Kyiv: Moscow has ordered their troops to advance in Ukraine from all the sides while West responded late Saturday with sanctions that sought to cripple Russia’s banking sector. Ukraine has stated that since Thursday amid the Russian invasion, 198 civilians have been killed.
Russian forces are pounding Ukrainian cities with artillery and cruise missiles. Their troops have entered Ukraine’s second largest city Kharkiv, head of the regional administration said Oleg Sinegubov, news agency AFP reported. Sinegubov added that Ukrainian forces are “eliminating the enemy”.
The Kremlin has said, “A Russian delegation has arrived in the Belarusian city of Homel for talks with Ukrainian officials.” News agency Reuters reported that Ukraine had rejected the offer for talks in Belarus while keeping the door open for talks in other locations. Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky said in an address posted online that warsaw, Bratislava, Budapest, Istanbul, Baku they proposed all of them.
Ukraine is establishing a foreign “international” group of volunteers from foreign countries said President Zelenskiy in a statement today. He has vowed to remain in the capital city and has said it remains completely under Ukraine’s control.
Amid unexpectedly stiff resistance from Ukrainian troops, keeping Russian force outside, the Russian force is being slowed down and is getting frustrated, a senior US defence official has said, according to news agency AFP. The official has said that as per information with Pentagon, Russia now has at least 50 per cent of its invasion force inside Ukraine.
Germany and its Western Allies have decided on cutting Russia from the SWIFT global payment system, a spokesperson from the German government said in a third sanctions package aimed at halting the invasion.
Ukraine President Zelensky has spoke with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and has asked for political support at the UN after India abstained from a vote to condemn Russia’s invasion that was vetoed by Moscow.
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