News of the day:
Ukraine has exchanged the pro-Russian politician close to the Kremlin, Viktor Medvechuc, detained in Ukraine for months, for more than two hundred Ukrainian prisoners, including those it considers “heroes” of the Azov Regiment, and of other nationalities that were in the hands of the Russians .
The foreign ministers of the European Union (EU) agreed on Wednesday to prepare new sanctions against Russia, which will be finalized as soon as possible, as announced by the head of community diplomacy, Josep Borrell.
The partial mobilization ordered by Putin to face the military setbacks in Ukraine sparked a wave of protests in the main Russian cities that yesterday resulted in more than 1,400 detainees.
Exhausting trips by train, bus or boat, astronomical ticket prices, meticulous customs checks. These are the consequences for millions of Russians of the progressive closure of the border between Europe and their country. Now these obstacles will also affect reservists who want to leave Russia in order to avoid the partial mobilization decreed the day before by President Vladimir Putin.
Two people died this Thursday in the Mexican capital and three were injured in the state of Michoacán by the 6.9-magnitude earthquake that hit the country at dawn as an aftershock of the 7.7 earthquake on Monday, according to the president, Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador.
The Government of Puerto Rico asked the United States on Tuesday to declare the damage caused by Hurricane Fiona on the island a “major disaster,” where there is innumerable damage to homes and infrastructure and a large part of the population continues without electricity or water.
The American astronaut of Salvadoran origin Frank Rubio today became the twelfth Hispanic to arrive at the International Space Station (ISS) and did so aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, which also means the resumption of cross-flights between the United States US and Russia in full tension over the military campaign in Ukraine.