Poland asks NATO to create a “peacekeeping mission” in Ukraine, electricity restored in Chernobyl

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  • On the twentieth day of the war in Ukraine, On Tuesday, March 15, the Russian army is advancing slowly and, according to the General Staff of the Ukrainian army, “The enemy continues to inflict missile and bomb, artillery and tank strikes on infrastructure and residential areas” in a number of large and medium cities.
  • Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, will be subject to a thirty-six-hour curfew starting Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. At dawn, several explosions sounded in Svyatochyn and Podil, residential areas of the city. Russian troops will be about 15 kilometers from the city center. For several days now, fighting has been going on in the northwestern outskirts, in the cities of Irpin, Khostomel or Bucha. Corn “Kyiv is still open to the south (…), the southern roads are passable, which allows the people of Kiev to escape and supply the capital”, cThis is reported by our special correspondent Remy Urdan.
  • That prime ministers of Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovenia traveled to Kyiv to meet President Volodymyr Zelensky and reassure him “unconditional support” EU. Polish Deputy Prime Minister Yaroslav Kaczynski asked NATO to create “Mission of Peace” in Ukraine. “This mission cannot be unarmed. He should strive to provide humanitarian and peaceful assistance to Ukraine.”he declared.
  • According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Chernobyl power plant managed to fully connect to the Ukrainian national power grid on Monday, March 14. The facility stopped receiving normal power on March 9 and has been using diesel generators since then, an IAEA statement released on Tuesday said, which is no longer the case.
  • On South, a place Mariupol, a strategic port, has been going on for more than a week. International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) talks about living conditions “which are nothing but a nightmare”. The President announced that about 20,000 people were able to leave the city on Tuesday using the humanitarian corridor. IN Nikolaev, a port city on the Black Sea, shelling continues. Russian troops are approaching, but their goal remains Odessa, to block Ukraine’s access to the sea. The Russian Ministry of Defense assured, according to several official Russian agencies, that the army controlled the area around Kherson. Fallen almost ten days ago, it is the only major city under Russian control.
  • To the East, the Russians are still trying to take Kharkov, the second largest city in the country, according to the army headquarters. The ICRC announces that a convoy of thirty buses is ready to leave the city Sumy, a few miles from here. Valentin Reznichenko, regional governor Dnieperclaims that the Russian army destroyed the city’s airport on the night of Monday to Tuesday.
  • in human losses remains undefined. At least 636 civilians have been killed since the start of the war, according to UN estimates Sunday, underscoring that estimate would be lower than reality. Nearly 3 million people fled the fighting and shelling, including 1.6 million children, and about 2 million people were displaced. According to the President of Ukraine, about 1,300 Ukrainian soldiers were killed, while Russia released only one report on March 2: 498 soldiers were killed.
  • EU member states on Monday adopted a fourth round of sanctions against Russian companies and oligarchs. 862 people and 53 Russian businesses were already on this blacklist, which bans entry into EU territory and allows assets to be seized.

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