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Moscow intensifies its offensive in the Donbass, kyiv believes in diplomacy

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  • Russia announced on Saturday that it prohibited access to its territory to 963 Americans among them the president of the United States, Joe Biden, his secretary of state, Antony Blinken, and the director of the CIA, William Burns.
  • the US President, Joe Bidenhas signed the law passed Thursday by Congress bringing a gigantic envelope of 40 billion dollars for the Ukrainian war effort against Russia, the White House announced on Saturday.
  • The war in Ukraine can only be ended through biases “diplomatic”assures the Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, while the negotiations between Moscow and kyiv are at an impasse.
  • Azovstal Steelworksthe last bastion defended by the Ukrainian forces in Mariupol, passed Friday under Russian control, while in the Donbass, further north, artillery from Moscow pounded the positions of kyiv.
  • Russian energy giant Gazprom suspended gas deliveries to Finland on Saturdayannounced Gasgrid Finland, the Finnish public company in charge of gas transport, in a press release.
  • the russian ministry of defense claimed to have destroyed in northwestern Ukraine a large arms shipment provided by the West.

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