It has been 19 days since the Russia-Ukraine war. Now It has intensified in the western part of Ukraine, which till now had remained a ‘Safe Haven’. On Sunday, Russian forces fired cruise missiles at a military training base in Yavoriv, just 12 miles from the border with NATO member Poland, killing 35 people and injuring 134. Russia claimed to have killed 180 foreign fighters in the attack.
On the other hand, the regional governor has claimed the death of nine civilians and injured more than a dozen in the Russian airstrike in the southern port city of Mykolev. According to the Sputnik news agency, officials of Ukraine and Russia will hold peace talks again today. This conversation will happen through video call.
Updates of the on -going War
- American journalist Brent Renaud was killed in a Russian military gunfight in the Ukrainian city of Irpin. While there, his fellow journalist Juan Arredondo was injured. 51-year-old Renaud was also an award winning filmmaker.
- According to the AFP news agency, there was a huge demonstration on Sunday against the attack on Ukraine in Moscow. Russian police have arrested more than 800 people involved in this.
- Thousands of people took to the streets against the Russian attack on Ukraine in many cities, including the German capital, Berlin. Carrying Ukrainian flags and banners with slogans like ‘No War’ and ‘Peace’, the protesting crowd urged Russia to stop attacking Ukraine immediately.
- Russia’s Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Sunday that funds worth Rs 2.30 lakh crore have been frozen due to foreign sanctions. The fund was part of the Rs 4.91 lakh crore Rainy-Day Fund of the Russian government.
Russia asked for military equipment from China
According to the New York Times report, Russia has asked China for military equipment to intensify its fight in Ukraine. The report, citing US officials, said that Russian President Vladimir Putin has also sought additional economic support from Chinese President Xi Jinping, so that the US can save its economy from sanctions imposed by Europe and Asian countries.
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