Mar 10, 2022
By Jane Brown
There will be no concessions from Vladimir Putin unless Ukraine surrenders.
Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba says this was the outcome of his meeting today in Turkey with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.
The two leaders met for 90 minutes while confirmation came from the World Health Organization that Putin’s Russian military has committed 18 attacks on medical facilities in Ukraine since he began his war against the sovereign nation.
Three of those attacks took place Wednesday.
Russian airstrikes hit two hospitals, including a children’s hospital, west of the capital Kyiv.
And a maternity hospital was hit in the port city of Mariupol, where city staff there report three people were killed, including a child, and at least 17 others were wounded.
In the courtyard outside that facility, a blast crater extended at least two storeys deep.
European Union leaders meantime gather in Versailles, France Thursday for a two-day summit focusing on Putin’s war against Ukraine.
Their nations have been fully united in backing Ukraine’s resistance with unprecedented economic sanctions, but divisions are surfacing on how fast the bloc could move in integrating Ukraine and severing energy ties with Moscow.
Canada’s prime minister brings his European tour and concerns about war-ravaged Ukraine to Poland today.
Justin Trudeau will see Europe’s refugee crisis in person, when he visits a temporary shelter for refugees in Warsaw.
Most of the estimated two-million Ukrainians have fled the Russian invasion by crossing into Poland.
Trudeau will also meet Poland’s prime minister and president, and sit down with U-S Vice-President Kamala Harris who is also in Poland.