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Overview of the latest developments in the Russian military campaign in Ukraine at noon on March 13

Ukraine: Russia spends 2/3 of Belarusian blood reserves?

Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine has entered its 18th day (March 13, 2022), with new and complex developments.

At 19.00 on March 12, 2022 (Moscow time), Major General Igor Konashenkov, spokesman for the Russian Ministry of Defense, updated the latest information on Russia’s special military operations in Ukraine.

During the day, the Russian air defense and air force shot down a Mi-24 helicopter belonging to the Ukrainian Air Force and three drones, including the Bayraktar TB-2.

Tactical air force, ground troops and drones hit 79 military infrastructure of Ukraine, including: 4 command posts and communication centers, 2 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3 multiple rocket launch systems, 1 electronic warfare station, 6 ammunition depots and 54 areas concentration of weapons and equipment.

In total, since the beginning of the special military operation to date, the Russian military has neutralized 3,593 targets for Ukrainian military infrastructure.

Among them are 61 aircraft, 126 drones, 1,159 tanks and other armored fighting vehicles, 118 multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS), 436 field guns and mortars, 973 special military vehicles.

Russian special military operations in Ukraine in 2022

Meanwhile, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces announced that the Russian side had suffered heavy losses. The Ukrainian side alleges that two-thirds of the blood reserves for the operations of the Belarusian medical industry should be transferred to treat injured Russian soldiers.

The Kiev authorities also reported that Russia plans to create a new unit based on 1,500 soldiers of the 40th Marine Brigade of the Russian Pacific Fleet, to compensate for losses on the front lines.

Regarding the military situation in the north: Fierce fighting took place in the east and west of Kiev. The Russian army advanced further south to completely encircle the city.

Chernihiv continues to be under blockade, but the situation has not changed significantly.

Regarding the military situation in the east: The Russian armed forces advanced more than 12 km from operational depth during the day, captured Novoandreevka, Kirillovka, and advanced into the Novomayorskoye – Pavlovka – Nikolskoye – Vladimirovka – Blagodatnoye line.

The troops of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) also took control of Molodezhnoye, Vozgorye and captured the southern and central parts of Popasnaya. The front detachment of the LPR reached the outskirts of Severodonetsk.

Regarding the military situation in the south: The main battle point is still the city of Mariupol. The military forces of Russia and the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) are advancing in all directions.

The route from Crimea to Donetsk has been opened. The DPR extinguished the remaining resistance from the Ukrainian side on Volnovakha, and at the same time “shake hands” with the Russian armed forces in the direction of Ugledar, closing the siege.

Kherson and Zaporozhye were also re-stabilized under Russian control.

Mikolaiv remained blockaded, Russian troops penetrated the outskirts of the city.

Odessa remains under Ukrainian control. The defense forces here are preparing anti-landing measures.

An overview of the latest developments of the Russian military campaign in Ukraine at noon on March 13 - Photo 4.

Updated war situation map

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Regarding the negotiation situation between the two parties: There is no new information regarding the fourth round of negotiations between Russia and Ukraine.

On the international response: The West continues to increase sanctions against Russia.

Meanwhile, Russia has reacted violently to the West’s “blatant” aid to Ukraine with weapons.

On March 12, 2022, speaking on state television, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said: “We have warned the US that the arrangement of pumping weapons from some countries is not only a dangerous move, but also a move to turn these convoys into legitimate targets (for military strikes).”

The Kremlin warned the West about the “consequences of the unwise transfer of weapons to Ukraine such as portable air defense systems, anti-tank missile systems…”.

Speaking on Russia’s TV 1 channel, on March 12, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that there was no trust between Russia and the US when Washington imposed an unprecedented series of sanctions against Moscow.

According to the Russian news agency TASS, Deputy Minister Ryabkov stated that the authorities keep statistics on the wave of sanctions and have long surpassed 100. He stressed that the current sanctions are unprecedented and very bad, aimed at dealing a crushing blow to various sectors of the Russian economy.

The Russian diplomat stressed that Moscow firmly protects its national interests from the negative impact of US economic sanctions.

Russian special military operations in Ukraine in 2022


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