The three hundred and eighty-ninth (389) day of heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to the large-scale russian military invasion continues.
Leo Tolstoy Square in Kyiv is planned be renamed Ukrainian Heroes Square. According to the Kyiv City State Administration, more than 20,000 people voted for the new name in the Kyiv Digital app Now the capital’s deputies have to decide on it at the next plenary session of the Kiev City Council.
The people of Kyiv propose to create a Pantheon of Heroes in the capital to honor the memory of the fallen Heroes who gave their lives for the freedom and independence of Ukraine during the War of Independence.
The municipal bookstore “Syaivo Knyhy” (Book Shine) donated the money raised from recycling russian-language books to buy a pickup truck for the military, and orthopedic beds.
Zhytomyrteplokomunenergo utility company plans to spend almost 100,000 hryvnias on the repair of equipment that broke down due to power outages after missile attacks by the russian army on March 9.
Zhytomyr rescuers received two 32-meter-high aerial ladders from the German city of Dortmund, which allow them to perform fire and rescue operations at a height of 9-10 floors.
This year, the Zhytomyr Oblast has increased funding to pay for training vouchers. At least 500 residents of the oblast will be able to master a new profession or upgrade their skills under this program in a year.
Yesterday, the Snovsk community came under mortar fire from the russians. The military recorded 11 hits, probably from a 120-millimeter mortar, in the area of the village of Kliusy. There were no casualties among the personnel or loss of equipment. A residential building may have been damaged.
Lieutenant General Serhiy Nayev, Commander of the Combined Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, visited the Chernihiv Oblast. Priority security issues of the region were discussed.
On March 18, russians shelled the territories of the Shalyhyne, Esman, Krasnopillia, and Bilopillia communities in the Sumy Oblast. No civilian casualties or damage were reported.
On the morning of March 19, the Russian military fired mortars at the town of Seredyna-Buda in the Sumy Oblast. A total of 10 explosions were recorded, and a private house was damaged there.
he enemy continues to terrorize the civilian population of the Kharkiv Oblast, shelling its border settlements.
Yesterday, at least 13 settlements were under occupiers’ artillery fire. Among them: Kupiansk, Dvorichna, Vovchansk, Veterynarne, Hrianykivka and others.
In the village of Dvorichna, a 51-year-old woman sustained shrapnel wounds as a result of shelling. She is hospitalized in a rather serious condition. Doctors are fighting to save her life. The shelling also damaged private houses and outbuildings.
Mine clearance in the oblast continues. During the day, pyrotechnic units of the State Emergency Service removed and neutralized 45 explosive devices.
On March 18, three people were killed in the Donetsk Oblast as a result of shelling by the russian army, and 18 other residents of the oblast were wounded.
Since February 24, 2022, the russians have killed 1,418 civilians of the Donetsk Oblast and wounded another 3,239. The number of casualties in Mariupol and Volnovakha is currently unknown.
Kramatorsk and Kramatorsk Raion
The day before, the russians attacked Kramatorsk with Smerch and Uragan MLRS cluster munitions, killing 2 people and wounding 10. 76 private houses, a high-rise building, 2 utility companies, a football arena, part of the State Emergency Service and Bernatskyi Park were damaged in the city. As of today, there are two dead and eight wounded, three of them in serious condition.
Kostiantynivka suffered 3 artillery bombardments and 5 volleys of cluster munitions from Uragan MLRS munitions – 1 person was killed and 5 wounded. 20 private houses, a high-rise building, a school and a shop were damaged. Another house was partially destroyed in Mykolaivka.
Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk Raion
The main efforts of the enemy are focused on attempts to completely capture the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. In order to achieve its goals, it continues offensive actions on the territory of the Pokrovsk Raion, namely in the Avdiivka and Marinka directions.
In the Donetsk direction, the night passed relatively calmly. Periodic shelling of the Marinka community and one shelling of Avdiivka took place, houses on three streets were damaged.
Today, volunteers from the International Headquarters for Aid to Ukrainians, together with the “Sky of Ukraine” charitable foundation, delivered 20 tons of humanitarian cargo to the Donetsk Oblast, intended for the residents of Avdiivka and soldiers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, who are holding positions around the city. These are food items, as well as dressing materials, sleeping bags, lanterns, trench candles and a generator. The volunteers handed over all this to the leadership of the Avdiivka City Military Administration.
Bakhmut and Bakhmut Raion
The russian military continues its offensive in the Bakhmut direction, and also actively uses artillery. In this direction, russian soldiers shelled 352 times with various types of artillery during the day.
In Bakhmut, two civilians were injured, three high-rise buildings and two private houses were damaged. In the Soledar community, four houses were damaged in Vasiukivka.
In the Lysychansk direction, shelling of Siversk and Serebrianka was recorded. There are no casualties, but there are damaged houses.
At night, the president of russia, vladimir putin, arrived in Mariupol by helicopter, drove around the city in a car, inspected several facilities and allegedly talked with local residents.
In the published videos, the president of the aggressor country travels around the city at night and visits the Mariupol Philharmonic, from which the cages for the fake tribunal over the captured Azov fighters were removed.
Yesterday, the enemy shelled the water area of Ochakiv community with mortars and barrel artillery. There was no damage to the infrastructure and no casualties.
Also, yesterday, the enemy struck from the barrel artillery in the direction of the Kutsurub community. There are no casualties. The destruction is being clarified.
In Mykolaiv, the Pervomaisk, Voznesensk and Bashtanska raions, the day and night passed relatively calmly.
During the past day, March 18, the russian military shelled civilian infrastructure in the area of 14 settlements of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast.
Today, March 19, the occupying army of the russian federation shelled a residential building in Kamianske of the Vasylivska Raion of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast. Three people died.
The Zaporizhzhia Oblast Military Administration has warned that with a significant increase in shelling in Zaporizhzhia, the forced evacuation of children may begin.
In the Zaporizhiaia Oblast, Ukrainian defenders destroyed two Tor-M2 russian anti-aircraft missile complexes with the help of drones.
In the evening of March 18, the army of the russian federation launched two missile strikes on the Berislav Raion. One of the missiles was destroyed in the air, the second hit agricultural land.
Over the past day, the occupying army shelled the Kherson Oblast 53 times, the oblast center five times. 269 shells from heavy artillery and Grad multiple rocket launchers were used. russian shells hit residential quarters, private and apartment buildings. Two people are injured.
russian military shelled Bilozerka during the day. There is no information about the victims.
During the occupation of Kherson, the so-called “authorities” seized the property along with the archives of the Kherson planetarium in favor of the russian federation. The team was introduced to the “new” manager, and after the refusal of the employees of the institution to cooperate, they announced recruitment.
In the Kherson Oblast, most farmers are ready to resume work. Therefore, the authorities are looking for ways to attract additional professional resources for demining the territory of the oblast.
An art event was held in Kyiv as part of the “Heroes without weapons” campaign. Kherson volunteer and poet Natalia Shushliannikova presented her war diaries “With Hope and Fury”. During the event, residents of Kherson, who now live in the capital, and residents of Kyiv collected six thousand hryvnias for thermal imaging devices for the rescuers of three Kherson fire departments.
Novomoskovsk is recovering from a drone attack the day before. “Shakhed” drones hit an industrial enterprise and caused great destruction and a large-scale fire, burning oil products. Work is ongoing to eliminate the consequences of yesterday’s drone attack. Rescuers are working, the situation is under control.
9-year-old Dmytro Savchuk from Kryvyi Rih together with his mother decided to make and donate more than 200 kilograms of trench candles to the Kryvyi Rih battalion “Arey”.
In Pavlohrad, a “mobile center for the provision of administrative services” began to operate, equipped with a mini laptop, a printer, a scanner, a modem, etc. It can be used by pensioners and people with disabilities.
The enterprise, which relocated from the Donetsk Oblast, helps to repair the networks of the Kropyvnytskyi waterworks “Dnipro-Kirovohrad”. At the waterworks, cast-iron valves are being replaced – equipment that stops the flow of water in networks. Thanks to the relocated enterprise, such repairs are five times cheaper. Production moved from the village of New York in the Bakhmut Raion to Olexandria in the summer of 2022.
Farms in the Kirovohrad Oblast lack at least a hundred workers for sowing. In particular, 12 tractor drivers and machinists at the farm in the village of Velyka Vyska in the Novoukrainika Raion were mobilized for military service. Only one manager remained at the workplace. According to him, if it is not possible to reach an agreement with the pensioners, he will work in the field during the sowing season himself.
The Kirovohrad Oblast Center for Disease Control and Prevention received a bus for field vaccination of residents of the oblast’s communities.
Cherkasy medics transported 11 “severe” patients from “hot” oblasts by ambulance “Sofia”. All of them were taken to medical institutions in Ukraine. The oblast center of emergency medical assistance received a vehicle for the transportation of patients last year from the Ministry of Health. It was manufactured abroad.
In the Cherkasy Oblast, psychosocial and counseling support services are provided free of charge for families with children from war-affected communities. The project operates within the framework of the “Children’s Points Together” program.
More than 300 applications were submitted to move into the modular town in Poltava. Accommodation will be provided primarily to IDPs who live in schools of the Poltava community. Modular houses have been assembled and should be equipped with furniture, and the surrounding area should be asphalted. People are planned to settle in April.
Volunteers from the Rivne Oblast organize trips to the de-occupied territory of the Kherson Oblast to the destroyed village of Oleksandrivka. Some of them are engaged in construction work, and the rest – in feeding the locals. Before each visit, volunteers make preparations for future meals, collect humanitarian aid and firewood. In total, 160 volunteers from the Sarna Raion came to rebuild the village.
An offline Ukrainian Women Entrepreneurs Hub for women entrepreneurs will operate in the Rivne Oblast in the Goshchany community. In total, four communities were chosen in Ukraine, which will start their activities in the spring of 2023.
In the course of March, almost 40 enterprises in the Zakarpattia Oblast were approved for applications for designation as critically important.
The Ukrainian Veterans Fund has launched a microfinancing program for businesses of veterans and their family members. From the Zakarpattia Oblast, 3 veteran entrepreneurs have already received 20,000 hryvnias compensation for the purchase of goods and equipment for running their own business from the fund.
Recruitment for the psychological support group for families of military personnel who have lost loved ones as a result of hostilities is underway. The group meeting will be held once every two weeks in the public space “Tree of My Life”.Last modified: 21 Березня, 2023