Port cities – Langelerie Deauville http://langelerie-deauville.com/ Fri, 13 May 2022 09:21:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://langelerie-deauville.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-10-120x120.png Port cities – Langelerie Deauville http://langelerie-deauville.com/ 32 32 Zelensky visits wounded soldiers as Russia strikes port cities https://langelerie-deauville.com/zelensky-visits-wounded-soldiers-as-russia-strikes-port-cities/ Sun, 03 Apr 2022 17:53:14 +0000 https://langelerie-deauville.com/zelensky-visits-wounded-soldiers-as-russia-strikes-port-cities/ 1/4 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited injured soldiers on Sunday as Russia carried out missile strikes on the Black Sea port cities of Odessa and Mykolaiv. Photo courtesy of Volodymyr Zelensky/Facebook April 3 (UPI) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited injured soldiers on Sunday as Russia carried out missile strikes on the Black Sea port […]]]>

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited injured soldiers on Sunday as Russia carried out missile strikes on the Black Sea port cities of Odessa and Mykolaiv. Photo courtesy of Volodymyr Zelensky/Facebook

April 3 (UPI) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited injured soldiers on Sunday as Russia carried out missile strikes on the Black Sea port cities of Odessa and Mykolaiv.

“Our border guards bravely and selflessly defend our state’s borders,” Zelensky said in a Facebook post with images of wounded soldiers in battles in Kharkiv, Chernihiv and Gostomel. “Get well soon, guys! »

Lyudmila Denisova, Ukraine’s human rights commissioner, said in a statement to Telegram on Sunday that Russian forces had carried out airstrikes on critical infrastructure in Odessa and Mykolaiv. She added that Russian forces destroyed an oil refinery in Kremenchuk on Saturday.

“Yesterday, the occupiers fired heavily on the Kremenchuk refinery and the surrounding fuel and lubricant depots. The company’s infrastructure was destroyed. It is not functioning. Several people were injured and burned,” said she declared.

The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed the rocket attacks in a video message posted on Facebook and said fuel storage facilities used to supply Ukrainian troops had been destroyed along with an aircraft parking lot at a nearby airfield. .

“The armed forces of the Russian Federation continued to strike at Ukraine’s military infrastructure,” the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Vitaliy Kim, the governor of the Mykolaiv region, said in a statement to Telegram that 14 people were taken to a local hospital after the shelling of the city, one of whom died from his injuries.

Denisova added in her statement that the number of people killed in a rocket attack on a regional administration building in Mykolaiv on Tuesday rose to 38 victims.

The airstrikes came after the Ukrainian Defense Ministry accused Russian forces of executing civilians in the Ukrainian town of Bucha, sparking international outrage.

“The Ukrainian town of Bucha has been in the hands of animals for several weeks,” the defense ministry said. “Local civilians were arbitrarily executed, some with their hands tied behind their backs, their bodies strewn across the city streets.”

Denisova alleged on Sunday that Russian forces also opened fire on civilians in Kakhovka who had gathered to protest the invasion. Demonstrators had also gathered in the occupied city of Kherson.

“During the peaceful action in Kakhovka, the Russian army opened fire on the townspeople, who came out to say ‘no’ to the invaders,” Denisova said. “Explosions of grenades and machine guns are heard in the city. There are detainees and wounded.”

The Russian Defense Ministry denied killing Bucha civilians in a statement to Telegram on Sunday and called images and videos showing corpses on the streets “false”.

“Given the troops left the city on March 30, where were these images for four days?” said the Russian Defense Ministry. “The bodies in the video appear to have been deliberately placed in order to create a more dramatic image.”

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Ukrainian port cities bear the brunt of Putin’s invading forces https://langelerie-deauville.com/ukrainian-port-cities-bear-the-brunt-of-putins-invading-forces/ Wed, 23 Mar 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://langelerie-deauville.com/ukrainian-port-cities-bear-the-brunt-of-putins-invading-forces/ The Russian invasion of Ukraine, which lasted almost a month, recorded enormous damage to maritime infrastructure, which will take years to repair. The battle for the southern port city of Mariupol has intensified in the past 48 hours, with street-by-street warfare reported in the city center, leaving many casualties and the city in ruins. The […]]]>

The Russian invasion of Ukraine, which lasted almost a month, recorded enormous damage to maritime infrastructure, which will take years to repair.

The battle for the southern port city of Mariupol has intensified in the past 48 hours, with street-by-street warfare reported in the city center, leaving many casualties and the city in ruins.

The Russians are poised to take control of Mariupol and with it key sea access as they attempt to build a land bridge between Russia and Crimea. They already control the port of Berdyansk, about 30 km southwest on the Sea of ​​Azov, where five foreign-flagged bulk carriers loaded with grain have been evacuated from the port by Russian tugs in recent days, making way for warships to Enter.

In Odessa, residents continue to prepare the city, home to Ukraine’s largest port, for any naval assault.

In the first month of the war, five merchant ships were hit by artillery and one sailor lost his life.

With increasing sanctions in place and many mines planted in the region, maritime traffic in the Black Sea has decreased significantly, especially for container ships (see graph at the bottom of this article).

The container transport aspect of the Ukraine invasion must also take into account the sudden drop in boxes transported by rail from Asia to Europe via Russia. Bloomberg reports that more than a million containers originally destined for transcontinental rail transit must now find new routes by sea.

“Capacity absorbed by growing congestion at European hubs and rail-to-ocean conversions caused by the war have not halted the fall in rates,” commented Judah Levine, head of research at Freightos, on freight rates. containerized Asia-Europe, which are now at their level. lowest levels since last July.

More than a million containers originally destined for transcontinental rail transit must now find new routes by sea

The trade blockade movement against Russia is growing. Lithuania has said it is ready to close its Klaipėda seaport to Russian ships, but it is still coordinating the move with neighboring countries.

Ideally, it should be an EU-wide decision that would eliminate “all possibilities for arbitration”, Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė said yesterday.

Transport ministers from Lithuania and other neighboring countries are considering turning to the European Commission on the issue, according to Šimonytė.

“If there is no decision, no clearer movement, I think we will continue to coordinate this between us,” she added.

Over the weekend, Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland’s prime minister since 2017, called for tougher sanctions on Moscow and called on the European Union to impose a total ban on trade with Russia.

“Poland proposes to add a trade blockade to this set of sanctions as soon as possible, both for seaports – a ban on entering Russian-flagged vessels with Russian goods – but also a ban on land trade “, said Morawiecki during a press conference.

After coming under heavy pressure, France’s TotalEnergies finally gave in yesterday, joining bp, Shell and Equinor in cutting ties with Russia. TotalEnergies announced yesterday that it has initiated the gradual suspension of its activities in Russia, putting on hold its commercial developments for batteries and lubricants in Russia and no longer providing capital for the development of projects in Russia, including the Arctic LNG 2 project.

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Russia Besieges Ukrainian Port Cities As Putin Is Accused Of Genocide https://langelerie-deauville.com/russia-besieges-ukrainian-port-cities-as-putin-is-accused-of-genocide/ Thu, 03 Mar 2022 07:31:39 +0000 https://langelerie-deauville.com/russia-besieges-ukrainian-port-cities-as-putin-is-accused-of-genocide/ A war crimes investigation has begun after Vladimir Putin was accused of committing atrocities by bombing cities during his invasion of Ukraine. The International Criminal Court (ICC) opened an investigation on Wednesday night after 39 countries denounced Russia for what were described as “heinous” attacks. The move came as Ukraine’s capital Kyiv braced for a […]]]>

A war crimes investigation has begun after Vladimir Putin was accused of committing atrocities by bombing cities during his invasion of Ukraine.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) opened an investigation on Wednesday night after 39 countries denounced Russia for what were described as “heinous” attacks.

The move came as Ukraine’s capital Kyiv braced for a siege, its second-largest city Kharkiv was reeling from fresh strikes and control of the port city of Kherson was contested by the military. Russian.

According to the UN refugee agency, one million people have now fled Ukraine, making it the fastest refugee exodus this century. Photo: Ukraine Emergency Service/ZUMA Press Wire Service/Shutterstock

According to the UN refugee agency, one million people have now fled Ukraine, making it the fastest refugee exodus this century.

UNHCR’s tally is more than 2% of Ukraine’s population on the move in less than a week. The World Bank counted the country’s population at 44 million at the end of 2020.

ICC prosecutor Karim Khan said work would start “immediately”, with his team already collecting evidence, after the coordinated dismissal freed him to get to work without needing judicial approval.

Mr Johnson has warned the Russian President that he ‘cannot commit these horrific acts with impunity’.

A second round of talks aimed at ending the fighting was expected on Thursday, but there was little hope of a breakthrough. Photo: Emergency Service of Ukraine/PA Wire

A second round of talks aimed at ending the fighting was expected on Thursday, but there was little hope of a breakthrough.

The strikes that damaged the Babi Yar Holocaust memorial in Kyiv and Kharkiv’s central square have caused revulsion, and Western allies fear this may signal a shift in Russian tactics towards indiscriminate targeting of urban areas .

Moscow’s international isolation was further manifested when the United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to demand that it immediately withdraw its military from Ukraine, with 141 nations backing the motion and only five, including the alleged Belarusian co-aggressor, opposing it.

For the first time, the UK has explicitly charged Mr Putin with war crimes, with Downing Street saying ‘horrendous acts’ were happening almost hourly as population centers were targeted.

More than 2,000 civilians have died since the invasion began, Ukraine’s state emergency service said, although the figure has not been independently verified. Photo: REUTERS/Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy/File Photo

More than 2,000 civilians have died since the invasion began, Ukraine’s state emergency service said, although the figure has not been independently verified.

On Monday, Mr Khan said he planned to launch an investigation into the events in Ukraine “as soon as possible”, but the referral of the 39 countries, including Ireland, Germany and Spain, has left him allowed to launch “active investigations”.

They will search for possible war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide committed by anyone on the territory of Ukraine.

Meanwhile, Russia reported its military casualties for the first time since the invasion began last week, saying nearly 500 of its troops were killed and nearly 1,600 injured.

Ukraine did not disclose its own military losses, but said more than 2,000 civilians had died, a claim that could not be independently verified.

Local residents line up to receive food in the territory of a hospital, as the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, in Kharkiv. Photo: REUTERS/Anna Chernenko

As fighting unfolds on multiple fronts across the country, Britain’s Ministry of Defense said Mariupol, a major port city on the Sea of ​​Azov, was surrounded by Russian forces, while the status of a Another vital port, Kherson, a Black Sea shipbuilding city of 280,000, remained unclear.

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s forces claimed to have taken full control of Kherson, making it the largest city to ever fall in the invasion.

But a senior US defense official disputed that.

“Our view is that Kherson is a highly contested city,” the official said.

But Kherson Mayor Igor Kolykhaev said Russian soldiers were in the city and went to the city’s administrative building.

He said he had asked them not to shoot civilians and to allow teams to pick up bodies from the streets. Photo: Sergey Bobok/AFP via Getty Images

He said he had asked them not to shoot civilians and to allow teams to pick up bodies from the streets.

“I just asked them not to shoot people,” he said in a statement.

“We have no Ukrainian forces in the city, only civilians and people here who want to LIVE.”

Mariupol Mayor Vadym Boychenko said the attacks there had been relentless.

“We can’t even get the wounded out of the streets, houses and apartments today because the shelling doesn’t stop,” he said.

Last night Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned that World War III would be “nuclear and destructive”.

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Russia hammers key port cities, cuts electricity, water and supplies to residents | United States and world https://langelerie-deauville.com/russia-hammers-key-port-cities-cuts-electricity-water-and-supplies-to-residents-united-states-and-world/ Wed, 02 Mar 2022 20:43:00 +0000 https://langelerie-deauville.com/russia-hammers-key-port-cities-cuts-electricity-water-and-supplies-to-residents-united-states-and-world/ Russia continued its all-out assault on Ukraine on Wednesday afternoon, beating the port city of Mariupol for 15 hours while attacking several others, including Kharkiv, the country’s second city, and Kyiv, its capital. Russia has carried out more than 450 missile launches since its invasion of Ukraine six days ago, a senior US defense official […]]]>

Russia continued its all-out assault on Ukraine on Wednesday afternoon, beating the port city of Mariupol for 15 hours while attacking several others, including Kharkiv, the country’s second city, and Kyiv, its capital.

Russia has carried out more than 450 missile launches since its invasion of Ukraine six days ago, a senior US defense official told reporters at a briefing. Missiles launched cover the full range and include “short-range, medium-range surface air missiles, [and] cruise missiles.”

The mayor of Mariupol told the BBC that his city was “close to a humanitarian disaster”.

“The Russian army is working with all its weapons here – artillery, multiple rocket launch systems, aircraft, tactical rockets,” Serhiy Orlov said. “They are trying to destroy the city.”

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Orlov said Russian President Vladimir Putin’s army surrounded the city before launching strikes on key infrastructure. He also cut off the water and electricity. A residential area on the left bank of the city had almost been demolished.

“We cannot count the number of victims here, but we believe that at least hundreds of people died,” Orlov said. “We can’t go in to collect the bodies. My father lives there. I can’t reach him. I don’t know if he’s alive or dead.”

Russian paratroopers landed near Kharkiv, leading to street fighting on the outskirts of the city. Local officials said a cruise missile struck a city council meeting, blowing off the roof of the building and injuring three people.

“It’s exhausting and terrifying to live under this pressure,” resident Iryna Ruzhynska told the BBC. The 40-year-old was staying there with her family.

“We put tape on the windows and pillows by the windows,” she said. “We don’t turn on the lights, only the torches on our phones. We made it to the store yesterday, but we waited in line for four hours, and there was hardly any food left.”

There was still uncertainty in Kherson, with Russia saying it had captured the strategically important port city near the Black Sea and the mayor saying it remained under Ukrainian control.

In a statement on Facebook, the Russian Defense Ministry said its forces had taken downtown Kherson “under full control”, adding that “civilian infrastructure, life support facilities for the population and urban transport are functioning daily”. He said the city “is not experiencing shortages of food and essential goods”.

People look at the gutted remains of Russian military vehicles on a road in the town of Bucha, near the capital kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Russia on Tuesday stepped up shelling of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city Ukraine, hammering civilian targets there. Casualties have mounted and reports have emerged that more than 70 Ukrainian soldiers were killed after Russian artillery recently hit a military base in Okhtyrka, a town between Kharkiv and the capital Kyiv. (AP Photo/Serhii Nuzhnenko) Serhii Nuzhnenko/AP

Russia’s claim has not been independently verified.

If true, it would be the first major Ukrainian city to fall to Moscow.

Ukrainian officials have said that although the city of 300,000 in northwestern Crimea is surrounded, the battle for it continues.

“It’s hard to say this morning is good, but let’s try,” Kherson Mayor Ihor Kolykhaev said, according to a translation by NBC News. Kolykhaev said he was in City Hall when the building was shelled by Russian forces, but everyone inside the building was alive. It was a different story outside.

“Today I will work to find a way to recover the dead, to restore light, gas, water and heat to where it is damaged,” he said. “But I warn you: to accomplish these tasks today is to perform a miracle. We are all waiting for a miracle now. We need it.”

In Kyiv, thousands of people rushed out as the city braced for Russian air and ground strikes. Over the past 48 hours, a 40-mile-long line of tanks has closed in on the capital.

An adviser to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry said a powerful explosion was heard near a train station where thousands of people were seeking shelter.

As fighting intensified in Ukraine, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine, with 141 countries voting in favor and five voting against, including North Korea, Syria, Belarus and the tiny East African nation of Eritrea. Thirty-five countries abstained from voting, including China, India, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq.

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Territorial Defense member Andrey Goncharuk, 68, right, talks to a man in the backyard of a house damaged by a Russian airstrike, residents say, in Gorenka, outside the capital kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda) Vadim Ghirda/AP

Although General Assembly resolutions are not binding, they carry political weight.

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“It’s an extraordinary moment,” said US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield. “Now, more than at any other time in recent history, the United Nations is being questioned. Vote ‘yes’ if you believe UN member states, including your own, have a right to sovereignty and territorial integrity. Vote ‘yes’ if you believe Russia should be held accountable for its actions.”

Thomas-Greenfield also warned that banned weapons were being used by Russia.

“We have seen videos of Russian forces moving exceptionally lethal weapons into Ukraine, which has no place on the battlefield. This includes cluster munitions and vacuum bombs, which are prohibited under the Geneva Convention We saw the deadly 40-mile-long convoy charging towards kyiv President Putin continues to escalate, putting Russian nuclear forces on high alert, threatening to invade Finland and Sweden “At every step, Russia has betrayed the United Nations. Russia’s actions go against everything that body stands for,” she said.

Russia’s UN ambassador Vassily Nebenzia denied that Moscow was targeting civilians and warned that passing the resolution would make matters worse.

Hundreds of people have been killed since Russian soldiers forced their way into neighboring Ukraine six days ago.

A Russian Defense Ministry spokesman said 498 Russian soldiers were killed and 1,597 injured. Major General Igor Konashenkov dismissed reports that Moscow suffered deadly defeats and “incalculable losses” as “disinformation”. He also claimed that Ukrainian troops had lost more than three times the number of soldiers. He said 2,870 Ukrainian soldiers had been killed, 3,700 wounded and 572 captured.

Ukrainian officials have yet to comment on the numbers.

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Smoke rises from a damaged armored vehicle at a checkpoint in Brovary, outside Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Russian shelling pounded civilian targets in the second-largest city of Ukraine on Tuesday and a 40-mile convoy of tanks and other vehicles threatened the capital – the embattled Ukrainian president’s tactics said they were designed to force him to make concessions in Ukraine’s biggest ground war Europe for generations. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky) Efrem Lukatsky/AP

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The European Union, for the first time, has opened a hub in Poland to ship weapons to Ukraine, New York Times reported.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said earlier that she would finance the purchase and delivery of weapons and other military equipment to Ukraine. Polish authorities declined to comment.

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Kherson falls as Russia strikes port cities and cuts electricity, water and supplies https://langelerie-deauville.com/kherson-falls-as-russia-strikes-port-cities-and-cuts-electricity-water-and-supplies/ Wed, 02 Mar 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://langelerie-deauville.com/kherson-falls-as-russia-strikes-port-cities-and-cuts-electricity-water-and-supplies/ Russia continued its all-out assault on Ukraine on Wednesday afternoon, capturing the strategically important port city of Kherson near the Black Sea and making it the first major Ukrainian city to fall. Russian forces had surrounded the city, but after days of fighting and outnumbered, Ukrainian soldiers retreated to the nearby town of Mykolaiv, the […]]]>

Russia continued its all-out assault on Ukraine on Wednesday afternoon, capturing the strategically important port city of Kherson near the Black Sea and making it the first major Ukrainian city to fall.

Russian forces had surrounded the city, but after days of fighting and outnumbered, Ukrainian soldiers retreated to the nearby town of Mykolaiv, the New York Times reported, citing the city’s mayor.

“There is no Ukrainian army here,” Kherson Mayor Ihor Kolykhaev said. “The city is surrounded.

Earlier there had been uncertainty over the fate of Kherson, with Russia saying it had captured the city early on Wednesday while the mayor said it remained under Ukrainian control. That changed in the early afternoon.

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Russian troops also shelled the port city of Mariupol for 15 hours while attacking several others, including Kharkiv, the country’s second largest city, and kyiv, its capital.

Russia has carried out more than 450 missile launches since invading Ukraine six days ago, a senior US defense official told reporters at a briefing. Missiles launched cover the full range and include “short-range, medium-range surface air missiles, [and] cruise missiles.”

The mayor of Mariupol told the BBC that his city was “close to a humanitarian catastrophe”.

“The Russian army is working with all its weapons here – artillery, multiple rocket launch systems, aircraft, tactical rockets,” Serhiy Orlov said. “They are trying to destroy the city.”

Orlov said Russian President Vladimir Putin’s army surrounded the city before launching strikes on key infrastructure. He also cut off the water and electricity. A residential area on the left bank of the city had almost been demolished.

“We cannot count the number of victims here, but we believe that at least hundreds of people died,” Orlov said. “We can’t go in to collect the bodies. My father lives there. I can’t reach him. I don’t know if he’s alive or dead.”

Russian paratroopers landed near Kharkiv, leading to street fighting on the outskirts of the city. Local officials said a cruise missile struck a city council meeting, blowing off the roof of the building and injuring three people.

“It’s exhausting and terrifying to live under this pressure,” resident Iryna Ruzhynska told the BBC. The 40-year-old was staying there with her family.

“We put tape on the windows and pillows by the windows,” she said. “We don’t turn on the lights, only the torches on our phones. We made it to the store yesterday, but we waited in line for four hours, and there was hardly any food left.”

People look at the gutted remains of Russian military vehicles on a road in the town of Bucha, near the capital kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Russia on Tuesday stepped up shelling of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city Ukraine, hammering civilian targets there. Casualties have mounted and reports have emerged that more than 70 Ukrainian soldiers were killed after Russian artillery recently hit a military base in Okhtyrka, a town between Kharkiv and the capital Kyiv. (AP Photo/Serhii Nuzhnenko)

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In Kyiv, thousands of people rushed out as the city braced for Russian air and ground strikes. Over the past 48 hours, a 40-mile-long line of tanks has closed in on the capital.

An adviser to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry said a powerful explosion was heard near a train station where thousands of people were seeking shelter.

As fighting intensified in Ukraine, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine, with 141 countries voting in favor and five voting against, including North Korea, Syria, Belarus and the tiny East African nation of Eritrea. Thirty-five countries abstained from voting, including China, India, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq.

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Territorial Defense member Andrey Goncharuk, 68, right, talks to a man in the backyard of a house damaged by a Russian airstrike, residents say, in Gorenka, outside the capital Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

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Although General Assembly resolutions are not binding, they carry political weight.

UKRAINE RAISES $270 MILLION IN WAR BOND SALES TO FUND ARMY

“It’s an extraordinary moment,” said US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield. “Now, more than at any other time in recent history, the United Nations is being questioned. Vote ‘yes’ if you believe UN member states, including your own, have a right to sovereignty and territorial integrity. Vote ‘yes’ if you believe Russia should be held accountable for its actions.”

Thomas-Greenfield also warned that banned weapons were being used by Russia.

“We have seen videos of Russian forces moving exceptionally lethal weapons into Ukraine, which has no place on the battlefield. This includes cluster munitions and vacuum bombs, which are prohibited under the Geneva Convention We saw the deadly 40-mile-long convoy charging towards kyiv President Putin continues to escalate, putting Russian nuclear forces on high alert, threatening to invade Finland and Sweden “At every step, Russia has betrayed the United Nations. Russia’s actions go against everything that body stands for,” she said.

Russia’s UN ambassador Vassily Nebenzia denied that Moscow was targeting civilians and warned that passing the resolution would make matters worse.

Hundreds of people have been killed since Russian soldiers forced their way into neighboring Ukraine six days ago.

A Russian Defense Ministry spokesman said 498 Russian soldiers were killed and 1,597 injured. Major General Igor Konashenkov dismissed reports that Moscow suffered deadly defeats and “incalculable losses” as “disinformation”. He also claimed that Ukrainian troops had lost more than three times the number of soldiers. He said 2,870 Ukrainian soldiers had been killed, 3,700 wounded and 572 captured.

Ukrainian officials have yet to comment on the numbers.

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Smoke rises from a damaged armored vehicle at a checkpoint in Brovary, outside Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Russian shelling pounded civilian targets in the second-largest city of Ukraine on Tuesday and a 40-mile convoy of tanks and other vehicles threatened the capital – the embattled Ukrainian president’s tactics were designed to force him to make concessions in Europe’s biggest ground war since generations. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

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The European Union, for the first time, has opened a hub in Poland to ship weapons to Ukraine, New York Times reported.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said earlier that she would finance the purchase and delivery of weapons and other military equipment to Ukraine. Polish authorities declined to comment.

Sweden’s defense minister slammed Russia after four fighter jets briefly entered Swedish territory over the Baltic Sea on Wednesday, Reuters reported.

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Two Russian SU27 and two SU24 fighter jets briefly entered Swedish airspace east of the Swedish island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea, the Swedish armed forces said in a statement, adding that Swedish planes had been sent to document the violation.

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Chinese port cities hit by new round of COVID-19 outbreaks https://langelerie-deauville.com/chinese-port-cities-hit-by-new-round-of-covid-19-outbreaks/ Thu, 27 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://langelerie-deauville.com/chinese-port-cities-hit-by-new-round-of-covid-19-outbreaks/ Some of China’s port cities, which have been on the front lines of battling the risks of imported COVID-19 cases for the past two years, have again been caught up in a resurgence of coronavirus cases in recent days. After Khorgas in Xinjiang (northwest China) reported new cases on Monday, Suifenhe, a port city on […]]]>

Some of China’s port cities, which have been on the front lines of battling the risks of imported COVID-19 cases for the past two years, have again been caught up in a resurgence of coronavirus cases in recent days.

After Khorgas in Xinjiang (northwest China) reported new cases on Monday, Suifenhe, a port city on the Sino-Russian border, reported new cases linked to imported grain, which spread in a nearby town.

Suifenhe, a major Sino-Russian border port city in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, reported three confirmed COVID-19 cases and nine asymptomatic cases on Tuesday, all linked to imported grain shipments. Dongning, a city about 50 kilometers from Suifenhe, reported one positive case – a truck driver for a commercial company who just returned from Suifenhe.

Of the 12 people who tested positive in Suifenhe, five were in charge of unloading imported grain and one was in charge of transporting imported grain. The other six people are relatives of these workers and one lived in the same building, according to local authorities.

These two cities in Heilongjiang are major land ports and they conduct large-scale nucleic acid testing every five days.

The source that triggered the current outbreak remains unknown. Some Suifenhe residents contacted by the Global Times on Tuesday said the city had stepped up efforts to contain the spread of the virus.

A local businessman who works at the port of Suifenhe told the Global Times on Tuesday on condition of anonymity that they were told not to leave town unless necessary.

The new outbreak came after Khorgas, China’s largest land port in the Xinjiang region of the China-Kazakhstan border, reported eight confirmed cases and 22 asymptomatic cases on Tuesday, and Ili Kazak Autonomous Prefecture where the city has launched an emergency response, local officials said Monday.

Zhang Yuexin, an epidemic expert based in Xinjiang, told the Global Times on Tuesday that the resurgence in port cities continues to mount as the epidemic rages overseas and the virus tends to survive longer in low temperatures. .

The sources of these port-related outbreaks are most likely goods from overseas countries and regions, as it is impossible to ensure 100% disinfection of goods. This can lead to domestic outbreaks by transmitting goods to humans, Zhang noted.

A staff member working at the port of Khorgas told the Global Times on Tuesday that “currently the port is operating normally.”

The Global Times has learned from some residents that instead of locking down the whole city after the resurgence of the epidemic, as in previous epidemics, this cycle is being treated with more precise anti-epidemic measures, with only the places where the COVID-19 patients had gone were sealed. Apart from this, public places in the city such as restaurants and supermarkets are operating normally.

In 2021, China was hit by several eruptions linked to port and border towns such as Ruili in Yunnan Province (southwest China), Manzhouli in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (north China) and Dalian, in Liaoning (northeast China). Some towns like Ruili have seen at least three rounds of lockdowns in 2021 due to imported cases.

It wasn’t the first time Suifenhe had managed a push either. A local official told the Global Times on condition of anonymity on Tuesday that because people live in border towns, they have gained experience in emergency response.

“From Tuesday, local officials and community workers began working around the clock at the entrances to residential compounds, strictly following rules such as body temperature checks and mandatory mask-wearing,” a- she said, noting that local residents have been through the resurgence of cases at least twice in the past two years, they know what to do now.
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Asia’s port cities most at risk from climate-related flooding, new data shows | News https://langelerie-deauville.com/asias-port-cities-most-at-risk-from-climate-related-flooding-new-data-shows-news/ Wed, 06 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://langelerie-deauville.com/asias-port-cities-most-at-risk-from-climate-related-flooding-new-data-shows-news/ anchor Image: Pixabay. The cities most exposed to coastal flooding over the next decades are mostly located in Asia, according to a comprehensive analysis by leading climatologists, with port cities in India and China particularly vulnerable.– CNBC An international team of researchers from the United States’ OECD and the United Kingdom’s Tyndall Center for Climate […]]]>


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The cities most exposed to coastal flooding over the next decades are mostly located in Asia, according to a comprehensive analysis by leading climatologists, with port cities in India and China particularly vulnerable.CNBC

An international team of researchers from the United States’ OECD and the United Kingdom’s Tyndall Center for Climate Change Research, among others, have found that Asian cities are now disproportionately prone to flooding due to migration patterns and ‘a host of other environmental hazards included in climate change.

Using projections of data from the world’s 136 port cities with populations north of one million, the report ranked each according to its potential exposure to coastal flooding in the 2070s. CNBC has an interactive map of the ten largest Asian urban areas on the list, including Shanghai, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok and Mumbai, here.



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Better connectivity of rail freight port cities is a win-win for the EU green deal https://langelerie-deauville.com/better-connectivity-of-rail-freight-port-cities-is-a-win-win-for-the-eu-green-deal/ https://langelerie-deauville.com/better-connectivity-of-rail-freight-port-cities-is-a-win-win-for-the-eu-green-deal/#respond Mon, 04 Oct 2021 14:43:09 +0000 https://langelerie-deauville.com/better-connectivity-of-rail-freight-port-cities-is-a-win-win-for-the-eu-green-deal/ One of the most important initiatives of the European Year of Rail, the Connecting Europe Express passed through the Dutch port city of Rotterdam yesterday and arrives today in another port, Antwerp in Belgium. Arriving in major European port cities, the interdependencies and mutual reinforcement of European ports and rail freight links come to the […]]]>


One of the most important initiatives of the European Year of Rail, the Connecting Europe Express passed through the Dutch port city of Rotterdam yesterday and arrives today in another port, Antwerp in Belgium.

Arriving in major European port cities, the interdependencies and mutual reinforcement of European ports and rail freight links come to the fore. Increasing the share of rail freight will be an important element in achieving the objectives of the EU’s Green Deal and should therefore be a central objective of the European Year of Rail.

Most European ports are located near urban nodes with high pressure on the road network, making the increased use of rail freight a necessary choice for many ports. And conversely, for rail freight operations, a significant portion of the goods transported on the tracks, particularly in high-growth markets such as intermodal traffic, pass through the port.

On the occasion of the arrival of the Express in Rotterdam and Antwerp this week, the European Maritime Ports Organization (ESPO), the European Rail Infrastructure Manager (EIM), the European Rail Freight Association (ERFA) as well as the European Community of Railways and Infrastructure (CER) jointly called for greater attention to rail-port connectivity.

Modal shift is one of the main pillars of the Commission’s sustainable and smart mobility strategy, necessary to achieve a 90% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from transport in order to meet the climate targets of the EU. In Europe, a large part of rail freight passes through its seaports, but the modal split of rail links to the hinterland varies considerably. Some seaports have nearly 50% of modal split towards rail. Improving port-rail links on a larger scale, both in terms of infrastructure and operation, is therefore crucial to increase the share of goods transported by rail.

The Interconnection Mechanism in Europe II should particularly promote rail projects, which improve connectivity to and from European seaports, as a better link will bring direct efficiency gains for a large part of rail freight.

Isabelle Ryckbost, Secretary General of ESPO: “Improving the last mile must be a top priority to transport more goods on rail, in terms of interoperability, data exchange, operations and infrastructure . In Europe, we see a great diversity of rail management systems in European ports. We need a level playing field and equal access to public funding for the necessary infrastructure investments, whether the managing body of the port or the national rail infrastructure manager is responsible for the rail infrastructure at the same time. inside the port.

Monika Heiming, Executive Director of EIM: “Infrastructure managers see rail-port connectivity as an essential tool to create the modal shift essential for freight, in order to meet the ambitious environmental policies of the European Commission. The opportunities for financing strategic investments in rail-port links under the new mechanism for interconnection in Europe II are therefore welcome. Infrastructure managers will continue to improve coordination between rail and ports with all stakeholders involved.

Conor Feighan, ERFA General Secretary: “In order for rail freight to become more attractive to end users, rail freight companies must have access to the right quantity and quality of capacity. As key gateways for freight, it is therefore essential that ports have infrastructure that facilitates the development of a competitive rail freight market.

Dr Alberto Mazzola, Executive Director of the CER: “Integrated and efficient connections between ports and rail infrastructure, both in Europe and in third countries, are crucial to achieve the modal shift objectives necessary for the decarbonization of transport . Improving last mile links must be accompanied by interoperable freight standards on the network and the revision of the TEN-T regulation is an opportunity to close the gaps and bring together ports and rail corridors.


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[By A.R. Siders and Katherine Mach]

When the tide is unusually high in Charleston, South Carolina, the coastal streets begin to fill with seawater. Some backyards become ponds and residents don rain boots.

The city also receives a lot of rain. After homes in a low-lying neighborhood were flooded three times in four years, the city offered to buy 32 flood-prone townhouses and turn the land into open space that can be used to manage future ones. flood waters. It’s a strategy coastal cities from Virginia to California are considering more often as tidal flooding increases with rising sea levels.

Cities along the US coast have seen an increase in the number of flood days at high tide. In 2021, U.S. coasts are expected to experience an average of three to seven days of flooding at high tide, increasing to 25-75 days by mid-century, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warns in its annual flood outlook at high tide, published July 14. , 2021.

Charleston’s low elevation saw a record 14 days of high tide flooding in 2020, and parts of the city have even more flood days. The city is considering new dikes to protect itself from hurricanes and other measures to try to keep tides and storms from entering threatened neighborhoods. But he has also started helping residents move away from high-risk areas. This is a strategy known as managed retirement – the deliberate movement of people, buildings and other infrastructure away from very dangerous places.

Controlled withdrawal is controversial, particularly in the United States. But it’s not just about moving – it’s about adapting to change and building safer communities, meeting long-neglected needs, and incorporating new technologies and thoughtful design for living and work in today’s world.

We discuss in a special issue of the journal Science this managed retreat is an opportunity to preserve the essentials while rethinking high-risk areas in a way that is better for everyone.

What a managed retirement can look like

General Oliver P. Smith of the United States Marine Corps said of a retreat he led during the Korean War: “Retreat! Hell! We’re just moving in a different direction. Much like General Smith’s maneuver, retreating from the dangers of climate change is all about choosing a new direction.

Controlled withdrawal could involve turning streets into canals in coastal towns. This could mean buying and demolishing flood-prone properties to create open spaces for stormwater parks that absorb heavy rains or retention ponds and pumping stations.

Managed retirement is part of a coping toolkit. Elena Hartley

In some cases, managed retirement may involve building denser, more affordable housing designed to stay cool, while leaving open spaces for recreation or agriculture that can also reduce heat and soak up stormwater in the event. of need.

Managing retirement well is a challenge. It affects many people – residents who move, their neighbors who stay and the communities they move to – and each can be affected differently. Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin, moved its flood-prone business district in the late 1970s and used the opportunity to heat new buildings with solar energy, earning it the nickname ” Solar village ”. The move has revitalized the local economy; yet while the project is hailed as a success, some residents still miss the old town. For managed retirement to be a viable strategy, relocation plans must not only help people move to safer ground, but also meet their needs. It can involve a wide range of social issues, including cultural practices, affordable housing, building codes, land use, jobs, transportation, and public services.

Since high-risk areas are often home to low-income communities and black, indigenous and other communities of color, addressing climate risk in these areas may also require addressing a national legacy of racism, of segregation and disinvestment that has put these communities at risk and left many little options for dealing with floods, fires and other dangers.

In its simplest form, a managed retirement can be a lifeline for families who are tired of the emotional and financial stress of rebuilding after floods or fires, but cannot afford to sell their home at a loss or don’t want to sell and put another family at risk.

Talking about managed retirement

Even if an individual or community decides not to opt out, thinking critically and talking openly about a managed retreat can help people understand why it is important to stay in place and what risks they are prepared to face. to stay.

Losses from moving can be obvious, including the cost, but there are also losses in staying put: physical risk of future dangers, increased emotional and financial stress, potential loss of community if some residents or businesses leave to find safer ground, the pain of seeing the environment change and the lost opportunities to improve.

If people can explain why it’s important to stay still, they can make better plans.

Maybe it’s important to stay because a building is historic and people want to protect that history. It opens up creative conversations about how people have preserved historic buildings and sites at risk. And he invites others to help document this heritage and educate the community, perhaps through oral histories, video recordings, or 3D models.

Perhaps it is important that the owners stay because the land has been in the family for generations. This could start conversations with the next generation about their goals for the land, which may include preservation but may also include changes.

Perhaps a deep emotional attachment to a community or home could make a person want to stay. Conversations could be about moving nearby – to a new, safer home but still part of the community – or about physically moving the house to a safer location. It could also mean finding strategies, like life estates, that allow people to stay in their homes as long as they want, but prevent a new family from moving in and putting their children at risk.

If staying seems important because the local economy depends on the beach, it could start a conversation about why stepping back from the beach may be the best way to save the beach and its ecosystem, preventing the walls from being washed away. narrow and maintain public access without stilt houses hovering above the tide.

Thinking carefully about which parts of our lives and communities should stay the same opens up space to think creatively about which parts should or could change.

AR Siders is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Disaster Research at the University of Delaware.

Katharine Mach is Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of Miami.

This article is courtesy of The Conversation and can be found in its original form here.

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The opinions expressed here are those of the author and not necessarily those of The Maritime Executive.


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First-ever all-in-one interactive map of US port cities launched https://langelerie-deauville.com/first-ever-all-in-one-interactive-map-of-us-port-cities-launched/ Mon, 24 May 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://langelerie-deauville.com/first-ever-all-in-one-interactive-map-of-us-port-cities-launched/ First interactive map of US port cities Posted on May 24, 2021 1:20 p.m. by The Maritime Executive The National Association of Waterfront Employers (NAWE) has announced the launch of an all-in-one interactive map of Congressional Districts with 335 ports included. The deployment is the […]]]>

First interactive map of US port cities

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The National Association of Waterfront Employers (NAWE) has announced the launch of an all-in-one interactive map of Congressional Districts with 335 ports included. The deployment is the first-ever mapping of US ports, including 50 states, Puerto Rico and the USVI, with 235 coastal ports and 100 inland ports in a single online site. The map provides a comprehensive visual representation of the impact of port terminals and their role in moving 74% of our country’s economy.


“NAWE is excited to present a visual tool that demonstrates the relationship between congressional districts and ports across our country. We look forward to working with members of Congress and staff, providing technical expertise on issues such as the ‘infrastructure,” said Doug Morgante, Vice President of the United States. Government Relations for Maersk, and Chairman of the Board of NAWE “We would also like to congratulate everyone who joins us in celebrating Infrastructure Week,” continued Morgante.


“We are excited to deploy this first-of-its-kind resource to highlight the interconnectedness of marine terminals with our communities. Ports are the economic engines of the regions they serve and attract business and industry to that region based on the capacity of the terminals. Multiple port capacities also add to a region’s economic resilience. said Lauren Brand, President of NAWE. “This is just the first phase. Upcoming features will show the main road and rail connectors to ports and which of the seven different types of terminals are located in each port,” she added.


The blue pins on the map indicate the names of ports where NAWE members are located. The names of member companies are listed on each lapel pin. The narrow blue lines show shipping lanes connecting US ports to the world. The map is primarily a resource for industry leaders, House and Senate members and staff, and executive branch team members.



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