It is the nineteenth day of the war against the Russian invaders in Ukraine. The key developments today are Russian attacks on gas and nuclear infrastructure, as well as attempts to destroy Ukrainian agricultural equipment. Meanwhile, another round of talks between Ukraine and Russia came to nothing.
Attack on the Zaporizhzhia NPP, Chernobyl, and gas storage facility
In particular, the Russian army blew up some of the ammunition at the site of the Zaporizhzhia NPP near the ruins of the training center and power unit No. 1.
In addition, the invaders again damaged the power line to the Chernobyl NPP that was repaired only yesterday by Ukrenergo specialists.
It is also reported that the Russian invaders shelled the village of Olishivka in the Chernihiv region and damaged the Olyshivka underground gas storage facility.
Meanwhile, another evidence for Russia's preparation of a chemical attack against Ukraine has been found. The presence of chemical specialists was detected among the occupation contingent of the Russian Federation. Among the large number of obtained documents belonging to the Russian military, an identification document of an officer of the RF Armed Forces with limited duty in the name of Alexander Viktorovich Aftaev was found.
Humanitarian problems: Destruction of agricultural equipment and Ukraine’s losses
The Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense reported that the Russian aggressors began to provide accurate fire at agricultural equipment. This will jeopardize the sowing campaign in the spring. Which can lead to a humanitarian crisis in certain regions of Ukraine.
The first humanitarian corridor in Mariupol was launched: more than 160 private cars managed to leave the city. The evacuated residents of Mariupol are planned to be accommodated in Zaporizhzhia.
The World Health Organization stated that 18 million people have already been affected by the Russian military offensive, of which 6.7 million are internally displaced people. In addition, supply chains are seriously disrupted. A lot of distributors do not work, some reserves are unavailable due to military operations, Stocks of medicines are running low and hospitals are having a hard time treating all the sick and injured.
The Office of the Prosecutor General stated that in Ukraine, over to the aggression of the Russian Federation, 90 children were killed and more than 100 were injured. Most of the victims were in the Kyiv, Kharkiv, Donetsk, Chernihiv, Sumy, Kherson, Mykolaiv, and Zhytomyr regions.
Since February 24, the invaders have damaged 379 educational institutions, 59 of which have been completely destroyed. Most of the destruction is in the Donetsk region—119 educational institutions. In Mykolaiv region—30, in Sumy region—28, in Kyiv region—35, in Kherson region—21, in the capital—24.
Negotiations with RF: No results and understanding
On March 14, the fourth round of negotiations between Ukraine and the Russian Federation took place. Mykhailo Podoliak, adviser to the head of the President's Office, noted that communication is difficult, but it goes on. The reason for the disagreement is that Ukraine and the Russian Federation have very different political systems.
"Ukraine is a free dialogue in society and an obligatory consensus. Russia is an ultimatum-like suppression of its own society," Podoliak explained.
However, no results were achieved today, and the two sides took a technical break until tomorrow, March 15.
- has prepared a traditional review of foreign media coverage of the war in Ukraine: on March 14, the West reports about the risk of a global food crisis, the possibility of compromises with Putin, and the Kremlin's lies about a gradual offensive.
- We also provided up-to-date information about the situation in Ukraine over the Russian invasion that lasts for 19 days.
- In addition, we provided information from the Ukrainian armed forces on the losses of the enemy in the war with Ukraine as of March 14, 2022.
- We also reported about the new multi-vector world that Putin was preparing after the capture of Ukraine just two days after the invasion, in particular, about the unification of "fraternal peoples" and the Anglo-Saxons, whom the Kremlin planned to "bring to their knees".