Ukraine: chronicle of events on March 31 – Rosbalt


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Rosbalt continues to talk about the events that followed after statements by Russian President Vladimir Putin about the start of a special operation in the Donbass and in Ukraine in response to the appeal of the leaders of the LPR and DPR. On demand Roskomnadzor media should use data on its progress only from official Russian sources. With information about events that took place March 29can be found here.

00:18. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky recalled the ambassador from Morocco, saying that “there are those who waste time and work only to stay in office.” The ambassador from Georgia has also been returned, he recalled in his video message.

00:34. The US Treasury is afraid to impose sanctions against Kaspersky Lab, writes The Wall Street Journal, citing sources. The department notes that its products are used by “hundreds of millions” of users around the world, and this “makes it difficult to impose sanctions.” In addition, some officials fear that the imposed restrictions will increase the likelihood of cyberattacks from Moscow.

01:01. The American index provider S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) announced its decision to exclude bonds of Russia and Belarus from 11 of its indices.

02:28. The flag was removed from the Slovenian embassy in Kyiv because of its similarity to the Russian one. According to the TV channel “Slovenia”, this was announced by Charge d’Affaires in Kyiv Boshtyan Lesyak.

02:49. Diplomats The United States and the EU discussed additional steps to isolate the Russian Federation from the international financial system, the meeting participants said in a joint statement.

03:14. The DPR announced that they would not give the Ukrainian military a corridor to exit Mariupol, RIA Novosti reports.

04:16. A new round of Russian-Ukrainian negotiations to resolve the crisis will take place online on April 1, David Arakhamia, a member of the Ukrainian delegation, chairman of the Servant of the People faction, said on his Telegram channel. The Russian side has not yet confirmed this information.

05:52. The head of French military intelligence, General Eric Vidot, has been sacked after just seven months in office. The reason was “shortcomings in the work of intelligence during the Ukrainian crisis,” writes the newspaper L’Opinion.

07:05. Ukraine has requested additional weapons from the United States. According to CNN, we are talking about reconnaissance and strike drones, tactical radars, electronic warfare systems against UAVs, combat aircraft, artillery systems, anti-aircraft missile systems, Javelin anti-tank missiles, anti-ship missiles and optical surveillance equipment.

07:17. Residents of the liberated territories of the Donetsk People’s Republic will be offered temporary work to clear the rubble of destroyed housing, social and infrastructure facilities. According to DAN, the head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, said that the salary for this work would be within 32,000 rubles.

07:30. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky instructed the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the leadership of the Donetsk region to create military administrations in eight cities of Donbass: Avdeevka, Vuhledar, Marinkay Toretsk (Dzerzhinsk), Svetlodarsk, Slavyansk, Druzhkovka, Ocheretino.

07:43. Kyiv is negotiating with Warsaw to close the borders between Poland and Belarus. This was announced by the Ambassador of Ukraine to Poland Andriy Deshchytsia on the air of the national telethon.

07:57. The apartment of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky in the village of Livadia near Yalta will be included in the list of property subject to nationalization in Crimea. This was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to its source in the Crimean government.

08:15. One country has already definitely agreed to become an international security guarantor for Ukraine, and several more have agreed “tentatively”. This was stated by the head of the delegation of Ukraine at the talks with the Russian Federation David Arakhamia on the air of the information telethon.

08:23. The Armed Forces of Ukraine fired at the territory in the zone of responsibility of the Luhansk People’s Republic twice a day. This was reported by the representative office of the LPR in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the ceasefire regime. It is noted that as a result of the use of the Tochka-U rocket, one soldier of the People’s Militia was killed.

08:44. Estonian President Alar Karis visited the reception center for Ukrainian refugees in Pärnu on Wednesday. According to RusERR, the president said that he had two feelings: on the one hand, refugees are “sad to see”, especially when it comes to small children, but “it’s good that we can help refugees and provide them with asylum.”

08:54. Mariupol has almost been liberated. The head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov wrote about this in his Telegram channel. “Mariupol has already been freed by 90-95 percent from Bandera scumbags, Nazis and Chechen-speaking shaitans,” Kadyrov said.

09:05. The number of residents of the DPR, LPR and Ukraine who arrived in Russia exceeded 500,000 people, having increased by 37,000 per day. This was reported to TASS in law enforcement agencies. According to the source, there are more than 107,000 children among the arrivals.

09:24. The United States is not yet ready to talk about specific solutions on security guarantees that Ukraine is asking for. “We are constantly discussing with the Ukrainians ways to ensure their sovereignty and security. But right now there is nothing concrete about security guarantees that I could talk about, ”said Kate Bedingfield, director of communications for the White House.


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