Moscow hits Mariupol and Cherniguiv, dampening hopes of turnaround after Turkey talks

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news of the day

A building of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) was the target of bombing Russian in Mariupol, a besieged strategic port in southeastern Ukraine, a Ukrainian official said on Wednesday.

“Enemy aircraft and artillery shelled the building, marked with a red cross on a white background, which equates to the presence of wounded, civilian or humanitarian material,” she continued, taking an aerial view of a building with a roof marked with a Red Cross. “At the moment we have no information about the victims,” ​​she said.

A spokeswoman for the Red Cross Geneva confirmed that the image shown showed an ICRC warehouse in Mariupol. “We don’t have a team on site, so we don’t have any other information, including casualties or possible damage,” she said. She said all the humanitarian aid stored in the building had already been distributed.

phrase of the day

Vladimir Putin caused this global food crisis”

The accusation comes from US diplomat number two Wendy Sherman at a Security Council meeting devoted to the humanitarian situation in Ukraine. She insisted on a risk of “famine” after the invasion of “Europe’s granary” and stressed that the Russian leader is the only one who can “stop” this food crisis

The number of the day

4 million.

Wednesday the bar was exceeded. More than 4 million Ukrainians have fled their country since the Russian army’s invasion on Feb. 24, figures from the High Commissioner for Refugees this Wednesday. The Poland alone is home to more than 2.3 million of these people.

The trend of the day

Hope falls. While markets trembled positively at the prospect of a breakthrough in the Russian-Ukrainian talks, hopes were dashed on Wednesday. Cherniguiv, north of Kiev, was shelled by the Russian army from Tuesday to Wednesday, despite the deployment of Moscow to “radically” reduce its military activity there.

Russian troops ‘probably have abandoned their attempts to encircle’ Kiev currently, even as they continue to fight to maintain their current positions on both banks of the Dnieper River,” according to the Institute for the Study of War (ISW).

Talks between Russian and Ukrainian delegations in Istanbul Tuesday yielded nothing “promising” or “breakthrough”, the Kremlin† “At this point, we can’t report anything promising or a breakthrough. There is much work to be done,” Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.