Russia struck again at Kharkov. The area where there is not a single military installation came under fire – only residential buildings and a boarding school for the hearing impaired Three hundred and eighty-fifth day of the war. Pictures

Every day since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Meduza editors have selected key snapshots taken the day before the war. These images contain scenes of cruelty, violence and death, but most of them are not placed under a special plate, with which editors usually hide these images. In this series of documents, we try to document the war as it is.

  • Ukraine will receive from Western allies 150 German Leopard 2 tanks, as well as 14 British Challenger 2 tanks and 31 American Abrams M1 tanks, informed US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. According to forecasts of military analysts, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will go on the offensive in the second half of spring.
  • Sergei Shoigu, Russian Minister of Defense spent telephone conversations with Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin – about a Russian plane with an American drone over the Black Sea on March 14. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation did not comment on the content of the conversation. Lloyd Austin said US drones will continue to fly “where international law permits”.
  • The Russian army in Ukraine burned the bodies of their dead to cover their losses. On this subject said The head guard of the Ukrainian search team Oleksiy Yukov. According to him, the volunteers repeatedly found burned bodies of Russian soldiers in the liberated territories.
  • Russian soldier Daniil Frolkin, who killed a Ukrainian civilian, can be imprisoned in Russia for six years for “false” about the army. The court could deliver a verdict on Thursday, March 16. In August 2022, Frolkin confessed “Important stories” in the murder of a resident of the village of Andreevka, Kyiv region, and named the names of the commanders who gave the order to shoot civilians. In Ukraine, Frolkina to accuse in violation of the laws and customs of war.

Battles for Bakhmut

Analysts at the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW) considerthat the Russian attack on Bakhmut is nearing its climax and that the Russian army needs more and more reserve forces. “Perhaps they will be able to do this, because the ISW has noticed parts of the Russian airborne regiments in Bakhmut and around, which seem almost uninvolved in hostilities,” says the ISW summary of the March 15.

Commander of Ukrainian Ground Forces General Oleksandr Syrsky declaredthat the Ukrainian Armed Forces still manage to hold back “the insane pressure of the enemy” and that “enemy tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, MLRS and ammunition depots take off in the air”.

“The Russians have a dynamic to reduce ammunition – they deliver shells from remote areas, the shells are of lower quality due to obsolescence, and the “delivery shoulder” is also longer. And we are constantly working to destroy their field artillery depots, said Sergey Cherevaty, Chairman of the Eastern Group of Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Russian side don’t comment the situation near Bakhmut.

At the same time, about three thousand civilians remain in the city, including 33 children, informed head of the Donetsk regional military administration Pavel Kirilenko. This is what Bakhmut looks like now – through the eyes of its inhabitants and the Ukrainian army, holding back the Russian offensive.

Bombardment of Kharkov

On March 15, Russian troops shelled Kharkov. How said Mayor of the city Igor Terekhov, there is not a single military or other strategically important installation in the area where the rocket hit. blow damaged a residential building and a boarding school building for the deaf – at the time of the bombing there were no quarters, but workers were there. No problem.

Fire after the strike on Konstantinovka

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