The Russian military operation in Ukraine entered its 25th day, Sunday, as the Russian army continues to destroy Ukrainian military targets, as the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine revealed that Ukraine will receive a new shipment of American weapons within days, including Javelin and Stinger missiles.
On the ground, the Russian Defense Ministry claimed that its forces penetrated the defenses of the Ukrainian “Aidar” battalion and killed 30 of its members. Before that, the Russian military had announced the destruction of Ukrainian military facilities, warehouses and air defense systems using modern and accurate missiles.
This is when Kiev admitted that it had lost access to the Sea of Azov.
Meanwhile, Russia warned, yesterday, Saturday, of the danger of adrift mines planted by Ukrainian forces in the Black Sea after the start of the military operation in Ukraine, underlining that it does not exclude reaching the Bosphorus Strait or even the Mediterranean Sea, according to Agence France-Presse.
“After the start of the Russian special military operation, Ukrainian naval forces set up minefields near the ports of Odessa, Ochakov, Chernomorsk and Yuzhny,” the FSB said. in a note, noting that they were “obsolete mines from the first half of the twentieth century.”
The agency added that the storms have led to the onset of breaks in the cables connecting the mines to their anchors. He warned that “mines drift randomly in the western part of the Black Sea, pushed by the wind and the current.”
Since thearea it is dominated by surface currents in southbound, “the drift of mines towards the Bosphorus Strait and then towards the waters of the Mediterranean basin is not excluded”, according to the Russian Federal Security Service.
The UN Human Rights Council said Saturday that at least 847 civilians were killed and 1,399 injured in Ukraine on March 18.
He added that most of the casualties were caused by the use of explosive weapons such as heavy artillery shells and multiple rocket launch systems, as well as air strikes and missiles, according to the Reuters news agency.
At the same time, the Russian news agency “TASS” quoted the head of the National Center for Defense Management, Mikhail Mizintsev, saying that on Saturday his country had opened ten humanitarian corridors in the cities of Kiev, Mariupol, Chernigov, Sumy. and Kharkov in Ukraine.
Mezintsev added that Ukrainian authorities have accepted only three of the routes provided by Russia, noting that the Ukrainian side has requested an additional 11 humanitarian corridors in Kiev, Zaporozhye, Kherson and Kharkov.
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