Cities under the attack. The 9-floor apartment block in Kyiv has been hit during the shelling. ‘Antonov’ aircraft-building plant in Kyiv has been shelled by Russian troops. Pushcha-Vodytsya psychoneurological orphanage, Kyiv region, was shelled on Sunday. At the time of the shelling, all staff had been evacuated to a safe place. One shell hit the boiler room. The second shell hit the morgue. As a result of the blast wave, the residential building of the institution was partially destroyed. A missile strike hit administrative buildings in Zhytomyr oblast, injuring four people and seven buildings were destroyed due to the preliminary reports. A TV and radio station was destroyed close to Rivne during an air raid. Ukraine’s largest steel company Metinvest reports shelling of the territory of its Avdiivka coke plant, damaging some of its facilities. Avdiivka is considered one of the largest coke plants in Europe and the major manufacturer of coke for steel-making in Ukraine. Earlier, the general prosecutor’s office said five rockets had hit the plant, which had already suspended operations in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Air raid hit a school in the Mykolaiv region, killing four people. Russian troops continue to abduct local authorities from the resistance cities – Sergio Pryima, head of Melitopol district council was kidnapped on Sunday morning. 226 villages and small towns in Chernihiv region are remaining without electricity. Occupied Trostyanets, Sumy region remains a military base camp for Russian troops, which they use for shelling neighboring areas. Active shelling of civilian infrastructure continues in Severodonetsk, Lugansk region.
In the towns temporarily under control of Russian troops, Ukrainians are actively protesting against them. Massive rallies continued in Kherson on Sunday.
According to the New York Times, at least 67 Ukrainian towns and cities have been hit — some attacked on multiple days — with shelling, airstrikes and other projectiles. Follow the map to visualize the scale of attacks.
Humanitarian crises. Since the beginning of the war, 2187 people have been killed in Mariupol. City has suffered 22 airstrikes in 24 hours. Humanitarian aid could not reach the city again, being blocked in Berdyansk due to the ongoing shelling. Another attempt to reach the city will be on Monday.
Negotiations. Ukrainian and Russian delegations will restart negotiations via video conference at 10:30 a.m. Kyiv time. Meanwhile Mykhailo Podoliyak expressed certain optimism that Russia was “not putting ultimatums, but carefully listening to our proposals.” He insisted Ukraine “will not give up any of the positions. Our demands are the end of the war and the withdrawal of [Russian] troops. I see the understanding and there is a dialogue.”. However, UA expert warns that a “regime of silnece” aka freezing of the military activities might lead to further invasion of the Russian troops and respective settling down. Therefore, Russian troops have to be pushed back to the Russian border as much as a possible prior ceasefire.
China. US intelligence via FT, NYT, CNN informs that Russia has turned to China for military help, claims Mykhailo Podolyak, Adviser to the Head of the Office of President of Ukraine. Meanwhile, Jake Sullivan and China’s Yang Jiechi will meet in Rome on Monday to discuss the Russia-Ukraine war. The meeting will focus on the discussion of the “regional and global security” implications.
Energy security. Ukraine has managed to restore power supply at Chornobyl power plant, controlled by the Russian forces. The cooling system operates as required by the protocols. Poland takes a stronger stance on Russian-gas independence – an agreement between Poland and Gazprom will not be renewed after its expiration at the end of 2022. In early November, the Baltic Pipe Project will be launched to supply gas from Norway to Poland.
Digital frontline. President Zelenskyi congratulated Meta on the efforts on fighting in information space. However, he called on Microsoft, SAP, ORACLE not to play double-game and to stop supporting their products in Russia. U.S. startup Clearview offered to use its AI’s facial recognition technology to uncover Russian assailants, combat misinformation and identify the dead. The Ukraine’s Defense Ministry has not confirmed the information yet.
Media. Russia troops killed another journalist – a 51-year old US journalist was shot in Irpin, another has been injured and is currently recovering after the surgery.
Disinformation. Russia is trying to divert attention from its war crimes in major Ukrainian cities, constantly spreading various reports about Donetsk and Luhansk regions. In particular, Russian media reported that the so-called people’s police of the LPR discovered the places of massacre of civilians by the Ukrainian military in the area of the Popasna’s railway. The Ministry of Defense of Russia is convinced that the Aidar militants equipped firing positions in Nikolske right on the territory of the monastery and held about 300 civilians and monks hostage. In addition, the Russian media said that the Russian military discovered a secret prison for prisoners of war and civilians in Polovynkyne, which was organized by ‘Ukrainian radicals’. They claim that local residents told about ‘radicals’ staged an unprecedented terror. They killed, robbed, raped and tortured. During a visit to Moscow, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko told Vladimir Putin that Ukraine was preparing an attack on Belarus.
Anti-war protest. Tens of thousands went out to the rallies against Russian war in Ukraine. It is critical to keep informing Russian and Belarusian citizens on the aggressive war conducted without their consent against Ukraine by their leaders. A limited number of Russian and Belarusian people are protesting against attacking Ukraine, however, detentions are also widespread in both countries.
- More than 2.7 mln Ukrainians fled Ukraine due to the war with Russia. It is the biggest migration wave since World War II.
- 7 million children are affected by war in Ukraine, 369 educational institutions have suffered bombing and shelling, 57 of them have been destroyed completely. Follow the website to find out more about the damages to UA schools.
- General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine announced the total estimated losses of the Russian military as of 6 a.m., March 14, 2022: troops – more than 12,000, tanks ‒ 389, APV ‒ 1,249, artillery systems – 150, MLRS – 64, anti-aircraft warfare systems – 34, aircraft – 77, helicopters – 90, vehicles – 617, light speed boats – 3, fuel tanks – 60, UAV operational-tactical level – 8.
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