Putin says Russians fighting genocide in Ukraine and Poland receives more than 2 million refugees are among the highlights of the afternoon of March 18, 2022.
Putin says he fights genocide
Russian President Vladimir Putin attended an event celebrating the annexation of Crimea to Russia, which took place in 2014. In a speech in Moscow, he said that Russians are fighting genocide in Ukrainian areas. Recognition of Crimea as Russian territory is one of Putin’s demands to end the war against Ukraine.
Russia will not accept Western worldview
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that Russia had lost all illusions of relying on the West and that Moscow would never accept a US-dominated worldview.
More than 2 million refugees have entered Poland from Ukraine since the Russian invasion began on February 24, the Polish border guard said on Friday. According to the International Organization for Migration, the number of refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine has now exceeded 3 million people.
About two months after the start of childhood vaccination against Covid-19, less than half of the group between 5 and 11 years old received the first dose, almost 43%. In relation to the second dose, it drops to just over 6%. Data are from the Ministry of Health.
Twelve million people are unemployed in Brazil. The unemployment rate was 11.2% in the quarter ended in January. The number is the lowest for the period since 2016, and is 0.9% below the rate recorded in the previous quarter, which ended in October. The data are from the IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics).
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Source: CNN Brasil