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Ukraine. The most important events of the last hours

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756 days ago, Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine began. Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin has warned that Ukraine's survival is at risk today and America's security is at risk. He argued that the US cannot allow Russia's strategy of waiting the West out to succeed. We summarize what has happened in recent hours in and around Ukraine.

> Russia has used over 1,000 missiles and bombs as well as over 320 Shahed drones against Ukraine since the beginning of March alone, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, appealing to partners to supply air defense means.

> We hope that from April the Ukrainian army will have enough ammunition to repel Russian troops on the battlefield, said Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.

> A group of deputies of the Verkhovna Rada proposed on Tuesday that the Ukrainian Parliament should ask the European Commission and European Union member states to introduce a ban on the import of agricultural products from the Russian Federation and Belarus to the EU, Interfax – Ukraine reported.

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> Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin has warned that Ukraine's survival is at risk today and America's security is at risk. We don't have a day to lose, he said after the meeting of the Contact Group for the Defense of Ukraine at the Ramstein base in Germany. He argued that the US cannot allow Russia's strategy of waiting the West out to succeed.

Ukrainian soldiers near the front line in the Donetsk regionYAKIV LIASHENKO/PAP/EPA

> A resident of the Russian city of Krasnodar, Aleksandr Somryakov, previously sentenced to six years in prison for alleged “fake news” about the army, was deprived of his citizenship in February. This is the first such case in Russia since the beginning of the Kremlin's invasion of Ukraine, reported the opposition Russian media.

> The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) is pursuing a deputy of the State Duma of Russia, Yana Lantratova, and Inna Varlamova, the wife of Vladimir Putin's associate, Sergei Mironov, who took two minor children to Russia from the then occupied Kherson.

Main photo source: YAKIV LIASHENKO/PAP/EPA



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