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Russia-Ukraine live news: Polish border base attacked

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Kyiv (Times Of Ocean)- The Lviv military administration reports that a strike has been launched on a base in Yavoriv, western Ukraine.

  • Military officials in Lviv report that the Russian military launched an air strike targeting a Ukrainian military base in Yavoriv near the Polish border.
  • In Kiev, people are scrambling to escape with the bulk of Russian ground forces about 25km (16 miles) from the center of the Ukrainian capital.
  • As shelling continues in Mariupol, the mayor says 1,500 people have been killed by Russian bombardment during the past 12 days.
  • Ukraine will receive additional small arms, anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons worth up to $200m from the United States.
  • There have been reports that Russian troops may target Western weapons supplies in Ukraine.

NATO chief says Russia may use chemical weapons: German newspaper

According to an interview with German newspaper Welt am Sonntag, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said that Russia might use chemical weapons following its invasion of Ukraine and that such a move would be a war crime.

‘We have heard a lot of absurd claims in recent days about chemical and biological weapons laboratories,’ Stoltenberg was quoted by Welt am Sonntag as saying, adding that the Kremlin invents false pretexts to justify what is not justifiable.

“Now that these false claims have been made, we must remain vigilant because it is possible that Russia itself could plan chemical weapons operations under this fabrication of lies. That would be a war crime,” Stoltenberg was quoted as saying.

Refugees from Ukraine will get 350 pounds a month to open their homes in Britain

The government is trying to deflect anger over its response to the fastest-growing refugee crisis since World War Two by paying people to open their homes to Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion.

According to the government, a new scheme called “Homes for Ukraine” will allow refugees to come to Britain even without family ties.

In Britain, people will be paid 350 pounds ($456) a month if they have a spare room or property for refugees for a minimum of six months.

Air strike launched on army base near Poland: Lviv authorities

The Ukrainian military administration in Lviv reported that an air strike was launched on the Yavoriv military base in the west of the country near the Polish border.

“The occupiers launched an air strike on the International Center for Peacekeeping and Security. According to preliminary data, they fired eight missiles,” the administration said in a statement.

This center is less than 25km (15 miles) from the Polish border but did not disclose whether it had been hit. Details would be released later.

Zelenskyy warns of desolation if Russia takes Kiev

As air raid sirens again woke residents in Kyiv on Sunday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned Russian forces that occupying the capital would mean a fight to the death.

“If they decide to carpet bomb and simply erase the history of this region … and destroy all of us, then they will enter Kyiv. If that’s their goal, let them come in, but they will have to live on this land by themselves,” Zelenskyy said late on Saturday.

He urged the West to get more involved in peace negotiations, stating that about 1,300 Ukrainian troops had been killed.

NATO chief says Russia may use chemical weapons: German newspaper

According to an interview with the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg believes Russia could use chemical weapons following its invasion of Ukraine, and that such a move would be a war crime.

“In recent days, we have heard absurd claims about chemical and biological weapons laboratories,” Stoltenberg was quoted by Welt am Sonntag as saying, adding that the Kremlin was inventing false pretexts to justify what could not be justified.

“Now that these false claims have been made, we must remain vigilant because it is possible that Russia itself could plan chemical weapons operations under this fabrication of lies. That would be a war crime,” Stoltenberg was quoted as saying.

Even though the Ukrainian people are resisting the Russian invasion with courage, the coming days are likely to bring more hardship.

Zelenskyy warns against ‘pseudo-republics’

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says that Russia is trying to break Ukraine apart by creating new ‘pseudo-republics.’

Zelenskyy has warned Ukraine’s regions, including Kherson, which was captured by Russian forces, not to repeat the mistakes of Donetsk and Luhansk. In 2014, pro-Russian separatists began fighting with Ukrainian forces in those eastern regions.

“The occupiers on the territory of the Kherson region are trying to repeat the sad experience of the formation of pseudo-republics,” Zelenskyy said. “They are blackmailing local leaders, putting pressure on deputies, looking for someone to bribe.”

Kherson council members, a city of 290,000 in the south, rejected plans for a new pseudo-republic on Saturday, Zelenskyy said. “Ukraine will stand this test. We need time and strength to break the war machine that has come to our land,” he said.

Ukrainian children with cancer are transported by medical train

The children – cancer patients from Ukraine – boarded a medical train in a Polish town on their way to Warsaw and other hospitals.

Young patients were carried by medical workers on stretchers and in wheelchairs at a station near the Ukrainian border in Medyka.

“Some of them will require oxygen, will require some form of intensive care, and some have COVID-19 and have to be kept separate from others,” said Dominik Daszuta, an anaesthetist from Warsaw Hospital. He said the train has transported 120 children with cancer so far.

At least 2.5 million people have fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion started two weeks ago, according to the UN Refugee Agency.

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