British military intelligence says Russian forces are targeting civilians in Ukraine, but Russia denies targeting civilians.
According to media reports, British military intelligence says that the advance of Russian forces is slow due to resistance from Ukraine.
British intelligence says Ukraine’s resistance is surprising Russia.
According to British military intelligence, “Russia had previously used the same tactics in Chechnya in 1999 and in Syria in 2016 and used air and ground weapons.”
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelenski has asked the United States for more help, while Israel has offered to mediate in the dispute between Russia and Ukraine.
According to the French news agency Media, on Sunday, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky spoke by telephone with US President Joe Biden and discussed “financial aid, security and continued sanctions against Russia.”
Russian forces target population in Ukraine: British intelligence
He also talked about the steps taken by companies like Visa and MasterCard. Visa and MasterCard are suspending their operations in Russia.
Hours earlier, the Ukrainian president addressed a video call to members of the US House of Representatives, asking for more help for his beleagured country and for blacklisting Russian oil imports.
Members of the US House of Representatives have pledged an additional 10 billion in aid to Ukraine, but the White House has rejected Russia’s demand for a ban on oil. A ban on oil is likely to push up prices.
Western allies are providing arms, ammunition and financial aid to Ukraine. The Western alliance has also imposed sanctions on Moscow.
On the other hand, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that the state of Ukraine is in danger, while comparing Western sanctions on Russia with a “declaration of war.”
Russian forces have laid siege to Ukrainian cities and continue firing and shelling.
Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians have fled the country due to shelling and fighting and are seeking refuge in neighboring countries.
Ukrainian officials say the agreed ceasefire is hampering the evacuation of civilians due to Russian shelling and air strikes, but Russia has accused Ukraine of undermining the ceasefire effort.
The third round of ceasefire talks between Russia and Ukraine will take place on Monday.
In Moscow, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
A spokesman for the Israeli prime minister said on Saturday that Israel had offered to mediate in the dispute between Russia and Ukraine.
Israel, a close ally of the United States, has condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Israel also sent humanitarian aid to Ukraine.