War in Ukraine: March 12 and 13

Here’s all you need to know about the last two days of Russia’s full-scale war in Ukraine. You can read about the main events of March 12 and 13 in our review.

Lviv tries to protect cultural monuments. Lviv, Ukraine. March 11, 2022.
Photo: Yana Sidach / Belsat

In Ukraine

According to Volodymyr Zelensky, some 1,300 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed since the Russian invasion. At the same time, Russia had lost more than 12,000 people as of March 12.

For the first time in Ukraine, a woman was posthumously awarded the title of Hero of Ukraine. The award went to sergeant Inna Derusova, who saved more than ten servicemen in Akhtyrka.

On March 12, Russian troops shelled a convoy of women and children as they attempted to evacuate from the village of Pobeda in the Kyiv region through the agreed “green” corridor. Seven people were killed, including a child.

Luhansk Region head Serhiy Gaidai said that Russian troops used phosphate ammunition in Popasna.

A passenger train came under the rubble during shelling in the Donetsk region. It was on its way to evacuate residents of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions who were in the zone of heavy fighting. One of the train conductors died.

Olga Bator set up a temporary shelter in her home for refugees from Ukraine, which can accommodate up to 120 people. March 8, 2022. Lublin, Poland.
Photo: YM / Belsat

The Mariupol City Council reported a new figure for the city’s dead residents. The shelling, bombing, and harsh humanitarian conditions in Mariupol have already killed 2,187 people.

The Kherson regional prosecutor’s office said it had opened criminal proceedings over Russian plans to hold an illegal referendum and establish a quasi-republic in its occupied territories.

The town of Skadovsk in the Kherson region has been completely liberated from Russian troops.

Russian troops attacked the airport in Ivano-Frankivsk. The airport was hit, and the infrastructure was completely destroyed.

On the morning of March 13, 30 Russian missiles hit the International Center for Peacekeeping and Security in the Yavoriv district, 50 kilometers from Lviv. The airstrike killed 35 people and injured 134.