Bhubaneswar: As the Russia-Ukraine war entered its 32nd day, Ukraine shared its apprehensions that Russia wants to split the nation into two, as happened with North and South Korea. Ukraine’s military intelligence chief vowed “total” guerrilla warfare to prevent a carve-up of the country.
On the other hand, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy urged the West to give Ukraine tanks, planes and missiles to strengthen their defence. The Kyiv government said Russian forces were increasingly targeting fuel and food depots.
Here are the live updates from the crisis:
- U.K. says sanctions could be lifted if Russia withdraws from Ukraine;
- Separatist leader says vote on joining Russia possible soon;
- 2 ‘humanitarian corridors’ agreed on Sunday, Ukraine says;
- Invasion could spell end to Russian culture in Ukraine, Zelenskyy says;
- Finland to suspend its rail link between Russia and the E.U.;
- Ukrainians brace for attack on Odesa;
- Ukraine calls for more arms, says Russia is destroying fuel and food depots;
- Russia struck Ukraine’s Lviv with cruise missiles – defence ministry;
- Russian forces take control of Chernobyl workers’ town, three dead;
- Kharkiv nuclear facility again hit by shelling;
- Zelenskyy: Russia sowing a deep hatred among Ukrainians;
- Russian general Yakov Rezantsev killed in Ukraine;
- Russia says Azerbaijan enters peacekeepers’ zone in Nagorno-Karabakh, Baku denies it;
- Ukraine leader demands Western nations give arms, asks if they’re afraid of Moscow;
- White House says Biden is not calling for regime change in Russia;
- Shelled city in north Ukraine fears becoming ‘next Mariupol’;
- Britain seizes 2 of Russian billionaire’s jets;
- Students in Kyiv to resume learning online starting Monday;
- Some U.S. allies distance themselves from Biden’s Putin comments;
- Pope steps up pleas for talks to end ‘cruel and senseless war’.