|Fire burns in a residential area in Mariupol, Ukraine after a shelling in the city on March 3 (Source: Reuters)|
Newspaper The World & Vietnam Highlights of some outstanding international news of the day:
* Russia warns of a “negative” response: On March 20, US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield said that the US will not deploy any forces to Ukraine, but other member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). can decide whether or not they want to send troops in.
Commenting on the statement, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow would react negatively to attempts by other countries to interfere in Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine.
According to the official, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned “very clearly and clearly” about Moscow’s response in a televised address on February 24, when he launched a military operation into Ukraine.
At that time, Mr. Putin made it clear: “No matter who tries to stand in our way or more, to create threats to the country and the Russian people, Moscow will respond immediately and the consequences will be unprecedented in history.” (TASS)
* Kremlin warns, if Russia oil embargo, Europe will suffer heavy damage, affecting the energy balance of the continent, but this will not affect the US.
The foreign ministers of several European Union member states are pushing for a Russian oil embargo as part of additional sanctions against Moscow over its military campaign in Ukraine.
The possibility of imposing any oil embargo is a very complicated topic, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said at a press conference.
Besides, the Kremlin assessed that the peace talks between Moscow and Kiev have not yet achieved any breakthrough results. Russia called on countries that can influence Ukraine to act to make Kiev show a more constructive spirit in the negotiations.
According to spokesman Peskov, significant progress is needed in negotiations to create the basis for a potential meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky. (Reuters)
* Israeli Prime Minister assessed Russia-Ukraine peace talks: On March 21, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said that although peace talks between Ukraine and Russia have made some progress, there are still large gaps between the two sides.
“There is still a long way to go, because there are some fundamental issues at stake between Ukraine and Russia,” Prime Minister Bennett said. Israel, along with other friends in the world, will continue to try to bridge the gap and bring the war to an end.”
Earlier, in a statement posted on Telegram, Ukrainian President Zelensky thanked the Israeli Prime Minister for his efforts to contribute to the negotiations between Kiev and Moscow, and suggested that Jerusalem is the right place for the meeting to take place. meeting between the leaders of Russia and Ukraine to seek peace. (Reuters)
* Russia launched missiles at Ukrainian military facilities: On March 21, the Russian Defense Ministry said that the Russian Air Force launched a cruise missile at a Ukrainian military facility in the Rivne Region.
In a statement, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said: “A high-precision air-launched cruise missile hit a training center for foreign mercenaries and extremists. Ukrainian people”.
A day earlier, Russia confirmed that using Kinzhal . hypersonic missile “destroyed a large fuel and lubricant depot of the Ukrainian armed forces near the Kostyantynivka residential area in the Mykolai region”. (Reuters)
* Ukraine extends martial law, rejects Russia’s ultimatum: On March 20, Ukrainian President Zelensky signed a bill to extend martial law in Ukraine for 30 days starting from March 26.
On March 21, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Iryna Vereshchuk said that an agreement had been reached with Russia to open eight humanitarian corridors to evacuate civilians from besieged towns and cities on March 21, but there is no Mariupol city.
According to Ms. Vereshchuk, efforts to provide humanitarian aid to the city of Mariupol have still failed.
Ukrainian officials also said that Kiev “naturally” reject Russia’s ultimatum issued a day earlier demanding the surrender of Mariupol, and announced that the situation in the besieged city was “very difficult”. (Reuters)
* NATO continues to increase support for Ukraine in all areas: NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said member states are increasing their support for Ukraine, including in the military, humanitarian and multi-billion-dollar financial fields. main.
It is NATO’s responsibility to ensure that the conflict in Ukraine does not spiral out of control and spread beyond that country’s borders, Stoltenberg said.
Commenting on the possibility of establishing a no-fly zone over Ukraine, he noted: “Our allies support Ukraine, but it is important that we prevent this conflict from turning into a war. official relationship between NATO and Russia”. (NBC News)
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Plane crash in China
* China activates the emergency mechanism: On March 21, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) confirmed that the Boeing 737 aircraft departing from Kunming city (capital of Yunnan province) to Guangzhou city (capital of Guangdong province) was lost contact while flying over Wuzhou city in Guangxi province.
China Central Television (CCTV) reported that there were 133 people on board the plane that crashed. The plane crashed and caused a big fire in the mountains, the Guangxi Emergency Management Authority said.
According to the latest information from CAAC, at the time of the accident, there were 132 people on board, including 123 passengers and 9 crew members.
CAAC activated the emergency mechanism and sent a team to the scene of the China Eastern Airlines plane crash in the mountainous southern region of the country.
Rescue teams are approaching the scene. There are no reports of casualties or the cause of the accident at this time.
* The President of China directed the investigation of the plane crash: Chinese President Xi Jinping said he felt “stunned” when he heard about the plane crash in the Guangxi region, and demanded an investigation into the incident.
TV CCTV quoted President Xi Jinping: “I call for maximum focus on the rescue process and find the cause of the MU5735’s accident as soon as possible.” (AFP)
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China sends a signal that it wants to start a dialogue with India
According to the website Observe the East On the eve of the Japanese Prime Minister’s visit to India, Beijing sent a signal asking New Delhi to restore bilateral dialogue and pave the way for the BRICS Summit (Brazil, Russia, India, China) China, South Africa) in China later this year.
Specifically, according to diplomatic sources, Beijing has asked the Indian side to invite Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to visit India as early as this month. This was followed by a reciprocal visit by Indian Foreign Minister Jaishankar to Beijing.
The Chinese side also offered to organize a series of high-level visits by the top members of the Politburo and a series of events such as the India-China civilization dialogue, the India-India trade and investment cooperation forum, and a series of events. India-China and India-China Film Forum.
This is the clearest move that shows that the two countries want to calm down after a military confrontation in the Ladakh area, on the border between the two countries, two years ago.
Middle East: Palestine criticizes Israel, calls on Singapore to support
On March 20, during a meeting with Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, who was visiting Ramallah, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye said that Israel’s measures, including the expansion of settlements, would weaken any opportunity. establishment of a Palestinian state.
According to him, the situation on the ground is gradually deteriorating and a two-state solution will not be possible through negotiations “because the Israeli government does not want” that.
Prime Minister Shtayyeh called on Singapore to recognize the State of Palestine in order to protect the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Earlier, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced that his government would not hold any talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian Authority or any Palestinian official. (THX)
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India-Australia leaders hold online talks
On March 21, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison in an online form.
Addressing the meeting, Prime Minister Modi stated: “Our cooperation reflects our commitment to a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region. The early conclusion of negotiations on the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement is the key to bilateral economic relations.”
Mr. Modi noted that, in the past few years, relations between the two countries have developed significantly, with extremely close cooperation in all areas of trade and investment, defense and security, education and training. education and innovation, science and technology.
At the last virtual summit, India and Australia elevated their bilateral relationship to a comprehensive strategic partnership.
The Australian leader affirmed that cooperation among like-minded liberal democracies is the key to an open, inclusive, sustainable and prosperous Indo-Pacific region. India and Australia have made good progress in the areas of defense, maritime cooperation, science and technology, clean energy and important minerals. (NDTV, Zee News)
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Japanese Prime Minister ends official visit to Cambodia
On the morning of March 21, Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumino left Cambodia, ending an official visit from March 20-21 at the invitation of Prime Minister Hun Sen.
At their talks on the evening of March 20, the two Prime Ministers discussed strengthening bilateral relations and cooperation in the fields of trade and investment, education, infrastructure, defense and security, and rehabilitation. socio-economic recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic, and at the same time exchange views on regional and international issues of common interest and concern.
Japan pledged to support Cambodia with USD 428 million and 1.3 million doses of a Covid-19 vaccine through the COVAX mechanism.
Japan’s $428 million support includes a concessional loan of $378 million and grants to international organizations about $50 million. (Kyodo)
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