Courtesy of: CEI (Italy), Council on Foreign Relations (USA), CSD (Bulgaria), IWPR (England) and Trasitions (Czech Republic)
POLITICAL STATEMENTS AND ACTIONS
• 24 February - Secretary General statement - condemning the military action against Ukraine.
• 1 March - Statement by the CEI-Executive Secretariat - WE STAND WITH UKRAINE!
• 25 March - Statement by the Bulgarian CEI Presidency and the CEI-Executive Secretariat on the suspension of the Republic of Belarus from the CEI - as a consequence of the country’s actions in support of the aggression against Ukraine.
• 7 April - Joint Statement of CEI Member States - condemning the unjustifiable military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine.
CONCRETE HUMANITARIAN AND PROJECT ACTIVITIES
• 25 March - Humanitarian contribution of CEI to people of Ukraine.
• 13 July - CEI Award at International Design Contest “Trieste Contemporanea” to Oleg Vereshchagin from Ukraine.
• 26 July - Contribution to the creation of educational hub in Poland.
• July - Contribution to set up a field hospital in the southern part of Ukraine.
• July - Financial contribution for basic necessities in Kharkiv, Sumy and Poltava in Ukraine.
How to deal with Kremlin’s desire to starve Europe of energy?
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- COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS
U.S. Imposes New Sanctions on Russia
The U.S. Treasury and State Departments announced fresh sanctions (WaPo) aimed at pressuring Russian President Vladimir Putin’s allies, including oligarchs and his purported romantic partner, as well as defense and technology entities.
Spain: The government announced nationwide restrictions (The Guardian) on energy use in public and commercial buildings that will be enforced until November 2023. Spain is seeking to cut its natural gas consumption by 8 percent to reduce dependence on Russian energy supplies.
IWPR’s Frontline Updates: Ukraine Justice Report - 2 August ’22
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2 August 2022
THE BIG STORY: NUCLEAR SAFETY CHIEF WARNS OF RUSSIAN VIOLATIONS IN UKRAINE
What happened: All basic aspects of nuclear safety have been “trampled upon or violated” during Russia’s occupation of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia power plant, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said yesterday, UN News reports. Speaking in New York at the UN conference on nuclear nonproliferation, Rafael Mariano Grossi said the situation at the plant is "becoming more perilous by the day,” Euronews reports. The IAEA has been unable to send a mission to the site since the start of the war, he said. “We hope to be able to come to Zaporizhzhia because if something happens there,” Grossi said, “we will only have ourselves to blame for it.”
More context: Russia has been using the nuclear power plant – the largest in Ukraine – as a military base and apparently as a shield; fears of causing a nuclear disaster make Ukrainian forces unable to retaliate against missiles launched from the site.
Worth noting: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the conference that the world was “just one misunderstanding, one miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation.” Guterres cited the Russian invasion – along with the Middle East, the Korean Peninsula, and elsewhere – as places where “crises – with nuclear undertones – are festering.”