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19.04. The United Nations Security Council voted on a draft resolution prepared by Algeria calling for full Palestinian membership in the UN. During the vote, the United States vetoed the project. 12 countries voted in favor. Great Britain and Switzerland abstained.
19.04. Denmark has decided to allocate 200 million Danish kroner ($28.5 million) for the purchase of Ukrainian weapons and military equipment for the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) directly from domestic manufacturers.
19.04. Ukraine needs $42 billion in budgetary support this year as it continues to fight against Russia's invasion, the head of the International Monetary Fund said, adding that she saw global support for Ukraine remaining firm.
18.04. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) supported Ukraine's request to hold a meeting of the Ukraine-NATO Council. The key topic of the meeting of the Ukraine-NATO Council will be the strengthening of Ukrainian air defense and Ukraine's need for artillery shells.
18.04. The Lithuanian government will propose to create a special fund to raise funds for defense through tax increases.
18.04. After the air attack on Israel, the European Union decided to impose new sanctions against Iran.
18.04. The government of Ukraine was forced to spend 4 billion dollars from the state budget on the purchase of weapons due to the lack of ammunition and weapons promised by partners.
17.04. The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, signed the law, which provides for changes to certain issues of military service, mobilization and military registration. Most of its provisions will enter into force a month after its official publication.
17.04. India's 2024 general election, which will run for six weeks from April 19 to June 1, will be the biggest in world history. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is hoping to win a third consecutive term.
17.04. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects the UK economy to be one of the biggest winners of the artificial intelligence revolution, potentially reversing its "anemic growth" outlook and boosting wages.
16.04. The European Commission supported the Ukraine Plan reform plan proposed by the government of Ukraine within the framework of the Ukraine Facility mechanism, which determines the conditions for receiving 50 billion euros of macro-financial assistance during 2024-2027.
16.04. In 25 developing countries, more than a fifth of tax revenue goes to servicing external debt, and global borrowing costs are so high that 3.3 billion people - about 40 percent of the world's population - live in countries that spend more on interest payments than on health care or education.
16.04. House Speaker Mike Johnson introduced four separate bills to fund US aid to Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan, and other national security priorities.
15.04. Every second Frenchman aged 18-25 is ready to participate in the war for Ukraine, if France needs it, according to a poll by the Ipsos Institute. The survey was conducted before Macron's statement about the possible deployment of Western troops in Ukraine.
15.04. Israeli media reported that the cost of the Iranian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attack on the Israeli economy was $1.35 billion.
15.04. Vice-President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis said that the size of the next tranche of macro-financial assistance for Ukraine after April may amount to 1.9 billion euros.
14.04. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz arrived in China, he will visit Shanghai and Beijing, where he will meet with Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Qiang. He will talk about the economy and war.
14.04. On the night of April 14, Iran struck Israel with about three hundred drones and missiles. Some of the launches, according to the Israelis, were carried out from Iraq and Yemen.
14.04. The Ministry of Transport of Iraq announced the closure of the airspace.
14.04. The US is not looking for a conflict with Iran, but will protect its troops in the Middle East and provide support to Israel, Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin said.