Press digest – Ukraine

19th day of heroic resistance of Ukraine against

📌Picture of the day

📌 Russian invaders killed more than 90 children and wounded more than 100.

📌 A pregnant woman who emerged on the covers of a number of international media after the shelling of a maternity hospital in Mariupol passed away as a result of injuries caused by  explosions. Despite all efforts, the doctors were unable to save her and the unborn child.

📌Russia destroyed more than 600 residential buildings in Kharkov, bombed 50 schools, a number of medical institutions, in particular maternity hospitals. The city, which 19 days ago was a cultural, educational and innovative hub, has turned into ruins.

📌 On the night of 13-14 March, Russian invaders fired on a TV tower in the Rivne region. As a result of the explosion and destruction, at least 9 people, including employees, were killed, and another 10 were injured.

📌 In the village of Dergachi in the Kharkiv region, rockets from Russian invaders hit a residential house. As a result of the shelling, a 15-year-old girl was killed, who had just entered the house to get the toys for younger children.

📌 Residential buildings in Kramatorsk, Avdeevka, Severodonetsk, Akhtyrka, Zhitomir, Nikolaev were subjected to shelling by the Russian invaders. In all cities there are deceased among the civilian population.

📌 As a result of shelling by Russian aviation, new explosions and damage to civilian infrastructure have occurred in Kyiv since the beginning of the day on 14 March. Residential buildings in 4 districts of the city, as well as the Antonov plant, the state enterprise of the aviation industry of Ukraine, caught fire.

📌Russian marauders robbed the Popov’s Estate museum in the Zaporozhye region. This was announced by the director of the museum.

📌In Mariupol, the mosque of Sultan Suleiman Pishny and Roksolana was shelled by Russian invaders. During the shelling there were more than 80 adults and children, including Turkish citizens.

📌According to the information of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Russian occupation forces are equipping firing positions even in churches.

📌 The Russian military, which had previously captured the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, again damaged the high-voltage power transmission line that feeds the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and the city of Slavutych, after repairs from the previous day. On the evening of 13 March, the Ukrenergo brigade energized the line and began restoring the power supply to the Chernobyl infrastructure, but this work could not be completed, since the Russian occupation forces again damaged the line.

📌“211 people – technical staff and security – still cannot change clothes. They took over the shift on the eve of the Russian invasion of the station. In connection with the deteriorating situation, the IAEA’s initiative to ensure the safety and physical protection of Ukrainian nuclear power plants is becoming increasingly important,” stated the IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi about the situation at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. This means that the personnel of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant can no longer repair and maintain equipment. We remind you that the station was captured by Russian invaders on February 25, along with the staff.

📌National nuclear energy generating company Energoatom reports that transport links between Energodar and Zaporizhzhya have been lost due to the fact that Russian troops bombed a bridge in the Kamenskoye area. Humanitarian convoys and evacuation of people are not yet possible. A detour is possible only on bad roads through critical spots where the combat positions of the Russian occupiers are located, the report states.

📌The Russian military detonated part of the ammunition at the site of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. Explosions occurred near the ruins of the training center and power unit No. 1. According to the Energoatom corporation, the Russian invaders plan to continue detonations at Europe’s largest nuclear facility. Whether the radiation background has changed on the territory of the Zaporozhye NPP is still unknown.

📌Russian troops destroyed sewage treatment facilities in Zaporozhye – sewage now goes into the main water route of Ukraine, the Dnieper River, which is a threat of ecological catastrophe. The occupiers destroyed the sewerage treatment at Zaporizhzhia – now the water flows at the Dnipro.

📌Also, the Russian military bombed one of the pumping stations of Chernihivvodokanal. As a result of the explosions, there are casualties.

📌As a result of the shelling of residential buildings and infrastructure in Chernihiv on 11 March, 10 people died, according to the office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Irina Venediktova. Heavy artillery of the Russian Federation damaged the buildings of the National University “Chernihiv Polytechnic” and the market “Privokzalny”, a wholesale and retail base, as well as the administrative building of “Chernihivgazz”.

📌 The city of Trostyanets, Sumy region, remains temporarily occupied by the Russian military. The shelling of residential areas in the city continues.

📌Russian occupiers opened an artillery fired on the Pushcha-Vodytsya psychoneurological orphanage.

📌WHO: 18 million people in Ukraine suffered from the aggression and military invasion of the Russian Federation. and-preserve-ukraines-health-system

 📌 On 14 March, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced an attack on Ukrainian defense enterprises.



📌Estimated losses of the Russian Federation Army in Ukraine:


📌The Armed Forces of Ukraine severely hit the field bases and warehouses of the Russian armed forces in order to disrupt their logistics.

📌Belarusian special forces to take part in the war with Ukraine, said one of the high-ranking servicemen of the special forces of Belarus.

📌Russian military personnel massively refuse “field trips to Ukraine” to participate in hostilities, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports.

 📌Russia launched about 400 cruise missiles in Ukraine and launched 259 missile strikes on the territory of Ukraine. At the same time, the Russian Air Force lost 77 aircraft and 90 helicopters in the Ukrainian sky. Such figures were reported in the morning of 14 March by the command of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

📌Hero of the day

📌Military pilot Alexander Marynyak died near Kiev. His helicopter was shot down by the invaders. He previously served as a peacekeeper in Libya and the Congo, and also fought in eastern Ukraine in 2014. On the Independence Day of Ukraine, he led a flight of Mi-24 helicopters over Khreshchatyk.

📌Famous Ukrainian biathlete Anastasia Merkushina joined the ranks of the border guards to defend Ukraine from Russian invaders.

📌The State Bureau of Investigation of Ukraine placed Vladimir Solovyov, the Kremlin propagandist, on the international most wanted list.

📌Putin lies to the entire world that there are no recruits here. Key points from the press conference of the captured Russians.

 This time five captives appeared in front of the cameras: Alexander Morozov (born in 2000), Nikolay Polshchikov (born in 2001), Anton Savin (born in 2002), Niyaz Akhunov (born in 2002), and Andrey Pozdeyev in 2003).


The main quotes from their speeches: 

🖇“The Armed Forces of Ukraine are crushing our battle columns to pieces.” 

🖇“Out of 62 tanks, only 16 returned to the camp. Then I realized that the war was real. We are losing badly … I saw corps… I am  only 20 years old and I have seen corpses, it’s awful. ” 

🖇“We were essentially abandoned… The command that was driving ahead left its soldiers”

🖇“While in here, we saw neither the Nazis nor the Banderites … despite the fact that so many children of these people are hiding in basements, they treat us well.” 

🖇“Do not send your sons in here. Terrible things are happening that they don’t tell you about… I don’t see the point of this war. Here the Armed Forces of Ukraine are trying to defend their country! ”

🖇“Russia has done enough evil, things not to ever forgive us”. 

🖇“Our phones were confiscated and we were told that we would capture Kyiv in order to liberate it from the so-called “Banderites and fascists ”… We did not have the chance to leave, we were put in tanks and on February 24 we were already on the territory of Ukraine “. 

🖇“Don’t be afraid, no one will take you to Ukraine,” the commanders assured the recruits, commenting on information circulating among the Russian military before the invasion. 

But then they said: “If you didn’t get it, you are already in Ukraine” 

🖇During the announcement of the air alert, the Ukrainian military hide captives, as well as others. “I can only die from the shelling of Russian aircraft.” 



📌Сегодня сервис Revolut стал доступен для украинцев в ЕС. Компания упростила много требований, необходимых для создания учетной записи, а также отказалась от ряда комиссий за обмен валюты и пополнения счета. Кроме того, компания предоставила возможность получить доступ к своим деньгам, связав программу с украинским банковским счетом. 

📌Today, the Revolut service became available for Ukrainians in the EU. The company has simplified many of the requirements required to create an account, and has also waived a number of fees for currency exchange and account replenishment. In addition, the company provided an opportunity to access the money by linking the program to a Ukrainian bank account.

 📌 ASUS has joined the digital blockade and leaves the Russian market.

📌We have launched the official website for donations in cryptocurrency Aid For Ukraine, — the Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine Mykhaylo Fedorov.



📌More than 1,700 civilians were evacuated from the Luhansk region. At the same time, Russian troops did not adhere to the silence regime and fired on the entire territory controlled by Ukraine. As a result of the shelling, the conductor of the evacuation train was killed.

📌Today a convoy of cars with humanitarian aid, which had left Zaporizhzhia for Mariupol, remained in Berdyansk. According to preliminary data, if a “green corridor” is opened tomorrow and a ceasefire is in effect, the humanitarian convoy will continue its movement to Mariupol, where 400 thousand residents still need help, says the Mariupol City Council.

📌 Irina Vereshchuk, Vice Prime Minister for Reintegration of the Occupied Territories: Out of 10 humanitarian corridors, only 7 worked on March 14. About 4,000 civilians were rescued from critical spots.

📌The Russian military fired mortars at a column of civilians who were evacuated from Gostomel, a suburb of Kyiv. As a result of the shelling, the driver of one of the buses and a married couple, who followed in a convoy in their own car, were wounded and the woman died on the spot.

President Vladimir Zelensky’s daily statements 

📌 14 March is a holiday in Ukraine – Volunteer Day. Millions of people came to defend Ukraine, so we are all volunteers, everyone. Everyone who protects our future, who works, who heals.

📌 Negotiations were held with Bulgaria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Romania, Poland, Great Britain. We feel support for both Ukraine and the Ukrainian army. Negotiations were also held with Charles Michel, the Presidents of the European Union regarding the European perspective of Ukraine.

📌Every day, representatives of the Ukrainian delegation conduct negotiations in video format with representatives of the Russian Federation. So, today the 4th round of negotiations took place, after which the parties took a technical break until 15 March and left for consultations.



Tweet of the day

📌British musician Sting and his wife sent financial and humanitarian aid to Ukraine for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

📌Armin van Buuren played a concert in Bucharest and dedicated it to Ukraine. He went on stage with the Ukrainian flag, and only Ukrainian national colors and symbols were shown on the screens. The organizers plan to transfer all the proceeds from the concert to Ukraine. 

📌At the initiative of the London-based violinist Kerenza Peacock, 94 musicians from 29 countries performed the Ukrainian folk song “Verbova Plank”. 9 Ukrainian violinists took part in the initiative, they were joined by the violin section of the Munich Chamber Orchestra, musicians from the London and Tokyo Symphony Orchestras, the Oslo Philharmonic, Hollywood Studios, as well as violinists from all over the world – Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, South Korea, South Africa, Moldova, Denmark, India.

📌 Brighton Beach in New York has been repainted in Ukrainian colors, shops have removed Russian signs and advertisements and hung out Ukrainian flags.

📌Legendary hockey player Jaromir Jagr and his Kladno team helped raise $160,000 for refugees from Ukraine in the Czech Republic. The money was raised by selling tickets to the regular season finals, the hockey players of both teams came out in uniform with the Ukrainian flag.

📌The Russian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate in Amsterdam has announced its separation from the Moscow Patriarchate. This is the first known case in history of a rupture of ties between the Western church due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

📌The Japanese government has asked cryptocurrency exchange companies to suspend transactions with counterparties from the Russian Federation, against which the Japanese authorities have imposed sanctions due to the situation in Ukraine, Kyodo reported.

📌Toyota Motor Russia has suspended production at its St. Petersburg’s factory, as well as the import of cars for the Russian Federation

📌 The Czech Republic suspends the issuance of visas to Russians – the country will issue only humanitarian visas to citizens of the Russian Federation.

📌The Russian national tennis team was denied participation in the Davis Cup and Billie Jean King Cup 2022.

📌The world’s best tire manufacturer Bridgestone stops tire production in Russia, and also closes production and supplies to the aggressor country.

📌The German manufacturer of equipment Bosch announced that it had stopped deliveries to the Russian Federation. The company also said it was in the process of shutting down production at two plants in St. Petersburg.

📌The money transfer system from Britain, Paysend, stops its work in the Russian Federation due to the war against Ukraine.

📌Korean car manufacturer Hyundai has suspended its sponsorship agreement with English FC Chelsea due to the sanctions against club owner Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich.

📌The German Football Association has withdrawn the title of honorary member from former chancellor Gerhard Schröder, who is the chairman of the directors board of the Russian state oil company Rosneft.

📌The Ukrainian community in Warsaw held a rally “Putin’s supporters get out of Poland” in front of the complex, where Russian diplomats live.

📌On March 12-13, mass actions supporting Ukraine took place in different parts of the world.

📌More than 20,000 people demonstrated in Berlin to support Ukraine.

📌️In the center of Helsinki, thousands of people participated in “Mothers for Peace” march, supporting Ukraine. The action was organized by Finnish mothers to show support for Ukrainian mothers and families suffering from the war.

📌Tens of thousands of protesters went out to the streets of Canadian cities against the war unleashed by Russia in Ukraine. People demanded from the Canadian government to tighten sanctions against the Russian Federation and close the sky over Ukraine.

📌In the Gallery of the Canadian-Ukrainian Gallery of the Canadian-Ukrainian Mystical Foundation, a charitable exhibition of original works by Canadian artists “Mitzi stand for Ukraine” was held to collect funds to help the Ukrainian people and the army.

📌In the Gallery of the Canadian-Ukrainian Gallery of the Canadian-Ukrainian Mystical Foundation, a charitable exhibition of original works by Canadian artists “Mitzi stand for Ukraine” was held to collect funds to help the Ukrainian people and the army.

📌A girl with an anti-war poster appeared in the studio of the Russian Channel One during a TV news program. 

Before Maria ran out on the air, she recorded a video message in which she said that she regretted that in recent years, while working on Channel One, she had been engaged in Kremlin propaganda.

“We kept silent in 2014, when this was just beginning. We didn’t go out to rallies when the Kremlin poisoned Navalny. We are simply silent behind this inhuman regime. We are the Russian people, thinking and smart, and it is in our power to stop this madness. Come out to rallies, don’t be afraid of anything, they won’t be able to imprison all of us,” Maria emphasized in her appeal. 

Maria works as an editor in the international department, according to preliminary data, her husband also works on the channel. Now she is detained at the police station.



📌Israel has publicly announced its accession to international sanctions against the Russian Federation. Yair Lapid: “Israel will not be a route to bypass sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States and other western countries. The Israel Foreign Ministry is coordinating the issue together with partners including the Bank of Israel, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Economy and Industry, Airports Authority, the Energy Ministry and others.”

📌“China’s priority is to prevent the tense situation in Ukraine from spiraling out of control.” So said the press secretary of the Chinese Embassy in Washington, Liu Penyu, responding to rumors about the request of Russia to provide military and economic assistance. He also clarified that he did not know anything about such a request.

📌 Pope Francis on his Twitter several times appealed to the whole world to pray for peace in Ukraine and to accept Ukrainian refugees. “For the barbarity of killing children and innocent and defenseless civilians, there are no strategic reasons that can be justified. The only thing needed is to stop the unpleasant armed aggression before it turns the cities into cemeteries.”

📌 US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken condemned the missile attack on the International Center for Peacekeeping and Security, which took place in the Lviv region the day before. 

📌Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Jolie said “President Putin must end his unjustified and brutal war.”

📌French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Joe Biden agreed to increase sanctions against Russia, support Ukraine and jointly take all possible measures to stop hostilities. In addition, Macron informed President Zelensky about providing additional assistance to Ukraine.

📌The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs announced sanctions against 33 Russian businessmen and their families.

📌For security reasons, the German government no longer discloses the details of types weapons and means of supply to Ukraine. To do this, they also turned off the online broadcast of the cameras, said the press secretary of the Government, Wolfgang Büchner.

📌Russia will not participate in sessions and events of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).

📌The UN Security Council is meeting for an extraordinary meeting regarding the activities of the OSCE mission in Ukraine. Last week, the OSCE monitoring mission evacuated all of its international members from Ukraine and suspended the activities it had been conducting since 2014.

📌 The US Department of Commerce has published a list of luxury items that are prohibited from being imported into Russia from 16 March. It includes alcohol, women’s bags and suitcases, tobacco products, gems and jewelry, cosmetics and perfumes, furs, silk, carpets, clothing items with a wholesale value of over $1,000 per item, ship engines, snowmobiles, some cars, including electric cars, art objects, watches, collectibles.

📌 UK Minister of Transport, Grant Shapps said he was ready to host Ukrainians who were forced to flee from armed Russian aggression from Ukraine.

📌 French Minister of Housing and Communal Services, Emmanuelle Vargon announced that the French are ready to accept Ukrainian refugees and announced the availability of 30,000 housing units.

📌 The UK will donate 500 portable power generators, enough to power 20,000 homes.

📌The Central Bank of the Bahamas has banned accountable financial institutions from conducting transactions of Russians and Belarusians, who are subjects of Western sanctions.

📌6500 Russians can neither fly out of Thailand nor pay for services because their cards are blocked due to the sanctions

 📌Activists of the Ukrainian community in Poland have begun a termless blockade of the goods movement to the Russian Federation and Belarus. Therefore, a 15-kilometer queue of trucks with Russian and Belarusian license plates formed on the Polish-Belarusian border.

📌A group of Ukrainian children with cancer arrived to the UK for treatment.

📌12 Starlink satellite communication terminals arrived in Kyiv.

📌The City Hall of Vienna sent 6 trucks of humanitarian aid to Ukraine, which is app. 150 hospital beds, 50 stretchers, blankets and ultrasound equipment.

📌Only during 13 March, 25 trucks, 9 buses and 58 wagons of humanitarian aid left Poland for Ukraine.

📌The International Court of Justice in The Hague will be ready to rule on the case against the Russian Federation on 16 March.

📌Estonia officially called on the member countries of the UN to close the sky of Ukraine.


 The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba’s daily statements 

📌 There are now 150 children in Slovakia whose parents are military personnel. “Underage children left on their own – on the day of the invasion, parents immediately went to the front line, to restrain the aggressor, and now they are defending Ukraine. The children were put into transport, in their hands – documents, a backpack and a note whose they are. Our consuls received them in Slovakia and are now working on the issue of consular care for these children.” 

📌Russia is on the verge of introducing the fourth round of EU sanctions. These will be sanctions against Russian companies and legal entities, as well as against a number of large Russian companies.

📌6366, along with restrictions, has been introduced against Russia since 2014. Thus, Russia overtook Iran and the North and became the leader of an isolated world.

📌The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is actively working to close all circumvention of Russian sanctions – cryptocurrency, the ability for Russia to sell gold, blocking attempts to withdraw money to third countries.

📌As of March 14, 209 companies left the Russian market or stopped interacting with Russian partners. 378 limited work partially. 

📌 The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine called for a boycott of companies that did not stop their activities in the Russian Federation.

 📌 Due to the collapse of the Russian ruble, the exchange rate of the Ukrainian hryvnia against the Russian ruble has strengthened one and a half times.

📌 The US, UK and Canada are already ditching Russian oil. Diplomacy is also working to ensure that the EU countries refuse Russian energy carriers.

📌Ukraine requests all companies and governments to stop buying Russian oil, coal and gas. Ukraine also insists on closing international ports for Russian ships and disconnecting Sberbank from SWIFT.

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