Russian forces step up attacks on Ukraine steel plant

5 things to know on April 28: Ukraine, Covid-19, Disney, Capitol riots, drought 2022-04-28 05:35:05

Russian forces step up attacks on Ukraine steel plant


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1. Ukraine

As part of the second phase of the invasion, Russian officials say they are actively trying to secure all of eastern Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin warned yesterday that any country that interferes in Ukraine will meet with a Moscow’s ‘swift’ response. This comes as Ukrainian officials said that almost the entire territory of the Luhansk region was bombed in the past 24 hours. In Kherson, there were reports that the Russians would organize form of referendum On whether the southern region should become an independent republic, but a certain official from Russia said its return to Ukrainian control was “impossible” and could Rule out a referendum to decide its future. separately , Canadian legislators Yesterday, it voted unanimously to recognize the “acts of genocide” committed by Russia in Ukraine. However, the Kremlin continues to deny any involvement in the mass killings of Ukrainian civilians.

2. Corona virus

United States in The “transitional phase” of the epidemicHere’s what Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN yesterday. The country’s leading infectious disease expert notes that, in fact, Covid-19 cases are trending again, although not close to the spike we saw over the winter with the Omicron wave. While new cases and hospitalizations Backup ticked in most countriesThe number of people dying from Covid-19 is now down compared to most of the pandemic. Fauci said that although the coronavirus will not be eradicated, the level of the virus in the community could remain very low if people are vaccinated intermittently, possibly every year. In Washington, D.C., a White House official also confirmed yesterday that Vice President Kamala Harris is not showing symptoms of Covid-19. A day after the test. Harris completed her two-dose regimen of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine in January 2021 and received two booster doses.

3. Disney

Disney’s Reedy Creek Improvement District says so Florida’s move to resolve the boycott Next year is illegal unless the state pays off the county’s large debts. Ready creek is a Special Purpose Area It was created by a May 1967 state law that gives The Walt Disney Company governmental control over land in and around its Central Florida theme parks. With that power, Disney took charge of providing municipal services like electricity, water, roads, and fire protection—but it also freed itself from paying taxes for services that benefit the general public. Reddy Creek currently has about $1 billion of outstanding bond debt, according to Credit Rating Agency Fitch Ratings. Because of this pledge, Reddy Creek said he expects to continue business as usual.

4. Capitol riot

Rudy Giuliani, the central figure in former President Donald Trump’s failed attempt to overturn the 2020 election, is It is expected to appear next month Before the House Selection Committee to investigate the rebellion of January 6, 2021, according to informed sources. The expected appearance comes after months of negotiations between lawmakers and the former New York mayor, who served as Trump’s personal attorney for most of his presidency. Giuliani’s next appearance will appear during his confrontation A legal risk on many fronts. It also comes as several prominent people from Trump’s inner circle recently spoke with the committee voluntarily.

5. Dehydration

Southern Californians were told yesterday that Reduce outdoor watering Ranking “unprecedented” among A Historic drought. Officials are specifically asking businesses and residents in parts of Los Angeles, Ventura and San Bernardino counties to cut outdoor irrigation one day a week because they “do not have enough water to meet the normal demands of the 6 million people who live in the state’s water areas that depend on the project,” A spokesperson for the Southern California Metropolitan Water District said. The Metropolitan is calling on residents in its area to cut their water consumption by 35% to avoid a complete ban on irrigation later in the summer. This move comes at a time when California faces The ongoing climate crisis that fuels drought conditions Which led to a significant shortage of water, despite the snowfall in early winter.

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7 billion dollars

This is The value of military equipment The United States left her in Afghanistan after that 2021 Withdrawal from the country, says the Pentagon report. The equipment is now in the hands of the Taliban – the very enemy the United States has been trying to expel for the past two decades. According to the report submitted to Congress, the Department of Defense has no plans to return to Afghanistan to “recover or destroy” the equipment.

Today’s quote

“You can’t release these Americans for free. There is always a price, but it was worth it.”

– Bill RichardsonThe former US ambassador to the United Nations, on the release of Russia Trevor Reid In a prisoner exchange yesterday. Reed was a former US Marine Detained in Russia since 2019. After months of negotiations, President Biden authorized a prisoner exchange yesterday and released Russian citizen Konstantin Yaroshenko, a smuggler convicted of conspiring to import cocaine into the United States. According to a senior US administration official, the Russian government has long expressed a desire to take Yaroshenko back from the United States, but it is unclear whether he is explicitly linked to the Kremlin.

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It’s National Superhero Day

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