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Russia's Special Operation in Ukraine
On February 24, 2022 Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine, aiming to liberate the Donbass region where the people's republics of Donetsk and Lugansk had been living under regular attacks from Kiev's forces.
Tochka-U guided missiles Kiev's forces used against DPR civilians - Sputnik International

LIVE UPDATES: DPR Air Defences Intercept Two Ukrainian Ballistic Missiles Over Makeyevka in Donbass

Over the past day, the Russian Air Force has eliminated 89 Ukrainian military objects, as well as 7 UAVs, the Defence Ministry stated. The Russian forces targeted Ukrainian military infrastructure with Kinzhal and Kalibr missiles.
Russian forces and the Donbass militias continue to advance in Ukraine amid the special operation launched by Moscow on 24 February. President Vladimir Putin stressed that the operation was started to stop the eight-year-long war in the region, adding that Russia's goal is the demilitarisation and denazification of Ukraine.
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07:03 GMT 22.03.2022
A buyer near the shelf with dairy products - Sputnik International, 1920, 22.03.2022
Russia's Special Operation in Ukraine
Twitter Ablaze as Swedish Dairy Manufacturer Pulls Back Fermented Milk Over 'Russian Associations'
07:03 GMT 22.03.2022
Flags of the U.S., Russia and Switzerland are pictured in the garden in front of villa La Grange, one day prior to the meeting of U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland - Sputnik International, 1920, 22.03.2022
Russia-US Relations are on the Verge of Rupture, Deputy FM Warns
05:23 GMT 22.03.2022
Ka-52 Helicopters Carrying Out Airstrikes Against Military Infrastructure of Ukrainian Nationalists - Video
05:14 GMT 22.03.2022
Video of Distribution of Humanitarian Aid to Melitopol Residents Released by Russian MoD
03:48 GMT 22.03.2022
Residents leave the city of Mariupol, Donetsk People's Republic. - Sputnik International, 1920, 22.03.2022
Russian Embassy in US Dismisses Western Media Reports of 'Filtration Camps' in Mariupol as Lies
03:20 GMT 22.03.2022
Iranian Embassy in Ukraine Temporarily Moving to Moldova - Ambassador
Iranian Ambassador to Ukraine Manouchehr Moradi said Iran's Embassy in Kiev is temporarily moving to Chisinau.

"Given the impossibility of carrying out the activities of the embassy in the city of Kiev, we decided on temporary location in the city of Chisinau - the capital of Moldova. This choice was made due to the fact that the country is close to Ukraine, and also due to the fact that the ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Ukraine is the ambassador to Moldova," Moradi said in a video message posted by the embassy on Facebook.

The ambassador said the mission will continue to work with Iranians in Ukraine to solve their problems in connection with the situation in the country.
00:46 GMT 22.03.2022
Japanese Prime Minister Blasts Russia's Decision to Withdraw From Dialogue on Peace Treaty
Russia's decision to withdraw from dialogue with Japan on a peace treaty is unacceptable, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said during hearings in the country's upper house of parliament.

"This is unacceptably tough, absolutely unjustified and inadmissible. We voice a strong protest," Kishida said.

At the same time, answering a lawmaker's question regarding Tokyo's position on the issue of territories and the peace treaty, Kishida said it has not changed.

"But, as I said before, in light of the events in Ukraine, a dialogue with the Russian Federation is now impossible," he said.
23:31 GMT 21.03.2022
UNGA Emergency Special Session on Ukraine to Be Resumed Wednesday After Relevant Request
The United States, France, Ukraine, Estonia, Georgia, Canada, Germany and a number of other countries requested the resumption on Wednesday of the emergency special session of the UN General Assembly on Ukraine, according to a letter to the UN General Assembly President, read by Sputnik.

"Pursuant to operative paragraph 16 of General Assembly resolution ES-11/1, adopted at its eleventh emergency special session on 2 March 2022, we request the resumption of the eleventh emergency special session of the General Assembly to consider humanitarian consequences of the aggression against Ukraine on Wednesday, 23 March 2022, or soon thereafter," the letter says.

After that, UNGA President Abdulla Shahid circulated his letter, in which he said the session will be held on March 23 at 10 a.m. (2 p.m. GMT).

"I have the further honor to inform you that the seventh plenary meeting of the eleventh emergency special session of the General Assembly will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Wednesday, 23 March 2022, in the General Assembly Hall, UN Headquarters, New York," according to Shahid's letter.
21:20 GMT 21.03.2022
Russian Media Watchdog Restricts Access to Euronews Broadcaster
Russian media regulator Roskomnadzor restricted access to the website of French television news network Euronews on Monday due to what considered to be fake news about Russia's military operation in Ukraine.

The regulator added the news network's website to the registry of websites with limited access at the request of the Russian Prosecutor General's Office. However, the presence of the website in the registry does not mean a complete ban, since access can be restricted to individual webpages only.

Earlier in March, Roskomnadzor blocked Euroradio, Caucasian Knot (the founder of this news site is recognized as a foreign agent in Russia), Novye Izvestia newspaper, Bellingcat investigative organization (listed as a foreign agent in Russia), Channel Nine and Postimees.
20:40 GMT 21.03.2022
Libyan Army Dismisses Reports on Sending Troops to Join Russian Fighters in Ukraine
The Libyan National Army (LNA) is not going to send soldiers to Ukraine to fight on Russia’s side, LNA moral training chief Khaled Mahjoub told Sputnik on Monday, dismissing corresponding media reports.

On Sunday, Ukrainian media reported citing the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine that Libya agreed to send volunteer fighters to Ukraine to support Russian troops.

"The Libyan National Army will not send troops to any side. It does not have mercenaries to send. It is busy fighting terrorism and smuggling gangs," Mahjoub said.
19:38 GMT 21.03.2022
White House Has Not Explored Option of Biden Visiting Ukraine
The White House has not explored the option of US President Joe Biden visiting Ukraine, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday.
"We have not explored that option," Psaki told journalists when asked whether Biden has any plans to travel to Ukraine.
18:48 GMT 21.03.2022
Borrell: EU Leaders Will Give Recommendations on New Anti-Russia Sanctions at March 24 Summit
18:43 GMT 21.03.2022
Russia Sends Note to Greek Foreign Ministry Over Desecration of Monument to Soviet Soldiers in Athens
18:42 GMT 21.03.2022
A Russian serviceman guards the area of Mariupol, Donetsk People's Republic. - Sputnik International, 1920, 21.03.2022
Russian MoD: Kiev Ordered Nationalist Battalions to Disguise as Civilians to Leave Mariupol
18:42 GMT 21.03.2022
State Department: US Believes It's Important to Maintain Channels of Communication With Russia
18:25 GMT 21.03.2022
Biden: ‘Evolving Intelligence’ Shows Russia is Exploring Options for Cyberattacks Against America
18:19 GMT 21.03.2022
DPR Air Defences Intercept Two Ukrainian Ballistic Missiles Over Makeyevka in Donbass
17:21 GMT 21.03.2022
EU Will Create 5,000-Strong Rapid Reaction Unit as Part of New Defence Strategy
15:51 GMT 21.03.2022
DPR: 243 People, Including 37 Children Evacuated From Mariupol on Monday
14:50 GMT 21.03.2022
US Still Testing Ukraine Deconfliction Line With Russia Every Day, No Information Passed Via Line Yet, Senior US Defence Official Says
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