Slovakia makes first transfer of fighter jets, Zelenskyy visits Kharkiv, interview with Nikopol Mayor

24 March, 02:14 PM

Your slice of the top headlines in Ukraine. Daily. March 24, 2023

Slovakia has handed over its first four MiG-29 fighters to Ukraine, Slovakia’s Minister of Defense Jaroslav Nagy confirmed on March 23.

Iceland's parliament has unanimously recognized the Holodomor, Joseph Stalin’s man-made Great Famine of 1932-1933, as genocide against the Ukrainian people, Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Thórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörd Gylfadóttir tweeted on March 23.

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As many as 82% of Ukrainians support Ukraine's accession to NATO if a referendum were held today, according to a poll conducted by Center for Insights in Survey Research (CISR) for the International Republican Institute (IRI) published on March 22.

The World Bank has increased its estimate of how much Ukraine will need for its recovery and reconstruction to at least $411 billion, based on damages inflicted during the first year of Russia’s large-scale invasion, the Bloomberg news agency reported on March 22.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited Kharkiv – just 40 kilometers from the Russian border – with several photos from the trip posted on the president’s Telegram channel on March 22.

Plans for a phone conversation between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Chinese leader Xi Jinping are still in the works, Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak told Ukrainian TV broadcasters on March 23.

The Swedish parliament has supported the government's proposal to extend $630 million in security assistance to Ukraine, including tanks, Archer artillery systems, Hawk anti-aircraft missile systems, and ammunition, according to a message on the parliament’s website posted on March 23.

NV presents an exclusive interview with the mayor of the frontline city of Nikopol in Zaporizhzhia Oblast.

Ukraine’s National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP) has declared Raiffeisen Bank International an international sponsor of war – over its continued operations in Russia, the agency reported on March 23.

Russia caused another $6 billion damage to Ukraine’s infrastructure in February 2023, bringing the total amount of damage since the full-scale invasion began to $143.8 billion, said the Kyiv School of Economics’ annual ‘Russia Will Pay’ report.

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