Ukraine President Talks To Joe Biden About Sanctions Against Russia

Russia-Ukraine War Live Updates: Ukraine President Talks To Biden About Sanctions Against Russia

Russia-Ukraine: Since Putin’s army invaded on February 24, Russia has pummelled Ukrainian cities


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and US President Joe Biden today held talks on the Russia-Ukraine crisis today, discussing financial support and sanctions against Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin also said Western sanctions and the implementation of a no-fly zone were akin to a declaration of war, as his forces resumed their offensive against the key Ukrainian city Mariupol after a ceasefire — agreed to allow the evacuation of civilians — failed to take place. “Any movement in this direction will be considered by us as participation in an armed conflict by that country,” Putin said.

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How Ukraine’s Rail Network Threw Russia’s Military Off Track
Russian armored personnel carriers are stalled by the roadside for lack of fuel. Soldiers forage for food in grocery stores. Trucks are backed up from Kyiv like a Friday night traffic jam.

Images of Russia’s travails in the first week of its invasion of Ukraine have transfixed the world, raising questions over the assumed invincibility of President Vladimir Putin’s modernized military. Yet one cause of its stumbles is very simple: the humble railway junction.

Ukrainian refugees near 1.5 million as Russian assault enters 11th day

The number of Ukrainian refugees was expected to reach 1.5 million on Sunday as Russia continued its attack 11 days after invading Ukraine and Kyiv pressed for further Western action, including more sanctions and weapons.

Moscow and Kyiv traded blame over a failed ceasefire plan that would have let civilians flee Mariupol and Volnovakha, two southern cities besieged by Russian forces. Another round of talks was tentatively planned for Monday as Ukrainians who could escape spilled into neighboring Poland, Romania, Slovakia and elsewhere.

Canada urges citizens to leave Russia

Canada called Saturday on its nationals to avoid all travel to Russia because of its invasion of Ukraine and on Canadians in Russia to leave the country.

In an update to its travel advice, the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommended that its nationals “avoid all travel to Russia due to the impacts of the armed conflict with Ukraine.”

“If you are in Russia, you should leave while commercial means are still available,” the statement added. Ottawa had previously advised its citizens to avoid nonessential travel to Russia.

At New York protest, thousands call for Western intervention in Ukraine

Thousands of people gathered Saturday in Times Square in New York in support of Ukraine, demanding the United States, NATO or the European Union intervene to stop the unfolding war.

Some were Ukrainian-American, while others were just New Yorkers who wanted to express their opposition to Russia’s invasion of the former Soviet republic.

The iconic New York square, known for its giant billboards, was a sea of blue and yellow, the colors of the Ukrainian flag. Protesters of all ages waved signs for hours calling for the end of the war, a no-fly zone over Ukraine and to simply “stop Putin,” with some photo collages comparing Russian President Vladimir Putin to Hitler.

The rally easily filled Times Square, which extends for several blocks in the heart of Manhattan.

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