UKRAINE UPDATES: Peace talks hopeful; Russia entreats China; Kherson residents protest; Lviv base attacked; US reporter killed

As the Russian invasion enters its 19th day, here’s the latest headlines from the battle in Ukraine…

• Russian and Ukrainian ambassadors are holding a fourth round of peace talks, after Ukrainian negotiator Mykhailo Podolyak stated weekend negotiations had been “constructive,” signaling hopes of diplomatic progress… “Russia is already starting to talk constructively. I suppose that we are going to obtain some outcomes literally in a matter of days.”

• Russia has requested China for navy help — including drones — and aid in evading sanctions, US officials say. China’s embassy in Washington says it’s not aware of the request testing its recent “no limits” alliance, whereas the US warns of consequences. The US plans to advised talks with China on Monday to deal with its issues. White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan advised CNN… “We are also watching carefully to see the extent to which China actually does provide any form of assist, material assist or financial assist, to Russia. It is a concern of ours. And we’ve communicated to Beijing that we are going to not stand by and allow any country to compensate Russia for its losses from the financial sanctions.”

• President Volodomyr Zelensky continued his plea for NATO to impose a no-fly zone over Ukraine, a day after devastating missile attack kills dozens.
Copy says 140,000 civilians have been evacuated from some entrance line places, but not the surrounded city of Mariupol, where civilians have been unable to escape and are battling lack of electrical energy, meals and water. Humanitarian assist has been unable to enter town.
• In the Ukrainian occupied city of Kherson, hundreds of demonstrators have protested in opposition to a suspected Russian plan to turn the southern metropolis right into a breakaway republic. In current days, at least one Kherson regional council official has warned that occupation forces are laying the groundwork for the “Kherson People’s Republic,” just like the 2 so-called republics Russia recently recognised in the Donetsk area.
• In southern Ukraine, Russia’s navy controlling the Black Sea coast, slicing off Ukraine from maritime commerce, the UK claims. Meanwhile, Russian forces are attempting to “envelope” Ukrainian forces within the east, however have faced “staunch resistance,” in accordance with the UK’s Ministry of Defence.
• Russian missile assaults continued to strike important infrastructure throughout Ukraine on Sunday, together with residential areas. Meanwhile, Ukrainian authorities proceed their efforts to open evacuation routes for civilians in war zone areas.
• Russian airstrikes have also focused a large army base in Lviv in western Ukraine, close to the Polish border. The strike has killed 35 individuals and wounded more than one hundred thirty others. The strike comes as NATO nations have pledged to send military equipped to Ukrainian forces and Russia warning that such navy convoys may turn out to be targets. The UK has condemned the strike as a big escalation on Russia’s part. NATO forces often used the base for coaching, according to reports.
• American journalist Brent Renaud was killed by Russian forces within the metropolis of Irpin outdoors Kyiv. Renaud, 50, is the primary overseas reporter to die within the conflict. Ukrainian police said. Local police confirmed the death in a Facebook submit, including a photograph of his physique, an American passport and his New York Times press badge. Commander of the Kyiv regional police Andriy Nebitov wrote that Russian forces shot Renaud, saying… “The occupants cynically kill even journalists of worldwide media, who’ve been attempting to inform the truth about atrocities of Russian army in Ukraine. Of course, journalism carries dangers, however the US citizen Brent Renaud paid along with his life for an try and make clear how underhand, cruel, and merciless the aggressor is.”g

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