Putin’s war: Ukraine rejects attackers, Kremlin denies plans to use nuclear weapons – happened at night – Politics

Proceed with a new round of negotiations between Ukraine and Russia Battles for many Ukrainian cities further. On Tuesday evening, President Volodymyr Zelenskii spoke of a tense situation despite some military successes of the Ukrainians.

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Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov continued to threaten that Russia would do so Stop gas deliveries in Western Europe if the buyer countries refuse President Vladimir Putin’s request to pay them in rubles.

The events of the night at a glance:

  • According to Zelenskyy, the Russian units were from the city of Irpin, disputed for weeks rejected near Kiev. However, the fighting continued there and in other parts of the country. Russian troops controlled the north of the Kiev region, they had resources and forces. They tried to rebuild the destroyed units. The situation remains “very difficult” also in the regions of Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Donbass and southern Ukraine. Selensky has again called for tougher sanctions against Russia due to the war of aggression that began more than a month ago.
  • the Ukrainian Armed Forces try, according to their own statements in several places, to repel attacks by Russian units. The Russian advance on the city of Slovyansk, in the Donetsk region, in the south-east of the country, and on the town of Barvinkove, in the Kharkiv region, about an hour away, would be under arrest, according to the report on the situation of the Ukrainian general staff, which was posted Tuesday evening on Facebook has become.
  • After the EU largely refused to pay for gas supplies in rubles Russia continues to threaten a delivery stop. “No pay, no gasoline,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told PBS. Moscow wants to wait for the definitive response from the EU and then determine the next steps. “But we absolutely do not intend to present ourselves as benefactors and provide free gas to Western Europe,” Peskov said. The head of the Kremlin Vladimir Putin had ordered that natural gas could only be delivered to “hostile” states such as Germany for payment in rubles. This has already been rejected by some countries with reference to the breach of contract.
  • Kremlin spokesman Peskov thwarted speculation that Moscow could use nuclear weapons in the war in Ukraine. “Nobody in Russia thinks of using or even the idea of ​​using nuclear weapons”, he said in the PBS interview. Russia uses the nuclear arsenal only if there is a “threat to its existence”. The state existence of Russia and the events in Ukraine “have nothing to do with each other”. Concern in the West about Moscow’s possible nuclear weapons plans increased when Putin ordered Russian nuclear forces to be on high alert at the start of the war of aggression in Ukraine.
  • US President Joe Biden supports his controversial statement on Putin in the war in Ukraine, but does not want it to be understood as a call for a change of power in Moscow. “I’m not getting anything back,” Biden said in the white house. “People like that shouldn’t run countries, but they do. But the fact that they are doing this doesn’t mean I can’t express my outrage. “This is not associated with a call for a change of power in the Kremlin. Biden called Putin a” dictator “during a speech in Warsaw on Saturday night and has concluded with the words: “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.”
  • This was announced on Monday evening by the British Ministry of Defense Russian mercenaries of the Wagner group it would be deployed in eastern Ukraine. According to estimates, more than 1,000 mercenaries could be sent on combat missions. The Russian “shadow army” is associated with regions in crisis such as Syria, Libya, the Central African Republic and, more recently, Mali. Moscow denies any connection with her. The mercenaries are accused of serious human rights violations, including torture and targeted killings.
  • With the recent bombings a nuclear research facility in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv suffered damage, but their small amount of nuclear material remained intact. This was announced Monday evening by the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, citing information from the Ukrainian nuclear regulator.

According to the Ukrainian border police, since the beginning of the Russian aggression war some 510,000 people returned from abroad. In the past week alone, there were 110,000 people, a spokesman for the authority told the newspaper “Welt”. Eight out of ten travelers are men. Most come from Poland. Before the war began, about 44 million people lived in Ukraine. According to the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR, some 3.9 million people have fled abroad.

More information about the war in Ukraine on Tagesspiegel Plus:

About four and a half weeks after the Russian invasion of Ukraine Moscow and Kiev will begin a new round of negotiations in Turkey on Tuesday. Delegations from Russia and Ukraine will meet around 9:30 CEST on Tuesday morning at the Dolmabahce President’s office in Istanbul, the Turkish presidential office announced on Monday evening. Before the talks begin, the Turkish side wants to meet with delegations, said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after a cabinet meeting in Ankara. (Dpa, AFP)

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