Ukraine newest updates: Civilian convoy leaves besieged Mariupol – Al Jazeera English

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Ukraine information from March 14: Makes an attempt to evacuate civilians and ship badly wanted humanitarian support had failed for a number of days.
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These had been the updates for March 14:
14 Mar 2022 – 20:45 GMT
Ukraine has been in a position to evacuate greater than 4,000 individuals from front-line cities on Monday through seven humanitarian corridors, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk mentioned in a video assertion.
Vereshchuk mentioned three different humanitarian corridors didn’t function efficiently and he or she accused Russian forces of firing on civilians who had been evacuating the Kyiv area. Russia has denied firing on civilians.
14 Mar 2022 – 20:41 GMT
United States nationwide safety adviser Jake Sullivan has raised considerations about China’s alignment with Russia in a seven-hour assembly with Chinese language diplomat Yang Jiechi.
The assembly happened in Rome because the US instructed NATO allies and a number of other Asian nations that China had signalled its willingness to offer army and financial support to Russia to assist its warfare, two US officers who spoke to the Reuters information company on situation of anonymity mentioned.
Washington warned Beijing of the isolation and penalties it should face if it helps Moscow in its invasion of Ukraine. One official described the assembly as “intense,” reflecting “the gravity of the second.”
14 Mar 2022 – 20:24 GMT
US Protection Secretary Lloyd Austin is including a cease in Bulgaria to a Europe journey centered on bolstering NATO allies as warfare rages on in Ukraine, the Pentagon has mentioned.
Austin will go away on Tuesday for Brussels, the place he’ll attend a NATO assembly earlier than travelling to Slovakia. In Bulgaria, Austin will meet army and civilian leaders, it mentioned, with out providing additional particulars on his agenda.
Bulgaria, Moscow’s closest ally in the course of the Chilly Struggle, is now a European Union and NATO member state that has condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
14 Mar 2022 – 20:20 GMT
The United Nations refugee company has mentioned the personal sector supplied “record-breaking quantities” in direction of its efforts to assist these displaced by the invasion of Ukraine.
“In simply over two weeks, corporations, foundations and philanthropists have contributed over $200 million in direction of UNHCR’s Ukraine emergency response,” it mentioned in an announcement.
The company estimates that greater than 2.8 million individuals have been compelled to flee Ukraine as refugees since February 24, whereas a minimum of two million extra have been displaced contained in the nation.
14 Mar 2022 – 19:56 GMT
On February 26, simply two days after Russia invaded Ukraine, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy put out a name to international volunteers to affix the Ukrainian armed forces, asserting the creation of a global legion.
Two days later, the president signed a decree waiving visas for any international nationals wishing to affix the Ukrainian military, whereas the international affairs ministry launched a web site offering particulars on methods to apply.
Learn the story right here.
14 Mar 2022 – 19:52 GMT
The World Financial institution has introduced it’s making obtainable almost $200m in further and reprogrammed financing to bolster Ukraine’s social providers for weak individuals — on prime of $723m accepted final week.
The financing is a part of a $3bn package deal of assist the World Financial institution beforehand introduced for Ukraine over the approaching months.
14 Mar 2022 – 19:45 GMT
What can 11 years of warfare in Syria inform us about Ukraine? This week marks the anniversary of Syria’s rebellion and there nonetheless appears to be no finish to battle in sight.
There’s additionally one other date that resonates: September 30, 2015, when Russia intervened on behalf of President Bashar al-Assad’s authorities.
Russia mentioned it examined a minimum of 320 new forms of weapons in Syria, a few of which are actually in use within the warfare in Ukraine, and it’s utilizing ways that appear to come back from what has been referred to as the “Syria playbook”.
We have a look at how the individuals all too conversant in that playbook see Syria’s story in Ukraine.
14 Mar 2022 – 19:43 GMT
The Russian invasion might plunge Ukraine right into a devastating recession, the Worldwide Financial Fund (IMF) has mentioned.
At a minimal, the nation would see “output falling 10 p.c this yr, assuming a immediate decision of the warfare,” the IMF mentioned.
The lender added that if the battle is extended, the state of affairs will worsen. Citing wartime knowledge for conflicts in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Yemen, it predicted the “annual output contraction might finally be a lot larger, within the vary of 25 to 35 p.c.”
14 Mar 2022 – 19:38 GMT
An anti-war protester has interrupted the principle information programme on Russia’s Channel One with a banner that referred to as on viewers to “not imagine the propaganda” and “cease the warfare” on Ukraine.
The channel, which describes the Russian invasion as a “particular operation” to “de-nazify” Ukraine, mentioned it was endeavor an inside overview into the incident, the Tass information company reported.
Through the broadcast on Russian state 1 Channel this lady appeared holding “No warfare” poster simply behind the presenter. It was proven dwell to the entire nation. One can solely think about what it should price her
— Natalia Smolentceva (@ananats) March 14, 2022

14 Mar 2022 – 19:24 GMT
Tense relations with america and Europe have pushed China and Russia even nearer lately.
However Beijing has come beneath worldwide strain to sentence the invasion of Ukraine, which fits towards its personal acknowledged precept of defending sovereignty and noninterference.
14 Mar 2022 – 19:16 GMT
Ukraine has evacuated 548,000 civilians since Russia launched its invasion on February 24, the nation’s Deputy Inside Minister Yevheniy Yenin mentioned in a televised interview.
“Solely within the final 24 hours, our emergency rescue crews have attended over 600 calls, together with over 250 at websites of Russian shelling,” he mentioned, including that fifty individuals had been pulled out from beneath the rubble of destroyed buildings on this time interval.
14 Mar 2022 – 19:12 GMT
The Worldwide Courtroom of Justice (ICJ) has mentioned it should rule within the case that Ukraine has introduced towards Russia on Wednesday.
In a listening to boycotted by Russia on March 7, Ukraine had requested the court docket to order Russia to stop army actions, arguing the invasion was based mostly on a defective interpretation of the Untied Nations genocide treaty.
14 Mar 2022 – 18:56 GMT
Russian troops have refocused their efforts to grab Kyiv, firing artillery on suburbs, a neighborhood official mentioned on Ukrainian tv.
The official additionally mentioned a city councillor for Brovary, east of Kyiv, had been killed in combating there and shells fell on the cities of Irpin, Bucha and Hostomel, which have seen a number of the worst battle throughout Russia’s stalled try to take the capital.
Al Jazeera’s Imran Khan, reporting from Kyiv, mentioned residents within the capital had been in for one more nervous evening, after the shelling of an condominium block within the early morning hours killed a minimum of one particular person.
“Plenty of the residents are very fearful that that [attack] could have been a gap salvo for the warfare for management of the capital,” Khan mentioned. “Army analysts are suggesting it could have been a approach to preserve strain on the Ukrainians even because the talks had been occurring.”
14 Mar 2022 – 18:49 GMT
Russian forces have blocked an support convoy attempting to achieve the besieged port metropolis of Mariupol, Ukraine mentioned, whereas a primary column of vehicles was allowed to flee.
Kyrylo Tymoshenko, a senior presidential aide, mentioned Russia had but once more blocked a humanitarian support convoy attempting to achieve the town with provides.
A primary convoy of vehicles was allowed to go away the town at 1pm (11:00 GMT), Andrei Rempel, a consultant of the Mariupol metropolis council who’s now in Zaporizhzhia, instructed the Reuters information company.
“Within the first two hours, 160 vehicles left. There are in all probability already many extra now. We don’t know when the primary vehicles can get to Zaporizhzhia as there are nonetheless many Russian checkpoints that must be handed,” Rempel mentioned.
14 Mar 2022 – 18:27 GMT
Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan has mentioned it’s too early to touch upon Turkey’s doable buy of extra Russian weapons given Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.
“Underneath the present circumstances, it might be untimely to speak about what the longer term exhibits proper now. We have now to see what the situations deliver,” Erdogan mentioned, talking in Ankara alongside German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
NATO member Turkey was handed US sanctions in December 2020 over its buy of Russian S-400 missile defence methods and had been criticised by Western allies over the transfer. Ankara has mentioned it was compelled to go for the Russian weapons as a result of allies didn’t present arms on passable phrases.
14 Mar 2022 – 18:19 GMT
Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke once more with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett concerning the warfare in Ukraine.
The most recent dialog handled ceasefire efforts, in addition to Israeli humanitarian support within the area, based on an Israeli official.
The Kremlin mentioned the decision had been at Israel’s request. Bennett has held quite a few calls with Russian and Ukrainian officers in an try to help efforts to resolve the battle.
14 Mar 2022 – 18:12 GMT
The European Union has adopted new sanctions towards Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, with diplomats saying the oligarch Roman Abramovich was among the many people listed.
The EU presidency, at the moment held by France, tweeted that the ambassadors of the bloc’s 27 member nations accepted a fourth package deal of sanctions, hitting people and corporations “implicated within the assault on Ukraine”.
Their names had been to be made public in a “fast” publication of the EU’s Official Journal legally asserting all of the European Union’s selections, it mentioned, including that the sanctions had been labored out in live performance with Western companions.
Abramovich, the billionaire proprietor of the Chelsea soccer membership, was added to the record of rich Russians whose belongings within the EU might be seized and entry into the bloc refused, diplomats instructed AFP.
14 Mar 2022 – 17:39 GMT
Russian President Vladimir Putin has mentioned the battle in Ukraine by phone with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, the Kremlin has mentioned in an announcement, including that the decision had been at Israel’s request.
Bennett instructed Putin about his latest contacts with leaders of a number of nations on the topic and each agreed to proceed their dialogue, the Kremlin has mentioned.
Bennett has held quite a few calls with Putin in an try to help efforts to resolve the battle between Ukraine and Russia.
14 Mar 2022 – 17:29 GMT
The mayor of Ukraine’s entrance line metropolis of Kharkiv has mentioned the town had been beneath fixed assault by Russian forces, who’ve fired at central districts inflicting an unspecified variety of casualties.
“They’re firing at us continuously,” Mayor Ihor Terekhov instructed nationwide tv.
14 Mar 2022 – 17:27 GMT
9 individuals have died and one other 9 have been injured after Russian forces hit a tv tower outdoors the western Ukrainian metropolis of Rivne, native authorities mentioned.
“9 useless, 9 wounded,” the top of the regional administration, Vitaliy Koval, mentioned on messaging app Telegram.
14 Mar 2022 – 16:54 GMT
Ukrainian International Minister Dmytro Kuleba has mentioned Iran doesn’t assist Russia’s warfare in Ukraine, after a name together with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amirabdollahian.
“Iran is towards the warfare in Ukraine, helps a peaceable resolution. I requested to convey my message in Moscow: Russia should cease bombing civilians, decide to the ceasefire, and withdraw from Ukraine,” Kuleba wrote on Twitter.
Amirabdollahian is anticipated to go to Moscow on Tuesday.
Spoke with Iranian FM Hossein Amirabdollahian forward of his go to to Moscow tomorrow. Iran is towards the warfare in Ukraine, helps a peaceable resolution. I requested to convey my message in Moscow: Russia should cease bombing civilians, decide to the ceasefire, and withdraw from Ukraine.
— Dmytro Kuleba (@DmytroKuleba) March 14, 2022

14 Mar 2022 – 16:51 GMT
The Russian defence ministry has mentioned it’s planning to assault Ukrainian arms factories in retaliation for what it mentioned was a Ukrainian strike on the separatist-controlled metropolis of Donetsk, and urged staff and native residents to remain away.
The defence ministry famous in an announcement that Russia believed Ukraine had used cluster expenses on a densely populated space of Donetsk.
14 Mar 2022 – 16:47 GMT
Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear energy station has as soon as once more misplaced its electrical energy provide, vitality operator Ukrenergo has mentioned.
The retired nuclear reactors misplaced energy early final week however provide was restored Sunday.
Ukrenergo mentioned the facility line had been broken once more “earlier than the facility provide had been totally restored” and that one in all its restore crews will likely be going into “occupied territory” once more for extra repairs.
14 Mar 2022 – 16:30 GMT
Ukraine has demanded that Russia be instantly expelled from the Council of Europe (COE), saying it had no proper to stay a member of the pan-European rights physique after invading its neighbour.
“We urge you to take a choice on the speedy expulsion of Russia from the Council of Europe,” Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal instructed the Parliamentary Meeting of the Council of Europe (PACE) in Strasbourg, jap France, through video hyperlink.
The council’s govt physique had suspended Russia from all its rights of illustration a day after the February 24 invasion, however an expulsion can be unprecedented.
14 Mar 2022 – 15:59 GMT
Defence ministers from NATO member states will meet in Brussels on Wednesday for a unprecedented assembly to debate the Russian invasion of Ukraine, based on Turkey’s defence ministry.
In an announcement, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar mentioned he would participate within the conferences and maintain bilateral talks together with his counterparts.
14 Mar 2022 – 15:49 GMT
Western Ukraine’s Lviv has turn into a hub for individuals displaced by the warfare and attempting to achieve Poland.
Greater than two million individuals have fled since Russia invaded the nation on February 24. Males between the ages of 18 and 60 have been prevented from leaving and instructed to remain and struggle for Ukraine.
Volunteers are taking over a variety of duties, from serving to out refugees to checking out humanitarian support, from combating warfare propaganda on-line to even hacking web servers and Russian army communications.
14 Mar 2022 – 15:47 GMT
United Nations Secretary Common Antonio Guterres has mentioned the UN will allocate an extra $40m from its central emergency response fund to ramp up humanitarian help for Ukraine.
In an handle to the UN Safety Council, the UN chief mentioned thousands and thousands of individuals in Ukraine had been going through starvation and dwindling water provides.
The UN refugee company estimates 2.8 million individuals have left Ukraine. “They need assistance and assist each step of the way in which,” Guterres mentioned.
He additionally sounded the alarm over Russia elevating the alert stage for its nuclear forces, describing it as a “bone-chilling growth”.
14 Mar 2022 – 15:07 GMT
Anna holds again her tears as she describes how she left her house in the midst of the evening with only a few rapidly packed suitcases.
Russian forces had been inside 40km (25 miles) of the southeastern metropolis of Zaporizhzhia and had begun shelling the realm.
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14 Mar 2022 – 14:51 GMT
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will ship a digital handle to the US Congress on Wednesday.
“We look ahead to the privilege of welcoming President Zelenskyy’s handle to the Home and Senate and to convey our assist to the individuals of Ukraine as they bravely defend democracy,” Home chief Nancy Pelosi and her Senate counterpart Chuck Schumer mentioned in a joint letter to lawmakers.
Pelosi and Schumer mentioned Zelensky’s digital handle will start at 9am (13:00 GMT).
14 Mar 2022 – 14:47 GMT
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has triggered a European quest to decrease dependence on Russian fuel and transfer nearer to renewable vitality – with a simultaneous triumph eyed over Russian President Vladimir Putin and local weather change.
The European Fee believes it could possibly exchange 24 billion cubic metres (bcm) of Russian fuel with zero-emissions renewable vitality sources this yr.
Learn the story right here.
14 Mar 2022 – 14:42 GMT
Talks between Ukraine and Russia have paused and can proceed on Tuesday, one in all Ukraine’s negotiators mentioned on Twitter.
“A technical pause has been taken within the negotiations till tomorrow. For extra work within the working subgroups and clarification of particular person definitions. Negotiations proceed,” Mykhailo Podolyak mentioned.
A technical pause has been taken within the negotiations till tomorrow. For extra work within the working subgroups and clarification of particular person definitions. Negotiations proceed…
— Михайло Подоляк (@Podolyak_M) March 14, 2022

14 Mar 2022 – 14:33 GMT
The Russian invasion of Ukraine could have ushered in a brand new period, Japan’s prime minister has mentioned.
“Whether or not the world can reply resolutely to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and defend the core of the worldwide order is a litmus take a look at to foresee the period that follows the post-Chilly Struggle interval,” Prime Minister Fumio Kishida mentioned.
Japan has frozen the belongings of main Russian banks and the belongings of Russian President Vladimir Putin and different leaders – and likewise blocked sure Russian banks’ entry to the worldwide funds system SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Monetary Telecommunication).
14 Mar 2022 – 14:19 GMT
Russia’s army forces have saved up their punishing marketing campaign to seize Ukraine’s capital with combating and artillery fireplace in Kyiv’s suburbs, at the same time as Russian and Ukrainian negotiators held a brand new spherical of talks on Monday.
The assaults round Kyiv got here a day after Russia escalated its offensive by shelling areas near the Polish border.
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14 Mar 2022 – 13:50 GMT
Greater than 160 civilian vehicles have been in a position to drive out of the besieged southeastern metropolis of Mariupol alongside a humanitarian evacuation route, the town authorities have mentioned.
“As of 13:00 pm (1100 GMT), greater than 160 personal vehicles have managed to go away Mariupol on the highway to Berdyansk,” the town council mentioned on Telegram, in a major evacuation since Russian forces surrounded the town early this month.
The Worldwide Committee of the Pink Cross (ICRC) had warned on Sunday that residents confronted a “worst-case situation” except the combatants reached an settlement to make sure their speedy security and entry to humanitarian support.
14 Mar 2022 – 13:45 GMT
Russia’s defence ministry has mentioned 20 individuals have been killed and 28 wounded by a Ukrainian missile with a cluster cost within the metropolis of Donetsk in jap Ukraine.
Ukraine denied launching the assault. “It’s unmistakably a Russian rocket or one other munition; there’s not even any level speaking about it,” Ukrainian army spokesman Leonid Matyukhin instructed a televised briefing.
Professional-Russian separatists who management a part of Ukraine’s Donetsk area mentioned earlier {that a} baby was amongst these hit within the alleged strike and accused Kyiv of committing a warfare crime.
14 Mar 2022 – 13:41 GMT
The Workplace of the United Nations Excessive Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has confirmed the deaths of a minimum of 636 civilians in Ukraine via to March 13, together with 46 kids.
The precise toll is probably going a lot larger, it mentioned, since there have been delays receiving and corroborating reviews from locations with intense hostilities equivalent to Kharkiv and Mariupol.
OHCHR has some 50 workers members concerned with human rights monitoring within the nation.
14 Mar 2022 – 13:27 GMT
Greater than 100 hospitals in Ukraine have been broken because the invasion started, the well being minister has mentioned.
Seven have been destroyed fully and “can’t be restored” and 97 extra have been broken by shelling and bombardment, Viktor Lyashko wrote on Fb.
Lyashko added the healthcare system was operational and virtually 2,000 international medical docs and nurses had volunteered to work in Ukraine.
14 Mar 2022 – 11:46 GMT
The Kremlin says Russia has not requested China for army help and has adequate army clout to fulfil all of its goals in Ukraine in time and in full.
The feedback by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov come after US officers, talking on situation of anonymity, mentioned Russia had requested China for army tools.
14 Mar 2022 – 11:34 GMT
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis says he has spoken to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy concerning the “dramatic” situations going through Greece’s ethnic minority in war-hit southeastern Ukraine.
The 2 leaders mentioned “the necessity to open a humanitarian hall for protected exit and entry for humanitarian provides,” the Greek PM’s workplace mentioned in an announcement.
Greece’s consul normal in Mariupol is amongst these trapped within the metropolis, Mitsotakis mentioned.
Athens final month mentioned almost a dozen members of the Greek minority of over 100,000 courting to the 18th century had died, blaming Russian assaults.
14 Mar 2022 – 11:20 GMT
Andriy Biletsky, chief of Azov, a bunch of largely ultra-nationalist warfare veterans in Ukraine, says if Chechen chief Ramza Kadyrov is in Kyiv area “it is going to be doable to shoot him useless.”
Kadyrov, the chief of Russia’s Chechnya area and ally of Putin, has claimed that he travelled to Ukraine to satisfy Chechen troops combating alongside Russian forces.
“This will likely be an unforgettable welcome for you, Don,” Biletsky mentioned in a tweet, referring to Kadyrov’s nickname that mimics the title of Italian mafia leaders.
Є інформація, що Кадиров приїхав у Київську область і ховається від нашого спецназу. Якщо це правда – цілком можливо, що вдасться його пристрелити.
Це буде незабутній прийом для тебе, “Дон”.
— Андрій Білецький (@AndrijBilec) March 13, 2022
14 Mar 2022 – 10:29 GMT
Talks between Russia and Ukraine have began and communication between the 2 sides is tough however ongoing, Ukrainian presidential adviser and negotiator Mykhailo Podolyak mentioned on Twitter.
Tweeting a photograph of the talks, that are being carried out through video convention, Podolyak mentioned: “The events actively specific their specified positions. Communication is being held but it’s arduous. The rationale for the discord is just too totally different political methods.”
The events actively specific their specified positions. Communication is being held but it’s arduous. The rationale for the discord is just too totally different political methods. 🇺🇦 is a free dialogue inside the society & an compulsory consensus. 🇷🇺 is an ultimatum suppression of its personal society
— Михайло Подоляк (@Podolyak_M) March 14, 2022
14 Mar 2022 – 10:26 GMT
Israeli international minister Yair Lapid says Tel Aviv won’t be a path to bypass sanctions imposed on Russia by america and different western nations.
“The Ministry of International Affairs is coordinating the difficulty along with companions together with the Financial institution of Israel, the Finance Ministry, the Financial system Ministry, the Airports Authority, the Vitality Ministry, and others,” Lapid mentioned throughout a go to to Slovakia.
14 Mar 2022 – 10:15 GMT
Ukraine says it should demand an instantaneous ceasefire and the withdrawal of Russian troops as a fourth spherical of negotiations to finish the greater than two weeks of combating began.
“Peace, an instantaneous ceasefire and the withdrawal of all Russian troops – and solely after this will we speak about regional relations and about political variations,” Kyiv’s lead negotiator Mikhailo Podolyak mentioned in a video assertion posted to Twitter.
Negotiations. 4th spherical. On peace, ceasefire, speedy withdrawal of troops & safety ensures. Laborious dialogue. Though Russia realizes the nonsense of its aggressive actions, it nonetheless has a delusion that 19 days of violence towards 🇺🇦 peaceable cities is the appropriate technique
— Михайло Подоляк (@Podolyak_M) March 14, 2022
14 Mar 2022 – 10:08 GMT
Ukrainian authorities say two individuals have died and 7 had been injured after Russian forces struck an plane manufacturing facility in Kyiv.
The information portal strana.information revealed photos and movies displaying an enormous cloud of smoke billowing from the Antonov plane manufacturing facility northwest of the town.
The corporate builds each cargo and passenger plane.
14 Mar 2022 – 09:32 GMT
The workplace of Ukraine’s normal prosecutor says 90 kids have been killed and greater than 100 others wounded since Russia invaded the nation.
“The best variety of victims are within the Kyiv, Kharkiv, Donetsk, Chernihiv, Sumy, Kherson, Mykolayiv and Zhytomyr areas,” it mentioned in an announcement.
Russia denies focusing on civilians in what it calls a “particular operation” to demilitarise Ukraine.
INTERACTIVE_RefugeesDAY18 - March13_ 2.6 million
14 Mar 2022 – 09:10 GMT
Greater than 2,500 residents of the Black Sea port metropolis of Mariupol have been killed since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, presidential adviser Oleksiy Arestovych mentioned in a televised interview.
He mentioned he was citing figures from the Mariupol metropolis administration, and accused Russian forces of stopping humanitarian support reaching the encircled metropolis. Russia says it doesn’t goal civilians.
14 Mar 2022 – 08:56 GMT
Instagram was inaccessible in Russia after Moscow accused its father or mother firm Meta of permitting requires violence towards Russians, together with the army, on its platforms.
The transfer comes after Fb and Twitter had been blocked in early March as a part of sweeping efforts by Moscow to regulate data obtainable to Russians about its invasion of Ukraine.
Instagram appeared Monday on an inventory of “restricted” on-line sources on an inventory revealed by Russia’s media regulator Roskomnadzor.
14 Mar 2022 – 08:39 GMT
Al Jazeera’s Imran Khan, reporting from in entrance of the struck residential constructing in Kyiv, mentioned emergency providers had been nonetheless going via the rubble.
“You’ll be able to nonetheless odor the burning,” he mentioned, noting that the strike had destroyed each the back and front sides of the nine-storey construction.
“All through the day, we now have seen individuals come again right here in tears, simply wanting on the constructing, their properties which have been fully destroyed,” added Khan.
“It’s a residential space. There’s a soccer pitch [very close to the building], there’s no army goal wherever right here.”
14 Mar 2022 – 08:26 GMT
The UK’s enterprise secretary Kwasi Kwarteng says his nation will donate greater than 500 cell turbines to assist Ukraine and weaken Russia’s makes an attempt to cripple its energy provide.
The turbines will likely be sufficient to energy 20,000 buildings, the enterprise secretary mentioned.
“Sending transportable electrical energy turbines to Ukraine will assist preserve important providers working, weaken Putin’s makes an attempt to cripple Ukraine’s energy provide, and assist assist the terribly courageous Ukrainian response to the Kremlin’s warfare waging,” Kwarteng mentioned in an announcement.
14 Mar 2022 – 08:05 GMT
Ukraine says it should attempt to evacuate trapped civilians via 10 “humanitarian corridors” on Monday, together with from cities close to the capital Kyiv and within the jap area of Luhansk.
“We are going to, as soon as once more, attempt to unblock the motion of the humanitarian convoy carrying meals and drugs to [the port city of Mariupol] from Berdiansk (in southeastern Ukraine),” Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereschuk mentioned in a video handle.
14 Mar 2022 – 07:47 GMT
The UK says it’s offering most cancers therapy to 21 critically unwell Ukrainian kids as Britons had been urged to open their properties to individuals fleeing the warfare.
The kids and their speedy members of the family arrived from Poland on Sunday night and will likely be assessed earlier than being despatched to hospitals to proceed their care.
Saying their arrival, well being secretary Sajid Javid mentioned: “I’m proud that the UK is providing lifesaving medical care to those
Ukrainian kids, who’ve been compelled out of their house nation by the Russian invasion whereas present process medical therapy.”
14 Mar 2022 – 07:21 GMT
Russia sees no cause for United Nations peacekeepers to be despatched to Ukraine, RIA information company quoted the Russian international ministry as saying.
Pyotr Ilyichev, director of the minitry’s worldwide organisations division, mentioned there was no want for peacekeepers as Russia was in management, RIA reported.
A brand new spherical of talks between Russia and Ukraine will likely be held on Monday through video hyperlink and can begin at 10:30am Kyiv time (0830 GMT).
14 Mar 2022 – 07:04 GMT
Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen asks Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy concerning the psychological pressure he’s beneath after greater than two weeks of warfare.
He took questions from journalists in a safe compound in Kyiv.

14 Mar 2022 – 06:49 GMT
Russia’s finance ministry says it had accepted a brief process for repaying international forex debt, however warned that funds can be made in roubles if sanctions stop banks from honouring money owed within the forex of concern.
The finance ministry mentioned in an announcement that Russia has sufficient funds to satisfy its debt obligations, however criticised Western sanctions freezing the federal government and central financial institution’s international forex accounts as a need to organise a man-made default.
14 Mar 2022 – 06:33 GMT
Ukrainian state TV reporting that a minimum of one particular person has been killed and three others injured when a shell hit a residential constructing in Kyiv.
Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser on the ministry of inside, put the dying toll at two, including that three others had been hospitalised.
14 Mar 2022 – 06:19 GMT
The deputy head of the annexed peninsula of Crimea claims {that a} land hall now hyperlinks the realm with the separatist Donbas area in jap Ukraine.
Russian information company RIA Novosti quoted Georgiy Muradov as saying that Russian forces had taken management of the highway from Crimea to Mariupol.
There was no affirmation from Ukraine.
Based on Muradov, this might assist present individuals within the Donetsk area with humanitarian provides. On the similar time, Kyiv mentioned that Russian troops blocked a convoy with support provides for the besieged port of Mariupol in Donetsk.
Observers assume that one of many objectives of Russia’s assault on Ukraine is to ascertain a land hall from the separatist areas bordering Russia in jap Ukraine to the Crimean Peninsula. Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.
14 Mar 2022 – 05:46 GMT
Our correspondent Abdel-Azim Mohammad on the combating between between Ukrainian and Russian forces within the jap elements of Irpin – the place 1000’s of civilians are trapped.
“We’re within the coronary heart of Irpin metropolis, the entrance line the place the Ukrainian military is engaged in fierce combating with the Russians. We tried to advance in direction of downtown, however plainly the Russians made it earlier than us.
The Ukrainian troops are taking pictures in all instructions, saying Russian snipers are stationed on rooftops to forestall the civilians from leaving the town. Dozens of residents had been seen leaving from this space in addition to the jap facet of Irpin.
The Ukrainians mentioned they managed to fend off the Russians this morning. You’ll be able to see the Ukrainian military’s forefront, they’re attempting to drive the Russians again.
To my proper, additionally fierce alternate of gunfire. It appears the Russians are advancing from a couple of course (pure sound… firing)… heavy machine weapons and anti-craft weapons are fired… (pure)…. (sky) they’re firing into the air. It looks like a drone is hovering above… (pure)…. On this spot, and some minutes earlier than we arrived, dozens of civilian residents had left the town.
They declare the Russian forces granted them solely a 15-minute window to go away the realm earlier than roads are closed. Lots of the residents who had been stranded within the jap suburbs of Irpin managed to go away.
The Ukrainian troops are adamant to struggle to drive the Russians again since 1000’s of civilians are nonetheless trapped in northern and jap elements of the town.”
14 Mar 2022 – 05:30 GMT
The warfare in Ukraine is a tragedy that should be stopped or there will likely be a worldwide meals disaster as fertilizer costs are already too excessive for a lot of farmers, Russia’s coal and fertiliser king Andrei Melnichenko mentioned.
“The occasions in Ukraine are really tragic. We urgently want peace,” Melnichenko, 50, who’s Russian however was born in Belarus and has a Ukrainian mom, instructed Reuters in an announcement emailed by his spokesman.
“As a Russian by nationality, a Belarusian by delivery, and a Ukrainian by blood, I really feel nice ache and disbelief witnessing brotherly peoples combating and dying.”
14 Mar 2022 – 04:29 GMT
Russian authorities, going through potential financial calamity as Western sanctions take maintain, have threatened international corporations hoping to withdraw from the nation with arrests and asset seizures, the Wall Avenue Journal has reported.
Russian prosecutors have issued warnings to a number of international entities – through calls, letters and in-person visits – together with to Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Procter & Gamble, IBM and Yum! Manufacturers, the father or mother firm of KFC and Pizza Hut, based on the enterprise each day, citing sources conversant in the matter.
They’ve threatened to arrest officers who’ve criticised the federal government or to grab belongings, together with mental property.
“The warnings have prompted a minimum of one of many focused corporations to restrict communications between its Russian enterprise and the remainder of the corporate, out of concern that emails or textual content messages amongst colleagues could also be intercepted, a number of the individuals (conversant in the matter) mentioned,” based on the Wall Avenue Journal.
14 Mar 2022 – 03:00 GMT
The US and China are sending prime aides to satisfy in Rome on Monday amid mounting tensions between the 2 nations over the Russia-Ukraine warfare, with the US saying Russia has requested China for army tools to assist press its marketing campaign.
Upfront of the talks, White Home nationwide safety adviser Jake Sullivan bluntly warned China to keep away from serving to Russia evade punishment from world sanctions which have hammered the Russian economic system. “We won’t enable that to go ahead,” he mentioned.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has put China in a fragile spot with two of its largest buying and selling companions: the US and the European Union. China wants entry to these markets, but it additionally has proven assist for Moscow, becoming a member of with Russia in declaring a friendship with “no limits”.
14 Mar 2022 – 02:13 GMT
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says it’s a “black day” after Russia shelled a army base within the western a part of his nation and fewer than 25km (15 miles) from the Polish border.
Zelenskyy mentioned in his nightly handle on Sunday that Russia fired 30 rockets on the Yavoriv army base. He mentioned the assault killed 35 individuals and injured 134 others.
Zelenskyy mentioned he had given Western leaders “clear warning” of the hazard to the bottom. He warned “it is just a matter of time” earlier than Russian missiles fall on NATO territory.
14 Mar 2022 – 01:33 GMT
The Ukrainian military says Russian troops are attempting to realize a foothold in occupied positions, keep the tempo of their offensive and making ready for contemporary assaults.
“The enemy is forming and shifting strategic reserves to our borders,” the Ukrainian normal workers mentioned in a each day bulletin early on Monday, including that contemporary assaults had been anticipated on Kharkiv, Sumy and the Kyiv suburb of Browari.
The Ukrainian facet charged that Russian forces had been destroying stationary army and civilian infrastructure within the nation, in contravention of worldwide humanitarian regulation.
14 Mar 2022 – 00:58 GMT
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his Ukrainian counterpart, Dmytro Kuleba, have mentioned throughout a name the diplomatic efforts to cease Russia’s invasion of its neighbour, the State Division mentioned in an announcement.
“Secretary Blinken and International Minister Kuleba mentioned ongoing diplomatic efforts to cease Putin’s warfare of alternative,” mentioned spokesperson Ned Worth.
“The Secretary reiterated america’ steadfast solidarity with Ukraine in defence towards the Kremlin’s continued brutal aggression.”
14 Mar 2022 – 00:35 GMT
US President Joe Biden and France’s Emmanuel Macron have underscored in a phone name their dedication to holding Russia accountable for the invasion of Ukraine, the White Home mentioned in an announcement.
14 Mar 2022 – 00:11 GMT
Zelenskyy says the principle activity of his delegation at talks with their Russian counterparts was to rearrange a gathering between himself and Putin.
“Representatives of our nations are holding each day talks through video convention,” he mentioned, describing the duty of the Ukrainian delegation as a “tough path”.
Zelenskyy additionally mentioned a humanitarian convoy to Mariupol was blocked by Russia who “disrupted the motion of support and buses”, including the convoy will make one other try to maneuver on Monday.
13 Mar 2022 – 22:35 GMT
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has urged NATO to impose a no-fly zone over his nation or see its member states attacked by Russia.
“Should you don’t shut our sky, it is just a matter of time earlier than Russian rockets fall in your territory, on NATO territory,” Zelenskyy mentioned in a video handle.
13 Mar 2022 – 22:27 GMT
Ramzan Kadyrov, the chief of Russia’s Chechnya area, has mentioned that he travelled into Ukraine to satisfy Chechen troops attacking Kyiv, the Reuters information company has reported.
Reuters mentioned it couldn’t independently confirm whether or not he was in Ukraine or had travelled there in the course of the battle.
Chechen state tv channel Grozny posted a video on its Telegram social media channel that confirmed Kadyrov in a darkened room discussing with Chechen troops a army operation they mentioned happened 7km (4 miles) from the Ukrainian capital, Reuters reported.
13 Mar 2022 – 22:21 GMT
Bermuda’s aviation regulator has mentioned it’s suspending certification of all Russian-operated plane registered within the British abroad territory as a consequence of worldwide sanctions over the warfare in Ukraine, in a transfer anticipated to have an effect on greater than 700 planes.
The regulator mentioned it was unable to confidently approve the planes as airworthy because of the impact of sanctions on its capacity to conduct security oversight.
Producers are now not offering elements to Russian airways as a part of the sanctions.
13 Mar 2022 – 22:14 GMT
Secretary of State Antony Blinken has condemned a Russian assault on a big Ukrainian base close to the border with NATO member Poland, which killed 35 individuals and wounded 134, based on a neighborhood official.
“We condemn the Russian Federation’s missile assault on the Worldwide Middle for Peacekeeping and Safety in Yavoriv, near Ukraine’s border with Poland,” Blinken wrote on Twitter. “The brutality should cease.”
We condemn the Russian Federation’s missile assault on the Worldwide Middle for Peacekeeping and Safety in Yavoriv, near Ukraine’s border with Poland. The brutality should cease.
— Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken) March 13, 2022

13 Mar 2022 – 22:05 GMT
Military Dispatch Day 18
Here’s a round-up of all the important thing army developments from Sunday – day 18 of the Russian invasion.
13 Mar 2022 – 21:46 GMT
Russia could default on its money owed within the wake of unprecedented sanctions over its invasion of Ukraine, however that will not set off a worldwide monetary disaster, Worldwide Financial Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva has mentioned.
Georgieva instructed CBS’s “Face the Nation” programme that sanctions imposed by america and different democracies had been already having a “extreme” impact on the Russian economic system and would set off a deep recession there this yr.
The sanctions had been limiting Russia’s capacity to entry its sources and repair its money owed, which meant a default was now not considered as “inconceivable,” the IMF official mentioned.
Requested if such a default might set off a monetary disaster world wide, she mentioned, “For now, no.”
13 Mar 2022 – 21:41 GMT
Volodymyr Zelenskyy has referred to as on US software program companies Microsoft and Oracle, and German enterprise software program group SAP to halt assist providers for his or her merchandise in Russia.
“Cease supporting your merchandise in Russia, cease the warfare!,” he wrote on Twitter.
Now might be no ‘half’ selections or ‘halftones’! There’s solely black and white, good or evil! You’re both for peace or assist the bloody Russian aggressor to kill Ukrainian kids and girls. @Microsoft @Oracle @SAP, cease supporting your merchandise in Russia, cease the warfare!
— Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) March 13, 2022

13 Mar 2022 – 21:31 GMT
The spokesperson for China’s embassy in Washington has responded to media reviews that Moscow had requested Beijing for army tools since launching its invasion of Ukraine by saying, “I’ve by no means heard of that.”
The spokesperson, Liu Pengyu, mentioned China’s precedence was to forestall the tense state of affairs in Ukraine from getting uncontrolled.
“The present state of affairs in Ukraine is certainly disconcerting,” he mentioned in an emailed response to an inquiry from the Reuters information company.
“The excessive precedence now could be to forestall the tense state of affairs from escalating and even getting uncontrolled.”
13 Mar 2022 – 21:25 GMT
Ukraine and Russia will maintain a brand new spherical of talks on Monday, officers have mentioned.
Talks would resume by videoconference, Mykhailo Podoliak, an adviser to Zelenskyy and a part of the negotiating staff, has mentioned.
His assertion on Twitter confirmed an earlier assertion by Dmitry Peskov, the spokesperson for the Russian presidency.
13 Mar 2022 – 20:49 GMT
Ukraine was in a position to evacuate greater than 5,550 individuals from front-line cities on Sunday through 9 humanitarian corridors, Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk has mentioned.
She mentioned 3,950 individuals had been evacuated from cities and cities within the Kyiv area.
13 Mar 2022 – 20:43 GMT
Workers working radioactive waste services on the Chernobyl nuclear plant have stopped finishing up safety-related repairs as a consequence of exhaustion, as they haven’t been relieved since Russia seized the positioning final month, Ukraine has instructed the UN nuclear watchdog.
“The Ukrainian regulator knowledgeable the IAEA that workers at [Chernobyl] had been now not finishing up restore and upkeep of safety-related tools, partially as a consequence of their bodily and psychological fatigue after working continuous for almost three weeks,” the Worldwide Atomic Vitality Company mentioned in an announcement.
13 Mar 2022 – 20:37 GMT
The Worldwide Committee of the Pink Cross (ICRC) has warned that residents of the besieged port metropolis of Mariupol face a “worst-case situation” except Russia and Ukraine attain an settlement to make sure their speedy security and entry to humanitarian support.
Ukrainian authorities say the town has been topic to relentless bombardment since Russian troops surrounded it on March 2. Learn the complete story right here.
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