War news minute by minute, Sunday 20 March: Tensions between Italy and Russia after Moscow’s sanctions attacks. More sirens and missiles at night. Queues and fight sugar in Russia
• The war entered on the twenty-fifth day: the Ukrainian resistance imposed a virtual stalemate on Russia. Moscow responds by making the conflict bloodier. Yesterday I used a file hypersonic missile.
• The battle continues in Mariupol, a major city in the east of the country: it is impossible for rescuers to reach the theater bombed by the Russians, as hundreds of people still find themselves trapped underground.
• Yesterday the Moscow government The Italian attacked because of the sanctionsItalian Prime Minister Mario Draghi He knew The attack on Defense Minister Guerini is “unacceptable”.
• The puzzles surrounding Putin’s personality continue: after that The “malfunctions” during the stadium speechNow there is a “disappearance” of two “hawks” surrounding it
07.04 – Russian troops advanced to Mariupol, sirens sounded in many areas
Overnight, Russian forces advanced deep into the besieged and devastated port city of Mariupol in Ukraine. Heavy fighting led to the closure of an important steel plant and the city authorities asked the West for more help. The fall of Mariupol, the scene of some of the worst suffering of the war, was a major battlefield advance for the Russians, who had largely faltered outside the major cities more than three weeks after the invasion. Yesterday’s evacuations continued from Mariupol and other cities along eight of the 10 humanitarian corridors.
6.34 am – Fire in Kamyanka Buzka, western Ukraine
(Marta Serafini, sent to Lviv) At night in Lviv, the siren goes off again at 5:28 until 6:35. From the photos circulated on the network, it is clear that a fire caught the roof of the town hall in Kamyanka Buzka, 42 km northeast.
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6.20 am – China: “We are on the right side of history”
The Chinese foreign minister said that time will show that Beijing is on the right side of history regarding the crisis in Ukraine. Wang Yi said – according to Reuters news agency – that China “has always been with peacekeeping, and opposed to war” and that its stance has always been “objective and fair, in line with the wishes of different countries.”
Beijing’s position has been ambiguous, according to many observers. Not even a long phone call between Biden and Xi Jinping succeeded in clearly placing China in the camp of those who demand that Russia stop the aggression against Kyiv; Yesterday, an explicit request from the Ukrainian government in this sense was in vain.
Beijing has refused to condemn Russia’s actions, or call it an “invasion,” and the United States fears it could provide Russia with war materials and an economic and financial “guarantee line” that would allow it to withstand Western-imposed sanctions. .
“China will never accept external pressure and oppose any unfounded suspicion,” Wang Yi said.
5.36 – Zelensky: “War crimes in Mariupol will go down in history”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said, in a new video posted on Facebook, that the siege of Mariupol will go down in history because of what he calls “war crimes” committed by the Russian army. “To do this to a peaceful city, what the occupiers did, is a terrible thing that will be remembered for centuries to come,” Zelensky says in his video night address to the nation, which was carried by international media.
5.21 am – Ukraine: sirens in almost all regions
Anti-aircraft sirens have been activated in almost all regions of Ukraine, according to reports from The Kyiv Independent. In addition to Kyiv and Lviv, the dangers of air strikes began in the states of Odessa, Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhya, Sumy, Mykolaiv, Ternopil, Poltava, Kirovograd, Ivano-Frankivsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Rivne, Volhynia, Cherkasy, Zhytomyr and Vinnytsia.
5.14 – Russians block evacuation buses in Mariupol
Russian forces have reportedly stopped a convoy of buses bound for Mariupol to evacuate residents, the Kyiv Independent newspaper reported. According to the Berdyansk city council, the convoy was on its way to the city from Zaporozhye to transport fleeing Mariupol residents, but was stopped by the Russian occupation forces near the village of Azovsky, three kilometers from Berdyansk. The convoy was not allowed to enter the city limits and drivers were not allowed to stay overnight.
4.38 am – Ukraine: the sound of anti-aircraft sirens in Lviv
Air raid alert in Lviv. Sirens went off at 4.20 local time and loudspeakers ordered residents to run to shelters. It is the fourth anti-aircraft warning device in 24 hours in western Ukraine.
3.59 a.m. – Zelensky: “Suspend the activities of pro-Russian political parties.”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has announced that several political parties will be suspended during martial law due to the war waged by the Russian Federation and some of its relations with this country. Zelensky, in a video posted today on the Ukrainian presidential website, reported that the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine decided to suspend the activities of the “Opposition Platform – for Life”, the “Sharia Party”, “Ours” and the “Opposition Bloc”. “Left Opposition”, “Union of Left Forces”, “State”, “Ukrainian Socialist Progressive Party”. «Socialist Party», «Socialists» and «Block Vladimir Saldo».
3.38 am – Ukraine: Australia, stop exporting aluminum profiles to Russia
The Australian government has imposed a ban on the export of alumina, aluminum ores and bauxite to Russia. This was announced by the Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Senator for Commerce, Marise Payne. In addition, the Australian authorities will send at least 70,000 tons of thermal coal to Ukraine to ensure the country’s energy security.
2.29 a.m. – Mayor Sumi: “71 orphaned children evacuated outside”
Seventy-one children were evacuated to foreign destinations from the orphanage in the Ukrainian city of Sumy. The Kyiv Independent reports, citing Mayor Dmytro Zivitsky. The mayor of the north-east of the capital said that the children took refuge in the basements for two weeks before being sent to a safe place, and many of them suffer from health problems.
00.37 am – UK: ‘Kyiv controls the sky, Russia misses’
The Ukrainian Air Force and Air Defense continue to effectively defend the airspace. Russia is failing to control the skies and is relying on weapons being dropped from Russian bases to strike targets inside Ukraine. It is British intelligence’s analysis of the current state of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Control of airspace has been one of the main goals of Russian advances since the early days of the conflict, and the failure puts operational operations in crisis.
Saturday 00.19 – anti-aircraft sirens in Kyiv
Anti-aircraft sirens sounded in Kyiv. Ukrinform reported this on its Telegram channel, inviting people to reach shelters. Then the alarm stopped after about twenty minutes.
11.10 pm – Intermittent trains between Belarus and Ukraine
Railways between Belarus and Ukraine have been cut off since Saturday noon. This is confirmed by the Ukrainian Railways Administration. Who thanked the Belarusian workers: on the basis of the cessation there will be forms of rebellion on the part of the latter. In fact, the interruption of communication makes it difficult to supply Russian forces on Ukrainian territory through the Belarusian “corridor”.
11.00 pm – Complaint: “Thousands of civilians deported to Russia”
Thousands of Mariupol residents were taken to remote cities in Russia, “deported as the Nazis did during World War II.” The complaint comes from the mayor of the war-torn city, Vadim Boychenko, who posted a statement on Telegram, Ukrinform reports. “Last week, several thousand residents of Mariupol were transferred to Russia. The occupiers took people illegally.
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