Zelensky urges Russia to talk seriously after Moscow announces ‘reconciliation’ position in talks

Situation on the map


Led by Pierre Bouvier, Marie Slavicek and Jacky Goldberg

  • After three weeks of Moscow’s offensive and advances on several fronts, the line has stabilized, and all eyes are on Friday, March 18, towards Mariupol, a strategic city in Ukraine under siege by Russian troops, and Lviv.
  • Head of the Russian delegation to talk to Kyiv announced on Friday that they had observed « rapprochement » position on question a “Neutrality status of Ukraine and non-NATO members”. “It is time to gather. It is time to discuss. It is time to restore territorial integrity and justice for Ukraine”asks Volodymyr Zelensky in a new video filmed at night in sleepy Kyiv. “Otherwise, the losses to Russia will be such that it will take several generations to recover”.
  • American President, Joe Biden, and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, have completed an hour and 50 minute interview Friday. The United States said on Thursday that China would face retaliation if it had to “supports Russian aggression”. Russia gave up late on Thursday to hold a vote in the Security Council on the resolution, due to a lack of support from its closest ally.
  • Russian “missile” destroys an aircraft repair factory in the district Lviv . Airport, in western Ukraine, near the Polish border, according to city hall. There will be no victims. Already on Sunday, the Russian army had bombed a Ukrainian military base in this region.
  • The Russian military and its separatist allies are now at war in mariupol city centera strategic Ukrainian port under siege in the southeast of the country, Russia’s Defense Ministry announced on Friday.
  • Shooting continues in Kyiv and Kharkiv, the country’s second-largest city, where at least 500 people have died since the start of the war. But the capital slowly came back to life on Thursday after the lifting of the curfew imposed since Tuesday night. It has been emptied of at least half of its 3.5 million population. More than 3 million Ukrainians have taken the road to exile, mostly to Poland, sometimes only one stage in their exodus.

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