Poland asks NATO to set up a “peace mission” in Ukraine, electricity restored in Chernobyl

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  • On the twentieth day of the war in Ukraine, Tuesday, March 15, the Russian army is advancing slowly, and according to the Ukrainian army general staff, “The enemy continues to attack infrastructure and civilian neighborhoods with missiles and bombs, artillery and tanks” in several large and medium-sized cities.
  • KyivA thirty-six hour curfew will be imposed in the Ukrainian capital from 8:00 pm on Tuesday evening. At dawn, several explosions were heard in the residential areas of the city, Sviatochyn and Podil. Russian troops would be about 15 kilometers from the city center. In the northwest outskirts, the towns of Irpin, Hostomel or Boutcha have been fighting for several days. sweetcorn “kiiv is still open to the south (…), the southern roads are convenient, which allows the Kievans to escape and the provision of capital”, cAccording to our special correspondent Rémy Ourdan.
  • this Prime Ministers of Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovenia He went to Kyiv to meet and reassure President Volodymyr Zelensky. “definite support” of the EU. Polish Deputy Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski demanded the establishment of NATO. “peace mission” in Ukraine. “This mission cannot be an unarmed mission. It should try to provide humanitarian and peaceful aid in Ukraine,” he said.declared.
  • According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Chernobyl power plant On Monday, March 14, Ukraine was able to fully reconnect to the national electricity grid. The IAEA said on Tuesday that the site stopped operating normally on March 9 and has since relied on diesel generators, this is no longer the case.
  • in the south, chair Mariupol, a strategic port, has been going for more than a week. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) talks about living conditions “which is nothing but a nightmare”. The Presidency announced on Tuesday that about 20,000 people were able to leave the city using a humanitarian corridor. HORSE mycolaivThe bombardment of a port city on the Black Sea continues. Russian troops are approaching, but their target remains Odessa to cut off Ukraine’s access to the sea. According to several official Russian institutions, the Russian Ministry of Defense has assured that the army is in control of the area. herson. It is the only major Russian-controlled city that fell almost ten days ago.
  • to the east, The Russians are still trying to get KharkovIt is the second largest city in the country according to the army staff. The ICRC reported that a convoy of thirty buses was ready to leave town. Sumi, a few miles away. Valentyn Reznitchenko, regional governor DnieperHe claims that the Russian army destroyed the city’s airport on Monday and Tuesday night.
  • most human losses remains unclear. At least 636 civilians have been killed since the start of the war, according to the UN’s census on Sunday, which underlined that this assessment would fall short of the truth. Nearly 3 million people, 1.6 million of whom were children, fled conflict and shelling, and about 2 million were displaced. About 1,300 Ukrainian soldiers died, according to the Ukrainian president, while Russia only released one report on March 2: 498 soldiers died.
  • EU member states on Monday agreed to a fourth round of sanctions against Russian companies and oligarchs. There were already 862 individuals and 53 Russian organizations on this blacklist, which prohibits entry into EU territory and allows for the seizure of assets.

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