The war in Ukraine is depleting the allies of ammunition; EU countries are offered to approve new sanctions against the Russian Federation. Perild.com highlights the main events of yesterday.
The United States signed contracts for the production of ammunition for Ukraine for $ 522 million
The US Army has announced that it has awarded two companies $522 million worth of 155mm artillery ammunition orders. The orders have been awarded to Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. and Global Military Products Inc. amid fears that Ukraine is rapidly running out of artillery shells from the US and other allies. Deliveries of new ammunition are scheduled to begin in March this year, the US Army said in a statement.
The European Commission officially proposed the 10th package of sanctions against Russia
The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, presented the tenth package of sanctions against Russia. She says more than 11 billion euros in value will be imposed on critical technologies and manufactured goods, she says. The European Commission also proposes to ban companies from third countries from supplying dual-use goods to the Russian Federation. The EU will also monitor oligarchs who are trying to hide or sell their assets in order to avoid sanctions.
Russia involved up to 97% of its army in the war against Ukraine
Currently, 97% of the Russian army is involved in the war against Ukraine. This assessment was made by British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace. He emphasized that the way the Russian army is fighting, trying to move forward, it does at the expense of human waves, and “the level of attrition is almost like in the First World War, and success rates are measured in meters, not kilometers.” The British defense minister believes that Russian leaders either have a “gap in reality” or they “do not respect the lives of their people.”
The Russians hit Pokrovsk, destroying a five-story building
The Russian occupiers attacked Pokrovsk and hit a five-story building. At the same time, three people died, 11 were injured. Three stores and eight cars were also damaged during the impact.
The EU created a working group on the transfer of Russian assets to Ukraine
The Committee of Permanent Representatives of the European Union decided to create a special working group to study the possibility of transferring arrested or frozen assets of Russia to the EU to Ukraine. The working group will study European laws and global regulations to find the possibility of transferring Russian funds from EU banks to Ukraine.
NATO, together with Sweden and Finland, launches the largest space project in the history of the Alliance
The initiative is called the Alliance Permanent Surveillance from Space (APSS) and will be to create a virtual constellation – Aquila of commercial and government satellites. This will help Alliance members simplify the collection, exchange and analysis of data between NATO Allies and the NATO command structure, while generating cost savings.
Jens Stoltenberg supported Ukraine on its way to NATO
The North Atlantic Alliance is ready for Ukraine’s membership after its victory in the war unleashed by Russia. Victory, and therefore guaranteeing the preservation of Ukraine as a sovereign independent state, is the only way to integrate the country and fully include it in the Euro-Atlantic community.
The Minister of Defense did not resign
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky asked Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov to remain in office. In this regard, there was no previously announced resignation. According to the head of the department, he plans to remain in the post of defense minister in the coming months.
The Supreme Court confirmed the impossibility of returning PrivatBank to former owners
The Grand Chamber of the Supreme Court on Wednesday, February 15, satisfied the cassation appeals of the state and closed the proceedings on the suit of the former minority shareholder of PrivatBank Oleksandr Dubilet. This makes it impossible for PrivatBank, nationalized in 2016, to return to its former owners.
Assistance package for Ukraine for 226 million euros from European countries agreed
Ukraine will receive assistance from the newly created International Fund for Ukraine (IFU). Britain, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Lithuania have collectively contributed over £520 million to the fund.
The war affected the health of Ukrainians
More than half of Ukrainians have lost their health since the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. More often, residents of the war zone, people of the older generation and less wealth, women, people who were forced to leave their homes, as well as those who were injured or lost their loved ones as a result of the war, spoke about the deterioration.
Housing of every tenth citizen of Ukraine is damaged or destroyed
Among the inhabitants of the war zone, 9% noted that their houses were destroyed, 20% – partially damaged. In the de-occupied territories, housing was destroyed in 5% of respondents, partially damaged – in 14%, was damaged, but already repaired – in 5%.
The UN announced the need to allocate an additional amount for the survival of Ukrainians
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) have announced the need to allocate $5.6 billion to help the millions of people affected by full-scale Russian aggression against Ukraine. Thus, according to the Humanitarian Response Plan for Ukraine, which brings together more than 650 partners, mainly Ukrainian organizations, $3.9 billion is needed to provide 11.1 million people with food, medical, financial and other life-saving support. refugees from Ukraine need to attract $1.7 billion.
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