Russia-Ukraine Updates: Putin's 'Back Is Against the Wall,' May Use Chemical Weapons, Says Biden Without Evidence

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A man collects items from his apartment damaged by a military strike, in Kyiv, Ukraine on SundayCredit: SOCIAL MEDIA/ REUTERS
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South Africa argues against naming Russia's invasion in UN aid resolution

France and Mexico are pressing UN members to mention Russia's invasion in a resolution on the worsening humanitarian situation in Ukraine. But South Africa is arguing against that approach, saying that inserting political issues may block consensus on helping civilians.

A French-Mexican draft resolution expected to be voted on later this week in the 193-nation UN General Assembly reiterates the world body’s March 2 demand for Russia to stop its military offensive in Ukraine and withdraw all its troops. It also demands the protection of all civilians and infrastructure indispensable to their survival.

The draft, obtained Monday by The Associated Press, says the “dire humanitarian consequences” of Russia’s aggression in Ukraine “are on a scale that the international community has not seen in Europe in decades.” It deplores Russia’s shelling, airstrikes and besiegement of densely populated cities, particularly the southern city of Mariupol.

A rival South African draft resolution circulated later Monday and also obtained by AP makes no mention of Russia. Instead, it calls for “an immediate cessation of hostilities” as a first step in ameliorating the humanitarian situation, refers to “all parties,” and encourages “political dialogue, negotiations, mediation and other peaceful means aimed at achieving lasting peace.”

Reuters

Biden says Putin is weighing use of chemical weapons in Ukraine

Russian accusations that Kyiv has biological and chemical weapons are false and illustrate that Russian President Vladimir Putin is considering using them himself in his war against Ukraine, U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday, without citing evidence.

Putin's "back is against the wall and now he's talking about new false flags he's setting up including, asserting that we in America have biological as well as chemical weapons in Europe, simply not true," Biden said at a Business Roundtable event.

"They are also suggesting that Ukraine has biological and chemical weapons in Ukraine. That's a clear sign he's considering using both of those."

Reuters

Russia-Ukraine updates: What you need to know

■ Ukraine rejects Russian calls to surrender the port city of Mariupol, where residents are besieged with little food, water and power in a humanitarian crisis that is increasing pressure on European leaders to toughen sanctions on Moscow.

■ Russian shells hit houses and a shopping district in Kyiv's Podil district killing at least four people, city authorities said.

■ Russian forces advancing on Kyiv from the northeast have stalled and the bulk of its forces remain more than 25 km (16 miles) from the center of the city, British military intelligence said.

■ Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Vereshchuk said more than 7,000 people were evacuated from cities through humanitarian corridors on Sunday, more than half from Mariupol. She said the government planned to send nearly 50 buses there on Monday for more evacuations.

■ At least 902 civilians have been killed and 1,459 wounded in Ukraine as of midnight on March 19, the UN human rights office said.

■ Ten million people have been displaced, including nearly 3.4 million who have fled the country, the UN refugee agency said.

■ Ukrainian President Zelenskyy addressed Israel's parliament by video link on Sunday and questioned Israel's reluctance to sell its Iron Dome missile defense system to Ukraine.

Reuters

Pentagon accuses Russia of committing war crimes in Ukraine

The Pentagon on Monday accused Russian forces of committing war crimes in Ukraine and said it would help gather evidence of them, as it accused the Kremlin of carrying out indiscriminate attacks as part of an intentional strategy in the conflict.

"We certainly see clear evidence that Russian forces are committing war crimes and we are helping with the collecting of evidence of that," Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told a news briefing.

"But there're investigative processes that are going to go on, and we're going to let that happen. We're going to contribute to that investigative process. As for what would come out of that, that's not a decision that the Pentagon leadership would make."

DPA

Moscow says Kyiv not cooperating on evacuation routes towards Russia

Russia has accused Ukraine of not cooperating in the evacuation of civilians along humanitarian corridors.

The Ukrainian side did not agree to a single corridor on Monday to bring people to Russia, Major General Mikhail Mizintsev said. Instead, millions of civilians were being held by the Ukrainian army as "human shields," he said.

Kyiv has meanwhile repeatedly accused Moscow of bringing Ukrainians to Russia against their will.

Reuters

Pentagon says it will help gather evidence of Russian war crimes in Ukraine

The Pentagon on Monday accused Russian forces of committing war crimes in Ukraine and said it would help gather evidence of them, as it accused the Kremlin of carrying out indiscriminate attacks as part of an intentional strategy in the conflict.

"We certainly see clear evidence that Russian forces are committing war crimes, and we are helping with the collecting of evidence of that," Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told a news briefing.

"But there are investigative processes that are going to go on, and we're going to let that happen. We're going to contribute to that investigative process. As for what would come out of that, that's not a decision that the Pentagon leadership would make."

DPA

Russia says it has captured more than 500 Ukrainian prisoners of war

Russia says it has captured more than 500 Ukrainian soldiers as prisoners of war.

The International Red Cross has been sent documents in order to facilitate an exchange with captured Russian soldiers, the Kremlin's human rights commissioner, Tatyana Moskalkova, told state broadcaster RT.

"These are Ukrainian prisoners that we are ready to exchange," she said. Ukraine last spoke of more than 560 Russian prisoners of war.

Last week, Ivan Fedorov, the kidnapped mayor of the Ukrainian city of Melitopol, was released in exchange for nine Russian soldiers.

Reuters

U.S. ambassador to Russia requested consular access for U.S citizens -White House

The U.S. ambassador to Russia, John Sullivan, asked for consular access for U.S. citizens that has been improperly denied during a meeting with Russian officials on Monday, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.

Consular access is the ability of foreign nationals to have access to consulate or embassy officials of their own country in the host nation.

Reuters

U.S. ambassador demanded Moscow follow international law in meeting with Russian government

The U.S. State Department on Monday confirmed a meeting between U.S. Ambassador John Sullivan and the Russian government, during which Sullivan demanded that Moscow follow international law and called for consular access to U.S. citizens detained in Russia.

State department spokesperson Ned Price told reporters it is "completely unacceptable" that the United States has been denied consular access to detained American citizens in Russia.

Reuters

Ukraine president says any compromises with Russia will require a referendum

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Monday said any compromises agreed with Russia to end the war would need to be voted on by Ukrainians in a referendum.

"The people will have to speak up and respond to this or that form of compromise. And what they (the compromises) will be is the subject of our talks and understanding between Ukraine and Russia," he said in an interview published by Ukrainian public broadcasting company Suspilne.

Issues that could be raised in any referendum could concern territories occupied by Russian forces, including Crimea, or security guarantees offered to Ukraine by countries in lieu of NATO membership, he said.

Reuters

U.S. ambassador demanded Moscow follow international law in meeting with Russian government

The U.S. State Department on Monday confirmed a meeting between U.S. Ambassador John Sullivan and the Russian government, during which Sullivan demanded that Moscow follow international law and called for consular access to U.S. citizens detained in Russia.

State department spokesperson Ned Price told reporters it is "complete unacceptable" that the United States has been denied consular access to detained American citizens in Russia.

Reuters

U.S. warns of potential cyberattacks from Russia, citing 'evolving intelligence'

The U.S. warned on Monday there was "evolving intelligence" that the Russian government was exploring options for potential cyberattacks, according to a statement from the White House.

"I urge our private sector partners to harden your cyber defenses immediately," U.S. President Joe Biden said in the statement, adding everyone needed "to do their part to meet one of the defining threats of our time."

Reuters

UN General Assembly likely to vote again this week on Ukraine

The United Nations General Assembly is expected to vote this week to call out Russia's invasion of neighboring Ukraine for creating a "dire" humanitarian situation, urge aid access and again demand Moscow stop fighting and withdraw its troops.

It will be the second time the 193-member General Assembly votes on the Ukraine crisis since Russia launched what it calls a "special military operation" on Feb. 24 to destroy Ukraine's military infrastructure.

Ukraine, the United States and Western allies are looking to improve on the 141 yes votes cast to adopt a March 2 General Assembly resolution that deplored Russia's "aggression against Ukraine." Russia, Belarus, Eritrea, North Korea and Syria voted no, while 35 states – including China – abstained.

General Assembly resolutions are nonbinding, but they carry political weight.

Reuters

Western leaders agree they must remain united over Ukraine -Italy

The leaders of the United States, Germany, France, Britain and Italy spoke to each other by telephone on Monday and agreed on the importance of remaining united over Ukraine, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi's office said.

"The leaders reaffirmed the importance of the unity of purpose and action shown in the face of the war in Ukraine and its repercussions," the statement said.

"In the face of the grave humanitarian emergency, the leaders pledged to coordinate efforts to help the Ukrainian population fleeing the conflict or those stranded at home," it added.

Italy said earlier on Monday that the call was aimed at preparing for NATO, Group of Seven and European Council meetings planned for later this week.

Reuters

Ukrainian governor says shells hit evacuation buses, 4 children wounded

The governor of Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia region said buses evacuating civilians from front line areas were hit by shelling on Monday and four children were wounded in separate incidents.

Reuters could not confirm the report independently. Russia denies targeting civilians.

"Four children were taken to hospital," Oleksandr Starukh said in an online post. He blamed Russian forces.

Reuters

Russia says it hit Kyiv shopping center because it was storing rockets

Russia said on Monday it had struck a Kyiv shopping center with high-precision long-range weapons because it was being used as a rocket store and reloading station by Ukrainian forces.

The Kyiv shopping center was attacked late on Sunday, killing at least eight people, wrecking nearby buildings and leaving smoking piles of rubble and the twisted wreckage of burned-out cars spread over several hundred meters.

"The areas near the shopping center were used as a large base for storing rocket munitions and for reloading multiple rocket launchers," Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov told reporters.

People examine the damage after shelling of a shopping center, in Kyiv, Ukraine, on MondayCredit: Efrem Lukatsky /AP

Reuters

Ukraine's president says he will not accept Russian ultimatums to end war

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Monday Ukraine would never bow to ultimatums from Russia and cities such as Kyiv, Mariupol or Kharkiv would not accept Russian occupation.

"We have an ultimatum with points in it. 'Follow it, and then we will end the war'," Zelenskyy said in an interview published by Ukrainian public broadcasting company Suspilne. "Ukraine cannot fulfill the ultimatum."

DPA

Russia says use of hypersonic missiles in Ukraine to continue

Russia's military has announced more attacks using its new hypersonic missile in the war on Ukraine.

"Attacks of this air-to-surface missile system on Ukrainian military infrastructure during the special military operation will continue," Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in Moscow.

Several Western politicians had recently expressed concern about the use of these missiles, which are said to be capable of breaking through air-defense systems by flying extremely fast.

Russia said it had deployed its so-called Kinzhal missile twice in Ukraine in recent days.

Samuel Sokol is a freelance journalist based in Jerusalem. He was previously a correspondent at the Jerusalem Post and has reported for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the Israel Broadcasting Authority and the Times of Israel. He is the author of Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews.

96-year-old Holocaust survivor reportedly killed in Kharkiv airstrike

A 96-year-old Holocaust survivor was reportedly killed in Ukraine in an airstrike on Kharkiv on Friday, as Russian forces continued to pound civilian neighborhoods across the country, causing hundreds of deaths and displacing millions.

Boris Romanchenko – a former inmate at the Buchenwald, Peenemünde, Mittelbau and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps – was killed when a Russian bomb hit his apartment building, the Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation said in a statement based on information from his family.

The foundation said that the death of Romanchenko, who had long served as its regional vice president for Ukraine, highlighted just “how threatening the war in Ukraine is for concentration camp survivors.”

Click here to read the full story.

Reuters

Kyiv mayor says stricter curfew imposed due to shelling threat

The mayor of Kyiv said on Monday a new, longer curfew was being introduced in the Ukrainian capital because the authorities expect further shelling by Russian forces.

Mayor Vitali Klitschko had earlier on Monday announced a "reinforced curfew" in the Ukrainian capital from 8.00 p.m. (1800 GMT) until 7 a.m. on Wednesday. Parts of the city have come under fire repeatedly from Russian forces.

"The reason for the curfew is linked to the likelihood of new shelling," he said later on Monday on national television.

Reuters

Russia tells its academics to avoid international conferences this year

Russia has told its academics to avoid scientific conferences abroad this year, the science and higher education ministry said on Monday, as Moscow finds itself increasingly isolated over its military campaign in Ukraine.

The ministry said it had also decided to suspend the indexation of work by Russian scholars in international databases until the end of the year.

"We are not calling for abandoning publications in Web of Science and Scopus (academic resources)," Minister Valery Falkov said in a statement. "Russia must remain on the frontier of global science. But we need to act in accordance with our national interests."

Reuters

Nearly 6.5 million displaced by war inside Ukraine - IOM

The UN migration agency said on Monday that nearly 6.5 million people had been displaced in Ukraine as a direct result of the war, citing a study it conducted between March 9-16.

"The scale of human suffering and forced displacement due to the war far exceeds any worst-case scenario planning," said António Vitorino, Director General of the International Organization for Migration.

He said IOM teams had been providing aid to thousands of people but those in severely affected areas remained out of reach.

Reuters

Russia summons U.S. envoy, says ties on verge of collapse

Russia's foreign ministry said on Monday it had summoned U.S. Ambassador John Sullivan to tell him that remarks by U.S. President Joe Biden about Russian President Vladimir Putin had pushed bilateral ties to the brink of collapse.

President Biden said last week that Putin was a "war criminal" for sending tens of thousands of troops into Ukraine.

DPA

Facebook and Instagram banned in Russia as 'extremist'

Facebook and Instagram were banned on Monday by a Russian court as "extremist" organizations, after an application by the prosecutor general.

The two services are already blocked in Russia; the messenger service WhatsApp, which also belongs to the US group Meta, is not affected by the ruling, according to the court.

The background to the move is a decision by Meta not to remove calls for violence against Russian troops in Ukraine. Twitter is also currently blocked in Russia.

Liza Rozovsky

Israeli-Ukrainian arrested by Russian forces released, Foreign Ministry says

A resident of the Ukrainian city of Melitopol, who also holds an Israeli citizenship, was briefly arrested by Russian forces and later released, Israel's Foreign Ministry said Monday.

The ministry began looking into reports that Tatiana Kumok and both her parents had been arrested after her relatives reached sought assistance. The ministry later said all three were released. No further details were provided.

Earlier on Monday, Kumok posted on her Facebook account that her father, Michael, had been abducted by the Russians and that she had lost contact with her mother.

Click here to read the full story.

Reuters

Ukraine and Russia hold more peace talks

Russian and Ukrainian peace negotiators held a 90-minute video call on Monday and working groups will continue to meet throughout the day, a member of the Ukrainian delegation said.

"Today we are working the whole day," Ukrainian delegate and lawmaker David Arakhamia was quoted as saying by Ukrainian media.

Bar Peleg

Israel to provide health insurance to Ukrainian refugees over 60

Ukrainian refugees will receive full health insurance by a private insurance company through the National Health Fund, according to an agreement announced Monday between the finance and social affairs ministries.

Israel will provide health insurance to Ukrainian refugees 60 and older, and to those with disabilities. Other refugees will be eligible for primary and emergency care at the “Terem” state-funded private clinics free of charge.

In some areas of the country Terem clinics will provide extensive additional services that also include consultation with specialists.

Additionally, the Terem network will operate a call center for medical advice in Ukrainian, Russian and English. Terem will also assist the refugees in coordinating medical treatments in hospitals if necessary.

Click here for the full story.

Reuters

Ukraine says Russian forces have attacked Odessa, no casualties

Authorities in Odessa accused Russian forces of carrying out a strike on residential buildings in the outskirts of the Ukrainian city early on Monday, the first such attack on the Black Sea port city.

The city council said there were no casualties although the strike caused a fire.

"These are residential buildings where peaceful people live," Mayor Gennadiy Trukhanov was quoted as saying.

Russia denies targeting civilians.

Samuel Sokol is a freelance journalist based in Jerusalem. He was previously a correspondent at the Jerusalem Post and has reported for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the Israel Broadcasting Authority and the Times of Israel. He is the author of Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews.

Bennett slams Zelenskyy's Holocaust comparison as 'forbidden' after Knesset speech

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett panned his Ukrainian counterpart’s equation of the Russian invasion of his country to the Nazi genocide on Monday, telling a conference organized by the Ynet news site that “it is forbidden to compare anything to the Holocaust.”

Bennett’s comments come less than a day after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated, during a live-streamed video address to Israeli lawmakers, that Moscow was using the “language of the final solution.” Read the full story

Reuters

China says it will offer 10 million yuan more of humanitarian aid to Ukraine

The Chinese Red Cross will offer an additional 10 million yuan ($1.57 million) of humanitarian assistance to Ukraine, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told reporters on Monday.

Wang's comments came at a regular briefing in Beijing and the promise of aid follows previous pledges of aid to Ukraine including one of 5 million yuan from earlier this month.

Jonathan Lis

Bennett says Israel giving Ukraine aid while balancing 'complex' strategies

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Monday that Israel is providing Ukraine with aid in various ways while trying to balance an array of strategic calculations connected with the war that he called “complex.”

At a ceremony held for a delegation flying to Ukraine to build a field hospital, the prime minister said Israel has been "reaching out to help with the crisis in Ukraine for several weeks, right from the start through various and different channels." He added, “We are managing this unfortunate crisis in a sensitive, generous and responsible way, while balancing various considerations – and they are complex.”

Bennett said: “Already in the first days [of the war], we dispatched aid planes with many tons of medical equipment and other things. We have been taking in immigrants – those who are eligible under the Law of Return and those who aren’t – and opening our doors and providing succor until the crisis has passed.” He said that Israel is operating in “other dimensions – there aren’t many countries working on such a scale.”

Reuters

No agreement reached to evacuate Mariupol civilians on Monday, Ukraine says

An agreement has been reached on creating eight humanitarian corridors to evacuate civilians from besieged towns and cities on Monday but the city of Mariupol is not among them, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said.

She said efforts to reach Mariupol with humanitarian supplies continued to fail.

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After critical speech, Zelenskyy thanks Bennett for mediation efforts

Demonstrators gather in Tel Aviv on Sunday March 22 to view a streamed video address by Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.Credit: JACK GUEZ / AFP

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked Israel's Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday night, hours after criticizing Israel for not doing enough to help his country in a speech to Israeli lawmakers.

"Israel has its interests, its strategy of defending its citizens, we all understand that," Zelenskyy said on his Telegram channel. He added that Bennett is trying to find a framework for negotiations with Russia, "and we are grateful for any attempt to start talking with Russia, it can be in Jerusalem."

Speaking in Russian, Zelenskyy went on to say that that while Russia accuses Ukraine of Nazism, he himself spoke before Israeli lawmakers. "The leader of Ukraine, who is accused by Moscow of Nazism, appeared in the Knesset, before the Israeli people. This fact alone proves how everything is untrue in Moscow."

Reuters

Ammonia leak reported at chemicals plant in Ukraine's besieged Sumy

There is an ammonia leak at a chemicals plant in the northeastern Ukrainian city of Sumy besieged by Russian troops, Sumy regional governor Dmytro Zhyvytskyy said on Monday.

Zhyvytskyy did not say what had caused the leak reported at 04:30 local time (02:30 GMT) at the Sumykhimprom plant. He said the area within a five-kilometer radius around the plant was hazardous.

Reuters

At least eight killed by shelling in Kyiv's Podil district, authorities say

Ukrainian police officers stand near a warehouse that was hit by the debris of a downed rocket in Kyiv, on Sunday.Credit: FADEL SENNA / AFP

Shelling hit residential houses and a shopping district in Kyiv's Podil district late on Sunday, killing at least eight people, according to Ukraine's Prosecutor General.

"According to the information we have at the moment, several homes and one of the shopping centers [were hit]," city mayor Vitali Klitschko said on his Telegram channel.

He said rescue teams were putting out a large fire at the shopping center, while other details are still to be confirmed. The Kyiv department of the state emergency service said four people had been killed.

Reuters was not immediately able to verify the reports on the ground.

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Haaretz dispatch: Missile hits residential building in Kyiv

Haaretz photographer Ohad Zwigenberg documented the scene where a missile strike on a residential building in Kyiv on Sunday.

Building hit by a missile in Kyiv on SundayCredit: Ohad Zwigenberg
Building hit by a missile in Kyiv on SundayCredit: Ohad Zwigenberg
Building hit by a missile in Kyiv on SundayCredit: Ohad Zwigenberg

'Holocaust is not war': Israeli ministers, lawmakers slam Zelenskyy over Holocaust comparisons

'Holocaust is not war': Israeli ministers, lawmakers slam Zelenskyy over Holocaust comparisons
Israeli ministers and lawmakers slammed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's over his comparisons between the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the Holocaust during his speech on Sunday, some, however, called to continue to express solidarity with Ukraine.

Several senior ministers, who spoke under condition of anonymity, said they were astounded by the speech, saying it was blunt and that the attacks on Israel were over the top. Read the full story.

Ukrainian President Zelenskyy addresses Israeli lawmakers

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is addressing Israeli lawmakers via Zoom. The speech is also broadcast at Habima square in Tel Aviv.

"I thank you for your support," Zelenskyy told lawmakers, "102 years after the Nazi party was established, on February 24, an order was given for a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine."

"They are using the terminology of the Nazi party. This is a tragedy. When they wanted to destroy Europe and have it surrender, they didn’t want to leave any of you remaining. And now us. They called it the final solution to the Jewish question," Zelenskyy said while also criticizing Israel for not arming Ukraine. "We can ask why we can’t receive weapons from you, why Israel has not imposed powerful sanctions on Russia or is not putting pressure on Russian business. Either way, the choice is yours to make, brothers and sisters, and you must then live with your answer, the people of Israel," The Ukrainian President added.

Before Zelenskyy's speech, Knesset speaker Mickey Levy condemned Russia's attack on Ukraine and sent his condolences to the families of those who were killed and injured in the war.

Hundreds gathered at Habima square in Tel Aviv to watch the livestream.

A number of lawmakers criticized Zelenskyy's comparisons to the Holocaust. "[Zelenskyy's] criticism of Israel is legitimate as are his high expectations of us," MK Bezalel Smotrich of the Religious Zionism party tweeted, "but the same doesn't go for his enraging and ridiculous comparison to the Holocaust and his attempt to revise history and erase the role of the Ukrainian people in the annihilation of the Jews."

"I once again condemn the attack on Ukraine, and thank President Zelenskyy for sharing his feelings and the distress of the Ukrainian people with Knesset members and the government," Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said after the speech, "We will continue to assist the Ukrainian people as much as we can and will never turn our back to those who know the horrors of war."

The Ukrainian president has already addressed parliaments across the world via video link. On Wednesday, he addressed members of the U.S. Congress, and asked to impose a no-fly zone over Ukraine. "Russia has turned the Ukrainian sky into a source of death for thousands of people," Zelenskyy said.

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