BalkanMagazin :: Russian ship sank in the Black Sea: target or malfunction

Another stalemate of Moscow in the “post-war war against Ukraine”, reports the New York Times. The inhumane proposal on asylum seekers is the main topic of the Guardian. As many as five million people fled, Ukrinform reports. Washington does not plan to return the confiscated funds of Russian businessmen, it will use them “in a better way”, according to RT. Vucic was in Bosnia
(illustration, as it was announced from the press service of the Presidency, Vučić on this occasion “expressed a clear disagreement with the latest decisions and the application of the Bonn powers”)

A Russian missile cruiser sank in the Black Sea due to a fire on the deck, as Moscow claims, or because it was hit by a Ukrainian missile, as they say in Kiev. The British Prime Minister is the target of criticism due to the proposal to send asylum seekers to Rwanda. So far, almost five million people have fled Ukraine. Washington has announced that it does not plan to return the confiscated funds of Russian businessmen, it will use them “in a better way”. Vucic was in Bosnia.

A Russian ship sank in the Black Sea

With the main photo of the ruins in Andrivka, a Ukrainian village west of Kiev, the New York Times reports that a Russian missile cruiser sank in the Black Sea and that the European Union could ban oil imports.

“Stumbling the Russian war against Ukraine experienced a couple of delays on Thursday when the ship of the Russian fleet sank in the Black Sea after a catastrophic explosion and fire, while the EU took new steps to embargo the Russian oil,” the American paper writes. Ukraine claims that the cruiser was hit, while Moscow announced that it was an explosion of ammunition on deck. “If confirmation arrives, the attack on the ship will be a serious blow to Russia, both militarily and symbolically – proof that its vessels can no longer operate with impunity, and another detrimental splash for morale,” the paper said.

In a separate text, the New York Times deals with the Slovak shipment of weapons to Ukraine, with the title “Soviet-era missiles are now guarding the skies of Ukraine.”


“Inhumane proposal” on asylum seekers

“Plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda – inhumane”, is the main headline in the Gradian with a photo from Dover where migrants who crossed from France were accepted.

Boris Johnson’s plan to send some of the asylum seekers to Rwanda with a one-way ticket has been widely condemned, with warnings that it could be challenged in court and would lead to more casualties in the English Channel. After the Prime Minister proposed to deposit the initial 120 million pounds to the government in Rwanda in the hope that it will accept “tens of thousands” of people, the opposition and refugee groups condemned the move as inhumane, unfeasible and a waste of money, the paper reports. The offer to Rwanda is just one of a series of measures by Prime Minister and Secretary of State Priti Patel, who are trying to cope with the feverish political problem related to the Channel. This year, more than 5,000 people crossed it, twice as many as in 2021.

At the top of the page was the headline “Russian ship sank in the Black Sea after the explosion”. According to the Guardian, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced the previous evening that the battleship sank in “storm waters” while they were trying to tow it to the Black Sea port. On the other hand, the Ukrainian military command in the south of the country claims that it hit it with a projectile, which led to the sinking of the ship and forced the crew to leave it.


Almost five million refugees

Almost five million people fled Ukraine in the 50 days of the Russian invasion, the UNHCR reported, and the Ukrainian news agency Ukrinform reports. It is stated that 90 percent are women and children, while men are militarily engaged in defending the country. The UN also announced on April 5 that as many as 7.1 million people were displaced within Ukraine itself. Poland has accepted about 2.69 million refugees, making it a major destination for those crossing the border. It is followed by Romania, on whose territory there are 716,700 Ukrainians. Earlier, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi called the wave of refugees from Ukraine “the biggest refugee crisis in Europe since the Second World War.”

Ukrinform also announces that the IMF has come out with an emergency financing fund for Ukraine, launching a special account for further benefits, and that it is trying to prepare the ground with international partners for a major reconstruction of the country. The IMF has set aside $ 1.4 billion to help Ukraine with current markets, said Kristalina Georgieva, the IMF’s managing director.


The United States is not returning the confiscated funds

While it was being towed to the shore, and due to the damage of the hull due to the explosion of ammunition caused by the fire, the cruiser “Moscow” lost its stability. “In stormy conditions, the ship sank,” the Russian Ministry of Defense announced, and the news agency Rasha Tudej reports. The crew was evacuated by a nearby Black Sea Fleet unit. “Moscow has been claiming since Thursday morning that the explosion stopped and that the fire was extinguished, as well as that the cruiser is on its way to the port for repairs. The ship was not mentioned again during regular briefings on the military operation in Ukraine during the day, “reads the text, which reminds that last month Kiev also claimed that it sank a Russian ship, and it appeared a few days later without any damage. in Sevastopol “.

RT also reports that American security adviser Jake Sullivan said that Washington does not plan to return the funds confiscated from Russian businessmen as part of the latest sanctions due to the military operation in Ukraine. Sullivan pointed out that the American authorities will use them “in a better way”.

After the call of Poland and the Baltic countries, the European Union “quietly deleted the exception from the sanctions that allowed European arms manufacturers to do business with Russia”, is another news on the RT portal.


Vučić about Bosnia

After the conversation with Christian Schmidt, Aleksandar Vučić says that “the Bonn powers are not the way to stability”, Politika reports on the striking part of the first page. The President of Serbia met with the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The situation in the region, especially in BiH, was analyzed, and Schmidt presented his view of the reasons for using the Bonn powers. As it was announced from the press service of the Presidency, on this occasion, Vučić “expressed a clear disagreement with the latest decisions and the application of the Bonn powers”.

“EU gas landing on Africa” ​​is the second headline at the top of the daily. The lukewarm welcome of European emissaries last month in Riyadh and Abu Dhabi prompted EU members to turn again these days, as they did two centuries ago, to the energy wealth of Africa, where 600 million people still do not have access to electricity. “Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in March clearly told the Europeans (determined to fight off Russian gas as soon as possible) that they could only offer a symbolic replacement for Siberian energy in the short term,” Politika writes.


Paid voters instead of vulnerable ones

The state applied non-selective anti-crisis measures during the Kovid 19 virus pandemic, Danas writes under the headline “The government paid voters instead of the most endangered”. The illustration for the text is Koraks’ photo in which a peasant pulls a cart on which the President of Serbia is sitting, holding a 500-euro banknote on a stick.

Sarita Bradash says that the help was thrown at those who didn’t need it, and those who did, didn’t get enough “just to put out the fire”. In Serbia, as much as 92 percent of the money was distributed indiscriminately, in the countries of the region only 35 percent. Due to state measures, public debt jumped by 25 percent. “Everyone likes to get 100 euros. But we must also see the price of it. That is the growth of public debt “, explains Milojko Arsić.

The paper also reports that Roma in Vranje voted “according to the directive” in the elections. The title of the text is “Older 2,000, younger 5,000 dinars per vote”. Osman Balić says that Roma have been “bribed before the elections” for more than 30 years. “The Roma are subjected to identical pressure every time because the poorest category of society is hit,” Ivana Stošić points out.

Source: Balkan Magazin – Aktuelnosti by

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