The Russian invasion of Ukraine has caused in just seven days more than two thousand deadaccording to provisional figures handled by both sides, which this Thursday they open a second round of negotiations with the aim of achieving a ceasefire, while the number of refugees is already approaching one million, according to the balance offered United Nations.
Ukraine acknowledged today that more than 2,000 Ukrainian civilians have been killed since the beginning of the invasion launched by Russia on February 24, according to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine.
“During the seven days of the war, Russia has destroyed hundreds of transport infrastructure, homes, hospitals and nurseries. In this time, more than 2,000 Ukrainians have died, not counting our defenders,” he noted on his Facebook page.
In a statement, it highlights that its rescuers have managed to save the lives of more than 150 people, evacuate another 500 and put out more than 400 fires caused by Russian bombing.
The Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs reported that fighting continues for Mariupol, city of almost half a million inhabitants in the southeast of the country, washed by the sea of Azov and controlled by the Kiev Government.
Russia acknowledges 498 dead soldiers
The Russian Ministry of Defense admitted the death of 498 russian soldiers in the war it launched seven days ago against Ukraine, in addition to 1,597 soldiers wounded.
The information, the first since the war began on February 28, was provided by the Russian defense spokesman, Igor Konashenkovit’s a statement.
Lavrov and “nuclear” war
As the West tightens its sanctions against Russia, the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, assured that US President Joe Biden knows that the only alternative to sanctions against Russia is a Third World War and that it would be “a devastating nuclear war”, in statements to Qatari television Al Jazeera.
Biden “has experience and knows that there is no alternative to sanctions, but world war,” Lavrov said, adding that “World War III would be a devastating nuclear war.”
However, the Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zajarova, stated that his country under no circumstances do you intend to push “the red nuclear button“, after the recent order of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, to put in “special regime of service” the Russian nuclear forces.
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Last minute of the war between Russia and Ukraine