THE WAR IN UKRAINE. NEWS DIGEST

 THE WAR IN UKRAINE. NEWS DIGEST 2

25.05.2022

Humanitarian aspect:

  • russian troops launched four cruise missiles at One of them was shot down by the Ukrainian air defense. Three other rockets hit two city districts, ruining civilian objects and a shopping mall. At least 62 houses were damaged in the residential area of Zaporizhzhya. The rocket strike killed one person and injured three others.
  • The enemy fired three missiles at Kryvyi Rih, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.As a result, an industrial enterprise was destroyed.
  • The russians fired artillery shells at a kindergarten, church, and houses in the Dnipropetrovsk region.
  • russian troops launched an airstrike on Kramatorsk, Donetsk Oblast,hitting a residential sector.
  • Luhansk Oblastis left without water, gas, and electricity.
  • In the occupied districts of the Donetsk Oblast,80 schools have been switched to the russian curriculum and to the russian language of teaching.
  • The occupiers destroy Ukrainian books and libraries.Human Rights Commissioner Lyudmyla Denysova said about 60 libraries in Ukraine had been damaged or destroyed. In addition,
    russians deliberately seize and destroy Ukrainian textbooks, history books, and fiction.
  • russian president putin signed a decree simplifying the procedure for obtaining russian citizenship for residents of the Zaporizhzhya and Kherson Oblasts. The document was
    released yesterday, May 25, and entered into force immediately. Three years ago, on April 24, 2019, putin signed a decree introducing a simplified procedure for obtaining russian
    citizenship by residents of the [occupied] Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts. This time he amended it by adding two more Ukrainian Oblasts. In fact, this step means the forced issuance of
    russian passports to the residents of Ukrainian territories temporarily controlled by the russian military.
  • Ukrainian National Atomic Energy Generating Company Energoatom reports that the energy crisis provoked by the russian occupiers is intensifying in the Kherson Oblast.Dozens of solar
    and wind power plants were destroyed; they were either looted or damaged during the shelling. The extent of the damage is currently unclear and will have to be clarified after the war.

Ukrainian on-line publication Texty.org.ua carries an interview with the coordinator of Nova Kakhovka (Kherson Oblast) [occupied by russian forces] volunteer movement regarding the humanitarian situation in the region.

  • The humanitarian crisis in the Kherson Oblast is created artificially. Probably trying to force people to welcome russian humanitarian aid, russian troops did not allow any businesses or volunteer initiatives to bring any food or medicine into the region once they had occupied it.
  • The situation is the worst in the right bank rural areas which have no access to food storage facilities. Occupiers bring some food into the cities from Crimea, but this is not enough to meet the need. People also have no money to buy food.
  • Bringing medicines in is a bit easier than food since those are mostly very specific and are not needed by soldiers at checkpoints.
  • The hospital in Nova Kakhovka lacks medicines and basic things like syringes and gauze. Only three drug stores are open in the city carrying prohibitively russian expensive drugs. There are many elderly people in the occupied territories, and more of them die from the lack of medication than from shelling. The situation with medicines in rural areas is catastrophic.

Operational situation:

  • The enemy is trying to establish full control over the entire Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts and maintain the land corridor with the temporarily occupied Crimea; it continues the offensive
    in eastern Ukraine to defeat the Ukrainian Joint Forces.

  • The enemy intensified the use of aircraft to support its ground groupings offensive. Due to the shortage of high-precision missiles, the enemy is looking for other ways to destroy critical
    and military facilities in Ukraine.
  • The aggressor continues protecting the Ukrainian-russian border and fortification of its bases in the Bryansk Oblast of the russian federation. russian forces launched airstrikes on civil
    and military infrastructure in the Sumy Oblast of Ukraine from the territory of the russian federation.
  • Up to seven battalions of the Armed Forces of the Republic of belarus continue to strengthen control over the belarusian-Ukrainian border. The threat of the enemy's missile and air strikes
    from the territory of belarus remains.
  • In the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea, the enemy is forming reserve units to conduct hostilities on the territory of Ukraine.
  • The occupiers continue to violate the rights of Ukrainian citizens in the temporarily occupied territories, impede free movement and artificially intensify the humanitarian crisis.

Resource: Centre for Defence Strategies (CDS)

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24.05.2022

Humanitarian aspect:

  • Four people died as a result of shelling of the Azot enterprise in Sievierodonetsk, the head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, Serhiy Haidai, reported. "The density and
    amount of shelling is growing every day. The enemy directed all its forces to capture Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk. But in three months, they barely made progress. That's why
    they continue to fire on cities. Especially crowded places," Haidai said.
  • At night, russian troops fired rockets at the Kharkiv region, damaging civilian infrastructure and about 30 private homes.
  • russian troops blocked the entrance to Balaklia, Kharkiv region, for humanitarian aid, the local administration reported.
  • The occupiers are using weapons to prevent civilians from leaving the Luhansk region for the territory controlled by the Ukrainian Government. During the evacuation of the residents from Hirske, the
    bus came under fire from the russian military. Fortunately, 18 civilians on the bus are safe. The region is in a critical situation with the evacuation of civilians from the zone of active hostilities and the delivery of humanitarian goods. Despite the fact that Ukraine uses all opportunities to save people, there are fewer and fewer safe routes due to constant shelling by the occupiers.
  • The russian occupiers continue to kidnap civiliansin the temporarily occupied territories for their pro-Ukrainian position.
  • Mariupol is on the verge of epidemic and environmental disasters. After reopening damaged water supply systems, water spilled on the ground and began to erode graves. As a result, there is a high risk of cadaveric poison, bacteria, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and other pathogens that may have been in the deceased getting in the water supply system, underground springs, and rivers.

Operational situation:

  • The enemy is trying to establish full control over the entire Donetsk and Luhansk regions and maintain a land corridor with the temporarily occupied Crimea; they are continuing their offensive in the east of Ukraine to defeat the Ukrainian Joint Forces.
  • The enemy intensely fired along the entire line of contact and depth into the defense of Ukrainian forces in the Donetsk, Slobozhansky, and Tavriya operational areas. The most severe hostilities are observed in the Donetsk operational area near Lysychansk and Sievierodonetsk.
  • The enemy launched an airstrike on the Ukrainian Armed Forces near Bilopillya, Sumy region. The enemy is increasing the cover of the Ukrainian-russian border in the Bryansk and Kursk
    regions (russia). The enemy is constructing fortifications at the Pogar international checkpoint and around Sluchovsk and Bryansk.
  • The enemy continued to use terror tactics against Ukrainian civilians in the occupied territories. The socio-economic situation in southern and eastern Ukraine is deteriorating.
  • The morale of the invasion force personnel remains low and tends to deteriorate. There is systematic alcohol abuse and desertion. The personnel of the enemy's units complains about the ineffectiveness of their attacks on the positions of the Defense Forces of Ukraine.

Resource: Centre for Defence Strategies (CDS)

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Donetsk Region

  • The russian invaders shelled the civilian quarters in Lyman, Adamivka, Berestove, Soledar, Pivnichne, Zoria, and Avdiivka. At least 3 people were killed and 6 were injured.

Luhansk Region

  • The russian troops fired at the residential infrastructure in Severodonetsk, Lysychansk, Zolote, Novodruzhesk, Toshkivka, and Ustynivka. At least 4 civilians were killed, 19 buildings were damaged or destroyed. The russian invaders broke an evacuation of the civilian residents of Hirske Community. They shelled the bus where there were 18 people. Fortunately, passengers did not suffer.

Zaporizhzhia Region

  • The russian troops shelled the civilian infrastructure in Huliaipole and Poltavka. The building of typography and several residential houses were damaged.
    The russian invaders executed the employee of the Zaporizhzhia NPP Serhiy Shvets in the temporarily occupied city of Enerhodar. According to the official, he did not obey the criminal orders of the occupiers and due to this was killed.

Kherson Region

  • The russian invaders continued shelling the civilian infrastructure in Potiomkine and Vysokopillia. Several residential buildings were damaged, but there were no casualties. Also, the institution reported, that the Russian troops were blocking the movement to and from the temporarily occupied territories of the region. Thus, civilians cannot move to the free part of Ukraine and critical goods – such as medicines – cannot be delivered to the captured cities and villages.
    Also, The Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for the Human Rights Liudmyla Denisova received several testimonies of atrocities of the russian invaders in the temporarily occupied settlements of the region. She published information on the sexual abuse committed by the russian soldiers in the village of Oleksandrivka while it was under their control (it was liberated by the Ukrainian Armed Forces on April 25). Liudmyla Denisova told about cases of two girls – 12 and 15 years old – who were raped by the occupiers. She mentioned 6 months old girl raped by the russian militants with a spoon. Also, the official received information about two twin boys 2 years old who were raped by five russian soldiers. Both kids died after that. In addition, there was a testimony on the case of a 3 years old boy who was raped in front of his mother by two russian militants. The child died due to got injuries.

Mykolaiv Region

  • The russian invaders shelled the residential quarters of Mykolaiv and several settlements on the border with Kherson Region. At least 15 civilians were injured.

Resource: Ukrainian Prism

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23.05.2022

Humanitarian aspect:

  • More than 6.2 million Ukrainians fled the war, and more than 5 million moved to EU countries.
  • The occupiers shelled the Dnipropetrovsk region with Uragan systems.
  • Since the beginning of the war, rescuers in Kharkiv have pulled more than 150 bodies from the rubble.
  • The bodies of 87 people had been found in Desna, Chernihiv region, hit by a russian missile strike on May 17.
  • An 11-year-old girl who came under fire two weeks ago died in a Dnipro intensive care unit. The girl was wounded in Pryvillya, Luhansk region.
  • The enemy has not stopped shelling the Luhansk region in the last few days. A woman died in Lysychansk; the russians destroyed 28 houses in Novodruzhesk and more than 70 throughout the region.
  • Today, the russian occupiers broke into the apartment of Serhiy Shvets, an employee of the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant's energy repair unit, and shot him with an automatic weapon, Energoatom reported. Serhiy was hospitalized at the Enerhodar City Hospital with numerous bullet wounds. Doctors are fighting for his life.
  • The Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmyla Denisova again reported on wartime sexual violence committed by russian occupation forces against Ukrainian minors. Over the past 24 hours, the Commissioner's psychological helpline had been contacted by people from Oleksandrivka, Kherson region, who had given permission to publish information on sexual violence [by russian occupation forces]. Two girls aged 12 and 15 were raped by the russian military. A russian raped a 6-month-old girl with a teaspoon. A mother with two 2-year-old twin boys was at home when five russians broke in; one held the mother, and others raped the children orally and anally. The children died from ruptures and blood loss. A 3-year-old boy was raped by two russian occupiers in front of his mother; the child died of his injuries.

Operational situation:

  • The enemy is trying to establish full control over the entire Donetsk and Luhansk regions and maintain a land corridor with the temporarily occupied Crimea; they are continuing their offensive in the east of Ukraine to defeat the Ukrainian Joint Forces.
  • The enemy continues to launch missile and airstrikes on the territory of Ukraine, increasing the intensity of aircraft used to destroy critical infrastructure in Ukrainian villages and towns.
  • The enemy has tightened control over the Ukrainian-russian border in the Bryansk and Kursk regions. They are conducting forward presence in order to prevent Ukrainian Armed Forces reserves from moving to the Eastern Operational Zone, and continue shelling civilian infrastructure in the Sumy and Chernihiv regions. 
  • russian occupying troops in Mariupol continue to carry out strict filtering and deportation procedures of Ukrainian citizens. The so-called Donetsk People's Republic (DNR) Territorial Defense Headquarters stated that 313 [Ukrainian} people, including 55 children, had been deported from Mariupol to the Bezimenne filtration camp. Another 70 people, including 12 children, were forcibly deported from Mariupol through the Nikolsky filtration camp to russia.

Resource: Centre for Defence Strategies (CDS)

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20.05.2022

Humanitarian aspect:

  • 232 children have died, and 430 children have been injured in Ukraine as of 10 a.m. on May 22 since the beginning of the russian war in Ukraine. However, the data is not conclusive since data collection continues in the areas of active hostilities, the temporarily occupied areas, and liberated territories.
  • 3 million Ukrainians, including 232,480 children, have been forcibly deported to various regions of russia.
  • Mykolaivwas shelled by cluster munition. The occupiers have been launching many missiles from the temporarily occupied Kherson. The city is being attacked "with all the means the enemy can use."
  • The head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration said that the occupiers attacked Sievierodonetskfrom four directions. Mortar and artillery shelling of civilian infrastructure continues.
  • Traces of russian war crimes continue to be found in the Kyiv region. Yesterday, another burial place of civilians killed by the russian military during the offensive in the Kyiv region was found in the Bucha district. Two bodies were exhumed. To date, 1,290 bodies of civilians who died at the hands of the occupiers have been found in the region, the regional police reported.
  • The russian occupiers deported more than 60 residents of the Kharkiv regionto the Belgorod region of the russian federation.
  • In the occupied areas of the Kherson region,the russian military mined bridges and roads to prevent locals from entering Ukrainian-controlled territory.
  • Mariupol is on the verge of epidemic and environmental disasters.During almost three months of occupation, residents buried neighbors killed by russians in yards around houses and near water and sewerage utilities. The graves are mostly not very deep. After reopening damaged water supply systems, water spilled on the ground and began to erode graves. As a result, there is a high risk of cadaveric poison, bacteria, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and other pathogens that may have been in the deceased getting in the water supply system, underground springs, and rivers. As the occupiers also damaged sewage filtration and pumping stations, drinking water mixes with sewage and becomes unfit for consumption. In addition, trash has not been removed for over two months, and it has piled up near houses. Some of the garbage has been flooded with water from damaged water supply pipes and rain, leading to the growth of pathogenic bacteria that can enter groundwater, rivers, and the sea. Exploded rockets and air bombs have also contaminated soil and groundwater in the city with chemicals and heavy metals, which leads to the accumulation of carcinogenic waste that is dangerous for humans and the environment. The people of Mariupol are threatened with mass poisoning and an epidemic of infectious diseases. The consequences for the environment will be felt for years not only in Ukraine but also abroad.
  • The occupiers planto completely russify studies in Mariupol starting in the new school year. As part of "adapting" to the transition to russian programs, only three subjects will be taught in schools: russian language and literature, history of russia, and mathematics. "The invaders also held an 'organizational and methodological' meeting for teachers, who are forced to cooperate in the educational process. Dissenters are threatened with "bad" consequences, from "filtration camps" to restrictions on "humanitarian" aid.

Operational situation:

  • The enemy is trying to establish full control over the entire Donetsk and Luhansk regions and maintain a land corridor with the temporarily occupied Crimea; they are continuing their offensive in the east of Ukraine to defeat the Ukrainian Joint Forces.
  • The morale of the invasion force personnel remains low and tends to deteriorate. The russian federation's command continues covert mobilization. They also replenish the personnel of units that suffered losses in Ukraine. The occupiers are actively recruiting persons located in the temporarily occupied territories to the russian Federation Armed Forces.

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  • Kharkiv Region The Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Liudmyla Denisova on May 19 informed about atrocities of the russian army in the temporarily occupied towns and villages of Kharkiv Region. She receives such information from the recently liberated or still captured settlements. Liudmyla Denisova mentioned 10 cases of sexual violence, but just on May 18 she had received 56 appeals.
    According to her, the russian militants in Izium raped triplets – three 9-years-old girls – with severe genital injuries in full view of the mother. In another settlement, the russian soldiers demonstrated a mother how they rape her 9-months-old daughter with a candle. In other case, two russian militants raped 1-year-old boy – he died after that. Liudmyla Denisova got information on 2-years-old girl who had been raped by two russian occupiers. Also, she reported about two 10-years-old boys who had been raped by the russian soldiers.
  • Donetsk Region According to the head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration Pavlo Kyrylenko, on May 19 the russian invaders attacked the civilian infrastructure with artillery and aircraft in Bakhmut, Lyman, Sydorove, Khrestyshche, Krasnohorivka, Avdiivka, Mariinka, and Kostyantynivka. At least 5 people were killed and 6 were injured.
  • Luhansk Region The head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration Serhiy Haidai reported, that on May 19 the russian invaders shelled the civilian infrastructure in Severodonetsk, Hirske, Nyrkove, Zolote, Vrubivka, Rubizhne, Toshkivka, Lysychansk, Novodruzhesk, and Pryvillia. More than 60 residential buildings were destroyed due to those attacks. At least 13 civilians were killed.
  • Mykolaiv Region The head of the Mykolaiv Regional Council Hanna Zamazeeva, on May 19 due to the attacks of the russian invaders at least 5 people were injured in Mykolaiv Region.

Resource: Ukrainian Prism
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19.05.2022

Humanitarian aspect:

  • According to the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, 231 children have died, and more than 427 children have been injured.
  • Rescuers found the bodies of a woman and a 2-year-old child under the rubble of a house destroyed by a missile strike in Bakhmut, Donetsk region. As a result of the same shelling, children aged 9, 12, and 17 were seriously injured. It also became known that a 17-year-old girl died due to the Russian occupiers' bombing of civilian infrastructure in Polohy, Zaporizhzhya region. Eight people, including a 5-year-old girl, were injured when a mine exploded on a highway near Mykolaiv. All of them received injuries of varying severity.
  • According to preliminary data, as a result of the shelling in Sievierodonetsk (Luhansk region),12 people were killed, and more than 40 were injured, reported the head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, Serhiy Haidai.
  • The Human Rights Commissioner Lyudmyla Denisova wrote that the Commissioner's psychological helpline receives messages about sex crimes cold-bloodedly committed by russian troops every day.Most calls over the past week have been received from victims and the victims' relatives of the recently liberated towns and villages in the Kharkiv region. Yesterday, during just a single one-hour period, 10 victims of sexual violence called, eight of them were minors who had been raped, including two 10-year-old boys. During the last 24 hours, 56 calls were received. Nine-year-old triplet girls were raped by russian troops and received severe genital injuries. It happened in front of their mother, who is [still] in shock condition. During another call from Izyum, a mother said that her 9-month-old daughter was raped with a candle. A 1-year-old boy was raped by two soldiers and died. A 2-year-old girl was raped by two soldiers and survived. Two men, ages 67 and 78, were raped.
  • russia has stolen about 400,000 tons of grain from the occupied regions of Ukraine, according to the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada.

Operational situation:

  • The enemy is trying to establish full control over the entire Donetsk and Luhansk regions and maintain a land corridor with the temporarily occupied Crimea; they are continuing their offensive in the east of Ukraine to defeat the Ukrainian Joint Forces.
  • The morale of the invasion force personnel remains low. The enemy is  According to available information, there were spontaneous protests in Luhansk and Rovenky (temporarily occupied Luhansk oblast) on May 16-17 by family members of persons who were forcibly mobilized into the ranks of the russian occupation forces. The primary demand is to return the mobilized men back home.

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  • Kharkiv RegionAccording to the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration Oleh Synehubov, on May 18 the russian invaders shelled the northern districts of Kharkiv, Tsyrkuny, Prudianka, and Vilkhuvatka. At least 6 civilians were injured.
  • Dnipro RegionThe General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine reported, that on May 18 the russian invaders shelled the civilian infrastructure of Velyka Kostromka. At least 2 civilians were injured and more than 20 residential buildings were damaged.
  • Zaporizhzhia RegionAccording to the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration, on May 18 the russian invaders shelled the civilian infrastructure of Huliaipole, Huliaipilske, Novodanylivka, and Malynivka. Fortunately, there were no casualties.
  • Kherson RegionThe General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine reported, that on May 18 the russian invaders fired the village of Chornobaivka with artillery. At least 1 civilian was killed and 5 were injured. Also, the russian occupiers kidnapped the resident of the temporarily occupied village of Biliaivka Hennadiy Shapor. His daughter Maria Abakumenko reported this.
  • Mykolaiv RegionAccording to the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, on May 18 the russian invaders shelled the civilian infrastructure of Shyrokivska, Inhulska, and Bereznehuvatska Communities. The head of the Mykolaiv Regional Council Hanna Zamazeeva, 5 people were injured due to those attacks.

Resource: Ukrainian Prism
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18.05.2022

  • The enemy does not stop conducting offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone. The enemy continued to launch missile strikes on military and civilian infrastructure in Lviv, Chernihiv and Sumy oblasts.
  • In Mariupol, russian enemy focused its efforts on blocking our units near the Azovstal steel plant.
  • The Heroes of Mariupol have accomplished their task and now are ordered to save their lives. They are currently being taken to the hospitals in temporarily occupied territories for further exchange for russian captives.
  • President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskiy said that the military and intelligence officers had begun the operation to rescue Ukrainian troops from Mariupol, but the work needs “delicacy and time”.
  • russians are facing non-stop military losses on Ukrainian soil. About 27900 agressor's troops eliminated, 603 air targets (excluding cruise missiles) of invaders were shot down, thousands of tanks, armored vehicles and tracks were destroyed by defenders of Ukraine.
  • russian aviation launched attacks on civilian and military infrastructure in the Eastern Operational Zone and industrial facilities deep in Ukraine.

Resource: Defence Express

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  • According to Human Rights Commissioner Lyudmyla Denisova, russian troops have destroyed and/or damaged all medical facilities in the Luhansk region. 
  • Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmyla Denisova stated that since the beginning of the russian aggression on the territory of Ukraine, cultural heritage sites are under threat of
    331 instances of war crimes of russian invaders against the cultural heritage of
    Ukraine have already been documented.
  • The morale of the invasion force personnel remains low. The enemy is demoralized.
    Relatives of those mobilized in the so-called DNR are holding a mass protest against
    mobilization in Donetsk.

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16.05.2022 - 17.05.2022

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: The evacuation of 53 seriously wounded servicemen from Azovstal (Mariupol) has begun. They were taken to a medical facility in Novoazovsk. Another 211 defenders were evacuated through the humanitarian corridor to Olenevka with their subsequent return to the territory controlled by Ukraine through the exchange procedure.

During the night, three cruise missiles were shot down over the Lviv region.

On the border of Belarus and Ukraine, there is activity of the Belarusian military forces. According to residents of the Gomel region, checkpoints are set up on the roads 2 km from the Ukrainian border – documents and trunks are checked there.

First Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Belarusian Armed Forces Igor Korol spoke about possible threats from Ukraine and NATO countries. He does not rule out provocations at the border."

According to Operational Command "North", at about 12:00  (GMT+3) on May, 16, shelling was recorded from the territory of the russian federation in the direction of the settlement of Mykolaivka. About 30 explosions were made in three hours. In addition, at about 12:20  (GMT+3) from the russian federation, 7 explosions were recorded in the area of the Hremiach settlement. According to preliminary data, it was a mortar.

The russian troops launched artillery strikes on Severodonetsk and Lysychansk – fires in the buildings of the scientific association and residential areas. The State Emergency Service is working on the spot, – the head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration Serhii Haidai. He added that the russian troops are shelling Severodonetsk non-stop. At least 10 people died. It is extremely difficult to check the area because of new shelling.

"As a result of yesterday’s morning missile attack on the Odesa region, a recreation center and a private house were destroyed. There was an attempt to repeat a missile attack from the russian federation on the region, but the missile was shot down by air defense", – Maksym Marchenko, the head of the Odesa Regional Military Administration says.

️Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration: According to local residents, in Energodar, yesterday the russian military went from apartment to apartment and took men away, tied their hands and took them away in an unknown direction. There are now reports of six abductees. During the crimes, the russians kept all those living in apartments at gunpoint.

️The russian troops launched a missile attack on Okhtyrka village of the Sumy region this morning –  the head of the region, Dmytro Zhyvytskyi.

Five rockets hit residential buildings and a kindergarten. Also, the windows in the temple were shattered. Five people were injured. In one of the houses, people are blocked under rubbles, said the head.


Source: Ukrayinska Pravda – online news about Ukraine:

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has stated that the "Mariupol" Garrison had completed their combat mission, and unit commanders had been ordered to save the lives of military  personnel.
Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine; Hanna Malyar, Deputy Minister of Defence

As a result of russia's armed aggression in Ukraine, at least 652 children have been injured; over the past 24 hours the number of deaths has not changed – 229; at the same time, the number of injured children has increased.
Source: Prosecutor General's Office

15.05.2022

Humanitarian aspect:

  • The russian occupiers conduct forced mobilization in the occupied Ukrainian territories;
  • The occupying forces continue abducting civilians at the occupied territories;
  • Two people died as a result of yesterday's shelling of Severodonetsk. The number of people who want to leave the city is increasing. Over the past day, the invaders carried out 11 artillery attacks. They shelled houses, a chemical plant, a technical school, and the city hospital. In the evening alone, 9 civilians were injured;
  • According to Melitopol (Zaporizhzhya Region) Mayor Ivan Fedorov, the russian occupiers collect data on the local residents remaining in the occupied city. Most likely, they are planning to hold a referendum. Fedorov also said that local industrial enterprises are being looted, and their equipment is being transported to russia;
  • Personal information on residents is also being collected in the village of Strilkove, Kherson region. The occupiers claim that the collection is done on behalf of the UN.
  • There is only two weeks' worth of prescription medicines remaining in the city of Kherson, the city Mayor Ihor Kolykhayev said. Kolykhayev said there is no food shortage in the city as it is being supplied by the region's farmers and brought from the occupied Crimea.
  • On May 14, the enemy fired at the Luhansk region 30 times with various types of artillery and aircraft. As a result, at least 52 infrastructure facilities in the cities of Severodonetsk,
    Lysychansk, Rubizhne, Novodruzhesk, Popasna, Zolote, and the villages of Belogorovka, Komyshuvakha, Toshkivske, Orikhove, Katerynivka, Troitske, Verkhnokamyanka, and Vrubivka were damaged the regional police reports.
  • On May 15, at 4:30 a.m., the Lviv region came under rocket fire: four cruise missiles hit and completely destroyed the military infrastructure in the Yavoriv district 15 km away from
    Ukraine's border with Poland.
  • In the Kharkiv region, russian troops continue shelling the recently liberated vilages of the Derhachy community, said Vyacheslav Zadvorenko, head of the Dergachy territorial community. Particularly difficult is the situation in Slatine, Prudianka, Ruska Lozova, and Pytomnyk –the enemy uses mortars, artillery, tanks, and helicopters. Residential neighborhoods and civilian infrastructure in these villages were severely damaged and, in some places, completely destroyed.
  • Human Rights Commissioner Lyudmila Denisova called on the UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross to rescue Ukrainian servicemen from Mariupol and evacuate them to a third country. About 600 wounded Ukrainian servicemen remain in critical conditions at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol.
    According to the Advisor to the Mayor of Mariupol, Petro Andryushchnko, "yesterday the occupiers used incendiary or phosphorus bombs against the Defenders of Mariupol for the first time (we will leave the conclusion to specialists). The occupiers themselves claim that 9M22C incendiary shells with thermite layers were used."

Operational situation:

  • The enemy is trying to establish full control over the entire Donetsk and Luhansk regions and maintain the land corridor with the temporarily occupied Crimea; it continues the offensive in eastern Ukraine to defeat the Ukrainian Joint Forces.

  • russian troops continue to deliberately destroy Ukraine's civilian infrastructure in the Donetsk, Odesa, Luhansk, and Kharkiv regions with rocket and bomb strikes and artillery shelling.
  • In the temporarily occupied territories of eastern and southern Ukraine, the enemy is trying to engage Ukrainian citizens to work for the occupation institutions and illegal law enforcement agencies; continue to violate their rights and freedoms.
  • Ukrainian Air Force aviation continued to launch airstrikes on the enemy and provide air support for the ground Ukrainian troops. In particular, a platoon base, a company command post, ten armored vehicles, and enemy personnel were destroyed.
  • The morale of the invasion force personnel remains low; the enemy is demoralized.

Resource: Centre for Defence Strategies (CDS)

13.05.2022

Azovstal shelling lasted all night, the russian invaders storm the plant buildings.
Source: Deputy commander of the Azov Regiment Sviatoslav Palamar, call sign "Kalyna"

russians strike Kharkiv suburbs – humanitarian centre hit.
Source: Dergachivskyi City Council

russia launched a ground operation in the morning – russians are trying to capture Azovstal.
Source: Adviser to the mayor of Mariupol, Petro Andriushchenko, General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

(Source: Ukrayinska Pravda – online news about Ukraine)

 

Yesterday there were 12 russian missiles hit the infrastructure of Kremenchuk, most on the Kremenchuk Oil Refinery, which did not work. The rescuers extinguished the fire. Fortunately, no one got hurt, – says the head of the Poltava Regional Military Administration, Dmytro Lunin. He called today’s bombardment one of the largest in a full-scale war.

Yesterday evening in the Polohy city, Zaporizhzhia region, one of the largest in Ukraine Oil Extraction Plant was on fire. 

Haidai: "russians shoot the residents of captured Popasne because they (residents – ed.) love Ukraine. They can take life for the Ukrainian picture on the phone. Ukrainian activists are simply disappearing".

️In Zaporizhzhia region there is fixed 36 cases when underage children were separated from their parents during the evacuation. This was reported in the regional Service for Children.

Nearly 100 children were killed in Ukraine in April alone, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Omar Abdi says.

According to him, actual figures could be significantly higher with the conflict creating a child protection crisis.

As a result of shelling by russian troops on the territory of Ukraine, 1,721 educational institutions in Ukraine were damaged, including 139 of which were completely destroyed – Lyudmila Denisova, Parliamentary Commissioner for Human Rights.

More than 6 million people have left Ukraine since the start of the russian invasion, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. More than 8 million people are internally displaced.

Since February 24, russia has fired more than 2,100 missiles on Ukrainian cities and villages, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Serhii Kyslytsia says.
Residents of the Kherson region report that the russian troops do not allow ordinary people to sell products, disperse markets, demand to pay them "tribute" and all entrepreneurs are forced to re-register with them, otherwise they will not be allowed to work. Also, russian soldiers do not allow volunteers to bring life-saving medicines for people in need."

12.05.2022

In Mariupol, the russians are blocking underground exits from the "Azovstal" steelworks, and Ukrainian defenders are launching counterattacks.
Source: Adviser of the Mayor of Mariupol Petro Andriushchenko

The russian military has fired on 10 settlements in Donetsk Oblast over the past 24 hours, there are dead and wounded, and 22 civilian objects have been damaged.
Source: National Police

All Luhansk region is without water and electricity.
Source: the head of Regional Military Administration Serhiy Haidai

Almost 300 people have been abducted in Zaporizhzhia since the beginning of war.
Source: Oleksandr Starukh, Head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration

Azovstal: Marines commander asks Elon Musk to help with evacuation

Quote: "@elonmusk people say you come from another planet to teach people to believe in the impossible. Our planets are next to each other, as I live where it is nearly impossible to survive.

Help us get out of Azovstal to a mediating country. If not you, then who? Give me a hint."

"I ask every person on the planet Earth, help make Elon see my appeal."
Source: Serhii Volyna, Marines Commander

(Source: Ukrayinska Pravda – online news about Ukraine)

 

Yesterday the russians fired on the Dnipropetrovsk region three times from 'Hrads', – the head of the Regional Military Administration, Valentyn Reznichenko says.

Cities and villages of the Luhansk region during May 11 were shelled 26 times. Most of all – Severodonetsk (nine). 24 houses were damaged, reports Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration Serhii Haidai.

russian troops launched 18 missile strikes on the private sector of the village of Kamyshevakha in the Zaporizhzhia region.

According to the head of the Kamyshevo community, Yuri Karapetyan, about 60 houses were damaged. One person died, three were injured.

Operational report of the General Staff:

russian troops carried out artillery shelling of settlements in the Gorodnyansky district of the Chernihiv region and launched an air strike on a settlement in the Shostkinsky district of the Sumy region.

russian troops launched a missile attack on Novgorod-Seversky in the Chernihiv region at night, – head of the Regional Military Administration Vyacheslav Chaus. 

There are dead and wounded. They hit critical infrastructure facilities, as well as a school.

️The russian soldiers fired on the village of Novi Vyrky, Sumy region, – the head of the region. One person died. About 20 arrivals from heavy artillery, – Dmytro Zhyvytskyi adds.

The military of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have symptoms of chemical poisoning after shelling by the russians of the train with ammonium nitrate, – adviser to the head of the President Office of Ukraine Oleksii Arestovych.

According to him, it was not the use of chemical weapons, but the information is still being verified.

russia pulled all missile carriers to the borders of Ukraine.  Massive rocket attacks expected – Daily Express.

"At least fifty sea-based missiles are in preparation for a missile strike. The russian ship group is in constant readiness." 

Officer operational command "Pivden" (South) Vladyslav Nazarov.

Half of the soldiers on Azovstal were seriously wounded. They need immediate medical attention, – Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Iryna Vereshchuk

According to Gaidai, the humanitarian situation in the Luhansk region is on the verge, and it is difficult to bring humanitarian aid because of the shelling.  Mobile communication does not catch, so the region is cut off from information from the outside.

The russians also pumped out gas at the distribution station in Novopskov and turned off the taps, which will leave the entire region without gas in a couple of days.

Since the beginning of the war, 33 people have died as a result of russian shelling of evacuation columns, including five children, – the National Police of Ukraine reports.

Law enforcement officers have recorded 45 such attacks since the opening of the "green corridors", 74 criminal cases have been opened.

Since the beginning of the war, 788 cruise and ballistic missiles have been fired from the territory of the russian federation and belarus across Ukraine, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported.

In total, the russians carried out 487 missile strikes. During May alone, 49 missile strikes were recorded from the territory of the russian federation.
russia used at least six types of cluster munitions against Ukraine – Human Rights Watch.

11.05.2022

The Security Service of Ukraine is publishing evidence that some of russia's "civilians" are encouraging their soldiers to kill and torture Ukrainian children.
Source: another of the occupier’s conversations intercepted by the Security Service of Ukraine

By the end of the year in the devastated city of Mariupol more than 10 thousand people may die from diseases and unbearable conditions; the city currently has 150-170 thousand inhabitants.
Source: Mariupol Mayor Vadym Boichenko, Mariupol City Council

More than 643 children have been wounded in Ukraine due to full-scale armed aggression by russia. The number of dead has not changed in the last 24 hours – 226, but the number of wounded has increased to 417.
Source: Office of the Prosecutor General (GPU)

russian media stated that 8,787 people have been deported from Ukraine over the past 24 hours, including 1,106 children.
Source: russian media outlet TASS

russian invaders continue to bomb Azovstal.
Source: Petro Andriushchenko

(Source: Ukrayinska Pravda – online news about Ukraine)

 

Last night the border areas of the Sumy and Chernihiv regions came under fire, the State Border Service of Ukraine reports.

Operational command "Pivden" reports that russian troops from the occupied territories are covering the Mykolaiv direction with prohibited indiscriminate cluster munitions.

Private houses, agricultural facilities were damaged and the power supply to one of the settlements was disrupted.  There is no information about the victims.

Grain, stolen from Ukraine is already in the Mediterranean. The export of food stolen in Ukraine by the russian military to the territory of russia and the annexed Crimea continues, – the GUR of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

More than 100.000 people are waiting for the evacuation in Mariupol, – the Mayor of the city Vadym Boychenko.

️Since May 11, Ukraine is stopping gas transit through the Sohranivka GIS due to the loss of control over the Novopskov compressor station in the Luhansk region, the Ukrainian gas transmission system operator reports.

Almost a third of the transit to Europe passed through it.

British and American intelligence caught the russian federation in a large-scale cyber attack on satellite networks on February 24, an hour before the invasion of Ukraine.

"This is clear and shocking evidence of a planned russian attack on Ukraine that has had serious consequences for ordinary people and businesses in Ukraine and across Europe," British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said in a statement.

10.05.2022

russian attacks on the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol have resulted in injuries, but the defenders now have no contact with the field hospital.
Source: Deputy commander of the Azov Regiment Captain Sviatoslav "Kalyna" Palamar

russian forces shelled 13 settlements, killed 12 civilians and injured 7 more people in Donetsk Region on 9 May.
Source: Donetsk Regional Police

russia suffers catastrophic losses in the war and changes its propaganda.

According to Ukrainian intelligence, vladimir putin’s regime has ordered the media, in its propaganda, to bring the russian public’s attention to "the opposition of the russian army to all the countries of the European Union and NATO".
Source: Main Directorate of Intelligence, Defence Ministry of Ukraine

There is a possibility that russians may sabotage Ukraine's chemical industry facilities and blame it on the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

(Source: Ukrayinska Pravda – online news about Ukraine)

 

The facts prove that there are seven russian SLCM carriers of the Kalibr type with a total salvo of up to 50 missiles in the Black Sea, – Defense Ministry spokesman Alexander Motuzianyk.

3 missiles of the "Dagger" type were fired from a Tu-22 strategic aviation aircraft in the Odesa region, – operational command "South".

Hit in objects of tourist infrastructure is fixed, 5 buildings are destroyed.  2 people were injured and are in the hospital.

On May 9, russian troops struck Odesa with 7 missiles using aircraft.

As a result, 1 person died, 5 wounded were taken to hospital, they were assisted by the head of the press center of the Defense and Security Forces of the South Natalia Gumenyuk.

The evening of May 9 in the Sumy region ended with alarm and shelling, – told the head of Sumy Regional Military Administration, Dmytro Zhyvytskyi. Around 22:00, the russians shelled the territories of the Nova Sloboda and Vorozhba communities.

"On May 9, the russians massively shelled all possible exit routes from the region. It was dangerous in Bilohorivka and Shypylivka. Fighting continues for Voievodivka, Toshkivka and Nyzhnie" – Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, Serhii Haidai.

On May 9, the russian troops carried out shelling in the direction of the settlements of  Huliaipole, Huliaipilske, Orikhiv, Krasne, Malynivka, Zaliznychne, Kamianske, Stepne, Bilohiria, Novodanylivka (Zaporizhzhia region). Residential buildings were damaged.

There are dead and wounded people  – Defense Forces of the Zaporizhzhia Territory reports.

Almost 1,200 Ukrainian citizens have already passed through the filtration camps in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, they were forcibly deported to the russian federation, – the Ombudsman of Ukraine Liudmyla Denysova says.

To date, according to data from various sources, since the beginning of the russian invasion in Ukraine, 226 children have died (+1 per day) and 415 children have been injured (+2 per day), – Ombudsman Liudmyla Denysova says.

She notes that the actual number of dead and wounded children cannot be established, since russian troops are actively fighting in Ukrainian cities.

In temporarily occupied Izium, from the rubble of the five-storey house, which the russian troops destroyed in the first decade of March, the bodies of 44 civilians were found – the head of Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov, reports.

In Mykolaiv russians are constantly shooting from MLRS from Kherson, – said the mayor of the city Oleksandr Senkevich.

Soldiers of the russian federation continue to fire from artillery systems on previously liberated from occupation settlements of Kherson, – Operational Command "South".

At the russian checkpoint in Vasylivka, Zaporizhzhia region, people in cars who were evacuated from Melitopol have not been allowed through for the third day. And those cars that were driving through Orikhov came under fire, – Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov says.

The heads of pre-school education in occupied Donetsk were ordered to select personnel to be sent to captured Mariupol and nearby settlements – Mangush, Nikolskoye, Yalta. The russian administration explains this by the need to "organize work on the ground", the GUR of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

09.05.2022

Fighters of the «Azov» regiment created a petition to the United Nations with a request to carry out an extraction operation from «Azovstal» – transportation by sea or air of the military in the enemy territory to the third state.

The petition also provides for a regime of silence and the organization of an independent monitoring mission to control the regime.

On May 8, russian planes from the Black Sea fired three missiles towards Odesa, – said the speaker of the Defense and Security Forces of the South, Natalia Humeniuk.

The russian federation continues to develop laws for the adoption of Ukrainian children, – Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights, Liudmyla Denisova.

The russians in the temporarily occupied Kherson region are forcing entrepreneurs to obtain "temporary permits" for work, in case of refusal – confiscation, according to the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

russia has blocked 90 million tonnes of grain in Ukrainian ports, said Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal. According to him, Ukraine planned to supply it to a number of countries.

At night in Kharkiv region, the National Museum of Hrihory Skovoroda was destroyed by a direct hit of a russian missile.

The 35-year-old son of the museum director was injured, he is now in the hospital.

The building was built in the XVIII century. The philosopher and poet Hrihory Skovoroda lived and was buried there in recent years.

In the Zaporizhzhya region, russian soldiers do not allow the removal of wounded and dead Ukrainian soldiers from the battlefield, violating all humanitarian international norms, forgetting about humanism and humanity, reports the Zaporizhzhya OVA.

The conscripts from temporarily occupied Crimea are being actively sent out to war with Ukraine, Crimea is now full scale dragged into the war. So says a constant representative of the President of Ukraine for the Autonomous Crimea Republic Tamila Tasheva in her briefing.

Almost 500 people are being tortured in the basements of the temporary occupied Kherson region. The russian military works through to the list of activists who participated in a civilian siege of Crimea in 2015 and the veterans of the Anti-Terrorist Operation. russians abduct them straight from their homes, – constant representative of the President of Ukraine in Crimea Tamila Tasheva says.

In Donetsk region russia aktivates strikes. Bakhmut, Malotaranivka (near Kramatorsk), Druzhivka, Drobishevo (near Liman), Ocheretino, Svitlodarsk have suffered, – Pavlo Kirilenko. The head of RMA asks locals to evacuate from Donbas.

At night, the russian military fired the Mykolaiv region with phosphorus shells.

russian planes that fired the Sumy region today also opened fire on the territory of the russian federation, – the State Border Service of Ukraine specifies.

Volodymyr Zelenskyi: on 7 May, the russian army destroyed or damaged 200 cultural heritage sites.

The russian army spent a rocket to destroy the Hryhorii Skovoroda museum in the Kharkiv region last night. Rocket... To destroy the museum. Every day of this war, the russian army does things that no the words to describe it. But every day, it does something that feels it in a new way.

As well the russians destroyed the St. George's Skete of the Sviatohorsk Lavra (the temple of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moskow Patriarchate) in the Donetsk region, reports Yurii Kochevenko from the 95th separate air assault brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Zaporizhzhya Regional Military Administration reports that the russian troops removed all products and equipment from the factory "Biol" in Melitopol. It is a manufacturer of cast aluminium and cast ironware cookware, which has been on the market for more than 20 years.

60 people died because of an airstrike of russian troops on a school in Bilohorivka. The Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, Serhii Haidai, reports.

The building of the Kharkiv National Aerospace University named after Zhukovskiy was destroyed after shelling by russian troops.

️"russian troops are carrying out targeted shelling of hospitals and ambulances in Ukraine. Already 40 medical facilities have been completely destroyed", – the Ukrainian Ombudsman Lyudmila Denisova.

 

Source: Ukrayinska Pravda – online news about Ukraine:

Ukraine’s Presidential Office responds to putin’s lies at 9 May parade.

"Let’s remind ourselves of this once again. NATO countries were not going to attack russia. Ukraine was not planning an attack on Crimea.

russian troops are dying in an attempt to occupy another country, not in an attempt to defend their own. This war had no rational grounds, only the sickly imperial ambitions of the russian federation."
Source: Mykhailo Podoliak

Advisor to Mariupol Mayor: russia has resumed assault on Azovstal.
Source: Petro Andriushchenko

At least 226 children have been killed and 415 injured in russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine.
Source: Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine

russian troops are concentrating their forces and preparing to advance on populated areas on the Izium and Donetsk fronts.
Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Azov Regiment: Decomposing bodies poison everything, many soldiers killed every day.

"The situation is very difficult. There is no ceasefire. We don’t know whether we will be able to evacuate the wounded today. Negotiations are underway, but it is difficult to say whether russia will fulfill its part of the agreements.

The wounded have to be evacuated as soon as possible. Today [8 May] more people have been killed and wounded. We no longer have any surgical instruments. We are not able to offer qualified medical assistance…

I won’t say how many [soldiers] have been killed. Believe me, we are talking about hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers. Nearly 600 soldiers are wounded. But this number grows every day, as does the number of those killed…

Our servicemen are dying every day from serious wounds. We don’t have enough antibiotics, bandaging materials, we don’t have access to fresh air. Our hospital is under constant bombardment.

We have a lot of people with shell-shock. Many people have been killed in bombardments. It is truly catastrophic…

I believe that the russian side also has to collect their dead soldiers. We need a ceasefire and a mutual agreement regarding the retrieval of the bodies of the dead. It is already warm outside now. The dead bodies are beginning to decompose and poison everything around them."
Source: Sviatoslav Palamar in a BBC News Ukraine interview

06.05.2022

russian troops are relentlessly shelling Luhansk Region. An intensified offensive is expected in the coming days.
Source: Serhii Haidai, Head of Luhansk Regional Military Administration

On the night of 5 May, russian troops conducted heavy shelling in Luhansk and Donetsk regions and less intensive shelling in the city of Kharkiv. In the Dnipropetrovsk region there was a missile strike on the Pokrovske district and shelling of two villages, and in the evening of 5 May there was a missile strike on the city of Ochakiv in Mykolaiv region.
Source: Data from the heads of regional military administrations as of 8 am on Friday, 6 May

Almost 500 more civilians have been evacuated from the Azovstal plant in Mariupol.

Quote from Yermak: "We conducted another phase of the difficult operation to evacuate people from Mariupol and Azovstal. I can confirm that we were able to evacuate almost 500 civilians. Ukraine will continue doing everything it can to rescue all civilians and military. I am grateful for the UN’s help."
Source: Andrii Yermak, Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, on Telegram; António Guterres, Secretary-General of the UN

At least 631 children have become casualties of russian military aggression in Ukraine: 223 children were killed, 408 wounded. These numbers are not definitive, as the search for the dead and wounded continues in areas of active hostilities and on the temporarily occupied and the liberated territories of Ukraine.
Source: Office of the Prosecutor General

russians continue to besiege Defence Forces units around Azovstal in Mariupol, and in some areas they have resumed an air-supported assault to take control of the plant.
Source: General Staff summary

russians destroy farms in Kharkiv region, no sowing there now.
Source: Viacheslav Zadorenko, Head of the Derhachi municipality

Zelenskyy on medicine: russia has brought problems we could not have imagined.

The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, stated that there is no access to treatment for cancer patients, limited access to insulin, and a lack of antibiotics in the russian-occupied territories.
Source: Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Valeriy Zaluzhniy, Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, has announced that Ukraine's defence forces have launched counteroffensives on the Kharkiv and Izyum fronts.
Source: Valeriy Zaluzhnyi

 

(Source: Ukrayinska Pravda – online news about Ukraine)

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: In the temporarily occupied territories, the russians continue to plunder the products of agricultural enterprises. The russian side continues to accuse the government of Ukraine of creating a humanitarian catastrophe in the territory controlled by the russian troops.

During morning rocket attack on Kramatorsk, invaders damaged 810 apartments in 32 high-rise buildings   "This is a targeted strike against civilians, which could lead to a huge number of casualties, but the timely evacuation saved dozens of lives. There is not a single dead, but there are wounded – 25 people", – reports Head of Donetsk Regional Military Administration Pavlo Kyrylenko.

In the northwestern part of the Black Sea, there is a threat of landing by the russian army. This was reported by the Operational Command "Pivden" (South) in the evening summary on its Facebook page.

A 15-year-old girl from Popasna drove a car 30 km on her own with a shot in her leg. The child took out from under the shelling several more adults with severe injuries.
Ukrainians are forced to take citizenship of pseudo-republics, in case of refusal, people will lose any means of subsistence and repressive measures will be applied to them.

05.05.2022

russian occupation forces in Mariupol are planning to make the nearly 2,000 Ukrainian men currently held in a so-called "filtration camp" wear Ukrainian military uniforms and participate in a "war prisoners parade" on 9 May.
Source: Petro Andriushchenko, Advisor to the Mayor of Mariupol

On the night of 4-5 May, russian troops launched a missile strike on a residential neighbourhood and the city centre in Kramatorsk, Donetsk Region, injuring 25 civilians, 6 of whom needed medical attention in hospital.
Source: Oleksand Honcharenko, Mayor of Kramatorsk

Fighters of the Azov Regiment stated that Ukrainian defenders had been fighting hard battles for the second day in a row against russian troops who had broken into the Azovstal steelworks.
Source: Denys Prokopenko, Azov Regiment Commander

On the evening of Wednesday, 4 May, russian troops shelled the centre of the city of Dnipro.
Source: Borys Filatov, Mayor of Dnipro; Oleksandr Kamyshin, Chairman of Ukrzaliznytsia [Ukrainian Railways].

"After nearly 100 civilians, who had been freed from under the rubble by Azov Regiment soldiers, were evacuated from Azovstal, russian troops are once again storming the plant, which they have relentlessly shelled and bombarded up until that point.

Heavy fighting is currently underway at Azovstal, where hundreds of civilians and hundreds of wounded defenders still remain, none of whom have been evacuated to date, which is against international humanitarian law. We need to take urgent action to save them!"
Source: National Corps press service

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine has had a telephone conversation with António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations. During the call, President Zelenskyy asked for the UN to help evacuate all wounded persons from Azovstal.
Source: website of the President of Ukraine

russia is trying to increase the pace of its offensive operation in eastern Ukraine in order to reach the borders of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions and develop an offensive in the Zaporizhzhia and Kryvyi Rih directions.
Source: Ministry of Defence

04.05.2022

"Yesterday russians damaged five houses in Severodonetsk, in the Horne community – at least 12. However, we do not know exactly how many at this moment. Because the russians are storming the settlements of the community around the clock. 10 houses burned down in Horihove, two more – in Zolote. We are checking the information about the victims," – the head of the Luhansk RMA Serhii Haidai.

"The goal of the russians is to makе the Holodomor(famine). The soldiers of the russian federation bombed the grain elevator in Rubezhnoye with planes", the head of the Luhansk Regional Military District Serhiy Gaidai.

The elevator complex could store 30 thousand tons of grain at the same time.

The missile hit the object in the mountainous region of Zakarpattia. The fire started after this attack on an infrastructure facility in Mukachevo district of Zakarpattia region.

Zakarpattia Regional Military Administration reported about details of the russian missile strike. The rocket hit one of the railway substations near the railway station in Volovets: 

"...Windows were shattered at objects within a radius of 500 m, rocket fragments damaged cars nearby. Information about the victims is being clarified. Relevant services were involved in the elimination of the consequences."

Sumy region was fired twice from the territory of the russian federation tonight, the State Border Guard Service reports.

The russians used multiple rocket launchers and mortars. After 18 hours, in the vicinity of one of the villages of Shostka district, border guards recorded the explosions of 8 rockets fired from russian territory by multiple launch rocket systems.

Two rockets hit the railway infrastructure of Kirovohrad region, there are dead and wounded. Three more missiles aimed at Odesa region were shot down by air defense forces, the Operational Command "Pivden" (South) informed.

"Two electrical substations were damaged as a result of the missile attack. Part of the city has no electricity. There are problems with water supply in Lviv after this missile attacks" Mayor of Lviv, Andrii Sadovyi.

️russian troops hit six railway stations in the center and west of Ukraine today, Olexandr Kamyshyn, head of Ukrainian Railways, reported. As a result, 14 trains are delayed. The infrastructure damage is severe.

The command of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that russian Tu-95 or Tu-160 bombers carried out missile strikes on the evening of May 3.

They fired from the Caspian region. Approximately 18 missiles were fired, hitting infrastructure facilities in the Dnipropetrovsk, Kirovohrad, Lviv, Vinnytsia, Kyiv and Zakarpattia regions. From other means, rocket strikes were carried out on the Odesa and Donetsk regions.

Ukrainian air defense shot down at least 8 cruise missiles.

The russian federation plans to capture the cities of Kramatorsk and Siverodonetsk, according to British intelligence.

– russia has deployed 22 battalion tactical groups near Izyum, trying to advance towards the northern Donbas.

– The capture of Kramatorsk and Siverodonetsk will solidify russian military control over the northeastern Donbass and become a springboard for their efforts to cut off Ukrainian forces in the region.

In the city of Tokmak, Zaporizhzhia region, russians dress up in the uniform of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and prepare provocations, OC "Pivden" (South).

"Provocative actions by such "discharge” units with the aim of compromising the Ukrainian military in the occupied territories and attacks by the RSG (reconnaissance and sabotage group) on the line of confrontation are not ruled out," the OC "Pivden" (South) warned.

russians are preparing a "parade" in destroyed Mariupol, Main Intelligence Directorate of Ministry of Defense of Ukraine   

According to Ukrainian intelligence, Sergei Kiriyenko, First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of russia, who is responsible for domestic policy of the russian federation, has arrived in Mariupol.  His task is preparation of "ceremonial events" for May 9.
Ukrainian intelligence: a large-scale propaganda campaign continues, during which stories about the "joy" of Mariupol residents from meeting with russian soldiers will be shown to russians. To prepare materials, russian "TV presenter" Vladimir Solovyov and Head of occupation Administration of Donetsk Denis Pushilin visited Mariupol.

03.05.2022

russian troops still remain in belarus, so threat of missile strikes on Ukraine from its territory remains, – states Speaker of Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Oleksandr Motuzyanyk.

The russian federation is preparing for a cholera epidemic in regions bordering Ukraine, – the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reports.   

Probably, in late May – early June, the leadership of the russian federation may resort to provocations in the areas bordering Ukraine. They will traditionally try to transfer responsibility for this to Ukraine, accusing it of "using biological weapons" – the Intelligence Service clarifies.

More than 800 hectares of forest were engulfed in fire in the temporarily occupied Kherson region, head of the State Forest Resources Agency of Ukraine Yuriy Bolohovets said. According to him, the russian military interfered with putting out the fire – they did not let the forest guards in until the fire reached the checkpoints of the russian military.  The fire was localized, but the forest guard of Kherson has not been in touch for two days.

russian troops attacked an infrastructure facility in Odesa, damaged a religious building, – reports the operational command "Pivden". Information about the victims is being specified.

The General Staff of the AFU: The greatest activity of the invaders is observed in the Slobozhansky and Donetsk directions. In the Zaporizhzhia, Kriviy Rih and Mykolaiv directions, the enemy is regrouping troops, reinforcing artillery units and air defense units.

The General Staff of the AFU: In the Izyum direction, offensive operations of the russian troops continue in the directions of Izyum-Barvenkovo and Izyum-Slavyansk.  To strengthen the group, the russians are moving barrel and rocket artillery units to these areas.

"russians have seized the uniform and transport of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Luhansk region, provocations are possible" – said the head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration Serhii Haidai.

In Kherson and Zaporizhzhia, the Internet was intercepted by the FSB of russia – Anonymous hackers report. In support of this, Anonymous retweeted a NetBlocks post stating that after traffic diagnostics, it was found that the Ukrainian Internet provider Skynet (Khersontelecom) is now routed through russian Miranda and Rostelecom, and not through the Ukrainian telecommunications infrastructure.

"Eight mass graves were discovered in the Kyiv region after the retreat of russian troops" – said the deputy chief of police of the region Maxym Ocheretyanyi at a briefing.

The head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration Serhii Haidai: "Rubizhne and Popasna are similar in the degree of destruction to the scorched Novotoshkivske. There are no buildings in these cities that aren’t damaged."

"russia intends not only to seize Donbass, but also cut off Ukraine from the Black and Azov Seas," Deputy Defense Minister Anna Malyar.

"russia does not abandon its plans to seize not only the geographical borders of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, they are now trying to do this in the Kharkiv and Kherson region . Their goal is to cut off Ukraine from the seas," she said.

On the temporarily occupied territory, the so-called "LPR", they want to seize the means of communication from local residents and restrict their freedom for 30 days.

 

Source: Ukrayinska Pravda – online news about Ukraine:

russian invaders have started to attack the "Azovstal" plant, which is being defended by the Ukrainian Defence Forces in besieged Mariupol.
Source: Deputy Commander of the Azov Regiment Sviatoslav Palamar ("Kalyna")

At least nine people were killed by russian invaders on 3 May in the Donetsk region.
Source: the Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration Pavlo Kyrylenko

As of 3 May, more than 626 children have been affected in Ukraine as a result of the armed aggression of the russian federation: according to official and incomplete data, 220 children have been killed and more than 406 injured.
Source: Office of the Prosecutor General, quoting documents from prosecutors of crimes against juvelines

russia prepares to announce mass mobilisation on 9 May – Ukrainian Intelligence
Source: Kyrylo Budanov, Head of the Chief Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine

Ukrainians are not prepared to give up part of their territory to russia – Zelenskyy
Source: Zelenskyy's interview with the Greek public broadcaster ΕRΤ

02.05.2022

russians have destroyed a famous high school in the Luhansk region which survived two world wars.
Source: Head of the Regional State Administration Serhii Haidai

The evacuation of civilians from Mariupol today (2 May) has begun.
"According to our information, the [evacuation] buses have left Mariupol. According to the preliminary agreement the buses will take people to Manhush and Berdiansk.

People with their own means of transport can also join the convoy. We hope that thousands of Mariupol residents stuck on the way from Mariupol to Zaporizhzhia (the occupiers would not let them through) will be able to reach Zaporizhzhia tonight or tomorrow morning."
Source: Petro Andriushchenko, Advisor to Mariupol Mayor

On 1 May, russian troops shelled high-rise apartment buildings in Orikhove, Zaporizhzhia Region, killing 2 civilians.

3 people were killed in russian shelling of Luhansk Region and 3 more were wounded, including a 12-year-old child.
Source: Serhii Haidai, Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration

General Staff: russians redeploy forces from Mariupol front to near Popasna.
Source: Ukrainian Armed Forces General Staff, operational information as of 6:00 on 2 May

russian shelling killed 4 and injured 11 civilians in the Donetsk region on Sunday, 1 May.
Source: Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko

Ukrainian troops repulse 10 attacks in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, over 60 in the past week.
Source: Joint Forces Operation, "Skhid" [East] Operational-Tactical Group

3 civilians were killed and 8 injured as a result of  russian shelling in the Kharkiv region on Sunday, 1 May.
Source: Head of Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov

Luhansk Military Administration: russian troops capture evacuation bus driver and shoot propaganda video with him.
Source: Serhii Haidai, Head of Luhansk Regional Military Administration

Occupiers rob hospitals and force staff to treat wounded russians – Ukrainian intelligence.
Source: Chief Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine

(Source: Ukrayinska Pravda – online news about Ukraine)

29.04.2022

The russians were firing mortars at the border of Sumy region for more than 30 minutes.
(Source: State Border Guard Service of Ukraine)

Zelenskyy’s office announces operation to evacuate people from Azovstal plant. Ukraine hopes to evacuate civilians sheltering alongside the last fighters defending Mariupol at the Azovstal steelworks on Friday, 29 April.
(Source: Reuters, Ukrainska Pravda)

Kharkiv region: russians killed 5 and injured 11 civilians over the past 24 hours
(Source: Head of Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov on Telegram)

In the past 24 hours, russian occupiers have shelled Kharkiv 16 times, including twice with Grad and Smerch multiple rocket launchers.
(Source: Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration Oleh Synegubov on air at the national 24/7 news broadcast on 29 April)

At least one Ukrainian defender died under the rubble of a field hospital at the Azovstal plant, and almost a hundred wounded soldiers got another concussion. 

"Part of the building and the operating room collapsed as a result of the shelling. Over 500 injured people and doctors were trapped. The shelling deliberately targeted the field hospital."

"Shelling from naval artillery began immediately after the bombing."

"The wounded were staying in a dilapidated shelter and could do nothing about the fire that broke out as a result of the shelling. At least one injured man was buried under the rubble. The fighters received fresh injuries and concussions."

"In these conditions we do not know how we can protect those who defended Ukraine since the beginning of the war through the full-scale offensive by the aggressors, and those who can no longer hold weapons in their hands. We call on the whole world to take note of the flagrant violation of the Geneva Convention and to help us save those who saved the whole of Ukraine."
(Source: Head of the "Azov" Regiment’s press service, Orest, informed interlocutors of "Ukrainska Pravda")

russia builds up its strength in the skies, but Ukrainian Air Defence is on high alert: 15 targets have been terminated.
(Source: Air Force Command spokesman, Yurii Ihnat on Facebook)

russia attacked the centre of Kyiv: hit an object and residential area. At least 10 people were injured when a rocket hit the residential apartment building, There are victims found dead under rubble of high-rise building.
(Source: "Ukrainska Pravda" sources, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko on Telegram, State Emergency Service spokeswoman Svitlana Vodolaha in a comment to Hromadske)

Fastiv in the Kyiv region was also attacked with missiles. russian missiles hit infrastructure facilities in the city of Fastiv in the Kyiv region.
(Source: State Emergency Service spokeswoman in the Kyiv region, Viktoriia Ruban, in a comment to Hromadske; "Ukrainska Pravda" sources; Head of the Kyiv Regional Military Administration, Oleksandr Pavliuk, on Telegram)

74% russians support war with Ukraine despite atrocities committed by russian army.
(Source: Levada-Center poll conducted on 21-27 April)

The kremlin is considering a scenario for organising a quasi-formation called "southern russia" in the Ukrainian territories occupied by the russian army.
(Source: Radio Liberty project "Schemes")

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy insists that Ukraine will demand maximum security guarantees from its partners and allies to prevent any future repetition of the russian invasion.
(Source: press service of the President's Office referring to Zelenskyy’s speech after a meeting with Prime Minister of Bulgaria Kiril Petkov.)

Occupiers force teachers to switch to russian curriculum in Kherson Region – Regional Council.
(Source: First Deputy Chairman of the Kherson Regional Council Yurii Sobolevsky on Facebook)

russian occupiers have deported more than 30,000 people from Mariupol to russia – head of the Military Administration.
(Source: Head of the Donetsk Military Administration Pavlo Kyrylenko during a briefing at the Ukraina Media Centre)

(Source: Ukrayinska Pravda – online news about Ukraine)

28.04.2022

russian occupiers conducted 50 air strikes on Mariupol during the night, dropped phosphorous bombs – Azov

russians are shelling Sumy region: over 50 "incoming" missiles in half an hour.

russian journalists' sources in the kremlin claim that in mid-May the russian special services are preparing "referendums" on the so-called "DNR" and "LNR" formations "joining" russia, after which they are preparing a similar scenario in Kherson Region.

Following the example of Dunkirk: the fighters of Mariupol ask for a procedure that even Hitler agreed to in 1940.

"For 62 days we have been conducting combat operations in complete encirclement, we are currently located at the Azovstal plant and are carrying out tasks together with the units of the Azov Regiment and other units that are surrounded ...

There are more than 600 wounded guys of varying conditions in our group, they really need medical help, there are horrendous conditions, no treatments, no personnel who could help them.

Also, civilians are injured, and we are providing assistance to them as much as we can. With us are hundreds of civilians, dozens of children, many people with disabilities, the elderly. The situation is difficult, there are problems with water."

(Source: English version of independent Ukrainian media "Ukrainska Pravda")

 

Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov: "There are several difficult weeks ahead. Now russia has accumulated forces for a large-scale offensive in eastern Ukraine and is intensifying the offensive"

The shelling and attempts to storm Azovstal have not stopped even for an hour – Mariupol Deputy Mayor Serhii Orlov said on Radio Svoboda.

russia plans to annex Mariupol to the russian rostov region, – said the adviser to the mayor Petro Andryushchenko. According to him, children are already being forced to write in notebooks that they live in russia.

Yesterday's shelling of Zaporizhzhia with three missiles was called in russia "the destruction of a large batch of ammunition", according to the Zaporizhzhia Region Military Administration. The Zaporizhia Regional State Administration writes, "The nature of the destruction at the idle enterprise, which was recently in russian ownership, confirms that the russian fake has nothing to do with reality".

russian soldiers have set up a filtration camp in Kherson region (Ukraine) and from there they are taking kidnapped men to Crimea, – Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

In Bucha (Ukraine), the russians killed people according to pre-compiled lists, – the mayor of the city, Anatolii Fedoruk, in a commentary to the Canadian CBC television channel. According to him, among other things, the russian soldiers were looking for activists, Joint Forces Operation participants and officials. He can guess that the lists of surnames were created with the help of local collaborators.

russian troops are preparing a propaganda "press tour" in Mariupol (Ukraine) for loyal media on April 28, – the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. The arrival of "journalists" on the territory of Ukraine is organized through the russian rostov.

russian soldiers took out seven original works of art from Mariupol, which were kept in local history and art museums – says Petro Andriushchenko, adviser to the mayor of Mariupol. He clarified that, according to preliminary information, the director of the Mariupol Local History Museum, Nataliia Kapusnykova, handed over the works of art to the russians.

Fighting is expected to intensify in the direction of Kryvyi Rih and Mykolaiv, says the Speaker of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Oleksandr Motuzianyk.

According to him, the goal of the russian military is to reach the borders of the Kherson region.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: In the temporarily occupied territory of the Zaporizhzhia region, russian troops are inspecting the residents' houses in order to find the places of residence of the Ukrainian security forces representatives. They carry out a census and prohibit movement in the temporarily occupied territory without documents.

The troops of the russian federation "enslaved" the farmers of the Kherson region in order to take their crops later – reports the Ombudsman of Ukraine, Liudmyla Denisova.

russia is testing weapons that are under development on Ukrainians, – said Anna Malyar, Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine.

The head of the Military Administration of Kryvyi Rih Oleksandr Vilkul: "Enemy troops are successfully restrained on the far perimeter. Nearest points of clashes are 50 km away from the city and beyond."

"russia is shelling Odesa region with missiles for the sake of at least a small "victory" by May 9th" – said the head of the Odessa Regional Military Administration Maxym Marchenko.

Approximately 20 russian navy vessels are currently in the Black Sea operational zone, including submarines, – British intelligence.

The Bosporus Strait remains closed to all non-Turkish warships, rendering russia unable to replace its lost cruiser moskva in the Black Sea.

Despite the embarrassing losses of the landing ship saratov and cruiser moskva, russia's Black Sea Fleet retains the ability to strike Ukrainian and coastal targets.

27.04.2022

On the day of the Chornobyl disaster anniversary, three missiles flew over the Zaporizhzhya, the Khmelnitsky, and the South Ukraine nuclear power plants – Zelenskyy.

On the evening of 26 April and the morning of 27 April, the russian occupiers fired phosphorus munitions at the city of Avdiivka, and in the morning they launched an airstrike on the city, injuring at least one person.

A pro-Ukrainian rally was dispersed in russian-occupied Kherson, with the occupiers using tear gas and injuring four people.

The Mariupol City Council has shared horrifying images of a hospital at the Azovstal plant, which lacks medicines and has unsanitary conditions. At least 2,000 civilians are hiding beneath the plant – they need to be evacuated immediately. [They are] under fire 24 hours a day from the russian army. Continuously. Women, children, and the elderly. There are many wounded. In unsanitary and terrible conditions. Without medication. The shortage of drinking water and food is catastrophic. The people must be rescued immediately.

(Source: English version of independent Ukrainian media "Ukrainska Pravda")

 

Morning summary of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine:

– in the Zaporizhzhia direction russian troops are conducting offensive military operations in the direction of the settlement of Trudoliubivka, fighting continues;

– the russian army is exerting a massive fire impact and blocking Ukrainian units in the area of the Azovstal plant in Mariupol.

Attempts by the russian army to move closer to Kryvyi Rih from the Kherson region failed, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are repelling attacks and the russian troops suffer losses. Their offensive potential is reduced. This was announced by the head of the RMA of Kryvyi Rih Oleksander Vilkul.

During the past day, another 474 people, including 69 children, were deported from Mariupol to the village of Bezymyannoye, Donetsk region, according to Petro Andryushchenko, an adviser to the mayor of the city.

British intelligence on the situation in Ukraine on the 62nd day of the war:

– russian forces are likely attempting to encircle heavily fortifield Ukrainian positions in the east of Ukraine.

– The city of Kreminna has reportedly fallen and heavy fighting in reported south of Izium, as russian forces attempt to advance towards the cities of Sloviansk and Kramatorsk from the north and east.

– Ukrainian forces have been preparing defences in Zaporizhzhia in preparation for the potential russian attack from the south.

In occupied Crimea, the city of Krasnoperekopsk, russian troops are moving equipment towards the border of the city of Armyansk which is the closest to Ukraine.

The current situation in the South from the operational command "Pivden" ("South"):

– In the Odessa region, a repeated missile attack was carried out on the bridge that was attacked yesterday. The operation of the bridge has been stopped.

– In the Black Sea, the ship grouping of the russian fleet with submarines continues to hold tension over the likelihood of missile attacks on Ukraine.

– russian forces are preparing provocations with missile strikes on Transnistria in order to accuse Ukraine of attacking the unrecognised republic.

russian troops once again fired at Mykolaiv from multiple launch rocket systems of the Smerch type – OK Pivden. The shelling was also confirmed by the mayor of the city Alexander Senkevich. As a result of the shelling, several buildings in a residential area were damaged. Two people were injured, one of them a child. russian troops also attacked the city of Ochakov, located nearby, with X-35 missiles.
Head of the puppet-state in the self-proclaimed 'Donetsk People's Republic' Denys Pushilin claims that after reaching the borders of the Donetsk region, it is necessary to begin the next stage of the "operation", taking into account events in Transnistria and the shelling of the regions of the russian federation bordering with Ukraine.

26.04.2022

More than 2 million Ukrainians have become displaced.

The head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration Serhii Haidai reports that near the village of Rubizhne, where the fighting continues, the russian occupiers are forcing women to reconnoiter the location of Ukrainian military, threatening to shoot their children.

During the night of April 26, 35 air strikes were carried out on Azovstal, civilians under the rubble were injured – Azov

(Source: English version of independent Ukrainian media "Ukrainska Pravda")

 

This morning, russian troops tried to launch a missile attack on the Odesa region with the Bastion complex from the side of the annexed Crimea – says the head of the RMA Maksym Marchenko.

russian troops once again fired at Mykolaiv from multiple launch rocket systems of the Smerch type – OK Pivden. The shelling was also confirmed by the mayor of the city Alexander Senkevich. As a result of the shelling, several buildings in a residential area were damaged. Two people were injured, one of them a child. 

Two cruise missiles of the russian federation flew low over the Zaporozhzhia NPP, – Energoatom. Today, at 06:41 and 06:46, two cruise missiles of the enemy flew at low altitude over the site of the Zaporozhzhia nuclear power plant in the direction of the city of Zaporozhzhia, the report says.

As a result of missile attacks by the russian federation on Zhmerynka and Koziatyn, 5 people were killed (preliminarily), 18 people were injured – Vinnytsia (Ukraine) Regional Prosecutor's Office.

During the day russian soldiers deported to russia 149 civilians from Mariupol (Ukraine), including 23 children – adviser to the mayor of Mariupol Petro Andriushchenko.

Now there are 8 russian carriers of Caliber cruise missiles in the Black Sea, their total volley is 58 missiles, – said the speaker of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Оleksandr Motuzyanik

"Today, residents of Dergachi and several nearby villages were affected by the russian shelling. Three civilians were innocently killed and another was injured," said Oleh Sinegubov, head of the Kharkiv  Regional Military Administration

58 orphans remain in russian-occupied Kherson and need to be evacuated, said Ukrainian Ombudsman Lyudmila Denisova. According to her, the children of the orphanage have been hiding in the basement of the local church for more than a month. Ten of them are less than a year old, the rest are under 4 years old.  Among them are children with disabilities who require special care and treatment.

It will take several months to fully restore the infrastructure of five railway stations, which came under russian fire this morning, – says the head of Ukrzaliznytsia Oleksandr Kamyshyn on the air of the telethon. As a result of the shelling of five railway stations, one railway worker was killed and four wounded. 

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: In the Sloboshanskyi direction, there is a partial blockade of Kharkiv, the destruction of its infrastructure, and an attack on the positions of the defenders of the Kharkiv region with aviation and artillery. In the area of the city of Izium, the enemy tried to improve the tactical situation in the directions of Andriivka – Zavody and Dibrovne – Kurulka.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: In Mariupol, the russian army continues to destroy the city, blocking residents and some Ukrainian defenders in the area of the Azovstal plant.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: In the Donetsk and Tavriia directions, the enemy, intensifying shelling, tried to move deep into the territory of Ukraine in the areas of the settlements of Korovii Yar and Rubizhne, to develop an offensive in the direction of Zaporizhzhia. Defeated, suffered losses.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: In the temporarily occupied territory of the Zaporizhzhia region, in the city of Enerhodar, the FSB of the russian federation continues to carry out filtration measures.

Two cruise missiles of the russian federation flew low over the Zaporozhzhia NPP, – Energoatom.

russian troops completely block the exit from Melitopol in order to conduct a "draft campaign". Citizens are also required to inform them about the planned evacuation of civilians. 

In Donetsk region 4 civilians were killed: two of them in Lyman (9-year-old girl and 19-year-old guy) one in Mariinka and one in Yampil. 9 people were injured, – reports the Head of Donetsk Regional Military Administration Pavlo Kyrylenko.

The russian military captured the Kherson City Council, the flag of Ukraine was removed from the building, local journalist Konstantin Ryzhenko said.

In Mariupol, russian soldiers force men to work for food, – Petro Andriushchenko, Adviser to the Mayor of Mariupol.

23.04.2022 - 25.04.2022

"On Saturday russian soldiers fired missiles at Odesa. Four cruise missiles fell on the territory of the city, reached  the premises of infrastructure and civilian buildings – the City Council. One residential building was on fire after this rocket attack. It is currently known that a three-month-old child and 7 more people died, 18 are injured. Two people were rescued from the rubble, 86 residents were evacuated. As well the rocket or its wreckage hit one of the cemeteries in Odesa.  More than a thousand square meters of territory were affected. The threat of a second missile strike on Odesa remains," said head of Regional Military Administration Maxim Marchenko.

20 russian ships and submarines are threatening Ukraine with a rocket hit from the black Sea. Some of them are carrying cruise missiles Kalibr. – Operative command South says

On Saturday night, Ukrainian territory was shelled from the russian federation at the site of the Hirsk department of the Chernihiv border detachment. About ten grenades exploded near the border  Senkivka village, – State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.

"On the outskirts of Mariupol, in the village of Vynohradne, another mass grave was discovered, in which at least a thousand civilians killed by russian troops could be buried," Mayor Vadym Boichenko says.

"russia continues conducting an information-psychological operation on the possibility of using weapons of mass destruction in Ukraine," the Center for Counteracting Disinformation under the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.

"Children abducted in Ukraine are being adopted by russians into their families", Ukrainian Ombudsman Liydmyla Denysova said.

russian soldiers began forced mobilization, including doctors, in the temporarily occupied territories of Kherson, Zaporizhzhia and Kharkiv regions – Chief Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine

Dmytro Zhyvytskyi, head of the Regional Мilitary Administration of the Sumy region, said that border communities were being shelled from the territory of russia.

russian troops shelled the city of Vasilyevka in the Zaporozhie region from the temporarily occupied city of Burchak, according to the Zaporozhie Regional Military Administration. A Hurricane missile hit a residential building in the city center.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: In temporarily occupied Volchansk, junior medical staff of health care institutions are forcibly sent to provide first aid to enemy units on the line of contact with the Armed Forces of Ukraine

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: The enemy uses civilian trucks to move military cargo in the temporarily occupied territories.  russian troops also continue to use stolen agricultural machinery for military purposes.

Three people died in the Chuhyiv district and in the Dergachev community as a result of shelling by the troops of the russian federation in the Kharkiv region on Saturday, said the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration Oleh Sinegubov. There are six wounded in Kharkiv, another wounded in the Chuhyiv district.

russia wants to organize a parade of Ukrainian prisoners on May 9, – Adviser to the Head of the President's Office of Ukraine, Oleksii Arestovych.

A few hours ago, it was reported that the consul of Bulgaria had been kidnapped in Melitopol. The mayor of Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov, announced it on the air.

"More than 50 of my colleagues have been kidnapped throughout the country, and today 29 of them are in the jails of the occupiers. As for activists, and businessmen – it’s all practice for occupiers, they kidnap everyone who has an opinion, patriotic sentiment. A few hours ago, it became known that an honorary consul of Bulgaria was kidnapped in Melitopol", – he said.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine:

– There are shelling of the positions of Ukrainian troops in the areas of the settlements of Kurulka and Nova Dmytrivka.

– The russian army has stepped up offensive and assault operations in the Severodonetsk, Kurakivsk and Popasnyansky directions. There are fights in the areas of the settlements of Zarichne, Rubizhne and Popasna.

– In the Mariupol direction, the russian troops continued to fire and block Ukrainian units in the Azovstal area of the city of Mariupol. Air strikes are carried out, including from long-range aircraft. To establish logistics for the troops, they use the railway.

The russians captured a number of members of the OSCE SMM in Donetsk and Luhansk, the Organization is seeking their release. The OSCE announced this on Twitter.

Last night russian military rocket attack on Dnipropetrovsk region: one rocket hits the railway infrastructure and the other two hit a manufacturing plant – head of Regional Мilitary Administration reports

Two are killed and 8 are injured during Sunday in Luhansk region. At least 7 buildings are destroyed, including the police department. Hirske, Zolote, Lysychansk and Severodonetsk were hit. – Head of Luhansk Regional Мilitary Administration Serhii Haidai reports

On Easter morning, russian shelling killed two children in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, – Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk regional Military Administration.

"russian soldiers in the Kharkiv region are installing the equipment of the russian mobile operator MegaFon, trying to introduce rubles there, and also agitating people to go to the russian federation to buy things," – reports the Defense Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

russian soldiers are holding captive Ukrainian soldiers in penal colonies without having converted prisons into POW camps, Ukrainian Ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova said.

In the Kherson region, russian tanks under Ukrainian flags are shelling settlements, – reports the operational command "Pivden" (South).

The head of the Poltava Regional Military Administration Dmytro Lunin informs that during Sunday 9 russian missiles hit the Kremenchug CHP and the Kremenchug refinery. 1 person died, 7 people were injured, they have injuries of varying severity. Destruction of buildings is significant, but all fires are localized. There is no hot water in almost all districts of the city due to the shelling of the CHP.

russian troops are preparing for an attack on Kryvyi Rih, – Head of the Kryvyi Rih Military Administration, Oleksandr Vilkul.

"The russian army is forming an offensive strike formation in our direction in the Kherson region. We are waiting for their possible transition to the offensive in the coming days. But we know more about them than they think, we understand all their plans, and we are fully prepared for any situation development," - Oleksandr Vilkul.

"Right now, a new Bucha is happening in the Zaporozhzhia direction. russians are killing, raping... everything is in their style," – Adviser to the Head of the President's Office of Ukraine, Oleksii Arestovych.

The journalist Denis Kazanskiy said on April 22 on his channel, referring to intelligence, that russia was preparing provocations on the territory of its country.

The russian troops were instructed to collect and deliver to the territory of Belgorod, Kursk and Bryansk regions the wreckage of downed Ukrainian "Bayraktars" and helicopters. To stage terrorist attacks, and later to accuse the AFU of this.

The head of Ukrzaliznytsia Kamyshin said that 5 railway stations in central and western Ukraine came under fire on Monday morning. At least 16 trains will be delayed.

 

Source: English version of independent Ukrainian media "Ukrainska Pravda":

3,818 civilians have already died in Ukraine as a result of a full-scale russian invasion. More than 4,000 people were injured. These figures do not take into account Mariupol and some other regions in Ukraine. – Prosecutor General Irina Venediktova. 

Luhansk region was left without light – the head of RMA Serhiy Haidai reports that the occupiers cut off the new 500 kV Kremina substation. Alternative options for healing the area are currently being worked out.

russia has not abandoned plans to use chemical weapons against Ukrainian defenders and civilians stationed on the territory of the Azovstal plant – this is stated by the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense. 

22.04.2022

In the Kherson region, the occupants take over the property of agricultural enterprises, export products from warehouses and threaten to force workers to work – according to the All-Ukrainian Agrarian Council.

The government-agreed humanitarian corridor from Kherson Oblast did not work – the russians did not allow buses to evacuate people, while shelling continued.

The occupants also captured the coordinator of the evacuation column.

A satellite has captured an image of a mass grave in the Manhush village currently occupied by the russians and located in less than 20 kilometers from Mariupol. Up to 9000 people from Mariupol could be buried there.

Minister of Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories Iryna Vereshchuk has informed that due to the shelling by the russian occupiers no people were evacuated from Mariupol.

During Thursday, about 50 instances of shelling from russian artillery and rocket-propelled grenade launchers were recorded in the Kharkiv region – according to the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Synehubov.

More than 594 children suffered in Ukraine as a result of full-scale armed aggression of the russian federation. As of the morning of April 22, the official number of child victims has not changed – 208. The number of has injured increased making 386.

Crazy appetites of the occupiers are growing: the command of the Central Military District states that the task of the invaders during the second phase of the war is to establish control not only over Donetsk and Luhansk regions, but also over the southern regions of Ukraine.

Why this is important: since the beginning of the war, russian officials repeatedly said that they did not plan to occupy new territories of our country.

In the Kyiv region, law enforcement officers have already found the bodies of 1,084 civilians, up to 75% of whom were killed with small arms. More than 300 bodies have not yet been identified.

The russian army fired from the systems of volley fire "Hurricane" at the regional trauma hospital in Lyman, Donetsk region – the head of the Donetsk Regional State Administration Pavlo Kyrylenko.

(Source: English version of independent Ukrainian media "Ukrainska Pravda")

 

russian troops may plan to shell railway bridges in western Ukraine – the National Security and Defense Council reports.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: On the temporarily occupied territory of the Kharkiv region, russian troops prohibit the movement of the local population towards the territory controlled by Ukraine. The delivery of humanitarian aid from the Ukrainian side is blocked.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: In the temporarily occupied territory of the Kherson region, the self-proclaimed "authority" announced the mobilization of male residents.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: Shelling of Mykolaiv continues in the Pivdennyi Buh direction. The enemy is trying to improve the tactical position and get closer to the city but to no avail.

Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration Oleh Sinehubov: "We do not know exactly what is happening in Izyum, where the situation with humanitarian aid is critical." "While two weeks ago we managed to deliver at least something there by partisan routes, for which I am grateful to local governments and volunteers, now this opportunity has been completely stopped." – He stressed.

As a result of a missile attack on Zaporizhzhia 8 people were wounded, reports the Office of Prosecutor General of Ukraine.

During the day, the russian federation sent three more battalion tactical groups to the east of Ukraine, as a result of which the total number of russian BTGs in Ukraine reached 85.  This was announced by the representative of the US Department of Defense John Kirby, reports CNN.

Azovstal continued to be shelled even after putin ordered to stop the assault, – the head of the Donetsk Regional Military Admjnistration Pavlo Kyrylenko during a telethon.

"The shelling and airstrikes, unfortunately, continued even after such statements by the russian dictator. Therefore, once again we are convinced of the worth of the words of the entire leadership of russia," – Kyrylenko noted.

Duration of air raid alerts in Kyiv exceeded 500 hours this is more than a third of the war   Since the beginning of the full-scale russian invasion, air raid alerts in Kyiv have sounded 309 times, and their total duration has exceeded 500 hours – that is, 37% of the time of all 56 days of the war.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: In the temporarily occupied territories, russian units continue to block the movement of the local population, rob and artificially bring a humanitarian crisis closer – they destroy critical infrastructure facilities and block the delivery of humanitarian supplies from the territory of Ukraine. There are cases of executions of civilians and volunteers.

British intelligence: Heavy shelling and fighting continues in the east of Donbass as russia seeks to push further towards settlements including Krasny Liman, Buhaikva, Barvinkovo, Liman and Popasna as a part of its plans in the region.

The russian federation states that "during the second phase of the special operation" they plan to establish full control over the Donbas and southern Ukraine, providing a corridor to the Crimea and an exit to Transnistria, where allegedly "facts of oppression of the russian-speaking population are observed."

21.04.2022

The rescuers have cleared away all the rubbles of the buildings in Borodianka in Kyiv region after the russian offensive; 41 people have been found among the rubbles.

The planned humanitarian corridor from Mariupol has failed today – according to Iryna Vereshchuk.

"Due to the lack of control over their own troops on the spot, the occupiers were unable to ensure a proper ceasefire. Moreover, due to their habitual disorganization and negligence the occupiers were unable to provide timely transportation of people to the point where dozens of our buses and ambulances were waiting."

"We talked today with the top political leadership. It is David Arahamiya and Mykhailo Podoliak, who say they are ready to come to Mariupol with Medinsky and Slutsk to negotiate the evacuation of the remaining military garrison.

We are ready to evacuate with the support of a third party from the city of Mariupol...", – Deputy Commander of the Azov Regiment Captain Svyatoslav Palamar.

The representative of the Ukrainian delegation Arahamiya confirmed to the UP that from the first days the Ukrainian side offered to hold relevant talks in Mariupol, but russia has not yet responded.

Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration Serhii Haidai informs that 80% of the oblast is currently under the control of the occupying forces.

Ukrainian intelligence has intercepted a call between the occupiers discussing an order to murder all of the members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine taken as POWs in the area of Popasna in the Luhansk oblast.

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov claims that the big advance of the russian forces on the eastern front has not yet begun, but it will, it is only a matter of time.

In the village of Borodyanka, Kyiv region, two mass graves with the bodies of 9 civilians were found, including a 15-year-old girl.

In Severodonetsk, Luhansk region, there is not a single surviving food warehouse left – people receive food exclusively from humanitarian goods. During the last 24 hours, as a result of shelling by the russian occupiers, five more houses in Rubizhne and Novodruzhesk were destroyed.

In the evening of April 20, russian invaders fired from volley fire systems at the city of Zelenodolsk and the village of Velyka Kostromka in Dnipropetrovsk region.

In the Kherson region, the invaders plan to organize the forced mobilization of the population for the war with Ukraine – the General Staff of the Armed Forces.

In addition, according to the General Staff, the occupiers aimed to completely stop the humanitarian support of the region by the Ukrainian authorities.

Ukraine demands that the russians open an urgent humanitarian corridor from the Azovstal plant in Mariupol, said Reintegration Minister Iryna Vereshchuk.

According to Vereshchuk, there are 1,000 civilians and 500 wounded soldiers at Azovstal.

russians completely isolate the occupied settlements from Ukraine, prohibit evacuation, and do not allow volunteers – Main Intelligence Directorate.

According to intelligence, Ukrainian volunteers trying to deliver aid are being shot.

Defenders of Mariupol found in the city enemy military equipment marked "V" – this means that the city was transferred to the occupiers who committed atrocities in Bucha.

20.04.2022

russians forcibly relocated more than 500,000 Ukrainians to russia, including 121,000 children. The Ukrainians are issued documents banning them from leaving russian regions for two years.

Commander of the 36th Separate Marine Brigade of the AFU Serhiy Volynskyi (Volyna) called on foreign countries to urgently carry out an "extraction" from Mariupol – to take several hundred military and civilians from Azovstal to a safe place to save from the russians.

russian occupiers in Mariupol began threatening civilians with execution for refusing to tie white ribbons – said the adviser to the mayor of Mariupol Petro Andryushchenko.

President of the European Council Charles Michel visited Borodianka, destroyed by russian troops. "In Borodyanka. Like Bucha and many other cities in Ukraine. History will not forget the war crimes committed here. There can be no peace without justice," Michel tweeted.

From fighters of long-suffering Mariupol:

"The city does not give up and continues to be Ukrainian, as long as it is defended by courageous defenders, until the last patron runs out. The city must be Ukrainian in order to have hope for a happy future, so as not to become a dead city of the unrecognized "republic".

(Source: English version of independent Ukrainian media "Ukrainska Pravda")

 

"In the Kyiv region as a result of russian aggression killed more than 1,000 civilians," – said the chief of police in the Kyiv region Andriy Nebitov.

In the temporarily occupied Izyum of the Kharkiv region, the russian federation is forcibly mobilizing men to take part in the war against Ukraine, – Ombudsman of Ukraine Lyudmila Denisova.

3 people died, 16 were wounded as a result of shelling by russian soldiers in Kharkiv, – the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration Oleh Sinegubov. russia uses rocket-propelled grenade launchers from a distance of 35-40 km.

russia plans to shell settlements in the south of Ukraine and blame the Armed Forces of Ukraine for this, – Nataliia Humeniuk, spokeswoman of the State Border Naval Guard Service of Ukraine. State Border Service of Ukraine associates this provocation with a ""referendum"" holding by russian soldiers in the Kherson region.

Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration Serhii Haidai says that it is no longer possible to restore light, gas and water supply in Popasna, Rubizhne and in some of the Hirske United Territorial Community villages, because the infrastructure there is almost destroyed.

19.04.2022

In the Luhansk region, the ambulance, which went to Kreminna to fetch a civilian wounded by the shelling of a car, was also fired upon by russian soldiers – says the head of the Luhansk RMA Serhii Haidai.

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine:  The russian army intensified offensive operations in the Severodonetsk, Popasnyansk, Kurakhiv and Zaporozhie areas.

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: Fighting for Mariupol continues near the seaport.

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: In the occupied territories, russian soldiers steal and export to russia equipment, machinery and products of local enterprises, mining agricultural fields.

In Lviv, fragments of a russian missile hit an orphanage, reported the head of the Children's Affairs Service of the Lviv RMA, Volodymyr Lys.

Volodymyr Zelenskyi: "The russian militaries started the fight for Donbas, to which they had been preparing for so long. A significant part of the russian troops is concentrated there for the offensive. No matter how many soldiers are driven there, we will defend ourselves. We will fight. We will not give anything Ukrainian".

The russians began mobilization in the Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions, this is a very serious war crime, – Oleksii Arestovych

The settlements of the Kryvyi Rih region were massively shelled overnight from multiple rocket launchers and cannon artillery, – Oleksandr Vilkul, Head of Kryvyi Rih Regional Military Administration. Private cottages and the multi-apartment buildings are partly destroyed.

Pentagon: There are now 76 russian battalion tactical groups in the Donbas region of Ukraine and in the country’s southeast with 11 of those added over the last several days.

According to the department's representative, another 22 battalion tactical groups are located north of Ukraine. They will probably be replenished.

According to the Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, Serhii Haidai, russian troops have almost destroyed Kreminna and 12 other houses in the Luhansk region.

The residents of the resort village of Kirillovka reported that the russian troops began digging trenches around the village, and they installed "Grads" at the recreation centers. In addition, according to the locals, russian troops are deployed in the village of Lyubimivka and the village of Zelena Roscha Vasilivka. Zelena Roshcha of the Vasilivka district," the Zaporizhzhia RMA reported.

More than 30% of agricultural fields intended for wheat, barley, sunflower and corn will remain unsown in Ukraine – UN Humanitarian Affairs Office reports. "Continued hostilities could cause a global food catastrophe: 36 countries depend on Ukraine and russia's exports," the organization informed.

Since April 12, there has been no water in the city of Mykolaiv and there is no technical possibility to improve the situation yet. People take water from springs, storm drains and collect rainwater from rooftops.

russian foreign minister sergei lavrov comments on the possibility of using nuclear weapon in Ukraine. "At this stage, we are considering the option of conventional weapon" – he stated.

 

Source: English version of independent Ukrainian media "Ukrainska Pravda":

155 cases of abduction of civilians by russian occupiers were registered in Zaporizhzhia region.

The total amount of direct damage to Ukraine's infrastructure as a result of the war started by russia reached $84.8 billion, but the total loss reaches $600 billion.

UNICEF reports that more than 6 million people in Ukraine struggle every day to access drinking water, which is one of the most important human needs.

More than 572 children in Ukraine became victims of the full-scale armed aggression in russia.

Over 1000 civilians are located in the underground shelters of the Steel and Iron Works in Mariupol. These are mostly senior citizens and children.

Leader of the so-called DPR’ militants, Eduard Basurin, stated that the occupation troops allegedly started the attack of the Azovstal plant in Mariupol.

Hundreds of civilians are currently staying on the territory of Azovstal plant.

In Kyiv region, as a result of russian aggression over 1000 civilians have been killed, the bodies continue to be found, according to Head of the police of Kyiv region Andrii Nebytov.

16.04.2022 - 18.04.2022

During Saturday russian soldiers fired at almost all settlements in the Luhansk region. As a result, there are dead and wounded civilians, - National Police of Ukraine reports.

Chief Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine reports that ORLDLO (The temporarily occupied territory of Donetsk and Luhansk) plan to forcibly mobilize 26,000 ""reservists"" from the territory of ORDLO (The temporarily occupied territory of Donetsk and Luhansk) to the russian ground forces has been thwarted.

In Mariupol, russian soldiers are exhuming the bodies from graves of people buried in the yards of houses.  Probably, in this way they are trying to hide their war crimes, - the Mariupol city council reports.

On Saturday during the day the russian military chaotically shells residential quarters, cultural objects and private enterprises of Mykolaiv.  Among the civilian population there are dead and wounded, - the operational command "Pivden"(South) reports.

The russian military completely destroyed 22 hospitals in Ukraine.  They cannot be restored, they must be built from scratch. 308 medical institutions are damaged, - the Minister of Health Victor Lyashko reported

In Mykolaiv (Ukraine), people collect water from rivers and springs due to a problem with water supply. According to local residents, the central water supply has not been working for the 4th day.

The soldiers of the russian federation fired on buses that were trying to take people out of the territories of hostilities, - says the People's Deputy of Ukraine Liudmyla Denisova.

During the evacuation of residents from the city of Starobilsk, Luhansk region, to Dnipro, russians opened fire on two buses - there are wounded and dead. The details are being clarified.

The number of those killed by the shelling of a residential area in Kharkiv on April 15 has increased to 8. 42 people, including 9 children, have been wounded.

This was announced by the director of the regional health department, Maksym Khaustov.

Daytime shelling of residential areas in Mykolaiv with cluster shells: 15 - wounded, 5 - dead. It is reported by the head of the Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration Vitalii Kim. "A fifth person picked up an unexploded ordnance. I repeat again! Do not touch unknown objects. This can be fatal" - Kim wrote.

There are no safe places in Ukraine because of  the rocket fire - an adviser of President's Office Oleksiy Arestovich.

Lviv mayor Anrij Sadovyi reports 11 people are injured as a result of the morning shelling and a 3 years old Artem is one of them. Three victims are in a critical condition and hospitalized. 7 people are killed. Sadovyi says these are the first victims of the russian shelling in the city.

From the very Sunday morning, russian soldiers began shelling residential areas of the city. And in the afternoon they shelled the historical center of Kharkiv. Dozens of residential buildings were damaged, there are wounded and dead." - Mayor of Kharkiv Ihor Terekhov reported.

Head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Мilitary Administration Oleksandr Starukh shows a photo of the son of Head of Zaporizhzhia Regional Administration Oleg Buryak - Vladyslav, who was abducted by russians at a checkpoint in Vasylivka.    

"They steal politicians, officials. But now they are stealing our children. We cannot be silent, please repost, because the child must return home as soon as possible!" - he stresses.

To date, russia is holding at least 20,000 people in filtration camps along the Mangu-Nikolske-Yalta line, preventing the possibility of evacuation and deliberately slowing down the filtration procedures, Petro Andryushchenko, Adviser to the Mayor of Mariupol, informs.

Also, about 5-7 thousand people are in the filtration camp in the village of Bezymiannoe at the stage of preparation for deportation.

In Kreminna, Luhansk region, russian troops fired on a car with civilians. 4 people are killed, Luhansk Regonal Military Administration reports

The russians say they plan to storm the territory of the Azovstal plant in Mariupol, where at least 1,000 civilians are hiding, - Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights, Liudmyla Denisova.

Citizens stay in the premises and basements of the plant, those who do not want to leave, because their houses have been destroyed and they do not want to be sent to filtration camps and the russian federation. Among them there are women, children and the elderly.

Andrii Biletskyi, the founder of the "Azov" Regiment, posted a video with the girl Alice. The girl's mother is a doctor. She and her daughter have been forced to hide in the Azovstal bunker for more than 50 days.  When asked what she would like, Alice replied: "I want to be evacuated".

In Lisichansk the building of patrol police was shelled, 6 employees are in the hospital, - the head of Luhansk Regional Мilitary Administration Serhii Gaidai.

russian troops are shooting at vehicles that people are using in an attempt to leave the war zone, - Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights, Liudmyla Denisova.

According to her, this morning, residents of the Kremenna (the Luhansk region of Ukraine) tried to evacuate by their own cars. russian soldiers opened fire on them. Four people died. One seriously wounded person remains at the scene of the attack, because the doctors cannot reach him because of the continuous bombardment.

Within the next few days, big battles are expected in Izium direction. The russian army is moving equipment and manpower there. The citizens are being evacuated from Lozova and Barvenkovo, Arestovych reported.

In temporarily occupied Kherson, russian troops are looking for members of Territorial Defense of Ukraine, interrogating them about positions of Armed Forces of Ukraine and confiscating weapons.    

 

Source: English version of independent Ukrainian media "Ukrainska Pravda":

Zelensky said that negotiations are underway to help Ukrainian defenders in Mariupol, but the russians are demanding their surrender.

"To be honest, there is no trust in the negotiators on Mariupol. We agreed that there would be humanitarian corridors. We wanted to take away the wounded, our women and children, but russia refused," said the president.

More than 563 children were injured in Ukraine as a result of full-scale russian aggression: 202 children were killed, and more than 361 were injured.

The operational focus of the russian invasion has shifted to the east of Ukraine, but russia's ultimate goal remains the same, states intelligence of the British Ministry of Defense.

According to intelligence, russia seeks to force Ukraine to abandon its Euro-Atlantic orientation and establish its own regional dominance.

Ukrainian teachers and children who were forcibly deported to the territory of the russian federation and the occupied Crimea are trying to be russified, according to the Center for Countering Disinformation. Teachers will be forcibly transferred to "russian standards of education", and children will be forced to take russian "language courses".

Zelensky stated that he could no longer trust world politicians and international law - they could not stop russian aggression.

"The only faith that remains is faith in ourselves, in our people, in our Armed Forces, and the belief that certain countries will support us not only in words but also in deeds."
Zelensky expects that the occupiers may try to capture Kyiv again - the president is convinced that russia's failures in the Donbass will not mean that they will abandon another attempt to take the capital.

15.04.2022

Velyka Pisarevka in the Sumy region of Ukraine, which is located near the border with russia, was shelled by the russian federation. This was announced by the head of the Sumy Regional State Administration Dmytro Zhyvytskyi.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: The enemy is trying to complete preparations for an offensive operation in the Eastern Operational Zone. There is an increase in the aviation grouping and command and control system.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: In the Slobozhanskyi direction, the russians are conducting reconnaissance of possible directions of attack, building up the reconnaissance and medical support system. Partial blockade and shelling of Kharkiv continue.

The city of Oleshky in the Kherson region fell under occupation, Mayor Yevhen Ryshchuk said. "A russian banner is already hanging on the city administration. Unfortunately, they are completely entering the city now."

The russians delivered 34 strikes with MLRS and artillery in the districts of Kharkiv during the day, – the head of Kharkiv Regional Military District Sunehubov reported. In addition, he said that russian troops fired on Zolochiv and nearby settlements. As a result, 8 civilians were injured by russian shelling, 1 person died.

Chaotic shelling of Kreminna continues from the evening. One person died, five were injured. – Head of Luhansk Regional Мilitary Administration Serhiy Gayday.

Hundreds of people have been abducted in Zaporizhzhia region since the beginning of the war with russia. Among them are politicians, journalists, teachers. Oleksandr Starukh, Нead of Zaporizhzhia Regional Мilitary Administration reports this.

In Mariupol, russian troops start exhuming the bodies of civilians buried in the courtyards of residential buildings.

"Given that Ukrainian intelligence has recorded deployment of 13 mobile crematoriums in Mariupol, it can be assumed that the russian occupation troops are trying by all means to cover up the traces of their war crimes in our city," Mariupol City Council reports.

The russian military shelled Vasylivka, Zaporizhzhia region: 1 person died, 5 were injured. As a result of the shelling, residential buildings and a depot at a railway station were damaged, and a grocery store was destroyed, – Ivan Arefiev, the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration spokesman.

Security Service of Ukraine has confirmed that russian soldiers themselves shelled the bryansk region, russia. They did this to accuse Ukraine of provocations. The interlocutor says that the fact that the russians are attacking them makes her feel better. According to official sources, 7 people were killed in this shelling. The soldier of the russian federation says that russia does this in all wars.

Explosions were heard in Mykolaiv in the morning. There are dead. Previously, russian soldiers fired at the city with cluster bombs, – Head of the Mykolaiv Regional Council, Anna Zamazeeva.

 

Source: English version of independent Ukrainian media "Ukrainska Pravda":

Almost 85% of the dead residents of Bucha have bullet holes – this has been reported by the mayor Anatoliy Fedoruk.

More than 553 children have been killed or injured in Ukraine as a result of the armed aggression of the russian federation. 198 children have been confirmed killed and more than 355 wounded – Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.

Seven civilians were killed and 27 wounded as a result of shelling at civilian buses near the village of Borova, Izium District, by russian troops on April 14.

14.04.2022

russia is trying to accumulate forces that will exceed the number of Ukrainian troops in the east of the country by five to one, says The Times. According to it, russian troops are moving from all over the region for a decisive battle in  Donbas, but even such an advantage does not guarantee a victory. Some Western sources expect the offensive to begin by the end of the week.

In Borodianka destroyed by russian invaders in  Kyiv region, rescuers and volunteers are demining the territory and sorting through the rubble, in particular, 8 destroyed multi-storied buildings will have to be dismantled.

The occupants shot seven people in the village of Pravdyne in Kherson region, and then blew up the house with the dead, according to the Office of the Prosecutor General.

In Sumy region, the invaders killed over 100 people, the search for the missing continues. Losses due to destruction of local infrastructure exceeded UAH 10 billion, says Chairman of the Sumy RMA Dmytro Zhyvytsky.

The head of the Office of the President Andriy Yermak is convinced that the russians carried out provocations at the border and on their territory to create an excuse for escalation and missile strikes on civilians. 

russian occupants with the help of propagandists are preparing a fake about an allegedly found cache of explosives in Energodar to discredit the Armed Forces – Zaporizhzhia RMA.

Three people were killed and four were injured in a shelling of the Nemyshlyany district of Kharkiv by the russian troops on Wednesday.

Conversations of enemy servicemen have been intercepted once again, revealing the plans of the russian command regarding the war in Ukraine.

For instance, a russian soldier told his wife about the instructions given to the military regarding further actions in Ukraine: "putin said that if we don't do anything by May 10, we will raze everything to the ground."

More than 548 children were injured in Ukraine since February 24 as a result of armed aggression in russia – 197 children died and more than three hundred were injured to varying degrees severity.

There is a threat of illegal adoption of Ukrainian children by russian citizens without following all necessary procedures specified by the legislation of Ukraine, reported at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In Mariupol, the russian occupiers are urging civilians to wear a white ribbon, which is a hostile symbolthey want to make people a "bait" for Ukrainian snipers – advisor to the mayor of Mariupol Petro Andryushchenko.

putin is interested in the eastern regions of Ukraine and is preparing for a new offensive – British intelligence believes that Kramatorsk and Kostiantynivka probably will be the target of a similar level of violence by the russian authorities.

The Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense states that russia planned to capture Ukraine under the guise of strategic military exercises – this is stated in the combat order commander of the 96th separate reconnaissance brigade of the russian Federation.

(Source: English version of independent Ukrainian media "Ukrainska Pravda")

 

"Yesterday, after 23 p.m., russian ballistic missiles hit a military unit in the Zhytomyr region," said Vitalii Bunechko, head of the Zhytomyr Regional Мilitary Administration, on the air of the telethon.

CNN journalists came under fire from russia when they were at Saltovka in Kharkiv.

American journalists note that "the shelling was evidence that russia is conducting a large-scale military attack."

According to the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine, russian troops destroyed or damaged 189 cultural heritage sites.

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: Partial blocking of Kharkiv by the enemy continues. Due to the impossibility of capturing the city, the RF Armed Forces continue to destroy the city infrastructure with artillery.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: The russian troops continue to carry out systematic missile and bomb strikes on infrastructure facilities in the Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhia regions.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: The enemy continues to concentrate its main efforts on seizing certain quarters of the city of Mariupol and inflicting air strikes.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: The russian troops are trying to carry out assault operations in the areas of the settlements of Severodonetsk, Rubizhne and Popasna.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: In some occupied territories of the Kharkiv region, the enemy disabled the cellular network. russian soldiers exert aggressive information and psychological influence on the population.

According to Denysova, on April 10, crew members of two ships: Azburg, 12 sailors of which are citizens of Ukraine, and Lady Augusta, whose crew consists of Syrian citizens, were taken by russians to temporarily occupied Donetsk.

"In Kherson, russians have created an analogue of Donetsk "Izolyatsia" (isolation), where they torture Ukrainians who disagree with the russian regime," – Ukrainian Ombudsman Lyudmila Denysova reports.     

In addition, according to her, the entire Kherson region is on the verge of humanitarian catastrophe, 106 settlements of region remain without electricity.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Operational information as of 06.00 14.04.2022.

The russian troops are increasing aviation groupings near the eastern border, reinforcing artillery units, optimizing the existing guidance system, intelligence and medical support systems.

The russian army continues to launch systematic missile and bomb strikes on military and civilian infrastructure in the Kharkiv, Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia regions.

13.04.2022

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: The enemy continues to use artillery and multiple launch rocket systems to destroy residential areas in the cities of Kharkiv, Derhachi (Kharkiv region), and Piatykhatky (Dnipropetrovsk region).

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: In the Pivdennyi Buh direction, russian troops are trying to hold the occupied territory. They carried out aerial reconnaissance with remotely piloted aircraft and fired at Mykolaiv and Oleksandrivka from multiple launch rocket systems.

As a result of the exchange, on April 9, after 20-day captivity, Anna Havrylina, the headman of the village of Hremiach in the Chernihiv region, was released, Ukrainian Ombudsman Liudmyla Denisova says. According to Denisova, Havrylina was first taken to a tent camp, where they kept her in the cold for a week with almost no sleep. During daily interrogations, they beat her on the head with a lock, shot above her head, and threatened to shoot her knees.

The woman was taken to a pre-trial detention center in the city of Kursk (RF), where her hair was cut off for expressing a pro-Ukrainian position.

In besieged Mariupol, up to 22,000 people were killed as a result of the fighting, Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk Regional Military District, told CNN.

Kyrylenko admits that the situation in the city is "difficult" and it is hard to clarify the exact number of victims.

40% of high-rise buildings in Mariupil are completely destroyed, this is about 2 million square meters. 84,000 people lived in them, according to Mariupol City Council.

The department notes that $2.3 billion is needed to build this amount of housing and create at least basic conditions for living there.

Izium, Kharkiv region is on the verge of survival, – the ombudswoman of Ukraine Liudmyla Denysova informed. According to the calculations of the city authorities, now there are about 15 thousand civilians in the city. Due to active hostilities and occupation, there is no electricity, no water, no heat, no communication. Medical institutions do not work, there are no medicines. People are starving, because it is not yet possible to deliver food to them, and it is also impossible to evacuate them from the city."

She also notes that Izium has become a logistics center for the russian army: troops are being gathered there in order to further attack Donetsk region.

The head of Poltava RMA Dmytro Lunin confirmed two strikes on infrastructure in Myrhorod. Information about the victims is being specified.

Followers from the Zaporizhzhia region report that the russian army is located on territory from Enerhodar to Vasylivka. A lot of russian vehicles were driving towards Zaporizhzhia. And near all the villages of Enerhodar up to Vasylivka, trenches were dug.

 

Source: English version of independent Ukrainian media "Ukrainska Pravda":

According to Mayor Anatolii Fedoruk, 403 bodies of the killed and tortured people who had died during the occupation of the town by the russian army were found in Bucha.

The mortuaries of Luhansk region are overfilled with the bodies of civiliansit is impossible to keep them, so in between shellings, people are being buried in mass graves and in the yards of multi-storey buildings.

"The time will come, and we will definitely do everything in a humane way," – wrote the Head of the RMA (Regional Military Administration) Serhii Haidai.

720 bodies of civilians who died as a result of the russian attack have been found in Kyiv region; more than 200 people are still missing, said Andriy Nebytov, the police chief of Kyiv region.

13 mobile crematoria have been registered in Mariupol to clean the streets from the bodies of dead civilians and russian servicemen – Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense.

During the day, russian troops inflicted more than 50 strikes on Kharkiv region: 22 people were injured and 7 were killed. A child who was injured a few days ago died at the hospital.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is disappointed with the fact that Macron did not dare to call russia's crimes in Ukraine genocide, and also explained why russian propaganda about the "fraternal people" is inappropriate. 

"Fraternal people do not kill children, shoot civilians, rape women, maim the elderly, or destroy the homes of another fraternal people. Even the most bitter enemies do not perform such atrocities against defenseless people."

12.04.2022

According to Military Intelligence, servicemen of 234th air assault regiment of the russian federation are the criminals who participated in war crimes against Ukrainians in Borodianka in Kyiv region.

About 300,000 square meters of Ukraine's territory needs humanitarian demining due to the large amount of ammunition left by the occupiers. This is almost half of the territory of Ukraine.

During the week, the direct losses of Ukraine's economy due to the war increased by 12.2 billion dollars and on April 11 crossed the mark of 80.4 billion dollars, or 2.4 trillion hryvnias. 

The total losses of the Ukrainian economy due to the war range from 564 billion dollars to 600 billion dollars.

In Borodyanka in the Kyiv area from under blockages got bodies of 7 more people, in total from under fragments removed bodies of already 19 dead – DESU (State Emergency Service of Ukraine).

In Kharkiv, intensity of shelling has increased. On Monday there are dead, including a child, and wounded people, says mayor of Kharkiv Ihor Terekhov.

"The russian occupation forces used a poisonous substance of unknown origin against the Ukrainian military and civilians in Mariupol, which was dropped from an enemy UAV," the Azov Regiment reports.

"russian occupiers shelled Kharkiv and the Kharkiv region today – 8 people were killed, including a 13-year-old child," reported the head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration Oleh Synyehubov.

russian occupiers are holding captive about 1,700 soldiers and civilians – Iryna Vereshchuk.

russian occupiers continued to shell Luhansk region, as a result of which at least one person was killed and three were injured – the head of Luhansk RSA (Regional State Administration) Sergiy Gayday.

British intelligence: Fighting in eastern Ukraine will intensify over the next two to three weeks as russia continues to redirect its forces to this direction.

On the highway near the village of Gavronshchyna, Bucha district, Kyiv police found a car shot by the russian military, which contained the bodies of three women and two children.

russian special services are getting ready to stage a series of terrorist attacks in russia and the occupied Crimea to fuel anti-Ukrainian hysteria – Chief of the Chief Directorate of Intelligence Kyrylo Budanov.

Zelensky: the identity a russian soldier who committed sexual violence against an infant in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine has been identified as a russian soldier bychkov from pskov.

(Source: English version of independent Ukrainian media "Ukrainska Pravda")

09.04.2022 - 11.04.2022

The russian military has forcefully taken the people from Rubizhne in the Luhansk oblast to russia - first, they wanted to transport around 100 people by train to Kursk, but then the Ukrainians were taken to the Leningrad oblast.

russia wants to gather up to 60 000 more military servicemen to reinforce the units already stationed in Ukraine - CNN.

The US statesmen aren't sure russia can actually сome up with this many. At the same time, according to their estimate, russia maintains 80-85% of its combat capabilities that were gathered along the borders of Ukraine on the eve of the full-scale invasion.

The russian military is regrouping in eastern Ukraine and plans to move towards Kharkiv.

russians in Luhansk region are storming Rubizhne, Popasna, firing artillery on residential neighborhoods of other cities. They struck again on Severodonetsk.

Ukraine can obtain the status of EU membership candidate in June 2022 - Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olga Stefanishina said.

In mid-March, russian army made targeted airstrikes on residential buildings of Chernihiv. As a result of dropping six airbombs 49 people were killed in one day.

In general, according to the mayor of Chernihiv, 70% of the city is destroyed.

The bodies of dead are discovered by rescuers in a church in Chernihiv region, where the occupiers set up their headquarters. According to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, they are local citizens who were shot dead by russian military.

As a result of shelling  a residential building in Rubizhne by russians, four people were injured, in Severodonetsk the body of a dead woman was found and there are fires in Lysychansk - the head of the Luhansk RMA Serhii Haidai.

Near Rubizhne, Luhansk region, russian troops again hit the tank with nitric acid - the head of the RMA Serhii Haidai.

In Mariupol, the occupiers collect the bodies of killed residents in an underground passage in the Sadkiv district on the outskirts of the city to destroy them in the crematorium - Mariupol City Council.

The mayor of Kharkiv Igor Terekhov reported that the russian occupiers dropped parachute bombs on the city and he is asking people not to approach such bombs.

In Severodonetsk russian troops fired on a school and two high-rise buildings. Two elderly people were rescued, - stated Serhiy Haidai, the Head of the Luhansk Regional State Administration. In one of the entrances, the apartments from the first to the fifth floor burned down.

In Dnipro an infrastructure object was destroyed by the enemy strikes, there is one victim - this was announced by the head of the DIA Valentyn Reznichenko.

In the Pavlograd district, a rocket hit at an industrial facility and destroyed premises, and in the Dnipro district, a farm building burned down.

Certain types of weapons provided by Western partners arrived too late - Volodymyr Zelensky. "Some European leaders have changed their position, but you see the price of that change," he added.

Zelensky believes that the battles for eastern Ukraine and, in particular, for Mariupol, will determine the course of the war - and if the Armed Forces of Ukraine are defeated there, the russians can cease the negotiations and re-occupy the retaken territories.

The Head of Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration reports on invader's new attacks - they stroke an infrastructure facility in Zvonetsky village and the airport in Dnipro.  

"Nothing is left of it. The airport and infrastructure nearby are destroyed. And rockets fly and fly", - Reznichenko reported.

Ukrainian law enforcement officers have confirmed the death of 1,222 residents of Kyiv region at the hands of the russian invaders - Prosecutor General Iryna Venedyktova reports.

As a result of a missile strike by the russian federation on the railway station in Kramatorsk on April 8, 57 people were killed and 109 wounded.

As a result of the shelling of Kharkiv region this Sunday, 10 people were killed, including one child, and 11 others were injured.

There is a high probability that russian troops will use phosphorus munitions in Mariupol, according to British intelligence.

"The previous use of phosphorus munitions by russian troops in the Donetsk region increases the possibility of their future use in Mariupol, as fighting for the city is intensifying," - said in a statement on Twitter.

in Ukraine, 183 children were killed by russian invaders, and more than 342 wounded.

The data is not final as they do not include those who died in Mariupol and other places where active hostilities are taking place.

(Source: English version of independent Ukrainian media "Ukrainska Pravda")

 

Pentagon proved that russia bombed the station in Kramatorsk:

"At first they claimed a successful strike, but then they denied it as soon as the consequences were reported," - the US Department of Defense noted.

According to the UN, due to russian war against Ukraine, 11.4 million people were forced to flee in search of safety.

7.1 million people became internal refugees. Every second refugee family has children. 57% are elderly and 30% are people with chronic diseases.

As a result of daily bombardments and shelling, 928 educational institutions across Ukraine have already been damaged. 84 of them are completely destroyed, - says the Ombudsman of Ukraine Liudmyla Denisova

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: The enemy continues to blockade the city of Kharkiv, shelling residential areas using artillery, including multiple launch rocket systems and large-caliber mortars.

Head of the Odesa Regional Military Administration, Maxym Marchenko, spoke about the explosions in Odesa over the past 24 hours:

"Last night, the enemy launched a missile attack from the Bastion complex onto the village of Krasnoselka. There are dead and wounded, infrastructure facilities were damaged. Also today, the enemy launched a missile attack near Odesa. There were no casualties."

In one of the villages of Ukraine, russian soldiers, when escaping, mined potatoes, which they put out on purpose in front of hungry people. - Said Anton Herashchenko, adviser to the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.

The russians launched a missile attack on Myrhorod (Poltava region). They hit the infrastructure. There are two victims, says the head of the Poltava RMA, Dmytro Lunin.

Near Mariupol, after three days of torture by Russian soldiers, 78-year-old writer Yevhenii Bal died. The invaders broke into the writer's house on March 18. During a search of his house, they found a photo with Ukrainian defenders and the National Writers' Union of Ukraine membership card. For three days, the man was severely abused. - this was reported in the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine.

"Kidnapped people from Kherson are taken to Crimea", Mustafa Dzhemilev, leader of the Crimean Tatar people, said on the Rada TV channel.

"russian soldiers have liberated a pre-trial detention center in Crimea and are taking people kidnapped from the Kherson region there. In isolation, people are brutally tortured. The same fate befell the Ukrainians abducted from the Zaporozhzhia region", Mustafa Dzhemilev said.

08.04.2022

In Zaporizhzhia region russian troops began to register men. Agendas are not handed to them, but everything goes to that. They will launch them as a living force on the side of russian army units.

The mayor of Melitopol Ivan Fedorov declared it on air of an information marathon.

In the Oleshkovsky community of the Kherson area the military of the russian federation will try to appoint the new mayor, – the Oleshkovsky mayor Evgen Ryshchuk reported.

Almost 90% of the dead civilians of Bucha in the Kyiv region were found to have bullet wounds, not shrapnel, – the mayor was quoted by the mayor Anatoliy Fedoruk.

In Kakhovka, Kherson region, the russian military kidnapped the deputy of the Kherson regional council from "European Solidarity" Valeriy Saltykov, – the deputy of the Kherson regional council Serhiy Khlan reported on the page on Facebook.

Not even a single hospital survived in the Luhansk region. Since the beginning of russia's full-scale war in Ukraine, every medical institution in our region has been shelled, – Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, Serhii Haidai.

During the day, there were 24 fires in the residential sector in the Luhansk region. – Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration Serhiy Haidai.

In the morning, russian troops aimed at houses in Horne and Popasna, during the day they concentrated their efforts on Rubizhne, in the evening – in Lysychansk, where two more houses caught fire.

The work of the Zolota and Toshkivska mines in the Luhansk region, which were damaged due to the russian troops shelling, cannot be restored; Hirska mine may have a chance, – Minister of Energy, Herman Halushchenko.

The russian army is taking out cars stolen in Ukraine from Belarus. Even several trucks with logos of the Ukrainian trade mark "Havrylivski kurchata" were taken out of Ukraine, according to reports of Belarusian media.

The Chairman of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko, reports that russian troops hit the Kramatorsk railway station with a cluster iskander.

More than 30 people were killed and more than 100 injured.

Adviser to the Head of the President's Office of Ukraine, Oleksii Arestovych believes that the attack on the railway station in Kramatorsk was pre-planned. "They perfectly saw that they were hitting civilians earlier in the morning, that at that time there were thousands of people at the station trying to evacuate, families, children, elderly people."

Volodymyr Zelenskyi on his Instagram account says that the attack on the Kramatorsk railway station was carried out by Tochka-U missile from the russian army.

Security Service of Ukraine reports an increase in the number of deaths in Kramatorsk, after a russian missile strike, to 39 people, including 4 children.

Kramatorsk hospitals cannot cope with the number of wounded from the station after the russian missile attack, – Mayor of Kramatorsk, Oleksandr Honcharenko.

07.04.2022

According to officials from the United States and other Western countries, putin has not necessarily given up his plans to seize Kiyv – CNN.

The United States and the allies believe that putin can again try to seize Kiev region if he succeeds in Luhansk and Donetsk regions and has enough manpower and weapons.

"The devil wears the uniform of a russian soldier. How they tortured in Kyiv region"

On April 2, the Ukrainian military liberated the entire Kyiv region from the russian occupiers. However, the great joy of this news was quickly replaced by great pain.

Black as coal, high-rises and cottages. Flattened by tanks, sometimes with drivers, cars. Shot men with their hands tied in the streets. Children are buried or simply covered with boards in the yards. Entire families on the highway were burned beyond recognition. Mass graves.

russia's war against Ukraine could last for months or even years – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

According to him, the Alliance must be ready for a "long distance": both in terms of support for Ukraine and the continuation of sanctions, and strengthening its own defense.

Mayor of Mariupol Vadym Boichenko called on the EU countries to strengthen sanctions against russia, including a full embargo on Russian oil and gas in order to stop the genocide of the Ukrainians. 

He said that during the bombing of the hospital by the russian terrorists, about 50 people had been burned alive. More than 90% of the city's infrastructure had also been destroyed.

According to the Head of Donetsk RMA (Regional Military Administration) Pavlo Kyrylenko, the number of victims resulted from the shelling of the place of distribution of humanitarian aid in Vuhledar, Donetsk region, has increased to 4 people. 

 In addition, the occupiers fired on Ocheretyno and Mariinka communities 1 person was killed and 4 persons were wounded, at least 8 houses, a kindergarten and a non-residential building were damaged.

russia does not betray its rules and frightens Ukrainians. This time, the Ministry of Defense of the occupiers warns that Ukrainian special services allegedly plan to carry out a chemical attack in Pervomaisky. 

 "If you want to know about russia's plans, look at what russia is blaming others for," Zelenskiy said recently.

Three people died as the result of the shelling of the russian-occupied city of Balaklia in Kharkiv region on Wednesday.

There was a missile attack on Lozova in the Kharkiv region, the mayor said.

Denys Monastyrskyy, Minister of Internal Affairs, said that Ukrainian officials recorded cases of civilian casualties in every city where the occupiers were present.

Serhiy Haidai, the Head of Regional State Administration, reported that russian troops shelled Zolote and Hirske in Luhansk region, occupiers had shelled hospital in Severodonetsk and houses in Lysychansk.

At least 167 Ukrainian children were killed in a russian attack on Ukraine, and 297 were injured. These figures do not take into account the dead and wounded in Mariupol and other places of active hostilities.

The occupiers are forcibly evacuating the staff and patients of Mariupol city hospital to the territory of the russian federation and the so-called "DNR" – this was reported in the Mariupol City Council.

According to Mayor Vadym Boychenko, russian troops have forcibly evacuated at least 40,000 residents of Mariupol.

As a result of yesterday's artillery shelling in Balakliya, three people were killed – the head of the Kharkiv era Oleg Sinegubov.

In addition, during the day, the enemy inflicted 48 strikes from MLRS (Rocket Multiple Launch Rocket System), artillery and mortars on the civilian infrastructure of Kharkiv.

"We used shovels to tear off bodies from the asphalt," Irpin Mayor Olexandr Markushyn said about the atrocities of the russian occupiers in the city.

According to him, the russian military drove tanks over the bodies of executed people, raped women and mercilessly robbed the premises of irpensk residents, from where they took out everything: from washing machines to underwear

German intelligence presented in the Bundestag data on the interception of conversations between russian servicemen about the killing of civilians in Bucha.

According to intelligence, these were neither accidental actions nor actions of individual soldiers – the killings of civilians became part of the usual actions of the russian military, probably even part of a clear strategy.

(Source: English version of independent Ukrainian media "Ukrainska Pravda")

 

Three rocket missiles attacked tonight a station in eastern Ukraine. – Said the head of Ukrzaliznytsia, Oleksandr Kamyshin.

The station buildings, bridge, tracks, locomotives, passenger and freight cars were damaged. There are people injured.

06.04.2022

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: Personnel of local healthcare institutions are forced to sign so-called "contracts" with the Ministry of Health of the russian federation in Tokmak, Zaporizhzhia region.

Citizens of the village of Nesterianka, Zaporizhzhia region, report that russian soldiers are mass shooting at people, destroying buildings, robbing shops and bullying civilians in every possible way.

Explosions were heard near Koziatyn, Vinnytsia region, the mayor of the city, Tetiana Yermolaieva reported.

russian pilot who carried out missile strikes on the Ukrainians was officially declared a suspect – Office of the Prosecutor General.

According to the investigation, from February 24 to April 3, 2022, russian pilot made several sorties on a multi-role SU-35S fighter from various military airfields of the russian federation into the airspace of Ukraine.

"During the 35 days of occupation in Gostomel (Kyiv region), more than 400 people are reported missing," – Taras Dumenko, Head of Gostomel Settlement Military Administration, says in an interview with Hromadske Radio.   

"We know about people that they were killed, there is confirmation, photo and video recording, but we still cannot find them. We have a doctor who provided medical care herself for 35 days in Gostomel, being in occupation and under shelling. Her husband and son were taken away from her 12 days ago. We are still looking for them. In addition, we are looking for the body of the Chief of the fire department of Gostomel airport, and we cannot find it either."

According to British intelligence, the bodies of those killed in Bucha have been lying on the street since the city was under russian occupation: they are visible in satellite images from March 21.

The russian army is focusing its main efforts on preparing for an offensive in the Donbass. Throughout Ukraine, the threat of missile attacks remains. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

The russian federation attracts mercenaries from other countries to combat operations against Ukraine, – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

The Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed 8 cruise missiles over the past 24 hours. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

New data from British intelligence:

in the besieged Mariupol, heavy battles and air strikes by russian aircraft continue.

the humanitarian situation in Mariupol is getting worse. More than 160 thousand people do not have electricity, communications, access to medicine, heat and water. This may force the defenders to surrender."

The russian army continues to conduct aerial reconnaissance over the Odessa region. Air defense of the region and city are working, – speaker of the Region Military Administration (RMA) Serhiy Bratchuk.

Retreating russian soldiers blew up two bridges in the Narodychi community and stole buckets and shovels, Head of the Zhytomyr RMA Vitaliy Bunechko.

According to him, humanitarian aid was handed over to the residents of the liberated village today and further steps were considered to return the settlements to peaceful life.

Rescuers extinguished a fire at a plant in the Novomoskovsk district, Dnepropetrovsk region – 6 tanks for fuels and lubricants were completely destroyed due to shelling. Damage makes it impossible to continue the operation of this facility, – State Emergency Service.

The Mayor of Bucha, Anatoly Fedoruk, told the BBC that the russian military shot at least 320 civilians during the occupation of the city.

"I saw several episodes with my own eyes. Three civilian vehicles tried to evacuate towards Kyiv, but they were brutally shot. There was a pregnant woman, whose husband screamed and asked not to shoot at her, but they brutally shot her," Fedoruk said.

"Civilians who were clearing the rubble of residential buildings after russian airstrikes were shot," – Heorhii Yerko, Head of Borodianka, on what happened in the village during its occupation by russian soldiers.

The humanitarian aid area in Vuhledar, the Donetsk region, came under fire today. According to preliminary data, two civilians were killed, five were injured, – Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko

The russian military has blocked the work of the humanitarian center in Berdiansk, Zaporizhzhia region, – Berdiansk Now reports.

russian troops have fired on Zolochiv from the side of the temporarily captured Cozacha Lopan, Kharkiv region. One person died, three were injured, – Viktor Kovalenko, village head.

 

Source: English version of independent Ukrainian media "Ukrainska Pravda":

According to Ukrainian intelligence, the 64th Motorized Rifle Brigade of the 35th Combined Arms Army, whose soldiers committed mass killings and torture of civilians in Bucha, will return to fight on the territory of Ukraine. 

After a two-day rest, they are planning to return to Ukraine to one of the "hottest" points, tentatively, in Kharkiv direction.

Lyudmyla Denisova, Ombudsman for Human Rights, said that Ukrainian women servicemen, who were recently released from captivity, had been tortured by russians during interrogations, shaved and forced to undress.

First, the women were taken to belarus, and then to russia in briansk.

During the 35 days of russian occupation in Gostomel, more than 400 people went missing.

In Rubizhne, five were injured and one person died during the last 24 hours. In the Luhansk region, 11 more buildings were destroyed.

Last night, the russian invaders carried out about 27 strikes from various types of weapons on residential areas of Kharkiv.

In Vugledar, Donetsk region, russians fired artillery at the place of distribution of humanitarian aidtwo people were killed, five were injured.

russian mobile crematoria in Mariupol burn the bodies of tortured and killed residents of the city. 

 "After the widespread international publicity of the genocide in Bucha, the top leadership of the russian federation ordered the destruction of any evidence of crimes committed by its army in Mariupol," the Mariupol City Council reports.

89 civilians were killed in Kyiv during the full-scale russian invasion, including 4 children – the Kyiv City State Administration. 

In addition, 398 people were injured in the capital, including 20 children. The occupier's strikes damaged 167 houses, 44 schools, 26 kindergartens and 1 orphanage. Also 11 administrative buildings were damaged.

05.04.2022

In Mariupol blocked by russian invaders, there are still about 130,000 people who are unable to leave due to the actions of the russian army, according to Mariupol Mayor Vadym Boichenko.

According to Ombudsperson Liudmila Denisova, the Ukrainian military told about the abusive treatment of them by the russian side: they were being kept in a field, in a pit, in a garage. From time to time they were taken out one by one: beaten with gunstock, shot near the ear, intimidated.

Police found a torture chamber in the basement of one of Bucha's children's sanatoriums which was made by occupants. There they tortured and killed unarmed people.

As a result of attacks by cluster shells 10 civilians were lost in Mykolaiv on April 4, 46 more people were injured.

1200 war crimes by russia have been recorded in the Kyiv oblast.

Also, while conducting reconnaissance, the National Guard has found the position control roster, the list of the personnel with names as well as the combat crew numbers record. This will allow to identify those who were present in the affected cities and will speed up the search for the war criminals.

Head of the Mykolaiv Regional State Administration Vitaliy Kim has informed that there is a child among the casualties of the shelling. The number of wounded is 61.

According to US intelligence, russia is "reviewing its military objectives" to focus the offensive in the East and South of Ukraine. Then russia could use any of its successes to hide its failures.

russia is likely to try to hold on to Kherson to control water supplies for the occupied Crimea, and will continue to shell major cities such as Kyiv, Odesa, Kharkiv, and Lviv.

At least three Ukrainians, tortured by russians, were found in the Konotop district.

The head of the Luhansk Regional State Administration about the situation in the region: Neither rescuers nor ambulance doctors can reach some districts of Popasna and Rubizhne.  The shelling is very heavy, street fighting continues. In Rubizhne, the dead are buried in the yards.

165 children were killed in Ukraine due to russia's armed aggression, another 266 were injured, according to the Office of the Prosecutor General.

These data do not take into account the victims in Mariupol, Kyiv, Chernihiv and Luhansk regions.

The russian occupiers hit a tank with nitric acid in Rubizhne, according to the head of the Luhansk Regional State Administration Serhii Gaidai.

People are asked not to leave the shelters, and to close doors and windows.
On Monday, April 4th, russian military made 54 attacks on Kharkiv and its region killing 6 people and injuring 8.

(Source: English version of independent Ukrainian media "Ukrainska Pravda") 

02.04.2022 - 04.04.2022

Genocide in Bucha:

  • the russians shot at least 280 civilians in Bucha only;
  • people were killed right on the streets while their hands were tied and the russians shot them in the back of their heads, some of the victims were children;
  • many women and even children were found raped;
  • bodies of naked women wrapped in a blanket were found on the roadside 20 km away from Kyiv. The russians had tried to burn them.
  • the head of the village of Motizhin Olga Sukhenko, her husband Igor and son Alexander were found dead, with traces of torture on their bodies. They were abducted on March 23. The bodies of Olga and Alexander were found in a mass grave, Igor's body has been thrown in the sewer.

Do not let genocide and war win!

 

Source: English version of independent Ukrainian media "Ukrainska Pravda":

The russian occupiers have already damaged 154 residential buildings in Kyiv, as well as 20 private estates, 27 kindergartens and 44 schools, Kyiv City State Administration reports. 

A group of experts is working in the capital – they are estimating damages to the city's infrastructure. The experts will provide suggestions on the work plan and the estimated cost of fixing the damage.

russian occupiers disperse a peaceful rally in support of Ukraine in city of Energodar with light and noise grenades. The enemy also packs people into paddy wagons and muffles the connection in the city.

The head of the Sumy regional military administration, Dmytro Zhyvytskyi, informed that a large number of hostile troops from the territory of russia had entered the region.

In the temporarily occupied city of Balakliya in the Kharkiv oblast, the shells have hit the regional hospital, both the patients and personnel are now in need of an emergency evacuation – Governor of Kharkiv Oblast Oleh Synyehubov.

Both blitzkrieg and the Crimean scenario have failed in the Kherson oblast so the enemy has changed its tactics: it is blocking the humanitarian aid delivery and the evacuation, kidnapping activists and is trying to create loyal attitudes towards the occupiers.

A mass grave was found in Bucha in the Kyiv region, where 280 people are buried, said the mayor Anatoliy Fedoruk.

The bodies of at least 20 other plainclothes men were found on a Bucha street. Adviser to the head of the President Office Mykhailo Podoliak says that many of the men shot by the occupiers had their hands tied.

Odesa was attacked from the air.  Fires have been reported in some areas. Some missiles were shot down by the air defense.  It is recommended to close the windows – OK "South".

The russian occupiers in the city of Severodonetsk fired on the same residential building in the city center for the third time during the week.

Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, at least 416 children have become its victims: 158 dead and 258 injured, according to the Office of the Prosecutor General.

Residential buildings in the city of Izium in Kharkiv region, which has been blocked by the russian occupiers since the beginning of March, are destroyed by almost 80%, the city has no electricity, heat and water; currently it is impossible to count the number of victims.

As of April 3, 11 heads of local communities from Kyiv, Kherson, Kharkiv, Zaporizhia, Mykolaiv and Donetsk regions are in the captivity of the occupiers.

More than 300 dogs died of hunger and thirst in the Borodiansky shelter in Kyiv region. The animals spent a month in cages without food and water while the city was occupied by the russian troops. Fortunately, some of the dogs have survived, although their condition is critical.

70% of the city of Chernihiv is destroyed, the business isn't working, no income to the budget – Mayor of Chernihiv Vladyslav Atroshenko.

russian troops have launched a missile strike on the city of Vasilkov. The invaders hit the headquarters building which had already been destroyed by missile strikes a month ago.

Pictures from the suburbs of Kiev are horrifying, but the situation in Mariupol blocked by the invaders is much worse, according to the Azov regiment. 

Defenders of Ukrainian Mariupol say that the situation in the city is critical, up to 200 thousand Ukrainians are under the rubble or in bomb shelters under constant enemy shelling.

russia's war against Ukraine is far from over, according to White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain. According to him, there is a lot of evidence that putin is simply withdrawing his troops from the northern part of the country to transfer them to the eastern part of the country.

410 bodies of killed civilians were taken out of the territory of the Kyiv region, which was liberated from the occupiers – these victims are being examined by forensic experts to document russia's crimes.

As a result of the shelling of the Slobidsky district of Kharkiv on Sunday, 23 people were injured – the head of the Kharkiv RMA Oleg Synegubov.

Adviser to the head of the Presidential Office Mykhailo Podoliak stated that the russian occupiers were carrying mobile crematoria to hide their own war crimes.

russian troops fired on a convoy that was going to evacuate people from the destroyed hospital in the temporarily occupied Balakliya, Kharkiv region, there are dead.

 

01.04.2022

Commander of the Azov Regiment Prokopenko: There were about 800 people in the drama theater of Mariupol at the time of the airstrike. Two FAB-500 air bombs flew there, which almost completely destroyed the drama theater.

According to him, about 300 people died, and about 500 more were evacuated from the rubble. But to date, the debris has not yet been fully dismantled due to the constant shelling of the russians.

Students from the "DPR" said that they were forcibly mobilized and sent with rusty weapons to the war in Ukraine.  The arrival at the front line near Kharkiv was a shock for them, because they were promised exercises at the training grounds.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: russian troops are trying to create a new grouping of troops in order to establish control over parts of the territories of the Kharkiv, Luhansk, and Donetsk regions, including the blockade of the cities of Sloviansk and Kramatorsk.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: russia continues to attack the city of Popasna (Luhansk region), presumably in order to divert the attention of the military leadership of Ukraine from attempts to establish control over Izium (Kharkiv region) and Mariupol (Donetsk region).

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: russia continues to transfer missile units to Belarus in order to increase the intensity of ballistic missile attacks on settlements and infrastructure in Ukraine. So, in the Gomel region, the arrival of three Iskander missile systems and two S-300 air defense systems was detected.

"russian troops, leaving the Chornobyl nuclear power plant, took the captured National Guardsmen with them." – Said the Mayor of Slavutich Yurii Fomichev in an interview with "Babel".

Volodymyr Matsokin, Deputy Mayor of Izium, informed that up to 20 thousand citizens of the city need to be evacuated, but for almost 20 days there have been no agreed "green corridors". According to him, 2,500 people have been evacuated from Izium region today. "But there was no evacuation from the city of Izyum," Matsokin explained.

In Gostomel, russian troops shot down a car in which a woman with a small child was traveling. The mother died on the spot from her wounds, and an uncontrolled car crashed into the store. The child, fastened with a belt, survived. One of the locals took it away and gave it to an old lady. However, their fate is currently unknown. – an eyewitness (The Village Ukraine reports)

russia has already fired 1,370 missiles in Ukraine, – the Ukrainian Defense Ministry informed.

The General Staff: The russian army is trying to form occupation administrations within the temporarily occupied areas of Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine:

  • In the temporarily occupied territories, the russian troops continue their illegal actions, restricting the movement of the civilian population, use the houses and apartments of local residents to accommodate personnel, holding local residents and activists hostage. Looting and violence against Ukrainian citizens continues.

In the morning, russians attacked residential sector of Gornyi from multiple rocket launchers. There are several destroyed houses, woman is wounded. This was announced by the Head of Luhansk Regional Мilitary Administration Serhiy Gayday

According to the Мinistry, despite the statement of the russian federation about decrease in activity in Kyiv and Chernihiv directions, Chernihiv and Kyiv continue to be under constant air and missile attacks of the russian federation.

As a result of rocket attacks on Mykolaiv Regional Council death tools has increased to 27 people, – State Emergency Service.

 

Source: English version of independent Ukrainian media "Ukrainska Pravda":

Near Chernihiv, the invaders destroyed at least two columns of volunteers. There are dead and wounded. The cars are burned to the ground.

About 70-75 thousand people remain in occupied Melitopol. People want to evacuate from the city, but the russian occupiers let them go only to Crimea – the Melitopol mayor Ivan Fedorov reported.

Fedorov also says that the russians are running their Internet line from Crimea to Melitopol.

 

31.03.2022

In Lisichansk (Ukraine), russian soldiers wounded a whole family: two children may need amputation of limbs – Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration Serhii Haidai.

"Today the shelling of russian soldiers has intensified, Lisichansk and Popasna (Ukraine) are under fire from the russian federation," – Serhii Haidai

The mayor of Irpin (Ukraine) Alexander Makrushin, on a briefing, said that in Irpin, according to preliminary data, up to 300 civilians and up to 50 military were killed.

"I’ll tell you, maybe someone won’t like it, but it’s true. russian soldiers crushed our Ukrainians who were killed with tanks, just rolled them into asphalt. It was scary to look at it…" Makrushin said.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi: "russia has created a danger in the Black Sea by planting its mines. The mines can drift to the borders of Norway, to the fjords. This puts people and the environment in danger".

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi: "russian invaders have already killed 145 children, and this is only official data".

According to the UN data, 60% of all Ukrainian children were forced to leave their homes due to the russian invasion.

During the five weeks of the war, four million refugees left Ukraine, – UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi.

Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of Ukraine, Liudmyla Denisova says that mass kidnapping of people by russian troops continue in the temporarily occupied territories. In general, since the beginning of the war, russian soldiers have kidnapped 11 city mayors and 8 other municipal officials.

Photos of the use of phosphorus munitions by russia in Marinka (Donetsk region) appeared on the network. There were about a dozen fires in the city. They were liquidated by the employees of the State Emergency Service.

russian forces have used cluster munitions in Ukrainian cities at least two dozen times since the Feb. 24 invasion, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said Wednesday.

Mayor of Dnipro, Borys Filatov, confirmed that a rocket attack had been carried out on the city. "russians launched an air strike on the Dnipro. Two missiles hit an oil storage facility full of fuel. The object has been destroyed. The wreckage of another rocket damaged two more fuel trucks. There are no injured or dead."

During the month of the war, about 15% of the housing stock in Kharkiv was destroyed, said the mayor of the city, Ihor Terekhov.

"In total, 1,531 objects were destroyed in Kharkiv, including 1,292 residential buildings. The russian army destroyed 70 schools, 54 kindergartens, 16 hospitals. There are 239 administrative buildings in ruins. And I'm talking only about civilian objects." – he clarified.

russian missiles hit a factory in Novomoskovsk. There are no dead people, specialized services are working on the spot, – the head of the Dnipropetrovsk RMA, Valentyn Reznichenko, reports.

The General Staff reports that the threat of the use of missile weapons remains. In the Black Sea there are ships equipped with Kalibr sea-based cruise missiles. The replenishment of the Kalibr-type SLCM ammunition on the frigate  has been completed at the Sevastopol naval base Admiral Makarov.

russian troops in occupied Crimea replenish ships with cruise missiles.

Therefore, there is a high probability of new missile attacks on Odesa and other cities of Ukraine, the representative of the Odesa Regional Military Administration Serhii Bratchuk reports.

russia is attacking Ukraine from the air mainly with Caliber and Kh-55 cruise missiles (of various bases). Aircraft sorties a few days ago intensified from the airfield in the Belarusian Brest, from where there has been no activity so far. This was told by the speaker of the command of the Air Force Yuri Ignat.

He noted that the russian federation also attacks with Iskander-type missiles.

There have been repeated cases when russian missiles fell on the road due to malfunctions, or hit another target.

In Trostyanets, Sumy region, which was occupied by russian troops, the invaders mined many objects, including the cemetery – OVA Chairman Dmitry Zhivitsky.

In Lisichansk, russian troops fired on an oil depot, and in Severodonetsk on a school. In Lisichansk, two people and two children died in critical condition. Several injured and dead foxes could not be picked up from the streets for hours.

On the north of Ukraine russian troops are not leaving, but regrouping, and in the Kherson and Izyum directions, russian troops are being strengthened. This was stated by Adviser to the Interior Minister Vadim Denisenko.

As of 11:50 a.m., the number of people killed as a result of rocket attacks on the Mykolaiv Regional Council has increased to 19 people – State Emergency Service.

Today russian soldiers bombed an underground gas pipeline in Kharkiv. Repair and restoration of gas supply is not yet possible, – reports JSC "Kharkivgorgaz".

In the Dnipropetrivsk region, the russians launched rocket attacks on a military unit, the administrative building and a fuel depot were destroyed – head of the Regional Мilitary Administration Valentyn Reznichenko.
russian troops are preparing to shell Odesa and other cities with Kalibr missiles, – Odesa Region Мilitary Administration.

30.03.2022

russian soldiers carry out repressions against the civilian population in the temporarily occupied settlements of the Lugansk region – the head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration Serhiy Gaidai.

russia continues shelling occupied Ukrainian villages, pretending that such shelling is inflicted by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, reports the Center for Counteracting Disinformation under the National Security and Defense Council

The russians continue to kidnap residents of Mariupol. More than 70 people were forcibly taken out of maternity hospital No. 2 in the Livoberezhnyi district – these are medical personnel and patients, the Mariupol City Council reports.

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine:  "Withdrawal of troops" is probably a rotation of individual units and is aimed at misleading the military leadership of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and creating a false picture about the occupants' refusal to encircle the city of Kyiv.

As a result of shelling in Mykolaiv, 34 people were injured, 12 people were killed – Head of Mykolaiv Regional Мilitary Administration Vitaly Kim.

The death toll from a russian missile hitting the building of the Mykolaiv regional administration on March 29 rose to 14 people, the State Emergency Service reports.

"Yesterday, russian military staged a provocation at Ryzhevka border checkpoint. They set up their own armored personnel carrier there and blew it up themselves," says Dmytro Zhyvytskyi, Head of Sumy Police Department.  In order to "revenge" Ukrainians, russians burned down border checkpoint on Ukrainian-russian border.

russian navy is blocking 94 civilian ships in Black Sea region, designed to transport grain and other food.  This was stated at meeting of UN Security Council by U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman.

"About 30% of world wheat exports usually come from Black Sea region, as well as 20% of corn and 75% of sunflower oil. However, russia bombed at least three civilian ships carrying goods from Black Sea ports around the world, including one, chartered by agricultural company", – says Representative of the U.S. State Department.

russian invasion of Ukraine has exacerbated the food crisis in the Middle East and North Africa, according to Human Rights Watch.   

In particular, Lebanon receives 80% of its wheat from Ukraine;  Egypt buys wheat, as well as large volumes of vegetable oil;  Libya imports more than 40% of wheat from Ukraine;  Yemen – at least 27%.  In addition, the northwestern Syrian authorities provide the region with wheat and flour purchased through Turkey, but the latter also imports 90% of wheat from Ukraine.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Operational information as of 06.00 30.03.2022 on the russian invasion.

  • From the occupied territories of Georgia, units of the 4th (tskhinvali region, south ossetia) and 7th (abkhazia) military bases, which are part of the southern military district, were transferred to the territory of Ukraine.
  • From the 4th military base, three armored personnel carriers with a total number of up to 1,200 russian and ossetian military personnel were formed and sent to Ukraine. From the units of the 7th military base, two armored personnel carriers were formed, and this is about 800 people.

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine:

  • In the territories of Zaporozhye and Kherson regions temporarily occupied by the russian troops, the russian army continues to commit illegal actions against the local population.
  • In the temporarily occupied territory of the Luhansk region, the authorities of the russian federation plan to conduct another wave of mobilization from April 1 this year. It is possible that there will be such attempts in the recently occupied territories of the region.

Reports of sexual abuse of Ukrainian women involving russian soldiers are multiplying, – The New York Times.

According to the newspaper, the crime first became known last week, when Ukraine's Prosecutor General Irina Venediktova said in a Facebook post that a russian soldier killed an unarmed civilian and then repeatedly raped his wife. A few days later, the White House said it was concerned about reports of sexual violence in Ukraine.

A Ukrainian woman raped by russian soldiers spoke for the first time about the horror she experienced.

She revealed to the media that drunken russian soldiers killed her husband and raped her for several hours while her 4-year-old son was hiding in a boiler room. When the soldiers fell asleep, she managed to escape with the child on foot, The Times reports.

The Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration: In the morning, russian troops launched airstrikes on Maryinka and Novomykhailivka, and then shelled the settlements with artillery. russian troops also fired at Avdiivka and Krasnohorivka.  Destructions and fires are observed.

A food warehouse burned down near Kyiv due to shelling. The area of the fire was 20 thousand square meters, the Office of the Prosecutor General reports. Firefighters publish video of the impact of shells. In addition to food, household chemicals and other goods were stored here.

In Kherson, unknown people kidnapped the priest Serhii Chudinovich. According to the church where Chudinovich serves, he was taken away at about 8:30 am on March 30. No one knows anything about his fate or location.

 

Source: English version of independent Ukrainian media "Ukrainska Pravda":

russia, by mining the Black Sea, is trying to discredit Ukraine in front of international partners: the occupiers are using mines seized in Crimea in 2014.

russian invaders have been shelling captured settlements to discredit the Armed Forces of Ukraine in front of the local population. 

In addition, the russian defense ministry said that the political and military leadership of Ukraine "orders the National Battalions to shoot staged videos of alleged killings of civilians and looting by the russian military".

russians fired on Lysychansk residential areas with heavy weapons, there are victims – the head of Luhansk OVA Serhiy Gaidai.

At night, the russian aggressor carried out three missile strikes on industrial facilities in Khmelnytskyi region, according to the head of the RMA Serhii Hamalii.

Despite statements by the russian delegation to reduce the intensity of shelling in Kyiv and Chernihiv, at night, russian occupation forces fired on Chernihiv and other cities in the region.

Over the past day, the russian occupiers fired at th Kharkiv region with artillery, mortars, and MLRS "Grad" – houses and civilian infrastructure have been damaged.

The occupiers in Mariupol are deliberately destroying a building marked with a red cross on a white background by air and artillery shelling, Azov fighters report. Such crosses mark places where wounded and civilians may shelter or humanitarian cargoes may be placed.

New interceptions of conversations of the russian occupiers by the SBU.

In a telephone conversation with the invader, his wife asks for a laptop, sneakers, and a suit of the right size. And all this the enemy soldier has to take in the captured Ukrainian homes.

29.03.2022

"According to Pentagon, the latest maneuvers of russian army in eastern Ukraine indicate that the capture of Donbass has become a priority for russian command," writes BBC News.     

The most active promotion is observed in Kharkiv region. Over the past weekend, russian units covered five kilometers deep into territories southeast of Izyum.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine:

  • The russian troops continue to carry out missile and bomb strikes, trying to completely destroy the infrastructure and residential areas of Ukrainian cities. russian troops are concentrating on fuel depots in order to complicate logistical support and create conditions for a humanitarian crisis.

Since the beginning of the full-scale russian invasion of Ukraine, 144 children died, more than 220 got injured, the Prosecutor General's Office said.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine:

  • In violation of the requirements of international humanitarian law in certain temporarily occupied settlements of Kyiv, Zaporizhzhia, Chernihiv, Kherson and Kharkiv regions, the russian army continues to terrorize the local population. Shelling houses; rob, steal and hold civilians hostage, engage in looting.

Since February, 24, as a result of military actions of russian troops more than 60 religious buildings in 8 regions were destroyed in Ukraine. In general, Orthodox churches were damaged the most, but among the damaged buildings are also mosques, Protestant churches, synagogues and other structures. – General Staff of the AFU

A fire continues at the oil depot in the Rivne region, where russian forces launched a missile strike on March 28. GSChS of Ukraine is still working to eliminate it.

The UK Ministry of Defense has published its daily summary of the situation in Ukraine.

The agency reports that Ukrainian forces continue to conduct local counterattacks to the northwest of Kyiv, including counterattacks on Bucha, Irpin, Gostomel. However, russia still poses a serious threat to the Ukrainian capital.

The West air command (Zahid) informs:

"At the end of the day on March 28, two X-type missiles were fired from the territory of the republic of belarus, which were moving in the direction of the city of Lviv. The targets were detected and destroyed by anti-aircraft missile troops at a distance of about 30 km from the regional center. In addition, the units of Air Forces destroyed two UAVs of the operational-tactical level.

On March 29, at about 08:45 in Mykolaiv, as a result of shelling and hitting a nine-story office building, the central section of the building was destroyed from the 9th to the 1st floor, without subsequent burning. 9 victims were released from the rubble,  State Emergency Service of Ukraine reports

Mayor of Chernihiv Vladyslav Atroshenko says that, according to preliminary data, about 350 and 400 people have already died in the city due to the invasion of russian troops in Ukraine.

russian soldiers have kidnapped and are holding at least 30-40 citizens of the Kherson region, – Yurii Sobolevskyi, First Deputy Chairman of the Kherson Regional Council.

Valentyn Reznichenko, Head of the Dnipro Regional Military Administration:

  • There were several russian missile attacks on our region.
  • russian missile hit the territory of a farm in the Novomoskovsk region.
  • russian missile hit a viaduct in Pavlograd.


Source: English version of independent Ukrainian media "Ukrainska Pravda":

russian invaders order to "destroy peaceful settlements" – such conversations of the invaders were intercepted by the SSU in Trostianets, Sumy region.

In Irpen (Kyiv region), which has been liberated from russian occupiers, 50% of buildings are destroyed – the Mayor emphasizes that it is still dangerous to return to the cit due to the shelling, so the authorities continue to evacuate residents.

26.03.2022 - 28.03.2022

Representatives of the russian commandant's office in Melitopol gather the Heads of Сondominium and offer to report on "where the Nazis live."

The term "fascists" comprises all those who disagree that Melitopol is Russia, keep or demonstrate the flag or coat of arms of Ukraine, as well as those who consider the Ukrainian government the only legitimate.

In Mariupol, the occupiers forcibly transported in an unknown direction medical staff, patients and other Mariupol residents who were hiding from enemy shelling in the basement of a medical institution.

As a result of artillery strikes by the russian federation in the villages of Brovarsky district of Kyiv region and Bucha, three civilians were killed  and six wounded.

The occupiers fired again at a nuclear research facility in Kharkiv.

"It is impossible to estimate the extent of damage due to hostilities that do not stop in the area of the nuclear installation," - State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate.

Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova reported that since the beginning of russia's war against Ukraine 12 journalists died at the hands of the occupiers.

russian invaders moved children from Mariupol to the hospital in the occupied Donetsk without their parents.

The occupiers took from Mariupol 20-30 thousand people to the uncontrolled territory of Ukraine or russia, according to the mayor of Mariupol Vadym Boichenko.

Mykhailo Podolyak, Adviser to the Head of the OP: "Total missile strikes on Ukraine again. Lutsk, Kharkiv, Zhytomyr, Rivne. More and more missiles every day. Mariupol is under carpet bombing".

The missile strike on Lutsk was carried out from the territory of Belarus. The winged missile was flying low so the radars weren't able to spot it. The rescue team is working on the site right now. According to preliminary reports, there are no casualties.

russia's invasion of Ukraine killed 143 children and injured 216 others.

In Kharkiv, as a result of russian shelling and airstrikes, 1177 apartment buildings were destroyed.

(Source: English version of independent Ukrainian media "Ukrainska Pravda")

 

In the Luhansk region, the russian military shelled two churches in a day. This was announced by the head of the Luhansk regional military administration Serhii Haidai.

In Severodonetsk, as a result of shelling, the temple in honor of the icon of the Mother of God "Joy of All Who Sorrow". The church was located at the hospital, so it is not known where the invaders were aiming.

In Lukyanovka (Ukraine), russian soldiers destroyed an old wooden church during their retreat, – the City Council

26.03.2022 - 27.03.2022

In Kalynyvka village, Fastivsky district, Kyiv region, shell of russian troops hit an oil depot. A fire broke out.

Luhansk region has been under heavy shelling from the russian federation.

Rising food prices around the world, caused by the reaction of Western countries to the war in Ukraine, can provoke food riots in the poorest countries of the world.

On Saturday, March, 26, russian military have kidnapped Slavutych mayor Yuriy Fomichev and seized the city hospital. This was reported by Oleksandr Pavlyuk, head of the Kyiv Regional State Administration. According to him, russian troops are trying to disperse the rally organized by local residents, shooting in the air and throwing flash-bang grenades. But this does not stop people.

On the frontline near Avdiivka (Donetsk region), russian troops are using white phosphorus against Ukrainians.  The photos were posted on Christopher Miller's Twitter.

russia forcibly evacuated 40,000 Ukrainians, – Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Iryna Vereshchuk.

"It is expected that mostly the townspeople do not want to "rescue themselves" on the territory of the aggressor. Consequently, russian troops forcibly take civilians deep into the occupied territories or into russia itself. We are already talking about tens of thousands of Ukrainians forcibly resettled in this way," she says.

Also, according to her, people who are taken away from the Kyiv region can be sent to belarus.

25.03.2022

russian invaders go around Mariupol with a loudspeaker announcing that Zaporizhzhia no longer is accepting refugees,  that people should go to Russia, and that Odesa has already been taken.

This is a deliberate disinformation of the occupiers in order to disrupt the evacuation process and turn Mariupol residents against their own country. Evacuations are underway in Zaporizhzhia.

In Kharkiv, russians fired with long-range weapons the Nova Poshta office where Ukrainians were receiving humanitarian aid, the Head of the Kharkiv RMA reports about 6 killed and 15 wounded.

In Donetsk region, 200 thousand people do not have access to drinking water because of the occupants' military actions. There is a threat that in the coming weeks Donetsk region may be cut off from water supply altogether, Ombudsman Denisova said.

russian occupiers in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine confiscate from libraries and destroy school textbooks on history, as well as books about Vasyl Stus and Symon Petliura.

The evacuation train "Kyiv-Ivano-Frankivsk" came under fire near Vasylkiv in Kyiv region. According to preliminary data, no one was injured, but in three cars the windows were broken out.

The russian occupiers in the Kharkiv region are persuading collaborators to kidnap children - MIA.

Collaborators came to the home of a resident of the Kharkiv region, who was suspected of possessing weapons. In agreement with russian officers, the attackers took away his two minor sons, one of whom was later released in exchange for a machine gun.

In Mariupol, more and more residents of the city are left without food, and russia is blocking any attempts to conduct a large-scale humanitarian operation to save people - city council.

russian occupiers fired at the Kharkiv region from "Grad" and "Hurricanes" about 240 times last night, there are victims, said the chairman of the Kharkiv regional state administration Oleg Sinegubov.

In the Mariupol Drama Theater, about 300 people died as a result of the bombing by a russian aircraft, the Mariupol City Council reported.

On March 16, russian aircraft dropped a heavy bomb on the theater. About a thousand residents were hiding in the building, many of whom were children.

Source: English version of independent Ukrainian media "Ukrainska Pravda"

24.03.2022

General Staff: The military-political leadership of the republic of belarus continues to provide the enemy troops with comprehensive support in the use of the airfield and transport network, individual healthcare institutions and is an accomplice in crimes against the Ukrainian people.

In the area of Trostets, Sumy region, the fire, fighting and shelling continued all night. One of the enterprises continues to burn, while the russian forces do not allow employees of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine to extinguish the fire – the head of the Sumy Regional Мilitary Administration Dmytro Zhyvytskyi.

Kharkiv survived 32 shellings per night – the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration.

Sergiy Gaidai, head of the Luhansk Regional State Administration, reports:

"Rocket and phosphorus bombardments were carried out by russians in Luhansk region during the night, we have four dead people.

In Melitopol, Zaporizhzhia region, russian soldiers build a military base on the Ukrainian airfield. From it they are firing missiles at other Ukrainian cities. These rocket launchers will be destroyed, so the civilians of Melitopol are a human shield for the russian military - said Melitopol mayor Ivan Fedorov

87 residential buildings, 10 private estates, 12 schools and six kindergartens have been damaged since russia's full-scale invasion began. – Kyiv city state administration

Chernihiv was shelled all the night, – Vyacheslav Chaus, head of the Chernihiv Regional Мilitary Administration, tells about the situation in the city and Chernihiv region in the morning on March 24.

Source: English version of independent Ukrainian media "Ukrainska Pravda":

About 44% of Ukrainians were forced to part  with their family because of the war – this is evidenced by the results of survey by Rating group.

In the temporarily occupied Trostianets, Sumy region, russian troops do not allow a local hospital to provide assistance to those in need.

The russian military stole the last emergency medical vehicle, which made local women give birth at home. In addition, the occupants carried out several attacks on the hospital itself.

Ukraine has informed the IAEA that forest fires are raging in the Exclusion Zone near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

russia is planning to launch a "great terror" campaign in the temporarily occupied Kherson by kidnapping the residents and transporting them over the russian border – Times citing a letter that was possibly written by a member of the russian FSB.

russia has launched more than 1,200 missiles at Ukraine, but the occupiers still have a significant number of surface-to-air cruise missiles, short and medium range ballistic missiles – the Pentagon.

At night, the russian occupiers fired at the center of Kharkiv with Kalibr missiles fired from ships in the Black Sea – the head of the Region Military Administration Oleg Sinegubov. According to Sinegubov, 44 shellings from artillery, tanks, mortars, etc. were recorded in the Kharkiv region today. In addition, the region was fired 140 times from multiple rocket launchers.

During the month of war in Ukraine, the russian occupiers took the lives of 128 children, seven of whom died in the past day – Prosecutor General's Office.

The occupiers force Melitopol teachers to resume the educational process in the russian language. "Today, russian soldiers go around every school and persuade teachers to start the educational process in russian from April 1, based on an unclear program," said Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov.

Residents of the Left Bank district of Mariupol are being deported en masse to the territory of russia, a total of about 15 thousand Mariupol residents are to be illegally deported, the City Council said.

23.03.2022

russian federation has released about 1,100 missiles of various classes in Ukraine since February 24, – Pentagon

The Obolon district in Kyiv, where the shells of the russian army fell. Source: State Emergency Service of Ukraine. The military administration of Kyiv reported that as a result of the strike on Obolon, one person was killed, and three were wounded.

In Vovchyansk (Kharkiv region, Ukraine), the russians staged a public provocation, filming the support of the "russian world" by the locals. But the residents made it clear that Vovchyansk is Ukraine! – said the Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration Oleh Synehubov. Generally, there are no safe areas in Kharkiv, Mayor Ihor Terekhov says. According to him, about 15,000 citizens are now hiding from shelling in the Kharkiv metro.

The first suspicion was announced to the russian military for commiting rape in Ukraine, – said the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Irina Venediktova.

According to her, in one of the villages of Brovarskyi district in Kiev region, the invader broke into a private house, shot the unarmed owner and repeatedly raped his wife along with his colleague, and also threatened her under age child.

During today's shelling by russian military of the Brovarsky district of the Kyiv region, the vegetable storage unit of "Vega Trend Invest" and the meat storage unit of "Vel Meat Invest" burned down, lawyer Evhenyi Kolomiets wrote on Facebook and published a photo.

According to him, dozens of tons of products were destroyed. There were no casualties as a result of the fire. Estimated damage ~ UAH 600 million

General Staff: A possibility exists that the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus will be involved in the war against Ukraine on the side of the russian federation. But, according to available information, a large number of personnel and some commanders refuse to participate in occupational operations against our country.

Head of the Sumy Regional Military Administration Dmytro Zhyvitskyi said that a large-scale fire broke out in Trostyanets, Sumy region, and street battles also continue. It is currently the "hottest" point of the Sumy region.

russians plundered the newest laboratory in Chornobyl worth €6 million.

 It is reported by the State Agency for the Management of the Exclusion Zone.

"russian soldiers looted and destroyed the latest Central Analytical Laboratory in Chornobyl, which is a unique complex with powerful analytical capabilities that can provide services at any stage of radioactive waste management, from conditioning to disposal, as well as at the stages of research and development of technologies." – the statement says.

In Donetsk region over the past day, russian soldiers killed three civilians, including a 14-year-old teenager, and wounded six more.  This was announced in Telegram by the Head of Donetsk Regional Military Administration Pavlo Kyrylenko.

In Zaporizhzhia region, russian troops are secretly preparing to hold "elections" for the pro-russian administration of districts and cities. This was announced by Speaker of Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration, Colonel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Ivan Arefiev in Telegram.

Civilian protests continue in Ukrainian cities captured by the russian military, BBC News writes. "russian efforts to subjugate the population through manipulation of the media, dissemination of propaganda and installation of puppet pro-kremlin leaders have so far failed," according to a regular nightly British intelligence report.

Two dead children - a russian shell hit a high-rise building in Rubizhne, – the head of the Luhansk Region Military Administration (RMA) Serhiy Gaidai. The shell exploded on the fifth floor. Rescuers found three dead, two of them were children.

russian troops bombed the bridge across the Desna in Chernihiv, which connected the city with Kiev. The information was confirmed by the head of the Chernihiv Region Military Administration (RMA) Vyacheslav Chaus.

 

Source: English version of independent Ukrainian media "Ukrainska Pravda":

Kyiv was shelled again; damaged buildings in Svyatoshinskyy and Shevchenkivskyy districts, 4 wounded – Kyiv administration.

russia is looking for new methods to involve Belarusians in the war – in particular, for the implementation of "special tasks" is offered a reward of $ 1000-1500 per month and preferential training in russian military universities - Defence Intelligence

of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine.

During the 28 days of the war, the russian occupiers killed 121 children.

Another 168 children were injured in various shellings and bombings by russian troops, according to the Office of the Prosecutor General.

russian occupiers broke into the house of journalist and director of the website Ria-Melitopol Svitlana Zalizetska and kidnapped her 75-year-old father.

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russian occupation forces illegally deported 2,389 children from the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions to the russian federation.

Since February 24, 651 residential buildings in Ukraine were completely destroyed and about 3,780 were partially damaged - SES. At the same time, the scale of the destruction is much larger, as these figures take into account only those facilities where rescuers can estimate the amount of damage.

russians killed a former Nazi concentration camp prisoner in Kharkiv:

Boris Romanchenko, a survivor of the Nazi camps of Buchenwald, Peenemünde, Dora and Bergen-Belsen, was killed last Friday in a bomb blast at his home

Evacuation buses with children from Mariupol came under fire from the russian invaders. There are children in serious condition, according to  the head of Zaporizhzhia Regional State Administration, Oleksandr Starukh.

In Severodonetsk, the russian army continues to destroy wholesale warehouses with food. During March 21, russian invaders damaged 2 multi-storied buildings and 16 private residential buildings, a children'‎s hospital, a school, a food warehouse, household buildings, garages, and infrastructure in the region.

In Kherson, the occupiers were shooting at people who gathered for a peaceful demonstration for their freedom, without guns.

russia is carrying out an agressive propaganda campaign that is aiming at convincing the belarus military that they must invade Ukraine.

Biden has confirmed the use of hypersonic missiles by russia in Ukraine. The US President has said: putin has his back against the wall, he did not predict either the scale of the power of our unity, and the more his back presses against the wall, the more extreme tactics he is likely to resort to.

russia's accusations that Kyiv has biological and chemical weapons are untrue and show that putin himself is considering the possibility of using it in the war against Ukraine - Biden.

(Source: English version of independent Ukrainian media "Ukrainska Pravda")

 

"Five ships with Ukrainian grain have disappeared from the occupied Berdyansk seaport, they could have been driven away by russian tugboats," head of the Zaporizhzhia regional Military Administration Oleksandr Starukh says on the telethon.

In Enerhodar (Ukraine), where the russian military kidnapped the first deputy mayor Ivan Samoydyuk, a rally is taking place demanding his release.

"The enemy has inflicted destruction on each settlement of the Luhansk region," according to Serhiy Gaidai, Head of the Luhansk Regional State Administration.

"There is not a single settlement in the Luhansk region that has not suffered from the russians. Our cities are now multistory ruins. Every neighborhood is like something of a horror movie. Entire blocks and streets are uninhabitable."

Kremenna, Luhansk region: The russian federation soldiers fired at a nursing home from a tank. 56 people died on the spot, - Head of the Lugansk Regional Military Administration Serhii Haidai.

russian soldiers threw a grenade at civilians in Trostianets, two men died, - Sumy Prosecutor's Office.

"Mariupol was shelled by four ships of the russian navy at 1 p.m.", -  separate detachment of special purpose Azov reports.

In Severodonetsk, russian soldiers opened fire on a children's hospital. As a result, the roof caught fire. Rescuers promptly evacuated 7 children and 15 adults, according to the State Emergency Service of the Luhansk region.

A fire truck of the Kyiv Region Rescue Service with personnel was blown up by an explosive device of the russian federation. Although, as a result of the explosion, 8 rescuers were injured, there were no dead, - State Emergency Service of Ukraine.

A russian missile was shot down over Kyiv, presumably it was Tochka-U tactical missile system, - Adviser to the Head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Anton Herashchenko reports.

In Bucha, russian soldiers shot a father and a 14-year-old son who were riding bicycles to the City Council for Medicines. The husband died, the child was injured. The husband warned that he had no weapons, but this did not stop the enemy soldier.

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In Belarus, a couple of kilometers from the border with Ukraine, russian military equipment is being unloaded and a pontoon bridge is being built across the Pripyat.

According to Radio Liberty, russian military equipment – tanks, armored personnel carriers and self-propelled artillery installations – are being unloaded at the Mulyarovka railway station in the Petrikovsky district of the Gomel region of Belarus.

There are battles for Azovstal in Mariupol. The russian occupation troops have actually destroyed the metallurgical factory by bombardment. This was reported by Vadim Denisenko, advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs, on the air of the Rada TV channel.

"The situation in Mariupol is catastrophic, now there are fights for Azov Steel. According to the available data, we can say that we have lost this economic giant, one of the largest factories in Europe is actually being destroyed," Denisenko said.

The russians disrupt agreements on humanitarian corridors and they shell houses in the Kharkiv region, preventing food or medicine from being brought to Izium and Balakliia. russian troops continue to bomb Kharkiv – only on March 18, 11 people were injured from the destruction of a high-rise building there.

Source: TSN

 

russia used thermobaric weapons, also known as vacuum bombs, in Ukraine, according to the UK Ministry of Defence. Thermobaric weapons are much more destructive than conventional explosives of similar size and affect anyone who comes within range.

russian occupiers forcibly deported several thousand residents of Mariupol to russia, including to remote regions.

"What the occupiers are doing today is familiar to the older generation, who saw the horrific events of World War II, when the Nazis forcibly captured people. It's hard to imagine people being forcibly taken to another country in the 21st century. Not only are russian troops destroying our peaceful Mariupol. Тhey went even further and began to deport Mariupol residents. All war crimes on the part of russia must be severely punished," said Mariupol Mayor Vadim Boychenko.

️"The enemy has inflicted destruction on each settlement of the Luhansk region," according to Serhiy Gaidai, Head of the Luhansk Regional State Administration.

"There is not a single settlement in the Luhansk region that has not suffered from the russians. Our cities are now multistory ruins. Every neighborhood is like something of a horror movie. Entire blocks and streets are uninhabitable."

"Mariupol has just been shelled by four ships of the russian Navy", – separate detachment of special purpose Azov reports on March, 21 at midday

115 children died in Ukraine as a result of russian federation armed aggression, and more than 140 were wounded. The largest number of victims is in the Kyiv region – 58 children

Since the beginning of hostilities, russian invaders have conducted 1,403 air strikes on Ukraine. Since the invasion, the enemy has launched 291 missile strikes and used 459 land, sea and air-based missiles.

russian occupiers did not let through the convoy with humanitarian aid to the residents of Kherson region – Head of the OVA Hennadii Lahuta. In addition, according to local activists, russian occupiers in Kherson region are committing robberies in villages and confiscating people's cars.

Since the beginning of a full-scale invasion by russian troops, 228 people have died in Kyiv, in particular, 4 children – KMDA (Kyiv City State Administration).

912 people, in particular 16 children, have been injured.

At least 50 bodies of victims were taken out from under the rubble of the military barracks in Mykolaiv destroyed by a missile strike on March 18. "We don't know how much is still under the rubble," a SES (State Emergency Service of Ukraine) officer told AFP

In Chernihiv, aimless artillery shelling continues in residential neighborhoods, during which dozens of civilians are killed, including children and women.

Chernihiv suffers from the humanitarian catastrophe. There is no electricity, heat, or water, the infrastructure is destroyed, and the "green" corridors did not work – says the city mayor.

Residents of Mariupol who fled the bombing of the russian occupiers to Mangush and Melekino are dying of starvation. The occupiers do not agree on the "green corridor" and do not allow humanitarian convoys to enter – reported Pavlo Kyrylenko, the head of the Donetsk Regional State Administration.

On Sunday (March, 20), russian invaders dropped bombs on an art school in Mariupol, where about 400 people were hiding – the Mariupol City Council.

The building is destroyed, peaceful people are still under the rubble. Information on the number of victims is being clarified.

Source: English version of independent Ukrainian media "Ukrainska Pravda"

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222 people have died in Kyiv since the beginning of the russian invasion, including 60 civilians 4 of which are children. During all this time in the city, 889 people were wounded, including 241 civilians – Kyiv City State Administration.

In addition, the enemy damaged 36 residential building, 5 private estates, 6 schools, and 4 kindergartens in the capital.

Kyiv has suffered another blow from the enemy. A residential area in Podil district has been shelled. Due to the remains of a downed rocket a fire broke out in a residential building in the Podilskyy district, in Kyiv – it has already been extinguished.

As a result of the shelling of the Vynohradar microdistrict in the Podil district of Kyiv, one person has been killed and 19 people have been injured, including 4 children – KMDA (Kyiv City State Administration) is reporting.

6 houses, kindergartens and a school have been damaged.

21 people were killed and 25 wounded, 10 of them in serious condition as a result of shelling  Merefa near Kharkiv on March 17 – the Prosecutor's Office of the region. In Merefa at 3:30 as a result of russian shelling a school and a recreation center were destroyed,  the buildings located nearby are also damaged.

"There are no more safe places in Luhansk region" – in Severodonetsk, russian troops fired on a shelter for mothers with children, said the head of the Luhansk Regional State Administration Sergei Gaidai

During the 22 days of the war in Ukraine, probably every large city heard an air alarm. In the capital city, you can hear it 5 to 7 times a day. The signal is doing a crucial task: it informs residents about the possible danger.

Ukrainska Pravda asked the spokesman of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Yuriy Ihnat about how the air alarm works.

(Resource: English version of independent Ukrainian media "Ukrainska Pravda")

 

Nova Kakhovka, Kherson region: the russian militaries torture the secretary of the City Council. He has been held in the basement of the seized police building in Nova Kakhovka for more than two days, – says Liudmyla Vasileva.

Over the past 24 hours, russian rockets have landed near Lviv, a city in western Ukraine that has become a gathering place for people fleeing the conflict.

Over the weekend, russia hit a military facility in the region about 22 miles from Poland, and last week a reconnaissance drone flew through several Eastern European countries before crashing in the Croatian capital Zagreb. – Bloomberg

Today russian soldiers shelled hospital in Lysychansk, – said Нead of Luhansk Regional Мilitary Administration Serhii Gaidai

Izym (Kharkiv region). Today there is no "Green Corridor" again due to the shelling of the russian federation, – says the Head of department of City Council Maxym Strelnyk.

Human Rights Watch reports: "More than 450 civilians were reportedly killed or injured in the first 11 days of the war, in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, as a result of russian airstrikes and artillery shelling of populated areas".

"Indiscriminate shelling in heavily populated areas violates international humanitarian law and may constitute a war crime", the human rights activists say.

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The russian occupiers are killing Ukrainian children. Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, 108 children have been killed and more than 120 have been injured, the Prosecutor General's Office reports.

The russians have dropped a superbomb on the Mariupol Drama Theater. Thousands of citizens were hidding there; they fail to remove the wreckage because of the shelling – Serhii Taruta. Satellite images show that in front of and behind the building of the Drama Theater in Mariupol were inscriptions in large letters “CHILDREN” for aviation pilots. This satellite image was taken by the American company Maxar Technologies on Monday, March 14, 2022. Fire adjusters and pilots of russian aircraft saw the inscription if the description is easy to observe from the satellites. The number of dead and wounded is currently unknown.

On Wednesday (March 16, 2022), the russian military launched an air strike not only on the Drama Theater in Mariupol, but also on the building of the Neptune swimming pool. The number of victims is still unknown.

80-90% of the city has already been bombed in Mariupol, there is not a single building without damage. Deputy Mayor Serhiy Orlov says.

The russians invaders in Mariupol captured an Ukrainian paramedic, volunteer Yulia Paievska, condename Tyra. Paievska has the People's Hero of Ukraine award, she founded the unit of military volunteer doctors Angels of Tyra.

British Ministry of Defense: russia has probably used many more aircraft weapons than originally planned. As a result, russia is likely to resort to older, less accurate weapons, which are less effective from the militarily point of view and more likely to kill civilians.

The russian occupiers continue systemic artillery and air strikes, destroying civilian infrastructure. At least 53 people were killed on Wednesday, March 16 shelling of Chernihiv by russians. Including people standing in line for bread in one of the residential areas.

(Resource: English version of independent Ukrainian media "Ukrainska Pravda")

 

 

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