Update on Ukraine

Key points from CNN’s ongoing coverage.

Abbi Richter, Staff Writer

According to CNN, on Tuesday, March 15, “President Biden has sought to punish and isolate President Vladimir Putin and mitigate the slaughter of civilians by providing defense weapons to the Kyiv Government. But he has also calibrated his actions to avoid being dragged into a dangerous direct conflict with nuclear-armed Russia while finessing his own delicate political situation at home.”

Putin is still ramping up his forces to take over Ukraine. Russia has shelled [bombed] an apartment in Kyiv and has killed more than 2,500 people in the city. “The south-eastern city has suffered multiple bombing attacks since the start of the invasion,” CNN said. Authorities said on March 14 that some civilians were able to get out of Mariupol through a humanitarian corridor.

Facilities were reported after shelling hit buildings in residential areas across Kyiv on Tuesday morning, according to Ukrainian authorities reported on CNN. 

The prime ministers of Poland, Slovenia, and the Czech Republic are traveling to Kyiv to meet Ukrainian Volodymyr Zelensky and Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.

“The purpose of their meeting is to confirm the unequivocal support of the entire European Union for the sovereignty and independence of Ukraine and to present a broad package of support for the Ukrainian state and society,” reported CNN’s Antonia Mortensen.