The situation is getting worse rapidlyRussian troops are approaching the capital Kyiv, bombing and surrounding the strategically important port city of Mariupol.
According to the British Ministry of Defense, ground troops moved within 15 miles of central Kyiv, and artillery fired residents to shelters around the city.
In Mariupol, which has faced the worst damage since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, Russian troops bombarded more than 80 mosques, including children, the Ukrainian government said on Saturday. The number of victims was not immediately clear.
The Ukrainian president suggested that the war reached a “strategic turning point” as the bombardment of neighboring cities intensified.
The United States has deployed additional troops in Eastern Europe to support NATO troops. Also send more weapons,..
Mr Biden reiterated his position on Friday that American soldiers would not participate in the fighting.
On Saturday, two U.S. officials confirmed to CBS News that the United States has had limited contact with Russia since the beginning of the war. National security adviser Jake Sullivan spoke with Putin’s foreign policy adviser Yuri Ushakov, but the conversation was not productive. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken have not spoken to Russian Foreign Minister Sergeĭ Viklov.
Moreover, outreach from French, German and Israeli officials does not seem to go anywhere.
As progress progressed, civilian deaths surged in the third week of the attack.
In the Black Sea port city of Mykolaiv, you can’t rest at night. Russian artillery destroyed infrastructure, homes and families in order to separate Ukraine from important access to the sea.
Two weeks ago, children were hiding and looking for a child who was forced to live in a basement under an abandoned market. According to local governments, they are currently hiding from banned cluster munitions. Their cold and dark bunker says Mayor Oleksandr Senkevych will be full in the next few days.
Chris Livesay of CBS News asked him if Russia was deliberately attacking civilians.
“I think the main idea is to kill Ukrainians as much as possible. When they say they want to protect us, it’s a complete lie. They want to kill as many Ukrainians as possible,” he said. ..
Bombardment is not the only thing civilians have to fear. In the occupied city of Melitopol, Russian soldiers captured the mayor, put his bag on his head, and took him to a private place during the daytime.
Throughout Ukraine, those who have the courage to go out find their city destroyed.
The disputed eastern city of Volnovakha is now in the teeth of Russian separatists, wielding trademark Z to show their loyalty to Putin.
The international community evaluated with low confidence that 2,000 to 4,000 Russian soldiers were killed in action, but U.S. defense officials also with low confidence, estimating that number is close to somewhere. increase... Russia has not disclosed the official death toll.
Margaret Brennan and The Associated Press contributed to this report.