Due to Putin's war of aggression against Ukraine, I will be posting in the coming days on this site and in my News channel on Telegram additionally post information on the situation on the ground and on the external borders with Ukraine.
News from Ukraine 23.06.2022
- EU leaders are currently deciding at their top-level meeting on the Candidate status for Ukraine and the prospects for other applicant states.
- Following the European Parliament, the other EU institutions have now also Russian lobbyists banned from the premises.
- Experts from Microsoft have since the beginning of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine... in 42 countries attacks by Russian hackers noted.
News from Ukraine 22.06.2022
- The situation of the Ukrainian armed forces in the Donbass deterioratesbecause Russia has a dominant artillery and always new material. In order to defend itself, Ukraine urgently needs further deliveries of weapons.
- In the villages around Kiev occupied by Russia until April, still regularly found bodies of peoplewho were murdered by Russian troops.
- Italy's Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio is left the Five Star Movementbecause there is a dispute in the party over arms deliveries to Ukraine. Di Maio supports the course of the head of government Mario Draghi, who wants to supply weapons. Some of his party's deputies are following his lead.
News from Ukraine 21.06.2021
- Lithuania has announced, to stop transit traffic to the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad.
- The Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov has donated his Nobel Peace Prize medal to the benefit of Ukrainian refugee children. to be auctioned for 103.5 million US-$.
- According to Ukrainian data, Russia holds more than 1,500 Ukrainian civilians in prisons detained. Among the detained civilians, he said, were Ukrainian priests, volunteers, activists, journalists and heads of local government agencies.
News from Ukraine 20.06.2022
- The EU Foreign Ministers are meeting today in Luxembourg to discuss the further support for Ukraine. Statements are expected on the EU Commission's proposal to grant Ukraine the status of an accession candidate.
- The Ukrainian parliament has approved the Music by artists with Russian citizenship banned in public. Exceptions apply to artists who have publicly condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
- They fled Ukraine with their children, their husbands had to stay. Die Zeit talks to three women about the difficult long distance relationship.
News from Ukraine 17.06.2022
- The EU Commission is in favor of Ukraine officially becoming a Candidate for accession to the European Union to appoint.
- 60 percent of people in Germany are in favor of the Ukraine to join the EU in the next few years.
- No radio, no electricity, no Internet: Russia wanted Ukraine too Bringing cyberspace to its knees. But the country remained online.
News from Ukraine 15.06.2022
- The War in Ukraine has fundamentally changed the lives of many people. This is also true of Oleh Kadanov and Serhij Zhadan. Before the war, they worked as artists, but now they support the Ukrainian army.
- Ukraine has received from the West after Information from the government in Kiev received only about ten percent of the weapons it requested.
- The imprisoned Russian oppositionist Alexei Navalny has been taken to an unknown location, according to his spokeswoman.
News from Ukraine 14.06.2022
- Selensky demanded a clearer position from Olaf Scholz on the Ukraine war and warned of a "Balancing act between Kiev and Moscow". warned.
- The New York Times published a guest editorial titled: ‚The German Chancellor promised to stop Putin. Then he did nothing."
- Since the beginning of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine at the end of February, people in Germany have, according to a survey at least 812 million euros donated. This is the highest volume of donations in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany.
News from Ukraine 13.06.2022
- Amnesty International notes in a report that Russian troops in Kharkiv killed hundreds of civilians through indiscriminate shelling with widely banned cluster munitions and unguided rockets on residential areas.
- Unknown hackers have created a Message against the war in Ukraine placed on websites of the Russian state television.
- All nine Nuclear powers stock up their arsenals. According to a report by the peace research institute Sipri, the number of nuclear warheads will increase in the coming years. The mirror has summarized the results.
News from Ukraine 10.06.2022
- The pro-Russian separatists in Donetsk have two Britons and one Moroccan sentenced to deathbecause they fought for Ukraine.
- Cem Özdemir has arrived in Ukraine. Scheduled to meet with Ukrainian counterpart Mykola Solskyj in Kiev to discuss agricultural stabilization and how to enable Ukrainian grain exports after exports through Black Sea ports are blocked.
- The EU Commission is expected to make its recommendation on the matter next week Friday (June 17), whether Ukraine will be granted EU candidate status should be.
News from Ukraine 9.06.2022
- In European countries, according to an analysis by the UNHCR, around 4.8 million refugees from Ukraine to – of which 780,000 are in Germany. Around 3.2 million Ukrainians are covered by the EU's temporary admission directive.
- Before Russia's war of aggression on all of Ukraine, the country was divided in many ways. Now there is great unity and domestic political conflicts are put on the back burner for the time being.
- The traditional TV Citizen Question Time „The Direct Wire“This year's event, during which citizens can ask Putin questions, will not take place in June, as it often has before. It is unclear whether Putin does not want to address the Ukraine war or whether there are health reasons.
News from Ukraine 8.06.2022
- The World Bank has further €1.4 billion in aid for Ukraine was announced. The new funds would be used to pay the wages of government employees and workers in the social sector.
- Actually, Ukraine expects a good harvest, but in the disputed territories the harvest fails in many places and exports fail due to the Russian naval blockade. This threatens skyrocketing wheat prices and famine all over the world.
- Photographer and artist Oxana Yushko portrays Ukrainian-Russian families, she herself comes from one. Her project she calls „Familia“.
News from Ukraine 7.06.2022
- Ukrainian President Selensky is currently vigorously campaigning for the status of his country as a candidate for EU accession.
- Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock (Greens) wants Ukraine in the EU, saying, "It's not enough to say, 'Yes, you belong to Europe - you belong in the European Union.'" But German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) is keeping a low profile.
- The Ministry of Defense in Kiev announcedThe Russian Navy said it had succeeded in pushing the ships back to a distance of more than 100 kilometers from the country's Black Sea coast. The latter had been deprived of "total control" over the northwest of the Black Sea.
News from Ukraine 6.06.2022
- Russia has Kiev and a suburb back rocket-propelled. It is the first attack on the capital since the end of April.
- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov could not enter Serbia because Bulgaria, Montenegro and Northern Macedonia russian government aircraft denied overflight.
- Ukrainian diplomats and politicians have the warning of Macron, Russia not to humiliate, sharply criticized. "Because Russia humiliates itself," wrote Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba on Twitter.
News from Ukraine 3.06.2022
- Parliament Speaker Roberta Metsola issued yesterday lobbyists of Russian companies House ban in the European Parliament. Our Green Group urged very much to this step.And here you can find the Campaign page of the Greens.
- A decision could be made as early as this month, whether Ukraine will be granted candidate status for the EU.
- The Ukrainian journalist Denis Trubetskoy writes how people in Kiev After a hundred days of war feel. More than 90 percent of Ukrainians believe in the victory of the Ukrainian armed forces.
News from Ukraine 01.06.2022
- U.S. President Joe Biden writes in a guest post that the U.S. will continue to help Ukraine with the Supply of modern weapons systems and financial assistance help and will continue to strictly sanction Russia, but also do not want to risk a war of Russia with NATO. Biden also stresses that he will not try to convince Ukraine to cede territory.
- Russian troops have been embattled city of Sjewjerodonzek in eastern Ukraine largely conquered. Sjewjerodonzek, with a population of 105,000 until recently, is largely destroyed.
- Kremlin critic Navalny is facing further accusations from the Russian judiciary. As the 45-year-old wrote on Instagram, he was informed that another case had been opened against him for forming an extremist group and that he faces another 15 years in prison. Navalny had only been sentenced to nine years in March.
News from Ukraine 31.05.2022
- In the case of a Russian attack on a bus on refugees in Ukraine French journalist Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff was killed. The French anti-terror prosecutor's office has now opened an investigation.
- The glass trophy in the form of a microphone, which Kalush Orchestra received for winning the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin had received, is auctioned for $ 900,000 have been. With the proceeds they want to support the army.
- The US streaming service Netflix is no longer available to the people of Russia.
News from Ukraine 30.05.2022
- North of Kherson, the Ukrainian army has captured a successful counteroffensive for the time being launched. Russia is seeking the accession of the occupied region by referendum.
- According to a report, the federal government has agreed on criteria for the Admission of particularly vulnerable opposition members from Russia set.
- Normality everywhere - on playgrounds, picnic areas, at bathing lakes: The Pictures of Ukrainian photographer Lisa Bukreyeva tell what was taken from their country.
News from Ukraine 25.05.2022
- Round 200 bodies were found in Mariupol in the rubble of a bunker when the blocks of a high-rise building were demolished.
- After the conquest of Mariupol, Russian forces intensify their Attacks in Eastern Ukraine and many people wonder whether it is more dangerous to flee or to stay.
- Russian oligarchs have access in the EU to Assets of just under ten billion euros lost
News from Ukraine 24.05.2022
- In the Ukraine become according to the attorney general investigated some 13,000 cases of alleged Russian war crimes.
- At first war crimes trial In Ukraine, a Russian soldier was sentenced to life imprisonment. He had confessed to shooting an unarmed civilian.
- The Russian Prosecutor General's Office has German Heinrich Böll Foundation declared an "undesirable organization and thus de facto banned in the country.
News from Ukraine 23.05.2022
- Selenskyj speaks of 50 to 100 dead Ukrainian soldiers a day and the Baltic countries stop electricity imports from Russia.
- Since the Russian invasion Martial law in Ukraine. Now the parliament in Kiev has extended this condition by 90 days. Adult men between the ages of 18 and 60 will continue to be allowed to leave the country only in exceptional cases.
- For many who want to escape from eastern Ukraine, there is only the open escape route to Russia. But most of them do not want to stay there. A network of Russian volunteers helps them to continue their journey.
News from Ukraine 19.05.2022
- The International Criminal Court is sending more experts than ever before to Evidence of war crimes to collect. A Russian soldier is already on trial in Kiev.
- The Ukrainian President Selenskyj wants to extend the martial law imposed because of the Russian invasion and the ordered mobilization for three months.
- According to a Study by the Institute of the German Economy (IW) Ukrainian refugees have good opportunities on the German labor market.
News from Ukraine 18.05.2022
- Ukraine and Russia have suspended negotiations to end the war for the time being, according to both sides. Deutschlandfunk reports.
- For weeks, countless people have sought shelter in Kharkiv's metro stations. Now that the Russians have withdrawn, the trains are supposed to start running again. But some are afraid of what might await them outside. ARD was on site.
- Serbia and Bulgaria have traditionally had close ties with Russia. But that has changed since the attack on Ukraine. The Süddeutsche Zeitung explains the developments.
News from Ukraine 17.05.2022
- The EU foreign ministers have decided that Ukraine will receive another 500 million euros in military aid from the EU. This brings the total military aid coming from the EU alone to two billion euros. BR reports.
- According to Ukrainian data, more than 260 soldiers evacuated from the besieged Azov steel plant from Mariupol.
- In view of the Russian war of aggression, Finland and Sweden want to join NATO as soon as possible. But Turkish President Erdoğan does not want to agree to this.
News from Ukraine 16.05.2022
- The Ukrainian counteroffensive near Kharkiv shows success: At one point, Ukrainian soldiers were able to advance to the Russian border.
- The Lviv city administration has become the target of a cyberattack suspected to be carried out by Russian hackers. The attack on Friday had rendered some city services unavailable. The Standard reports.
- According to experts, neo-Nazis hardly play a role in the resistance against Russia - not even in the group of foreign volunteers. The Frankfurter Rundschau reports.
News from Ukraine 13.05.2022
- The EU wants another 500 million euros for the supply of weapons and equipment to the Ukrainian armed forces.
- In a special session on Ukraine, the United Nations Human Rights Council condemned atrocities documented by experts in Russian-occupied territories. Only China and Eritrea voted against.
- Maria Alyokhina of Pussy Riot disguised herself as a food delivery person in order to get out of her apartment building, which was under surveillance, and flee Russia. Yesterday she gave an anti-war concert in Berlin.
News from Ukraine 12.05.2022
- Russian forces allegedly used internationally banned cluster munitions in Ukraine. Hundreds of civilians have been killed and schools, homes and hospitals damaged. Here The Human Rights Watch report to this.
- Russian forces have stepped up their attacks in the east of the country, according to Ukrainian sources, with some gains in terrain in the Donbass region. More info on the course of the war in the Newsticker of the Tagesspiegel.
- On the day of their wedding, Russia invades Ukraine. Like many other Russian opposition members, Polina and Arshak flee to Germany - and are afraid that they will have to go back. The Frankfurter Rundschau spoke with them.
News from Ukraine 11.05.2022
- As first German member of the government Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock traveled to Ukraine and spoke with those affected in Butscha. In Kiev, she announced the reopening of the German Embassy.
Annalena Baerbock's statement from Butscha can be found at here.
- According to the Ukrainian General Staff. several villages were recaptured. The goal was to push the Russian military back to the border.
- In the eastern Ukrainian city of Isyum, according to the regional government, the Bodies of 44 civilians recovered from the rubble of a destroyed house.
News from Ukraine 10.05.2022
- Ukraine reports fierce attacks on Odessa. At least one person was reportedly killed and five injured.
- According to the Lewada Institute. Approval of the war in Ukraine in Russia dropped from 81 percent in April to 74 percent now. The clear majority still seems to back Putin's war, but not all of those who oppose it admit it in a survey.
- The President of the Bundestag, Bärbel Bas, after her return from the Ukraine for a Ukraine's early accession to the EU pronounced. Commission head von der Leyen plans to announce before the end of June whether the country will be granted candidate status.
News from Ukraine 9.05.2022
- Volodymyr Selenskyj has used the celebration of the victory over Nazism as an opportunity to Putin Accuse of forgetting history and compares the Russian war of aggression with that of the Nazis.
- The Day of Liberation from National Socialism this year will be overshadowed by Russian propagandawhich uses this day to justify the attack on Ukraine.
- Expert:inside feared that Putin today will be a Partial or general mobilization could exclaim – but he did not.
News from Ukraine 5.05.2022
- Since the beginning of the Russian war of aggression, more than 600,000 people from Ukraine registered as refugees in Germany have been carried out. According to this, a good 80 percent of the adults were women. Almost 40 percent of the refugees are children.
- The Ban on men leaving the country of military age from Ukraine could be relaxed, according to considerations of the Kiev leadership.
- According to Moscow, so far 1.1 million Ukrainians brought to Russiaincluding 200,000 children. The Ukrainian government speaks of deportation. The refugee aid organization Pro Asyl also takes offense at the practice.
News from Ukraine 4.05.2022
- It continues to sit Civilians in the besieged Azov Valley Steelworks stuck in Mariupol. Whether further evacuations can take place is questionable. According to Russia and Ukraine, Russian troops have begun storming the plant.
- EU Commission proposes Oil embargo against Russia before.
- Russia's largest bank, Sberbank, is said to be excluded from the Swift international banking system become
News from Ukraine 3.05.2022
- The Russian Air Force continued its attacks on targets in Ukraine last night. The target was again the Odessa port city.
- Hitler comparison causes outrage in Israel Russia's Foreign Minister Lavrov compared Ukrainian President Selenskyj to Hitler. In doing so, he is also serving an anti-Semitic conspiracy myth.
- For fear of becoming Russia's next target of attack people leave the Republic of Moldova. At the same time, according to UNHCR, nearly 450,000 people have fled Ukraine via Moldova.
News from Ukraine 2.05.2022
- For today another Rescue operation for the trapped in the besieged Azovstal steel plant planned. A bus convoy brought dozens of civilians out of the steelworks besieged by Russian soldiers over the weekend.
- The open letter of artists and intellectuals around „Emma“-editor Alice Schwarzer is a call for surrender to Ukraine. And at the same time a document of cluelessness and arrogance, says the Ukrainian journalist Denis Trubetskoy.
- For many journalists in Ukraine the Situation life threateningSeveral have already been killed. They continue to report - and at the same time are emotionally involved in the events as citizens of their country.
News from Ukraine 29.04.2022
- While UN Secretary General António Guterres was visiting the Ukrainian capital Kiev, Russian missiles hit nearby. For the first time in about two weeks, the Ukrainian capital has been Kiev again shelled with Russian missiles been.
- With the invasion of Ukraine, Putin wanted to Overthrow government in Kiev. According to a report, the Russian invaders came very close to President Selenskyj and his family in the first hours of the war.
- Nobel Peace Prize laureate and editor-in-chief of Russia's last independent newspaper „Novaya Gazeta“, Dmitry Muratov, died on April 7, according to U.S. Victim of a poison attack by Russian secret services have become.
News from Ukraine 28.04.2022
- In the besieged city of Kherson in the south of Ukraine during the night there were Several explosions were given. According to Ukrainian sources, the regions of Kharkiv and Sumy in the east were shelled with artillery and mortars by the Russian side.
- A top manager of Gazprombank has changed sides: he wants to work for Ukraine fight against the Russian troops. He also makes serious accusations against the leadership in Moscow.
- With the attacks on the south of Ukraine, could also be the Moldova becomes a target of Russian aggression become
News from Ukraine 27.04.2022
- The Russian company Gazprom no longer wants to supply natural gas to Poland and Bulgaria. The Polish Prime Minister Morawiecki speaks of a Blackmail attempt by Moscow – but his country was prepared.
- The Russian war of aggression in Ukraine is already having a massive impact on the Economy in Eastern Europe out. Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania are likely to slip into recession this year.
- According to Economics Minister Robert Habeck, Germany can now earlier completely emancipate from Russian oil. A timely delivery stop had become "manageable". On Twitter, Robert Habeck explains in this video how it can work.
News from Ukraine 26.04.2022
- The federal government wants Tank deliveries to Ukraine allow. The Krauss-Maffei Wegmann defense company is to be allowed to sell „Gepard“anti-aircraft tanks from former Bundeswehr stocks.
- The Tagesschau has also summarized which states supply which weapons.
- In the view of Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, Russia will meanwhile aware of his defeat. This is probably why Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is threatening nuclear weapons.
News from Ukraine 25.04.2022
- U.S. Ministers Blinken and Austin visited Kiev on Sunday. They told President Selenskyj further $300 million military aid to.
- According to research by several media in Butscha numerous civilian:inside victims so-called flechette artillery.
- A clandestine Network of Railway Workers, Hackers and Security Forces Critical of the Regime in Belarus paralyzed parts of the supply for Putin's troops in Ukraine.
News from Ukraine 22.04.2022
- Near the port city of Mariupol is a Mass grave discovered have been. Up to 9000 people are said to have been buried in it.
- In the dispute over the supply of heavy weapons to Ukraine, Chancellor Scholz is coming under increasing pressure. But what has Germany already delivered, who demands what – and what is the benefit of a ring exchange of tanks?
- Climate expert Lesia Vasylenko from the Ukrainian parliament explains the Reconstruction plan.
News from Ukraine 21.04.2022
- Up to thousand civilian:inside are still said to be holding out in the Mariupol steel mill. Kremlin leader Putin now wants to seal off the area completely. Russia has declared the rest of Mariupol conquered.
- In order to be able to fend off Russia's attacks, Ukraine needs above all heavy weapons. Germany has been hesitant so far. tagesschau summarizes how things look in other NATO countries.
- The head of the military administration of the Luhansk region declared that 80% of the territory of the region... under Russian control would stand.
News from Ukraine 20.04.2022
- The Situation at the embattled steel plant in Mariupol is confusing. The last Ukrainian soldiers in the city have entrenched themselves there.
- The Netherlands will heavy weapons to Ukraine supply. In Germany, too, a majority is in favor of supplying heavy weapons to Ukraine.
- Greens call for reappraisal of Manuela Schwesig's role in Nord Stream 2 and the controversial Foundation for Climate and Environmental Protection MV.
News from Ukraine 19.04.2022
- According to President Selenskyj, during the night the Russian major offensive in the east Ukraine started.
- Since the beginning of the Russian war of aggression on the whole of Ukraine, nearly five million people fled the country.
- Because the traditional Easter marches were unfortunately unable to condemn Russian wars and demand necessary consequences, we as Leave No One Behind made an alternative Easter march with Vitsche and Adopt a Revolution.
News from Ukraine 08.04.2022
- From the rubble of two residential buildings alone in the Ukrainian city of Borodyanka reportedly recovered 26 bodies recovered. President Selenskyj assumes even more victims by Russian troops.
- Refugees from Ukraine should From June Basic security received. The federal and state governments have also reached an agreement on how to share the costs.
- The EU states have a series of further sanctions against Russia launched – including coal embargo.
- The Editor-in-chief of the anti-government Russian newspaper "Novaya Gazeta" attacked on a train and showered with paint. The attack seems to be connected with the coverage of the Ukraine war.
- The Russian invasion of Ukraine divides Germany's neo-Nazis: While some groups support the authoritarian Russian leader and his rejection of NATO, others declare solidarity with the far-right Azov Battalion in Ukraine.
News from Ukraine 7.04.2022
- According to SPIEGEL information, the BND has radio traffic alleged perpetrators of the massacre in Butscha recorded. According to this, the brutal acts are part of the strategy of Putin's army.
- The Ukrainian government has called on people in the east of the country to leave the region immediately. There is a great and deadly offensive of the Russian army on the Donbass is imminent.
- A majority of MEPs in the EU Parliament have approved a Immediate stop of supply of oil, coal and gas demanded from Russia.
- The United Nations General Assembly votes this afternoon on a Russia's temporary exclusion from the Human Rights Council from.
- A video circulating on the net that shows the Execution of a seriously wounded Russian soldier by Ukrainian troops has been verified by the "New York Times".
News from Ukraine 6.04.2022
- Irina and Evgeni buried their neighbors. Mortician Sergei recovered twenty bodies with their hands tied behind their backs. The taz reports on the survivors after the Butscha massacre.
- After the crimes against humanity in Butscha, the EU Commission to ban coal imports from Russia. However, voices are also growing louder calling for an end to gas imports from Russia.
- To date, the federal government has issued a immediate embargo of Russian gas, oil and coal because it considers the consequences for the economy to be too great.
- Today, the NATO foreign ministers on new arms deliveries for Ukraine. In the process, offensive weapons are also to be discussed – this would be a new level of support.
- Anonymous published sensitive data of 120,000 Russian soldiers.
News from Ukraine 05.04.2022
- The journalist Anstasia Magasova has Talked to the survivors in Butscha and reports on the situation on the ground for the taz. Here you can follow the author on Twitter.
- EU Commission President von der Leyen and EU Foreign Affairs Commissioner Borrell plan to travel to Kiev this week. Read about this and many other important developments in the liveblog of the dailies.
- Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock supports the investigations of the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court into the situation in Ukraine and in particular the massacre in Butcha "quite explicitly."
- The Russian state news agency "Ria Novosti" has published a guest editorialwhich calls for the destruction of Ukraine under the heading of "denazification". In addition, it calls for punishing and killing tens of thousands of people who participate in the defense of Ukraine.
- In the meantime 4.3 million people fled Ukraine. So far, 310,000 refugees from Ukraine have been registered in Germany, although the real number is significantly higher because Ukrainians do not have to register in Germany immediately.
News from Ukraine 04.04.2022
- There are horrific images of hundreds of civilians killedwhich go around the world from the Ukrainian Butscha.
- The European press largely agreesIn view of the images from Butscha, no one should look away any longer. The media are calling for tougher sanctions, a warrant for Putin's arrest and a judicial investigation.
- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, in the face of atrocities committed against civilians, has given the Russian troops accused of genocide.
- After the crimes against humanity in Butscha, we have Europe Greens called on the federal government, to immediately impose new sanctions against Russia.
- On Sunday, the Russian troops have completed their Attacks on the east and south of Ukraine continued. The destination was also the port city of Odessa on the Black Sea.
News from Ukraine 1.04.2022
- EU Parliament President Roberta Metsola has come to a Visit to the Ukrainian capital Kiev broken open
- The Ukrainian army makes according to British intelligence small progress and recaptures some villages.
- Selenskyj has warned his compatriots against itThe Russian government is not rushing to judge the withdrawal of Russian troops from several territories as a victory. This is merely a Russian tactic, Selenskyj said in his daily address to the nation.
- Actually, Russia wanted to open an escape corridor from the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol in the morning. According to Municipality data but this has not yet happened. At the same time, there is growing concern about new attacks.
- The Azov regiment is full of self-confessed right-wing extremists. But because the Ukrainian government is happy about every fighter, she enlisted the group in the National Guard.
News from Ukraine 31.03.2022
- The Russian leadership has a Ceasefire for the port city of Mariupol offered. Ukraine initially expressed skepticism, but is now sending 45 buses to evacuate residents.
- 20,200 students now have a Space in German classrooms found. However, the actual number is likely to be much higher.
- Ksenia Kucharenko fled from Ukraine to Poland. She has found a helpful host family, but slowly the euphoria gives way on both sides.
- The Caucasus region of South Ossetia wants a Referendum on joining the Russian Federation hold. The region was occupied by Putin in 2008 during the Georgian War.
- Russian President Vladimir Putin gets from his advisers, according to U.S. government estimates No honest description of the situation in the Ukraine war. Putin's high-ranking advisers would be too afraid to tell him the truth.
News from Ukraine 30.03.2022
- The Russian military in the southern Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv has apparently attacked a building of the territorial administration with a missile. Several people died in the process.
- The Russian announcement to curb fighting near Kiev, has been received with doubts in Ukraine and in the West.
- Belgium has 21 and the Netherlands 17 Russian diplomats expelled on corruption charges. Recently, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania had already declared ten Russian diplomats undesirables.
- Meeting of the Visegrád Group cancelledPoles and Czechs are not traveling to Budapest because they think that Hungary's Prime Minister Orbán is not distancing himself enough from Russia.
- According to UNHCR, more than four million people have fled Ukraine.This and other updates on the war in Ukraine, can be found at the tagesschau.
News from Ukraine 29.03.2022
- Due to the Russian war of aggression, according to the Ukrainian government, in the port city besieged for weeks alone Mariupol more than 5,000 people been killed.
- Ukraine reports the recapture of the town of Irpin near Kiev. For more on the current state of the war, see tagesschau.de
- The EU Council sets the stage with a ten-point plan on a voluntary distribution of refugees. There will be no fixed quotas for the time being.
- The independent daily newspaper Novaya Gazeta suspends its work in Russia for the time being. Now that the Dozhd television station and the Ekho Moskvy radio channel have ceased their work, there are hardly any mass media in Russia that are critical of the government.
- Many AfD politicians gladly pandered to autocrat Putin. Since the invasion of Ukraine, they have been as deeply divided as the entire far right.
News from Ukraine 28.03.2022
- The Ukrainian troops say they have launched successful counterattacks against Russian forces. In the vicinity of the city of Kharkiv in the east of the country, Russian troops had been pushed out of several localities on Sunday. There were also land gains near the capital Kiev, according to Ukrainian military sources.
- The East Ukrainian separatist leader Leonid Passetschnik announces a referendum, to make the Luhansk region a Russian territory.
- Over 3.8 million people have fled Ukraine. 2.2 million fled via Poland and over 380,000 flew via Moldova, which has taken in the most refugees per capita. You can find the UNHCR data here.
- Today, the EU interior ministers are discussing how the refugees from Ukraine will be cared for, distributed and accommodated. ZDF today reports.
- Thousands of children and young people have to cope with the flight from the Ukraine to deal with traumatic experiences. It is important that they are given a sense of normality in daycare centers and schools. Team Upward from ARD Mittagmagazin shows in this video how refugee children get into daycare centers and schools.
News from Ukraine 25.03.2022
- The Ukraine war was yesterday's topic on Three summits in BrusselsNATO's, the G7's and the European Union's. The aim is to isolate Russia, for example by excluding it from the G20 group.
- The European Union accuses Russia of committing war crimes in Ukraine. An early morning statement from the EU summit in Brussels said Russia was attacking civilians and targeting hospitals, schools and shelters, among other targets.
- The issue of a freeze on energy supplies from Russia Divides European Union member states as Ukraine war drags on.
- The Ukrainian forces apparently achieve more and more military successes against the Russian invading army. Especially around the capital Kiev and in Kherson there are said to have been significant setbacks for Russia.
- Cottbus is to become a hub for refugees in Germany in order to relieve the pressure on Berlin. rbb 24 reports.
News from Ukraine 24.03.2022
- Hospitals, schools and homes: the Russian army has already bombed over 1500 civilian targets in Ukraine. The New York Times documents these war crimes here.
- Already at the end of February Ukraine was given a first EU package over 500 million euros for its military. Now the EU states have launched a second package for the same amount. Germany will pay 26 percent of this amount.
- To date, the federal police have issued 246,154 Refugees from the Ukraine in Germany. Since not all are checked on entry, there are probably a few more.The info can be found at the Federal Ministry of the Interior.
- Ukrainian refugees cannot exchange the national currency hryvnia with us. Now the human rights commissioner of the German government, Luise Amtsberg (Greens), among others, is calling for a solution.
- Poland has detained at least 52 people because they fled Ukraine but do not have Ukrainian passports. These are mainly black people – and a clearly racist practice. Der Spiegel spoke with a Cameroonian student who has been detained since March 2 (paywall).
News from Ukraine 23.03.2022
- Both Ukrainian President Selenskyj and Deputy Head of Government Iryna Vereshchuk blame the Russian armed forces, detain more than 100,000 people in the besieged Ukrainian port city of Mariupol.
- Mariupol city administration accuses Russia of deporting citizens as forced laborers. There is no confirmation - but reports of false promises.
- Russian troops try to capture the port city of Mariupol – razing it to the ground. Why is the city so important for Putin's advance in Ukraine?
- The Russian Kremlin critic Navalny has been sentenced to another nine years of penal servitude. His lawyers were reportedly arrested after the trial.
- The whole of Europe is discussing what sanctions the West is still prepared to impose, what consequences the war will have on the global economy and how the EU must now reorganize itself. Eurotopics collects commentaries from all over Europe and translates them into German.
News from Ukraine 22.03.2022
- The 96-year-old Boris Romanchenko survived four German concentration camps - now he was killed by Russian bombs.
- Russian forces have for the first time civilian buildings in the Ukrainian city of Odessa shelled. Odessa is the third largest city in Ukraine and strategically important because it has the largest port.
- About 10 million people in Ukraine were displaced. 6.5 million are still in Ukraine as displaced persons in the country, and 3.5 million have fled Ukraine.
- Among the refugees from Ukraine are many children. Schools are preparing for this with additional classes. The willingness to help is great, but it is not only the financing that has not yet been clarified.
- OCCRP (Organized Crime & Corruption Reporting Project) Has found and documented assets of rich Russians worth more than $17 billion. Villas, castles, yachts, private planes, apartments in London and Paris and much more.
News from Ukraine 21.03.2022
- At "Sound of Peace" we raised over €12.5 million in donations for humanitarian projects. You can watch the entire 11-hour event here check again. With World I talked about the rally and also about how we now need to become independent of Russian gas.
- According to UNHCR, there are now 3.5 million people fled from Ukraine. I told the mirrorthat we should create a fund into which all member states pay and from which money is distributed according to the burden.
- Some men try the Exploit plight of refugee Ukrainian women. Minister of the Interior Faeser now wants to ensure more protection against human traffickers and sex offenders with a high police presence.
- Russia has been at Attacks on the Ukrainian capital Kiev Residential buildings and a shopping center hit.
News from Ukraine 18.03.2022
- Sunday is the big peace rally "Sound of Peace"The event in Berlin will also feature Silbermond, Gentleman, Peter Maffay, Revolverheld, Michael Patrick Kelly, Antje Schomaker and Zoe Wees. We are calling for donations and distributing the money to charitable organizations that provide humanitarian aid in Ukraine, support refugees or help journalists on the ground with their work.
- US President Joe Biden announced millions of dollars in further arms deliveries and military aid to Ukraine, and Russia's President Vladimir Putin for the first time publicly a "War Criminals" called.
- Time has a great contribution about how Germany is currently dealing with the arrival of refugees and also talked to me for this purpose.
- The federal and state governments want to help refugees from Ukraine quickly and without complications. Chancellor Scholz promised financial aid for the countries.
- Because of Russia's attack on Ukraine threatens famine – not only in the war zone but worldwide. This is because the two warring parties are also important grain producers.
News from Ukraine 17.03.2022
- Selensky addressed the Bundestag via video link and criticized that the previous sanctions were not enough. The Speech and a classification can be found at ZDF Heute.
- From the encircled port city of Mariupol was reported last night that Theater of the city had been bombed. There would have been more than 1000 shelter seekers in the building.
- The International Court of Justice ordered Russia to immediately end military violence in Ukraine. The highest court of the United Nations thus upheld a lawsuit filed by Ukraine against Russia.
- Putin kept the mass murderer Assad in power in Syria for years. Now Russia announces that "Syrian volunteers" will participate in the war of aggression against Ukraine.
- Ghanaian professional footballer Najeeb Yakubu has fled Ukraine. A terrible experience - especially since he also experiences racism.
News from Ukraine 16.03.2022
- More than three million people have had to flee Ukraine in less than three weeks. It is the biggest flight movement in Europe since the end of the Second World War. You can find the data of the UNHCR here.
- Despite the ongoing fighting, another 20,000 people have managed to flee the port city of Mariupol, according to Ukrainian sources. Deutschlandfunk reports.
- Since the start of the war on February 24, EU member states have spent over €13 billion on fossil fuels from Russia. By far the largest importer is Germany with over €4 billion. You can find the exact data here.
- Russia has pre-empted its expulsion from the Council of Europe and declared its withdrawal. Tagesschau reports about it.
- EU leaders from Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovenia pledged solidarity to Ukraine during their meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Selenskyj. RND reports on the meeting.
News from Ukraine 15.03.2022
- The Pictures from Mariupol went around the world: Paramedics carry a pregnant woman through the rubble of a maternity hospital in the eastern Ukrainian port city. Now the woman and her unborn child have died.
- „Stop the war. Do not believe the propaganda. Here you are being lied to“, says the poster that Marina Ovsyannikova holds up to the camera on the Russian evening news. You can read more about the courageous journalist at the RND.
- Scarce three million people, according to the UNHCR fled from Ukraine. Of these, around 60 percent fled to and via Poland.
- London's Labour mayor Sadiq Khan calls for housing Ukrainian refugees in the properties of Russian oligarchs. So far, unfortunately, not many Ukrainian refugees have reached the UK because Boris Johnson's Conservative government does not allow them to enter.
- At Berlin Central Station and the Central Bus Station, from Friday to Sunday, around 20,000 Ukrainian war refugees arrived.
News from Ukraine 14.03.2022
- At the weekend reported the Ukrainian military for the first time since the beginning of the war, an air strike near the city of Lviv – not far from the Polish border. This also bombs those parts of Ukraine to which many have fled within their own country.
- In the port city of Mariupol, which is under Russian fire, more than 2500 civilians have been killed so far, according to Ukrainian data. Read more in the Newssticker of the Tagesspiegel.
- Russian soldiers fired warning shots in Kherson after thousands of people took to the streets against the occupiers. According to Ukrainian government Moscow wants to turn the region into a pro-Russian people's republic by means of a pseudo-referendum.
- According to the Federal Ministry of the Interior, 146,998 people have arrived in Germany from Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian attack on February 24, although the real number is probably higher because not all of them are registered. According to the UNHCR, a total of more than 2.8 million people have fled Ukraine so far. Time Online reports.
- You can find the data of the UNHCR here.
- Many people declare their readiness to take in refugees from Ukraine. The Tagesschau explains in this post what to look out for and when to tell the landlord.
News from Ukraine 11.03.2022
- 11-year-old Hassan fled alone from Ukraine to Slovakia. His Ukrainian mother fled with him from Syria to Ukraine when he was still a small child. His Syrian father was killed in the war. Around half of the 2.5 million displaced Ukrainians so far are children. The Washington Post tells Hassan's story.
- The Federal Police has registered over 100,000 people who have fled the war from Ukraine to Germany. The federal states are preparing to accept children who have fled Ukraine in schools.
- Time has met people on the run in Poland, Hungary and Germany and records the impressions in this report.
- Around 10,000 refugees arrive at Berlin's main train station every day. Der Spiegel spoke with the volunteer Aaron Ghantus talked about the situation.
News from Ukraine 10.03.2022
- Putin's bombs destroyed a maternity hospital in Mariupol yesterday afternoon. By the World Health Organization's count, at least 18 clinics, other health facilities or ambulances have been attacked since the war in Ukraine began. The Tagesschau reports.
- President Volodymyr Selenskyj talks to the "Time". about his life as Putin's arch-enemy in besieged Kiev, about the Ukrainians:inside's fight for freedom - and he calls on the West to do more to protect his country. The interview has also been translated into English, French and Russian.
- Within a week, 70,000 refugees from Ukraine have arrived in Berlin. Event spaces like the Festsaal Kreuzberg become emergency accommodations. The Tagesspiegel has its own news ticker on the Ukraine war and Berlin.
- More than 2.3 million people have already fled Ukraine. There are also Over one million internally displaced persons in Ukraine themselves, many of whom hope not to have to move on.
- After Chernobyl, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) now appears to have Contact lost with the Ukrainian nuclear power plant Zaporizhzhya. IAEA chief Grossi said the data link to the monitoring equipment had failed.
News from Ukraine 09.03.2022
- Last night I was a guest on Late Night Berlin together with Wladimir Klitschko, Marina Weisband, Louis Klamroth, Sophie Passmann and Anna Dushime. The aim was to shed light on the war in Ukraine from different perspectives. The You can watch the broadcast here.
- Putin justifies his war of aggression against Ukraine with disinformation and propaganda. At Dekoder you will find explanations and analysis of his lies.
- The International Atomic Energy Agency is no longer connected to the monitoring equipment of the Ukrainian nuclear ruin Chernobyl. In addition, the situation of the personnel detained by the Russian army is deteriorating. tagesschau.de reports.
- Fierce fighting rages in Irpin, Ukraine, and thousands of people try to escape to Kiev. But rockets are hitting there, too. Anastasia Magasova reports on site for the taz.
News from Ukraine 08.03.2022
- In several major cities the situation is getting worse due to encirclement, this applies to Mariupol, Kharkiv and Kiev, among others. The destruction in Mariupol is enormous and there is no more electricity, water and gas.You can read more about it in the Liveblog of the SZ.
- The escape corridor from Mariupol was mined, according to the Red Cross. Deutschlandfunk reports.
- Isabel Schayani stands at the train station in Przemyśl on the Polish-Ukrainian border and reports on the terrible situation. You can follow her on Twitter.
- The AfD became the strongest party in Görlitz, but now the city on the Polish border is showing a very different face. Franziska Schubert, leader of the Green Party in the Saxon state parliament, has transformed her regional office into a coordination center for refugee assistance. Hundreds of helpers have already come forward and hundreds of places to sleep have been made available. Taz reports.
- A new media law in Russia prohibits calling the war in Ukraine a war. The independent broadcaster Doschd was forced to close, and the news sites of Meduza and Echo Moscow can no longer be accessed in Russia. ZDF and ARD cease reporting from Russia. ZDF heute reports.
News from Ukraine 07.03.2022
- I was in Ukraine this weekend, at the railroad station in Lviv and at the external border with Poland, to get an idea of the situation. You can find my first assessment in the ZDF Morning Magazine.
- So far, according to UNHCR data, 1.8 million people have fled Ukraine, of whom over one million have arrived in Poland alone.The current data you can get at UNCHR.
- Germany wants to accept all refugees from Ukraine regardless of their nationality. There will be no upper limit, said Interior Minister Faeser. Currently, more than 10,000 refugees from Ukraine arrive in Berlin every day.
- At Berlin Central Station, Ukrainian refugees, especially young people and women, dubious sleep offers have been made.
- Because most refugees arrive in Berlin, the capital has been redistributing them to other German states and cities since yesterday. The prerequisite for this is that the people have no fixed destination in Germany. tagesschau.de reports.
- Several hundred Ukrainian refugees wanted to continue their journey to Britain via France in recent days, but British border guards sent them away. France has accused Britain of a „lack of humanity“ towards war refugees from Ukraine. Star reports.
News from Ukraine 04.03.2022
- During the night Russian troops shelled the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant. A fire broke out on the site, which has apparently been extinguished in the meantime. According to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), there should be no elevated radioactive levels.
- Shameela Somanje and Shinga Chikura are black and studying medicine in Ukraine. When war broke out, they fled to Poland. They experienced the worst days of their lives.
- At the moment, thousands of Ukrainians are arriving at Berlin's main train station. The willingness to help is enormous. RND took a look at the situation on the ground.
- German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock announced further punitive measures against Russia: "Beyond the three strong sanctions packages we have already adopted, we will take further measures targeted at the center of power Putins meet."
- German neo-Nazis go to Ukraine to wage war. Even if they are few so far: The security authorities are alarmed.
News from Ukraine 03.03.2022
- Over a million people have fled Ukraine in the face of Putin's war of aggression. More than half of them fled across the border to Poland. Updates on the situation and current figures can be found on the UNHCR homepage.
- Ukraine has established an emergency number for foreign students, who need information for their escape. Number: +380934185684
- The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has opened an investigation into possible war crimes in Ukraine.
- By an overwhelming majority, the UN has denounced Russia for its invasion of Ukraine and called for an immediate withdrawal.
- According to Russian data, troops have completely surrounded the port city of Mariupol. Authorities on the ground report heavy shelling. The military convoy on Kiev, on the other hand, has apparently stalled.
- The Russian government cuts off access to two of the most important channels critical of the government: Doshd and Ekho Moskvy. This makes it even more difficult for people in Russia to find out about the real situation in Ukraine.
News from Ukraine 02.03.2022
- During a missile attack on Kiev According to information from the museum management, a building in the immediate vicinity of the Babyn Yar Holocaust memorial has been damaged. Five people were killed in the attack. Selenskyj, who is Jewish himself, denounced on Twitterthat the world was watching while bombs fell on Babyn Yar.
- Ukraine's second largest city, the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, was shelled again that night. Targets included residential areas, Karazin University and a hospital.
- According to government figures, around 500,000 refugees from the neighboring country have arrived in Poland since the start of the Ukraine war.
- The Federal Ministry of the Interior last counted 5,000 registered war refugees from Ukraine in Germany. Since there are no border controls at the EU's internal borders, the number could be higher. Deutsche Bahn allows refugees with Ukrainian passports or ID cards to use all long-distance trains from Poland to Germany free of charge. Around 1,300 refugees arrived in Berlin yesterday evening on several trains from Poland.
- "Special operation" - that's what Putin calls his war of aggression on Ukraine. Anyone who reports otherwise is censored. Russian poet and former dissident Lev Rubinstein writes about a battle of terms in his country that, for him, began well before this attack. He does so at Ekho Moskvy, whose radio station has since been switched off. Dekoder has translated and explained his contribution and also translates many other contributions from Russia.
News from Ukraine 01.03.2022
- Ukraine has applied for admission to the EU. The heads of state of eight EU member states spoke out in favor of opening up an immediate accession perspective for Ukraine.
- At the moment there is a special session in the European Parliament in Brussels. The Ukrainian President Volodymyr Selenskyj is digitally connected and gave a speech, which you can watch (Timeline at 12.45).
- According to yesterday's UN figures, 520,000 people have fled Ukraine so far. More than 280,000 to Poland, 94,000 to Hungary, nearly 40,000 in Moldova, 34,000 in Romania and 30,000 in Slovakia. It is the largest movement of refugees within Europe since the end of World War II. Yesterday's speech by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filip Grandi.
- Since the beginning of the Russian attack, more than 3,000 refugees from Ukraine have arrived in Germany. The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (Bamf) does not currently expect a large movement of refugees to Germany. However, it is not yet possible to make a serious assessment. So far, around 155,000 Ukrainian nationals have been living in Germany.
- The operator of the Russian gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 has dismissed all employees. Mehr info you get on the live ticker of the ARD.
News from Ukraine 28.02.2022
- We want to bring together those who have to flee from Putin's terror with people, organizations and initiatives in solidarity. On the homepage of LeaveNoOneBehind you can register and learn what you can do.
- All 27 EU countries are ready to accept refugees from Ukraine. Following a special meeting of EU interior ministers, an EU directive is to be activated that would guarantee war refugees protection in the EU without the need for an elaborate asylum procedure.
- African students report under #AfricansinUkraine of racial discrimination when they fled Ukraine.
News from Ukraine 25.02.2022
- According to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, the first Russian units have entered the capital Kiev. Shots were heard near the government headquarters.
- Due to Russia's military aggression, reservists and conscripts from all over the country will be mobilized in Ukraine within 90 days. According to Ukrainian authorities, male citizens aged 18 to 60 are currently not allowed to leave the country.
- Many people are trying to flee Ukraine. The UNHCR currently estimates the number at over 100,000. Even if you can find figures everywhere, I think it is unserious to estimate now how many people will have to flee Ukraine.
- At the moment, unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation and rumors circulating about the Russian attack on Ukraine. Correctiv has subjected some statements to a fact check.
- The Russian attack on Ukraine is condemned throughout Europe. The press review euro:topics collects comments from Russia, Ukraine and all EU countries and translates them into German.