Russia-Ukraine Conflict: News Updates Of Day 25 | 10 Million Displaced Says UN
Today on Sunday, March 20th, Russia allegedly bombed an art school where 400 civilians were sheltering in Mairuopol, a coastal city in the southeast of Ukraine. Russia has made significant gains in the north and eastern parts of the country, including the eastern Donbass regions under pro-Russian separatist control since 2014-15. The cities of Kyiv (capital), Kharkiv, Sumy, Chernihiv in the north are facing intense Russian troop pressure, while Mariupol and Kherson are under Russian control. In the eastern city of Kharkiv, Russian shelling has killed at least 5 people, according to Ukrainian authorities. Mariupol has seen intense fighting and a humanitarian crisis with over 200,000 civilians reported trapped in the city. Russia has also used its Kinzhal hypersonic missile for the second day today, striking a fuel deport at the Black Sea port of Mykolaiv in the city.
Putin’s ‘Pro War’ Rally In Moscow Stadium, Some Say ‘Pressured To Attend’: President Vladimir Putin Speaks At Luzhinski Stadium, Moscow, On Saturday Russian President Vladimir Putin has been actively shoring up support for his administration’s decisions on Ukraine. Putin delivered a televised address on state TV and spoke at a ‘pro-war’ patriotic rally in Luzhinski Stadium, Moscow. Some western media outlets report that participants said they were ‘forced’ to attend and did not necessarily support the war. Putin was surrounded by enthusiastic, cheering crowds waving Russian flags and displaying ‘anti-Nazi’ messages on banners. Putin's speech was cut short in the middle of broadcast on State TV, and the Kremlin clarified that it was due to a technical error of the server.
115 children fell victim to the war unleashed by russia and putin. More than 140 young Ukrainians were injured.— Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (@ua_parliament) March 20, 2022
These numbers are not figures but the scale of grief and the broken destinies of hundreds of Ukrainian families.#StopPutin #StopRussia #ClosetheSkyoverUkraine pic.twitter.com/kEtZnn2uCb