Russia He reiterated his allegation on Monday Against Ukraine Making sure she does a “its shells”, The accusations were brushed aside by a fearful Kiev, the West and NATO “an excuse” A Russian “Rising”.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky joked during his daily address on Monday evening “Various nonsense about Ukraine” Made by Moscow. “Ukraine Smashes World’s So-Called Second Army, Now Russia Begs”He began.
“False” reports from Moscow
Paris, London and Washington joined forces to slam the reports on Monday. lie » From Moscow. “No one will be fooled by this allegation as an excuse.”They pointed out in a joint statement.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said the same thing on Twitter after speaking with Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin and UK defense secretary Ben Wallace: “NATO allies reject this allegation. “Russia should not use this as an excuse for expansion.” Conflict in Ukraine.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov made the pledge on Monday“There are serious doubts that such things could have been planned.”
“Of course, we see the reaction of the Western media. She does not surprise us. It goes in the direction of careless support for her protégé Zelensky, not only in words, but also makes him happy for any Russophobic actions to bomb civilian targets, civilians. added the head of Russian diplomacy during a press conference in Moscow.
“We will solve the issue of dirty bomb till the end. We have every interest in preventing such horrific provocation.”He insisted more.
An IAEA visit is planned “in the coming days”.
Dmytro Kouleba International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), d“Send experts urgently” In two structures in Russia “False Claims” That Ukraine is developing “His Bombs”.
IAEA President Raffaele Croci confirmed the visit “in the next few days” In a statement on Monday evening, it said one of the two locations had been inspected “one month ago” and that’No undeclared nuclear activity was observed there.
EU diplomatic chief Joseph Borrell tweeted that he had spoken with Mr Colepa. “False accusations from Russia” this “ We welcome Ukraine’s decision to request an expert mission”.
More than a million homes are without electricity
Russian shelling caused blackouts across Ukraine on Sunday, prompting calls for restrictions and rationing.
More than a million Ukrainian homes are without power following a Russian attack on electricity infrastructure, Ukraine’s president said on Saturday. Various districts of Kew experienced cyclical power outages on Monday.
Russia, for its part, condemns it “significant increase” Ukrainian fire targeted its border areas, particularly in the Belgorod and Kursk regions where defense lines are being built in case of an attack.
Democratic lawmakers are calling on Biden to adjust his strategy in Ukraine
Left-leaning U.S. Democratic lawmakers on Monday called on President Joe Biden, who has provided billions of dollars in military aid to Ukraine in the face of a Russian invasion, to step up diplomatic efforts and engage in direct talks with Moscow. Objective: A quick end to the war. This is the first time such a call has come from the President’s own party.
“We call on you to complement the economic and military support provided by the United States to Ukraine with a proactive diplomatic push and to redouble your efforts to find a realistic framework for a ceasefire.” In their letter, the selectmen made it clear that they were against the invasion “illegal and defamatory” Ukraine and any settlement must be approved by Kiev.
“But as legislators responsible for how tens of thousands of American taxpayer dollars are spent on military assistance in the conflict, we believe that such involvement in this war creates a responsibility for the United States to seriously explore all possible options.”, they added. Among them are Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Pramila Jayapal, who are prominent figures in the party’s progressive wing.
Since the invasion began, the Biden administration has provided Ukraine with billions of dollars in military aid, a bipartisan deal in Congress, though some right-wing Republicans have objected to the aid.
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