the russian army continues to bombard areas around kyiv; Moscow says talks have yielded nothing ‘very promising’

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  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called in a speech Tuesday night for Ukrainians to surveillance, despite “positive signs” what, in your opinion, they represent talks held in istanbulin Turkey. “The enemy is still in our territory. The bombing of our cities continues. Mariupol is besieged “, listed Mr. Zelensky. Wednesday, Russia has also dashed hopes of decisive progress and stated that the talks had yielded nothing “very promising”.
  • During these talks held on Tuesday between Russians and Ukrainians, Ukraine said it was ready to adopt a neutral statusin exchange for security guarantees, a proposal apparently welcomed by Moscow, which announced “drastically reduce” his military activity in kyiv.
  • Washington signaled its skepticism on Tuesday As for the Russian announcements. “We will see if they keep their word”US President Joe Biden said before calling for continued pressure on Russia through sanctions.
  • In an interview in World, Jens Stoltenberg, the secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), speaks of the risks that the war in Ukraine poses for the Atlantic Alliance and announces that France will command the troops in Romania. He also mentions the fear of the use of chemical weapons by Russia, which “It would have enormous consequences”.
  • At least twelve people were killed and 33 others wounded in a Russian attack on the regional administration building of Mykolaiv (south), a city that is experiencing a respite from the bombings of recent days, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced on Tuesday afternoon.
  • The Ukrainian authorities are concerned about the still dramatic situation in the besieged port of marioupol. According to an adviser to the Ukrainian presidency, Tetiana Lomakina, “there could be around ten thousand dead” in the city.

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