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Ramzan Kadyrov called for using "low-yield" nuclear weapons on the battlefield amid mounting pressure on Putin to use nuclear weapons Dmitry Medvedev also discussed nuclear weapons and said, "If the threat to Russia exceeds our established threat limit, we will have to respond" Meanwhile, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that his country is submitting an "accelerated" application to join the NATO military alliance
Russian officials had announced a humanitarian corridor from the Azot plant a day earlier, but said they would take civilians to areas controlled by Russian, not Ukrainian, forces. The Ukrainian governor of Luhansk, Serhiy Haidai said that “heavy fighting in Sievierodonetsk continues today as well.”
Russia has concentrated its invasion force around Sievierodonetsk. Sievierodonetsk and its twin city Lysychansk on the opposite bank of the Siverskyi Donets river are the last Ukrainian-controlled parts of Luhansk province. "They (the Russians) are dying like flies ... fierce fighting continues inside Sievierodonetsk," Luhansk governor Serhiy Gaidai said.
"We request an urgent decision ordering Russia to cease military activity now and expect trials to start next week," President Zelenskyy said He confirmed that Ukraine has officially filed a lawsuit against Russia in the UN International Court of Justice in The Hague He said Russia must be held accountable for distorting the concept of genocide to justify aggression