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These are the key events so far on Sunday, March 27.


  • Russia has criticised US President Joe Biden’s remarks that Russian President Vladimir Putin cannot remain in power.
  • The White House has tried to downplay the comment saying it was not a call for regime change.
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has demanded that the West provide a fraction of the military hardware in their stockpiles.
  • Four missiles hit Lviv just 60km (37 miles) from the Polish border.
  • Russian forces have taken Slavutych, where workers at the defunct Chernobyl nuclear plant live, an official said.
  • Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu was shown chairing a meeting, the first time he has publicly been seen speaking for more than two weeks.
  • Ukrainian troops are launching counterattacks against Russian forces in some areas around the capital, Kyiv
  • British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss says UK sanctions against Russia could be lifted if Moscow commits to a full ceasefire and withdraws its troops.
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  • More than 3.7 million people have fled Ukraine since Russia’s invasion a month ago, the UN says.
  • Around 90 percent of them are women and children. The UN estimates that another 6.5 million people are internally displaced.
  • Ukraine asked the Red Cross not to open a planned office in Russia’s Rostov-on-Don, saying it would legitimise Moscow’s “humanitarian corridors” and the abduction and forced deportation of Ukrainians.
  • Chernihiv has 44 severely wounded people, including three children, who could not be evacuated for treatment since the northern city has been cut off by Russian forces, the mayor said.


  • Zelenskyy urged energy-producing countries to boost output so Russia cannot use its oil and gas wealth to “blackmail” other nations.
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