Russia announces ceasefire in the cities of Mariupol and Volnovakha, asks citizens to leave the city
Russia has declared a ceasefire on the tenth day of the Russian attack in Ukraine. Russia has said that it will provide a safe corridor for citizens to leave. Russia's Defense Ministry has confirmed this and said that Moscow will provide a humanitarian corridor from the Ukrainian cities of Mariupol and Volnovakha for the safe evacuation of civilians at 10 a.m. local time. At this time Russia will stop firing. Russia has urged citizens to leave the city.
Now Singapore has also announced economic sanctions on Russia. Singapore's Foreign Ministry said on Saturday that Singapore has imposed sanctions on the Russian Central Bank and some other Russian banks. Along with this, exports to the country have also been banned due to the Russian military operation in Ukraine. On the other hand, Russian President Putin has spoken of talks to stop the attack and said that he is ready to stop the attack if his demands are accepted.
These include the condition of Ukraine being a neutral and non-nuclear state, its recognition of Crimea as part of Russia, and the sovereignty of the separatist regions of eastern Ukraine. There is to be a third round of talks between Russia and Ukraine. Meanwhile, President of Ukraine Zelensky will address the US Senate today (Saturday).
Zelensky will talk to senators via Zoom in the midst of Russia's continuing attack. Here, three C-17 heavy lift aircraft of the Indian Air Force landed at Hindon airbase this morning. These flights have evacuated 629 Indian nationals from Romania, Slovakia and Poland. Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zielensky has strongly criticized Western countries for not creating a 'no fly zone'. Russia, on the other hand, has banned social media. Russia has also closed YouTube after banning Facebook and Twitter. Western officials claim Ukrainian shooters have killed three Russian military commanders. A fierce war is going on in many cities of Ukraine, due to which the citizens there are fleeing the country. On Friday, Russia captured Ukraine's largest nuclear power plant, after which the US termed Russia's move as a reckless action. However, Russia's reply is that there is no radiation from the nuclear power plant and the army has kept the plant safe.