in Kiev, a nine-storey building hit by a Russian shell
The situation on the map

The context

  • On the nineteenth day of the war in Ukraine, a new video conference will be held between Russia and Ukraine at 9:20 a.m. (Paris time) on Monday, March 14. This time there is a glimmer of hope, after the failure of the first three sessions in Belarus and then Thursday’s meeting in Turkey between Russian foreign ministers Sergei Lavrov and Ukraine’s Dmytro Kuleba.
  • the New York Times Citing US officials who asked to remain anonymous, claimed on Sunday that Russia had asked China for economic and military aid to fight the war and evade Western sanctions. US security adviser Jake Sullivan has warned Beijing that there will be repercussions if China helps Moscow to offset its sanctions-related losses.
  • Emmanuel Macron spoke to Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday. He briefed the Ukrainian president on the details of the additional aid that the European Union decided to provide to Ukraine during the Versailles summit that was held Thursday and Friday. The French president also swapped with Joe Biden to agree: “strengthen the sanctions already taken against Russia, support Ukraine and jointly take all useful initiatives to stop the fighting”according to the Elysee.
  • In the besieged city of Mariupol (Southeast Uraine), where the situation is “almost hopeless” According to MSF, residents are hoping for a humanitarian aid convoy to arrive. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced the convoy would arrive Monday afternoon. The International Committee of the Red Cross has warned against: “in the worst case” while city hall reports more than 2,100 deaths.
  • Brent Renaud, a 50-year-old freelance American journalist, was shot dead on Sunday in Irpin, in the northwestern suburbs of Kiev, where fighting has been going on for days. He is the first foreign journalist to be murdered since the beginning of the Russian invasion on February 24.
  • “About 1,300” Ukrainian soldiers have been killed since February 24, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced on Saturday, as well as at least 596 civilians, according to the UN census on Sunday, which emphasizes that the toll is likely much lower than reality.
  • In 24 hours, some 100,000 people joined the refugees fleeing the fighting, bringing their number to nearly 2.7 million, according to a count released by the United Nations on Sunday.

Read all our articles, analyzes and reports on the war in Ukraine:

testimonials. In the hell of Mariupol, isolated and besieged: “My mom tells me they’re afraid we’ll forget them”

Report. “He asked us, ‘Mom, why?’ † : Ukrainian mothers talk about their children’s worries

decodings† The bombing of the Yaroviv base, a serious warning to westerners

Report. “It is no longer viable” In Mykolaiv, the Russian army deliberately targets civilians

analyze. The worst-case scenario, in Ukraine and Russia

podcast. Ukrainian Chronicles: Everyday War

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