February 5, 2023

Russia attacks Ukraine as fourth-round talks are suspended for a day

Ahead of the meeting with China’s senior diplomat, Sullivan warned that other countries should not consider coming to Russia’s aid and isolated China.

“We have made it clear not only to Beijing, but to every country in the world that if they think they can basically bail Russia out, they can offer Russia a solution to the sanctions we have imposed. They have to have another thing coming up,” Sullivan said.

“We will ensure that neither China nor anyone else can compensate Russia for these losses,” he added.

The White House is discussing Biden’s trip to Europe in the coming weeks, according to three U.S. officials and two people familiar with the talks. The trip is war-centric and aims to reassure US allies in the region, and it has not yet been finalized, sources said.

Russia-Ukraine talks

Russian and Ukrainian negotiators discussed a ceasefire, the immediate withdrawal of Russian troops and security guarantees, as well as Bodolyak. Has tweeted that Monday shortly before the talks.

“Communication is ongoing, it’s still difficult,” Bodoliac said Has tweeted that Within two hours, with a photo of the talks. He accused the two countries of being troubled by different political systems.

Previous rounds of talks have failed to make concrete progress.

Zhelensky Making a virtual address to the US Congress On Wednesday, he will address both the Senate and the House of Representatives for the first time since the crisis began.

Over the weekend, Russia intensified its air campaign after its ground invasion progressed more slowly than many expected. At least one person was killed in a strike early Monday morning Residential building According to the state emergency service, the capital is Kiev.

The strike destroyed part of the building’s facade and shattered its windows, according to photos taken by NBC News. Garbage piles up on the street in front of the building.

The strike struck near the front door, making the evacuation even more difficult, said Richard Engel of NBC News.

“It blew my windows and doors. If I had been near them, I would have died,” said Sergei Litvinov, 52, who lives in the apartment.

‘Let’s rebuild’

In the south of the country, Russian strikes have triggered a humanitarian crisis Mariupol port city. More than 2,500 residents have been killed since the start of the invasion, Ukrainian Presidential Adviser Oleksi Arrestovich told Reuters on Monday. NBC News did not independently verify the number of people killed or injured.

The First Mariupol residents The city council said a convoy of about 160 private cars headed for the city of Saporisia via a “humanitarian walkway” on Monday to evacuate the city. The city council added that Russian forces have been adhering to the ceasefire so far.

Previous attempts to establish an in-and-out route to Mariupol have failed, and the fleeing residents are often under Russian fire.

Regional Governor Oleksiy Kuleba said in a televised interview on Monday that evacuation work around Kyiv had progressed for a fifth day.