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2:00 p.m. | Russia to reduce military activities around Kyiv

Russia announced today its decision to reduce military activity around the Ukrainian capital, kyiv, and the besieged city of Chernigov, after negotiations held in Istanbul with the Ukrainian delegation. This was reported to the press by Alexandr Fomin, Russian Deputy Defense Minister. ECE

13:23 | Day of Russian-Ukrainian negotiations ends in Istanbul

Peace talks between the Russian and Ukrainian delegations in Istanbul are over for today, according to sources at the Ukrainian Embassy in Ankara. It has not yet been confirmed whether the talks will continue tomorrow in the Bosphorus city as originally planned. So far, the two sides have met in person three times – on February 28, March 3 and March 7 – on Belarusian territory, while on the 10th the foreign ministers of Russia and Ukraine. ECE

13:14 | Ukraine promises to punish those who mistreat prisoners of war

Ukrainian authorities announced on Tuesday, during negotiations with Russia taking place today in Istanbul, that they would punish those who mistreat prisoners of war, and called on Russia to do the same. “We are experiencing an ever-increasing escalation of the conflict, with violations of the norms of warfare. Individuals on both sides are calling for the total destruction of the adversary, which directly contradicts the Geneva conventions and the treatment of prisoners of war Presidential adviser Mikhailo Podolyak told Ukraine’s parliament television channel, Rada TV. ECE

12:47 | FT: Russia and Ukraine analyze a possible peace agreement

Russia would abandon its goal of “denazifying” Ukraine and would be willing to allow the country to join the European Union (EU) if kyiv remains militarily non-aligned, the Financial Times (FT) reported on Tuesday regarding the terms of a negotiation .. for a ceasefire. This media has assured that four people informed of the negotiations maintain that kyiv and Moscow are analyzing a peace agreement which provides for Ukraine not to join NATO, in exchange for obtaining “security guarantees”. ECE

12:18 | Russia warns it will respond to possible NATO arms supply to Ukraine

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu warned on Monday that Russia would react if NATO members supplied Ukraine with fighter jets and air defense systems to help it fight Russian troops. “We are monitoring the statements of the leaders of the various NATO countries regarding their intention to supply aircraft and anti-aircraft defense systems to Ukraine,” the minister noted.
“In the event that they do, we will respond appropriately,” he added. ECE

11:55 am | The Red Cross will not participate in civilian evacuations today

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has announced that it will not participate in the evacuations that the Ukrainian government said it negotiated with Russia for today and which would, among other things, allow the departure of civilians from the city. punished by Mariúpol. “At the moment the ICRC is not involved in any possible evacuation,” ICRC spokesman Ewan Watson said in Geneva. ECE

11:33 am | Kuleba advises his delegates not to eat anything if poisoning is suspected

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba advised his country’s delegation taking part in negotiations with Russia in Turkey “not to eat or touch anything”, given the suspicions of poisoning that had arisen in previous meetings. The members of the delegation present in Istanbul “must not eat anything and it is preferable that they avoid touching any surface”, says the minister, in statements to the Ukrania24 portal. ECE

11:16 a.m. | Roman Abramovich participates in Russian-Ukrainian negotiations in Turkey

Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich is taking part in negotiations in Istanbul between Russian and Ukrainian delegations to try to reach a ceasefire in Russia’s military campaign in the neighboring country, Russian media reported today. The Russian television channel Rossíya 24 showed images in which Abramóvich could be seen arriving at the Dolmabahçe Palace in Istanbul, the place of the negotiations, with the Russian delegation. ECE

10:12 | Ukraine resumes civilian evacuations

Ukraine announced on Tuesday the resumption of evacuations of civilians through three humanitarian corridors, including from the besieged city of Mariupol, after a day of suspension for fear of Russian “provocations”. “Three humanitarian corridors have been cleared for today,” Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said in a video posted on Telegram. AFP

10:06 | Russian attack reported near Odessa

A Russian attack on Tuesday reached the headquarters of the regional administration of Mikolaiv, a city near Odessa which has seen a respite from the bombardments in recent days, the governor of this region of southern Ukraine reported on Facebook. AFP

9:32 am | Erdogan calls for “responsibility” and ceasefire between Russia and Ukraine

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today urged representatives from Kyiv and Moscow, who resume talks today in Istanbul, to act “responsibly” and agree a ceasefire. fire. “With a sense of responsibility, I’m sure they can achieve a permanent ceasefire,” Erdogan said in a speech to delegates from both sides at the presidential office at Dolmabahçe Palace in Istanbul. ECE

9:24 | Russia remains a ‘significant threat’ to Kyiv (UK)

Ukrainian forces continue to carry out localized counterattacks in northeast Kyiv with “some success”, although Russia remains a “significant threat” to the city, the latest British military intelligence report said on Tuesday. In the Daily War Assessment Report posted on Twitter by the UK Ministry of Defence, it is highlighted today that “Ukrainian forces continued to carry out localized counterattacks in northwest Kyiv”. ECE

9:10 a.m. | Russia and Ukraine have ‘legitimate concerns’, says Erdogan

The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erodgan, assured that “both parties have legitimate concerns”, when receiving delegations of Russian and Ukrainian negotiators in Istanbul on Tuesday, whom he called on to “put an end to this tragedy”. AFP

9:02 | Russia and Ukraine begin talks in Turkey

Two delegations from Russia and Ukraine arrived at the presidential office in Istanbul’s Dolmabahçe Palace on Tuesday with the intention of resuming negotiations from 07:30 GMT to seek a compromise that will end the armed conflict they are facing. Amid tight security, delegates arrived an hour earlier at the venue where they were to hold the two-day face-to-face talks. ECE

8:28 | ‘International paralysis’ led to war in Ukraine: IA

The previous trajectory of “shameful inaction” and “paralysis” of international organizations in the face of conflict paved the way for the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Amnesty International (AI) lamented today, calling for a reshaping the world order at the height of the challenges facing the world. “Frankly, the UN Security Council should be called the UN Security Council. It has failed time and time again in the face of the military coup in Burma (Myanmar), the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, to the ongoing conflict in Syria,” AI Secretary General Agnès Callamard said during the presentation in Johannesburg of her annual human rights report for 2021. EFE

8:17 am | Ukrainian forces retake kyiv suburbs

Ukrainian forces have retaken a key kyiv suburb and are doing their best to retain control of the beleaguered port of Mariupol as their negotiators prepare to meet their Russian counterparts in Istanbul on Tuesday. Troops have “liberated” the suburban town of Irpin, a key access point to Kyiv, Ukrainian Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky said. However, AFP journalists witnessed heavy shelling in the area and residents fleeing. AFP

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