Ukraine President Zelenskyy, in a statement claimed that atleast 56 missile strikes and 113 cruise missiles were fired against Ukraine in just 5 days.
Russian missiles rained on Ukrainian cities, including capital Kyiv, second-largest Kharkiv and Zhytomyr killing more than 2,000 civilians and destroyed hundreds of structures related to transport facilities, hospitals, kindergartens and homes.
The UN human rights council has confirmed the death of 136 civilians on Tuesday alone. The latest developments suggest that the war may lead to nuclear weapons war if Kyiv acquired nuclear weapons.
On Wednesday, a major statement by the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said
that if a third World War were to take place, it would involve nuclear weapons and be destructive,
would face a “real danger”
On the other hand, Ukranian President Zelenskiy said
nearly 6,000 Russians had been killed in the first six days of Moscow’s invasion, and that the Kremlin would not be able to take his country with bombs and air strikes.
One of the important aspect is the list of bans that were imposed on Russia for invading Ukraine has been increasing. Here are some:
- Russia has been hit the hardest by the economic sanctions
- The EU, the UK and Canada have banned certain Russian banks from SWIFT.
- Germany halted certification of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
- The US and its allies have imposed sanctions on Russia’s central bank and sovereign wealth funds.
- Russian aircrafts are banned from entering the US airspace.
Key Ponits during Russia-Ukraine War:
- Russia Seizes Ukraine Nuclear Plant. It is the Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant in Ukraine. Zaporozhye nuclear power plant supplies an estimated 40 per cent of the country’s nuclear power and houses 6 of Ukraine’s 15 reactors.
- Russia’s military now began bombarding cities with shells and missiles.
- Heavy fighting is continuing on the outskirts of a strategic port city on the Azov Sea, Mariupol.
- Fighting intensified in southern Ukraine as Kherson became the first city to fall into Russian hands and local government headquarters in the Black Sea port of 2.8 lakh people are in Russian Army’s control now.
- Russian media watchdog has said that it has restricted access to some media websites, including the BBC, tightening controls over the internet. Access to websites of BBC, Meduza, Deutsche Welle and Russian-language US-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Svoboda are “limited”.
It is to be noted that India, along with 34 other countries including China, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, abstained the vote in the UN General Assembly on “Russian aggression”.