Russia’s invasion of Ukraine ‘slows down considerably’ as Putin’s forces face heavy losses – World News

Ukraine claims Moscow has lost more than 12,000 troops in the skirmishes, 303 tanks, 48 ​​fighter jets, 80 helicopters and more than 1,000 armored personnel carriers.

Civilians continue to flee Irpin due to continued Russian attacks
Civilians continue to flee Irpin due to continued Russian attacks

Russia’s bloody invasion of Ukraine looks set to stall this evening amid escalating fears that Moscow’s military is deliberately using it to target civilians.

Ukraine said 2,000 civilians had been killed and NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg warned of “credible reports of civilians being shot”.

It was reported that Russia had bombed a humanitarian convoy in Mariupol and that Sumyian civilians were shelled again, killing 21 people who did not participate in the battle, including two children.

On the 13th of Vladimir Putin’s invasion, Stoltenberg said 38 children were killed in the fighting, 200 schools destroyed, along with 34 hospitals and 1,500 residential homes.

It is feared that many more children have been killed by Russian forces.







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Ukraine claims Moscow has lost more than 12,000 troops in the skirmishes, 303 tanks, 48 ​​fighter jets, 80 helicopters and more than 1,000 armored personnel carriers.

The need for ways to safely evacuate civilians has grown with Russian forces ramping up shelling, who have advanced into southern Ukraine but have stalled elsewhere.

Military sources on the ground told the Mirror Russian forces may have reached a point of mass where they could lose vital momentum and possibly lose.

They lost their second senior officer, Major General Vitaly Gerimov, 45, in fierce fighting near the city of Kharkiv, eastern Ukraine, a blow to Moscow.

Russia is also believed to be stepping back in recruiting the Syrian army to support its invasion, raising concerns that Ukraine could become a country besieged by proxy wars for many years. five.







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One person said: “People are starting to feel like Russian forces have started to erupt and are becoming increasingly desperate.

“They are throwing more and more long-range missiles at cities, hitting civilians, because they don’t seem to know what to do next.

“They have lost a lot of equipment to the Ukrainian army and now they are trying to get into the cities – which significantly increases the need for larger numbers.

“The attacks are not coordinated and there are increasing reports of deserters and people being taken prisoner.”

Attempts to implement ceasefires along humanitarian corridors have repeatedly failed amid Russian shelling.

Ukraine’s Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said as well as killed 38
Russian children were also injured more than 70 people.







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The situation became increasingly unresolvable in the city of Mariupol,
without water, heat, sanitation or telephone.

Mariupol’s capture could allow Moscow to establish a land corridor to Crimea, which Russia seized from Ukraine in 2014.

An estimated 200,000 people – almost half of the population of 430,000 – hope to leave the port city.

Tonight Ukraine is also making arrangements to get people out of the suburbs of Irpin, although it is unclear if that will resemble one of the five official corridors promised by the Russians.

Ukrainian officials rejected the proposal because some routes would take people to Russia or its ally Belarus, which was the launchpad for invasion.







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President Volodymyr Zelensky called for expanded humanitarian corridors and more support from the Red Cross, adding that a child in Mariupol had died from dehydration.

In a video address from an undisclosed location, he said a child had died from dehydration in Mariupol, a sign of how desperate the city’s residents had become.

He said that there was no firm agreement on the route out of Mariupol, so “the Russian military could simply shoot at this transport along the way”.

The President again begged for air support from Western countries. A senior US official said many countries were discussing whether to supply fighter jets to Ukraine.







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The Armed Forces of Ukraine in a statement said that the Ukrainian army is continuing defensive operations on the outskirts of Mariupol.

The General Staff said Russian forces were “dismayed” to be looting places they had occupied, commanding civilian buildings such as the farm’s military equipment hangar.

The Ukrainian Self-Defense Forces are also taking part in operations in Chernihiv and on the outskirts of Kyiv, the general staff said.

In Kyiv, soldiers and volunteers built hundreds of checkpoints to protect the city of nearly four million people, with sandbags, tires and spiked cables.

Some of the obstacles looked substantial, with heavy concrete slabs and sandbags piled up more than two stories high, while others looked more cluttered, with books used to weigh stacks of tires. car.







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Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said: “Every house, every street, every checkpoint, we will fight to the death if necessary.”

It also appeared drunken Russian soldiers shot dead a ten-year-old girl in a village near Kyiv.

Anastasia Stoluk died in Shybene, 40 miles north of Kyiv, on February 28,
Cousin Anya Stoluk, 18, said.

The soldiers refused to allow Nastya’s mother, Luba, to go to the cemetery so she was buried in the yard, Anya added.

Anya’s adoptive mother, Vera Dmitrien-ko, 40, said: “People say the soldiers are just bored. They loot all the shops, of course they have a lot of alcohol… and get drunk and start shooting.

“They shot at Nastya’s house, she was there with her uncle, and she died instantly. Her uncle has been taken to the hospital and we have yet to hear from him.”

Mr. Dmitrienko said soldiers opened fire after a Ukrainian teenager found the gun and fired it into the air.

“The soldiers heard that, but because they were so drunk that they didn’t know where they came from, they opened fire and shot everywhere they could see.

“They shot at four houses and one of those houses was Nastya,” she said.

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