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6 March 2022

Ukraine says over 11,000 Russian troops killed in war: it did not report Ukrainian casualties. ground.news6 March 2022 (LINK)

'If Zelensky is assassinated': US says Ukraine has alternative plansground.news5 March 2022 (LINK)

10,000 people apply to UK for sanctuary — but only around 50 visas granted so farground.news5 March 2022 (LINK)

Russia is tightening its grip on Ukraine nuclear plant, says U.N. watchdogground.news6 March 2022 (LINK)

Ukrainian refugees near 1.5 million as Russian assault enters 11th dayground.news6 March 2022 (LINK)

Ukrainian nuclear officials are in contact with staff at Zaporizhzhia reactor, IAEA sayscnn6 March 2022 (LINK)

'Absolutely incredible': Ukraine aid appeal raises £85m in two daysground.news6 March 2022 (LINK)

Russian banks rush to switch to Chinese card systeminvesting6 March 2022 (LINK)

5 March 2022

UNOCHA Ukraine civilian casualties: 364 killed and 759 injured.UN5 March 2022 (LINK, pdf)

Russia-Ukraine talks to resume on 7 March, negotiator saysground.news5 March 2022 (LINK)

Evacuations halted because of shelling in Ukraine area where cease-fire pledgedground.news5 March 2022 (LINK)

France works to secure Ukraine nuclear sitesapnews5 March 2022 (LINK)

Pentagon says Russia's fired over 500 missiles in Ukraine invasion as the Russians are closing in on several major cities with a large military convoy about 15 miles away from the capital of Kyivcbsnews5 March 2022 (LINK)

War in Ukraine: Zelensky slams Nato over rejection of no-fly zonereuters5 March 2022 (LINK)

Italy's Prada says it is suspending retail operations in Russiareuters / investing5 March 2022 (LINK)

4 March 2022

"Three Russian commanders killed as Ukraine invasion force attempts to step up momentum"independent4 March 2022 (LINK)

Ground News claims 8 sources.

Volodymyr Zelensky Survived Three Assassination Attempts in One Weeknewsweek4 March 2022 (LINK)

Russia is cluster bombing Ukraine as it intensifies its invasion, NATO saysbusinessinsider4 March 2022 (LINK)

Africans and South Asians fleeing Ukraine attacked by far-right nationalists in Poland, reports saybusinessinsider4 March 2022 (LINK)

Vladimir Putin Still Has Plenty of Lame Celebrity Friends: Steven Seagal, Gerard Depardieu, Bernie Ecclestone, Silvio Berlusconi, and what they say about Ukrainelamag4 March 2022 (LINK)

Bloomberg, CNN, BBC halt operations in Russiathehill4 March 2022 (LINK)

Snapchat turns off public posting map for Ukrainesmall> — theverge4 March 2022 (LINK)

Ukraine casualties: latest figures from UNOHCHR: 'our Ukraine office recorded 1,006 civilian casualties in the country: 331 killed and 675 injured'UNOHCHR4 March 2022 (local pdf)

"Between 4 a.m. on 24 February 2022, when the Russian Federation's military action against Ukraine started, and 24:00 on 3 March 2022 (local time), our Ukraine office recorded 1,006 civilian casualties in the country: 331 killed and 675 injured."

Russia seizes Europe's biggest nuclear plant in 'reckless' (U.S. term) assaultreuters4 March 2022 (LINK)

Russia's defence ministry said the plant was working normally. It blamed the fire on a "monstrous attack" by Ukrainian saboteurs and said its forces were in control.

Ukrainian nuclear power plant fire extinguished, as Zelensky condemns Russia's 'terror' attackcnn4 March 2022 (LINK)

IAEA says 'essential' parts of Ukraine nuclear plant not affected

Belarusian forces will not take part in Ukraine war, Lukashenko saysground.news4 March 2022 (LINK)

Last independent Russian TV station plays 'Swan Lake' before it was blockedground.news4 March 2022 (LINK)

Ex-Fox News director indicted for allegedly helping a Russian oligarch start pro-Putin Tsargrad TV networkbusinessinsider4 March 2022 (LINK)

Microsoft to suspend all sales, services in Russia: shares fall almsot 2%marketwatch4 March 2022 (LINK)

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong says crypto is a lifeline for regular Russians, and the exchange won't ban them unless the law tells it tobusinessinsider4 March 2022 (LINK)

US slaps fresh sanctions on 8 Russian oligarchs, including Kremlin's press secretary and a former Putin KGB coworkerbusinessinsider4 March 2022 (LINK)

A total of 19 oligarchs, as well as 47 of their family members and close associates, face visa restrictions.

Justice Department 'going after Putin's cronies and Russian oligarchs'abcnews4 March 2022 (LINK)

Russian 'fake news' law could give offenders 15 years in prisontheverge4 March 2022 (LINK)

Most recently, Russia blocked access to the BBC and other news sites for "undermining [....] sRussian stability and security" —— leading the British outlet to broadcast over short-wave radio.

France's Macron thinks 'the worst is yet to come' in Ukraine after talking with Putin, reports sayyahoo4 March 2022 (LINK)

Biden administration extends immigration relief to Ukrainians in the US (no ICE deportations)cnn4 March 2022 (LINK)

Nigeria's first evacuation flight of nationals from Ukraine arrives Abujaground.news4 March 2022 (LINK)

Africa split at UN vote on Russia's invasion of Ukraineground.news4 March 2022 (LINK)

Out of 54 nations on the continent, 28 voted in favour — but a large chunk, 17 countries, abstained from the vote.Russia is the largest arms dealer in Africa, accounting for almost half of all weapons sold to the Continent.

Airbnb is suspending operations in Russia and Belarus, CEO Brian Chesky announcesbusinessinsider4 March 2022 (LINK)

"Airbnb and are working with our Hosts to house up to 100,000 refugees fleeing from Ukraine, for free," Chesky tweeted on 28 February.

2 China-based development banks have opted to suspend business with Russiabusinessinsider4 March 2022 (LINK)

Ukraine crisis: How much trade does Russia do with China?bbc4 March 2022 (LINK)

Commodities React To Conflictseekingalpha4 March 2022 (LINK)

With ports closed, the movement of commercial vessels restricted, and a raft of economic sanctions imposed on Russia, the disruption and dislocation of global grain markets has already been significant.

3 March 2022

Ukraine, Russia agree to create safe corridors backed by cease-fires to evacuate civilians, deliver aidmashable3 March 2022 (LINK)

People say they're using Ukrainian Airbnbs to send money to locals. They have no intention of actually staying.mashable3 March 2022 (LINK)

Oil Turns Lower On Rumors Of Imminent Iran Nuclear Dealoilprice3 March 2022 (LINK)

With war on its doorstep, Moldova applies for EU membershipreuters3 March 2022 (LINK)

UN OCHCR-Human Rights: Ukraine office has recorded 802 civilian casualties in the country: 249 killed and 553 injuredcnn3 March 2022 (press notice: no url)

One million refugees flee Ukraine as Russia escalates bombardment of key citiescnn3 March 2022 (LINK)

EU 'Taking Measures' to Prevent Russia Evading Sanctions With Crypto: France's Le Mairedecrypt3 March 2022 (LINK)

Ukraine Government Cancels Airdrop Ahead of Scheduled Snapshotcoindesk3 March 2022 (LINK)

The announcement was made by the country's deputy prime minister and minister of digital transformation Mykhailo Fedorov, via his verified Twitter account on Thursday.

After collecting $47 million in Bitcoin, Dogecoin and Ether donations, Ukraine is rewarding its supporters with a special 'airdrop'fortune3 March 2022 (LINK)

Russia's richest man Alexei Mordashov, on EU list, transferred control of a $1.1 billion stake in Nordgold mining company to his wife, filing showsbusinessinsider3 March 2022 (LINK)

Russian oligarchs' yachts seized in Europe, others harbouring in Maldivesap / nypost3 March 2022 (LINK)

CZ Maintains That Binance Will Comply With Sanction Rules For Russiacoingape3 March 2022 (LINK)

Police in St. Petersburg arrest at least 350 anti-war protesters, according to a local monitor sitecnn3 March 2022 (LINK)

Oil soars to $119, highest price in 10 yearsbbc3 March 2022 (LINK)

Russian, Belarusian athletes banned from Winter Paralympic Gamesreuters3 March 2022 (LINK)

Catchup: Putin claims he makes $140,000 and has an 800-square foot apartment. His actual net worth is a mystery no one can solvefortune2 March 2022 (LINK)
War Week One: 24 February – 2 March 2022
February 2022 and earlier

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