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New Year and the ban on travel in case of martial law: Top 5 events of the week


1. A year 2022 has come. In the longest New Year's address to Ukrainians in history, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy listed the achievements of his team in the outgoing year.

2. The international coalition led by the United States completed all military operations on the territory of Iraq, and also withdrew its troops and equipment from the republic. This was announced on December 29 by Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazemi on his Twitter page.

3. On Thursday, December 30, US President Joe Biden had a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Moscow was the initiator of this conversation. Biden stressed the inevitability of sanctions in the event of a Russian invasion of Ukraine. In response, Putin warned that such a step could lead to a complete rupture of relations between the Russian Federation and the West.

4. With the end of the year, the phase-out of nuclear power in Germany entered a new phase. On December 31, three out of the remaining six nuclear power plants were disconnected from the grid.

5. The Cabinet of Ministers, at its meeting on December 29, approved the Procedure for establishing a ban or restriction on the choice of the place of stay or residence of persons in the territory in which martial law is in force. The ban must be justified by the military.


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