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- Vladimir Putin traveled to Mariupol to challenge an international arrest warrant issued against him by the International Criminal Court on Friday, March 17., Russian media, including TASS, reported on Sunday. He would have traveled by helicopter from Crimea, where he made a surprise visit to mark the ninth anniversary of Russia’s occupation of the Ukrainian territory. The port of Mariupol, located on the Sea of Azov in southeastern Ukraine, has been occupied by Russian forces since May 2022.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the UN announced on Saturday the extension of the Ukrainian grain agreement. According to Kiev, this is an extension of one hundred and twenty days, but Moscow says it accepted only sixty days.
- Russian attacks with “cluster munitions” killed two civilians and wounded ten, Pavlo Kyrilenko, governor of the Donetsk region, said Saturday afternoon in Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine. “More than a hundred countries have banned the use of cluster bombs, but Russia continues to use these weapons, which release many small bombs and indiscriminately injure civilians.”Mr. Reprimanded Kyrilenko.
- French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna reaffirmed in an interview on Sunday Sunday newspaper, That“No[vait] No Ban » Regarding the delivery of fighter jets to Ukraine. The French diplomatic chief was interviewed the day after announcing the delivery of thirteen Mig-29 fighter jets to Slovakia and four to Poland.
- One result was the International Criminal Court (ICC) issuing an arrest warrant against Vladimir Putin for war crimes in Ukraine. “very very important”The French foreign minister also assessed. “Now that no link in the chain can think they will escape justice, that should make many people thinkShe continues. So this is a decision that can change the course of events. »
- Demonstrations in front of countries’ embassies in Moscow “Unfriendly”. Pro-Kremlin activists protested outside the embassies of 20 countries considered by Russia on Saturday “unfriendly”In honor of the ninth anniversary of the annexation of Crimea.
- According to the British Ministry of Defence, the Kremlin wants to expand conscription. According to British Ministry of Defense Daily Bulletin, Russia is likely to expand conscription to increase its military strength. The text of the law aims to change the age of conscription from 21 to 30, which is today 18 to 27.
- Sixteen Russian drones struck eastern Ukraine overnight from Friday to SaturdayUkrainian Air Force personnel said in an early morning telegram that eleven of the planes had been shot down. “In Central, Western and Eastern Regions”.
- Russian rockets hit a residential area in Zaporizhia, causing no casualties, According to city council member Anatoly Gurdeev.
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