Russia-Ukraine war highlights: Russian forces stepping up shelling, says Ukraine

Updated on Mar 07, 2022 05:39 AM IST

Russia-Ukraine war highlights: The government in Kyiv offered to hold further talks with Russia on Monday, even as President Vladimir Putin repeated his demands for “demilitarisation” of Ukraine.

Members and supporters of the Ukrainian community gather to rally in support of Ukraine in Miami, Florida. 
Members and supporters of the Ukrainian community gather to rally in support of Ukraine in Miami, Florida. (AFP)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke to US President Joe Biden on Sunday as the Russian forces widened offensive after a brief ceasefire in two cities. During the call, both leaders discussed further sanctions against Russian and financial support for Ukraine. "As part of the constant dialogue, I had another conversation with @POTUS," Zelensky tweeted. "The agenda included the issues of security, financial support for Ukraine and the continuation of sanctions against Russia," he added.

Amid growing pressure, Visa Inc and MasterCard Inc have suspended operations in Russia.

Meanwhile, the European Union is providing the first tranche of 500 million euros in assistance to refugees fleeing Ukraine, a step that Zelensky tweeted Saturday would help "ensure decent living conditions."

The government in Kyiv offered to hold further talks with Russia on Monday, even as President Vladimir Putin repeated his demands for “demilitarisation” of Ukraine. A Russian official said a meeting might take place on Monday, Bloomberg reported.

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