Russia-Ukraine reside information: Blinken meets Zelenskyy, says adviser

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US Secretary of State Blinken and defence chief Austin meet Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv, says Ukrainian presidential adviser.

  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and defence chief Lloyd Austin meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv, says presidential adviser.
  • Ukraine will attempt to set up humanitarian routes out of the besieged port metropolis Mariupol on Monday, says Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk.
  • The OSCE has known as for the discharge of members detained in separatist-held Ukraine.
INTERACTIVE Russia Ukraine War Who controls what Day 60
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Here are the most recent updates:

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13 minutes in the past (22:04 GMT)

Zelenskyy welcomes Macron victory

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has congratulated French President Emmanuel Macron on his election victory.

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Writing on Twitter, Zelenskyy described Macron as a “true friend of Ukraine” and mentioned he was satisfied that they’re “moving forward together towards new common victories. Towards a strong and united Europe!”

27 minutes in the past (21:51 GMT)

OSCE requires launch of members in separatist-held Ukraine

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The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has known as for the “immediate release” of 4 of its Ukrainian members detained in pro-Russian separatist territories in jap Ukraine.

Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau, whose nation at the moment chairs the OSCE, mentioned the detention of 4 members “for engaging in administrative activities that fall within their official functions as OSCE staff” was “unacceptable”.

“We call for their immediate release,” he mentioned. “They have been held without charge for a period of time now and the OSCE and their families have not been sufficiently informed of the situation.”

Earlier, the OSCE wrote on Twitter it was “extremely concerned” that a number of members had been “deprived of their liberty”, following Russian media experiences that they had been arrested.

1 hour in the past (20:59 GMT)

Zelenskyy meets senior US delegation: Ukraine official

An adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy mentioned the US secretaries of state and defence have been assembly with the Ukrainian chief, within the highest-level go to to Kyiv by a US delegation for the reason that begin of Russia’s invasion.

Oleksiy Arestovych mentioned in an interview on Ukrainian TV that the talks with Antony Blinken and Lloyd Austin have been happening late on Sunday. There was no speedy remark from the US.

Prior to the assembly, Zelenskyy mentioned he was in search of the US to bolster its arms shipments to Kyiv.

Welcome to Al Jazeera’s persevering with protection of the warfare in Ukraine.

These have been the updates on April 24.


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