Ukraine-Russia, news today in real time: news last hour 20 April

Ukraine-Russia war, in today’s latest news and news the new Moscow ultimatum to the Kiev troops in Mariupol, the return to direct communications between the Ukrainian nuclear authority and the Chernobyl power plant and the visit to Kiev by the president of the European Council , Charles Michel. Here is today’s news: 9.04 AM – “Ukrainian air defense units hit nine Russian troops air targets”. This was reported by the command of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. According to the report, it is a plane (probably a Su-34 fighter-bomber), a helicopter (Ka-52), five drones (OTR “Orlan-10”), a cruise missile, a drone (S-100). 9.00 am – The President of the European Council Charles Michel arrived by train in Kiev, “the heart of free and democratic Europe”. Michel announces it via social network.ORE 8.56 – There are “many civilians” refugees in the besieged site of the Azovstal steel plant: this is confirmed by the deputy mayor of Mariupol, Sergei Orlov, according to whom it is not possible that they can leave the area and for these people practically everything is missing.
8.43 am – “In light of the catastrophic humanitarian situation in Mariupol, it is in this direction that we are concentrating our commitment today. We have managed to agree in advance a humanitarian corridor for women, children and the elderly”. The Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister, Iryna Vereshchuk, reports via Telegram, as reported by the Guardian. The intent is the transfer in the direction of Zaporizhzhia via Berdyansk. “Due to the very difficult security situation, there may be changes,” she warned.
8.19 am – 205 children have been killed and 373 wounded since the beginning of the war according to the Ukrainian Attorney General which specifies that the highest number of victims is recorded in the Donetsk, Kiev and Kharkiv region. Bombing by the Russian military damaged 1,141 educational institutions, 99 of which were completely destroyed, the Attorney General’s office added.
08.04 – In a dramatic appeal, the commander of the Ukrainian forces in Mariupol fears that “probably” they are their “last days, if not hours”, and asks for “help” for the transfer to a third country. “The enemy is ten times more numerous than us – says Serhiy Volyna, commander of the 36th Ukrainian Navy Brigade in a video message posted on Facebook – We appeal to all world leaders to help us”. Volyna speaks of Russian advantage from artillery to ground forces, passing through vehicles and equipment while the Ukrainians defend only the Azovstal site.
7.35 am – A new ultimatum has arrived in the past few hours from the Russian Defense Ministry for the surrender of the Ukrainian fighters who resist in the besieged city of Mariupol, in the Azovstal steel plant. Russia, the Guardian reported giving news of a statement released in the early hours of today, says that “once again” will offer Ukraine the opportunity to “stop fighting and lay down their weapons” from 2pm today, Moscow time (13 in Italy).
7.33 am – New bombings have been reported in the past few hours in the city of Mykolaiv, in southern Ukraine. “Again explosions in Mykolayiv”, the mayor of the city, Oleksandr Syenkevych, denounced via Telegram in the early hours of today, who urged the inhabitants to take shelter.
7.15 am – The International Atomic Energy Agency (Aiea) has announced that it has been informed by the Ukrainian authorities of the restoration of “direct communications” between the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (Snriu) and the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, it has been “more than a month” since Kiev announced that it had lost contact with the site.