The crisis worsens, Ukraine accuses Moscow of “medieval” tactics; The price of Brent in brief
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As the Russian-Ukrainian war enters its second week, no progress on a ceasefire between the two sides appears close despite the third round of talks between Kyiv and Moscow on Monday. Meanwhile, the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine worsened as Russian forces stepped up their shelling and food, water, heat and medicine became increasingly scarce. Ukraine condemned the invasion as a medieval-style siege by Moscow to subdue it. A silver lining from the third round of talks appeared to be a senior Ukrainian official saying there had been minor, unspecified progress towards establishing safe corridors that would allow civilians to escape the fighting. Russia’s chief negotiator said he expects those corridors to start working on Tuesday.
On the war front, Russian troops are said to have made significant progress in southern Ukraine, but were stagnating in some other areas, even as several countries discussed whether to supply the fighter jets for which the president Ukrainian Volodymyr Zelenskyy pleaded.
The fighting has driven energy prices around the world soaring and stocks crashing, and is threatening the food supply and livelihoods of people around the world who depend on crops grown in the fertile sea region. Black. The UN human rights office reported 406 confirmed civilian deaths, but said the true number was much higher. The invasion also sent 1.7 million people fleeing Ukraine.
On Monday, Moscow again announced a series of demands to stop the invasion, including that Ukraine recognize Crimea as part of Russia and recognize eastern regions controlled by Moscow-backed separatist fighters as independent. He also insisted that Ukraine change its constitution to ensure that it will not join international bodies such as NATO and the EU. Ukraine has already rejected these claims.
Zelenskyy called for more punitive measures against Russia, including a global boycott of its oil exports, which are essential to its economy.
First post: STI