The Russian-Ukrainian War: List of Key Events, Day 388
As the war between Russia and Ukraine enters its 388th day, we take a look at the major developments.
The status as of Saturday, March 18, 2023 is as follows.
International Criminal Court
- The International Criminal Court (ICC) War criminal arrest warrant issued Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed Moscow deported Ukrainian children to Russia. Russian authorities claim the deportations are a humanitarian campaign to protect orphans and children left behind in conflict zones.
- The ICC also issued a warrant to Russia’s Commissioner for Children’s Rights, Maria Libova Belova, for the illegal deportation of children from Ukraine.
- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said deportation constitutes a “state evil” policy and the ICC warrant provides “historic accountability” for crimes committed by Russia against Ukraine. rice field.
- ICC arrest warrant bond The court’s 123 member states want Putin to be arrested and transferred to The Hague for trial if he sets foot on their territory.
- president of china Xi Jinping goes to Russia Next week, I will make an official visit at the invitation of President Putin.
- U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley said in a conference call with their Ukrainian counterparts on Friday that they had “unwavering support” for Ukraine. talked about
- The United Nations said it was “doing everything possible” to ensure that the deal with Russia to allow exports of Ukrainian grain from Black Sea ports continues.
- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said its board had approved rule changes that would allow the IMF to approve new lending programs to countries facing “extremely high uncertainties”.
- Turkish parliament begins ratification Finland’s NATO membership, although postponed approving the Swedish bid to join the defense bloc. Her application for NATO membership by Finland and Sweden was prompted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday he welcomed Turkey’s decision and said he was confident Sweden would join soon.
- President of Moldova Maia Sandu Danger of War in Moldova What she said despite Russia’s efforts to destabilize her country while Russia was fighting in Ukraine. We thank the Ukrainian people for their courage and love of freedom,” she said.
- Ukrainian army in the eastern part of the country keep resisting The Russian assault on the now-destroyed city of Bakhmut in what has become Europe’s bloodiest infantry battle since World War II. Russian forces have occupied the eastern part of the city, but have so far besieged Bakhmut and failed to cut off Ukrainian supply lines.
- The Chief of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces said Russia carried out 19 airstrikes and 26 rocket attacks against Bakhmut on Friday. Russian forces also carried out four airstrikes against the front-line town of Avdiuka, south of Bakhmut, the military said.
- The US has resumed surveillance drone flights in the Black Sea region, days after Russian fighter jets intercepted US Reaper surveillance drones and engaged in actions Washington said brought down the unmanned aircraft.
- Prime Minister Eduard Hager said: Approved by Slovakia Deployed 11 decommissioned MiG-29 fighters to Ukraine. Slovakia is one of the countries that sent military aircraft to Kiev. Poland said it would do so