This Article is From Mar 16, 2022

Ukraine Says Peace Talks "Realistic", But More Time Needed: 10 Facts

Ukraine War: Ukrainian President said that the positions of Ukraine and Russia at peace talks were sounding more realistic

Ukraine Says Peace Talks 'Realistic', But More Time Needed: 10 Facts

Ukrain War: More than three million people have fled Ukraine

New Delhi: Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko has warned of a "difficult and angerous moment" for the city as Russian forces have stepped up strikes on residential buildings.

Here are the top 10 updates on this big story

  1. A trio of eastern European leaders met Ukraine's President in his besieged capital, in a defiant act of solidarity as Russian forces pressed in and air strikes claimed yet more lives in the city under curfew.

  2. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said peace talks were sounding more realistic but more time was needed, as Russian airstrikes killed five people in the capital Kyiv and the refugee tally from Moscow's invasion reached three million.

  3. US President Joe Biden is all set to announce $800 million in new security assistance to Ukraine on Wednesday, a White House official said -- the same day that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is set to deliver a speech to the US Congress.

  4. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is set to rule today on emergency measures sought by Ukraine in a case against Russia, including an order for Moscow to stop its military campaign. The decision by the top United Nations court, also known as the "World Court", will be read out in The Hague's Peace Palace at 4 pm local time

  5. The emergency service in Ukraine's eastern region of Kharkiv region said at least 500 residents of the city of Kharkiv have been killed since Russia invaded on February 24.

  6. President Zelensky renewed his calls for a no-fly zone over Ukraine to "stop the bombing". NATO allies, including Canada, have rejected the proposal, fearing it would lead to an expansion of the conflict.

  7. Russia's foreign ministry announced sanctions on US President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Tuesday alongside several officials in a reciprocal response to Western measures.

  8. The US Senate unanimously passed a resolution condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin as a war criminal, a rare show of unity in the deeply divided Congress.

  9. An Irish cameraman for Fox News and a Ukrainian working as a producer for the US television network have been killed in fighting near Kyiv, Fox News said. Two other Ukrainian journalists, as well as a US documentary filmmaker, have also been killed, the Ukrainian parliament's human rights chief Lyudmyla Denisova said.

  10. Around 20,000 people managed to leave the besieged port city of Mariupol by driving along a humanitarian corridor agreed with Russian forces, a Ukrainian presidential aide said.

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