As Moscow’s invasion of the pro-Western country entered its seventh day, the Russian army claimed possession of the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson on Wednesday. In televised statements, defence ministry spokesperson Igor Konashenkov said, “Russian divisions of the armed forces have assumed full control of the regional centre of Kherson.”
According to regional governor Oleg Synegubov, at least 21 people have been killed and 112 have been injured in shelling in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv in the last 24 hours. According to the officials, Russian missiles struck the centre of Ukraine’s second-largest city, including residential areas and the regional administrative building.
According to border police figures released on Wednesday, more than 113,000 Ukrainians have fled to Romania in the first six days since Russia attacked Ukraine by land, sea, and air. According to data, they entered Romania through its four land border posts with Ukraine, as well as its checkpoints with Moldova. More than half of them have already left the country for Bulgaria and Hungary.
Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began last Thursday, almost 450,000 people have entered Poland, according to Deputy Interior Minister PawelSzefernaker of private radio station Radio Zet. He went on to say that the number of persons entering Poland on Tuesday reduced marginally to 98,000, down from a high of over 100,000 on Monday.
Russia’s war on Ukraine has only been underway for a week, but its ramifications are already being felt around the world: it has upended international relations, isolated Moscow, united a previously divided West, and increased the threat of a nuclear showdown.
Alexei Navalny, a jailed Kremlin opponent, urged Russians to hold daily protests against Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, saying the country should not be a “nation of fearful cowards.” “I am pushing everyone to take to the streets and fight for peace,” he added in a Facebook posting, telling Russians not to be frightened of prison. “Everything has a cost, and we should pay that cost now, in the spring of 2022.” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated on Wednesday that a third World War would be devastating and entail nuclear weapons.
Russia is advancing on Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital’s mayor VitaliKlitschko stated in an online statement on Wednesday.
One of China’s residents was shot and injured while fleeing Ukraine, according to the Chinese government. The event happened on Tuesday, according to Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin, while the person was departing on their own. The Chinese Embassy in Kyiv contacted the individual right away to offer aid. At a daily press conference, Wang told reporters that the injured person is no longer in danger. He stated that the embassy is monitoring the individual’s progress and will continue to assist them. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are unknown, highlighting the chaotic situation as hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians and foreigners flee the violence. Concerns about Russian supply in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine pushed European gas prices to a new high on Wednesday.
As Moscow’s invasion of the pro-Western country reached its seventh day, the Kremlin declared Wednesday that a Russian envoy was ready to begin peace negotiations with Ukraine. “Our delegation will be ready to continue negotiations,” Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said, adding that the talks would resume Wednesday evening. An EU senior diplomat told Reuters on Wednesday that European Union diplomats have agreed fresh sanctions against Belarus for its role in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. A second official stated this week that the goal of further sanctions against Minsk is to halt the export of any additional Belarusian commodities to the EU, in addition to those currently sanctioned.
Our MEA and PM are now working on it. There is no airstrip in Ukraine because of the situation… not even a plane can land there. According to the Interfax news agency, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov said on Wednesday that it was difficult to predict the scope and intensity of Western sanctions against Russia’s economy in response to Moscow’s military assault in Ukraine. In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Western countries have taken extraordinary steps to isolate its economy and financial system, including sanctions against its central bank and the withdrawal of some of its institutions from the global payments system SWIFT.