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News From Ukraine As Ukraine begins its new chapter of peace, international media are buzzing about the events unfolding in the country. Some of the headlines in the last week have included: the killing of a Russian journalist by a rocket strike in Kyiv while on assignment, the evacuation of civilians from a besieged steel plant in Mariupol, and the awarding of the Pulitzer Prize to two Ukrainian journalists for their work covering the war. Noticias Urbanas

Russian journalist Oksana Baulina killed by rocket strike while on assignment in Kyiv

News From Ukraine The death of Russian journalist Oksana Baulina in a rocket attack on her Kyiv assignment comes as a blow to press freedom in Ukraine. Baulina, who lived in Latvia, was based in Kyiv and worked for a non-profit founded by Alexei Navalny, a vocal Kremlin critic. Her coworkers and friends have called for justice and accountability for Baulina’s death.

Baulina left her job at a prestigious magazine to report on corruption in Russia. She reported from Kyiv and Lviv, and her reporting prompted the Russian government to label her organization as an “extremist organization.” Her death is the first in a series of deadly attacks on journalists in Ukraine. A Russian official has threatened to avenge her death.

Japanese economic sanctions against Russia

News From Ukraine The government of Japan has imposed a ban on the import of 38 Russian products, including alcoholic beverages, timber-related goods, cars, motorbike parts, and electrical machinery. However, the government’s response to the crisis in Ukraine is not without controversy. While the ban will affect domestic industries, it will not prevent new investments in Russia. However, new investors will be required to seek government permission before acquiring more than a 10% stake in Russian companies or providing loans to these businesses.

Various economic sanctions against Russia have been put into place by the Japanese government, based on the Foreign Exchange Act. The measures include import/export restrictions, freezing the assets of specific individuals, and a ban on issuing and circulating securities. These sanctions are effective until March 21, 2022. But they may not be enough to prevent the country from committing war crimes against the United States. As a result, businesses operating in Japan should keep an eye on the latest developments to avoid a potential backlash from the measures.

Evacuation of civilians from besieged steel plant in Mariupol

News From Ukraine The UN and Ukrainian authorities have facilitated the evacuation of civilians from the besieged steel plant in Mariupol, Ukraine. As part of the operation, Ukrainian fighters and international organizations brought out small groups of civilians. Both sides were using a white flag system to stop fighting, but the Russians have increased the fire on the mill. Ukraine is calling for international humanitarian assistance and has appealed for help.

The International Committee of the Red Cross has confirmed the evacuation of at least 50 civilians from the besieged steel plant in Mariupol. The group was handed over to representatives of the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross. According to Russian military officials, the group included 11 children. The evacuation process is ongoing. In the meantime, the Russians have accused Ukraine of violating a ceasefire agreement.

Radio Liberty journalist Vera Gyrych killed in strike on Kyiv

US-funded radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty has confirmed that a missile has struck the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, killing journalist Vera Gyrych, a producer at the station. Gyrych had been working at Radio Liberty’s Kyiv bureau since early 2018, and had spent time in Ukrainian newsrooms before joining the agency. The radio station’s editorial board has extended condolences to the Gyrych family, calling her an incredibly bright and professional individual. It has also expressed concern that a strike on Kyiv by the Russian military may be a “blatant attempt to censor the media,” according to a statement from the Committee to Protect Journalists.

The UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres visited Kyiv on Thursday and met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Guterres described the conflict as “evil,” and urged Russia to co-operate with the International Criminal Court (ICC).

G7 leaders pledge support to Ukraine on Victory in Europe Day

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and U.S. President Joe Biden are in Kiev on Victory in Europe Day to discuss the conflict in Ukraine. Boris Johnson says the attack by Russian President Vladimir Putin is threatening peace and security throughout Europe.

Earlier this week, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the heavily shelled suburb of Irpin, pledging to support the Ukrainian government in its struggle to regain control of the Ukrainian capital. He also visited the Canadian embassy in Kyiv, where he met with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said he was reassured that Ukraine would prevail against Russia. t.

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