► Three dead in a Russian drone attack in the kyiv region
Three people were killed and seven others injured in a Russian drone attack that occurred overnight from Tuesday March 21 to Wednesday March 22 in the Kiev region, the regional military administration said in the morning.
“A civilian site was damaged following the night attack by drones in the Kiev region”, which caused a fire, added the administration without giving more details, in particular on the location of the strike.
► The Russian Navy “repelled” a drone attack on the port of Sevastopol
The Russian navy “repelled” a drone attack Wednesday on the port of Sevastopol, in Crimea, a peninsula annexed by Moscow, announced the governor of the city.
“The Black Sea Fleet repelled a surface drone attack on Sevastopol,” the Russian-installed governor said. “They tried to enter our bay, our sailors fired at them with small arms. The air defense also worked,” he added.
► Xi Jinping left Moscow
Chinese President Xi Jinping left Moscow on Wednesday morning after a two-day trip to Russia focused on strengthening ties with his counterpart Vladimir Putin. During this visit, the two leaders praised the entry into a “new era” of their “special” relationship with the West, the Russian president cautiously supporting the Chinese plan to settle the conflict in Ukraine, while accusing Kiev of reject it.
In the absence of a breakthrough on Ukraine, the summit aimed above all to demonstrate the solidity of relations between Russia and China, in a context of heightened tensions between these countries and the West.
► The IMF grants 15.6 billion dollars in aid to Ukraine
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced on Tuesday that it had reached an agreement with the Ukrainian government with a view to setting up an aid plan for a total amount of 15.6 billion dollars (about 14.5 Billions of Euro’s)
The plan should make it possible to “support the gradual economic recovery while creating the conditions for long-term growth in a context of post-conflict reconstruction and on the way to joining the European Union”, specified the IMF. in a press release.
► Zelensky welcomes “productive” discussions with the Japanese Prime Minister
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky welcomed Tuesday “productive” discussions with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, visiting Kiev, praising Tokyo’s “very concrete will” to “protect” Ukraine from “terror Russian”.
“Given Japan’s power, its leadership in Asia for the defense of peace and the rules-based international order, and its responsibility as the (rotating) chair of the G7, today’s discussions can have a global result,” Volodymyr Zelensky said in his daily video message.
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