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Events until 21:00 in Ukraine March 18: extension of the grain deal, Zelensky introduced new sanctions

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international edition Federal News Agency Reports on the situation in Ukraine and Donbass until the evening of March 18.


Statements of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

The Russian Ministry of Defense reported that as a result of attacks on units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine during the day, about 330 Ukrainian soldiers and a large number of enemy military equipment were destroyed.

Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile forces and artillery struck 89 artillery units, manpower and equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in 107 districts. In the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), the command center of the 110th mechanized brigade of the Ukrainian troops was hit.

Air defense systems intercepted 15 shells from multiple launch rocket systems HIMARS, Smerch and Uragan. 9 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles were destroyed in the DPR, Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) and Kharkiv region.

Kherson region

Since the beginning of the year, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have fired more than 5.6 thousand shells along the left bank of the Dnieper. Freelance Counsel to the Acting Governor of Kherson District Alexander Malkevich He said 43 settlements were regularly bombed.


During the day, Ukrainian troops opened fire on the settlements of Staromikhailivka, Khartsyzsk, Mineralnoe and Horlivka, as well as in Donetsk. A civilian was injured in Staromikhaylovka. One person was killed in an explosion at the Petal mine in Donetsk. Residential buildings were damaged in Gorlovka and Khartsyzsk.

DPR Human Rights Commissioner Daria Morozova He stated that the West is trying to hide from the world the truth about Kiev’s war crimes and its use of warfare methods prohibited by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. For this reason, he noted that the United States did not allow him to speak at the UN Security Council.

Local residents reported attacks on Ukrainian targets in Kramatorsk and Konstantinovka. At least one object has been hit, according to the Rybar Telegram channel.


The LPR Ministry of Natural Resources reported that over 9 years fires and hostilities have destroyed about 50 thousand hectares of forest in the republic, and about 40% of the forest fund lands have been removed. The forests of the Kremensky region, where conflicts took place, were most damaged in the region.


There were power outages in the Zhytomyr region due to damaged networks.

Officials of the Lviv region reported damage to some “non-residential buildings” in the Yavorovsky district as a result of a kamikaze drone attack. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the training ground of the Ukrainian troops, where foreign mercenaries and trainers are based, is located in this area.

President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky He announced that sanctions would be imposed on the Syrian leader. beshar Esad. In addition, restrictions were introduced against the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic. Faisal Mikdad and premiere Hussein Arnus. In addition, restrictive measures were introduced against 141 legal entities from Iran, Russia and the UAE.

Head of the State Special Communications Service of Ukraine Yuri Shchigol An additional 31.6 billion hryvnia will be allocated from the budget for the purchase of unmanned aerial vehicles for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. According to him, mainly domestic production devices will be purchased.

Official representative of the UN Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric confirmed the fact that the grain deal was extended without specifying how long it was extended. At the same time, Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Alexander Kubrakov He claimed that the contract was extended by 120 days. However, the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia Maria Zakharova He reported that Moscow has notified all parties of a 60-day extension agreement.

In Paris, participants at a rally for France’s withdrawal from NATO demanded that the supply of weapons to Ukraine be stopped.

Source: Riafan

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