to advertise regional cooperation.
In addition to the EU, different members of the council are Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland and Sweden.
Russia says ring round Mariupol being tightened
Professional-Russian separatists are “persevering with to tighten the encirclement ring round Mariupol,” mentioned Russian Protection Ministry spokesman Igor Konashev.
Konashev additionally confirmed that the Russian forces declared a localized cease-fire was in impact in Mariupol and Volnovakha, with the humanitarian corridors and evacuation routes agreed with the Ukrainian aspect.
In keeping with the spokesman, Russian forces are “conducting development on a large entrance” in Ukraine.
Mariupol, on the Azov Sea, is a strategic port metropolis permitting vital maritime entry and its seize might see Moscow’s troops, coming from the annexed Crimean peninsula, join with the forces of separatist-controlled Donbas
Ukraine says over 60,000 males returned from overseas to battle
Ukraine’s protection minister, Oleksii Reznikov, mentioned on Saturday that greater than 60,000 Ukrainian males had returned from overseas to assist defend their nation in opposition to the Russian invasion.
He mentioned their return enabled the formation of 12 extra fight brigades.
Poland’s Border Guard mentioned final Sunday that some 22,000 individuals had crossed into Ukraine because the previous Thursday, when Russia invaded the nation.
On Thursday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy mentioned the primary of 16,000 overseas fighters had been making their approach to Ukraine “to guard freedom and life for us, and for all.” That quantity has not been independently verified.
Russian, Ukrainian forces stop fireplace for humanitarian corridors
Beginning 10 a.m. Moscow time (0700 UTC), Russian troops will cease firing to permit humanitarian corridors out of the Ukrainian cities of Mariupol and Volnovakha within the jap Donetsk area, the Russian Protection Ministry mentioned.
The mayor of Mariupol, Vadym Boychenko, has mentioned the evacuation of civilians will start at 0900 UTC, with Russia’s RIA information company citing metropolis authorities as saying the hall shall be open for 5 hours.
Russian and Ukrainian negotiators had agreed to arrange humanitarian corridors in components of Ukraine badly hit by preventing. One other spherical of talks is anticipated this weekend.
Mykhailo Podolyak, a Ukrainian negotiator and adviser to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, mentioned “humanitarian evacuation corridors are being ready for opening.”
“The events briefly ceased fireplace within the space of the corridors,” he added.
The southeastern port metropolis of Mariupol, dwelling to round 450,000 individuals, has been encircled and below Russian fireplace for days. Its mayor mentioned there was no extra operating water, electrical energy or heating.
In keeping with RIA, Russia’s Protection Ministry mentioned its troops will nonetheless proceed a “broad offensive” in Ukraine.
PayPal shuts down providers in Russia
The web funds firm Paypal PayPal Holdings Inc. on Saturday joined many different monetary and tech firms in suspending operations in Russia over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, Reuters information company reported.
The corporate’s president and CEO, Dan Schulman, mentioned PayPal “stands with the worldwide group in condemning Russia’s violent navy aggression in Ukraine,” based on Reuters.
The corporate had already stopped accepting new customers in Russia on Wednesday.
The transfer comes after Ukrainian authorities officers urged PayPal to drop its providers in Russia and to assist them increase cash to help charities helping the Ukrainian inhabitants.
PayPal mentioned on Friday that it had succeeded in elevating greater than $150 million (€137 million) for such charities.
Russia working to encircle Kyiv and Kharkiv, says Ukrainian military
Russian troops want to encircle the Ukrainian capital Kyiv and the jap metropolis of Kharkiv, the Ukrainian armed forces have mentioned.
Russia’s offensive has entered its tenth day with aerial help and using high-precision weapons, a report from the Ukrainian forces mentioned on Saturday, based on information company dpa.
Russia additionally continued its try to achieve the executive borders of the Luhansk and Donetsk areas because it seems to create a land hall from Russian-annexed Crimea to the separatist areas, the report added.
Elon Musk says Starlink will not block Russian information sources
Area X chief Elon Musk has mentioned that his Starlink satellite tv for pc web supplier won’t block Russian information sources.
Musk claimed in a tweet that some international locations, which didn’t embrace Ukraine, have advised Starlink to dam Russian information sources.
“We won’t achieve this except at gunpoint,” Musk mentioned. “Sorry to be a free speech absolutist.”
The tech mogul had on Thursday warned that Starlink web service might be focused by a Russian assault.
Musk had additionally just lately despatched Starlink antennas to Ukraine to assist civilians keep on-line amid the invasion.
Musk’s assertion comes as Russia blocked Fb and handed a legislation that gave Moscow stronger powers to clamp down on unbiased journalism.
Journalists have additionally mentioned that they had been instructed by Russian authorities to solely publish data primarily based on official sources, which describe the warfare as a “particular navy operation” and declare it’s supposed to “liberate” Russian-speaking communities in Ukraine.
Singapore sanctions Russia
Singapore has introduced sanctions in opposition to Moscow within the strongest stand on the Russian invasion of Ukraine by a Southeast Asian nation to date.
The sanctions embrace a ban on coping with 4 Russian banks and an export ban on electronics, computer systems and navy objects as a response to what Singapore mentioned was Russia’s “harmful precedent” in Ukraine.
It’s uncommon for the worldwide transport hub to impose sanctions of its personal. Nevertheless, Singapore mentioned it will not enable the export of things that would inflict hurt on or subjugate Ukrainians or assist Moscow launch cyber assaults.
“We can not settle for the Russian authorities’s violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of one other sovereign state,” Singapore’s Overseas Ministry mentioned on Saturday. “For a small state like Singapore, this isn’t a theoretical precept, however a harmful precedent. This is the reason Singapore has strongly condemned Russia’s unprovoked assault.”
UN Safety Council to fulfill on humanitarian disaster
The United Nations Safety Council will convene an emergency assembly on the humanitarian disaster triggered in Ukraine by the Russian invasion, diplomats mentioned on Friday.
Following the general public session scheduled for Monday, the 15 members of the Safety Council will meet behind closed doorways to mull over a attainable draft decision, information company AFP reported, citing a diplomat.
The closed-door assembly has reportedly been proposed by Mexico and France.
The 2 international locations have been urgent for a draft that urges an finish to hostilities in Ukraine and requires a movement of humanitarian support and safety of civilians.
Russia, as a everlasting member with the ability to veto any Safety Council decision, is extraordinarily unlikely to permit any decision in opposition to it to move.
Over 1.2 million individuals have fled Ukraine because the Russian invasion started.
Assaults on Kyiv and Mariupol
A number of Ukrainian cities have come below renewed assault because the warfare enters into its second week.
The southeastern port metropolis of Mariupol has been encircled and shelled. Mariupol is situated on the Azov Beach, instantly west of the earlier line of contact between Ukrainian and pro-Russian forces.
In keeping with Mariupol Mayor Vadym Boychenko, the town had no water, warmth or electrical energy and was operating out of meals after 5 days below assault. Ukrainian presidential advisor Oleksiy Arestovych mentioned Mariupol was “partially below siege.”
In the meantime, Kyiv got here below renewed assault and explosions might be heard from the town middle. A Russian armored column had been stalled outdoors the town for days.
Arestovych mentioned battles involving airstrikes and artillery continued northwest of Kyiv.
He added that the northeastern cities of Kharkiv and Okhtyrka got here below heavy fireplace.
Abstract of occasions in Ukraine-Russia disaster on Friday
Russia got here below heavy criticism on Friday over shelling the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, Europe’s largest nuclear energy plant. Russian troops took management of the ability plant after preventing early Friday morning.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy slammed NATO for its choice to not implement a no-fly zone over Ukraine.
“Realizing that new strikes and casualties are inevitable, NATO intentionally determined to not shut the sky over Ukraine,” Zelenskyy mentioned in a video printed by the presidency.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed laws imposing harsh jail phrases for publishing “pretend information” about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The transfer led a number of information organizations to reevaluate their operations in Moscow. Different worldwide information companies, together with DW, have been blocked inside Russia together with the social media networks Fb and Twitter. The transfer has critical implications for Russians’ skill to entry unbiased sources of data.
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