Zelensky wants to speak to Putin
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky continues to insist on meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in the hope of striking a deal. US President Joe Biden warns against the use of chemical weapons by Russia.
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Zelensky sees in a quick meeting with Putin an opportunity for Russia to “limit the losses it suffers from its own mistakes,” he said in an interview with several European media outlets. He also mentioned the conditions that Russia must meet.
For example, there must be a ceasefire and Russia must withdraw its troops. Furthermore, according to him, security guarantees must be given.
“As long as we don’t have a meeting with the president, we can’t really understand what they want to do to stop the war and what they will do if we are not willing to compromise,” Zelensky said.
Zelensky wants to speak to Putin, US warns against chemical weapons
The war in Ukraine and the upcoming NATO summit will be the focus of Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s visit to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday. Rutte said on Friday it was important that more countries within NATO have intensive contact with the government in Ankara. “Turkey is of great importance for the defense of its eastern flank,” he said.
Relations between the Netherlands and Turkey had cooled considerably in recent years, but according to Rutte, personal ties have always remained good.
US President Biden is warning companies of Russian cyberattacks because of western sanctions against Russia. According to him, there is information from the intelligence services that Moscow is investigating how it can carry out cyber attacks on American companies. Biden is urging companies to immediately strengthen their cyber defenses.
According to the president, the harsh sanctions are causing unprecedented damage to the Russian economy.
Biden also spoke out on the Russian accusation that Kyiv possesses chemical and biological weapons. According to Biden, this is not only untrue, but also indicates that Putin himself is considering using such weapons. Biden, however, provided no evidence for his accusation.
The reception of the first 25,000 Ukrainians in the Netherlands is as good as complete, but for refugees from other countries there are already fifteen hundred places short in the next ten days, confirms the Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA) to US after reporting from the NOS.
If there is no room to put people through, fifteen hundred people have to sleep on the street,” a COA spokesperson told US
Many municipalities will soon be dependent on “non-regular places” such as emergency housing and vacant business and factory buildings, said chairman Hubert Bruls of the Safety Council on Monday.
Nowhere in Ukraine does the Russian offensive seem more merciless than in Mariupol, write AP journalists Mstyslav Chernov and Evgeniy Maloletka in their report from the southern port city, which has been cut off from clean water, gas and electricity for weeks.
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