Russia-Ukraine War Highlights: Expect ‘active phase’ of Russian invasion to break down by April, says Ukrainian adviser

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Russia Ukraine News Highlights | Russia promised on Tuesday to scale down military operations around Kyiv and northern Ukraine as a confidence-building step, in the most tangible sign yet of progress towards negotiating an end to the war.

Russia Ukraine News Highlights | US President Joe Biden said that his weekend comment in Europe that his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in power” was a moral outrage for his invasion of Ukraine, and that does not reflect any change in American policy with respect to regime change.

As such, Biden refused to apologize for his comments,

Russia-Ukraine War Highlights: Biden says Putin ‘cannot remain in power; the US offers Ukraine further military support

With the sweet scent of spring in the air and barricades dotting the city, Ukraine’s port of Odesa, known as the pearl of the Black Sea, is clinging to peace, but bracing itself for a Russian attack. (Image: AFP)

Russia-Ukraine Crisis LIVE | Russia promises to scale down operations near Kyiv and north Ukraine

Russia promised on Tuesday to scale down military operations around Kyiv and northern Ukraine as a confidence-building step, in the most tangible sign yet of progress towards negotiating an end to the war.

During talks at a palace in Istanbul, Ukraine for its part proposed adopting neutral status in the most detailed formula yet for a potential settlement to the five-week conflict. Moscow’s February 24 invasion has been halted on most fronts by strong resistance, with Ukrainians recapturing territory even as civilians are trapped in besieged cities. (Reuters)

The Russia-Ukraine crisis escalated after Russian forces fired missiles at several cities in Ukraine and landed troops on its coast on February 24.

In a televised address, Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized what he called a special military operation in the east.

US President Joe Biden and several European leaders have warned that an invasion by Putin would be disastrous.

The conflict 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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Russia-Ukraine Crisis LIVE | Biden discusses Ukraine, Indo-Pacific with Singapore PM

US President Joe Biden discussed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and China’s role in the Indo-Pacific with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore at the White House on Tuesday. The two leaders sat down for talks in the Oval Office and were later to deliver remarks in what was described as a joint press statement.

Biden told reporters as he opened the meeting that the United States supports implementing its Indo-Pacific strategy despite the current focus on Europe during the Russia-Ukraine conflict. “Even as we address the crisis in Europe, my administration is strongly supportive of moving rapidly to implement the Indo-Pacific strategy,” Biden said. (Reuters)

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Russia-Ukraine Crisis LIVE | Sanctioned oligarch Abramovich seen at Russia-Ukraine talks

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The 55-year-old billionaire has swapped the skybox seat he once proudly occupied at his beloved Chelsea soccer club in Britain for a spot on the sidelines of negotiations between Kyiv and Moscow aimed at ending Russia’s bloody war in Ukraine.

The silver-haired oil-and-aluminum tycoon stood in the background Tuesday as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan entered a hall packed with negotiators in a government building adjacent to the 19th century Ottoman palace, Dolmabahce, on the shores of the Bosporus in Istanbul. (AP)

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Russia Ukraine News LIVE Updates | Russia says promised de-escalation falls short of ceasefire

Russia’s promise to scale down military operations around Kyiv and northern Ukraine does not represent a ceasefire, Moscow’s lead negotiator in talks with Ukraine said on Tuesday. “This is not a ceasefire but this is our aspiration, gradually to reach a de-escalation of the conflict at least on these fronts,” Reuters quoted Vladimir Medinsky as saying in an interview with the TASS news agency, referring to the promise to scale down operations near the cities of Kyiv and Chernihiv.

Russia says it will cut back operations near Ukraine’s capital

Russia Ukraine News LIVE Updates | Oil drops $6 on positive signals from Russia-Ukraine peace talks

Oil prices dropped on Tuesday, extending losses from the previous day on signs of progress in talks between Russia and Ukraine to end their weeks-long conflict, with prices further pressured by China’s new lockdowns to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Brent crude fell $6.51, or 5.8%, to $105.97 a barrel by 1342 GMT and U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude was down $6.41, or 6%, at $99.55. Both benchmarks lost about 7% on Monday. Ukrainian and Russian negotiators met in Turkey for the first face-to-face talks in nearly three weeks. The top Russian negotiator said the talks were “constructive”. Russia promised at the peace talks to scale down its military operations around Kyiv and northern Ukraine, while Ukraine proposed the adoption of neutral status but with international guarantees that it would be protected from attack. “Oil prices are under pressure again on expectations from peace talks between Ukraine and Russia, which could lead to an easing of sanctions,” said Hiroyuki Kikukawa, general manager of research at Nissan Securities.

 

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