Negotiators in Kyiv and Moscow met shortly after the start of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine. According to Russian information, Ukraine was then ready to accept most of the Russian demands, including giving up NATO membership. But the talks broke down as there was no agreement. Read more about this here.
Russian pop diva criticizes war – “slap in the face” for Kremlin
4:34 PM: Well-known Russian pop singer Alla Pugacheva has strongly criticized Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine. Since the Department of Justice has blacklisted her husband Maxim Galkin as a “foreign agent,” she is asking to be included among foreign agents, the 73-year-old wrote on her Instagram account on Sunday.
“Because I stand in solidarity with my husband, an honest, decent and sincere man, a true and irreplaceable patriot of Russia, who wants the prosperity of his native land, a peaceful life, freedom of speech and our sons to stop dying for illusory purposes. Our country is a … alienate and make life difficult for our citizens.”
Pugacheva is considered a superstar in her homeland. He has shaped rock and pop music in Russia since the 1970s. Her success has survived the fall of the Soviet Union – she was one of Russia’s most glamorous show greats, with her regular TV appearances and her marriage to 27-year-old presenter and comedian Maxim Galkin a constant subject for the tabloid media. . The couple left Russia for Israel after the war broke out against Ukraine. Unlike Galkin, who criticized the Russian leadership in Israel, Pugacheva has so far held back with political statements.
Largest of all is the echo that can now follow their harsh criticism of the war. Political scientist Abbas Galiamov, once a speechwriter for President Vladimir Putin, called it a “hard slap” for the Kremlin. “If there are still important people in the country about whom there is a consensus, it is certainly Pugacheva,” he wrote on his Telegram channel. You have always stayed out of politics. “Your sudden politicization can create a feeling in society that is so dangerous for the authorities: ‘Enough is enough’,” he said.
“Mass shelling”: Four doctors killed near Kharkiv
12:48 pm: Four doctors were apparently killed in a Russian attack on the village of Strilecha, about 40 kilometers from Kharkiv and near the Russian border. This was reported by the news media “Kyiv Independent”.