Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia would continue military operations in Ukraine until its goals were met. Putin said the campaign was going according to plan. He said it was not moving fast because Russia wanted to minimize the damage.
“The military operation will continue until it is completed and the set goals are achieved,” he said during a visit to the Vostochny Space Launch Center in Russia’s Far East. Putin claimed that Ukraine withdrew from the proposals made during talks with Russian negotiators in Istanbul, resulting in a deadlock in the talks and leaving Russia with no option but to go ahead with its aggressive approach.
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video address to the Lithuanian parliament that the EU should impose sanctions on Russian oil, while limiting Russian gas. “The sixth package of sanctions should include sanctions on Russian oil, while European countries should establish a time frame to stop Russian gas imports,” he said.
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky is in talks with leaders of other countries to prepare world opinion against Russia. At the same time, he has also addressed the parliaments of many countries. Earlier in his video address to South Korea’s parliament, he said he believed “tens of thousands” of people were killed in Mariupol. He asked the MPs to provide military assistance.
Mayor of Mariupol made this claim
Let us let you know that Mariupol Mayor Vadim Boychenko has claimed that more than 10,000 civilians have been killed so far in the attacks by Russian forces in the southern port city of Mariupol in Ukraine for the past six weeks. Vadim Boychenko said that the situation is so bad that the dead bodies of people in the city are lying like carpets on the streets. According to him, the number of people who lost their lives in the Russian attack could increase to 20 thousand.