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Putin Warns Ukraine as Safe-Passage Plans Descend Into Chaos

  • Biden holds new talks with Zelenskiy on U.S. assistance
  • Putin issues threat over ‘Ukrainian statehood’ to Kyiv
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WATCH: Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk accuses Russia of violating a safe passage agreement by using heavy shelling instead of allowing a humanitarian corridor. (English subtitles)Source: Bloomberg
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Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskiy held new talks with U.S. President Joe Biden after a deal to allow safe passage for civilians in two besieged southeastern cities appeared to collapse, with the government in Kyiv accusing Russian forces of violating the agreement.

Biden’s “administration is surging security, humanitarian, and economic assistance to Ukraine and is working closely with Congress to secure additional funding,” he told Zelenskiy on Saturday evening, according to a White House statement.