7 things you need to know on April 17

The European Commission refers to the ban on imports of agricultural products from Ukraine announced by Poland and Hungary. The chief commanders of the warring parties in the conflict between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Force (RSF) have agreed to a three-hour ceasefire for humanitarian purposes. – I hope next year – if we meet here, I hope – it will be incomparable and can say more – Jaroslav Kaczyński said during the anniversary of the Smolensk disaster. Here are the highlights from the past few hours.

1. European Commission on the decision of Poland and Hungary

The European Commission commented on the ban on imports of agricultural products from Ukraine announced by Poland and Hungary. “We are requesting more information from the relevant authorities to assess these measures,” said commission spokeswoman Miriam Garcia Ferrer. “Trade policy is an exclusive prerogative of the EU, so unilateral action is unacceptable,” he stressed.

– We continue to work with the European Commission on the decision taken. “We stress that this is possible because of the security clause,” said government spokesman Piotr Müller.

See Polish Government Regulation

Agricultural products from Ukraine. The European Commission comments on the decisions of Poland and HungaryTVN24

2. Three-hour ceasefire in Sudan

Commanders of the warring parties in the conflict between Sudan’s army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) agreed to a three-hour humanitarian ceasefire on Sunday afternoon, Reuters reported.

The United Nations called for a ceasefire. Commanders from both sides agreed to a three-hour ceasefire from 4pm to 7pm local time (the same time applies in Sudan as in Poland). Reuters, citing witnesses, reported that 16 shooting incidents in the country’s capital, Khartoum, were on the loose. Reuters correspondents in Khartoum and other cities said Sudanese TV had suddenly stopped broadcasting the program for unknown reasons. Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdul spoke on the phone Sunday with the leaders of the warring parties – including two generals – and called for an end to hostilities.

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Also check out another day of fighting in Sudan. “The time of victory is at hand,” says the army

3. Easter attacks in Ukraine

The Ukrainian State Service for Emergency Situations has released a photo of a destroyed Orthodox church in the town of Komyszuvacha, Zaporizhia region. Only a small dome and symbols scattered on the ground remain of the building. This was the result of the Russian offensive on the night of April 15-16, the beginning of Orthodox Easter in Ukraine. The mayor of the local commune, Yuri Karabedzhan, told the Ukrinform news agency that the S-300 missile had hit the temple.

The Russian army shelled a temple in Nikopol with heavy artillery, injuring two people as a result, Dnipropetrovsk region governor Serhii Lizak was quoted as saying by Ukrinform.

The Russians shelled the church on Easter. Only a small dome and symbols remainDSNS of Ukraine

4. Assassination of former Indian politician

A former Indian MP and his brother were shot dead by the police while they were being taken for a medical examination. All were televised live.

Atiq Ahmed was sentenced to life imprisonment in the kidnapping case last March. He and his brother were considered influential figures in the criminal milieu in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Experts point to the increasing use of extrajudicial justice in religiously polarized India.

Ashraf and Atiq AhmedReuters

5. Poczobut spent his 50th birthday in a cell

Andrzej Poczobut, activist and journalist of the Polar Union in Belarus, celebrated his 50th birthday on Sunday. In February, a Belarusian court sentenced him to eight years in prison. He is currently in the custody of Prison No. 1 in Grodno, where he awaits the date of the appeal hearing against the sentence announced on February 9. Held before the Supreme Court.

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In a political trial, Poxoput was accused of “incitement to hatred”, which, according to the prosecutor’s office, “rehabilitates Nazism”, and later called for economic sanctions and measures to harm Belarus.

Andrew PoxopatLeonid Sheklov / Belda / AFP / East News

6. Kaczynski believes “there will be brave prosecutors.”

In Warsaw on Sunday, the anniversary celebrations of the Smolensk disaster were organized. 96 people died in the tragedy, including President Lech Kaczyński and his wife Maria, Ryszard Kaczorowski, the last president of the Polish Republic in exile, and high-ranking government officials and commanders of the armed forces.

Later in the evening, PiS leader Jarosław Kaczyński, brother of Lech Kaczyński, said, “In a moment, an announcement will be made about the possibility of committing the crime of murdering the president under Article 134 of the Penal Code.” Republic of Poland.” – Because the Polish investigative authorities are investigating the disaster and its causes, but they have not yet conducted such an investigation. I hope that they will take this case to trial, will not back down, and courageous prosecutors will be found. Because today, you still have the courage to take these matters forward. Need – he added.

– Next year – if we meet here, I believe – we will be able to say more than can be compared. Not because I don’t know what happened today. Because every reasonable person knows – the other side’s story is from the point of view of physics, from the point of view of other circumstances, completely absurd and unacceptable to any reasonable person – he evaluated.

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Kaczyński: I hope to be able to say incomparably more next year

Kaczyński: I hope to be able to say incomparably more next yearTVN24

See also Kaczyński thanks Macierewicz

7. Barcelona defeat. Like Lewandowski

FC Barcelona dropped another point in the Spanish top flight. The La Liga leaders, with Robert Lewandowski in the squad, drew 0-0 with Getafe, who are fifteenth in the table.

The pride of Catalonia haven’t had their best line-up lately. They were knocked out of the competition in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey (0-4) by a poor loss to Real Madrid, after which they drew 0-0 with mediocre Girona. A possible win against a weakened Getafe was thought to improve Barcelona’s mood. With such contenders, Coach Xavi’s players must win on their way to the championship. Lewandowski was also counting on a break. The Polish striker leads the La Liga scoring charts with 17 goals, but has been in a poor form lately.

Main photo source: AFP/EastNews

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