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Russia invades Ukraine.

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US President Joe Biden announced a new enterprise meant to deprive Russian President Vladimir Putin of European vitality profits used to operate his war machine.

� Speaking inside Brussels alongside European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Biden said Russia was using its clasp on providing Europe accompanied by lubricant with every one other accompanied by gasoline to coerce with every one other accompanied by manipulate its neighbors.

�� Biden said the United States would assist Europe lessen its dependence on Russian lubricant with every one other accompanied by gas, with every one other accompanied by would build sure the mainland had sufficient supplies for the following set of two winters.

Its going to lay clasp of some hour dated to�adjust gasoline present with chains and�infrastructure that was built�for the last decade so were�going to have to build sure the�families inside Europe tin get�through this winter with every one other accompanied by the next�while were building an�infrastructure for a�diversified, resilient with every one other accompanied by clean�energy future,� Biden said.

� The panel, chaired by representatives from the White House with every one other accompanied by the European Commission, will exist aimed in the direction of finding different supplies of liquefied natural gasoline with every one other accompanied by reducing all-inclusive request for natural gasoline moving forward.

Europes dependence on Russian gasoline with every one other accompanied by lubricant has proved a greatest sticking point inside Western efforts to punish Moscow for its invasion of Ukraine.

While the US banned Russian vitality imports, Europe found it a lengthy way additional difficult to gash off its supplies.

I know that eliminating Russian gasoline will have�costs for Europe, nevertheless its not�only the just thing to do from�a ethicalsocial standpoint, its going�to place us on a a a large amount of stronger�strategic footing,� Biden said.

The United States will labour in the direction of supplying Europe accompanied by at least 15 billion cubic meters of liquefied natural gasoline inside 2022, inside collaboration accompanied by other nations, the White House said.

Senior management officials said the 15 billion cubic meters of liquefied natural gasoline actuality sent to Europe is coming from multiple sources, including the United States with every one other accompanied by nations inside Asia.

But officials did not have an exact breakdown on where the gasoline was coming from.

The announcement Friday was the culmination of a US attempt over the past months to identify alternate sources of vitality for Europe, mainly inside Asia.

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Officials said those efforts would carry on accompanied by into and not here of this year to hit the 15 billion cubic meter target.

One official said weaning Europe from Russian vitality amounted to "replacing an unreliable supplier of LNG accompanied by a a a large amount of additional reliable supplier inside the US.

" The category will too labour in the direction of reducing greenhouse gasoline emissions into and not here of reducing methane emissions with every one other accompanied by using clean vitality to ability operations.

This crisis�also presents an opportunity.

�Its a catalyst,� Biden said.

A catalyst that will operate the�investments we need to double�down on our clean vitality goals�and accelerate forward movement towards our net�zeroes emissions future.

� Von der Leyen has hailed the join vitality position of employment strength while a "big step" inside efforts to diversify gasoline supplies away from Russia.

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� "We want while Europeans to diversify away from Russia, towards suppliers that we trust that are friends with every one other accompanied by that are reliable with every one other accompanied by therefore, the US commitment to provide the European Union accompanied by additional at least 15 billion cubic meters of LNG this year is a large step inside this direction, since this will replace the LNG present with we currently receive from Russia," von der Leyen told the press conference.

The US has too committed to ensuring firm request with every one other accompanied by present with for an additional 50 billion cubic meters of US liquefied natural gasoline until 2030, which von der Leyen said will replace one third of Russian gasoline present with to Europe.

� This puts the bloc "right on track now," she said, stressing the need for the EU to firm supplies "not fair for following winter, nevertheless too for the years ahead.

" Furthermore, while the contemporaneous gasoline infrastructure may exist used inside future for clean hydrogen, it plays a small portion inside the "decarbonizing of our economy," she continued.

The�cooperation in the centre of the EU with every one other accompanied by US�"shows the ability of our democracies,��and Bidens presence inside Europe sends a strong message to the world,� she added.

##Sanctions## Mariupol city council says that based on eyewitness reports, it now believes concerning 300 people died inside a Russian assault on a theater inside the city nine days ago.

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� The building was actuality used while one of the main shelters inside the besieged city of Mariupol, nevertheless was hit by a Russian airstrike on March 16.

Estimates of the number of people taking protection inside the theatre ranged from in the centre of 800 to 1,300.

� Information concerning the filled area of the assault has been slow to emerge due to the almost complete breakdown of essential services inside the city, including communication networks.

� Unfortunately, we start the day accompanied by bad news," Mariupol city council said on its Telegram strait on Friday.

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"There is information, based on�eyewitnesses, that concerning 300 people died inside the Drama Theater inside Mariupol while a consequence of a bombing by Russian aircraft.

"We still do not want to exist convinced by inside this horror.

We still want to exist convinced by that everyone managed to escape.

But the words of those who were inside the building at the hour dated of this terrorist take deed speak otherwise.

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� Aerial pictures earlier to the assault showed the Russian word for children painted inside large lettering on the ground external outside the front with every one other accompanied by spine of the theater building.

The occupier knew where he was hitting.

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He knew what the consequences strength be, with every one other accompanied by anyway the bombs fell on this place,� the city councils statement continued.

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There is still no indeed word on possible casualties following a separate assault on an art educational organization building inside Mariupol that was too actuality used while a shelter.

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The educational organization was hit five days ago.

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Officials estimated concerning 400 people were sheltering there.

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Some context: Mariupol, the southeastern Ukrainian city place of residence to around 450,000 people earlier to the war, has been under near-constant assault from Russian forces since early March accompanied by satellite images showing significant demolition to residential areas.

� CNNs Olena Mankovska with every one other accompanied by Sugam Pokharel�contributed reporting to this post.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) warned Friday that civilians inside Ukraine are facing a "catastrophic health crisis" while attacks on health infrastructure are�limiting access to "life-saving services with every one other accompanied by supplies.

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"� The IRC said 64 attacks�on healthcare facilities, transport, with every one other accompanied by personnel were recorded over the earliest quartet weeks of the invasion.

During this time, the IRC claimed additional than 4,300 babies have been born inside Ukraine with every one other accompanied by 80,000 births are expected inside the following trio months, nevertheless "as Ukraines health system continues to collapse, the chance to new mothers with every one other accompanied by babies will grow.

" "Lack of access to protected from danger aqua with every one other accompanied by critical healthcare, with every one other accompanied by the potential for a surge inside vaccine-preventable diseases exist fond of Covid-19 with every one other accompanied by polio may significantly exacerbate the ongoing humanitarian crisis," the IRC said.

The organizations Senior Director of Health�Mesfin Teklu said people displaced inside packed reception centers with every one other accompanied by bunkers are at chance of contracting Covid-19 as�fewer than 40% of Ukrainians have been vaccinated opposed to the virus.

Teklu said Ukraine was�also experiencing a polio outbreak�and�the dispute has disrupted vaccinations.

"In some areas most affected by the conflict, including Ukraines following largest city of Kharkiv, polio vaccination rates are beneath 50%," he said.

Ukraine too struggles accompanied by high rates of HIV/AIDS with every one other accompanied by tuberculosis," Teklu added.

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"The IRC is worried concerning these with every one other accompanied by other contagious diseases spreading while the dispute persists with every one other accompanied by water, sanitation with every one other accompanied by hygiene systems carry on accompanied by to become damaged.

� The IRC called for the defence of healthcare access "by ensuring the safety of providers with every one other accompanied by the without charge run of medical supplies with every one other accompanied by equipment," adding that "global leaders must prioritize support to the most vulnerable, including women, children with every one other accompanied by the elderly.

" Ukraines Deputy Prime Minister�Iryna Vereshchuk announced set of two evacuation routes for the besieged southern city of Mariupol with every one other accompanied by occupied Melitopol�on Friday.

Speaking inside a televised message,�Vereshchuk said the corridors will link the set of two cities accompanied by Zaporizhzhia, which lies to the northern with every one other accompanied by is still under Ukrainian control.

A�centralized evacuation is too planned by bus from the Russian occupied city of Berdyansk, the deputy main minister said, adding that 48 buses are parked at the entry to the city.

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Previous days have seen Ukraine announce up to nine corridors, serving badly-hit towns with every one other accompanied by cities inside the countrys the orient with every one other accompanied by north, while well while the south.

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There was no indeed word from Vereshchuk explaining why these locations were not on Fridays list.

Some background: Fighting inside Mariupol has lasted for weeks, accompanied by people who have escaped Russias bombardment saying that the city has been effectively wiped off the map.

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Russian troops gained jurisdiction of Melitopol on February 26 with every one other accompanied by a new mayor was installed inside the city earlier this month.

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Ukrainian armed forces named the Russian landing ship they speak they attacked with every one other accompanied by destroyed inside Berdyansk while the "Saratov," inside a statement on Friday.

� In earlier reporting, the ship was named while the "Orsk.

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" In the Azov operational zone, according to updated information, a large landing ship Saratov was destroyed throughout the assault on the occupied Berdyansk port," the statement said.

The statement identified the set of two other large landing ships -- the "Caesar Kunikov" with every one other accompanied by "Novocherkassk" -- that were too said to have been destroyed throughout the attack.

"Other losses of the enemy are actuality clarified," the statement said.

Ukrainian�armed forces said they destroyed the large�Russian�landing ship at the port of Berdyansk inside southern Ukraine on Thursday.

The port, which had not long ago been occupied by Russian forces accompanied by some Russian warships inside dock, was rocked by a series of heavy explosions in a short time following dawn.

Social media videos showed fires raging at the dockside, accompanied by a series of subordinate explosions reverberating across the city.

Several Russian ships had been unloading military apparatus at Berdyansk inside recent days, according to reports from the port by Russian media outlets.

##On The Ground## Russian Ministry of Defense spokesperson Igor Konashenkov claimed Friday that Russian forces destroyed "the largest of the residual fuel depots" near Kyiv, accompanied by a strike carried not here accompanied by sea-launched Kalibr cruise missiles.

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� "On the evening of March 24, a strike was carried not here accompanied by sea-launched Kalibr precision cruise missiles on a fuel base inside Kalynovka, external outside Kyiv,"�Konashenkov�claimed.

� "The largest of the residual fuel depot of the Ukrainian armed forces, which supplied fuel to military units inside the centre small portion of the country, was destroyed," Konashenkov added.

� CNN could not straight away verify that claim.

More details have emerged this week concerning the military arsenal that Russia is using inside Ukraine.

� US President Joe Biden confirmed on Monday that Russia has too used�hypersonic missiles�in its invasion.

"And if youll notice, (Russia has) fair launched the hypersonic missile, since its the only thing that they tin obtain into and not here of accompanied by absolute certainty," Biden said.

"Its a consequential weapon .

its almost impossible to place an extremity to it.

Theres a source theyre using it.

" But British intellectual capacity with every one other accompanied by flat Bidens own protection secretary have downplayed Russias use of its air-launched Kinzhal missiles.

CNNs Brad Lendon contributed reporting to this post.

Read additional on hypersonic missiles here: US President Joe Biden with every one other accompanied by European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen on Friday announced a join position of employment strength inside an attempt to wean Europe from its dependence on Russian lubricant with every one other accompanied by gas.

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The panel, chaired by representatives from the White House with every one other accompanied by the European Commission, will aim to find different supplies of liquified natural gasoline with every one other accompanied by lessen all-inclusive request for natural gas.

The United States will labour in the direction of supplying Europe accompanied by at least 15 billion cubic meters of liquified natural gasoline inside 2022, inside collaboration accompanied by other nations, the White House said.

Some context: Europes dependence on Russian gasoline with every one other accompanied by lubricant has proved a greatest sticking point inside Western efforts to punish Moscow for its invasion of Ukraine.

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The category will too labour in the direction of reducing greenhouse gasoline emissions by paring down methane emissions with every one other accompanied by using clean energy.

Ukrainian forces have retaken towns with every one other accompanied by defending positions on the eastern outskirts of Kyiv, Britains Ministry of Defence said Friday inside its latest intellectual capacity update.

"Ukrainian counter-attacks, with every one other accompanied by Russian Forces falling spine on overextended present with lines, has allowed Ukraine to re-occupy town with every one other accompanied by defending positions up to 35 kilometers (21 miles) the orient of Kyiv," the management dividing said.

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� "Ukrainian Forces are probable to carry on accompanied by to try to push Russian Forces spine down the north-western axis from Kyiv towards Hostomel Airfield.

" Meanwhile, the go forward of Russian forces in the direction of the Black Sea port city of Odesa was stalling, the management dividing said.

"Russian forces are still attempting to circumvent Mykolaiv while they look to operate the occident towards Odesa accompanied by their forward movement actuality slowed by logistic issues with every one other accompanied by Ukrainian resistance," the management dividing added.

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� Some context: According to official Ukrainian accounts, the countrys forces have retaken territory to the the orient of Kyiv following great fighting Thursday, reversing foregoing Russian gains.

�Social media videos geolocated by CNN showed Ukrainian troops down accompanied by some captured Russian armor inside the small settlement of Lukyanovka, some 35 miles (55 kilometers) the orient of the capital.

� ##On The Ground## If theres one nation that understands�Ukraines torment, its Poland, which welcomes�President Joe Biden�on Friday while small portion of�his crisis mission�to shore up NATOs defenses following Russias brutal invasion.

In the United States, Bidens warnings that democracy is under siege from menacing autocrats tin seem remote, flat after�former President Donald Trumps�US Capitol insurrection with every one other accompanied by try to purloin the 2020 election.

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But inside Poland, which neighbors�Ukraine, freedom is fresh sufficient to still exist a novelty.

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In a tortured 20th-century history, the country torn in the centre of East with every one other accompanied by West was repeatedly conquered, was ruled by overseas tyrants with every one other accompanied by saw millions of its people purged or driven while refugees from homes destroyed by warfare.

Poland on one occasion additional finds itself on the front dash of conflict.

Its on the dividing dash in the centre of states inside the NATO club, to which it now belongs, with every one other accompanied by President Vladimir Putins Russian orbit, which includes another Polish neighbor, Belarus.

Poland has opened its borders to additional than 2 million of the nearly�3.

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7 million Ukrainians�who have fled Putins onslaught, with every one other accompanied by the war came near to its borders accompanied by a Russian strike on a base inside western Ukraine earlier this month.

Like Ukraine, Poland lived for decades under Moscows Communist strength fist.

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Like Ukrainians, Poles are regularly gritty, are greatly doubtful of Russians with every one other accompanied by have fighting for their freedom with every one other accompanied by sovereignty ingrained inside their DNA.

Unlike Ukraine, one of the founding republics of the Soviet Union, Poland made it to the West following decades under the Warsaw Pact umbrella.

And inside addition to actuality inside NATO, its a subscriber of the European Union, albeit one that has had tensions not long ago accompanied by Brussels over its own flirtations accompanied by populist nationalism.

As Putins threat mounted inside recent years, Poland hosted rotations of US troops with every one other accompanied by jets.

In February, earlier to Putin invaded Ukraine, Poland was one of the nations to which Biden ordered�3,000 troops�to bolster the alliances eastern flank.

If the war inside Ukraine spills over into a broader dispute in the centre of Russia with every one other accompanied by the West, a terrifying prospect, theres a good chance it could occur inside Poland.

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Read the filled analysis: On Thursday, while Western leaders gathered inside Brussels for safety summits, North Korea launched what it said was a new sort of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) its earliest long-range trial inside additional than quartet years.

According to analysts, the recent spate of North Korean missile tests propose the countrys leader, Kim Jong Un, is attempting to show an increasingly turbulent world that Pyongyang remains a player inside the strive for ability with every one other accompanied by influence.

"North Korea refuses to exist ignored with every one other accompanied by may exist trying to lay clasp of advantage of worldwide preoccupation accompanied by the war inside Ukraine to strength a fait accompli on its status while a nuclear weapons state," Leif-Eric Easley, associate professor of international studies at Ewha Womans University inside Seoul, told CNN.

"North Korea is nowhere near initiating aggression on the scale of Russias invasion of Ukraine.

But Pyongyangs ambitions likewise exceed self-defense while it wants to overturn the postwar safety order inside Asia.

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" Read additional concerning North Koreas new weapon: Intense clashes around Izyum have left-hand a a large amount of of the city destroyed, city officials say, accompanied by new satellite images revealing the area of the devastation inside the eastern Ukrainian city.

The images were taken on Thursday by Maxar Technologies.

They show a massive crater concerning 40 feet (12 meters) wide inside a meadow inside the citys centre area.

The burnt wreckage of a educational organization lies on one side of the crater, accompanied by a football meadow on the other.

Part of�a�hospital across the road is too seen destroyed.

�� The city has been caught inside the crossfire while Russia attempts to link advances made inside the Kharkiv neighbourhood of northern Ukraine accompanied by its stronghold inside the a lengthy way the orient of the country.

Council deputy Max Strelnyk told CNN on Thursday the city had been completely destroyed� by Russian aircraft with every one other accompanied by artillery, flat while fierce battles continued inside�Izyum�for jurisdiction of the ground.

North of the educational organization inside the satellite images, a large boiler building with every one other accompanied by every one nearby residential building appears destroyed.

There�does not become visible to exist some identifiable�military targets inside this small portion of centre Izyum.

� About 3 miles (5 kilometers) northwest of Izyum, a convoy of Russian self-propelled artillery is seen moving in the direction of the city.

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Russian troops now jurisdiction the city sectors on the northern edge of the Seversky Donets River, which splits Izyum inside half, Strelnyk said.

�The Ukrainians jurisdiction the city sectors on the southern edge of the river.

�� Three miles northeast of the city, Russian self-propelled artillery are too seen positioned inside a field, their turrets pointing in the direction of centre Izyum.

Another likeness shows set of two automobile bridges crossing the Seversky Donets River have been�partially destroyed,�in what�appears�to exist a purposeful strike�to place an extremity to a Russian go forward across the river.

But the Russians have found a way around, with every one other accompanied by are now advancing on the city from the south.

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To bypass the blown bridges, the Russians have erected set of two pontoon bridges over the Seversky Donets River to encircle the city.

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�A mile from those bridges, on the southern edge of the river, a convoy of tanks are seen moving down a main highway in the direction of the Ukrainian-controlled sectors of Izyum.

Japan will turn into ice the assets of 25 additional Russian citizens with every one other accompanied by ban exports to 81 Russian organizations, the countrys Ministry of Finance said inside a report release on Friday.

� It brings the total number of Russians targeted by Japans good freezes to 101 people.

Targets of the new sanctions include Igor Shuvalov,�a former Russian deputy main minister�and chairperson of greatest state-owned edge Vnesheconombank, with every one other accompanied by five of oligarch Sergey Chemezovs relatives, according to Japans Finance Ministry.

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� The sell abroad of luxury goods will too exist banned, the management dividing said.

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� Tokyo has unveiled a raft of punitive measures opposed to Moscow inside recent weeks.

The latest sanctions go nearer while Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida pledged on Wednesday to unveil additional support for Ukraine at the G7 summit inside Brussels.

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##Sanctions## Nine European with every one other accompanied by US fossil fuel companies have paid a collective�$15.

8 billion to Russia�in various forms of taxes with every one other accompanied by fees since the country annexed Crimea from Ukraine inside 2014, a category of NGOs said Thursday.

The groups, Global Witness, Greenpeace USA with every one other accompanied by Oil Change International, used facts from Oslo-based Rystad Energy, an self-governing vitality research firm, to calculate how a a large amount of money lubricant with every one other accompanied by gasoline companies�based inside North America with every one other accompanied by Europe had sent to the Russian state.

They looked only at companies accompanied by exploration with every one other accompanied by manufacture operations inside Russia.

They looked at royalties, sell abroad duties, bonuses, taxes with every one other accompanied by fees, while well while "government profit oil," which includes the price of some lubricant the�companies may have specified to Russia.

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It came up accompanied by a list of nine companies from these regions that had paid the most money to Russia.

All those payments were legal, with every one other accompanied by other multinational companies external outside the vitality sector have too have made similar kinds of payments to the Russian state.

Shell,�which is registered inside the UK, sent $7.

85 billion, the highest amount of the companies listed, the groups said inside a statement, shared earliest accompanied by CNN.

It was followed by US-based ExxonMobil ($2.

81 billion).

Two companies registered inside Germany, Wintershall with every one other accompanied by Wintershall DEA, which have since merged, paid a combined total of $2.

86 billion.

BP, the British multinational lubricant with every one other accompanied by gasoline company, paid $817 million, the facts from Rystad shows.

The facts was shared amid criticisms that the Wests purchases of Russian coal, lubricant with every one other accompanied by gasoline which are mostly state-owned assets have helped fund Russias war inside Ukraine.

The addition of taxes, fees with every one other accompanied by royalties for companies that have chosen to operate inside Russia underscores how a a large amount of first city Western vitality companies have transferred to Russia.

The trio groups that compiled the facts said that while the $15.

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8 billion figure was substantial, the companies identified were too in charge of for tens of billions of dollars additional flowing to the Russian condition since of stakes they clasp inside Russian lubricant with every one other accompanied by gasoline companies.

Read more: President Joe Biden�will journey to Poland on Friday, his following place an extremity to on a last-minute trip into and not here of Europe aimed at coordinating the Wests response to Russias invasion of Ukraine.

The Presidents day begins inside Brussels, where hell meet accompanied by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen earlier to departing for Poland.

Upon his coming at Rzeszów-Jasionka Airport, Biden will exist greeted by Polish President Andrzej Duda with every one other accompanied by receive a briefing on the humanitarian response to the war.

Hell meet accompanied by work members from the 82nd Airborne Division inside Rzeszów earlier to traveling to Warsaw inside the evening.

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On Saturday, the White House says Biden will clasp a bilateral gathering accompanied by Duda to talk over how the US with every one other accompanied by allies are responding to the displaced person crisis that has ensued while a consequence of the war.

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Hell too deliver remarks earlier to returning to Washington.

Bidens journey to Poland comes following meetings on Thursday inside Brussels, where he�attended�a slate of crisis summits, announced new actions such as�sanctions�against hundreds of members of Russias parliament with every one other accompanied by a�commitment�to permit in 100,000 refugees fleeing Ukraine with every one other accompanied by conferred accompanied by worldwide leaders on how the world will respond if Russia deploys a chemical, biotic or nuclear weapon.

Refugee crisis: The White House has said the Poland pay someone a call is intended to high point the massive displaced person crisis that has ensued since Russias war inside Ukraine began a month ago.

The President confirmed on Thursday that he hopes to meet accompanied by Ukrainian refugees while inside Poland.

Its not clear, however, when or where those potential meetings would lay clasp of place.

More than 3.

6 million refugees have now fled Ukraine, according to facts from the United Nations displaced person agency.

A vast majority of those refugees have fled to Ukraines western neighbors across Europe.

Poland, which borders Ukraine to the west, has registered additional than 2 million Ukrainian refugees crossing into the country.

However, the number of refugees staying inside Poland is lower, accompanied by numerous continuing on inside their journey to other countries.

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Read more: Thursday marked one month since the war inside Ukraine began, accompanied by world leaders gathering inside Brussels for crisis meetings of NATO, the EU, with every one other accompanied by the G7.

Heres the latest: NATO summit: US President Joe Biden announced new sanctions on Russian politicians with every one other accompanied by a scheme to receive up to 100,000 refugees inside the United States.

He too said he supported ejecting Russia from the G20, a category of the worlds 20 leading economies that is scheduled to meet inside November.

On the likelihood of Russia using chemical weapons, Biden said only "we would respond.

" Zelenskys appeal: Addressing the G7 on Thursday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr�Zelensky urged subscriber nations to lay clasp of greater action, including a "full embargo" on commerce accompanied by Russia with every one other accompanied by creating safety guarantees for Ukraine.

He thanked countries for imposing sanctions, nevertheless called the deed "a little late.

" He stopped short of asking for a no-fly zone, with every one other accompanied by appealed to NATO leaders to provide fighter jets something the US is still opposed to.

Where the fighting is: Intense combat is ongoing inside some directions around Kyiv, though Ukrainian forces become visible to have retaken territory to the the orient of the capital, pushing spine Russian forces.

The assault on Mariupol is continuing, accompanied by local leaders saying they need weaponry including artillery with every one other accompanied by anti-tank missiles.

Six people were killed when a missile hit a shopping shopping precinct parking a large amount inside Kharkiv while civilians lined up inside to receive humanitarian aid.

The town of Izyum has been "completely destroyed" by Russian aircraft with every one other accompanied by artillery, a council deputy said.

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The Ukrainian Navy too said�a Russian ship was destroyed�in the occupied port of Berdyansk on the Azov Sea.

Civilian casualties: The civilian demise toll inside Ukraine has exceeded 1,000, the UN said Thursday warning that "the real figures are greatly higher.

" Most casualties were caused by explosives, including missiles with every one other accompanied by air strikes.

Among the deaths are 90 children.

Refugees: More than 3.

6 million people have fled Ukraine since the invasion began, according to UN estimates.

The majority have entered Poland.

##Catch Up## The US has assessed that Ukraine probable did behaviour a victorious assault opposed to Russian ships inside Berdyansk, according to a protection official.

Its unclear, however, what sort of weapon or weapons were used inside the attack.

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The evaluation echoes a similar statement from the British Ministry of Defence, which said Ukrainian forces have attacked high-value targets� inside Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine, including a landing ship with every one other accompanied by ammunition depots at Berdyansk.

� Earlier Thursday,�Ukraine said it destroyed the Orsk,�a landing ship docked at the Berdyansk port on the Sea of Azov.

Video from the city�showed plumes of smoke�pouring not here of the dock area, while well while multiple explosions.

� One day earlier, Russias state-run RT media outlet had profiled the Orsk inside Berdyansk port, saying it could convey 20 tanks or 40 armored personnel carriers.

US President Joe Biden spoke at a report conference Thursday at NATO headquarters inside Brussels following gathering accompanied by other world leaders of NATO, the European Council with every one other accompanied by the G7.

The answer worldwide figures are seeking to align their responses to Russias invasion of Ukraine.

The President touched upon the unity of NATO, the likelihood of Russian President Vladimir Putin using chemical weapons, with every one other accompanied by the possible part of China inside the conflict.

Biden took questions from reporters with every one other accompanied by spoke for violently 30 minutes.

Heres what he said: NATO: Biden told reporters NATO has never, never been more�united than it is today.

� He too noted that Russian President Vladimir Putin is getting exactly the opposite�[of] what he intended to have while a�consequence of going into�Ukraine.

� Chemical weapons: On the likelihood of Russia using chemical weapons inside Ukraine, Biden said only that we would respond.

� He did not provide additional specifics, saying only "the the natural world of the response would be contingent on on the the natural world of use.

" China: On the possibility of Beijing providing assistance to Moscow, Biden said he had a extremely straightforward conversation� accompanied by Chinese President Xi Jinping last week on the topic.

Biden noted he made no indeed threats� to the Chinese President, nevertheless made it understandable that Xi understood the consequences of�him helping Russia.

� Food shortages: Biden addressed the possibility that Russias invasion could trigger worldwide food shortages.

He said the matter was discussed by the assembled world leaders, with every one other accompanied by noted that food shortages will exist "real," calling Ukraine with every one other accompanied by Russia the "breadbasket" for Europe.

Refugees: Biden said he hopes to pay someone a call accompanied by Ukrainian refugees while he is inside Europe.

I scheme on attempting to see�those folks I hope I obtain to see a a large amount of�people.

� He noted that all over his political career hes regularly visited refugees, calling the scenes devastating.

� The thing you look at the most�is you see these young children that are inside those camps,� Biden added.

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Sanctions: Biden said sanctions never deter,� nevertheless added that increasing the pain� on Putin with every one other accompanied by sustaining what is actuality done is ultimately "what will place an extremity to him.

" G20: Biden said he believes Russia should exist removed from the Group of 20, saying simply, my answer is yes.

� ##Catch Up## Ukraine has updated its large wishlist of additional military assistance from the US management inside the past some days to include hundreds additional anti-aircraft with every one other accompanied by anti-tank missiles than formerly requested, according to a document provided to CNN that details the items needed.

The Ukrainians have submitted similar lists inside recent weeks nevertheless a recent appeal provided to US lawmakers appears to reflect a growing need for American-made Stinger anti-aircraft missiles with every one other accompanied by Javelin anti-tank missiles �with Ukraine saying it urgently needs 500 of each, daily.

In both cases, Ukraine is asking for hundreds additional missiles than were included inside a similar list not long ago provided to US lawmakers, according to a spring accompanied by knowledge of both requests.

The new list comes while the Ukrainians have claimed they face potential weapons shortages amid an ongoing Russian assault prompting some pushback from US with every one other accompanied by NATO officials who stress that additional military assistance is by that hour dated going into the country.

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By March 7, less than set of two weeks into Russias invasion of Ukraine, the US with every one other accompanied by other NATO members had sent concerning 17,000 anti-tank missiles with every one other accompanied by 2,000 anti-aircraft missiles into Ukraine.

Since then, NATO countries, including the US, have kept the pipeline of weapons with every one other accompanied by apparatus flowing, flat while Russia has threatened to mark the shipments.

Ukrainian�armed forces said they destroyed a large�Russian�landing ship at the port of Berdyansk inside southern Ukraine on Thursday.

The port, which had not long ago been occupied by�Russian�forces accompanied by some Russian warships inside dock, was rocked by a series of heavy explosions in a short time following dawn.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine said they had "destroyed a large landing ship," which they named while the "Orsk"�in a pole on Facebook.

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How sanctions on Russia are shaking up the superyacht world.

Superyachts have been making headlines for all the incorrect reasons inside recent weeks while additional with every one other accompanied by additional vessels linked to Russian oligarchs are temporarily frozen.

Some of the largest with every one other accompanied by most costly superyachts inside the world, including Sailing Yacht A, which is valued at over $500 million, with every one other accompanied by $120 million yacht Amore Vero, are languishing at ports with every one other accompanied by shipyards following the United States, the UK with every one other accompanied by the EU imposed sanctions on Russia while small portion of a overseas pressure military operation over Vladimir Putins invasion of Ukraine.

"We are joining accompanied by our European allies to find with every one other accompanied by seize your yachts, your luxury apartments, your private jets," US President Joe Biden said inside his State of the Union address earlier this month.

"We are coming for your ill-begotten gains.

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" In the weeks since then, Axioma, a superyacht accompanied by ties to another Russian billionaire, has been detained by authorities inside Gibraltar, while a category of Ukrainian sailors were seen attempting to chunk a yacht linked to soccer club-owning billionaire Roman Abramovich while it docked inside Turkey earlier this week.

The Maldives has too emerged while a "safe haven" for yachts inside danger of actuality frozen, with every one other accompanied by facts from exist vessel tracking location Marine Traffic indicates that some well-known ships are either en way to the Indian Ocean island nation, or are by that hour dated there.

Buyer hesitancy This sudden turn of events have served while a greatest blow to the superyacht industry, which has been booming over the last set of two years, accompanied by request soaring higher than ever.

Figures from Boat Internationals Global Order Book indicated that the number of vessels inside manufacture or on order worldwide hit a new record high at the extremity of 2021.

However, there are reports that manufacture on a number of superyachts actuality built for Russians inside Europe-based shipyards has been paused while the vessels now let fall under new G7 with every one other accompanied by EU sanctions banning the sell abroad of luxury goods to Russia.

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"Weve had a phenomenal set of two of years inside the industry," international luxury work strategist Alice C.

IAnson Widdows tells CNN Travel.

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"Demand has been outstripping supply.

Then straight away were actuality halted mid-production.

" The circumstances too become visible to exist having an impact on sales, at least inside the short term.

Raphael Sauleau, leader administrative officer of Fraser Yachts, says hes noticed some hesitancy among Europe-based buyers over the past few weeks, nevertheless attributes this to uncertainty over the unfolding events inside Ukraine by preference than the sanctions themselves.

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"Overall, some buyers, mainly those inside Europe, are a little small portion hesitant," Sauleau tells CNN Travel.

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"But that has nothing to do accompanied by the sanctions we are seeing around the world, its additional a matter of them wanting to remain to see how the dispute evolves earlier to they commit to buying a yacht.

" While its estimated Russian-owned superyachts description for fair 7 to 10% of the worldwide fleet, they tend to exist the most high-profile due to their dimensions with every one other accompanied by stature.

"Of course, these yachts with every one other accompanied by their owners build the headlines, since the yachts are regularly the extremely biggest inside the industry," adds Saleau.

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"For now, the request for yachts with every one other accompanied by yachting that we have seen grow so a a large amount of worldwide over the last set of two years is still extremely prevalent.

" Private yacht broker Denis Suka, who runs well liked luxury yacht-focused Instagram description @theyachtmogul, says hes stopped posting concerning superyachts owned by Russians completely due to the hostile response theyve been receiving since the sanctions were introduced.

Increasing customs checks "The yachts that were the most attractive to our audience were the large Russian yachts," he says.

"But that has all turned around since of whats happening.

No one wants to see them anymore.

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" Suka says hes too noticed a lessen inside sales over the past month while buyers grapple accompanied by the disquiet that the dispute inside Ukraine has brought about.

"Sales have been dropping," Suka adds.

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"I believe flat the biggest brokerages are affected by whats happening.

I am seeing a a large amount of impact inside the industry.

Everyone is worried just now.

" Aside from the impact on sales, the turmoil has led to other changes, admits Saleau, including an evident grow inside checks onboard boats by local customs, mainly within Europe.

"If the vessel is not owned by an individual on the sanction list, at that hour dated the yacht tin typically go freely," he explains.

"But weve seen an grow inside checks inside Europe for sure.

"It tin exist a strain on the crew, since obviously yacht sailors are international.

So it tin exist stressful for them to go into and not here of this exercise.

"Our teams are doing each item we tin to support with every one other accompanied by guide the sailors of some of our yachts or people affected by the contemporaneous situation.

" Its idea that owners are probable to pay not here at least 10% of the buy cost on the yearly cost of maintaining with every one other accompanied by operating their yachts.

According to Luxury Yacht Groups online cost calculator, the yearly salaries for workers onboard a 150-foot yacht is probable to stretch not here up to $860,850.

However, the seizure of some of the biggest yachts inside the world has led to sailors members straight away finding themselves not here of work, with every one other accompanied by not here of compartment inside some cases.

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"This is a €30 billion a year industry, which provides thousands of jobs," says Widdows, who has 25 years of experience inside the work of superyachts.

"Its important to comprehend that every one yacht is a work which generates income, supporting an manufacturing of businesses with every one other accompanied by families.

" She too notes that numerous of the workers with every one other accompanied by suppliers from the yachts that go nearer under the sanctions are not from Russia.

"Many are now caught up inside it," she adds.

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"Theres stories of sailors not actuality intelligent to exist paid.

Now, everyones fair attentive inside keeping things moving with every one other accompanied by inside manufacture with every one other accompanied by keeping people inside jobs.

" Owner secrecy The outbreak of the war has too led to an grow inside prices.

In the US, gasoline prices have almost doubled inside recent weeks, while Europe, where prices were by that hour dated relatively high, has too seen rises.

"Some people are complaining concerning filling their automobile tank," says Suka.

"But filling a mega yacht, thats really something to exist worried about.

The cost has doubled.

" The cost of materials has too been jumping up inside some parts of the world, accompanied by items such while aluminum, which a number of superyachts are now built from, surging to a record high while a consequence of the conflict.

Then theres the privacy element.

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Yacht ownership tin exist extremely difficult to pin down, mainly if the owner is eager to stop their identity from actuality disclosed.

"If the beneficial owner wants to build it difficult, at that hour dated it tin exist extremely firm to trace who the accurate owner is," Benjamin Maltby, an expert inside superyacht law, tells CNN via email.

"Nearly all large yachts are owned by companies, while they are sources of liability which owners like better to ring fence.

" However, this flat of secrecy is now proving to exist additional problematic, while customers are beginning to inquire further questions concerning the background of the yachts theyre hiring.

"At times, we see some charterers wanting to know who owns the boat, or vice versa," explains Saleau.

"Owners are wanting to know whos going to go nearer onboard their vessel for the summer.

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"So thats a new turn of events whereby we need to exist very, extremely careful inside our due diligence on all fronts.

" However, he notes that some Russian linked superyachts are privately owned with every one other accompanied by not available to charter.

As for the superyachts that have by that hour dated been frozen, its not understandable how lengthy theyll exist held for, with every one other accompanied by what condition theyll exist inside if or when theyre released for that matter.

Maltby stresses that its uncommon for multiple yachts to exist place not here of deed inside this way, noting that on the infrequent occasions that a yacht is detained, its additional commonly a measure to strength the owner to provide monetary safety to a communal gathering claiming opposed to them.

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Unprecedented circumstances "The contemporaneous circumstances is unprecedented," Maltby tells CNN, earlier to explaining that while authorities "may undertake basic maintenance" on the yachts, its probable theyll view the vessels while assets with every one other accompanied by exist less worried concerning their upkeep.

"Without intensive maintenance, yachts tin deteriorate fast -- mainly when left-hand inside the aqua allowing galvanic corrosion to erode answer metal parts," he adds.

"With believe concerning to the lengthy term, selling the yachts appears to exist the most well liked option within the superyacht sector.

" As for the unfinished yachts commissioned by Russians currently inside production, there are by that hour dated reports that non-Russian buyers have been making offers to lay clasp of over these projects.

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"I believe that the yachts that are inside build will exist snapped up by other attentive parties, since the Russian owners tin no indeed longer own them," says Widdows.

"Thats the biggest impact well exist seeing inside the following set of two of months, since if the boats cant obtain delivered, thats a real sore head for the industry.

" Saleau notes that the spate of recent stories concerning superyachts actuality "seized" hasnt done wonders for the likeness of an manufacturing thats been gaining from additional positive coverage inside recent times.

"Yachting is so a a large amount of additional than actuality concerning mega yachts or, while is inside the report at the moment, Russian oligarchs," he says, following stressing that some negative publicity "is obviously very, extremely slight compared to the dreadful events inside Ukraine.

" While Widdows is too mindful of the harm the disagreement may have done to the reputation of the industry, shes been encouraged by the way the yachting population has go nearer with every one other to assist those that have been affected by the conflict.

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According to Yachties United, a website that offers communal support, protection with every one other accompanied by donations accompanied by sailors members inside need, there are over 600 Ukrainian yacht sailors accompanied by families inside Ukraine.

"The manufacturing is based on the ability of relationships with every one other accompanied by its ability to respond fast inside a crisis," says Widdows.

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"There are various initiatives, from Palma with every one other accompanied by flat Monaco, accompanied by all the yachting companies coming with every one other to support the efforts with every one other accompanied by provide medical care, food with every one other accompanied by clothing for Ukraine.

"A truck left-hand on Friday from Antibes [in France] accompanied by food with every one other accompanied by medical supplies, with every one other accompanied by that was all generated from within the yachting business.

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" While its impossible to predict how the circumstances inside Ukraine will develop, its certainly possible that additional wealthy Russians will exist added to sanction lists, which means flat additional yachts could exist frozen.

If this continues, the effects will surely exist felt across the board.

"The sanctions for Russian residents are extremely strong, mainly inside Europe," admits Saleau.

"So this may have an impact on the sales market with every one other accompanied by maybe the charter market going forward.

" But Saleau maintains that request is still high overall, pointing not here that American buyers become visible to exist less hesitant than those based inside Europe.

"We havent seen that [hesitancy] inside America yet.

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