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Victorious news of 397th day of war: car of Russian commander blown up in Mariupol, Reznikov shows "military zoo"

28 March, 2023 Tuesday

On March 27, in Mariupol, the resistance forces blew up the car of the occupiers' commander. Meanwhile Ukraine’s Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov showed military equipment that had already been delivered by partners

Mariupol guerrillas blow up the car of a top military officer

On March 27, an explosion was heard in occupied Mariupol, Donetsk region. According to the Telegram channel of the Mariupol City Council, the car of one of the occupiers' commanders exploded.

"The Mariupol resistance struck in occupied Mariupol, blowing up the car of one of the top military officers. More details later," said Mariupol Mayor Vadym Boychenko. Russian media reported that the attempt was made on the life of "police chief" of the Russian-occupied Mariupol, Mikhail Moskvin. According to Russian sources, he is alive, just suffered a concussion.

Ukrainian Armed Forces hit two Russian command posts overnight

Over the last day, the Ukrainian Armed Forces repelled 41 enemy attacks at the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Maryinka directions, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported.

The aviation of the Defense Forces carried out 9 strikes on the areas of concentration of Russian personnel and military equipment, as well as one on an anti-aircraft missile system.

Ukrainian defenders shot down an enemy Orlan-10 UAV. Meanwhile missile and artillery units hit two control points and an area where enemy manpower was concentrated.

Reznikov showed a "military zoo"

"Today I had the honour to test the new replenishment in our armed units together with the commander of the Airborne Forces Maxim ‘Mike’ Myrhorodsky and our paratroopers. Challengers from the UK, Stryker & Cougars from the US and Marders from Germany," Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov wrote on his Facebook page.

Reznikov added that Ukraine has managed to change the world this year, because a year ago "no one would have thought that the support of our partners would be so powerful. That the entire civilized world would reboot and eventually resist the bloody aggressor, the terrorist country of the Russian Federation."

The first Leopard 2 tanks are already in Ukraine

Leopard 2 heavy battle tanks from Germany have arrived in Ukraine, according to the German SPIEGEL.

"Approximately two months after the German government decided to deliver the main battle tanks, the time has come: Leopard 2 tanks from Germany have been handed over to Ukraine," the report says.

The report states that 18 Leopard 2 tanks and 40 Marder infantry fighting vehicles arrived in Ukraine. Ukrainian officials have not yet confirmed this information.

Ukraine has managed to reduce its debts

Ukraine's national debt has decreased by more than half a billion dollars in a month.  According to the Ministry of Finance, as of February 28, 2023, Ukraine's public and guaranteed public debt amounted to UAH 4,242.16 billion or USD 116.01 billion.

In February, Ukraine's debt decreased by UAH 21.62 billion, or USD 0.59 billion. The reduction of the national debt was achieved at the expense of international grants that were used to finance the budget deficit.

Canada imposes sanctions on Iranian drone manufacturers

On March 27, Canada introduced the tenth package of sanctions against Iran. The restrictions include those involved in the production of drones and ballistic missiles.

"Today’s sanctions list eight individuals and two entities, including senior officials in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Law Enforcement Forces (LEF) — for gross and systematic human rights violations in Tehran and in Kurdish and Azeri areas of northwestern Iran — and senior officials involved in unmanned aerial vehicle and ballistic missile production in Iran," the Canadian Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement.

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