Nine Russian warships in the Black Sea
According to the Ukrainian Operational Southern Command, “In the Black Sea, an enemy naval group consisting of nine warships is maneuvering near the southeast coast of Crimea. A surface missile carrier and a submarine are in combat service with a total volley of 12 caliber missiles. According to Southern Operations Command, the threat of Russian missile strikes remains. Also, the risk of landmines in coastal areas may increase due to storm warnings.
Tennis player Marta Kostyuk opens her own charity
Ukrainian tennis player Marta Kostyuk has created her own charity. The world’s 38th player has already procured vehicles and drones for the armed forces.
Alert for air raids in Kirovohrad and Poltava regions
Passports of Russian officials and leaders were confiscated
According to the Financial Times, Russian security services are confiscating the passports of senior officials and heads of state-owned enterprises to prevent travel abroad. Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, confirmed that Russia had tightened restrictions on foreign travel for some working in “sensitive” areas. “It has strict rules. In some places they are formalized, in others they depend on a specific decision,” he said.
New negotiations on EU aid to Ukraine
Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba met European Diplomatic Chief Joseph Borrell in Brussels. On the menu for these discussions: expanding support for Ukraine’s security. According to the Ukrainian minister, the two focused on “measures to speed up the EU initiative to supply ammunition to Ukraine, as well as ways to provide support within the European Facility for Peace.” Also, the two discussed the upcoming EU-China relations.
Alert for airstrikes in Donetsk region
Medical facilities in Kherson were damaged
Russian shelling hit civilian infrastructure in the Kherson region. A mine and medical facility in Doretsk were hit.
Russian Deputy Defense Minister Timur Ivano’s wife was spotted in Courchevel, France
Ukrainian journalists spotted the wife of Russian Deputy Defense Minister Timur Ivanov in Courchevel, France. Apart from Svetlana Ivanova, Olga, the wife of oligarch Andrei Pokharev, was also spotted there. Ivanov and Pokharev are under Western sanctions.
Russia regularly fires 20 guided aerial bombs per day
According to Air Force spokesman Col. Yuri Ignat, “The enemy is using hover bombs that can fly ten kilometers (up to 70 kilometers). The enemy uses 20 bombs per day with its SU-35 and SU-34 aircraft. But these planes are outside the anti-aircraft defense range. According to him, “It is a threat to which we must respond quickly”.
UNICEF says more than 500 children have died
UNICEF says more than 500 children have died in Ukraine since the war began. However, the number could be higher, UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell said on Twitter.
Military exercises in Belarus
In Belarus, joint military exercises with Russia will continue until at least April 10, Belarusian newspaper Hajun reported.
The Ukrainian State Service for Geology sold them 352 mining licenses
Through electronic auctions, Ukraine sold 352 mining licenses for a total of 3.8 billion UAH.
The explosion was heard by residents of Kherson
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will host the G7 Ministerial Summit in May
The meeting aims to hold discussions on a range of issues, including Russia’s war against Ukraine, energy supplies and the food situation. Nine meetings are scheduled.
30% of Ukrainian territory was cut
The European Commission estimates that 30% of Ukrainian land is contaminated by mines. He has donated 50 bomb and mine detection dogs to Ukraine. Nine of them are already on the ground.
8,000 cannon balls
Denmark and Norway will jointly transfer 8,000 artillery shells to Ukraine, the Danish Ministry of Defense has announced.
Damage to the cultural heritage of Ukraine
According to reports by the Ukrainian government, the World Bank, the European Commission and the UN, the war has caused $2.6 billion in damage to Ukraine’s cultural heritage.
Russia seeks alternatives to Wagner forces
According to the UK MoD, Russia is looking to sponsor a replacement for Wagner along with other private military companies. “This comes against the backdrop of a highly publicized dispute between the Russian Ministry of Defense and the Wagner Group. Russian military leaders may prefer an alternative PMC over which they have more control. However, no other known Russian PMC currently approaches the size or power of the Wagner.
Macron in China to talk about Ukraine
Emmanuel Macron is expected in China on Wednesday. He believes Beijing is “indispensable” in addressing many of the world’s challenges, starting with the war in Ukraine, which the Chinese position could “tip” according to Paris.
“China is the only country in the world in a position to have an immediate and serious impact on the conflict in one direction or the other,” Élysée assessed before the French president’s three-day state visit. Emmanuel Macron, together with the heads of some sixty French companies, including Airbus, EDF or Véolia, will emphasize the energy transition, one of the planetary challenges Paris considers essential to progress with Beijing.
Contract signatures are awaited.
Russian flags in Bakumud’s administrative centers
According to the US War Institute, drone footage shows Wagner Group and Russian flags planted in the ruins of administration buildings. According to ISW, the Russians will now try to consolidate this position in the center of the city and advance westward through dense urban areas towards Khromov.
Putin agreed to transfer $1.21 billion to oil tanker Shell
According to Russian newspaper Kommersant, Shell is involved in the Far East Sakhalin-2 gas project. As a result, Russian gas giant Novatek got the green light from Putin to transfer money to Shell. Novatek also announced that it has filed an application to acquire the shares of Sakhalin Energy, the operator of the Sakhalin-2 gas project.
Putin installs anti-aircraft defense systems near his residence in Sochi
According to the Russian Navalny Live site, air defense systems have been installed near Putin’s residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
“The Kremlin cannot hide behind a seat on the UN Security Council,” says Zelensky.
In his last daily video intervention, the Kremlin called on the UN to get away with crimes on Ukrainian soil. President Zelensky confirmed that it cannot hide behind its seat in the Security Council. He returned to his visit to the Chernivtsi region, “one of the most emotionally difficult journeys”. He noted that Russian soldiers set up a command post at the Yahidne school and took all the villagers into the basement of the school. From March 3 to March 30 last year, Zelenskiy said, the occupiers housed more than 300 people in the school’s basement, an area of less than 200 square meters. “We will never forgive”.
22,607 civilians have been affected in Ukraine since the start of the war
According to the latest update on civilian deaths from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), 765 additional civilian deaths were recorded in Ukraine in March 2023. In total, 8,451 people have been killed since the war began. and 14,156 injured. “After the Russian Federation’s 13-month war against Ukraine, gross violations of human rights and international humanitarian law have become shockingly routine,” says UN human rights chief Volker Turk.
Moscow builds trenches in Crimea
According to the American newspaper The Washington PostMoscow has ordered the construction of several kilometers of trenches around the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea, annexed by Russia in 2014. According to the daily, there are many jobs posted for construction workers with an attractive salary of $90 per day. This would have allowed Moscow to place these trenches within days, according to satellite images.
Olympic Games: Macron may decide on Russian participation
“The IOC makes the decision, but the IOC is engaged in a full series of consultations and the word of the host country’s president is important in the context of these consultations,” announced the sports minister on Monday and the Olympic Games’ Amélie Oudéa-Castera questioned some media during a trip to Nice about the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes in the Paris Olympics. .
“In this case, we must all be firm around Ukraine at the same time, and on the other hand, we know that there is a UN policy of non-discrimination against people based on their nationality or their passport”, Amelie Odea- underlined. Castera.
Uncertain situation in Bakhmout
On Monday, the boss of the Wagner Group claimed responsibility for seizing a key building in the city of Baghmoud, the epicenter of fighting in eastern Ukraine. But during his daily press conference on the same day, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said that Russian troops had not reported any progress in Bagmouth, and did not even mention the city by name.
The staff of the Ukrainian army, for its part, confirmed that the Russian attacks were repulsed.
IAEA chief in Russia soon
The director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is scheduled to visit Russia’s Kaliningrad region on Wednesday to discuss safeguarding the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant.
Attacks on Odessa
Local authorities announced early Tuesday that Russian drones had struck and damaged the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Odessa.
“The enemy has attacked Odesa and the Odesa district with attacks by UAVs” (unmanned aerial vehicles), the local administration said in a statement posted on Facebook.
Quoting Yuri Krug, head of the Odessa District Military Administration, the report said Ukraine’s air defense forces were on duty and warned of the possibility of a second wave of attacks.
Odessa was a favorite vacation spot for many Ukrainians and Russians before the 2022 invasion of Ukraine erupted.
Finland joins NATO on Tuesday
Finland becomes NATO’s 31st member this Tuesday, the alliance’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced on Monday, hailing “a historic day”. It was the “fastest” accession process in recent alliance history, he said.
In response, Russia on Monday announced its intention to bolster its military capabilities near the country, viewing NATO expansion as a threat.
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