Post: Special operations, March 19: Putin arrives in Mariupol

President Putin made a study trip to Mariupol and visited the command center in Rostov

MOSCOW, March 19 – RIA Novosti. Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the command post of the operation in Rostov-on-Don, and also made a study trip to Mariupol.

According to the presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov, a trip to the command post in the Rostov region was not planned, Putin attended one of the sessions of the reports. According to him, the president’s trip to Rostov-on-Don was not prepared in advance to check the operation of the point in the usual mode.

The presidential press secretary added that Putin and the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov had a long discussion there about the progress of the special operations.

On his trip to Mariupol, he was accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin. It was about the construction of micro-regions, social and educational facilities, medical facilities.

Operation progress

The Russian Ministry of Defense reported that Ukrainian troops lost more than 80 people and 13 pieces of equipment, including up to 20 soldiers in the Kherson direction and two Gvozdika howitzers and an American counter-battery radar AN / TPQ-36 in the Donetsk direction.

Also, according to the agency, the Russian army attacked the positions of the Ukrainian forces in the Yuzhno-Donetsk and Zaporozhye directions, Ukraine lost more than 50 people and 4 units of equipment, as well as about 140 soldiers in the Kupyansk and Krasnoliman directions.

Map of the special operations of the Russian Armed Forces in Ukraine as of March 19, 2023

The Russian military said that the Russian armed forces blocked two attempts by the Ukrainian troops to conduct reconnaissance and transfer their reserves to the Kupyansk direction.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, in an interview with Moscow Kremlin Putin program correspondent Pavel Zarubin in Rossiya 1, said that Russia did not actually use hypersonic weapons during the operation in Ukraine, but there are other modern systems. not in 2014.

Settlement

Ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Russia, Volodymyr Zelensky’s office criticized China’s settlement plan in Ukraine.

As Mikhail Podolyak, adviser to the head of the Presidential office of Ukraine, said, the Chinese document formulated very general principles, this is not a well-thought-out logistical proposal, there is no balanced logic. According to him, especially the issues regarding the inviolability of sovereignty and territorial integrity contradict the necessity of a ceasefire.

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