March 15, Tuesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

March 15, Tuesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.Russia’s tightly controlled TV news got a shock on Monday when an anti-war protester rushed onto the set of a live, primetime broadcast. A woman ran behind the anchor shouting “Stop the war!” Her sign read “Don’t believe propaganda. They are lying to you here.” The woman is now reportedly in police custody. Russian media have identified her as Marina Ovsyannikova.
2.Nearly three weeks have passed since Russia began its invasion of Ukraine. US officials say Russian forces are using more long-range weapons, without any apparent concern over what they hit. Ukraine’s capital Kyiv was under attack early on Tuesday. Airstrikes also continue in the country’s west.
3.The mayor of Kyiv says a 35-hour curfew will be imposed on the Ukrainian capital, starting on Tuesday night. Vitali Klitschko said the curfew order is based on an assessment by the Ukrainian military indicating the city is at high risk. He said Kyiv residents will be asked to stay home or in shelters.