Russian Invasion: Day Eleven (Live Updates)

Defense Express collects operative information on Russia's invasion of Ukraine – official sources and senior Ukrainian servicemen's announcements
Kherson protested against the Russian occupiers
Kherson protested against the Russian occupiers

Day nine of a full-scale war. After the second round of Ukraine-Russia negotiations, the sides agreed on providing humanitarian corridors to evacuate civilian people and supply goods for their basic needs. It is an emergency, as several cities of Ukraine were cut off from the rest of Ukraine despite the fight continuing. Even in occupation, Ukrainians still resist. Russian invaders opened fire near the Zaporizhzhia plant and then captured the plant. Russia managed to capture the Kherson TV tower and started spreading fakes. RF used cluster munition against Ukraine on Pokrovsk. At the same time, Ukrainian forces make their successful first offensive steps.

Brief facts:

  • anti-Russian rallies take place in occupied cities of Ukraine
  • Ukrainian forces launched sporadic counter-attacks in some directions, the Russians surrender or run away
  • After Russia recently violated the agreement on humanitarian corridors, Ukraine tries to establish another one from Kharkiv
  • Ukraine discusses the possibility of supply NATO jets from Poland
  • Russia deprives their troops from identifying documents and hides the actual numbers of losses in Ukraine

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Latest news:

23:45 Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba has supported an international academic initiative to create a coalition of nations to set up a tribunal that would hear the case of the crime of Russian aggression against Ukraine.

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He stated this on the air of an all-Ukrainian telethon, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"I supported an international academic initiative: to create a coalition of states to establish a tribunal to consider the crime of Russian aggression against Ukraine. It is essentially the ‘Nuremberg 2,’ that is, where a group of nations unites and sets up a tribunal with the appropriate jurisdiction under international law," the top diplomat said.

23:10 Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala says he is confident that Vladimir Putin will not resort to using nuclear arms.

The head of government stated this on Czech television on Sunday, Ukrinform reports.

"The probability that anyone will take advantage of this is minimal. Vladimir Putin is also aware that this would be the end for Russia," Fiala said.

He is convinced that "there is no threat that he can really use it", but he wants to divide and intimidate the societies of the democratic West.

22:20 Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal signed an official appeal to the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Japan to terminate the membership of Russia and Belarus in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and all organizations of the World Bank.

"These two countries have violated their obligations and directed their policies towards war. In the letter, we present clear arguments and refer to numerous articles of the Agreement with the IMF and the charter of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, which were rejected by Russia and Belarus. No action is more contrary to the obligation to maintain stability and orderly economic conditions than war. Therefore, the IMF gives member countries the right to provide an appropriate response to the situation and protect their mandate," he said on the Telegram channel.

22:12 As a result of airstrikes by the Russian occupiers in the center of Kharkiv, a fire broke out in an apartment building and one person was killed.

22:00 During the 10 days of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the 150th Idritsa-Berlin Order of Kutuzov 2nd Class Motor Rifle Division of the Russian Armed Forces lost at least 7 of its battalion tactical groups

21:50 Vyacheslav Chaus, head of the Chernihiv Regional State Administration, told the Telegram Channel that shelling of all Chernihiv districts is underway.

20:20 During a conversation with Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan passed a message to him from the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy regarding the latter's willingness to meet. Before that during a telephone conversation between the presidents of Turkey and Ukraine, Zelenskyy reinterated his willingness to hold direct negotiations with Putin. "I am prepared to meet with Putin in Instanbul, Ankara, wherever he wants," Zelenskyy said.

20:10 The Russian Ministry of Defense has announced strikes on Ukrainian defense industry companies. RIA-news inform. The Russian Ministry of Defence urges the staff of Ukrainian defence plants to leave the territory of their enterprises.

19:25 Ukrainian Air Defense Forces destroyed a Russian fighter jet over Kharkiv. The Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine informed on Facebook. Earlier today, the Air Defense Forces near the Kharkiv shot down another combat aircraft of the Russian Air Force Su-25. As of the morning of March 6, Russia had lost more than 40 planes and 48 helicopters.

18:30 In temporarily occupied Henichesk, Kalanchak and Kakhovka, local residents held pro-Ukrainian rallies, singing the national anthem of Ukraine and shouting slogans against Russian invaders.

Participants of the rallies posted relevant reports, videos and photos on social networks, Ukrinform reports.

In particular, in Henichesk, in a video posted on Facebook by Oleg Gorbovskiy, people marched with Ukrainian flags towards the city center. They were singing the national anthem of Ukraine.

Slogans against the Russian occupiers were heard from the crowd: "Henichesk is Ukraine!", "Occupiers go away!", "Ukraine above all", etc.

A similar rally was held in Kalanchak, where local residents came to the buildings occupied by the Russian soldiers and demanded that they leave Ukraine.

In Kakhovka, local residents also went out to the streets to protest against the invasion.

Pro-Ukrainian rallies against Russian invaders also took place in Kherson, Nova Kakhovka and Novooleksiyivka on March 6.

17:10 Defenders of Ukraine are becoming more! According to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, since the beginning of Russia's military invasion, 143,000 Ukrainians have arrived in Ukraine, 80% of them men.

16:30 Russia fired eight rockets at Vinnitsa airport. The head of the Vinnytsia regional military administration, Serhiy Borzov, reported this on Facebook, Ukrinform reports. "We have bad news. As a result of a rocket attack near Havryshivka, a military facility came under fire. State Emergency Service crews are currently working," Borzov said. He did not specify whether there were casualties as a result of the shelling.

At the same time, the Ukrainian Ground Forces reported on Facebook that "in Vinnytsia, Russian fascists have just fired on the airport."

15:20 The State Security Service of Ukraine: Russian troops fire using hailstones on territory of Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology, where nuclear installation located

The State Security Service of Ukraine in Kharkiv region says that the Russian military fired using hailstones on the territory of the National Scientific Center "Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology," where an experimental nuclear facility is located, the destruction of which could lead to an environmental disaster.

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Russian troops fire using hailstones on territory of Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology, where nuclear installation located

"Once again, Russian-terrorist troops are inflicting pinpoint strikes on nuclear facilities in Ukraine. Today, the Russian aggressor fired using hailstones multiple launch missile systems at the territory of the Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology national scientific center," the SBU said on the Facebook page.

The service said: "The Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology national scientific center has an experimental nuclear facility called Source of Neutrons, with 37 nuclear fuel elements loaded into its core. The destruction of the nuclear facility and storage facilities for nuclear materials could lead to a large-scale environmental disaster."

According to the SBU, investigators of the Security Service of Ukraine in Kharkiv region, under the procedural leadership of Kharkiv regional prosecutor's office, initiated criminal proceedings under the ecocide article (Article 441 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

SBU continues to collect evidence for The Hague.

14:45 President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky: Russia launched eight missiles on Vinnytsia

Russian troops have launched eight missiles on Vinnytsia, completely destroying the airport.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said this in his video address to Ukrainian citizens, according to an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky: Russia launched eight missiles on Vinnytsia

Earlier the head of the Vinnytsia regional military administration, Serhiy Borzov, reported on Facebook that enemy missiles hit a military facility near the village of Havryshivka, not far from Vinnytsia.

"We have bad news. As a result of a rocket attack near Havryshivka, a military facility came under fire. State Emergency Service crews are currently working," Borzov said.

He did not specify whether there were casualties as a result of the shelling.

Enemy missiles hit a military facility near the village of Havryshivka, not far from Vinnytsia.

The head of the Vinnytsia regional military administration, Serhiy Borzov, reported this on Facebook, Ukrinform reports.

"We have bad news. As a result of a rocket attack near Havryshivka, a military facility came under fire. State Emergency Service crews are currently working," Borzov said.

He did not specify whether there were casualties as a result of the shelling.

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Russian invaders shell airport near Vinnytsia

13:50 Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights: 38 children killed since start of Russian invasion of Ukraine

Thirty-eight children have been killed and 71 more have been injured since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Liudmyla Denisova reported this on Telegram – Ukrinform reports.

"As of 12:00 on March 6, 2022, since the beginning of the Russian invasion, 38 children were killed in Ukraine and 71 children were injured. These data are not final, as it is currently impossible to establish accurate information on the number of killed and wounded residents of Mariupol, Donetsk region and the city of Irpin in Kyiv region," the Ukrainian ombudsman said.

She noted that a one-and-a-half-year-old boy had died as a result of shelling by Russian aggressors in Mariupol in the last 24 hours. Also, according to her, in Bucha in Kyiv region, two seriously injured children died due to inability to receive medical care.

"On the way out of the city of Irpin, Kyiv region, Russian troops opened fire on civilians as they tried to evacuate from the city. At least three people were killed, including two children, and another one is in critical condition due to injuries," Denisova said.

According to her, a boy, who was born in Kharkiv 40 days ago, died of pneumonia, which he contracted during a several-day stay in a bomb shelter in Kharkiv.

As a result of the enemy's air attack on Bila Tserkva, missile strikes damaged 15 private homes with elderly people and children, and the number of victims is still unknown.

Denisova clarified that in the Hostomel-Bucha-Irpin area there are up to 70 children in shelters, there are wounded, but doctors and volunteers are not allowed to see children.

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38 children killed since start of Russian invasion of Ukraine

The ombudsman stressed that the Russian Armed Forces continue to grossly violate the fundamental rights of children - the right to life and health, guaranteed to every child in the world by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

"I call on international human rights organizations to take all possible measures to increase pressure on the Russian Federation to end military aggression against Ukraine," the Ukrainian ombudswoman said.

12:53 Spokesman for the Operational Headquarters of the Odesa Regional Military Administration: Russian ships regrouping near Odesa, preparing for possible offensive

Near Odesa, Russian ships are regrouping and preparing for a possible offensive. Air defense forces and other units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces are ready to repel attacks. Checkpoints were set up on the outskirts of the city.

Serhiy Bratchuk, spokesman for the Operational Headquarters of the Odesa Regional Military Administration, said this on his Facebook page.

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Serhiy Bratchuk, spokesman for the Operational Headquarters of the Odesa Regional Military Administration

"As of March 6, enemy troops near Odesa are regrouping and preparing for a possible offensive. Enemy ships continue to navigate in the Black Sea. But the situation is under control - our air defense and other units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces are ready to repel the enemy's attack," Bratchuk said.

Summing up the results of the defense of Odesa for March 5, the head of the Odesa regional military administration, Maksym Marchenko, stressed that in two days near Odesa "three fighter jets were shot down by air defense units, three pilots were detained. […] Checkpoints have been set up in key areas, and we are tightening control over roads to prevent the activities of sabotage and reconnaissance groups."

Russian ships regrouping near Odesa, preparing for possible offensive

"I want to say that we will fight for our Odesa no matter what. And I am sure we will win," he said.

According to him, the authorities are creating specialized food warehouses in every district of the Odesa region so that people do not have food problems in any situation.

11.32 UN High Commissioner for Refugees: Number of refugees from Ukraine exceeds 1.5 mln.

The number of refugees who left Ukraine after Russia launched a full-scale war on February 24 has exceeded 1.5 million people, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said on Saturday.

"More than 1.5 million refugees from Ukraine have crossed into neighbouring countries in 10 days – the fastest growing refugee crisis in Europe since World War II," he said in Twitter.

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More than 1.5 million refugees from Ukraine have crossed into neighbouring countries in 10 days since Russia launched a full-scale war / Photo credit: AP

11:10 Ukrainian Health Minister Viktor Liashko: Russian invaders damage 34 hospitals in Ukraine

Russian terrorists have already damaged 34 hospitals in Ukraine, making some of them completely unable to operate.

The relevant statement was made by Ukrainian Health Minister Viktor Liashko, an Ukrinform reports.

“Today the enemy has disabled 34 hospitals all over the country. Some of them have their buildings destroyed, networks broken, left without water and electricity supply services Some of them are completely unable to operate. It is another violation of the Geneva Conventions, claiming that health workers cannot be involved in the war, military conflicts. The occupiers are neglecting this, deliberately violating all the provisions of the Geneva Conventions, and proving once again that they are not the army but terrorists,” Liashko said.

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Ukrainian Health Minister Viktor Liashko

In his words, the Ukrainian Health Ministry is keeping in touch with the World Health Organization (WHO), which has already published the first six violations of the Geneva Conventions on its website, recording attacks on hospitals.

This information will be forwarded to international courts.

10:50 The Army of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: Russia’s combat losses in Ukraine exceed 11,000 persons.

Since Russia initiated a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the total combat losses of the aggressor state have exceeded 11,000 persons.

The relevant statement was made by the Army of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook.

Between February 24, 2022 and March 6, 2022, the combat losses were as follows: more than 11,000 persons, 285 tanks, 985 armored fighting vehicles, 109 artillery systems, 50 multiple launch rocket systems, 21 anti-aircraft defense systems, 44 aircrafts, 48 helicopters, 447 motor vehicles, two light high-speed power boats, 60 fire-fighting trailers, four unmanned aerial vehicles.

The data are yet to be updated. The calculation is complicated due to the high intensity of hostilities.

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Russia’s combat losses in Ukraine exceed 11,000 persons

10:30 General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine released figures of the totalcombat losses of the enemy from 24.02 to 06.03. They were approximately:

personnel - more 10 000,

tanks ‒ 285,

APV ‒ 985 од,

artillery systems – 109,

MLRS - 50,

Anti-aircraft warfare systems - 21,

aircraft – 44,

helicopters – 48;

vehicles - 447,

light speedboats - 2,

fuel tanks - 60,

UAV operational-tactical level - 4.

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Specialists of the air defense of one of the brigades of the OС "North" neutralized the enemy UAV

Data are being updated. The calculation is complicated by the high intensity of hostilities.

07:34 BBC via Verkhovna Rada: Prime Minister of the UK Boris Johnson has developed a plan of resistance to Russia:

  • Mobilising international coalition to provide humanitarian help to Ukraine;
  • Supporting Ukraine's efforts to strengthen its self-defense;
  • Retching up economic pressure on Russia;
  • Resisting "creeping normalization" of Russian actions in Ukraine
  • Pursuing diplomatic resolution to the war with the full participation of legitimate Ukrainian government;
  • Strengthening securing and resilience among NATO countries.

This plan Johnson wants to discuss with world leaders.

07:00 General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine released operational information on 06.00, 06.03.2022 regarding the russian invasion in Ukraine:

The eleventh day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people against the russian military invasion has begun.

The Armed Forces and units of the Security and Defense Forces of Ukraine are fighting fierce battles to maintain certain borders.

The enemy, suffering losses, makes constant attempts to avoid direct fire contact with our troops.

The Defense Forces are conducting a defense operation within the Southern, Eastern and Northern operational zones in order to repel the attack of the occupying forces, inflict maximum losses, prevent their invasion, maintain areas of the state and create favorable conditions for their defeat and regain control on the lost territories, repulses blows of means of air attack of the enemy.

The Joint Forces are conducting a defense operation in the eastern part of the Donetsk operational district. The main efforts are focused on defending the city of Mariupol and inflicting fire damage on the overwhelming forces of the enemy.

Other groups are conducting a defensive operation and conducting defensive battles in Slobozhansky and in the eastern part of the Tavriya directions.

In particular, units of the Ais-Assault Troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine stopped enemy columns trying to advance towards Dnipropetrovsk region from Balakliya.

An operation to defend the city of Chernihiv is underway in the Siverskyi region.

In the Volyn direction, measures are being taken to prepare the entire defense zone in a certain operational zone along the state border of Ukraine.

In the coastal direction - the defense of bases, seaports on the Black Sea. So in the Mykolayiv area capture of a considerable quantity of armored and automobile equipment of the enemy was planned and realized.

In other areas, units and subdivisions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine conduct a stabilization operation and perform territorial defense tasks in order to prevent offensive actions and activities of enemy sabotage and reconnaissance groups.

The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has focused its efforts on repelling enemy missile and air strikes, air cover of important (critical) objects of Ukraine and groups of troops.

In total, as of now, the losses of aircraft of the Russian occupation forces are up to 88 aircraft and helicopters.

Some enemy pilots who catapulted and survived were found by Ukrainian soldiers. They have received medical treatment and are already testifying about the Putin regime's crimes against humanity.

The enemy is trying not to lose offensive potential but, in the current situation, has great losses in weapons, equipment and personnel. Due to the resistance of the entire Ukrainian people, the enemy was demoralized. The reserves of the Russian occupiers, which are coming to replenish units, have an extremely low moral and psychological state, due to awareness of the real state of affairs.

The enemy continues to suffer losses! Let's win together!

Glory to Ukraine!!!

05:36 Operational Command "North": Russian officers received an order to take all identifying documents and tokens from their troops. It is done to "counter the spread of false information <...> namely the information from the Ukrainian side regarding losses of the Russian Armed Forces." The order as well includes an instruction to secretly carry out bodies of dead Russian soldiers to permanent deployment locations. The bodies then to be buried in mass graves. If the evacuation isn't possible, the commanders are instructed to destroy the bodies then and there.

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The document, gained by Ukrainian Armed Forces, depict the attitude of Russians toward their own troops – they are deprived of documents, their dead bodies destroyed / Scan credit: Operational Command "North"

05:15 Air Force: Ukrainian air defense forces have already taken down 89 aircraft – 44 helicopters and 44 jets, as well as an "Orlan-10" UAV and countless cruise missiles.

04:55 Voice of America via Verkhovna Rada: Ukrainian embassy in Washington D.C. has received over 3,000 applications from US citizens who want to join the Ukrainian army in the war against Russia.

To join Ukraine's International Legion, volunteers must confirm previous military service experience. Among people who joined, many served in Iraq and other recent or ongoing wars.

04:31 President Zelenskyy had a classified conversation with the United State Congress. The information was announced on the joint Ukrainian TV media broadcast. 280 US senators and representatives met with the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy via live video conferencing platform. The contents and conclusions of the talks remain classified.

Publicly US officials disclosed the negotiations on supply fighter jets to Ukraine. The idea is following: NATO provides cutting-edge jets to Poland, and Poland consequently gives its own Soviet-era jets over to Ukraine.

Also, some further sanctions upon Russia were discussed as well as No-Fly Zone question.

04:30 General Staff: operational information regarding Russian invasion as of 03:41 March 6, 2022.

Russian forces focused their efforts on surrounding Kyiv, Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, they try to reach administrative borders of Luhansk and Donetsk regions. Su-25, Su-34, Su-35S jets attack military and civilian infrastructure from Belarus territory. Belarussian troops were detected concentrating near Hrushka and Khotislav.

Defense Express memo: participation of the Belarussian armed forces in attacks on Ukraine is not confirmed. But it is confirmed that Belarus accommodates many of Russian artillery and aircraft force. These attack Ukrainian cities from the territory of Belarus.

Deployment of up to 100 units of Russian military machinery, including TOS-1 "Buratino" heavy multiple rocket launcher, towards Kozelet's city was spotted (approx. 65 km to the northeast from center of Kyiv).

Russian forces prepare for an offensive on Chernihiv and Nizhyn cities (Northern Ukraine). Also, they keep eastern Mariupol city in blockade. Reminder: earlier Russian troops sabotaged an evacuation of civilians from Mariipol by violating the ceasefire regime established due to bilateral agreement between sides.

Ukrainian intelligence reported, Russia is bearing plans of capturing the Kaniv Hydroelectric Power Plant – an important facility of infrastructure.

Russian forces in Moldova, so-called Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, were put on a heightened alert. The morale of the troops is low. Most of the servicemen have no willing to participate in military activities in Ukraine. The leader of the Russian puppet state denies any intent to take part in Russian war against Ukraine.

Over the last day, Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed 4 helicopters, 5 jets, 1 UAV, conducted several airstrikes on columns of Russian vehicles.

Russian troops run, leaving their vehicles and equipment behind. One of Ukrainian brigades managed to capture up to 30 units of armored vehicles, automobiles and tanks.

Background:

February, 24 – Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized a "special military operation" against Ukraine, Reuters report. A number of cities of Ukraine suffered a missile attack. Missiles hit several military facilities in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Dnipro cities. "Putin has just launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Peaceful Ukrainian cities are under strikes. This is a war of aggression," wrote Ukrainian MoF Dmytro Kuleba on Twitter.

"Today, on 24 of February, at 5.00 AM the armed forces of the Russian Federation launched an intensive shelling of our units on east, delivered missile/bomb strikes on airfields in Boryspil, Ozerne, Kulbakino, Chuhuiv, Kramatorsk, Chornobaivka, as well as on military infrastructure of the Armed Forces of Ukraine," the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine wrote on Facebook: "At the same time the aggressor started artillery shelling of the areas and settlements along the state border and administrative boundary with the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea."

National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, headed by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, imposed martial law across the country, the decision was approved by the Ukrainian government during an emergency session.

Earlier Putin recognized the Russia-backed regions of Eastern Ukraine as "independent" entities, the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics. The executive order on the recognition of those illegal formations included a point on military cooperation and "peacekeeping" functions of the Russian Army in those regions. The next day Putin ordered his military to enter Donbas and asked the government for permission to use Russian Forces outside the country – and received it shortly after.

Since the very first day of the invasion, Russia has been struggling to achieve any significant success. Ukrainian Army effectively repels attacks on the land, but Russia has an advantage in the sky. Because of that one of the acute issues is to make NATO shelter the Ukrainian sky from Russian missiles and aircraft.

The Presidential Office of Ukraine said, that Vladimir Putin's plan to quickly take control over the key objectives and take down the Ukrainian government is ruined. Ukrainian officials suggest that Kyiv, the capital, is the primary aim of the Russian invasion. It is being shelled daily.

Ukraine united and swiftly established defense. Thousands of people voluntarily joined Territorial Defense, servicemen were mobilized across the country. Curfew was imposed. National Police along with Territorial Defense hunt for Russian saboteur-reconnaissance groups.

Russia uses terroristic methods, targeting civilians and shelling non-military facilities of ecological significance. The aggressor has already caused an ecological disaster – a major oil processing and storage facility was hit by a Russian missile. The radioactive background is heightened due to Russian activities in Chornobyl. Later Russian troops capture the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant.

Fightings in Hostomel, where a strategically significant Antonov Airport is situated, were one of the toughest of the first days. Over 60 Russian helicopters and other aircraft were engaged in the attack, but Ukrainian Army managed to regain control of the area.

Due to the lack of concrete successes, Russian started on fourth and next days attacks on civilians. Kharkiv and Chernihiv were shelled by BM-21 "Grad" multiple rocket launchers. On March 1, the sixth day, a cruise missile hit the central square in Kharkiv. As a result, at least ten people were killed, more than 20 were injured. State Emergency Service is continuing to rescue people from the rubble. Kyiv TV Tower, a civilian object for broadcast was hit by a missile. Five people were killed, five Tower personnel were injured. A few hours before that happened, the Ukrainian Minister of Defense warned that Russia was preparing an info&psycho attack, and for that, they would try to cut off the information network.

The war crimes of Russia will be investigated by the International Criminal Court in Hague. The ICC Prosecutor, Karim A.A. Khan QC, has personally launched an investigation into the Situation in Ukraine.

Many Russian occupiers surrender, unwilling to fight. They claim to have been deceived by Russian authorities – they were had been deployed under the pretext of military drills but then forced to participate in war. The whole reconnaissance platoon of the Russian 34th Motorized Rifle Brigade surrendered to Ukrainian Armed Forces.

The whole world condemns Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions. 38 countries closed their skies to Russian aircraft. Even Switzerland deviated from its traditional neutrality to impose European sanctions on Russia.

The European Commission of the European Union has approved cutting off Russian banks from SWIFT – the global provider of secure financial messaging services. Private companies also show their support: SpaceX, Google, Meta, and many other giants have expressed their support and offered their help.

The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy received a proposal of negotiations. The first round of them resulted in no decisions yet. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian President has signed the Ukrainian Government's application for the membership of Ukraine in the European Union and urges for the special procedure of accepting Ukraine to the EU.

The next day the European Parliament held an extraordinary plenary session in Brussels to assess Russia’s military assault on Ukraine. Ukrainian President Zelenskyy held a speech, greeted with standing applause. After a vote by the EU Parliament Ukraine got a recommendation on being granted a candidate status for EU membership.

Numerous protests have happened across the world, and even more to happen.

On Friday 4, Ukraine's president has attacked NATO leaders over their refusal to implement a no-fly zone around the country. In a fiery speech, Volodymyr Zelensky said the West's reluctance to intervene had given Russia "a green light" to continue bombarding towns and villages. In his speech from Kyiv, Mr Zelensky said he disagreed that direct action could "provoke Russia's direct aggression against NATO".

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