News Roundup 4/20/2022

by | Apr 20, 2022

News Roundup 4/20/2022

by | Apr 20, 2022

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

Russia-Ukraine

  • Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen walked out of a G20 meeting once a Russian official started talking. [Link]
  • The US imposed another round of sanctions on Russia. [Link]
  • A delegation of Senators pressures Serbia to sanction Russia. [Link]
  • Germany’s foreign minister says her country will phase out Russian oil imports by the end of the year. Germany will continue to import Russian gas. [Link]
  • Germany will send artillery ammunition and provide training to Ukraine. [Link]
  • Germany evicts some Afghan refugees to make room for Ukrainians. [Link]
  • NATO continues to increase security assistance to Ukraine. [Link]
  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says his country is committed to avoiding using nuclear weapons. [Link]
  • Pentagon Spokesperson John Kirby says Ukraine is receiving aircraft and parts to repair its fighter jets. [Link]
  • Ukraine says talks with Russia will end if Moscow seizes Mariupol. [Link]
  • Ukraine offers talks with Russia to withdraw its forces and civilians from Mariupol. [Link]
  • Russia says it is starting a new phase of the war with attacks on the Donbas. [Link]

China

  • Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin spoke with his Chinese counterpart for the first time and warned China against supporting Russia’s war in Ukraine. [Link]
  • China says it signed a security pact with the Solomon Islands. [Link]

Middle East

  • The US says Iran would have to go beyond its commitment to the nuclear agreement to get the IRGC removed from the terror list. [Link]
  • Turkey is launching a new offensive targeting Kurds in Iraq. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, assistant editor of Antiwar.com and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter.

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