“Fundamental contradictions” in Ukraine-Russia talks. Top 10 developments

Ukraine Says Peace Talks 'Realistic', But More Time Needed: 10 Facts

Ukrain War: More than three million people have fled Ukraine

New Delhi:
Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko has warned of a “difficult and angerous moment” for the city as Russian forces have stepped up strikes on residential buildings.

Here are the top 10 updates on this big story

  1. A trio of eastern European leaders met Ukraine’s President in his besieged capital, in a defiant act of solidarity as Russian forces pressed in and air strikes claimed yet more lives in the city under curfew.

  2. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said peace talks were sounding more realistic but more time was needed, as Russian airstrikes killed five people in the capital Kyiv and the refugee tally from Moscow’s invasion reached three million.

  3. US President Joe Biden will announce $800 million in new security assistance to Ukraine on Wednesday, a White House official said — the same day that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is set to deliver a speech to the US Congress.

  4. President Zelensky renewed his calls for a no-fly zone over Ukraine to “stop the bombing”. NATO allies, including Canada, have rejected the proposal, fearing it would lead to an expansion of the conflict.

  5. Moscow’s envoys to the United Nations called for a Security Council vote on a resolution it has drafted about the “deteriorating humanitarian situation” in Ukraine, where Russian troops have launched an all-out assault.

  6. Russia’s foreign ministry announced sanctions on US President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Tuesday alongside several officials in a reciprocal response to Western measures.

  7. The US Senate unanimously passed a resolution condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin as a war criminal, a rare show of unity in the deeply divided Congress.

  8. An Irish cameraman for Fox News and a Ukrainian working as a producer for the US television network have been killed in fighting near Kyiv, Fox News said. Two other Ukrainian journalists, as well as a US documentary filmmaker, have also been killed, the Ukrainian parliament’s human rights chief Lyudmyla Denisova said.

  9. Around 20,000 people managed to leave the besieged port city of Mariupol by driving along a humanitarian corridor agreed with Russian forces, a Ukrainian presidential aide said.

  10. Russia has drawn up lists of 40,000 fighters from the Syrian army and allied militias to be put on standby for deployment in Ukraine, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor says.

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