UKRAINE UPDATES: 3 EU PMs visit Kyiv; Peace talks ‘realistic’; four hundred trapped in Mariupol hospital; US labels Putin ‘war criminal’; TV editor released

As Russia’s invasion marks three weeks, here’s the most recent headlines from the war in Ukraine…

• Three EU Prime Ministers visited the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv on Tuesday in a display of European help. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Polish Deputy Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala and Slovenia’s Prime Minister Janez Jansa traveling by prepare to meet with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky.
• After the meeting, Morawiecki, the leader of Poland’s ruling celebration, mentioned an international peacekeeping mission ought to be sent to Ukraine and be geared up with technique of self defence.
• Zelensky says peace talks with Russia are beginning to “sound more realistic.” He reportedly is keen to drop his pursuit of becoming a member of NATO if he can get security ensures. Ukrainian negotiator Mykhailo Podolyak has stated that though there are “fundamental contradictions” in the course of the talks, there might be “certainly room for compromise.”

• Talks between Russian and Ukrainian negotiators will resume on Wednesday, in accordance with Ukraine’s negotiation.”

• In the besieged city of Mariupol, the deputy mayor says Russian troops are holding four hundred individuals, together with doctors and patients, “like hostages” inside a hospital.
• About 20,000 folks were capable of depart town on Tuesday, according to a senior Ukrainian official, together with some 2,000 vehicles.
• Meanwhile, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko has announced a 35-hour curfew within the capital metropolis. He warns of “a tough and harmful moment” as Russian forces proceed their assault. Fatalities were reported in the metropolis after Russian shelling hit buildings in residential areas throughout Kyiv on Tuesday, Ukrainian authorities say.
• In the southern metropolis of Kherson, new satellite images from Planet Labs present the Ukrainian military has destroyed a minimal of three Russian military helicopters at the Kherson International Airport on Tuesday. In Confessions , a large black plume of smoke is seen rising from the airport and a selection of helicopters are on hearth.
• The Russian State Media reporter who protested during a major time TV broadcast has been launched after a 14 hour interrogation, after which she mentioned she was denied sleep and entry to a lawyer.
• A decide with Moscow’s Ostankinsky district courtroom on Tuesday charged Marina Ovsyannikova with a misdemeanor and ordered her to pay a nice of 30,000 rubles ($280), after she ran onto the set of Russia’s most-watched evening information broadcast for Channel One and held up a poster reading…

• More than 40,000 Syrian soldiers are on standby after being recruited by Russia. Meanwhile, Russian and Turkish overseas ministers will discuss Ukraine on Wednesday.
• NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says China ought to be part of the rest of the world in enforcing sanctions on Russia. Meanwhile, Singapore says China should use its enormous affect on Russia to finish war in Ukraine.
• Power has been restored to decommissioned nuclear power plant of Chernobyl, after Russian forces damaged a high-voltage energy line, which left the city — home to some 20,000 people — with out electricity for 5 days. The Ukrainian national vitality firm Ukrenergo restored energy to the area for the third time on Monday evening.
• The decommissioned energy plant is situated about 60 miles north of Kyiv and homes 20 tonnes of nuclear waste, which should be continuously cooled to stop radiation from leaking by way of vaporisation.
• Meanwhile, the town’s mayor has known as for humanitarian corridors to herald aid and switch out overworked staff, which have been forced to work round the clock at gunpoint…

“All security systems are supported on turbines, that are also running out of fuel… If the cooling methods cease, even for some time, we are going to get one more Fukushima.”

Surge of 3 million individuals have fled Ukraine since Russia started its invasion on February 24, according to the UNHCR. Nearly half of them are children. Speaking with Thai PBS, a UNICEF spokesman mentioned Ukrainian refugee youngsters are are susceptible to violence and exploitation and are in desperate need of protecting services…

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