Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhya imposes 38-hour curfew after Russian shelling kills nine

Kyiv: The Zaporizhzhia Regional Council, Oleksandr Starukh, announced on Saturday that the curfew in Zaporizhzhia in southern Ukraine will begin at 1600 hrs local time on Saturday (7:30 p.m. IST on Saturday) and will begin at 0600 hrs local time on Monday (6:00 a.m. IST on Monday). at) will end. ,

“For your own safety, please do not go on roads or other public places during this period (except with specially issued passes and ID cards),” Starukh informed on social media.

The Zaporizhzhia Regional Council said, “The defense of the Zaporizhzhia region continues.”

Deputy mayor Anatoly Kurtiev said earlier in the day nine people were killed and 17 wounded in Russian shelling in the suburbs of the city of Zaporizhzhya.

According to a CNN report, Zaporizhzhya has been the destination of thousands of people who have fled the besieged city of Mariupol on Ukraine’s southern coast. Earlier this month, a nearby nuclear power station in Enerhodar was captured by Russian troops.

Also, Ukraine’s capital Kyiv imposed a 35-hour curfew on Tuesday evening.

Russia launched an invasion of Ukraine on 24 February when President Vladimir Putin declared a “special”

military operation”.

First published:March 19, 2022, 7:29 pm

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