Ukraine Claims 1,000 Russian Casualties As Conflict Enters 3rd Day: France, Netherlands Send Arms
Early Stirrings Of Peace Process As Military Operations Continue As the military operations by Russia continues, the Kremlin has stated its willingness to send a delegtion in Minsk for de-escalation. Two days ago, President Putin had stated that he is open to “direct and honest dialogue”. He made the statement on Defender of the Fatherland Day commemorating Russia’s armed forces: "Our country is always open to direct and honest dialogue, for the search for diplomatic solutions to the most complex problems" Ukraine Gets Ammunition From France And Netherlands The conflict is a developing situation on ground and the death toll of civilians is mainly being reported by Ukrainian authorities. Russian state media, on the other hand, has largely focused its coverage on the Ukrainian army offensive in separatist-controlled Donbass and the allegations of far-right elements in Ukrainian armed forces and rights abuses of its Russian-speaking people. Ukrainian authorities have shared visuals of a high-rise apartment building in Kiev that was shelled by Russian forces overnight. The city’s mayor said that ther were 35 casualties including two children.
Similar claims were being made throughout the day, such as the one below by Kharkiv regional administration:
6A Lobonovsky Avenue High Rise Attacked By #Russian Shelling On 17th, 18th Floors Today, #Ukrainian Defense Ministry Claims#Ukraine #Russia #UkraineRussiaWar #UkraineRussiaConflict pic.twitter.com/6ghrozH3sY— GoNewsIndia (@GoNews_India) February 26, 2022
France’s President Emanuel Macron has said that “this will be a long war”, and “we must be prepared”. He also confirmed that the country will supply ammunition to Ukraine for its defense. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy also said that “partners” were sending weapons to Ukraine. The Netherlands has approved 200 Stinger surface-to-air missile systems for Ukraine.
Не вірте фейкам. pic.twitter.com/wiLqmCuz1p— Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) February 26, 2022
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said: "They are responsible for the deaths of innocent people in Ukraine, and for trampling on the international system. We, as Europeans, do not accept that."
The EU has adopted sanctions against Russian president Vladimir Putin and foreign affairs minister Sergey Lavrov. It has also approved further individual and economic sanctions covering:— EU Council (@EUCouncil) February 25, 2022
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Today, government heads of Poland and Lithuania will meet with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to discuss sanctions on Russia. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda will hold the meeting in Berlin. Polish government spokesperson Piotr Muller said: “The European Union must immediately adopt a package of ruthlessly harsh sanctions against Russia."
Today, I authorized a new round of sanctions and limitations in response to Putin’s war of choice against Ukraine.— President Biden (@POTUS) February 25, 2022
We have purposefully designed these sanctions to maximize the long-term impact on Russia – and to minimize the impact on the United States. pic.twitter.com/wM0kEBcZba