As Ukraine’s second-largest city fell under a barrage of Russian missiles that killed dozens of people, officials said, a Ukrainian delegation met with its counterparts from Russia on Thursday, officials said. Two in Belarus to negotiate without much hope of an immediate end to the fighting has sparked a nationwide resistance in Ukraine and made the Russian economy increasingly isolated from the world.
Among Monday’s key developments:
The leader of Belarus, Aleksandr G. Lukashenko, chaired the first face-to-face talks between Russian and Ukrainian officials since the Russian invasion began, but President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine said before the meeting that he did not expect that it would end the hostilities.
The Ministry of Finance announced that it will freeze assets of the Central Bank of Russia held in the United States and impose sanctions on the Russian Direct Investment Fund. The value of the ruble fell by more than 25% due to the impact of Western sanctions that rocked the Russian economy.
Ukrainian officials accused Russian forces of launching a barrage of rockets at a residential area in Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kharkiv, killing dozens of civilians.
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