Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, announces new 35-hour curfew : The Tribune India

Lvov, March 26

Authorities in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, have announced a new 35-hour curfew in the city.

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said the curfew would extend from 8 p.m. local time Saturday to 7 a.m. Monday, with local residents only allowed to leave their homes to go to a bomb shelter. bombs.

Klitschko said shops, pharmacies, gas stations and public transport will not operate during the curfew.

Turkey’s Defense Ministry said a “mine-like” object had been “neutralized” at the northern entrance to the Bosphorus Strait.

Saturday’s sighting of a possible naval mine followed warnings that mines laid at entrances to Ukrainian ports could break loose in bad weather and cross the Black Sea.

Broadcaster NTV showed footage of an object floating in the waves off Istanbul’s Sariyer district on Europe’s Bosphorus coast. A Coast Guard vessel was stationed nearby.

A Ministry of Defense statement said divers had been dispatched to deal with the object. According to the Demiroren news agency, he was noticed by fishermen.

On March 18, Turkey advised ships to remain “vigilant” and report any possible mines that may have drifted from Ukrainian ports.

Last year, some 38,500 ships crossed the Bosphorus, which connects the Black Sea and the Mediterranean. Shortly after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Ankara closed the strait to military vessels.

The British Ministry of Defense said Russia continued to besiege a number of major Ukrainian cities, including Kharkiv, Chernihiv and Mariupol.

A daily update indicates that Russian forces are proving reluctant to engage in large-scale urban infantry operations, preferring instead to rely on the indiscriminate use of aerial bombardment and artillery in an attempt to demoralize the defending forces.

The assessment indicates that Russia is likely to continue to use its heavy firepower on urban areas as it seeks to limit its own already considerable casualties, at the cost of further civilian casualties. PA

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Christi C. Elwood