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Kiesewetter: Also prepare the Germans for a long war in Ukraine

1 o’clock: According to CDU foreign policy expert Roderich Kiesewetter, the German people must be informed that Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine could last a long time. “Our population must be prepared that this war will probably continue for two more years and that it will spread,” Kiesewetter told broadcaster Welt. Critical infrastructure is under pressure. “It’s not just a war on Ukrainian soil, it’s a war against us,” Kiesewetter said. Read more here.

Military chief: 98 miners trapped in Kryvyi Rih, eastern Ukraine

12:50 am After a Russian missile attack on the eastern Ukrainian town of Kryvyi Rih, local military chief Oleksandr Vikul said 98 miners were still trapped underground due to a power outage. According to the Ukrainian news agency Ukrainform, the miners should be released on Tuesday night, Willkul announced on his Telegram channel on Monday evening. According to Wilcool, more than 850 miners were initially trapped in four mines. The information could not be independently verified.

Ukraine to the international community: Condemnation of Russian annexation

11.30 PM: At the start of an emergency session of the UN General Assembly, Ukraine called on the international community to condemn Russia’s illegal annexation. “The so-called referendum had nothing to do with what we call the expression of the will of the people – neither from a legal nor a technical point of view,” Ukraine’s UN ambassador Serhiy Kislizia said Monday in New York. He called on the largest UN body to adopt a resolution requiring Russia to reverse its actions.

On the other hand, Russia’s ambassador to the UN, Vasily Nebensya, accused the UN of “dangerous polarization” and the formation of blocs that undermine international cooperation.

With a series of votes, Moscow tried to force a secret decision on the resolution. However, it failed due to a clear majority of over 100 states that voted for an open vote.

Zelenskij: Don’t let Russia scare us

10:21 PM: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has assured that his country will not be intimidated by recent Russian rocket attacks on Ukrainian cities. “Ukraine cannot be intimidated,” Zelensky said in a video posted online Monday evening. “It can only become more united. Ukraine cannot be stopped.”

In the video, the Ukrainian president also announced that he would make the battlefield “more painful” for Russian troops. At least eleven people were killed and dozens injured in large-scale Russian attacks on Ukrainian cities on Monday, Ukrainian police said.

Biden has promised Ukraine’s air defense system

10:16 pm: US President Joe Biden has pledged more military aid to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky “including improved air defense systems”. The White House in Washington said Monday that, in a telephone call, Biden assured Zelenskyi that he would “continue to provide Ukraine with everything it needs for its defense.”

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