UKRAINE UPDATES: Ultimatums ‘not feasible’; Russian offensive stalls; Putin’s ‘back is towards the wall’

As Russia’s invasion continues, here’s the most recent headlines from the struggle in Ukraine…
• In a televised address, President Volodymyr Zelensky says Ukraine could not undergo ultimatums from Russia. The only method to do this can be to “destroy us all” he mentioned. The remarks come after Ukraine rejected a Russian ultimatum for Mariupol authorities to give up the city by 5am Moscow time on Monday so as to open humanitarian corridors to allow desperately needed aid into the besieged city…
“[Russia says:] ‘You abide by the totally different level and we’ll cease the warfare.’ No, that’s not the way of going about it. It doesn’t depend upon me. The whole problem is that the facility and the persons are united. We cannot implement an ultimatum. Ukraine can not do it as a result of we have lost our folks. How can this be possible? This isn’t feasible. You need to destroy us all. Only then will the ultimatum be implemented.”
“[Russia says:] ‘Give us our cities back — Kyiv, Mariupol, Kharkiev.’ Neither the native, the residents of the cities or the president may do that. You can see in these cities which would possibly be occupied, when the Russian forces soldiers penetrated them, the folks would not give up. They would simply elevate their flag. So what do you want to do. Pattern wish to destroy us all. The solely thing I can say is that the ultimatum can be implemented only when there is no person left.”
• Meanwhile, Russian troops are persevering with their assault on civilians, with Russian shelling killing at least eight extra people in a residential space and purchasing centre in Kyiv. The mayor of Kyiv has introduced a new curfew in the metropolis from Monday night till 7am local time on Wednesday.
• US President Joe Biden claims Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “back is towards the wall” in Ukraine. This is increasing his chances of using chemical or organic weapons, he says. Speaking at a enterprise roundtable occasion in Washington DC on Monday, Biden says he believes Russia is making ready new “false flags.” US and allied officials have claimed Russia might use false claims of chemical weapons in Ukraine as a pretext to make use of such weapons themselves…
“They are additionally suggesting that Ukraine has biological and chemical weapons in Ukraine. That’s a clear sign he’s contemplating using both of those.”
• Meanwhile, Ukrainian army intelligence reviews that Russian troops are having trouble resupplying and repairing broken weaponry. The Institute for the Study of War stated that Russia has been compelled to deploy “low quality” reserves, including replacing losses in frontline fight models with “low readiness units” from Russia’s Far East. Notably, Russia has raised the conscript age restrict from 55 to sixty five and is claimed to be aggressively recruiting 18 year olds, according to Ukrainian intelligence shared by the ISW of their day by day report of the conflict in Ukraine.
• Ukraine’s General Staff claims that “irreversible” losses have pressured Moscow to cancel planned discharges of officers and enlisted troops from the military. They additionally say that about 300 Russian soldiers have been killed in combat on Monday alone.
• Meanwhile, a Ukrainian negotiator says the resilience of Ukrainian forces is causing Russia to “more adequately assess the situation” of the struggle. The change has helped encourage a dialogue between the two sides, in accordance with Mykhaylo Podolyak, an aide to President Zelensky. He says the Russian and Ukrainian leaders themselves should determine on a peace settlement.
• In southern Ukraine, Russian troops have seized an important land corridor with the Crimean peninsula, effectively slicing off Ukraine from accessing the Sea of Azov, based on the General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces.
• President Zelensky says Ukrainian forces have so far managed to maintain Russia at bay. In a video message on Monday, he says that though Russian forces have been making an attempt to slowly advance, Ukrainian’s navy has been in a position to repulse their efforts and restrain their forces.
• He also claimed that one other Russian aircraft had been introduced down by Ukrainian forces in the Kharkiv region. Speaking of Russian warplane pilots, he said…
“They definitely have vacancy as an alternative of a heart. Instead of a soul. Instead of everything that makes folks human.”

IMAGE CREDIT: Institute for the Study of War

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