Ukraine, Zelensky challenges Putin, negotiations if Kiev withdraws, cluster bombs and phosphorus from Russians – World

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyin an interview with Porta a Porta, he said he was ready to speak with the Russian leader Putin but without ultimatum and reiterated that we must not look for a way out for Russia. Zelensky then thanked the premier Draghi for having adopted the sanctions teams against Russia

In Ukraine night of bombing: Russian troops hit the Kryvyi Rih district in the region of Dnipropetrovskin the southeast, also using banned phosphorus ammunition and the bunch, according to reports on Telegram by the head of the military administration, Oleksandr Vilkul, reports Ukrinform. Meanwhile, Russian troops are blocking the exits from the underground passages of the plant Azovstal of Mariupol.

E Mosca continues to ask to stop the shipment of weapons to Kiev because “the likelihood of an open and direct conflict between Russia and NATO increases”, said the deputy president of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev. Just today the Finnish president and prime minister announced that they want to join NATO “without delay”.

Mariupol, driving through the streets of the city destroyed by bombing


ZELENSKY’S INTERVIEW FROM DOOR TO DOOR
I don’t think Putin will be able to save face “and” as far as the negotiations with Russia are concerned, the issue gets complicated every day because every day the Russians occupy villages, because many people have left their homes, they have been killed by the Russians and I see traces of torture and killings. I am ready to talk to Putin, but without ultimatum “.” We must not look for a way out for Russia – continued the Ukrainian president -. I know that Putin he wanted to bring home some results but he didn’t find it. The Russians have to leave and they have to answer for what they have done. We cannot accept compromises for our independence “she added.” Ukraine wants peace, very normal things like respect for sovereignty, territorial integrity, people’s traditions, language. They may be trivial things but they are all things violated by Russia and that must be restored “, continued Zelensky.” I have never talked about recognizing the independence of Crimeawe will never recognize it as part of the Russian Federation “ Zelensky specified. “Even before the war – he added – Crimea had autonomy, but it has always been Ukrainian territory. We have said that we are ready to talk to Russia. Now we cannot deliberate a decision on Crimea because there is war, we leave it. aside if it hinders the meeting and I believe that this proposal was right “. Finally Zelensky said he was “very grateful to Mario Draghi and happy that Italy has adopted the European sanctions”. The Russian Armed Forces “are four times bigger, their state is eight times bigger, but we are ten times stronger as people because we are on our land. For us, victory is only giving back our things, for them it is stealing something about others. We are not on an equal footing, Russia is stronger, but the world is united around us, and we feel that step by step we are succeeding. So Draghi is right, we can win because we are fighting for the truth and we are not alone “.

THE BOMBING
An attack in the morning also on Zelenodolsk, also in the Dnipropetrovsk oblast, with multiple MLRS rocket systems, explains Vilkul, stating that one civilian was killed and another was wounded. In the night, again, a Russian plane struck Novgorod-Siversky in the region of Chernihiv, in the northeast, the head of the regional military administration Vyacheslav Chaus announced on Telegram, according to Ukrinform. Three people died and 14 were injured, according to the Ukrainian agency UNIAN citing the Novgorod-Siversky city administration. “This morning Russian troops launched a cruise missile on the city of Zaporizhzhia”, reports the regional military administration on Telegram, stating that “according to initial information, a private building is on fire”. It is not specified, the Ukrainian media add, whether the missile hit the city or was shot down by air defense.

THE SITUATION IN THE AZOVSTAL STEEL MILL
“If we talk about the Azovstal factory, the civilians we were aware of, the civilians who were with us, the civilians we took care of, are no longer with us. They managed to leave the plant.” Captain Svyatoslav Palamar, deputy commander of the Azov regiment, told CNN that in recent days he had reported about a hundred civilians still in the Mariupol steel plant, despite Kiev and Moscow having confirmed the completion of the evacuations. “Maybe there is someone else even further down, because no international organization has ever been able to enter and evaluate the situation”, added Palamar.

Russian troops are blocking exits from the plant’s underground passages Azovstal of Mariupol. This was stated by the adviser of the mayor of Mariupol Petro Andriushchenko on Telegram, quoted by Ukrinform. “The main objective of the Russian army is to block the exits from the underground passages, which have been pointed out to the enemy by a traitor. However, the defenders of Mariupol are making attempts to counterattack, risking everything. There are no words to describe the heroism of Mariupol’s defenders, “wrote Andriushchenko. According to Andriushchenko, who posted a close-up aerial video of the steel mill, “Russian drones are one of the biggest problems. If there had been a way to shoot them down, things would have been much easier for Mariupol’s defenders.” In recent days, Ukraine has proposed to Moscow to release Russian prisoners of war in exchange for the evacuation of seriously injured Ukrainian soldiers from the Azovstal plant. According to Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk, it is currently impossible to unlock the steel plant by military means, while the Ukrainian military units do not intend to surrender.

Mariupol, fighting continues in the Azovstal steel plant


THE MAYOR OF KIEV
“Unfortunately today we cannot guarantee the safety of every resident. Every corner of Ukraine, every city and country, is threatened as Russia continues its barbaric war against our country,” Kiev Mayor Vitaly Klitschko said in a post on Telegram with an interview with CNN in which he is asked if the inhabitants of Kiev who have left the city can already return home. In the interview Klitschko explains that “undoubtedly” the capital is the “main target” for the Russians and says he is “worried” that Putin could use nuclear weapons.

THE RUSSIA
“Filling Ukraine with weapons from NATO countries, training its troops in the use of Western equipment, deploying mercenaries and holding border exercises increases the likelihood of an open and direct conflict between Russia and NATO.” This was stated by Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev, as reported by Tass and Interfax, adding that “such a conflict always has the risk of turning into a total nuclear war. It would be a disastrous scenario for everyone”. Russia will give “the most resolute answer” if anyone decides to “interfere in Moscow’s special military operation” in Ukraine, said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, quoted by TASS. Peskov acknowledged that the US, like Russia, is “trying to avoid a direct confrontation between Moscow and NATO”. Such assurances, Peskov added, were given by Moscow, Brussels, and, “most importantly, by Washington,” including President Biden, Russian agencies report.

The sanctions imposed on Russia are largely responsible for a global economic crisis, said President Vladimir Putin quoted by Russian agencies. Anti-virus sanctions, a consequence of the “short-sighted political ambitions” of Western leaders and their “Russophobia”, damage the economies of the countries that adopt them the most and “the well-being of their citizens” and cause “a global crisis”. Putin said again, quoted by TASS, in a meeting of economic leaders.

L’ATLANTIC COUNCIL A WASHINGTON
Applause and standing ovation for the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at the Atlantic Council evening in Washington, where he sent a videotaped message on the occasion of the awarding of Prime Minister Mario Draghi for his political leadership, together with Eni’s CEO Claudio Descalzi for his leadership entrepreneurial.

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“Ukraine needs a Marshall plan for reconstruction”, Prime Minister Mario proposed Draghi in his speech for the Atlantic Council award.

According to the speaker of the American House, Nancy Pelosi“the struggle for freedom in Ukraine is a struggle for freedom in the world and the US is ready to do its part”.

FROM THE LEYEN TO TOKYO
Russia is the “most direct threat” to international order due to its invasion of Ukraine: this is how European Commission President Ursula from Tokyo from the Leyen. “This brings me to Russia. Today it is the most direct threat to world order with the barbaric war against Ukraine, and it has a worrying pact with China,” he said after meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida along with the president. of the European Council Charles Michel.

MINISTER KULEBA TO THE EU: RESERVE A PLACE FOR US
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitro Kuleba asks the EU “to reserve a place for Ukraine”. This is what he said in response to an interview with Ard TV in Berlin, where he arrived today to participate in the G7 of foreign ministers in Schleswig-Holstein. “We are not talking about a quick entry as EU members, but we believe it is very important that a place be reserved for Ukraine”. “We hear many times that Ukraine belongs to Europe”, he concluded.