Russian war on Ukraine. Bombing and invasion of Kiev and Ukrainian cities, moment by moment update

 The Russian war on Ukraine .. Putin orders a new attack from all sides and the West confirms Kiev's steadfastness and sends 400 missile launchers


The main thing is from the address of President Volodymyr Zelensky


▪️Today, Russia launched another missile strike on Ukraine, on Odessa.
As of this time - 8 dead. At least 18 wounded. Ordinary peaceful people. Among those killed was a 3-month-old child and a girl.

▪️The strike was made by Russian strategic aircraft. From the Caspian Sea region. We managed to shoot down two missiles. Five more rockets hit a peaceful city. Including on the usual apartment house, on the usual high-rise building.

▪️What the Russians have already done are enough arguments for the world to recognize the Russian state as a sponsor of terrorism and the Russian army as a terrorist organization. We will continue to insist on this in negotiations with our partners.

▪️New facts about the crimes of the occupiers against the people of Mariupol are revealed. New burials of people killed by the occupiers are being established. We are talking about tens of thousands of dead Mariupol. Negotiations of the occupiers on how they hide the traces of their crimes are recorded.

▪️Russia continues to support the activities of so-called filtration camps, in particular near Mariupol. Although an honest name for them, in fact - concentration camps. Those who built the Nazis of their time. Ukrainians from these camps - the survivors - are sent further into the occupied territories and to Russia. The facts of deportation of our citizens to the Russian hinterland, to Siberia, even to Vladivostok are recorded.

▪️I spoke today with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson. He informed him about the situation in Mariupol, in general in combat zones. He thanked for the significant defense and financial support for Ukraine. Coordinated further steps needed to protect freedom.

▪️We are also preparing for tomorrow's important talks with American partners.

▪️He held a big live press conference in Kyiv today. He answered many questions - different, from different journalists. Both Ukrainian and foreign.

▪️Finally. There will be a curfew tonight. Please follow this rule. This is important from a security point of view. But from five in the morning you will be able to visit temples in your cities and communities. Where it is possible to hold a service. Please - only in the morning.


▪️During March 26, the Ukrainian military destroyed 1 Russian aircraft, 12 Russian UAVs of various types, and 5 Russian cruise missiles.


▪️The United States will provide an additional $ 100 million to Ukraine. Increased funding will continue the steady flow of personal protective equipment, field equipment, tactical equipment, medical supplies, armored vehicles and communications equipment for the State Border Guard Service and the National Police of Ukraine.


▪️Gasoline prices fell by 5-10 hryvnias, and fuel reappeared at many gas stations. Thousands of tons of fuel went to Ukraine from Europe. The government has taken another step to stabilize the fuel market. A resolution has been passed regulating that the price of so-called "premium fuel" may not exceed the prices of conventional fuel by more than 5%. This eliminates the possibility of setting unreasonably high prices for some gas stations.

▪️The government equated bulletproof vests and helmets to humanitarian aid. This now greatly simplifies the import of these goods into Ukraine. No bureaucracy, only a declarative principle.

▪️Slavutich Mayor Yuri Fomichev announced the occupation of the city by Russian troops and confirmed the death of three civilians at a rally against the invaders.

▪️The Russian enemy now has three tasks: to surround our troops in the environmental protection zone, to completely occupy Mariupol and to hold the South. If they lose Kherson, their entire Mariupol occupation will collapse. And that's all. There will be no capture of Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odessa. This was stated by Alexei Arestovich.

▪️The fire at the oil depot in Dubno, which occurred as a result of a missile strike by the occupiers, has been localized. Chemical and radiation background is normal. There is no threat to the civilian population. No need to evacuate children or adults. The situation is under control. This was announced by the head of the Rivne Regional State Administration Vitaliy Koval.

▪️In the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, martial law was imposed amid new tensions between Azerbaijan and Armenia. The Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan called on the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation to ensure the complete withdrawal of the remnants of the Armenian army and illegal Armenian armed groups from the territory of Azerbaijan.

▪️In the Zaporizhia region, terrorists liberated two villages from the occupiers - Poltavka and Malynivka, which are located east of the town of Huliaipole.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on members of the US Congress on Wednesday to devise new tools to confront Moscow and impose new sanctions to stop the Russian war machine.

In a video speech to members of the US Congress, Zelensky said that his country needs an American decision to protect the skies of Ukraine, and added that if the establishment of a no-fly zone is not possible, his country needs aircraft to defend itself.

Zelensky addressed congressional representatives, calling for pressure on American companies to withdraw from Russia to stop financing this war, stressing that the fate of Ukraine and its people is now decided, and said that Moscow attacked his country's values, dreams and desire to live in peace.

He also called on them to impose new sanctions on Moscow, and called on his American counterpart, Joe Biden, to be a leader for peace across the world



American response

In the first US reactions after the congressional session on providing Ukraine with weapons to confront the Russian Air Force, Republican Senator Jim Risch said that he agreed with President Zelensky on providing aircraft and air defense systems to Ukraine.

As for Republican Senator Mitt Romney, he called - after Zelensky's speech to Congress - for the delivery of MiG fighters to Ukraine.

For his part, said Mike McCaul, the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, that the "S-300" systems are now located in Ukraine.

Putin's statements

On the other hand, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that his country will not abandon Ukraine's neutrality, disarm it and eliminate what he described as Nazism in Kyiv.

Putin added that Western countries are destabilizing the foundations of the world order and are pushing Ukraine to continue to shed blood by supplying it with weapons, stressing that Moscow will respond to the new package of sanctions.


Ukraine has rejected a proposal to turn it into a neutral country on the model of Austria or Sweden, and this comes in response to the Kremlin's statements that agreeing on this formula would be a compromise solution to end the conflict.


On the ground, Moscow's war on Ukraine ends today, Wednesday, its third week, as the Russian army continued its military operations from various axes and fronts, especially Kyiv, where sirens sounded since morning and missiles fell, amid the assertion by the Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Army that defending the capital is a strategic mission. 

The latest developments of the 21st day of this war

11 minutes ago
Mayor of Kyiv: More than half of the population of the Ukrainian capital were displaced due to the bombing.

41 minutes ago

White House:

  • The National Security Adviser discussed by phone with his Greek counterpart the unjustified Russian aggression against Ukraine.
  • The National Security Adviser and his Greek counterpart affirmed their commitment to enabling Ukraine to defend itself.

one hour ago
Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister: Humanitarian aid convoys and buses were not allowed to enter the city of Mariupol.

The developments of Russia's war on Ukraine today.. The prime ministers of Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovenia arrive in Kyiv and Moscow imposes sanctions on Biden

The Prime Ministers of Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovenia arrived in Kyiv to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, after they visited Lviv (western Ukraine), in the first visit of its kind since the start of the Russian war on Ukraine.

Czech Prime Minister Peter Fiala had said earlier that European officials are meeting with Zelensky with representatives of the European Council, explaining that the purpose of the visit is solidarity with Ukraine, expressing the EU's absolute support for its freedom and independence, and providing a broad package of aid.

In the same regard, US President Joe Biden announced the allocation of $13.6 billion in military aid to Ukraine, saying that the war had turned 3 million Ukrainians into refugees.

For his part, the Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) (NATO) expressed the alliance's concern that Moscow might set up a false operation and use chemical weapons in Ukraine, saying that Russia's allegations that Ukraine is developing chemical weapons are just fabrications, and Moscow promises that it will pay a heavy price. If chemical weapons are used.


In a parallel context, the European Union announced today, Tuesday, a fourth package of sanctions against Russia due to its war on Ukraine.

According to a statement by the European Council, the new package includes a ban on all transactions with certain Russian state-owned companies, a ban on the provision of any credit rating services and access to any subscription services in connection with the credit rating activities of any Russian person or entity.

On the ground, Russia announced that its forces had fully taken control of the Kherson region (southern Ukraine), while the Kyiv authorities decided to impose a curfew in the capital for a period of 35 hours, starting from Tuesday evening, after several Russian strikes.

Here are the latest developments on the 20th day of this war:


49 minutes ago

The Wall Street Journal on military officials: Biden is not expected to order additional forces in Europe at this time.

54 minutes ago

American fears
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that he had real concerns that Russia would use chemical weapons in Ukraine, pointing out that Washington was very clear with Moscow, and informed it that there would be a response and repercussions if it used chemical weapons.


He added, in statements to CNN, that Russia's talk about its nuclear weapons reflects irresponsibility, stressing that President Biden was clear in making sure that we avoided entering into a conflict with Russia that would lead us to a third world war.

According to Blinken, Putin's goal is to deprive Ukraine of its right to exist as an independent state, considering Putin's fears about Ukraine's admission to NATO unfounded.

"Ukraine was not in the process of imminent accession to NATO even before the Russian aggression," he added.

one hour ago


The Wall Street Journal:

The US President will announce an additional $1 billion in military aid to Ukraine.
US aid will include Javelin and Stinger anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons.
two hours ago

British intelligence:

Russia is seeking to exploit irregular forces provided by private companies and mercenaries from Syria and elsewhere.
Russia is redeploying its forces from as far afield as the Eastern Province, the Pacific Fleet and Armenia.
Continuing casualties will make it difficult for Russia to secure the territories it occupies in Ukraine.
Russia is increasingly seeking to form additional forces to reinforce and compensate for the casualties in Ukraine.
two hours ago


Agence France-Presse: Poland has asked NATO to send a peacekeeping mission to help Ukraine.

two hours ago

The Wall Street Journal on diplomats: Russia softens its demands to open the way for a nuclear deal with Iran.

two hours ago


Leader of Poland's ruling party: We need a peace mission operating from inside Ukrainian territory.

two hours ago

Ukrainian Foreign Minister:

I discussed with the German Vice Chancellor ways to increase support for Ukraine to repel Russian aggression.
I agreed with the German Vice Chancellor that sanctions against Russia should be increased.
3 hours ago


Press conference of the prime ministers of the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovenia in Kyiv.

Prime Minister of Slovenia:

Ukrainians are not alone, hundreds of thousands have demonstrated in support of them.
We fight, fight and defend Ukraine's freedoms and ours at the same time.
3 hours ago

Russia has decided to leave the Council of Europe, accusing NATO and the European Union of making it a tool in the service of their military, political and economic expansion to the east.


3 hours ago

European sanctions
The fourth package of European Union sanctions targeting wealthy Russians, including and banning the export of luxury goods from the bloc, entered into force on Tuesday, after their publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

In a statement announcing the move, the European Union's foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, said those who enabled the invasion of Ukraine were paying a price for their actions.

3 hours ago

US Secretary of State:

I reiterated to my Ukrainian counterparts the United States' continued support for the Ukrainian people and its commitment to hold Putin accountable for his gratuitous and inhumane bombing of Ukraine.
We have provided $293 million to help the Ukrainian people since February 24.
3 hours ago

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe: We voted unanimously to demand Russia's immediate withdrawal from the Council.

4 hours ago


US Defense Secretary from Brussels: Our commitment to defending the territories of NATO countries is very strong.

4 hours ago

President Zelensky holds a meeting with the Prime Ministers of Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovenia in Kyiv.

5 hours ago


Ukrainian Presidential Adviser:

We will resume negotiations tomorrow while the sub-teams continue to work during the intervals.
Negotiations with the Russian delegation are very difficult and there are fundamental contradictions, but there is room for compromise.
5 hours ago

The Kremlin: President Putin held a telephone conversation with the President of the European Council, Charles Michel.

5 hours ago


US State Department: Blinken discussed with his Ukrainian counterpart the security needs of Kiev.

6 hours ago

Biden: This is war

We have turned 3 million Ukrainians into refugees, and we are providing emergency humanitarian aid to ease the suffering.

6 hours ago


Biden announces $13.6 billion in military aid to Ukraine.

6 hours ago

International Atomic Energy Agency: Ukraine informed us today to reconnect the Chernobyl plant yesterday to the electricity grid.

6 hours ago

Ukrainian Prime Minister: The Prime Ministers of Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovenia arrive in Kyiv.

6 hours ago

A senior Pentagon official: The Russian forces have not made progress towards Kyiv, and they are still 15 kilometers away from it.

6 hours ago

The mayor of Odessa confirms that there were casualties in the bombing of one of the Russian ships in the Black Sea.

7 hours ago

British Prime Minister's Office: Johnson seeks to expand the alliance against the actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

7 hours ago


Qatari Foreign Ministry: The Qatari Foreign Minister discussed with his Ukrainian counterpart the crisis between Russia and Ukraine and international efforts to solve it.

7 hours ago

White House:

We seek to deliver military equipment to Ukraine as quickly as possible.
Biden still sees the establishment of a no-fly zone as an escalating step in the war on Ukraine.
Biden's meeting with Zelensky is not currently on the table, and we look forward to meeting NATO leaders in Brussels.
President Zelensky is calling for air support, and tomorrow we will continue his speech to Congress.
7 hours ago


The White House: Inflation has risen significantly in Russia, and expectations are that it will reach 20% by the end of the year.

7 hours ago

NATO Secretary General:

Calls for an extraordinary NATO summit on March 24 in Brussels to discuss Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
The summit will discuss our strong support for Ukraine and how to enhance NATO's deterrence and defense level.
7 hours ago


European official: President Biden will visit Brussels next week, to participate in the European summit to discuss the situation in Ukraine.

8 hours ago

The United States, Britain, France, Germany and Italy issued a statement condemning the Russian war on Ukraine, considering it a very serious violation of international law and the Charter of the United Nations.

8 hours ago

Russian Foreign Ministry: We will continue to implement previous decisions of the European Council on Human Rights that do not contradict Russia's interests.

8 hours ago

The International Committee of the Red Cross: 100 buses carrying civilians left the city of Sumy towards Poltava (central Ukraine).

8 hours ago

Deputy Speaker of the State Duma: We will cancel the ratification of the European Treaty on Human Rights and 4 other documents that conflict with Russia's interests.

8 hours ago

Deputy Speaker of the State Duma: Russia withdrew from membership in the Council of Europe, and Lavrov sent an official letter to the President of the Council to inform him of the decision.

8 hours ago


The Russian Foreign Ministry announces the inclusion of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defense in the sanctions list.

8 hours ago

The International Court of Sports supports the exclusion of Russian clubs from European football competitions.

9 hours ago


The commander of the US Central Command, General Kenneth McKenzie: The Russian invasion of Ukraine demonstrated Moscow's willful disregard for international standards.

9 hours ago

The United Nations: The confirmed death toll in Ukraine has reached 691 civilians, including 48 children.

10 hours ago

The Russian Foreign Ministry announced the imposition of sanctions on US President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, Director of Central Intelligence and others.

10 hours ago

Ukrainian President: Humanitarian corridors partially opened today, Tuesday.

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NATO: Moscow will pay a heavy price if it uses chemical weapons
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg explained that Ukraine has the full right to self-defense, declaring that the alliance will continue to provide all support to enable it.

Stoltenberg considered that Russian President Vladimir Putin is responsible for this war, and he must withdraw his forces now and enter into a diplomatic solution to the crisis.

The NATO Secretary-General said, "We are monitoring the situation in Ukraine, and our military leaders are communicating with Russia to avoid any incident that gets out of control," and asked China to join Russia's condemnation, considering that any military support from it to Moscow would increase the suffering.

"We have trained tens of thousands of Ukrainian forces, most of them are leading the military operation now," he added, adding that the alliance had raised the level of preparedness and preparedness and deployed its forces for the common defense of member states.

10 hours ago

Red Cross: Two convoys containing 70 buses are ready to evacuate civilians in Sumy (eastern Ukraine).

10 hours ago

Russian delegate to the United Nations: A ceasefire will be negotiated when the conditions we have presented are achieved.


11 hours ago

Russia's representative to the Security Council: Yesterday Ukraine carried out a barbaric attack using cluster munitions.

11 hours ago

Russian delegate to the United Nations: We will stop the war when the goals of the Russian special operation in Ukraine are achieved.


11 hours ago

Russia's delegate to the Security Council: We will present to the council a special draft on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine.

11 hours ago

British Prime Minister: If we want to stop Putin's bullying and avoid his blackmail, we must stop our addiction to Russian oil and gas.

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11 hours ago

US State Department Spokesperson: We have made clear to China that we will not allow any country to compensate Moscow for its losses due to the war.

11 hours ago


Russian Security Council Adviser: NATO expansion is the cause of the security crisis, and Russia was forced to take proactive security steps.

11 hours ago

Member of the Ukrainian negotiating delegation: Negotiations with Russia have resumed, and they will discuss a ceasefire and the withdrawal of forces.

11 hours ago

French President: Our choice is not to go to war with Russia, so we will not establish a no-fly zone in Ukraine.

11 hours ago

Secretary of the Russian Security Council: The presence of large numbers of adviser

Foreign military yen in Ukraine is a threat to Russia's security.

11 hours ago

Secretary of the Russian National Security Council: Ukraine must achieve neutrality on the ground and exclude the possibility of its joining NATO.

11 hours ago

Zelensky: We need security guarantees that are reliable and useful for both Ukraine and the international community.

11 hours ago


Ukrainian President: We realize that we are not a member of NATO, and we have proposed a way to protect our skies and our citizens independently.

11 hours ago

Zelensky: 97 children have been killed in Ukraine since the start of the Russian war.

12 hours ago


CNN (CNN) about officials: pressure from Congress and Zelensky on the Biden administration to deliver Soviet-made weapons to Ukraine by alternative methods.

13 hours ago

Lavrov: The war in Ukraine will end after the elimination of the Ukrainian radicals who continue to escalate in the Donbass.
Lavrov: The current negotiations with the Ukrainian side are focused on disarming Ukraine and making it more neutral.
13 hours ago

losses
The Ukrainian General Staff said today, Tuesday, that the Russian army has lost more than 13,500 soldiers since the start of its offensive on Ukraine on February 24 until today.

A statement by the General Staff added that the Russian army also lost 81 aircraft, 95 helicopters, 404 tanks, 1,279 armored vehicles, 150 artillery, 64 missile systems, and 36 air defense systems.

The statement also indicated that 640 vehicles, 3 speed boats, 60 fuel vehicles and 9 drones were destroyed.

It is not possible to verify an independent source about the statistics announced by Kyiv and Moscow on the losses of the other party.

14 hours ago

A refugee child every second
The United Nations announced that the Ukraine war is turning one child into a refugee every second, after about 1.4 million children have fled since the beginning of the Russian invasion on February 24.

"On average, every day for the last 20 days in Ukraine, more than 70,000 children became refugees," James Elder, a UNICEF spokesman, told reporters in Geneva.

14 hours ago

Reuters: Ukrainian authorities issue a nationwide air raid warning.

14 hours ago

The Kremlin: It is difficult to continue negotiations with the West on security guarantees in their previous form due to the radical change of the situation.

15 hours ago

curfew
The authorities of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, decided to impose a curfew for 35 hours, starting from Tuesday evening, after several Russian strikes, according to Mayor Vitali Klitschko.

"It is a difficult and dangerous moment," Klitschko said in a statement, noting that the curfew will begin at eight in the evening Tuesday (18.00 GMT) and will continue until seven in the morning next Thursday.

Kiev’de bir apartman daha Rus saldırısına uğradı
Two people were killed in Kyiv on Tuesday as a result of a Russian bombing targeting a building (Anatolia)
16 hours ago

Visit
The prime ministers of Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovenia will go to Kyiv on Tuesday, accompanied by a delegation from the European Union, with the aim of showing solidarity with Ukraine against Russian military intervention.

Czech Prime Minister Petr Viala said in a tweet that he will travel to Kyiv today, Tuesday, with his Polish counterparts, Mateusz Morawiecki, and Slovenian counterpart Janez Jansza, in their capacity as representatives of the European Council.

He added that during their visit they will meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his Prime Minister Denis Shmygal, noting that the purpose of the visit is to express the open support of the European Union to Ukraine, and to emphasize its freedom and independence.

16 hours ago

Chinese Foreign Minister: Beijing refuses to be "affected" by sanctions on Moscow.

17 hours ago

Donetsk separatist authorities: 294 people are stuck underground in the Skuchynsky mine after it was subjected to Ukrainian bombardment.

17 hours ago

The heads of government of Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovenia are visiting the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, today.

17 hours ago

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Kherson
Russian news agencies quoted Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashinov as saying - on Tuesday - that Russian forces have fully taken control of all the territories in the Kherson region in southern Ukraine.

And the Interfax news agency, quoting the ministry, reported that the Russian forces had shot down 6 "Bayraktar TB-2" drones during the past 24 hours.

It was not possible to verify what was reported by the Russian media from an independent source.

17 hours ago

British Defense: Russia may hold a referendum in Kherson as a breakaway republic, similar to Donetsk and Lugansk.

17 hours ago

Kyiv Mayor: Russian shells fell on two apartment buildings in Svyatoshinsky, west of the capital, and the entrance to Lukyanovskaya metro station was damaged.

18 hours ago

British Ministry of Defense: Russia may be planning to use chemical or biological weapons with a false operation and falsification of evidence against Kyiv.

18 hours ago

Emergency services: At least two people were killed in the bombing of an apartment building in Kyiv.

18 hours ago

Mariupol
Adviser to the Ukrainian mayor of Mariupol: The death toll may reach 20 thousand people, and we bury the dead in the squares and streets.
Mariupol Mayor Adviser: 80% of the city has become uninhabitable and Russian forces have destroyed the last grocery store.
Mariupol Mayor Adviser: Municipal services are not working in the city, and the last water supply was stopped a few days ago.
18 hours ago

Ukrainian authorities in Donetsk: Russian forces killed 5 residents of the city yesterday.

18 hours ago

Ukrainian Emergency Service: Extinguishing a fire in a residential building in the Podilsky district of Kiev, due to the fall of a Russian shell.

19 hours ago

Ukrainian Ministry of Defense: Our forces killed 150 soldiers and destroyed 7 Russian vehicles while trying to take Mariupol.

20 hours ago


Reuters from Ukrainian media: The electricity supply to the Ukrainian Chernobyl nuclear plant has been restored.

21 hours ago

Al-Jazeera correspondent: Explosions were heard in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, as a result of Russian bombing.

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The developments of Russia's war on Ukraine today.. accusations of Moscow targeting hospitals and talk of opening safe corridors in Mariupol

Russian forces continued to bombard several sites in Kyiv, and Ukrainian officials said that Russia is directing its efforts to control the cities of Mariupol and Mykolaiv in southern Ukraine.


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has renewed his demand for NATO to impose a no-fly zone over his country "before Russian missiles fall on the alliance's territory," while Washington condemned the Russian missile attack on a Ukrainian base near the Polish border on Sunday.


Zelensky's call came after 35 people were killed and more than 130 others were injured in the missile attack on the base, which is located in Yavoriv, ​​near the Ukrainian border with NATO member Poland.


Meanwhile, the Washington Post, The New York Times, and the Financial Times quoted US officials as saying that Russia has asked China for military equipment and economic aid to help it overcome its challenges. Western sanctions, but a spokesman for the Beijing embassy in Washington told a number of media, "I've never heard of that."

Here are the latest developments on the 19th day of this war

46 minutes ago

Al-Jazeera correspondent: The Spanish authorities decided to seize a yacht owned by a Russian businessman, in implementation of European sanctions.

one hour ago


MSNBC on the Pentagon spokesperson: We had trainers in Ukraine until a few weeks ago to improve the efficiency of its military.

one hour ago

American fears
US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan held a seven-hour meeting with China's top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, in Rome, where he spoke about US concerns about possible Chinese interference to support Russia in its war with Ukraine.

Reuters news agency quoted US officials as saying that the meeting took place at a time when the United States informed its partners in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and a number of Asian countries that China had indicated its willingness to support Russia in its war with military and economic aid.


One of the sources stated that the US message - which came in a diplomatic cable - also indicated that China would likely deny these intentions. Washington has warned Beijing of isolation and sanctions if it helps Moscow in its war.

one hour ago

Ukrainian Foreign Minister: I discussed with my Canadian counterpart ways to stop Russian aggression, and we agreed to increase sanctions against Russia.

two hours ago


European Aviation Safety Authority: Suspension of the validity of certificates issued to Russian airlines.

3 hours ago

Separatists in Donetsk: 47 civilians were killed and 221 others were wounded in 26 days as a result of the bombing of our regions by Ukrainian forces.

3 hours ago


International Atomic Energy Agency: External energy supplies have been restored to the Chernobyl nuclear plant.

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3 hours ago

Ukrainian News Agency: Our air defenses have destroyed 45 Russian air targets since the start of the war.

3 hours ago

Kyiv police: a woman was killed and a person was injured when Russian forces fired on an evacuation convoy from Gostomel.

3 hours ago

The White House: We believe that diplomacy is the best way forward in the Vienna negotiations, and the final phase will be the most difficult.

3 hours ago

Biden: We are working closely with the United Nations and humanitarian organizations to support people who have been displaced by the violence in Ukraine.

3 hours ago

Russian Foreign Ministry: Lavrov discusses in a call with his Turkish counterpart developments in Ukraine.

3 hours ago

CNBC on the US Deputy Treasury Secretary: Sanctions under discussion against Russia include a comprehensive trade embargo.

3 hours ago

The Pentagon: We have multiple ways to deliver security assistance to Ukraine, and Yavoriv was not one of them.

3 hours ago

Negotiations
The Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister revealed to Al-Jazeera that the army's strength supports all the ongoing negotiations, stressing that there are many difficulties facing the ongoing negotiations now.

She said that there is a breakthrough regarding safe humanitarian corridors, but not at the desired level, explaining that 700,000 in Mariupol are facing a catastrophic humanitarian situation and they are without water or food.

Regarding international sanctions against Russia, the Ukrainian official stated, "We believe that sanctions are a great tool to reduce Putin's hostilities," and stressed the need to develop sanctions against Moscow to be more firm.

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3 hours ago

Safe lanes?
The White House asserted that attempts to create safe corridors in Ukraine had not been successful and had not been adhered to.

He added that if Russia decided to use chemical weapons in Ukraine, there would be an international response.

The White House also made it clear that there is no decision yet on a possible trip by President Joe Biden to Europe, explaining that there will be serious consequences for China if it provides support to Russia.

He also said, "We are watching China's behavior and we have many tools to deal with it in case it provides support to Russia."

4 hours ago

The White House: We will continue to support the Ukraine-Russia talks if Kyiv decides to proceed with them.

4 hours ago

Pentagon spokesman: The Secretary of Defense will travel to Brussels on Tuesday to participate in the meeting of NATO defense ministers, and will discuss strengthening the deterrence capabilities of the eastern wing of the alliance.

4 hours ago

France and Mexico refer a draft resolution on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine to the United Nations General Assembly due to the difficulty of its adoption by the Security Council.

4 hours ago

President Biden: Gasoline prices will continue to rise due to the Russian oil embargo

4 hours ago

Agence France-Presse: The International Court of Justice issues its decision on Wednesday in the case brought by Kyiv against Moscow regarding the invasion of Ukraine.

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4 hours ago

Zelensky: I discussed with the Israeli Prime Minister ways to cooperate against Russian aggression, and we agreed on further steps.

4 hours ago


The White House: Sullivan and Jichi stressed during the Rome meeting the importance of keeping the lines of communication open between Washington and Beijing.

4 hours ago

World Bank: Work is underway to finalize a $3 billion financing package for Ukraine.

4 hours ago

The White House: The American and Chinese envoys had in Rome a substantive discussion about Russia and Ukraine.

5 hours ago

The US State Department announced that Russia is on the verge of defaulting on its foreign loans, and the ruble has become worthless.

She stressed that any country that seeks to save Russia from this economic dilemma will face sanctions.


5 hours ago

World Bank President: We will provide $200 million in additional financing to Ukraine, and the devaluation of the Russian currency brings back memories of the communist regime.

5 hours ago

The US State Department: We made it clear to Beijing that we will not stand idly by and will not allow any country to compensate Russia for its losses, and we want a clear position from countries such as China regarding the aggression against the sovereignty of other countries.

5 hours ago

The Kremlin: We do not rule out a meeting between Zelensky and Putin, but before that, the delegations of the two sides must reach real results.

5 hours ago

High Commissioner for Human Rights in Ukraine: Russian forces have shot civilians in Izyum in the Kharkiv region, and there is no possibility of delivering humanitarian aid or evacuating the population in the area.

5 hours ago

The New York Times about an Israeli official: A call between Bennett and Putin focused on the possibility of reaching a ceasefire in Ukraine.

5 hours ago

Kyiv Mayor to Fox News: We need modern weapons and equipment that will enable us to enforce the no-fly zone ourselves.

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5 hours ago

Kyiv Mayor to Fox News: Russia planned to besiege the capital in days, but Kyiv did not fall 3 weeks after the start of the war.

5 hours ago

TASS about the Kremlin spokesman: There are no discussions about a meeting between Putin and Biden at the moment.

5 hours ago

Ukrainian Foreign Minister: More harsh sanctions should be imposed on Russia as soon as possible.

5 hours ago

Donetsk separatists: Today we managed to evacuate 86 civilians, including 15 children, from the city of Mariupol.

5 hours ago

The Kremlin: Putin briefed Israeli Prime Minister Bennett on his assessment of the negotiation process between representatives of Russia and Ukraine, which was held via video link, while Bennett briefed Putin on the contacts he had with a number of state leaders on Ukraine.

6 hours ago

IEA Director: It is very difficult to stop Russian natural gas exports overnight, and we will release more oil from the strategic reserves if the states and other countries decide to do so.

6 hours ago

Director of the International Energy Agency: Oil prices in the short term will depend on Russia’s behavior and the world’s dealings with it, and decisions to ban or reduce Russian energy imports will have significant effects on energy balances.

6 hours ago


The mayor of the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv: Russian forces are firing on the city non-stop.

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6 hours ago

Financial Times, citing sources: Washington has informed its allies that China has expressed its willingness to provide military assistance to Russia in Ukraine.


6 hours ago

A senior Pentagon official: We are talking with our allies and partners about providing Ukraine with capabilities, including the Turkish Bayraktar drones.

6 hours ago

BIDEN: We stand with the people of Ukraine and will not allow tyrannical emperors and would-be emperors to determine the direction of the world.

6 hours ago

Russian Ministry of Defense: Disrupting three communication centers in three residential areas using high-precision weapons.

6 hours ago

TASS on the Russian Foreign Ministry: Slovakia's expulsion of three Russian diplomats will not go unanswered.

7 hours ago

A letter from 58 Democratic and Republican members of the Biden administration urges it to provide additional defense aid to Ukraine and provide it with Stinger missiles to counter Russia's air superiority.

7 hours ago

Erdogan: We view Russia and Ukraine as two countries with which we have bilateral relations.


7 hours ago

A Pentagon official confirmed that Russian bombers fired 24 missiles from Russian airspace at Yavoriv base (western Ukraine).

The official denied the presence of any American soldiers or contractors at the base, explaining that its bombing would not affect efforts to deliver security aid to Ukraine.

7 hours ago

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German Chancellor Olaf Schulz called on Russia to stop its military operation and turn toward diplomacy, stressing that he views Turkish efforts positively.

Shultz added - in a press conference with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan - that he is seeking with Ankara to establish safe corridors, and said, "I think that what Turkey has done by closing the water straits is a positive measure to stop the war."

"Our goal is to enable Ukraine to defend itself by providing it with arms and aid," he said.

7 hours ago

A senior Pentagon official: Ukrainian forces still control Brovary (east of Kyiv), and it does not seem that Russian forces have made any progress towards Kharkiv.

7 hours ago

Senior Pentagon official: Chernihiv is surrounded, and Russian forces are facing stiff Ukrainian resistance there.

7 hours ago

A senior Pentagon official: Most of the lines of advance of Russian forces towards Kyiv are stopped, which is 15 km from the center of the capital.

7 hours ago

The Turkish Ministry of Defense: a meeting of defense ministers of NATO countries in Brussels on Wednesday to discuss the Russian war on Ukraine.

7 hours ago

Ukrainian Interior: 17 members of the Russian special forces were killed and 6 vehicles were destroyed in the outskirts of Mariupol within 24 hours.

7 hours ago

Chinese delegate: The Chinese president expressed support for all efforts aimed at a peaceful settlement of the Russia-Ukraine crisis.

7 hours ago

The Chinese delegate to the Security Council: Our world does not need a new cold war, and the Chinese President stressed in his recent meetings that the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries should be respected, and that the security concerns of all countries should be taken seriously.

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7 hours ago

Russian Foreign Ministry: Western sanctions will not impede Russia's drive to strengthen partnership with Iran.

8 hours ago

Russian Foreign Ministry: Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart will discuss tomorrow, Tuesday, in Moscow, in detail, the progress of the Vienna negotiations.

8 hours ago

"NBC" (NBC) from sources: The White House is considering Biden's European tour in the coming weeks focusing on the Russian war in Ukraine.

8 hours ago

Guterres: Millions of people in Ukraine are facing starvation, water shortages and a lack of medical supplies, and the United Nations will allocate another $40 million to respond to the urgent humanitarian needs there.

8 hours ago

Ukrainian Prime Minister: We demand the immediate expulsion of Russia from the Council of Europe.

8 hours ago

Ukrainian intelligence: Russian forces deliberately target agricultural equipment to undermine food security in Ukraine and the world.

8 hours ago

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American support
US President Joe Biden emphasized that he will continue his close engagement with allies and partners to make sure that the Ukrainian people can defend their country.

Biden added that the United States committed more than $1.2 billion in security assistance to Ukraine last year.

For its part, Foreign Policy reported that the Helsinki Committee is urging Biden to designate Ukraine and Georgia as non-NATO allies to facilitate their support.

8 hours ago

International Organization for Migration: More than 2.8 million people have fled Ukraine.

8 hours ago

Kyiv authorities: the capital is not at all besieged or encircled.

8 hours ago

Russian Ministry of Defense: More than 2.6 million people want to leave Ukraine for Russia and Belarus.

9 hours ago

Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation: the destruction of all sources of fire belonging to the nationalists on the outskirts of Mariupol.

9 hours ago

The Russian Ministry of Defense: Safe corridors will be opened in Mariupol from Monday for the exit of civilians.

9 hours ago

UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs: The conflict in Ukraine demonstrates the importance of maintaining peace and security mechanisms.

9 hours ago

Adviser to the Ukrainian Presidential Office: Russian forces are directing their efforts to control the cities of Mariupol and Mykolaiv.

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The head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Zbigniew Rau stressed that the principles of the United Nations are related to the flagrant violation of international law in the heart of Europe, adding that Moscow's security demands were based on false grounds.

Rao said that there is no justification for launching military aggression against a peaceful country such as Ukraine, noting that the Russian military operation has proven to be a failure, and that the Kremlin has changed its military strategy.

He stated that hospitals and schools in Ukraine were deliberately targeted with prohibited weapons, and said, "Our neutrality ends where the violation of international humanitarian law begins."

"We will hold the perpetrators accountable for their actions, and we cannot stand idly by about what is happening," Rao added, noting that what the Russian leadership had done led to its isolation from the world.

He talked about that Russia decided - with the support of the Belarusian regime - to violate international law, and addressed Minsk, saying, "We send a strong message to Minsk: not to participate in this brutal operation against Ukraine."

9 hours ago

Polish Foreign Minister: We are ready to continue cooperation and coordination with the United Nations to promote international peace and security.

9 hours ago

Adviser to the Ukrainian President: Negotiations stopped for consultation between the sub-working groups and will resume tomorrow, Tuesday.

9 hours ago

State Duma: YouTube may face a complete ban in Russia if it continues to engage in the information war against Moscow.

9 hours ago

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister: Ukraine is recruiting fighters from ISIS and other organizations in Syria with the help of the West.

9 hours ago

Ukrainian Defense Minister: Russia is not only destroying cities, but democracy, rights and freedoms as well.

10 hours ago

RIA Novosti on the Donetsk authorities: We found lethal American-made weapons in the positions of the Ukrainian forces in Volnovakha.

10 hours ago

The United Nations: At least 636 civilians were killed in Ukraine as of March 13.

10 hours ago

CNN: Ukrainian President Zelensky has asked Biden to do more to cut Russia off from international trade and continue targeting Russia's elite.

10 hours ago

Pfizer: We will stop all investments with local suppliers in Moscow, but we will continue to supply medicines to Russia.

10 hours ago

Ukrainian Prime Minister: Ukraine should immediately be granted the status of a candidate country to join the European Union.

10 hours ago

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Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani made it clear that during the meeting with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, he stressed the need to avoid escalation and give the voice of wisdom a priority.

The Qatari foreign minister said that he also stressed during the meeting "our keenness to ensure the safety of civilians and consider this a top priority."

The Qatari official added that he was keen on emphasizing adherence to the established principles of international law and the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of states.

10 hours ago

Reuters from a military spokesman: The Ukrainian army denies accusations by Russia and its separatists of launching a missile attack on Donetsk.

10 hours ago

Russian Defense TASS: The missile that targeted Donetsk was carrying cluster munitions and was launched with the approval of the Ukrainian leadership.

10 hours ago

Belarusian Foreign Minister: We are ready to help Russia and Ukraine to evacuate more civilians and ensure their safety.

10 hours ago

Russian Defense Ministry: The goal of the Ukrainian strike on Donetsk was to kill as many civilians as possible.

11 hours ago

Ukrainian General Staff: Russian forces continue their offensive towards Kharkiv and seek to encircle Mykolaiv.

11 hours ago

The Kremlin: The Russian Defense Ministry does not rule out placing major Ukrainian cities under its full control to ensure the security of civilians.

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Grossi for CNN: We have the problem of workers staying at the Chernobyl nuclear plant and another problem with the external power supply.

12 hours ago

The Kremlin: Russia has not requested military assistance from China and has sufficient military resources for its military operations in Ukraine.

12 hours ago

Ukrainian News Agency: Russian forces again destroy the power line that supplies the Chernobyl nuclear plant.

12 hours ago

TASS: Putin signs a law allowing Russian companies to keep aircraft leased from foreign entities.

12 hours ago

Italian News Agency: The meeting between Sullivan and the official of the Foreign Affairs Office of the Communist Party of China begins in Rome.

12 hours ago

Reuters sources: The plane of the Russian businessman Abramovit




🔹 We will win because we as Ukrainians can defend each other

🔹 We will get through these dark days and we will not be like those who attacked us

🔹 We feel international support for us politically and militarily, and we talk daily with the Russian government via video

The goal of the Ukrainian-Russian dialogue is to organize a meeting between the presidents of the two countries, and we must reach a conclusion

🔹 Ukrainians must be able to have their say so that they can be heard

🔹 More than 100,000 citizens were evacuated through 10 safe corridors

🔹 Russian soldiers bombed some humanitarian aid convoys 🔹

🔹 This is the most difficult test we go through as a people, and we must stand firm and be at the heart of one man

The Kremlin announced that a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is not excluded, stressing that it is important to understand what will be discussed during the meeting and what could result from it.

For his part, Mikhailo Podolyak, an adviser to the Ukrainian president, said that he believed that progress could be made during talks with Russia in the coming days, as the Russian side had become more constructive.

Podolyak said that a political settlement with Russia is on the negotiating table, pointing out that the agreement with Moscow should include stopping the war and the speedy withdrawal of Russian forces, and that some results are likely to be achieved in the negotiations within days.

For his part, Leonid Slutsky, a member of the Russian delegation to the Russian-Ukrainian negotiations, expressed optimism about the progress of the negotiations.

In statements to "Russia Today" channel, Slutsky did not rule out the possibility of reaching an agreement in this regard within the next few days.

On the other hand, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) warned of the possibility of Moscow using weapons of mass destruction in Ukraine, and said that the decision to end the war was up to Putin.

In turn, the European Union stressed that it does not want a war with Russia, but the goal is to weaken the political leadership responsible for what is happening in Ukraine.

Field Developments

On the ground, hostilities continue throughout the Ukrainian territory, with the Russian war on Ukraine entering its 18th day.

More than 2,100 residents of the city have been killed since the start of the Russian war on Ukraine, the AFP news agency quoted the mayor of Mariupol as saying.

The Russian Defense Ministry said that its forces had taken control of Blagodatnoy, Vladimirovka, Pavlovka and Nikolskaya on the outskirts of Mykolaiv (southwest of the country).

In the east of the country, the ministry added that Lugansk forces are besieging a number of areas on the outskirts of the city of Popasnia, and Donetsk forces are besieging the cities of Sever and Donetsk from the eastern and southern sides.

To the west, the governor of the city of Lviv said that the dead and wounded were caused by Russian air strikes on a military facility. The Lviv authorities had said that 8 Russian missiles targeted the center for keeping international peace and security.

For its part, Kyiv accused Russian forces of bombing a peacekeeping center in Lviv, near the Polish border, and said that the bombing killed 35 people.

On the other hand, Donetsk separatists accused the Ukrainian army of bombing their positions, and Moscow said it had shot down a Ukrainian missile launcher, and vowed to target foreign military aid convoys to Ukraine.

Here are the latest developments on the 18th day of this war:

47 minutes ago

Adviser to the Ukrainian presidency:

Russian forces will not be able to storm Mariupol because a large number of our forces are concentrated there.
300,000 civilians are trapped in Mariupol, which is under intense bombardment, involving warships.
Mariupol's fate depends on the performance of its defenders and progress in the negotiations
53 minutes ago

British Prime Minister:

We will continue to stand by Ukraine in all its efforts to end this disastrous conflict.
London will continue with its partners discussion of further options to support Ukraine in its self-defence.
54 minutes ago

European Council President:

We are preparing for future sanctions against Russia that may be stronger than those that have been imposed.
We are resolute and united, and we have huge financial and humanitarian support for Ukraine.
two hours ago

Financial Times: Russia threatens to pay the interest owed on its sovereign debt, amounting to 117 million dollars in rubles, and the Russian Finance Minister considered the payment in rubles fair in light of the freezing of 300 billion dollars from Russia's reserves.

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Mayor of Kyiv: We continue to implement martial law and prepare to defend the city.

two hours ago

US State Department spokesperson:

Our concern is supported by Putin's record, which confirms that he has resorted to chemical weapons in his country and abroad.
Concerned about the possibility of Putin resorting to chemical weapons.
3 hours ago

Zelensky:

I discussed with my Romanian and Slovak counterparts Ukraine's accession to the European Union and the need to confront Russian war crimes.
I call on global technology companies to end their services in Russia and help stop the war.
The battle is not only military, but there is also a fierce battle in cyberspace.
3 hours ago

Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine: 5 thousand people have been evacuated from the eastern regions of Lugansk region.

3 hours ago

Ukrainian Interior Ministry official: Our forces launch two counterattacks on Russian forces in Mykolaiv and Kharkiv.

3 hours ago

Ukrainian Ministry of Energy:

Restoration of electricity supply at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
The energy sector managed to avoid the risk of a potential nuclear disaster.
3 hours ago

Reuters from an adviser to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry: We do not believe that the blockade of Kyiv is possible in the near future.

3 hours ago

US Deputy Secretary of State:

What the Ukrainians need, according to the Pentagon's assessment, are anti-aircraft weapons, anti-tank weapons, and armor.
The Pentagon assesses that the attempt to move the planes claimed by Zelensky is too complex.
Our sanctions on Putin are starting to have some effect.
We are seeing some signs of readiness for real and serious negotiations.
Putin misjudged how the war in Ukraine would proceed.
Russian forces bombed Lugansk province with phosphorous bombs.
4 hours ago

Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine: Russian forces bombed Lugansk province with phosphorous bombs.

4 hours ago

Ukrainian emergency: two people were killed and two others were injured in a Russian bombing of a school in a village near Mykolaiv.

4 hours ago

300 people arrested in Moscow during protests against the military operation in Ukraine.

4 hours ago

Joint statement by UN organizations: We demand an immediate halt to attacks on health care centers in Ukraine.

Interfax:

The Russian Defense Ministry says it launched an attack on a training facility in Yavoriv (Western Ukraine).
Eliminate 180 foreign mercenaries and destroy a huge variety of weapons in a bombing with high-precision weapons.
The military facilities that we bombed in Yavoriv included bases for weapons that were being sent to Ukraine from abroad.
4 hours ago

Mariupol Council: The city is under bombardment without water and food, and the civilized world must take action to stop this genocide.

4 hours ago

The Red Cross launches an urgent appeal to find a solution that protects hundreds of thousands of civilians trapped in Mariupol to avoid the worst scenario.

5 hours ago

Ukrainian Foreign Minister: I discussed with my Qatari counterpart on the phone ways to end the Russian aggression, and we are grateful to Qatar for intensifying humanitarian aid to the Ukrainian people.

5 hours ago

The US National Security Council: a US-Chinese meeting in Rome tomorrow, Monday, to discuss the repercussions of the Russian war on Ukraine.

5 hours ago

Agence France-Presse on the mayor of Mariupol: More than 2,100 residents of the city have been killed since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

5 hours ago

US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan:

The use of weapons of mass destruction would be an attack on humanity and international law and norms.
The use of weapons of mass destruction would be a red line that Putin would cross.
If the Russians actually use chemical weapons in Ukraine, they will pay a heavy price.
We are contacting the Ukrainians to find out who killed the American journalist, and then we will take appropriate measures to respond.
5 hours ago

Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine for Al Jazeera:

Our main goal is to prevent a humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.
Our losses due to the bombing are piling up, and we recently created 4 support funds to repair the infrastructure.

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6 hours ago

Qatari Foreign Ministry Spokesperson:

The Foreign Minister will stress in Moscow that a peaceful solution is the only way to end the crisis.
Qatar seeks to support the existing international efforts to provide the necessary conditions for a peaceful solution to the crisis.
The visit includes discussing the developments of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis and discussing efforts to solve it.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs visits Moscow today and meets with his Russian counterpart.
6 hours ago

Pentagon spokesperson:

The Russian side miscalculated the capabilities of the Ukrainian army, which continues to put pressure on its forces.
We will continue to provide useful and effective military assistance to Ukraine.
The United States will not fight in Ukraine because that will lead to an escalation between two nuclear powers.
It is clear that the Russian side is expanding the range of its goals.
There is no American soldier in the military base that was bombed near Lviv.
6 hours ago

US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan told CNN:

We are watching to see how much support China provides to Russia.
We believe that China was aware of Putin's plans prior to the war on Ukraine.
We do not change the posture of our nuclear defenses, but we follow developments on a daily basis.
Putin is frustrated at the inability of his forces to make progress, so he broadens the range of goals.
We will not deploy US forces in Ukraine, but we will defend every inch of NATO territory.
There is a legitimate fear of Russia carrying out chemical attacks against Ukraine and blaming others.
We are communicating with China to inform it that there will be significant consequences for breaching sanctions against Russia.
We will not stand idly by and allow any country to compensate Russia for its losses from the war on Ukraine.


  • Ukraine’s port city of Mariupol under “constant” shelling as Russian
  •  forces push up from Crimea to Kherson.
  • A miles-long Russian military convoy appears stalled near Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, a senior US defence official says.
  • Ukrainian emergency services says an attack by Russian forces on a television tower near central Kyiv killed five people and wounded five others.
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks to US President Joe Biden, saying it is important to stop “aggressor” Russia.
  • At least 70 Ukrainian soldiers were killed on Monday in a Russian artillery attack on a military base in Okhtyrka, a local official says.
  • EU bans Russian media outlets and “certain” banks from SWIFT bank messaging system.



46 mins ago (01:34 GMT)

Boeing suspends parts, maintenance and support for Russian airlines

US airplane manufacturer Boeing Co has said it was suspending parts, maintenance and technical support for Russian airlines as well as major operations in Moscow.

“As the conflict continues, our teams are focused on ensuring the safety of our teammates in the region,” a Boeing spokesperson said.

50 mins ago (01:29 GMT)

World’s biggest shipping groups suspend Russian deliveries

Danish shipping giant Maersk, Switzerland-based MSC and France’s CMA CGM have announced that they would no longer take bookings for goods from Russia and were suspending most deliveries.

Citing the impact of sanctions, “bookings to and from Russia will be temporarily suspended, with exception of foodstuffs, medical and humanitarian supplies”, Maersk said in a statement.

MSC announced similar measures, saying it would “continue to accept and screen bookings for delivery of essential goods”.

CMA CGM said its “utmost priorities remain to protect our employees and ensure as much as possible the continuity of your supply chain”.

“In the interest of safety, the group has decided to suspend all bookings to and from Russia as of today and until further notice,” it said in a statement posted on its website.

55 mins ago (01:25 GMT)

Visa, Mastercard block Russian financial institutions

US payment card firms Visa Inc and Mastercard Inc have blocked multiple Russian financial institutions from their network, complying with government sanctions imposed over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.


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The situation regarding the Russian invasion
In Kharkiv, guardsmen of the National Guard of Ukraine captured an enemy reconnaissance group trying to enter the territory of one of the military units.
The occupiers had small arms, sniper rifles, drones for aerial photography, hand and smoke grenades, GGG cartridges cal .308 Win, tactical equipment, money and documents.
They also confiscated the list of personnel of the Vimpel riot police of the Rosguard of the Vologda region of the Russian Federation, which participates in the operational and strategic exercises "Zaslon - 2022".
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Russian war on Ukraine. Bombing and invasion of Kiev and Ukrainian cities, moment by moment update




On the third day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Moscow announced ordering its forces to launch a new attack from all sides, claiming Kiev's refusal to negotiate. The Western powers confirmed that the Ukrainian resistance had surprised the attacking forces.


Russian forces continued to bombard Ukrainian cities with artillery and missiles, and the Kremlin announced that the forces resumed their advance today, Saturday, after President Vladimir Putin ordered a halt to the attack yesterday, in anticipation of talks with Kiev that did not take place.

The Kremlin said that Ukraine had refused to negotiate, but the Ukrainian presidential adviser confirmed that Kiev had not refused, but Russia had set conditions that could not be accepted, he said.

The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed that it had ordered its forces to launch a large-scale attack from all sides in Ukraine.

The ministry said that Russian intelligence indicates that Ukrainian forces have deployed missile systems between residential neighborhoods in cities, and at the same time stressed that they do not launch any military strikes on residential areas.

While violent clashes are taking place in some streets of the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, the authorities decided to tighten the curfew in the city, and said that they would consider any civilian on the street an element of the enemy's sabotage and reconnaissance groups.

The Ukrainian Ministry of the Interior confirmed that fierce fighting was taking place in the streets of Kiev, and called on the population to be careful, and battles erupted on Victory Avenue; One of the main arteries of Kiev.

And Kiev Mayor Vitali Klitschko announced today, Saturday, the tightening of the curfew in the capital, warning that anyone who is on the streets between five in the evening (local time) and eight in the morning will be treated as an enemy. The curfew, which was imposed when the Russian invasion began, was between ten in the evening and seven in the morning.

Residents in shelters

"All civilians on the streets during the curfew period will be considered members of the enemy's sabotage and reconnaissance groups," Klitschko said in a statement via the Telegram app.

It was also announced that the capital's metro is now a refuge for its residents and will not provide transportation service for the time being.


The British Ministry of Defense said today that Russian forces continue to advance towards Kiev, and that the bulk of these forces are now 30 km from the city center.


Britain confirmed that the Ukrainian army was displaying fierce resistance throughout the country, and earlier denied Russian reports that the attacking forces had seized the city of Melitopol (southeast of the country).


Britain's Ministry of Defense said Russia had not yet controlled the airspace over Ukraine, "which significantly reduces the effectiveness of the Russian air force. Russian losses are likely to be greater than what the Kremlin had anticipated or admitted."


Russian reinforcements

The local governor of the Kiev region, Oleksiy Kuleba, said that Russian forces are strengthening their presence on the Ukrainian border in the Kiev region. He added that 71 wounded are currently being treated in hospitals in the region, including soldiers and civilians.


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed today that Ukraine "derailed" the Russian attack plan on the third day of the invasion of his country, calling on the Russians to pressure President Putin to stop the war.

"We have withstood and succeeded in repelling the enemy's attacks," Zelensky said in a video clip on Facebook. "Fighting continues in many towns and regions of the country, but it is our army that controls Kiev and the main cities throughout the capital."

The Ukrainian president announced that his Western partners would send new weapons and equipment to Ukraine, and called not to believe the "false information" circulating on the Internet that he called his army to hand over his weapons, and said, "Our weapon is the truth. This is our land, this is our country, these are our children, we will defend all this." .


The Ukrainian Defense Minister announced that they had thwarted "the plans of the Russian enemy completely after 55 hours of resistance," noting that the Russian forces were targeting hospitals and civilian and educational facilities.

The Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine also announced the death of more than 3,000 Russian soldiers, and appealed to the Red Cross to intervene to transport the dead.


Ukrainian resistance

The Western powers stressed the strength of the Ukrainian resistance, which they say the Russian army was surprised by, and stressed that it continues to send weapons and military equipment despite the air battles.


A senior official in the US Department of Defense (Pentagon) said that the Russians are frustrated by the Ukrainian resistance that slows down their progress, which came more than they expected, according to his expression.


The US official stated that the heaviest fighting in Ukraine currently is taking place in and around Kharkiv (northeast). He also stressed that the resistance is strong in the north of Kiev, and that the Russian forces are now 30 kilometers from the capital and have not advanced further.

The same source indicated that more than half of the Russian forces mobilized by Putin entered Ukraine, but stressed that the United States continues to send military aid.


The US official said that the Pentagon will send Javelin anti-armor missiles as part of an additional aid package to Ukraine, and indicated that transporting military aid by land is one of the options.


In the same context, the US Politico website quoted European officials as saying that Germany had agreed to send 400 missile launchers to Ukraine via the Netherlands.


Fears of a chemical explosion

With regard to the eastern and southern fronts, the Ukrainian State Security Service said that Russia had distributed gas masks to its forces in the separatist Donetsk region, located in the Donbas region (east) and that it might be preparing to detonate chemical containers.


On the other hand, TASS news agency quoted the Russian Defense Ministry as saying that Donbass forces advanced to a depth of up to 46 kilometers and took control of new areas.


For his part, the spokesman for the Moscow-backed Ukrainian separatists said that their forces are launching a large-scale military operation across two axes south of Donetsk, and have seized 5 towns in their latest attacks.

The spokesman stressed that they have no intention of storming the major cities under the control of the Ukrainian forces in the Donbass region so as not to cause civilian casualties.


Today, the Ukrainian Ministry of Interior reported that 3 people were killed and others wounded, including children, in a Russian air raid on the village of Sartana in Donetsk.


The Ukrainian Prosecutor General also announced the death of a girl as a result of Russian missile strikes on the city of Sumy, northeastern Ukraine.