Zelenskyy urges UN to act over Russian strikes
27 November 2022 | 5:35 pm
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Russia’s military exercises and a new foreign policy doctrine are signaling further escalation with the West. Could this threaten to spark a global militarization? Our guests: Michael Thumann (Zeit), Sarah Pagung (DGAP), Alexey Yusupov (FES).
The European Commission’s energy supremo, Estonian Kadri Simson, recently visited Ukraine to discuss what can be done to help energy infrastructure damaged in Russian missile attacks. She details plans to transfer specialised machinery and devices to Ukraine through a dedicated fund. The Commissioner also updates us on the negotiations among EU member states on a possible price cap on gas imports – a potential response to Europe's energy crisis.
As the war in Ukraine continues to rumble on, watching events very closely are Russia's neighbours. Five of those countries are led by women including Georgia. Annette Young speaks to the Georgian President, Salome Zurabishvili about the impact of the war on her country and the region.
There's no official family photo on the schedule for this year's G20 summit, an indication of just how much the war in Ukraine has complicated global cooperation efforts. Without directly naming Russia, China's President Xi Jinping said the threat of nuclear weapons was unacceptable.
The United Nations political affairs chief has called Russia's attack on Ukrainian cities the "most intense bombardment" since Russia invaded Ukraine. She also warned the world of a "catastrophic spillover."
A third of the food we produce is wasted, emitting as much as 10% of global greenhouse gases. Failed targets to reduce food waste — especially in rich nations — need to be urgently updated at COP27, says UN.
Russia and Ukraine have agreed to extend a UN-brokered grain export deal for another 120 days, Ukraine's infrastructure minister has said.
Russian airstrikes hit gas and electrical infrastructure around Ukraine. Meanwhile, Kyiv and Moscow agreed to renew the Black Sea grain export deal.
Germany is deciding whether to completely pull out of the UN's MINUSMA peacekeeping mission in Mali. This comes after Britain and Ivory Coast said they would withdraw their troops.
Russian airlines are still flying despite massive international sanctions imposed on the aviation sector, but their collapse seems imminent. Or have they found a workaround?
Russia continued strikes on Ukrainian gas and electricity infrastructure. Meanwhile, the president of France told Asian business leaders that the conflict is "your problem" too.
The UK's newest prime minister traveled to the Ukrainian capital for talks with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Meanwhile, Kyiv has rejected the idea of a potential "short truce" with Russia. DW has the latest.
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