Live – War in Ukraine: Nine killed in Russian attack on a military base near Lviv

A Russian attack on a military base near the Polish border has killed at least nine people and wounded 57 others

Ukrainian officials say a Russian airstrike on a military base near the Polish border on Sunday killed nine people and wounded 57 others.

Among those on the site, officials said, were “foreign instructors.”

Update the situation at 9:30 am.

Russia launched an offensive targeting a military base near the Polish border. This morning, Ukrainian officials said Russia had launched an attack targeting a military base near Lviv in western Ukraine. The area has so far been relatively protected from Russian strikes.

Volodymyr Zhelensky calls on the territories occupied by Russia not to become “pseudo-republics”. In a video posted on his social networks, President Volodymyr Zhelensky addressed residents of the Kerson region, which is occupied by the Russian military. He accused the Russian occupiers of “blackmailing local leaders” to turn the region into a pro-Russian separatist republic such as Donetsk or Lukansk.

More than 13,000 people were evacuated on Saturday. In a message posted on social media, Volodymyr Zelensky pointed out that 12,729 civilians were able to leave on Saturday afternoon using the humanitarian corridors set up.

More dramatic situation in Mariupol. The city of Mariupol, besieged by Russian troops and under constant bombardment, was cut off from the rest of the country this Sunday without water or electricity.

Russian forces are still in the suburbs of Kiev. On Saturday, the British Ministry of Defense stated that Vladimir Putin’s army was 25 km from the center of Kiev. Fighting continues in the suburbs of the country’s largest city, while capturing it is one of the Kremlin’s main military objectives.

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The hacker group is calling on Russian citizens to remove anonymous Vladimir Putin

The hacker group Anonymous on Sunday posted a video on Twitter targeting Russian citizens, calling on them in their language to learn about the reality of the conflict and to overthrow Vladimir Putin’s regime.

According to the translation shared on the site DefenderThe coalition notes: “You are trapped behind the iron curtain of the campaign. Your government is preventing you from participating in international debates because it is afraid of what you will find.”

Before calling on them to overthrow Vladimir Putin’s regime: “Putin has sacrificed the Russian people. The most peaceful way is for Russian citizens to rise up against Putin and seize power from him to resolve this conflict.”

Zhelensky accused Russia of seeking to create new “fake republics” in Ukraine

In a video posted on his social media early Sunday morning, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky called on the pro-Russian separatist republics from Donetsk to Lukansk in the east of the country not to repeat the experience.

“The occupiers in the Kerson region are trying to repeat the same tragic experience of ‘fake republics’. They are intimidating local leaders, pressuring MPs and looking for someone to bribe.”

Kherson city councilors on Saturday rejected such a move, Zelensky added.

Nearly 13,000 civilians were evacuated on Saturday

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky announced in a video conference Sunday that 12,729 civilians had been evacuated through humanitarian corridors on Saturday.

According to Prime Minister Irina Verreshchuk, only nine of the evacuation routes were operational.

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Targeted a Russian offensive base near the Polish border

On Sunday, Russian forces bombed a military base in the Lviv region (western Ukraine) near the Polish border and have so far been relatively safe from the conflict, local officials said.

“The occupiers launched an air strike on the International Peacekeeping and Security Center. According to initial reports, they fired eight missiles. Information on (potential) casualties is being collected,” the Lviv regional administration said in a statement.

Good morning everyone

Welcome to this Sunday, March 13 dedicated to the news of the conflict in Ukraine.

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