Embassy of Ukraine in the USA
March 14, 7.00 pm EST
Ukrainian city of Izyum, which before had only 46,000 inhabitants, is now almost wiped out, the infrastructure destroyed.
Russians are aiming at agricultural machinery and undermining food security in Ukraine and the world.
Vehicles with humanitarian aid for Mariupol were blocked in Berdyansk. However, about 150 civilian cars were able to use the same route to escape Mariupol.
The International Court of Justice will deliver its Order on the Request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by Ukraine in the case concerning Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation).
Tomorrow, March 15, the Ministry of Finance will hold another auction of military bonds.
General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Russian troops continue offensive operation against Ukraine.
Receiving repulse and incurring losses, Russian forces are forced to turn to defense and surrender to Ukrainian defenders.
In most areas, when trying to move forward, the enemy faces resistance from the Armed Forces of Ukraine and civil resistance from the local population.
The enemy continues to launch missile and bomb strikes by aircraft, destroying military and civilian infrastructure in Ukraine. Uses high-ammunition and indiscriminate munitions in residential areas of large cities, defiantly ignoring the rules of international humanitarian law.
Given the current situation, the invaders have strengthened the protection of the Ukrainian-Belarusian border by units of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus.
The occupiers are trying to seize settlements near the city of Izyum.
The Defense Forces of Ukraine continue to conduct a defense operation within the Southern, Eastern and Northern Operational Zones.
The nineteenth day of the heroic opposition of the Ukrainian people to the Russian military invasion continues.
The enemy continues the offensive operation against our State.
The enemy continues to use aircraft to support ground forces and destroy military and civilian infrastructure in Ukraine.
The formation of additional occupation units to conduct hostilities on the territory of Ukraine continues. According to available information, the enemy plans to strengthen the grouping of troops of the RF Armed Forces in the Kharkov direction.
The occupying forces continue to launch missile and bomb strikes, shell artillery, and tanks of civilian infrastructure and settlements.
In the Volyn direction, there is a high probability of provocations at Belarusian facilities in order to involve the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus in the conflict.
In the Polissya direction, the occupying forces are fighting in the areas of the settlements of Poliske, Kropyvnya, Zakharivka, Oliva, Sloboda, Kukharska, Zhovtneve, Ozershchyna, Lypivka, Kopyliv, Motyzhyn, Buzova, Horenychi, Bucha, and Demydiv.
In the northern direction, the enemy is fighting in the areas of the settlements of Lyubech, Slavutych, Kovryta, Zolotynka, Mena, Branytsia, Kalita, Bogdanovka, Lukash, Romny, Nedrigailiv. Do not carry out active offensive actions. Carries out a regrouping of troops, improves the logistics system in order to prepare and resume the offensive in the direction of Brovary.
In the Slobozhansky direction, the enemy does not stop trying to surround Sumy and conducts hostilities in the areas of Svatove, Izyum, Hrushevakha, Petrovske, Husarivka, Balakliya, Liman, Malinovka, Kochetok, Bezruky, Oleksandrivka, Velyka Pisarivka, Tarashivka, Nesarivka, Oleshnya. Talalaivka. In order to strengthen terrorist groups in the areas of Sumy, Okhtyrka, Kharkiv, and Izyum, regroups troops and consolidate on the captured borders. At the same time, there are problems with the supply of ammunition to the firing positions.
In order to replenish units of the 6 Army, conscripts are urged to move to contract service.
In the Donetsk and Tavriya directions, the occupiers are fighting with certain forces in the areas of the settlements of Borova, Ternove, Novokrasnyanka, Luhanske, Horlivka, Panteleimonivka, Mykilske, Huliaipole, Orikhiv, and Kamyanske.
In the Avdiivka direction in the area of Kamyanka, during the reconnaissance battle, the occupiers suffered significant losses and were forced to withdraw.
In the Volnovakha direction, the enemy does not stop trying to breakthrough in the direction of Vugledar.
In the Mariupol direction, the enemy is trying to capture Mariupol. Ukrainian soldiers successfully repulsed the attacks of the invaders. The total losses of the enemy were about 150 people, 2 tanks, 7 infantry fighting vehicles, and one armored personnel carrier. After the losses, the occupiers stopped the offensive and retreated.
Artillery and aircraft inflicted fire damage on the accumulation of military equipment and enemy convoys on the advance routes. According to available information, 12 units of motor vehicles were destroyed as a result of the artillery fire.
The battalion also suffered tactical groups from the 336th Separate Marine Brigade and the 11th Separate Assault Brigade.
In the South Bug direction, the enemy is trying to gain a foothold in the areas of Tomina Balka, Nadezhdivka, Kiselivka, Pervomaisk, Mykhailo-Larine, Ulyanovsk, Pisky, Dobre, Snihurivka, Arkhangelske, Zagradivka, Osokorovka, Berislav, Kakhovka.
No signs of preparation for a naval landing operation were found in the Black Sea and Azov operational zones.
Commissioner for Human Rights in Ukraine
On killings of women and childresn in Ukrane
As of 10 a.m. on March 14, 2022, according to the Unified Register of Pre-Trial Investigations, as well as other sources that need confirmation, 90 children have died and about 100 children have been injured since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began.
It is not possible to establish the actual number of dead and wounded children due to the fact that the occupying forces are actively fighting in Ukrainian cities. Many children who cannot receive emergency medical care remain trapped.
It became known about the burial of Met Irina, born in 1980, and her son Met Ivan, born on December 4, 2009, in the yard of a residential building in Irpin who died during the shelling of the city by the occupiers.
One of the pregnant women who suffered an air strike on a maternity hospital in Mariupol on March 9, 2022, died today together with an unborn child.
The shelling of the civilian population of the Izium district of the Kharkiv region continues again. Cars were shot at by the aggressors at a checkpoint, killing a woman with a child and a family with a 3-year-old child.
A 15-year-old girl died in the town of Dergachi, Kharkiv Oblast, after night shelling.
After each air raid and shelling, the enemy leaves ruins in the months of ordinary houses, schools, hospitals, kindergartens:
• Inclusive school №256 was damaged as a result of the morning shelling in Obolon, Kyiv. At that time, there were 13 people in the school's bomb shelter;
• the shell damaged the Chernihiv City Hospital;
• In the village of Vysokopillya, Kherson Oblast, russian troops fired from rocket-propelled grenade launchers at a preschool.
Such actions by the armed forces of the Russian Federation continue to violate the fundamental rights of children - the right to life and health, guaranteed to every child in the world by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
I call on the international community and international human rights organizations to take all possible measures to end the military attack on the Russian Federation.
On attacks on Ukrainian cities
Russian troops are shelling the city of Avdiivka with prohibited weapons and threatening an ecological catastrophe.
The shelling of Avdiivka has been going on in Donetsk region since last night. The russians are firing from Point-U tactical missile systems and multiple rocket launchers.
The use of weapons of mass destruction - point-U complexes is prohibited by international treaties and additional protocols to the 1949 Geneva Conventions.
The occupiers released one package of “Hail” installations at the Avdiivka Coke Plant, which destroyed several production shops and a pipeline. Damage to the plant's production will lead to an ecological catastrophe in the region due to emissions of harmful elements and carcinogens into the air and wastewater, and soil pollution.
Information on civilian casualties is currently being clarified.
Russians are shoot civilians in the city of Izyum Kharkiv Region.
On the way out of the city, the militants covered a private minibus with artillery fire. The fate of the passengers is unknown.
Fighting for this settlement is underway. The enemy is constantly firing at it with aircraft and artillery day and night. There are no possibilities for the delivery of humanitarian aid or evacuation.
A city without light, water and heat. Residents do not leave the basements. The number of civilian casualties cannot be determined.
The town, which before the war had only 46,000 inhabitants, is now almost wiped out, the infrastructure destroyed.
According to Article 8 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, signed by both Ukraine and the Russian Federation, war crimes include intentional assault when it is known that it will cause accidental widespread, long-term and serious damage to the environment incomparable to expected military superiority.
I call on NATO to close the skies over Ukraine! The enemy is destroying our cities!
Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine
Russians are aiming at agricultural machinery and undermining food security in Ukraine and the world.
The occupiers are deliberately destroying agricultural machinery in Ukraine. Systematic cases of such actions have been recorded in Brovary district (Kyiv oblast), Melitopol district (Zaporizhzhia oblast), Pryluky, Nizhyn, Novgorod-Siversky districts (Chernihiv oblast), and in some territories of the Kherson and Kharkiv oblasts.
Agricultural machinery is also requisitioned in masse by invaders for engineering work, construction of fortifications, and usage as trucks for armored vehicles. The local population in the occupied settlements is forcibly involved in these works.
From the latest reports: on March 13th at night in the territories of Chupakhivka and Olenynske of Okhtyrka district (Sumy region), a targeted air-bomb attack was carried out on the places of storage of agricultural machinery. As a result of the strike, all equipment, more than 30 units, was destroyed.
Such actions of the enemy indicate the following:
The enemy is deliberately crushing agricultural machinery. This will jeopardize the sowing campaign in the spring, leading to a humanitarian crisis in some regions of Ukraine.
Food security is threatened not only inside the country. Ukraine is one of the leading suppliers of many types of crops to the markets of Europe and China.
Russians continue to strike civilian objects. This grossly violates the fundamental principles of international humanitarian law.
Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine and Minister for Reintegration of Temporary Occupied Territories
Humanitarian corridors result for 14th of March:
Out of 10 corridors only 7 functioned.
Number of people rescued:
Kyiv Region – 2028: Hostomel – 400, Nemishayivka-vorzel’ – 620, Dmytrivka – 100, Peremoha – 700,
Luhanksa oblast’ – 1780: Severodonetsk – 600, Popasla – 210, Hirske – 76, Rubizhne – 480, Krimynna – 82, Lysychansk – 340.
Thanks to the humanitarian Ukrainians were able to save approximately 4000 people.
Vehicles with humanitarian aid for Mariupol were blocked in Berdyansk. However, about 150 civilian cars were able to use the same route to escape Mariupol. This shows that the humanitarian convoy is being blocked for no apparent reason.
Occupants broke the ceasefire agreement around humanitarian corridors in the Brovary region in Kyiv region and in Luhansk region.
Today, Ukrainian authorities are putting maximum effort to rescue the people who got captured by Russian military. Ivan Fedorov, mayor of Melitopol’, is held captive. Current whereabouts of Evhenii Matveyev, major of Dniprorudnitsk, who was kidnapped on March 13th are unknown. Oleksiy Danchenko is held captive in Hostomel. Yesterday, Russians conducted a search of the house of the head of Melitopol city council, seized documents and electronic devices, and then kidnapped the man himself.
“All these actions indicate that Russia behaves as a terrorist state. I urge the international community to treat Russia as a terrorist state.” – underscored the Deputy Prime Minister.
International Court of Justice
On Wednesday 16 March 2022, the International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, will deliver its Order on the Request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by Ukraine in the case concerning Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation).
A public sitting will take place at 4 p.m. at the Peace Palace in The Hague, during which the President of the Court, Judge Joan E. Donoghue, will read out the Court’s Order.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
OPERATIONAL SITUATION ON THE DIPLOMATIC FRONT
Dmytro Kuleba: “The anti-Putin coalition continues to deplete the resources of the aggressor state. In the eighteen days of the Russian army's armed invasion of Ukraine, the world community has already imposed 3,612 restrictive measures against Russia. Together with the restrictions imposed since 2014, the total number of sanctions against Russia is now 6,366. Thus, Russia has become the most sanctioned state globally, surpassing Iran and North Korea.
This week, the EU will launch other devastating sanctions strike on Russia's economy. We are also actively working to close all avenues of circumvention.
Support of the world:
The Heads of Government of Ukraine, the Republic of Poland and the Republic of Lithuania adopted a joint declaration condemning the unprecedented, brutal, unprovoked military invasion of Russia. The parties called on the international community to continue increasing pressure on Russia by strengthening a strict, consistent, and long-term sanctions policy;
Estonian Parliament approved an appeal to the parliaments of the EU and NATO member states, as well as other countries, to strengthen the sanctions regime against Russia and Belarus and close the skies over Ukraine;
Isolation of the Russian Federation:
Japanese company Ricoh, which specializes in the production of printers and cameras, announced the suspension of supplies to Russia;
Japanese authorities order cryptocurrencies not to process transactions related to cryptocurrencies that are subject to sanctions on the freezing of assets of Russia and Belarus;
World's largest tire manufacturer Bridgestone suspends production in Russia, as well as investments and supplies to the aggressor country;
ASUS joins the digital blockade and leaves the Russian market;
Deputinization of the world:
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic expels three Russian diplomats. They must leave the country within 72 hours;
Secretary of State for Transport of the United Kingdom, Grant Shapps, says he is ready to host Ukrainians who have been forced to flee Russia's armed aggression;
A charity exhibition of original works by Canadian artists "Artists Stand with Ukraine" has opened at the Gallery of the Canadian-Ukrainian Art Foundation to raise funds to help the Ukrainian people and army;
Minister in charge of Housing of France, Emmanuelle Wargon, announced that the French, who want to accept Ukrainian refugees, reported the availability of 30,000 housing units through the platform "I am committed to Ukraine": 11,000 places - offered by local authorities, public or private, and 20,000 seats - by individuals;
the UK will supply 500 portable power generators to power 20,000 buildings.
Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine
An investigation has been launched because of another shelling of the city of Chernihiv.
Under the procedural guidance of the Chernihiv Regional Prosecutor's Office, a pre-trial investigation has been launched into violations of the laws and customs of war combined with premeditated murder.
According to the investigation, on March 14, 2022, the occupiers again fired on residential buildings and infrastructure of the city of Chernihiv. According to preliminary information, 10 people died because of the shelling.
Heavy artillery of the Russian Armed Forces damaged the building of the National Polytechnic University of Chernihiv, the Privokzalny market, the wholesale and retail market, several residential buildings, the Chernihivvodokanal pumping station, the administrative building of Chernihivgaz and 4 vehicles.
Prosecutors continue to take all possible and appropriate measures to document war crimes committed by the Russian Federation.