Kiev rejects the humanitarian corridor proposed by Moscow, directing civilians to Russia and Belarus
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  • On the twelfth day of fighting, the Russian army continued an all-out offensive in Ukraine, primarily bombarding the country’s second city, Kharkiv, and attempting to lay siege to the capital, Kiev.
  • In Irpin, on the outskirts of Kiev, eight people who tried to escape fighting by road were killed on Sunday, according to the city’s mayor. Vladimir Putin has “denies that its forces are targeting civilians”reports Elysée, after a new phone conversation Sunday between the French president, Emmanuel Macron, and his Russian counterpart.
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Sunday that Russian troops were preparing to bombard the city of Odessa, which lies in the south of the country, some fifty kilometers from the border with Moldova. He said in a late night video that Western sanctions against Russia were not enough in the face of “sense of impunity from colonizers”and that Ukraine will hunt down all those responsible “cruelty”.
  • A second attempt to evacuate residents of Mariupol, a strategic port in southeastern Ukraine, failed on Sunday, a day after the first failed attempt, due to continued intense bombardment. Russia and Ukraine accuse each other of failing to establish a humanitarian corridor.
  • A third round of talks between Ukraine and Russia is scheduled for today, according to a member of the Ukrainian delegation, David Arakhamia, who gave no further details.
  • Ukraine today filed a defense against Russia before the International Court of Justice. To justify its invasion, Moscow claims it wants to avoid a “genocide” in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, a qualification Kiev denies.
  • More than 4,600 people demonstrating against military intervention in Ukraine were arrested on Sunday in 65 Russian cities, said the NGO OVD-Info, which specifically monitors demonstrations. This adds to more than 13,000 the number of protesters arrested since the start of Russia’s military operation on February 24.
  • According to the United Nations, 1.5 million people left Ukraine in ten days. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, said that Europe’s fastest growing refugee crisis since World War II.

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