Ukraine Russia News: Russia Attacks Ukraine
28 Feb 2022
Ukraine Demands Ceasefire, Troops Withdrawal Before Russia Talks: Here Are The Top Developments
Ukraine on Monday (February 28) demanded an immediate Russian ceasefire and troop withdrawal as a Kyiv delegation arrived for talks with Russian negotiators on the fifth day of the Kremlin’s offensive against the country. In a statement, the Ukrainian presidency said that the Ukrainian delegation arrived at the Ukrainian-Belarusian border to participate in talks with representatives of the Russian Federation.
Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian nuclear deterrent forces to be put on high alert even as Zelenskyy agreed to start peace talks. He called the country’s defence minister and the chief of the military’s General Staff to put the nuclear deterrent forces in a “special regime of combat duty”.
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Zelensky demands ceasefire as Ukraine-Russian talks kick off at Belarus border
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday demanded an immediate Russian ceasefire and troop withdrawal ahead of talks at the Belarus border as the conflict entered a fifth day. Zelensky said he was sceptical about the outcome of the talks but said that they were worth a “try”. Follow our live blog for all the latest developments.
- The rouble plunged to an all-time low on Monday after Western nations announced fresh sanctions and Russian President Vladimir Putin put nuclear-armed forces on high alert.
- Ukraine is due to talks with Russia at its border with Belarus on Monday from 3pm GMT. President Volodymyr Zelensky said he was sceptical about the outcome of the talks, but that they were worth a “try”.
- The UN General Assembly on Monday holds a rare emergency special session of the 193-member body on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
- Also on Monday, the UN Security Council holds a meeting on the humanitarian impact of the invasion. At least 325 civilians, including 14 children, had been killed since the start of the invasion, according to Ukraine’s health ministry.
- More than 368,000 Ukrainians have already fled the conflict, mostly to Poland and Moldova, according to the UN refugee agency.
Ukraine: Kyiv Fights Back Against Russian Assault
Russia launched an all-out attack on Ukraine on February 24, deploying missiles, air and ground forces. The Kremlin claims to be targeting military infrastructure, yet countless civilian buildings have been hit as well.
26 Feb 2022
Ukraine: Heavy Fighting Reported in Kyiv Outskirts — Live Updates
Russian forces are bearing down on the Ukrainian capital after attacks on cities and military bases around the country. Ukraine’s president warned Russia was ready to ‘storm’ Kyiv overnight.
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Zelenskyy Vows To Keep Up Resistance
As Russian troops advance on Kyiv, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said he will remain in the city and was not giving up.
“We will not put down weapons; we will defend our state,” he said in a video filmed outside his office Saturday morning.
Zelenskyy had earlier rejected an offer from the US to take him to safety. “The fight is here,” he said. The Ukrainian leader has described himself as a “main target” for Russia.
Away from the capital, Ukrainian officials said Russian cruise missiles fired from the Black Sea had struck the northeastern cities of Sumy, Poltava, and the southern port city of Mariupol, where heavy fighting was reported on its outskirts.
“Heavy fighting is taking place near Mariupol,” Mykhailo Podolyak, Zelenskyy’s adviser, told a briefing Saturday morning, adding that that Russia considers it a priority to seize the south.
Podolyak said as of Saturday morning, fighting is underway in Kherson, a city located to the north of Crimea, and in the Black Sea ports of Mykolaiv and Odesa.
The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed that Russian armed forces had targeted Ukraine’s military infrastructure with air- and sea-based cruise missiles.
Kyiv Residents Warned That Street Fighting Has Started In Capital
Officials in Kyiv have said that street fighting against Russian forces is underway and urged residents to protect their own safety.
People were advised in a statement to remain in shelters, stay away from windows and balconies and to protect themselves against flying debris or bullets.
Reuters news agency reported witness accounts of shelling in central Kyiv and gunfire heard close to the government headquarters.
The Ukrainian military has also said fighting was taking place near a military unit to the west of the city center.
Russian Attack on Kyiv Army Base Repelled, Says Ukraine
Russian troops attacked an army base in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv but the assault was repelled, the Ukrainian military said.
The battle is said to have taken place on Peremohy, or Victory, Avenue just to the west of the center of the city.
“Military criminals of Russia attacked one of the military units in Kyiv on Victory Avenue. The attack has been fought back,” the armed forces of Ukraine said in a post on Facebook.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned earlier in the evening that Russian forces would storm Kyiv in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Russian forces are inside the city limits, according to Ukrainian officials.
Russia’s Invasion Explained Through Graphics
Since the first tanks crossed into Ukraine, attacks from Russia have intensified and hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing.
Russian and Ukrainian Forces Clash in Kyiv
Fighting intensified in Ukraine’s capital of Kyiv overnight.
Witnesses and journalists reported hearing loud artillery rounds and intense gunfire in parts of the city.
One witness told the Reuters news agency artillery strikes on Kyiv could be heard some distance away from the city center.
Heavy fighting was also reported in the eastern suburb of Troieschyna. The State Service of Special Communications wrote on Facebook that Ukranian forces were trying to repel a Russian attack there.
The Kyiv Independent reported heavy gunfire near Beresteiska metro station.
Thousands of Kyiv residents spent the night in bomb shelters and metro stations.
24 Feb 20022
Russia-Ukraine live news: Moscow launches full-scale invasion
- Russian President Vladimir Putin launches Ukraine invasion.
- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy declares martial law throughout the country, says Ukraine will “win”.
- US President Joe Biden denounces “unprovoked and unjustified” attack, pledges the world will “hold Russia accountable”.
- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urges Putin to “stop troops from attacking Ukraine”.
- Crisis escalates after Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine requested Moscow’s assistance.
Russian tanks enter Ukraine
Russian tanks have entered Ukraine in the Luhansk region as well as from Crimea, which Russia annexed in 2014, Ukraine’s border guard service reports.
The border guard also reported one casualty from shelling on the border with Crimea, the first confirmed military death during the invasion.
Earlier Ukraine said eight people had died in the shelling.
Russia’s Defense Ministry said its air campaign against Ukraine was not targeting cities and did not pose a threat to civilians, according to the Russian state-run RIA news agency.
The tensions between Russia and Ukraine can lead to a full-blown war. Russia, which is seen as an invader by Ukraine, has placed over 100,000 troops near Ukraine’s border. Russian activities have created a global fear about its intentions.
Russia is opposed to Ukraine joining NATO and has sought security guarantees from the West, which the US has rejected.
US President Joe Biden and several European leaders have warned that an invasion by Putin would be disastrous.
The crisis has soared tensions in Russia’s relations with the US and Europe.
As the issue intensifies, WION brings you the latest updates.
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- Biden announced sanctions that will hit the Russian economy after Putin started an invasion of Ukraine.
- Russia’s parliament gave Putin permission to use military force outside the country.
- German chancellor says the government will ‘reassess’ certification of Nord Stream 2.
Is This Third World War
Ukraine Russia War: Kyiv / Moscow – Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will not be limited to Ukraine but could begin a widespread conflict and spark World War Three, the Ukrainian minister has warned. This is possible considering the current geopolitical situation, Ukraine’s Minister of Veterans Affairs Yulia Laputina warned.
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