UN Secretary General António Guterres
This year, the problem of hunger threatens many regions; The European Union has decided to allocate financial assistance to Ukraine in the amount of 9 billion euros. Korrespondent.net highlights the main events of yesterday.
World in danger of catastrophe – UN
Already next year the world may face disaster due to the growing food shortage due to the war in Ukraine. This was stated by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. According to him, the UN is working on an agreement that will allow Ukraine to export food, including through the Black Sea, and will allow Russia to supply food and fertilizer to world markets without restrictions. He also noted that crops in Asia, Africa and the Americas will suffer as farmers around the world struggle to cope with rising fertilizer and energy prices.
The EU approved the decision on the allocation of financial assistance to Ukraine
The European Council following the summit decided provide macro-financial assistance to Ukraine up to nine billion euros. The European Council also calls on the Commission to quickly submit its proposals for the European Union’s support for the development of Ukraine in cooperation with international partners, organizations and experts.
G7 adopted a statement on Ukraine
G7 foreign ministers urged Moscow to stop attacks and threatening actions and unblock Ukrainian Black Sea ports for food exports. They expressed their support for the UN efforts to urgently open the Black Sea route for grain and the European Commission Action Plan for EU-Ukraine Solidarity Pathways to transport grain by road, rail and barge to world markets, to which the G7 countries are actively contributing.
The Kremlin commented on the candidacy of Ukraine in the EU
Providing status of candidates in the European Union Ukraine and Moldova – an internal affair of Europe, said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov. According to him, these processes should not lead “to a further deterioration of Russia’s relations with the EU, because they are already pretty spoiled.”
The enemy concentrated all his forces on the capture of the Luhansk region
Russian invaders seized Gorskoye Luhansk region. The breakthrough occurred in the direction of Orekhovo – Toshkovka. At the same time, in the self-proclaimed “LPR” they declare that they have taken control of not only Gorsokiy, but also Zolote. And the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation claims that up to two thousand soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and dozens of pieces of equipment have been encircled in this area.
More than 300 children died in Ukraine during military aggression by the Russian Federation
For four months of full-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation 948 children suffered in Ukraine – 338 were killed and 610 were injured. Children suffered the most in the Donetsk region – 335, Kharkiv – 177, Kyiv – 116, Chernihiv – 68, Luhansk – 55, Kherson – 52, Mykolaiv – 48, Zaporozhye – 31, Sumy – 17.
Protests for Georgia’s European integration took place in Tbilisi
In the center of the Georgian capital Tbilisi in front of the parliament building there was a protest. Participants demanded that the authorities comply with the requirements of the EU for the country to obtain the status of a candidate for membership. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky addressed the audience. The Ukrainian president said that he believes in the European future of Georgia and promised that Ukraine will help the Georgian people on this path.
Bulgaria lifts veto on EU accession talks for North Macedonia and Albania
The document states that Bulgaria support European integration North Macedonia only if it effectively implements the 2017 Neighborhood Treaty and guarantees the rights of Macedonian Bulgarians by enshrining them in the constitution. Bulgaria has been blocking the start of EU negotiations with North Macedonia for a long time. This is due to Sofia’s disputes with Skopje over history and language.
EBU announces final decision on Eurovision in Ukraine
The EBU announced the final decision on pop about song contest venues Eurovision 2023. The broadcaster said that it will not take place in Ukraine. It is noted that the rules of the song contest, which all participating broadcasters agree to, clearly state that the event can be rescheduled in force majeure situations, in particular, such as ongoing war.
Origin of monkeypox identified
Genetic analysis shows that, despite the increase in the number of cases, the virus is quietly has been circulating among humans since 2018. European health officials have already identified two versions of monkeypox among American patients, suggesting at least two separate chains of transmission. Investigators in several countries found cases with no known source of infection, indicating undetected community spread. The genetic information indicates that at some point in the last few years, the virus began to spread better between people.
Named the best city to live in
Vienna has become the best place to live city in the world. The capital of Austria topped the ranking after a two-year break. In 2022, Copenhagen took second place, Zurich and Calgary shared third place, and Vancouver came in fifth. The top ten included Geneva, Frankfurt, Toronto, Amsterdam, Osaka and Melbourne. Due to the events in Ukraine, the positions of Warsaw and Budapest worsened, and Kyiv completely dropped out of the rating.