President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, in her speech during the extraordinary plenary session of the European Parliament in Brussels, said: "Our Union is showing a unity of purpose that makes me proud.
At the speed of light, the Union Europe has adopted three waves of heavy sanctions against the Russian financial system, its high-tech industries and its corrupt elite. This is the largest package of sanctions in the history of our Union.
These sanctions will have a severe impact on the Russian economy. and on the Kremlin. We are disconnecting major Russian banks from the SWIFT network. We have also banned transactions by the Russian central bank, the only major financial institution in Russia.
This paralyzes billions of foreign reserves, turning off Putin's war. " But the situation is not only dramatic for the people involved in the conflict, but also for all the poor animals, innocent creatures involved in this war.
Now the international animal protection organization has today sent a letter to the Italian Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, to ask that in Italy there be an exemption that allows animals without a Pet Passport to enter the country.
International organization for the protection of animals said: "Given the situation of extreme emergency, veterinary prophylaxis could be performed on animals once they arrive in Italy so that they are not abandoned along the way or separated from their human companions after having managed to find safety."
The situation after the negotiations
Negotiations between Russia and Ukraine will continue on the border between Poland and Belarus.
This was announced by the Kremlin, quoted by TASS. According to the Moscow negotiator, Vladimir Medinsky, the talks will take place in the next few days. "We have identified some points on which it is possible to find common ground," he said, at the end of talks with the Ukrainian delegation in a secret location in Belarus, Vladimir Medinsky, Russian chief negotiator, presidential adviser in the Kremlin.
During his phone call with the French president, Emmanuel macron, Vladimir Putin asked for the recognition of Russian sovereignty over Crimea as one of the conditions for an end to the war in Ukraine. The Kremlin makes it known.
Russian forces have launched missiles at residential areas of Kharkiv, Ukraine's second largest city, where violent fighting is taking place. "The whole world must see this horror," wrote Anton Herashchenko, adviser to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry, in a post on Facebook, attaching a video of the missile attack.
Dozens of people were killed and injured, he added. The IOC degrades Vladimir Putin and the athletes of Russia and Belarus. In fact, the Executive withdrew the Olympic Order, the highest honor of the five-circle movement, to the Russian president after the invasion of Ukraine, and also strongly recommended to all world federations not to invite Russian and Belarusian athletes to international sports competitions, and where this is not possible due to time or legal reasons, urges them to ensure that no Russian or Belarusian athlete or sports official can take part under the name of Russia or Belarus.
Russian or Belarusian citizens, be they individual or team, should only be accepted as neutral, without anthems and flags.