- Russia’s invasion of Ukraine enters its fifth day
- EU closes airspace to Russian flights, sends fighter jets to Ukraine
- Ukraine agrees to peace talks with Russia
- UN Common Meeting to carry emergency session on Monday
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Australia to offer ‘deadly’ army tools to Ukraine
The Australian authorities introduced that it will be offering tools and assets to Ukraine. In keeping with a authorities assertion issued on Monday, Australia would work with NATO to “present deadly in addition to non-lethal army tools, medical provides, and monetary help to help the folks of Ukraine.”
Australia mentioned it was “deeply involved at Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine,” and held the president, the international minister and defence minister straight chargeable for the invasion.
“President Putin joins a really small group that features Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, Muammar Gaddafi of Libya and Bashar al-Assad of Syria,” the assertion added.
Australia instituted monetary sanctions and journey bans on senior members of Russia’s authorities, and greater than 350 people, over the weekend.
A whole bunch detained in Belarus for anti-war protests
In Belarus, over 500 folks have been detained for demonstrating towards Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The Viasna human rights centre — essentially the most well-known human rights watchdog in Belarus — offered the names of 530 individuals who had been detained throughout the nation.
In a tweet the group posted up a tally of those that had been detained as of Sunday evening.
There have been demonstrations in cities round Belarus. In Minsk, protesters carried flags and piled flowers exterior the Ukrainian embassy.
Belarus seems to have performed a key position in Russia’s invasion technique, with the 2 nations having performed large-scale army workout routines collectively shortly earlier than the assault.
EU chief eager on Ukraine becoming a member of bloc
European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen has expressed her want to have Ukraine be a part of the EU. Talking to French information community Euronews, von der Leyen mentioned: “Certainly over time they belong to us. They’re considered one of us and we wish them in.”
The EU chief additionally identified that quite a few areas of cooperation already existed with the nation.
Her feedback on Ukraine got here shortly after an unprecedented EU choice to provide weapons to Kyiv.
On Monday, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy tweeted a couple of telephone dialog with von der Leyen and tweeted that that they had spoken about “concrete selections on strengthening Ukraine’s protection capabilities, macro-financial help and Ukraine’s membership within the EU.”
Sunday ‘a tough time’ for Ukraine’s army
Ukraine’s armed forces described Sunday as “a tough time” for the army.
“Occupiers proceed shelling in nearly all instructions,” learn a press release posted on Fb by the Common Employees of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
In keeping with the assertion the air pressure was “confronting the aggressor each within the sky and on the bottom.”
Ukraine’s army mentioned there had been rocket strikes on six Russian columns. Anti-aircraft items had been reported to have shot down an enemy helicopter and drone.
A Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial car additionally reportedly engaged a Russian column with a Buk missile system.
The British Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) intelligence replace from Sunday mentioned that Ukrainian forces had engaged Russian forces for a second evening working inside Kyiv, though preventing was mentioned to be “at a decrease depth than the earlier night.”
The replace acknowledged that there had been “intensive exchanges of rocket artillery in a single day” which was adopted by heavy preventing in Ukraine’s second largest metropolis, Kharkiv.
The MOD mentioned that Russian forces had been persevering with to advance into Ukraine “from a number of axes” however identified they had been being “met with stiff resistance from the Ukrainian Armed Forces.”
Abstract of occasions in Ukraine-Russia disaster on Sunday
Ukraine agreed to begin negotiations with Russia with out preconditions. Kyiv mentioned the talks could be held on the Ukrainian-Belarusian border, however it’s not clear when.
Russian President Vladimir Putin put his nation’s nuclear deterrent forces on excessive alert in response to what he referred to as “aggressive statements” by NATO members.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz advised Parliament that because of Russia’s invasion, his authorities would allocate €100 billion ($111 billion) additional for the German armed forces within the 2022 price range.
The European Union will, for the primary time in its historical past, buy weapons for a rustic beneath assault, mentioned European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen. The bloc may also ban state-owned Russia As we speak (RT), Sputnik and their subsidiaries.
Anti-war demonstrators rallied in dozens of cities throughout Russia, defying the nation’s strict protest legal guidelines to precise their anger on the worsening battle. Greater than 2,000 folks had been arrested, based on an unbiased monitor.
At the very least 100,000 folks took to the streets of Berlin to point out their help for Ukrainians.
Ukraine mentioned 352 civilians have been killed since Thursday, together with 14 kids. Practically 1,700 folks have been wounded.
Nearly 400,000 folks have now fled Ukraine for the reason that battle began, based on the UN.
The UN Safety Council referred to as for a particular session of the Common Meeting because of the battle, to be held on Monday.
mm, kb/wd (AP, AFP, Reuters, dpa)