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Fajã do Cumbre Vieja already has over 40 hectares and threatens to collapse

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A fjaja, formed as a result of falling into the sea of ​​lava erupted by the volcano Cumbre Vieja, continues to grow and already occupies more than 40 hectares and threatens to collapseThis is reported by the Spanish National Security Department.

The volcano took effect on 19 September and the magma flow reached the sea in the Tazacorte area around midnight on Tuesday 28 September and activity has now increased again.

Contact of lava with temperatures over a thousand degrees Celsius and seawater with a temperature of about 20 degrees caused a cloud of acid gases, which forced them to restrict nearby populations, and immediately began to form a peninsula, extending the territory. islands.

A pile of lava gave birth to what is called fajã, name given to the flat peninsulas created in the Macaronesian islands (Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands and Cape Verde) with lava entering the sea.

La Palma has two famous fahanas, French and Barlavento, but there is another terrain superimposed on the sea the eruption of the volcano San Juan in 1949, which has become a fertile field for growing banana trees.

The last known eruption before the current one was the eruption Volcano Tenegia in 1971, which lasted 24 days and captured from the sea an area of ​​two square kilometers, known today as Ecentiv Beach.

Cumbre Vieja Fadjan is still in service and unstable… According to experts, it has already crossed the shelf of the island, and since the lava is still flowing, it sinks deeper and deeper, and this threatens to destroy the delta front, which, if this happens, could cause a sharp cloud of toxic and hydromagmatic explosions, authorities warn.

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Growing peninsula is already at a distance of more than 500 meters from the coastline and at a depth of 30 meters

O the land increased to an island, oddly enough, is the property of the Spanish state.that are part of the national geological heritage and therefore fall under the Natural Heritage and Biodiversity Act.

The total surface affected by magma on the island of Palma, Canary Islands already exceeds 471 hectares, a perimeter of 36 kilometers and a maximum width of 1250 meters., including 120 hectares of sown area, mainly banana trees.

Latest loss data points to at least 726 buildings destroyed by lava and 128 partially damagedMore than 33 km of roads were damaged, including 26.47 km completely covered with lava.

Copernicus European satellite service estimates over 4,800 hectares of volcanic ash

The volcano continues to erupt large amounts of lava, and given the current seismic activity recorded at Cumbre Vieja, more than 100 small earthquakes in 24 hours, experts admit that new outlets of magma may appear.

The main cone has given way, and this has increased the ejected lava, which appears to be more fluid and raises concerns about changing the course of existing flows, experts warn.

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Vladimir Putin has delayed the invasion of Ukraine at least three times.

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Putin has repeatedly consulted with Russian Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu about the invasion, Europa Press told Ukraine’s chief intelligence director Vadim Skibitsky.

According to Skibitsky, it was the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), which is responsible for counterintelligence and espionage work, that put pressure on Gerasimov and other military agencies to agree to launch an offensive. .

However, according to the Ukrainian intelligence services, the FSB considered that by the end of February sufficient preparations had already been made to guarantee the success of the Russian Armed Forces in a lightning invasion.

However, according to Kyiv, the Russian General Staff provided the Russian troops with supplies and ammunition for only three days, hoping that the offensive would be swift and immediately successful.

The head of Ukrainian intelligence also emphasized the cooperation of local residents, who always provided the Ukrainian authorities with up-to-date information about the Russian army, such as the number of soldiers or the exact location of troops.

The military offensive launched on February 24 by Russia in Ukraine caused at least 6.5 million internally displaced persons and more than 7.8 million refugees to European countries, which is why the UN classifies this migration crisis as the worst in Europe since World War II (1939-1945). gg.). ).

At the moment, 17.7 million Ukrainians are in need of humanitarian assistance, and 9.3 million are in need of food aid and housing.

The UN has presented as confirmed 6,755 civilian deaths and 10,607 wounded since the beginning of the war, stressing that these figures are much lower than the real ones.

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Life sentence for former Swedish official for spying for Russia

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A Stockholm court on Monday sentenced a former Swedish intelligence officer to life in prison for spying for Russia, and his brother to at least 12 years in prison. In what is considered one of the most serious cases in Swedish counterintelligence history, much of the trial took place behind closed doors in the name of national security.

According to the prosecution, it was Russian military intelligence, the GRU, who took advantage of the information provided by the two brothers between 2011 and their arrest at the end of 2021.

Peyman Kia, 42, has held many senior positions in the Swedish security apparatus, including the army and his country’s intelligence services (Säpo). His younger brother, Payam, 35, is accused of “participating in the planning” of the plot and of “managing contacts with Russia and the GRU, including passing on information and receiving financial rewards.”

Both men deny the charges, and their lawyers have demanded an acquittal on charges of “aggravated espionage,” according to the Swedish news agency TT.

The trial coincides with another case of alleged Russian espionage, with the arrest of the Russian-born couple in late November in a suburb of Stockholm by a police team arriving at dawn in a Blackhawk helicopter.

Research website Bellingcat identified them as Sergei Skvortsov and Elena Kulkova. The couple allegedly acted as sleeper agents for Moscow, having moved to Sweden in the late 1990s.

According to Swedish press reports, the couple ran companies specializing in the import and export of electronic components and industrial technology.

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The man was again detained at the end of November for “illegal intelligence activities.” His partner, suspected of being an accomplice, has been released but remains under investigation.

According to Swedish authorities, the arrests are not related to the trial of the Kia brothers.

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Ukraine admitted that Russia may announce a general mobilization

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“They can strengthen their positions. We understand that this can happen. At the same time, we do not rule out that they will announce a general mobilization,” Danilov said in an interview with the Ukrainska Pravda online publication.

Danilov believed that this mobilization would also be convened “to exterminate as many as possible” of Russian citizens, so that “they would no longer have any problems on their territory.”

In this sense, Danilov also reminded that Russia has not given up on securing control over Kyiv or the idea of ​​the complete “destruction” of Ukraine. “We have to be ready for anything,” he said.

“I want everyone to understand that [os russos] they have not given up on the idea of ​​destroying our nation. If they don’t have Kyiv in their hands, they won’t have anything in their hands, we must understand this,” continued Danilov, who also did not rule out that a new Russian offensive would come from “Belarus and other territories.” .

As such, Danilov praised the decision of many of its residents who chose to stay in the Ukrainian capital when the war broke out in order to defend the city.

“They expected that there would be panic, that people would run, that there would be nothing to protect Kyiv,” he added, referring to President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The military offensive launched on February 24 by Russia in Ukraine caused at least 6.5 million internally displaced persons and more than 7.8 million refugees to European countries, which is why the UN classifies this migration crisis as the worst in Europe since World War II (1939-1945). gg.). ).

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At the moment, 17.7 million Ukrainians are in need of humanitarian assistance, and 9.3 million are in need of food aid and housing.

The Russian invasion, justified by Russian President Vladimir Putin on the need to “denazify” and demilitarize Ukraine for Russia’s security, was condemned by the international community at large, which responded by sending weapons to Ukraine and imposing political and economic sanctions on Russia.

The UN has presented as confirmed 6,755 civilian deaths and 10,607 wounded since the beginning of the war, stressing that these figures are much lower than the real ones.

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