Russian special operation in Ukraine: online broadcast April 21

Ministry of Defense reports, statements by the Kremlin and Western countries, economic situation

The Russian Foreign Ministry announced that the Russian special military operation will end when all tasks are completed. This is the defense of Donbass, demilitarization, denazification and the elimination of NATO threats that emanated from the territory of Ukraine. Vladimir Putin warned that the position of Europe in relation to the Russian Federation is unlikely to change and this must be taken into account in development programs. The Israeli ambassador to Russia confirmed that a possible meeting between Putin and Zelensky could take place in Jerusalem. Read online of the previous day of the special operation here.

Photo: Donetsk News Agency

9:30 Binance crypto exchange will restrict access for users from Russia. According to RBC, the restrictions will affect all Russian clients of the site, whose total value of crypto assets exceeds 10 thousand euros. They will only be able to withdraw funds.

9:15British Prime Minister Boris Johnson believes that peace talks between Russia and Ukraine are doomed. “How can you negotiate with a crocodile when it has your leg in its jaws?” he asked reporters.

9:06The Secretary of State at the French Foreign Ministry claims that an embargo on oil supplies from Russia should be introduced in the coming weeks.

The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, promised that the Azovstal plant in Mariupol would be completely under the control of the Russian Armed Forces as early as Thursday, April 21. He also called on the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine who were at the metallurgical plant to lay down their arms and surrender.

Ukraine agreed to the UN proposal for an Easter truce from April 21, as announced on Wednesday at the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry. Before that, UN Secretary General António Guterres called on Moscow and Kyiv to introduce a four-day humanitarian pause from Thursday to withdraw civilians and deliver humanitarian aid.

Deputy head of Rossotrudnichestvo Natalia Poklonskaya spoke scandalously about the symbols Z and V. As a result, information appeared that in the Crimea, where she previously held the position of prosecutor, she could be deprived of state awards. In addition, the deputy of the State Council of the Republic, Nikolai Volkov, demanded that she apologize to all the inhabitants and the Russian army. According to him, “when she opposes the symbols of liberation from Nazism, she actually emphasizes that she supports nationalism, Nazism and so on.”

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said that Belgrade opposes the imposition of sanctions against the Russian Federation, despite pressure from the West. Meanwhile, the US has extended sanctions against Russia. Thus, the United States imposes sanctions on Transcapitalbank.


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