The Russian Aerospace Forces carried out strikes with high-precision weapons on the Ukrainian forces // A new round of negotiations has started
The Russian Air Force launched a strike with precision-guided cruise missiles on the Rivne training center, where the Ukrainian forces and foreign mercenaries were trained — the Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Igor Konashenkov, reported on 21st of March. “More than 80 mercenaries and Ukrainian nationalists were killed” — Igor Konashenkov stated during a morning briefing. The governor of the Rivne region, Vitaliy Koval, reported that 2 missile strikes were carried out at one of the combined-arms training grounds. Rescuers are working in the area.
The Ukrainian troops continue to use civilians and civilian objects as human shields. A mall in Kiev was used by Ukrainian artillery troops. The locals have repeatedly noticed the movement of the military equipment near the mall, as well as the work of artillery and MLRS. By shooting from a residential area, the Ukrainian military wanted to put the civilian population of Kiev under attack if the Russian troops decided to return fire. After the shooting, Ukrainian forces hid inside the mall, where the resupplying of the Ukrainian forces took place. On 20th of March, at 22:46, the Russian forces attacked the «Retroville» mall with precision weapons. The destruction of the mall was carried out at night in order to not put the civilian population in a danger. As a result of the strike, the mall was completely destroyed along with military equipment and warehouses with ammo.
On 21st of March the Russian Ministry of Defense showed footage of the advance of the Russian forces in the Sumy region, where they continue to hold the Ukrainian forces. «The advance of Russian forces in the Sumy region. During the special military operation, the Russian forces continue to block the positions of the Ukrainian troops and nationalist battalions in the Sumy region» — the video caption reads. «A convoy of Russian armored vehicles went into the mission area, and is currently continuing to deploy. UAVs and scouts on «Tiger» and «Typhoon» armored vehicles provide the reconnaissance of the advance route and the safety of the convoy’s advance — the Russian Defense Ministry added.
The authorities of the DPR will immediately begin the restoration of the life support systems in the liberated areas of the city of Mariupol. The work will be carried out in parallel with the cleansing of the city from the Ukrainian neo-Nazi battalions — the head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, stated on-air of the «Rossiya 24» TV channel. «There is no way to wait for the complete liberation of Mariupol — the people need help right now. The restoration work will start in certain areas of the city» — the politician explained. Recently, the Ukrainian forces massively shelled the frontline region of Donetsk. As a result, several social facilities were damaged. 2 local women were injured. The evacuation of civilians from the front-line town of Yasinovataya to Russia continues. The head of the town, Dmitry Shevchenko, said that women and children are being transported at the moment.
Nearly 50,000 more refugees have arrived to Russia from Donbas over the weekend, bringing the total number to about 350,000 of people since the start of the escalation of the conflict in Ukraine. The total number includes more than 73,000 of children — the RIA NEWS reported. The flow of refugees is growing.
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On 21st of March, the Russian and Ukrainian delegations held a new round of negotiations on the situation in Donbass. The negotiations lasted an hour and a half. Then they continued in the format of working groups. “An online meeting took place. From 10:30 to 12:00 there was an official delegation. Then came the working groups. Today we are working all day” — the head of the Ukrainian political faction “Servant of the People”, and a member of the Kiev delegation, David Arakhamia, told to the reporters. Constantine Reztsov, specially for the ANNA NEWS