The war: day eleven Russian soldiers open fire on civilians (Updates)
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1:13 am, March 7, 2022
Its been 11 days since the war in Ukraine began. Protesters across the world have voiced their opposition to the war including in Russia, where about 4,400 people were arrested on March 6 for protesting in cities throughout the country. In Ukraine itself, attempts to evacuate civilians from Mariupol and Irpen, a city in the Kyiv region, were thwarted; the Russian side claims the Ukrainian army is to blame, though Ukrainian news outlets have reported that Russian troops intentionally fired on civilians. Meduza presents a collection of photos from the 11th day of the war.
Warning: Some images below contain scenes of cruelty, violence, and death that may be unsuitable for children.
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Latest major developments, 4:30 a.m., Moscow time (8:30 a.m., EST)
Peace talks: The Russian and Ukrainian delegations are set to hold a third round of negotiations in Belarus at 5:00 p.m., Moscow time, today. In addition, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba are scheduled to hold talks in Turkey on March 10. This planned meeting was first announced by Turkeys foreign minister and was later confirmed by the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova. Apparently, the agreement on the talks was reached during a phone call between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The Ukrainian side has yet to confirm its participation.
Green corridor controversy: On Monday, Russia announced the opening of humanitarian corridors out of Kyiv, Mariupol, Kharkiv, and Sumy, to evacuate Ukrainian civilians albeit to Russia and Belarus. The Ukrainian authorities decried the suggestion and called for opening real humanitarian corridors to evacuate civilians to safer parts of Ukraine.
Cutting ties: Boeing has suspended buying titanium from Russia. Beauty giant Sephora is also halting online sales in Russia and shutting down its stores in the country. On the tech front, Netflix has halted its service in Russia and Spotify has suspended its Premium subscription service due to restrictions on payment providers. Yesterday, TikTok limited service in response to Russias new law that prohibits spreading fake news about the army.
In Britain, docks workers refused to pump out Russian oil from a tanker. More of this and we don't need a government sanction against Russian oil.
U.S. California dock union refuses to unload Russian ships.
Yes, I will pay more at the gas pump but it is for a good cause and I can always drive less.