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)

President Zelensky "Russia's Hostile Behavior in Europe"

Ukrainian President Zelensky said in a video released on the 19th, "Invaders are also gathering troops in the direction of Kharkiv and the Zaporizhia region. They are attacking the fuel infrastructure and trying to worsen the fuel situation." did.

"The fierce battle continues in Donbus. The Russian army uses the most cannons there," he said, stressing that Ukrainian troops are staying in places such as Severodonetsk, which is the base of eastern Luhansk Oblast. Did.

He also said that the EU-European Union executive body, the European Commission, would recommend that Ukraine be recognized as a "candidate member" at a summit meeting this week. "A truly historic week begins," he said.

"We should expect Russia's hostile behavior to intensify not only in Ukraine but also in other European countries this week," he cautioned against pressure from Russia.

Announced that it has seized a village on the outskirts of Severodonetsk, the Russian Ministry of Defense

As Russian troops aim to take full control of Luhansk Oblast in eastern Ukraine, the Russian Defense Ministry has further strengthened its offensive, including announcing that it has taken control of suburban settlements in Severodonetsk, which is the base of the state on the Ukrainian side. ..

The fighting has been prolonged in the four months since the start of Russia's military invasion of Ukraine on the 24th of this week.

Russian troops continue to attack Severodonetsk, the base of the Ukrainian state, for full control of Luhansk Oblast in eastern Ukraine.

The Russian Ministry of Defense announced on the 19th that it has taken control of a village on the outskirts of Severodonetsk with pro-Russian factions in Luhansk Oblast.

Russian Army Ukrainian Army Facility Attack

Russian troops attacked the Ukrainian tank maintenance facility in eastern Harkiu with the short-range ballistic missile "Iskander", and in eastern Donipropetrovsk with the cruise missile "Calibre". Announced that it killed more than 50 people, including Ukrainian military officers.

Situation of damage caused by Russian army attack Local governor posted on SNS

Russian troops continue to attack in various places, mainly in eastern Ukraine, and Governor Reznicenko of Dnipropetrovsk province posted on SNS on the 19th, a large-scale fire broke out in a missile attack on an oil storage facility by Russian troops. And revealed that two people have died so far.

Regarding Severodonetsk in Luhansk Oblast, which is a fierce battlefield, the local governor, Haidai, posted an interview with the Ukrainian media on SNS on the 19th. The Russian army is concentrating its forces. "

Governor Heidi has revealed that 568 citizens, including 38 children, have been left behind in the Ukrainian-based "Azoto Chemical Factory" in Severodonetsk, along with Ukrainian soldiers, while the Ukrainian side is showing a thorough fighting stance. The safe evacuation of these people has become an issue.