This Sunday (6), the Russian invasion of Ukraine It reaches its eleventh day.
On Saturday (5), Foreign Minister Dr UkraineThe humanitarian corridors for people to leave Mariupol and Volnovakia did not work because the Russians did not adhere to the ceasefire agreements, Dmytro Kuleba said.
At a press conference, Kuleba also called for a new round of sanctions against the Russian government.
Russia had declared a five-hour “partial ceasefire” and said its military would halt “domestic” attacks. The two regions that will benefit initially are Mariupol and Volnovaki, both in eastern Ukraine.
However, information soon followed that the evacuation of residents of Mariupol, a strategic Ukrainian port surrounded by Russian forces, had been delayed due to multiple Russian violations of the ceasefire, according to the city’s prefecture on Saturday.
Ukrainian refugees advance through a border gate to enter Poland – Photo: Reuters
The Telegram maintainer said the evacuation of civilians, which was supposed to start before noon (local time), was “delayed for security reasons” because Russian forces “continue to bombard Mariupol and its surroundings.”
The Russian Defense Ministry said the country had already opened humanitarian corridors, but Ukrainian nationalists had reportedly prevented civilians from leaving.
President of Russia , Russian President Vladimir PutinHe said that Western sanctions against the country are like declaring war and warned that any attempt to impose a no-fly zone on Ukraine It would be an entry into the conflict.
While the head UkraineVolodymyr Zelensky called on the United States to expand sanctions against Russia. Zelensky called on the US government to stop importing oil from Russia.
The two countries should resume negotiations on Monday (7).
MasterCard and Visa operations suspended in Russia
-HN- Visa credit cards – Photo: Jason Reed/Reuters
On Saturday (5), Visa and Mastercard also announced that they would suspend all operations in Russia, following the attacks carried out against Ukraine Since February 24.
Visa, by noting, informed that cards of this brand in the country will cease to work outside the Russian Federation.
For its part, MasterCard said, cards issued by Russian banks will no longer be supported by the network. Also, any MasterCard issued outside the country will not work at Russian merchants or ATMs.
1.5 million refugees
The United Nations estimates that 1.5 million people will leave Ukraine by Sunday (6).
Also on Saturday (5), the United Nations said the number of Ukrainian refugees could reach 1.5 million by the end of this week.
“This is the fastest growing refugee crisis in Europe since the end of World War II,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi told Reuters in a telephone interview.
Blinken waves as he leaves for Europe Thursday (3) – Photo: Reuters
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinkin met with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.
According to Agence France-Presse, Blinken and Koleba met for 45 minutes, under tight security, at a border point through which thousands of refugees pass, and they discussed sending weapons to the area. Ukraine And mechanisms to increase pressure on Moscow.
“I wish people would come in Ukraine “We can see this as clear evidence that we have friends who are on our side,” Kuleba said after their meeting at the Kurzova-Krakowice border post.
This Saturday (5), Blinken also spoke with Polish authorities.
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