UKRAINE UPDATES: Peace talks hopeful; Convoy escapes Mariupol; Missiles kill civilians; Chernobyl power outage; Russians protest war

As the Russian invasion enters its twentieth day, here’s the most recent headlines from the warfare in Ukraine…

• Russian and Ukrainian ambassadors will resume negotiations by video name on Tuesday, after a fourth round of in-person talks ended without breakthrough on Monday in Turkey, despite optimism from the Ukrainians on the weekend.
• In a video address posted on Facebook, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says the peace talks with Russia have been going “pretty good” — a significant improvement in tone, bolstering hopes of a ceasefire soon. He additionally mentioned that Russian troops had been confused and didn’t expect to encounter such fierce resistance from Ukrainians, echoing the belief that Russian troops have been fed misinformation concerning the “special navy operation” in Ukraine.
“They flee the battlefield. They abandon equipment… We take trophies and use them to guard Ukraine. Today, Russian troops are, in fact, one of the suppliers of kit to our military. They could not think about such a factor in a nightmare.”

• The Kremlin has said it hasn’t ruled out taking “full control” of major Ukrainian cities and has denied it asked China for navy help.
• Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister has called Putin to discuss the conflict in Ukraine, as it continues its quiet attempts to act as a mediator for peace. Germany’s Scholz has stated that the peace talks must result in a ceasefire quickly, as Germany ramps up its personal military spending to secure 35 extra F-35 fighter jets from the US.
• A Turkish official has mentioned that NATO will hold a rare defence ministers assembly on Wednesday to discuss the struggle in Ukraine. The Ukrainian president has referred to as for a no-fly zone over his nation, a plea which NATO has up to now continued to reject, in fear of dragging other European international locations into the battle with Russia.
• Russia is constant its bombardment of cities all through Ukraine. At least two folks have died in missile strikes on residential condo buildings in Kyiv. Meanwhile, the successful evacuation of civilians from Kyiv area towns continues for a fifth consecutive day.
• Meanwhile, Russia’s defence ministry claims a Ukrainian missile has killed 20 individuals within the city of Donetsk, however Ukraine blames Russia for the attack. Elsewhere in the Rivne area, a Russian airstrike on a tv tower has killed no much less than 9 people and wounded 9 others, as Russian forces proceed to focus on important infrastructure throughout Ukraine.
• In the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol, an evacuation convoy of some one hundred sixty vehicles has managed to flee. Russian shelling has prevented earlier attempts to allow civilians to flee the southern city along so-called humanitarian corridors. Those who have escaped the city have described scenes of desperation with residents operating out of meals and clear water. The city’s mayor says Russian shelling is constant to stop the delivery of necessary assist to residents trapped in the besieged city. Zelensky says a convoy with 100 tonnes of provides has been unable to enter the city.
• In Russia, 1000’s of protesters have already been arrested, together with a woman holding a clean signal and one other with an indication saying “two phrases.” On Monday, a lady holding an anti-war signal appeared behind a newsreader on Russian TV’s Channel One. Marina Ovsyannikova, an editor at the state media station, jumped on screen with an indication reading…

Before pulling her harmful stunt, the woman ready a video explaining her state of mind, saying…

“What’s happening now in Ukraine is a felony offense. And Russia is the aggressor nation. Triple for that aggression lies on the conscious of just one man, and that man is Vladimir Putin. My father is Ukrainian. My mother is Russian. They were by no means enemies.”

• In Smooth sailing , cabinet secretary Michael Gove has launched a plan for Britons to accommodate Ukrainian refugees of their houses, as the UK considers utilizing the seized properties of a Russian oligarch for housing Ukrainian refugees.
• Germany says 146,000 Ukrainians refugees have already register in the country, France says it has the capacity to obtain as much as one hundred,000 refugees, with some 13,500 already registered. Meanwhile, Russia says it has obtained 250,000 refugees, however it’s not clear whether or not that includes Russian residents who had been dwelling in Ukraine and Ukrainians with Russian heritage or citizenship. Ukraine’s deputy interior minister says the government has evacuated 548,000 folks since the beginning of Russia’s invasion.
• A energy grid operator has confirmed that Russian forces have again broken a power line to the decommissioned Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
• Vitaly Klitschko, the mayor of Kyiv, and his brother Wladimir, who’re Ukrainian boxing legends, proceed to offer interviews with Western media, calling for Russia to finish its invasion for Russian troops to go home. Russian forces doubtlessly includes many followers of the Klitschko bothers, with at least one captured Russian soldier referencing the pair in a televised speech asking for forgiveness.

PHOTO: The Klitschko brothers, Ukrainian boxing legends, give a video interview to France24 | YouTube

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