Ground Report | New Delhi: Russia attack on Ukraine stop; Russia will stop its military operation in Ukraine only if Ukraine stops fighting and accepts its demands. Russian President Vladimir Putin said this during a phone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Russia has been insisting that its land, air and naval strikes in Ukraine are a special military operation. President Putin believes it is necessary to end Ukraine’s ‘Na%i%ation’. President Putin said the attack was going according to plan and it was on its time.
Recently, Western defence analysts said that Russia’s military operation in Ukraine is not going as well as expected. At that time also Putin made similar comments.
According to Russia’s statement, Putin expects Ukrainian negotiators to take a more “positive stance”. Erdogan’s office said the Turkish president has called for an immediate ceasefire.
Putin told Erdogan that he was ready for talks with Ukraine and foreign partners, but any attempt to drag out the negotiation would fail, a Kremlin statement said. Turkey said Erdogan had called for a ceasefire to ease humanitarian concerns.
Kiev renewed its call for the West to tighten sanctions beyond existing efforts that have hit Russia’s economy. He also requested more weapons, including a request for Russian-made aircraft, to help him repel Russian forces.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said Washington was “very, very actively” considering how it might replace planes for Poland, should Warsaw decide to supply its fighter jets to Ukraine, speaking on a trip to neighbouring Moldova.
Moscow calls the campaign it launched on February 24 a “special military operation,” saying it has no plans to occupy Ukraine, which was once part of the Soviet Union under Moscow’s rule but has now turned to the West. seeking membership in NATO and the European Union. Union.
“They are destroying us,” Mariupol Mayor Vadym Boychenko told Reuters in a video call, describing the plight of the city of 400,000 people. “They won’t even give us a chance to count the wounded and the dead because the shelling doesn’t stop.”
Russia, which denies targeting civilian areas, has sent troops and equipment to Ukraine. A huge Russian convoy on a highway north of Kyiv has made limited visible progress in recent days, though Russia’s Defense Ministry released footage on Sunday showing some tracked military vehicles on the move.
In the capital, Ukrainian soldiers bolstered defences by digging trenches, blocking roads and contacting civil defence units as Russian forces shelled nearby areas.
“Positions are prepared, we have equipped them and we are just waiting to find them here,” a soldier said in a video released by Ukraine’s armed forces. “Victory will be ours.”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Russian rockets had destroyed the civilian airport in the capital of the central-western region of Vinnytsia on Sunday. He also said that Russia was preparing to bomb another southern city, Odessa.
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