Russia Ukraine War Russian: 14 latest updates to know as Turkey seeks Russia’s help

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More than two weeks after President Vladimir Putin ordered his army over the borders of its pro-Western neighbour, Russia said on Monday that negotiators were making progress in talks to end the war in Ukraine.

Turkey had requested Russia’s assistance in evacuating its citizens stranded in Mariupol.

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The following are the most recent developments in Russia Ukraine War Russian

1. Russian journalist interrupts live TV state media broadcast with ‘no war’ protest.

A Russian state media employee protested the invasion of Ukraine by interrupting a live news broadcast.

On Monday evening, Channel One editor Marina Ovsyannikova stormed the set of the network’s live nightly news show, yelling, “Stop the war!” “I will not go to war.”

“Don’t believe the propaganda,” the journalist, who has a Ukrainian father and a Russian mother, wrote on a sign. They’re deceiving you here.”

“Russians Against the War” was written on the poster in English.

Before the camera was taken away from Ms Ovsyannikova’s protest, the news reader continued reading.

Ms. Ovsyannikova released a pre-recorded video on her social media page prior to her live protest, in which she expressed her regret for working for Channel One and spreading “Kremlin propaganda”

Channel One is one of Russia’s most popular news programmes, with millions of viewers each day.

2. Over 2,100 people have been killed in Mariupol 

According to local authorities, more than 2,100 residents of Ukraine’s besieged city of Mariupol have been killed since hostilities began, an increase of nearly 1,000 since Wednesday.

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At a Russian checkpoint, a convoy of aid headed for the strategic southern port, where residents have been without running water and power for nearly two weeks, is halted.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) warns that if the warring parties do not reach a “concrete humanitarian agreement” soon, Mariupol will face a “worst-case scenario.”

 

3. Outside of Kyiv, battles rage

As Russian forces get closer to the capital, fighting rages in the Kyiv suburbs. According to the Ukrainian president’s office, only roads to the south remain open, and Kyiv is preparing to mount a “relentless defence.”

According to Ukrainian soldiers on the ground, Russian forces control all of Bucha to the northwest, as well as parts of Irpin.

4. ‘Foreign mercenaries’ were killed, according to Russia.

that it killed “180 foreign mercenaries” who had joined Kyiv’s army in its fight against Russia in an airstrike near the Polish border in Ukraine.

5. A US journalist was assassinated 

Medics and witnesses say a US journalist was shot and killed in Irpin, making him the first foreign journalist killed since Russia’s invasion. Brent Renaud, a 50-year-old video documentary maker, was identified by papers found on the reporter’s body.

6. Russia makes ‘progress’ in talks 

Following several rounds of talks hosted on the border of neighbouring Belarus to resolve the fighting, Leonid Slutsky, a senior member of Russia’s negotiating team, says “significant progress” has been made.

7. Turkey seeks Russian assistance 

Turkey has requested assistance from Russia in evacuating its citizens stranded in Mariupol, according to Ankara’s Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu.

8. Pope calls for an end to the “massacre” 

Pope Francis calls for an end to the “massacre” in Ukraine, saying that attacks on civilians are unjustifiable.

9.  Strike in Mykolaiv 

According to the regional governor, eleven people were killed in a strike on the southern city of Mykolaiv. The city is located on the road leading to the port city of Odessa, which is approximately 100 kilometres (62 miles) away.

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10. East Coast attacks 

In the eastern Donbas region, where a separate air strike on a monastery sheltering civilians wounds 30 people, a senior Ukrainian police officer accuses Russia of using phosphorus chemical bombs.

11. 1,300 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed 

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says “around 1,300” Ukrainian soldiers have been killed since the invasion began, the first time he has given a figure for the country’s forces. On March 2, Russia announced the loss of 498 soldiers, but Zelensky claims the number is closer to 12,000 soldiers.

According to the UN, at least 579 Ukrainian civilians have been killed, though the true number is likely much higher.

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12. Hundreds of people have been arrested in Russia as a result of protests 

Over 800 people have been detained by Russian police in 37 cities for protesting Moscow’s “military operation” in Ukraine.

13.  Nearly 2.7 million people have fled 

According to the UN, nearly 2.7 million people have fled the conflict in Ukraine, with over 100,000 of them fleeing in the last 24 hours. More than half of the students have chosen to study in Poland.

14. 35 people killed near the Polish border

According to local officials, Russian troops launch air strikes on a military training ground outside Ukraine’s western city of Lviv, near the NATO member Poland’s border, killing 35 people and injuring more than 130.

That is all the information for now on Russia Ukraine War Russian News Today

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