Good morning. Ukraine’s financial output will probably contract by a staggering 45.1 per cent this 12 months after Russia’s invasion shuttered companies, slashed exports and rendered financial exercise unattainable in massive swathes of the nation, the World Bank has stated.
Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine’s president, stated his nation’s survival is determined by whether or not the United States will assist match a surge in Russian weaponry within the south and east of the nation forward of an anticipated Russian assault on the area.
Meanwhile, Britain’s Ministry of Defence has stated that Russia might deploy phosphorus munitions to attempt to absolutely seize the besieged metropolis of Mariupol.
Here’s what occurred in a single day – and you may comply with the most recent updates in our reside weblog.
1. Zelensky says Ukraine’s destiny is determined by receiving US navy help
Ukraine’s destiny is determined by whether or not the United States will assist match an anticipated surge in Russian weaponry within the south and east of the nation, Volodymyr Zelensky has stated.
The Ukrainian president stated in an interview on the TV programme 60 Minutes on Sunday evening: “To be honest, whether we will be able to (survive) depends on this. I have 100 per cent confidence in our people and in our armed forces. But unfortunately, I don’t have the confidence that we will be receiving everything we need.”
He thanked Joe Biden for the navy aide Ukraine had obtained to this point, however added that he “long ago” forwarded a listing of particular gadgets Ukraine desperately wants and that historical past would choose Mr Biden’s response.
“He has the list,” Mr Zelensky stated. “President Biden can enter history as the person who stood shoulder to shoulder with the Ukrainian people who won and chose the right to have their own country. (This) also depends on him.”