Russia’s War in Ukraine | Human corridors, violent clashes: Here are the latest developments – Reuters

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  • Refugees are flowing from Ukraine.
  • Russia has opened humanitarian corridors.
  • 9 people died in Sumi.

Here are the latest developments in Russia’s war in Ukraine:

Reducing humanitarian corridors

Russia is refloating its plans to open humanitarian corridors, allowing evacuees to escape from cities besieged by Moscow forces to Russia and Belarus.

Kyiv describes the proposal as a publicity stunt. The UN said those evacuated should be allowed to go “any direction they choose”.

Previous attempts to establish corridors have failed.

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Fierce clashes around Kyiv

Ukrainian soldiers and fleeing residents describe fierce fighting on the northwestern outskirts of Kiev, including street battles and hand-to-hand combat that may have spread to the recently besieged capital.

9 people died in the attack in Sumy

At least nine people, including two children, were killed in an “enemy” airstrike on the city of Sumy, about 350km east of Kiev, according to Ukraine’s emergency services.

The general was to be killed.

The Ukrainian military said that Russian General Vitaly Gerasimov was killed in clashes near Kharkov.

Bombed while fleeing

Russia is increasing its bombardment of cities, including the city of Gostomel near Kyiv, Kharkiv in the east, Sumy in the northeast, Chernihiv in the north, and Mykolaiv in the southwest.

After two failed evacuation attempts, tens of thousands of people are still stranded in the southern port of Mariupol without water or electricity.

furnace shot

According to Ukrainian emergency services, at least 13 people were killed as a result of the bombing of an industrial furnace in Makariv, about 50 km west of Kiev.

Russian forces deploy

According to the Pentagon, almost all of the approximately 150,000 Russian soldiers stationed on the Ukrainian border have entered the country.

bombed nuclear facility

The International Atomic Energy Agency has received reports that artillery shells damaged a nuclear research facility in Ukraine’s second besieged city of Kharkiv, but said it had no radiological “results”.

Allies torn apart by energy sanctions

The White House said there was no agreement with European allies on a general ban on oil and gas imports.

World Bank cash for Ukraine

The World Bank has approved an additional $489 million for Ukraine to be made available immediately.

Debts paid in rubles

Russia has said it will allow Russian businesses and individuals to repay debts to creditors from ‘unfriendly’ countries, including the US, EU, UK, Canada and Japan, in the dilapidated national currency, which is the devastated ruble.

Expected Russian default

US-based Morgan Stanley said Russia’s default was the “most likely scenario” and predicted Moscow would struggle to make coupon payments on its bonds as early as next month.

No recruiting fights: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he is not sending troops or reservists to the war, and that “professional” soldiers who fulfill “fixed goals” are fighting in Ukraine.

“Conclusions” in Talks

Kiev’s presidential adviser said the third round of talks between Ukraine and Russia on the Belarus-Polish border brought “positive results” on the opening of humanitarian corridors.

But Russia’s chief negotiator, Vladimir Medinsky, said Moscow’s expectations for the negotiations were “not met”.

Turkey to host talks

Turkey announced on Thursday that it will host the foreign ministers of Russia and Ukraine.

Foreign football players can leave Russia

FIFA has announced that foreign players and managers working in Russia and Ukraine will be allowed to temporarily suspend their contracts and relocate.

Sports organizations barred Russia from international competition following the invasion of Ukraine, and FIFA said the new measures were designed to “make it easier for foreign players and coaches to leave Russia” if they wanted to leave.

1.7 million refugees

According to the UN, 1.7 million people have fled Ukraine, making it the fastest growing refugee crisis since World War II.


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