TOP NEWS: Russia is killing civilians during evacuation, attacks on Mykolaiv, Kharkiv and Zhytomyr, Sumy, Makariv, UN court hearing in The Hague and sanctions against Russia.
PHOTO OF THE DAY: In Energodar, thousands of people came to commemorate the heroes defending the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant
Day of great losses of the enemy
Near Kherson, Ukrainian Marines destroyed 30 Russian helicopters.
Near Mykolaiv three columns of the Russian army were destroyed.
Near Vyshhorod (near Kyiv) the enemy lost another helicopter. And our defenders destroyed two more planes in the sky over Kyiv.
In addition, near Sumy, Ukrainian defenders smashed another column of Russian equipment.
Eight civilians were murdered during evacuation from Irpin
Evacuation of civilians from hostilities remains a challenge. The Russian occupiers have repeatedly violated the ceasefire and shelled civilians trying to evacuate. Eight civilians, including two children, were killed during the evacuation from Irpin alone.
Russia has offered to open humanitarian corridors out of Kyiv, Kharkiv, Mariupol, and Sumy. But only for leading to Russia and pro-Russian Belarus. Ukraine has rejected the proposed evacuation routes, claiming them immoral and unacceptable.
Russia has attacked Mykolaiv. Ukrainian defenders started counterattack
The Russian troops have committed another war crime by targeting residential areas. The invaders have attacked Mykolaiv using heavy multiple rocket launchers BM-30 Smerch. According to the State Emergency Service, shelling has led to extensive fires.
Ukrainian defenders started a counterattack near Mykolaiv. Now they are controlling the airport near the city again.
Russia continues raids: people continue to die
At least eight people were killed and 200 wounded in an air bombardment in Kharkiv oblast on March 6-7th.
Near Kyiv fighting continues. The enemy destroys Bucha, Gostomel, Vorzel, Irpin. Purposefully kills civilians. The head of the Gostomel community, Yuriy Prylypko, was killed.
The number of victims of the air strike on March 6 in Vinnytsia has increased. Nine more people were found dead.
The city of Malyn in the Zhytomyr region also suffered from the Russian air strike.
And in Zhytomyr from an air strike the oil depot caught fire.
Russia bombarded bread factory in Makariv, Kyiv region. In Makariv, Kyiv region, a Russian shell hit the territory of a bread factory. 13 people died. 5 people were rescued.
In Sumy, Russian planes bombed residential areas
On the night of March 7, Russian planes dropped bombs on the city of Sumy and suburban villages. There are dead and injured, among the victims – children.
Russia has destroyed a church built in 1862 in Zhytomyr
Hostomel and several neighboring towns are on the verge of a humanitarian crisis
Ukraine against Russia in The Hague
At The Hague Ukraine starts presenting its argument against Russia under the 1948 UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. The Russian delegation has chosen to ignore the public hearing, but the process goes on without their presence.
Ukraine had already formed International Legion
Running away from the war
More than 1.7 million Ukrainians already fled abroad. More than 1 million of them fled to Poland.
The EU will discuss Ukraine’s membership
Russia is now the world’s most sanctioned country
Global sanctions are hitting hard the Russian economy and elites. The enemy suffers heavy financial losses and is on the verge of default.
Global sanctions are hitting hard the Russian economy and elites. The enemy suffers heavy financial losses and is on the verge of default.— Stratcom Centre UA (@StratcomCentre) March 8, 2022
Thank you, our diplomatic front, for your efforts to isolate the RF. And congratulations to the invaders on the honorable first place! pic.twitter.com/4F9BgXcPO5