Ukraine-Russia war live, latest news today: latest news March 29th

Today new round of negotiations in Istanbul between Kiev and Moscow. Ukrainian President Zelensky calls for more weapons and sanctions

Ukraine-Russia war, new round of negotiations today in Istanbul between Kiev and Moscow. And while Ukrainian President Zelensky calls for more weapons and sanctions, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says Russia would only use nuclear weapons if there is a threat to the country’s survival. Here is the latest news today:

7.41 am – The delegations of Russia and Ukraine will meet at the presidency seat at the Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul this morning around 9.30 am Italian time. This was reported by the Turkish presidency office: each of the delegations will meet the Turkish side before the start of the talks, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced after a cabinet meeting in Ankara. The Turkish president reiterated his hope for a ceasefire. Erdogan explained that he is in telephone contact with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin. For the Turkish leader, things are moving in a “positive direction”.

7.23 am – Russia would use nuclear weapons only in the presence of a threat to the survival of the country and not because of the ongoing war in Ukraine. This was declared by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov in an interview with PBS Newshour. “Whatever the outcome of the” operation “- he declared, alluding to the war in Ukraine – obviously there is no reason to resort to the use of nuclear weapons”.

“We have a security principle that states very clearly that only when there is a threat to the existence of the state, in our country, can we and will actually use nuclear weapons to eliminate that threat.”

HOURS 7.20 – “There are many possible scenarios, depending on which of the two camps will be able to refuel, rearm, replace losses and incorporate new skills. A range of scenarios ranging from long, bloody, nightmare (with advances) slow and tiring of the Russians in the South-East while the Ukrainians continue limited counterattacks around Kiev, Kharkiv in the East, Mykolaiv in the South-West and elsewhere) to a scenario in which one or the other takes over and repels enemies. Ukraine is a little more likely to develop an advantage, given its determination, resourcefulness, creativity, and the fact that it “plays at home.” But it is unwise to rule out the possibility that Russia learns from the countless mistakes it has made. and, even with other terrible losses of life and means, it may wear down the air defenses and Ukrainian resources over time “. General David Petraeus, former head of the CIA, says this in an interview with ‘Corriere della Sera’.

7 am – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky strongly insists on a tightening of sanctions against Russia, and criticizes the “passive” nature of some punitive measures, stressing that the world cannot wait for Russia’s actions to respond.

In the speech delivered and disclosed in the night, the Ukrainian president. reports the BBC – complained that if “strong preventive sanctions” had been adopted earlier, they could have prevented the invasion. “A full-scale war has begun,” Zelensky said in a seven-minute speech. “There are now indications and warnings that supposedly tougher sanctions, such as an embargo on Russian oil supplies to Europe, would be in place if Russia uses chemical weapons.”