Russia-Ukraine War Live Updates
Russia-Ukraine War Live Updates: Russia struck military targets in Lviv with high-precision cruise missiles, the Russian defense ministry said on Sunday. Four rockets hit the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on Saturday, local officials said, urging residents to stay indoors.
Russia-Ukraine War Crisis Live: Russia wants to split Ukraine into two, as happened with North and South Korea, Ukraine’s military intelligence chief said on Sunday, vowing “total” guerrilla warfare to prevent a carve-up of the country. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has urged the West to give Ukraine tanks, planes, and missiles to fend off Russian forces as his government said Moscow’s forces were targeting the country’s fuel and food depots.
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Ukrainian Interior Ministry adviser Vadym Denysenko said on Sunday that Russia had started destroying Ukrainian fuel and food storage centers, meaning the government would have to disperse stocks of both shortly. The Russian defense ministry said its missiles had wrecked on Saturday a fuel deposit as well as a military repair plant near the western city of Lviv, just 60 km (40 miles) from the Polish border, Reuters reported. Four rockets hit Lviv on Saturday, local officials said, urging residents to stay indoors. The back-to-back airstrikes shook the city which has become a haven for over 200,000 displaced due to the war.
Meanwhile, a nuclear research facility in Kharkiv again has come under shelling by Russia, Ukraine’s nuclear watchdog said. The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate said that the neutron source experimental facility in the Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology came under fire Saturday, AP reported.
Russia-Ukraine war live updates: Russian-speaking cities in Ukraine have been wiped out, Zelenskyy says
Ukraine said that the second round of conflict talks between negotiators from Kyiv and Moscow would take place in Turkey from Monday, just over one month into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “Today, during another round of video negotiations, it was decided to hold the next in-person round of the two delegations in Turkey on March 28-30,” David Arakhamia, a Ukraine negotiator and politician wrote on Facebook. Stay with TOI for more updates.
Live Update Ukraine-Russia war live updates: Secretary of State Blinken, other officials walk back Biden remarks on Putin ouster
The day after President Joe Biden’s fiery remarks, which some said were tantamount to calling for regime change in Russia, several U.S. officials took to the Sunday morning news shows to walk back those controversial remarks. Biden had said Russian President Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in power.” during a fiery speech from Poland. But Secretary of State Antony Blinken reiterated Sunday that the U.S. was not pursuing “a strategy of regime change” in Moscow.
The fallout from the comments, which prompted a swift response from the Kremlin, overshadowed Biden’s efforts to frame Russia’s war in Ukraine as the battle of a generation and to rally the world’s support behind the embattled democracy.
While NATO countries have backed Kyiv and sought to punish Moscow with sanctions, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy again urged NATO to send more planes, tanks, and weapons to support his country’s dogged resistance.
Having struggled to make progress in the first month of the war, Moscow’s forces appeared to be focusing on an effort to secure control of eastern Ukraine while battling Ukrainian counterattacks.
Ukraine Russia War Live Updates: Russia Intensifies Attacks As Biden Says Putin “Cannot Remain In Power”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky again demanded Western nations send military hardware.
US President Joe Biden described Russian leader Vladimir Putin as a butcher who “cannot remain in power” after meeting Ukrainian refugees in Poland, as Kremlin forces stepped up attacks across Ukraine, including the western city of Lviv.
Biden’s comments, an escalation of US rhetoric towards Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine, were not a call for regime change in Russia, a White House official said later but meant to prepare the world’s democracies for an extended conflict.
While rejecting President Biden’s statement that Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in power”, Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said that this is not to be decided by him, adding that it should only be a choice of the people of the Russian Federation.
As the fight since Russia’s February 24 invasion of its neighbor drags on, a visibly irritated Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky again demanded Western nations send military hardware.