40-mile-long Russian military convoy threatens Kyiv, shelling intensifies

ISLAMABAD, Mar 01 ( Alliance News): In the sixth day of the war, a 40-mile convoy of Russian tanks and other vehicles terrified the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, as Russia intensified its shelling of the country’s second-largest city.

The Kremlin is isolated due to severe global economic sanctions, which are causing its currency to fall.

According to the foreign news agency AP, after five hours of talks between Ukraine and Russia, there was no break in the fighting. The two sides agreed to meet again in the coming days. The Ukrainian president said he believed the shelling was aimed at forcing him to bow down.

“I believe that Russia is trying to put pressure on Ukraine in this simple way,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video address.

He did not elaborate on the details of the talks held yesterday but said that his country was not ready to bow down or show any flexibility at a time when one side was firing on the other. ۔

The Ukrainian president said that Kyiv is an important target for the enemy, we did not allow them to break the defense of the capital and they send terrorists to destroy the environment, we will neutralize all these negative tactics.

Volodymyr Zelensky said Russia, which calls its actions in Ukraine a special operation, is targeting a thermal power plant supplying electricity to Kyiv, a city of three million people.

Six days after the attack, the movement of Russian troops has come to a halt due to intense resistance on the ground and a surprising failure to gain control of the airspace, while many Ukrainians have fled to shelters, basements or corridors. Spend another night

“I sit down and pray for a successful conclusion of these negotiations, so that they can reach an agreement to end this carnage,” said Alexandra Mikhailova.

Ukrainian officials have also reported a Russian bombing of Kharkiv, the country’s second-largest city, which killed dozens of civilians, but independent sources could not confirm the death toll.

Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said on Facebook that rocket attacks and the firing of MLRS (multiple launch rocket systems) on peaceful cities were proof that Russia was no longer able to fight armed Ukrainian citizens.

The Kremlin has twice in the past few days raised concerns about nuclear war and placed weapons on high alert, including intercontinental ballistic missiles and long-range missiles, as President Vladimir Putin continued his aggressive rhetoric. Called the United States and its allies “empires of lies.”

The Russian army reached Kharson In a Facebook message, the city’s mayor said Russian troops had arrived in the southern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, near Moscow-controlled Crimea, and that Russian forces were setting up checkpoints on the outskirts of the city.

Videos leaked to local media show Russian troops entering the town of Kharsoon.

The mayor of the city said that today I am responsible for the lives of the people in my city and I am trying to provide security with the available resources.

The mayor appealed to citizens not to leave their homes during curfew.

The city of Khosun has a population of about 280,000 and is located north of the Crimean peninsula, which was annexed by Russia in 2014.

Russia claimed to have laid siege to the city two days ago.

The Russian military has also claimed control of the port city of Berdynsk, northwest of Crimea on the Sea of ​​Azov.

Ceasefire talks No progress has been made in negotiating a ceasefire between Russia and its southern neighbor, and negotiators have not said when the next round of talks will take place.

Vladimir Medansky, a senior aide to the Russian president and head of the Russian delegation, said that during the first round of talks between the two sides since the attack, Safra had found some points on which a common position could be expected. That they agree to continue the talks in the coming days.

The war-torn country of Ukraine has applied to join the European Union to strengthen its ties with the West, a move that is largely symbolic at the moment, but one that will not work for the Russian president. , Which has long accused the United States of trying to push Ukraine out of Moscow’s sphere of influence.

Vladimir Putin is facing growing global pressure to launch the biggest attack on a European state since World War II, with the Russian currency, the ruble, depreciating by nearly 30 percent due to the effects of Western sanctions.

Turkey closes routes for warships Turkey, a NATO ally, has dealt another blow to Moscow, warning warring nations to withdraw their Bosphorus and Dardanelles,


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