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Martial law extended, how Syrskyi could change the battlefield, Portnikov on Putin interview

Your slice of the headlines in Ukraine. Daily. Tuesday, February 13, 2024.

●     Zelenskyy signs fresh bills to extend martial law and general mobilization
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed bills extending martial law and conscription, both legal regimes will now be in effect for another 90 days, stated on the Verkhovna Rada website on Feb. 12.

●     Attacker detained in case of slain Ukrainian basketball player in Germany
The killer of 17-year-old Ukrainian basketball player Volodymyr Yermakov has been detained in Germany, Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleh Nikolenko reported on Facebook on Feb. 12.

●     EU Council approves tapping Russian assets to aid Ukraine
The Council of the European Union has decided to set aside profits generated from frozen Russian assets and use them to fund assistance to Ukraine, according to a Feb. 12 press release.

●     How Syrskyi’s appointment could affect the battlefield — expert interview
Military expert Serhiy Hrabskyi explained in an interview with NV Radio on Feb. 9 whether the situation at the front will drastically change with the appointment of Col. Gen. Oleksandr Syrskyi as the new Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

●     Poland announces plans to check all grain transit from Ukraine
Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Poland Michał Kołodziejczak stated that all Ukrainian grain in transit through Poland should be checked, in a comment to Polish outlet PAP on Feb. 12.

●     New Finnish leader Stubb asserts support for Ukraine, reflects on NATO's pivotal role
Alexander Stubb, following his victory in Finland's presidential election, has reiterated his commitment to supporting Ukraine amidst Russia's ongoing military aggression, reported Finnish news outlet Yle on Feb. 11.

●     How Western tech giants failed their promise to Ukrainians
In the days that followed Feb. 24, 2022, it seemed like every major company and institution in the West rushed to proclaim their support for the Ukrainian resistance against Russian imperialism — Aidan Smith.

●     Putin’s interview with Carlson is ‘time machine’ travel to distant past with only one signal to West — Portnikov
Russian dictator Vladimir Putin’s recent interview with American commentator Tucker Carlson was highly anticipated as a political sensation and an opportunity for him to send important political signals to the West, Ukrainian journalist and political analyst Vitaliy Portnikov shared his analysis of Putin’s first interview with Western journalists since the full-scale invasion for the U.S.-funded Radio Liberty on Feb. 10.

●     ‘Putin's useful lackey’. Biden reacts to Trump's statement about encouraging Russia to attack NATO
US President Joe Biden called former President Donald Trump "Putin's lackey" over his statement about encouraging Russia to attack low-contributing NATO member states, Biden wrote on his X (formerly Twitter) on Feb. 12.

●     SpaceX denies selling Starlink to Russia amid accusations of smuggling, Ukraine takes action
Ukraine’s Main Intelligence Directorate (HUR) has initiated measures to counter the use of smuggled Starlink terminals by the Russian military on the front line, the agency’s spokesman Andriy Yusov said on national television on Feb. 12.

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