Ukraine battle reside updates: Kyiv lockdown as Zelenskyy says Russia talks ‘extra life like’

It is day 21 of Russia’s battle in Ukraine, which was once introduced by way of Vladimir Putin on 24 February. The preventing has pressured greater than 3 million Ukrainians to escape their properties, with 1000’s of other folks killed or wounded. Practice our reside updates under or song into Euronews within the video participant, above.

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In case you are becoming a member of us on Wednesday morning, this is the important thing issues to understand:

  • In an in a single day video message, Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy says ongoing talks with Russian negotiators “sound extra life like, however time continues to be wanted.” Any other spherical of convention calls between the 2 facets is about to happen these days. 
  • Zelenskyy has gave the impression to concede his nation won’t sign up for NATO. In an deal with to northern Ecu leaders assembly in London, he stated “now we have heard for a few years concerning the open doorways, however we additionally heard that we will be able to’t input the ones doorways and that is reality and now we have merely to simply accept it as it’s.”
  • In a while Wednesday, President Zelenskyy will give a joint deal with to america Congress, and afterwards President Biden is anticipated to announce a brand new package deal of enhance for Ukraine. 
  • Kyiv is below a 35-hour lockdown which lasts till Thursday morning as Russian forces stepped up their assaults at the capital town, with many citizens spending some other evening in basement bomb shelters or subway stations for protection.
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