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Russian soldiers from the Wagner Group deployed in the field; new negotiations in Istanbul

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  • At 34and day of war in Ukraine, new negotiations are due to begin today in Istanbul, Turkey. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Monday that his country’s biggest goal in the negotiations with Russia was the end of the fighting. “The minimum program will be humanitarian issues, and the maximum program is to reach a ceasefire agreement”he said on Ukrainian television.
  • Group Russian mercenaries Wagner deployed in eastern Ukraine, the British Ministry of Defense said on Monday evening, which estimates that more than 1,000 fighters from the sulphurous paramilitary company could be brought to fight in the country.
  • Ukraine announced on Monday thatIrpinthe scene of fierce fighting in the suburbs of kyiv, was “liberated” Russian forces. “The city is now liberated, but it is still dangerous to be there”Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky said.
  • The Ukrainian authorities are concerned about the still dramatic situation in the besieged port of Mariupol. According to an adviser to the Ukrainian presidency, Tetyana Lomakina, “about 5,000 people were buried, but people have not been buried for ten days because of the continuous shelling”. She felt that“given the number of people still under the rubble (…)there could be around 10,000 dead..
  • Volodymyr Zelensky called on Monday evening for an embargo on Russian oil. The Ukrainian President has once again called on his allies to provide additional weapons to Ukraine. “Fear always makes you an accomplice”did he declare.
  • “What is happening in Ukraine is a repetition of what we saw in Syria”said the Secretary General ofamnesty international, Agnès Callamard, during the presentation on Tuesday in Johannesburg of her 2021-2022 report. “We are in intentional attacks on civilian infrastructure, homes”bombings of schools, she lambasted, accusing Russia of allowing humanitarian corridors to turn them into a “death trap”.
  • Joe Biden claimed he would not withdraw his controversial remarks suggesting he wanted his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, out of power, as they expressed his “outrage” personal and not a ” Politics “ in favor of regime change.
  • The head of Russian diplomacy, Sergei Lavrovsaid on Monday that a decree was being prepared to limit access to Russian territory to nationals of countries responsible for acts “unfriendly”.
  • The Russian Oligarch Roman Abramovichwho is trying to mediate between Moscow and kyiv to end the war, as well as two Ukrainian negotiators suffered from symptoms that suggest a possible “poisoning”reported the wall street journalMonday.
  • A little over forty thousand people have fled Ukraine in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of people trying to escape the fighting sparked by the Russian army on February 24 to nearly 3.9 million, according to the UN count published on Monday.

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