On Sunday, Vladimir Putin raised the alert level on his nuclear weapons in an unprecedented escalation of tensions with the West since the Soviet Union’s collapse.Russia’s massive conventional assault on Ukraine, which is now in its fifth day today with fighting in the streets of the country’s second-largest city.
Putin’s Nuclear Force Alert
Putin ordered Russian nuclear weapons to be primed for heightened readiness to fire, ratcheting up tensions with Europe and the US over a battle that is perilously set to grow beyond the former Soviet Union’s borders.Putin ordered this in his meeting with the defence minister of Russia who “affirmed” it.
Russia’s Peace talks with Ukraine
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy agreed to send a delegation to meet with Russian counterparts. The meeting will begin at 3:30 IST and the location will be the Belarusian border. The news comes just hours after Russia announced that its delegation had arrived in Belarus for negotiations. Ukrainian officials originally resisted the plan, claiming that any negotiations should take place somewhere other than Belarus, which has actively backed Putin by allowing Russia to use its territory as a staging ground.
These peace talks can give us hope that the fight stops and the situation de-escalates.
What’s the current situation in Ukraine?
Russian forces attempted to lay siege to Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, by shutting off the country’s southern shore and isolating it from the sea, as well as testing Kharkiv’s interior defences. Ukrainians rose to street violence in the 1.4 million-strong northeastern city of Kharkiv, which is roughly 20 kilometres (12.4 miles) south of the Russian border. Ukrainian forces had battled Russian troops within the city, according to regional authorities, and people were advised not to leave their houses.Intially there was reports coming that Russians have taken control of the city Kharkiv but the Ukrainians fought back well and recaptured it.
As of now [ 28-02-2022] The fight enters the fifth day , the situation is still tense all around Ukraine and its capital Kiev with many soliders and civilians injured or sacrificed their lives.
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