Russian troops raided various strategic military targets, including fuel depots, weapons and the Ukrainian Air Force Command.
The Russian Ministry of Defense announced on March 26 that a military fuel depot in the southern Ukrainian province of Nikolaev was destroyed by an Oniks cruise missile. A Russian warship in the Black Sea at dawn on the same day fired four Kalibr cruise missiles, destroying another Ukrainian army arsenal in Zhytomyr province.
The Russian Air Force has struck 117 military targets in Ukraine in the past day, including the S-300 air defense missile system. Moscow still has not commented on the news that the Ukrainian Air Force Command in the city of Vinnytsia was attacked the day before, only mentioning that a number of Ukrainian military command facilities that were on the target list were destroyed.
Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov confirmed that six command posts, three rocket systems and 92 concentration points of military equipment, armed units and Ukrainian “nationalist forces” had been targeted by air strikes.
City Lviv Western Ukraine in the afternoon of March 26 continued to be bombarded with rockets, wounding at least five people, according to Governor Maksym Kozytsky. The city is located about 60 km from the Polish border. Mayor Andriy Sadoviy said the rocket did not hit a house but set fire to an industrial fuel warehouse.
Kiev governor Oleksandr Pavlyuk said Russian troops had taken control of the town of Slavutych, near the Belarusian border and home to factory workers. Chernobyl. It is located right next to a blockade to prevent radiation risks at the Chernobyl plant, the site of the 1986 nuclear accident.
City Mayor Mariupol Vadym Boichenko said the situation in the city center was still very serious with a lot of fighting on the streets.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in his online address at the Qatar Doha Forum, continued to compare the situation in Mariupol with the Syrian city of Aleppo during the period of the civil war. He warned that if Ukraine’s port cities were destroyed, the world would face a food crisis as Ukraine is one of the world’s largest exporters of grain.
“The absence of exports from Ukraine will affect many other countries in the world,” he said.
Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov and Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba meet with US President Joe Biden, Defense Minister Lloyd Austin and Foreign Minister Antony Blinken in Warsaw, Poland.
leader US pledges to increase support for Ukraine and maintain defense cooperation between the two countries to ensure that “historic changes in the 21st century will take place for the sake of Ukraine”, according to the Kuleba Foreign Minister. Meanwhile, Minister Reznikov commented after the meeting that Kiev was “very optimistic” about Washington’s promises.
Russia has been launching a military campaign in Ukraine since February 24 and the fighting has shown no sign of abating so far. Russia’s military advances were most profitable on Ukraine’s southern coast, when it captured the large city of Kherson and a number of smaller targets such as Melitopol.
The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed that the combat potential of the Ukrainian armed forces has been significantly reduced, allowing Russia to focus its efforts on achieving the main goal of “liberation”. donbass.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) said: more than 3.7 million people have left Ukraine since Russia opened a special military war on February 24. Of these, about 90% are women and children. In Ukraine, about 6.5 million people have been displaced by the war.
The United Nations estimates that fighting in Ukraine has left at least 1,104 civilians dead and 1,654 injured. Ukraine on March 26 estimated the number of children killed in armed conflict so far at 136.
Trung Nhan (Based on Reuters, TASS, AFP)
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