Một vài bản tin đáng theo dõi trong ngày 20/02/2023…

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Một vài bản tin đáng theo dõi trong ngày 20/02/2023…

Xin mời Quý Vị, Quý NT và CH…

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Washington, D.C

Joe Biden bí mật thăm Ukraine , mang theo tin vui cho Ukraine, món quà trị giá 500 triệu đô. Chỉ vài giờ trước khi chuyến đi bất ngờ, bí mật đến nơi, Tòa Bạch Ốc cảnh cáo Nga: “ Tấn công Biden là có chuyện to nha !”.
Joe Biden sẽ đến Poland, sau đó sẽ đáp xe lửa, dài 10 giờ, để đến Kyev..
White House WARNED Kremlin before Biden’s surprise Kyiv trip: How U.S. reached out to Moscow HOURS before President’s arrival to avoid conflict after – Air Force One took off from D.C. in secret
The White House warned the Kremlin before President Joe Biden made his surprise trip to Kyiv Monday
· Biden left Washington in secret at 4:15 a.m. on Sunday
· White House officials said they wouldn’t give additional details on Biden’s transportation


PUBLISHED: 09:10 EST, 20 February 2023 | UPDATED: 11:55 EST, 20 February 2023

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A 4.15am Air Force One takeoff, a 10-hour train journey from Poland and two surveillance planes patrolling nearby to keep watch: Inside the meticulous planning of Biden’s trip into a warzone
The White House used deception to ensure that Biden could travel in secret
· Air Force One took off before dawn on Sunday with a stripped down team
· Officials said Biden himself took the ‘go, no-go’ decision on Friday

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Biden Pledges New Military Aid for Ukraine During Kyev Visit
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U.S. President Joe Biden promised new military aid for Ukraine worth $500 million during a surprise visit to Kyiv on Monday, almost a year to the day since Russia’s invasion.
Biden also said additional sanctions would be announced this week against the Russian elite and companies trying to evade sanctions to “back the Russian war machine.”
The military aid package will include artillery ammunition, anti-armor systems, and air surveillance radars “to help protect the Ukrainian people from aerial bombardments,” he said.
“The cost that Ukraine has had to pay is extraordinarily high. Sacrifices have been far too great,” Biden told reporters in Kyiv, where he held talks with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Biden appeared to make no mention of fighter jets, which Ukraine has been seeking from Western allies to help it push back Russian forces.
Air raid sirens blared as Biden, 80, walked with Zelenskyy through central Kyiv but there were no reports of Russian missile or air strikes.
Visiting Kyiv for the first time since the start of Russia’s war on Ukraine, Biden said Washington would stand with Ukraine as long as it takes.
Biden said his trip was intended to “reaffirm our unwavering and unflagging commitment to Ukraine’s democracy, sovereignty, and territorial integrity.”
The United States has been by far the largest supplier of military assistance to help Ukraine repel better-equipped Russian invaders.
“This visit of the U.S. president to Ukraine, the first for fifteen years, is the most important visit in the entire history of Ukraine-US relations,” Zelenskyy said.
Zelenskyy’s chief of staff posted photographs of Biden in sunglasses walking side-by-side with Zelenskyy, who was wearing his trademark military-style clothing.
Kyiv is preparing for a possible major new Russian offensive that some military analysts say is already underway in the east.
In a speech, Biden commended Ukraine’s courage during the war, adding: “I knew I would be back..”
The air raid sirens wailed while Zelenskyy and Biden were inside the St Michael’s Golden-Domed Cathedral on a square in central Kyiv where burnt-out Russian tanks have been placed.
Biden’s trip fell on the day that Ukraine marks the deaths of more than 100 people – now known as the Heavenly Hundred – at anti-government protests that eventually toppled a Moscow-backed president in 2014.
Several main roads in central Kyiv were closed off to traffic on Monday morning. Drivers stood waiting in traffic as gathering crowds of pedestrians peered over barricades to get a glimpse of who had come to the capital.
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Tòa Bạch Ôc, cảnh báo Điện Kremlin về chuyến đi Kiev bất ngờ của Biden chỉ vài giờ trước khi đến – Đảng Cộng hòa chỉ trích Biden vì đã đi 5.000 dặm để viện trợ 500 triệu đô la cho Ukraine, khi ông ta vẫn chưa đến thăm hiện trường vụ tai nạn tàu hỏa bốc cháy gây độc hại ở Ohio.

Vụ trật bánh tàu hỏa ở Ohio khiến cộng đồng lo lắng và tìm kiếm câu trả lời. Đây là những gì báo chí được biết cho đến nay

REVEALED: White House warned Kremlin of Biden’s surprise Kyiv trip hours before arrival – as Republicans slam President for traveling 5,000 miles to give $500M in aid to Ukraine when he still hasn’t visited toxic train crash site in Ohio

Ohio train derailment puts a community on edge and a search for answers. Here’s what’s known so far
February 14, 2023 at 7:31 PM EST

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Plumes of smoke, questions about dead animals, worries about the drinking water. A train derailment in Ohio and subsequent burning of some of the hazardous chemicals has people asking: how worried should they be?
It’s been more than a week since about 50 cars of a freight train derailed in a fiery, mangled mess on the outskirts of East Palestine near the Pennsylvania state line, apparently because of a mechanical issue with a rail car axle. No one was injured in that wreck. But concerns about air quality and the hazardous chemicals on board the train prompted some village residents to leave, and officials later ordered the evacuation of the immediate area as fears grew about a potential explosion of smoldering wreckage.
Officials seeking to avoid the danger of an uncontrolled blast chose to intentionally release and burn toxic vinyl chloride from five rail cars, sending flames and black smoke again billowing high into the sky. The jarring scene left people questioning the potential health impacts for residents in the area and beyond, even as authorities maintained they were doing their best to protect people.
In the days since, residents’ concerns and questions have only abounded — amplified, in part, by misinformation spreading online.
More on what we know:
Vinyl chloride is associated with increased risk of certain cancers, and officials at the time warned burning it would release two concerning gases — hydrogen chloride and phosgene, which was used as a weapon in World War I. Environmental officials say that monitors detected toxins in the air at the site during the controlled burn and that officials kept people away until that dissipated. They say continuing air monitoring done for the railroad and by government agencies hasn’t detected dangerous levels in the area — including during testing inside nearly 400 homes — since residents were allowed to return. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has shared air monitoring results online.
Even in communities beyond East Palestine, some residents say they worry about long-term effects of even low-grade exposure to contaminants from the site. The village has scheduled a town hall at the local high school Wednesday evening to hear questions from residents, whose concerns have included lingering smells, how to ensure accountability for the cleanup, and what to make of pets and livestock that have appeared ill or died since the derailment.
The risk to such animals is low, according to the Ohio Department of Agriculture, which recommended that people contact a local veterinarian for any concerns about their livestock or pets’ health. The department hasn’t received any official reports about livestock or pet illnesses or deaths directly related to the incident, though making such a determination would require a necropsy and lab work, ODA said.
The derailment also highlighted questions about railroad safety, though federal data show accidents involving hazardous materials at this scale are very rare. Trains were rolling past East Palestine again soon after the evacuation order was lifted.
Contaminants from derailed cars spilled into some waterways and were toxic to fish, but officials have said drinking water in the area has remained protected.
In addition to vinyl chloride, at least three other substances — butyl acrylate, ethylhexyl acrylate, and ethylene glycol monobutyl — were released into the air, soil or water, according to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency letter putting rail operator Norfolk Southern on notice about its potential liability for cleanup costs.
Norfolk Southern’s response has included efforts to remove spilled contaminants from the ground surface and nearby streams, as well as air quality monitoring, soil sampling and residential water well surveys, according to its preliminary remediation plan.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources estimates the spill affected more than 7 miles of streams and killed some 3,500 fish, mostly small ones such as minnows and darters.
In response to reports that butyl acrylate was detected in the nearby Ohio River, some water companies that draw drinking water from it — even hundreds of miles from the site — say they’re monitoring water quality or increasing treatment processes as a precaution and could temporarily shut off those intakes if necessary.
As with any developing situation, misinformation and hyperbole have spread online about the derailment in recent days.
Social media users, for example, falsely claimed that drinking water is contaminated throughout the entire Ohio River basin when many areas in the multistate region are not affected by the chemical release.
Footage of dark, ominous clouds has also spread with claims it showed East Palestine post-burn, despite the fact that the footage appeared online as early as November 2022.
As information continues to develop, disinformation experts emphasize that people should exercise caution before sharing unverified claims.
Investigators examined the rail car that initiated the derailment and have surveillance video from a home showing “what appears to be a wheel bearing in the final stage of overheat failure moments before the derailment,” the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday. Its preliminary report is expected in two weeks.
Rail operator Norfolk Southern and the NTSB haven’t publicly answered one of the big questions about the Feb. 3 derailment, however: Exactly when was the crew alerted to a mechanical issue with a rail car axle — the suspected cause — and did they respond appropriately?
A wayside defect detector alerted the crew to a mechanical issue “shortly before the derailment,” and emergency braking was initiated, a National Transportation Safety Board member said that weekend.
Security video from two businesses in Salem, Ohio, shows the underside of one rail car glowing brightly from an apparent fiery axle, indicating the train might have traveled more than 20 miles with that malfunction before the derailment, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. The NTSB says it’s reviewing that video, too.