Published on Tuesday, April 30, 2024 | Updated on Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Global | BBVA Research Big Data Geopolitics Monitor. April 30, 2024

US and UK urge Hamas to accept Israel's truce for a 40-day Gaza ceasefire and prisoner exchange. Zelensky seeks more Western arms for Ukraine's counteroffensive. Spanish Prime Minister Sanchez remains in office amid political and economic uncertainties.

Key points

  • Key points:
  • The US and UK are pressing Hamas to agree to Israel's truce offer, which includes a 40-day ceasefire and a prisoner exchange involving potentially thousands of Palestinian prisoners for Israeli hostages.
  • President Zelenskiy emphasizes the need for more Western armored vehicles to launch a counteroffensive against Russian-held areas. CIA Director William Burns warns that failing to provide further aid to Ukraine would be a grave error.
  • Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez decides to continue in office with renewed determination after reflection, despite negative local media sentiment and persistent economic policy uncertainty.

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