Ukrainian capital to impose 35-hour curfew | News from the region

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A curfew will be imposed in Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, from 8 p.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Thursday after several apartment buildings were struck by Russian forces based outside the city, the mayor announced. Vitaliy Klitschko. Two people were killed in the latest bloodshed, he said. “It is forbidden to move around the city without special permission, except to go to the bomb shelters,” Klitschko said. “The capital is the heart of Ukraine, and it will be defended. Kyiv, which is currently the symbol and forward operating base of freedom and security in Europe, will not be abandoned by us.” News of the curfew came as the prime ministers of the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovenia announced they would travel to Kyiv on Tuesday to meet President Volodomyr Zelenskiy as representatives of the leaders of the European Union. Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala said their visit was aimed at confirming “the unequivocal support of the entire European Union for Ukraine’s sovereignty and independence”. Australian Associated Press


Christi C. Elwood