- Russia launched its "military operation" in Ukraine on Thursday, February 24, 2022. Every evening, at 19:30 pm, 20 Minutes offers you its recap of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict that leaves dead and wounded and thousands of refugees every day.
- Who did what? Who said what? And who supports whom and why? You will know everything about the progress of the negotiations and the events of this crisis that is shaking Russia, Ukraine, Europe and the United States.
- On Wednesday, Kiev joined NATO's cyber defense center, welcoming an "important step on the way" to membership of the Atlantic Alliance.
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Kiev welcomed this "important step on the road" to NATO membership. Ukraine has joined the NATO Cyber Defense Center, the Estonia-based structure announced Wednesday. The NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE), located in Tallinn, added that it had also hosted Iceland, Ireland and Japan.
"We are particularly pleased to see Ukraine among us," Estonian Defence Minister Hanno Pevkur said in a CCDCOE statement. "This provides a unique opportunity to simultaneously contribute to Ukraine's defense in Russia's brutal war and learn from the cyber battlefield to improve cybersecurity for all members," he stressed.
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It depends on the White House deciding whether the F-16 fighter jets can be delivered. »
This is a statement by Boris Pistorius, the German Minister of Defence. On Wednesday, London and Berlin passed the buck to Washington on the issue of the possible delivery of F-16 fighter jets to Kiev. London has offered to build an "international coalition" to deliver Western-tech fighter jets to Ukraine. But both countries insisted that the decision would be "up to the White House."
10. This is the number of years in prison of a citizen of Kyrgyzstan who fought with the Russians in Ukraine. According to a court decision in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek issued late Tuesday, the 31-year-old was convicted of mercenarism. The move comes as Moscow tries to speed up the recruitment of nationals of the former Soviet republics of Central Asia. Dozens of citizens of the Central Asian republics have been killed in Ukraine in recent months, according to local media.
The agreement on the export of Ukrainian grain, crucial for the world's food supply, was extended on Wednesday. This fragile agreement, which was due to expire on Thursday evening, allows Kiev's grain resources to transit via the Black Sea. It was the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who announced it.
Our dossier on Ukraine
"We are grateful to our partners, the UN and Turkey, for their efforts to strengthen global food security," responded in the wake on Twitter the Deputy Prime Minister for the Restoration of Ukraine, Oleksandr Kubrakov, who follows the file. The Kremlin, for its part, confirmed the extension, but denounced an "unbalanced" implementation.
Signed last July in Istanbul between the United Nations, Ukraine, Russia and Turkey, the agreement has made it possible to export more than 30 million tonnes of Ukrainian cereals over the past ten months, helping to alleviate the global food crisis caused by the war.
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