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Putin says Russia will achieve its ‘noble’ aims in military campaign against Ukraine

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday said that Russia will achieve its noble objectives in Ukraine. This came as the Russian defence ministry said that its missiles had destroyed ammunition depots in Khmelnytskyi and Kyiv.

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Meanwhile, Russian President Putin has made it clear that Russia cannot be kept aloof from the world. He is not happy with the imposition of sanctions. The Ukrainian President said that Russia could use deadly chemical weapons.

Meanwhile, the UK said that fighting in eastern Ukraine has intensified and Russian troops are aiming to take control of the city of Mariupol as part of an anticipated onslaught across eastern Ukraine. This comes as Ukraine is bracing for a fresh offensive against Moscow after it dismissed rape allegations made by its forces against Ukrainian civilians.

A large number of civilians were killed as a result of Russia’s atrocities in Ukraine. More than 180 children have died and 350 have been injured in this war in Ukraine.

Here are the latest updates:

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Czechs provide free shooting training to Ukrainians

Since Russia launched its brutal attack, Ukrainians from all parts of the country and elsewhere have been arriving in the Czech Republic’s second-largest city, Brno, attracted by courses designed to teach them the essentials and skills to safely handle lethal rifles while being able to inflict damage on their enemy.

Ukrainian President urges more sanctions on Russia 

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has urged the European Union to step up economic sanctions against Russia, arguing that the Russian political and military leadership feels it can continue the invasion of Ukraine because of signals from some European nations.

Ukraine launches probe over mine death

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Ukrainian police say they have launched a war crimes investigation after a 64-year-old man was killed by a mine left behind in an area from which Russian forces recently retreated. Police said the unidentified local man was driving Monday near the village of Krasne in northern Ukraine and had pulled over his car to greet acquaintances when he struck an anti-tank mine left at the side of the road.

Ukraine claims Russia used chemical weapons in Mariupol 

Ukraine is checking unverified information that Russia may have used chemical weapons while besieging the southern Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, Ukraine’s Deputy Defence Minister Hanna Malyar said on Tuesday. “There is a theory that these could be phosphorous munitions,” Malyar said in televised comments, adding: “Official information will come later.”

Russia aims to take Mariupol

Russian troops were aiming to take control of the city of Mariupol on Tuesday, part of an anticipated massive onslaught across eastern Ukraine, as defending forces tried desperately to hold them back.

Russia is believed to be attempting to link occupied Crimea with the Moscow-backed separatist territories of Donetsk and Lugansk in Donbas, and has besieged the strategically located city, which once housed more than 400,000 people.Ukrainian forces were “surrounded and blocked,” tweeted Myhaylo Podolyak, an official from President Volodymyr Zelensky’s office. But on Monday, the Ukrainian army insisted that “the defence of Mariupol continues”.

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UN: Nearly two-thirds of Ukraine’s children have fled homes

Nearly two-thirds of all Ukrainian children have fled their homes in the six weeks since Russia’s invasion, and the United Nations has verified the deaths of 142 youngsters, though the number is almost certainly much higher, the UN children’s agency said Monday.

Manuel Fontaine, UNICEF’s emergency programmes director who just returned from Ukraine, said having 4.8 million of Ukraine’s 7.5 million children displaced in such a short time is “quite incredible.” He said it is something he hadn’t seen happen so quickly in 31 years of humanitarian work.

 

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