Russia-Ukraine War Update: Moscow and Kyiv talk of a ‘deal’ as the war enters its third week, but the attack continues.


Russia has urged that Ukraine abandon its NATO membership bid, assume a neutral status, and disarm.Russians have been subjected to a number of sanctions imposed by the US and its allies. Biden, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and others were sanctioned by Russia in retaliation. The EU slapped new sanctions on Moscow, including bans on Russian energy sector investments, luxury goods exports to Russia, and steel imports.

On Wednesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy stated that peace talks must result in a fair deal for Ukraine that includes strong security guarantees to defend the country from future threats. “We can and must fight right now, right now. We have the ability and responsibility to defend our state, our lives, and our Ukrainian lives. We can and must negotiate a decent and fair peace for Ukraine, as well as real and effective security guarantees “In a video address, he said.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday is set to make an urgent appeal to the U.S. Congress for more help in fending off a Russian invasion that has brought death and destruction and sent a wave of refugees fleeing his country. Zelenskiy’s virtual address to members of the House of Representatives and Senate, scheduled for 9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT), comes a day after he made a plea to Canada’s parliament for more Western sanctions on Russia and the imposition of a no-fly zone over Ukraine.

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