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US warns China against helping Russia: Kyiv under attack: latest updates


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The US warns China to face consequences if it helps Russia evade sanctions in its invasion of Ukraine.

Unnamed US officials reportedly told multiple news outlets that Russia had asked China to provide military assistance after it began the invasion.


The Chinese foreign ministry accused the US of spreading disinformation. Russia denied asking Beijing for military help.


On the 19th day of the war, Kyiv has been struck by several Russian missiles, with at least two people killed. Attacks were reported at a large housing block, a residential street and an aircraft manufacturing plant;


It is now understood that at least 2,500 people have died in Mariupol since the Russian invasion began on 24 February;


On the other side, The latest round of Ukraine-Russia negotiations is underway via video conference. Ukraine said the fourth round of talks will focus on agreeing on a ceasefire, the withdrawal of Russian troops and security guarantees for Kyiv. Negotiations between Russian and Ukrainian representatives will resume on Tuesday after the fourth round of talks ends without a breakthrough.


A total of 10 humanitarian corridors have been opened in Ukraine today, with routes established from the Kyiv region and the eastern region of Luhansk. An aid convoy will "once again" try to reach Mariupol after days of failed attempts.


Russia's missile attack on a military base near Poland on Sunday was an attempt to "threaten" Nato, Poland's deputy foreign minister says

Russian naval forces have cut Ukraine off from maritime trade by controlling its Black Sea coast, the UK defence ministry says



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