The Russian-Ukrainian conflict reaches its thirty-first day. Zelensky says he is “disappointed by the NATO summit” and reiterates that “Ukraine will not give up its territories to Russia”. Decided on a curfew in Kyiv from tonight to Monday morning. The Kremlin, which has likeDonbass target, clarifies: “No progress in negotiations on political issues”. Failed attempted evacuation from Kherson with an Osce convoy. According to the data of UNICEF, more than half of Ukrainian children are now displaced. For Kyiv also theItalycould be among the Security guaranteeing countries of Ukraine.
Pope: “This shameful war will soon end”
“We hope and pray that this shameful war for all of us, for all humanity, ends as soon as possible: it is unacceptable; every day adds more deaths and destruction”. The Pope said so. “Many people have mobilized to help refugees. Ordinary people, especially in neighbouring countries, but also here in Italy, where thousands of Ukrainians have arrived and continue to arrive. Your contribution is precious, it is a concrete, artisanal way of building peace “, underlined the Pope.
Ukraine, curfew in Kyiv in effect from tonight to Monday morning
A new curfew will be introduced in Kyiv from this evening to Monday morning, the mayor of the Ukrainian capital, Vitali Klitschko announced this morning. “The military command has decided to tighten the curfew. It will last from 8 pm on Saturday to 7 am on Monday 28 March,” the mayor said on Telegram.
Local media: Ukrainian journalist killed in battle
Ukrainian journalist Oleg Yakunin, managing editor of Afisha.zp, was killed in the fighting in Zaporizhzhia, in the southeast of the country. This was announced by his wife Olena Yakunina on Facebook quoted by Ukrinform. “Dear community, I ask you to honour the moment of silence and the kind words of Yakunin Oleg Ivanovich, who died on the battlefield on March 18 to protect us from the cursed occupiers,” she wrote.
Ukraine attempted evacuation from Kherson with Osce convoy failed
A first attempt to evacuate a group of people from Kherson this morning failed. The evacuation had been organized by the OSCE but, according to local sources, the humanitarian convoy, bound for Odessa, was forced to turn back after a Russian bomber flew over and some shots exploded along the way. The convoy carried women and children. Kherson is one of the first cities to have been occupied by the Russians.
Ukraine, Gb: Russians use indiscriminate bombing
“Russia continues to besiege major Ukrainian cities, including Kharkiv, Chernihiv and Mariupol. Russian forces are proving reluctant to engage in large-scale urban infantry operations, preferring to rely on the indiscriminate use of aerial bombardment and artillery for demoralizing the defending forces “. The British Ministry of Defense writes in a tweet, quoted by the Guardian, in its latest intelligence update.
Ukraine, anti-aircraft sirens sound in several cities
The anti-aircraft sirens went off again this morning in several cities in Ukraine. This was reported by local media cited by the BBC. The alarm sounded in the capital Kyiv and in the cities of Cherkasy and Kropyvnytsky in the center of the country, in Zaporizhia and Dnipro in the southeast, in Zhytomyr in the east and in Kharkiv and Sumy in the northeast.