Russia's military invasion of Ukraine continues.

Russian and Ukrainian troops continue to fight in various parts of Ukraine, and many civilians are evacuating abroad.

We will keep you updated on the movements on the 20th (Japan time) regarding the situation in Ukraine, such as the situation of the battle and the diplomacy of the countries concerned.

(There is a time difference of 6 hours between Japan and Ukraine and Moscow in Russia)

Turkish President Erdogan “No NATO accession between two Scandinavian countries”

On the 19th, the Turkish presidential office released a video of what President Erdogan said at a rally with young people in the capital Ankara.

Among them, President Erdogan, who has shown a negative position on the movement of Finland and Sweden to join NATO = North Atlantic Treaty Organization, responded to the question from the participants, saying, "The NATO membership of these two countries is no. That's it, "he said, clarifying his intention to oppose it.

"Turkey continues to have balanced diplomacy. We will continue to be involved with Putin and Zelensky. We will work together to stabilize the region," Erdogan said of the situation in Ukraine.

The opposition to Finland and Sweden's accession to NATO seems to be due to the speculation that it is not a good idea to stimulate Russia, even from the standpoint of acting as an intermediary for ceasefire negotiations.

At least 3811 Ukrainian citizens died, 255 of whom are children of the United Nations

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has announced that at least 3811 civilians have died in Ukraine between February 24 and this month 18 as Russia's military invasion has begun.

Of these, 255 are children.

By region

, 2099 deaths have been confirmed in Donetsk and Luhansk

Oblasts in the east, and 1712 deaths have been confirmed in other regions such as Kieu and Kharkiv Oblasts in the east.

The number of injured citizens is estimated to be 4,278.

However, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has indicated that the actual number of casualties will greatly exceed this, saying that casualties in eastern Mariupol and other areas have not yet been confirmed.

President Zelensky calls for unity in national costume

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky released a new video on the 19th.

On the day of the local folk costume with traditional Ukrainian embroidery, he himself wore a folk costume and said, "I pray for your health. May you be strong, unbreakable, brave and free. Congratulations to Ukraine, "as Russia continued its military invasion, calling on the people to unite.

Ukrainian prosecutor's office Child deaths at least 231 (as of 19th)

Regarding the number of children killed and injured in the Russian military invasion, Ukrainian prosecutors have announced that at least 231 people were killed and 427 were injured as of 19th.

The highest number of children killed or injured is

▽ eastern Donetsk Oblast with 144, followed by

▽ capital city of Kieu with 116

▽ eastern Kharkiv with 100

▽ northern Chernihiv with 68.

In addition, there were 1828 educational facilities such as schools damaged by bombardment and bombardment, of which 171 were completely destroyed.

Governor of Kursk Oblast, Western Russia “One bombardment killed by Ukrainian army”

The governor of the state of Kursk in western Russia, which borders northeastern Ukraine, announced on SNS on the 19th that one person was killed and several people were injured in the state after being bombarded by Ukrainian troops.

It is said that the bombardment was carried out multiple times from the 18th in and around the factory located about 2 km away from the border with Ukraine.

There is no response from the Ukrainian side on this so far.

In the Russian state bordering Ukraine, a local governor announced on the 11th of this month that a village was killed by a Ukrainian bombardment in a village about 10 kilometers from the western Belgorod Oblast border. increase.

The state on the Russian border seems to be a base for attacks on the eastern part such as Kharkiv Oblast in the eastern part of Ukraine, and Western media attacked the Russian side in order to prevent the Ukrainian army from invading from Russia. I am telling you that it may be.

Some Russian media have reported that the attack from the Ukrainian side is the second to kill Russian citizens.