Russia Ukraine War Latest News: Nearly 90 percent of the built-up residential area in Mariupol has been completely destroyed and according to some reports there are corpses on the streets of the city.

Russia Ukraine War March 21 News: Ukraine’s state-owned nuclear company Energoatom has warned that because its nuclear radiation control system and firefighting service are not working, radiation levels around the Russian-occupied Chernobyl nuclear power plant were in danger of rising. Russia had taken control of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant shortly after it launched an invasion of Ukraine on February 24.

Ukraine has refused to accept Russia’s ultimatum to surrender Mariupol. Moscow had said it would allow both civilians and military forces to safely leave the port city in southern Ukraine in case authorities decide to lay down their arms before dawn (local time). Ukraine firmly rejected the proposal. Nearly 90 percent of the built-up residential area in Mariupol has been completely destroyed and, according to some reports, there are dead bodies on the city’s streets.

In Sumy, there are reports of a massive ammonia leak from a chemical plant. The area of ​​five kilometers around the factory has been declared dangerous. While officials won’t say what exactly caused the spill, some reports say it was due to a Russian missile hitting the chemical plant.

Following his speeches to lawmakers in Canada, the UK and the US, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was seen addressing leaders in Israel. In his speech, which was livestreamed, Zelenskiy asked Israel to sell the Dome missile defense system to Ukraine and questioned the reluctance behind the sale that could help Ukraine protect itself from Russian attacks.

On the economic front, in what could be called a fictitious victory for Russia, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says that the European Union is still very dependent on Russian oil and cannot just stop supplies in the short term. While he agrees that dependency needs to be worked on, Rutte says parts of Western and Eastern Europe need Russia’s fuel.

Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden will travel to Europe next Friday. It comes amid escalating tensions and no diplomatic progress in the Russia-Ukraine crisis. According to the latest reports, Biden will visit Warsaw on his journey through Europe.

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