As the Russo-Ukrainian War enters its 19th day, we take a look at the major developments.
These are the key events so far on Monday, March 14. Get the latest updates here.
Russian-Ukrainian talks resume
- Talks between the two sides are due to resume on Monday via video conference, according to Ukrainian negotiators and the Kremlin, after both sides hailed progress in previous rounds aimed at ending the fighting.
Airstrike hits apartments in Kyiv
- One person is killed and 12 others injured after an airstrike on a residential building in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. The death toll has been revised down from an earlier figure of two fatalities.
Nearly 2,200 killed in Mariupol
- Nearly 2,200 residents of the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol have been killed since the start of hostilities, according to local authorities, raising the death toll by nearly 1,000 since Wednesday.
- Mariupol faces “a worst-case scenario” if the warring parties do not urgently reach a “concrete humanitarian agreement”, warns the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Zelensky warns NATO
- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has warned that NATO could see member states come under attack from Russia if they do not act to impose a no-fly zone over his country. His comments came after at least 35 people were killed in a Russian attack on a military base near the Polish border.
Instagram is no longer accessible in Russia
- Instagram was inaccessible in Russia on Monday after Moscow accused its parent company Meta of allowing calls for violence against Russians, including the military, on its platforms.
- The move comes after Facebook and Twitter were blocked in early March as part of Moscow’s sweeping efforts to control information the Russians have about its military operation in Ukraine.
US and Chinese aides will meet amid tensions over Russia
- The United States and China are sending their top aides to meet in Rome on Monday amid growing tensions between the two countries over the Russian-Ukrainian war, with the United States saying Russia has asked China for equipment military to help him advance his campaign.
- China has accused Washington of spreading “misinformation” about Beijing’s role in the Ukraine conflict.
Nearly 2.7 million flee
- Nearly 2.7 million people have fled the war in Ukraine, including more than 100,000 in the past 24 hours, according to the United Nations. More than half of them went to Poland.
Moscow says the West wants an ‘artificial default’
- Russia’s Finance Ministry accuses foreign countries of trying to force it into “artificial default” through unprecedented sanctions.
- Russia said it would retaliate with its own measures, imposing limits on local media and international news sources.
Hundreds detained during protests in Russia
- Russian police have arrested more than 800 people in 37 cities for protesting Moscow’s “military operation” in Ukraine.
- Nearly 15,000 people have reportedly been arrested at rallies across the country since the invasion began on February 24.