Russian bombs on Kherson, one dead
A 57-year-old man was killed in Russian bombing of the village of Lvov in the Kherson region of Ukraine. CNN reported, citing sources from the Kherson regional military administration, that several houses and the area around the Palace of Culture were damaged in the raid.
Zelensky: Membership in the European Union and NATO will guarantee coexistence with Moscow
Full membership in the EU and NATO will ensure Ukraine’s protection and security when it must continue to live alongside Russia after Kiev’s victory. This was stated by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at a meeting of Lviv students with the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola. We will be the winning country. And we will submit. It is very important to change the model that has existed for many years. “We are making Ukraine a strong player in Europe so that they don’t say that Ukraine is somewhere near Russia, but so that everyone says that Russia is somewhere near Ukraine,” Zelensky said, citing Ukrinform.
Kiev: The Russians are trying in vain to besiege Bakhmut
Russian forces “continue their unsuccessful offensive operations in the Bakhmut region” and “are unsuccessfully trying to encircle the city.” This was reported by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the evening update reported by Ukraine’s Pravda. «The enemy is concentrating his main efforts on conducting offensive operations in the Kubyansk, Liman, Bakhmut, Avdievka and Amel-Miner directions. Unsuccessful offensive operations continue in the region of Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Marinka and Volidar », wrote the General Staff. The enemy is trying unsuccessfully to surround the city of Bakhmut. During the day, our soldiers repulsed several attacks in the Vasyukovka, Orekhovo-Vasilyevka, Dubovo-Vasilyevka, Grigorievka and Bakhmut districts of the Donetsk region ». Today, the General Staff reported that “the enemy launched 4 missiles and 10 air raids and carried out 4 bombings with multiple missile systems,” adding that “residential buildings and civilian infrastructure in the Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia and Kherson regions were hit, and there are dead and wounded among the civilian population.”
NATO: More than 200,000 Russian soldiers have been killed since the beginning of the war
US General Christopher Cavoli, NATO’s supreme commander in Europe, said that Russia has lost more than 200,000 men since it launched its invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, describing the scale of the war as “incredible”. The German weekly Der Spiegel publishes it. Cavoli added that more than 1,800 Russian officers have been killed or wounded so far, and Moscow has lost more than 2,000 tanks, noting that the Russian army fires more than 23,000 artillery shells daily. According to Kiev, Russia has lost 152,190 soldiers since the beginning of the war, including 820 yesterday.
Metsola in Kiev: to open accession negotiations this year
“I hope accession negotiations will actually begin this year: The future of Ukraine in the European Union». This was stated by the President of the Euro Chamber, Roberta Metsola, during her visit to Kiev. He added that “the pace at which Parliament and the government are making progress in applying for EU membership is impressive”.
Kyiv: Bakhmut is always in our hands
Bakhmut’s deputy mayor, Oleksandr Marchenko, told the BBC, “There is fighting in the city as well as in the streets, but thanks to the Ukrainian Armed Forces (the Russians) they have not yet taken control of the city,” referring to the city under siege. Meanwhile, the army claims that in the past 24 hours it has repulsed several attacks in the city, reports the BBC. Their only aim is to kill people and commit genocide of the Ukrainian people…and the tactic the Russians use is scorched earth. Marchenko added that they want to destroy Bakhmut and they want to destroy the city.
GB: Strong pressure on Bakhmut’s defense
In its daily intelligence update, the British Ministry of Defense wrote that Ukraine’s defense of Bakhmut in the Donbass was under increasing pressure, with heavy fighting raging in and around the city. The report, posted on Twitter, said that the regular forces of the Russian army and the Wagner Group had gained more territory in the northern suburbs of the city. For its part, London experts continue, Kiev is strengthening the region with elite units. The British Ministry of Defense stated that two major bridges in Bakhmut were destroyed during the past 36 hours, one of which is vital linking the city to the last major supply route to the city of Chasev Yar, confirming that the supply routes from the city are within reach. Ukrainians increasingly limited.
Kiev: “The enemy does not give up attempts to surround the city of Bakhmut”
“The enemy does not give up attempts to surround the city of Bakhmut,” he added. Written by the Ukrainian General Staff in the evening update. “Over the course of the day, our defenders repulsed several attacks in the settlements of Vasyukovka, Dubovo-Vasilievka and Pakhmut in the Donetsk region,” Ukraineska Pravda quoted him as saying. According to the Ukrainian military, Russian forces launched 30 air and 6 missile strikes, as well as more than 20 attacks from multiple rocket launchers. The General Staff notes that the Russians are concentrating their main efforts on offensive operations in the Kubyansk, Liman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Shakhtar directions.
Kyiv: The situation in Bakhmut is very complicated
“Bakhmut has been a hot spot for four months now. The situation is very complex and difficult, but it is under control,” said Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov, citing Ukranska Pravda. “It is our land – we must protect it,” Danilov added. Our army is doing everything possible and impossible to prevent the enemy from advancing.
Russian Embassy in the United States: Sanctions against citizens interfere in internal affairs
Sanctions imposed by the United States on six Russian citizens working in the judicial system affect Russia’s internal affairs. This was stated by the head of the press office of the Russian Embassy in Washington, Igor Girenko. “We consider the sanctions imposed by the US administration on March 3 on a number of Russian officials under the pretext of their alleged involvement in violating the rights of Vladimir Kara-Murza as interference in the internal affairs of our country in order to obstruct justice, ”Girenko explained. – Accused of serious crimes: high treason, knowingly spreading false information about the actions of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, as well as cooperation with an organization that is not desirable in Russia, which is subject to criminal punishment. “Instead of waving the club of punishments,” he said, “it is time for the American authorities to communicate with reality and pay attention to the unfortunate internal situation in the field of human rights and freedoms.”
Russian forces bomb Nikopol
The head of the regional military administration, Serhiy Lysak, announced on Telegram that, this morning, Russian forces bombed the city of Nikopol in the Dnipropetrovsk region in southern Ukraine. The attack did not cause any injuries or deaths, but a commercial store and four houses were damaged, while the power line was cut. «At night, the raider attacked the Nikopol region again. The Marganets community (a few kilometers from Nikopol, ed.) was hit by artillery fire. In the morning Nikopol. Lisk wrote: There is devastation.
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