The latest developments on the Russian-Ukrainian war:
LVIV, Ukraine – Ukrainian authorities say two people died and seven were injured after Russian forces hit an aircraft factory, and another person was killed when a residential building was shot down.
The Antonov Aircraft Factory is the largest in Ukraine and is best known for producing many of the largest cargo planes in the world.
The Kyiv city government said a big fire broke out after the strike at the factory. One person died and three were injured when the residential building was hit, authorities said.
LONDON – British hospitals have started treating 21 young Ukrainians with cancer after Polish authorities asked for help to care for the growing number of refugee children who need urgent medical attention, British authorities have announced. .
The Ukrainian children arrived in Britain on Sunday evening and will be treated at six hospitals across the country, Health Secretary Sajid Javid said.
“Life-saving and in many cases life-saving cancer treatment will be provided free of charge by the Health Service in hospitals across England,” the Department of Health and Social Care said in a statement.
The children were accompanied by 28 carers and family members, all of whom will be able to stay in the UK for at least three years while the children are treated, Javid said.
NEW YORK – Japanese tire giant Bridgestone announces the temporary closure of its factory in Russia and the suspension of exports to Russia.
Bridgestone says it has returned 10 foreign employees and their families to Japan and the plant in Ulyanovsk, central Russia, will cease operations from Friday.
The company says it is “deeply saddened and concerned by the situation in Ukraine, and hopes for the restoration of peace and security as soon as possible” and will donate approximately 500 million yen ($4.24 million) to causes such as the Red Cross and the Bureau. of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
TOKYO — Technology company Fujitsu is the latest of the Japanese companies to leave Russia after its invasion of Ukraine.
Tokyo-based Fujitsu said Monday that all orders and deliveries would cease to Russia. Fujitsu offered computer servers and services related to these products in Russia.
Sales figures for these operations were not disclosed.
Other Japanese companies, such as Toyota Motor Corp., Hitachi and Panasonic Group, have suspended operations in Russia, halting production and exports. Sony Corp. halted shipments of its PlayStation video game machines to Russia and halted theatrical releases of its films.
LVIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak said the latest round of talks with Russia were due to begin imminently.
Podolyak said in a video message from Kyiv posted on Twitter that the talks would begin in minutes.
Unlike previous negotiations held at the Belarusian border, Monday’s talks will be conducted via video link.
It will be a “difficult discussion,” Podolyak wrote on Twitter. “Although Russia realizes the absurdity of its aggressive actions, it still has the illusion that 19 days of violence against peaceful (Ukrainian) towns is the right strategy.”
LVIV, Ukraine – Fighting continued on Monday on the outskirts of Kyiv in the west, northwest, east and northeast, the Ukrainian president’s office said Monday. Regional officials are planning more evacuations from targeted areas.
Air raid alerts sounded in cities and towns across the country overnight, from near the Russian border in the east to the Carpathian Mountains in the west.
Airstrikes hit residential buildings near the major southern city of Mykolaiv, as well as in the eastern city of Kharkiv, and destroyed a TV tower in the northwest Rivne region, the office said. Of the president. Explosions rang out overnight around the Russian-occupied port of Kherson on the Black Sea.
Three airstrikes hit the northern city of Chernihiv overnight, and most of the city is without heating. Several areas have not had electricity for days. Utility workers attempt to restore power but are frequently bombarded.
The government has announced plans for new humanitarian aid and evacuation corridors, although ongoing shelling derailed similar efforts last week.
NEW YORK — The Russian Defense Ministry said Monday its forces had advanced 11 kilometers (7 miles) in the past 24 hours and reached five towns north of Mariupol.
In a video statement, Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov did not elaborate on the progress or comment on the humanitarian corridors or the crisis in Mariupol.
LVIV, Ukraine — Russian forces fired artillery strikes at suburbs northwest of Kyiv overnight and targeted points east of the capital, the head of the Kyiv region said Monday.
A city councilor from Brovary, east of Kyiv, was killed in the fighting, regional administration head Oleksiy Kuleba told Ukrainian television. It also reported overnight strikes in the northwestern towns of Irpin, Bucha and Hostomel, which saw some of the worst fighting in Russia’s stalled attempt to take the capital.
Ukraine’s Armed Forces General Staff said Monday morning that Russian troops had made no major advances in the past 24 hours despite expanding strikes westward.
Ukrainian forces are targeting Russian bases, targeting their logistical capabilities, the general staff said in a statement on Facebook marking the 19th day of the war.
The general staff accused Russian forces of installing firing positions and military equipment in churches and other civilian infrastructure so that Ukrainian forces could not retaliate. The accusation could not immediately be verified, although Associated Press reporters saw Russian armored vehicles in residential areas.
An artillery strike hit a nine-storey building in the northern Kiev district of Obolonsky on Monday morning, destroying apartments on several floors and starting a fire. Interior Ministry adviser Anton Gerashchenko said two people were killed, three hospitalized and nine treated at the scene.
LVIV, Ukraine – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said he will continue negotiations with Russia and expects a meeting with Vladimir Putin.
Zelensky has repeatedly called for a meeting with Putin. But so far his demands have gone unanswered by the Kremlin. Zelenskyy said during his nightly address to the nation on Sunday that his delegation had a “clear task” to do everything to ensure a meeting between the two presidents.
Zelenskyy said talks were taking place daily between the two countries via video conference. He said the talks are needed to establish a ceasefire and more humanitarian corridors. These corridors saved more than 130,000 people in six days, he said.
The humanitarian convoy to the besieged city of Mariupol was blocked by Russian forces on Sunday. Zelenskyy said they would try again on Monday.
LVIV, Ukraine – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said it was a “black day” after Russia bombed a military base in the west of his country.
Zelenskyy said in his overnight address on Sunday that Russia fired 30 rockets at the Yavoriv military base. He said the attack killed 35 people and injured 134 others.
The base is less than 25 kilometers (15 miles) from the Polish border. Zelenskyy said he had given Western leaders a “clear warning” of the danger to the base. He again called on NATO leaders to establish a no-fly zone over Ukraine, warning that ‘it’s only a matter of time’ before Russian missiles fall on them. NATO territory.
Military analysts say the US, Britain and their European allies are unlikely to impose a no-fly zone because they believe it could escalate the war in Ukraine into a nuclear confrontation between NATO and Russia.
GENEVA — The Red Cross warns of a “worst-case scenario” for hundreds of thousands of civilians in the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol unless parties agree to ensure their safety and access to humanitarian aid.
The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Peter Maurer, said in a statement on Sunday that residents of Mariupol “enduring a life-and-death nightmare for weeks.”
The Geneva-based aid agency said hundreds of thousands of people in the city “face extreme or complete shortages of basic necessities like food, water and medicine”.
“The corpses, of civilians and combatants, remain trapped under the rubble or lie in the open air where they fell,” added the ICRC. “Life-changing injuries and debilitating chronic conditions cannot be treated. The human suffering is simply immense.
The Red Cross called on the parties to agree on the terms of a ceasefire, safe passage routes and to ensure compliance with the agreement. He offered to act as a neutral broker in the negotiations.
GENEVA — The UN human rights office says at least 596 civilians have been killed in Ukraine since the war began and at least 1,067 have been injured.
The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Sunday that 43 of those killed were children, while 57 were injured.
The Geneva-based office had documented 579 civilian deaths and 1,002 injuries a day earlier.
He said most of the recorded civilian casualties were caused “by the use of explosive weapons with a wide impact area”, such as heavy artillery bombardments and missile strikes.
UN officials said they believed the actual number of casualties was “significantly higher” than that recorded so far, as the receipt of information has been delayed and many reports have yet to be corroborated.
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