Updated on 03/15/2022 05:51
- The war has been going on for almost three weeks since Russia invaded Ukraine.
- Authorities estimate that more than 2,000 people died in the besieged city of Mariupol.
- All major reports from the night at a glance.
In the besieged Ukrainian port of Mariupol, the death toll from civilian shootings by Russian troops is rising. More than 2,300 people have died in the meantime, according to official figures. On the 20th day of the Russian invasion, new attacks were reported from other cities as well. In a high-profile protest, a woman held an anti-war cover on the main news program of Russian television on Monday night.
Russia-Ukraine war: More civilian casualties are feared in Mariupol
In Mariupol in the southeast, according to local officials Ukraine 2,357 people have been killed since the beginning of the Russian occupation war. Mariupol, with a population of about 400,000, has been surrounded by Russian forces for several days and has been cut off from the rest of the country. Pedro Andriyushchenko, adviser to the mayor of Mariupol, called the situation in the city “inhumane”: “no food, no water, no light, no heat.” He fears many more deaths – with the severity of the attacks, the number of victims could be as high as 20,000.
Mariupol is seen as a symbol of Ukrainian opposition – since the outbreak of war in eastern Ukraine’s Donbass in 2014, several attempts by pro-Russian separatists to seize the city have been thwarted.
President of Ukraine Wolodymyr Selenskyj He said 100 tons of food, water and medicine for Mariupol had not been allowed into the city for three days. Government in Kiev However, I will try my best to help people. Eviction attempts have so far failed.
Ukraine: Of the ten planned escape corridors, only seven worked
In Ukraine, only seven of the nation’s 10 escape routes were operational on Monday, according to Kyiv’s data, especially from difficult cities and villages. Deputy Prime Minister Irina Versuk said about 4,000 people had been evacuated to safer areas, according to the union agency. Most civilians – a good 2,000 – are from the Kyiv region.
Ukrainian authorities threw Russia It was also alleged that vehicles with civilians fleeing from the town of Hostomel near Kiev were shot at by mortars. One woman was killed and two men were injured. The information was not verified independently.
Ukraine says nine people have been killed in an attack on a television tower near Rivne
According to Ukrainian sources, nine people were killed in an attack on a television tower near the city of Rivne. The regional military administration announced on Monday morning that nine more people had been injured in a rocket attack in the city of Andobil in northwestern Ukraine. In addition to the TV tower, a nearby administration building was also attacked. Russian troops shelled TV towers in Kiev and Kharkiv.
Anti-war woman interrupts news on Russian state television
With a protest poster and a loud shout, a woman interrupted a major evening news program on Russian television. During a live broadcast on Monday evening, the anti-war woman jumped into the picture behind the news editor. She held up a sign that read, “Stop the war. Do not believe the propaganda. You are lying here.” She repeatedly shouted: “No war!” The broadcaster switched to video contribution. According to media reports, the woman was an employee of state television.
In Russia, the media has been banned from calling the Russian invasion of Ukraine a “war” or “invasion.” Instead, there is the official talk of a “military special operation.”
Zelenskyj: Russia recognizes that war can not achieve anything
Selensky must be held accountable for those responsible for the atrocities committed in his country. “We are working with our allies on new penal measures against the Russian government,” he said in a video message. Russia is beginning to realize that nothing can be achieved by engaging in war. “They did not expect such opposition. They believed their propaganda that had been lying about us for decades.” The Russian military is certainly responsible for the “emotionally created humanitarian catastrophe” in Ukrainian cities, Zelensky said.
Ukraine’s Orthodox Church: Killing an enemy is not a sin
The Ukrainian Orthodox Church does not consider the Ukrainian military’s war against the Russian army a sin. “As a people we are not fighting for the death of our neighbor. But because they came to our home, we are protecting our family, our homeland, our country,” Church President Metropolitan Epiphany told the Tuesday night newspaper online. Quoted “Ukrainska Pravda”. There are Ukrainian soldiers to protect all Ukrainians. “Defending yourself, killing the enemy – that’s not a sin,” said Metropolitan Epiphany. “Whoever comes to us with a sword will die by that sword.”
On February 24, at the behest of President Vladimir Putin, Russia launched a broad-based offensive against Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Gelenskiz called on his comrades to stop the attack – the events are documented in a series of footage.
It will be important on Tuesday
There are reportedly new efforts to evacuate civilians from stranded cities in Ukraine. In Germany, the Federal Bureau of Statistics wants to comment on the implications of sanctions against Russia on trade between the two countries. The Wisdom Authority has been using the data since last year and January 2022. (dpa / sap)
Drone video shows dark clouds of smoke rising over the city of Mariupol after an attack by Russian forces. Many houses have been attacked. The people of the city, which is of great strategic importance to Russia, have been cut off from basic services for days.
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