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Ukraine 17-23 March 2022

Ukraine, Russia & social media
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Guardian: Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 28 of the invasion
UN Ukraine civilian casualties 24 February – 22 March 2022: 2,571 civilian casualties in the country: 977 killed and 1,594 injuredUNOCHR23 March 2022 (LINK)
UN Ukraine civilian casualties 24 February – 17 March 2022: 2,149 civilian casualties in the country: 816 killed and 1,333 injuredUNOCHR18 March 2022 (LINK)

How Russian Oligarchs Bought Londonnewyorker17 for 28 March 2022 (LINK)

23 March 2022

ILO cuts ties with Russia 'until a ceasefire is agreed'genevasolutions23 March 2022 (LINK)

UN council defeats Russia humanitarian resolution on Ukraine that does not mention invasionapnews23 March 2022 (LINK)

Chinese Ambassador Zhang Jun, explaining his country's vote in favor of the Russian resolution, said council members should focus on humanitarian issues, "transcend the political differences" and try to reach consensus and "respond to the humanitarian crisis in a positive, pragmatic and constructive manner".

Putin wants 'unfriendly' countries to pay for Russian gas in roublesreuters23 March 2022 (LINK)

It remained unclear whether Russia has the power to unilaterally change existing contracts agreed upon in euros. The rouble briefly leapt after the shock announcement to a three-week high past 95 against the dollar. It pared gains but stayed well below 100, closing at 97.7 against the dollar, down more than 22% since Feb. 24.Some European wholesale gas prices up to 30% higher on Wednesday. British and Dutch wholesale gas prices jumped.Russian gas accounts for some 40% of Europe's total consumption. EU gas imports from Russia this year have fluctuated between 200 million to 800 million euros ($880 million) a day.

U.S. Makes Contingency Plans in Case Russia Uses Its Most Powerful Weaponsnytimes23 March 2022 (LINK)

NATO: 7,000 to 15,000 Russian troops dead in Ukraineap / nypost23 March 2022 (LINK)

Russian journalist Oksana Baulina killed in Kyiv shellingbbc23 March 2022 (LINK)

Nestle suspends sales of KitKat and Nesquik in Russiacbsnews23 March 2022 (LINK)

Russians trapped on Thai island Phuket as war rages in Ukrainecnn23 March 2022 (LINK)

22 March 2022

McKinsey just outlined its worst-case scenario for the global economy following Russia's invasion of Ukraine — and it involves recessions for both the US and Europebusinessinsider22 March 2022 (LINK)

Russian invaders have three days of supplies left, says Ukraine militarytheguardian22 March 2022 (LINK)

Russia sends $66 million in interest payments on another bond as it continues to meet its foreign debtsbusinessinsider22 March 2022 (LINK)

Russian individuals and companies are using crypto to evade sanctions, the European Central Bank saysbusinessinsider22 March 2022 (LINK)

Swiss authorities have seized a luxury mountain home believed to belong to one of Putin's 'closest oligarchs', report saysbusinessinsider22 March 2022 (LINK)

The US as tax haven is making it hard to sanction Russian oligarchsbusinessinsider22 March 2022 (LINK)

FBI advised that hackers scanned networks of 5 US energy firms ahead of Biden's Russia cyberattack warningcnn22 March 2022 (LINK)

Russian journalist will auction his Nobel peace medal for Ukrainian refugeescnn22 March 2022 (LINK)

Russian news website blames hack for report of nearly 10,000 army deaths in Ukrainereuters / yahoo22 March 2022 (LINK)

Japan opposes Russian withdrawal from World War II peace treaty talks over sanctionscnn22 March 2022 (LINK)

Oligarch Alisher Usmanov says he put mansions into trust before sanctions, potentially putting them beyond the reach of the lawbbc22 March 2022 (LINK)

21 March 2022

How Swiss markets help pay for Russia's war in Ukrainedw21 March 2022 (LINK)

Pressed to choose sides on Ukraine, China trade favors the Westreuters21 March 2022 (LINK)

Vladimir Potanin, the richest man in Russia, is worth $25 billion, plays ice hockey with Vladimir Putin, and hasn't been sanctioned by the Westbusinessinsider21 March 2022 (LINK)

20 March 2022

Reuters staff raise alarms over partnership with Russian-owned wire servicepolitico20 March 2022 (LINK)

Chernobyl staff held hostage by Russian troops for weeks rotated out: IAEAfoxnews20 March 2022 (LINK)

Zelensky aide says 6 Russian generals, dozens of senior officers killed during invasionap / timesofisrael20 March 2022 (LINK)

Thousands of residents in besieged Ukrainian city were 'forcibly' taken to Russia, Mariupol city officials saybusinessinsider20 March 2022 (LINK)

Germany seals gas deal with Qatar to reduce dependence on Russiaaljazeera20 March 2022 (LINK)

Pope Francis Condemns War in Ukraine Again Without Naming Putinthedailybeast20 March 2022 (LINK)

19 March 2022

3.3m refugees have fled Ukraine. Where have they gone? Poland mainly (2m), with 184K to Russiausatoday19 March 2022 (LINK)

Ukrainian president urges Switzerland to crack down on Russian oligarchs who he said were helping to wage war on his country from the safety of "beautiful Swiss towns"reuters19 March 2022 (LINK)

US oil giant Halliburton suspends operations in Russia: Schlumberger also halts businesstheguardian19 March 2022 (LINK)

Australia bans alumina exports to Russia, sources coal for Ukraineground.news19 March 2022 (LINK)

"Russia relies on Australia for nearly 20 per cent of its alumina needs," the Australian government said.

Putin 'In Better Shape Than Ever', Belarus Leader Saysreuters / oann19 March 2022 (LINK)

At least 20 surrogate babies born in Ukraine wait out war in basementground.news19 March 2022 (LINK)

Russia says it has used hypersonic missiles in Ukrainegulfnews19 March 2022 (LINK)

Russia denies cosmonauts board space station in Ukrainian coloursbbc19 March 2022 (LINK)

"The flight suits of the new crew are made in the colours of the emblem of the Bauman Moscow State Technical University, which all three cosmonauts graduated from... To see the Ukrainian flag everywhere and in everything is crazy."

Russian cosmonauts board ISS wearing colours of Ukraine flagap / theguardian19 March 2022 (LINK)

"We had accumulated a lot of yellow material so we needed to use it."

Russia has a $140 billion stockpile of gold, but no one wants to buy itbusinessinsider19 March 2022 (LINK)

Russia's economy already lost $860 million this year because the government keeps shutting down the internetbusinessinsider19 March 2022 (LINK)

Italy seizes $116 million property belonging to Russia's richest man, Alexei Mordashovbusinessinsider19 March 2022 (LINK)

18 March 2022

UN warns Russian blockade of Ukraine's grain exports may trigger global faminetheguardian18 March 2022 (LINK)

UN report: nearly 6.5 million Ukrainians internally displaced in addition to 3.2 million have have fled countrythehill18 March 2022 (LINK)

UN Ukraine civilian casualties 17 March 2022: the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) recorded 2,149 civilian casualties in the country: 816 killed and 1,333 injuredUNOCHR18 March 2022 (LINK)

Putin In Full Dictator Mode During Terrifying Rally In Moscow huffingtonpost18 March 2022 (LINK)

"We know what we have to do next...we'll definitely carry out all the plans we have made," the Russian leader promised.

Russian state TV cut away from Putin while he spoke at a pro-war rally in Moscow

There's no evidence Putin is using cryptocurrencies to dodge sanctions — and Russia's too big for that anyway, crypto experts tell lawmakersbusinessinsider18 March 2022 (LINK)

Russian missiles strike Lvivreuters18 March 2022 (LINK)

Pentagon says there was 24-hour period with no shelling observed in Ukrainecnbc18 March 2022 (LINK)

Oligarchs and other wealthy Russians have stashed up to $214 billion in secretive Swiss bank accounts, leading trade group revealsbusinessinsider18 March 2022 (LINK)

Russian journalist who staged anti-war TV protest quits job, but rejects French asylum offerafp / theguardian18 March 2022 (LINK)

Putin Made 1 Mistake That Might Cost Him the War in Ukraine: allowing mud season to bog down troops19fortyfive18 March 2022 (LINK)

17 March 2022

Ukraine conflict: Putin lays out his demands in Turkish phone callbbc17 March 2022 (LINK)

Scant progress in peace talks as Ukrainian cities pounded in more Russian attacksreuters17 March 2022 (LINK)

Sberbank Gets License From Russian Central Bank to Issue, Exchange Digital Assetscoindesk17 March 2022 (LINK)

Koch Industries: Here's why we're staying in Russiacnn17 March 2022 (LINK)

US citizen Jimmy Hill killed in Ukraine by Russian snipers while waiting in bread line: familynypost17 March 2022 (LINK)

Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.): A layer cake of misinformation, dishonesty and pro-Russia apologismwashingtonpost17 March 2022 (LINK)

Russian court extends WNBA's Brittney Griner arrest until May, says reportpbs17 March 2022 (LINK)

A Ukrainian child has become a refugee almost every single second since Russia invaded, according to UNICEFbusinessinsider17 March 2022 (LINK)

Kremlin's occupation blueprint goes up in smoke as Ukraine fights backbusinessinsider17 March 2022 (LINK)

Mega yacht 'owned by oligarch and Putin ally Igor Sechin' seized by Spanish authorities: oil tycoon’s second boat to be detained bitcoin17 March 2022 (LINK)

President Zelenskyy Signs Ukraine's Law 'On Virtual Assets'bitcoin17 March 2022 (LINK)

"The law will allow crypto platforms to operate in the country which has been using digital assets to finance its defense efforts and help its civilian population in the face of Russia's military assault."

Russia moves to seize hundreds of planes from foreign owners — CNNcnn17 March 2022 (LINK)

Russia says it made a payment to avoid defaultcnn17 March 2022 (LINK)

The funds the country used to make the debt payments came from Russia's frozen foreign assets, sanctioned because of its attack on Ukraine — so it remains unclear whether investors will receive their money.

16 March 2022

Ukraine civilian casualties: the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) recorded 2,032 civilian casualties in the country: 780 killed and 1,252 injured up to 17 March 2022unocha16 March 2022 (LINK)

Putin says Russia must undergo a 'self-cleansing of society' to purge 'bastards and traitors' as thousands flee the countrybusinessinsider16 March 2022 (LINK)

Ukrainian forces free kidnapped Melitopol mayor from Russian captivity, Zelenskyy's office saysbusinessinsider16 March 2022 (LINK)

Ukraine joins European grid, ending dependence on Russiaground.news16 March 2022 (LINK)


Ukraine: 14-16 March 2022
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War Week One: 24 February – 2 March 2022
February 2022 and earlier

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