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Situation in Donetsk Region - Sputnik International

Ukraine Special Op Live Updates: Explosions Heard in Centre of Donetsk, Sputnik Correspondent Says

On Monday, Russia officially recognised the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics and urged Kiev to stop the bloodshed in Donbass. However, Ukrainian forces continued attacks, carrying out multiple shellings in the region.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday announced a special operation in order to defend the people of Donbass, saying the goal was to "demilitarise and denazify" Ukraine.
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20:05 GMT 24.02.2022
US Expels Russia's Charge d'Affaires, State Dept Tells Sputnik
20:00 GMT 24.02.2022
EU Sanctions Will Aim to ‘Strangle’ Russia's Economic Functioning, French Foreign Minister Says

"We need to be tough in our response, so the sanctions that we will propose will be large-scale, they will be aimed at ‘strangling’ the economic functioning of Russia - banking, financial measures, measures against technology transfer, industrial, export measures," Le Drian told the TF1 broadcaster.

19:55 GMT 24.02.2022
ISS May Witness Uncontrolled Deorbit to Europe or US If Sanctions Hit Space Cooperation With Russia - Russian Space Chief
19:42 GMT 24.02.2022
US Imposes Sanctions on 24 Belarusian Individuals, Entities - Treasury Department
"As part of the United States’ serious and expansive response to Russia’s further invasion of Ukraine, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is sanctioning 24 Belarusian individuals and entities due to Belarus’s support for, and facilitation of, the invasion," the Treasury Department said in a press release.
19:25 GMT 24.02.2022
Biden Says Has No Plans to Speak With Putin at This Point

"I have no plans to talk with Putin," Biden said during a press conference, as he announced new sanctions on Moscow.

19:21 GMT 24.02.2022
Biden Says Sanctioning Putin Is on the Table
19:19 GMT 24.02.2022
Biden Says Authorized Deployment of Additional US Forces to Germany to Aid NATO

"Today, within hours of Russia unleashing its assault, NATO came together and authorized an activation response plan. This will enable NATO’s high-readiness forces to deploy when and where they’re needed to protect our NATO allies on the eastern boundaries of Europe. And now I’m authorizing additional US force capabilities to deploy to Germany as part of NATO’s response, including some US-based forces that the Department of Defense placed on standby weeks ago," Biden said.

19:16 GMT 24.02.2022
US Sanctions Russia's Sberbank, Treasury Says
19:14 GMT 24.02.2022
Biden Says US Forces Not to Be Engaged in Russian-Ukrainian Conflict

"Our forces are not and will not be engaged in a conflict with Russia in Ukraine. Our forces are not going to Europe to fight in Ukraine, but to defend our NATO allies and reassure those allies in the east," President Joe Biden said on Thursday during a press briefing.

19:09 GMT 24.02.2022
BREAKING: Biden Authorizes New Sanctions Against Russia
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on Russia's attack on Ukraine, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., February 24, 2022. - Sputnik International, 1920, 24.02.2022
Biden Authorises New Sanctions on Russia
18:56 GMT 24.02.2022
Explosions Heard in Centre of Donetsk, Sputnik Correspondent Says
18:45 GMT 24.02.2022
Poland Blocks Broadcasts of Several Russian TV Channels, Including RT
18:38 GMT 24.02.2022
Over 111,000 Refugees From Donbass Crossed Russian Border Amid Shelling, Source in Russian Emergency Services Tells Sputnik
18:22 GMT 24.02.2022
Canada Announces Sanctions on Russia Targeting 58 Individuals, Entities, Russian Elite, Major Banks
The sanctions will also affect members of the Russian Security Council, including Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, and Justice Minister Konstantin Chuychenko. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also announced seizing all export permits for Russia and the cancellation of existing ones.
18:15 GMT 24.02.2022
Six Civilians Killed in DPR Over Past Eight Days Amid Attacks by Ukrainian Forces, DPR Says
18:10 GMT 24.02.2022
OSCE to Evacuate Members of Its Mission From Ukraine, Chairman Says
"Due to the ongoing fighting and deteriorated security situation in Ukraine, in coordination with the Chairman-in-Office, I have decided to temporarily evacuate all international mission members from Ukraine as soon as possible", OSCE Secretary General Helga Schmid said on Thursday.
18:05 GMT 24.02.2022
White House Mulls Proposal to Disrupt Internet Connectivity Across Russia, Shut Off Electric Power, Tamper With Railroad Switches, NBC Reports
17:51 GMT 24.02.2022
Zelensky Reportedly Signs Decree on Creation of Military Admins on Basis of Regional State Administrations
17:42 GMT 24.02.2022
Biden Says G7 Agreed on 'Devastating Packages of Sanctions' Against Russia
WASHINGTON, (Sputnik) - The Group of Seven (G7) countries have agreed to impose "devastating sanctions" against Russia following Moscow’s decision to begin a military operation in Ukraine, US President Joe Biden said on Thursday.

"This morning, I met with my G7 counterparts to discuss President [Vladimir] Putin’s unjustified attack on Ukraine and we agreed to move forward on devastating packages of sanctions and other economic measures to hold Russia to account", Biden said via Twitter.
17:29 GMT 24.02.2022
Biden's Remarks on Ukraine Moved to 18:30 GMT, White House Says
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