The Ukraina leader is begging for talks as Putin’s forces , stopped in their efforts to take control of the major cities in the country, they seek to level them to the ground…
No Fly Zone?
Russian military now relies on stand off weapons to prosecute their terror on their victims ….
The stocking of the Ukrainan military with weapons is forcing a stalemate in combat operations there….
And Russian soliders are now digging in seeming to be getting ready make their postions around the major cities a long haul…
And nothing is off limits according to reports….
We also have reports that Russian troops are shipping Ukrainan citzens to Russia?
President Biden ever resolved to be the American President that does not lose one American solider in combat during his time in office and making sure other countries with problems fight their own battles now says no American troops will be involved in even peace keeping in the Ukraine…
Oh, and some young Russian’s , by the thousands, are packing their bags like the Ukraians and leaving their home land….
Firing rockets and bombs from the land, air and sea, Russian forces continued to bombard the besieged coastal city of Mariupolon Sunday even as they were also forcibly deporting thousands of residents of against their will to Russia, according to city officials and witnesses.
With the Russian advance on Ukraine’s major cities stalled and satellite imagery showing soldiers digging into defensive positions around Kyiv, the fierce fighting in the coastal city showed no signs of easing. The bombing of a theater where an estimated 1,300 people were seeking refuge on Thursday was followed on Sunday, according to local officials, by a strike on a drama school where 400 people were hiding.
The city is largely cut off from the outside world and, as in scores of other towns and villages across Ukraine’s eastern and southern fronts, the extent of the toll on civilians is hard to estimate. Ukrainian officials said on Sunday that an attack on a home for the elderly on March 11 in a town called Kreminna in the Luhansk region had killed 56 people.
“They just adjusted the tank, put it in front of the house and started firing,” the head of Luhansk Regional State Administration, Serhiy Haidai, said on Sunday.
Here are the latest developments in Ukraine:
The war across much of Ukraine has reached a stalemate after more than three weeks of fighting, with Russia making only marginal gains and increasingly targeting civilians, analysts and U.S. officials said.
Russia is using long-range missiles to devastating effect, even as its ground advance on key targets remains stalled. On Sunday, Russia said it had used advanced long-range missiles to hit three military facilities in different parts of Ukraine.
At least 40 marines died in a Russian airstrike on barracks in the southern city of Mykolaiv.
President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine has repeatedly called for direct negotiations with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in the hope of ending the war, but Mr. Putin does not think the time is yet right for talks, according to a senior Turkish official who was on a recent call between Mr. Putin and Turkey’s president. With Mr. Putin determined to pummel Ukraine into submission, Russia’s failure to achieve its initial objectives could presage an even deadlier phase of the war defined by large-scale casualties….
Now, as its forces blaze their way into the center of the besieged city, they are deporting thousands of residents of Mariupol against their will to Russia, according to city officials and witnesses.
“What the occupiers are doing today is familiar to the older generation, who saw the horrific events of World War II, when the Nazis forcibly captured people,” said Mariupol mayor Vadym Boychenko.
“It is hard to imagine that in the 21st century people will be forcibly deported to another country.”
Up to 4,500 people may have been taken from Mariupol across the nearby Russian border by forces loyal to Moscow, Pyotr Andryuschenko, an adviser to Mariupol’s mayor, told The New York Times in an interview.
Officials in Moscow have not directly addressed these claims, but said on Friday that thousands of Ukrainians had “expressed a desire to escape” to Russia.
Recently evacuated Mariupol residents also told The New York Times that they had been in touch with people who had been apprehended in basements and taken across the border against their will….
With Russian forces failing to seize major cities in Ukraine, appearing to lose ground around Kyiv and beset by losses that limit their ability to mount new large-scale offensives, there is an emerging consensus in the West that the war has reached a bloody stalemate.
“Russian forces are digging in around the periphery of Kyiv and elsewhere, attempting to consolidate political control over areas they currently occupy, resupplying and attempting to reinforce units in static positions, and generally beginning to set conditions to hold in approximately their current forward positions for an indefinite time,” according to an analysis issued on Saturday by the Institute for the Study of War, a Washington research body….
This is a different kind of exodus — tens of thousands of young, urban, multilingual professionals who are able to work remotelyfrom almost anywhere, many of them in information technology or freelancers in creative industries.
Russia is hemorrhaging outward-looking young professionals who were part of a global economy that has largely cut off their country.
Before the war broke out, only about 3,000 to 4,000 Russians were registered as workers in Armenia, according to officials. But in the two weeks following the invasion, at least an equal number arrived almost every day in this small country. While thousands have moved on to other destinations, government officials said late last week that about 20,000 remained. Tens of thousands more are looking to start new lives in other countries.
The speed and scale of the exodus are evidence of a seismic shift that the invasion set off inside Russia….