21 killed and 25 injured as Russian shelling hits Ukraine


The war between Ukraine and Russia has been going on for 22 days. Russian attacks on different cities of Ukraine are still continuing on the 22nd day as well. On Thursday, 18 March, at least 21 people were killed and 25 injured in the Russian army shelling in a town in eastern Ukraine.

According to the sources, an artillery fire broke out at a school and a cultural centre in the city of Merefa outside Kharkiv city early Thursday. The condition of 10 of the injured is very critical. A photo accompanying prosecutors’ statements showed several floors that were destroyed in the middle, and windows were blown away.


Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kharkiv, has been the target of intense Russian airstrikes in recent weeks and has been severely damaged.

Meanwhile, Britain’s Defense Ministry said on Thursday that Russian forces in the Ukraine war have made minimal progress on land, sea and air in recent days and are suffering heavy losses in the eastern European country.

In its latest intelligence-defence update released on social media, the ministry said that Russian forces’ progress on almost every front in the eastern European country has largely stalled due to strong resistance of Ukrainian troops.

The update said, “Russian forces in the Ukraine war have made minimal progress on the land, sea and air fronts in recent days and are suffering heavy losses there. Ukraine’s resistance remains firm and coordinated. Most of Ukraine, including all major cities, is under Ukrainian control.”

Meanwhile, the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine tweeted and told how much damage it has caused to Russia.

According to the tweet, Ukraine said that it had killed 14,000 Russian soldiers. While 86 aircraft, 108 helicopters and 444 tanks have been destroyed.


Ukraine has claimed to have destroyed 43 anti-aircraft warfare systems, three ships, 864 vehicles, 201 artillery pieces, 1455 armoured vehicles and ten special equipment.

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