13 March 2022 - Ukraine Special Weapons News
- Russia Mounts Missile Strike Near Polish Border VOA 13 Mar 2022 -- One of Ukraine's biggest military training bases, located 25 kilometers from the Polish border in the west of the country, was struck by Russian missiles in an attack that left 35 people dead and 134 others injured, according to Ukrainian officials.
- Second Mayor In Ukraine Said To Have Been Abducted By Invading Russian Forces RFE/RL 13 Mar 2022 -- Another mayor is reported to have been kidnapped by invading Russian forces in Ukraine, triggering condemnation from the EU's foreign policy chief.
- Bodies of Russian Soldiers Filling Up Belarusian Morgues, Residents Say RFE/RL 13 Mar 2022 -- The bodies of Russian soldiers killed in battle in Ukraine are filling up morgues in Belarus, local residents told RFE/RL.
- Russia Fires Eight Missiles At Ukrainian Military Base Near Polish Border RFE/RL 13 Mar 2022 -- Russia's military has bombed the Ukrainian military base Yavoriv in the west of the country near the Polish border, the Lviv regional military administration said on March 13.
- Russian Attack On Base Brings War In Ukraine Right To NATO's Doorstep RFE/RL 13 Mar 2022 -- A Russian air strike hit a Ukrainian military base just a few kilometers from the border with NATO member Poland, killing 35 people and wounding dozens more as Moscow intensifies its offensive across Ukraine, sparking angry protests across Europe.
- 'Substantial progress' made in talks with Ukraine: Russian delegate Press TV 13 Mar 2022 -- Russia and Ukraine have made "substantial progress" in negotiations to resolve the ongoing conflict, says a member of the State Duma and a delegate to the Russian-Ukrainian peace talks.
- Russia: 180 foreign mercenaries killed in attack on Ukraine training facility Press TV 13 Mar 2022 -- Russia says up to 180 "foreign mercenaries" have been killed in an attack it conducted against the Yavoriv training facility in western Ukraine, adding that the attack also destroyed a large amount of weapons that came from other countries.
- We still need to fight and inflict maximum damage on the enemy in all areas of defense - address by the President of Ukraine President of Ukraine 13 Mar 2022
- Regular evacuation routes were opened in the Kyiv and Luhansk regions - Iryna Vereshchuk President of Ukraine 13 Mar 2022
- Ukraine Says Russia Planning Sham Independence 'Referendum' In Occupied Kherson RFE/RL 13 Mar 2022 -- Russia is trying to push through an independence "vote" in the southern Ukrainian town of Kherson as it seeks to repeat its 2014 playbook of trying to carve out parts of the country, Ukraine Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said.
- Kadyrov Reportedly Travels To Ukraine, Where Chechen Paramilitaries Are Fighting RFE/RL 13 Mar 2022 -- Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has reportedly traveled to Ukraine, where members of his feared militia force are believed to be fighting alongside regular Russian forces.
- Putin, Macron, Scholz discuss Ukraine crisis over phone People's Daily 13 Mar 2022 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Saturday, and urged them to influence the Kiev authorities to stop "criminal acts" of Ukrainian "nationalist battalions," according to the Kremlin.
- Russia: Humanitarian situation in some Ukraine cities 'catastrophic', Kiev to blame Press TV 13 Mar 2022 -- A senior Russian Defense Ministry official says the humanitarian situation in some Ukrainian cities continues to decline rapidly, blaming Ukraine's nationalist forces for the worsening situation.
- Secretary Blinken's Call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba US Dept. of State 13 Mar 2022
- US Official: War Widening to the West of Ukraine Was Anticipated VOA 13 Mar 2022 -- U.S. officials say Russia's lethal shelling in the western part of Ukraine on Sunday, close to the border with Poland, is something that they had anticipated.
- Pentagon: No 'imminent' threat of chemical attack by Russia in Ukraine Press TV 13 Mar 2022 -- The US military says there is no "imminent" threat of a chemical attack by Russia in Ukraine after NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg sounded the alarm on the issue.
- US to send $200 million more in 'lethal weapons' to Ukraine Press TV 13 Mar 2022 -- The United States is providing Ukraine with $200 million more in additional military assistance as fighting rages between Ukrainian forces and Russian troops.
- Secretary Blinken's Call with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Al-Thani US Dept. of State 13 Mar 2022
- Deputy Secretary Wendy R. Sherman With Bret Baier of Fox News Sunday US Dept. of State 13 Mar 2022
- Statement by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the Bilateral Meeting between President Joe Biden and Miche√°l Martin, Taoiseach of Ireland The White House 13 Mar 2022
- Polish President Says Russian Use Of Chemical Weapons In Ukraine Would Be 'Game Changer' RFE/RL 13 Mar 2022 -- Polish President Andrzej Duda has said that the use of chemical weapons in Ukraine by Russia would be a game changer and NATO would have to think seriously about how to respond.
- NATO Collectively Preparing for Every Eventuality With Russia if Diplomacy Fails, Sherman Says Sputnik 13 Mar 2022 -- NATO members are collectively preparing for every eventuality with Russia if it walks away from the proposed diplomacy path in relations with the alliance and Ukraine, Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said on Wednesday.
- Update 20 - IAEA Director General Statement on Situation in Ukraine IAEA 13 Mar 2022 -- Ukraine informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today that Ukrainian specialist teams had succeeded in repairing a power line needed to resume external electricity supplies to the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), four days after they were completely lost at the Russian-controlled site, Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said.
- To attack babies is 'an act of unconscionable cruelty': UN top officials urge end to attacks on health care in Ukraine UN News 13 Mar 2022 -- Since Russia invaded Ukraine, 31 attacks on health care have been documented by the World Health Organization. These incidents have killed and injured civilians, as well as destroyed facilities and ambulances, disrupting access to essential health services.
- Stop attacks on health care in Ukraine WHO 13 Mar 2022
- Readout of President Biden's Call with President Macron of France The White House 13 Mar 2022
- This evening, the President of the French Republic continued his consultations with a view to bringing about a ceasefire and the opening of negotiations to end the war in Ukraine. √Člys√©e - President of France 13 Mar 2022
- Demonstrations Inside Ukraine, Across Europe Over Russia's Unprovoked War RFE/RL 13 Mar 2022 -- Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Europe, including in the Russian-occupied Ukrainian cities of Kherson, Zaporizhzhya, and Melitopol, to protest against Moscow's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.
- Interview: How The Coming Weeks Could Decide The Future Of The Ukraine War RFE/RL 13 Mar 2022 -- This is not the war that Moscow was expecting.
- Corporations and Big Tech Find Ways to Help Ukraine VOA 13 Mar 2022 -- For many Ukrainians, staying online has been daunting as Russia attacks telecoms and power supplies, but some people, like Oleg Kutkov, a software and communications engineer, are testing out a new way to stay connected.
- PM chairs a CCS meeting to review India's security preparedness, and the prevailing global scenario in the context of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine India PIB 13 Mar 2022 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a CCS meeting to review India's security preparedness, and the prevailing global scenario in the context of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine
- Russia-Ukraine conflict affects fertilizer market, but overall impact on China 'limited' Global Times 13 Mar 2022 -- The Russia-Ukraine conflict has resulted in a rift in global fertilizer supply chains, with both countries moving to suspend their fertilizer exports, inevitably putting upward pressure on China's potash fertilizer market that remains reliant on imported potash, industry analysts said on Sunday.
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