March 21, 2022 | Daily briefing


200 inhabitants were evacuated from a house destroyed by the shelling in Sviatoshyno district, Kyiv.

Two houses were significantly damaged, and the blast wave shattered the windows in the surrounding houses. Moreover, two schools and two kindergartens were damaged. 


At 03:55 a.m, in Sumy city, the Russians shelled the territory of the PJSC Sumykhimprom chemical plant. One ammonia tank was damaged, informed in his Telegram channel Dmytro Zhyvytskyi, the Head of Sumy Regional Military Administration. As of 05:00 a.m, there has been an ammonia leak with a radius of about 2.5 km.

The inhabitants of Novoselytsia village are at risk of poisoning. Sumy isn’t at risk, informed the administration. According to preliminary information, one person was injured, namely an employee at an enterprise.


In the Luhansk region, Russian troops continue shelling Sieverodonetsk, Rubizhne, Popasna. For one day, 20 infrastructure objects have been damaged, among them 12 residential buildings. No casualties have been reported, as informed by the Telegram press office of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration. 


Russia blockades the Ukrainian coast and prevents delivery of vital supplies, informs in Twitter Ministry of Defense of United Kingdom. 

Russian troops are reportedly advancing from Crimea, and they are still attempting to circumvent Mykolaiv, intending to move west to Odesa. These forces have made little progress over the past week.


March 20, 2022, the explosion was heard in the Podil district late in the evening. Afterward, it was informed that the cars at the parking lot and the 3-4 floors of the mall broke out in a fire. Eight people died.


Shelling in the Podil district in Kyiv, which has devastated a shopping mall, also wrecked the premises of two schools and two kindergartens, Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko said.

Photo: Retroville Shopping Center, Podil District, Kyiv


The occupants paint over their ships’ names and pennant numbers, reported in the State Border Service. This is preparation for provocations against civilian ships with the intention to accuse Ukrainian warships subsequently.

They blocked Ukrainian ports under the pretext of a fake counter-terrorism operation. 4 civilian ships were shelled. One of the hit tankers poses an immense ecological threat.


According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, on March 19, the Russian occupants illegally removed to the territory of Russia 2,389 children who were in the temporarily occupied areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

We call on the international community to immediately respond to the illegal removal of children, to increase pressure on Russia to force it to stop the barbaric war against the Ukrainian people,” the Foreign Ministry said.


The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine reports that if the current situation continues, soon the radiation situation in the Exclusion Zone and beyond, including Ukraine and other countries, may deteriorate significantly.


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the occupants have shelled 135 hospitals; 9 have been razed to the ground, according to Health Minister Viktor Liashko. According to his data, 43 emergency medical vehicles were shelled, 6 medical workers were killed, 16 were seriously wounded.



Evacuation buses with children traveling from Mariupol to a safe place were shelled. According to the head of the Zaporizhia Regional Administration, four children were hospitalized, Oleksandr Starukh.


On March 21, the Russian occupiers abducted three Israeli citizens in Melitopol: Tetiana Kumok and her parents, Vira and Mykhaylo Kumok.

This was reported by the Minister of the Ministry of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine, Iryna Vereshchuk.