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what we know on the 18th day of the Russian invasion

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  • a russian airThe attack has killed at least 35 people and injured 134. at a military base in Yavoriv, ​​about 30 miles west of Lviv and less than 10 miles from the Russian border. The attack came hours after the Kremlin warned that Western supply lines to the besieged country were “legitimate targets.”

  • Brent Renaud, an award-winning American filmmaker whose work has appeared in the New York Times and other outlets, was killed by Russian forces in the town of Irpin, outside Kiev. Juan Arredondo, an American photographer, was injured and is hospitalized.

  • The Ukrainian port city of Mariupol he is running out of his last supplies of food and water, according to his local authority. Earlier on Sunday, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said a supply convoy was just two hours from the city, where 400,000 people are trapped.

  • Kyiv he has a two-week supply of food in the event of a lockdown, his local authority said.

  • ukrainian and russian delegates to the peace talks have sounded positive, ahead of more negotiations in the coming days. Ukrainian negotiator Mykhailo Podolyak said the talks had become more constructive. Leonid Slutsky, a Russian delegate, said there had been significant progress and that they hoped to reach a “joint position” soon, Reuters reports.

  • Leading Christian figures have called for the fighting in Ukraine to cease. Pope Francisco he said that the Ukrainians were being massacred and called for the invasion to be stopped. “In the name of God, let the cry of the suffering people be heard and let the bombings and attacks stop. In the name of God, I ask you to stop this massacre.”

  • Meanwhile, the spiritual leader of the Orthodox world Bartholomew I has called for a ceasefire in Ukraine while praising the nation’s “powerful resistance” against invading Russian forces.

  • More than 14,000 people in 112 cities have been detained in Russia by anti-war protests since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine, according to an independent human rights body in the country.

  • Ukraine’s ombudsman has claimed that Russia used banned phosphorus munitions in an overnight attack on Popasna in eastern Ukraine, which would constitute a war crime.

  • India is temporarily moving its embassy in Ukraine to Poland, its government confirmed.

  • The mayor of a city in southern Ukraine is the latest kidnapped by Russian forces, according to Ukraine’s foreign minister. Dymtro Kuleba said that Yevhen Matveyev of Dniprorudne has been “kidnapped” by Russian forces.

  • Nine people were killed in airstrikes in the city of Ukraine, in southern Ukraine. Mykolayiv. The city is seen as key in any future assault on the port of Odessa, further down the Black Sea coast.

  • the polish president andrzej doubtsays he fears Vladimir Putin could use chemical weapons and if so it would be a “game changer” in the conflict.

  • the United Kingdom has issued more than 3,000 visas to Ukrainian refugees, and the government believes the final number that could end up in Britain could be in the tens of thousands, according to government minister Michael Gove.

  • the United Kingdom chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has said that there is no case for new investment in Russia. In a statement released along with a video on Sunday morning, he urged companies to “think very carefully” about their holdings.

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