Update: Ukrainian and Russian troops exchange fire in Kiev Ukraine says it is in talks with Russia

2022-05-29 0 By

Beijing, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) –Xinhua News Agency foreign correspondents reported: Ukrainian military personnel said on The 26th, The Ukrainian army and the Russian army exchanged fire in Kiev.Ukraine is ready to hold talks with Russia on ceasefire and peace, and the two sides are currently discussing the venue and timing of the talks, Ukrainian presidential press secretary Igor Nikiforov said Thursday.– Ukrainian military sources said on social media Tuesday that Russian troops attacked a Ukrainian army unit on Victory Street in Kiev, and the Ukrainian military repelled the attack.– Ukrainian media quoted a statement issued by the General Staff of the Ukrainian armed Forces on March 25 saying that Russian troops spent four hours trying to break through Ukrainian defense lines in the outskirts northwest of Kiev.In northern Ukraine, Russian forces have formed two attack echelons to advance north and south towards Kiev.– The official website of the Russian Defense Ministry issued a circular again on the evening of 25, saying that Russia seized a large number of weapons delivered to Ukraine by Western countries in the past few months in a special military operation.Russian forces also destroyed 211 sites of Ukrainian military infrastructure.At present, Russian armed forces blockades the Ukrainian cities of Sumey and Konotopp.– Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed in a phone conversation with Syrian President Bashar al-assad on April 25 that Russia’s special military operation in the Donbas region is aimed at restoring stability.Bashar said during the call that the expansion of NATO poses an overall threat to the world and has become a tool of western countries to destabilize the world and pursue their irresponsible policies.It is Russia’s right to fight NATO expansion.– Dmitry Peskov, press secretary of The Russian President, said on April 25 that there was no news about Ukraine’s proposal to hold talks with Russia in Warsaw, the Capital of Poland.– Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said on May 25 that Russia’s relations with the West have reached the point of no return.’The West has never really wanted to treat Russia as an equal,’ she said. ‘It’s not about normalizing relations, it’s about lamenting not being able to impose its ideas on Russia.’– Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov have no bank accounts in the UK or elsewhere overseas, and the sanctions against any of Russia’s top leaders are irrelevant, Russian Presidential press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said in response to the UK’s sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.– Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky posted a video of himself on social media on Friday, refuting rumors that he had left The country.The video shows Zelensky himself standing with Ukrainian Prime Minister Andrei Shmegar and other officials in the government quarters in the capital Kiev.– Zelensky said in a televised address late On Sunday night that he had spoken with French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Scholz, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and U.S. President Joe Biden and agreed on new assistance and support for Ukraine.– Ukrainian President Press Secretary Igor Nikiforov said Thursday that Ukraine has agreed to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s proposal to hold talks on cease-fire and peace, and the two sides are currently discussing the venue and timing of the talks.In addition to discussing a ceasefire and peace, Ukraine does not rule out discussing Ukraine’s neutrality and a package of security guarantees during the talks, said Andrei Podolyak, adviser to the Ukrainian president’s office.– UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Amin Awad from Sudan as assistant Secretary-General and UN Crisis Coordinator for Ukraine on April 25.– The UN Security Council failed to adopt a draft resolution on the current situation in Ukraine on March 25.The draft, presented to the Security Council by the United States and Albania, essentially “condemns Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.”Russia voted no, 11 countries voted in favor, and three countries, including China, abstained.– Eu High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Borrell said Friday that the EU will impose sanctions on Putin and Lavrov, freezing their assets in the EU, as well as members of the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, and the Russian Security Council.– The Council of Europe announced on March 25 that it decided to suspend Russia’s representation in the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers and parliamentary Assembly with immediate effect.The suspension of Russian representation is only a temporary measure and the channels of communication remain open.– French President Emmanuel Macron announced in a written address to the National Assembly and Senate on Friday that France will increase its aid to Ukraine by 300 million euros and is “in contact with the Ukrainian government to provide them with the defense equipment they need.”– White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said at a regular press briefing on Thursday that the U.S. administration will impose sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russia’s national security team in response to Russia’s military actions in Ukraine.– Georgian Prime Minister Akira Garibashvili said On May 25 that Georgia will not participate in the sanctions against Russia out of national interest.He says it is in Georgia’s national interest to move closer to the European Union while also easing relations with Russia.– Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on May 25 that Serbia will not impose sanctions on Russia, supports the peaceful settlement of disputes, and calls on all parties to abide by international law.– Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday urged NATO and the European Union to make concrete responses to the Ukraine crisis, not just some suggestions.– Indonesia’s Foreign Ministry said on April 25 that the UN Security Council should take immediate and concrete measures to prevent the situation in Ukraine from deteriorating further.Indonesia calls on all parties to cease hostilities and seek a peaceful solution through diplomatic means.(Participating journalists: Li Dongxu, He He, Wang Jiangang, Shi Zhongyu, Wang Feng, Sha Dati, Tang Ji, Zheng Yihan, Wang Jian, Wang Aona, Li Ming, Nie Xiaoyang, Li Jizhi)