The presidents of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia say they’re headed for Kyiv to satisfy with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Twitter posts by the leaders on Wednesday confirmed them standing outdoors a Ukrainian railroad passenger automobile, however didn’t give particulars concerning the journey.
“We’re visiting Ukraine to indicate sturdy help to the Ukrainian individuals, will meet expensive pal President Zelenskyy,“ Estonian President Alar Karis stated in his put up.
Polish President Andrzej Duda, Lithuania’s Gitanas Nauseda and Egils Levits of Latvia are also on the journey.
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KEY DEVELOPMENTS IN THE RUSSIA-UKRAINE WAR:
— Ukraine probes declare toxic substance dropped in Mariupol
— A have a look at Russia’s navy aims and challenges it faces
— ‘It’s not the top’: The youngsters who survived Bucha’s horror
— Russian conflict worsens fertilizer crunch, risking meals provides
— Czechs present free taking pictures coaching for native Ukrainians
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WASHINGTON — America and its allies are pushing forward with sanctions geared toward forcing Vladimir Putin to spend Russia’s cash propping up its financial system moderately than sustaining its “conflict machine” for the struggle in Ukraine, a prime Treasury Division official stated Tuesday.
Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo, one of many primary U.S. coordinators on the Russian sanctions technique, stated in an interview with The Related Press that the objective is to make Russia “much less capable of mission energy sooner or later.”
On the identical day that inflation notched its steepest enhance in a long time, Adeyemo stated decreasing provide chain backlogs and managing the pandemic are key to bringing down hovering costs that he associated to the continued land conflict in Ukraine, which has contributed to rising power prices.
Adeyemo mentioned the subsequent steps the U.S. and its allies will take to inflict monetary ache on Russia — and the issues the conflict has on rising prices to People again dwelling.
Adeyemo stated the U.S. and its allies will subsequent goal the provision chains that contribute to the development of Russia’s conflict machine, which incorporates “all the things from taking a look at methods to go after the navy gadgets which have been constructed to make use of not solely in Ukraine, however to mission energy elsewhere.”
KYIV, Ukraine — Greater than 720 individuals have been killed in Bucha and different Kyiv suburbs that had been occupied by Russian troops and greater than 200 are thought-about lacking, the Inside Ministry stated early Wednesday.
In Bucha alone, Mayor Anatoliy Fedoruk stated 403 our bodies had been discovered and the toll might rise as minesweepers comb the realm.
Ukraine’s prosecutor-general’s workplace stated Tuesday it was additionally wanting into occasions within the Brovary district, which lies to the northeast.
Authorities stated the our bodies of six civilians had been discovered with gunshot wounds in a basement within the village of Shevchenkove and Russian forces are believed to be accountable.
Vladimir Putin vowed Tuesday that Russia’s bloody offensive in Ukraine would proceed till its objectives are fulfilled and insisted the marketing campaign was going as deliberate, regardless of a significant withdrawal within the face of stiff Ukrainian opposition and vital losses.
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is getting ready one more, extra various, package deal of navy help probably totaling $750 million to be introduced in coming days, a senior U.S. protection official stated Tuesday.
The official spoke on situation of anonymity to debate plans not but publicly introduced.
The extra support is an indication that the administration intends to proceed increasing its help for Ukraine’s conflict effort.
Supply is because of be accomplished this week of $800 million in navy help accredited by President Joe Biden only one month in the past.
— reported by Related Press author Robert Burns.
KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian officers say fugitive Ukrainian oligarch Viktor Medvedchuk, who’s each the previous chief of a pro-Russian opposition social gathering and an in depth affiliate of Russian chief Vladimir Putin, has been detained in a particular operation carried out by the nation’s SBU secret service.
In his nightly video deal with to the nation Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy proposed that Russia might win Medvedchuk’s freedom by buying and selling Ukrainians now held in Russian prisons.
Ivan Bakanov, the top of Ukraine’s nationwide safety company, stated on the company’s Telegram channel that Medvedchuk had been detained.
The assertion got here shortly after Zelenskyy posted on social media a photograph of Medvedchuk sitting in handcuffs and carrying a camouflage uniform with a Ukrainian flag patch.
Medvedchuk was the previous chief of the pro-Russian social gathering Opposition Platform – For Life. He was being held underneath home arrest earlier than the conflict started and disappeared shortly after hostilities broke out.
Putin is the godfather to Medvedchuk’s youngest daughter.
KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy appealed to the world Tuesday to answer Russia’s use of a toxic substance in Mariupol.
“Given the repeated threats by Russian propagandists to make use of chemical weapons towards the Mariupol defenders and given the repeated use by the Russian military, for instance, of phosphorus munitions in Ukraine, the world should react now,” Zelenskyy stated in his nightly video deal with to the nation Tuesday.
Phosphorus munitions trigger horrendous burns however should not classed as chemical weapons.
Zelenskyy stated consultants had been nonetheless making an attempt to find out what had been utilized in Mariupol.
Zelenskyy stated along with the killings in Bucha, extra proof was showing of the “inhuman cruelty” of Russian troopers towards ladies and youngsters in different Kyiv suburbs and different cities within the north and east.
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