On Monday night, Russia announced a ceasefire in regions of Ukraine, effective from Tuesday at 07:00 GMT, to allow the evacuation of civilians through humanitarian corridors.
The cell of the Russian Defense Ministry in charge of humanitarian operations in Ukraine said in a statement carried by Russian news agencies that “the Russian Federation announces a ceasefire as of 10:00 Moscow time on March 8” with the aim of evacuating civilians from Kyiv, as well as from the cities of Sumy, Kharkiv and Chernigov. And Mariupol.
The governor of the Mykolaiv region in southern Ukraine, Vitaly Kim, confirmed on Monday night that 8 Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 19 others wounded after a Russian missile fell on their barracks in the city while they were sleeping, quoting Reuters.
Earlier, the Ukrainian government said that a Russian strike targeted the port of Olivia on the Black Sea, while the correspondent of Al-Arabiya in Ukraine monitored the movements of Russian tanks in Irbin, in the vicinity of Kyiv, apparently in preparation for a possible storming of the capital in the coming hours, while the Russian forces destroyed bridges. that connects Kyiv with its surroundings.
In this context, the Human Rights Office announced the registration of 406 civilian deaths in Ukraine and more than 800 injured.
This comes as the Russian Defense Ministry said that the special military operation has so far resulted in the destruction of 3,296 military facilities, noting that Ukrainian nationalists are using civilians as human shields in the city of Mariupol.
The Ministry of Defense added in a statement today, Monday, on the progress of the special operation in Ukraine, that the nationalist extremists used about 150 civilians on Sunday as human shields in the city of Mariupol, and opened fire on the forces of the Donetsk People’s Republic from behind them.
The ministry also announced that the air defenses had managed to shoot down 3 Su-27s in the Poltava region, a Su-25 in the Gostomel region, and two Mi-24 helicopters in the Makarov region, in addition to 8 unmanned aerial vehicles. A pilot of the Ukrainian forces.
In addition, the ministry said that the forces of the Lugansk People’s Republic advanced 6 km and took control of 7 residential areas.
Movements of Russian tanks in the vicinity of Kyiv
The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces said that Russian forces are preparing to storm Kyiv.
According to the German news agency, a bulletin issued in the early hours of Monday morning by the Ukrainian General Staff said that the Russian forces aim to fully control the cities of Erbin and Bucha on the outskirts of Kyiv.
The bulletin said that Russian forces were also “attempting to reach the eastern outskirts of Kiev through the Provarsky and Boryspil regions”.
“A fairly large number of Russian military equipment and troops are stationed near Kyiv,” the online newspaper “Ukrainska Pravda” quoted Interior Ministry adviser Vadim Denisenko as telling Ukrainian television.
“We understand that the Kyiv battle is a major battle that we will fight in the coming days,” he added.
The Russian Defense Ministry said the Russian military would cease fire and open safe corridors for humanitarian purposes in several Ukrainian cities, including the capital, Kyiv, at 1000 Moscow time (0700 GMT) on Monday.
She added that the opening of corridors from the cities of Kharkiv, Mariupol and Sumy comes at the personal request of French President Emmanuel Macron and given the current situation in those cities. According to maps published by the Russian Information Agency, the corridor from Kyiv will lead to Belarus, and civilians from Kharkiv will only have a corridor to Russia. The corridors will lead from Mariupol and Sumy to other Ukrainian cities and to Russia.
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