UKRAINE UPDATES: Putin “cannot remain in power”; Russia narrows warfare objectives; Ukraine counter attacks; Auchan’s Russia stores stay open

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues into its second month, here’s the latest headlines…
• In a speech in Poland on Saturday, US President Joe Biden stated Russian leader Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in energy.” His remarks have increased international stress and further united NATO allies towards Putin over his illegal invasion of Ukraine…
“A dictator, bent on rebuilding an empire, will never erase the people’s love for liberty. Ukraine will never be a victory for Russia, free of charge individuals refuse to reside in a world of hopelessness and darkness.”
“For God’s sake, this man can not remain in energy.”
• In response, Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov said…
“The President of Russia is elected by Russians.”
• According to the Institute for the Study of War, Commander Colonel-General Alexander Chayko of the Russian Eastern Military District, or EMD, could also be personally commanding Russia’s efforts to regroup its forces in Belarus, in addition to proceed the mission to encircle Kyiv from the west.
• The report comes after the Kremlin appeared to have publicly narrowed its military objects in an effort to avoid wasting face, saying its aims to take management of the Donbass area in Eastern Ukraine, with the self-proclaimed republics.
• A senior US defense official has stated that Russia may have lost as a lot as 15 % of its fight power, according to ABC. Meanwhile, extra Russian troops are reported to coming into Ukraine from a Russian occupied are of Georgia. US officials estimate that as many as 10,000 Russian troops have been killed up to now in the war.
Studies show assesses that, “The Kremlin is very unlikely to have deserted its efforts to encircle Kyiv,” however is unlikely to have the power to amass the combat power wanted to continued its main offensives around the capital anytime quickly.
• In the final 24 hours, neither Ukrainian nor Russian forces carried out any main operations northwest of Kyiv. Meanwhile, fighting continued around Izyum, with minor territorial positive aspects.
• Ukrainian counterattacks east of Brovary have successfully retaken territory on the evening of March 26. Ukrainian forces have additionally engaged in small-scale counterattacks in Sumy Oblast on March 26-27. Elsewhere, Russian troops are reportedly no longer in ctonrol of the town of Kherson.
• In the south, Russian forces have continued their steady advances in Mariupol. Mariupol Mayor Vadim Boychenko stated that half of the city’s residents have been evacuated. Some 540 thousand people lived in Mariupol before the warfare. Tens of 1000’s stay trapped in the cit without adequate access to meals, water and electrical energy.
• Ukrainian partisans around Kherson proceed to pin down Russian Rosgvardia items within the space, hindering Russia’s ability to continue its offensive operations towards the south.

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• Videos have appeared online that allegedly present Ukrainian servicemen shooting via the legs of captured Russian soldiers. A Ukrainian presidential adviser has urged the military not to mock the Russian prisoners. The country’s Investigative Committee is reportedly checking the proof.
• Turkey will host the next spherical of talks between Kyiv and Moscow on March 28-30.
• Leonid Pasechnik, head of the so-called LPR, said that a referendum on joining the Russian Federation could possibly be held on the territory of the unrecognized republic. But he later emphasised that the principle factor now was to “end the war” and clarified that no preparations for the referendum were underway.
• More than 3.eight million folks have left Ukraine because the begin of the Russian invasion, according to the UN.
• The Ukrainian Air Forcer commander has mentioned that Russian troops fired several missiles at Lviv. Russia’s Ministry of Defense confirmed the strike on Lviv, claiming that they had hit sixty seven “military facilities” in Ukraine in at some point.
• President Zelensky called for French retailer Auchan to depart the Russian market. But leadership of the grocery retailer chain stated they will continue operatations in Russia, serving the interests of the civilians.
• Zelensky has banned Ukrainians from publishing photographs and video footage of navy movements on-line.
• Since the beginning of the warfare, 139 kids have died and greater than 200 have been injured, in accordance with official knowledge from the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine..

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