Tesla Gigafactory sign in Nevada. File photoMOSCOW, Mar 10The American company Tesla has promised to pay salaries for at least three months to Ukrainian employees who will be called up to their homeland to participate in hostilities, CNBC reported, citing a letter from the company.< p>"Ukrainian Tesla employees who will be asked to return to defend their country will receive a salary for at least three months", the channel says.
It is noted that the company sent this written statement to its Ukrainian employees in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. After these three months, the company will make further decisions on payments in accordance with the development of the situation in Ukraine. Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine on February 24. President Vladimir Putin called its goal “the protection of people who have been subjected to bullying and genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years.” For this, according to him, it is planned to carry out “demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine”, to bring to justice all war criminals responsible for “bloody crimes against civilians” in Donbass. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Armed Forces strike only at military infrastructure and Ukrainian troops, the civilian population is not in danger. With the support of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the DPR and LPR groups are developing an offensive. But there is no talk of the occupation of Ukraine, the Russian president stressed. As of March 8, more than 2,500 military infrastructure facilities were destroyed, as well as 897 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 95 multiple launch rocket systems, 84 drones, and so on.The IMF approved emergency assistance to Ukraine of almost one and a half billion dollarsThe territory around the Chernobyl (mothballed) and Zaporozhye (operating) nuclear power plants was taken under control. Eight years later, the North Crimean Canal was unblocked, and work is underway to restore water supply to the Crimea. The offensive is going on in several directions, Kyiv is blocked from the west, the RF Armed Forces have achieved air supremacy over the whole of Ukraine. A detailed map of the regions of Ukraine in which the Russian military operates, however, has not yet been officially published. According to the RF Ministry of Defense, as of March 2, 498 Russian servicemen were killed and 1,597 wounded during the operation. Among the Ukrainian side, according to the Russian military department, the losses are many times higher: more than 2870 killed and about 3700 wounded. These statistics take into account, among other things, losses in the territories of the DPR and LPR, which, according to UNHCHR estimates, account for 24 dead and 112 injured. Against the backdrop of hostilities in a large number of cities and villages in Ukraine, a humanitarian catastrophe is emerging. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation lays responsibility for this on the Kiev authorities, who refuse to coordinate the work of humanitarian corridors, as well as local nationalists, in some cases, according to the military department, holding civilians as human shields. Residents of Ukraine were allowed to use weapons during martial law