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By invading Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has provoked one of Europe’s worst security crises since World War II, with missiles and artillery barrages accompanying troops as they entered the nation from various directions. In a video by WION YouTube Channel, Palki Sharma Upadhyay pointed out her view point about the matter ‘Why putin wants Ukraine’.

The Ukraine-Russia problem does not begin in 2021 or 2014; rather, it begins in the ninth century. Once these two countries were united. Ukraine used to hand over its nuclear weapons to Russia. But what happened now that they ready for the war.

On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin initiated a military assault against Ukraine. The armies entered Ukraine from multiple routes, sparking fears of a European conflict over Russia’s demands for a stop to NATO’s eastward expansion.

WHAT IS NATO

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, often known as the North Atlantic Alliance, is a military alliance made up of 28 European and two North American countries. The organisation was founded in the aftermath of World War II to carry out the North Atlantic Treaty, which was signed on April 4, 1949.

For months, Putin denied that he was plotting an invasion. In a televised statement, he said he had ordered “a special military action” to safeguard Russian citizens who had been victims of “genocide” in Ukraine.

Tensions between Russia and Ukraine have existed for many years. Tensions rose in 2021, however, when Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky pushed US President Joe Biden to allow Ukraine to join NATO. Ukraine is a democratic country with a population of 44 million people and a history dating back over 1,000 years. It is also, after Russia, the largest country in Europe by area.

It voted for independence from Moscow after the demise of the Soviet Union. Putin sees Ukraine as a man-made country ripped out of Russia by adversaries. He has also referred to Ukraine as a Western puppet. Russia was enraged by Zelensky’s request to join NATO, and it began stationing troops along the Ukraine border. The US observed unexpected Russian army movements near the Ukrainian border on November 10, 2021. On November 28, Ukraine announced that Russia has amassed about 92,000 troops in preparation for an attack in late January or early February.

Moscow, on the other hand, denied it and accused Kyiv of conducting its own military build-up. President Biden warned in December that if Russia invaded Ukraine, he would face heavy consequences. Putin has insisted on assurances from the West and Ukraine that the country will not join NATO.

This isn’t the first time that relations between Russia and Ukraine have risen. In 2014, Russia invaded Ukraine and occupied the Crimean peninsula. President Putin’s backed rebels captured significant swaths of eastern Ukraine and fought the army. When its pro-Russian president was overthrown, the attack began. Since then, the battle has taken the lives of over 14,000 people.

He claims that contemporary Ukraine was totally built by communist Russia and that it is now a puppet state under Western influence. President Putin has also said that if Ukraine joins NATO, the alliance will attempt to reclaim Crimea.

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During the invasion of Ukraine, Russia has restricted access to Facebook due to the platform’s stance on the accounts of several Moscow-backed news outlets. Roskomnadzor, Russia’s communications regulator, accused the network of “censorship” and violating “Russian citizens’ rights and freedoms.”

Facebook stated that it would not stop fact-checking and labelling content from state-owned news outlets. The announcement came just one day after Russia launched its attack on Ukraine. It’s unclear what the regulator restrictions mean or how much Facebook parent company Meta’s other platforms – WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Instagram – are affected. The regulator had demanded that Facebook remove the restrictions it imposed on state news agency RIA, state TV channel Zvezda, and pro-Kremlin news sites Lenta.Ru and Gazeta.Ru on 24th February.

Many state-owned Russian media outlets have painted a largely positive picture of Russia’s military advances in Ukraine, describing the invasion as a “special military operation” forced on Moscow. On 24th February, Meta announced the establishment of a “special operations centre” to monitor content related to the Ukrainian conflict.

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As per the sorces, in a telephonic call with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US President Joe Biden, supported Israel’s “right to defend itself” against indiscriminate rocket attacks and encouraged him to make every effort to ensure the protection of innocent civilians.

Biden welcomed efforts to address inter-communal violence and to bring calm to Jerusalem, the White House said in a readout of the call. As per the sources He encouraged Israel to make every effort to ensure the protection of innocent civilians.

Joe Biden also expressed his concern that the current period of conflict has tragically claimed the lives of Israeli and Palestinian civilians, including children.

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Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi has appointed diplomat Elisabetta Belloni as the head of Italy’s spy agency, who will be the first woman to lead the Department of Information Security (DIS).

Ms. Belloni, 63, has since 2016 been secretary-general of foreign ministry – the top job in the diplomatic services. She gained prominence after helping out the release of Italians kidnapped by militants in Iraq and Afghanistan and leading operations in bringing home Italian tourists hit by the 2004 Asian tsunami.

Ms. Belloni rose up within the ranks to become the first woman in the role of secretary-general of the foreign ministry – Italy’s highest diplomatic post, and a position she has held ever since.

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Europe’s biggest tourist attraction, Disneyland Paris, will be hosting a mass Covid-19 vaccination site at its convention center as France is trying to speed up its inoculation drive, as the officials said Wednesday.

The amusement park was being closed since October 30, when non-essential businesses were asked to close amid a surge in infections, putting its 17,000 employees out of work. Later it had plans to re-admit visitors on April 2, but the conditions kept worsening forcing it to postpone. The vaccination site will be conducted outside the amusement park proper at its Newport Bay Club, a convention center near its hotel complex.

As per the reports, it will be run by local authorities and the regional ARS health center service and will be only on weekends. Its goal is to give shots to at least 10,000 people a day, wherein France aims to give at least one jab to 20 million people by mid-May.

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On Monday Italy logged 318 deaths from COVID-19 in the previous 24 hours, putting its count at 100,103 and making it the second country after the UK to pass the grim milestone of 100,000 fatalities from the disease.

New Prime Minister Mario Draghi cautioned of additional distress in the coming days as hospitalisations hopped. One year prior, Italy forced the first Covid lockdown of any European country however now, following quite a while of a level in day by day cases, there has been a consistent move in new infections.

And specialists say the nation ought to be prepared for another pinnacle of diseases in about fourteen days, cautioning that every day cases could reach as high as 40,000 except if more serious limitations of residents’ development and exercises are quickly placed into place.

In reaction to the rising instances of COVID-19, the specialists are putting three additional locales under more tight limitations. Two in the north of the nation – Friuli Venezia Giulia and Veneto – will be raised to orange zones. While the Campania area, which incorporates Naples, will be renamed as a red zone, the most noteworthy danger level.

Europe recorded 1 million new Covid cases a week ago, an increment of 9% from the earlier week and an inversion that finished a six-week decrease, as indicated by the World Health Organization.

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A Moroccan landscape painting done by the former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and owned by Angelina Jolie got sold at an auction in London for more than $11.5 million.

The sale price was almost four times the pre-sale estimate and has smashed the records for a previous work by the leader- “Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque” sold at Christie’s in London for $11, 590, 715.

Churchill who was a keen artist got inspired by the Moroccan city and painted the Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque’s oil work and handed over it to fellow wartime leader US President Franklin Roosevelt. This work eventually went into the hands of actress Angelina Jolie.

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How it will spread and its prevention

The virus spreads when the droplets from sick person get into healthy persons eyes, nose and mouth. So to prevent from getting infected keep a distance of 0.5 meter will keep you safe from large droplets or can handover a mask to them so that they can protect others from getting infected by covering themselves.

Its better to avoid crowded areas, because we won’t be able to understand who is infected and who is not. Symptoms will not be always shown for an infected person.

It can also spread through the saliva of the infected person on other things such as door knob, pen, cup, digital devices, tissues and even on the outside of our face mask. And by touching this things accidentally and touch our face, rub our nose or our loved ones can make everyone fall sick.

The virus on these objects can last for 48 hours, so the effective way to get rid of this virus is to wash them off with soap.

Precautions

  • Wash your hands thoroughly(between the finger, back of the hand, under the nails) with soap and water for atleast 20 seconds after touching a suspected contaminated surface.
  • Cover your cough with a disposable tissue or a mask and discard immediately in a waste bin. After disposing the tissue or mask wash the hands properly. Don’t wear the mask for more than a day. The bacteria will grow on the insides of mask if we wear them too long.
  • Avoid coming in contact with people who are sick or share personal items like towels, utensils, cups etc.
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and face after touching a suspected contaminated surface or after coming from a crowded area.
  • And last and the foremost if any illness or tiredness consult a doctor immediately rather than delaying it.

Stay Safe Stay Healthy!

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Accidents News

Three people, including Italian champion speed boat racer Fabio Buzzi have died after a power boat crashed near the Italian city of Venice.

The boat had crashed near the rocks of the Punta Sabbioni, off Venice. Italian emergency services said the bodies were recovered from the submerged cabin of the boat.

The boat, which was trying to break the offshore speed record from Monte Carlo hit an artificial reef.

Fabio Buzzi (76), an Italian businessman and power boat world champion, who was leading the team, was on an attempt to set a new record.

Dutch mechanic whose name is still not known, and Luca Nicolini from Italy were the other two, who got killed in the accident, says the president of the Italian Offshore and Endurance Committee, Giampaolo Montavoci.

Reports said that the other member in their team, Italian Mario Invernizzi, survived with injuries.

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France claims that the oldest person on record was not fake. The officials of France have refused to change the death certificate of Jeanne Calment, the oldest woman on record, despite claims of fraud by Russian researchers.

The death of Jeanne Calment was in 1997, aged 122 years and 165 days. But, the Russian researchers, on account of their studies claims that she died in 1930s.

She had acquired the place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s oldest person.

Reports said that Jeanne also had claimed that she had met the artist Vincent van Gogh (who was born in 1853).

The team of Russian researchers insists that Jeanne’s daughter had taken her identity in order to avoid paying inheritance tax.

But, the French officials discredited the claims of Russian researchers saying that Jeanne’s age is “well-documented”.

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