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16 Mar. 2022


Breaking news digest from Ukraine for March 16



Breaking news digest from Ukraine for March 16

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• President Zelensky addressed the citizens of Ukraine in a daily speech, where he spoke about the large scale of the damage caused by Russia during the full-scale invasion. He also assured the Ukrainians that the enemy would be held accountable for the committed crimes. The President added that all found documents of the occupiers and the results of the work of our air defence should in no case be published on social networks. Instead, send information directly to the Armed Forces of Ukraine

 • Yesterday Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine decided to extend martial law until April 26th. Also on March 15, Parliament adopted many bills to stimulate the country's economy. The document provides for the extension of the martial law regime for another 30 days from March 26. The need for its adoption is explained by "the long-term military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine" in the explanatory note to the document.

 •  Advisor to the mayor of Mariupol, a city in the southeast, Petr Andryushchenko reports on what is happening in the city. In addition to the humanitarian catastrophe and terrorist attacks on civilians by the Russian military, soldiers occupied regional hospital. The occupiers are forcing doctors to help their wounded under the threat of murder. At the same time, hiding behind people as a shield from attempts to return to the hospital by our defenders. The inhumanity of behaviour and shelling is growing. The invaders shot from a tank a civilian man without a weapon.

 •  Today, the curfew continues in the capital, Kyiv, and it will last until 07:00 on March 17, the official channel of the KSCA reported in a telegram. Such actions are necessary to ensure the safety of civilians during martial law. We remind you that yesterday and today the Russian armed forces launched airstrikes on the capital. As a result, civilian infrastructure was damaged: residential buildings, the facade and service buildings of the city underground. During the shelling, civilians were killed.

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