President Zelenskyy slams NATO for rejecting no-fly zone
Ukraine’s president spoke out against an attack on his nuclear plant. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke with anger and indignation at the meeting of members of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on Monday, calling Russia’s attack on a nuclear plant “incredibly reckless.” They went on to allege that it threatens global security.
In recent weeks, Russia has blocked Facebook and Twitter, NATO rejected a no-fly zone in Ukraine and the US used its voting power at the United Nations to twice condemn Russia over Ukraine violations.
Ukraine President Zelensky has said that NATO gave the approval for the bombing of its biggest cities.
For Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, it is inexcusable that new strikes and casualties are so inevitable if NATO continues to close the sky over Ukraine. He said in a video published by the presidency.
Nato’s Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg recently anticipated that the conflict in Ukraine would worsen in the coming days. In an effort to provide safety, the alliance decided their aircraft should not fly over Ukrainian airspace.
We understand the desperation, but believe that if we did that (establishing a no-fly zone) it could lead to something bad. NATO wants to stop conflict strategically and on the ground for now – with military exercises.
Zelenskyy calls the NATO summit a “weak summit”. One of these recent news organizations who had to censor themselves and suspend their operations in Russia was CNN. CNN had suspended itself because Putin signed a law that introduced jail terms of up to 15 years for people publishing “fake news.”
According to a statement by the TV station, Russia’s decision ‘actively tears down the possibilities of accruing reliable and independent information.
Former Canadian nationals question CBC’s coverage of the Ukrainian crisis. The C.B.C has addressed new legislation passed in Russia that criminalizes independent reporting on the current situation in Ukraine and Russia. In a statement, they said the legislation appears to be a move by governments to oppress dissenting voices and even silence journalists who are doing their jobs.
With the criminal code reform in, it has become ‘impossible to continue any semblance of normal journalism’ inside the country according to John Micklethwait from Bloomberg.
Russia has passed a law stating an article determined as “fake news” could result in imprisonment.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, who voted unanimously for the law which will impose severe penalties for publishing ‘fake news, has signed a law imposing harsh jail terms for publishing ‘fake news’ about his invasion of Ukraine.
A new law being implemented in Russia can punish people spreading information that goes against the Kremlin’s editorial position on the war in Ukraine with a term of up to 15 years.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, referred to as a “special military operation” by Russian state media, was an illegal incursion into another country without the approval of the United Nations Security Council.
The Ukraine crisis has changed global borders and put the country on the edge. Russia announces that Twitter will be blocked in Russia.