News and information from Ukraine.

Shipments from Ukraine, provided by Forbes Ukraine editorial team.

As Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues and the war rages on, reliable sources of information are essential. Forbes Ukraine journalists will continue to gather information and provide updates on the situation. We will share them here as we go. Live coverage of The Forbes Ukraine website can be found here.

March 15, Tuesday, day 20. By Daryna Antoniuk

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More than three million people have fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion began on February 24according to the United Nations migration agency.

Ukraine “cannot enter NATO”, but needs “new formats of cooperation” according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

“For years we’ve heard of open doors, but we understand that we can’t get in,” Zelensky said March 15.

Fox News cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski was killed by Russian artillery in Horenka, outside Kyiv. He had been reporting from Ukraine since February. Zakrzewski’s colleague, Benjamin Hall, was injured and remains hospitalized in Ukraine.

The Ukrainian parliament supported the extension of martial law in Ukraine for a monthuntil April 25.

Ukraine has been hit by nearly 3,000 cyberattacks since mid-February, according to Ukrainian cybersecurity official Victor Zhora. Most of the attacks came from Russia. Their goal was to destroy government and financial services organizations, as well as internet service providers.

During the war in Ukraine, 42% of small businesses went out of business, 31% have temporarily suspended their work, and only 13% managed to continue working as of March 14, according to a survey by the European Business Association.

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The Russian army took doctors and patients hostage at the Mariupol intensive care hospital, according to Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk regional military administration. Patients said it was impossible to leave the hospital because of the heavy shelling; hostages are hiding in the basement.

Russia has killed more than 2,100 Mariupol residents as of March 13. The city is devastated by the attacks and civilian buildings are destroyed.

Russian troops fired two missiles at Dnipro airport, The fourth largest city in Ukraine in the east of the country. A missile destroyed a runway and seriously damaged infrastructure. It will take a long time to restore the airport, according to the head of the city council Valentyn Reznichenko.

Eighty people, including two children, were injured in a Russian army attack on Mykolaiv on March 14. On the same day, the Russian military launched 65 attacks on Kharkiv, which has come under heavy shelling over the past two weeks.

Russian attacks on kyiv from March 15:

  • A Russian shell hit a two-story private house in the Osokorky district of kyiv. No casualties were reported.
  • Another shell hit a 16-storey residential building in the Sviatoshynskyi district of kyiv. The building was badly damaged. Five people died, five were injured.[[[[
  • Russia also struck a residential building in the Podilskyi district, as well as the Lukyanivska metro station in kyiv.

Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, is Russia’s main target, Zelensky said in his latest video speech. “They hope that controlling kyiv will give them control of Ukraine. This is absolutely absurd – by any measure,” he said.

kyiv has extended the curfew due to the risk of potential escalation. It will last from 8 p.m. on March 15 until 7 a.m. on March 17.

Death toll from Russian missile strike on Rivne TV tower rises to 20. Nine were injured.

Christi C. Elwood