Developments on Russia-Ukraine crises

Developments on Russia-Ukraine crises
In the past few hours; there have been developments in the Russia-Ukraine crises.
Negotiations and talks have been on; between Russia and Ukraine to solve and put a ceasefire to the crises happening in Kyiv.
Below is an update and developments happening between Russia and Ukraine.

Explosions heard near Kyiv

Several large detonations were heard around 6:40 p.m. local time Monday to the east of the Kyiv’s city center.

They were the largest explosions heard Monday.

They were followed by sirens going off across the city.

Talks end between Russia and Ukraine

Russian and Ukrainian talks have ended in Belarus and the two parties have returned to their capitals for consultations.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s adviser, Mikhaylo Podolyak;  told reporters after the talks.

“Ukrainian and Russian delegations held the first round of negotiations. Their main goal was to discuss ceasefire and the end of combat actions on the territory of Ukraine.”

The parties discussed holding another round of negotiations where these decisions can develop,” he said.

Finland’s government says it will send weapons to Ukraine with regards to developments

Finland will provide 2,500 assault rifles; 150,000 cartridges for attack rifles; 1,500 single-shot anti-tank weapons and 70,000 combat ration packages to Ukraine;  the Finnish government said in a news release on Monday.

“The situation in Ukraine is extremely difficult because of Russia’s military attack and there is an immediate need for defense [material],” the statement said.

The country announced on Sunday that it would send bulletproof vests, composite helmets and first aid equipment to Ukraine.

China’s UN rep calls on parties to exercise restraint in Ukraine crisis

China’s Permanent Representative to the UN Zhang Jun called on parties to exercise restraint, step up diplomatic efforts, and notably said he supports the European Union, The North Atlantic Treaty Organization and Russia resuming dialogue; including the “legitimate” security concerns of all; including Russia.

Ambassador Jun said he supports dialogue resuming between EU, NATO and Russia;

Also read: NATO response ‘embarrassing’ – Moscow

“bearing in mind the notion of indivisible security properly addressing the legitimate security concerns of all parties including Russia, striving to forge a balanced effective and sustainable European security mechanism so as to achieve lasting peace and stability for the European continent.”

“The Cold War has long ended,” he told the General Assembly hall, and “the Cold War mentality; has to stop,”

said Jun.

“Nothing can be gained from stirring up a new cold war; but everyone will stand to lose,” Jun said it has “evolved to a point which China doesn’t wish to see” and is “not in the interest of any party.”

“The immediate priority is for all parties to exercise restraint;  prevent further worsening of the situation, while stepping up diplomatic efforts aiming for a political solution,” he said.

He also welcomed the start of direct talks between delegations.

He said Ukraine should serve as a bridge of communication between East and West; rather than a frontline.

He reiterated that the safety of civilian life and humanitarian needs is important in recent developments.

UK foreign office advises against all travel to Russia due to recnt developments

The UK foreign office has advised against all travel to Russia; according to updated travel guidance published Monday.

The foreign office said they have updated their guidance due to “the lack of available flight options to return to the UK, and the increased volatility in the Russian economy.”

British Authorities have warned theirnNationals against travelling to Russia; and flight directly from Russia to UK; or via EU;  is impossible.

More than 120,000 people have fled Ukraine’s western border in the past 24 hours, officials say

More than 120,000 people fled Ukraine’s western border in the past 24 hours, according to the Ukrainian border control service.

This figure is more than double the number of daily crossings compared to prior to the Russian invasion.

In a tweet, the service reported that before the “aggravation of a humanitarian situation,” 50,000 people crossed the border — on average — each day.



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