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Урядова агенція USAID допомагає доставити в Україну 5 тисяч інтернет-терміналів SpaceX

SpaceX запустила понад 2000 супутників Starlink від травня 2019 року і планує запустити ще близько 42 тисяч супутників упродовж наступних кількох років

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UN Nuclear Watchdog: Iran Moves Machines for Making Centrifuge Parts to Natanz

Iran has moved all its machines that make centrifuge parts from its mothballed workshop at Karaj to its sprawling Natanz site just six weeks after it set up another site at Isfahan to make the same parts, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Wednesday.

Iran granted International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors access to Karaj in December to re-install surveillance cameras there after a months-long standoff that followed what Tehran said was Israeli sabotage that destroyed one camera and badly damaged another, prompting Iran to remove all four cameras.

A month later, Iran told the IAEA it was moving production of the parts for advanced centrifuges, machines that enrich uranium, to a new location in Isfahan, and the IAEA set up cameras there to monitor that work.

Little is known about the Isfahan workshop. Diplomats have said it is slightly larger than the Karaj one. On Wednesday, the IAEA said Iran had moved all the equipment from Karaj to an unspecified location at Natanz, raising the question of whether it will increase output by using both Natanz and Isfahan.

“On the same date (April 4), agency inspectors verified that these machines remained under agency seal at this location in Natanz and, therefore, were not operating,” the IAEA said in a statement summarizing a confidential report to member states seen by Reuters.

Neither the statement nor the report described the location at Natanz, a site that includes a large underground enrichment plant and various buildings above ground.

Under an arrangement that is more than a year old, the IAEA does not have access for the time being to the data collected by some of its cameras, such as those at the new Isfahan workshop.

“Without access to the data and recordings collected by these cameras, the agency is unable to confirm whether the production of centrifuge components at the workshop in Esfahan has begun,” the report to IAEA member states said.

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Монастирський розповів про випадки співпраці співробітників МВС із Росією від початку війни

«Кілька людей, зокрема, в Луганській області, ми зафіксували» – міністр внутрішніх справ

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Байден: санкції зведуть нанівець досягнення Росії за 15 років

6 квітня був опублікований новий список санкцій, до якого увійшли високопоставлені російські чиновники, а також «Сбєрбанк», «Альфа-Банк» і повʼязані з ними компанії

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US Parents Plead for Information on Son Held by Russia

The parents of a former U.S. Marine held captive in Russia pleaded for information about him on Wednesday, expressing fears about his “rapidly declining health” and that “something terrible” had happened to him.

Joe and Paula Reed, who met last week with President Joe Biden about the plight of their son, Trevor, 30, said in a statement that it has been five days since he was last heard from, in a Friday phone call with his girlfriend.

“With each passing hour, we are more and more worried that something terrible has happened,” the parents said in their statement. “We believe there is a rapidly closing window for the Biden administration to bring our son home.”

Russian news agencies reported Monday that Reed ended a hunger strike to protest his solitary confinement and was being treated in a prison medical center.

The younger Reed is serving a nine-year term after being convicted of endangering the lives of two police officers while drunk on a visit to Moscow in 2019. Reed denied the charges. The United States called his trial a “theater of the absurd.” 

After his parents met with Biden, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the president reiterated his commitment to continue to work to secure Reed’s release and other Americans “wrongfully held in Russia and elsewhere.” 

U.S.-Russia relations, however, are severely strained after Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine and U.S. imposition of economic sanctions, including new ones on Wednesday. 

Some information in this report came from Reuters.

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Many US Citizens Decided to Stay In Ukraine, Despite Russia’s Invasion

Twelve days before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, President Biden urged all U.S. citizens staying or living in Ukraine to immediately leave the country. And though many have, other Americans remain in Ukraine and have no plans to leave. Anna Kosstutschenko has the story. Camera: Yuiry Dankevych

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UN to Vote on Expelling Russia from Human Rights Council

The U.N. General Assembly is set to vote Thursday on whether to remove Russia from the Human Rights Council because of its action in Ukraine.

Two-thirds of the 193 member states would have to vote in favor of removing Russia.

The council, which is based in Geneva, is largely symbolic, but it can authorize investigations into human rights violations.

Russia is in its second year of a three-year term on the council.

Earlier this week, U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield called Russia’s presence on the council a “farce” and called for its removal.

Since Russia’s February 24 invasion of Ukraine, the General Assembly has passed two resolutions condemning Russia’s actions.

Some information in this report comes from Reuters.

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Мер Броварів: у трьох громадах комендантську годину продовжили до 10 квітня

Натомість у Броварській міській територіальній громаді комендантська година вводиться з 21:00 6 квітня до 6:00 07 квітня

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На Луганщині виявили освітян-колаборантів – Офіс генпрокурора

Щодо них порушили кримінальні провадження за статтею про колабораційну діяльність

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Agreement Would Curb Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas 

An international agreement under negotiation at the United Nations this week seeks to reduce harm to civilians by curbing the use of heavy explosive weapons in cities, towns and villages.

The Ukrainian city of Mariupol is one of the latest examples of a populated area that has been turned to rubble by the relentless use of heavy explosive weapons. Ongoing bombing and shelling of cities and towns in Yemen, Ethiopia, and Syria, among others, are devastating whole communities and causing irreparable harm to civilians and civilian infrastructure.

Data collected over the past decade show 123 countries have experienced a similar fate. The International Network on Explosive Weapons, a coalition of non-governmental activists, says tens of thousands of civilians are killed and wounded every year using explosive weapons in populated areas. It says civilians comprise 90 percent of the victims.

The coordinator of the network, Laura Boillot, says restrictions must be placed on the use of explosive weapons such as aircraft bombs, multi-barrel rocket systems, rocket launchers, and mortars.

Boillot says direct attacks on civilians and civilian objects are prohibited under the rules of armed conflict and international humanitarian law. She notes, however, the use of explosive weapons is not illegal per se.

“But what we are seeing, and finding is that too often warring parties are killing and injuring civilians with outdated, inaccurate and heavy explosive weapons systems in towns and cities and this is because of their wide area affects, which makes them particularly risky when used in urban environments,” she said.

The crisis and conflict researcher for Human Rights Watch, Richard Weir, is in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. Weir has seen for himself the havoc caused by explosive weapons on populated areas. He says they have a long-lasting, harmful impact on communities.

“They litter their impact areas with the remnants of their weapons and leave a deadly legacy in the form of unexploded ordnance… The effects of these weapons are devastating. They are present and they are continuing. And that is why these negotiations are important. That is why states need to commit now to avoiding their use in populated areas,” he said.

Activists are calling on negotiators to set new standards to reduce harm to civilians. They say the new international agreement also should contain commitments to assist the victims and families of those killed and injured, and to address the long-lasting humanitarian impact of explosive weapons.

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США запроваджують нові санкції проти Росії

США запроваджують новий пакет санкцій проти Росії.

Білий дім заявив, що дві дочки президента Росії Володимира Путіна підпадають під фінансові санкції США, як і дружина та донька глави МЗС Росії Сергія Лаврова, колишній президент Росії Дмитро Медведєв.

Сбербанк, який є найбільшою фінансовою установою Росії, потрапив під санкції повного блокування, а також приватний банк Альфа-Банк, основними акціонерами якого тривалий час вважалися люди, близькі до найближчого оточення Путіна.

Санкції також передбачають заборону на нові інвестиції в Росію. 

Очікується, що Європейський Союз зробить подібну заяву 7 квітня.

5 квітня у Білому домі анонсували новий пакет санкцій проти Росії. Пакет, ухвалений у координації з «Групою семи» та Євросоюзом, передбачає санкційні заходи, «які завдадуть збитків Росії та посилять її економічну, фінансову та технологічну ізоляцію».

Напередодні радник із національної безпеки Джейк Салліван анонсував, що на поточному тижні Сполучені Штати Америки оголосять про нові санкції проти Росії. За його словами, також у найближчі дні США оголосять про додаткову військову допомогу Україні.

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US Announces $100 Million in Military Aid for Ukraine 

NATO foreign ministers are meeting to discuss the conflict, while Ukraine’s president is criticizing the United Nations for inaction   

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Майже 180 підприємств змінили виробничі локації через війну – Мінекономіки

Міністерство економіки України повідомило, що наразі 178 підприємств переїхали до більш безпечних регіонів україни через війну. Водночас 67 –  відновили роботу.

«Станом на 5 квітня Міністерство економіки отримало від підприємств 1 424 заявки на релокацію, з них 1 417 опрацьовано», – повідомили у відомстві.

Згідно з повідомленням, 465 підприємств знайшли обладнані площі для своїх потужностей. За рештою заявок Мінекономіки та влада на місцях підбирають нові локації.

Більшість бізнесів у програмі працюють у сфері виробництва чи переробної промисловості, вказали у Мінекономіки. Це, зокрема, виробники харчової продукції, легкої індустрії, компанії машинобудування, представники оптової торгівлі, склади з готовою продукцією тощо.

Повідомляється, що серед учасників програми релокації бізнесу багато ІТ-компаній, які створюють кластери у Львові та на Закарпатті.

Попри заяви Росії, що метою її так званої «спецоперації» в Україні не є цивільні об’єкти, війська РФ щоденно обстрілюють цивільні і промислові зони, завдаючи значних руйнувань інфраструктурі. Наразі важко назвати суму завданих Україні через дії агресора збитків, оскільки обстріли не припиняються.

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Почалося розчищення Житомирської траси та зведення тимчасового мосту через річку Ірпінь – Київська ОВА

Комунальні роботи у звільнених населених пунктах, каже влада, почнуться після зачистки і розмінування

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Ukraine War Likely to Last Years, Top US Military Officer Says

The top U.S. military officer is warning that the war in Ukraine will likely last years, raising concerns that the world “is becoming more unstable and the potential for significant international conflict between great powers is increasing, not decreasing.” 

During testimony in front of the House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley called Russia’s invasion of Ukraine “the greatest threat to peace and security of Europe, and perhaps the world, in (his) 42 years of service in uniform.” 

“The United States is at a very critical and historic geostrategic inflection point. We need to pursue a clear-eyed strategy, maintaining the peace with the unambiguous capability of strength relative to China or Russia,” he said, referring to the top two potential military threats to the U.S. 

Asked by lawmakers what could have stopped Russian President Vladimir Putin from attacking Ukraine, Milley said the only defense possible may have been to put U.S. forces inside the country, which he would not advise because it would have risked an armed conflict with Russia. 

“Candidly, short of the commitment of U.S. military forces into Ukraine proper, I’m not sure he (Putin) was deterrable. This has been a long-term objective of his that goes back years,” Milley said. 

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin added that Russian demands, which include a ban on Ukraine entering NATO and a limit to NATO’s deployments of troops and weapons on its eastern flank, were unacceptable. 

He and Milley confirmed that while U.S. forces were not training Ukrainian forces inside Ukraine or in neighboring Poland, they were training them outside of Ukraine, including inside the United States. 

The U.S. continues to talk to Ukraine on a “daily basis,” and Ukrainians have used U.S. military aid, including Stinger and Javelin missiles, effectively against Russian troops and weapons, Austin told lawmakers. 

“We look for things that also can provide them an advantage in this fight, and you’ve seen us begin to deploy some of those things,” he said. 

In addition to training Ukrainians, the U.S. is looking at ways to provide additional military training to non-NATO allies such as Georgia and Finland, Austin said. 

Milley told lawmakers that NATO countries on the alliance’s eastern flank, such as Poland and Romania, are “very willing” to establish permanent U.S. bases. 

“They’ll build them. They’ll pay for them,” Milley said, adding that U.S. forces could “cycle through on a rotational basis” to “get the effect of a permanent presence of forces” without asking U.S. troops to commit to two- or three-year deployments. 

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Oklahoma State House Approves Bill to Make Abortion Illegal

The Oklahoma House gave final legislative approval on Tuesday to a bill that would make performing an abortion a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. 

With little discussion and no debate, the Republican-controlled House voted 70-14 to send the bill to Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt, who has previously said he’d sign any anti-abortion bill that comes to his desk. 

The bill is one of several anti-abortion measures still alive in Oklahoma’s Legislature this year, part of a trend of GOP-led states passing aggressive anti-abortion legislation as the conservative U.S. Supreme Court is considering ratcheting back abortion rights that have been in place for nearly 50 years. 

The Oklahoma bill, which passed the Senate last year, makes an exception only for an abortion performed to save the life of the mother, said GOP state Rep. Jim Olsen, of Roland, who sponsored the bill. Under the bill, a person convicted of performing an abortion would face up to 10 years in prison and a $100,000 fine. 

“The penalties are for the doctor, not for the woman,” Olsen said. 

Similar anti-abortion bills approved by the Oklahoma Legislature and in other conservative states in recent years have been stopped by the courts as unconstitutional, but anti-abortion lawmakers have been buoyed by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to allow new Texas abortion restrictions to remain in place.  

The new Texas law, the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the U.S. in decades, leaves enforcement up to private citizens, who are entitled to collect what critics call a bounty of $10,000 if they bring a successful lawsuit against a provider or anyone who helps a patient obtain an abortion. Several states, including Oklahoma, are pursuing similar legislation this year. 

The Oklahoma bill’s passage came on the same day as more than 100 people attended a “Bans Off Oklahoma” rally outside the Capitol in support of abortion rights. 

“These legislators have continued their relentless attacks on our freedoms,” said Emily Wales, interim president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Great Plains Votes. “These restrictions are not about improving the safety of the work that we do. They are about shaming and stigmatizing people who need and deserve abortion access.” 

Wales said Planned Parenthood’s abortion clinic in Oklahoma has seen an 800% increase in the number of women from Texas after that state passed its new anti-abortion law last year. 

The Texas law bans abortion once cardiac activity is detected, usually around six weeks of pregnancy, without exceptions in cases of rape or incest. 

Also Tuesday, the Oklahoma House adopted a resolution to recognize lives lost to abortion and urge citizens to fly flags at half-staff on January 22, the day the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion in its landmark 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade. 


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Посольство Туреччини заявляє про повернення до Києва

Посольство Туреччини повідомило про перенесення роботи до Чернівців 11 березня

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США анонсують нові санкції проти Росії, в тому числі заборону нових інвестицій – Псакі

Білий дім планує «посилення санкцій проти фінансових інституцій, російських державних компаній, санкції проти російських посадовців і їхніх родин»

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У Білорусі заблокували сайт правозахисної організації Human Rights Watch

Практика внесення ЗМІ до переліку «екстремістських» чи позначення їх «іноагентами» широко застосовується і в Росії