Tonight’s news – 02/20/2022. 21:43
Macron and Putin last chance talks on Ukraine
- French President Emmanuel Macron has a phone conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky
- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says Russia is preparing for “what could be the biggest war in Europe since 1945
- Belarus said on Sunday that joint military exercises with Russia on its soil, which were scheduled to end on Sunday, will continue in light of the escalation of tension.
Being French President Emmanuel Macron A phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky Sunday after a similar conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Elysee Palace announced.
The French presidency stated that “the phone call with President (Vladimir) Putin lasted an hour and 45 minutes. The President of the Republic is currently speaking on the phone with President (Volodymyr) Zelensky.”
Johnson: Russia is preparing for “the biggest war in Europe since 1945”
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says Russia is preparing for “what could be the biggest war in Europe since 1945”, as Western fears grow of an imminent Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Johnson said in an interview broadcast by the BBC that all indications indicate that the scheme began in some way, adding that, according to “the intelligence that he has, the Russian invasion will take place not only from the east, but also from the north, that is, from Belarus with the aim of “encircling” Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, “as US President Joe Biden explained
Belarus: Russian forces will remain for more military exercises amid the crisis with Ukraine
Belarus said on Sunday that joint military exercises with Russia on its soil, which were scheduled to end on Sunday, will continue in light of the escalation of Tension in Ukraine Neighboring.
This announcement means that Russian forces will remain in Belarus amid the escalating crisis with the West, despite Moscow’s pledge that its forces will leave this country at the gates of the European Union after carrying out the maneuvers that began on February 10.
“The Russian and Belarusian presidents decided to continue the exercises due to the increase in military activity on their common border and the escalation in eastern Ukraine,” the Belarusian defense minister said in a statement.
New protests by teachers in Iran
Thousands of teachers took part in new demonstrations in more than 100 Iranian cities to protest against the slow implementation of wage and pension reforms.
The past weeks have witnessed a series of protests by various professional sectors in Iran against the background of living, in light of an economic crisis facing the country.
The reformist newspaper, Etemad, indicated that thousands of teachers participated in gatherings in front of the Shura Council (Parliament) headquarters in Tehran, the departments of the Ministry of Education in the capital and several cities such as Isfahan, Shizar and Mashhad.