Novaya Gazeta recently shut down owing to new press censorship laws barring accurate coverage of the war in Ukraine.
March 27, 2022
The Russian Ministry of Defense reported on the destruction of the fuel base in Lvov. This was stated by the official representative of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation Igor Konashenkov (the press release is at the disposal of Novaya Gazeta).
“Air-based high-precision long-range weapons destroyed a large fuel base near the city of Lviv, which provided fuel for Ukrainian troops in the western regions of Ukraine, as well as near Kiev,” Konashenkov reported.
March 26, 2022
The hacker group Anonymous has announced that the system of the Central Bank of Russia has been hacked and 28 GB of confidential data has been leaked. The hackers published the corresponding post on their Twitter page.
“We have distributed these documents in various points of the Internet. If the links are censored, we will share new ones,” the hackers said.
According to the BBC Russian Service, the file hosting service has “hundreds of audit reports and data on bank owners.”
March 24, 2022
Almost a month has passed since the beginning of the Russian “military special operation” in Ukraine.
Today, Russian journalist Oksana Baulina was killed under shelling in Kyiv, in Mariupol the museum named after I. Kuindzhi, and in the Belgorod region of Russia bordering Ukraine, according to local authorities, a shell exploded. The ruble, meanwhile, has sharply strengthened against the dollar after the Central Bank announced the resumption of trading on the Moscow Exchange. The ECHR resumed consideration of complaints against Russia, and Anatoly Chubais resigned from his post and left the country.
March 23, 2022
Russia and Ukraine have already held two prisoner exchanges. This is stated in the response of the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, to media questions in connection with the statements of the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell.
“The Russian Ministry of Defense daily organizes humanitarian corridors and the evacuation of civilians from settlements. In addition, two exchanges of prisoners were held between Russia and Ukraine,” she said. When the exchanges of prisoners took place and how many people were exchanged, Zakharova did not specify.
March 16, 2022
March 12, 2022
Before the start of the “special operation” in Ukraine, the IT sector in Russia was the most desirable place to work: according to a survey by Outside Digital, every third Russian wanted to move into it. The sphere attracted high wages (several times higher than the average for Russia) and good working conditions. In addition, she was ready to accept anyone: guys with technical and humanitarian education, and without education at all, left for IT. The Internet even has a meme “you need to learn python” (Python programming language). There seemed to be no other way to make money.
After February 24, the situation changed: queues of IT specialists fleeing the country lined up at the Russian border. Only in the Russian-language chat in the telegram “IT vacancies in Armenia” there are more than eight thousand people (the number of new users has been growing inexorably in recent days). The Novaya correspondent tells how the IT sector in Russia first became the main social elevator, and then opened the way to emigration.
March 7, 2022
I get to Odessa by train from Lvov. The train is half empty. My neighbor in the compartment – Roman, a lieutenant colonel in the reserve of the Ukrainian army – gets from Szczecin, Poland. His family stayed there. He expects to get on a “special operation”. “First I’ll try in my unit. I hope they will take me, I’m still a regular military man. Roman calls his mother and says that he has a full package of food, but he cannot eat, he can only drink coffee.
The windows on the train are covered with thick curtains – blackout, the light turns on only at stops. There is no linen – linen was removed from all Ukrainian trains and given to the army.
March 3, 2022
- During the shelling of Kharkov on March 1, Marina Fenina , a member of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine , was killed . She died delivering supplies for her family in a city that had become a war zone. Also in Kharkov, the Assumption Cathedral suffered from shelling , people were hiding in the temple during the shelling. No harm done. Assumption Cathedral is one of the oldest Orthodox churches in Kharkiv, built in 1657.
- In the city of Izyum, Kharkiv region, a high-rise building and a private house were damaged as a result of the strike, and destruction was caused in the city center. According to local authorities, six adults and two children were killed.
- Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Karim Khan announced the launch of an investigation into the situation in Ukraine. He said that he had received appeals about the situation in Ukraine from 39 countries participating in the ICC. These appeals allow the investigation of the situation in Ukraine to begin on November 21, 2013, thus covering any past and present allegations of war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide committed in any part of the territory of Ukraine by any person, Khan said.
March 1, 2022
Kyiv is surrounded, and it is impossible to leave it. The Ukrainian army and national defense units guard the city. People patrol Kyiv and build barricades to stop possible breakthroughs by Russian troops.
Olga Musafirova, Novaya’s own correspondent in Ukraine, tells how people live in Kyiv during the military “special operation”.
February 28, 2022
Ukrainian TV channels reported the destruction of the largest cargo aircraft in the world, the An-225 Mriya, during an air strike at the Antonov airport in Gostomel. The sources of Novaya Gazeta among aviation engineers immediately responded: “Mriya” flew away! This is probably “Antey” burned down, non-professionals could confuse them, it is also big. At the same time, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed that the Mriya had burned down. The times are such that you have to check everything, and it will still be inaccurate.
February 26, 2022
Russian NGOs appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin with an appeal to stop hostilities on the territory of Ukraine. “We oppose the military actions that our country is carrying out on the territory of Ukraine. All our work is a struggle for human dignity, saving lives. War is incompatible neither with life, nor with dignity, nor with the basic principles of humanity.
February 25, 2022
- On the first day of the war, 137 citizens of Ukraine were killed, 10 of them were officers, 316 people were injured , President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said .All 13 border guards who were on duty died in the battles for Serpent’s Island in the Black Sea, they will be awarded the title of “Heroes of Ukraine” posthumously. Zelensky also said that Russia was attacking civilian targets. Residents of Kharkov were forced to spend the night in the subway.
February 24, 2022
Roskomnadzor demanded that the media use information and data “only from official Russian sources” when covering the “special operation”. This is reported on the regulator’s website.
“When preparing their materials and publications related to the special operation in connection with the situation in the Lugansk People’s Republic and the Donetsk People’s Republic, they are obliged to use the information and data received by them only from official Russian sources,” the RKN said in a statement.
Roskomnadzor stressed that for the dissemination of knowingly false information, the media may receive a fine of up to 5 million rubles under Article 13.15 of the Administrative Code. The dissemination of false information on the Internet will entail immediate blocking of these materials, warns the regulator.
Report from border Taganrog in the last hours before the invasion
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the beginning of a “special operation” in Ukraine around 5:30 a.m. Moscow time. “We will strive for demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine,” he said. The Russian Defense Ministry said that “military infrastructure, air defense facilities, military airfields and aviation of the Ukrainian army are being disabled.”
January 18, 2022
Special Operation “Diplomacy.” How Deputy Minister Ryabkov collapsed the ruble during the week’s negotiations. An amazing and almost mysterious story. Russia’s negotiations with the United States and NATO have just ended and the final gong has not yet sounded at the OSCE Vienna meeting, and one of the main negotiators from the cohort of Russian super-diplomats has already managed to negate the main meaning of the negotiations that took place—that is, the fact that the negotiations began as a diplomatic tool in itself , capable of replacing obscure, but clearly dangerous “military-technical solutions.”