here’s a quick recap Zelensky’s television address for the nation, held during the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Ukraine’s president accused Russia of disrupting peace talks and denied any territorial concessions, Reuters reports.
Zelensky said Ukraine was committed to peace and diplomacy after Russia formally recognized two Russian-backed separatist regions as independent on Monday evening.
The president said Ukraine was expecting “clear and effective” steps from its allies to take action against Russia and called for an emergency summit of the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France.
President of Ukraine zelensky “We are not afraid” after Russia officially recognized two separate regions of eastern Ukraine as independent, Reuters reports.
Zelensky says he expects “clear support” from the West.
We do not owe anything to anyone and we will not give anything to anyone.
President of Ukraine zelensky says Ukraine is a supporter of a political and diplomatic agreement, Reuters reports.
Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dimitro Kuleba says he spoke to the EU’s Josep Borrell and was assured the EU’s response would be decisive and united.
Kuleba said Ukraine shared Western leaders’ assessment that Russia’s decision to move troops to the Donbass was illegal.
We also have an update on the upcoming Emergency session of the United Nations Security Council.
After some behind-the-scenes arguments, the UN Security Council is now going to have an open briefing, Guardian reporter Julian Borger tells us.
As zelensky calls for peace, unusually Donetsk large pillar of military vehicles and hardware. moving throughThe largest city in the self-declared republic in eastern Ukraine, Reuters is reporting.
Zelensky calls for peace, calls Russia’s actions a violation in televised address
President of Ukraine zelensky is currently hosting a televised address, calling for peace in the region, describing the actions of the Russian Federation as a violation of Ukraine’s integrity and sovereignty.
Zelensky says he looks forward to clear and effective steps of support from our partners.
About a dozen US and Western officials told CNN that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s move to recognize eastern Ukrainian territories as independent is the start of a larger potential military operation targeting Ukraine.
“This is Potemkin’s politics,” a senior administration official told reporters on Monday. “President Putin is intensifying the struggle he has created.”
A senior US official familiar with the latest intelligence told the network that after Putin recognized the two pro-Moscow regions as independent, the US expects Russian troops to move into Ukraine’s Donbass region on Monday evening or Tuesday. Huh.
UN Security Council to hold emergency session on Monday evening EST
there will be a emergency session of the united nations security council On Monday evening EST at 9 p.m. EST in New York, it has been confirmed.
Russia, the current Council President, announced that it would be a meeting behind the door.
The US, UK, France, Ireland, Norway and others are pushing to make it public.
US Secretary of State Antony blinken A “sharp and firm” response to the Kremlin’s recognition of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics requires a “sharp and firm” response.
“We will take appropriate steps in coordination with partners,” Blinken said.
British Prime Minister boris johnson ready for a chair UK emergency committee meeting of Cobra Downing Street said Tuesday morning to discuss the latest developments in Ukraine.
10 spokes to PA media, the meeting, which is scheduled to take place at 6.30 a.m. GMT, will be used to “coordinate the UK response”, including “immediately to introduce a significant package of sanctions”. go” included. ,
It comes after Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said Britain would announce new sanctions against Russia on Tuesday “in response to their violations of international law and attacks on Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity”.
Number 10 spokesperson said:
The Prime Minister will chair a COBR tomorrow at 0630 am to discuss the latest developments in Ukraine and coordinate the UK’s response, including agreeing on a significant package of sanctions to be implemented immediately.
us President Joe Biden has signed an executive order restricting trade and investment The White House said in a statement late Monday, between American individuals and two separate regions of eastern Ukraine recognized as independent by Russia on Monday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s declaration “contradicts Russia’s commitments under the Minsk Agreements”, “contradicts Russia’s claimed commitment to diplomacy” and “undermines Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity” the statement reads. Is.
Economic measures include the prohibition of “new investment” by an American, wherever located, and the “import into the United States, directly or indirectly, of any goods, services or technology from the covered territories”.
The executive order also prohibits:
- new investment by the US in the so-called DNR or LNR areas of Ukraine, wherever located;
- import into the United States directly or indirectly any goods, services, or technology from the so-called DNR or LNR regions of Ukraine;
- export, re-export, sell, or supply, directly or indirectly, any goods, services, or technology from the United States of America, or by AA American, wherever located, in the so-called DNR or LNR regions of Ukraine;
- and any approval, financing, facilitation, or guarantee, wherever located, for a transaction carried on by a U.S. foreign person, where the transaction by that foreign person would be covered by these restrictions if by a U.S. or carried out within the United States.
Earlier we reported that Vladimir Putin ordered his army to enter Russian-controlled areas of southeast Ukraine following the decision to recognize the regions as independent states.
Now we have a video released by Ukraine that shows a column of military vehicles with their headlights on in convoys by the side of the road. Officials said it was not possible to tell whether the soldiers were from the regular Russian army or from Russian-controlled separatist units.
People Evicted from Donbass reached Nizhny Novgorod, RussiaHundreds turned out of railway stations today after leaders of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics announced a mass evacuation of civilians in Russia.
Evidence suggests that the sudden evacuation of Russian-controlled areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions was planned and is likely to set the stage for formal Russian intervention, writes The Guardian’s Moscow correspondent Andrew Roth from Russia’s border with Ukraine. Huh.
Australia’s prime minister Scott Morrison According to a Reuters report, the suggestion of Russian troops to make peace in different regions of Ukraine is “nonsense”.
united nations security council Ukraine is set to meet publicly in a few hours, with the meeting scheduled for 9 p.m. EST on Monday, Reuters reported, citing a Russian diplomat.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr zelensky He was preparing a speech “immediately” in the early hours of Tuesday on Russia’s recognition of Russia-backed separatist regions, Reuters reported.
Canada Foreign Minister Melanie Jolie on Monday condemned Russia’s decision to recognize two eastern Ukrainian territories controlled by separatists as independent and would impose sanctions in response, Reuters reported.