A new round of dialogs intended at curbing the fight in Ukraine was planned for Tuesday as the war appeared deadlocked on the ground, with both sides trading control of the town in the east. Ukrainian troops recaptured Irpin, next to Kyiv in northern Ukraine, from the Russian military, who was reorganizing to take the city back, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced late Monday as he intended to unite the Ukrainians.
The latest round of dialogs intended at stopping the fight in Ukraine was scheduled for Tuesday as both sides were trading control of a town in the east and a neighborhood of the capital. pic.twitter.com/kjjzTwnuCI
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In a video address to the nation, the Ukrainian president expressed that they still have to fight and endure. At the moment, Ukrainians cannot raise expectations because they want to burn out. However, ahead of the Istanbul dialogs, Zelensky said his country is ready to declare its neutrality, as Russia demanded, in remarks that might give momentum to negotiation talks.
Moscow long demanded that Kyiv drop any hope of joining the NATO alliance, which Russia sees as a threat. Zelensky stressed that Ukraine needs security guarantees of its own as part of any pact. A senior United States official said that Russian forces mainly remained in defensive positions near Kyiv and were making little progress elsewhere in the country. The official said Moscow appeared to be destressing ground operations near the Ukrainian capital and focusing more on the Donbas.
Cyberattack Hit Ukraine’s National Telecommunications Provider
Russian forces destroyed over sixty religious buildings all over the country during over a month of its invasion of Ukraine, with most of the damage concentrated near the capital and in the east, the Ukrainian military stated in a Tuesday post. In addition, Ukrtelecom, the national telecommunications of Ukraine hit by a cyberattack, and it went entirely offline on Monday.
UKRAINE: A powerful cyberattack hit Ukraine’s national telecommunications company, Ukrtelecom. It’s the most severe cyberattack since the start of the invasion.
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For certain communication, Yurii Shchyhol, the chief of the Ukrainian state service, blamed the enemy without citing Russia. Shchyhol said that amid the attack, most of the customers were cut off from mobile service, internet, and telephone to ensure coverage for the Ukrainian military.
Antonio Guterres, the United Nations Secretary-General, initiated an effort to achieve a humanitarian truce that would allow aid and assistance and people to move around safely. G-7 (the Group of Seven major economies) rejected the Russian demand that some nations pay in Russian currency, such as rubles, for buying Russian natural gas.
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