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Russia says Biden's comment that Putin "can't stay in power" is worrying: Live updates

Russia says Biden’s comment that Putin “can’t stay in power” is worrying: Live updates

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday that President Joe Biden’s statement over the weekend Russian President Vladimir Putinin which Biden said, “By God, this man can’t stay in power,” is a “certainly troubling statement,” according to Reuters.

“We will continue to follow the statements of the American president in the most attentive way,” Peskov said.

Mariupol mayor: 160,000 people still here as Russian military prevented evacuations

The mayor of Mariupol, Vadim Boychenko, wrote in a telegram on Monday that about 160,000 people are still in the besieged area. Ukrainian port city.

Ukrainian public radio Sospilin quoted him as saying that Russian forces were preventing civilians from evacuating Mariupol and were returning some who tried to leave Mariupol.

The city, which had a pre-war population of over 400,000, has experienced some of the worst conditions since Russian forces invaded Ukraine on February 24.

Russian forces bombed Mariupol and dozens of civilians could not escape, without access to the necessities and communication was cut off with the bombing of cells, radio and television towers.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Slovenia reopens its embassy in Ukraine, as diplomat reports warnings and explosions

NATO member Slovenia reopened its embassy in Kyiv on Monday after it brought back a diplomat there, according to the Associated Press.

Slovenia’s move comes after Prime Minister Janez Jansa urged European Union countries to restore their presence in Kyiv in support of Ukraine. Jansa visited Kyiv this month with the prime ministers of Poland and the Czech Republic.

“We are back,” he said on Twitter on Monday, adding that “the Slovenian and European flags are again flying in front of the Slovenian Embassy in Kyiv.”

The Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs quoted the interim charge d’affairs, Postjan Lisjak, as saying upon his arrival that the city was deserted and that alarms and explosions could be heard from a distance.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Russia promotes aid to Ukrainian cities after weeks of bombing

Last week, the Russian Defense Ministry boasted of providing assistance to Ukrainian cities She spent weeks bombing with rockets.

The US government, in coordination with its European allies, announced, Wednesday, that Russian forces committed war crimes in Ukraine by deliberately targeting buildings known to harbor civilians.

Russia bombed the southeastern city of Mariupol, hitting not only military targets, but residential buildings, children’s and maternity hospitals and a theater with the word “children” written in large white letters that can be read from the sky.

But on Thursday, the Russian Defense Ministry took to Telegram to promote the humanitarian support its forces are allegedly providing civilians in the southeastern city.

“Soldiers of the Russian Armed Forces have delivered a batch of humanitarian aid to Mariupol,” the Russian Defense Ministry said. “In the central region of Mariupol, local residents received about 1,000 food packages. Russian and Democratic Republic of Congo soldiers ensured the safety of the residents who came to the humanitarian aid distribution point.”

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Ukraine investigates alleged videos of shootings of Russian prisoners: report

Ukraine’s presidential advisor Oleksiy Aristovich says his country is investigating video clips posted on social media that allegedly show Ukrainian soldiers Shooting in the legs of Russian prisoners.

“The government is taking this matter very seriously, and there will be an immediate investigation,” Aristovich said Sunday. “We are a European army, and we don’t make fun of our prisoners. If this turns out to be real, this is totally unacceptable behaviour.”

“I would like to remind all our military, civilian and defense forces once again that mistreatment of prisoners is a war crime that has no amnesty under military law and does not have a statute of limitations,” Aristovich added.

However, the commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian army is accusing Russia of “rotating” the videos, according to the Washington Examiner.

Exiled Russian Journalist Explains Risks of Putin’s Attack on Ukraine: No ‘Real Strategy’

An exiled Russian journalist talks about the dangers of Vladimir Putin, warning that there is no real strategy for him. Attack on Ukraine Millions flee to avoid Russian attacks.

Exiled Russian journalist Regina Rivazova joined “Fox & Friends First” to discuss how Putin laid the groundwork for the war in Ukraine for years.

“Vladimir Putin is now in a trap,” Rivazova told hosts Carly Shimkus and Todd Biro. “He falls into a trap that he has been carefully building to stay in power since the early 2000s, when he first went after the media, when … he chased businessmen, the business world of Russia; then the last part was his opposition within the country.”

“I don’t think that, now, there is any real strategy; [they are] Just destroy as much as you can,” she continued.

To find out more about this story: Exiled Russian Journalist Explains Risks of Putin’s Attack on Ukraine: No ‘Real Strategy’

Putin’s threats of nuclear war sparked a spike in sales of private bunkers

‘Fox & Friends First’ reports surge in private bunker sales amid Vladimir Putin’s threats Nuclear war.

China: Sanctions on Russia are causing ‘unnecessary damage’ to trade

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Wang Wenbin said Monday that international sanctions have been imposed on Russia because of their persistence Invasion of Ukraine It had a negative impact on trade between Beijing and Moscow.

“The current issue is not any country willing to help Russia circumvent sanctions, but that there is unnecessary damage to normal trade with Russia, including between China and Russia,” Wang said, according to Bloomberg.

“We urge the United States to seriously address China’s concerns while dealing with the Ukraine issue and relations with Russia, and refrain from harming China’s legitimate rights and interests,” he added.

The Kremlin: Ukraine-Russia negotiations in Turkey may start tomorrow

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday that the talks between Russia and Ukrainian negotiators In Turkey it may start tomorrow.

Ukrainian and Turkish officials initially said talks could start on Monday, but Peskov said officials had just arrived in Turkey today, according to Reuters.

“While we cannot and will not talk about progress in the talks, the fact that they continue on a personal level is of course important,” he added.

Separately, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov noted that now is not the time for this Russian President Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelensky’s face-to-face meeting.

“A meeting between Putin and Zelensky is necessary as soon as we get close to resolving all major issues,” Lavrov said, according to Reuters.

The UK says the Russian military is suffering from a “persistent lack of momentum and morale”.

Russian forces In Ukraine on Monday they grappled with a “persistent lack of momentum and morale” as they tried to fend off aggressive fighting by Ukrainians, Britain’s Ministry of Defense said.

“In the past 24 hours, there has been no tangible change in the arrangements of the Russian forces in occupied Ukraine,” the agency said in a tweet on Twitter.

“Russia has captured most of the territory in the south near Mariupol, where fierce fighting continues as Russia tries to control the port,” she added.

Zelensky says Ukraine looks to end war ‘without delay’: report

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he could declare neutrality and provide security guarantees to Russia to secure peace “without delay,” the Associated Press reported.

But he added that only a face-to-face meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin could end the war.

A Holocaust survivor recalls the atrocities experienced by Nazi Germany amid the current Ukraine war

When bombs fell around her in Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, Tatiana Zhuravliova, an 83-year-old Ukrainian Jew, said she felt the panic she felt when the Nazis bombed her hometown of Odessa.

“My whole body was trembling, and those fears crept back through my whole body – fears I didn’t know were still hidden inside me,” Zhuravliova told The Associated Press.

“Now I am too old to run to the bunker. So I stayed inside my apartment and prayed to God the bombs didn’t kill me.”

Russia’s military losses as of March 28: report

Ukrainian welders turn donated vehicles into war-usable transportation

Workers at a welding workshop in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv add steel plates to a pickup truck donated for use in the war.

“Our victory depends on us,” Ostap Datsenko was quoted by the Associated Press as saying.

“I’m doing what I can,” he added.

Experts: Superior Ukrainians are luring Russian planes into defensive traps

A US Air Force expert told Fox News Digital that the US could better support Ukraine by providing it with weapons, aircraft and spare parts to defend its airspace rather than creating a no-fly zone.

“[The Ukrainians] said John (C) Venable, veteran commander and chief air force research fellow at the Heritage Foundation.

Yury Henate, a spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force, described the country’s strategy as luring Russian planes into air defense traps.

“Ukraine has been effective in the sky because we are working on our land,” he said. “The enemy that flies in our airspace flies in the area of ​​our air defense systems.”

Read more here: Superior Ukrainians drag Russian planes into defensive traps, need planes to defend airspace: expert

Zelensky lays down the ground rules for the peace agreement, and Russia is watching him

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky revealed some of the country’s ground rules for a peace deal with Russia on Sunday, but Russian authorities moved to censor the interview, possibly because Zelensky also said that while Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed the invasion aimed to “discredit” Ukraine, it did not include Peace talks with Russia no discussion of the supposed Ukrainian “Nazi”.

Zelensky spoke with Russian media, saying that his country is open to ensuring Ukraine’s neutrality and its status as a nuclear-weapon-free country, but that its representatives will not sign any agreement until the withdrawal of Russian forces from the country.

The Ukrainian president also said that the whole process hinged on him meeting in person with Putin and the Ukrainian people agreeing to hold a referendum to change the constitution – a referendum that cannot be held while Russian forces remain in Ukraine.

To find out more about this story: Zelensky lays down the ground rules for the peace agreement, and Russia is watching him

Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry said Russia’s blockade of Mariupol had caused “catastrophic” damage.

Russia censors Zelensky’s peace game plan

Zelensky laid out his peace plans in an interview with Russian news outlets on Sunday, saying he would agree to keep Ukraine neutral toward Russia (outside NATO) and secure its non-nuclear status. However, a Russian regulator censored the interview, preventing the media from publishing it.

Read more here.

Kyiv says Russia plans to divide Ukraine

Kirillo Budanov, the head of Ukraine’s military intelligence, has accused Russia of seeking to divide Ukraine in two, comparing it with North and South Korea that split during the Korean War.

“The occupiers will try to push the occupied territories into a single quasi-state structure and pit them against an independent Ukraine,” Budanov said in a statement issued by the Defense Ministry. He predicted that guerrilla warfare by the Ukrainians would spoil such plans.

Biden claims he was not advocating regime change in Russia.

After US President Joe Biden said in Poland on Saturday that Russian President Putin “cannot stay in power,” the White House made clear that the United States was not seeking regime change in Russia.

“Mr. President, have you been calling for regime change?” A reporter asked in a shouted question, with Biden replying emphatically with “No.”

click here Sunday’s live coverage.

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