UN says no less than 847 civilians killed in Ukraine since battle started, 6.5 million internally displaced.

  • Russian forces push deeper into besieged, battered port metropolis of Mariupol.
  • Ukraine says 6,623 evacuated on Saturday, 4,128 of these left Mariupol.
  • UN says no less than 847 civilians killed in Ukraine, 6.5 million internally displaced.
  • Native official says Ukraine metropolis of Mykolaiv dealing with air raids.
  • Ukraine calls on China to sentence “Russian barbarism”, help “civilised nations’ coalition”.
  • Poland PM requires whole commerce ban between the EU and Russia.
  • Russia says it used Kinzhal hypersonic missiles for the primary time in Ukraine.

Listed below are the most recent Russia-Ukraine war updates on March 20:


Mykolaiv dealing with air raids: Native official

Russian air raids on Mykolaiv had been going down in fast succession on Saturday, a regional official mentioned.

Vitaly Kim, head of the regional administration, mentioned there was not even sufficient time to boost the alarm over the raids “as a result of by the point we announce this twister, it’s already there”.

“The [alert] message and the bombings arrive on the identical time,” he mentioned on social media.


Ukraine says 6,623 individuals evacuated on Saturday

A complete of 6,623 individuals had been evacuated from Ukrainian cities via humanitarian corridors on Saturday, a senior official mentioned, significantly fewer than managed to flee yesterday.

Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the president’s workplace, mentioned in a web-based publish that 4,128 individuals had left the besieged metropolis of Mariupol. On Friday, he mentioned 9,145 individuals had managed to go away cities throughout the nation in the course of the day.

Local residents sit in a car as they leave the besieged southern port city of Mariupol
Native residents sit in a automotive as they depart the besieged southern port metropolis of Mariupol [Reuters]

‘Town is destroyed’

Russian forces have pushed deeper into Ukraine’s besieged and battered port metropolis of Mariupol the place heavy combating shut down a serious metal plant and native authorities pleaded for extra assist.

The autumn of Mariupol, the scene of a number of the battle’s worst struggling, would mark an important battlefield advance for the Russians, who’re largely slowed down outdoors key cities greater than three weeks into the largest land invasion in Europe since World Conflict II.

“Youngsters, aged persons are dying. Town is destroyed and it’s wiped off the face of the earth,” Mariupol police officer Michail Vershnin mentioned on Saturday from a rubble-strewn road in a video addressed to Western leaders.

A local resident walks inside a damaged apartment
An area resident walks inside an condo which was broken in Mariupol [Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters]

Click on here to learn all of the Russia-Ukraine battle updates from March 19.

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