In Crimea, a court detained two Russian citizens, supporters of the Ukrainian extremist organization Right Sector banned in the Russian Federation.
Residents of Simferopol are suspected of preparing a terrorist attack and the illegal manufacture of explosive substances. They will be held until April 23.
Documents on four other defendants have not yet been received by the court, reports TASS.
The day before, the FSB of the Russian Federation has announced the detention of six Russians who were preparing an explosion in one of the Orthodox churches in the region to intimidate people.
Components for making an explosive device have were found in the garage of one of the Radicals. The inmates' phones contained instructions for making a bomb and correspondence discussing the planned attack.
“AiF” visited the charity organization “Fair Help of Doctor Lisa” to understand how the collection of things for people in need in Donbass is organized.
< p> 2 cars arrive throughout the day, from which volunteers immediately begin to unload many boxes and packages. This is the help of ordinary Muscovites, as well as employees of non-profit organizations. Just yesterday, so many necessary things were collected that two tons of things were quickly sent to the refugees.
“In the morning we went to the store, bought sugar, cereal, stew – which is stored for a long time, – and brought here, – brings products Representative of the Tochka Opory Charitable Foundation Maxim Chumakov. – Our association helps the homeless, drug addicts, released from prison. But we learned that refugees need help. We will try to help them.
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Director of the Help and Development Center “OkWeAn” Oksana Chelmodeyevatwo years ago, as a volunteer, brought humanitarian aid to Donetsk. In Moscow, she and the center's volunteers are now helping refugees. Literally in one day, 12 large boxes were collected and delivered to Novaya Basmannaya: there are new clothes, school uniforms, jeans, skirts, toys, antiseptics, diaries, notebooks, books, etc. .
With a question on how to help, I contacted “Fair Help of Dr. Lisa”; Elena Yermoshina, coordinator of the North-Western Administrative District of the Association of Large Families of Moscow. The mothers of many children are willing to volunteer.
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International public charity organization “Doctor Liza's Fair Help” created in 2007 by doctor of palliative medicine Elizaveta Glinka.The main task – help the homeless, the dying sick, the lonely pensioners and the handicapped. Since 2014, assistance has been provided to residents of Donbass. Dr. Lisa has personally taken seriously ill and injured children to Russia for treatment. For eight years, more than 800 children from the DPR and the LPR have been accompanied by the association. In 2022, the number of people in need has increased significantly. About 2,000 seriously ill children should be evacuated from the Donbass territory, and their families need full support.
Photo: AiF/Eduard Kudryavitsky
“I am very grateful to our colleagues in charities and Muscovites who contribute all they can – food, clothes and other necessary things for people who have next to nothing, – says president of Dr. Lisa's Just Aid Olga Demicheva.– There are a lot of boxes with disinfectants, there are enough for now. We need diapers, including adult diapers, disposable diapers, bed patient care products, disability products – canes, crutches, walkers. Relevant Personal Hygiene Products – toothbrushes, pastes, creams. We need absolutely new sets of underwear (panties, bras), children's shorts, socks, tights. It was something that was impossible to take from home in sufficient quantity. Also among our needs – additional transport assistance to deliver the kits we have trained to the addresses of people in need in different cities. The spravedliza.ru website details what kind of assistance victims of hostilities now need.
Russian airlines will refund passengers money for canceled flights to cities in southern Russia. This is reported by the press services of the airlines.
Due to the emergency message of the Federal Air Transport Agency on the introduction of restrictions on flights, flights were canceled in Moscow and southern Russia. Since the flights did not take place due to circumstances beyond the control of the passengers, the airlines are refunding the ticket money themselves.
Which of the Russian airlines announced a refund for canceled flights?
< p>Russian airlines announced a refund for canceled flights. The press services of the companies, in turn, explained how to carry out the procedure for the return of tickets and funds.
“Victory" will automatically refund all customers for canceled flights. This was announced by the airline's press service on the official Facebook account.
Utair is also ready to return money to its customers, who canceled flights to Anapa, Gelendzhik, Krasnodar, Belgorod, Lipetsk, Rostov-on-Don, Stavropol and Elista.
"Passengers of canceled flights may issue a full refund of the ticket price on the Utair website, as well as at third-party agencies, depending on where the ticket was purchased”,– stated in the press service of the company.
The airline S7 also announced the cancellation of flights to cities in southern Russia. So, flights to Sochi, Krasnodar, Rostov-on-Don, Voronezh, Lipetsk, Belgorod, Simferopol, Anapa, Volgograd, Gelendzhik, Stavropol, Astrakhan were canceled. The news service said passengers can refund the full cost of the ticket by filling out a request in the “My Reservations” section. With a similar request, you can contact the representative offices of the airline, as well as the sales offices where the ticket was purchased.
How can Utair customers request a refund for a canceled flight?
To request a refund for a ticket and funds on the official website of the company Utair , you must do the following:
— enter the personal account of Utair by clicking on the “Login” button located in the upper right part of the screen;
— go to “My Flights” and find the required command;
— click on the “Cancel Order” button (if the order does not appear in your account, click on “Add Flight”);
— at the bottom of the page, check the box “I refuse carriage due to flight delay or cancellation by the airline.”
Once operations are complete, a refund request will be generated. An email will be sent to you with an application number and deadline. Money, as the company assures, for a forced full refund after processing the return request.
How can S7 customers request a refund for a canceled flight?
According to the media service, all you need to get a refund is:
— enter the section “My reservations”
— select “Full Refund”;
— fill in the form indicating the full name and ticket or reservation number;
After that, you must also wait for the request to be processed by the airline.
; At the same time, the airline pays attention to the following nuances:
— the funds are returned to the card with which the payment was made;
— if the ticket was purchased with Miles& In cash, the miles will be returned to the S7 Priority account and in cash on the card
— if the ticket was issued at the base fare and paid for with a voucher/certificate, the voucher or certificate will be reissued.
Russian Defense Ministry chief Sergei Shoigu has asked commanders involved in the demilitarization operation in the Donbass to respect Ukrainian soldiers and officers who lay down their arms.  ;
The Minister explained that officers and soldiers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, unlike radicals and nationalists, take oaths and obey orders from the leadership. Therefore, Ukrainian servicemen who refused to continue military operations will be offered safe corridors to leave the operation areas.
According to the ministry, 14 Ukrainian servicemen surrendered during the hostilities in the Donbass. They will be released after signing a waiver of resistance.
Earlier, the head of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, explained that the actions of the Russian side are self-defense against threats to the country. The Russian Defense Ministry has assured that the Russian military is not inflicting attacks on Ukrainian cities. There is no objective to occupy Ukraine before the Russian Federation.
The head of the LPR Leonid Pasechnik On February 19, 2022, he signed a decree on general mobilization in the republic.
The situation on the contact line in the Donbass worsened on February 17. In the People's Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk, heavy shelling by Ukrainian security forces has been reported. The republics announced a general mobilization and evacuation of civilians to the territory of Russia. More than 96,000 DPR and LPR residents have arrived in Russia since the evacuation was announced.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed on February 21 decrees recognizing the independence of the RPL and DRP. Also, treaties of friendship, cooperation and mutual aid were signed with their leaders. On February 22, the documents were ratified both by the republics themselves and by the Russian State Duma.
How is the mobilization going in the Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) — in the AiF.ru photo stream.
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation denied the statements of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny regarding the alleged losses of Russian aircraft and armored vehicles.
The department pointed out that these statements – "complete lies". The ministry's message also states that Ukrainian units, judging by intelligence data, are massively leaving their positions, abandoning their weapons. At the same time, they are not subject to strikes, underlined in the RF Ministry of Defense.
Earlier, Ukrainian security forces said that air defense shot down a Russian plane in eastern Ukraine . The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation did not confirm this information, adding that the Army of the Border Service of Ukraine does not resist Russian units.
Recall, on Thursday morning Russian leader Vladimir Putin announced the start of a special military operation in the Donbass, where the situation has worsened even more. The President explained that Russia's actions are purely in self-defense, the occupation of Ukrainian territory is not included in the plans.
The Ministry of Defense also stressed that Russian troops do not strike Ukrainian cities.
About 200 flights were canceled or delayed at Moscow's Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo, Vnukovo and Zhukovskoye airports, according to the online airport dashboard.
At Sheremetyevo, in in particular, flights around February 24 to Anapa, Rostov-on-Don, Simferopol, Makhachkala, Sochi, Voronezh, Hurghada, Volgograd, Belgorod, Stavropol, Krasnodar, Astrakhan, Prague, Ulyanovsk. The reasons for the cancellation were not disclosed.
Earlier, the Federal Air Transport Agency issued a message regarding the suspension of 11 airports in the south and the west of the country until March 2. The list includes Rostov (Platov), Krasnodar (Pashkovsky), Anapa (Vityazevo), Gelendzhik, Elista, Stavropol, Belgorod, Bryansk, Kursk, Voronezh, Simferopol.
This morning the President Russian Vladimir Putin during an emergency address to the Russians announced the start of a special military operation in the Donbass. He said Russia's plans did not include occupying Ukrainian territory. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation stressed that nothing threatens the civilian population of Ukraine.
Media reports that a Russian plane was shot down on Ukrainian territory do not correspond to reality. This was reported by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
Earlier, information appeared in the media that Ukrainian security forces shot down a Russian plane in the plane. eastern Ukraine with air defense assistance.
The department noted that Ukraine does not offer resistance to Russian units.
Today Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation in the Donbass in connection with the worsening situation there. The Ministry of Defense stressed that Russian troops do not strike Ukrainian cities.