The Nobel Foundation finally decided not to invite the Russian, Belarusian and Iranian ambassadors. Again the possibility of controversy caused by this decision.
The Nobel Prize committee has criticized Russia’s decision to list Nobel laureate Dmitri Muradov as a “foreign agent”. The group laments that Russia is “trying to silence” the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize winner, with the label routinely used by the Kremlin to stifle criticism.
“Despite everything, Ukrainian forces are advancing, no matter what anyone says,” assures Volodymyr Zelensky. “We are on the move,” the Ukrainian president said.
The third ship in the Black Sea
A third cargo ship has left Ukraine despite threats from Russia, maritime officials said. The Liberian-flagged vessel Anna-Teresa left the port of Odessa yesterday carrying 56,000 tons of pig iron, Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov said. A second Marshall Islands-flagged vessel, the Ocean Courtesy, left the same port yesterday with 172,000 tonnes of iron ore concentrate, he said. It will reach the Romanian Black Sea port of Constanta this afternoon, according to ship tracking website MarineTraffic.
Ever since Twitter became the property of Elon Musk, the social network has played a key role in spreading Russian propaganda, according to a study published this Thursday by the European Commission. Based on a year of research, the company demonstrates how the social network, renamed X, allowed the Moscow story to reach more people than ever before. “By 2022, audience and reach of Kremlin-aligned accounts across Europe will increase significantly” Reveals the study. “The range and influence of pro-Kremlin accounts increased further in the first half of 2023, particularly as a result of Twitter’s rollback of security standards, preliminary analysis suggests.”
What is the strategy for Moscow?
According to British intelligence services, Russia risks splitting its forces in the face of a counterattack by Kew. In its daily update, the Defense Ministry noted that Ukrainian forces continued offensive operations in southern Ukraine, with units reaching the first Russian main defensive line. “Russian forces, primarily consisting of the Combined Arms Army and 58 elements of the Russian Airborne Forces, maintain their own offensive along the northern axis around Kubiansk and seek to end the Ukrainian counteroffensive.” Referring to the press release of the Ministry issued on X
Update on the situation
9 am. A chance to look back at the highlights of the last 24 hours.
The Crimean Bridge is the destination
The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement that last night’s drone attacks by the Ukrainian Navy in the Black Sea were repelled. He said these targeted the strategic bridge linking Russia with the annexed Crimean peninsula. The bridge, which was built at great expense on the orders of Russian President Vladimir Putin after the annexation of the Crimean peninsula in 2014, has already been targeted by Ukrainian attacks several times.
Ukraine drone attack
Ukraine has claimed responsibility for a drone strike targeting a Russian airport from Russian territory last night. A first for kyiv trying to bring hostility to Russia amid a counter-offensive to liberate the occupied territories. “The drones used to attack the Kresty air base in Pskov were launched from inside Russia,” Kyrylo Budanov, head of Ukrainian military intelligence, assured in a telegram. “We are operating from the territory of Russia,” he emphasized. The Kremlin, for its part, declined to comment on the claim.
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