Putin unlikely to get desired China support, new Crimea strike, ROC asks to stay in Kyiv

22 March, 02:30 PM

Your slice of the top headlines in Ukraine. Daily. Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin in Moscow on March 20 and offered a more reserved vision of Russian-Chinese relations than Putin likely sought.

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The operation of Starlink satellite internet terminals in Ukraine is restricted not only in war zones and Russia-occupied territories, but also when traveling on land at speeds above 100 km/h or when used on water, the Economist reported on March 21, citing a source in the Ukrainian military.

The United States has decided to transfer 31 M1-A1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine – instead of the previously planned newer M1-A2 models, Pentagon spokesperson Gen. Pat Ryder said at a press conference on March 21.

A series of explosions that rocked the city of Dzhankoi, Crimea, a key railway hub, late on March 20 destroyed several Russian Kalibr cruise missiles being transported by rail, Ukrainian intelligence said on March 21.

Over 2022, Russian citizens registered more than 1,300 new business entities in Turkey, which is 670% more than in 2021, Bloomberg reported on March 21, citing data from the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey.

The next six months will be decisive in Russia’s war on Ukraine, a top NATO official said in an interview with German tabloid newspaper Bild on March 21.

Ukrainian fencers, as well as coaches and referees, will not participate in the same tournaments as Russians and Belarusians, the Ukrainian Fencing Federation (FFU) said after an urgent online meeting on March 20.

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) published an appeal to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, asking him to halt plans to evict UOC-MP from Kyiv Pechersk Lavra – Ukraine’s most important orthodox monastery.

U.S.-made Patriot air defense systems will be transferred to Ukraine sooner than previously planned, according to U.S. Department of Defense officials.

Kazakhstan has for the first time delivered oil across the Caspian Sea directly to Azerbaijan, bypassing Russia, KazTransOil reported on March 20.

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