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March 22, 2022

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Putin’s back is against the wall – Biden

Putin’s back is against the wall – Biden

US Pressident, Joe Biden

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  • Russia might resort to cyber-attacks against the US
  • Zelenskyy has again called for a meeting with Putin

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US President Joe Biden believes that Russia's Vladimir Putin's "back is against the wall" in Ukraine, increasing the chance he may use chemical or biological weapons.

The White House also warns that Russia may also resort to cyber-attacks against the US in response to increasingly damaging sanctions.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said his country's forces have slowed down the enemy advance. But Ukraine's military says Russia has increased its "aviation presence" in the country's airspace in the last 24 hours.

Mr Zelenskyy has again called for a meeting with Putin, saying it will not be possible to negotiate an end to te war unless they meet.

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Ukraine says 8 000 people were evacuated from conflict zones on Monday. Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said this included around 3 000 people from Mariupol. BBC News

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