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30 March 2022 - Ukraine Special Weapons News

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  • Update 37 - IAEA Director General Statement on Situation in Ukraine IAEA 30 Mar 2022 -- The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Mariano Grossi, was at the South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) today to meet senior Ukrainian government officials as well as staff, and to start the IAEA's technical assistance for the safety and security of the country's nuclear facilities.
  • WFP reaches one million people with life-saving food support in conflict-stricken Ukraine WFP 30 Mar 2022 -- One month into the conflict in Ukraine, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is providing emergency food assistance to one million people in the country and has built systems able to deliver food at scale to communities in need. Trucks, trains and mini vans are today delivering food supplies to the most vulnerable people across the country and more convoys are expected in coming days.
  • Ukraine war: Russia used cluster weapons at least 24 times, says UN's Bachelet UN News 30 Mar 2022 -- Credible reports indicate that Russian armed forces have used cluster munitions in populated areas of Ukraine, at least two dozen times since they invaded on 24 February, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Wednesday.
  • Ukraine: UNESCO's response to children's education needs UN News 30 Mar 2022 -- Since the start of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, more than 4 million people have fled the country - two million of them, are children. As the UN agency mandated to coordinate and lead on global education, UNESCO is carefully mapping exactly how host countries are supporting and providing education, to help keep young Ukrainian refugees on track - their lives totally upended in a matter of weeks.
  • UN Rights Chief Tells Russia to Stop War in Ukraine Immediately VOA 30 Mar 2022 -- The U.N. high commissioner for human rights on Wednesday called Russia to immediately withdraw its troops from Ukraine and stop the war that she said had caused immeasurable suffering and grief for millions of people.
  • Two million refugee children flee war in Ukraine in search of safety across borders UNICEF 30 Mar 2022 -- With an additional 2.5 million children displaced within country, 60 per cent of children now forced from their homes as attacks on urban areas continue
  • UNICEF: More Than 2 Million Children Have Fled Ukraine VOA 30 Mar 2022 -- The United Nation's children's agency says some 2 million children have fled the fighting in Ukraine, with another 2.5 million driven from their homes within the country.
  • IAEA chief visits Ukraine to discuss nuclear safety support People's Daily 30 Mar 2022 -- International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General Rafael Grossi arrived in Ukraine on Tuesday for talks with senior Ukrainian officials on delivering urgent technical assistance to ensure the security of the country's nuclear facilities, the IAEA said.

Foreign Reactions

News Reports

  • Turkish Drone Industry Banks on Ukrainian Battlefield Successes VOA 30 Mar 2022 -- Turkish-made drones have featured prominently in Ukraine's resistance against Russia's invasion, taking out significant Russian targets in the first few weeks of the war. But the conflict, and any possibility of a Russian victory, have cast a shadow over the future of Turkey's rapidly growing drone industry, which relies on Ukrainian engines.
  • Interview: 'I can see how the Russian propaganda machine works here' Radio Free Asia 30 Mar 2022 -- RFA's Vietnamese Service interviewed Natalya Zhinkyna, interim representative of the Ukraine Embassy in Hanoi about her country's struggle under the Russian invasion and her work in the capital of Vietnam, a traditional ally of Russia, a number of whose people have turned out to support Ukraine. In a wide-ranging interview, she thanked the Vietnamese public for participating in recent charity events that raised more than $100,000 for humanitarian relief. The interview has been edited for length and clarity.
  • Days After Publicly Supporting Ukraine's Sovereignty, Uzbek Foreign Minister Leaves Country With Illness RFE/RL 30 Mar 2022 -- Two days after publicly supporting Ukraine's territorial integrity, Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Komilov is reported to have fallen "ill" and is being treated abroad.
  • No To War: How Some Russians Are Protesting The Russian Invasion Of Ukraine RFE/RL 30 Mar 2022 -- One woman stood quietly just a few meters from a corner of the Kremlin with a paper sign reading "No to war." She lasted just a few minutes before riot police trundled her off to a waiting van.
  • Ukrainians Struggle to Tell Russian Relatives About the War VOA 30 Mar 2022 -- Olga M. spent the first week of the Russian invasion hiding with her teenage son in a shelter in Kotsiubynske, a Kyiv suburb. As the shelling intensified in nearby Irpin, they fled, reaching Spain a week later.



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