Russian troops that invaded Ukraine on February 24 finally attacked the country’s westernmost military base with missiles. The new week seems to be characterized by the support requested by its allies by Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
09.35: Municipal administration has announced that Russian troops have bombed the Antonov aircraft factory in Kyiv.
09.10: Ukrainian television has announced that an apartment in the capital Kyiv has been shot down by a Russian invader. Television, which states that at least one person has died, states that the other three have been injured.
It is reported that a shell fired by a Russian hit a nine-story building. In the first published photo, the blocks of the apartment appear to be in ruins.
The TV tower in the city of Rivne was damaged by a Russian missile attack. Governor Rivne Vitaliy Koval announced that the team had arrived at the scene, but said details had not yet been revealed. The TV tower was 15 kilometers away from the city of Rivne.
In the village of Stavish in the Zhytomyr region, municipal buildings were once again targeted by Russians with missiles. The attack injured four people and destroyed seven buildings.
Sirens rang on Monday from east to west in many cities in Ukraine. Air sirens were heard in Kharkiv in the east near the Polish border, Odessa on the Black Sea coast, and Lviv in the west.
07.50: The United States has warned citizens of Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, to leave the city soon. A warning shared on the Kyiv embassy’s Twitter account reminded Americans to leave the city by land and that the border gates were open.
US journalist Brent Renaud was shot dead by a Russian invader in Irpin near Kyiv on Sunday. Other journalists who survived the attack say Russian troops fired directly at them.
07.45: The UK is preparing to send another 500 generators to Ukraine. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that these energy producers will be used in shelters and hospitals.
07.35: Russia has blocked access to Instagram. The Netblocks website, a non-governmental organization that monitors Internet disruptions, said in a tweet that access to Instagram was blocked by a Russian service provider.
Access to Facebook was also blocked before, but Instagram is more popular in the country.
On Friday, the Russian government announced that it would limit Instagram from March 14th.
Russia made this decision after Meta allowed users to send anti-Russian messages.
“Help” news changes agenda opotager
07.30: Russia has sought military and economic assistance from China, according to reports from the Financial Times and the New York Times. According to the Financial Times, Moscow has requested military supplies from China for use in Ukraine.
An unknown US official said in a newspaper report that Russia had requested China for military supplies since the invasion began. However, authorities did not specify what material was requested.
According to the report, China may be preparing for assistance.
Again, US officials say Russia has sought help from China to overcome the effects of historic sanctions, according to another New York Times report.
New exit from China
So far, China has sought to remain neutral to Russia’s aggression. After the news was released in the Financial Times and the New York Times, the US embassy in China said efforts were made to prevent the war from running wild.
According to Liu Pengyu, a spokesman for the Washington Embassy, the situation in Ukraine is really worrisome. “Currently our top priority is to prevent the rise of tension and even to prevent it from getting out of control,” said spokesman Pengyu.
US warns China: We do not allow lifeguards
Meanwhile, the United States warned China not to support Moscow. White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said they had direct private communication with Beijing and emphasized that supporting Russia would have consequences.
Sullivan said no country in the world would allow Russia to be a lifesaver in these sanctions. Jake Sullivan will meet with China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi today in Rome, Italy.
The words of National Security Adviser Sullivan, broadcast on CNN International, came after a statement by Russia’s Finance Minister Anton Sir Anov.
Confession from Moscow
Russia’s finance minister has admitted that sanctions have prevented Moscow from accessing $ 300 billion worth of gold and dollars at foreign banks.
Anton Siluanov reminded us that there is a deposit in the Chinese yuan, saying that China is also under pressure in this regard. According to Moscow, Western nations are putting pressure on China to impose restrictions on trade with Russia.
Siranov’s statement is the clearest statement since the invasion of Ukraine began, indicating that Moscow will seek Chinese assistance in the process.
China’s decision time
Marc Weller, a professor at the University of Cambridge, states that China is facing choices. Professor of international law. According to Weller, the Beijing administration now has to make decisions and can play a particularly powerful role in supporting negotiations to end the conflict.
Western nations have removed Russia from the SWIFT system known as interbank secure messaging, which allows for proper interbank remittances due to the occupation of Ukraine.
In addition, Sberbank deposits at Russian banks in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy have been frozen.
The Central Bank of Russia is estimated to have a total of $ 630 billion worth of deposits in both Russia and several other countries.
They were blocked from the Black Sea coast
07.20: The British Ministry of Defense has announced that Russia is blocking Ukraine from the Black Sea coast. Therefore, it prevented the country from conducting maritime trade.
Russia practiced similar practices in the Sea of Azov.
07.10: In negotiations between Ukraine and Russia, the parties are reuniting today. The statements made by Kyiv and Moscow on Sunday showed positive signs.
However, there are only minor changes in the position of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, who ordered the invasion of his neighbors. Putin had previously demanded that Ukrainian troops drop weapons and surrender, the country was disarmed, and the pro-Moscow administration came to power.
07.00: We report every minute on the live blog of all the progress of Russia’s occupation of Ukraine.