It was Sunday night in Kiev. This is what you need to know
On Sunday, the Russian military confirmed attacks on fuel depots in the suburbs of Lviv and Kyiv, saying it was targeting fuel supplies for Ukrainian troops.
At least five people have been injured in at least two missiles fired at a town in western Ukraine, Elviv, which has survived the worst Russian offensive ever.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky reiterated his call for greater military assistance to international partners, saying his country only listens to 1% of NATO tanks and aircraft. In a video message released on social media on Saturday, Zelensky said that during his two talks with Polish President Andrzej Duda, he raised the need to strengthen public security in Europe.
Other recent news on the conflict between Russia and Ukraine are:
US Ambassador to NATO: There is no evidence yet that the Kremlin will limit its scope in the Donbass region. – US Ambassador to NATO Julianne Smith spoke with CNN’s Dana Bash on Sunday about Russia’s setback under the heading “State of the Union”. Smith said he did not think “we still have the evidence” that the Kremlin would limit its targets in the Donbass region, but that the United States and its allies would pursue it. “But we have proof that the Russians did not succeed in their original purpose. You know it well, they should take Kiev in a day or two,” he said. Smith supported the new measures introduced by NATO and the United States to continue punishing Russia following the US president’s visit, and Ukrainian officials expressed frustration at the lack of support.
The next round of talks between Russia and Ukraine is set to take place in Istanbul this week.: The next round of talks between Russia and Ukraine will take place in Istanbul, Turkey on Tuesday, the Turkish Presidential Office said. During a telephone call on Sunday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin agreed that the next meeting of the Russian and Ukrainian delegations would be held in Istanbul. Ibrahim Kalin, a spokesman for the Turkish president, told CNN international presenter Becky Anderson on Sunday that talks would take place on Tuesday. However, Ukrainian negotiator David Arakamiya said earlier that the meeting would take place on Monday. Earlier talks yielded some results.
According to the head of Ukraine’s military intelligence, Putin is considering the “Korean situation” for Ukraine.: Russian President Vladimir Putin, head of Ukrainian military intelligence, says Ukraine could seek to divide North and South Korea. Brigadier General Kirillo Budanov, head of Ukraine’s Security Intelligence Service, said Russia’s operations around Kiev had failed and that it was now “impossible” to overthrow the Ukrainian government by the Russian military. Putin’s war now focuses on the south and east of the country, he said. “There are reasons to believe he’s considering the ‘Korean’ scenario for Ukraine. [las fuerzas rusas] They will try to impose a dividing line between the occupied and unoccupied areas of our country. In fact, it’s an attempt to create North and South Korea in Ukraine. “
The US ambassador to NATO has said that the US has no policy on regime change in Russia: The administration of US President Joe Biden continued on Sunday to clarify his misconception that Vladimir Putin could not last in power on his last day in Europe. Julianne Smith, the US ambassador to NATO, said Biden’s surprising remarks were a “principled human reaction” as he witnessed the tragedy of the war as he visited hundreds of refugees. “The United States does not have a policy of regime change in Russia,” Smith said.
US senator: “There is a man in Europe trying to bring about regime change, that is Vladimir Putin” – US Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Mark Warner on Saturday refrained from directly criticizing President Biden’s remarks, saying Russian President Vladimir Putin could not “stay in power” and instead focused on Putin: When asked by CNN’s State of the Union, Dana Bash, “Do you think US policy should be regime change?”, Warner said, “The announced policy is the point of the White House. It depends on the Russian people. We need to decide who will be in power in the Kremlin. “
The French foreign minister says there will be “collective guilt” if nothing is done to Mariupol: French Foreign Minister Jean Yves Le Drian told a Doha forum that there would be “collective blame” if nothing was done to help Mariupol. “New Aleppo like Mariupol,” Le Drian said. Speaking to CNN’s Becky Anderson at the Doha Forum, Le Drian said, “There is an invading force that is holding the people of Mariupol hostage for its own purposes. This is really unacceptable.”