Tuesday saw the Russian military bomb a TV tower in Ukraine’s capital, Kharkiv. It marked Moscow’s latest change to its strategy following their six-day invasion.
As per a statement from a US official, an armored convoy is moving through Kyiv, but problems with logistics are holding them up. In addition, the lack of food and fuel may be causing some hesitation on whether or not to go forward.
Russia’s Defense Ministry encouraged Kyiv citizens to escape and stated that it would target areas used by the security services and communications of Ukraine.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky made an impassioned appeal speaking on a heavily guarded government compound in Kyiv. He called upon Russia to “first stop bombing people” before negotiations could progress.
Zelensky has asked NATO allies to implement a no-fly zone over Ukraine territory in order to halt the Russian air force. The request, however, was dismissed by the military alliance.
While Zelensky, unshaven and sporting plain khaki garments, spoke, news broke that a Russian missile had hit a TV tower close to Babyn Yar Holocaust memorial site in Kyiv, leading to the deaths of approximately five people.
Biden and Zelensky discussed how Russia had been aggregating assaults on sites used by civilians, said the White House. Biden is anticipated to stress Western unity over Ukraine when he speaks about this issue in Tuesday’s State Of Union address.
Putin has gathered an array of censure and sanctions, which have already dragged down their ruble value in the wake of international pressure. This induced many Russians to seek other options than banks for securing savings.
Sanctions against Russia have been harsh and wide-ranging. They’ve blocked the economy, queued companies worldwide to stop sales as well as disassociate with tens of billions worth of investments.