John Kirby, Press Secretary for the U.S. Defense Department, said the Russian military have their sights set on Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. However, Kirby said they also have seen Ukrainian people opposing quite effectively across Ukrainian capital and unceasingly, making it more challenging for the Armed Forces of Russia to advance toward the South.
During a conference at the Pentagon on February 28, John Kirby said that they clearly continue to notice the Russian military advancing toward Kyiv – or trying to move near to so they could move on the Ukrainian capital from the ground. But, moreover, they still assess that they were outside the capital center, and but, what they realize apparently, that they’ve aims regarding the capital city.
Furthermore, the Pentagon spokesperson said Ukrainian forces strongly resist Kyiv and have made it challenging for the Russian forces to move further towards the South. Kirby couldn’t say precisely that a Russian military convoy that has been showed in Maxar’s satellite images is headed for the Ukrainian capital, but he said that it evidently appears to, just anecdotally, as just a wish to keep on advancing on Kyiv.
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The first round of discussions targeted at cease-fire between Moscow and Kyiv have concluded with no deal except to continue the discussion, while a growing isolated Russia has run into surprisingly strong resistance on the ground and economic disorder at home. He added that’s ‘Day 5,’ and it is apparent Russians haven’t made the advancement that they wanted to make by the 5th day.
Moreover, Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation, put his troops on heightened alert on Feb. 27 in a significant escalation of tensions with Europe. Pentagon spokesperson said the proclamation was as pointless as it’s escalatory.
Michelle Bachelet, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, said that as of Monday, almost 102 innocent civilians had lost their lives and several injured in over 4-days of Moscow’s invasion – cautioning that number possibly goes undercounted – and Mr. Volodymyr Zelensky said about sixteen children were also among those losing lives. And Ukraine’s permanent U.N. representative, Sergiy Kyslytsya, placed the death number to 352.
John F. Kirby called the ‘attack of Russia’ a ‘war of choice’ on its neighboring country, completely inevitable. He added that they realize there’re casualties on both sides. And all the blood is on the hands of Mr. Vladimir Putin.
According to a U.N. official Filippo Grandi, since the Russian incursion, over 0.5 million people have fled Ukraine, with several of them moving to Hungary, Romania, and Poland.