UKRAINE UPDATES: Ultimatums ‘not feasible’; Russian offensive stalls; Putin’s ‘back is towards the wall’

As Russia’s invasion continues, here’s the most recent headlines from the warfare in Ukraine…
• In a televised handle, President Volodymyr Zelensky says Ukraine could not submit to ultimatums from Russia. The solely method to do that can be to “destroy us all” he mentioned. The remarks come after Ukraine rejected a Russian ultimatum for Mariupol authorities to give up the town by 5am Moscow time on Monday in order to open humanitarian corridors to permit desperately needed aid into the besieged city…
“[Russia says:] ‘You abide by the totally different point and we are going to cease the struggle.’ No, that’s not the greatest way of going about it. It doesn’t depend upon me. The whole problem is that the power and the people are united. We can not implement an ultimatum. Ukraine can not do it as a outcome of we’ve lost our people. How can this be possible? This is not possible. You should destroy us all. Only then will the ultimatum be implemented.”
“[Russia says:] ‘Give us our cities back — Kyiv, Mariupol, Kharkiev.’ Neither the local, the residents of the cities or the president could do that. You can see in these cities that are occupied, when the Russian forces soldiers penetrated them, the individuals would not give up. They would simply raise their flag. So what do you need to do. You just wish to destroy us all. The only factor I can say is that the ultimatum may be carried out only when there’s nobody left.”
• Meanwhile, Russian troops are continuing their assault on civilians, with Russian shelling killing no much less than eight more individuals in a residential area and buying centre in Kyiv. The mayor of Kyiv has announced a new curfew within the city from Monday night till 7am local time on Wednesday.
Undiscovered claims Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “back is against the wall” in Ukraine. This is growing his possibilities of utilizing chemical or biological weapons, he says. Speaking at a business roundtable event in Washington DC on Monday, Biden says he believes Russia is getting ready new “false flags.” US and allied officials have claimed Russia may use false claims of chemical weapons in Ukraine as a pretext to use such weapons themselves…
“They are additionally suggesting that Ukraine has biological and chemical weapons in Ukraine. That’s a clear signal he’s contemplating using both of these.”
• Meanwhile, Ukrainian army intelligence reviews that Russian troops are having hassle resupplying and repairing broken weaponry. The Institute for the Study of War said that Russia has been compelled to deploy “low quality” reserves, including replacing losses in frontline fight models with “low readiness units” from Russia’s Far East. Notably, Russia has raised the conscript age restrict from fifty five to sixty five and is claimed to be aggressively recruiting 18 12 months olds, based on Ukrainian intelligence shared by the ISW in their daily report of the conflict in Ukraine.
• Ukraine’s General Staff claims that “irreversible” losses have forced Moscow to cancel deliberate discharges of officers and enlisted troops from the navy. They also say that about 300 Russian soldiers had been killed in combat on Monday alone.
• Meanwhile, a Ukrainian negotiator says the resilience of Ukrainian forces is causing Russia to “more adequately assess the situation” of the warfare. The change has helped encourage a dialogue between the 2 sides, in accordance with Mykhaylo Podolyak, an aide to President Zelensky. He says the Russian and Ukrainian leaders themselves must resolve on a peace settlement.
• In southern Ukraine, Russian troops have seized a crucial land hall with the Crimean peninsula, effectively cutting off Ukraine from accessing the Sea of Azov, in accordance with the General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces.
• President Zelensky says Ukrainian forces have so far managed to keep Russia at bay. In a video message on Monday, he says that though Russian forces have been making an attempt to slowly advance, Ukrainian’s military has been capable of repulse their efforts and restrain their forces.
• He also claimed that one other Russian aircraft had been introduced down by Ukrainian forces within the Kharkiv area. Speaking of Russian warplane pilots, he said…
“They positively have vacancy as a substitute of a coronary heart. Instead of a soul. Instead of every thing that makes individuals human.”

IMAGE CREDIT: Institute for the Study of War

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