On Monday, Russian soldiers pounded Ukraine’s second-largest city, wreaking havoc on a residential area as they advanced on Kyiv in a 40-mile convoy that comprised hundreds of tanks and other military equipment.
Fighting resumed as discussions aimed at ending the five-day conflict resulted in merely a commitment to continue discussing. The country’s beleaguered president said the increased bombardment was intended to force him to make concessions.
“I think Russia is using this basic way to exert pressure (on Ukraine),” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a televised address late Monday. He didn’t go into detail about the hours-long negotiations that took place earlier, but he did say that Kyiv was not willing to make compromises “when one side is firing rocket fire at the other.”
Countries tightened the noose over Moscow’s economy Monday, imposing new sanctions on its central bank and people, as Russian forces marched ahead and encountered fierce resistance from Ukrainian military. Even Switzerland is abandoning its position of neutrality to join the EU in its initiatives.
The announcements came as Ukrainian and Russian delegates met for the first time at the Belarusian border since Russia’s invasion began on Thursday. The office of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has stated that an immediate cease-fire will be demanded.
The declarations came as Ukrainian and Russian delegations met for the first time since Russia’s incursion began on Thursday near the Belarusian border. A cease-fire will be ordered immediately, according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s administration.
On Monday, the United States announced the expulsion of 12 Russian diplomats stationed at the United Nations headquarters in New York. for participating in “espionage operations” that jeopardise the United States’ national security Disney also stated that it would.
Russia’s Central Bank, battered by international sanctions, raised interest rates sharply to attempt to stem the ruble’s decline.
Fighting in the streets of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, and troops pushing closer to the capital Kyiv marked the conclusion of the fourth day of Russia’s conventional military attack on Ukraine.
The US is expelling 12 Russian diplomats stationed at the UN headquarters in New York for participating in “espionage activities” that jeopardise US national security. The US action has been in the works for “many months,” according to Olivia Dalton, a spokesperson for the US Mission to the UN.
She didn’t go into detail about the allegations that the Russians were spying on the US, but she did call the 12 people “intelligence officers from the Russian Mission who have violated their resident privileges in the United States.”