Ukraine war live stream: +++ 04:35 BKA records 200 war crimes per week +++

The Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) records about 200 crimes per week in Germany in connection with the war in Ukraine. BKA President Holger Munch told Tagspiegel in Berlin that the crimes were mostly directed against members of our community of Russian origin, but also against individuals of Ukrainian origin. These are mainly crimes such as threats, insults, and property destruction. Russia’s aggressive war against Ukraine has been going on for more than seven weeks. Federal police have arrested more than 350,000 refugees in Germany since the fighting began. The actual number is believed to be much higher.

+++ 04:01 Biden talks to allies about war on Tuesday +++
US President Joe Biden plans to speak to allies about the war in Ukraine on Tuesday. “The president will hold a video call with allies and partners to discuss our continued support for Ukraine and our efforts to hold Russia accountable as part of our close coordination,” the statement said.

+++ 03:30 The Pentagon: Delivery of the first US weapons from the new aid package to Ukraine +++
The first shipments of arms from the new US military aid package to Ukraine have arrived at the country’s borders. Four planes delivered military equipment to Ukraine on Sunday, according to a senior US Defense Department representative, who asked not to be named. A fifth trip will follow shortly. The White House on Wednesday announced new military aid worth $800 million (about 737 million euros) to help Ukraine’s armed forces fight invading Russian forces. The new aid package includes 18,155 mm howitzers, 200 M113 armored personnel carriers, eleven Mi-17 helicopters, 100 other armored vehicles and artillery ammunition.

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+++ 02:56 Kyiv announces explosions along the eastern front +++
Ukraine has reported explosions along the Eastern Front and further attacks in other parts of the country. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video message that Russia had “mobilized a very large part of the entire Russian army” for the offensive. The Battle of Donbass has begun.

+++ 02:22 West sees “Putin’s sustainable problem” with SPD +++
The Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, Hendrik Fust, strongly criticized the behavior of the SPD and Chancellor Olaf Scholz in relation to the Ukraine war. “It is clear that the SPD has an ongoing problem with Putin,” West told the Rheinische Post, referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin. “The approach of the past seems to paralyze the Social Democrats to this day, and they must finally take a clear stand against the aggressor Russia,” West said. “With the slow and belated support of Ukraine, the SPD is isolating Germany more and more in Europe from day to day. Germany has never been confined and indifferent to any international crisis.”

+++ 01:52 A human rights official warns against boycotting Russian culture +++
The Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Amtsberg, warns against a boycott of Russian culture in Germany. “The wrong outcome of Putin’s war would be not to go to Russian restaurants or boycott Russian art and culture,” the Green Party politician told Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung (NOZ). “Talk to each other, also in the field of arts and culture, and make sure that there is no common relationship between all Russians in this war of aggression.”

+++ 01:13 Ukraine announces deaths and injuries in the bombing of Kharkiv +++
According to Ukrainian sources, three people were killed and 15 wounded, including a 14-year-old child, in the bombing of the eastern city of Kharkiv. “The grenades fell in front of houses, in children’s playgrounds and near humanitarian aid centres,” said the district’s governor, Oleh Senehubov. The Russian military is accused of attacking civilians. Doctors and rescue workers are said to be working around the clock to remove the consequences of the bombing. The information cannot initially be verified independently.

+++ 00:35 Ukraine has reported the destruction of more than 300 bridges on national roads +++
Ukrainian sources have reported that the Russian invasion has so far damaged or destroyed up to 30 percent of Ukraine’s infrastructure. Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kobrakov told Reuters news agency that the damage totaled about $100 billion. More than 300 bridges on national roads have been destroyed or damaged, and more than 8000 km of roads need to be repaired or renovated. In addition, dozens of railway bridges were blown up. The Minister expects that Western countries will support the reconstruction of Ukraine.

+++ 23:58 Ukraine: Four dead after Russian bombing of the Donetsk region +++
According to Ukrainian sources, four people were killed when Russian forces bombed the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine. This is what regional governor Pavlo Kirilenko wrote in Telegram.

+++ 23:22 USA: Russia has so far faced “chronic difficulties” in the field of logistics +++
According to the US government, Russia is significantly increasing its forces in eastern and southern Ukraine. More than a dozen so-called tactical combat units have been deployed there in the past few days, Defense Department spokesman John Kirby said Monday in Washington. The Russian military is also conducting more air strikes on the Donbass River and at the port of Mariupol. At the same time, Kirby talks about the “chronic difficulties” of the Russian forces in the areas of logistics, communications, operational maneuvers and cooperation between the air and ground forces. “It remains to be seen if they have these problems under control and are now able to act more efficiently in the Donbass,” a Pentagon spokesman said.

+++ 22:48 Union is considering a request to deliver weapons in the Bundestag +++
The CDU and CSU are studying a proposal in the Bundestag for German arms shipments to Ukraine. The goal is to support the federal government in this crisis, the deputy chair of the union’s parliamentary group, Johan Wadful, wrote on Twitter. If Chancellor Olaf Schulz (Social Democratic Party) does not act on the issue of arms delivery, he should expect a proposal from the CDU and the Christian Social Union in the Bundestag next week.

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+++ 22:13 Zelenskyj: The Battle of Donbass has begun +++
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed the start of the Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine. “Now we can confirm that the Russian forces have begun the Battle of Donbass, for which they have been preparing for a long time,” Zelensky said in a letter circulated via Telegram. A very large part of the whole Russian army is now being used in this attack. ”

+++ 21:54 Luhansk Governor’s report on the start of the Russian offensive +++
“The second phase of the war has begun,” Ukrainian Chief of Staff Andrei Yermak wrote on Telegram. The leadership of the Ukrainian armed forces had earlier reported signs of the start of a new offensive in the east of the country. “It’s hell. The attack we’ve been talking about for weeks has begun,” Luhansk region’s governor, Serhiy Hegdai, said on Facebook. There is fighting in Robeshni and Popasna, he adds, and “fighting continues in other peaceful cities”.

+++ 21:36 The United States wants to dismantle the “Russian war machine piece by piece” +++
The United States wants to keep pressure on the Russian defense industry. “The next stage of our work will be to dismantle the Russian war machine piece by piece by destroying the military-industrial complex and its supply chain,” Deputy Finance Minister Wali Adeemo declared. More sanctions and export controls are meant to prevent the Russian military from restocking.

+++ 21:23 Selenskyj delivers a questionnaire on accession to the European Union +++
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky handed over his country’s accession questionnaire to the European Union to the European Union’s ambassador in Kyiv. This was stated by Ambassador Matti Macecas. The diplomat from Estonia spoke on Twitter of “another step by Ukraine on its way to the European Union.” Silinsky only received the questionnaire this month during the visit of European Union Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to Kyiv. The paper is the basis for accession talks.

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