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Mar 20, 2022 07:27 pm

07:27 pm

More than 900 civilians killed in Ukraine as of Saturday - UN


06:58 pm

Protesters gather in occupied Ukrainian cities


06:45 pm

Ten million have fled their homes in Ukraine - UN


06:18 pm

Russia launches hypersonic missile for second day running


Russia said on Sunday it had used a hypersonic missile to target a fuel deport in Ukraine, the second consecutive day it has launched the cutting-edge weapon.


06:04 pm

Ex-UK PM arrives in Poland with Red Cross donations


After days on the road, former UK Prime Minster David Cameron has arrived in Poland to deliver donations to Ukrainian refugees.


He made the 1,000-mile trip with things like clothing, bedding, nappies and first-aid kits collected by Oxfordshire food project Chippy Larder.


05:37 pm

Pope urges leaders to end 'this repugnant war'


05:27 pm

Russian tank 'shells Ukraine care home'


A Russian tank fired at a care home in the eastern Ukrainian town of Kreminna, according to the head of the Luhansk military civil administration.


05:14 pm

Senior Russian navy officer killed, Ukraine claims


Ukraine says it has killed a senior Russian naval officer, the latest military leader killed in intense fighting in the first three weeks of the invasion.


04:55 pm

Russia's invasion is 'pretty demoralised, pretty stuck'


The Russian invasion of Ukraine is "pretty demoralised, pretty stuck and pretty stalled," the former UK head of Defence Intelligence says.


03:25 pm

Russia engaged in genocide against Ukraine, deputy prime minister says


Ukraine's deputy prime minister has accused Russia of committing acts of "genocide" during its invasion of her country.


Speaking on Sky's Sophy Ridge programme, Olha Stefanishyna said she "absolutely believes" that acts of genocide have been committed by the Russian regime, and said that President Vladimir Putin and leaders in the Kremlin "are war criminals".


03:02 pm

Russia launches second hypersonic missile strike - officials


Russian forces have conducted a second hypersonic missile strike against Ukrainian targets, Moscow's defense ministry has said.


Officials said the strike, using Russia's new Kinzhal missile system, destroyed a fuel storage site in the south of the country.


02:51 pm

Russian airborne unit fully destroyed, Ukraine claims


Ukrainian defense officials have claimed that Russia's Kostroma 331st Guards Airborne Regiment has been destroyed by its forces.


In an update posted to the Ukrainian General Staff's Facebook page, officials said that the regiment had been involved in engagements around the capital city of Kyiv and that just one member of the unit had survived an encounter with Ukrainian troops.


02:41 pm

Beginning of peace talks encouraging, UK minister says


The UK's finance minister has said that signs of peace talks between Russia and Ukraine are encouraging, but must be treated with some "scepticism".


02:30 pm

Russia says dozens of 'mercenaries' killed in missile strike


Russia's defence ministry says it has killed dozens of "mercenaries" in a missile strike on a training centre in western Ukraine, the state-run RIA news agency has reported.


Maj Gen Igor Konashenkov, a spokesperson for the ministry, said more than 100 Ukrainian troops and "foreign mercenaries" were killed when a "high-precision missile" hit a Ukrainian base near Ovruch in the Zhytomyr Oblast.


02:14 pm

One of Europe's biggest steelworks said to be destroyed


Following earlier reports of explosions at the iron and steelworks in Mariupol, known as the Azovstal factory, Ukrainian lawmakers now say it was "destroyed" by Russian shelling.


01:59 pm

UK: Russia shelling Ukrainian cities indiscriminately


The UK's ministry of defence has said Russian forces are shelling Ukrainian cities "indiscriminately" as their advance stalls in eastern regions.


01:51 pm

Mariupol residents being taken to Russia


City officials in embattled Mariupol on Saturday accused Russia of taking thousands of locals across the border against their will over the past week.


01:03 pm

Russia trying to bomb Ukraine 'into submission'


The BBC's Jonah Fisher in Lviv says that as Russia's military advance comes to a halt, Moscow may be moving into a new phase of the war where its forces try to bomb Ukraine "into submission".


Speaking from the western Ukrainian city, Fisher told BBC Breakfast that Russian forces have "effectively ground to a halt" in most parts of Ukraine.


12:51 pm

Don't sit on the fence, UK PM urges China


UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has strongly urged China to condemn Russia's invasion.


In an interview with the Sunday Times newspaper, Johnson said supporting Russia was akin to choosing the wrong side in World War Two, describing it as a battle between good and evil.


"As time goes on, and as the number of Russian atrocities mounts up, I think it becomes steadily more difficult and politically embarrassing for people either actively or passively to condone Putin's invasion," he told the paper.


12:26 pm

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has strongly urged China to condemn Russia's invasion.


In an interview with the Sunday Times newspaper, Johnson said supporting Russia was akin to choosing the wrong side in World War Two, describing it as a battle between good and evil.


"As time goes on, and as the number of Russian atrocities mounts up, I think it becomes steadily more difficult and politically embarrassing for people either actively or passively to condone Putin's invasion," he told the paper.


12:05 pm

Mariupol terror will go down in history - Zelensky


11:14 am

Ukraine military: Russia trying to rebuild and regroup


In its daily morning update, Ukraine's military says that rather than launching fresh offensives, Russian forces were largely focused on replenishing their losses and repairing damaged equipment throughout Saturday.


10:21 am

Air sirens signal new day in Ukraine


It is nearly 7am in Ukraine, and BBC correspondents in the western city of Lviv have reported hearing air sirens in the past hour - followed by the all clear signal.


09:59 am

Zelensky announces ban on 11 pro-Russian parties


08:41 am

1,500 Russian media outlets blocked in Ukraine: Reports


07:49 am

Pope meets with Ukrainian child refugees in hospital