Ukraine made a fresh appeal to Russia for allowing humanitarian supplies into the besieged city of Mariupol on Tuesday.
It asked them to let civilians leave, Reuters reported today. “We demand the opening of a humanitarian corridor for civilians,” Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said on Ukrainian TV. Ukraine also pointed out how Russian armed forces are preventing humanitarian supplies from reaching residents of the southern city of Kherson.
The ongoing battle for Ukraine’s strategic port of Mariupol rages on. While Ukraine rejected a Russian offer for evacuating its troops from the besieged city.
The war has already entered 25th day while Russia continues to bombard other cities of Ukraine.
As per Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, he is ready to discuss a commitment from Ukraine not to seek NATO membership in exchange for a cease-fire.
It called for the withdrawal of Russian troops and a guarantee of Ukraine’s security.
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Meanwhile, Mr Zelenskyy has said that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (Nato) was afraid of Russia. This remains the reason why it was not granting membership to Ukraine amid war with Moscow. He added that Nato should either grant Ukraine membership or admit it was afraid of Russia.
Earlier US President Joe Biden had described Vladimir Putin as a “war criminal.” Today, he spoke with his different counterparts to declare support for Ukraine.
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