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Day 49 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Medvedchuk arrested, Biden called Putin's actions Genocide

Here are the most important events of the last hours related to the war in Ukraine.

Ukraine's security service announced it has arrested Putin's top pro-Russian politician and personal friend, Viktor Medvedchuk. The leader of the opposition party was under house arrest on suspicion of treason but escaped shortly after the Russian invasion.

Ukraine’s Parliament: Belarus has Invaded Ukraine

Belarusian troops crossed the Ukrainian border in the Chernihiv region.

This was confirmed by the Parliament of Ukraine.

‼️На Чернігівщину зайшли білоруські війська. Інформацію Суспільному підтвердив речник регіонального управління сил тероборони «Північ» Віталій Кирилов. Більше деталей згодом.

— Верховна Рада України (@verkhovna_rada) March 1, 2022

Putin responded to Ukraine's request VIDEO / PHOTO

Negotiations, the outcome of which is expected by the whole world, have been going on for more than three hours.
A solution for Ukraine is possible only if Russia's interest is taken into account, Putin told Macron.
Putin presented Macron with the conditions for resolving the situation in Ukraine.
- Demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine.

Negotiations underway: "Feel safe" VIDEO / PHOTO

Negotiations between Russia and Ukraine started today in the Gomel region, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed.
The delegations were welcomed by Vladimir Makei, head of the administration of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.
"You can feel completely safe. It is our sacred duty!" Makei said, Ukrainian paper Justice reports.

General mobilization in Donetsk; "It's not a bluff"; Moscow ready to protect Russians

The evacuation of civilians continues in Donetsk and Luhansk in anticipation of an attack by Ukrainian forces. On the other hand, Kiev claims that it does not intend to attack Donbass. Ukraine claims that Russia is preparing for an invasion, which has been announced for days by the President of the United States and NATO leaders.

Blinken in Kyiv to back Ukraine as Putin stares down West

The U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken called on Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday to choose "a peaceful path" as the top U.S. diplomat paid a solidarity visit to Ukraine amid invasion fears.

"I strongly, strongly hope that we can keep this on a diplomatic and peaceful path, but ultimately, that's going to be President Putin's decision," Blinken said at the U.S. embassy.