Russia has launched more than 2,000 missiles since the start of the conflict, Volodymyr Zelensky says

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  • Russia announced it the expulsion of 34 French diplomats, 24 Italian diplomats and 27 Spanish diplomatsin retaliation for those of the Russians in the wake of the Russian offensive against Ukraine.
  • Russia announces it just below one thousand Ukrainian soldiers, entrenched at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, has surrendered since Monday. Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday evening said the mission to evacuate Ukrainian soldiers from Mariupol is continuing.
  • Finland and Sweden have officially applied to join the Atlantic Alliance (NATO). “This is a historic moment in a critical moment for our security. We hope to conclude quickly “NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said after receiving the candidacy letters from the ambassadors of the two Nordic countries.
  • The European Commission has proposed a “New macro-financial assistance” in Ukraine, in the form of loans of up to € 9 billionto help this country cope with the aftermath of the war.
  • Ukrainian justice opens its on Wednesday first trial for war crimes from the entry of Moscow troops into its territory. Russian soldier Vadim Chichimarine, 21, who is facing a response to the death of a 62-year-old unarmed civilian on February 28 in northeastern Ukraine, has pleaded guilty.
  • Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said on Tuesday that war with Moscow was entering “Prolonged phase”the Russians seek full control of the Donbass region and to occupy southern Ukraine. “Russia is preparing for a long-term military operation”he told European Union (EU) Defense Ministers and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
  • Eight people died and twelve were injured in a Russian bombing of Desnaa village located about sixty kilometers north of kyiv, known for hosting a large military training camp, according to local relief efforts.
  • The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Karim Khan, announced the deployment of a team of 42 investigators and experts to Ukrainethe largest mission ever sent to land, to shed light on the crimes committed during the Russian invasion.
  • France will step up arms deliveries to Ukraine “In the days and weeks to come”promised President Emmanuel Macron to his counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky.

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