The Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenski, who will speak to the US Congress today via videoconference, insists on the no-fly zone but the White House returns to reject the request: it would trigger a war between Russia and NATO. And he adds: the presence of the president at the top of the Alliance is to show his “iron support”. Participation in the European Council is also on the agenda. Moscow after Biden and Blinken also sanctions the Canadian leader Trudeau.
Meanwhile, the premier of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, the Czech Republic, Petr Fiala, and Slovenia, Janez Jansa arrived in Kiev and met with the Ukrainian leader. Morawiecki, “stop this tragedy soon”. The leaders will present “a vast aid package”. But the EU specifies: “The mission is not organized on a mandate from the Council”.
A 36-hour curfew began in the capital on Tuesday evening. Mariupol humanitarian corridor opened: 20,000 people evacuated.