March 4, 2022
- March 5, 2022

In other Russia/Ukraine war developments, Putin agreed to peace talks, but only to set up channels for evacuees to leave. French President Emmanuel Macron had a 90-minute phone call with Putin on Thursday and warned him that Russia would pay dearly and end up isolated, weakened and sanctioned for a long time. But he said Putin was unmoved and said his objective in Ukraine "will be fulfilled in any case." Macron said he fears the worst is yet to come.