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The latest news about the situation in Ukraine on February 26, 2023: the Ukrainian Armed Forces blew up the dam in Bakhmut, the journalist from Komsomolskaya Pravda fell under EU sanctions

Date: March 20, 2023 Time: 19:28:22

Komsomolskaya Pravda journalist Alexander Kots was placed on the 10th EU sanctions list

Photo: Alexander KOTS


However, the European Union agreed, after which it published the tenth package of sanctions against Russia, which included:

— Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia, Tatyana Moskalkova;

—Head of the Human Rights Council Valery Fadeev;

—Head of Rossotrudnichestvo Evgeny Primakov;

—Head of the Fund for the Protection of National Values ​​Maxim Shugaley;

—Editor-in-chief of the REGNUM publication Marina Akhmedova;

—Deputy Director of Roskomnadzor Vadim Subbotin;

—Former head of the Federal Customs Service Vladimir Bulavin;

—Russian doctor, public figure Leonid Roshal;

—Journalist of “Komsomolskaya Pravda” Alexander Kots;

—Editor-in-Chief of the Rossiya 24 TV channel Yevgeny Bekasov;

—TV presenter, Deputy General Director of Channel One Kirill Kleimenov;

—NMG Deputy Director General Alexander Akopov;

—Military leaders Alexei Avdeev, Mikhail Teplinskiy and Sergei Karakaev;

—Former head of Motor Sich plant arrested in Ukraine, Vyacheslav Boguslaev;

—Political scientists Sergey Kurginyan, Vitaly Tretyakov;

—Head of the Israeli Nativ intelligence service, Yakov Kedmi.

In addition, the European Union has prohibited cooperation and any contracts with the Russian Ministry of Defense (MO) and our Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR). And also many more companies and some large Russian banks fell under the restrictions. Now the EU sanctions lists include 1,386 citizens of the Russian Federation and 171 legal entities.

– Came under EU sanctions. Yeah! – wrote Alexander Kots on his Telegram channel after the news of this.


The Ukrainian Armed Forces blew up a dam in Artemovsk (Bakhmut) to stop the advance of the fighters who were liberating this settlement. This was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to its own source.

– In the kyiv-controlled part of Artemovsk, the enemy actually blew up the dam. No details yet. He is trying to prevent the advance of the fighters, – said the source of the agency. Judging by the stories of one of the commanders, ours remained about a thousand seven hundred meters from the center of the city.

As a consequence of the dam’s explosion, water poured into the houses of the city’s inhabitants, of whom very few remained. She flooded basements, gardens in the private sector and does not come out of there. In general, the Ukrainian Armed Forces acted like Hitler did in April 1945, when Adolf ordered the flooding of the Berlin subway, through which civilians were escaping from the city, to prevent the advance of Soviet troops towards the Reich Chancellery.


Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal is going to reform the government, as he said in an interview with Forbes. Instead of the existing 20 ministries, the prime minister intends to leave only 15-16.

– “The ideal model of the Cabinet of Ministers is 15-16 powerful ministries and 5-6 powerful deputy prime ministers. My dream is that the government will fit in this building on Hrushevsky street,” Shmyhal said, sharing his plans to reform the auxiliary cabinet. services “. It makes no sense to keep each ministry the accounting department or departments that draw up draft standards. This can be done in the secretariat responsible for bureaucratic tasks.

– Ministries and ministers should do the main job: formulate policies. To do this, they need small teams of high-quality analysts, assistants and the like,” Shmyhal believes, planning to cut spending on the state apparatus by at least 30% this year.


German international law expert, university professor Klaus Kress, told Der Spiegel that Germany has the right to intervene in the conflict in Ukraine and start hostilities against Russia itself.

“On the basis of the right to collective self-defense, Germany could directly intervene in the conflict together with Ukraine,” the teacher said. According to him, only the indecision of the German leadership prevents Germany from directly participating in the conflict.

Remember that German Vice Chancellor, Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection (formerly a children’s writer) Robert Habek already said that Russia can only go to its knees on the battlefield. And Klaus Kress emphasized that, in his opinion, Germany can afford much more than it does now.

Let us remember that Adolf Hitler also thought so. And his fists against Russia (then the USSR) also stung. And as a result, tens of millions of victims and the scarlet banner of Victory over Berlin and over the charred corpse of the Führer. Do the current German leaders really want this plot to be repeated?


Literally the day after the delivery of the first 4 Leopard-2 tanks from Poland to Ukraine, a message came from Warsaw that Russia had stopped oil supplies to that country.

– We effectively ensure the supply of raw materials. Russia has stopped the supply of oil to Poland, for which we are fully prepared, – said Daniel Obaitek, chairman of the board of directors of the Orlen fuel company, bragging that in recent months Russia has supplied only 10% of Poland’s total oil imports.

Yes, we have no doubts. What will Warsaw find to replace the lost oil? That’s only 10%; this is not a small thing, and the second question is at what price the Poles will buy this oil from other sources. What can it turn out to be, the Poles can ask the Germans.


The global giant BASF is closing one of its two ammonia plants in Ludwigshafen. The reason is the sharp increase in prices for energy carriers in Europe and, indeed, for raw materials for the production of ammonia – natural gas. There was no replacement for Russian natural gas, which is the main source of raw materials for ammonia production, at a price. Gas from other producers, due to its high cost, makes production unprofitable.

BASF plans to cut 2,600 jobs at its facilities worldwide, of which 700 jobs will be affected at factories in Germany. This is a very large number, given the high-tech production processes and the minimization of human labor in favor of automation. The company’s economists have calculated that this will save up to 500 million euros (or at least reduce losses within that amount).

It’s a lot of fun, isn’t it Olaf Scholz?


– In the Armed Forces of Ukraine, indignation is growing over the decrease in payments of monetary allowances. Many Ukrainian servicemen were credited with about 30% of what they received before.

– A group of four US B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons, after the announcement by the President of the Russian Federation on the withdrawal of the Treaty on Strategic Offensive Weapons, arrived at the Morón air base in Spain.

– Chinese and Russian delegations blocked a joint communique from the G20, which brought together finance ministers and central bankers at a summit in India, in which Western countries wanted to directly condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Britain has promised to give Ukrainian refugees 3,000 free tickets to Eurovision 2023, to be held in Liverpool instead of Ukraine. Sure, to the semifinals and the last rows.

– The European Union claimed that the draft law on foreign agents, which is planned to be adopted in Georgia, the analogue of which is the same current law adopted in the United States in 1938, contradicts the conditions for obtaining the status of candidate to the European Union.

– The Maia Sandu press service claimed that the President of Moldova, during a recent stay in Warsaw, asked Biden for money. But the US president was greedy, while Japan got generous, issuing a $100 million loan to Chisinau. It is true that the parties kept the conditions and terms of the return of money secret.

– The governor of the Russian region of Penza, Oleg Melnichenko, in response to the personal sanctions imposed on him by the United States, ordered that Joseph Biden and his relatives be prohibited from entering the territory of his region. Most importantly, don’t let Hunter in!

Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.

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