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The countdown is over. The world enters 2022

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DAfter two years of a pandemic, the world is celebrating a new year: 2022. Kiritimati, in the Kiribati archipelago and in the state Samoa were the first regions and entered 2022, at about 10:00 am here. The Pacific Islands were followed by New Zealand, an hour later, when the clock in Portugal struck 11:00.

Like last year, New Zealand has allowed the public to watch the fireworks display at the Sky Tower in Auckland, despite restrictions on the Covid-19 containment.

At 12:00 in Lisbon, Melbourne, at Australia, was already preparing to celebrate the new year, which came at 13:00 in Portugal. In Sydney Harbor, six tons of fireworks were launched as part of the usual New Year’s show.

The next countries to join in 2022 were Japan, a North Korea it’s in South Korea, when the clock arrived on portuguese soil at 15:00. In the latter case, the Bosinghak Bell ceremony in Seoul was canceled for the second year in a row and replaced with an online video. In Japan, in turn, people lit 6,500 candles and wished good luck for the new year at the Hasedera Shrine in Kamakura.

Templo de Hasedera, um Kamakura.© Reuters

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followed by China, Hong Kong e Macauwhich met 2022 at 16:00 in Portugal.

Although the new year is only celebrated in Thailand around 17:00 (Portugal), the festivities started early in Bangkok, around 20:00 (local time). Singapore will enter the new year at the same time.

Minute newsThais are already celebrating the new year.© Reuters

After the Times Square celebrations were canceled a year ago due to the pandemic, city officials in New Yorkin the United States announced a plan celebration with limited capacity and mandatory vaccination… A North American city celebrates New Years at 5:00 am on January 1 in Portugal.

Closer here, the Scots were advised to spend the New Year – Hogmanay – at home, due to the increase in the cases of the Ómicron variant in Scotland… Indeed, Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon canceled celebrations that were supposed to take place across the country under a new package of restrictions announced last week.

Já or older LondonSadiq Khan urged Brits to watch the fireworks on television, which is the “safest way” given the rising Covid-19 cases. After four years of silence, also Big Ben, which has been under restoration since 2017, will be played 12 times on New Year’s Eve and has already been tested. Watch the video.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has already released new year message, confirming that United Kingdom is in “incomparably better position” than last year. Remember that the territory enters 2022 at the same time as Portugal.

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hereThe restrictions to contain the pandemic came into effect yesterday at 00:00 and will remain in effect until Saturday due to a worsening epidemiological situation and a recent increase in cases.

Although many celebrations were canceled, others remained. V Madeira there will be a multimedia show, the Funchal amphitheater will have 57 fireworks stations, lights and music

Portugal is not alone: ​​Several New Years are taking place around the world due to new restrictions introduced in many countries today in response to the new wave of infections caused by the Omicron variant.

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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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