Ukraine and world news 2023

27.03.2023 - 02.04.2023

30.03. The Japanese government decided to allocate two aid packages for the recovery and reconstruction of Ukraine in the total amount of 470 million dollars. Assistance is provided on a grant-free basis.
30.03. On March 31, the Board of Directors of the IMF will consider Ukraine's request to open a new 4-year program of expanded EFF financing.
30.03. The UN General Assembly passed a resolution seeking the opinion of the main judicial body of the UN on the obligations of countries in the fight against climate change. The resolution contains a request for an advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the responsibility of states for climate change.
29.03. Brussels has officially confirmed the political agreement of EU member states to extend the voluntary reduction of gas consumption by 15% for another year.
29.03. Leading figures in AI development, including Elon Musk and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, are proposing a pause in AI development until robust security protocols are developed and implemented.
29.03. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki appealed to Brussels to limit the amount of Ukrainian grain entering the European Union, saying it would destabilize local markets.
28.03. The Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany has created a platform to strengthen Germany's participation in the reconstruction of Ukraine and, above all, to create a network of German companies, organizations and institutions that will participate in the reconstruction.
28.03. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspected the production of weapons-grade nuclear materials and called for a faster pace to increase the country's nuclear arsenal.
28.03. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to postpone the second and third readings of the controversial judicial reform bill until the next session of parliament.
28.03. China spent $240 billion bailing out 22 developing countries between 2008 and 2021, with the amount soaring in recent years as more have struggled to repay loans spent building “Belt and Road” infrastructure, according to a study.
27.03. About 1.5 million Ukrainian boys and girls are at risk of developing depression, anxiety and other psychological problems, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
27.03. OneWeb has launched the last 36 satellites from its initial "constellation" of 616 satellites, allowing rival Elon Musk's Starlink to offer global broadband coverage as early as this year.
27.03. The United States on Tuesday (28 March) opens its second Summit for Democracy. Uniquely among European Union states, Biden is not inviting Hungary, at his second ‘Summit for Democracy”, and neither Turkey, a key NATO ally.