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Defense Forces' strike on Sevastopol and Russian missile in Poland - Weekend brief

Defense Forces' strike on Sevastopol and Russian missile in Poland - Weekend brief Collage by RBC-Ukraine

Ukrainian defense forces strike at Russian occupiers' facilities in Sevastopol. Meanwhile, a Russian missile once again enters Poland.

Find more about what happened over the weekend on RBC-Ukraine.

Russia's war against Ukraine

News for March 23:

News for March 24:

Defeat of Russian Black Sea Fleet ships

On the night of March 24, explosions were heard in the occupied Crimea, particularly in Sevastopol. The network wrote about the alleged work of air defense and the occupiers blocked the Crimean Bridge. According to residents, a fire broke out in the Kozacha Bay in Sevastopol.

On Sunday afternoon, the Strategic Communications Directorate of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that the Defense Forces had struck at Russian occupiers' facilities in Sevastopol. Two Russian landing ships and a communications center were destroyed.

Thus, the Ukrainian military attacked the large landing ships Yamal and Azov. The Russian occupation forces' communications center and several infrastructure facilities of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in the temporarily occupied Sevastopol were also damaged.

Russian missile in Poland

During another attack on Ukraine, a Russian missile landed in Poland. The air force was alerted. Later, the Ministry of Defense stated that Poland would have shot down the Russian missile if it had flown deeper into the country.

Because of the missile's flight, Poland summons Russian ambassador.

In turn, the Polish command emphasized that the military knew that the Russian missile that flew over Lublin region would turn back to Ukraine.

Russian attack on Ukrainian energy system

After a large-scale shelling of Ukraine on March 22, during which the enemy mostly hit power facilities, the 750 kV Dniprovska line that feeds Zaporizhzhia NPP was de-energized. The plant was one step away from a blackout for several hours before it was restored, remaining on one power line.

The next day, on March 23, Zaporizhzhia NPP was on the verge of blackout again, for the second time. The occupiers damaged the line supplying the plant, but everything was restored. Speaking about the situation in the country's power system, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy admitted that the most difficult situation remains in Kharkiv.

On the night of March 24, the Russian occupiers once again attacked Ukraine with missiles and kamikaze drones. Air defense forces destroyed 18 missiles and 25 drones.

On Sunday, the city of Kryvyi Rih introduced schedules for emergency power outages. In addition, starting March 25 and until the end of the month, schedules of hourly blackouts will be introduced in Kharkiv and the region.

According to YASNO CEO Serhiy Kovalenko, DTEK has lost 50% of its electricity generation due to Russian shelling.

US House of Representatives reveals when Congress may vote on aid to Ukraine

The US Congress may vote on aid to Ukraine after the Easter holiday next month, says the chairman of the US House Foreign Affairs Committee, Michael McCaul.

The chairman of the US House Foreign Affairs Committee, Michael McCaul, said that Speaker Mike Johnson intends to put to a vote a bill that provides aid for Ukraine after Easter.

It should be noted that Easter in the United States this year is celebrated on March 31.

"His (Johnson's - ed.) commitment is to put it (bill with aid for Ukraine - ed.) on the floor after Easter. And we are working on this bill," McCaul said.

When asked by a journalist whether there was a chance that the bill would be passed as early as April 9, he said that he wanted the vote to take place "as soon as possible."

"The situation in Ukraine is dire. If we lose in Ukraine like Afghanistan and let Putin take over Ukraine, and Moldova, Georgia, it will make the United States weaker," McCaul added.

Ukraine and Denmark to start cooperation in Defence Tech

Ukraine and Denmark will expand bilateral cooperation in the field of defense technologies and the development of the UAV industry.

According to the agency, a meeting was held between representatives of Ukraine and Denmark.

During the meeting, three main issues were discussed:

  • development of the UAV industry within the Army of Drones program;
  • opportunities for cooperation with international partners in the field of Defense Tech;
  • current and long-term needs of Ukraine in the technology sector.

"We thank our partners for their visit and support! We hope to build a new track of work in the field of UAVs," the statement said.

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