On the 10th day of the Russia-Ukraine war, there are still frightening reports coming in from the region. A Russian helicopter spotted near the Kiev region was shot down by the Ukrainian military. The helicopter, which was shot down while it was traveling, turned into a fireball and crashed to the ground. ‘Zelenski does not want to talk, nor does he want negotiations. He wants NATO to go to war,” he said. Meanwhile, Russia’s Putin said Ukraine is preventing a peaceful resolution of the crisis in Donbas. Describing the sanctions against his country as a ‘declaration of war’, Putin said, ‘The decision to operate was not taken easily. We will destroy Ukraine’s military infrastructure’. The date of the third round of talks between Russia and Ukraine has been announced as March 7, according to Ukrainian negotiators. Putin, meanwhile, tasked the government with preparing a list of countries that have taken ‘unfriendly actions’ against Russia. Here’s minute-by-minute what happened in the Ukraine war…
As we enter the 10th day of the Russian-Ukrainian war, the conflicts in the region continue with all its violence. This morning, the strategic port city of Mariupol in Ukraine was blockaded by Russian forces. Russia, responding to the calls of Mariupol Mayor Vadim Boychenko, accepted a ceasefire for the opening of a humanitarian corridor for civilians in the region. The evacuations started at 12:00 Turkish time, but Ukraine stopped the evacuations by stating that Russia did not comply with the ceasefire.
Putin made venomous remarks in the evening, while the date for the third round of talks became clear.
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11:09 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin has tasked the government with preparing a list of countries that have taken ‘unfriendly actions’ against Russia.
10:50 p.m. “Zelenski, plane, let’s give Siha what she wants,” US Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said in a video message posted on Twitter. Graham’s insion of “assassination” of Putin to end the Russia-Ukraine war drew a backlash.
22.32 Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov announced the destruction of 2,119 military infrastructure facilities in Ukraine.
21.51 Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett at the Kremlin, Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov said. Peskov told reporters that Putin had met with Bennet at the Kremlin Palace. “The situation around Ukraine is being negotiated,” Peskov said, briefing on the content of the ongoing meeting.
9.50pm The Russian Foreign Ministry announced that a Russian diplomat was attacked by physical force in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius. The Russian Embassy in Lithuania sent a note to the Foreign Ministry of that country due to threats against Russian diplomats and pressure on the Ambassador, the ministry said in a statement.
21.43 The Russian Defense Ministry reminded that the ceasefire for the evacuation of civilians had ended, adding that “the offensive has resumed from 6 p.m.”
21.03 The Russian Defense Ministry says they have captured a Ukrainian military base in the city of Herson. “Russian troops captured the Ukrainian army military base near the village of Radensk in the city of Herson. The Ukrainian army left the area, leaving behind base equipment, weapons and ammunition.”
20.55 US Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits the border with Ukrainians fleeing to the Polish border due to Russian attacks on Ukraine, after meeting with Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau. “The Polish people know how important it is to defend freedom. Poland is carrying out vital activities in response to this crisis.”
20.53 The Russian Foreign Ministry has called on NATO and the EU to stop providing arms to Ukraine, according to the RIA news agency. Russia has expressed concern that Stinger missiles could fall into the hands of ‘terrorists’.
20.47 Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba announced that his meeting with us counterpart Antony Blinken was constructive, adding that the decisions taken during this meeting will be implemented in the next few days. Kuleba said they want more sanctions against Russia. Kuleba reiterated that humanitarian corridor efforts have failed because of Russia’s violations.
20.30 A new statement has come from the UK for the failed ceasefire and evacuations in Mariupol. British officials say Russia is using the ceasefire as an excuse to both improve its image in the international arena and reposition its troops.
20.02 The third type of talks between Russia and Ukraine will resume on Monday (March 7th). The statement was made by David Arakhamiya of the Ukrainian negotiating team.
19.58 Spanish news agency EFE has joined media outlets suspending journalistic activities in Russia after the Moscow Government passed legislation imposing heavy prisons for those spreading “fake news.”
19.50 New statement from the IMF: The War in Ukraine will have a devastating effect on the global economy.
19.45 Russian soldiers open fire on civilians protesting against them in Luhansk Region of Ukraine. In some cities, protests were held by Ukrainian civilians for Russian troops to leave their cities, while people took to the streets in Novopskov, a city in the Luhansk Region of Donbass.
Ukrainian civilians who did not want Russian troops entering the city stood in front of Russian troops and protested the attack. During the protests, Russian soldiers pointed their weapons at the civilian public and opened fire indiscriminately. Some demonstrators were injured as a result of the shooting and tensions remained in the city.19.40 Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett meets with Vladimir Putin in Moscow today. As the two discussed what happened in Ukraine, Bennett reiterated his offer of mediation for the talks. The statement was made by a spokesman for the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office. Bennet said Israel is continuing to work in coordination with the United States, FRansa and Germany for the ongoing crisis between Russia and Ukraine.
19.34 The Russian Defense Ministry continues to be in a full attack position in Ukraine, Interfax reported. The ministry announced the capture of multiple Ukrainian cities and reported that four OF Ukraine’s SU-27 jets were shot down.
19.20 The Russian Foreign Ministry has issued a warning to Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania. After a Russian diplomat was attacked in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, Russia asked them to protect their Russian Embassies.
19.08 Kiev Mayor says Russian forces have seized a psychiatric hospital in borodyanka region and 670 people inside have not been evacuated
19.05 It has been learned that Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelenski met with members of the American Congress via teleconference.
CNN International reported that 100,000 people have been in the country since 20 Zelenski called on US senators to support the declaration of a no-fly zone over Ukraine. A source familiar with the meeting also demanded that Zelenski impose more sanctions against Russia and give Ukraine more military assistance. Zelensi specifically requested air power.
7 p.m.: Herson Mayor Ior Kolihaev, who was targeted by Russian attacks, told CNN International that they have no weapons left to resist the Russian forces surrounding the city.
The army was defeated and there was no army in the city, Kolihaev said. We retreated to Nikolayev.” Kolihaev said that if the Ukrainian army does not advance towards Herson, the city will remain under the control of Russian forces and there are Russian troops everywhere.
18.50 Italy’s state television RAI says it has suspended reporting from Russia.
18.45 After a 10-day Russian occupation, 351 civilians were killed and 707 wounded in Ukraine, according to United Nations observers. Those numbers may actually be much higher, officials said.
18.30 Fierce fighting continues in Ipin
The city of Irpin, near the capital Kiev, is also under heavy bombardment. In Irpin, 9.7 miles from Kiev, heavy smoke rises from the areas attacked during fierce clashes. Several buildings were also destroyed in Irpin, where explosions also rose. Residents of Irpin are also being evacuated after heavy fighting. Ukrainian troops are guarded and civilians leaving the city are sent to safer areas. Civilians are being evacuated over a bridge blown up to prevent the Russian military from advancing on the capital Kiev.
17:20 According to the news that BBC News based on the Ukrainian authorities, only 400 people were evacuated from Volnovakha and nearby areas during today’s ceasefire. Authorities were aiming to evacuate more than 15,000 civilians from the region after the ceasefire decision.
16:56 Alexei Aleksandrovits Mordaşov named in the European Union sanctions resolutions for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and Gennady Nikolayevich Timchenko’s yachts moored at Italian ports were seized yesterday. Mordasov and Timchenko are among the richest names in Russia.
16:31 The Russian military has targeted residential areas in Bila Tserkva, Ukraine, from the air. The houses are in ruins.
FLASH EXPLANATIONS FROM PUTIN: WE WILL DESTROY!
16.15 Putin made a new statement. In his statement, the Russian leader said that Ukraine prevented the peaceful resolution of the crisis in Donbas, and evaluated the sanctions imposed on Russia as a “declaration of war”.
Underlining that the decision to operate was not taken easily, Putin stated that ‘we will destroy Ukraine’s military infrastructure’.
Putin said an attempt to impose a no-fly zone from another country would be considered direct participation in military activities. Putin said there are no plans to impose martial law or a state of emergency in Russia.
Putin said operations in Ukraine were proceeding as planned and would continue until Russia reached its goals.
14:56 After Russia invaded Ukraine, it was announced that more than 1.2 million Ukrainians crossed the country’s borders. The UN said the number of refugees fleeing the Russian occupation could potentially reach 1.5 million by the end of the weekend. 14:40 England told its citizens in Russia, “If your presence in Russia is not mandatory, we strongly recommend that you consider leaving the remaining trade routes.” warned. 14:34 Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelenski made a new statement about Ukraine’s attacks on Russia. Emphasizing that the ‘national war’ continues on the 10th day of the attacks, Zelenski said, “We will be able to say to our citizens to return to your country very soon. We will be able to say return from Poland, Romania and all countries, because the danger will not be too soon. Nearly 10 thousand Russian soldiers have been killed so far. “The Russians will certainly lose. No one can stand against those who defend the homeland in such a strong and unarmed way. I stand proud of every Ukrainian,” he said.
ZELENSKI WANTS NATO TO JOIN THE WAR
14:26“Neo-nazis are supported by Europeans. A response is expected by Ukraine for the talks. Zelenski wants NATO to go to war. Zelenski doesn’t want to talk, he doesn’t want negotiations,” he added.
Our hope is that these dialogues will resume. Much of the dialogue took place. Many issues have been addressed and agreements have been reached. But some of the headlines need to be clarified. That’s why it’s important to continue the dialogue. If Iran agrees, we can continue the processes, especially the documents. But the problem now is the correction of the agreements according to the reasons of the Russian Federation”
14:05 Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said, “We want the ceasefire to be permanent and to cover the whole country.”
13:57 A temporary ceasefire has been postponed in Mariupol, Ukraine, to evacuate civilians for security reasons. Ukraine said the Mariupol evacuation was postponed due to Russian ceasefire violations.
12.45 The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine announced that vehicles carrying humanitarian aid materials have been facilitated to cross the border. It has been stated that 834 vehicles and 19 cars have brought aid from the border so far.
Ukraine’s Interior Ministry said in a statement that vehicles carrying humanitarian supplies to Ukraine had been facilitated to cross the border. “The passage of vehicles transporting humanitarian supplies to Ukraine has been simplified and carried out in an unusual manner. Border guards, together with representatives of other control services, are making every effort to ensure that the control of humanitarian supplies is carried out as soon as possible. Thus, since the beginning of the war, the Border Guards of the Western Regional Administration have allowed 834 vehicles and 19 cars carrying humanitarian aid to Ukraine to pass through.”
09:30 Russia’s defence ministry has announced a ceasefire in Ukraine. “As of 10:00 a.m. Moscow time today, the Russian side is declaring a regime of silence and opening humanitarian corridors for the exit of civilians from Mariupol and Volnovakha,” the ministry said in a statement.
08:00Singapore has announced details of its sanctions against Russia. According to details on the ministry’s website, financial measures will be imposed on designated Russian banks and institutions. Singapore became the first country in Southeast Asia to impose sanctions on Russia.
07:06The Washington Post announced that it would no longer include staff names in reports produced by reporters in Russia to protect the newspaper’s security.
06:47 ABD’nin Ukrayna’daki Büyükelçiliği, Rus ordusunun Ukrayna’nın Energodar kentindeki Avrupa’nın en büyük nükleer santrali Zaporijya Nükleer Santrali’ne saldırısını kınadı.
06:16 Following Russia’s attacks on Ukraine, the USA held a drill with B-52 Stratofortress bombers on the eastern wing of NATO with the armies of Germany and Romania.
MARIUPOL IS BLOCKED
06:00 The strategic Ukrainian port city of Mariupol has been blockaded by Russian forces. Mariupol mayor Vadym Boychenko has asked for military assistance and a humanitarian corridor to allow the safe evacuation of some of the 400,000 residents.
Mariupol, one of Ukraine’s largest ports, is strategically important for a land corridor expected to be created between Crimea and the separatist regions of Luhansk and Donetsk.
Mayor of Mariupol: Our priority is to create a humanitarian corridor to rebuild vital infrastructure, bring food and medicine to the city
05:45 Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the US ambassador to the UN, said Russian forces were currently approaching Ukraine’s second-largest nuclear facility and warned that the danger remained.
05:30 Samsung is the latest company to suspend shipments to Russia.The company will also donate $6 million to humanitarian efforts in the region, bloomberg reported.
05:00 U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told a news conference after talks in Brussels, Belgium, that the war in Ukraine would likely become even more devastating for civilians because of Russia’s brutal tactics in other conflicts. U.S. support for Ukraine would increase.