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Status: 07/29/2022 04:11

Ukrainian President Zelenskyy encourages his compatriots: Russia will not let it go. Consumer advocates are calling for the ticket to be extended to 9 euros. Developments in the live blog.


Zelenskyj: Let’s not be intimidated

According to President Volodymr Zelenskyy, Ukraine will not be intimidated by the Russian invasion. “We will do everything so that no one in the world remains indifferent to this terrible war that Russia has unleashed against our country and against the idea of ​​freedom,” Zelenskyy said in his evening address. Ukraine is currently trying to retake the south of the country from Russian control.


OSCE countries review human rights situation in Russia

According to American information, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is to examine the human rights situation in Russia. This follows recent moves by Russia to restrict freedom of speech and assembly, as well as reports of torture of people detained in Russia, said US State Department spokesman Ned Price. , in a press release. The review was triggered by the application of the organization’s “Moscow mechanism”. The expert panel will present its report to the public in September.


Consumer advocates call for the extension of the ticket to 9 euros

Germany’s leading consumer advocate, Ramona Pop, is in favor of extending the €9 ticket beyond August. The head of the Federal Association of Consumer Centers called for a “continuation with a 29 euro ticket from September”. Sales figures and full trains showed that people are really using the ticket, she told the Funke media group newspapers.

The success is also due to the simple design of the ticket: “You no longer need to understand the complicated fare structures of the various transport associations to buy the right ticket”, said the former Berlin senator for economic affairs. With a low price, it is affordable for many people to travel in an environmentally friendly way. At the same time, the offer must be expanded, particularly in rural areas.


Zelenskyj: Classifying Russia as a supporter of terrorism

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy calls on the world to clearly identify Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism. No one in the world invests in terrorism more than Russia, he said in a video message that evening. This requires a “global legal response”: Russia must be recognized as a “state sponsor of terrorism”.

In the United States, US senators have already presented a corresponding resolution. However, the decision on this is up to the US State Department, which also maintains the official list of state sponsors of terrorism. It currently includes the countries of Syria, Iran, Cuba and North Korea. They are subject to strict sanctions by the United States.


Thursday’s live blog to read

According to the UN, the first ships with grain on board are expected to leave Ukraine’s Black Sea ports soon. Ukraine wants to significantly increase its electricity exports to Europe from Saturday. Thursday’s live blog to read.

Source www.tagesschau.de

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