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LIVE : Zelensky: negotiation failure would mean 'third world war'


Mar 21, 2022 11:19 am

11:19 am

Seven Russian air targets hit, says Armed Forces

10:23 am

New Zealand to send more support to Ukraine

New Zealand has pledged to provide Ukraine with additional funds of NZ$5m ($3.46m) in funds as well as non-lethal equipment.

09:40 am

Zelensky touts Jerusalem as "right place" for talks

Israel is making efforts to mediate between Ukraine and Russia and could potentially be a location for future top-level peace talks, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky has said.

09:01 am

Ammonia leak at Sumy factory

There has been an ammonia leak at a chemicals plant in the besieged northeastern city of Sumy, the regional governor Dmytro Zhyvytskyy has said.

08:43 am

Four dead following Kyiv shelling

08:15 am

Biden visit to Warsaw on Friday

Joe Biden will visit Poland on Friday following meetings with Nato and EU allies, the White House announced.

08:00 am

Russian sanctions could expand says US official

07:08 am

'We will fight until the last of our soldiers'

Moscow's humanitarian promises cannot be trusted, according to Pyotr Andryushenko, an adviser to the mayor of Mariupol, and the city is not going to stop defending itself, he said.

06:51 am

Beijing will not send weapons to Russia - Chinese ambassador to US

The Chinese ambassador to the United States says that China will not send weapons and ammunition to support Russia’s war in Ukraine and that Beijing would “do everything to de-escalate the crisis”.

06:13 am

Slovenian diplomats to return to Kyiv

Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša has announced that previously evacuated embassy staff will be returning to Kyiv.

In a tweet on Sunday, Janša said that the returning diplomats are volunteers.

"We are working to make the [EU] do the same," he added. "[Ukraine] needs diplomatic support".

05:50 am

Zelensky: negotiation failure would mean 'third world war'

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that he believes a failure to negotiate the end of Russia's invasion will mean "a third world war".

Speaking to CNN on Sunday, Zelensky said he is ready to deal directly with Russian President Vladimir Putin, adding that he believes that negotiations are the only way to end the fighting.

"I think that we have to use any format, any chance in order to have a possibility of negotiating," he said.

05:30 am

Russia demand for Mariupol surrender rejected

Russia's Ministry of Defence has called on the embattled city of Mariupol to surrender by 05:00 local time (03:00 GMT) on Monday morning - a proposal that Ukraine has rejected.

According to Russia's state-owned Ria Novosti news agency, the ministry has said that it will open humanitarian corridors to allow residents to leave by 10:00 local time (08:00 GMT) if it receives a written response to the proposal.

05:05 am

One dead in Kyiv shelling - Klitschko

More now on reported shelling of residential houses and a shopping district in Kyiv late on Sunday.

Mayor Vitali Klitschko says one person has been killed in Podilskyi district.

04:45 am

UK says Russian forces still trying to circumvent Mykolaiv

The UK Defence Ministry says that Russian forces advancing from Crimea are still attempting to circumvent Mykolaiv as they look to drive west towards Odesa.

04:28 am

Russian journalist says 'lies' and 'propaganda' drove her to stage TV protest

A Russian journalist who was arrested after protesting the war in Ukraine on live TV says she hoped to "expose propaganda" being broadcast to her fellow citizens.

Marina Ovsyannikova, an editor at state-controlled Channel 1, was detained after she ran on to the set last week holding a sign saying "no war".

Speaking to US broadcaster ABC's "This Week" programme on Sunday, Ovsyannikova, said that she felt her employer was spreading "lies" about Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

04:03 am

Kyiv houses and shopping district shelled - Klitschko

Residential houses and a shopping district were shelled in Kyiv late on Sunday, mayor Vitali Klitschko said.

03:07 am

Ukraine evacuates more than 7,000 via humanitarian corridors

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