Invasion of Ukraine, Day 7: Russia continues assault in Ukraine, India asks residents to go away Kharkiv

Russia continued to strike crowded cities in Ukraine on Day 7 of its invasion, whilst Moscow stated it was prepared for additional talks with Kyiv to be able to cease the struggle. On the identical day, the United Nations Basic Meeting adopted a decision rebuking the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The United Nations has stated that over 8,70,000 folks have fled Ukraine amid the struggle, with the Ukraine claiming that greater than 2,000 civilians have been killed in Russian strikes. Observe Russia-Ukraine struggle LIVE updates

India, in the meantime, issued a pink alert to stranded residents in Ukraine’s Kharkiv, asking them to go away the town “under all circumstances” tonight. The Ministry of Exterior Affairs cited an data enter by Russia behind the sudden transfer.

Listed below are the highest developments on Day 7 of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine:

Russia continues to strike Ukraine

Russia’s defence ministry stated that Russian armed forces have captured the southern Ukrainian metropolis of Kherson. The port metropolis, with a inhabitants of two,50,000, is the most important metropolis claimed by Russia throughout its invasion of Ukraine.

Nevertheless, Ukraine denied Russia’s declare, saying that they had been battling on within the port of the strategic metropolis. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s advisor Oleksiy Arestovych stated, “The city has not fallen, our side continues to defend.”

A view reveals the world close to Nationwide College after shelling in Kharkiv, Ukraine, March 2. (Photograph: Reuters)

Russia continued shelling Ukraine’s second largest metropolis Kharkiv on Wednesday. The Kharkiv Metropolis Council constructing, the Palace of Labor, and high-rise buildings had been broken within the bombarding, The Kyiv Impartial quoted Ukraine’s State Emergency Service as saying.

The Russian forces additionally pressed their assault on different cities and cities, together with the ports of Odesa and Mariupol within the south.

A civilian trains to throw Molotov cocktails to defend the town, in Zhytomyr, Ukraine, March 1. (Photograph: Reuters)

The 64 km-long convoy of Russian tanks and different autos, which was headed in the direction of Kyiv, appeared to decelerate on Wednesday, intelligence inputs from the US and UK counsel.

“While Russian forces have reportedly moved into the center of Kherson in the south, overall gains across axes have been limited in the past 24 hours. This is probably due to a combination of ongoing logistical difficulties and strong Ukrainian resistance”, the UK ministry of defence stated.

Ukraine additionally claimed that Russian strikes focused the Babyn Yar Holocaust memorial in Kyiv. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy denounced the assault, saying that Russian assaults may threaten holy non secular websites and stated Russian troops are attempting to “erase our history”.

UNGA condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

The UN General Assembly on Wednesday adopted a resolution, demanding Moscow to immediately withdraw all forces from Ukraine.

The resolution was supported by 141 of the 193 members. India, however, again abstained from voting.

What about the Russia-Ukraine talks?

According to news agency AFP, Russia said that it was ready to continue talks with Ukraine on Thursday. Russia’s Foreign Minister Segei Lavrov said that Moscow is ready for the second round of talks with Ukraine but Kyiv was playing for time at behest of the US, according to Russian state news agency Sputnik.

The first round of talks between Moscow and Kyiv was held on Monday in the border town Gomel of Belarus. However, the talks did not yield any result.

He has no idea what’s coming: Biden attacks Putin

Delivering his first State of the Union address, US President Joe Biden hit out at Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying “he has no idea what’s coming”.

Biden devoted the first 12 minutes of his address to speak about the situation in Ukraine, as he rallied the support of both Democratic and Republican lawmakers.

“Let each of us if you’re able to stand, stand and send an unmistakable signal to Ukraine and to the world,” Biden said.

Russian minister speaks about World War III

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the third World War would be ‘nuclear and destructive’ and claimed Russia would not allow Ukraine to acquire nuclear weapons.

Lavrov further said that Russia was ready for sanctions but did not expect the West to target its athletes, journalists and representatives of the cultural sector.

Leave Kharkiv at all costs: India tells citizens

The Indian Embassy in Ukraine asked all Indians to leave Kharkiv immediately “under all circumstances”. In a series of tweets in all caps, the Embassy said, “Urgent advisory to all Indian nationals in kharkiv. For their safety and security, they must leave Kharkiv immediately.”

“Proceed to Pesochin, Babaye and Bezlyudovka as soon as possible. Under all circumstances, they must reach these settlements by 1800 hrs (Ukrainian time) today,” it added.

The Embassy additional requested the residents to set out on foot if wanted to achieve the designated settlements that are not less than over 10 km away from Kharkiv’s railway station.

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