Russian-Ukrainian war What happened in Ukraine last night? [20 marca 2022 r.]

Zelensky announces suspension of pro-Russian parties

The National Security Council of Ukraine took over The decision to suspend a number of political parties and structures linked to Russia – The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, announced on Saturday evening. Among the suspended parties is the second force in the Verkhovna Rada.

The list of suspended parties includes, among others: the Opposition Platform – For Life, the Shariah Party, Nashi, the Opposition Bloc, and the Left Opposition. In the last elections, the opposition Tribune – for Life party won 43 seats in the Verkhovna Rada and became the second most powerful party after the Servant of the People’s Party Volodymyr Zelensky.

– I want to remind all politicians of any camp: the time of war shows very well those who try to put their own ambitions, their party or their careers on the interests of the state, the interests of the people. Who hides somewhere behind but pretends to be the only one who cares about defence. Zelensky said that any actions by politicians aimed at secession or cooperation with Russia would fail.

The United States confirms the use of hypersonic weapons by the Russians

US administration officials have confirmed to CNN that Russia has used hypersonic weapons in Ukraine. The Russian Defense Ministry released this information on Saturday.

According to the Americans Using the hypersonic Kindżał system Perhaps it was intended to test it and send a signal to the West about Russia’s military capabilities.

The defeat of the Russians in the air

The British Ministry of Defense wrote in its latest edition that Russia has failed to control Ukrainian airspace and is relying heavily on weapons launched from a great distance from relatively safe Russian airspace to strike targets on Ukrainian soil.

Ukrainian aviation and air defense continue to successfully defend Ukrainian airspace, according to the British report.

The British Ministry of Defense said control of the air was one of Russia’s primary objectives in the early days of the conflict, and its continued inability to do so significantly hampered operational progress.

Turkish negotiator: Putin is not ready to talk to Zelensky

Putin is not ready to talk to Zelensky Ibrahim Kalin, an advisor to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said, quoting the Turkish newspaper, Hurriyet, on Saturday.

– Zelensky is ready to meet, but Putin believes that his position on the talks is not strong enough to start them – said Kalin. – I believe that this meeting will come to this meeting at some point, and that we will finally come to a peaceful compromise. Of course, we all want that to happen sooner rather than later (…). He added that we cannot afford another Cold War because it would be devastating and costly for all parties.

Turkey on Thursday proposed mediation to Russia and Ukraine to end the war. There was also a suggestion that Presidents Volodymyr Zelensky and Vladimir Putin meet in Ankara directly.

This is how Kyiv is preparing for the Russian attack. Defense is based on three lines

– Every day the Russians are not in the capital is another day of intense preparations – Reported by Marcin Wirwall, Onet correspondent in Kyiv. Soldiers and townspeople dig miles of trenches, weld metal hedgehogs, and produce Molotov cocktails. People prepare to defend the capital in local groups of friends.

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