After wall to wall in Turkey in the meeting between the foreign ministries of Russia and UkraineThe Russian president Putin counterattack on the economic level with the forecast of a rise in food prices given the sanctions. Russia and Belarus, he points out, are “Among the largest suppliers of mineral fertilizers” worldwide. If the situation continues, Putin warns, already exorbitant, they will grow even more. The Kremlin leader urges not to dare to blame Moscow for the increase in energy prices and stresses that the country is respecting its commitments on energy exports.
The war in Ukraine travels on multiple tracks: military, economic, diplomatic. The Russian offensive on the field continues. In the past few hours new air attack on Mariupol. The anti-aircraft sirens are ringing again a Kiev and Kharkiv new bombings. Meanwhile, the foreign minister of Moscow Lavrov claims that the affected hospital in Mariupol was used as a battalion headquarters and no longer occupied by patients.
But during the European summit in Versailles the French president Macron speaks of “an unworthy and illegal act of war” towards a health facility. Right from Macron, together with the German canceller Scholzon the day request for an immediate truce during a call with Putin. Cease-fire also invoked by the Italian premier Draghi. Only today three humanitarian corridors openedin the hope of an effective truce.
Also San Marino continues to welcome refugees. There are 150 so far, the Foreign Secretariat said. The fundraising to support operations. The number of welcoming applicants will be limited, the Secretariat anticipates, given that the public structures are fully booked and for the “concrete impossibility to manage a higher flow“.