The sanctions against Russia have made some lights come on in the control room of their nuclear warheads. Vladimir Putin cried out this Sunday that the western sanctions are "illegitimate" and that is why he ordered the Russian deterrent "in alert", which include their nuclear weapons. Little hours before, the European Union had reacted firmly with the delivery of arms to Ukraine, and its locomotive, Germany, had given a turn to its security policy, starting "a new era", by increasing its expenditure in defense.
The Russian leader met with Defense Minister Serguei Shoud and the head of the staff, General Valery Gerasimov, in the Kremlin. Putin was blunt: "Western countries are not only taking hostile economic measures against our country, but that leaders from the main NATO countries are making aggressive statements about us. So order to move Russia's deterrent forces to alert mode Maximum ". "Yes!" Replied Shonigo and Gerasimov.
Putin emphasized that western countries are also taking hostile measures against Russia in the economic sphere: "I mean illegitimate sanctions, of which all are very aware."
It soon arrived arriving at the response of the White House, which pointed out that Putin "manufactures threats" when putting on alert to his nuclear force. "This is a patron of President Putin that we have seen throughout this conflict: manufacture threats that do not exist to justify more aggressions," said Secretary of Press of the White House, Jen Psaki, to the ABC chain to be consulted about The announcement of Moscow. "It is a dangerous rhetoric. It is an irresponsible behavior," said Jens Stoltenberg to CNN.
Moscow announced Saturday an "enlargement of the offensive", which derived on a third dawn with attacks for the inhabitants of the capital, Kiev, and the entrance of Russian troops in Kharkov, the second city of the country, near the border with Russia . A city of remarkable Russian majority and very linked to Russia economically. An industrial city where there have been no coexistence problems among people who use Ukrainian and people who use Russian. This Russian and Ukrainian Sunday fought street to Calle.
"The light vehicles of the Russian enemy have broken into Kharkov, including the center of the city," said the regional governor, Oleg Sinegubov. "The Ukrainian armed forces are destroying the enemy, we ask civilians not to come out," he insisted. Hours later, reached noon, Ukraine announced that he had managed to expel the Russians from the Great Russian city of Kharkov.
"The armed forces, the police and the defense forces are working: the city is completely sweeping the Russian enemy, which is completely demoralized," the mayor added. He also reported that "a group of five to 10 people [of the Russian army] surrendered to the Ukrainian army."
An apartment building was attacked, according to emergency services. The tower suffered serious damage and an old woman died, but the rescuers said that most residents were not injured because they took refuge in the basement. As not everyone has a basement with amenities where to take refuge, many went to the subway of the city.
While, in the south, there were also progress of soldiers. Russian troops have "completely fenced" the cities of Jerson and Berdiansk, and have seized the cities of Henichesk and an airport near Jerson, according to the RIA news agency. At least 198 Ukrainians, including three children, have died in the invasion, said the Ukrainian Ministry of Health.
In Kiev returned detonations at dawn after a somewhat quieter night than expected. The mayor of Kiev, Vitali Klitschko, said the city is surrounded, evacuation is impossible. In an interview with Associated Press, he said that the city authorities will not evacuate residents. However, during the last days some people have managed to go by train and using the southern and east roads, although traffic is so intense that it takes a day to get away from the capital.
The capital remains in the hands of the Ukrainian government, with Zelenski bringing together its people every day despite the Russian bombing of civil infrastructure. The situation deteriorates progressively. The World Health Organization said medical oxygen was running out.
During the day, a relevant ad was materialized: the delegations of Russia and Ukraine will meet in the Belarusian city of Gomel to negotiate a possible cessation of hostilities.
The Ukrainian President's Office confirmed that the negotiations with Moscow without preconditions would be carried out in this city located on the border between Belarus and Ukraine. "I really do not believe in the outcome of this meeting, but try it, so that no citizen of Ukraine has doubts that I, as president, tried to stop the war," said President Zelenski.
In the same communication, it is emphasized that Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko "has assumed responsibility for ensuring that all aircraft, helicopters and missiles stationed in Belarusian territory remain on land during the trip, talks and the return of the Ukrainian delegation" A Kiev. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has been offered to mediate at the end of Hostilities in Ukraine during a telephone conversation with Russian president.
Previously, a Zelenski advisor denied that Kiev had refused to negotiate, but said that Russia had imposed unacceptable conditions. Moscow even asked Ukraine to recognize as legal the Russian annexation of its Crimean peninsula in 2014. Of course it must renounce NATO and legalize the separatist republics of Donetsk and Lugansk with the territories that the Prorruses ambition, giving those who are in the power of KievDate Of Update: 28 February 2022, 06:42