The night of the war at a glance
US wants to deliver patrol boats – garbage makes Mariupol a “ghetto”
06/24/2022, 07:08 am
The US is pouring another $450 million into arms sales to Ukraine. Meanwhile, the mayor of Mariupol is warning of an “epidemiological catastrophe” in the port city. As a reaction to the German gas crisis, an expert calls for the installation of gas heaters to be stopped.
The US is pouring another $450 million into arms sales to Ukraine. Meanwhile, the mayor of Mariupol is warning of an “epidemiological catastrophe” in the port city. As a reaction to the German gas crisis, an expert calls for the installation of gas heaters to be stopped. The night of the war at a glance.
US pledges more arms to Ukraine for $450 million
The US announced further arms sales to Ukraine in the amount of 450 million dollars (about 428 million euros). This also included multiple rocket launcher artillery systems and patrol boats, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said. According to its own statements, the USA has promised or already delivered weapons and equipment worth around 6.1 billion dollars to the country attacked by Russia in the four months of the war. The government in Kyiv is asking for more modern weapons to curb the military superiority of Russian troops.
White House: G7 summit to further isolate Russia
US President Joe Biden is traveling to the G7 summit this Saturday, which will take place from Sunday to Tuesday at Schloss Elmau in Bavaria. Kirby cited the summit’s goals as “further isolating Russia from the global economy, targeting Russia’s defense supply chain, and continuing to counteract the circumvention of these unprecedented sanctions.” After the G7 meeting, Biden travels to a NATO summit in Madrid. There, too, the Ukraine war will be the focus.
Mayor: Mariupol is “on the verge of an epidemiological catastrophe”
According to the Kyiv Independent, the mayor of the destroyed Ukrainian city of Mariupol, Vadym Boychenko, said the city annexed by Russia was “on the brink of an epidemiological catastrophe” in which infectious diseases were already spreading. These could therefore also include deadly infections such as cholera and dysentery. According to the city administration, there are 9000 tons of garbage in the streets. Mariupol is “a real ghetto” in which unsanitary conditions endanger the lives of the remaining residents.
DIW energy expert calls for gas heating installation to be stopped
“From now on, no new gas heaters should be installed,” demands energy expert Claudia Kemfert from the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW). A scrapping bonus for old gas heaters makes just as much sense as an immediate heat pump program, she says of the “Funke Mediengruppe”. The expansion of renewable energies and energy saving are the most important levers to close the gas gap. Industry and households should also pay premiums for saving gas. The promotion of gas-combined heat and power, on the other hand, is “absurd”.
Nike announces withdrawal from Russia
The world’s largest sporting goods company Nike wants to withdraw completely from Russia in view of the ongoing war against Ukraine. “Nike has made the decision to exit the Russian market,” the US company said. The priority now is to support local workers while operations are being shut down in the coming months. The Adidas competitor – like many other Western companies – had already significantly restricted its business in Russia after the invasion of Ukraine. In the meantime, more and more companies want to turn their backs on Russia entirely.
That brings the day
- At the EU summit, the high inflation and rising energy prices, which are part of the consequences of the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine, will be discussed.
- The military situation around Lysychansk will continue to be the focus, as Russia could open the way there for control of the entire Luhansk region.
- At a conference in Berlin shortly before the G7 summit, the German government is focusing on the global food situation and the search for solutions to blocked grain exports from Ukraine.
All further developments can be found in our Live ticker on the Ukraine war read.