August 13, 2022

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Report from Kyiv: Facing Military Setbacks, Russia Is Increasingly Targeting Ukrainian Civilians

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The mayor of Kyiv has declared a 36-hour curfew after a series of Russian missile strikes hit residential areas of the capital of Ukraine on Tuesday. Meanwhile, talks are resuming today between Ukraine and Russia, and the prime ministers of the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovenia are traveling to Kyiv to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. We get an update from outside of Kyiv from Peter Zalmayev, director of the Eurasia Democracy Initiative, on the Russian invasion. "They’re not having any military successes, so they’re just bent on revenge and anger that they’re venting on civilians," says Zalmayev. He says if Russian attacks continue on the same trend, Ukraine could see up to 50,000 civilians killed in the war, and that any agreement between the two countries will be flawed, as "the Russian side has shown that they cannot be trusted."

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