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Ukraine’s offensive has intensified in recent days over the west of the country, with bombings in Lviv and Kharkov. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian army continues to resist in Mariúpol, a city that, according to the foreign minister of that country, has been destroyed.
In the diplomatic field, Ukraine has completed the questionnaire that the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, handed over last week to the Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelensky, so that Ukraine receives the status of a candidate to join the Union. European.
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Russia estimates more than 900,000 refugees from Ukraine
The Russian authorities have estimated this Thursday at more than 900,000 the number of people who have arrived in the country fleeing the war in Ukraine, most of them from the Donbas region (east), where the self-proclaimed Donetsk people’s republics are located. and Luhansk.
Sánchez arrives in kyiv to meet with Zelensky
The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, arrived in kyiv this Thursday to hold a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodimir Zelenski, with a view to conveying Spain’s support and solidarity with this country in the face of the Russian invasion and its commitment to peace.
Russia successfully tests a new intercontinental ballistic missile
The Russian Armed Forces have successfully tested this Wednesday the ‘Sarmat’ intercontinental ballistic missile, called to be a key piece of Moscow’s weapons arsenal and with the capacity to hit targets throughout Europe and even reach United States territory.
Brazil will defend the permanence of Russia in the next G20 summit
The Brazilian Foreign Minister, Carlos França, has said that he will defend Russia’s permanence in the G20 at the group’s next summit after the United States and several of its allies have put on the table the possibility of expelling Moscow in the framework of the invasion of Ukraine.
Guterres calls for a four-day truce in Ukraine for Orthodox Easter
The Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, has asked the Russian and Ukrainian authorities for a four-day ceasefire in Ukraine on the occasion of Orthodox Easter, which this year is celebrated “under the cloud of a war” that supposes a “total denial” of the messages traditionally at this time.
SAP will not renew contracts with Russian companies and will leave the country
The German enterprise software firm SAP has announced new measures aimed at its orderly exit from the Russian market, where it had already suspended its sales and is working on the closure of all cloud operations in Russia, including the non-renewal of contracts with companies. russians
The number of refugees from Ukraine is already close to five million
Almost five million people have been forced to leave Ukraine since Russia launched its invasion on February 24, according to estimates by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which confirm the worst forecasts that were raised in the first stages of the conflict.