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    Russia-Ukraine War Latest Updates: Japan formally revokes Russia's 'most favoured nation' status

    Russia-Ukraine War Latest Updates: Japan formally revokes Russia's 'most favoured nation' status

    Russia-Ukraine War Latest Updates: Japan formally revokes Russia's 'most favoured nation' status
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    President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the Russian military is throwing everything it has at Ukraine, with most of its combat-ready forces now concentrated in Ukraine and just across the border in Russia. They have driven almost everyone and everything that is capable of fighting us against Ukraine, he said in his nightly video address to the nation. Here are the latest updates as the Russia-Ukraine War enters Day 56:

    President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the Russian military is throwing everything it has at Ukraine, with most of its combat-ready forces now concentrated in Ukraine and just across the border in Russia. They have driven almost everyone and everything that is capable of fighting us against Ukraine, he said in his nightly video address to the nation.
    And despite Russian claims of hitting only military sites, he said they continue to target residential areas and kill civilians. The Russian army in this war is writing itself into world history forever as the most barbaric and inhuman army in the world, Zelenskyy said.
    According to Ukraine's defence ministry, Russia's current attack seeks to conquer the Luhansk and Donetsk regions of Ukraine, establish a land link between the territories and Crimea, and destroy all of Ukraine's military forces.
    According to the regional governor, Russian soldiers gained control of Kreminna city in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, and Ukrainian troops retreated from the city, as reported by Reuters. "The 'Orcs' have taken control of Kreminna" (Russians). Serhiy Gaidai, the governor of the Luhansk region, claimed, "They have entered the city."
    Here are the latest updates as the Russia-Ukraine War enters Day 56:
    UN chief calls for four-day humanitarian pause in fighting in Ukraine
    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called for a four-day Orthodox Easter humanitarian pause in fighting in Ukraine to allow for the safe passage of civilians to leave areas of conflict and the delivery of humanitarian aid to hard-hit areas. Guterres said the United Nations was submitting detailed plans to the parties and was ready to send humanitarian aid convoys to Mariupol, Kherson, Donetsk and Luhansk beginning on Holy Thursday and running through Sunday, the date of Orthodox Easter, which is celebrated by most Ukrainians and Russians.
    Marine in besieged Mariupol says 'maybe facing our last days, if not hours'
    A commander for the Ukrainian marines fighting in the last stronghold of Mariupol said his forces were "maybe facing our last days, if not hours" and appealed for extraction in a Facebook post published early Wednesday. "The enemy is outnumbering us 10 to one," Serhiy Volyna from the 36th Separate Marine Brigade said, sheltering at the besieged Azovstal factory, a vast plant with underground tunnels where Ukrainian defenders are pinned down by Russian fighters.
    Ukraine to resume evacuations out of Mariupol
    Ukraine says its evacuation efforts to bring some civilians out of the war-torn port city of Mariupol will resume Wednesday. Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said Wednesday there is a preliminary agreement to operate a so-called humanitarian corridor route westward to the Ukraine-controlled city of Zaporizhzhia. It will apply to women, children and older people from Wednesday afternoon local time, she said in a statement on the messaging app Telegram.
    World Bank, IMF leaders to meet with Ukraine ministers to discuss further aid
    World Bank President David Malpass will host a meeting on Thursday with Ukraine's prime minister and finance minister to discuss needed assistance beyond the initial funding provided through the bank and the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank said on Tuesday. The meeting will include Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko and IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva, Malpass told an event at the IMF meetings.
    Biden, Johnson, Trudeau pledge artillery for Ukraine in battle against Russia
    US President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged on Tuesday to send more artillery weaponry to Ukraine in the face of an all-out Russian assault on that country's East. Biden spoke with Johnson, Trudeau and other allied leaders in a secure video call from the White House Situation Room as the Russian invasion reached a new phase.
    Russian players to be barred from competing at Wimbledon - report
    Russian players will not be allowed to compete at Wimbledon this year due to Moscow's invasion of Ukraine, according to a report in sports industry news site Sportico on Tuesday. Earlier this month, the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), which organises the grasscourt Grand Slam, said it was in talks with the British government on the participation of players from Russia and Belarus.
    Japan formally revokes Russia's ''most favoured nation'' status
    Japan formally revoked Russia's most favoured nation trade status Wednesday over its invasion of Ukraine, as Tokyo steps up sanctions amid revelations of the Russian military's widespread atrocities against civilians. The stripping of Russia's trade status is Japan's latest move against Moscow and was part of a list of sanctions measures Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced last month that also included a decision to expel eight Russian diplomats and trade officials.
    Britain to attend some G20 meetings, keep pressure on Russia - UK source
    British finance minister Rishi Sunak will only attend some G20 sessions in Washington this week, a government source said on Tuesday, after U.S. officials said they would avoid certain meetings with Russian officials. United States officials said on Monday that Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen would skip some meetings of finance ministers from the G20 - a group of advanced and emerging economies - if Russian officials were present.
    Greece impounds Russian tanker as part of EU sanctions against Russia
    Greece has impounded a Russian oil tanker off the island of Evia, the Greek coastguard said on Tuesday, as part of European Union sanctions imposed on Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine. Earlier this month, the EU banned Russian-flagged vessels from the 27-nation bloc's ports, with some exemptions, as it adopted new sweeping sanctions against Russia for what the Kremlin describes as a "special military operation".
    Russia pours in more troops and presses attack in the east
    Russia assaulted cities and towns along boomerang-shaped front hundreds of miles long and poured more troops into Ukraine on Tuesday in a potentially pivotal battle for control of the country’s eastern industrial heartland of coal mines and factories.
    Mariupol may fall within days, European official says
    The Ukrainian port city of Mariupol could fall to Russian forces within days, a European official said on Tuesday, saying it may suffer more than the town of Bucha, where Russian forces have been accused of atrocities that the Kremlin has denied. "At the end of the day, we do expect a complete destruction of the city and many civilian casualties in Mariupol," said the European official who asked not to be named because of the sensitivity of the topic.
     
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