Russia invaded Ukraine: Top news for March 5, 2022

Companies that refused to do business in Russia as of March 5, 2022: Bloomberg, Samsung, French luxury brands: Kering (Gucci, Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent), Hermes, Chanel, Cartier and Louis Vuitton; Heineken (beer), Coca Cola and Danone; Luxoft, Activision Blizzard, PayPal, Coursera educational platform, Rockstar Games (developers GTA and Red Dead Redemption); Zara, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Oysho, Pull & Bear, Stradivarius and Uterqüe, Russian media reported.
Russian tank opened fire on civilian car in Kyiv region, two people killed, four injured.

Six civilians were driving from the village of Vorzel, Bucha district, Kyiv region when they met a Russian column of military equipment of the occupiers, marked with the letter “V”. The car was shelled with tank machine guns. Two people – a woman and a 17-year-old girl – are dead. Four other people received shrapnel wounds, including girls aged 17 and 7.

“The actions of the aggressor country’s military are qualified as violations of the laws and customs of war,” the prosecutor’s office of Kyiv region claimed.

People who worked at the Chornobyl nuclear power plant on the first day of the Russian invasion still remain at the station, the mayor of Slavutych Yuriy Fomichev said. According to him, there is limited communication, but currently there is no guaranteed green corridor to replace the entire shift of the station. People have been working their shift for 10 days, they are exhausted morally and physically – this is the danger of the nuclear facility itself, Suspilne reported.

The evacuation of civilians in Mariupol and Volnovakhha, Donetsk region, was postponed due to Russia’s violation of ceasefire and shelling Volnovakha with heavy weapons. In total, since the beginning of the invasion, Russians have wounded at least 261 of peaceful residents of the region, reported the head of Donetsk military administration Pavlo Kyrylenko

Kherson residents resist to armed occupiers in Kherson.

Residents of Kherson went to the rally again to show the occupiers: Kherson is Ukraine! During the rally, the occupiers fired into the air, people didn’t go away

Russian forces destroyed the railway connection Irpin-Kyiv, that prevented evacuation of residents. Five evacuation train cars for children, women and elderly people were supposed to arrive at 10:00 AM at Irpin railway station. Russian occupiers prevented the evacuation by trains by destroying the railways, Irpin mayor Olexander Markushin said. People had to cross the river through the destroyed bridge to be evacuated by buses. 

Website for the International Legion of Defense of Ukraine: the website has been launched in Ukraine, which contains all the necessary information for foreign citizens who are ready to join the International Legion of Defense of Ukraine, the Presidential Office of Ukraine announced.

In Mykolaiv area, Ukrainian military brought down four helicopters of the enemy, one of the marines brought down 3 units at once, the command of Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported. 
Two wounded National Guardsmen who heroically defended the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant are in critical condition. Two more Enerhodar residents were injured during the shelling of the checkpoint, they get treatment at home, the mayor of Enerhodar Dmytro Orlov said.