April 18, 2024 Ukraine and the World – Against russia’s Aggression. Sanctions in Action


The government of Denmark has announced the allocation of a new package of military support for Ukraine in the amount of about 2.2 billion Danish kroner (EUR 295 million), which will be directed to the development of the naval potential of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, drones, shells and production of missile parts in cooperation with the Netherlands and the Czech Republic.

Canada has budgeted 1.6 billion Canadian dollars to provide Ukraine with weapons over the next five years. Also this year, the Canadian government will lend Ukraine another concessional loan of 400 million Canadian dollars and, within five years, will transfer EUR 137.2 million to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, which will be used for the reconstruction of Ukraine.

Norway will allocate an additional almost EUR 64 million for humanitarian aid to Ukraine and Moldova.

The government of Latvia has decided to send the first batch of drones to Ukraine within the framework of the Drone Coalition.

President of the Czech Republic Petr Pavel has assured that the work on finding money and partners for the initiative to purchase ammunition for Ukraine continues.

The US House Intelligence Committee has called on Congress to urgently approve assistance to Ukraine.

“This would not have happened if the Ukrainians were given everything they ask for in order to protect their skies and push back russia's relentless aggression”, – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia reacted to the russian missile attack on Chernihiv on April 17.

“…As he (putin) throws more soldiers into the grinder, the West must not allow his murderous plan to prevail”, said UK Defense Secretary Grant Shapps.

Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom David Cameron has assured that the leaders of the G7 countries are close to agreeing on a plan to use blocked russian assets to finance Ukraine.

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has supported the resolution calling for seizure of frozen russian assets and using them for the benefit of Ukraine.


Minister of Defence of the FRG Boris Pistorius believes that Germany needs to become more resistant to russian disinformation.

According to General Christopher Cavoli, Supreme Commander of NATO's Allied Forces Europe, the rf is losing military aircrafts in the war with Ukraine 20 times faster than it can replace them.

Japan has published a new “Dilpomatic Bluebook” – an annual report that lists the main directions of the country's foreign policy. In it, the southern part of the Kuril Islands is called “Japan’s inherent territory”, which is under “russia’s illegal occupation”.

Chinese banks Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), China CITIC Bank, Industrial Bank and Bank of Taizhou have stopped accepting payments in yuan from russia. russian importers claim that Chinese banks are now rejecting more than 50% of payments from the rf.

Due to problems with bank transfers, the imports of goods from Turkey to the rf decreased by more than 50% in the first quarter.

In the first quarter of 2024, developers commissioned 8.8 million square meters of the area of ​​multi-apartment buildings, which is by 27% less than in the same period of 2023.

In January-March, the demand for elite real estate in the secondary market of moscow decreased by 9%.

In 2023, the cost of construction of country houses in russia increased by 25-30%. According to market analysts, this year it will increase by more than 20%.

As of the beginning of 2024, there were 50 million borrowers of money in russia, of whom more than 13 million people have two or three loans; all in all, russians borrowed 34.8 trillion rubles.

“rusal”’s shares fell in price by 1.81%, to 41.16, according to data from the moscow stock exchange on the morning of April 17. Quotations of the aluminum producer began to fall sharply on the news of sanctions imposed by the United States and the United Kingdom last week.

Airports in three cities of the volga federal district – kazan, nizhnekamsk and nizhny novgorod – temporarily stopped receiving and sending aircrafts for security reasons.

In 2024, the rf will need 30,000 doctors and 50,000 nurses, paramedics, and laboratory technicians.

The government of novosibirsk region has banned foreigners from working in the retail trade of beverages and tobacco products in specialized stores, as well as in taxis and rented cars.

In 2025, according to IMF experts, the economic growth of the rb will slow down to 1.1%. Inflation is expected at 6.5%, and unemployment at 3% in 2024 and 2.9% in 2025. Moreover, analysts expect the belarusian economy to stagnate over the next five years. According to their data, GDP growth in the country will be 1.1% in 2029.

In the rb, primarily due to inflation, the average amount that customers spend per trip to a shop, shopping centers, and markets is increasing. For example, in the first quarter of this year, it amounted to 23.5 rubles. A year earlier, this indicator was at the level of 20.1 rubles.

In the rb, a law has been adopted in the second reading, according to which the investigative committee will be able to obtain information from information resources (systems) containing personal data and have access, remote included, to the resources without the consent of an individual.