The three hundred and eighty-fourth (384) day of heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to the large-scale russian military invasion continues.
Stabilization power outages in Kyiv have been canceled as the power supply has been restored.
Part of the roadblocks will be removed in Kyiv to make the city more comfortable for residents. Engineering structures, which must continue to perform their security function for the capital, will remain. But their components will be improved: unusable concrete blocks, sandbags, and anti-tank hedgehogs will be replaced with new ones; will strengthen the dugouts, put the trenches in order. Some other engineering obstacles that will be important for the defense of the city will remain in “sleep” mode – concrete blocks, sandbags, anti-tank hedgehogs, etc., will be left in designated places. So that in the event of a threat to the capital, the system of such engineering barriers can be promptly returned to combat mode in the shortest possible time.
A photo exhibition dedicated to the Mariupol Drama Theater will be held in Kyiv. It will feature archival photos from the opening of the Mariupol Drama Theater to the present day, when only half-ruined walls are left of the building. Visitors will be able to see photographs that remind of the peaceful times – those of actors, plays, the interior of the building. There will also be photos from the time of the blockade, when the theater was used as a temporary shelter for people during shelling.
Explosive ordnance was disposed of in the Bucha Raion today.
The Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Oleksiy Reznikov, and the Commander of the Territorial Defense Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Ihor Tantsiura, visited the volunteer units of the Bilohorodka territorial community of the Bucha Raion, congratulated them on the anniversary of the unit’s creation and presented awards: medals “For Assistance to the Armed Forces of Ukraine” and insignia of the Territorial Defense Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
In Zhytomyr, relatives of the fallen soldiers were presented with state awards “For Courage”, Class 3. Residents of the Zhytomyr Raion, senior soldier Anatoliy Tsapovych and sailor Yakiv Braslavskyi, were killed in battles with the aggressor, defending the sovereignty of their country.
Tetiana Pashchenko from the Zhytomyr Oblast has been embroidering since she was 15 years old, when doctors diagnosed her with an incurable disease. To leave a memory of herself to her parents, she began to embroider an icon. Today, Tetiana Pashchenko, Honored Master of Folk Art of Ukraine, has more than 100 different embroidery paintings in her oeuvre. Among them are embroidered portraits of the President of Ukraine and his wife, and a defender of Azovstal.
On March 13, russian troops shelled the Koryukivka and Novhorod-Siversk raions with artillery, MLRS, and mortars. The military reported 10 hits in the vicinity of Yeline in the Koryukivka Raion. There were also 15 hits in the area of the settlement of Kolos, and seven hits in the area of Arkhypivka in the Novhorod-Siversk Raion.
Yesterday afternoon, russians shelled the town of Seredyna-Buda and the villages of Starykove, Ukrainske, and Romashkove in the Shostka Raion.
The night in the Sumy Oblast passed without shelling from the russians.
Today, the enemy shelled the territory of the village of Starykove, Shostka Raion.
The enemy continues to shell the border settlements of the Kupiansk, Chuhuiv, and Kharkiv raions of the oblast.
Over the past day, Vovchansk, Kupiansk, Dvorichna, Strilecha, Krokhmalne, Hrianykivka and other towns and villages came under fire from the occupiers.
In Vovchansk, as a result of hostile shelling, at least 4 private residential buildings and the building of the fire-and-rescue unit of the State Emergency Service were damaged. Two rescue vehicles were destroyed. There were no casualties.
Two civilians, a 41-year-old woman and a 51-year-old man, who received shrapnel wounds the day before, were evacuated from the village of Hrianykivka, Kupiansk Raion, and taken to a hospital. Doctors assess their condition as moderate.
In the Donetsk sector, the russian army reduced the number of assault operations due to a lack of ammunition.
Yesterday, Ukrainian troops repelled over 100 enemy attacks in the areas of Vasiukivka, Minkivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Dubovo-Vasylivka, Bakhmut, Hryhorivka, and Ivanivske. In particular, Bondarne, Vasiukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Dubovo-Vasylivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Predtechyne, Kurdiumivka, Bila Hora, Kostiantynivka, Zalizne, and New York in the Donetsk Oblast came under hostile fire.
On March 13, russians killed 3 residents of the Donetsk Oblast: two in Kostiantynivka and one in Avdiivka.
Another 14 people in the oblast were wounded.
Since February 24, the russians have taken the lives of 1,410 civilians of the Donetsk Oblast and wounded another 3,183 people. The number of victims in Mariupol and Volnovakha is currently unknown.
Kramatorsk and Kramatorsk Raion
One person was killed and nine wounded as a result of the morning shelling of Kramatorsk on March 14. The shelling caused damage to 25 buildings, mostly smashing windows and damaging roofs. Utility workers are helping to eliminate the consequences of shelling, in particular, the residents of the damaged apartments on the ground floor will have their windows boarded up with OSB-plates, while the windows on the rest of the floors will be covered with plastic sheeting.
Five civilians were wounded in Kostiantynivka, which was shelled by russians with Uragan multiple rocket launchers.
In the Lysychansk sector, Torske and Zarichne of the Lyman community were shelled. In the Siversk community, the administrative building in Siversk was damaged, and quite a few explosions thundered in Serebrianka.
Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk Raion
In the Avdiivka and Maryinka sectors, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensives in the areas of Kamianka, Avdiivka, Severne, Pervomaiske, Nevelske, Netailove, and Maryinka.
The settlements close to the line of contact came under enemy fire. Among them are Kamianka, Avdiivka, Tonenke, Severne, Pervomaiske, Nevelske, Krasnohorivka, and Maryinka in the Donetsk Oblast.
In the east of the Pokrovsk Raion, an air missile attack took place on Avdiivka during the night. One person died, at least two were injured. The enemy fired two missiles at the city. One of them hit the school building, where the humanitarian point was located.
In the morning, the russians launched another air-missile attack on Lastochkino of the Ocheretyne community.
During the day, the city of Kurakhove came under fire. A park and a house were damaged.
Bakhmut and Bahkmut Raion
One person was wounded in Bakhmut. Toretsk came under fire. There are no casualties. In the Soledar community, one person was injured in Nykyforivka, 11 houses were damaged. Another 13 houses were damaged in Chasiv Yar.
The occupiers began to fortify themselves along the Mariupol-Donetsk road in the area of the village of Granitne and near the viaduct connecting the roads from Donetsk to Berdiansk and Mariupol. They are intensively digging trenches.
There was information that in the occupied city, university students were sent a request to urgently register for the military. This may indicate that the Russians are trying to carry out a “quiet” mobilization.
Yesterday, the enemy made mortar attacks on the water area of the Ochakiv community. There are no casualties.
In Mykolaiv, the Pervomaisk, Voznesensk and Bashtanska raions, the day and night passed relatively calmly.
The Security Service of Ukraine detained a military traitor in the Mykolaiv Oblast who was passing information about the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to the enemy. The invaders needed the intelligence to prepare targeted missile strikes on Ukrainian enterprises. The traitor also discussed with a representative of the russian special service the conditions of crossing the front line and being captured. However, counter-intelligence officers of the SSU timely exposed the intruder, gradually documented his criminal actions and detained him in one of the administrative buildings during the execution of an intelligence mission.
During the day, the occupiers made 73 attacks on populated areas of Zaporizhzhia, Pology and Vasylivka raions. The russians fired from multiple rocket launchers and artillery, in addition, the enemy used unmanned aerial vehicles against the civilian population.
Most of the destruction was recorded in Komyshuvakha Territorial Community. Apartments and private houses of residents of the Zarichne village were damaged. One woman was injured.
It became known that on March 11 in Zaporizhzhia, a rashist missile hit an underground gas pipeline. Because of this there was a big fire. “Zaporizhgaz” specialists first determined a new gas supply route to industrial infrastructure facilities. Gas supply was restored in just two hours. At the same time, one part of the crews started repair work, the other prepared materials and the pipe that needed to be installed in place of the damaged section of the gas pipeline.
In the temporarily occupied territories of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast, the occupiers invented a new way to force the civilian population to obtain russian passports. For example, local residents are denied medical care if they do not have russian documents. In Tokmak, issue points are set up directly in medical institutions.
The enemy launched a missile attack on Odesa using tactical aircraft. Entering the sea, the Su-24 planes fired 4 anti-radar missiles, presumably Kh-31P, towards the coast.
The missiles were destroyed over the sea, but the debris and blast wave damaged a kindergarten on the coast and several private houses around. There are no casualties.
Multiculturality of the city, struggle with russian narratives and future projects of Odessa. These and other relevant topics were discussed by the mayor of Odesa with the editor-in-chief of the American edition of The Atlantic, Jeffrey Goldberg, and Pulitzer Prize laureate Anne Applebaum.
Journalists noted the indomitable spirit and courage of Ukrainians in resisting the occupiers.
During the day of March 13, russian troops shelled the Kherson Oblast 93 times with heavy artillery and Grad multiple rocket launchers. The city of Kherson was shelled 4 times. Residential blocks, private and apartment buildings were targeted. One person died, six were injured.
The SSU reported the suspicion to the so-called “head of the Ministry of Transport of the Kherson Oblast”. The man is suspected of deporting Ukrainian children to the russian federation.
Oleksiy Buzov, the gauleiter of Hladkivka of the Skadovsk Raion, was charged with treason. The former physical education teacher agreed to become the “head of the village of Gladkivka” and since April of last year ensures the establishment of the occupying power in the captured territories. He faces life imprisonment
A generator with a capacity of 280 kW was delivered to Kherson to ensure the operation of the city water supply. The device is provided by the Red Cross Society of Ukraine. A total of 11 generators from the International Organization of Migration were brought to the de-occupied territories of the Oblast from March 10 to 13. They will be used to restore the water supply and the work of the Points of Invincibility.
In the afternoon, russian troops attacked Nikopol in the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. An industrial enterprise and a private house were damaged. And a russian reconnaissance drone was shot down over the Oblast. The Marganets, Chervonohrihorivka and Pokrovsk communities of the Nikopol Raion were also shelled earlier.
Demining of fields has begun in the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. After the massive shelling of the territories, in the fields and forest strips, there were many munitions that did not detonate. They can blow up, killing and maiming people at any moment.
Retraining courses for military personnel were opened in Dnipro. Here they master one of the most popular specialties today – a system administrator. The goal of the project is socialization of defenders and adaptation to new realities. Because the wounds received by most of them at the front will not allow them to return either to the front line or to their pre-war professions. The course has just started, its duration is three months.
Volunteers from Dnipro from the “Amulet of Ukraine” fund are raising funds for an anti-drone gun and an EcoFlow charging station.
In the center of Dnipro, a schoolboy plays the violin, raising money for the needs of the Armed Forces.
14 children from Dnipro presented the socio-dramatic play “The Flock”. Proceeds will be donated to the Animal Rescue Center. The children’s play tells about abandoned four-legged friends who were left behind by their owners.
In accordance with the Decree of the President of Ukraine, soldiers Olha and Taras Melsters were posthumously awarded the Order of Courage of III degree. Taras Melster worked in an IT company, Olha Melster was a well-known pastry artist in the Kirovohrad Oblast. They joined the Ukrainian army together after the full-scale russian invasion and died together on June 21 last year. Eternal memory to the defenders of Ukraine.
30 men from the Kirovohrad Oblast, newly enrolled in the ranks of the police, underwent training under the guidance of qualified instructors. They mastered the basics of tactical training, tactical medicine, physical and fire training. They have further training ahead of them.
On the anniversary of the death of the National Guardsmen who were on duty guarding the TV tower in the Rivne Oblast, a memorial sign was unveiled. In 2022, more than two dozen fighters were killed as a result of airstrikes carried out by russian troops against the Antopil TV tower.
The computer science textbook of Inna Trishchuk from the village of Klesiv received the official seal of the Ministry of Education and Science. This allows the textbook to be printed and used in schools. Inna Trischuk completed her work in the conditions of a “two-week run around in search of a working outlet and minimal Internet” after the shelling of energy infrastructure facilities.
Khmelnytskyi IT workers have developed a free application for volunteers and donors. The application was created by a team of specialists who consider their development useful. On the platform, all volunteers get the opportunity to spread information about fundraising to the public for free, and benefactors get the opportunity to check how any account is replenished and how much money was withdrawn from it.
In the center of Khmelnytskyi, on Heroes of Mariupol Street (on the alley from the monument to Bohdan Khmelnytskyi to Hrushevskyi Street), everyone can plant trees. A sharp-leaved maple will be planted.
For the students of the local college, the regional coordinator of the AUI “Active Community” in Kamianets-Podilskyi, Slavko Polyatynchuk, held an event on the Day of the Ukrainian Volunteer.
Socio-psychological trainings for servicemen undergoing treatment are conducted at the Chernivtsi Oblast Hospital for War Veterans. Group classes take place several times a week. Specialists of the institution have developed their own psychological training programs, in accordance with the specifics of military service formation and servicemen’s requests. In addition, on weekends, the psychologist holds group support meetings with the wives of defenders. Relatives of fallen soldiers and defenders who were captured and survived torture are also consulted.
Students of Chernivtsi Lyceum No. 20 were given humanitarian cargo – backpacks for psychosocial support. These backpacks and fillings will help adults and children spend time together, reduce stress and better adapt to new living conditions. Help came from the Chernivtsi Oblast Organization of the Red Cross Society of Ukraine.
There is an opportunity to shoot your own film in 2 months: the “Shades of Victory” film laboratory has opened in Chernivtsi. Its participants will learn the basics of cinematography and get a real opportunity to touch the process of film production.
The International Organization for Migration handed over 4 pumps and a diesel generator to the Uzhhorod Vodokanal [Uzhhorod Water Canal]. Hydro-Vacuum pumps meet European standards, are an important component of the water supply and drainage system, and ensure the stability of the entire system.
In Uzhhorod, a graphic novel and an exhibition of portraits of Ukrainians who lost their homes due to the war are presented. For the anniversary of the full-scale war, the graphic novel “On the Edge” was produced on the basis of the exhibition. The purpose is to illustrate the military everyday life in which the civilian population of Ukraine has been living for the last year.Last modified: 16 Березня, 2023