Ukrainian cities bombed, mayor kidnapped, Russian army moves closer to capital Kyiv


Ukraine's parliament said on Twitter: "A group of 10 captives kidnapped Melitopol's Mayor Ivan Fedorov. In a video message late Friday, Zelensky confirmed the kidnapping. According to him, Fedorov had captured the city." He was detained in the City Crisis Center after refusing to cooperate with the Russian military.



Tensions in Russia and Ukraine do not seem to be reducing. But Russian President Putin is not budging. Every day some tough decision is being taken against Russia. Meanwhile, America is now expanding the scope of sanctions against Russia, so In any case, the effect of the deteriorating economy on Russia should be more and its attitude should soften a bit. The sound of explosions was heard in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. The Russian army approached the Ukrainian capital. CNN in Kyiv reported hearing explosions in the early hours of this morning. Fighting continues on the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital.



The city administration says that the area in the north is considered the most dangerous. In the east of the city, across the Dnieper River, fighting has also intensified in Brovary. Ukraine's parliament said on Twitter: "A group of 10 captives kidnapped Melitopol's Mayor Ivan Fedorov. In a video message late Friday, Zelensky confirmed the kidnapping. According to him, Fedorov had captured the city." He was detained at the City Crisis Center after he refused to cooperate with the Russian military. America is constantly taking tough steps against Russia. State Department spokesman Ned said that the Commerce Department has imposed new controls on the export of US luxury goods to Russia and Belarus.



"We have also imposed import restrictions on Russian wine, seafood, and non-industrial diamonds," he said. Ned Price said we will remain committed and united with Ukraine. There will be no respite for Russia from sanctions or other costs imposed by us and these sanctions will remain on Russia until Putin changes his course and softens his brutal aggression.




US President Joe Biden announced the withdrawal of the 'Most Favored Country' (MFN) status given to Russia. Simultaneously, the import of seafood products (seafood), wine, and diamonds from Russia was also banned. The US government's decision to withdraw MFN status from Russia was taken together with the European Union and the G-7 group countries. Withdrawal of the Most Favored Country status will allow the US and its allies to impose heavy duties on imports from Russia. With this new decision, America and its allies want to hurt Russia's economy. The economically bad news is coming out for Russia, which has attacked Ukraine.



Now Deutsche Bank of Germany has stopped its operations in Russia as well. Germany's biggest bank said on Friday it was following other international companies to shut down their operations in Russia in protest of Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. Even before this, more than 300 well-known firms from all over the world have wrapped up their work in Russia. Ukraine's President Zelensky praised Polish support against the Russian invasion. Ukrainian President Zelensky said in a message to his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda and the Polish people, "When you have someone who hurts you, it's very important to have someone who will offer their shoulder to you." The UK government has announced sanctions on 386 members of the Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament, all of whom played a key role in Russia's recognition of Ukraine's Luhansk and Donetsk provinces as independent republics.



Announcing these sanctions, Britain's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) said that under this, Russian lawmakers will be prohibited from traveling to Britain, using their assets, and doing business in Britain. US President Joe Biden on Friday The US will not fight Russia in Ukraine because a direct confrontation between NATO and Moscow would lead to World War III, Biden told reporters at the White House. "We will continue to stand by our allies in Europe and send the right message. We will defend every inch of the NATO area with the full power of America and help NATO.



need to stop. Foreign policy chief Joseph Borrell blamed "external factors" for the delay. Iran signed an agreement between the US and other world powers in 2015, under which it limited its nuclear program. Russia called a meeting of the United Nations Security Council on the issue of biological laboratories in Ukraine, in which India said that Subjects relating to obligations under the Biological and Toxic Weapons Convention should be resolved through consultation and cooperation between the parties concerned. Terming the current situation in Ukraine as serious, the Chinese Prime Minister said that for the time being there is a need to de-escalate tensions by avoiding provocation or being out of control.



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