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Halting production of Russian tanks and Italy’s support: Highlights on war in Ukraine as of March 22

The twenty-seventh day of the war against the Russian invaders continues in Ukraine. This day has been quite eventful for business, politics, and economics. The Page has compiled a digest that will help you to know the situation in Ukraine.

The major developments of the day are:

  • Russian enterprises owned by the Corporation Uralzavod as well as the Chelyabinsk Tractor Plant suspended the production of armoured vehicles over the lack of foreign-made parts supplies.
  • Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi stated that Italy wants Ukraine to join the European Union. He stressed that since the outbreak of the war, Italy has admired the courage, determination and patriotism of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the citizens of Ukraine.
  • The government raised 4.8 billion UAH from selling military bonds, the funds will be used for the needs of the army. In total, the Ministry of Finance raised 6 billion UAH for the budget.

Politics

  • From the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions temporarily occupied by the enemy, women and children are forcibly deport to the territory of the Russian Federation. This was reported by the Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for Human Rights Lyudmila Denisova on her Facebook page. So far, there is no data on the number of deported persons.
  • Since the outbreak of the war, at least 4431 residential buildings, 548 educational institutions, 135 healthcare institutions, and 8 cultural and arts institutions have been completely or partially destroyed. Such data as of March 22 is provided by the public organization Ukrainian Legal Advisory Group (ULAG).
  • In order to ensure the fulfillment of insurance obligations and support for Ukrainian refugees, the Estonian Motor Insurance Bureau (LKF) announced that it will temporarily cover the expenses of Ukrainian car owners for Estonian border insurance.
  • The Russian invaders continue to violate the agreements on the agreed "green corridors". According to the press service of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration (KRMA), Oleh Synehubov, Chairman of the KRMA, said this during the telethon, when talking about the release of 5 drivers and 1 medical worker who transported humanitarian aid to Vovchansk from Russian captivity.
  • The Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) reported that on the night of March 22, a strike was delivered against the seaport in Mykolaiv. According to preliminary information, there are no casualties.
  • On Tuesday, Russian aviation dropped two super-powerful air bombs on Mariupol, the city was even greater damaged, the Mariupol City Council reported.
  • As of the morning of March 22, 2022, 117 children were killed in Ukraine as a result of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation, more than 155 were injured. The children of the following regions suffered the most: Kyiv region — 58, Kharkiv region — 40, Chernihiv region — 31, Donetsk region — 30, Mykolaiv region — 24, in the city of Kyiv — 16, Zhytomyr region — 15, Kherson region — 15, and Sumy region — 14.
  • Brazil starts a program for the integration of Ukrainian scientists, according to the Ministry of Education and Science. The Government of the State of Paraná, with the support of the Araucaria Foundation and the General Directorate of Science, Technology and Higher Education (SETI) of Brazil, announced the admission and integration of Ukrainian scientists forced to leave the country over Russia’s full-scale military invasion.

Economy

  • The National Bank increased the limit on cash withdrawals from foreign currency (FX) accounts and eased a number of restrictions on cross-border transactions. The daily limit for cash withdrawals from FX accounts in Ukraine was increased from the equivalent of 30,000 UAH to that of 100,000 UAH. This limit also applies to the withdrawal of foreign currency abroad from accounts opened with Ukrainian banks.
  • Until the end of martial law, the government of Ukraine will provide the population of the regions where active hostilities are being waged against the Russian occupiers with rations of durable food commodities free of charge. According to the decree, the Ministry of Economy is authorized to determine the scope of purchases of foodstuffs and packaging for them per 10 million persons for subsequent free-of-charge distribution to the population.

Business

  • Near Makarov in the Kyiv region, over the shelling by Russian invaders, the warehouse of the Farmak pharmaceutical factory burned down. The company suffered approximately 1.5 billion UAH in losses.
  • 18 Canadian companies and organizations, including the National Bank of Canada, Bombardier, Broccolini, KPMG and others, have teamed up to resettle 1,000 families of Ukrainian refugees in the near future, according to a press release from the music and medical company Stingray (Montreal, Canada).

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