100,000 people live in inhumane conditions in Mariupol, says Volodymyr Zelensky
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The context

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  • Russian troops still seek to encircle Kyiv where a new curfew has been in place since Monday at 8 p.m. local time until Wednesday morning at 7 a.m.
  • Ukraine does not “will not lay down their arms and will not leave the city” of Mariupol, said his deputy prime minister, ignoring a Russian ultimatum. The European Union has denounced the indiscriminate destruction in the besieged city as a “major war crime” .
  • Moscow will not use nuclear weapon in Ukraine only in case of “existential threat” against Russia, Dmitry Peskov said on CNN International on Tuesday. The journalist from the American channel asked the Kremlin spokesperson to say if he was “confident” Where “convinced” that Russian President Vladimir Putin, to whom he is very close, would not use nuclear weapons in Ukraine.
  • Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video released on Tuesday evening that 100,000 people were living in the besieged city of Mariupol in inhumane conditions without food, water or medicine. He denounced the difficulty of setting up humanitarian corridors to leave the city, due to bombardments or direct attacks. He said workers and bus drivers from a convoy were taken prisoner on Tuesday.
  • Mr. Zelensky spoke on Monday with Emmanuel Macron and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte ahead of the G7, NATO and European Union leaders’ summits on Thursday 24 March to coordinate their “positions”. They will be “Shut up, believe me”he claimed in a video on Monday evening.
  • The Russian tabloid, close to the Kremlin, Komsomolskaya Pravda published, then withdrew, a report that the Russian Defense Ministry identified 9,861 dead in the Russian Armed Forces since the start of the war in Ukraine. The article also reports 16,153 injuries.
  • France transported, on Monday, 55 tons of medical equipment, computers, milk for children as well as generators to Ukraine via Poland, announced the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • According to a report from Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, published overnight from Monday to Tuesday, 925 civilians have been killed in Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian attack, and 1,496 people have been injured. The agency says the true toll is likely much higher because many information records have yet to be recovered.
  • Near 3.5 million people have fled Ukraine since February 24, according to the UN tally, released on Monday. Some 90% of them are women and children (Ukrainians between the ages of 18 and 60 are not allowed to leave their country). Poland alone hosts more than half of the refugees.

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