UKRAINE UPDATES: Civilians unable to evacuate; UN calls for safe passages; new ceasefire proposed; Moscow threatens to cut off natural gasoline to Europe

Here’s the newest from Ukraine, because the Russian invasion enters its 13th day…

• Russian shelling continues to forestall the evacuation of civilians from besieged cities together with Kyiv, Mariupol, Volnovakha, Sumy and Kharkiv. Fears are mounting for civilians trapped in Ukrainian cities because the Russian onslaught continues.
• Meanwhile, the UN humanitarian chief, Martin Griffiths, has known as on Russia and Ukraine to make sure secure passages for civilians fleeing battle zones.
• Ukraine rejected a Russian proposal to allow civilians to flee by way of humanitarian corridors, after it got here to gentle that many of the routes would only result in Russia or its ally Belarus.
• Notably, a Russian strike hit a civilian evacuation point outside Kyiv, reportedly killing eight folks, together with two kids, as they tried to flee their homes.
• Russia has proposed a model new ceasefire starting 10 a.m. Moscow time Tuesday in 5 Ukrainian cities. Ukraine has but to formally agree to the proposal, which might presumably allow civilians to flee by way of humanitarian corridors. Extra s not but recognized the place the routes would result in and if civilians may escape to different Ukrainian cities or neighboring European nations.
• A third spherical of peace talks between Russia and Ukraine on Monday has ended but again and not utilizing a ceasefire and little settlement on phrases of peace. A Ukraine official talked of minor progress towards civilian evacuation via secure corridors.
• Moscow demanded that Ukraine change its structure to guarantee it won’t join the EU and Nato, to be able to call off the invasion.
• An estimated 230 Western corporations have joined a rising corporate boycott of Russia. Global franchises Coca-Cola and McDonald’s are being pressured to join the boycott as nicely.
• Russian deputy PM warns Moscow might minimize off natural fuel provides to Europe, in retaliation towards European sanctions. Meanwhile, the US and its European allies are contemplating a ban on importing Russian oil.
• However, there are Login required about the extent of such a ban, as many European nations are more reliant on Russian oil than the US, which produces a lot of its personal oil, whereas also importing from different countries.
• A Ukraine lawyer at the International Court of Justice says Russia “is resorting to techniques harking again to medieval siege warfare.”

• At least 1.5 million refugees have fled Ukraine because the starting of Russia’s invasion, based on UN estimates, with more than 1,000,000 feeling north to Poland..

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