Face-to-face peace talks between Ukraine and Russia are likely to begin in Turkey on Tuesday. As negotiators arrive in Istanbul for the first face-to-face peace talks in more than two weeks, Both sides played down the chances of a major breakthrough A senior US official said Vladimir Putin did not appear willing to compromise.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said in his evening speech that it was a “very active diplomatic day.”After speaking with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Olaf Schulz, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev.
Zelensky also urged the sanctions packages to be “effective and substantial.” He called on countries to continue supplying Ukraine with weapons. “Ukrainians should not die just because someone cannot find enough courage to hand over the necessary weapons to them. Ukraine,” he said. “Fear always makes you a partner.”
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov He said that Russia feels that “Amidst the war “with the West after a series of sanctions imposed on Russian companies and individuals. Peskov told the broadcaster, referring to Russia’s ongoing tension with NATO TV program: “Don’t push us into a corner. No.”
Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich and Ukrainian peace negotiator suffered symptoms consistent with poisoning earlier this month, According to a source familiar with the incident. The source told the Guardian that Abramovich was taking part in informal peace negotiations in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, in early March when he started feeling ill. Ukrainian MP Rustam Amirov was also part of the negotiations.
British military intelligence said that Russia is expected to send more than 1,000 mercenaries to the east Ukraine As they continue to incur heavy losses. Russia’s private military company, the Wagner Group, has already deployed to eastern Ukraine and is expected to send more than 1,000 mercenaries, including the organization’s top officials, according to the Defense Ministry.
Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman Oleksandr Motozyanek said Kyiv sees no indications on the ground that Russia has abandoned a plan to encircle the Ukrainian capital. “At the moment we do not see the movement of enemy forces away from Kyiv,” He said in a televised brief.
Ukrainian forces regained full control of the town of Irbin, a few miles from Kyiv. The mayor of the district, Oleksandr Markushin. Erbin said it was “edited” and that Russian soldiers “offer to surrender”. The United States cannot confirm A senior US defense official said that whoever controls the city of Irvine.
The Russian soldiers who captured the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site unprotected through a highly toxic area called the “Red Forest”, raised clouds of radioactive dust, Chernobyl workers told Reuters. The two sources said They saw Russian tanks and other armored vehicles Through the Red Forest, the most radioactive part of the area around Chernobyl.
Nearly 5,000 people, including about 210 children, have been killed in the devastated city of Mariupol since Russia invaded Ukraine last month. A spokesman for the mayor said. Vadim Boychenko said Mariupol was on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe and should be completely evacuated, with About 160,000 civilians were trapped in the city without electricity.
Ukraine’s Economy Minister, Yulia Svirenko, said the war has so far cost the country $564.9 billion (£429.3 billion) in terms of damage to infrastructure, lost economic growth and other factors. Eight thousand kilometers (4,970 miles) of roads and 10 million square meters of housing In an online post, she said the damage or destruction was a result of the fighting.
Volodymyr Zelensky accused the Russian authorities of disrespecting the families of their dead soldiers. Moscow criticized for not agreeing to a scheme to return the remains of those killed in the battle RussiaAnd the Ukraine’s president claimed the Kremlin was less respectful For those who were killed during its conquest Ukraine Which is usually given to dead pets.
Novaya Gazeta, one of Russia’s last remaining independent news outlets, said it would suspend its operations after receiving a second warning of state censorship over its alleged violation of the country’s “foreign client” law. The warning came a day after its editor-in-chief, Dmitry Muratov I spoke with Zelensky in a group interview with Russian journalists Soon it was banned by the state media censorship agency, Roskomnadzor.
The Ukrainian government is investigating a video allegedly showing the torture of Russian prisoners of war. the film, Unverified, it shows Ukrainian soldiers removing three masked Russians from a truck before shooting them in the legs.
US President Joe Biden said he would “not make any apologies” after apparently calling for Putin’s removal last week. When asked by a reporter if he regretted saying that Putin should not remain in power, Biden said: “Neither then, nor am I, publicly announced a change in policy. I was expressing moral outrage that I felt.”
Ukraine was hit by a major cyber attack on Monday against telecom provider Ukrtelecom. The State Communications Service of Ukraine (SSSCIP Ukraine) reported that Russian forces launched an attack on Ukrtelecom, Ukraine’s unique telephone company.
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