Russia and Ukraine held new talks on Monday in an effort to end the devastating war in Moscow, despite deadly attacks on a Ukrainian TV tower, the capital and a pro-Moscow separatist region.
In addition to the siege of Kiev, Russian troops maintained a siege of the southern port city of Mariupol, where officials said nearly 2,200 people had been killed. Russian forces have previously focused on areas in eastern and southern Ukraine – where more ethnic Russians live – but have moved to the center of the country in recent days.
The United Nations estimates that nearly 2.8 million people have fled Ukraine since Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a ground and air strike on February 24, most of them struggling to supply arrivals to Poland.
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The British Defense Ministry said in a tweet on Monday that Russia intends to use chemical or biological weapons in Ukraine in response to a fake attack on Russian troops.
He did not mention any evidence to support the assertion when he called for an intelligence update. U.S. officials have made similar statements.
President Zelensky will speak to the US Congress about the Russia-Ukraine War
The Ukrainian president will give a virtual speech to Congress on Wednesday to urge lawmakers to step up pressure on the White House to take a tougher stance on Russia’s invasion.