In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we follow the latest on embattled Ukraine and how the world is helping the nation as it faces day five of Russian invasion. We also share with you a rundown of ways you can lend a hand to Ukranians.
At least 100,000 people join anti-war rally in Berlin
A sea of blue and yellow. At least 100,000 people gathered in Berlin in what could be the city’s largest demonstration in support of Ukraine.
Source: Deutsche Welle
War in Ukraine sparks unity among people across Europe
From demonstrations to donations, a growing number of people are taking a stand for Ukraine. The outpour of support is also evident on social media as netizens share avenues for Ukraine assistance.
Source: Deutsche Welle
Help pouring in for Ukrainian refugees
As Russia attacks Ukraine on all fronts, people from neighboring countries are extending help in many forms to thousands of refugees. One businessman, for example, is offering free private hotel rooms to the displaced.
Source: AP News
Ukraine government receives over $10 million in cryptocurrency donations
The crypto community is backing Ukraine with millions of dollars in cryptocurrency donations. According to a blockchain analytics firm, total contributions to both the government and NGOs have reached $16.7 million.
Anonymous collective has declared cyberwar on Russia
The group has claimed credit for hacking the Russian Ministry of Defence database, and is believed to have hacked multiple state TV channels to show pro-Ukraine content.
Source: The Guardian
Musk activates sattelite internet service in Ukraine
SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk is coming to the aid of Ukraine where internet has been disrupted by ongoing combats. Musk says more sattelite internet terminals are en route to give people access to the web.
Here’s how you can help Ukraine
Technology has made it easier for people to send help to Ukraine. If you’re looking at donating monetary aid to the country, here are websites you may consider.
Source: USA Today
Russian official apologises for war in Ukraine
A major UN climate conference witnessed an unexpected statement amid Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. A Russian official apologised on behalf of all his fellow citizens for the war.
Source: France 24
Russian scientists, science journalists: there’s no rational justification for this war
More Russians are fearlessly speaking out against the invasion of Ukraine. Scientists and science journalists have declared a strong protest against the attack, saying “this fatal step leads to huge human losses and undermines the foundations of the established system of international security.”
Source: EU Reporter
Renowned Chinese historians speak out against Russian invasion
An open letter written by five historians denounced the war. They hope to persuade Beijing to make their stance clearer.