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07 April 2022 - Ukraine Special Weapons News
- Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's comment on the new draft agreement presented by the Ukrainian side, Moscow, April 7, 2022 Russia Ministry of Foreign Affairs 07 Apr 2022
- Lavrov Says Kiev's New Draft Peace Agreement Different From Proposals Rolled Out at Istanbul Talks Sputnik 07 Apr 2022 -- Russian and Ukrainian negotiators have held over half-a-dozen rounds of talks aimed at bringing the Ukrainian crisis to an end. At negotiations in Istanbul on 29 March, the Russian delegation reported getting a "clearly articulated position" from its Ukrainian counterparts, including Kiev's readiness for neutral, non-aligned, non-nuclear status.
- Lavrov accuses Ukraine of presenting 'unacceptable' draft peace deal in breach of Istanbul talks Press TV 07 Apr 2022 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused Ukrainian negotiators of changing demands since last month's talks in the Turkish city of Istanbul, saying Kiev presented Moscow with an "unacceptable" draft peace deal that evinced a lack of interest in ending the protracted conflict.
- Kremlin: Western Arms Deliveries to Ukraine Will Hamper Moscow-Kiev Talks Sputnik 07 Apr 2022 -- The US and its allies in NATO have been regularly supplying weapons to Ukraine since before the start of Russia's special operation, despite Moscow repeatedly warning that this would result in more casualties.
- Kremlin says US weapons supplies to Ukraine may damage prospects of peace talks Press TV 07 Apr 2022 -- The Kremlin has warned that US weapons supplies to Ukraine may hurt any prospects of peace after initial talks between the two warring sides failed to pave the way for a meeting of Russian and Ukrainian presidents.
- Fate of New World Order Depends on Success of Russia's Ukraine Operation, Foreign Intel Chief Says Sputnik 07 Apr 2022 -- Moscow has outlined the conditions for ending its military operation in Ukraine, including guarantees of Kiev's non-bloc, non-nuclear status, plus recognition of Crimea as part of Russia and the independence of the Donbass republics. On Thursday, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused Kiev of reneging on agreed-upon commitments at America's behest.
- Russia-Ukraine talks continue: Kremlin People's Daily 07 Apr 2022 -- Russia and Ukraine are continuing negotiations but there remains a long way to go, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday.
- G7 Foreign Ministers' Statement on Russia's War of Aggression Against Ukraine US Dept. of State 07 Apr 2022 -- The text of the following statement was released by the G7 foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, and the High Representative of the European Union.
- G7 Condemns 'In Strongest Terms' Russian 'Atrocities' In Bucha RFE/RL 07 Apr 2022 -- The Group of Seven (G7) leading industrialized countries has condemned "in the strongest terms" what it calls the "atrocities" committed by Russia in the town of Bucha and other areas of Ukraine.
- Statement of the G7 Non-Proliferation Directors Group in support of the IAEAÂ´s efforts to ensure Nuclear Safety and Security in Ukraine Germany Federal Foreign Office 07 Apr 2022 -- G7 leaders and ministers have condemned Russia's military aggression against Ukraine.
- A common response to serious and organised crime linked to the war in Ukraine EUROPOL 07 Apr 2022 -- Today, Europol hosted an EMPACT meeting to focus on intelligence and operational actions linked to threats of serious and organised crime, which have emerged as a result of the war in Ukraine.
- Justice needed for residents of Bucha and all other victims of the war in Ukraine Council of Europe 07 Apr 2022 -- "The images of lifeless bodies of civilians, brutally killed in Bucha, render speechless."
- Congress President condemns the crimes against Ukrainian citizens and elected local leaders Council of Europe 07 Apr 2022 -- On the occasion of his exchange of views with the Deputies in the Committee of Ministers on 6 April, the President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, Leendert Verbeek made the following statement:
- Assembly delegation condemns atrocities and pledges help after first Ukraine visit Council of Europe 07 Apr 2022 -- Parliamentary Assembly President Tiny Kox has condemned atrocities by the Russian army and promised all possible assistance in investigating war crimes following the first official visit to Ukraine since hostilities began.
- UK Defence Ministers host Ukrainian government to plan future military aid UK MOD 07 Apr 2022 -- The demonstrations of UK equipment were held on Salisbury Plain and were followed by planning for future equipment requirements.
- Russia's actions in Ukraine fall far short of the standard set by the Human Rights Council: UK at UN General Assembly UK FCDO 07 Apr 2022 -- Statement by Ambassador James Roscoe at the UN General Assembly special session on Ukraine
- Horrifying evidence of Russia's atrocities in Ukraine: UK statement to the OSCE UK FCDO 07 Apr 2022 -- StatementUK Ambassador Neil Bush responds to horrifying reports of the barbarity of Russian forces, and highlights that sexual violence in armed conflict is a war crime.
- Greece Vows to Seek War Crimes Prosecution of Russia for Ukraine Offensive VOA 07 Apr 2022 -- Greece says it will ask the International Criminal Court in The Hague to launch an investigation into possible war crimes in Ukraine's southern port of Mariupol. The move comes as President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed Greece's parliament on Thursday, urging Athens to use all its diplomatic might to prosecute Russian military and political officials for atrocities he said were being waged not just in Mariupol, but across Ukraine. Anthee Carassava reports, the legal move may not be that easy.
- Taiwan president condemns 'targeted killing of civilians' in Ukraine CNA 07 Apr 2022 -- President Tsai Ing-wen (è”¡è‹±æ–‡) on Wednesday condemned the alleged mass killings of civilians in the Ukrainian town of Bucha, saying those responsible must be condemned and brought to justice.
- Iran's Amir-Abdollahian: Diplomacy, dialogue best way to resolve Ukraine crisis Press TV 07 Apr 2022 -- Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says recourse to diplomacy and promotion of dialogue constitute the best way to resolve the current crisis in Ukraine, reiterating the Islamic Republic's opposition to war in any part of the world.
- Senior Kazakh Official Calls Bucha Killings A 'Tragedy' That Needs Investigation RFE/RL 07 Apr 2022 -- The chairman of the Kazakh Senate, Maulen Ashimbaev, has called the mass killings of civilians in the Ukrainian town of Bucha when it was under the control of occupying Russian troops "a tragedy that needs an international investigation."
- Cuba Adopts Russian Narrative on Ukraine War VOA 07 Apr 2022 -- When Brent Renaud was killed covering the impact of the Ukraine war, state media in Cuba described the American photojournalist as a CIA agent.
- Spokesperson slams Taiwan's DPP for exploiting Ukraine issue People's Daily 07 Apr 2022 -- A mainland spokesperson on Wednesday slammed Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authority for exploiting the Ukraine situation to mislead the island's residents and international public opinion.
- Hungary's PM proposes Russia-Ukraine ceasefire talks in Budapest People's Daily 07 Apr 2022 -- Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Wednesday invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to a summit meeting in Budapest to make progress toward an immediate ceasefire between Russia and Ukraine.
- Ukraine war disrupts cereal markets, threatens food security in SE Asia Radio Free Asia 07 Apr 2022 -- As war rages across Ukraine, farmers have been busy towing captured Russian tanks, artillery, and downed helicopters. In addition to their new calling, is the planting of the spring crop.
- Is Russia Committing Genocide In Ukraine? RFE/RL 07 Apr 2022 -- Is Russia committing genocide in Ukraine? David Simon, a professor of political science and director of the Genocide Studies Program at Yale University, spoke to RFE/RL's Todd Prince about this question, why it matters, and why Russia's power on the UN Security Council is a problem.
- Health Care Under Threat in Ukraine VOA 07 Apr 2022 -- U.N. health officials warn that more people in Ukraine will start dying from chronic diseases and preventable illnesses than from war injuries the longer the conflict goes on.
- Over 80 Terrorist Attacks Made Against Belarus Railway Infrastructure, State Media Report Sputnik 07 Apr 2022 -- Over 80 terrorist attacks targeting the Belarusian railroad infrastructure have been carried out recently, Belarus 1 TV channel reported on Thursday, citing law enforcement officials.
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