UN: More than half a million have fled Ukraine
01 March 2022 | 6:22 am
Poland has received the largest group of refugees, numbering 281,000. The EU is preparing to grant Ukrainians the right to stay and work in the EU for three years.
Fear mongering content became viral on social media this week, as Ukrainian civilians prepare for an imminent Russian attack. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
US military personnel have arrived in Romania ahead of a deployment of NATO troops expected in the country. Romania, a NATO member since 2004, borders Ukraine to the north.
Has war been declared? Following a day during which the Kremlin ratcheted up its rhetoric, François Picard’s panel weighs the consequences of the call in Moscow to recognise Ukraine’s pro-Russian separatist regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. They also discuss Vladimir Putin’s ultimate goal.
A media specialised in putting the spotlight on Russian disinformation has highlghted a false flag attack in eastern Ukraine that pro-Russian media outlets were pinning on Kiev. Corpses likely retrieved from a morgue were used to set the scene.
Vladimir Putin's decision to invade Ukraine has upended assumptions about the sanctity of borders and thrown the world into a whole new situation, security experts say.
Europe is facing an expansionist Russia. But will sanctions alone be enough to stop Vladimir Putin? Guests: Ulrike von Hirschhausen (historian), Vendeline von Bredow (Economist), Matthew Karnitschnig (Politico)
Russian forces would enter areas outside Kyiv on Friday, a top Ukrainian defense official has said. Ukraine's president called on the international community to help his country.
Disinformation is part and parcel of the approach to war as seen in the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Western powers ramp up sanctions against Russia, but will it be enough? Never since World War II has a sovereign state attacked another with such force. Russia launched an invasion with attacks by land, sea and by air. It followed a speech in which President Vladimir Putin promised the “de-Nazification” of Ukraine's democratically-elected government.
The head of the International Energy Agency, Fatih Birol, has said the crisis in Ukraine could be a "historic turning point" in how European countries source their energy. Speaking to FRANCE 24 on Wednesday, before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Birol noted that supplies of Russian gas to Europe had already fallen last year before the recent escalation of tensions. He said it could be an impetus for EU policymakers to turn to alternative sources, as the cost of gas and electricity have soared.
Ukrainians are fleeing to their EU neighbors as they fear even further escalation. The UN and the EU have vowed support as the already dire humanitarian situation worsens.
Russia has already been using weapons like malware and disinformation against Ukraine for eight years. Shortly after the invasion, security experts discovered cyberattacks designed to disable Ukrainian computers.
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The move is a stark U-turn for the country, which held a more neutral stance on the alliance in the past. Sweden is expected to follow suit.
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Mikhail Kasyanov, who served as prime minister under Vladimir Putin in the early 2000s, told DW he believed that the Russian president had "already started to realize that he's losing this war."
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Over 3 million refugees have arrived in Poland since the war in Ukraine began. The majority are still in the country and many have found homes with Poles who took them in spontaneously. But many volunteers are exhausted, and the government says it needs help.
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Russia's invasion of Ukraine is being felt far and wide. The ravaged agricultural industry is causing shortages of staples such as wheat, sunflower oil, and corn. DW met a farmer struggling to pick up the pieces after Russian troops destroyed his livelihood.
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As the British government indicates it is preparing to deviate from the Northern Ireland Protocol – a key part of the Brexit deal – the European Commissioner overseeing EU-UK relations tells FRANCE 24 he is "appealing to the UK government to come back to the negotiating table". Maros Sefcovic spoke to our Europe editor Catherine Nicholson.