The Russia-Ukraine battle is now in its 420th day.
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Brazilian President Luiz
Inacio Lula da Silva has condemned the violation of
Ukraine’s territorial integrity by Russia and once more referred to as for
mediation to finish the conflict, a peace initiative that was criticised
by the Ukrainian authorities.
Talking at a lunch with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis,
Lula stated a gaggle of impartial nations should come collectively to assist
dealer peace between Russia and Ukraine.
His feedback got here after he set off a storm amongst Western
allies by stating over the weekend that they had been prolonging the
preventing by supplying arms to Ukraine.
A White Home spokesperson accused Lula of “parroting Russian
and Chinese language propaganda with out wanting on the info.” And on
Tuesday, the White Home stated Lula’s “tone was not considered one of
Amongst Western nations to date, solely French President Emmanuel
Macron has welcomed Lula’s peace initiative.
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2154 GMT — US accuses 4 Black nationalists of performing for Russian intelligence
The US Justice Division has charged the founder and three members of a half-century-old Black nationalist group with working with Russian intelligence to affect elections in america.
Omali Yeshitela, the founding father of the African Folks’s Socialist Get together (APSP) and the Uhuru Motion, and two different get together members, Penny Joanne Hess and Jesse Nevel, had been charged with performing as unregistered brokers of Russia, which carries a most five-year jail sentence.
All three, in addition to one other member named Augustus Romain, have additionally been charged with conspiring to behave as brokers for Russia, which brings as much as 10 years in jail.
In accordance with an indictment, the 4 folks took cash and different assist from US-based Russian Alexandr Ionov and Moscow-based officers of Russia’s FSB intelligence company who directed Ionov.
2117 GMT — Ukraine’s Zelenskyy, high US Home Republican McCarthy talk about Russia sanctions
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has stated he and US Home of Representatives Speaker Kevin McCarthy mentioned in a telephone name Ukraine’s want for weapons in addition to rising sanctions stress on Russia.
On Twitter, Zelenskyy stated he thanked McCarthy for bipartisan assist in Congress for Ukraine in addition to Ukraine’s protection wants. “Outlined the scenario on the entrance & Ukraine’s pressing protection wants in armored autos, artillery, air protection & plane,” Zelenskyy’s tweet stated.
He stated they al so mentioned enhancing sanctions stress on Russia, together with in oil and fuel.
A spokespersonm for McCarthy, the highest-ranking Republican in Washington, didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
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