Putin yesterday ordered a new bombardment in another residential neighborhood of Kyivclosing in practice the encirclement that the Russian troops have carried out since the first day of the invasion, when the seizure of the nearby Hostomel airfield decided the fate of the Ukrainian capital in favor of the aggressors from an exclusively military perspective. However, the resistance has been much stronger than expected and the worst is yet to come in case the final assault takes place, which will be street by street or it will not be.
The new civilian deaths found a response yesterday in the European Union with the approval of a new round of sanctions that seek to further isolate Russia on the international stage and harm the Russian oligarchs who finance the regime of the Russian dictator.
With regard to the war, Moscow yesterday announced control of the entire province of Kherson, in the south of the country, so it only remains to invade Odessa so that Ukraine is left without access to the sea. The Ukrainian president, Volodímir Zelenski, lamented yesterday that there are almost a hundred children who have died in the country due to the Russian invasion of the territory, which began on February 24.
In a televised message to the Canadian Parliament, Zelensky accused the Russian Army of “destroying everything.” “They destroy schools, hospitals, buildings. They have already killed 97 children,” he asserted. The Ukrainian leader yesterday received the visit of his Polish, Czech and Slovenian colleagues, Mateusz Morawiecki, Petr Fiala and Janez Jansa, respectively, who traveled to the conflict zone to unequivocally show their support for Ukraine.
In addition, Russia yesterday communicated to the Council of Europe the beginning of the procedure to withdraw from this body, which had already suspended Russian integration as retaliation for the invasion of Ukraine and had a definitive expulsion on the table.
Today negotiations are resumed that kyiv describes as “very difficult”, but “with possibilities”. A Zelensky adviser, Mikhailo Podoliak, said that “there are fundamental contradictions. But there is certainly room for compromise.” During the break, work in subgroups will continue, ”Podoliak explained on his social media.