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Ukraine Beats Russia In Australian Open And Gets Its Flag Banned

Ukraine Beats Russia In Australian Open And Gets Its Flag Banned As Well

Taking cognizance of a complaint by the Ukraine ambassador to Australia, Tennis Australia banned the flags of Russia and Belarus at the ongoing Australian Open. Russian and Belarus players were already playing under a neutral flag but the audiences were allowed to bring the flags. But now there is a total ban on Russian and Belarus flags.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Tennis Australia bans Russian and Belarus flags onsite at the tournament
• Earlier fans were allowed to bring the flags but couldn’t display
• On Monday, a Russian flag was sighted by the Ukrainian ambassador to Australia

What Action Did The Ukrainian Ambassador Demand On Sighting A Russian Flag In The Australian Open?

Ukraine Beats Russia In Australian Open And Gets Its Flag Banned

Russian and Belarus tennis players competed under a neutral flag but fans were allowed to bring them with the condition that the flags won’t be used for disruption. But on Monday, Ukraine’s ambassador to Australia and New Zealand, Vasyl Myroshnychenko called on Tennis Australia and demanded strict action against Russia and Belarus after seeing the red, white, and blue stripes of Russia at an ongoing match between Ukraine’s Kateryna Baindl and Russia’s Kamilla Rakhimova on day one.

He demanded Tennis Australia enforce its ‘neutral flat policy’ with immediate effect. Last week he urged Tennis Australia to ban Russia and Belarus entirely. Belarus is – the latter for supporting the Russian invasion of Ukraine. While Tennis Australia didn’t bar Russia and Belarus from the tournament, it barred their flags onsite.

Why Tennis Australia Didn’t Bar Russia And Belarus From The Tournament?

Last year Wimbledon barred Russian and Belarusian players but it stripped the tournament of its ranking points by tennis’s governing bodies.

What Happened To The Russia And Ukraine Match?

Ukrainian player Baindl won the match 7-5, 6-7, (8/10), … Read the rest

Volodymyr Zelenskiy Accuses Russia Of Bombing Civilians

What Volodymyr Zelenskiy Wants Moscow To Hear?

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy released a video address in the early hours of Saturday to send his peace message to Russia. He called for comprehensive peace talks with Moscow to end the war. Also, he warned Russia of consequences that Moscow would need generations to cover.

What Was The Video Message Of Volodymyr Zelenskiy?

Zelenskiy said that he wanted everyone, especially in Moscow, to hear him. He further maintained that the time had come for a meeting and start negotiations to restore territorial integrity and justice for Ukraine. Also, there was a hidden warning for the Russians in the message.

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy warned Russia of unprecedented consequences. The losses suffered in the war would be so high that Russia would need generations to cover those losses.

Volodymyr Zelenskiy accused Russia of deliberately blocking humanitarian supplies to cities under attack. He called it a deliberate tactic and a war crime for which Russia would be answerable. He said that he was 100% certain that Moscow would be made to answer for the war crimes.

He maintained that Ukraine had always offered solutions for peace and favored meaningful negotiations on the security of the region.

Volodymyr Zelenskiy Accuses Russia Of Bombing Civilians

Volodymyr Zelenskiy Accuses Russia Of Bombing Civilians

Russian forces bombed a theatre in the city of Mariupol that had sheltered hundreds of civilians. The news of the attack on the theatre came on Wednesday. Zelenskiy said that more than 130 people had been rescued so far and the exact number of casualties would be known after the rescue operation.

Ukrainian Invasion Of Russia

Russian forces started what they call a “special military operation” in Ukraine on 24 February 2022. They are making steady progress into key targets including Kyiv. Also, the … Read the rest

US Fears Use Bioweapons In Ukraine

The US Fears Use Bioweapons In Ukraine

The US warned that Russia could use bioweapons against Ukraine in the ongoing war while rejecting the assumptions that the US was supporting a bioweapons program in Ukraine.

Russia has alleged that Ukraine was working on a bioweapons program with the support of the US. But America has rejected the allegation saying that Moscow could use the bioweapons themselves.

Highlights:

• The US denied that it was supporting any bioweapons program in Ukraine
• America called the allegation a conspiracy theory for using bioweapons by Russia
• White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the disinformation by Russia was a sign that Russians could use the biological weapons
• Psaki hinted that Russia had a track record of accusing the west

Did Russia Find Bioweapons In Ukraine?

US Fears Use Bioweapons In Ukraine

Russian foreign ministry claimed to find evidence of the presence of biological weapons in Ukraine in its 6th March tweet. It said that Russian forces caught Ukrainians erasing traces of a military-biological program allegedly funded by the US.

The US Rejected The Allegation

State Department spokesman Ned Price issued a statement soon after the allegation was made against the US. Ned Price said that the Kremlin was intentionally spreading outright lies that the US and Ukraine were conducting any such activities in Ukraine. The Russians were looking for excuses to justify their horrific actions in Ukraine maintained Ned Price.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki called the claim preposterous. He also said that they had also seen Chinese officials echoing those conspiracy theories. Since Russia had made such claims, it could possibly use bioweapons in the war or create a false flag operation to use those weapons, maintained Psaki.

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The US Won’t Send Its Troops To Ukraine Said President Joe Biden

American citizens should leave Ukraine said the US President Joe Biden as the US won’t send its troops to the ex-Soviet state even to rescue its citizens.

Biden said the situation in Russia was different and that he feared things could go crazy anytime. He maintained that the US was dealing with one of the largest armies in the world. If Americans and Russians start shooting one another, the world would be very different, said the president.

Why Is US President So Worried About Americans In Ukraine?

US President So Worried About Americans In Ukraine

Russian tanks are preparing for live drills across Belarus. It has been three decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union that the world is seeing the deployment of missiles, and heavy armory by Russia and NATO called it a “dangerous moment.” Also, six Russian warships are reaching the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov through Bosphorus for naval drills.

But Russia’s defense ministry said that the drills would center around suppressing and repelling any external aggression. Also, Russia has promised that the troops would be taken back after the drills are complete.

What Is The Real Standoff Between Russia And The US?

Real Standoff Between Russia And The US

Russia has been objecting to the extension of NATO to ex-Soviet states for a long time. But this time, Kremlin seems determined to prevent NATO from expanding to ex-Soviet states. Russia needs a written guarantee from NATO that it would withdraw its presence from Eastern Europe and would never expand to Ukraine. The US has offered new disarmament for Europe but Russia sees the idea as insufficient.

How Is The Peace Process Going?

Western leaders want to provide Russia an opportunity to air its grievances about NATO expansion. They have been visiting Russia to … Read the rest