TOfrom Russian invasion of Ukraine continues into the second weekend, we continue to update you all novelties from Ukraine and Russia, as well as the most important responses from around the world. in that live blog about the situation in Ukrainethis Saturday we will share the latest news with you.
Russia Ukraine Live Blog
Keep up to date with the latest developments in Ukraine in this live blog.
18:00 GMT/12:00 CST: Ukraine demands more sanctions against Russia
Dmitry Kuleba, UkraineRussian Foreign Minister called for a new round of sanctions against Russia.
17:30 GMT/11:30 CST: Americans in Russia advised to leave the country
in US government issued a warning American citizens living or traveling in Russiaurging them to “leave immediately”.
16:45 GMT/10:45 CST: Israeli PM leaves for Russia
Naftali Bennet, Prime Minister of Israelyou went to Russia today to talk to Vladimir Putin in Moscow for Ukraine the crisis.
16:15 GMT/10:15 CST: Psychiatric hospital occupied by Russian forces
Russian troops took control psychiatric hospital for 670 people inside in the city of Borodyanka, confirmed the governor of the region Alexei Kuleba.
“Today we don’t understand how to evacuate these people, how to help them,” Kuleba said.
“They are running out of water and medicine. These are people with special needs, they need constant help… many of them have been bedridden for years.”
15:45 GMT/09:45 CST: Putin blames Ukraine for unsuccessful evacuation of citizens
Safe passage of citizens from Mariupol as well as Volnovakha didn’t happen after Ukraine said that Russia continued their attacks, however Vladimir Putin you claimed that Ukraine sabotaged the evacuation.
15:15 GMT/09:15 CST: Putin threatens other countries
Vladimir Putin warned that Russia will consider any country that imposes a no-fly zone over Ukraine as being in conflict.
14:45 GMT / 08:45 CST: Red Cross anticipates delayed evacuation of Mariupol and Volnovakha
The plan was to evacuate Mariupol as well as Volnovakha due to take place this Saturday, but the Red Cross said it no longer believes that this safe passage of civilians will be possible today.
14:20 GMT / 08:20 CST: Explosions in Bucha near Kiev
Drone footage, confirmed by Sky News, shows military vehicles, explosions and soldiers. Buchaa city in the Kiev region near the capital of Ukraine.
14:00 GMT / 08:00 CST: Putin delivers speech
In Russia, Vladimir Putin you spoke and gave an update on the situation. He said that the sanctions imposed by the West against Russia are akin to a declaration of war.
13:40 GMT / 07:40 CST: Aeroflot suspends international flights
Aeroflot, Russia’s main airline, announced the suspension of international flights, except for Belarus. It will not be immediately, but it will start on March 8, that is, on Tuesday.
13:10 GMT / 07:10 CST: ceasefire negotiations continue
It was supposed that this Saturday a humanitarian corridor would be created for the exit of people from Mariupol and Volnovakha, but the Russian forces do not comply with this. Representatives from both sides are believed to be in talks to try to restore ceasefire terms that will allow ordinary residents to get to safety.
12:45 GMT / 06:45 CST: Ukrainian hero Chibineev killed
Russian troops killed Ukrainian hero Valery Chibiniev in the battle near Gostomel. This happened on March 3, which is actually Chibinievbirthday.
12:15 GMT / 06:15 CST: Mariupol evacuation stopped
The failure of Russian troops to comply with the ceasefire agreement has delayed the planned evacuation of citizens, Mariupol city officials said. Residents were asked to return to city shelters.
11:50 GMT / 05:50 CST: US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken visits Poland
Anthony BlinkenThe US Secretary of State arrived in Poland visiting Rzeszow near the border with Ukraine. He will discuss humanitarian aid and other security issues.
11:30 GMT / 05:30 CST: UK citizens urged to leave Russia
The UK government encourages British citizens in Russia to leave the country if possible. “The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Department (FCDO) is advising against all travel across Russia due to a lack of available flight options to return to the UK and heightened volatility in the Russian economy,” the statement said. “If your presence in Russia is not significant, we strongly recommend that you consider leaving on the remaining commercial routes.”
11:05 GMT / 05:05 CST: Rally against Russian occupiers in Kherson
Residents of the city of Kherson hold a rally against the Russian troops that captured the city. Footage of this protest has been released Anton GerashchenkoAdvisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.
10:45 GMT / 04:45 CST: Zelensky’s speech
the president Vladimir Zelensky You have addressed the nation. “Today is Saturday, but that doesn’t mean anything because there are no more days off in our country,” he began. “It doesn’t matter what’s on the clock or on the calendar. And so it will be until we win.”
10:20 GMT / 04:20 CST: Russian forces reportedly not adhering to ceasefire
According to Mariupol authorities, Russian troops are not respecting the agreed ceasefire along one of the planned humanitarian corridors. Negotiations are underway between the city authorities and Russian troops to approve the evacuation route.
09:50 GMT / 03:50 CST: Additional humanitarian corridors expected to open
In addition to the humanitarian corridor currently operating in Mariupol and Volnovakha, more should pass in the coming days. “There will definitely be more such agreements in all other territories,” the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine believes.r Anton Gerashchenko stated.
0920 GMT / 0320 CST: Ukraine claims to have shot down Russian helicopter
A video released by the Ukrainian military apparently shows the country’s army shooting down a Russian military helicopter early Saturday morning.
09:00 GMT / 03:00 CST: A partial ceasefire is now beginning.
The temporary Russian ceasefire in Mariupol and Volnovakha begins now and will last from 09:00 to 14:00 GMT. Russian troops will allow citizens to pass and leave the city.
08:25 GMT / 02:25 CST: Ukrainians return from abroad to join the fight
Many Ukrainians have returned to their homeland over the past two weeks to join the fight against Russia. More than 66,000 Ukrainians have returned to join the resistance, according to the Defense Ministry.
07:55 GMT / 01:55 CST: Russia to allow humanitarian corridors in Mariupol and Volnovakha
At 12:00 Moscow time this Saturday, Russian troops will stop firing to open a humanitarian corridor for the residents of Mariupol and Volnovakha to leave. These two cities have been under one of the heaviest attacks from Russia so far, so this ceasefire will allow citizens to evacuate the area.