Ukraine, Armed Conflict / War, Level 5: Military invasion by the Russian army – Ukraine [Update 328]

Update 2022-04-20 (3): On Wednesday (20 April), efforts to evacuate civilians from Mariupol failed again, due to Russian shelling of the city. Also, according to Ukrainian officials, Mariupol could be taken by Russian troops within a very short period of time.

Update 2022-04-20 (2): According to Russian air forces, they bombed military targets in the Novovorontsovka and Kiselivka regions last night (local time). Dozens of Ukrainian soldiers were reportedly killed and military equipment destroyed. The Ukrainian government announces an evacuation corridor for civilians from Mariupol starting at 2 p.m. Wednesday (20 April, local time). 

Update 2022-04-20 (1): According to reports on early Wednesday morning (20 April, local time), explosions were again reported in the major city of Mykolaiv, and fire had broken out in several places. There was initially no information on damage or casualties. In the east, separatists reportedly captured the small town of Kreminna in the Luhansk region on Tuesday (19 April).