The Independent - March 12, 2022
The Independent - March 12, 2022
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March 12, 2022
Attacks intensify as fears of chemical weapon use rise
Russia widened its offensive in Ukraine yesterday, striking cities in the west of the country for the first time as Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president, defiantly declared that his country has reached a “strategic turning point” in the war. But there were also warnings about the risk of possible false-flag attacks by Moscow.
Chernobyl ‘disaster' being orchestrated, says Ukraine
Ukrainian intelligence officials have claimed Russia is preparing to stage a “false flag” attack on the Chernobyl nuclear power station. The ministry of defence said that Russia would try to pin the blame for the resulting catastrophe on Ukraine.
Russia will exploit ‘red line' rhetoric on chemical attacks
The strategic experts who understand such matters say the best way to predict what weapons the Russians are about to use is to see what they are accusing their enemies of doing.
Third World War has begun, says former Ukrainian PM
Volodymyr Groysman urges western nations to do more – or, he tells Bel Trew, other European countries will be next
G7 strips Russia of ‘most favoured' status for trade
The G7 nations yesterday announced plans to impose punitive tariffs on Russian trade to further isolate Moscow from the global economy after the invasion of Ukraine.
EU leaders pledge to file for a divorce from Russian gas
The balance between economic self-harm and the need to ramp up the pain for Russia to undermine its war effort in Ukraine is proving tricky for the European Union.
Experts unsure why Covid cases are increasing again
Covid cases and hospitalisations are rising in England – and experts don’t know why. The lifting of all Covid restrictions has made it more difficult to properly track and understand the country’s epidemic, scientists have warned the government, following a recent and sudden rise in hospital admissions.
Global Covid-19 death toll could be over 18 million
Around 18.2 million people may have died worldwide because of the Covid pandemic, according to new estimates that suggest the global scale of mortality during the past two years has been vastly understated.
More than half of teenagers being targeted by fraudsters
More than four-fifths (81 per cent) of teenagers say they feel anxious about money and finances and more than half (58 per cent) have been targeted by fraudsters, for example being asked for bank details or someone claiming to be from HM Revenue and Customs, according to a survey.
Liverpool's squad depth may give them leverage in Salah contract negotiations
Mohamed Salah deserves to be the best-paid player in the Premier League. The Liverpool forward is arguably the finest footballer in the world at the moment. He is the sort of performer who should be tied into a long future at Anfield.
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